VK Singh tweets about duty and disgust after attending Pakistan Day

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Updated: 23 Mar 2015 03:05 PM


New Delhi: Hours after attending Pakistan National Day, Minister of State (External Affairs) Gen V K Singh (retd) said without making a direct reference that a person was bound to perform a task or action for moral and legal reasons.


In a series of tweets he wrote:  “A task or action that a person is bound to perform for moral or legal reasons.”


“The force that binds one morally or legally to one's obligations. A job or service allocated. To offend the moral sense, principles, or taste of,” he added.


He, however, expressed disgust at media coverage of the issue.


“Disgusted to see how certain sections of the media are twisting this issue (sic),” he added.


Union minister of state for external affairs VK Singh on Monday said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani high commission here.


"The government of India had to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went there and came back," he said replying to a question about his presence at the reception.


Asked specifically whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to attend the event at the Pakistani high commission, he said, "The government of India asked me to go there."


Singh, former Army chief, attended the event where several Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yaseen Malik were also present.


The minister's visit to the Pakistani high commission came on a day India and Pakistan sparred over Hurriyat leaders' meeting Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit with government making it clear that there was no role for a third party.


Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, along with Abdul Gani Bhat, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Bilal Gani Lone, Aga Syed Hassan, Mussadiq Adil and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza had held talks with Basit last night.


Basit, who invited them to the Pakistan National Day celebrations, said that India was not against these interactions. However, India hit out, saying "the government of India prefers to speak for itself".


(With PTI inputs)

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