India proposes fresh dates for Kartarpur Corridor talks

India proposes fresh dates for Kartarpur Corridor talks

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New Delhi, Jun 30: Displaying the 'commitment' for Kartarpur Corridor, India on Saturday inched forward trying to break the deadlock on stalled Indo-Pakistan officials level talks.

Sources said the new dates for parleys could be between July 11 and 14.

"The new development only shows India's commitment to the corridor," a source said.
The first round of parleys between the officials was held on March 14 on the Indian side of Attari-Wagah border.

The second round of talks originally scheduled to take place on April 2 was deferred by Indian after Pakistan government had appointed pro-Khalistani leaders on a committee associated with the Kartarpur corridor.

The protest was registered after Gopal Singh Chawla, a known Khalistani and close aide of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, was appointed to Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee which oversees the project on Pakistani side.

On June 24, Pakistan had issued visas to 'Indian Sikh pilgrims' for the Barsi of Maharaja Ranjit Singhji.

Pakistani government sources have said that 463 Indian Sikh pilgrims were given visa permit allowing them to participate at the Barsi (Death anniversary) function of Maharaja Ranjit Singhji from June 27 to July 6.

Born on November 19, 1780, Maharaja Ranjit Singhji - also called Lion of Punjab - had breathed his last on June 27, 1839 (aged 58) at Lahore and was later cremated there. (UNI)