New Delhi, Nov 4 : Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that Punjab is on high alert as the Kartarpur corridor is set to be opened on November 9 that connects the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Darbar Sahib in Pakistan amid the caution directed by Intelligence agencies about the infiltration of terrorists in the state.
Indian intelligence agencies have apprised security forces about a spurt in terror camps near Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal district of Pakistan.
“The Sikh community had been asking for the opening of the passage to the sacred Kartarpur shrine for the past 70 years but Pakistan’s sudden decision to accept the demand indicated an ulterior motive, aimed at putting a wedge between the Sikh Community by exploiting their religious sentiments,”Singh said.
The agencies have also alerted about the increasing terror activities across Muridke in Sheikhupura district in Pakistani Punjab.”This indicates that Pakistan has started their nefarious plan to activate their ‘K2’ plan, which stands for Kashmir and Khalistan,” said a senior IPS officer.
India has asked Pakistan to restore the surrounding land of about 100 acres in the name of Guru Nanak Dev, currently under encroachment or acquisition, to the Gurudwara.
Intelligence agencies has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to take necessary steps to ensure safety and security of pilgrims.
Pakistan’s ISI wants to create trouble in both Punjab and Kashmir and in this regard, it is not only trying to infiltrate its terrorists but also boost the Khalistan movement in Punjab.
Sources said, “The designated global terrorist Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, founder of terror outfits Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), is running these camps.” It has also been found that women are being trained in the terror camps.
IPS officer Vivek Kumar Johri, Director General of the country’s largest border guarding force Border Security Force, has been alerted about the prevailing situation across the border as the force has been tasked to secure the Kartarpur Terminal and the corridor.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.The year 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary year of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, whose birthplace is Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.