Navjot Singh Sidhu, on the 7th of November, addressed a press conference and expressed his disappointment with the Modi Government.
During the conference, Navjot Singh said, “The delay and no response is a hindrance to my future course of action. I categorically state that if the Government has any inhibitions and says no, then as a law abiding citizen, I will not go.” He further said, “But if you don’t respond to my third letter, then I will proceed to Pakistan as millions of Sikh devotees go on eligible visa.”
Two days back, on the 4th of November, Navjot Singh Sidhu, a member of the Indian National Congress (INC,) wrote a letter to the Government of India (GoI,) requesting for permission to go to Kartarpur for the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor.
The Pakistan Government, on the 9th of November, would inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor, which would connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan and the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur, Punjab. Gurdwara Darbar Kartarpur Sahib is in Narowal district, 4 km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.
The 9th of November is the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was invited for the upcoming inauguration event, wrote to S. Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister.
However, Sidhu did not get any response from the Union Minister regarding the permission to visit Kartarpur.
On the 7th of November, Sidhu wrote another letter to the concerned ministry and demanded a response.
The MEA is yet to respond to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s letters.
Stay tuned for further updates.