The myth of people-to-people contact
Nitin Pai notes
During preliminary interrogation, the police learnt that Khurram had come into the country around six months ago on the pretext of watching the Indo-Pakistan cricket series at Mohali and failed to return to his country. He was then involved in gathering information of military importance, an official release quoting the SSP said.
Thirty-four Pakistanis disappeared in India after the cricket series. Incidents such as this one come as timely reminders for the exercise of caution and vigilence while handling the matter of movement of people from Pakistan.
It is with reason that India is careful about allowing people from the Pakistani side of the LoC to cross the border. Infact, India was extremely generous in opening the border for supplying relief aid to earthquake victim survivors even after the dastardly terror attacks on its soil. The Pakistani government should be grateful for this and should not make the childish demand for allowing movement of people at this time. It should rather accept aid (especially medicines and vaccines) and treat the earthquake survivors in a humane