Kartarpur Corridor: After Differences In Third Round Of Talks, India Sends Draft Agreement To Pakistan

Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur (@Gurpree46492633/Twitter)

Following a disagreement between the two sides in the third round of talks on the Kartarupur corridor, India has now gone ahead and given Pakistan a draft agreement from its side and is now hoping the latter reciprocates with some flexibility regarding its previous demands, reports Deccan Chronicle.

“It is hoped Pakistan will show the desired flexibility and concur with the draft agreement so as to ensure that the corridor is opened in November on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak,” an official was quoted Hindustan Times.

The dispute in the last round of talks with regarding Pakistan’s insistence on charging pilgrims a fees of 20 US dollars (around INR 1420) each, a condition which India had rejected, terming it Pakistan’s ‘inflexible attitude’.

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The main thing which they did agree upon was that each day up to 5,000 pilgrims would be allowed to use the corridor visa-free. The corridor will give them access to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

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