Sikhs are complaining in large numbers on the issue of the process setup from the Indian side to visit Sri Kartarpur Sahib.
Thousands of people interested in visiting Sri Kartarpur Sahib have been turned away due to the online registration process. Many people in villages do not have access to the internet and unable to fill the forms but wish to visit Sri Kartarpur Sahib. Many have gone on Punjabi TV channels to complain about the process.
Here is a family telling about how complicated the process was to visit Sri Kartarpur Sahib.
Another restriction in the process is that the pilgrims from the Indian side are only allowed to visit once in a year. However, the Pakistan government allows unlimited entries and does not require any passport.
The first week only about 2542 people were able to visit Sri Kartarpur Sahib. On 9 November, the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor was officially opened and only 562 people visited Sri Kartarpur Sahib.
The following is the number count each day for the first week:
10 November – 229, 11 November – 122, 12 November 546, 13 November 279, 14 November 241, 15 November 161, 16 November 402.
The Governments of India and Pakistan have setup a meeting to discuss the issues causing the small number of pilgrims visiting Sri Kartarpur Sahib.
People have also stated that there are way too many check points on the Indian site whereas on the Pakistan side it’s a very simple and easy process.