Pakistani Sikh delegates arrive in India to visit gurdwaras
A total of 44 Pakistani Sikh delegates arrived in India from Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border to visit gurdwaras in Delhi and Amritsar.
"We have arrived from Pakistan's Peshawar, Sindh and other areas to visit the gurdwaras of Delhi and Amritsar," a Pakistani Sikh delegate Harbhajan Singh said.
"We are a total of 44 people, and have arrived to visit the Darbar Sahib in Delhi. We are thankful to the Pakistan government for giving us permission to visit India," another delegate Sardar Karam Singh said.
He said that they will be visiting various gurdwaras including the Amritsar Golden temple.
Recently, Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi issued nearly 3,000 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims to attend the week-long birth celebrations of Guru Nanak.
Indian Sikh pilgrims visited Dera Sahib, Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib.
Sikh pilgrims, recently, expressed disappointment after the Pakistani authorities rejected 586 visas, out of a total 1496 visas, of Indian Sikhs, wanting to visit the Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.