On Wednesday, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that Kartarpur corridor will bring the people of both countries together and mistrust between India and Pakistan can be removed through the message of peace and love.
Harsimrat Kaur visited Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan on foundation stone laying ceremony for the corridor that will link Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan and Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, India.
Harsimrat said, “If the Berlin Wall can fall, then the mistrust between two neighbourly countries, India and Pakistan, can also be removed through revisiting the message of peace and love spread by Guru Nanak”.
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She said, “Guru Nanak spent 18 years of his life at Kartarpur & spread his message of peace and love. Today is historic not just for the Sikh community, but for the people and the Governments of India and Pakistan”.
Minister said, “Scores of Sikhs are on this journey for the first time today. I have no friends, no relatives here (in Pakistan). I never thought I would be here”.
She added, “When we laid the foundation stone (for the corridor) in Indian Punjab, I saw the corridor becoming a reality there and now I am seeing it here. Today this corridor will bring everyone together … It will bring joy and peace to both countries. I beseech you … to issue postage stamps or coins to commemorate Guru Nanak”.
Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur and Hardeep Singh Puri represented India at the ceremony, that was attended by Navjot Singh Sidhu as well.
India and Pakistan will develop the corridor on their sides so that Sikh pilgrims can visit to the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan without visa.