Shiv Sena opposes Anna Hazare's plan to visit Pakistan

HT quoted Raut saying “Shiv Sena is of the opinion that no one should have any relations with Pakistan.”


Express September 22, 2011

MUMBAI: India’s right wing political party, Shiv Sena has strongly opposed Anna Hazare’s plan to visit Pakistan on invitation of a two-member Pakistani delegation, Hindustan Times (HT) reported on Thursday.

(Read: Fighting corruption: Anna Hazare agrees to visit Pakistan)

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that "Anna should have told the delegation that they should tell Pakistan to stop terrorism."

HT quoted Raut saying “Shiv Sena is of the opinion that no one should have any relations with Pakistan.”

A Pakistani delegation, comprising of former Supreme Court judge Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid and eminent peace activist Karamat Ali invited Hazare to visit Pakistan.

Anna Hazare said he would visit Pakistan if his “visit is going to help the anti-corruption movement there.”

COMMENTS (11)

BruteForce | 10 years ago | Reply

@Muneeb Tahir:

In a way you make sense. India's Democratic system is so strong that it can actually benefit by the mass,non-violent protests led by people like Anna.

The last time this happened was when Gandhi used to go on Hunger Strikes and when Nehru used to go to Jail for protesting. In between those years India has really worked on its Democracy, thanks to its wonderful Constitution.

BruteForce | 10 years ago | Reply

@Muhammad Sohail:

I just mentioned it in the post. Because of the security situation in Pakistan, no other reason.

Anna should inspire Pakistanis. India has many role models, Anna is one of the best ones.

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