Navjot Singh Sidhu had infamously hugged Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Jawed Bajwa at the swearing in ceremony of Imran Khan. Now his advisors too have exposed their pro-Pakistan leanings.
Advisor to Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Malwinder Singh Mali called Kashmir a separate country. He went on to say that both, India and Pakistan are illegal occupants of Kashmir.
Deliberate Pro-Pakistan Slogans
On 11th of August, Malwinder Singh Mali was appointed as advisors to Punjab Congress President, by Navjot Singh Sidhu himself.
The true colours of Navjot Singh and his advisors were exposed within 10 days when Malwinder Singh took to social media to post that
“Kashmir is a separate country and India and Pakistan are illegal occupants. It belongs to the people of Kashmir.”
It is important to note here that Pakistan also parrots this line about Kashmiri independence. Unfortunately, their advocacy for development and democracy in PoJK are a farce.
When questioned about these controversial remarks, Malwinder Singh stood said that he stood by whatever he said on social media.
Mali had also posted a sketch of the late PM wherein she is seen standing near a heap of human skulls, holding agun with a skull hanging on its muzzle.
Congress Again in Quandary
The Congress Party, which is in permanent state of contradictions, internal conflicts and U-turns was once again divided on the issue. On the one hand, Punjab Congress State President’s handpicked advisor called Kashmir an independent country. On the other hand, the sitting Congress Chief Minister of Punjab slammed the anti-India comments which were both, inflammatory and against the sovereignty of the Nation.
Taking serious note of the recent statements by Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor on issues like Kashmir and Pakistan, CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday warned them against making what he described as “atrocious and ill-conceived comments”.
The CM observed that such utterances were potentially dangerous to peace and stability of the state and the country.
The CM also urged Sidhu to rein in his advisors before they end up damaging India’s interests. He urged the two advisors, Malwinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg, to stick to advising the Punjab Congress President and not speak on matters of which they had little or no knowledge, have no understanding of the implications of their comments. He added that Kashmir is inalienable part of India and their statements were totally anti-national.
When Congress Chief Minister and former army man himself terms Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor as anti-national, it speaks volumes about the man who has, in turn, been personally appointed by Priyanka Vadra and Rahul Gandhi head the Punjab Congress unit.
Strong Protest by Political Parties
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Majithia said Mali’s statement was an attempt to insult martyrs who sacrificed their lives fighting for India in Kashmir.
BJP also hit out at the Mali for his tweet on Kashmir and demanded action against him. “Many army and allied forces personnel, besides the Jammu and Kashmir police, have sacrificed their lives to save Kashmir from Pakistan-sponsored terrorists. A number of martyrs belong to Punjab. Mali is trying to shrink the supreme sacrifices made by these martyrs,” BJP leader Vineet Joshi said. Joshi slammed Sidhu for Mali’s tweet and called him an “unstable politician”
BJP Yuva Morcha in Amritsar staged a protest outside Navjot Singh Sidhu’s residence for the same.
Punjab: Police detained workers of BJP Yuva Morcha in Amritsar who staged a protest outside Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu yesterday. Workers held a demonstration over the alleged statement "Kashmir is a separate country" made by Sidhu's Advisor Malvinder Singh Mali pic.twitter.com/lHJzgKIU8V
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2021
When a man who hugs Pakistan army chief is appointed as head of Punjab Congress by Gandhi scions, there is little to wonder if is advisors turn out to be Pakistan sympathisers.