New Delhi, May 22: In the wake of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India has always tried to maintain good relations with the neighbour but they are not interested in peace. Speaking at BSF Investiture Ceremony, Singh said,”One of our neighbours is very notorious. You should not be the first to fire the shot, but once they do, you retaliate, no one will question you and your move.”
“Kaaran samajhna kathin hai, ye research ka vishay ho sakta hai lekin wo (Pakistan) apni harkaton se baaz nahi aata. Pehli goli to padosi par nahi chalni chahiye, lekin agar udhar se chal jaati hai,to kya karna,uska faisla aapko karna hai (It is impossible to figure out the reason, it could be a matter of research but they wont mend their actions. we shouldn’t be the first to fire the bullet but if they fire at us, you decide what is to be done, no one will question your move),” Rajnath added. (Also Read: Pak Rangers Pleaded to Stop Firing Across International Border: BSF)
Singh’s statement came hours after an eight-month-old infant lost his life after being hit by a bullet during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keri Battal area of Akhnoor.
Besides Rajnath Singh, Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home Affairs also asserted,”Home Ministry has instructed to not engage in any operation while Ramzan is being observed. This doesn’t mean our security forces will not react to any situation, they will act and react at the right moment.”
Meanwhile, the Pakistani Rangers on Tuesday continued shelling on the international border (IB) in the Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir affecting 30 BSF border outposts and some two dozen villages. “People have been advised to remain indoors till the situation returns to normal,” a police officer said adding, “All schools close to the IB have been closed.”