Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office

The images are not of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib but of the Immigration Office Kartarpur Corridor.

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Users shared two pictures which showed the flag on top of a white building which they claimed was Gurudwara Darbar Sahib.
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On 9 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor and flagged off the first batch of pilgrims travelling to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan.

CLAIM

Amid cheers and celebrations, a few people took to Twitter to claim that the Pakistan government has put their national flag on top of the gurdwara instead of the Khanda flag, which is the religious Sikh flag hoisted outside most gurdwaras.

Users shared two top view pictures which showed the flag on top of a white building which they claimed was Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.

Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office
(Source: Twitter)
Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office
(Source: Twitter)
Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office
(Source: Twitter)

TRUE OR FALSE?

Well, the claim along with which the photographs are being shared is completely false. The images are not of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib but of the Immigration Office Kartarpur Corridor.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

On checking the Google Earth view of the Kartarpur Corridor, we discovered that the flag could be on the Immigration Office in Pakistan near the Kartarpur Corridor and not the Gurudwara.

Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office
(Source: Google Earth)

On comparing the layout of the two structures it became clearer that it was the users were indeed using the pictures of the immigration office.

Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office
(Photo Courtesy: Google Earth/Twitter/Altered by The Quint)

Further, when one clicks on the Immigration office pictures that are available of the Google earth view, we could find the same picture.

Top view of the Immigration Office.
Top view of the Immigration Office.
(Photo Courtesy: Google Earth)

The Quint’s journalist Poonam Aggarwal, who travelled through the Kartarpur corridor to visit the Gurdwara, too corroborated that the image which was circulated online was that of the immigration office near the zero point and not the Sikh pilgrimage.

Pak Flag Atop Kartarpur Sahib? No, It’s the Immigration Office
(Illustration: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)

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