Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday compared the Kartarpur corridor with the Berlin Wall and hoped that Kartarpur corridor would act as a bridge between India and Pakistan.
Underlining the strength of people-to-people contact, the prime minister said, “Had anyone ever thought that the Berlin Wall would fall. May be with the blessings of Guru Nanak Devji, this Kartarpur corridor will not just remain a corridor, but act as a bridge between the people of the two countries.”
A day earlier the Indian Home Ministry wrote a letter to the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi in which they appreciated the decision of Pakistan regarding the Kartarpur border corridor, and announced the construction of corridor to facilitate Sikh pilgrims, who came in Pakistan to visit their religious places, the sources said. The announcement was immediately welcomed by Islamabad as ‘victory for peace’.
Earlier information minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted, “It is a step in the right direction and we hope such steps will encourage voice of reason and tranquility on both sides of the border.”
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is in Kartarpur, Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan, 120 km from Lahore. It is built on the historic site where Guru Nanak settled and assembled a Sikh community after his missionary travels. The present gurdwara is built on the site where Guru Nanak died, on 22 September 1539.
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22 August, 2019