Sikh traders murder sparks protest in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A protest is being held by the Sikh community after they were attacked here on Wednesday.

Unidentified armed men opened fire at three shops located in a market in Hastnagri killing a Sikh trader and injuring two others.

The Sikh community staged a protest in the city and had placed the body of the deceased trader on GT Road blocking traffic. Members of the community burnt tyres and chanted slogans seeking justice.

Later, the Sikh community entered the red zone and placed the body of the deceased outside the Chief Minister House.

Protestors demanded that protection to be provided to the Sikh community whose members had fallen prey to acts of terrorism. The protest ended after assurances were provided to the Sikh community.