‘India must talk to Pakistan on Kashmir, muscular policy is brainless:’ Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha made shocking statement during a book launch event jointly written by former chiefs of intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan A S Dulat and Asad Durrani respectively besides author Aditya Sinha.

According to agencies reports, Yashwant Sinha suggested that India must talk to Pakistan in order to resolve the Kashmir issue and a muscular policy on Kashmir is a brainless one as muscles do not have brain.

Yashwant Sinha, who has been actively involved in resolving issue of militancy and stone pelting among others in Kashmir, said dialogue should begin at two levels.

He also referred recent media reports and said Indian media says Pakistani Rangers are pleading for mercy now. And the next day the Rangers started bombarding and shelling and all. And so much damage had been done to that entire area. What is this moonhtod Jawab (befitting reply)? And with all due respect, a muscular policy is bound to be a brainless policy because muscles doesn’t have brain.

The report further quote Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who was also attending the event, emphasised on ways to finding solution to the 70-year-old problem.

Ek taraf se to wo maar rahe hain, dusre taraf se aap mar rahe hain, bataiye ham jaye to jaye kahan (from one side they are killing us and from another side you are killing us. Tell us where do we go?), Abdullah asked. He said nothing has moved forward in resolving the crises.

I recommend one (thing). Time has come. Let us forget the past. Let us forget the past bitterness and let us learn that we have to live with Pakistan, Abdullah said.

Both Sinha and Abdullah had released the book, ‘The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace’, along with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former vice president Hamid Ansari, Sinha, Congress leader Kapil Sibal, Dulat and a few others at a function organised here.

With agencies inputs