Salman Khurshid slams separatists for meeting Pakistan PM advisor
Posted on: 08:48 PM IST Nov 10, 2013
New Delhi: The government has slammed the separatists for meeting Pakistani Prime Minister's envoy at the Pakistan High Commission on Sunday.
"When people come for such bilateral visits, they have their own schedules. We will meet a few people too and our agendas are similar," said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.
Khurshid's comments came after Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq met Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's envoy.
Earlier in the day, a meeting between Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi raked up a controversy with the BJP openly criticising the meeting and urging the government to stop Aziz from meeting the Kashmiri separatists.
BJP President Rajnath Singh termed the meeting between Aziz and the separatists to be a 'blunder' and demanded that the talks be stopped. "After making a failed attempt to buy peace with Pakistan at New York, the UPA government has now allowed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor Sartaj Aziz to meet and hold talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders in New Delhi," he said.