Rajnath Singh at SAARC Summit: Pakistan should Stop Glorification of Terrorism


The Home Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh is presently on Pakistan Tour for the 7th SAARC Home/Interior Ministers’ conference in Islamabad. It is kind of an all-out diplomatic war going on between India and Pakistan. This is evident as on Thursday, Rajnath’s speech was being backed out by Pakistan and there were no media allowed in the room. The members of Indian Media who went there to cover Rajnath’s speech were not allowed in the room to cover the speech. They were kept at a distance from the room which resulted in an argument between the two sides. Only the state’s PTV was allowed inside the room to cover the opening speeches of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan. It is very surprising to know that even Pakistani private media was not allowed to cover the event.

The reports say that Home Minister has left for Islamabad Airport for hid return flight to New Delhi. Singh had arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday amid the protests by the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Harkat ul Mujahideen supporters. The protests were only at a distance of about 10 km from the National Assembly of Pakistan. The protests were also attended by Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin.

In his speech, he has reportedly said that terror is terror and there are no kinds of terror. It is formidable and completely unacceptable in each and every way. He has strongly condemned Pakistan for glorifying terrorists as martyrs and urged for a strong action from Pakistan over the terrorism issue.

The phase of dialogues is over for dealing with terrorism and it is time for us to call for the strongest action against nations supporting terrorism. He has referred to the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has praised Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The terrorist was been killed by the Indian Army in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.

“There should be no glorification or eulogize of terrorists as martyrs. There are no good terrorists or bad terrorists,” Rajnath Singh said.

Pakistan’s so-called sensible Prime Minister not only praised Wani but also made a remark that “Kashmir will one day become Pakistan”. This comment raged many Indians including the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who later said that his dream of Kashmir becoming a part of his country will remain a dream till the end of eternity.

The present tense situation between the two countries was very much visible when Singh came face-to-face to Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan for the first time and dint even shake hands at the entrance of the venue of the Conference. There are reports that Singh has also skipped the lunch hosted by Nisar.