In Islamabad for the SAARC Home Ministers’ Conference, Rajnath Singh on Thursday cautioned against classifying terrorism as “good terrorism” or “bad terrorism”.
“There is no good or bad terrorism. Terrorism is terrorism,” the Indian Home Minister told delegates at the meet in the Pakistani capital. In his address, Rajnath Singh took a swipe at the host nation Pakistan for describing slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani as a martyr and said, “There should be no glorification of terrorists as martyrs.”
He further called for strong action against those who support terrorism or its cause.”There should be strongest of action not only against terrorists but Copied from jammu Links News also against organisations, individuals and nations who support terror,” Rajnath Singh said, without naming anyone.
But it’s anyone’s guess that the Indian Home Minister was hinting at Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed and his outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah, which is linked to the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba.
Rajnath stressed that action and not just condemnation would help tackle the menace.
“Mere condemnation of terrorism is not enough,” he stated.
Meanwhile, a national news agency reported that Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech at SAARC conference has been blacked out and no media is allowed to cover it. Further, media reported that Home Minister Rajnath Singh did not attend the lunch at SAARC conference in Islamabad.
Interestingly, Pakistan’s Home Minister Chaudhary Nisar, who was the host, also skipped the lunch.