Islamabad: India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh who visited Pakistan to attend the meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) of interior ministers today warned Pakistan not to glorify terrorists from its soil against Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajnath on Thursday delivered a blunt message to Pakistan asking it to stop encouraging terror groups and “glorification” of terrorists and also called for “strongest action” against nations supporting terrorism.
Rajnath Singh said mere condemnation of terrorism and terrorists is not enough and that there are “no good terrorists or bad terrorists”.
Singh during his address to the 7th SAARC Interiors Ministers Conference said terrorism continued to remain the biggest challenge and threat to the region.
Rajnath came face-to-face with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan for the first time today and the two leaders barely shook hands.
Indian media, which came from New Delhi to report the conference, were not allowed to capture the moment or the conference and were kept at a distance by Pakistani officials, leading to a verbal duel between a senior Indian official and a Pakistani official.
The Home Minister also skipped the lunch being hosted by Khan after the meeting as the host had left the venue.