Even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh readies to visit Pakistan to attend the SAARC conference despite the threats from LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, not everyone in India is happy with him.
The Hindu Sena, which has been in the news for all the wrong reasons—from making a "false complaint" about beef being served at Kerala House to their love for Donald Trump—is now holding a protest at Jantar Mantar, opposing the Home Minister's decision to visit Pakistan.
The Hindu outfit is burning the Home Minister's effigies in protest.
Vishnu Gupta, President of the right-wing group, said that Singh should cancel the trip and ask the SAARC nations to hold the summit in another country.
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"The Kashmir Valley is burning. How can the Home Minister visit Pakistan under such circumstances? Isn't he running away from his responsibility?" he asked.
Incidentally, Rajnath Singh is doing exactly that. Visiting the SAARC Summit is a part of his job. But, probably the definition of responsibility in Gupta's dictionary is very different from ours.
"This is an insult to our armed forces who are losing their lives because of Pakistan-sponsored terror," Gupta told HuffPost India.
Gupta claimed this is the Hindu Sena's attempt to remind the NDA government and the people of the nation about recent attacks on Indians. These include 26/11, Kashmir unrest, and the attacks on the Gurudaspur police station and Pathankot airbase.
"When one terrorist is killed, it has media mourning for days," Gupta said. But when our jawans sacrifice their lives, media goes silent and our elected representatives act irresponsibly."
Gupta believes that Pakistan sponsors terror in India, and that is why no minister should engage in talks with them.
"Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is an open secret and no sari-shawl diplomacy can change this fact," he said.
"Any talks with rogue nation Pakistan is a waste of time. We had enough of talks, we demand action against Pakistan."
Meanwhile, according to reports, after several threats, Singh's visit has been scaled down by the government. Singh is unlikely to meet his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan separately, as top ranks of the government feel that time is not right for a bilateral meeting.
However, in his speech at the SAARC meeting, the Home Minister is expected to raise the issue of Pakistan's support to terror groups operating in India and ask Islamabad to check Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and other groups based in that country.
Singh's visit comes in the backdrop of growing strain in Indo-Pak ties after Pakistan and its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made provocative statements on the Kashmir situation in the wake of Burhan Wani's killing on July 8.
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