In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday demanded a Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Mehbooba Mufti, in her letter, welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor and said that it would open avenues for people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister pointed out that Sharda Peeth, besides being an important pilgrimage for the Kashmiri Pandit community, has historically been the seat of knowledge and learning for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
"The opening of Kartarpur corridor has encouraged the Kashmiri Pandit community to see a possibility of the pilgrimage to Sharda Peeth," she said in her letter adding that a delegation of the community called on her recently requesting her support for the initiative.
Sharda Peeth is currently an abandoned ancient Hindu temple site in Sharda village in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
(With PTI inputs)