Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over

Members of sikh community protested on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway and tried to block the traffic on Tuesday. Some local sikh organizations have called for Jammu bandh in protest against the beheading of a sikh by the Taliban in Pakistan.
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
The Pakistani Taliban beheaded a Sikh youth, Jaspal Singh who was believed to be one among three Sikhs, all of them Pakistani citizens, who were kidnapped from the country's violent North West province tribal belt.

The "barbaric act" came just days before India and Pakistan were to resume dialogue for the first time since the Mumbai attacks in November 2008.

A letter found with Jaspal Singh's body, warned relatives and other Sikhs of the area of suicide attacks if they disclosed the case to the media.

India strongly condemned the killing. A Sikh protest was carried out on Jammu-Pathankot national highway followed by a Jammu bandh.

Protests took place in Amritsar on February 22. (AP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
The youth, identified as Jaspal Singh, is believed to be one among three Sikhs, all of them Pakistani citizens, who were kidnapped from the country's violent North West province tribal belt. (AP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
Protests took place in Amritsar on February 22. Here, we see the Border Security Force personnel stand guard and watch a burning effigy of Pakistan-based Taliban militants during a protest by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border. (AFP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
Taranjit Singh, relative of beheaded Sikh, Jaspal Singh speaks to the media on his way back to Pakistan after the news of the killing of Jaspal by Taliban in Pakistan's restive Orkazai agency, at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border on Monday. (AFP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
Protests also happened near the Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi on Monday as members of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) shouted slogans. (AFP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
New Delhi condemned the "barbaric act", which came just days before India and Pakistan are to resume dialogue for the first time since the Mumbai attacks in November 2008, which suspended peace talks between the arch rivals. (AFP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
Allahabad also saw protests on Monday. Here, we see Indian activists burn a photograph of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. The protest took place after the decapitated bodies of two Sikhs were found almost a month after they were kidnapped in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region, officials said on Monday. (AP Photo)
Taliban behead Sikh, protests all over
Indian activists burn an effigy of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during a protest in Allahabad. (AP Photo)

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