India, Pakistan sign agreement to operationalise Kartarpur Corridor

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 07:49 PM IST
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India and Pakistan on Thursday operationalised the Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian pilgrims to visit a gurdwara built at the site where Guru Nanak spent the final years of his life. The agreement was inked by officials of the two sides at the “zero line” on the border. India had on Monday proposed October 23 as the date for signing the pact but the event had to be put off by a day because of “administrative issues” on the Pakistani side, officials said. India and Pakistan have held a series of high-level talks for the operationalisation of the corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. The corridor will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.

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