Frustrated over success of Pakistan initiative, India grills Pakistan envoy in New Delhi

Frustrated over success of Pakistan initiative, India grills Pakistan envoy in New Delhi
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NEW DELHI - India summoned the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah on Friday and protested over the presence of Khalistani separatists in the committee set up by his country on Kartarpur.

India protested that Khalistani separatists were made members of Kartarpur panel.

India also sought explanation why a Khalistani militants like Maninder Singh Tara and Gopal Singh Chawla were part Pakistan committee. Both of them are close aide of Laskar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and were involved in propagating terrorism in India .

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) rescheduled the meeting on April 2 between India and Pakistan, to discuss the modalities of opening the Kartarpur Corridor.

"It has been conveyed that the next meeting on the modalities can be scheduled at an appropriate time after receiving Pakistan's response," said the statement, adding that India would await credible explanation and clarification from Pakistan before the next round of discussions.

India stated that they have reports that Chawla being made member of a ten-member committee for managing Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.

The members who have been appointed are Bishon Singh, Kuljit Singh, Maninder Singh Tara, Gopal Singh Chawla, Mahinder Pal Singh, Sahib Singh, Santokh Singh, Shamsher Singh,Tara Singh and Bhagat Singh.

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