Home Minister Rajnath Singh had an anecdote to share while addressing the audience at the 80th birth anniversary of Bharat Kisan Union founder Mahendra Singh Tikait Tuesday.
It was an unfortunate incident. But it is not proper to give communal colour to it, Rajnath said.
Amid attempts to portray Hindutva as an all-embracing religion, the home minister said: “Hindutva is beyond caste and religion”.
Rajnath said there was no need to worry about IS in the country. While admitting that terrorism was a challenge, the home minister said India would tackle it.
Party MP RK Singh said he came to know of money having exchanged hands in distribution of tickets during a visit to his constituency yesterday.
To a question, Rajanth Singh said ISIS will fail to set up any network in India.
Rajnath Singh, who made a 400-km long journey from Leh by road and spent Tuesday night at Dungti border outpost (BoP), noted lack of road connectivity and communication in the area.
Student had complained about delay in FRO registrations; minister orders registrations within a week.
Pointing out that India never had expansionist tendencies, the Home Minister said, “We believe that all issues, whether relating to boundary or terrorism, can be resolved through talks.”
Family members of Bose and Trinamool Congress leaders had in April this year demanded the Centre to declassify the Netaji files in its possession.
Singh will then visit border posts in Chumar in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops had eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation in sub-zero temperatures in September 2014.
The Home Minister also asked the students to decide between the “Western ‘dil maange more’ culture” or Indian values, adding that “dil maange more” was not “Bharat ka sanskar” (Indian culture).
Rajnath Singh admitted there were “inadequacies in the system” and that judicial delays had resulted in undertrials languishing in prison longer than the maximum sentence allowed for the crimes they had been charged with.
“The word politics has lost its meaning and its relevance today but I want to appeal to the youth to be positive and assure you that our government is working to establish the same meaning and relevance again,” he said.
In his order, Bassi has asked all police officers to ensure that apart from celebrating Hindi Diwas on September 14, the force should complete all paperwork for the rest of the year in Hindi.