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562 pilgrims visit Kartarpur gurdwara in Pakistan on first day

On the inaugural day, 562 pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan to offer prayers at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur after the much-awaited corridor was opened, officials said on Saturday. The four-km-long corridor, which connects the revered gurdwara in Pakistan to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A total of 562 pilgrims were part of the first jatha who visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib on the first day of the pilgrimage, a Home Ministry official said. As per the agreement between India and Pakistan, all the pilgrims have returned to India after visiting the gurdwara located in Pakistan s Narowal district. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Union ministers Hardeep Puri and Som Prakash were part of the delegation. Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and daughter-in-law and ...


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