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Over 1,000 Indian Sikhs arrive in Pakistan

Over 1,000 Indian Sikhs pilgrims arrive in Pakistan
LAHORE: Over 1100 Indian Sikh pilgrims have arrived in Pakistan for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak.
The governor received the yatrees visiting to attend the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak.

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They are scheduled to visit Gurdwara Janamasthan, Nankana Sahib and perform their religious customs.
Special arrangements for security and accommodation of pilgrims near Gurdwara were made.

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On their arrival, the Sikh yatrees paid tribute to the Pakistani government for opening Kartarpur Corridor for the 550 birth anniversary celebration of Baba Guru Nanak. 
Earlier, Indian authorities at Attari border crossing denied permission to the bus carrying golden ‘Palki’ Sahib to cross over to Pakistan.

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Upon refusal by the Indian authorities, the Sikh Yatrees carried the golden ‘Palki’ Sahib on their shoulders along with Guru Granth Sahib and entered Pakistan via Wagha border crossing.
The Sikh leadership and Yatrees condemned the Indian decision to deny permission to the holy bus to enter Pakistan, saying the interior of the bus had been decorated as a Gurdwara.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor project on 9th November.
100,000 Sikh yatrees across the world, including India, would reach here to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak.

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