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Sikh Body Wants Indian Government to Reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

September 11, 2020 | By

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has demanded that the government of India should reopen Kartarpur Sahib corridor for yatris.

The corridor which connects Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of East Punjab was opened in November last year to allow Sikhs from eastren side to visit the sacred place of Kartarpur Sahib, once inhabited by Guru Nanak Ji.

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib

The corridor was suspended by Indian government in the month of March 2020 citing the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the region.

The Government of Pakistan reopened the Kartarpur Sahib corridor on June 29 to re-welcome the Sikh yatris.

Indian side, however, has not opened the corridor yet. The website of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Yatra under the ‘Ministry of Home Affairs’, Government of India shows a message that “[i]n the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic, as a preacutionary measure to contain and control spread of the disease, the travel and registration for Sri Kartarpur Sahib is temporarily suspended from March 16, 2020”.

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