New Delhi, March 28: The security concerns will be there in the ambitious Kartarpur Corridor Project, says an official associated with the project.The Kartarpur Corridor will connect the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in Gurdaspur, Punjab and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan. The corridor will allow religious devotees from India to visit the Gurdwara in Kartarpur, 4.7 kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, without a visa.
urrently, an elevated platform has also been constructed on the Indian side, where people use high powered telescope to get a good view Kartarpur Sahib.The official, who is not authorised to speak to media, tells this scribe that despite all the clearances given by the security agencies, the security concerns cannot be completely ruled out in the ambitious project.
“It is a fact that unlike Americans, we Indians do not take security very seriously, and the Kartarpur Corridor Project will not be an exception,” said the official. Though India is committed to complete the corridor within time considering the religious sentiments of the millions of Sikhs around the world, it has reasons to be concerned as well.