Kartarpur pilgrimage cancelled

Kartarpur pilgrimage cancelled


Pilgrimage and registration for the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan will be suspended beginning Sunday midnight in view of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Home Ministry said.

The government has also suspended movement of all types of passengers through international border points with Pakistan from March 16 in view of the coronavirus threat.

'In wake of COVID-19 India outbreak, as a precautionary measure to contain and control spread of the disease, the travel and registration for Sri Kartarpur Sahib is temporarily suspended from 00:00 hours on March 16, 2020, till further orders,' a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

An official posted at the integrated check post in Gurdaspur said BSF officials will hold a meeting with Pakistan Rangers to inform about the suspension of movement of pilgrims.

Official further said the pilgrims, who had got registration, would be intimated about suspension.