NEW DELHI: India today strongly protested harassment and “attempts at hostile propaganda” during the visit of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan saying Islamabad’s actions were not in consonance with its stated intention of facilitating the visit.
India has registered a formal complaint after diplomats were reportedly humiliated and barred from entering Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on Wednesday night and Gurdwara Sachcha Sauda the next day. Both are in Punjab province of Pakistan. “We have also expressed grave concern at the reports of attempts being made… to incite communal disharmony and intolerance and promote secessionist tendencies with the objective of undermining India’s sovereignty ministry of external affairs said.
Earlier Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed that Pakistan will open the border Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan which is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. It was established by the Sikh Guru in 1522.
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