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Pakistan's nefarious designs on Khalistan exposed

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 13:44 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): Pakistan's attempt to weaken harmony in India was well-exposed when Washington-based Khalistani separatist, Amarjit Singh sought Islamabad's help in achieving the dream Khalistan, an independent Sikh state.

Amarjit is one among those Khalistani separatists living in the US, Canada and other European countries who have been enjoying their patronage to divide India and create instability.

Pakistan is giving flame to Khalistan issue ever since India highlighted the human rights violations in Balochistan.

Experts have strongly condemned Pakistan's malicious propaganda against India.

Ashish Shukla, researcher, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), said, "Pakistan is the country which wants to bleed India with thousand cuts. Anything of this kind, they would like to support such organization. Recently I saw an interview of Amarjit singh, who is the known khalistan leader. He was seen requesting Pakistan to give them moral support. It was also shown by Pakistani media where he was asking Pakistanis to support them and their movement. I one way there are people who are thinking in such way."

Based in foreign countries, the pro-Khalistan separatists including Babbar Khalsa International, International Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Commando Force and Khalistan Zindabad Force are spreading venom against India and using social media as a tool to spread misinformation.

They enjoy the patronage and funding by Pakistan.

"There are various people living outside India but they use social media platform to attract their attention and of people who are misled in Indian Territory. So these kinds of things are happening. Government needs to take measures and monitor social media platforms where these kinds of activities are being done. Government needs to choke financers, if any, and needs to improve intelligence in the area, especially the local intelligence should be made stronger so that we could additional information we need," Shukla adds.

The Khalistan movement peaked during the 107-s and early-to-mid 1980s. However, it has sputtered in recent years.

With the upcoming elections in Punjab, the separatists are trying to again rake up the Khalistan issue.

Punjab will go to polls early next year and there are chances that Khalistani separatists may try to vitiate the atmosphere. (ANI)

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