Pakistani Sikh leader Radesh Singh Tony, who was the first candidate from the country's Sikh community to contest an election for a general seat in 2018, has fled the country along with his wife and three sons because of continued threats against his life.
Earlier, Tony had deactivated his Twitter account after he was beaten by "unidentified" armed men a few weeks ago. After the attack, he shifted from Peshawar to Lahore. As per reports, Tony along with his family has fled from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to threats and is likely to assume asylum in India.
On Wednesday, Tony, who is also a minority rights activist, released a video statement from an unverified Twitter account making an appeal to the Sikh community to help him and his family and take them out to some safe place.