MR. RAJINDAR SACHAR FORMER PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE UNIONFOR CIVIL LIBERTIES HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.
Without going into the merits of the stand of Pakistan to meet separatists or resultingly the reaction of Indian government into cancelling the Foreign Secretary meeting, an immediate end to the unedifying Anti-Pak. demonstrations both by Congress and B.J.P. must happen.
I am amazed at the low level of political gamesmanship between B.J.P. and Congress – the congress has even gone to the length of calling for sending back Pakistan envoy. Has partisanship and low politics reached such a low level that political parties are willing to damage irretrievably Indo-Pakistan relations which were becoming better after Modi – Sheriff meeting. Congress is of course so desperate after losing power that it is behaving like rabid V.H.P. and R.S. S. extremist communal elements by taking this Anti-Pakistan stand. Modi needs to step in to immediately to repel this vicious demand of recall of Pakistan High Commissioner. Indo-Pak relations are too delicate to be allowed to be damaged by the irresponsible elements in both the parties.
Both Indian and Pakistani people and Governments must never forget that they are like Siamese twins – any injury to either of them will cause equal suffering to the other.