Indo-Pak Ties: Why Rehman Malik needs to 'shut' his mouth?

Rehman Malik
New Delhi, Dec 17: What is wrong with Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik? During his three-day-long visit to India, he made some provocative and outlandish comments which left Indian authorities fuming. Before coming to India, Malik said that his visit was to improve the ties between the two warring nations.

But his comments were nothing less than provocative to further alienate India and Pakistan. His three-day-long visit to India ended on Sunday, Dec 16. Malik's most outrageous comment was his claim that the three Indians involved in the Mumbai Terror Attacks 2008 - Abu Jundal, Fahim Ansari and Sahabuddin - were "agents of an elite Indian Intelligence agency".

He also compared 26/11 terror attack with Babri Masjid Demolition. He also indicated that Kargil martyr Saurabh Kalia may have succumbed to inclement weather.

All these comments from Malik left a bitter taste in Indian government's mouth. They even refused to have a joint press statement at the end of interior minister's visit. Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Malik were supposed to address the press together. But that too was cancelled.

Shinde, whom Malik had stunned into silence by raking up Babri, reportedly told the Pakistani visitor during one-on-one talks that he had spoken out of turn and that he should have restricted his statement to only the visa agreement.

Home Secretary RK Singh termed Malik's comments regarding Jundal, Ansari and Sahabuddin as "ridiculous" and pointed out that Jundal was working for LeT on Pakistani soil when the 26/11 attacks took place.

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