October 19, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The registration for the first Jatha to Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab in Pakistan will begin from October 20 (Sunday). The first Jatha of Yatra will leave from East Punjab in Indian Subcontinent on the 9th of November. Sikhs from different parts of India and other neighbouring countries travel to Pakistan to visit the Dabar Sahib pilgrim site.
Devotees will have to fill in the registration form that was released by the authorities on October 17. On the 20th of October, the form will also be made public online as well.
Though the yatris do not require a visa to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib, they will need a valid passport. The permit will be provided to people with a valid passport. Pakistan will allow 5,000 pilgrims daily on the corridor that will link Dera Baba Nanak in East Punjab to Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in West Punjab’s Kartarpur.
Pakistan government will release the final permission one week before the scheduled visit. The Indian government has made it compulsory for the yatris to return on the same day. Indian officials will accompany each Jatha of yatris.
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs is working on plans to improve the network connectivity along the Kartarpur corridor. Pakistan has also agreed to the demand that people of all faiths can visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.