SAARC Meet: Rajnath Singh Talks Tough On Terror In Pakistan
Slaming Pakistan over its celebration of slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani as 'martyr', Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday condemned 'glorifiaction and patronisation of terrorism' by any country a.
Singh was speaking at the 7th SAARC Interior and Home Ministers’ Conference in Islamabad.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said terrorists should not be “eulogised as martyrs” under any circumstances, and the “strongest possible” steps should be taken against countries that support terrorism.
"One country's terrorist cannot be a freedom fighter for anyone... I also speak for the entire humanity, not just for India or other Saarc members, in urging that in no circumstances should terrorists be eulogised as martyrs," he said.
His comments come in the wake of violent protests in Kashmir over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.
Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had praised Wani and called him a martyr. Besides observing July 19 as a ‘Black Day’ to support the people of Kashmir, Sharif had said Pakistan would “continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris”.