India asks Pak to stop aiding terror, offers help

India asks Pak to stop aiding terror, offers helpRAJOURI: India today hit out at Pakistan over the multiple terror attacks in Kashmir Valley, asking it to stop these activities directed against this country and said it was ready to help if it was unable to do so.

Accusing Pakistan of giving shelter to terrorists, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said militants want to create fear psychosis among people in Jammu and Kashmir as they are frustrated by the high voter turnout in the ongoing assembly elections.

Targeting Pakistan, he said, “Militants are entering this country from Pakistan and resorting to death and destruction here.”

The minister maintained that Pakistan soil is being used to aid and abet terrorism in J and K.

“Is it not true that these terrorists get shelter on Pak soil but they always keep denying the fact”, he said.

Asking Pakistan to stop this, Singh said, “If Pakistan is facing problems in stopping this, then they should talk to India. We are willing to help them.”

Singh was talking to reporters at Pargwal border belt of Jammu district and in Rajouri during the course of addressing poll rallies.

Terming today’s attacks in Kashmir as most unfortunate, Singh said, “These (incidents) are going on for a long time.”

He said the militants crossed from across the border and fired at the jawans and securitymen at a camp. “They killed some jawans but our forces were successful in giving them a befitting reply.”

“Militants are frustrated due to the overwhelming public support to BJP in ongoing elections and high voter turnout of 71-72 percent which they never had thought of,” he said.

The Home Minister also said that Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations and develop a heart-to-heart relationship with India.

“This is our desire. We want good relationship with our neighbors,” Singh said and referred to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s statement that friends can be changed but not neighbors.

Singh campaigned for party candidates and addressed three public rallies in Darhal and Thanamandi in Rajouri district and Pargwal border belt of Jammu district.

Rajnath also alleged that some parties were spreading fear among the people in Jammu and Kashmir that if BJP comes in power in the state, it will create a divide.

“These political parties want to get votes by creating fear among people,” he said, adding “BJP does not want support and mandate on fear factor but wants to win over people by love, compassion and development.”

“BJP does not believe in politics of divide. We believe in everybody’s support and development and a strong India. We believe that Hindus and Muslims should work shoulder to shoulder for strengthening the country,” he said.–PTI