Though dignitaries from both countries were scheduled to meet on March 14th in New Delhi, a big question now erupts on #KartarpurCorridor after the terror attacks in Pulwama, India. India has pointed fingers at Pakistan for aiding the attack, which Pakistan has denied. Indian pledge to avenge the death of its soldiers has raised questions on the future of the Kartarpur Corridor project itself.
After India withdrew the Most Favored Nation status to Pakistan which it earlier bestowed on the neighbouring country and people across all political parties en masse urging for a retaliation against Pakistan, particularly the terror outfits based in Pakistan, Kartarpur Corridor enthusiasts are doubting that if any such thing is taken up, it may mean an end to the Kartarpur Corridor project as a whole, at least for the time being.
The doubt over the Kartarpur Corridor came up after Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri commented in Amritsar recently that though the government of India is committed to building the Kartarpur Corridor to let devotees from India pay visit to Guru Nanak’s resting place, yet it has to be realistic on ground level.
When asked about the fate of Kartarpur Corridor on the context of the Pulwama terror attack, Navjot Singh Sidhu asked a counter question, “What has this bloodshed got to do with Kartarpur? When a person becomes a pilgrim out of devotion, he becomes a different person.”