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Pb: BJP targets Pak for putting restrictions on number of pilgrims visiting Sikh shrine in Kartarpur

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

BJP chief Shwait Friday lashed out at for trying to put restrictions on number of pilgrims visiting the historic inKartarpur.

had on Thursday sought visa-free access for 5,000 pilgrims per day to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in during a meeting between officials of the two countries.

"now seeks to impose too many restrictions on the proposed corridor facility which include capping the number of pilgrims to 500 per day and not allowing movement of devotees on foot and issue of special permits," said in a statement issued here.

He said Pakistan should reciprocate to India's efforts of facilitating hassle-free visit of pilgrims to the

"Pakistan is oblivious to the fact that holds universal appeal among the people here and abroad. The government is has made serious effort to fulfil the long pending aspiration of the pilgrims (by facilitating visit to the shrine) but Pakistan is trying to scuttle this move," alleged Malik, who is a

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:25 IST