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Article 370 was a mistake, Kashmir is integral to India: Harish Salve

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London, 03 Oct : Article 370 was a mistake and it was amended by withdrawing the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir said senior advocate Harish Salve expressing support to the Narendra Modi government’s decision to revoke the provisions of the article and making it a dead letter in the Constitution.

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Governor invites BJP to form govt in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, 9 Nov : Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday evening invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — the single-largest party — to indicate its willingness to form the next government, barely four hours before the tenure of the state Assembly expires at midnight.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu emotional Speech at Kartarpur Corridor

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Sidhu thanked both Imran Khan and Narendra Modi for the kartarpur corridor

Sidhu also said he wants to send a Munna Bhai Style hug to Pm Modi

Kartarpur, 9 Nov (live24india) : Former Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu paid a poetic tribute to the Pakistani prime minister saying Imran Khan has created history with his initiative to open the Kartarpur Corridor.

He said Imran Khan has won hearts of millions of Sikhs. He said completing the corridor within 10 month-time was nothing short of a miracle.

I am thanking Modi ji also, it doesn’t matter if we have political differences, doesn’t matter if my life is dedicated to Gandhi family, I am sending a Munnabhai MBBS style hug to you Modi sahab for this, said Sidhu.

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Modi thanks Imran for timely opening of Kartarpur corridor

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PM Modi flags off 1st pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib

Dera Baba Nanak, Nov 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India as he flagged off the first pilgrimage to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan after inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor here.

In the first-of its-kind occasion in seven decades, Modi sent the first lot of 500 pilgrims to visit Darbar Sahib, also called Kartarpur Sahib, the last resting place of first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev, in Narowal district in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

“Visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib will become easy now,” Modi said at the Kartarpur Corridor inauguration event before opening the state-of-the-art Integrated Check Post for the corridor that connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara across the border in Pakistan. The corridor was inaugurated ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, which falls on November 12.

“I thank all who have been associated with the construction of the corridor,” Modi said, adding that he also thanked “Imran Khan for understanding Indian sentiments with respect to the Kartarpur Corridor and worked in that direction within the timeframe”.

Donning a saffron turban, Modi, in his half-an-hour address at the function organised by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), said the corridor and the Integrated Check Post would serve thousands of devotees daily.

“It is my honour to have inaugurated the corridor today. Guru Nanak’s teachings are being translated into various languages so that the next generation can also be enriched by them. We must vow to imbibe the preachings of Guru Nanak, which are still relevant,” Modi, who was bestowed with the ‘Kaumi Seva Puraskar’ by the SGPC, said.

“Every Sikh Guru, starting from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh, has made efforts for the unity, defence and security of India. It is this tradition which has been carried forward by the Sikhs in the Independence struggle and thereafter in protecting the country,” the Prime Minister said.

Expressing gratitude to UNESCO for helping in spreading the message of Guru Nanak Dev, Modi said that after the abrogation of Article 370, Sikh families in Jammu and Kashmir could also exercise rights like other Sikhs across the country to visit Kartarpur Sahib.

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