‘India’s retaliatory action made Pak to go UN’

SansadTV Bureau

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Pakistan was forced to take United Nation’s refuge to stop retaliatory action by India in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday .

“They (Pakistan) went to request the United Nations Security Council to ask India to stop (retaliatory action),” Singh told.

“It was the policy of the Congress government to show only white flags even if Pakistan side killed every Indian. We asked the DG BSF to give a befitting reply to the Pakistani side,” he said.

“After ceasefire violations on the International Border by the Pakistani side, I asked the Director General of BSF as to how they have responded. He replied that we (Indian side) are showing white flag as we want to hold dialogue with Pakistan,” he said.

Singh said he then ordered the DG BSF to give Pakistan a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations.

He said it was because of the befitting reply from the Indian side that Pakistan was forced to appeal to the United Nation. “They went to request the United Nations Security Council to ask India to stop,” he said.

Singh said some people were trying to create communal tension. “But, we say that we have special affection for the people of Kashmir that is why post floods, I and Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself went to see the situation in the Valley,” he said.

He said Modi was so moved by the plight of the people of Kashmir that he not only sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for the flood-hit people, but also offered to extend help to residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

“The Prime Minister asked the Pakistan government to allow us to help the flood affected people of PoK as well,” he said.

He said that India strongly maintained that PoK belonged to India and would welcome if it once again decides to return to India.

He said Pakistan has been trying hard to raise the Kashmir issue at the international level, “But, we say that they have completely destroyed the PoK area which is with them.”

Singh said India always wanted good relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan and China.