Pakistan reopens Kartarpur Corridor on death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

29th Jun, 2020. 07:03 pm

Darbar Sahib Kartarpur was opened on Monday (Jun 29) for Sikh pilgrims, Sikh pilgrims are arriving on the anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Government of Pakistan allowed pilgrims to join the prayer under Coronavirus SOPs.

It is to be noted that pilgrims are happy with the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.

Sikh pilgrims demanded that India should also allow Sikh pilgrims to come under COVID-19 SOPs.

The Kartarpur Corridor was inaugurated on 09 November 2019 by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The opening of the Corridor on the eve of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak fulfilled the long awaited desire of Sikh devotees of the international community.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, “The Kartarpur Corridor is a true symbol of peace and religious harmony. This landmark initiative by the Government of Pakistan has been immensely appreciated by the Sikh community all over the world including India. The first Guru of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak Saheb, had spent the last 18 years of his life in Kartarpur.”

Earlier on March 16, the Corridor was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the religious places are gradually opening up around the world, Pakistan has also made necessary arrangements to reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

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