Most terrorist attacks in India emanate from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Published: February 4, 2016
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PHOTO: REUTERS

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Indian cabinet minister has blamed Pakistan for most terrorist violence in his country, saying that Islamabad has to walk the talk to show it is sincere in eliminating terrorist groups.

“Most of the terrorist attacks in India emanate from Pakistan, and it will have to show some sincerity and take concrete steps to rein in various terror groups operating against India from its soil,” Rajnath Singh, India’s union home minister, told a news conference in Jaipur on Wednesday.

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According to India Today, Singh also said that India would stand by ‘its neighbour’, if it was ready to take decisive steps in weeding out terrorism. “India will stand by Pakistan if it takes decisive action against terrorists and their organisations.”

Singh said Pakistan’s efforts towards ending terrorism and militant organisations in the country were vital to restoring peace and stability in the South Asian region and also key to improving bilateral relations with India

Reassuring people about ‘India’s capability’ to fight the threat of terrorism, Singh said India’s security agencies were trying their best to identify and detain people with links to terrorists.

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On January 2, gunmen stormed an Indian airbase in Pathankot, in Indian Punjab, near the border with Pakistan and killed seven Indian troops. Later India alleged the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group and handled from Pakistan.

Pakistan condemned the attack and launched a crackdown against the JeM while also forming a high level Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the incident on the basis of Indian leads. The team is all set to visit India.

Indian officials claimed on Wednesday that they have arrested a Saudi Arabia-based alleged commander of a banned Pakistani militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), following his deportation.

New Delhi blames LeT for the 2008 terrorist attacks on landmarks in Mumbai in which 160-plus people were killed.

LeT commander Abdul Aziz, who hails from the Indian city of Hyderabad, had been detained in Saudi Arabia and was deported to India on Tuesday, International Business Times reported.

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Upon his arrival at Lucknow airport, the Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested him. On Wednesday, he was transferred to the Telangana police on a transit remand and was being questioned. Aziz is named on a top most wanted list in India.

His deportation comes around four years after Indian LeT member Zabiuddin Ansari was similarly deported from Saudi Arabia.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Pakistani
    Feb 4, 2016 - 10:24AM

    Say No to drugs…!!Recommend

  • Lion King
    Feb 4, 2016 - 11:23AM

    We will have to bear this trash by indians as long as nawaz sharif

    is in the government as he keeps appeasing indians for the

    benefit of his son’s business interests with indians.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Feb 4, 2016 - 12:47PM

    30 insurgency movements run in your country Mr. Minister. You seem to give extra credit to Pakistan. Why don’t you go to UN for imposing sanctions on Pakistan in the first place if it is really that a epicentre of terror?Recommend

  • Aakashvaani
    Feb 4, 2016 - 12:51PM

    @Pakistani: Exactly. Stop hallucinating about Kashmir or keep paying the cost.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 4, 2016 - 1:56PM

    ……….and who trained, armed and supported the Mukti Bhaini in ’71.Recommend

  • Apoorv Swarup
    Feb 4, 2016 - 2:15PM

    The level of disillusion over basic facts by some of the people commenting here is appalling to say the least!Recommend

  • Raheem
    Feb 4, 2016 - 4:17PM

    Will somebody ask about Samjhota Express bombings, from where that emanated? Its not Pakistan all the time, its India too. Recommend

  • naeemhussain
    Feb 5, 2016 - 11:08AM

    Most terrorist attacks in Pakistan emanate from India.Recommend

  • omar
    Mar 28, 2016 - 1:16PM

    what about a hundred other gorilla liberation movements wethin India fighting for their freedom?? Recommend

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