India hold visas of 500 Pakistani pilgrims seeking to go Ajmer Sharif to celebrate the Urs of Ghareeb Nawaz

The Indian authorities have yet to issue visas for Pakistani pilgrims awaiting to participate in the annual Urs of Ajmer Sharif, which is starting from today March 19, NewOne reported.

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According to officials of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, around 500 pilgrims were scheduled to depart for India on March 18 to attend the days of the Urs at the shrine of Ajmer Sharif.

The urs is celebrated from 1st Rajab to 5th Rajab, marking the birth of famous Sufi saint Hazrat Khawaja Moeenuddin Chishti Ghareeb Nawaz, dates 13 centuries back.

According to the agreement between two arch rivals, India is bound to give 500 Pakistani visitors every year to participate in Khawaja Garib Nawaz’s Urs but the Indian High Commission has not issued visas in this regard.

 

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