New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Congress government for its failure to bring Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan under India during partition in 1947.

"A mistake took place in August, 1947. It (the corridor) is an atonement of the mistake. An important place of our guru was only a few kilometers away. But it could not be made part (of India during partition) ... the corridor is an effort to reduce the damage," said Modi.

Modi also said that now devotees do not have to look at the shrine in Pakistan using binoculars and they could visit the place without visa using the Kartarpur corridor.

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district is a historic place where Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other Sikh leaders were present at the Prime Minister's residence to participate in the event.

Modi said be it Guru Nanak or Guru Gobind Singh, they have taught us to be on the side of justice.

Following the path shown by them, the central government is trying to get justice for the people who suffered during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Modi said.

"The central government is making efforts to get justice for the period of injustice which started in 1984. For decades, mothers, sisters, daughters and sons have shed tears, the law will deliver justice, wipe (their) tears," the PM said referring to the riots that took place following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

The Prime Minister also released a Rs 350 denomination commemorative silver coin to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

With PTI inputs