HM Shri @rajnathsingh has reached Islamabad on a two day visit to attend the SAARC Home Ministers’ Conference in Pakistan — HMO India (@HMOIndia) August 3, 2016
HM Shri @rajnathsingh has reached Islamabad on a two day visit to attend the SAARC Home Ministers’ Conference in Pakistan
— HMO India (@HMOIndia) August 3, 2016
Over 2,000 activists took to streets outside the Saarc conference venue.
Pakistani protesters even torched an Indian flag.
A large number of rights activists gathered for a protest at Muzaffarabad Press Club, demanding that the Pakistan government should not receive Singh.
Mishal Malik, wife of Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, also staged a protest in front of National Press Club in Islamabad.
Earlier, a JuD caravan led by Talha Saeed, the son of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, had staged a sit-in at the Line of Control near Chakothi in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), where they were stopped by Pakistani security forces.
Following strain in India-Pakistan relations after Islamabad glorified the death of Wani, there is little possibility that Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan or other leaders. Sources in Pakistan’s interior ministry said it was because of “public pressure”.
Singh is undertaking the visit notwithstanding threat by LeT founder Hafiz Saeed.