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Crossings from Attari-Wagah Checkpost Closed, India May Suspend Kartarpur Corridor

March 13, 2020 | By

Amritsar/Chandigarh: The movement of people and commodities from Pakistan at the joint check post (JCP) at Attari near Amritsar in Punjab was suspended indefinitely on Friday. As per media reports, Indian government officials said that it was done as a precautionary measure against coronavirus breakout.

Reports in the media note that commodities arriving from Afghanistan via Pakistan would also not be allowed to enter India through this Attari-Wagha crossing between East Punjab and West Punjab.

It is that travel by devotees from Dera Baba Nanak town through the Kartarpur Sahib corridor to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, in Shakargarh Tehsil of Narowal district of Pakistan is also likely to be suspended soon, notes a report in Outlook.

Earlier, India’s Border Security Force had suspended the Retreat ceremony conducted in the evening hours at the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post.

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