Rajnath Singh says talks with Pakistan meaningless unless there is check on terrorism

17 September 2017, 10:55 PM
Rajnath says talks with Pak meaningless unless terrorism stops (Image: PTI)
Rajnath says talks with Pak meaningless unless terrorism stops (Image: PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks with Pakistan will be meaningless unless the neighbouring country stops sending terrorists to India.

Rajnath said that Pakistan is continuously resorting to terror and ceasefire violations and the situation is not conducive for talks.

Speaking at a public meeting here as part of Telangana Liberation Day celebrations, Singh said India has a policy of maintaining cordial relations with neighbours.

“Some people suggest that we should engage in dialogue with Pakistan. I would like to say that we are ready to talk to anyone. But Pakistan is unable to understand this thing, till Pakistan does not stop its attempts to destabilise and weaken India by encouraging cross-border terrorism, holdings talks with it has no meaning.”

The Minister claimed that there has been substantial change at the border as India is no more a weak country.

“The idea was that we wanted to build good relations with all of them. We invited them not just for shaking hands, but to maintain cordial relations,” the home minister said.

The government is determined to stop all sorts of destabilising activities in the country, he said, and alleged that Pakistan is violating ceasefire agreements.

First Published: Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:47 PM
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