SAD, AAP condemn Punjab DGP’s statement claiming Kartarpur corridor could be used to radicalise citizens, train terrorists


Chandigarh: The Opposition Sad and AAP on Saturday condemned Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta’s purported statement on the Kartarpur corridor and sought clarification from Main Minister Amarinder Singh inside of 24 several hours.

The Shiromani Akali Dal reported if the clarification was not issued, the social gathering will stall proceedings of the finances session of the Vidhan Sabha on 24 February.

The Aam Aadmi Occasion as well lashed out at the DGP, terming the assertion condemnable and trying to get the elimination of the major cop.

 SAD, AAP condemn Punjab DGPs statement claiming Kartarpur corridor could be used to radicalise citizens, train terrorists

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Unfortunate senior leader Bikram Singh Majithia alleged that DGP Gupta advised a national everyday that “Kartarpur provides a prospective that you ship any person in the morning as an normal chap and by evening he arrives back again as educated terrorist really. You are there for six several hours, you can be taken to a firing range, you can be taught to make an IED”.

The DGP also reportedly claimed some elements primarily based in the neighbouring state were being “making an attempt to woo the pilgrims and making overtures to them”.

“I condemn the statement in the strongest attainable words and phrases. I do not believe it is the statement provided by the Punjab DGP, I see this coming from the Congress headquarters because this DGP was handpicked by overlooking many senior officers,” alleged Majithia.

Majithia also dubbed the statement a “deep-rooted conspiracy” of the Congress to paint each Sikh pilgrim a “terrorist”.

“As lots of as 52,098 pilgrims have so significantly compensated obeisance at the Kartarpur gurdwara. Please look at us and see which a person of them turned terrorist,” questioned Majithia, alleging that they (Congress) had been seeking to get the corridor shut.

“If the clarification is not presented by Amarinder Singh within just 24 hrs, we will not permit the Punjab Vidhan Sabha run on 24 February,” warned Majithia.

AAP MLA and the Chief of Opposition in the condition assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema, sought the DGP’s elimination.

“The statement poses a threat to the country’s unity and integrity. The CM should lodge an FIR in opposition to him (DGP), place him powering bars and get rid of him from his submit,” claimed Cheema.

Meanwhile, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee main Gobind Singh Longowal also condemned the DGP’s statement and explained the corridor gave a information of peace.

“With the DGP’s assertion, sentiments of Sikhs have been damage. So considerably, 50,000 devotees have offered prayers at the Kartarpur gurdwara and no such instance like what the DGP has mentioned has appear to the fore however,” stated Longowal in a assertion.

Previously, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh much too experienced regularly warned that Pakistan experienced “nefarious types” guiding the opening of the Kartarpur corridor and had also taken care of that even though he was exceptionally joyful as a Sikh at its opening, “the threat it posed to India could not be ignored”.

The Kartarpur corridor, which was opened on November 9 last yr, one-way links the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan–the ultimate resting spot of Expert Nanak Dev–with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur of Indian Punjab.

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