India has secretly annexed Ajmer to Pakistan as a friendly gift, revealed Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna over a reply to the upper house of parliament on the issue of the release of Pakistani national Dr Khalil Chishty.
Eighty-year-old Chishty, a virologist sentenced to life imprisonment last December, has been languishing in Ajmer jail on a murder charge. When asked by an Indian opposition MP from Bihar Shivanand Tiwari what the government of India was doing about Chishty’s release? Krishna said the onus was on the government of Pakistan to release him.
Krishna said that this ‘particular person’ was detained in Pakistan, and it was a question to be considered by the government of that country on ‘humanitarian grounds.’
As appalled and confused MPs got up to stop Krishna, he went on: “Dr Chishty is more than 80 years old, is wheelchair bound and we are sure the Government of Pakistan would take a lenient view about the case.”
He added that India would take this issue up at the level of High Commissioners, before being slammed by opposition MPs that the minister was confused about the boundaries of India.
Krishna revealed that according to Independence of India Act 1947, Ajmer a Muslim majority state must have been annexed to Pakistan at first place. But during the recent visit of Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to Ajmer, the Indian Government has decided to secretly annex Ajmer to Pakistan, as a friendly gift on Hina Jee's visit .