The Government of Pakistan sent an invitation to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to attend the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on 9 November. In response, the spiritual teacher has refused to attend the inauguration ceremony. On the call of Pakistan, Ravi Shankar replied that he has already maintained some plans due to which he will not be able to attend this program.
Let us tell you that earlier, Pakistan had sent a special invitation to Congress leader and former Punjab government minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sidhu also accepted this invitation from Pakistan and has taken its permission from the Punjab Government and Indian Foreign Ministry to go to Kartarpur. According to one information, Sidhu had sought permission from the Ministry of External Affairs to go to Pakistan from Attari Wagah border, which the Ministry has categorically denied.
Let us know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor on 9 November and will send the first batch of devotees to the Darbar Sahib Gurdwara via this corridor on the occasion of Baba Guru Nanak's 550th Prakashotsav on 12 November. The batch of Sikh travelers will go through the Kartarpur corridor to the Darbar Sahib Gurdwara.
In the invitation to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, it was written on behalf of the Government of Pakistan that the Kartarpur Corridor is being inaugurated with the aim of increasing mutual harmony in the world and we know that this is also your objective. That's why we want you to come to Pakistan on this occasion. Now clearing his stand on this issue, Ravi Shankar has refused to go to Pakistan.