In a Bollywood
love flicker style, an Indian Sikh woman visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in
Pakistan’s Kartarpur tried to go to
Faisalabad city of Punjab province without a visa to meet a Pakistani man she
befriended on Facebook.
in her early 20s, visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib via the Kartarpur corridor,
some 125kms from Lahore, in last week of November, according to media reports.
Kaur, who was in touch with the Awais Mukhtar through Facebook, met him at the gurdwara and attempted to go along with him to Faisalabad by showing a Pakistani woman’s permit.
pilgrims can visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the recently-opened
Kartarpur corridor without visa but cannot go to the other parts of Pakistan.
is the first incident in which an Indian Sikh woman attempted to leave the
restricted area of the Kartarpur corridor since its opening on November
9,” a senior official of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) said.
He said the
woman wanted to go along with the Pakistani man but the security officials did
not let her cross the restricted area.
Pakistani officials said she hailed from Amritsar, media reports in India
claimed that she is from Rohtak, Haryana.
security officials sent the Indian woman back and also informed their
counterpart about it,” he said. The Pakistani security officials detained
the man along with his two friends, including a woman.
interrogating the man in question and his two other friends for several hours
they were allowed to go home, the sources said.
Kartarpur corridor connects Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak
shrine in Gurdaspur district of India’s Punjab.
Indian girl,s attempt to sneak into Pakistan security arrangement at Kartar
Corridor have been beefed up.
visitors from Pakistan had to have their biometric verification only upon
arrival at the gurdwara. But now they also have to have a biometric
verification upon their return from the place.