Kartarpur Corridor: India Asks Pakistan to Grant Visa-Free Entry to 5,000 Pilgrims per DayMarch 14, 2019 18:38
(Image source from: Twitter/Raveesh Kumar)
The first meeting to finalize the modalities for setting up the Kartarpur corridor was held on Thursday at Attari-Wagah Border on the Indian side.
In the meeting, both the countries made an agreement to work expeditiously operationalizing the corridor.
The Indian officials said they had asked Pakistan to allow 5,000 pilgrims to Kartarpur Gurudwara every day and the shrine should be open for Indian pilgrims. The next meeting will be held at Wagah on April 2, 2019.
The meeting was held in the wake of rising tension between both the countries due to the February 14 Pulwama attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed.
Respecting the sentiments of the people— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 14, 2019
Talks concluded on various aspects and provisions of the operationalisation of #KartarpurCorridor on the occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji
Joint Press Statement at https://t.co/80pHULecY7 pic.twitter.com/zUaaTYcajH
Before the April 2 meeting, there will also be a meeting of the technical experts on March 19, 2019, at the proposed zero points to finalize the alignment. “Both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalizing the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor,” the joint statement said.
Commitment to fulfill a dream!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 14, 2019
Talks begin between India & Pakistan to discuss and finalize the modalities for the #KartarpurCorridor, at Attari, Amritsar, that’ll facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit the holy shrine of Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur. pic.twitter.com/XWSUtk0Ene
By Sowmya Sangam