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Online Registration for Kartarpur Sahib Corridor To Begin from October 20

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).

Pakistan Sends Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement Draft to India

Reports in Pakistani media say that Government of Pakistan has sent final draft of the proposed bilateral agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to the Government of India which is being built between East and West Punjab. Kartarpur Sahib corridor will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib in West Punjab with Dera Baba Nanak in East Punjab to allow yatris from eastern side of Punjab to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib without visa.

Kartarpur Corridor: Punjab CM Seeks Reduction in 30-day Notice Period for Online Application

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked the Central Government to cut down on the 30-day notice period for pilgrims to apply online for visiting the historic Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara during the 550th Prakash Gurpurb celebrations.

Pakistan To Invite Dr. Manmohan Singh For Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Inaugration

Pakistan has reportedly announced that it would invite former Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to the inauguration of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

Kartarpur Shaib Corridor: $20 ‘Service Fee’ Non-Issue For Sikhs

Even as the Indian government, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have strongly objected to the Pakistan's decision to levy $20 as service fee to use Kartarpur corridor, the issue has not found much traction in the Sikh community.

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy Under Fire For Opposing Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

Bhartiya Janta Party leader and Member of Indian Parliament for Rajya Sabha Subramanian Swamy has come under fire for asking the Government to India to backtrack from Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Subramanian Swamy on Saturday (August 25) demanded that the work on the Kartarpur corridor be immediately stopped.

Pakistan Ready to Open Kartarpur Corridor, Welcome Sikhs on 550th Parkash Gurpurb: Pak Minister Qureshi

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reportedly said that despite tensions with India, Pakistan stands ready to open the Kartarpur Corridor and welcome the Sikhs on the occasion of 550th Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji.

Sikh Groups Express Solidarity With Kashmiris; To Mark August 15 As Black Day in Punjab

Extending their solidarity with Kashmiri people and their cause, the Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) today fired a salvo against Akali Dal Badal for supporting Indian Govt’s move to strip J&K of its special status.

Hindutva Onslaught on Kashmir: 39 Sikh and Punjabi Opinionists Issue A Collective Response

A number of Sikhs and Punjabis have expressed their collective opinion on Indian state's move to discard special political status of internationally disputed territory of Kashmir and current situation of the region.

An Analysis About Indian State’s Kashmir Move – Reasons, Timing and Possible Fallouts [Talk with Ajaypal Singh Brar]

Sikh Siyasat Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to analyst and blogger S. Ajaypal Singh Brar about reasons, timing and possible fallouts of Indian state's Kashmir move.

Kashmiri Women Are Part of Our Society, Sikhs Will Not Permit Repeat of 1984 With Them: Giani Harpreet Singh

The SGPC appointed Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Gaini Harpeet Singh issued a written statement today taking strong notice of comments of Hindutva sections targeting Kashmiri women.

Where Lies The Roots of Hindutva Crackdown on Kashmir: Exclusive Talk with Bhai Ajmer Singh

Indian State has unilaterally changed the political status of part of internationally disputed territory of Kashmir under its control. Sikh Siyasat talked to Sikh political analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh to know the ideological foundations of Indian crackdown on Kashmir.

Sikh Body Writes An Open Letter to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir Issue

A Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh group- Dal Khalsa, has written an open letter to President of Untied States Donald Trump on Kashmir issue.

Organization of Islamic Countries Holds Emergency Meeting on Kashmir; Advocates Plebiscite

A statement released by Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) on August 6 noted that 'following a request from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, an urgent meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir at the level of Permanent Representatives was held in Jeddah on 6 August 2019 to review the recent developments in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK)'.

Pakistan Ready to Welcome Sikh Brothers and Sisters for Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th Gurpurab: Pak FM on Kartarpur Corridor

As per reports in Pakistani Media, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi clarified on Thurs­day (August 8) that Pakistan remained committed to completing and opening the Kartarpur corridor and that its support for the Afghan peace process would remain unaffected despite the slide in ties with India's move changing political status of Kashmir under its control.

India Tried to Crush Will of Kashmiri People, We Support Kashmir’s Right to Self Determination: Bhai Daljit Singh

Pro-freedom Sikh leader Bhai Daljit Singh has issued a written statement expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir while reaffirming support for their right to self determination.

NDP Statement on the Status of Human Rights in Kashmir

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), issued a statement on Kashmir issue.

International Kashmiri Scholars Request UN Intervention After Unilateral Indian Action [Read Full Text of Joint Letter]

A number of international Kashmiri scholars have requested immediate intervention of the United Nations (UN) in the Kashmir crisis. Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN) has written a letter addressed to Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. António Guterres.

UN Resolutions Prohibit Any Unilateral Action to Change Disputed Nature of Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmiri Diaspora Groups

In a written statement issued on August 5 (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), various Kashmiri diaspora groups 'rejected' and condemned the Indian government's decision of abrogating article 370 and 35 A that guarantees the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Texts of China’s Response Statements on India’s Moves in Kashmir and Ladakh

China has objected to Indian government's move to strip disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir of 'special status' and divide the region into two parts to be controlled by the Central Government of India.

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