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IndiaI don’t know who is Gopal Chawla: Navjot Sidhu on photo with Khalistani leader

18:05  29 november  2018
18:05  29 november  2018 Source:   indianexpress.com

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Gopal Chawla , the pro- Khalistani leader who earlier stopped Indian diplomats from visiting a Gurudwara in Lahore was spotted with Pakistan Army Chief

Gopal Chawla , the pro- Khalistani leader who earlier stopped Indian diplomats from visiting a Gurudwara in Lahore was spotted with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the laid the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Corridor.

(Video by Times of India)

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday outright denied recognising the pro-Khalistan separatist leader who was allegedly seen attending the Kartarpur Sahib stone laying foundation ceremony. Reacting to questions on him being seen in pictures with the Khalistani leader, Sidhu told ANI, “There were probably 5-10,000 pictures taken of and with me there(in Pakistan), I don’t know who is Gopal Chawla.”

Chawla, the general secretary of Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee, had shared his purported photograph with Sidhu on his Facebook page.

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As Kashmir gets mentioned at #Kartpurcorridor opening & Navjot Sidhu gets the Lions share of the attention from Pakistan, here is my big takeaway of the day that was from right outside #KartarpurSahib pic.twitter.com/fQFOcnQDUn.

But at the same event, presence of Khalistani terrorist Gopal Chawla stood as testimony to Pakistan's sympathy for extremist forces active against India. Chawla had in the past shared dais with Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, and openly advocated war against India. At an event in Pakistan in August

I don’t know who is Gopal Chawla: Navjot Sidhu on photo with Khalistani leader © express web desk Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu with pro-Khalistani activist Gopal Singh Chawla (right). (Facebook/Gopal Singh Chawla)

The Akali Dal immediately attacked Sidhu in a scathing remark asking whether ‘India is his priority or not’. SAD President Sukhbir Badal told PTI, “There was a link between Gopal Chawla and a terrorist attack that took place in Amritsar (on Nirankari Bhavan), which is his (Sidhu’s) constituency. If he shakes hands with him or do something with him, then Sidhu has to answer in order to clear whether country is his priority or something else.”

Immediately, Congress leader Rak Kumar Verka lashed out at SAD for slamming Sidhu and not taking action against Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee chief Gobind Singh Longowal, whose photograph with Chawla has also appeared on social media.

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I don ' t know why was he criticised. He was just talking about peace & brotherhood. Applauding Navjot Sidhu for his efforts to create an environment of peace and brotherhood between the two Kartarpur corridor inauguration: Khalistani terrorist Gopal Chawla seen with Imran, Gen Bajwa.

Kartarpur: Pro- Khalistani Leader Caught On Cam With Pakistan Army Chief. Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Indiandefense News. Gopal Chawla is the General Secretary of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

“I feel Sukhbir Badal, Badal family and BJP is suffering from Sidhu phobia. I think they chant Sidhu’s name more than Baba (Guru) Nanak Dev,” said Verka. “Longowal knows Chawla very well. He knows Chawla is a member of (Pakistan) Gurdwara committee. He also knows Chawla is our country’s enemy. Despite this, Longowal posed with Chawla for a picture. Sidhu even does not know about Chawla,” claimed Verka.

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