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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

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


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


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