Capt urges Sushma to dis­cuss Kar­tarpur cor­ri­dor with Pak

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB/U'KHAND - Indo­Asian News Ser­vice let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CHANDIGARH: Pun­jab chief min­is­ter Cap­tain Amarinder Singh on Fri­day urged Union ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj to take up the is­sue of open­ing of the cor­ri­dor from Dera Baba Nanak to Kar­tarpur Sahib Gurdwara with the Pak­istan gov­ern­ment.

In a let­ter, the chief min­is­ter said that Kar­tarpur Sahib, which lies 4-km west­wards from Dera Baba Nanak in Gur­daspur dis­trict in Pun­jab, on the Pak­istan side was one of the most revered re­li­gious places for Sikhs as Guru Nanak Dev had spent a large part of his life there.

Amarinder said the Pun­jab gov­ern­ment had, time and again, re­quested the In­dian gov­ern­ment to take up with the Pak­istan gov­ern­ment the is­sue of open­ing a cor­ri­dor from the in­ter­na­tional bor­der to Kar­tarpur Sahib.

Re­fer­ring to the 550th birth an­niver­sary of Guru Nanak Dev be­ing ob­served in No­vem­ber 2019, the chief min­is­ter ap­prised the ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­is­ter that the Pun­jab assem­bly had passed a unan­i­mous res­o­lu­tion on Au­gust 27, seek­ing an un­in­ter­rupted open­ing of the cor­ri­dor.

It was at the Kar­tarpur gurdwara that Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life till he died in 1539.

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