Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: The second round meeting over the security arrangements for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor was held at Wagah, Pakistan on Sunday. In the meeting, Indian delegates proposed several points to make the journey of pilgrims on the corridor safe and hassle-free.
During the meeting, both the sides agreed on the ‘crossing point'/zero point’. Granting access to 5,000 people per day and 10,000 people on special occasions was also discussed.
The concern of overcrowd in adjoining areas of the Indian side like Dera Baba Nanak was also raised by the Indian delegates. Authorities of our side(India ) urged Islamabad to build a bridge, similar to the one being built on the Indian side, instead of the causeway.
Following requests were made in the meeting today:
- 5,000 pilgrims should be allowed to visit corridor per day and the number should be raised to 10,000 on special occasions.
- Pilgrims should be allowed to visit irrespective of their religions.
- Not just the Indian citizens but the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) holding OCI cards should also be allowed to visit the pilgrimage.
- The corridor should remain open throughout the year: seven days a week.
- Pilgrims should be given the right to decide whether to visit in groups or as individuals.
- Provisions for” langar” and “Prasad” preparation and distribution should also be made.