Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines 1974

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The Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines 1974 is a bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan facilitating Indian and Pakistani nationals to visit certain religious shrines in both countries.[1][2][3] As of November 2018, fifteen locations in Pakistan and five in India are covered under this protocol.[4]

List of locations[edit]

These are a list of locations covered by the protocol:[4]

In India[edit]

  1. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, dedicated to sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, Rajasthan
  2. Nizamuddin Dargah, dedicated to sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya, in Delhi
  3. Amir Khusro, dedicated to Sufi musician Amir Khusro in Delhi
  4. Sirhind Sharif, Mujaddid Alf Sani in Sirhind, Punjab, India
  5. Kalyar Sharif, dedicated to sufi saint Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir, near Haridwar

In Pakistan[edit]

  1. Shadani Darbar in Hyat Pitafi, Ghotki
  2. Katasraj Dham in Lahore
  3. Gurudwaras of Nankana Sahib
  4. Gurudwara Panja Sahib, Rawalpindi
  5. Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, Lahore
  6. Gurudwara Dera Sahib, Lahore
  7. Gurudwara Janam Asthan, Lahore
  8. Gurudwara Deewan Khana, Lahore
  9. Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj, Singhanian, Lahore
  10. Gurudwara Bhai Tara Singh, Lahore
  11. Gurudwara of Sixth Guru, Mozang, Lahore
  12. Birthplace of Guru Ram Das, Lahore
  13. Gurudwara Cheveen Padshahi, Mozang, Lahore
  14. Shrine of Data Ganj Bakhsh, Lahore
  15. Mirpur Mathelo, Sindh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pant-Mirza Agreement". Press Information Bureau, National Informatics Centre (NIC), India. Archived from the original on 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. ^ "Protocol on visits to Religious Shrines". Ministry of External Affairs, India. 14 September 1974. Archived from the original on 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  3. ^ "Q.*316 Denial of visa by Pakistan". Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Express Fact Check | Visas for pilgrims: 15 shrines in Pak, 5 in India under protocol". The Indian Express. 27 November 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2018-12-11.