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Khalistani leader Gopal Chawla posts snap with Sidhu

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Amid the raging controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Pakistan, the has now landed in a soup after Khalistani Singh posted a photograph with the on

posted the snap on his page, where he is seen standing next to Sidhu during the latter's visit to for the ground-breaking ceremony of the corridor.

The foundation stone of the route was laid down by on Wednesday. The corridor along the India-border is three kilometres away from Gurdaspur in Once opened, it would allow Sikh pilgrims a direct access to the historic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, where died in 1539.

The Khalistani was also seen meeting and hugging at the same event.

Chawla's presence in Pakistan comes at a time when Khalistan separatist groups have already strategised and become active to use the route to push terrorism and separatist activities in

A US-based separatist organisation, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced that it would hold "Sahib Convention - 2019" in Pakistan for anti-propaganda in November 2019 during the 550th birth The pro-Khalistan outfit has termed the route as a "Bridge to Khalistan".

Sidhu's remarks at the Kartarpur Corridor ceremony also created furore back home as he not only mentioned the Rafale deal controversy in his speech, but also heaped praises on Pakistan

The leader had grabbed headlines when he extended a hug to the at Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony as the of Pakistan, in August this year.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 11:14 IST