Sunny Deol, famous Indian film star and Member of Parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), last week said that the opening of the Kartarpur corridor between Pakistan and India would help maintain peace.
According to a report by the Indian news website NDTV, Deol made the remarks while expressing his happiness on visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. “It was a really nice visit. I hope that the corridor further helps in maintaining peace. This was our beginning towards it.”
Sikh pilgrims have thronged Pakistan to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, where Baba Guru Nanak spent the last years of his life. Pakistan has facilitated the entry of the pilgrims by allowing Sikhs to travel across the border without the need for a visa.
Deol was part of the first official delegation from India that made its way across the border into Pakistan last week for the opening of the corridor. India and Pakistan had on October 24 signed an agreement on the modalities for the operations of the corridor.