Between India and Pakistan – the Sikhs | DW Documentary

Between India and Pakistan – the Sikhs | DW Documentary
India and Pakistan historically have hostile relations, however there may be hope on one entrance, not less than. With a purpose to allow the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one among their holiest shrines, a “peace hall” has been opened between India and Pakistan.

Sikhs represent the fourth largest non secular group in India, however discover themselves caught between India and Pakistan, between Hindus and Muslims. Nearly all of Sikhs worldwide dwell on the Indian subcontinent. The hostile relations between India and Pakistan since partition in 1947 meant that for many years Sikhs from India had large obstacles to go to their holiest shrines in Pakistan.

Regardless of ongoing political tensions -- particularly regarding Kashmir -- 73 years after their separation, India and Pakistan have fulfilled a promise that was made 20 years in the past: on the event of the 550th birthday of the founding father of their faith, Sikhs in India can now use a brand new border crossing to make a pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Guru Nanak in Kartarpur, Pakistan -- 4 kilometers behind the border.

The Kartarpur Hall was opened on schedule by the prime ministers of the 2 nations -- albeit not in a joint ceremony. Each spoke of a brand new “Peace Hall”. The opening of the hall on 9 November 2019, the anniversary of the autumn of the Berlin Wall, was no coincidence; Indian prime minister Narendra Modi immediately in contrast the 2 historic occasions. This documentary accompanies an Indian Sikh who goes to Pakistan for the primary time as a part of a really particular pilgrimage, whereas for outsiders additionally offering a greater understanding of Sikhs in addition to India and Pakistan.

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