Amritsar, Punjab: An SGPC jatha comprising 156 members was among 375 Sikh pilgrims who left for Pakistan today to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev on June 12.
This is the first time in the last three years that an SGPC jatha is visiting Pakistan to observe this event. The Pakistan High Commission had denied visa to it in the last two successive years owing to the differences between the SGPC and the PSGPC over the Nanakshahi calendar. Though the differences remain this time too, the SGPC has managed to get visas. While the SGPC is observing the occasion on June 12 as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar, the PSGPC continues to stick to the original calendar.
Source: The Tribune