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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj on Sunday, paying tribute to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh guru.

According to a government official, there were no police arrangements as there was no prior information on the arrival of the PM, the official said. No traffic barriers have been put in place to restrict the movement of commuters.

At Gurudwara Rakab Ganj, Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose death anniversary was observed on Saturday, was incinerated. Which is in New Delhi near Parliament House.

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“Prime Minister Modi went on a sudden visit this morning, bowing his head to Gurudwara Rakabganj. “Guru Teg Bahadur paid tribute to him for his supreme sacrifice,” said the official.

During the visit, the official added, there was also no police bandobast or traffic barriers to the common man.

“This morning, I prayed at the historic Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, where the godly body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was cremated. I felt extraordinarily blessed. I am deeply inspired, like millions around the world, by the kindness of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

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“It is the special Kripa of the Guru Sahibs that we will celebrate the special occasion of the 400th Parkash Parv of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji during the administration of our Government. Let us mark this blessed occasion in a historical way and celebrate the ideals of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji,” he added.

Guru Tegh Bahadur is the ninth of the ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. He was assassinated on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi in the 17th century.

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The visit of the Prime Minister to one of the most popular gurudwaras in the national capital takes on significance as it comes in the midst of intense protests by farmers especially from Punjab, against three controversial farm laws enacted by his government.

On a number of occasions, Modi reached out to the protesters late, explaining the benefits of farm reforms that the laws aim to introduce, and also assuring farmers that the current government mechanism to support them, including minimum support prices and agricultural mandis, will continue.

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