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Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Opening and Babri Masjid-Ayodhya Verdict, Two Major Events Today

November 9, 2019 | By

Chandigarh: November 9 is a historic day. The wall of Berlin was demolished on November 9 in 1989 rejoining Berlin that it had divided. This year two major events are going to take place on November 9 in the Indian continent– opening of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor and pronouncement of Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on Babri Masjid-Ayodhya land dispute.

A map indicating the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor is seen as a step towards long term peace in the region, particularly between India and Pakistan. The opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak in East Punjab with Kartarpur Sahib in West Punjab, will work as a link across the Redcliff line allowing devotees from Eastern side to enter Pakistan without visa and to visit Guru Nanak Ji’s sacred place- Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib. Five thousand people will pass through the corridor on daily basis to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib.

The Government of India has deployed para-military forces across the Indian subcontinent ahead of Babri Masjid-Ayodhya verdict | Image used for representational purpose only

The expected Babri Masjid-Ayodhya land dispute verdict has caused tensions in the Indian subcontinent, particularly in its northern region. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) held meetings with administrative officials from Uttar Pradesh to take stock of security arrangements ahead of today’s verdict. High alerts have been issued in across the region. The case pertains to a land dispute between Hindu and Muslim parties who have challenged the Allahabad High Court judgement that had divided the disputed land into three parts.

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