Over 40,000 pilgrims travelled to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara: Govt
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 A total 44,951 pilgrims have travelled via the Kartarpur corridor to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Narowal, Pakistan, government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. “A total number of 44,951 pilgrims travelled from November 9, 2019 to January 31, 2020 via Kartarpur Corridor to pay obeisance at Sri Kartarpur Sahib,” minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said in written reply to a question.
As the population in the Ganderbal district is increasing, people are facing difficulties in organising family functions in their houses. To overcome this situation, JandK UT government is constructing a multipurpose community centre in Manigam town. The community centre has separate halls, washrooms for men and women, changing rooms and kitchen. The govt is spending around Rs 1.82 crores for this project for the benefit of people. Locals appreciated the step taken by the government.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held meeting with farmers' leaders in the national capital. They held meeting with farmers' leaders on December 03. The next meeting will be held on December 05. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) representatives were also present in the meeting. Speaking to ANI, farmer leader and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rakesh Tikait said, "Government has given indications over Minimum Support Price (MSP). It seems that their stand over MSP will be fine. The talks have made a little progress." "The issue is about the complete roll back of laws. Not only one but discussions will also be held on several issues. Farmers want that the laws be taken back. Government wants to talk about MSP and amendment to the Acts," he added.
A Sikh 'jatha' from India will leave for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on November 27. They will leave ahead of the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Dev's 551st birth anniversary. Sikh 'jatha' will leave from Punjab's Amritsar today. This year, the 551st birth anniversary of the Sikhism founder will be marked on November 30. Speaking to ANI, a 'jatha' member and devotee, Laxman Singh said, "We will pray to Guru Maharaj to end this COVID-19 pandemic, so that we can also visit Kartarpur Sahib freely."
India on Friday summoned the Charge d'Affaires (CDA) of the Pakistan High Commission here and lodged a strong protest over Islamabad's decision to transfer the management of the Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara from a Sikh body to a separate trust. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Aftab Hassan Khan, the Pakistani CDA, was categorically told that the decision runs against the religious sentiments of the Sikh community. On Thursday, the MEA had reacted sharply to Pakistan's decision to transfer the management and maintenance of the gurudwara from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee to the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh body. Srivastava said the unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor initiative as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large.
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Pakistan diplomat arrived at South Block in Delhi after being summoned by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) over the transfer of management and maintenance of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib on November 06. Earlier, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee delegation led by President Manjinder Singh Sirsa MEA Joint Secretary (PAI) met JP Singh over the issue. Pakistan government took away the rights of management of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur from Pakistan Gurdwara Committee and handed it over to Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB). More details are awaited in the matter.
Speaking to media in the national capital on December 01, newly appointed Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, Utpal Kumar Singh said, "We would like to create enabling environment for Member of Parliaments to perform their duties. We will also encourage usage of e-platforms with the help of technology." "Construction of the new parliament building will begin this month," he added.
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Shiv Sena, in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray on December 01. Matondkar, who fought Lok Sabha elections from North Mumbai from Congress party lost to BJP's Gopal Shetty last year.
Ahead Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda held a massive roadshow from Nagole Chowrasta to Kothapet Chowrasta in Hyderabad on November 27. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy. However, COVID-19 norms were floated during the roadshow. Voting for GHMC elections will be held on December 01.
UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 145th birth anniversary in Lucknow. Meanwhile in Telangana, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy paid floral respect to 'Iron Man' on the special day.
Heavy rainfall has been lashing Andhra Pradesh leading to flood-like situation in several parts of the state. Over ten people have died in different parts of the state. Several houses collapsed leading many to shift to safer places. A team from the Indian Army also rescued people from rain affected areas using boats. Union Minister G Kishan Reddy also visited the rain affected areas while Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy held a meeting with district officials via video conference. He has ordered to provide Rs 500 financial aid to those in the rehabilitation camps, so that they do not face problems after going to their houses. The Central government has also offered assistance to the state in tiding over the situation. The CM said that the deep depression, which caused the heavy rain since Monday, has crossed the land and that normalcy is being restored. He has explained to the Prime Minister the measures officials are taking to help the affected people. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) held press conference on Oct 29. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "The whole world knows the truth about Pakistan and its role in supporting terrorism. No amount of denial can hide this truth. The country which provides shelter to the maximum number of UN proscribed terrorists should not even attempt to play victim." On being asked about Pakistan's reaction on changed land laws in Jammu and Kashmir, MEA spokesperson said, "No country has locus standi to comment on the internal affairs of India." He further said, "The decision to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor will be in line with COVID-19 protocol. We are in touch with all the concerned authorities."