Lobby of separatists not by conviction, but by convenience: Jitendra Singh

| Updated: Jan 29, 2017 14:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 29 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh has taken a jibe at separatists and stated that their lobby is not by conviction but by convenience. "This so called lobby of separatists are not separatists by conviction but by convenience," he said. Addressing a round table conference on "Counter Terrorism", Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has taken decisive steps against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. He also said that military strike inside Pakistan territory gave a befitting response to Islamabad's mischief. "What Pakistan is doing is very clear, the point is not what they are doing but what we are doing," added Singh. He also said that the section of citizens who tend to speak for Pakistan, don't have the courage to utter a word when human rights violation happen on the other side. On Pakistan, Singh said, "when your jawans get killed, they're hesitant to even pay homage. They're so much worked up at some Burhan Wani or someone else." He also said that remonetisation has drastically reduced terror-related transactions and Hawala funding. "What Pakistan is doing is very clear. The point is not what they are doing but what we are doing," he said. (ANI)