Our Govt's priority has been de-hyphenating relations with Pak: BJP

| Updated: Mar 18, 2017 03:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 17(ANI): Expressing his views on the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said under Prime Minster Narendra Modi-led Government, New Delhi has brought a major shift with regards to Islamabad, adding that its priority has been of de-hyphenating with its Asian neighbour. "Pakistan is a neighbour, we have to have a transactional relationship with them. If they behave well, we will do that too. We have already brought in a major shift in our Pakistan policy, which is of de-hyphenating with Pakistan," he added. Talking about the admission of grandson of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani into Indian state-funded institution, he said, "Tragedy with us is we are not attacking Geelani for provoking all youths in valley, whereas his own grandson is happy in government job. Instead of questioning Geelani, we are questioning government of Jammu and Kashmir that is the tragedy with Indian media, political commentary." Geelani had welcomed his grandson Anees-ul-Islam's appointment in a State-funded institution as researcher. (ANI)

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