Rajnath accuses Pak of pushing terrorists into J&K

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh accused Pakistan of trying to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir and giving cover to such attempts by continuous firing along the border.             

“No doubt about that,” Singh told reporters when asked whether the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops were to cover infiltration attempts by militants.             

The Home Minister said Pakistan has been firing towards Indian side along the International Border in Jammu region and the BSF was giving a befitting reply.                            

When asked about Islamabad’s protest against heavy firing by India, Singh said it was Pakistan which started the firing and “we are just responding to it”.             

Pakistan Rangers targeted 13 border outposts in Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, a day after four Pakistani rangers were killed in a sharp counter-attack following the death of an Indian jawan in cross-border firing.             

The Home Minister had said Pakistan should desist from such violations.          

“Pakistan should not do this,” Singh had said. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said Islamabad does not seem to learn any lesson.


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