Chandigarh. The Kartarpur Corridor has opened for Indian pilgrims since Tuesday and today Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi along with his cabinet ministers is going to pay obeisance at the Kartarpur Gurdwara through the corridor. But Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu has not got permission to visit Kartarpur today, Sidhu can go to Kartarpur on November 20 and offer prayers. On Wednesday, 28 Indian pilgrims had gone to Kartarpur and had gone there to pay obeisance at the gurdwara.
The Kartarpur Corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district in India. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is the site where Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh sect, laid down his life. The pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib was suspended in March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that the central government has decided to reopen the Kartarpur corridor from Wednesday. Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary ‘Guru Parv’ will be celebrated on November 19 this year.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh sect, left the body in Kartarpur itself. The Gurdwara has been built on the same place and that part went to Pakistan in the partition between India and Pakistan in 1947. In 2019, a corridor has been constructed from India to Kartarpur Gurdwara, through which devotees from India go to Kartarpur and pay obeisance at the Gurdwara.