New Delhi: With the assistance of abroad Sikh separatists, Pakistan’s exterior spy company ISI was the mastermind behind sending Amritpal Singh again to India in a bid to reignite terrorism in Punjab, in line with stories accountable. Singh, in his thirties, was a truck driver in Dubai earlier than the ISI, with the assistance of Khalistan supporters primarily based outdoors India, radicalized him into returning Punjab to the times darkish shadows of terrorism, they mentioned. Threatening Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Punjab Chief Minister Bagwant Singh Mann, the unconventional Sikh preacher had brazenly made statements about India’s declaration of secession and the formation of Khalistan. He talked about former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Chief Minister Beant Singh who have been assassinated by terrorists.
While Gandhi was shot by his personal guards, Beant Singh was killed by Dilawar Singh, who acted like a human bomb. The radical preacher claimed that many Dilawars are prepared within the present Punjab state of affairs. Whether it was his rally in Tarn Taran on Republic Day this yr or his media interviews, he had brazenly supported separatism and the formation of Khalistan.
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He urged younger Sikhs to resort to armed insurrection towards democratically elected governments to oppose allegedly discriminatory remedy to attain the “ultimate goal” of forming “Khalistan”, the officers mentioned.
During a ceremony at Rode in Moga district, Singh mentioned that governments led by non-Sikhs don’t have any proper to rule the individuals of Punjab and that the individuals of Punjab ought to solely be dominated by sikhs. He modeled his hair after terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed in Operation Blue Star in 1984, copying his apparel, mannerisms, carrying an arrow, guarding a battery of bodyguards armed and taking the defend of faith.
Singh, who’s current on the run, can be believed to have hyperlinks with International Sikh Youth Federation chief Lakhbir Singh Rode who is needed for trial in India and needed in arms smuggling instances (together with RDX explosives) , of plotting to assault authorities leaders in New Delhi and spreading hatred in Punjab.
Tracking his actions, officers mentioned Singh, whereas in Dubai, was in shut contact with Rode’s brother Jaswant. After making his return to Punjab on the behest of the ISI, Singh took the assistance of Amrit Sanchar to arrange his group. Later, he began a marketing campaign referred to as “Khalsa Waheer” and strengthened his group by going to villages, they mentioned.
He stirred up the issues of Punjab and began inciting the Sikhs towards the federal government by invoking faith. “The lower strata of society and the aimless youth became an easy target for Singh and he began to exploit feelings in the name of religion,” a supply mentioned.
In the identify of organizing Amritpan ceremonies to baptize younger Sikhs and hyperlink them to faith, his try was to create a military of disenchanted youths able to take over the state, officers mentioned. Disregarding the sanctity of pious locations like Gurdwara, his so-referred to as military vandalized two Gurdwaras for conserving furnishings for the aged and disabled to take a seat on, they mentioned.
According to the officers, his principal goal was to push Punjab in the direction of darkish many years of militancy which have been overcome at the price of nice hardship and far sacrifice. Officials claimed that the group headed by Singh was receiving funds from Pakistan.
The radical Sikh preacher had taken management of the accounts of Waris Punjab De with the assistance of his uncle Harjit Singh, thus making it a household group. They mentioned the so-referred to as preacher used Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji throughout his February hustle for his private pursuits and was thought-about a type of blasphemy.
This act of Singh was condemned by your complete Sikh neighborhood and after the incident, Shri Akal Takht Sahib shaped a committee and ordered an investigation into the matter. Officials alleged that Singh went to Jathedar Akal Takht and threatened him to stay silent.
Singh had mentioned in an announcement that the Ajnala incident was “not violence” and likewise threatened to spark “real violence” sooner or later.
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