Washington: The US on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur hall, saying that it sees the initiative as a constructive instance of neighbours working collectively for mutual profit.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic hall to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one among Sikhism’s holiest shrines in Pakistani city of Narowal.
He welcomed the primary batch of the Indian Sikh pilgrims who entered Pakistan by way of the hall which hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur.
The US welcomes the opening of a brand new border crossing between India and Pakistan, the Kartarpur hall, US State Division Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus mentioned in a video posted on her official twitter deal with.
We see this as a constructive instance of neighbours working collectively for mutual profit. The newly opened hall is a step in the direction of selling better non secular freedom, she mentioned.
Ortagus additionally despatched her greatest needs to the pilgrims crossing the border for the 550th delivery anniversary of the founding father of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev.
It permits Indian Sikh pilgrims to go to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, an necessary Sikh home of worship simply contained in the Pakistan border. This spectacular mission will rework a distant three-acre website throughout a delicate worldwide boundary, Ortagus mentioned.
Congratulations to India and Pakistan on this initiative, and our greatest needs to the pilgrims making the crossing for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s delivery, Ortagus mentioned.
Khan inaugurated the hall by eradicating a curtain that was lifted by scorching air balloons within the presence of hundreds of Sikhs from internationally together with India. An enormous ‘kirpan’ (dagger) was displayed on the inauguration website.
Guru Nanak Dev spent the final 18 years of his life at Kartarpur Sahib, which has now grow to be the world’s largest Sikh Gurdwara.