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Mehbooba Mufti demands Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth

Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supremo said in her letter that the opening of the Kartarpur corridor was a welcome step as it would open avenues for people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan.

She said besides being an important pilgrimage for the Kashmiri Pandit community, Sharda Peeth has historically been the seat of knowledge and learning for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The opening of Kartarpur corridor has encouraged the Kashmiri Pandit community to see a possibility of the pilgrimage to Sharda Peeth,” she said in her letter adding that a delegation of the community called on her recently requesting her support for the initiative.

Sharda Peeth is currently an abandoned ancient Hindu temple site in Sharda village in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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