Rajnath Singh to visit Pakistan in August, attend Saarc meet

During his visit to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the Saarc meeting. The first meeting of SAARC Interior/Home Ministers was held in Dhaka on May 11, 2006 followed by a meeting in New Delhi in 2007.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2016 12:44 pm
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will – early next month – visit Pakistan to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) meeting of Home/Interior Ministers. The meeting is scheduled to take place on August 3 and 4. Sources have told news agency ANI that Home Minister Singh will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting.

The meeting in Pakistan is significant as Singh last week slammed the neighbour state for interfering in India’s internal affairs – the current unrest in Kashmir.

Holding Pakistan responsible for the violence in Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that the neighbouring country must understand that instigating youth to pick up weapons is not correct. “I want to tell my neighbour that instigating our youth to pick up weapons is not correct,” Singh said at a press conference after a high-level meeting in Srinagar. Singh, in a direct reference to Pakistan, said India does not need third party’s involvement to address the situation in Kashmir. “We don’t need third party’s involvement to address the situation that prevails in Jammu & Kashmir,” he said, adding that Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism and it must not encourage violence in Kashmir.

At the 13th SAARC Summit held in Dhaka in November 2005, the Heads of State decided that the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers would meet annually preceded by a meeting of the Interior/Home Secretaries to strengthen cooperation in the area of counter-terrorism, which they agreed was a challenge to all states and a threat to humanity, and could not be justified on any grounds.

WATCH VIDEO: Home Minister Rajnath Singh To Visit Pakistan In August: What’s On His Agenda

 

The first meeting of SAARC Interior/Home Ministers was held in Dhaka on May 11, 2006, followed by a meeting in New Delhi in 2007.

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    Satendra kumar
    Jul 28, 2016 at 5:38 am
    SAARC-members should focus on terrorism and organised criminalog and illegal and unauthorised financiers also for destabilising this terrorist organisation who make unproductive unwanted disruptive in the civilised society.
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      Maniktripathy
      Jul 28, 2016 at 6:09 am
      Please do not forget to eat and bring biryani back for Tau....
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        Trun
        Jul 28, 2016 at 5:39 am
        Sir Ji don't forget to take saree for sharif sahab. Bahut dino sey due hey.
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          george
          Jul 28, 2016 at 6:05 am
          Take your family too for sightseeing..no one takes you seriously anyway. So enjoy.
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            Arvind
            Jul 28, 2016 at 6:09 am
            The people of India Wish Rajnath Singhji a happy journey to stan and return safely to Delhi..
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              Jai
              Jul 28, 2016 at 6:52 am
              Please take Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep along with u
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                b khosla
                Jul 28, 2016 at 7:13 am
                This time it will be the Home Minister Rajnath Singh who will be hugging Nawaz Shariff and congratulating stan. The PM has done enough of friendly bonhomie with stan. What is wrong with our Netas always falling for stan's schemes - cannot they see through their game plan - 'Bleed India with a thousand cuts'
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                  ASHOK KUMAR
                  Jul 28, 2016 at 9:30 am
                  At how many forums will you repeat that stan is a training ground for terrorists. Enough is enough, it is time for Modi to show his 56 inches chest to 125 crore Indians, who voted him to power.
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                    din
                    Jul 28, 2016 at 11:41 am
                    Good ! now media will play its dirty part - telling stani all they want to corner Rajnath "WHY MAKE BOASTING STORIES HE WILL DO THIS AND TALK THAT WITH THIS EVIDENCE AND THAT PROOF" this is How India always fail in their presentation EITHER BY MEDIA OR OPPOSITION - who has no love for the country KEEP IT IN THE STOMACH UNTIL IT IS TIME TO DIGEST
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                      Jul 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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                        Mahesh Thakur
                        Jul 28, 2016 at 7:41 am
                        Congress will win next election only if it pes GST without consutional cap on tax rate. lt;br/gt;Common man in villages knows that consutional cap will burden their lives and hamper poverty alleviation becauselt;br/gt;it will cause State govts to impose individual state taxes to make up for shortfall in GST common tax.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Consution is a policy doc, and not a law specifying fixed tax rate within itself as a policy. lt;br/gt;Specific Tax rate should be placed in rules or statutes. Since tax rate is dynamic, it needs to be adjusted according to the economic situation, or natural disasters, or war time, or government policy to encourage industry and social welfare.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;GST is brain child of Congress, therefore Congress will win the next election if it pes GST without Consutional Cap. lt;br/gt;People are smart enough to know that Consutional Caps are harmful to the growth of country lt;br/gt;and will only make people more poor and subject them to old-era Babu-Bureaucrat-License Raj which has failed. lt;br/gt;New-era young Congress will win all elections because it has shed old ideas.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Congress will win UP elections after GST is ped immediately. Each day of delay makes people in villages lose faith in Congress, so Congress should immediately cash on the sentiment and p GST to garner maximum number of votes for victory in UP election and 2019 national elections..
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                          Observer
                          Jul 28, 2016 at 6:21 am
                          Like all his predecessors including the great LKA, we can expect our Hon'ble HM too to make few comments when he is in Pak and put his two nice feet firmly in his mouth without fail.. ..
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                            sunil
                            Jul 28, 2016 at 10:01 am
                            Kashmir burning, China incursion in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Security of India in trouble
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                              Parth Garg
                              Jul 28, 2016 at 8:24 am
                              Kashmir burning, China incursion in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Security of India in trouble and the HM like his PM is going on a foreign sojourn. This is what they call 'Achchhe Din'.
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                                Shafted mohammed
                                Jul 28, 2016 at 6:29 am
                                What will happen raj nath singh would say few things and stan as usual would flatly deny its involvement. Raj nath singh would give a list of stani involvement and the interior minister would clean his terbuz and flush it.many such papers have come and many have been flushed and my recommendation is that the paper be of good quality so that terbuz can be nicely cleaned.
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                                  Sanjeev Singal
                                  Jul 28, 2016 at 6:20 am
                                  Since stan was not listening over phone so Rajnath Singh will hand deliver his 'STERN WARNING' to stan.
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                                    Swapan
                                    Jul 28, 2016 at 6:00 am
                                    This Government is behaving differently with stan than earlier ones and they are enled to. Only I hope, it's not something not thought of and done without thinking.
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                                      A.s. Malhotra
                                      Jul 28, 2016 at 9:57 am
                                      Hopefully, our Home Minister may be able to convince the members of the SAARC to about nefarious activities related to cross-border terrorism, instigating innocent and helpless youths to pick up arms and ammunition and using of terrorism propaa by stan against India. It is wished that the members of SAARC asked stan to stop these activities and act as friendly relations with India for the of pursuits of peace,unity and welfare of citizens of both Nations in future.
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                                        Syed Abdulhaq
                                        Jul 28, 2016 at 11:45 am
                                        This crimi nal should not be allowed into the sacred country of stan.
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                                          Truth Survives
                                          Jul 28, 2016 at 8:24 am
                                          Seems like Modi was no good so Rajnath has to go now.
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                                            Vinod Kumar Nagpal
                                            Jul 28, 2016 at 6:37 am
                                            Home Minister should strongly and forcefully raise the issue of cross border terrorism in the SAARC meeting to expose stan nefarious designs.
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