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Protest in Nankana Sahib ends after assurance of justice

The protesters said that police conducted a raid on the boy’s house, arresting him and a few others and his family was allegedly tortured by them.

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The protesters who surrounded the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on Friday evening has ended their protest after a local leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) interfered giving assurance to investigate the police raid on Muslim boy’s home and give them justice.

According to the details, the demonstrators were protesting against local police’s alleged unjust treatment saying that the said boy had married a Sikh girl after she converted to Islam three months ago. But the girl’s family had filed an FIR against him.

The protesters said that police conducted a raid on the boy’s house, arresting him and a few others and his family was allegedly tortured by them.

The protest was staged by the family and neighbours of a young man who had married the Sikh girl a few months ago.

The boy’s family also said that the girl doesn’t want to go back to her home and wants to live with her husband.

However, PTI’s local leader, Shahzad Khalid, spoke to the protesters, assuring them that justice would be provided, after which they dispersed.

the authorSamra Mazhar

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