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India strongly protests with Pakistan for denial of access to Gurudwara Nankana Sahib


New Delhi, Nov 23: India lodged strong protest with Pakistan government for harassing and denying access to Indian diplomats at Gurudwara Nankana Sahib on November 21 and 22.

India strongly protests with Pakistan for denial of access to Gurudwara Nankana Sahib

A day after India approved for Kartarpur Corridor, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that as a result of such harassment Consular officials were compelled to return to Islamabad without performing their diplomatic and consular duties vis-a-vis Indian pilgrims.

"We've also expressed grave concern at reports of attempts being made during the ongoing visit of Indian pilgrims to Pakistan, to incite communal disharmony&intolerance & promote secessionist tendencies with objective of undermining India's sovereignty and territorial integrity, " stated MEA.

Indian officials barred from entering Gurdwaras in Pakistan again

The officials -- Aranjeet Singh and Sunil Kumar -- were barred from entering the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on Wednesday night and Gurdwara Sachcha Sauda on Thursday. Both the gurdwaras are in Punjab province of Pakistan.

More details awaited.

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