India and Pakistan work to set up a Sikh religious corridor

colin-is-27Source: The Straits Times

By Debarshi Dasgupta

NEW DELHI – Relations between India and Pakistan have taken a cautious step forward with the two countries deciding to establish a religious corridor that connects Punjab in India with a key Sikh gurdwara across the border.

The move comes with a proposal to offer visa-free access for Indian pilgrims to the temple.

Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone on Monday (Nov 26) for the corridor that connects Dera Baba Nanak in the Indian state of Punjab to the international border.

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