New Delhi, March 24: Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Monday tweeted with the hashtag "DISGUST" following a controversy over his attending the Pakistan Day celebrations in the country's high commission here.
Singh, India's former army chief, went to the event which was also attended by a number of Kashmiri separatist leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.
Singh, who attended the party for just a few minutes, said the Indian government had to send an MoS and he was asked to attend the programme which he did.
Singh later reacted to the controversy over his visit and said he was disgusted to see how a section of the media was twisting the issue.
#'Disgust'ed to see how certain sections of the media are twisting this issue
#'Disgust'ed to see how certain sections of the media are twisting this issue— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) March 23, 2015
On Monday night, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and others like Abdul Gani Bhat, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Bilal Gani Lone, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and others held talks with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit who said that India was not against these talks.
India, however, hit out saying it prefers to speak for itself.