India rejects special concessions given to Sikh community by Pakistan

India rejects special concessions given to Sikh community by Pakistan
New Delhi/Islamabad: In a big U-turn, Modi-led Indian government on Thursday rejected special concessions given to the Sikh community by the Pakistani government in connection with the opening of Kartarpur Corridor.

As per details garnered, Foreign Office’s spokesperson, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, expressed disappointment over one-sided and reckless behavior of the Indian government.

“As a special gesture, #Pakistan announced concessions on the auspicious occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of #BabaGuruNanak to facilitate pilgrims. This has been REFUSED by #India in balatant disregard of Sikh sentiments”, tweeted Dr. Faisal.

He continued, “If India does not wish to avail these facilitative measures for pilgrims, it is India’s choice.
India is creating confusion to confuse.” 

Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced that government has waived off two key requirements for Sikh yatrees coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion.

The premier took to Twitter and announced, "For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 2 requirements: i) they wont need a passport - just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance."