Ahead of the historic inauguration of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on November 9, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called the occasion a historic achievement that generations of devotees will remember. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Amit Shah said that Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is a historic achievement that generations of devotees will remember and it will find special mention in the annals of history. Praising the Centre, he added that it reflects Modi government's commitment towards preserving the rich heritage and universalising the teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In another tweet, the Union Home Minister also shared a video showing the Kartarpur Corridor.
Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is a historic achievement that generations of devotees will remember. It will find special mention in the annals of history. It reflects Modi govt’s commitment towards preserving our rich heritage & universalising the teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 6, 2019
With opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor, when we are marking Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parkash Purab, PM @narendramodi has realised the long-cherished dream of millions.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 6, 2019
On 9th, let’s witness history being created as PM @narendramodi dedicates this corridor to the nation. pic.twitter.com/k9v2C0dTPO
After Pakistan released its official Kartarpur song featuring pictures of pro-Khalistan leaders, government sources report that the Centre on Wednesday has hit out at Pakistan for promoting Khalistani content. Sources report that the government has raised objections with Pakistan over the video, alleging that the Kartarpur platform has been used for promoting anti-India content. This development comes ahead of the Kartarpur Corridor opening ceremony on November 9.
Meanwhile, on October 24, India and Pakistan signed a landmark agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. Both the countries have also decided that the corridor will be operational throughout the year and seven days a week and that pilgrims will have a choice to visit it as individuals or in groups. Pakistan has finally waived the $ 20 service fee per pilgrim on Friday, after facing severe criticism for not doing so. But, Pakistan is yet to approve the complete list of the pilgrims to visit Kartarpur on November 9.