Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who returned to India after attending SAARC Home Ministers’ Meet in Islamabad on Thursday evening, will make a statement in the Parliament today.
“I’ve placed India’s stand across in Islamabad. I’ll now speak in Parliament,” Singh had said in a statement yesterday.
– All our PMs have done their best to improve relations with our neighbours bt the problem is “yeh padosi hai ki maanta hi nahi hai”: HM in RS
– “ye padosi hai kii maanta hi nahii” : Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha speaking about Pakistan
– As far as blacking out of speech concerned,not aware of protocol norms followed during previous events, will have to gather info from MEA-HM
– I have no knowledge of the protocal of the past occasions, will have to ask MEA on that : HM Rajnath Singh in RS on speech blackout issue
– Rajnath Singh: I did not register any protest there. About the ‘blackout’ I will need to ask MEA about protocol of past occasions.
– Pak Interior Min invited everyone for lunch,but then left in his car.I also left then.I have no grudges as I wasn’t there to have lunch: HM
– I will not comment whether Pakistan was right or wrong in not allowing coverage ( of his speech at SAARC summit): Rajnath Singh
– Unhe jo karna tha unhone kia, mai uss sambandh mein koi pratikriya vyakt nhi karna chahta. Mujhe koi shikwa, shikayat nhi: HM Rajnath Singh
– Rajnath Singh: It is true that Doordarshan, ANI & PTI reporters who had come from India were not allowed to enter. Rajya Sabha says ‘Shame’
– I have no hesitation in saying every Indian PM regardless of whichever party has shown determination in fight against terror: Rajnath Singh
– I appreciate how all members have spoken in one voice on the issue of terrorism: HM Rajnath Singh
– I appreciate the unity of the House against terrorism, it reflects the country’s determination to fight terrorism: Rajnath Singh
– I join other members in condemning manner in which protocol norms were not observed & support strong statement made by HM: Anand Sharma,Cong
– My question is how India is going to engage with Pakistan in coming days- D Raja, CPI in Rajya Sabha
– We condemn the protests held all across Pakistan against our HM’s visit: Majeed, NCP in Rajya Sabha
– In wake of recent media reports on behaviour of Pak,would urge HM to speak to PM to reconsider strategy on Indo-Pak relations- Mayawati
– But there seems to be some discrepancy in what foreign ministry is saying about protocol issues regarding visit: Sharad Yadav
– I strongly condemn how Pak didn’t maintain protocol and treated our HM, the entire nation stand united: Sharad Yadav in Rajya Sabha
– We all saw the way Pakistan did not maintain protocol in the way they treated Home Minister, we are one in condemning it: Sharad Yadav
– Terrorism should not be encouraged. Terrorists of a country should not be seen as a ‘martyr’ by other countries: HM Rajnath Singh
– Want to ask HM whether he spoke to Pak PM & told him his own backyard falling apart, Baloch going in one direction, Sindh in another- S Swamy
– If home minister did not receive respect & honour due to him in Pakistan during his visit as per protocol, we condemn it: Ghulam Nabi Azad
– They (Pak) are now even at official level as high as PM, daily talking about disintegration of India, Kashmir: Subramanian Swamy in RS
– Gave suggestions during SAARC meet that ban on terror outfits by UN must be respected, there is no good or bad terrorism: Rajnath Singh
– I said that there is a need to strongest action not just against the terrorists but also those who support terrorism: Rajnath Singh
– During SAARC interior HMs meet, I urged all members that terrorists should not be glorified nor should be patronised: Rajnath Singh
Highlight of the meeting was Singh’s terse message to Pakistan, wherein he categorically stated that it needs to be ensured that ‘terrorism is not glorified and patronised by any state.’
Launching an indirect attack on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Singh while addressing the high-level delegation in Islamabad had stated that, “One country’s terrorist cannot be a martyr or freedom fighter for anyone.”
However, Singh’s speech during the meet was blacked out. Members of the Indian media who had come to report on the conference were not allowed to cover the speech and were reportedly kept at a distance by the Pak officials.
These report were later deemed as ‘misleading’ by the Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup, who said that, “It is standard SAARC practice that the opening statement by the host country is public and open to the media while the rest of the proceedings are in camera, which allows for a full and frank discussion of issues.”