India condemns ‘barbaric’ beheading of Sikh in Pakistan

February 22nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India Monday strongly condemned the “barbaric” beheading of a Sikh man by suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan.
“We condemn the barbaric act of Taliban,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters here following reports of the beheading of Jaspal Singh in Pakistan’s Peshawar city.

Jaspal Singh and his two companions were abducted by Taliban militants recently. His beheaded body was found in Pakistan’s restive tribal region Sunday. His two companions, Gorwandar Singh and Surjeet Singh, are still being held captive by the militants.

The killing has been widely condemned in India with New Delhi asked to put diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to ensure the safety of minorities in that country.

The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are set to meet in New Delhi Feb 25 and the issue of terrorism is expected to be the focus of the renewed talks process between the two neighbours.

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