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Minister accuses Pakistan of helping terrorists infiltrate India

Publication Date : 22-10-2012

 

Accusing Pakistan of fomenting trouble in India, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde yesterday said it was helping terrorists to infiltrate the country.

“We have information that Pakistan is helping terrorists to enter our territory. We have intelligence inputs. But we are alert,” he said while talking to reporters.

Shinde said his ministry has directed all concerned to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festival season and ensure peace. “I also appeal people to be extra careful,” he said.

Referring to Jammu and Kashmir, Shinde said security forces cannot be withdrawn from the Valley till the situation is completely peaceful there.

“When I was in Jammu and Kashmir, locals asked me to remove the Army from the Valley but I told them that we can’t do it till the situation is peaceful. We will remove the Army  when the situation is peaceful,” he said.

Shinde said he had visited the Indo-Bangladesh border and assessed the situation there. Earlier, while attending the Police Commemoration Day, Shinde paid tribute to 575 security men who laid down their lives in the last year.

While 383 personnel from state police forces were killed between Sept 1, 2011 and August 31 this year, 192 troopers belonging to central armed police forces died during that period.

 

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