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India stops Sikh Yatris from travelling to Pakistan to attend Jor Mela

NEW DELHI: Due to persistent Indo-Pak tense relations, India has stopped hundreds of Sikh Yatris from travelling to Pakistan to participate in their religious ritual Shaheedi Jor Mela of Guru Arjin Dev Ji.

Indian media said that Modi government’s extremist approach has created hurdles in the way of hundreds of Sikh devotees that were coming to attend their religious event in Pakistan.

Following the move, Pakistan Railway has also cancelled special train service.

Pakistan had issued visas to 300 Sikh devotees while reports were there that only 60 Sikh Yatris were coming to Pakistan.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.