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Sidhu returns from Pak; makes light of his photo with Khalistani supporter

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returned from on Thursday and played down his photographs with pro-Khalistan elements which went viral during his three-day trip to the neighbouring country.

continued to harp on the Kartarpur Corridor and the "infinite possibilities" it had, including normalizing strained relations between and

"I have come back with a message of peace and love. Let us end this hatred with the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev," told media here after returning from

Asked about his photograph with pro-Khalistani in Pakistan, Sidhu made light of it, saying thousands of people came to him in Pakistan for selfies.

"Everyday, there were at least 10,000 people taking photos with me. I don't know who is Chawla and Cheema," Sidhu said.

Chawla, who lives in Pakistan, is known for his pro-Khalistan rant and activities. He has been photographed earlier with terrorist

Sidhu was in Pakistan for Wednesday's ground breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor which will allow people from to have visa-free access to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara.

It was at the Kartarpur gurdwara, which is located around 2km from the international border and is situated right opposite the border belt in Dera Baba Nanak in Indian Punjab's district, that founder (1469-1539) spent 18 years of his life till he died in 1539.

The gurdwara, which fell in Pakistan territory following the Partition of in 1947, has big significance in religion and history. Even since Partition, Sikhs have been offering prayers near the international border while watching the gurdwara from a distance.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 18:58 IST