Rajnath slams Pakistan amid Kashmir terror attacks

New Delhi


Home Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Pakistan for the serial terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir since Friday early morning and demanded that it should stop these incidents.

The home minister told TV reporters that Pakistan gives shelter to terrorists whose result is repeated incidents in the Kashmir Valley.

"Pakistan gives shelter to terrorists, it should answer for that," he said.

"If Pakistan can't stop these incidents, they should speak to India about it."

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju also said that security forces are responding to attacks in Jammu and Kashmir appropriately.

"Definitely there are elements in the valley to destabilise election process; attacks are unfortunate," he said.

A total of 20 people, including eight army men, were killed and at least 11 injured Friday in a string of brazen militant strikes at an army camp and a police checkpost in Kashmir's Uri sector.

Modi is to address an election rally in Srinagar Monday. The state is in the midst of the five-phase assembly elections, with the next phase scheduled for Dec 9. The polls began Nov 25 and end Dec 20, with the vote count to be held Dec 23. - IANS