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Pakistan's service fee on Sikh pilgrims akin to ‘jaziya’: Harsimrat Badal on Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara

‘Jaziya’ or ‘Jizya’ implies a per capita yearly taxation historically levied in the form of financial charge on permanent non-Muslim subjects of a state governed by Islamic law to fund public expenditures of the state.

Captain Amarinder Singh likens Pakistan's demand for service charge to ‘jaziya’, wants it withdrawn

Informally interacting with the media at Dera Baba Nanak, Amarinder said he has already sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to pressure Pakistan into withdrawing the service charge.


Oppose Pak service charge, Kartarpur corridor will meet Oct 30 deadline: Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh visited Gurdaspur to take stock of the ongoing work, remained firm on his stance and opposed Pakistan's decision to charge pilgrims $20.

Kartarpur Corridor to be opened for Indian pilgrims on November 9: Pakistan

Talking about the facilities at Kartarpur Corridor, Project Director Atif Majid said some 76 immigration counters have been set up to cater to 5,000 Sikh pilgrims from India every day.

Kartarpur corridor: India dossier detailed Khalistan propaganda faced by Sikh pilgrims

The 23-page dossier also details how pro-Khalistani elements burnt the Indian flag and hurt sentiments of the pilgrims.

India-Pakistan meet on Kartarpur on March 14, says MEA

The announcement by both sides to hold the meeting on the corridor comes amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours following India’s air strike on a terrorist training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed and Pakistan’s subsequent retaliation.


Allow all pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara , not just Sikhs: Amarinder

The Punjab CM said Guru Nanak was a universal Guru, revered by followers of all religions, especially Hindus, and urged the Centre to take up the issue with Islamabad.

Navjot Singh Sidhu advocates no construction around Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan

The Union Cabinet had on November 22 decided to develop and build a passage from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the International Border.

Kartarpur corridor: NHAI submits file detailing land requirement

Moving a step further in bringing to reality the Kartarpur corridor, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has submitted a file with the office of Sub Divisonal Magistrate (SDM), Dera Baba Nanak, Friday detailing the land that needs to be acquired for the project that has great reloigious value for Sikh community. “We have […]

Kartarpur corridor access: On Pakistan idea, Punjab says allow Aadhaar, waive passport need

Punjab has contended that pilgrims should be allowed access on the basis of Aadhaar card, which is a valid legal document and nearly 99 per cent of the state’s population possesses it.

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The significance of Kartarpur corridor: News in Numbers

A look at what the Kartarpur corridor means to Indian Sikh pilgrims, on the day Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to do a groundbreaking ceremony.