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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, foreign minister SM Qureshi, cricketer-turned-Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal and others during ground breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan's Kartarpur, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.(PTI)

Pro-Khalistan group SFJ plans its secessionist 2020 referendum at Kartarpur

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 09:06 AM IST
While the original plan had been to hold a major event at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, SFJ’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Pannun told HT that the opening of the corridor will allow the group access to a much larger number of pilgrims from India at Kartarpur Sahib than would be possible at the more distant Nankana Sahib.
Sikhs For Justice launched its campaign with the London Declaration on August 12, resulting in India expressing its displeasure to the British authorities.(HT File Photo)
Sikhs For Justice launched its campaign with the London Declaration on August 12, resulting in India expressing its displeasure to the British authorities.(HT File Photo)

‘Referendum 2020’: Pro-Khalistan group to hold its next campaign event in Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 01:19 AM IST
The event is being scheduled to coincide with celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, and is expected to attract tens of thousands of devotees from around the world to the site.
A view of Gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdala near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.(Reuters File)
A view of Gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdala near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.(Reuters File)

SGPC flays Pakistan for barring Indian envoy in Islamabad from meeting Sikh pilgrims at Gurdwara Panja Sahib

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 10:37 AM IST
The 266-member jatha went to Pakistan on June 21 to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dehra Sahib. Pilgrims were staying at Gurdwara Panja Sahib when Indian envoy was not allowed to meet them on June 23.
Amarjit Singh with his family members after he was deported by Pakistan on Tuesday from Attari border, in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Amarjit Singh with his family members after he was deported by Pakistan on Tuesday from Attari border, in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Sikh pilgrim missing in Pak deported back, says was not aware of rules

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 09:30 PM IST
As soon as he crossed over, Indian security and intelligence agencies took him to the Integrated Check Post (ICP) office at Attari and quizzed him for around three hours
The flags of India and Pakistan.(Representative photo)
The flags of India and Pakistan.(Representative photo)

Indian on pilgrimage fails to return home from Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Amarjit Singh, 24, was part of a Sikh Jatha that returned on Saturday.
Sikh pilgrims arrive at Attari railway station, some 35km from Amritsar, as they return from Pakistan, on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Sikh pilgrims arrive at Attari railway station, some 35km from Amritsar, as they return from Pakistan, on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sikh jatha returns from Pakistan, but without Kiran Bala

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 10:49 PM IST
Bala, a Sikh woman from Garhshankar in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, who was part of the jatha, went missing while on a pilgrimage and later it was found that she married a Muslim on April 16
Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah(HT File)
Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah(HT File)

Pakistan considering India’s request for religious corridor: Envoy

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amit R Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Sikhs bodies have been demanding a religious corridor for several decades.
Sikh pilgrims attend Baisakhi festival at the shrine of Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hasan Abdal, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad, Pakistan, April 14, 2018.(AP Photo)
Sikh pilgrims attend Baisakhi festival at the shrine of Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hasan Abdal, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad, Pakistan, April 14, 2018.(AP Photo)

India, Pakistan spar again over access to Sikh pilgrims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 10:56 PM IST
India lodged a protest with Pakistan on Sunday for not allowing its high commissioner and diplomats meet Sikh pilgrims visiting the neighbouring country.
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