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MHA denies Sikh pilgrims permission to talk to Pakistan consequently of ‘threat to safety’, COVID-19 concern

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Novel Delhi:  The Union Dwelling Ministry Thursday denied permission to 600 Sikh pilgrims desiring to talk to gurdwaras in Pakistan citing the safety and COVID-19 concern in that nation, officials stated.

In a verbal exchange to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the home ministry stated that the safety concern in Pakistan continues to be detrimental and there would possibly perchance be a threat to Indian voters in that nation.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected five lakh other folks in Pakistan and 10,000 other folks misplaced their lives consequently of the illness. The successfully being infrastructure in Pakistan will most likely be no longer ample,” the ministry stated.

It also stated that both passenger as successfully as exchange online page traffic between India and Pakistan has stopped since March 2020 consequently of the pandemic.

Citing these causes, the home ministry conveyed to the SGPC that it has made up our minds no longer to accord permission to the Jatha comprising 600 pilgrims which supposed to contaminated over to Pakistan on Friday.

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