Indian propaganda on Kartarpur Corridor
India yet again came up with another deceitful ploy as Indian Home Minister AmitShah, during a recent event, propagated the partition and location of Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. In response, Pakistan categorically rejected the unwarranted and gratuitous remarks made by Pakistan also reiterated its serious concern over the BJP leadership’s increasing tendency of dragging Pakistan into its domestic affairs. There is no doubt it is deeply regrettable that distortion of historical facts has become the hallmark of the BJP government along with its ideological fountainhead RSS. The resort to such delusional thinking by the Indian leadership has been strikingly frequent over the last couple of months in the wake of the elections in several states in India. Recently, the Indian Prime Minister also made similar remarks questioning well-established historical facts. Clearly, such a denial mentality or revisionism can neither change historical facts nor the established realities. It is also worth remembering that it was Pakistan that had brought to fruition the idea of the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Corridor, while India kept dragging its feet, and completed the project in record time as a gift to the Sikh community in India and worldwide. The Indian government would be best served if it sheds obsession about Pakistan and does not divert the attention of the international community from the issues of rapid marginalization and stigmatization of minorities, especially Muslims, and egregious human rights violations and brutal military siege of innocent Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIJOK). Indian must realize that such propaganda, misinformation undermine the prospects of peaceful co-existence.