Where there was an artificial and noncultural division between the two countries—Kartarpur corridor
Kartarpur corridor is very special to the Sikhism where there was an artificial and noncultural division between two countries because there are many similarities between the two countries because of the same culture. Some of the known unknown things must be known to every Indian as well as Pakistani’s which are as follow
Facts about Kartarpur corridor
- Kartar corridor is a border between two countries India and Pakistan.
- This corridor connects two Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib(Punjab, India ) and Gurudwara Sahib (Punjab , Pakistan)
- This corridor is only for to visit religious devotees from India to Pakistan without a visa to Gurudwara in Kartarpur
- The Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in early 1999 by the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif, respectively, as part of the Delhi–Lahore Bus diplomacy
- Previously, pilgrims from India had to take a bus to Lahore to get to Kartarpur, which is 125 km journey although people on the Indian side of the border could physically see Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the Pakistani side.
- The first guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, founded Kartarpur in 1504 CE on the right bank of the Ravi River and established the first Sikh commune there.
- On the right bank of Ravi river, The first Guru of Sikhism, GuruNanak Dev Ji founded Kartarpur in 1504 CE.
- After the death of GuruNanak Devji in 1539 Hindus and Muslims both claimed him as their own and raised mausoleums in his memory with a common wall between them.
- During the partition between India and Pak, this region was also a part of the division. The Radcliffe Line awarded the Shakargarh tehsil on the right bank of the Ravi River, including Kartarpur, to Pakistan, and the Gurdaspur tehsil on the left bank of Ravi to India.
- In September 1974, a protocol was agreed between India and Pakistan for visits to religious shrines.
- Gobind Singh, the caretaker of the gurdwara at Kartarpur, said the gurdwara had “remained shut from 1947 to 2000”
- The Kartarpur Corridor mission was initially started by Bhabishan Singh Goraya, he has been pursuing the cause for past 24 years.
- On 9 November 2019, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor at a ceremony that was held in Gurdwara Darbar Sahib complex, Kartarpur and around 12,000 pilgrims were present on this ceremony.
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