Written by Tarushi Aswani –
Home Minister Rajnath Singh was welcomed today by demonstrations and protests as he landed in Islamabad, for the 7th SAARC meeting for home and interior ministers.
Terrorists like Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salauddin, began their protest in Pakistan’s capital over the situation in Kashmir, where unrest is on since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.
Salauddin and Lashkar chief Hafiz Sayeed had warned of protests against the Home Minister, prompting the Indian government to increase the minister’s security.
As no bilateral meeting stands scheduled with Pakistan’s Home Minister, Mr Singh is expected to raise India’s concerns on terrorism strongly at SAARC.
Sources say the slow probes into the 26/11 and the Pathankot attacks will both be brought up as well as cross border terrorism from Pakistan through groups like the Lashkar-e Taiba and the Jaish-e Mohammad. Apart from terrorism, the other key issues to be discussed include liberalization of visas, illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs, and small arms.