Taliban demolishes Sikh properties in FATA for failure to pay ‘protection fees’

April 30th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.30 (ANI): The Taliban has demolished at least11 houses belonging to the Sikh community in the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) after they refused to pay ‘Jazia’.

According to the Dawn, Taliban’s Orakzai Agency chief Hakeemullah Mehsud ordered the demolition of the houses after the Sikhs failed to meet a deadline fixed for delivering the protection money.

The Taliban had asked the 30-35 families of the region to pay 150 million rupees as protection money after Sharia was imposed in the region.

According to reports many tribal families have started migrating to different parts of Hangu and Kohat out of fear of the Taliban action. (ANI)

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