LAHORE: An Indian youth has gone missing in the city, days after an incident involving an Indian girl who married a Pakistani man after converting to Islam.
According to details, 24-year-old Amarjit Singh from Amritsar had arrived in Pakistan along with other Sikh pilgrims to celebrate the Baisakhi festival on April 12. He was reported missing after Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) officials noticed that Amarjit had failed to collect his passport from their office within the stipulated time.
According to an initial probe, the Indian boy disappeared on reaching Lahore from Nankana Sahib.
The incident comes amid Indian allegations of “attempts to incite Indian pilgrims” on the issue of ‘Khalistan’, claims Pakistan categorically rejects.
“By spreading such falsehoods, India has chosen to deliberately stoke further controversy around the visit of Sikh pilgrims, currently attending the Baisakhi and Khalsa Janamdin ceremonies in Pakistan,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office earlier this week.
It said Pakistan welcomes Hindu and Sikh pilgrims from all over the world, including India.