India removes around 312 Sikhs from adverse list
The Indian government has removed as many as 312 Sikhs from the adverse list, making it easier for them to apply for visas to their home land.
At present, only a few people are there in the list. The identities of those people are unknown at this moment.
The removal was a long standing demand of the Sikh community. The list directly, as well as indirectly, affected severe Sikh families.
The list was originally prepared to prevent the entry of those escaped to other countries fearing the persecution of the home land for the anti-home land attitude they maintained during that time due to the special political situation of that period.
The new development will enable those benefited to gradually reunite with their original homeland from where they escaped due to temporary political reasons.
The big announcement has come at the time the country prepares to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism – one of the powerful religious ideologies exists in this part of the world.
India and Pakistan, keeping all odds aside, prepares to open a special corridor to facilitate Sikhs pilgrims to visit one of their most sacred religious destination Kartarpur Shrine (which is situated in Pakistan) where the great religious leader spent the last days of his life.
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