The Kartarpur Sahib Corridor — the street to Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan — will reopen tomorrow, two days earlier than the beginning anniversary of Guru Nanak, Union Residence Minister Amit Shah tweeted immediately, saying the choice will profit numerous Sikh pilgrims. The Centre had blamed Pakistan for not reopening the 4.4 km hall, which has been shut for greater than a yr.
“In a serious choice, that may profit massive numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM @Narendramodi govt has determined to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow, Nov 17. This choice displays the immense reverence of Modi govt in direction of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh neighborhood,” Mr Shah tweeted.
In a serious choice, that may profit massive numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM @Narendramodi govt has determined to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow, Nov 17.
This choice displays the immense reverence of Modi govt in direction of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh neighborhood.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 16, 2021
Numerous Sikh leaders, together with Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his predecessor Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu had requested the Centre to reopen the hall earlier than Gurpurab.
Earlier immediately, each Amarinder Singh and Navjot Sidhu tweeted their requests to reopen the hall.
“I urge Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji to open the Kartarpur Corridor earlier than Nov 19, the beginning anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, so that individuals pays obeisance on the holy shrine on this sacred event,” tweeted Amarinder Singh.
“I urge GOI to reopen Kartarpur Corridor, to create a brand new Darshan Asthan for khule darshan didar for all and to cancel the three farm legal guidelines on Shri Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab, as its a day for reflection, rediscovery and reiteration of Gurus message of peace, concord & common brotherhood,” tweeted Navjot Sidhu.
Amarinder Singh and Mr Sidhu have been additionally among the many first to welcome the information of the reopening.
My profound gratitude to PM @narendramodi and HM @AmitShah for the well timed opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. It would provide an opportunity to 1000’s of devotees to pay obeisance on the holy shrine on the event of Guru Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 16, 2021
Welcome step …. The reopening of the Corridor of infinite prospects … invaluable reward for Nanak naam levas … could the hall of the Nice Guru stay open eternally to bathe blessings on one an all …. Sarbat da bhala pic.twitter.com/88Dw9o8nA9
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) November 16, 2021
Motion on the Kartarpur hall was suspended in March 2020, when Pakistan put restrictions on journey from India after the Covid outbreak. Final yr, citing enchancment within the pandemic state of affairs, Pakistan first expressed its willingness to reopen the hall on June 27. Islamabad then mentioned it’ll reopen on October 3.
The 4.5 km-long hall connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur to Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, a small city in Pakistan’s Punjab province, about 4 km from the Worldwide Border. It’s the place the place the founding father of Sikhism Guru Nanak is believed to have spent the final 18 years of his life.