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India summons Pak diplomat over Kartarpur management decision

MEA official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Pakistan CDA Aftab Hassan Khan was categorically told that the decision runs against the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2020 2:47:14 am
Kartarpur gurduwara, Guru Nanak, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Jyoti Jyot prayers, Jyoti Jyot prayers at kartarpur, indian express newsThe historical Gurdwara is less than five kilometres inside Pakistan territory.

India on Friday summoned the Charge d’Affaires (CDA) of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over Islamabad’s decision to transfer the management of the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara from a Sikh body to a separate trust.

MEA official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Pakistan CDA Aftab Hassan Khan was categorically told that the decision runs against the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.

On Thursday, the MEA had reacted sharply to Pakistan’s decision to transfer the management and maintenance of the gurdwara from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee to the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh body.

Srivastava said the unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor initiative as well as the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large.

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