Shimla : A cultural troupe from Syria will perform at the forthcoming Kullu Dussehra festival in October this year, the Syrian ambassador said here Friday.
Ambassador Riad Kamel Abbas announced this after his meeting with the state chief minister P.K.Dhumal here.
Foreign troupes have been regularly performing at the colourful Kullu Dussehra festival, but this will be for the first time a troupe from the Middle East will take part in a Himachal Pradesh cultural festival.
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Just why the ambassador of a Hezbollah-infested Syria is suddenly interested in Himachal University of all the universities, and that too Kullu, which is infested with narcotic consumers and escapees from Israel? Hezbollah and Israel have fought bitter, inconclusive wars and the State here must ensure that HP does nor become an another extended theatre of war, espionage and machinations of the Middle East conflict. Also, H.P. is on target of ISI which has more or less failed jihadi terror in border states of Punjab, J&K and Gujarat. It may all sound bit alarmist, but it is better to err on the side of caution.
Good point raised…..Pradeep