India 'hates' Pakistan sponsored terrorism and not its people : Rajnath Singh

News Agencies | First published: 17 October 2016, 20:05 IST
India 'hates' Pakistan sponsored terrorism and not its people : Rajnath Singh

On 17 October, Home Minister Rajnath Singh unleashed a blistering attack on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, condemning the nation for the same and warned that "those who rear snakes would be bitten".

India is against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, but does not hate its people, the minister said and offered help to conduct anti-terrorism campaign in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir for the "closure of terror factories".

The Home Minister's attack on Pakistan comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbed it as the mothership of terrorism.

By adopting terrorism as its state policy, Pakistan is getting isolated not only in South Asia but also in the international community, Singh said.

"Pakistan is so much obsessed with some issues that neither it can benefit others nor it can see its own welfare. Its obsession with Kashmir has reached such a level that it cannot tell apart a terrorist from a freedom fighter," the Minister said.

He termed Pakistan's flexible attitude towards terrorism as "the biggest hindrance" in the bilateral relationship.

"As far as the relationship between India and Pakistan is concerned, the biggest hindrance is Pakistan as its attitude towards terrorism is quite flexible. As far as India's intention is concerned, we want to eliminate terrorism from the entire region," Singh said.