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11-member BJP delegation meets PM, demands reopening of Kartarpur corridor before Gurpurb on Nov 19

Aditi Tandon

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, November 14

A high-level delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence on Sunday morning and demanded the reopening of the Kartarpur hall forward of Guru Nanak Dev’s start anniversary on November 19.

The hall was closed within the wake of Covid 19 and calls for to reopen it have been rising in current previous with the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab making repeated calls for.

The 11-member delegation comprising senior BJP leaders Ashwani Sharma, Saudan Singh, Tarun Chugh, RP Singh, Dushyant Gautam, Tejinder Bagga amongst others in a illustration to the PM cited every day new Covid instances stabilising at round 10,000 and energetic instances at a 274-day low (1.35 lakh) in addition to the supply of over 110 crore Covid-19 vaccine pictures to demand that the hall be reopened “in keeping with the emotions of the Sikh devotees who need to cross over to the Pakistan to pay obeisance to Guru Nanak at Gurdwara Darbar Saheb in Narowal, Pakistan”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2019 inaugurated the Indian aspect of the Kartarpur hall, which hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of the primary Sikh guru and Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

“Gurdwara Darbar Sahib shrine went to Pakistan on the time of Partition as a result of callousness of the Congress though it’s situated simply three km from the border with Pakistan. Subsequent governments did nothing to reopen the hall. PM Modi ultimately reopened the hall honouring the emotions of Sikhs the world over,” the delegation mentioned in a memorandum to the PM.

The leaders additionally mentioned with the financial and different actions reopening step by step the hope for reopening of the hall had been revived.

“We hope your good self will reopen the hall for the Sikh devotees to have a good time Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak on November 19,” the delegation mentioned.

The delegates mentioned the BJP authorities on the centre had performed for Sikhs what no different authorities had performed prior to now together with the structure of a particular investigation crew to carry to Justice the culprits of 1984 Sikh bloodbath, the current Safety granted to Sikhs from Afghanistan, the commissioning of particular flights to retrieve Guru Granth Saheb copies from struggle torn Afghanistan and the reopening of the Kartarpur hall.

Dyal Singh Sodhi, BJP normal Secretary Punjab mentioned after the assembly, “We’re extraordinarily hopeful of the hall’s reopening. PM Modi did for Sikhs what the governments might by no means do in 70 years. The federal government underneath the PM additionally marked the four-hundredth start anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur in an enormous method. In the identical spirit we hope the Kartarpur hall can be reopened too.”

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