New Delhi: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday issued stern warning to Pakistan’s Army chief Qamar Jawed Bajwa saying,”You will not be allowed to enter Punjab and vitiate the atmosphere.” Captain Singh made this statement at the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur Sahib corridor, which will facilitate easy passage to Sikh pilgrims to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in the neighbouring country.
“I am warning you( Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Bajwa), we are also Punjabis, you will not be allowed to enter here (Punjab) and vitiate the atmosphere,” said the Punjab CM.
He further asked,” I would like to ask Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Bajwa something, as a soldier, which Army teaches to violate ceasefire and kill jawans on the other side? Which Army teaches to send people to attack Pathankot and Amritsar? This is cowardliness.”
Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu, who laid laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor also backed Punjab CM’s statement. He said,”I must tell what Punjab CM said, that we can’t allow terrorism and can’t let innocents die, this isn’t going to help, it’s not the way.”
The decision to build the passage — from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the International Border — was taken by the Union Cabinet on November 22. Kartarpur is located in Shakargarh in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab. Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, had spent more than 18 years of his life there.