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India to ask Pak to insulate Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Gurdwara from Khalistani propaganda

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will ask to insulate Sikh pilgrims visiting the Sahib through the corridor from Khalistani separatist propaganda, official sources said.

will raise the issue during the first meeting with to finalise the modalities for the corridor on Thursday. The meeting will take place on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border, they said.

Last year in November, had lodged a strong protest with over the alleged harassment of officials in and the denial of access to Indian Sikh pilgrims visiting the country.

India had also expressed "grave concern" over reports of attempts during the pilgrims' visit to "incite" communal disharmony and "promote secessionist tendencies" with an aim to undermine India's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

There were reports that pro-Khalistan banners were shown to the Indian pilgrims while they were on their way to the two Sikh shrines.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 14:05 IST