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Mehbooba aghast over India’s response to Qureshi-Mirwaiz tele-talk

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Srinagar, Jan 31: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said India’s response to telephonic conversation between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has reduced the ties between the two countries to the lowest level.

“Terming a phone call between Pakistani FM & Mirwaiz Umar Farooq sahab as anti-India has reduced ties to an unbelievable nadir,” Mehbooba said in a series of tweets.

“A foreign policy dictated by the compulsions of electoral politics is shockingly pathetic,” the former chief minister added.

Referring to past engagements between Pakistani officials and Hurriyat leaders in the state, Mehbooba said it was in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA regime that meetings between separatists and Pakistani officials were facilitated.

“Ironically it was the NDA under Vajpayee ji that  facilitated meetings between Hurriyat leaders & Pakistani dignitaries plus allowing them to visit Pakistan to hold talks with the establishment including the then president General Musharraf,” she said.

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