Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K, BJP wins 15 seats in LAHDC Leh, Cong increases tally to 9, Young GMC doc dies of post-COVID complications, BSF jawan succumbs, Much-hyped Light Rail System for Jammu, Srinagar yet to be sanctioned by Centre, Suspend peace-time activities, this is not normal situation: CDS to 3 Services, 3 senior PDP leaders quit, say party has deviated from Mufti’s agenda, Mutual Funds add 77 lakh accounts in Apr-Oct FY19, 27 October 1947 Not just another date in the Calendar, Jammu Healthcare Policy Care less, show busy, do nothing, Why Government should not ban private practice, People’s responsibility to save environment, ‘Gupkar Declaration’ a catalyst for Jammu Statehood, Project Reports sans ‘connectivity provisions’, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in the Mirror of Planets, Will be remembered for governance and democratic values. , On 9 November 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan, inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor at a ceremony that was held in Gurdwara Darbar Sahib complex, Kartarpur and around 12,000 pilgrims were present on this ceremony. However, the Indian government decided against availing "concessions" announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Guru Nanak appointed Guru Angad his successor in Kartarpur. , It is a visa free travel corridor but an Electronic Travel Authority document known as ETA is required, which can be obtained by registering an application at online website of Indian Government. It is built on the historic site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, settled and assembled the Sikh community after his missionary travels and lived for 18 years until his death in 1539. The changing course of the Ravi River eventually washed away the mausoleums. “The Kartarpur corridor will provide smooth and easy passage to pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib throughout the year. This announcement has been hailed by people of all faiths and is considered a big development towards maintaining peace and tranquility between India and Pakistan. Kartarpur was founded by Guru Nanak in 1515 AD. The Kartarpur Sahib corridor is scheduled to open on November 9, days before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. Pakistan declined the request. , In August 2018, Indian Punjab tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan's inaugural ceremony where he was told by the Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa of Pakistan's willingness to open the Dera Baba Nanak–Kartarpur corridor on Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary. , Pakistan's Frontier Works Organization constructed 4.7 kilometres (2.9 mi) of dedicated expressways, including an 800-metre (2,600 ft) bridge over the River Ravi. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also called Kartarpur Sahib, is a gurdwara in Kartarpur, located in Shakargarh, Narowal District, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Border corridor between the neighbouring nations of India and Pakistan, "Pakistan opens visa-free border crossing for India Sikhs", "The Kartarpur Corridor: Symbolism, Politics and Impact on India-Pakistan Relations", "India pilgrims in historic trip to Pakistan temple", "Pakistan Opens Corridor To One Of Sikhism's Holiest Shrines", "Kartarpur Corridor agreement signed between Pakistan, India", "Pakistan, India sign deal on visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims", "Kartarpur Corridor: Visa-free pilgrimage route a good confidence-building measure, but thaw in India-Pakistan ties still a mirage", "Allow Pak Sikhs to visit Dera Baba Nanak: Takht jathedar", SGPC demands government to take up Dera Baba Nanak-Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib corridor issue with Pakistan, "Imran Khan to open Kartarpur Corridor to India on November 9", "Kartarpur Corridor inauguration testimony of Pakistan's commitment to regional peace: PM", "PM Imran says Kartarpur Corridor testimony of Pakistan's commitment to regional peace", "Pakistan prime minister to lay foundation stone for Kartarpur corridor on Wednesday", "Pakistan PM Imran Khan to lay foundation stone of Kartarpur corridor today", "A shrine so near, yet so far: Their prayers travel across border, they can't", "Cabinet clears corridor for Kartarpur up to Pakistan border", "Disaster Management in Border Sensitive Area: Case Study of Amritsar District", "Punjab: Can It Be a Bridge to Peace Between India and Pakistan?  In August 2010, their report titled "Kartarpur Marg" was released by Surinder Singh and the Institute. Following his demise, both the Hindu and Muslim followers of Guru Nanak argued over the last rites of the first Sikh Guru. Pakistan, too, welcomed India’s decision and announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for Kartarpur corridor on 28 November and it will be opened ahead of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations. , In November 2018, foundation stones for the corridor were laid on the two sides of the border by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu respectively.