Union Minister of State for Home, Kiran Rijiju, today said that security of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during the latter’s visit to Pakistan for SAARC interior ministers’ meet, would be Pakistan’s responsibility. Talking to reporters, Rijiju said Singh was going to Pakistan for the multi-lateral meeting and terrorism will also feature in the talks. “Terrorism will figure in talks. If any security issue arises, it is Pakistan’s responsibility to deal with it,” Rijiju said. When asked if it was right for Singh to visit Pakistan in the wake of threats issued by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, Rijiju said there are some commitments which all countries have to follow. “It is not a separate meeting with a Pakistani minister,” he said. Earlier today, Singh held a high level meeting with senior officials including Home Secretary, NSA, IB and RAW chief to assess the situation.
Saeed has threatened to launch a countrywide protest if Singh arrived in Pakistan to attend the SAARC meeting on August 3. In a statement reported by PTI, Saeed said, “I want to ask the Pakistani government will it add insult to injury to the wounds of Kashmiris by welcoming Rajnath who is responsible for the killings of innocent Kashmiris,” Saeed said in a statement. The mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attack, Saeed said JuD would launch a countrywide protest “to tell the world that the Pakistani rulers might have compulsions to receive Kashmiris’ killers but the people of Pakistan are siding with oppressed Kashmiris,” reported PTI.