The Union Home Ministry on Thursday had denied permission to 600 Sikh pilgrims intending to go to Pakistan citing the safety state of affairs and the COVID-19 pandemic in that nation.
A bunch of pilgrims have been to journey to Pakistan from February 18 to February 25 to mark the centenary of the martyrdom of Sikhs and Saka Nankana Sahib.
In letters to Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Shah, SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur mentioned the choice of the federal government has harm the feelings of the Sikh neighborhood and that it needs to be reconsidered.
Kaur mentioned, “The pilgrims who have got visas should be allowed to attend the programmes to be held on February 21 at Sri Nankana Sahib.”
Addressing the media later, the SGPC chief mentioned the federal government of India ought to perceive the feelings of Sikhs and permit the neighborhood to be part of the occasions on February 21.
She mentioned, “A set of books is being sent to the PM and the Home Minister on the history of Sikhs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. Along with these books, letters are also being sent to both the leaders informing them about the history of the incident.”
Several Sikhs have been massacred on February 20, 1921 on the Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib.