‘I Want to Kiss Hands of Indians’: Emotions Overflow at Kartarpur

The Quint spoke to Indians and Pakistanis at Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib.

Published13 Nov 2019, 03:50 PM IST
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Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim

“My grandfather used to cry a lot before his demise. He wanted us to take him to his village, Shahpur, in India. That’s why I feel a lot of love for that place.”
Syed Furhan, Employee, Pakistan Postal Service   

A Pakistan Postal service employee, Syed Furhan, talks about Kartarpur Corridor and his bond with people of Punjab (India).

“Many people come to me. They get emotional and cry. They kiss the soil, walk around barefoot. They kiss our hands and say we live on Waheguru’s land. You get to see how people feel... a sea of love. Nobody can feel or understand the love among people without coming here. It’s God’s grace that so many people have been able to meet after 70 years. I’m not saying this for the interview, these words are coming straight from my heart.”
Syed Furhan, Employee, Pakistan Postal Service  

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

‘Received Immense Respect’

The Quint spoke to Indians and Pakistanis at Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib.

“We wanted to be here, but we planned it according to the Kartarpur Corridor opening day. It is a special day, we are honoured that we are one of those people who are actually part of the opening of the borders, breaking the walls. I don’t think anybody can do as much seva, as much respect, as much welcome that the Pakistani government and Pakistani people did for us. Everybody is folding their hands and coming to us and asking, ‘Main ki kara thawde liye, Main ki kara thawde liye (what can I do for you)’. It is a big honour to be part of this. We are very thankful from the core of our heart, thankful to Sidhu and PM Imran Khan.”
Harpreet Suri, NRI from USA

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“I have come to Kartarpur for the first time. You know, now people can travel to Kartarpur without a visa. Everybody is happy, Hindu and Muslim brothers. The gurudwara has four doors, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian, there is no discrimination. Hindus and Muslims are like brothers, my brother is [in India], my sister is in Jamuna Nagar [India]. We always faced problems getting a visa but now it is solved.”
A resident of Pakistan

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