The UNGA decision adopted in December final yr welcomes the initiative to open up the hall.
India has strongly hit out towards Pakistan for arbitrarily transferring the management of the Sikh holy shrine Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara and violating an UN General Assembly decision, saying Islamabad’s transfer goes towards Sikh faith and its preservation and safety.
In November, Pakistan transferred the management and upkeep of the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara from the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to the executive management of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh physique.
Pakistan has already violated the sooner decision on Culture of Peace handed final yr by this very meeting. Last month, Pakistan arbitrarily transferred the management of the Sikh holy shrine, Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara, from Sikh Community physique to the executive management of a non-Sikh physique, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Ashish Sharma stated within the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
Mr. Sharma stated this act goes towards Sikh faith and its preservation and safety. Mr. Sharma stated the General Assembly would recall that the holy Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara finds point out in its decision of December 2019. That decision stands violated by Pakistan, he stated.
The UNGA decision ‘Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace’ adopted in December final yr welcomes the initiative to open up the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor within the spirit of interfaith concord and peaceable neighbourhood, and appreciates the settlement between the Governments of India and Pakistan to permit visa-free entry to pilgrims of all faiths, particularly ‘Nanak Naam Levas’ and the Sikh neighborhood from the world over, as a landmark initiative for interreligious and intercultural cooperation for peace.
India in November known as Pakistan’s choice as “highly condemnable”, saying it runs towards the spiritual sentiments of the Sikh neighborhood.
“This unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large,” India had stated.