Path-breaking diplomacy on show…

Just when the non-inclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the IPL left players, sports administrators and politicians in India and Pakistan furious, came probably the best anti-dote possible, giving much needed comic relief!

A former Pakistan Air Force chief appeared in an Indian government ad in the newspapers to mark the National Girl Child Day. The Prime Minister himself has apologised and ordered a probe. However, the Minster for State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Tirath thinks differently

“An inquiry is being ordered into the matter. We are convening the meeting,” said Tirath, who initially said that it being a Sunday the ministry could not do anything. Message is more important than the image. The photograph is only symbolic. The message for the girl child is more important. She should be protected,”

We all agree. It was perhaps a show of pan-sub-continental solidarity on an extremely crucial issue. The Indian Air Force though, is not amused.


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