New Delhi, Jul 28: Visiting Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday made light of her meeting with Kashmiri separatists here and wondered how it could be considered offensive in India.
“I don't think this (meeting) was anything new. Every Pakistan Foreign Minister who has been visiting India has been engaging with them,” Khar told TV channels.
Her meeting, soon after her arrival and even before scheduled talks with her counterpart S M Krishna, has not gone down with the foreign policy establishment here, which thought of it as a bad idea.
Khar asked whether meeting an important stakeholder goes against the democratic values cherished in India.
“I don't see how that should be offensive.”
The Minister said the question of terrorism and its manifestation being brought up in India looks “dated” to her and drew a comparison between Samjhauta train blasts case and the slow-paced Mumbai terror trial in her country.
“The whole question of terrorism, and its manifestations and the way it is brought up in India by your media in someway looks dated to me,” Khar told a TV news channel. PTI