Rajnath Singh to raise state-sponsored terrorism issue in SAARC summit; no bilateral talks with Pakistan

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Updated: August 02, 2016 7:05 PM

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism and state-sponsored militants at the SAARC Home Ministers' conference to be held in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Rajnath singhDespite threats from the LeT chief Hafeez Saeed, Singh will attend the 17th meet of home ministers to be held in Islamabad.

In a bid to discuss India’s concerns over terrorism, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism and state-sponsored militants at the SAARC Home Ministers’ conference to be held in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Despite threats from the LeT chief Hafeez Saeed, Singh will attend the 17th meet of home ministers to be held in Islamabad.

Saeed had warned of a nationwide protest against Rajnath Singh’s visit to Pakistan.

Sources said that there aren’t any plans of a bilateral talk with Pakistan as of today.

Minister of State (MoS) for Home, Kiren Rijiju had earlier said that the meeting is a multilateral platform and there will be no discussions or a seperate meeting with the Pakistan Home Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Rajnath Singh is expected to raise the issue of Pakistan’s support to terror outfits operating in Indian borders and demand a check from the country.

Rajnath Singh will be visiting Pakistan after the escalating tussle in the Indo-Pak ties in the wake of banned Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani’s killing on 8th of July this year.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had made provocative assertions over the killing of Wani and said that Kashmir will become part of Pakistan one day.

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Besides the issue of Pakistan supported terror groups in India, Rajnath Singh will also raise the issue of fake currency notes circulated by Pakistan agencies, liberation in visa fomalities, illegal drug trafficking etc.

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