It has also begun drafting a new Constitution aimed at resolving the ethnic conflict and achieving reconciliation with Tamils so that there is no repeat of the nearly three decades-long civil war.
As Sushma Swaraj visits Sri Lanka, India should invest its diplomatic capital in finding a constitutional solution.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera discussed the entire gamut of relationship during the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting in Colombo co-chaired by them.
Swaraj, who is visiting Colombo for the second time in a year, will hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leaders and is likely take up the issues of fishermen and Tamils’ rights.
Sushma Swaraj intervened to help out an Indian woman who was stuck in a refugee camp in Germany
The woman, Gurpreet, posted a short video on Twitter, alleging she and her seven-year daughter had been kept in a refugee camp in Germany by her husband’s family.
Swaraj, who was in Mumbai on Friday, met Hamid’s parents and assured to ‘relook’ into the case, the family claimed.
The BJP parliamentary board, which met on Thursday, the first time after Amit Shah was re-elected the party’s national president for a full three-year term, took the decision to project Sonowal as the party’s face in the state.
“He has been requested to pass on the information in all districts and from there it can be passed on to village level so that the process of finding Geeta’s family could be expedited,” said Vikas Swarup.
The waiver, however, would not be applicable for those applying for re-issue of passport.
Swaraj also warned that those who “silently sponsor” terror groups could end up being used by them, in an apparent jibe at Pakistan.
Swaraj will also hold bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of a number of Arab League countries, including her Bahraini counterpart Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Anti-terror cooperation is expected to be a key area of collaboration between India and the Arab League.
Sushma Swaraj’s Israel visit took place against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean’s growing significance for bilateral security.
Persisting with its traditional political timidity in the region will cost India dearly