600 Sikh Pilgrims Not Allowed To Go to Pakistan Over Menace To Life: Centre
The Union Dwelling Ministry Thursday denied permission to 600 Sikh pilgrims intending to go to gurdwaras in Pakistan citing the safety and COVID-19 scenario in that nation, officers mentioned.
In a communication to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the house ministry mentioned that the safety scenario in Pakistan continues to be antagonistic and there’s a menace to Indian residents in that nation.
In addition to, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected 5 lakh folks in Pakistan and 10,000 folks misplaced their lives as a result of illness.
The well being infrastructure in Pakistan can be not sufficient, the ministry mentioned.
It additionally mentioned that each passengers in addition to commerce visitors between India and Pakistan has stopped since March 2020 as a result of pandemic.
Citing these causes, the house ministry conveyed to the SGPC that it has determined to not accord permission to the Jatha comprising 600 pilgrims which supposed to cross over to Pakistan on Friday.