Making friends with the ‘enemy’

While at Kartarpur Sahib, I met several young Pakistani women who said they visited the shrine often to meet Indians. They also wanted the Indian authorities to allow visa-free visits to another Sikh site in Indian Punjab. This long-standing demand has been ignored by the Hindu nationalists in New Delhi. But Kartarpur Sahib has become a meeting place for both nationalities, including families separated by partition. There they can eat the guru ka langar (community meals) initiated by Nanak, which are an important element of Sikh tradition.

Source: Making friends with the ‘enemy’ – Nikkei Asia