M.S.Gill supports Sikh leaders demand for Kartarpur Corridor
By Ravinder Singh Robin
Tarn Taran, September 3, (2008): 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 Mukherjee's visit would soon bear fruits.
Situated in Pakistan's 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