Tale of Two Punjabs: The New Knots in Sikh Jatha Pilgrimage to Pak ( courtesy The Quint )
By Tridivesh Singh Maini
...Given recent tensions between both countries, there have been repeated calls for snapping people to people linkages between both countries. Sikh Jathas have been largely unaffected until recently....
...The Punjab government, and religious bodies of the Sikhs instead of fighting with each other, should work jointly, and take up the issue of Sikh Jathas being inconvenienced with the Central Governments of both India and Pakistan on priority so that pilgrims do not have to face such inconvenience. Politicians keep on speaking about the cultural commonalities between both countries – especially the Punjabs – yet even religious pilgrims have to encounter such problems!...
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(Tridivesh Singh Maini is a New Delhi based Foreign Policy Analyst. The views expressed above are the author’s own)