Chandigarh: Punjab Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to to take up with the Government of Pakistan the issue of opening of the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Sri Kartarpur Sahib.
In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, the Chief minister said Kartarpur Sahib was one of the most revered religious places for Sikhs as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent a large part of his life there.
Pointing out that the Gurdwara lies around 4 km westwards from Dera Baba Nanak, District Gurdaspur (Punjab), on the Pakistan side, he said the Government of Punjab had, time and again, requested the Government of India to take up with the Government of Pakistan the issue of opening a corridor from the International Border to Kartarpur Sahib.
Referring to the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, being observed in November 2019, the Chief Minister apprised the External Affairs Minister that the Punjab Vidhan Sabha had passed a unanimous resolution on August 27, 2018, seeking uninterrupted opening of corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had earlier also requested Sushma Swaraj, through a DO letter on August 20, 2018 to take up the matter with the government of the neighbouring country.