Sikh pilgrims return to India with a ‘message of love, peace’

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Sikh pilgrims, who had arrived in Pakistan to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev Jee at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, returned to India on Friday.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq, Additional Secretary Shrines Khalid Ali and other board officials saw off the yatress at the Railway Station.

Speaking before their departure, the pilgrims said, “Our gurdwaras are safe in Pakistan.” They said they were taking back a message of love and peace which they would spread among other people in India.

The Sikh yatrees also thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ETPB Chairman Siddiqul Farooq for foolproof security besides the best accommodation, journey and medical facilities.

During their stay, the pilgrims visited Gurdwara Janum Asthan in Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Sucha Suada, Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hasanabdal and Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore and performed their rituals.