Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 9

Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 9

Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 9
October 12
21:00 2019

It could bring a sea change and welcome peace,brotherhood of both India and Pakistan with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor on November 8.

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted on Saturday that the corridor, which connects Pakistan’s Sikh pilgrimage Kartarpur Sahib to Punjab’s Gurdaspur, will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims. The Kartarpur gurdwara is among the holiest sites for Sikhs as it is believed to be the final resting place of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru.

Last month, a Pakistani official had said the Kartarpur corridor will be opened for Indian pilgrims on November 9. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will lead the first jatha or all party group to the shrine on November 9, a state official had said earlier this month. The group will also visit Sultanpur Lodhi for the main celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on November12.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also visit the shrine with the group, Amarinder Singh had said,adding PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind had also accepted the invitation “to be a part of the historic celebrations”.

The Punjab Chief Minister had clarified that the group will not attend the launch of the Kartarpur corridor and will only visit the shrine.
Pakistan is constructing the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. India is building the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district up to the border. Both the countries have agreed that Pakistan will allow 5,000 Sikh visitors per day into the country through the corridor.

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