The Centre has decided to reopen the Kartarpur corridor from Wednesday to allow pilgrims to visit the shrine in Pakistan. The decision came ahead of Gurpurab that will be celebrated on Friday.

Guruparab is celebrated to mark the the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

“This decision reflects the immense reverence of [Narendra] Modi government towards Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.

In another tweet, Shah said that the decision to reopen the Kartarpur corridor will “further boost the joy and happiness across the country”.

The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. The gurdwara in Kartarpur town is built at the site where Guru Nanak died in 1539. It is one of the holiest shrines in Sikhism.


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