No one wants Khalistan, Kartarpur corridor opens: Capt Amarinder Singh

No one wants Khalistan, Kartarpur corridor opens: Capt Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder SinghOn Monday, rejecting the concept of Khalistan, stressed that no one wants a separate state for Sikhs. Along with this, Captain also demanded the refund of the money received from Chinese companies in PM Cares Fund and said that he is in favor of opening Kartarpur corridor following the norms of social harmony. Addressing the press conference here, the Captain said that at present no one wants Khalistan. At the same time, he rejected the recent statement of Akal Takht Jathedar in which Jathedar had said that if the government offers Khalistan, the Sikh community will accept it. Answering a question about Khalistan, Singh said, “Sikhs living in the country are leading a happy life. Why would they want Khalistan? Nobody wants this and I don't want that either. ”He said that every Sikh has always stood for the unity and integrity of the country. Singh said, "Do you know how many Sikh soldiers we have here? They sacrifice their lives for the country. We fight for our country and this is our country. "

Giani Harpreet Singh, the Jathedar of Akal Takht, said on June 6, if the government offers, the Sikh community will accept Khalistan, a separate state for Sikhs. Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the BJP-led NDA government at the Center to return the donations received from Chinese companies to the PM's Cairns Fund amid tension between India and China. The Congress leader said, I think we should take a strong stand against China. I don't think we can take money from Chinese (companies) when our boys (soldiers) are being killed. On the intervening night of 15–16 June in Ladakh, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a skirmish with Chinese soldiers. The Chief Minister also named some Chinese companies who have donated to the PM Cares Fund. He said, the question is not how much money has come. times like these, When they (China) are responsible for aggression against Kovid and against my country, we cannot take even one rupee from Chinese companies. Captain said, I think this is the time when the money we get from Chinese companies should be returned to them. 

India does not need China's money to look after itself. On a question related to the Kartarpur corridor, the Chief Minister said that he was in favor of opening the Kartarpur corridor, following the norms of social harmony between the corona virus epidemic. The Kartarpur corridor was temporarily closed in the light of the Corona virus epidemic. The Chief Minister said, I want the Kartarpur corridor to open. The distance from social interaction can be taken care of there. If asked on this issue, he would advise to reopen this corridor. The Captain said, if I am asked, I would advise to open it with the adherence to the social norms of distance. However, Said that the Government of India cannot agree to open this corridor in such a short time. In November last year, India and Pakistan opened this corridor that connects Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district in India and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located across the river Ravi in ​​the Norowal district of Pakistan. It is located at a distance of four kilometers from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, spent the last 18 years of his life here.