- Construction of Kartarpur Corridor from India is almost complete
- The corridor will connect Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan with Dera Baba Nanak of Gurdaspur
- The corridor will allow Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Pakistan without a visa.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on 8 November. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal gave this information by tweeting on Saturday. She said they will create history on November 8. With the blessings of Guru Nanak Devji, the Sikh Panth is finally getting the good fortune of the open vision of Shri Kartarpur Sahib. The work of the Kartarpur corridor is almost complete. Recently, Pakistan had said that they did not fix the date of the inauguration.
With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth’s ardaas for ‘khule darshan deedar’ of Sri Kartarpur Sahib to finally become reality !
On Nov 8th, history will be created with PM @narendramodi ji inaugurating the #kartarpurcorridor (ICP). 1/2 pic.twitter.com/wBHeTRZcma
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) October 12, 2019
SGPC head said – Punjab government’s insistence is beyond my understanding
There was no agreement between the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Punjab government regarding the program of 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Devji. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, from the SGPC platform, is hoping to dominate the politics of Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal, while the SGPC is denying it. On Saturday, the committee head Govind Singh Longowal spoke on this. He said was still ready to talk to the captain. He also wanted to assure that it would be a purely religious program. It will allow no politics.
Importance of Kartarpur Corridor
The Kartarpur road on the India-Pakistan border is three kilometers from Gurdaspur in Punjab. This corridor will connect Pakistan’s Kartarpur Sahib with Dera Baba Nanak Temple in Gurdaspur district. This will facilitate the visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims. In 1539, Guru Nanak Dev left the body at this place. Sources said we expect work on the Kartarpur corridor to be completed by 31 October, which is before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.