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Coronavirus fears prevent Indian Sikhs from visiting Pakistan holy site for festival

Coronavirus fears meant a historic travel corridor created last year to let Indian Sikhs visit a holy shrine in northeast Pakistan remained closed on Tuesday on one of the faith’s most sacred days.Hundreds of Pakistani Sikhs visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, a huge temple in Kartarpur marking the grave of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak, to commemorate the 481st anniversary of his death.This year would have been the first time Indian Sikhs could have crossed visa-free into Pakistan to mark the…

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