New Delhi: According to ANI sources, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has registered a strong protest against Pakistan Government’s refusal to grant visa for official jatha for Shahidi Jor Mela – Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day on June 7, 2019. Also Read - DV vs JS Dream11 Team Prediction Lanka Premier League T20: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Dambulla Viiking vs Jaffna Stallions T20 Match 5 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 3.30 PM IST November 30 Monday
The jatha comprising 87 pilgrims had requested visa for Shahidi Jor Mela – Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day under the bilateral protocol on a visit to religious shrines, 1974. Also Read - TMC vs KAC Dream11 Team Prediction Roxx Bengal T20 Challenge 2020: Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Tapan Memorial Club vs Kalighat Club T20 Match 14 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata 4 PM IST November 30 Monday
Ministry expressed concern at the disregard shown by Pakistan High Commission on religious sentiments and devotion of Indian pilgrims especially by Pakistan granting a restrictive visa to a private group of Indians. Also Read - FBA vs GGC Dream11 Team Prediction Bangladesh T20 Match 7: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips And Probable XIs For Today's Fortune Barishal vs Gazi Group Chattogram T20 Match at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur 1 PM IST November 30 Monday
MEA has called upon Pakistan to immediately grant visa without restriction.
Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom is commemorated on June 16 according to the calendar but the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) follows the amended version of the Nanakshahi Calendar of 2010 approved by Akal Takht and hence commemorated the occasion on June 7.
In March, India had sought visa-free access from Pakistan for 5,000 pilgrims per day to the historic Sikh shrine in Kartarpur.
(With ANI Inputs)