A 15-member delegation of jurists cancelled a goodwill visit to Pakistan in the wake of Wednesday's bomb blast at the Delhi High Court complex.

The delegation, under the banner of the All-India Bar Association (AIBA), was to have left India on September 8 on a mission to develop friendly relations with Pakistan, AIBA chairman Adish Aggarwala said.

“We are compelled to cancel this visit at this moment due to the bomb blast at the Delhi High Court, in which 13 innocent persons, including two lawyers, were killed,” he said.

The delegation, which included AIBA vice-chairman and Bar Council of India member S. Prabakaran, was invited by the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, the Punjab Bar Council, the Sindh Bar Council, the International Commission of Human Rights, the Lahore High Court Bar Association and the District Bar Associations of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Nankana Sahib, Shekhopura, Gujrawala, Gujrat and Jhellum.

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