M.S.Gill supports Sikh leaders demand for Kartarpur Corridor

September 3rd, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ravinder Singh Robin
Tarn Taran, September 3, (ANI): Union minister for Sports and Youth Affairs M.S.Gill has supported the Sikh leaders demand to provide a safe passage to the devotees to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib situated in Pakistan as Kartarpur Corridor.
Speaking to media on Tuesday, after inauguration the drug de-addiction center at Tarn Taran, nearly 30 kilometers from Amritsar, Gill reiterated the demand of establishing a Pakistan visa centre in Amritsar and Lahore to felicitate travel for people of both sides.
He said that the establishment of a Visa center would prove to be a boon for the bus services plying between the two countries, provided both the governments agree to open visa consulate here.
Gill recalled the visit of the External Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Dera Baba Nanak in June to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of the much-demanded corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Sahib, and hoped that Mukherjees visit would soon bear fruits.
Situated in Pakistans Narowal district, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib is the place where Gurunank Dev spent over 18 years of his life. The place is nearly two miles from the International border between India-Pakistan and Indian pilgrims usually come to the border and pay obeisance while standing at the border line.
It has been Sikh pilgrims long pending demand for a safe passage to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib from Dera Baba Nanak.
Sikhs have been demanding that an international corridor should be constructed that would make the Gurudwara accessible to Indian devotees in such a way that they can walk up to the Gurudwara and return on the same day. (ANI)

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