by Sanjay Dayanand Naik

It all started with the hug between Navjyot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan's PM. This incident was later condemned by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.Though Sidhu later defended his hugging-diplomacy by stating that Gen Bajwa said to him that they will open Kartarpur border on Guru Nanak Dev's 550th Prakash Parv. Also Sidhu was made to sit beside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir President, Masood Khan.Clearly Pakistanis had tricked Sidhu.

Though Sidhu may today proclaim that his bonhomie with Imran Khan has bear fruits as not only Pakistan policy makers have started the process of Kartapur corridor but also Modi government has made U-turn on it's tough stance with Pakistan by inaugurating its own facilities for building the corridor in Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab, right up to the international border on the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai attacks.Pakistan has cleverly tricked India again by making the first move on declaring their intention of creating Kartarpur corridor which will allow pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without a visa throughout the year.Pakistanis knew India had to follow suit for political compulsion.Though this is a emotive issue for Sikh's as Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur in Pakistan is one of the holiest of shrines for Sikh community but the fact is Pakistan is creating this corridor for only 1 clear purpose.To incite and evoke passions of the visiting Indian Sikh pilgrims with the intention to revive the old Khalistani movement.Pakistan sole intention is to create trouble for India through Kashmir and through the Khalistani movement keeping the Referendum 2020 (motion to secede Punjab) in mind.Pakistani'shave played this mischief in Nankana Sahib where the billboards of Khalistan 2020 were prominently displayed. 

This exposes duplicity" of Pakistan policy makers,"While on the one side Pakistan is trying to show its human face by allowing Indian pilgrims, on the other side it is promoting secessionist tendencies in India.

India’s most wanted Khalistan terrorist lives in plush military style quarters, adjoining Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. Wadhawa Singh Babbar,the head of the deadliest Khalistani terror group, Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), along with his ISI minders, remains engaged in trying to revive the long-defeated Khalistan movement in Punjab.

Pakistan policy makers have mastered the art of deception and have always succeeded in tricking India.At the Kartarpur Sahib inauguration, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke at length of improving ties with India.But at the same event, presence of Khalistani terrorist Gopal Chawla stood as testimony to Pakistan's sympathy for extremist forces active against India.

Today all the Aman Ki Asha propagators who will be linking the developments of Kartarpur corridor with bringing down of Berlin wall need to be reminded that in Berlin people belonged to same ethnicity, same religion,same language.Indians and Pakistanis can never reconcile because of the wounds of Partition which the British cleverly executed because of existence of primordial religious emotions.Time and again Pakistanis have bitten us and like every time we have never learned our mistakes and went on repeating this mistake. Let's not forget our 56 soldiers are languishing in Pakistan jails since 1971 despite India releasing 93,000+ soldiers of surrendered Pakistan Army soldiers. Every Pakistan Army officer before getting commissioned in Army is made to take a vow that they will avenge the humiliation of surrender at Dhaka.

Lt Col Shahid Mehmood Malhi, head of ISI’s Lahore detachment, which sponsors Punjab-specific activities is the brain behind “Referendum 2020” — a movement started in Canada and some European countries by rights groups to ask for Khalistan. It proposes the date for launching Referendum 2020 as “6 Jun 2020”, the 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar. That's the real intention of Pakistan's move of opening up Kartarpur Corridor to bleed India again in Punjab.

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