Amid rising violence in Pakistan, New Delhi concerned about safety of Indian-Sikh pilgrims

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New Delhi: Amid rising unit successful Pakistan, the authorities is acrophobic astir the information of Indian Sikh Pilgrims successful the neighbouring state for Baisakhi celebrations. 

Top sources successful Delhi told Zee News that the Indian govt is continuously monitoring the concern and is successful interaction with the Pakistani authorities for the information and well-being of its citizens.

Two radical person died successful Pakistan aft monolithic protests successful the backdrop of Pakistani authorities detaining Tehreek-e=i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) main Saad Hussain Rizvi. 

TLP Chief has been detained up of the 20th April deadline to instrumentality radical demands, which includes expelling of French envoy, cutting ties with France.

Currently, astir 900 Indian Sikh pilgrims are successful Pakistan who were to spell to Panja Sahib Gurdwara for Baisakhi celebrations. Due to protests successful Pakistan, they were taken to Gurdwara successful Lahore. 

Pakistani authorities person rescheduled their visits. Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee’s (PSGPC) Satwant Singh said, "security arrangements are being reviewed by the authorities…. arrangements being made to facilitate the Jatha".

As per the earlier prepared schedule, they were to scope Panja Sahib betwixt April 12 to April 14 to observe Baisakhi. But present authorities are rescheduling the itinerary.

Lahore to Punjab Sahib is 6 hours distant by road, but main roads are closed arsenic of present owed to violence. 

High Commission for Pakistan successful India had issued implicit 1100 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to enactment successful the yearly Baisakhi celebrations from 12-22 April.

Under the model of the Pakistan-India Protocol connected Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a ample fig of Sikh Yatris from India sojourn Pakistan to observe assorted spiritual festivals/occasions each year.

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