Pakistan decided to reopen the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Corridor with immediate effect.

A notice gave by the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs on Friday had expressed that in the wake of reviewing an overall improvement in the COVID-19 circumstance in Pakistan, it had been chosen to reopen the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Corridor with quick impact.

India on Saturday said that it has not yet chosen about the reopening of Kartarpur Corridor even with the fact that Pakistan has just declared it will permit Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy place.

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, we stay in contact with every single concerned authorities, including ministries of home affairs and health and family welfare. A choice on reopening of the corridor would be taken as per the Covid-19 protocol and easing of limitations.

He likewise asked Islamabad to finish the development of a bridge on its side of the border.

Indian visitors are free to visit every day from sunrise to nightfall according to a respective arrangement made in 2019 among India and Pakistan. They have been mentioned to agree to follow steps for COVID-19.

It was reopened briefly in June to honor Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s death anniversary, yet India dismissed Pakistan’s offer and wouldn’t open the corridor on its side.

At the point when Pakistan was cut out of provincial India at independence from Britain in 1947, Kartarpur wound up on the western side of the border, however the greater part of the region’s Sikhs stayed on the opposite side.

Many years of rivalry among India and Pakistan left extreme limitations on their capacity to visit the site, until November 10, 2019, when Prime Minister Imran Khan officially introduced the corridor.

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