Leaders should exercise restraint when Indo-Pak tension high: Rajnath Singh

"People from all walks must exercise restraint. The country should support the forces," the Union Minister said.

By: PTI | Jaisalmer | Updated: October 7, 2016 4:39 pm
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday counselled that leaders must exercise restraint in their comments on security challenges before the country at a time when tension between India and Pakistan has increased.

Singh said this without giving a directly reply to a volley of questions by reporters on the controversial remarks made by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi yesterday on the sacrifice of soldiers. Gandhi had accused Centre of doing politics on the bodies of soldiers.

“I do not wish to comment on that but when there is a big challenge before the nation, we should stand by our forces. At a time when tension between India and Pakistan is increasing, countrymen should trust the security and armed forces and stand by them.

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“People from all walks must exercise restraint. The country should support the forces,” he said.

The Home Minister was briefing reporters on the meeting he held in this desert town in Rajasthan with chief ministers of five states sharing border with Pakistan.