In a shocking incident, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been found posing with Khalistani terrorist Gopal Singh Chawla during his controversial visit to Pakistan to inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor, reported ANI.
According to the reports, in a Facebook post, Khalistani terrorist Gopal Singh Chawla posted a photo of him standing next to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. This act by the senior Congress leader Sidhu comes after a day that terrorist Chawla was spotted alongside Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa at the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor.
Gopal Singh Chawla, an ardent supporter of Khalistan, a separate nation for Punjabi Sikhs and is also an active member of pro-Khalistani terror outfits. He is also suspected to be involved in the recent bomb blast at a Nirankari gathering in Amritsar in which three people were killed. Gopal Chawla is also believed to be a close aide of Pakistan sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Hafeez Saeed and is in contact with the ISI to hatch a terror plot against India.
Gopal Singh Chawla is also the man behind the ‘Sikh Referendum 2020’ movement and had recently posted photos regarding the same outside gurdwaras in Pakistan to incite Sikh pilgrims from India who had visited Pakistan on Baisakhi. He was invited to Kartarpur ceremony, as he is one of the senior members of PSGPC, said a Pakistani official.
Gopal Singh also played his role in denying access to Indian High Commission officials to two gurudwaras in Pakistan a few days ago. Reportedly, the officials had gone to the gurudwaras to meet Indian pilgrims. India had registered a strong protest with Pakistan over the harassment of the Indian diplomats and denial of access to Sikh shrines to meet Indian Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan
Chawla speaking to the media on Thursday over his photo with Sidhu said, “What is the big deal in this? I don’t know why I am dragged into everything. Why such links are created, I have no intention of creating any terror.”
Sidhu had earlier stoked a controversy when he was spotted hugging Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during his Islamabad visit to attend the oath taking ceremony of his cricket-ground rival Imran Khan.
Recently, Army Chief Bipin Rawat has stated that external forces are attempting to revive the Khalistani insurgency in Punjab. The US government had recently also declared Babbar Khalsa, the Sikh terror group as a threat to American interests. Babbar Khalsa intends to create an independent Sikh state in India through violent means and is responsible for several terror attacks in the country resulting in many civilian deaths.