Jaswant criticises govt for allowing visit of UN rapporteur

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Jaswant Singh today sought an explanation from the government for permitting Pakistani Human Rights activist Asma Jehangir, who is now a UN rapporteur, to travel in India without taking Parliament or the country into confidence.

Participating in the debate on the President's Address, he said Ms Jehangir had been given permission to visit the country as a UN rapporteur, which implied that she would also visit Jammu and Kashmir, which has not been India's policy.

He wanted to know why had she been given the permission without informing either the Parliament or the nation.

He called it a ''dangerous precedence'' which had been kept hidden from Parliament or the country.

Strongly criticising the government's approach against terrorism, Mr Singh demanded a clear stand on the issue.

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