New Delhi, July 14: India on Sunday sought confirmation from Pakistan on the removal of pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla from institutions formed for the Kartarpur Corridor project. Indian officials sought during the high-level meeting held to discuss modalities of the Kartarpur Corridor project. New Delhi had earlier raised objections to the involvement of Chawla in the Corridor project. Meanwhile, Pakistan also assured India that no anti-India activity would be allowed. Kartarpur Corridor: India and Pakistan Hold Talks at Wagah, More Than 70% of Gurdwara’s Construction Work Completed, Claims Pak.
Joint Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) SCL Das said, “We have sought confirmation that individuals like Gopal Singh Chawla (of Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee) have been removed from the bodies where we have an objection to.” India also asked for the corporation from Pakistan for the proposal of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to take out Nagar Kirtan from Delhi to Nankana Sahib on the occasion of 550th birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Kartarpur Corridor Talks: India Wants Pakistan to Construct Bridge Over Creek Area Instead of Causeway.
During the meeting, both sides also agreed to maintain a channel of communication and work towards finalisation on the agreement of modalities. Das further added, “If required, our delegations could meet in India to formally concluding the agreement.”
Earlier in the day, the Indian officials met Pakistani officials at the Wagah border in Pakistan, to hold a bilateral meeting on the Kartarpur Corridor. Das led the Indian delegation. Just a day ahead of the meeting, Pakistan had reportedly reconstituted its PSGPC list. The Pakistani authorities dropped Khalistani leader Chawla from the list.