New Delhi | Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday raising a concern over the opening of Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan said that it is a dangerous move.
Speaking to media, Swamy said,”Kartarpur corridor is dangerous move, can be misused as there are no proper checks, just showing passport not enough.” Swamy further worried that people can get an passport in Chandni Chowk for Rs 250. Demanding a ban on Pakistani nationals entering India through the Kartarpur corridor, Swamy said,”People should register 6 months in advance and Indian Athourity should not allow people from Pakistan to come here.”
Kartarpur corridor is dangerous move, can be misused as there are no proper checks, just showing passport not enough. You can get a passport in Chandni Chowk for Rs 250. Ppl should register 6 months in advance, &we should not allow ppl from Pakistan to come here:Subramanian Swamy pic.twitter.com/wJkCLeJgQu
— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2018
Earlier today 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.
Cricketer turned Politician 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”.
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.