Twitter reacts as India cancels foreign ministers' meeting

Indian media claimed the development came hours after three policemen were kidnapped, killed in occupied Kashmir


News Desk September 21, 2018
Indian media claimed the development came hours after three policemen were kidnapped, killed in occupied Kashmir. PHOTO: FILE

A day after the Indian external affairs ministry confirmed that foreign ministers of Pakistan and India would meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly scheduled for next week, the Narendra Modi-led government backed out of the talks.

The Indian foreign ministry said the talks were called off after the “latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of twenty postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism”. It did not provide further details about the alleged killings.

Reacting to the cancellation of talks, Foreign Minister Qureshi said India had not responded positively to Pakistan’s invitation for dialogue. “It seems that India is already preparing for its elections due in the country next year,” he said. “Pakistan had asked for the talks in the larger interest of the region.”

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Qureshi said that it seems that "India has priorities other than dialogue," adding there is a group in the New Delhi that doesn’t want talks to take place.

Twitter users were left with mixed feelings as the news broke with some stating that India's escape from the talks wasn't beneficial for the two countries, and others condemning the killings. Some defended Prime Minister Imran Khan for his invitation for dialogue.






















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Bunny Rabbit | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend I think this is very sad .both countries should work towards each other and not widen the rift further . whatever silly reason behind this cancellation/ postponement of talks .. i am sure we both can do better together ...
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