Guru Nanak Dev Ji appears to unite two sworn enemies on common grounds of easy access for Indian sikhs to pay homage to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan through the proposed Kartarpur Corridor. Since independence the two countries have had feuds, wars and disagreement on almost every quarter, but Kartarpur Corridor has united them for the time being at least.
Two days ago Pakistan had invited Indian officials to Islamabad to finalise on the terms of the historic Kartarpur Corridor Pact, handing over draft proposals. The next day India has sent invitations to Pakistani officials inviting them to Delhi for discussions on the proposals.
Sharing the coordinates of the exact point of crossing, Indian authorities have proposed two dates, February 26th and March 7th of the current year, for the Pakistani authorities to come over to Delhi to discuss the modalities and formalities so that Indian pilgrims can visit Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan at the earliest.
Both the countries have kept a deadline of completing and opening the border to Kartarpur Corridor before November this year, to honour the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. According to sources and media reports, Pakistan has already completed more than thirty percent of the Kartarpur Corridor and the propress of work is in full swing. In India, work for acquiring the land needed is in progress and India is expected to start the work o building the link road to the border within a short time.