Even the international community started raising eyebrows on Pakistan’s sinister design on the opening of Kartarpur for Sikhs.
Peter Chalk, a US expert on terrorism, said, “an intensive social media effort aimed at radicalizing young Sikhs was currently being waged by pro-Khalistani militants based in Pakistan and Diaspora groups operating out of the US, UK, and Canada.”
He further said, “There are growing indications that the ISI (of Pakistan) is orchestrating much of this activity as part of a wider campaign to co-join instability in Punjab with unrest in Kashmir.”
It appears that the opening
of the Kartarpur corridor is the brainchild of the Pakistan army with ulterior motives of creating disturbances along the border and use the ensuing chaos to send in more infiltrators who, in turn, can carry out terror activities. The establishment overruled
the Imran Khan’s decision of ‘no requirement of passports’ by the visiting devotees to Kartarpur Sahib. The details acquired by scanning these passports can possibly be used by Pakistan-based terror outfits and non-state actors anywhere across
the world. It would be not out of place to say that the Pakistan army is perhaps plotting a dangerous plan to remain relevant in Pakistan in the eyes of its awam. As such, there has been a huge setback to its ‘reputation’ after the Abrogation of
Article 370 in Kashmir and its helplessness to carry out any ‘positive’ response to India. A desperate Pakistan, clutching at every straw to discomfit India, seems to be reaching out to pro-Khalistan elements to open a new “Battleground”
and foment trouble in Punjab.
However, India, on the other hand, seems confident of dealing with the envisaged threat and,
therefore, is in no mood of giving any leverage to Pakistan and at the same time making it very clear that any misadventure will meet with an unparalleled response.
12 Dec 19/Thursday Written by Azeema