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I had a thought recently that Imran Khan and Pakistan have basically run rings around the Indian govt by agreeing to the Kartarpur corridor and by doing so forced the Indian govt to do something worthwhile for Sikhs who we all know they are loathe to do. Due to this even though 5 Sikh soldiers died in the Pulwama attack Imran Khan and Pakistan is held in high regard to what they have done to facilitate the Kartarpur corridor. With the sabre rattled and then some dubious attacks by either side the situation could easily have changed and the Kartarpur corridor could have been sabotaged. All the Indian govt had to do was to have some sell outs like Amrinder Singh or that odious muppet  R P Singh of the BJP say that they regard India above their religion and hence they do not want to have anything to do with Pakistan. Fortunately this did not happen maybe because Modi knows that Sikhs today more united behind the Kartarpur corridor than they have ever been behind any other issue.

The war like situation showed how vunerable Punjab is to becoming a battlefield of the war mongers of India. All those talking heads like Arnab Goswami and Navika Kumar calling out for all out war knowing that they will not be affected and it will the Punjabis who will suffer. Whenever there is such a situation the Punjab farmers on the border have to evacuate further inland and they lose out economically. This happened during Kargil in 1999 and then again in 2002. No compensation  is ever paid to them. 

Imran Khan currently has high kudos with our community. Other Pakistan leaders have also done much for the Sikhs, Zia Ul Haq opened up Nankana Sahib in 1979, which was an initiative of the Sikhs abroad like Sardar Ganga Singh Dhillon. 

Imran Khan could totally change the political and military equation in the region if he agreed to give the area around Kartarpur Sahib on a lease of say 199 or 299 years for a payment of some sum possibly in the millions.  This area could be say 10km x 10 km. In this area the Sikhs abroad could develop the site, build schools and colleges. The area could be demarcated so as to avoid the larger villages so that the Muslim population would stay in Pakistan. The area would stretch to the Indian border. Sikhs would be responsible for the security of the area and if Pakistan wanted they could have to area stretch lengthways along the Indian border so that in essence this area of the border would be effectively demilitarised. 

The reason why this would change the political and military scenario is that Sikhs would effectively have a tract that they would run. By running it in an effective manner and turning this area into an first world oasis surrounded by the third would this would electrify the Sikhs in Punjab into believing that if this tract can be turned into a first world oasis then why couldn't the Sikh turn Khalistan into such a region? The schools and colleges in this tract could offer places for Sikhs across the border. The Indians could not object especially of the corridor is opened all year round and the Kartarpur tract authorities do not ask for these Indian Sikhs to have a visa to visit. Sikhs abroad could invest in this tract and it could have an electric tramway to take the pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib. 

The border especially in this area would be effectively demilitarised since both the Pakistani and Indian border guards would be divided by the 10 km tract. 

For Pakistan this presents an ideal opportunity to build on the kudos and support that Imran Khan and Pakistan has among the Sikhs. Nothing would irk the Indian govt more than to know that the 20 Millions Sikhs in the Punjab and bordering states support Pakistan. Pakistan would lose very little as economically the area around Kartarpur is sparsely populated. The land is not lost to Pakistan as it is on lease. The villages on the Kartarpur - Pakistan border would then also not need to be evacuated every time there is war like situation. The Kartarpur tract could become the nucleus of the Sikh pilgrimage trail. Sikhs from abroad visiting Kartarpur Sahib could then come via Lahore rather than Delhi and tie their visit to visiting Nankana Sahib and other Sikh shrines in Pakistan. The population of the tract could provide employment along with housing for Sikhs from areas of Pakistan where they are miniscule and poor economically.  Also Pakistan has been at a loss diplomatically but having  support from a worldwide Sikh community would help it greatly. 

Anyway this was just a thought that I had. 

 

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The Kartarpur corridor is a great opportunity for Sikhs. But if one reads the propaganda from BJP and right wing Hindus they hate the very idea of it as they don't want Sikhs to bypass India and hold direct relations with Pakistan independently. Just look at how they demonized Sidhu all over social media to no end. 

 

It does seem quite hypocritical of Hindus for objecting and presenting national security as a pretence. They don't see national security when they want to do their amarnath yatra which diverts tens of thousands of security forces for their safety. Or how they insist on doing Yatra to mount Kailash in Chinese occupied Tibet.

 

Truth is they just don't trust Sikhs. They want to use Sikhs as their sword arm and not think independently of the best interests of the panth.

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50 minutes ago, Jonny101 said:

The Kartarpur corridor is a great opportunity for Sikhs. But if one reads the propaganda from BJP and right wing Hindus they hate the very idea of it as they don't want Sikhs to bypass India and hold direct relations with Pakistan independently. Just look at how they demonized Sidhu all over social media to no end. 

 

It does seem quite hypocritical of Hindus for objecting and presenting national security as a pretence. They don't see national security when they want to do their amarnath yatra which diverts tens of thousands of security forces for their safety. Or how they insist on doing Yatra to mount Kailash in Chinese occupied Tibet.

 

Truth is they just don't trust Sikhs. They want to use Sikhs as their sword arm and not think independently of the best interests of the panth.

It is the present BJP govt which brought the kartarpur sahib corridor . what're you even saying 

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1 hour ago, AjeetSinghPunjabi said:

It is the present BJP govt which brought the kartarpur sahib corridor . what're you even saying 

I think you are mistakened here. Gen Bajwa first mentioned to Sidhu that Pakistan plans on opening Kartarpur corridor for the Sikhs. As a result Sidhu then famously hugged him. This angered Hindus greatly who then went on a propaganda war against Sidhu. But seeing as how Sikhs were firmly behind Sidhu on this, bjp then had no choice but to reluctantly also agree to the Kartarpur corridor. While Pakistan has started work on Kartarpur corridor at a good pace the Indian government is sluggishly doing work to delay it's completion.

 

During the Pulwama attack the bjp and other right wing Hindus tried to incite Sikhs to abandon the idea of Kartarpur corridor and even stop doing yatra to Pakistan by saying the usual drivel "you are first an Indian then a Sikh". Thankfully Sikhs didn't act like blind Modi Bhakts and thought independently for a change. Nothing is above Sikh Dharm for a Sikh.

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True after the Sidhu visit to Pakistan the GOI got a report from the security forces and they said that Kartarpur corridor would be a threat to the security of the border. The GOI hoped that the Pakistan govt would let the issue die and as a sop to Sikhs ordered high focus telescopes .  But was caught out when Pakistan announced that work would start and gave a date for the stone laying ceremony. GOI was pretty much forced to into accepting the Kartarpur corridor. Even the mischief created by Amarinder Singh came to nought. 

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On 3/20/2019 at 12:04 PM, proactive said:

True after the Sidhu visit to Pakistan the GOI got a report from the security forces and they said that Kartarpur corridor would be a threat to the security of the border. The GOI hoped that the Pakistan govt would let the issue die and as a sop to Sikhs ordered high focus telescopes .  But was caught out when Pakistan announced that work would start and gave a date for the stone laying ceremony. GOI was pretty much forced to into accepting the Kartarpur corridor. Even the mischief created by Amarinder Singh came to nought. 

Amrinder is the biggest antagonist of the Sikhs today. He arrests Sikhs for no reason. He will oppose any attempt that is good for the Panth. Everything he does he does to please his Hindu voters and supporters. Many right wing Hindus can be seen on Facebook writing comments like how Amrinder is a great man in the wrong party and say he should be in the bjp. No doubt when future generations read history about this time period, capt will ranked among Sikh traitors like Giani Zial Singh, Gen Brar, CM Beant Singh and KPS Gill.

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captain amrinder with his ex gf pakistani journalist aroosa aslam who he still meets. i guess she's still his sl@g on the side. she even wrote a book about this pig.  this man has no morals, decency or shame and is a nastik 

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13 minutes ago, puzzled said:

i agree Amrinder is a traitor. this soor di aulad is not a Sikh

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This is absolutely disappointing, how dare he praise some old fool who attacked us and made so many Singhs and Singhnia Shaheed.

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13 minutes ago, RajKaregaKhalsa1 said:

This is absolutely disappointing, how dare he praise some old fool who attacked us and made so many Singhs and Singhnia Shaheed.

In his eyes those shaheeds were terrorists.  

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