Kartarpur Corridor talks: India approves 5000 pilgrims a day, Pak seeks to limit numbers to 500

Govt Sources on Kartarpur Corridor talks: India has approved state of the art passenger terminal building to handle 5000 pilgrims daily, 15,000 on special occasions. Pakistan has sought to put a limit this to only 500 pilgrims per day. Pakistan assured visa free access to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, however, now Pakistan has asked for requirement of issue of special permit to each pilgrim. Defeating purpose of dedicated corridor. Pakistan asking to restrict to only 500 Sikh ‘Yatris’ a day, no movement on foot, to travel only in groups of 15. During the talks, it was learnt that Pakistan has allowed rampant encroachment on lands belonging to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, strong demand made by India to restore land back to Gurudwara. India protested against the impropriety of arbitrarily depriving the Gurudwara (built on land donated by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh ji and other Sikh devotees) of its legal possessions.
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