Dubai: India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly criticised her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Twitter for his “googly” remark. She said it “exposed” him and that Pakistan has no respect for Sikh sentiments.
On Thursday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Qureshi had said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had bowled a “googly” to ensure Indian government’s presence at the ground-breaking ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor.
Swaraj replied on Twitter: “Mr. Foreign Minister of Pakistan - Your ‘googly’ remarks in a dramatic manner has exposed none but YOU. This shows that you have no respect for Sikh sentiments. You only play ‘googlies’.”
She added in a second tweet: “Let me explain to you that we were not trapped by your ‘googlies’. Our two Sikh Ministers went to Kartarpur Sahib to offer prayers in the Holy Gurudwara.”
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Corridor linking two revered gurdwaras on both sides of the border in Kartarpur in the Punjab province.
Why Kartarpur is significant to Sikhs around the world
Pakistan earlier had invited Swaraj for Wednesday's ceremony. She was however, unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib due to prior commitments. India was represented at the Kartarpur corridor events by two Sikh Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri.