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Shiv Sena against Anna Hazare's trip to Pakistan

September 22, 2011 16:53 IST

Shiv Sena on Friday voiced its strong opposition to social activist Anna Hazare's plans to visit Pakistan in connection with anti-corruption movement.

While speaking to a two-member delegation from Pakistan at his native village Ralegan Siddhi, Hazare had said he would like to go to Pakistan if "my visit is going to help the anti-corruption movement there".

"Anna should have told the delegation that they should tell Pakistan to stop terrorism," Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said. "Shiv Sena is of the opinion that no one should have any relations with Pakistan," Raut said.

The delegation, comprising Justice Nasir Aslam Jahid, a former judge of Pakistan's Supreme Court, and Karamat Ali, a well-known peace activist, had extended an invitation to Hazare to visit the neighbouring country.

The success of Hazare's anti-corruption movement had boosted the morale of the activists in Pakistan and people of Pakistan wanted Hazare to visit the country, Ali had said.

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