Indian Sikh pilgrims to travel to Pakistan for Gurupurab


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Indian Sikh pilgrims will travel to neighboring Pakistan for the Gurupurab, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

As many as 1,500 pilgrims will travel to Pakistan from November 17-26 under the 1974 Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines in India-Pak, MEA said.

They will visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Sri Panja Sahib, Dera Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Sacha Sauda.

“It has been decided that a ‘jatha’ of approximately 1,500 pilgrims will visit Pak from November 17-26 under the 1974 Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines b / w India-Pak. Scheduled to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Sri Panja Sahib, Dera Sahib, Nankana Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Sacha Sauda, ​​”MEA said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan urged India to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor on its side and allow Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy site for the upcoming Guru Nanak Dev birthday celebrations.

The Kartarpur Corridor was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the eve of the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev on November 9, 2019, according to the Foreign Ministry.

But the Covid-19 pandemic hit the region along with the world just months after the corridor opened. The movement of pilgrims to Pakistan through the corridor has been suspended since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the neighboring country has banned all travel from India, citing the increase in cases in April this year.

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