Tag: Kartarpur Corridor

SGPC Urges UN to Declare 2021 as Int’l Human Rights yr

(Asr,Pb) SGPC Urges UN to Declare 2021 as Int’l Human Rights yr
The SGPC has asked the centre to repeal the recent farm laws, in a set of resolutions that also urges the UN to declare 2021, the 400th birth anniversary year of Guru Tegh Bahadur, as the International Human Rights Year .
The resolutions were moved by Bibi Jagir Kaur, chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, an apex gurdwara body, and were passed by its members.
In its resolution on the celebration of the Guru Tegh Bahadur’s birth anniversary, the SGPC also asked the Centre to establish a unique monument of the ninth Guru on the lines of ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ at Sri Anandpur Sahib, dedicating it to his 400th birth anniversary.
The resolution also demanded large scale development of all historic sites related to Guru Tegh Bahadur, including his birthplace Gurdwara Guru Ke Mahal in Amritsar and Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, the shrine built in Delhi to commemorate his martyrdom.
The day of martyrdom of the ninth Guru should be celebrated as ‘Religious Tolerance Day’ and the Centre should make the holy ‘baani’ (Gurbani writings) of the ninth Guru available in libraries all over the world by translating them into major languages of the world, the resolution said.
All these works should be done under the supervision of the SGPC, it added.
The resolution also asked the Centre and the state governments to declare the SGPC as the nodal body for the fourth birth centenary celebrations of the ninth Guru, to be held at home and abroad.
Apart from this, the road from Agra, the place of the arrest of the ninth Guru, to his martyrdom site at Delhi, should be declared as ‘Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Marg’ and from Delhi to Sri Anandpur Sahib as ‘Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Sis Marg’, as his holy ‘Sis’ (head) was carried on this route after the martyrdom, the resolution said.
A resolution was also passed for the reopening of the Kartarpur corridor.
The resolution on the farm laws also condemned the death of a youth Navreet Singh during the farmer tractor rally in Delhi on January 26 and demanding an impartial inquiry into the matter.
The resolution also demanded immediate release of youths and farmers apprehended during the tractor rally and withdrawal of criminal cases lodged against them.
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Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Devotees

(Chd,Pb)Punjab’s DGP Gupta Takes U Turn on His Remarks on Kartarpur Sahib Shrine Devotees
Punjab Director General of police, Dinkar Gupta, has expressed shock and outrage over his remarks made at the Indian Express Ideas Exchange event on February 20, being misunderstood or being willfully misconstrued.Earlier Top Cop has said that Sri Kartarpur Sahib has Potential to Turn a Sikh Devotee into a Terrorist within 6 Hrs
In a statement issued here, Gupta said, “I rejoiced at the opening of the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor which has fulfilled the decades-old aspirations of millions of devotees like myself all over the world who profess their faith in Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his divine teachings. Their daily ardas for ‘khulle darshan-deedaar’ of religious shrines that remain in post-Partition Pakistan, was finally answered. It was a matter of even greater happiness that it coincided with the 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji”.
Top Cop also said that, as the DGP of the state, which is faced with continuing battle against violent extremism that continues to be funded and supported from across the border, he cannot over emphasize the need to remain vigilant.
He said,“I only red-flagged the obvious ‘potential’ for misuse by elements notorious for their hostility towards India and their effort to exploit every opportunity, even the most pious one, to disturb peace and communal harmony”
Gupta further said that his remarks at the Indian Express event were strictly pertaining to the security and safety of Punjab and India. There was absolutely no reference to any religion or community in his remarks but simply that some anti-national elements based in hostile neighborhood could misuse and exploit this opportunity and, therefore, “we” need to be vigilant to such potential dangers in the interest of peace and security of the people of the State, who, he said, had already suffered a lot in the past at the hands of terrorism promoted by our hostile neighbour.
Earlier Bikram Singh Majithia of Shiromani Akali Dal Slammed Capt Led Punjab Govt And Top Leaders of Congress asking that out of 51,000 devotees how many sikhs are converted terrorists

BJP Slammed Navjot S Sidhu For Praising Imran in Pakistan

(New Delhi)BJP Slammed Congress Leader Navjot S Sidhu For Praising Imran in Pakistan The BJP on Sunday slammed Congress leader Navjot Sidhu for praising Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Kartarpur corridor inauguration across the international border and allegedly seeking to present Pakistani leadership on a higher pedestal than India’s.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra criticised Sidhu’s remarks praising Imran Khan and describing him as the king of hearts. Sidhu had said, “Sikandar (Alexander) had won the world with fear and you won the heart all over the world.”
Patra alleged that by making such remarks, Sidhu sought to show Pakistan and Khan on a higher pedestal than India.
He said Sidhu also reportedly projected himself as a representative of 14 crore Sikhs.
“He was invited as a chief guest there. He was not part of the official ‘jatha’ which went from India. Who gave him this right,” Patra questioned.

Dr Manmohan May Attend Kartarpur Ceremony as Common Man

(Islamabad,Pak)Dr Manmohan Singh May Attend Kartarpur Ceremony on November 9 as Common Man
As per Dawn Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters in his home town Multan on Saturday that Singh has accepted his invitation and would attend the scheduled opening as a common man rather than as a special guest
The proposed corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Guru Nanak Dev.
Pakistan is building the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district up to the border will be constructed by India.
Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate Pakistan’s part of the corridor, facilitating pilgrimage of 5,000 Indian Sikhs everyday to their holy place.

Capt Seeks Passport Waiver For Sangat To Cross Kartarpur Corridor

[Chd,Pb]Capt Seeks Passport Waiver For Sangat To Cross Kartarpur Corridor
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought waiver of passport condition for pilgrims to cross the Kartarpur Corridor to enable “khulle darshan deedar” of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on the 550th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
Captain Amarinder Singh has also asked the Modi Government to quickly finalize the alignment of the road access and attendant government infrastructure to be built around the Corridor so that the process of acquisition may be commenced without any further delay to ensure early operatlionalisation of the historic Corridor.
Captain Amarinder has, in his letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh suggested that any other valid government document such as the Aadhar card, may be used in place of Passport for identification to enable maximum pilgrims to visit the sacred Gurdwara Sahib.


PM “Modi”Attacks Congress on Kartarpur Sahib+1984 Sikh Genocide

[New Delhi]PM”Modi”Attacks Congress on Kartarpur Sahib+1984 Sikh Genocide
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday attacked the previous Congress government for its inability to bring Kartarpur Sabib under India during partition.
Releasing a commemorative coin as part of the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of 10th Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh, Modi also came down on the Congress for the 1984 riots that took place following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi.
He said now devotees do not have to look at the shrine in Pakistan using binoculars and they could visit the place without visa using the corridor.
Guru Nanak passed away in Kartarpur on September 22, 1539.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former chief justice of India J S Khehar and several Sikh leaders were present at the Prime Minister’s residence to participate in the event.
Modi said be it Guru Nanak or Guru Gobind Singh, they have taught us to be on the side of justice.
Following the path shown by them, the central government is trying to get justice for the people who suffered during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Modi said.
“The central government is making efforts to get justice for the period of injustice which started in 1984. For decades, mothers, sisters, daughters and sons have shed tears, the law will deliver justice, wipe (their) tears,” the PM said referring to the riots that took place following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
The PM released a Rs 350 denomination commemorative silver coin to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

Shiromani Akali Dal Seeks Production Subsidy For Farmers

[Bathinda,Pb]Shiromani Akali Dal[ SAD] Seeks Production Subsidy For Farmers
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday sought production subsidy for farmers on the pattern of investment subsidy being given to the industry.
Former Punjab deputy chief minister said he had already requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce production subsidy concept for farmers.
“Production subsidy should be given to farmers on the pattern of investment subsidy given to the industry,” he said after interacting with party workers at Goniana
.Badal also accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of committing a fraud with farmers, claiming he had given “a signed affidavit” to farmers that the Congress government would wave their entire debt.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that Amarinder Singh was trying to “befool” the people of Punjab by stating that central funds had not been received to initiate work on the Kartarpur corridor.
On Kartarpur She said Punjab government does not acquire land, but blame the Centre for its failure,
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Punjab’s Capt Submits Strategy to His Party Capt for 13 LokSabha Seats

[Delhi,Chd,Pb] Punjab’s Capt Reports to His Party Capt In Delhi and Submits Strategy for 13 Lok Sabha Seats
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ruled out the need for an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the state but said the decision on a coalition with the party would be taken by the Congress high command.
He was responding to questions from media persons during an informal chat after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss a host of state government and party related issues, particularly in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
On the issue of the Kartarpur Corridor, Captain Amarinder Singh said while Pakistan had already started work on the construction of the road on their side, development work had yet to start in the Indian Punjab, as the state government had not received any funds so far from the Centre for acquiring land for building the infrastructure.
The Chief Minister trashed as completely incorrect the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the loan waiver scheme for farmers in Punjab. His government had already waived off crop loans worth Rs 3,417 crores of 4,14,275 farmers in just one year. His government was committed to covering all the 10.25 lakh small and marginal farmers He said loans of the remaining about 3 lakh of the 10.25 lakh farmers would be waived off shortly.

Govts To Budget Rs100 Crore For Borderly Sikh Pilgrimage:KartarPur Corridor

[Chd,Pb] Govts To Budget Rs100 Crore For Sikh Pilgrimage :KartarPur Corridor
The Kartarpur Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district up to the International Border will cost Rs 85-Rs 100 crore,
The corridor will facilitate easy passage to the Sikh pilgrims to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is located on the banks of the Ravi river in Pakistan, where Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, had spent 18 years of his life.
The corridor will be built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Punjab Public Works Department Minister Vijay Inder Singla said, “A sum of Rs 85 crore to 100 crore is estimated to be spent on constructing the Kartarpur Corridor”.

India CAUTIOUSLY Refuses To Connect Kartarpur Corridor with Dialogue Process

[Hyderabad,India]India Shows Happyness but CAUTIOUSLY Refuses To Connect Kartarpur Corridor with Dialogue Pak
External Affairs Minister Of India Smt Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said the Kartarpur corridor initiative is not connected with the dialogue process with Pakistan and talks can start the moment Islamabad stops terror activities in India.
Smt Swaraj, who is campaigning here ahead of the Telangana elections on December 7, was addressing a press conference.
. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday has layed the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district.Punjab Cabinet Minister Novjot Singh Sidhu ,Centre Ministers Smt HarsimratKaur Badal ,HS Puri Also joined the Function .but Smt Sushma Swaraj declined Pak’s invitation She has also refused to join SAARC Meeting in Pakistan
Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.
The Kartarpur corridor is expected to be completed within six months.