Slamming Pakistan for spreading terrorism in Kashmir and repeated violation of ceasefire, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the neighbouring country wants to separate Kashmir from India by using terror tactics but it won’t happen. Speaking at ‘Shahidi Diwas’ programme in Jammu’s Kathua region, Singh said, Pakistan has already been split into two parts and if it will not mend its ways it will soon be split into ten parts.
Reminding Pakistan of its defeat in previous wars with India, Singh said,” They have attacked us four times and lost always. They have realised that they cannot defeat us and that is why they are indulging in terror activities. Pakistan should understand that terrorism is not the weapon of brave, but of cowards.”
Talking about the repeated violation of ceasefire by Pakistani forces, the home minister mentioned that even after the Kargil war “then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee extended hand of friendship towards Pakistan. But they chose to violate ceasefire. Our forces will not fire first, but they will respond when provoked.”
Singh also said that Pakistan wants to divide India on religious lines, “but it won’t succeed.” “Pakistan is conspiring to divide India on religious lines but it will not succeed. We were divided in 1947 on religious basis. We have not been able to forget that… All Indians are brothers, whether they are born from the womb of a Hindu mother or a Muslim mother,” he said
Referring to the surgical strike by the Indian Army post the Uri terror attack, he said, “I want to assure that this government will never let India to bow its head before anyone and will always give befitting reply to Pakistan’s attack.”
Earlier in the day, Singh along with Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh paid homage to martyrs.
The home minister is also likely to review the security situation of the state, particularly along the Line of Control and International Border.