December 7, 2021

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

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Ahead of Guru Nanak jayanti, SGPC president writes to PM urging him to open Kartarpur Corridor

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, Ahead of Guru Nanak jayanti, SGPC president writes to PM urging him to open Kartarpur Corridor, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
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, Ahead of Guru Nanak jayanti, SGPC president writes to PM urging him to open Kartarpur Corridor, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor.
“The government has allowed political and religious gatherings and events with Covid 19 protocol in place; so it should also reopen the Kartarpur Corridor for pilgrimage as soon as possible,” said Kaur.
Meanwhile, a new committee has been constituted to demand reopening of the Kartarpur Corridor on the occasion of the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 19. Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Sangarash Committee (SKSCSC) has said that it will take its movement for the cause on international platforms if the demand is not met by November 19.
While talking to TOI on Friday, SKSCSC member Surinderpal Singh Talibpur said they had formed a 13-member committee to demand reopening of the Kartarpur Corridor on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 19 so that followers could travel to Pakistan and return on the same day after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
Another member of SKSCSC, Balwinder Singh Pakhoke, said they had offered prayers at the international border at Dera Baba Nanak for the reopening of the Kartarpur Corridor at the earliest. “If the government doesn’t accept our demand, then we will spread our movement across the state to generate pressure on the government,” said Pakhoke.
Talibpur claimed that they had received immense response from the foreign Sikh bodies who had assured them of throwing their weight behind the SKSCSC’s movement. “After November 19, we will hold a meeting and also have virtual discussions with our supporters abroad to chalk out further course of action,” he said.
The SKSCSC has also expressed reservations on the visit of officiating jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Harpreet Singh, to Pakistan to observe the death anniversary of Baba Nanak via Attari land border earlier in September.
Talibpur said the Pakistan government had observed the ‘jyoti jot diwas’ (death anniversary) of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib, in the country on September 22. “So, the officiating jathedar of Akal Takht should have gone to Pakistan via Kartarpur Corridor and not via the Attari land border. One of our members, Harpartap Singh Gill, had also received the invitation to attend the religious ceremony but he had denied going via Attari land border,” he said.

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