Indian Sikhs give a deadline to Modi government over Kartarpur corridor reopening
In India, the Sikh community has given the deadline of November 19 to their government for reopening of Kartarpur Corridor, to participate in the 552nd birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Pakistan.
The Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Sangarash Committee, formed by Indian Sikh community, has announced to raise the issue on international platforms if their demand was not met by the deadline.
According to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, around 3000 visas have been issued to Indian Sikh Yatrees to participate in the 552nd birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak in Pakistan from 17th to 26th of this month.
Thousands of Sikh Pilgrims residing in countries other than India would also be visiting Pakistan to attend the event.
During their stay in Pakistan, the Sikh Yatrees would pay obeisance at different Gurdwaras, including Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib and Gurdawara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.
Earlier, the Foreign Office spokesperson in Islamabad said the Corridor is open from the Pakistan side and India is also expected to allow the Sikh pilgrims desiring to join the upcoming celebrations.