Spiritual pilgrimage can have simply opened the doorways to a greater courting between India and Pakistan following an extended duration of anxiety. After the reopening of the Kartarpur Hall connecting the 2 maximum vital Sikh shrines and a jatha (staff) of greater than 2,000 devotees visiting Pakistan for Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 19, India has allowed access to a flock of pilgrims from the neighbouring nation.
Round 70 Pakistanis are visiting India to take part within the 718th urs (demise anniversary) of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya from November 18-25 in Delhi.
The visits are being performed beneath the 1974 bilateral Protocol on Visits to Spiritual Shrines between the 2 international locations, mentioned assets. This is going on with growth in Covid scenario in India, they added.
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The 2 international locations threw open the Kartarpur Hall linking Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India with the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, marking a ancient people-to-people initiative. The step was once taken amid raging tensions between India and Pakistan. Ties between the 2 international locations plummeted after India scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing on August 5, 2019, and bifurcated it into two union territories. Kashmir has witnessed a spate of terror assaults during the last few months aided via anti-India forces in Pakistan.
That is the primary staff of pilgrims from Pakistan to consult with India after the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020.
The 718th urs of Nizamuddin Auliya can be held on the Dargah sharif in New Delhi. The collection of guests has been limited because of the pandemic.
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