Pakistan Approves Plan to Open Sharda Peeth Corridor.

Pakistan Approves Plan to Open Sharda Peeth Corridor.

March 27,2019.

According to a media report, the Pakistan government approved a proposal on Monday to make a corridor that will allow Indian Hindu pilgrims to visit Sharda Peeth an ancient Hindu temple. This is also a cultural site which is in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Kartarpur is the first religious tract corridor and the Sharda Peeth is the second that will be opened in Pakistan-controlled territory that will connect the two neighboring countries.

India had already sent a proposal to Pakistan to open the temple corridor. The sources said, ” Some of the government officials will visit the area and will later submit a report to the prime minister. “After Kartarpur, a piece of big news is in the offing for Hindus.

“India had made this request several times as part of the Composite Dialogue between India and Pakistan”, said the official sources in New Delhi. They said,” The proposal was made keeping in view the desires and the religious sentiments of the people”.

5,000-year-old Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple and ancient center of learning. It was established in 237 B.C. during the reign of Emperor Ashoka which was dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning.

There are three famous holy sites for Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir and, Sharda Peeth is one of them. The Martand Sun Temple in Anantnag and the Amarnath temple are the other two tempes.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar said, “Pakistan has decided to open the Sharda temple. Work on the project will start from the current year after which Hindus in Pakistan will also be able to visit the site”.

The Pakistani premier had laid the foundation stone for the 4-km Kartarpur corridor at Shakargarh in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province in November last year. This corridor will allow the Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib where the founder of Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev Ji did agriculture in the fields.

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