kartarpurbabaSep 18 5:22 AM
Gurdwara corridor issue: Punjab Govt writes to PM
Tribune News Service
Gurdaspur, August 31
The Punjab Government has written to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
to take up the issue of providing corridor to the Kartar Sahib
gurdwara with his Pakistani counterpart.
Mr Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture,
gave this information while talking to The Tribune. He said that the
Punjab Chief Minister had written to the Prime Minister in this
regard. The efforts are being made to include the agenda of providing
corridor in the next Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two
In June this year, in a hope get the corridor to the Kararpur Sahib
gurudwara located in Pakistan, just 3 km from Indian border, the
devotees had laid the foundation stone of the gate for the proposed
path. The entire expenses of bringing up the gate are being borne by
the local devotees. Approximately Rs 20 lakh would be spent on the gate.
The first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev, had spent 17 years in
Kartarpur Sahib. He ploughed his fields till the age of 70 years and
set the example before his followers about the importance of labour.
The corridor to the gurudwara was more than 50-year-old demand of the
people of Punjab. The people from the Dera Baba Nanak area pay
obeisance to the gurudwara from the bundh near the border fencing.
Earlier, the road to the bundh had been constructed by the Punjab
Government. In light of the improved Indo-Pak relations, the Prime
Minister has been urged to take up the issue with his Pakistani