Dozens of baton-wielding Sikhs pushed past the front gate and entered the premises of parliament Friday, protesting against alleged desecration of their holy book.
Sikhs staged a two-hour sit-in on parliament’s lawns in Islamabad before dispersing after holding successful dialogue with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah.
The protesters demanded the government to make relevant law and do necessary measures to ensure the protection of their Holy places across the country.
The Sikh community agreed to leave the parliament premises after assurance by the Senator that their demands would be taken up with the government.
Senior police officer Cheema said investigators would look into how protesters made it past the gate.
Darshan Singh, a lawmaker from the minority Sikh community, said the protesters apologized over entering the parliament´s grounds.
PAKISTAN NEWS – Protesting Sikhs push into parliament premises