After Kartarpur corridor, a chorus is now growing for the reopening of Shardapeeth temple, one of the holiest religious shrines of Kashmiri Pandits, in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The ancient temple is located in PoK’s Sharda village along the Kishenganga river.
The Kashmiri Pandits for the past many years have been demanding the reopening of the shrine and permission to visit there. The opening of the Kartarpur corridor has given fresh hope to the displaced Kashmiri Pandits who want to undertake the pilgrimage to the ancient religious shrine which was also a major centre of learning in the past.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked the Centre and the Pakistan government to allow Kashmiri Pandits to visit Shardapeeth in PoK. “Kartarpur is a great example of how religion can bring people together instead of dividing them. It is a path envisioned by PDP founder Mufti Sahab to end the turmoil in Kashmir. After Kartarpur, Delhi and Pakistan must facilitate Sharda Peeth pilgrimage for Kashmiris,” said Mufti in a tweet.
News credit : indiatoday