Let there be peace: Celebs hail Kartarpur Corridor inauguration

Published: November 9, 2019
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Sikh Pilgrims stand in a queue to visit the Shrine of Baba Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, on November 9, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Sikh Pilgrims stand in a queue to visit the Shrine of Baba Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, on November 9, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

In a landmark peace move, the Pakistan government opened the Kartarpur Corridor today, permitting Indian pilgrims to visit the revered Sikh Guru’s final resting place without a visa.

The three-kilometer corridor provides visa-free access to Sikh pilgrims, allowing them to travel to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, spent the final years of his life. The passage links Narowal district to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in Punjab, India.

PHOTO: Twitter/Imran Khan (@imranKhanPTI)

PHOTO: Twitter/Imran Khan (@imranKhanPTI)

The project, touted by many as the ‘corridor of peace’ between the two arch rivals, was completed in a record period of eleven months.

Many took to social media to share their sentiments over the historic move. Celebrities such as Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane, Armeena Khan and others took to social media to share their thoughts and congratulated the government.

Starting today, the Kartarpur Corridor will allow thousands of Sikh devotees to perform religious rituals at the shrine. Earlier, Sikh pilgrims had to travel by road to Lahore and then to Narowal to perform their rituals at the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib.

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