The motion of pilgrims to Pakistan by the Kartarpur hall has been suspended since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the neighbouring nation banned all journey from India citing the surge in circumstances in April this 12 months, the Lok Sabha was knowledgeable on Tuesday.
India signed the Kartarpur hall settlement with Pakistan on October 24, 2019. Under the pact, Indian pilgrims of all faiths are allowed to undertake round-the-year visa-free journey by the Kartarpur hall to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, some of the revered shrines of Sikhs, in Pakistan.
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai stated the motion of pilgrims by the Kartarpur hall was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Furthermore, Pakistan’s National Command and Operations Centre has banned all journey from India citing the surge in COVID-19 circumstances in India since April 2021,” he stated in a written reply.