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Kartarpur corridor to open today

Date: 09 November 2019 Tags: India & World

Issue

The Kartarpur corridor, which connects Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan is set to be innaugrated by PM Modi and PM Imran Khan on their respective side of the border.

 

Background

The Kartarpur corridor is a part of an initiative by India and Pakistan to conncect religious places located on either side of the border. It allows Sikh piligrims to visit last resting place of Guru Nanak Dev without availing the mandatory visitor’s visa.

 

Details

  • The corridor has long been in the works. New Delhi had sought the opening of a corridor way back in 1999 but it was only last year that the two sides agreed to build the road to connect Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab with the Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Narowal district.

  • India and Pakistan have a bilateral pact, signed in 1974, which allows Indians and Pakistanis to visit each other’s shrines. On the India side, the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Moinuddin Chishti, and the dargahs of Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro in New Delhi are included in this agreement.

  • Similarly, Indian delegations have visited the Katasraj Dham Temple in Lahore and several Gurudwaras Nankana Sahib and Panja Sahib (both in Rawalpindi) and Dera Sahib in Lahore.

 

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