India Boycotts Pak Day Event Over Hurriyat Invite

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NEW DELHI — The government on Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day event to be held at its high commission here as Hurriyat Conference leaders were also invited, an official said.

This year, Indian government officials will stay away from the reception scheduled on the eve of Pakistan National Day, which is celebrated on March 23, the official said.

“The government of India has decided not to send any official representative to the Pakistan National Day event at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi,” the official said.

The decision has been taken because Pakistan has decided to invite Hurriyat Conference leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to the event, the official added.

The decision comes in the wake of heightened tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours after the Pulwama attack and subsequent air strike by India in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26. Pakistan retaliated the next day.  


Observer News Service

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