In the midst of spreading reports that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart in the sideline of SAARC conference in Nepal later this month, the ministry hhas denied the reports.
The ministry, through Twitter, stated, “The HM is of the firm opinion that terror & talks cannot go together. Unless Pakistan stops terrorism and violence no dialogue is possible”.
The ministry said that the reports are incorrect and fabricated.
The Home Ministers’ conference of SAARC countries is to be held in Nepal for which the dates have not been confirmed yet. The sources say that the meeting may held from 17 to 19.
India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives are SAARC members.
The secretary-level talks have been called off between Indian and Pakistan in August after Ambassador of Pakistan met the separatist leaders of Kashmir. The relations between the two countries are tensed after continuous ceasefire violations by the neighbours in J&K.