Mumbai: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said India had adopted a “zero-tolerance policy” towards terrorism and lamented that neighbour Pakistan was not doing enough to control the growth of “terror” on its soil.
“The government has made it clear on various international platforms that Pakistan is a breeding ground for terrorism,” he said at a function here to commemorate the supreme sacrifices made by the security personnel during the Mumbai terror attack nine years ago.
“India has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism. I do not want to go into its details but the outline is clear,” Rijiju said.
Asked about the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the minister said, “It is a matter of concern for us. We have been putting pressure on Pakistan in a bilateral way as well as through multilateral forums.”
Rijiju said, “On various international forums, we are making it absolutely clear that Pakistan is a breeding ground for terrorism and it is not doing enough to contain the growth of terrorism on its soil. They must do much more than what they had said.”
Rijiju said the coastal borders of India were much more secure now.
“We have taken a series of measures to secure the coastal borders. We have adopted a series of integrated coastal security schemes which are effective,” he added.