India has finally given their verdict on Pak-Ind bilateral series and it is not a positive one.
Indian Ministers believe that the terrorism in Pakistan may prevent cricketing activities between the neighboring countries which depicts that India-Pakistan matches might not happen in the future. She put all the blame on Pakistan saying that a series is only possible if “Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism and firing.”
This seems to be yet another excuse by the Indian politicians as it has been internationally recognized that India is involved in cross-border firing and terrorism in Pakistan. Instead, the Indian government has straight out put the blame on Pakistan for their own misdoings.
The External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, in a Parliament’s consultative committee on external affairs said that Pak-India series’ are not possible until the cross-border firing between Pakistan and India do not come to a halt.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.
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She also brought forth the point that she met a Pakistan’s envoy to India and asked him to release prisoners above the age of 70 or women or of unsound mind as part of humanitarian aspect of the relationship.
The main agenda of the meeting was “Relation with the Neighbours”.
Since 2007 India has never played full-bilateral series with Pakistan, the time when Pakistan went to India to play five ODIs and a one-off Test match.
Due to the political war and violence on the border, it has stopped future bilateral cricket between the two countries.
Apart from that, the BCCI has asked ICC not to add the two teams in the same group for world tournaments and exclude bilateral matches for the Future Tours Programme.