New Delhi, July31 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday announced in Parliament that dialogue with Pakistan would not take place in an atmosphere filled with violence and claimed that this was encapsulated in the Sharm-el-Sheikh statement.
Replying to a discussion on the working of his Ministry in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said India cannot and will not be oblivious to the continued threat of terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
"Any meaningful dialogue with Pakistan can only follow the concrete fulfilment of their commitments not to allow their territory to be used for terrorist activities against India," Krishna said.
Leader of Opposition in the Upper House, Arun Jaitley alleged that a monumental lapse had been committed at Sharm-el Sheikh and praising of former Prime Minister Vajpayee could not shield Manmohan Singh from this blunder.
Rejecting the BJP charge, Krishna said the Pakistani leadership has been categorically told to act against the perpetrators of Mumbai and other terror attacks in India. (ANI)