The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said it is entirely upon Pakistan to join India's initiatives at SCO meeting. MEA Secretary (West) Vikas Swarup spoke on India's initiatives. Earlier Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu took a veiled jibe at Pakistan. Asserting that terrorism is the biggest...
Ministry of External affairs Secretary (West) Vikas Swarup clarified India's stand on Pakistan cooperating with India's initiatives at SCO or not. He said, "As far as whether Pakistan is going to join (our) initiatives, it's up to them. SCO charter has provision that one country cannot hold up cooperation in areas and allows member countries which are interested to take it forward with the exclusion of one country that is opposing."
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel accused BJP of maligning any sort of protests. Baghel said that BJP called them Pakistani, Khalistani and even alleged them of being middleman's broker, but they won't be successful in their attempts in suppressing farmers. CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "Whenever there's a protest, BJP tries to malign it. As for protesting farmers, sometimes they (BJP) called them Pakistani or Khalistani. They even alleged that farmers are middleman's broker. NIA's notice has also been sent to the houses of the protesting farmers. Regardless of their attempts to suppress, farmers won't be scared."
Placards of PM Modi and several other world leaders were seen at a pro-freedom rally organised in Sann area of Pakistan’s Sindh. The rally had been organised on the birth anniversary of GM Syed, one of the founding fathers of modern Sindh nationalism. Protesters said that Sindh had been illegally handed over to Pakistan in 1947 and raised slogans for Sindhudesh. There are several nationalist parties in Sindh, who are advocating for a free Sindh nation at various international platforms. Sindhudesh is a demand of a separate homeland for Sindhis which emerged in 1967 under the leadership of G M Syed and Pir Ali Mohammed Rashdi. Watch the full video for all the details.
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