The Congress party is upset with Mani Shankar Aiyar for participating in a debate on a Pakistan television channel where Maulana Masood Azhar, India's most wanted terrorist also participated. The thinking is that he should not have shared a platform with Azhar.
I do not think so.
I saw some footage from the program and felt Aiyar did a good job. He said rightly that Azhar should be arrested and brought before a court of terrorism. Azhar was quite agitated with Aiyar's statement.
What is wrong with this? Aiyar gave him as good as it gets! No one probably has ever spoken to him like that! There is no point in shying away from these things and taking the high moral ground. This was a good opportunity to talk. Azhar wasn't even in the TV studio. He was participating over a call.
Great job Mani Shankar Aiyar!