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Sidhu lauded Imran Khan decision

01 March, 2019

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NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday commended Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to release captured Indian Pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Taking to Twitter, Sidhu termed PM Khan’s goodwill gesture ‘a cup of joy for a billion people’. “I am overjoyed for his (Abhinandan) parents and loved ones,” he added.

The Indian politician has also released an official statement condemning the flared up situation.  “It is choice, not chance that determines a nation’s destiny,” captions Sidhu.

"They must think the worst of one another because only in thinking the worst, do they believe they can protect and defend. But this belief is a mirage," says the statement.

In the statement, Sidhu assured everyone of his patriotism that he is a "son of the soil" and that his father was a freedom fighter and that, for him, the true test for patriotism is courage.

“I stand by my deeply held principle that a community cannot be blamed for the actions of a few,” asserts the statement. Sidhu then went on to say that "dialogue and diplomatic pressure" is the answer to curbing terrorism in the long-run.

The statement concluded that there is a choice and not the chance that will "determine our nation’s destiny. We can choose to be patriots. To ask what kind of nationalism this is that turns Indian against Indian." India’s Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has also lauded the announcement of the Indian pilot’s release by Pakistan.

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