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Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement

Pakistan will open the corridor early next month, just in time for Guru Nanak`s 550th birthday on November 12. Supporters from around the world, including the United Kingdom and Canada, are expected to attend the celebrations. The agreement was due to be signed last week – and online registration of pilgrims was due to begin on 20 October. There are several other proposals for the opening of similar visa-free corridors to religious and historic Sikh sites within 4 kilometres of international borders. Under the direction of Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, the Jatha crossed the corridor to Pakistan to deprive Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur. [82] The Indian Sikh delegation, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and actor and politician Sunny Deol, arrived through the Kartarpur corridor to celebrate the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak and attended the inauguration ceremony at the invitation of Pakistani Prime Minister Khan. [83] The corridor will complete a 125-kilometre journey that Indian Sikhs had to make so far in Kartarpur. The temple, known as Kartarpur Sahib, is assumed to be where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, spent the last 18 years of his life. The temple is built on the spot where the guru died in 1539. The highway, known as the kartarpur corridor, has its name from the gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, which is located in Pakistan, and across the Ravi River.

It is only 4.5 kilometers from the Indian border and is close enough to be seen from India on a clear day. India and Pakistan also decided that the corridor would be operational year-round and seven days a week and that pilgrims, with the exception of children and the elderly, would have the choice of visiting it as individuals or as groups. The main point of contention when signing the Kartapur Corridor Agreement was Pakistan`s insistence on $20 in service charges per pilgrim per visit. India has repeatedly asked Pakistan not to pay fees for pilgrims. Pakistan PM announces the construction of the Kartarpur India corridor and Pakistan finally signed an agreement thursday for the operationalization of the kartarpur corridor paves the way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the St. Darbar Sahib Shrine in Pakistan. Pakistan has promised India to make sufficient arrangements for the distribution of Langar (common kitchen) and the distribution of Prasad. On November 26, 2018, the first stone was laid on the side of India; Two days later, on November 28, 2018, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan did the same for the Pakistani side. The corridor was completed on November 12, 2019 for the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak. [11] Khan said: “Pakistan believes that the path to prosperity in the region and the bright future of our future generation is at peace,” adding: “Pakistan opens not only the border, but also its heart to the Sikh community.” [12] [13] Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the two countries` decision to continue the corridor with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and said the project could help ease tensions between the two countries. [14] [15] Indian and Pakistani officials signed the agreement at Zero Point, the international border between the two countries.

2021-04-10T10:40:42+00:00April 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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