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September 10, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Pakistan Gives Assurance

The foreign minister said that Pakistan is in no way involved in any instigation of communal incidents in India and that it would be suicidal for it do so.

By: Editorial |
September 10, 2020 12:21:44 am
The Indian Express this day, 40-years ago.

Pakistan has sent word that it is committed to the policy of non-interference in India’s internal affairs. The country’s High Commissioner in Delhi, Abdul Sattar called on the Minister of External Affairs P V Narasimha Rao and conveyed to him a message from Pakistan’s foreign minister, Agha Shahi. The foreign minister said that Pakistan is in no way involved in any instigation of communal incidents in India and that it would be suicidal for it do so. Shahi’s message is reportedly conciliatory in tone as well as content and has, by all accounts, evoked an appreciative response from New Delhi. He sought to convey that while the Pakistani press’ response to the recent incidents of communal violence was negative, this should not be taken as his government’s intervention in India’s internal matters.

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