India has slammed Pakistan’s decision to take full control of the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Punjab province’s Narowal district. Dubbing the decision as “unilateral”, India said this move is ‘unilateral’ and hurts the feelings of the Sikh community.
Issuing a statement, the Ministry of External affairs said the decision is against the spirit of Kartarpur Corridor and exposes the reality of the Imran Khan-led PTI government.
Our statement on reports about Pakistan transferring the management and maintenance of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib pic.twitter.com/82S7we2P2y
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) November 5, 2020
Condemning the unilateral decision by Pakistan, MEA said it runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large.
“We have received representations from the Sikh community expressing grave concern at this decision by Pakistan targeting the rights of the minority Sikh community in Pakistan,” it said.
MEA further said that this arbitrary decision only exposes the reality of the Pakistani government and its leadership’s tall claims of preserving and protecting the rights and welfare of the religious minority communities.
“Pakistan is called upon to reverse its arbitrary decision to deprive the Sikh minority community it’s right to manage affairs of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib,” MEA said.