Pakistan can declare the Wagah train station as a no-go area during the visit of Sikh jatha

AMRITSAR: According to reports, the government of Pakistan has made detailed security arrangements before the visit of two Sikh jatha Indians in the month of June and July.

According to intelligence sources, the Pakistani government could declare (Pakistan train station) as a prohibited area and only people who have entry passes issued by Pakistan security agencies can enter the security cordon during visits by Indians Sikh jatha

The two Sikh jatha Indians would go to Pakistan from June 14 to 23 and from June 27 to July 6 to observe the anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev and the anniversary of the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, respectively.

Normally they provide enough security for the pilgrims of India, but declaring us an area of ​​not going to the Wagah train station is something new for us, said a senior security official who did not want to give his name.

Note that (GSTP) has already denied sending Sikh jatha to Pakistan to observe the anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, after the Pakistani High Commission in Delhi refused to issue visas to observe the anniversary of martyrdom approved by the Nanakshahi Calendar approved by SGPC. Instead, the Pakistan embassy insisted on issuing a visa in accordance with the Nanakshai Calendar, followed by the Sikh Parbandhak Committee of Pakistan.

In India, the Sikhs have already observed the anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru on June 7, while in Pakistan the Sikhs will observe on June 16.

The sources also reported that a group of Sikhs from the United Kingdom and the USA. UU He had offered to mediate between GSTP and PSGPC to sink the differences in the Nanakshahi calendar that had caused great confusion among Sikhs around the world. They can hold a meeting in Gurdwara Dera Sahib with PSGPC, Evacuee Trust Property Board and Pakistan's prominent Sikh leader to extend an invitation to GSTP to discuss the issue, the sources said.

Meanwhile, some Sikh groups in India would send jathas to Pakistan according to their program.

Sikh Yatree President Jatha Gill said he will lead a jatha to Pakistan on June 14. Speaking of the security arrangements, he reported that there was no security problem during a pilgrimage in Pakistan.