1,100 Indian Sikhs reach Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan - watsupptoday.com
1,100 Indian Sikhs reach Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan
Posted 04 Nov 2019 04:14 PM

Source: Scroll

Over one thousand Sikhs from India landed at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan's Hassanabdal city on Sunday as a component of the 'Nagar Kirtan', a strict parade, held to check the 550th birth commemoration of Sikhism organizer Guru Nanak Dev.

The gurdwara in Punjab Province was designed with brilliant lights and travelers performed different customs.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Deputy Secretary Shrines Imran Gondal said that in excess of 1,100 Sikhs crossed the fringe through Wagah on October 31 by means of Ludhiana and Amritsar, the Dawn revealed.

The Sikh travelers visited Gurdwara Janamasthan, Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Sacha Sodda Farooqabad and different altars. The journey will finish up at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, where a gold palanquin 'Palki Sahib' will be introduced.

"Around 1,300 visas gave for the Nagar Kirtan are far beyond the unexpected secured under the Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines 1974 among Pakistan and India," Gondal was cited as saying.

Gondal said the board, in a joint effort with the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhand Committee and the area organization, has made security and settlement game plans for Indian and nearby Sikh explorers.

Addressing media, various explorers hailed the activity to open the Kartarpur Corridor to encourage the Sikh people group, and commended Prime Minister Imran Khan for establishing the framework stone for the Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib and giving a dedicatory coin on the event of the 550th birth commemoration of Guru Nanak Dev.

The Kartarpur Corridor, to be opened on November 9, will interface the Dera Baba Nanak holy place in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, only 4 kilometers from the International Border, situated at Narowal locale of Pakistan's Punjab region.

Previous leader of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Sardar Paramjit Singh Sarna, commended the opening of the Kartarpur hallway, saying it was a longstanding want of the Sikh people group to have the option to visit probably the holiest site in Pakistan without visa.

He likewise expressed gratitude toward the administration for developing another structure at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore.

He said Indian Sikhs were appreciative to the legislature for giving them the most extreme number of visas, including: "Pakistan is holy to us and we love it, and we come here with a message of harmony and fraternity."

Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Satwant Singh said the lessons of Guru Nanak Dev spin around harmony and humankind.

He said the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor was an extraordinary blessing to the Sikh people group, and that "Pakistan is an unadulterated land for Sikhs and a second home for the Sikh people group far and wide."

Attock District Police Officer Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari assessed security courses of action for the assurance of the Sikh pioneers. He told the media that multilayered security plans have been made to guarantee that meeting pioneers are protected.

Despite a chill in respective ties over Kashmir, Pakistan and India after extreme arrangements consented to a milestone arrangement a month ago to operationalise the memorable Kartarpur Corridor to enable Indian Sikh pioneers to visit the sacred Darbar Sahib in Pakistan.

The two nations chose that 5,000 pioneers can visit the hallowed place ordinary and that extra travelers will be permitted on extraordinary events, subject to limit development of offices by the Pakistani side.

Pakistan has declared that Sikh explorers from India would just need a substantial ID and not an identification to head out to Kartarpur and are not required to enroll 10 days ahead of time to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.

The PM additionally reported that the pioneers who land upon the arrival of the Kartarpur passage's opening on November 9 and on the 550th birth commemoration of the Sikh Guru on November 12 won't be charged an expense of USD 20 to visit the heavenly holy place.

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