Sukhbir Badal urges PM Modi to direct LPAI to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on eve of 551st Parkash Purb
Chandigarh [India], October 30 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday suggested High Minister Narendra Modi to interfere and direct the Lands Port Authority of India (LPAI) to reopen the Kartarpur Hall to facilitate Sikh pilgrims wishing to consult with Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan at the eve of 551st Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev.
In a letter to the High Minister, Badal asked him to permit visa-free pilgrimage to make sure those that don’t possess passports may additionally get admission to the hall.
Badal mentioned that simple get admission to will have to be given to the pilgrims whilst implementing well being protocols retaining in view the 551st beginning anniversary of Guru Sahab on November 30.
He mentioned the Pakistan govt had opened the hall for shuttle and permission for a similar was once best awaited from the Indian govt.
The SAD leader added that the hall was once quickly closed via the Indian govt on March 16 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He highlighted that outstanding pilgrimage websites internationally in addition to within the nation, which have been in part or totally closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been reopened.
“Hundreds of devotees visited the general resting position of Guru Sahab within the months following this prior to the hall was once closed quickly on March 16 this yr. I can be thankful if you must interfere on this topic taking into account that restrictions on paying obeisance at puts of worship were comfortable around the nation. This can also be consistent with the needs of the Sikh neighborhood,” Badal added.
On October 29, Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, mentioned that the Kartarpur Hall was once closed because of COVID-19 protocol and it’ll re-opened best after session with all of the involved government. (ANI)