Amritsar, 5 February 2017. Many Sikhs in Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikh’s first master Guru Nanak Dev, led by Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) General Secretary Gopal Singh Chawla held an anti-India demonstration on Sunday.
Chawla, during the anti-India protest which was attended by members of several Islamist militant groups, spewed venom against India and sang hosannas’ in favour of militants carrying out disruptive activities in Jammu & Kashmir.
Intelligence sources told TOI on Sunday that Gopal Singh Chawla who is known to have close relations with terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, currently under house arrest, took out an anti-India procession and also addressed a gathering assuring Pakistan’s Sikh’s support to militants operating in J&K. He also showed disrespect to Indian national flag.
Notably, every year on February 5th Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed in Pakistan both by Pakistan government and militant organisations spearheading a militant movement in the valley.
According to a video clip in possession with TOI Chawla praised Hafiz Saeed and termed him his ‘Jarnail’ who was fighting for the people of Kashmir.
Intelligence sources who are keeping a watch on the movement of Chawla, being as General Secretary of PSGPC, informed that he (Chawla) was involved in anti-India movement and had close links with Mumbai terror blast Hafiz Saeed.
Sources informed that they apprehend that Chawla could initiate recruitment of Sikh youth from both India and Pakistan for Saeeds’ Jammat Ud Dawa which was now been re-branded as Tehreek Azadi Jammu & Kashmir for militant operations in Valley.
Sources further informed that Pakistan’s ISI had been looking for soft targets among Sikh’s during their pilgrimage to Pakistan on various religious occasions.
“We have already warned about the activities of Chawla who is using a religious platform to implement Saeed’s anti-India plans’ said sources adding that they apprehend Chawla’s attempt to lure gullible Sikhs during upcoming Sikh pilgrims visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi.