Kartarpur sahib the last abode of Guru Nanak in Pakistan, is right on Indo-Pak border. Devotees seeking free corridor to it. Punjab Legislativ Assembly passed Corridor in 2010 AD. Host country (Pakistan) also willing. But communalist BJP Govt of India has become dumb on it. ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜਿਥੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਸਮਾਏ। ਐਨ ਸਰਹੱਦ ਤੇ ਹੈ। ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਖੁੱਲਾ ਲਾਂਘਾ ਮੰਗਦੀਆਂ ਨੇ। ਪੰਜਾਬ ਅਸੈਂਬਲੀ ਨੇ ਵੀ 2010 'ਚ ਪਾਸ ਕਰ ਦਿਤਾ। ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਵੀ ਲਾਂਘਾ ਦੇਣ ਨੂੰ ਤਿਆਰ। ਪਰ ਬੀਜੇਪੀ ਦੀ ਫਿਰਕਾਪ੍ਰਸਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਘੇਸ ਮਾਰੀ ਬੈਠੀ ਹੈ।
Kartarpur in Pakistan the first ever shrine of Sikhs which was founded by the prophet himself, is such a monument which is clearly visible from Indian territory. The Govt of Pakistan therefore, in the year 2000 agreed to grant a free corridor to it i.e without visa/passport for Indian pilgrims. But the Govt of India is maintaining a calculated silence over the issue for the last 8 years. We are witnessing a very strong movement in Punjab demanding the corridor.
Informally talking about the movement, Dr. Daljit Singh a world famous eye surgeon analysed the whole movement in one sentence, "The desire becomes strong for it when you can see a thing but are prohibited to touch." That exactly is the strength of Corridor movement, exclaimed every body present there. We recently (on 5-10-08) held a seminar exploring various dimensions of this demand/movement. 'This sentence' thus became the gist of consensus resolution which was passed in the end. We have accordingly written to Govt of India requesting it to understand the gravity of this movement and approve the corridor demand, after all Indian people are to visit other country's territory.
Here are a few interesting photographs of what the BSF call 'Mad Rush' we call it a 'Beeline of Devotees'