India, Pak Maintain “Constructive Discussions” In First Meet On Kartarpur – NDTV Information

India, Pak Maintain “Constructive Discussions” In First Meet On Kartarpur – NDTV Information

The assembly was held in Attari.

New Delhi: 

Within the first assembly on the Kartarpur hall concern between India and Pakistan, officers from each the international locations at present held discussions on establishing a hall linking the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistani city of Kartarpur with the Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Either side held “detailed and constructive discussions” in a “cordial setting” on numerous points of the proposed settlement, in keeping with a joint press assertion launched after the assembly by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs. 

The assembly was held in Attari in Punjab’s Amritsar.

SCL Das, Joint Secretary within the Ministry of House Affairs, led the Indian delegation and Dr Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson, Pakistan Ministry of International Affairs, led the delegation from Pakistan.

Mr Das, addressing the reporters after assembly, stated: “India, on the meet, insisted on the necessity for arranging the go to of no less than 5,000 pilgrims per day – to start with – within the phase-1 of the venture. This could embrace not solely Indian residents however folks of Indian-origin too.”

“Dedication to satisfy a dream,” Ministry of Exterior Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted quickly after the assembly started. 

Dedication to satisfy a dream!

Talks start between India & Pakistan to debate and finalize the modalities for the #KartarpurCorridor, at Attari, Amritsar, that’ll facilitate Indian pilgrims to go to the holy shrine of Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.

— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 14, 2019

Respecting the feelings of the folks

Talks concluded on numerous points and provisions of the operationalisation of #KartarpurCorridor on the event of 550th Delivery Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji

Joint Press Assertion at

— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 14, 2019

“Either side held detailed and constructive discussions on numerous points and provisions of the proposed settlement and agreed to work in direction of expeditiously operationalizing the Kartapur Sahib Hall,” the joint assertion learn. 

The most recent assembly follows an settlement after the international locations struck final 12 months to open the Kartarpur hall, giving the pilgrims from Sikh neighborhood in India direct and visa-free entry to the holy web site in japanese Pakistan.

Pakistan’s international ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal additionally stated the discussions befell in a really “optimistic setting”, information company AFP reported.

The assembly on Kartarpur, nonetheless, doesn’t imply “resumption of dialogue with Pakistan, MEA Joint Secretary Deepak Mittal clarified. “Our place on the dialogue may be very clear. At present what we had was a gathering on concern of the Kartarpur hall, with an goal that pilgrims can have an quick access to Kartarpur Sahib,” he was quoted as saying by information company ANI.

The assembly comes weeks after tensions escalated between the 2 international locations escalated after the Pulwama assault on February 14. Forty troopers had been killed. In an assault on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The following assembly has been scheduled for April 2. Earlier than that, consultants from each the edges will maintain a gathering on March 19 to finalise the technical consultants.


(With inputs from companies) 

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