Pakistan’s entire establishment fueling terrorism in India: Rajnath Singh

He termed Pakistan's flexible attitude towards terrorism as "the biggest hindrance" in the bilateral relationship.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:07 pm
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh (PTI Photo)

In a blistering attack on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said its entire establishment is engaged in fueling terrorism in India and warned that “those who rear snakes would be bitten”. India is against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, but does not hate its people, the minister said and offered help to conduct anti-terrorism campaign in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir for the “closure of terror factories”.

The Home Minister’s attack on Pakistan comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbed it as the mothership of terrorism.

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Addressing the the two-day Regional Editors Conference from north and northeast states here, he said, “Pakistan’s entire establishment is engaged in fueling terrorism in India and that’s why, the management of areas along the Indo-Pak border has become a challenging task…But those who rear snakes should know they would bite them.”

By adopting terrorism as its state policy, Pakistan is getting isolated not only in South Asia but also in the international community, Singh said.

“Pakistan is so much obsessed with some issues that neither it can benefit others nor it can see its own welfare. Its obsession with Kashmir has reached such a level that it cannot tell apart a terrorist from a freedom fighter,” the Minister said.

He termed Pakistan’s flexible attitude towards terrorism as “the biggest hindrance” in the bilateral relationship.

“As far as the relationship between India and Pakistan is concerned, the biggest hindrance is Pakistan as its attitude towards terrorism is quite flexible. As far as India’s intention is concerned, we want to eliminate terrorism from the entire region,” Singh said.

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He said the logic of state and non-state actors which used to be given in connection with Pakistan has now turned “hollow”.

The Home Minister stressed that India “hates” Pakistan sponsored terrorism and not its people.

“No hatred towards people of Pakistan. We do not hate people of Pakistan and we do not want to keep a distance from them. We hate Pakistan-sponsored terrorism only.

“If its intentions remain clear, India can help Pakistan carry out an anti-error campaign in PoK. If Pakistan wishes, it can seek our help and India is ready to help it. It can also take help from anyone in the global community. But its intentions are not clear,” he said.

Singh said that with the closure of “terror factories in Pakistan, peace and harmony will prevail in South Asia and a way to development and prosperity will open.”

Speaking about surgical strikes, Singh said, “Our army crossed the LoC not to attack Pakistan. It went to carry out pre-emptive anti-terror surgical action against dangers of terror lurking on the border. We had information that there were some terrorists at launching pads wanting to carry out attacks in India.”

The Union Minister said that at the BRICS Summit, the participating nations have also strongly condemned “those who shelter terrorism”.

He also stressed on creating physical barriers like floodlighting in areas along the border with Pakistan to thwart any terror activity.

Physical barriers have been put up along 2,034.96 km of the 2,289.66 km-long Indo-Pak border, he informed.

“The rest of the boundary is 254.80 km-long. It includes riverine areas and tough terrains. We have decided to create physical barriers wherever possible. Where physical barriers like erecting fencing is not possible, non-physical barriers should be created,” he said.

“For non-physical barriers, there are solutions like sensors, radars and laser wall. These all will be used,” he said, adding a pilot project in this direction is being implemented by BSF in Jammu, Punjab and Gujarat.

“The use of non-physical barriers on experimental basis will help ascertain up to what extent it is helpful and what sort of loopholes are there which need to be addressed. A report in this regard is expected to come by the end of the year,” he said.

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    Onkar Singh
    Oct 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm
    How come Rajnath Singh has forgotten that his govt is also fully backing the home grown Hindu terrorism with in the country.All that he accuses the neighbouring country of stan equally applies to his own government and his RSS ( the breeding ground for) Hindu terrorism with in the country , which has made the poor poorer,the marginalized more marginalized,whereas the corrupt crony capitalist's are flourishing.So he should first set his own house in order,that would give him moral justification for pointing an accusing finger towards stan.He is short of memory,India has exported terror to SriLanka,stan( now Bangladesh),we created Bangladesh!! All this the pseudo nationalists like Rajnath and Modi have forgotten!!So we have forgotten our role in exporting terrorism in the neighborhood!!!
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    Gulzar Ahmed
    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:02 am
    Insha Allah another muslim state of indian muslims with in india.
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      Khalid
      Oct 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
      Yadev serving col was caught in stan for spying.. you look like a street sweeper from Dacca, do say someting with sense
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        Katrina
        Oct 18, 2016 at 2:58 am
        Chup be rajnath dog kutta
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        Jintran
        Oct 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm
        India macred 90 protesters and maimed 1000s using shot guns that are actually used for shooting birds.
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          Jintran
          Oct 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm
          Rajnath Singh himself is a STATE TERRORIST. He proved his credentials in the brutal macre of 20 innocent poor labourers in Andra Pradesh conniving with Chandrababu Naidu.
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            MyTake
            Oct 17, 2016 at 6:56 pm
            All stan care is about freebies for its army men. After the expiry of the tenure of its "Mujaheddin" job where it was emplo and paid quite well, it now got the Chinese to do the same. It's a long term "job" contract for Pak army!
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              MyTake
              Oct 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm
              Pak army got a long term job in the form of "securing" CPEC! New East India Company! Entire brigade has been raised for the freebies - long term slave of China!
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