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Shiv Sena against Rajnath's visit to Pak

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 13:26 IST

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Stating that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Islamabad will bring down the morale of the armed forces, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to break all ties with Pakistan, which harbours terrorists like Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed.

Holding the Pakistani terrorist group responsible for the present state of affairs in Kashmir, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "And in such situation if the Home Minister and the Prime Minister keep going there repeatedly then what will be the morals of our jawans, who are being killed and injured everyday by the Pakistanis."

Raut in an exclusive conversation with ANI also threw light on the fact that the Home Minister had himself few days back blamed Pakistan for the terrorist attacks in Kashmir

"Why is he going there then? He should say with modesty whether it is SAARC or commonwealth, diplomatic or social, we don't want to keep any relationship with Pakistan," he added.

The Shiv Sena leader asked as to what is the use of taking up the cross-border issue with Pakistan as this has been raised several times but to no avail.

"What is the use of raising cross-border issue with Pakistan? It was raised many times before also.Rajnath Singh is a very senior leader, the people expect a lot from him," he added.

According to sources, Rajnath, who will be visiting Pakistan to attend the meeting of the SAARC Home/Interior Ministers, will raise the issue of cross border terrorism and state sponsorship of militancy.

Ahead of his visit to Pakistan for the SAARC meeting, Rajnath on Monday chaired a high-level meeting here.

Rajnath will be accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and several other senior officers of the Home Ministry.

The JuD chief has warned of a countrywide protest in Pakistan by his outfit if Rajnath arrives in Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference. (ANI)

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