Taliban militants demolish 11 Sikh minority community homes in Pak

April 30th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): Taliban militants in Pakistan on Thursday demolished 11 homes of the minority Sikh community in the troubled Aurakzai tribal region over their failure to pay tax in time.

The tax was earlier imposed by the Taliban on all non-Muslims including Sikhs living in the area as a ‘protection money’.

The militants acted after a deadline set by them for payment of ‘jiziya’ (tax) by the Sikhs expired on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Sikhs held a meeting at Merozai to discuss the possibility of leaving the area but were could not reach a decision.

There are about 35 Sikh families living in Ferozkhel near Merozai in Aurakzai Agency area. (ANI)

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