1. Sharada Peeth Lies Close to LoC
Sharada Peeth was one of the three principal shrines of the region, along with the Martand Sun Temple and the Amarnath Temple, before the Partition of India and Pakistan. After the 1947-48 war between the two countries over Jammu & Kashmir, the shrine was abandoned as it fell into PoK.
The shrine, religiously and politically significant, lies close to the LoC in Sharda village atop Mount Harmukh.
While demands from Indian pilgrims to allow visits to the shrine have been made in the past, the echoes have become louder after the two bitter neighbours decided to pave way for the Kartarpur corridor leading to Gurudwara Darbaar Sahib Kartarpur in November.
Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, too, had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to consider the demands of the Kashmiri Pandits to visit Sharada Peeth.