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Pakistan harasses Indian officials & pilgrims

Pakistan harasses Indian officials & pilgrims

In order to visit Nankana Sahib to commemorate the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Pakistan gave travel permission to Indian pilgrims.

The prior travel permission has been given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.

Several Sikh pilgrims left for Pakistan with joy in a special train on November 21 to mark the auspicious occasion.

But, despite receiving prior travel permission, the Consular officials of the High Commission of India and Indian pilgrims were harassed in Islamabad. They were denied access to Gurudwara Nankana Sahib and Sacha Sauda on November 21 and 22.

They wanted to perform their consular duties, but they were not allowed and they returned to Islamabad without performing them.

Reports state that Pro-Khalistani banners were also shown to Indian pilgrims in Pakistan.

Several experts said that nothing better can be expected from a provoking country like Pakistan and the relations would not be better between both the countries but rather deteriorate with such type of actions.

The Ministry of External Affairs condemned this action of Pakistan stating that it is incitement of communal disharmony and intolerance.

It also stated that Pakistan is violating the international legal instruments.

The MEA also protested the tendency of Pakistan to undermine India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Indian government said that they asked Pakistan to make sure that no aggressive propaganda against India will take place in their territory.

Day before yesterday, the Cabinet approved for the development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak village in Gurdaspur to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan.

The length of the corridor is nearly 4 km, 2 km on both sides of the international border.

As soon as the announcement had been made by the Indian government, Pakistan government stated that the corridor would be open.

Image credit: Pilgrims inside the Hari Mandir Sahib (Darbar Sahib) – Golden Temple image by Fulvio Spada is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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