Pakistan will disintegrate if it doesn't stop promoting terrorism: Rajnath Singh
Minority communities in India were safe, are safe and will remain safe, he said, adding that India does not divide people on basis of caste or religion.
Pakistan should stop promoting terrorism, otherwise no one will be able to prevent its disintegration, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday.
Speaking at a felicitation programme here for families of 122 soldiers who lost their lives on the line of duty, Singh also warned Pakistan that if its people cross the Line of Control, the Indian Army is ready and will not allow them to return.
"Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given good advice to his people to not cross the Line of Control because Indian soldiers are ready and will not allow them to return," he said.
हमारे पड़ोसी को अपनी आतंकवाद की नीति छोड़ देनी चाहिए नहीं तो एक दिन उसे मजबूरन छोड़नी पड़ेगी क्योंकि यदि उसकी नीतियाँ यदि नहीं बदलीं तो उसे खंड-खंड होने से दुनिया की कोई ताक़त रोक नहीं सकेगी।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 15, 2019
Khan, while speaking in Muzaffarabad on Friday, had urged the Pakistani people not to march toward the Line of Control until he asks them to.
Singh also said Pakistan was unable to digest India's decision to abrogate Article 370 provisions and went to the United Nations to mislead it.
जिस पाकिस्तान में सारी Minority Communities अपनी सलामती को लेकर चिंतित रहती हैं उसके मुंह से Human Rights की बातें अच्छी नहीं लगती। धारा ३७० के समाप्त करने के भारत के फ़ैसले को वह पचा नहीं पा रहा है और उसने UN को भी गुमराह करने की कोशिश की है।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 15, 2019
The international community is unwilling to believe what Pakistan is saying, he said.
India's minority population increased after Independence, while rights violations keep taking place in Pakistan against Sikhs, Buddhists and others. Minority communities in India were safe, are safe and will remain safe, he said, adding that India does not divide people on basis of caste or religion.
#WATCH Defence Minister Rajnath Singh: India was divided into two parts on the basis of religion- India & Pakistan were formed. Pakistan was again partitioned in 1971. If this politics continues, no power can stop Pakistan from being broken into pieces. pic.twitter.com/EsnNnYaq6d— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2019
No one would need to break Pakistan, it will break into pieces itself, the minister said. Pakistan should stop promoting terrorism, otherwise no one can stop it from breaking into pieces, Singh asserted.
The programme for the families of fallen soldiers was organised by Maruti Vir Jawan Trust. On behalf of Maruti Vir Jawan Trust, the minister also gave a relief of Rs 2.5 lakh to each of the 122 families.