Going to Pakistan is like going to hell: Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar on Pakistan

Rewari: Gradually ratcheting up the attacks on , Union Defence Minister on Tuesday equated that country to hell. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has also called off his visit to the SAARC conference in Pakistan.

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly came out in support of “freedom” for Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,

Parrikar, who was in Rewari to participate in the ‘Jara Yaad Karo Qurbaani’ programme, said, “On Monday, our soldiers sent back five terrorists. Going to Pakistan is the same as going to hell.”“Pakistan has always been promoting terrorism. Now sometimes, even it is bearing the consequences of terrorism,” he added.

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Parrikar said if anybody decided to attack India, he would not remain silent.He said Indian soldiers would give a befitting reply to every attack. He said PoK is part of India and the violation of human rights should stop in .

 

Prime Minister Modi, during his address on the nation’s 70th Independence Day, had said, “People of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK have thanked him a lot in the past few days and he is grateful to them.”

“Today I want to especially honour and thank some people from the ramparts of the Red Fort. For the past few days the people of Baluchistan, the people of Gilgit, the people of Pakistan occupied , the way their citizens have heartily thanked me…people settled at far across acknowledge the Prime Minister of India, they honour him, so it is an honour of my 125 crore countrymen,” he had added.