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First Sikh Jatha leaves for Panja Sahib in Pakistan for Baisakhi celebrations

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The first batch of Sikh Jathas left for Sahib in for celebrations on Friday.

Around 839 Sikh devotes led by Committee boarded a special train to today.

During the visit, the pilgrims would also be visiting shrines Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib.

On Tuesday, had granted 2,200 visas to Sikh pilgrims from to participate in celebrations from April 12 to 21.

It will be the first Sikh Jatha to go to Pakistan after the airstrike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's advance training camp in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Balakot area in Pakistan. The Balakot operation was following the Pulwama terror strike which was claimed by Pakistan based JeM. The terror act and the subsequent airstrike resulted in heightened tensions between the two countries.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 13:11 IST