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Pakistan MPs polite, made us comfortable: MP who led delegation to Islamabad

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD MP in Lok Sabha, had led the delegation that also included BJP MP Devji Patel (Rajasthan) and Alok Tiwari of the Samajwadi Party.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2016 2:35 am
Ramya, Ramya sedition, ramya sedition case, ramya pakistan, ramya news, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, india news, divya spandana, divya spandana news Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo said the controversy on Ramya’s comments was unnecessary.

On a day when a complaint was filed against actor-politician Ramya for saying “Pakistan is not hell” remark, another MP who had gone in an Indian parliamentary delgation to Islamabad described his Pakistani counterparts as “polite” and said “they went out of their way to make Indians feel comfortable”.

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD MP in Lok Sabha, had led the delegation that also included BJP MP Devji Patel (Rajasthan) and Alok Tiwari of the Samajwadi Party.

“In the Q & A session, some civil society members asked questions on Kashmir and Balochistan, but the Pakistan MP who was moderating the session said contentious issues must not be raised in the meeting,” Deo told The Indian Express on telephone.

Deo said the controversy on Ramya’s comments was unnecessary. “What she expressed was her personal opinion. It should have no bearing on India’s strategic engagement with Pakistan nor on the ability to communicate with each other.” He added, “While India has always maintained the high moral ground, we cannot wish away our neighbour and there is a need to start people-to-people contact.”

The MP said the definition of sedition from a legal perspective should not bring personal opinions into its ambit. About nationalism, he said, “Nationalism cannot be defined in one mould. People express nationalism in different ways and they should be allowed to do so of their own free will, without fear.”

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  1. K
    khan
    Aug 24, 2016 at 3:52 am
    Another sedation charge in offing
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    1. M
      MyTake
      Aug 24, 2016 at 12:48 am
      What you got to say about your home Minister being insulted? You don't have to feel good because stan says so even though your leader was insulted!
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        Anil Sabaji
        Aug 24, 2016 at 2:01 am
        Oh yes, they have made you very comfortable.
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        1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
          Aug 23, 2016 at 11:44 pm
          Very Good. People should not criticize stan for real and imaginary things. There will be differences between India and stan but don't demonize that country. After all it is our twin brother. And but for us the Bangaldesh still would have been East stan.
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          1. G
            Guru
            Aug 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm
            The charge of Sedition is a personal one too. This isn't the government's line. However stupid it may be, the person filing the charge has his "15 minutes of fame" and can be duly attributed to the Media.
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