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We don't hate people of Pak but hate terror: Rajnath

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Taking a jibe at Pakistan, Union Home Minister today said it could seek the help of if it could not root out on its own.

Addressing a public rally here, he said was getting isolated from the world for abetting

"If government wants to get rid of and if government on its own cannot root out terrorism, then it can seek help of is ready to root out terrorism from Pakistan," he said.

He said constant efforts were made to improve relations with Pakistan, pointing out that Modi had invited in May 2014 all the heads of governments of neighbouring countries for his swearing in as Prime Minister to send a message that India wants to have better relations with them.

But Pakistan did not understand this and tried to take advantage in "violation", he said, apparently referring to the Uri terror attack.

"We do not hate people of Pakistan but hate terrorism in Pakistan."

Singh said terrorists from Pakistan crossed the borders and killed 18 soldiers but what the Indian jawans did in retaliation was sending a strong message to the world that the country was not weak but strong.

He also said the greatest example of India being a secular country was it declared itself a secular state rather than a theocratic state unlike Pakistan that called itself an Islamic state.

At the rally, former Dalit IAS officer K Shivaram, who has acted in some Kannada films, joined the BJP.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 22:42 IST