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Social Media reacts to Congress leader Navjot Sidhu attending Pakistan PM’s oath taking ceremony

Former cricketer Imran Khan took oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister today. Though many Indians were invited to his oath-taking ceremony, former cricketer and Congress minister of tourism and cultural affairs in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu was the only one to attend. Former cricketers like Kapil Dev and Suni Gavaskar had declined to attend the ceremony. Sidhu’s decision to attend the ceremony was widely criticised in social media. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had even stated that if Sidhu has mental stability he should not go to Pakistan.

However, Sidhu had travelled to Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border yesterday and attended Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony there today. Sidhu’s attendance there has been heavily criticised on Indian social media.

During the ceremony, Sidhu was sitting next to the President of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Masood Khan.

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Not only did Sidhu seemingly gladly sat beside the President of PoK, he even stood up to embrace Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, who is known for his frequent vocal attacks against India and is responsible for the deaths of many Indian soldiers and civilians in frequent ceasefire violations carried out by the Pakistan Army.

 

The Congress party had stated earlier that going to Pakistan is a personal decision for Sidhu.

As social and mainstream media is rife with criticisms of Sidhu hugging the Pakistan Army Chief, some have hoped that Congress President Rahul Gandhi will at least condemn the act.

It is notable here that Imran Khan has been a terror apologist and had been sympathetic to the Taliban in the past. As Pakistan has been known to help spread terrorism in India and kills hundreds of Indians every year, Sidhu’s visit to attend the new PM’s oath ceremony and going out of his way to hug the army chief responsible for deaths of hundreds of Indians is generating strong criticism among Indian people.

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