Home Minister Rajnath Singh was at the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc) Interior Ministers’ meeting in Islamabad on Thursday. Today as the Home minister returned back, he was seen jibing at Pakistan in Parliament.
Singh was briefing the Indian parliament on his short visit to Islamabad for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Interior Ministers’ meeting and here are few things that Rajnath Singh mentioned about his Islamabad trip in Rajya Sabha –
– During SAARC interior HMs meet, I urged all members that terrorists should not be glorified nor should be patronised: Rajnath Singh
– It is true that Doordarshan, ANI & PTI reporters who had come from India were not allowed to enter.
– Pak Interior Minister invited everyone for lunch, but then left in his car. I also left then. I have no grudges as I wasn’t there to have lunch
– I did not register any protest there. About the ‘blackout’ I will need to ask MEA about protocol of past occasions
– All our PMs have done their best to improve relations with our neighbours bt the problem is “yeh padosi hai ki maanta hi nahi hai”
– I appreciate the unity of the House against terrorism, it reflects the country’s determination to fight terrorism
Mr Singh said that at the SAARC meeting of home ministers, India took a strong stand against terror and urged all members that “there is a need to take strongest action not just against terrorists but also those who support terrorism.”
He described Pakistan as the “biggest violator of human rights” – a response to his Pakistani counterpart’s allegations yesterday of rights violations in Kashmir.
He said he saw some anti-India protest rallies in Islamabad that posed a security challenge during his visit. In view of the threat, the minister was flown in a helicopter to Serena Hotel from the airport.
“When I was going to the hotel, some people were standing and protesting.”
Pakistan hosted the Saarc meeting amid a bloody unrest in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of militant commander Burhan Wani’s killing in a gun battle with security forces that has left more than 50 people dead in clashes between security personnel and Kashmiri protesters in nearly a month of turmoil.
India has blamed Pakistan for stoking the trouble in the state after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hailed Wani as one who died fighting for the “freedom” of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan also observed a black day against the killing of Wani that triggered the bloody unrest in the valley.
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