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After Kartarpur, India and Pakistan mulling to open Sharada Peeth corridor in Pak Administered Kashmir: Report

As India and Pakistan are moving forward over the building of Kartarpur Corridor, both the countries are now making making preparations for opening Sharada Peeth Corridor in Pakistan Administered Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

According to a report by The News, an important announcement on the Peeth Corridor is expected to be made within few days.

The report said that according to sources in the Indian foreign affairs ministry, a proposal is under consideration to build a corridor at the Sharada Peeth temple situated in Pakistan Administered Kashmir, situated 22 kilometres from Kupwara in the Indian Administered Kashmir.

“The Indian government has written several letters to Pakistani authorities on this proposal,” the report said.

Sharada Peeth temple is a highly reverent place of worship for Hindus which is about 5,000 years old. It is also considered the oldest education centre for some Hindus which was established in 237 BC during the reign of Maharaja Ashoka. Until 1947, Hindus used to visit the temple for Darshan, but after that their access to the temple became difficult.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has been pitching for opening of the corridor for a long time.

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