Kartarpur corridor will be a bridge and erase enmity between India and Pakistan: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Lahore | Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said that the Kartarpur corridor will be a bridge and erase enmity between both India and Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference before in Lahore, Sidhu said,”I feel that this corridor will be a bridge and erase enmity”.” It will increase people to people contact and bring peace. It is my belief that there are possibilities in it,” he stated.

Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu further added that the Kartarpur corridor is of infinite possibilities, of peace, of prosperity, of opening up of trade relations. Speaking on the controversy during the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan when he hugged Pakistani Army chief Bajwa, Sidhu said,” The hug with Pakistan Army Chief was for hardly a second, it was not a Rafale Deal. When two Punjabis meet they hug each other, its normal practice in Punjab.”

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday accepted Pakistan’s invite to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of a corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara across the border saying this initiative would open “the borders of hearts and the mind”. Earlier on Monday Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, which will facilitate easy passage to Sikh pilgrims to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. The decision to build the passage — from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the International Border — was taken by the Union Cabinet on November 22.

Kartarpur is located in Shakargarh in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab. Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, had spent more than 18 years of his life there.

The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located on the banks of the Ravi river, about three-four km from the border in Pakistan.

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