Kashmir problem a hurdle in corridor to Pak gurdwara: Wadala

Jalandhar, Punjab: Kashmir problem is creating a big hurdle in the construction of a corridor to the Pakistan gurdwara. The chairman of the Kartarpur Sahib Darshan Abhilashi Sanstha Kuldeep Singh Wadala stated this here today. He said the sanstha would hold 155th arads at Dhussi Bund in Dera Baba Nanak on Monday to urge India and Pakistan to construct a corridor on the Indo-Pakistan border to facilitate Sikh pilgrims to pay obeisance at the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara.

The sanstha has been seeking construction of the corridor on the border from Dera Baba Nanak in India to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan since 2001.

It held first ardas on Baisakhi, twelve years back, at Dera Baba Nanak gurdwara, for the corridor. Since then, it has been organising ardas at Dera Baba Nanak every month on “amavasya”.

Wadala, a veteran Akali leader, said Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, had assured to take up the matter of the construction of the corridor during his meeting with the delegation of the sanstha on December 31, 2004.

Wadala said he had met then Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Reza Gilani and other authorities during his visits to Pakistan some time back. Pakistan had started constructing a road leading to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, he added.

Despite positive response from political leaders of both the countries, the corridor has not been built as Kashmir problem was creating a big hurdle in its construction, he added.

Source: The Tribune

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