Rise of Amritpal Singh alias Bhindranwala-II: Ignoring the Khalistani threat may cost Punjab

Khalistan supporter Amritpal Singh, head of Punjab’s ‘Waris Punjab De’ organization, has compared Union Home Minister Amit Shah to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Threatened to reach the end. Meanwhile, on Thursday, his supporters created a ruckus.

His supporters created a ruckus outside the Ajnala police station in protest against the arrest of Amritpal’s colleague Lovepreet Toofan. During this, 6 policemen were seriously injured, who have been admitted to the hospital.

Amritpal Singh directly threatened Union Home Minister Amit Shah and said that Amit Shah had said that he would not allow the Khalistan movement to move forward. I said that Indira Gandhi had also done the same and if you do this, you will have to face the consequences. If the Home Minister says the same to those demanding Hindu Rashtra, then I will see whether he can continue as the Home Minister or not.

He said that when people can demand Hindu Rashtra then why can’t we demand Khalistan. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had to pay the price for opposing Khalistan. No one can stop us, be it PM Modi, Amit Shah or Bhagwant Mann.

Going soft on Khalistani elements has added to the woes of the Punjab government, which was already facing criticism for deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

The first incident took place in Mohali on February 8, 2023, in which 33 policemen were injured. Khalistani elements also snatched a tear gas handgun, ammunition and tried to kill the policemen amid pro-Khalistan slogans. Radicalized minor boys were also among the attackers.

Interestingly, the police did not go beyond using water cannons and allowed the protesters to loot their gadgets. The people involved in this attack are still roaming free and challenging the police.

The second incident reported in Ajnala on Thursday clearly shows that going soft on Khalistani groups will only embolden such protestors.

On February 23, 2023, a mob of radical Khalistanis attacked the police on duty, injuring six policemen. The police did not protest and allowed the protesters to enter the police station.

Amritpal Singh and the mob led by him persuaded the police to release Lovepreet Toofan.

Punjab acquired a new dharna culture as separatists and other organizations regularly receiving financial support from foreign-based Khalistani sympathizers spread a false narrative against India and the Indian Constitution in at least eight foreign countries. Was doing.

Be it Mohali or Thursday’s Ajnala incident, the police had not received any order from political bosses to use force against anti-social elements. Despite an open challenge by the Khalistanis, the administration did not dare to arrest them.

Radical elements created a ruckus for the release of Lovepreet Toofan, an aide of Amritpal who was arrested on charges of rioting and kidnapping.

Amritpal himself is one of the accused in the FIR lodged on February 16.

While the pro-Khalistani outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’ is responsible for the entire incident, the Mohali incident was jointly masterminded by around a dozen Khalistani outfits, who were demanding the release of Khalistani terrorists (Bandi Singh).

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann kept mum on the Ajnala incident which took place on the day of the two-day investor summit in Mohali.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed surprise over the deteriorating law and order while demanding the immediate arrest of Amritpal Singh. He has also appealed to the central government to impose governor’s rule in the state.

Not only the opposition parties but also the Governor of the state, Banwari Lal Purohit visited the border districts and demanded an explanation from the state government regarding drug trafficking and deteriorating law and order situation.

Last week, Bhagwant Mann had refuted the allegations citing the NCB report that the crime rate has registered a decline in the state.