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340 Sikh pilgrims given visas for Pakistan

Posted on Jun 07 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, June 6 : The Pakistan High Commission here Friday issued visas to around 340 Sikh pilgrims to visit the Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal in Pakistani Punjab on June 8 to perform rituals.

The high commission, in a statement, said that the 341 Sikh pilgrims are travelling for the Guru Arjun Dev Jee Ajore Mela ritual to be held in Pakistan from June 8 to 17.

The pilgrims are travelling to Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal on June 8 to perform rituals in connection with the 408th death anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth of the 10 Sikh gurus.

According to Sikhism, the event is called Shaheedi Jor Mela or Shaheedi Purab of Guru Arjan Dev.

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