Pakistan suspending peace talks with India has evoked sharp reactions from opposition parties, who have placed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the dock by questioning his foreign policy towards the neighbouring country.
Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, called it a slap on India’s face.
Kejriwal, who’s been critical of India’s decision to invite Pakistan’s Joint Investigations Team to probe Pathankot terror attack blamed Modi for the humiliation.
He said, “Today’s announcements by Pak are a slap on India’s face, thanks to our PM.”
Congress Manish Tiwari said, “If government expected JIT to validate Pak’s involvement in Pathankot attack then they were being imbeciles.”
Speaking to reporters in Delhi, the Pakistani High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, said, “I think at present the peace process between India and Pakistan is suspended.”
Basit also supported China’s stand to veto India’s attempts to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar saying that “I subscribe to Chinese viewpoint.”
Basit said, ” The recent arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav in Pakistan irrefutably corroborates what Pakistan has been saying all along. We all are aware of those who seek to create unrest in Pakistan and destabilise the country. They are bound to fail as the people of Pakistan are united to effectively counter anti-Pakistan subversive activities.”