Lahore (PTI) Scores of Sikhs from India arrived at the Wagah border on Tuesday to participate in events marking the death anniversary of fifth Guru Arjun Dev here.
A total of 260 Sikhs from India were greeted by officials of Pakistan’s Evacuee Trust Property Board and Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee at the border point to take part in the events at Lahore’s Gurdwara Dera Sahib.
Over 1,000 Indian Sikhs were originally scheduled to attend the events, but security fears amid recent terror attacks in Pakistan’s eastern city reportedly kept many of them away.
“We had been given a travel advisory by the government about visiting Pakistan because the security situation here is not ideal,” said Ajeet Kaur from Amritsar said.
“However, my husband and I did not want to miss the opportunity of visiting the land of the founder of our religion,” she said.
Fraz Abbas, Deputy Director of Evacuee Trust Property Board (shrines), told PTI that 260 Sikhs had arrived in a special train though the Board was earlier informed by Indian authorities that at least 1,000 members of the community would attend the death anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev.