Punjab CM calls upon Swaraj for access to Pak gurudwara
"This will allow the faithful to pay their respects at the Gurudwara Sahib in Kartarpur," the Punjab Chief Minister said in the letter.
Noting that the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, who breathed his last in Kartarpur, is being celebrated in the month of November this year, Singh stated that one of the historical demands of the Sikh community was to have access to the shrine, that went to Pakistan following the partition in1947.
"The Government of Punjab has been requesting Government of India time and again for taking up the matter with the Government of Pakistan for a corridor from the International Border to Kartarpur," Singh said.
While highlighting efforts made in this matter by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which could not materialise, the Punjab Chief Minister urged Swaraj to personally intervene in the matter.