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Pakistani Pilgrims will fly to India for the first time in 75 years

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Oh then..India / Pakistan don't have anything for Muslim pilgrimage?

No. Only three places which you can get religious reward for traveling to are Masjid al haram in Makkah, Masjid an nabawi in Medina and Masjid al aqsa in Jerusalem.

There are no religiously significant places in India as far as orthodox Islam is concerned.

A muslim may travel somewhere if they wish, however, as far as religious reward is concerned it is restricted to the three mentioned above.

P.s visiting the grave of the dead is not something worthy of reward. Visiting graveyards is encouraged only because it reminds us of our own death. There is no reward to be had from visiting shrines - in fact there are multiple sayings of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh against building structures over the graves of the dead.
 

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Oh then..India / Pakistan don't have anything for Muslim pilgrimage?

Not at all, a pilgrimage in Islam is exclusively defined as Hajj. The word "pilgrimage" maybe loosely defined, considering it's the english language. But when it comes to Islam, there is none worthy or entitled for pilgrimage, save Allah Subhanahu Wata'aalah, the Creator of all creation, both known and unknown.
 

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As per the pact, both airlines would operate special flights in this regard. A group of Pakistani tourists would depart from Lahore airport on January 29 and will return on February 1, said the Pakistani News outlet.

During the three-day visit to India, the Pakistani pilgrims would visit the dargah of Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif, Jaipur, Agra, Mithra, Haridwar and the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi.

Dr Ramesh said that the visit would cost USD 1,500 to each pilgrim and an additional USD 200 would also be charged if they want a separate room during their stay in Agra and Delhi, The Express Tribune reported.

Notably, as per an agreement inked between Pakistan and India in 1974, the pilgrims can visit religious sites of both countries. The Waqf Property Board and the ministry of religious affairs arrange the arrival and departure of pilgrims.

This is an optimistic target to cover all the places in just 3 days.

Are the sites declared or decided by the government or is there some liberty of choice?

Dravidian India which boasts more splendour in this regard is ignored by Delhi and Islamabad.
 

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