Pakistan’s motormouth Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that the Kartarpur Corridor is the brainchild of Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and, in the coming days, it will hurt India the most.
Indian Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chairman Manjinder Singh Sirsa have reacted sharply to the statement of the Pakistani minister. Amarinder Singh said if Pakistan hatched any conspiracy through the corridor, his government would give it a befitting reply.
Singh said, “This statement of Imran’s minister has completely exposed Pakistan’s conspiracy regarding Kartarpur Corridor. India had hoped that the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor would restore peace between the two countries.”
Captain Singh, while warning Pakistan, said, “They (Pakistan) should not try to do anything wrong in India through the Kartarpur Corridor and do not consider the opening of the corridor to be India’s weakness.”
Captain Singh said that India would never allow Pakistan to see its sinister plans through by means of the Kartarpur Corridor. He said that, as a Sikh, he had welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, but he feared even then that Pakistan could use this corridor to carry out its conspiracies.
Captain Singh said that Pakistan was showing such sympathy with the Sikhs to promote the agenda of the ISI-sponsored 20-20 referendum. He said it was already clear that behind the opening of Kartarpur Corridor there is dangerous thinking of Gen Bajwa and the Pakistan Army.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, chairman of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, while replying to the bumbling minister of Pakistan, said, “This statement of Sheikh Rasheed is very unfortunate. The way he said that the Kartarpur Corridor had been opened under Gen Bajwa’s conspiracy and that in the coming days it would hurt India the most was a big shock for us.
Sirsa said if Pakistan had opened this corridor under any conspiracy, it is a crude joke on the sentiments of Sikhs and Pakistan has used the name of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji for its plot. Sirsa said that Imran Khan should issue a clarification on this statement of his minister.
Captain Amarinder Singh exhorted former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, after the Pakistani minister made the statement, that he needed to be careful about his friendship with the government of Pakistan and Imran Khan. “If this is the thinking of Pakistan, it is very dangerous for the country. Navjot Singh Sidhu should also be careful about his personal friendship with Imran Khan.”