Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday addressed a public rally in Haridwar said that Pakistan should conduct a referendum to check whether their citizens want to remain there or want to merge with India.
He also asserted that Kashmir was always with India and will remain a part of it. “Now Pakistan wants referendum on Kashmir but one thing is clear that Kashmir was with India and will be with India and no power can change that. There should instead be a referendum in Pakistan, asking whether its people want to remain in the same country or want to merge with India”.
Blaming Pakistan for the worsening of bilateral relations between the two countries he said, “I want to tell this to Pakistan that India always want to establish peaceful relations but it was only Islamabad which has tried to disrupt the relationship. They need to stop these terrorists and those who are asking for referendum on Kashmir.” “We want peaceful relations with Pakistan but time and again Pakistan is responsible for notorious activities”.
Referring to the surgical strikes that had destroyed seven Pak based launch pads across LoC, Singh said that India is no longer a soft nation.