Sikh woman allegedly attempts to flee with Facebook friend through Kartarpur corridor

Sikh woman flees with facebook friend

The Hush Post|7:49 pm|one-minute-read|

An Indian Sikh woman visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur allegedly tried to go to Faisalabad in Punjab of Pakistan without a visa to meet a Pakistani man she befriended on Facebook. The officials confirmed this on Tuesday.

Identified as 20-odd-year-old Manjit Kaur, she visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib via the Kartarpur corridor in the last week of November.

Kaur, was in touch with the man on Facebook. She met him at the gurdwara. Then she attempted to go along with him to Faisalabad by showing a Pakistani woman’s permit.

Indian pilgrims can visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the recently-opened Kartarpur corridor without visa. However, they cannot go to the other parts of Pakistan.

“This is the first incident in which an Indian Sikh woman attempted to leave the restricted area of the Kartarpur corridor since its opening on November 9,” a senior official of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) said.

He said the woman wanted to go along with the Pakistani man. However, the security officials did not let her cross the restricted area.

Pakistani officials said she hailed from Amritsar. Media reports in India claimed that she is from Rohtak, Haryana.

“The security officials sent the Indian woman back and also informed their counterpart about it,” he said.

The Pakistani security officials detained the man along with his two friends, including a woman.

After interrogating the man in question and his two other friends for several hours they were allowed to go home.

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