SAD preident Sukhbir Singh Badal
SAD preident Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir asks Punjab CM to refrain from sabotaging Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

ANI | Updated: Dec 12, 2018 21:57 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab), [India], Dec 12 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh should refrain from saying or doing anything that might scuttle the access to the sacred shrine at Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, said SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday.
In a statement, Badal described the proposed opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor as "a great and glorious collective achievement of the entire Khalsa Panth, beyond political or partisan lines."
"Although the movement for the opening of the corridor was started and pursued persistently and with religious fervour and zeal by the SAD stalwarts like Master Tara Singh, Parkash Singh Badal, and lakhs of the party followers, the corridor still remains a non-partisan achievement of
the Sikh masses.
Badal said that the Government of India must be conscious of the worries expressed by Captain Singh on the security aspect and must have factored these into their decision on the opening of the corridor.
"We need to thank first the Government of India for taking the initiative to order that the corridor will be built by the Centre and then we are grateful to the government and people of Pakistan for responding to India's initiative," he said.
"Captain Sahib should leave the security concerns to those in charge of it. If ever a threat to the country arises on Punjab border, Punjabis in general and the Sikhs, in particular, know how to give a befitting reply to that," he added in the statement. (ANI)