India has prevented Sikhs from attending 481st death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak at Kartarpur. This act has exposed the secularism of India which claims to be so-called staunch advocate of democracy in the world, reports suggest.
The second day of 481st death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak at Kartarpur has been completed. Today (Wednesday) is the last day of ceremonies. The Sikh Yatris who have come from across the world performed their religious rituals therein.
On the other hand, India, while demonstrating its traditional intransigence, has stopped Sikhs from visiting Kartarpur to attend the ceremonies.
Three-day rituals in connection with death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji starting at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib #Kartarpur from today.https://t.co/5RpIqj9jxa
— Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (@MoIB_Official) September 20, 2020
Following completion of its measures against Corona, Pakistan informed Indian government about opening Kartarpur corridor.
The Foreign Office wrote two letters to India to open Kartarpur corridor to allow Sikhs to come to Pakistan for attending the ceremonies. The first letter was sent on June 27 and the second on August 27. But India gave no response to these letters.
Critics have slammed the move, noting that India opened Taj Mahal for tourists, but did not allow Sikhs to come to Kartarpur.
Read more: Pakistan is ready to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on June 29, FO tells India
The managing committee of the pilgrims has thanked the Pakistan government and army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for making the best arrangements. They expressed goodwill wishes for them and termed them heroes.
Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk