ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ROADS-Abdication of Responsibility

Misgivings Reinforced THE deliberations at the first meeting of speakers and parliamentarians from the SAARC countries, which concluded in Delhi recently, reinforced the. misgivings voiced by critics about the usefulness of SAARC ever since its formal launching in Dhaka in 1985. At the recent Delhi meeting, delegates from Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh demanded the re framing of the original SAARC charter to allow member-states to discuss bilateral issues which are now out of the purview of SAARC (according to the charter drafted in 1985) a demand which was vehemently opposed by India.

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