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Harsimrat urges Pak PM to take action against Qureshi over 'googly' remark

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

for Food Processing on Sunday asked to take action against the country's for his remarks at the corridor last month where he said that trapped by "a googly" on opening the route, thereby hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community.

Calling the remarks as "disgusting", Harsimrat wrote on her handle, "I urge PM @ImranKhanPTI to take action against his minister for hurting sentiments of Sikhs and peace efforts by equating attendance at a function at Sri Sahib with trapping by a googly. Nothing can be more disgusting than this."

She underlined that no should be allowed to "play with religious sentiments" while reiterating Khan's commitment to peace with India, which should not be a "hollow promise."

"@ImranKhanPTI ji no one should be allowed to play with religious sentiments. Your commitment to peace shouldn't be a hollow promise. Please walk the talk & take action against immediately for politicising religious issue to assuage hurt feelings of Sikhs," the wrote on her

Qureshi earlier claimed that Khan "bowled a googly at by opening the corridor". He made these remarks at a ceremony held in to observe the 100-day performance of the Imran Khan-led government.

"a googly" in cricketing terms means making a deceptive delivery to put the batsman in a difficult position.

on Friday said that the apparent "googly" played by Pakistan on matter has exposed the Prime Minister Khan-led government.

had earlier remarked that the opening of the should not be taken as the resuming of dialogues between India and Pakistan, as terror and talks cannot go together. She also turned down Pakistan's invitation for the SAARC summit citing that there would be no dialogue until Pakistan ceases terror activities in India.

Swaraj had to decline the invitation due to prior election commitments in Telangana. She had instead sent Harsimrat and (MoS) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri as India's representatives to the groundbreaking ceremony of the event in Kartarpur, Pakistan on November 28.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 17:05 IST