“Pakistan can seek India’s help if it cannot handle the fight against terrorism alone,” this was said by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday while addressing a press conference in Jaipur.
He said, “I want to ask the Pakistani prime minister that if in Afghanistan, a fight can be carried out against terror and Taliban with the help of the US, then, Pakistan can seek help against terrorism from India if it feels that it cannot handle it alone.”
Rajnath Singh further said that Jammu and Kashmir was not an issue as it was an integral part of the country. The issue is of terrorism, and Pakistan can discuss it,” he added.
He, however, accused Congress of creating a crisis of distrust in politics and claimed there was a difference in their words and deeds. The Home Minister also asserted that there has not been any major terrorist related incident in the country in over four years of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
“I do not want to claim that terrorism has stopped, but no major terrorist incident has happened in the country in last four-and-a-half years,” he noted. “Terrorism is confined only to Kashmir, and even there the situation is improving,” Rajnath Singh said adding that the Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir are being conducted successfully.
“The government has brought Jammu and Kashmir into political process. As far as terrorism is concerned, there is no second thought that it is Pakistan sponsored,” the Home Minister stated. The HM also reiterated that the country and its borders are safe. “Terrorism has reduced and the problem of naxalism will get eliminated from the country in the coming years,” he added.
Responding to an alleged statement of AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi that ‘Allah will defeat the Modi and Rahul Gandhi’, Rajnath Singh said, “We cannot fight with god of any religion. We do not want to fight like this as we do not believe in politics based on caste or religion. Our politics is based on justice and humanity.”