GURDASPUR - Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Kartarpur corridor which will link Dera Baba Nanak in India to Pakistan’s Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, reported the Hindustan Times.
“I am happy that Pakistan accepted the long-pending demand of Kartarpur corridor fulfilling the demands of the Sikh community. Now, you would not have to take a long and arduous route through the Attari border. The corridor will become a symbol of love and peace between both countries,” Naidu said after laying the foundation stone.
The Chief Minister for Indian Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh took a more antagonistic stance, using the occasion to warn Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa that he would not be allowed to “vitiate the atmosphere”.
At Prime Minister Imran Khan’s inauguration in August, it was General Bajwa who told Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu that Pakistan was ready to open the route to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib for Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.