Srinagar: Describing Kartarpur corridor as a new beginning of reconciliation between India and Pakistan, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday alleged that some TV channels are trying to distort the gesture and are projecting it as a conspiracy to create Khalistan.
Taking to micro blogging site twitter the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said “ It is quite amusing how some tv channels are trying to distort a gesture like Kartarpur into some kind of conspiracy to create Khalistan . She further said “One fails to understand why allowing people pilgrimage to Guru Nanak Dev ji’s birth place would assume such undertones”.
In earlier tweet yesterday she said “ Kartarpur can be a new beginning of reconciliation between the two neighbours.We cannot change our borders but let us make them irrelevant by facilitating trade & encouraging people to people contact. This will usher in peace & progress for both India & Pakistan”.
Kartarpur is a great example of how religion can bring people together instead of dividing them. It is a path envisioned by PDP founder Mufti Sb to end the turmoil in Kashmir. #SelfRule After Kartarpur,
Delhi and Pakistan must facilitate Sharda Peeth pilgrimage for kashmiris
he planned corridor will connect Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev’s final resting place in Pakistan’s Kartarpur to the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district in India, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the Sikh community
The groundbreaking ceremony for the corridor was held in Kartarpur on Wednesday. The foundation stone for the initiative was laid in Gurdaspur on Monday by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan performed ground breaking of four-km long Kartarpur corridor on Wednesday.