Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of secretary-level talks with Pakistan and flayed the neighbouring country for engaging secessionists in Kashmir.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who was recently in headlines after meeting with the 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed, said on Wednesday that Kashmiri separatists meeting Pakistani leaders is an `old tradition`.
Claiming seven past Indian prime ministers had "facilitated" meetings between Kashmiri separatists and visiting Pakistani leaders in India, JKLF leader Yasin Malik Tuesday asked if they were all wrong and the present Narendra Modi government, which called off talks with Pakistan, was "Mr Right".
Jammu and Kashmir unit of VHP on Monday termed the invite by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to Kashmiri separatists as "strange and ironical", saying the neighbouring country is playing with the sovereignty of India.
BJP on Monday slammed UPA government over its foreign policy, saying India had no say in the ongoing negotiations on Afghanistan and pointing at the case of a Pakistani official who was allowed to hold talks with Kashmiri separatists here even though our position on the issue is non-negotiable.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday lashed out at the UPA government over the parley of Kashmiri separatists with Pakistan, and said by allowing the meet the Centre has "lowered the honour and prestige of the country".
Government on Monday countered BJP`s criticism that it had committed a "diplomatic blunder" by allowing Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s advisor Sartaj Aziz to meet Kashmiri separatists on Indian soil, saying such meetings had taken place even during the NDA regime.
Expressing resentment over the
meeting of Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar with
Kashmiri separatists in Delhi, VHP on Wednesday demanded that the
Central government clarify why the meeting was allowed to take place.
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who is part of the all-party delegation on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said that the decision to meet separatist leaders in the Valley in groups was not a collective one.