Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Wednesday said India “has to be very careful” of Pakistan’s “hidden agenda” after a poster of slain Khalistani leaders appeared in a video released by Islamabad welcoming Sikh pilgrims to Kartarpur.
The Indian Express first reported that posters of Khalistani separatist leaders Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Maj Gen Shabeg Singh and Amrik Singh Khalsa were shown in a poster in the background of the official Punjabi song released by Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
“Ek taraf vo hamein pyar dikha rahe hain aur doosri taraf gadbad kar rahe hain (On one hand they show us love, and on the other they do something inappropriate),” Singh said. “We have to be very careful”.
Responding to @IndianExpress report on Pak using posters of Bhindranwale in Kartarpur official song Capt Amarinder says he has always said that Pak has hidden agenda. “Ek taraf vo hamein pyar dikha rahe hain aur doosri taraf gadbad kar rahe hain. We have to be very careful”. pic.twitter.com/b7oCVffgqN
— Man Aman Singh Chhina (@manaman_chhina) November 6, 2019
The three Khalistani leaders were killed in June 1984 when the Indian Army stormed Golden Temple in Operation Blue Star to free it from the separatists holed inside.
The Kartarpur Corridor is scheduled to be opened on November 9. The corridor from India to Pakistan will allow pilgrims to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district. The gurdwara is built at the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev.