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Pakistan tries to reopen Khalistani wound

Pakistan tries to reopen Khalistani wound
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Though the Centres move to develop a visafree corridor from Deba Nanak village in Panjabs Gurdaspur district to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in...

Though the Centre’s move to develop a visa-free corridor from Deba Nanak village in Panjab’s Gurdaspur district to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan where followers of Sikhism believe it to be the final resting place for Guru Nanak Dev looks like a welcome move, it will have adverse effect in the long run, if evil intentions of Pakistan will succeed.

The Imran Khan government of Pakistan was fast to respond — allowing Indian pilgrims to visit the shrine that lies on the banks of river Ravi and went to Pakistan after the Partition.

India should not have committed the same mistake of trusting Pakistan’s words when intentions speak otherwise. India’s inconsistency on Pakistan not only damages bilateral ties, but also diminishes New Delhi’s credibility as a key actor in the Indo-Pacific region.

If one looks deep into the Kartarpur gesture, it clearly gives one strong indications that Pakistan is trying to reopen India’s Khalistani wound and targeting Punjab as the next front for undermining India’s sovereignty after Kashmir.
Dr V Narayan Rao, Tanuku, West Godavari dist, AP

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