A prominent Hindu legislator in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Thursday condemned the kidnapping and killing of members of minority communities and appealed to the government to provide adequate protection to them.

Kishore Kumar, who was elected to the North-West Frontier Province Assembly as a candidate of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal religious alliance, condemned the beheading of a Sikh trader and abduction of his colleagues by militants as well as the kidnapping of Robin Singh, a Hindu man from Peshawar.

He said minorities were facing “many problems” and demanded that the government should take effective measures to protect their rights in line with the constitution.

The abduction of Sikhs was not a local or personal issue but concerned the entire nation. “The majority is suffering from various kinds of injustices while the minorities in the region have been hit hard by growing extremism,” Kumar told PTI.

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