Facing a request from India to deal with inflammatory videos and content being posted on the internet, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the government had nothing to gain from creating panic among Indians.
“Why should we interfere in your internal affairs? What good are we going to get if India is in trouble? We have felt the touch of terrorism. I assure you the Government of Pakistan’s policy is not to interfere(in India’s internal matter),” Malik said to CNN-IBN.
Malik also said that Pakistan’s policy is to eradicate terrorism not just within their borders but from the region.
“If it is coming from Pakistan, the sites will be blocked immediately,” he said.
“The Government of Pakistan’s policy is to eradicate terrorism from this region and India is our neighbour,” the minister said.
Pakistani groups have been accused by the Indian government of putting up content that caused widespread panic among migrants from north eastern states, who fled from other parts of the country fearing reprisals for the violence in Assam.
With groups in Pakistan accused of fanning communal tensions in India, Malik said the Indian government should not jump to conclusions like in the Samjhauta Express blast, since non-state actors were present in both the countries.
“Samjhauta incident and all those other incidents which were actually leveled against Pakistan’s ISI and ultimately turned out to be done by extremists in India. There are some non-state actors who are trying create a situation between the two countries,” he added.
“I think the governments, investigative agencies need to be little wiser now. When they are dealing such cases, they must keep these incidents in mind, in view of the fact that non-state actors always create trouble situation to meet their goals,” he added.