New Delhi: On the auspicious occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Pakistan has been saying that it is committed to open the Kartarpur corridor for pilgrimage of Indian Sikhs. But his real intention is revealed behind this. Pakistan has released a welcome song to welcome the pilgrims before the opening of the corridor. The song also depicts three Khalistani terrorists, including the main terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. This action of Pakistan is now under severe criticism in Indian politics.
The video released on Monday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has posters of Bhindranwale, Major General Shabeg Singh, and Amrik Singh Khalsa, who were killed during the Indian Army’s Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in June 1984.
The video released by the government of Pakistan welcoming Sikh pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib has raised controversy. A portion of this video clip has photographs of three Khalistani separatist leaders including Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the background. The video released on Monday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has posters of Bhindranwale, Major General Shabeg Singh and Amrik Singh Khalsa, who were killed during the Indian Army’s Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in June 1984.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the corridor on the Indian side on 8 November, his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan will open the other side the next day.
On 24 October, India and Pakistan signed an agreement on the modalities of operation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, paving the way for its inauguration before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. This corridor will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who only need to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib. This route will connect Dera Baba Nanak temple in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab with Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan.