Nawaz Sharif To Be first Pakistan Prime Minister to Attend Modi's Inaugural in Delhi; HM Is Not Amused...
May 25, 2014 • 7:40AM

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted invitation of the newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to attend Modi's inauguration ceremony in New Delhi on May 26. This will be the first occasion that a Prime Minister of Pakistan will attend such a ceremony. No Indian Prime Minister has attended similar ceremonies in Pakistan, either.

However, Nawaz Sharif's visit is not the only news that is making the rounds. The Indian Prime Minister-elect, who was denied visas by both London and Washington all these years for his alleged involvement in a communal riot that killed many Muslims, and quite a few Hindus as well, has ruffled London's feathers by inviting the Sri Lankan President Mahinder Rajapakse to attend the inauguration ceremony. President Rajapakse got on the wrong side of the British when he went after and eradicated the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE), a worldwide terrorist operation headquartered partly in London. Since then, Britain has kept on pressing charges against Rajapakse through UN resolutions charging him with genocide. Last February, maneuvered by London, the UN Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, a well-known "humanitarian intervention" fanatic, recommended in a report that an independent, international inquiry be launched into alleged human rights violations in 2009, during the final phase of Sri Lanka's long and bloody civil war against ethnic Tamil separatists.