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'Easy visa facility between India and Pakistan could help in minimize the pain of partition'
The Indian pilgrims on their visit to historical place Shri Katasraj had felt the tension cropped up between India and Pakistan Prime Minister at Kathmandu.
Rakesh Nagpal, incharge of the pilgrimage group, on his return from Pakistan informed that out of 110 applicants, 102 were granted visa but 17 could not reach the Wagah Border to join the pilgrimage due to some personal reasons.

On crossing the border, Moh. Sadiq President Pak Auqaf Board honoured Rakesh Nagpal representing India pilgrimages for Shri Katasraj. Pak Auqaf Board looks after the mosques, shrines and other religious institutions under the control of the Chife Administrator of Auqaf, Punjab in Pakistan.

Among others prominent persons joined the 'Katasraj Yatra' were Mohan Lal Kataria, Inder Raj Jossan, Vicky Bajaj and Kaushal Pruthi.

Nagpal said, during their interaction with the representatives of the various TV Channels, both sides stressed and had a feeling that easy visa facility between India & Pakistan apart from the cordial attitude of the security staff, could neutralize feeling of partition.

The pilgrims had to face inconvenience on their way to Katasraj as the bus in which they were traveling had gone out of order twice, he added.

He further informed that all rituals were performed at Luxmi Narayan Mandir and Shiv Mandir.

Speaking on the occasion at Auqaf Board at Tourism Centre, Moh. Sadiq, President Auqaf Board, stressed that a message of love should come from both the sides at the ground level so that people may have love and confidence with each other. The representatives of other institutions also welcomed the pilgrims on this occasion including Rakesh Nagpal from Indian side and Mahveesh Sultan Parliamentary Secretary Punjab on behalf of Farooq Sahib.

There was too much security over the pilgrims during their visit to the Anarkali and Mochi Bazars and Luv Kush Memorial. However, they were not allowed to do marketing at their own.

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