New Delhi(PTI): Strongly condemning the Pathankot terror attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday…
NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that India will stand by Pakistan if it takes decisive action against terrorists and their organisations.
The Home Minister, who was addressing a conference on counter-terrrorism in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, said that most terror attacks emanate from Pakistan so it should act against terrorists operating from its soil.
“Most of the terror attacks in India emanate from Pakistan and it will have to show some sincerity and take concrete steps to rein in the various terror groups operating against India from its soil.
“The government of India will stand by Pakistan if it takes decisive action against terrorists and their organisations,” he said.
He underlined that if Pakistan takes concrete actions against terrorists on its territory it will not only improve bilateral ties between both countries but will also bring peace and stability in the South Asian region.
Singh even said that terrorism has no religion because religions do not allow crimes against humanity. Terrorism is a crime against humanity. And said that the world must accept the reality without any loss of time, that there is no good terrorist. “They make perverse distinction between good and bad terrorists. When the states begin covertly raising and indoctrinating bands of youth and equipping them with lethal weapons and weapon systems of mass destruction to promote their geo-political agenda, the magnitude of threat amplifies many times. It makes the task of defeating terrorism much more difficult,” he said.
Focussing on the recent Pathankot terror attack, Rajnath Singh said there was conscious effort to target sensitive assets of the country and to cause large scale casualties. “Likewise, in the recent attack on Pathankot air base, there was a conscious effort to target sensitive assets of the country and also cause large-scale casualties, thus taking the dynamics of terror attack in India a notch higher,” he said.
Today much of the world is grappling with the scourge of terrorism and its dangerous consequences.