Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has stated that terrorism should not be associated with any particular religion. Singh also described India’s Muslims as “nationalists” who always “opposed terror” and did not allow radical groups to influence them.
He also urged Pakistan, being a victim of terrorism itself, to extend full cooperation in combating the menace.
“Muslims in India are nationalists. They have always opposed such (terror) elements. They have opposed and demoralised them,” the Home Minister said responding to questions at an event in Lucknow.
“It (Pakistan) should extend full cooperation in checking terrorism because the country is facing a similar problem today,” he told members of the media.
On Pakistan’s strong reaction to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent remarks about neutralising terrorists through terrorists, Singh said, “Not only India, but the entire world knows who is promoting terrorism.”
Yesterday, Singh launched BJP’s Mahasampark Abhiyan, during which he slammed the opposition’s criticism of the Narendra Modi government that it had done nothing except for making tall promises. The Home Minister reiterated that India will become an economic super power by 2025.