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India is not going to SAARC meet until Pak stops terrorism, says Sushma Swaraj

Diplomacy between India and Pakistan is not moving in any direction. One step further and another backwards, No result at the end.

 

Pakistani Prime Minister inaugrated kartarpur Corridor and people started to think that the dust is settling down but as soon as the hopes get up, sad news enters in. Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India will not respond to Pakistan’s invitation to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit in Islamabad. According to a news report by news agency ANI, Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that India is not going to attend any event until Pakistan stops its terrorism.

 

According to a report by NDTV, Sushma said, “ I already visited Pakistan, and it was me only who started the comprehensive bilateral dialogue. But what happened after that? Pathankot. What happened after that? Uri. So we have to take the big picture.”

 

Sushma also made some comments on the Kartarpur Corridor. She said, “Bilateral dialogues and Kartarpur corridor are two different things. I am very happy that while for the last 20 years, the government of India has been asking for this Kartarpur corridor, for the first time, Pakistan responded positively. But that doesn’t mean that bilateral dialogue will start. We always say terror and talks can’t go together. The moment Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India, the dialogue can start.”

 

Sushma Swaraj was invited to attend to attend the ceremony of Kartarpur corridor but she refused to the invitation. Sushma is not the only Minister who refused the invitation. Punjab Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Captain Amrinder Singh also denied to go to the ceremony amid terrorisst activities in Punjab.

 

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab state minister, however, attended the ceremony unofficialy. He even sang a poetry in praise of Pakistani Prime Minister imran Khan.

 

 

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