Amid a flip-flop within the Pakistan establishment over the requirement of a passport to visit the Darbar Sahib shrine via Kartarpur Corridor, India has said that passport will be required as per original MoU. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar condemned the use of Bhindranwale's image in Kartarpur corridor video by Pakistan government

New Delhi: Amid an ongoing flip-flop within the Pakistani government establishment regarding the requirement of a passport for Kartarpur corridor pilgrims, India has underlined that it will stick by the agreement signed between the two countries and that no unilateral amendment in the MoU will be acceptable to New Delhi.

Earlier today, Pakistan PM Imran Khan had tweeted that passport 'will not be required' for pilgrims visiting Kartarpur corridor. Interestingly, Pakistan Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that a passport would be required to visit the Darbar Sahib shrine.

"Conflicting reports are coming from Pakistan. Sometimes they say passport is needed and sometimes they say it is not required. As of now, there is a bilateral agreement which specified required documents," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said during a weekly briefing. 

With just two days left for the inauguration of the corridor that facilitates the entry of Sikh pilgrims to the Darbar Sahib shrine, Kumar said that Pakistan has yet not confirmed the list of Indian dignitaries who will attend the Kartarpur opening ceremony on the Pakistani side.

"We are presuming that all names we have shared with Pakistani side for inaugural jatha have been cleared," he said.