Rajouri, Dec 5: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at Islamabad for giving refuge to terrorists and said if Pakistan is unable to stop terrorists, then India is willing to help.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, the Home Minister cautioned Pakistan to stop terrorist activities directed against India.
Rajnath Singh said: “Pakistan should take an initiative to stop all this, if they can’t stop, then they should talk to India about it. India is willing to help them.”
“Why is it that people who indulge in terror activities hide in Pakistan? Shouldn’t Pakistan answer this?” he asked.
Jammu and Kashmir, which is in the midst of its five-phase state assembly elections, witnessed four terror attacks on Friday. The attacks were aimed at dissuading people from participating in the democratic process.
The first attack, a pre-dawn hit on an army camp in the Uri sector of Baramullah reportedly left eight army personnel and three state policemen dead. In the operation, six militants were also killed.
The second attack took place in the state’s capital Srinagar. Firing between militants and security forces left one militant dead. The operation was still underway till 4 p.m.
The third and fourth attack consisted of grenades being flung in Pulwama and Shopian, but no casualties were reported till 4 p.m.
According to media reports, the attacks are seen as a warning to various political parties, which had previously stated that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had chosen ballots, not bullets to voice their opinion.
Over the past week, the state has reportedly witnessed one act of terror per day, but the brave citizens of the state have stepped out to cast their votes.
In the first and second phase of the Assembly elections, which took place on November 25 and December 2, the state has witnessed over seventy percent turn out in the polling.
(With Agency Inputs)