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Remove Indo-Pak border restrictions: Sikh pilgrims

world Updated: Nov 21, 2010 13:44 IST
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The border restrictions between Pakistan and India should be abolished for peace and prosperity in the region, said a group of Sikh pilgrims from India.

Over 4,000 Sikh pilgrims reached Pakistan by special trains through the Wagah border Friday to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the first guru of Sikhism.

Sikh pilgrims told the media at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore Saturday that people of Pakistan were peaceful and foreign elements were involved in all terror activities, the News International reported Sunday.

They stressed that improvement in Pakistan-India relations was necessary for peace in the region.

The Sikh pilgrims will stay in Pakistan for 10 days, and attend ceremonies in connection with Baba Guru Nanak's birth celebrations at various religious sites. They return to India Nov 29.