Suspend trade with Pakistan to stop inflow of Hawala money, BJP MP RK Singh urges govt

BJP member in Lok Sabha, RK Singh on Sunday attacked Pakistan and urged the Indian government to halt trade activities with them in the wake of rising tensions between the two nations.

Updated: Sep 11, 2016, 14:31 PM IST
Suspend trade with Pakistan to stop inflow of Hawala money, BJP MP RK Singh urges govt

New Delhi: BJP member in Lok Sabha, RK Singh on Sunday attacked Pakistan and urged the Indian government to halt trade activities with them in the wake of rising tensions between the two nations.

"All border trade activities between India and Pakistan must be temporarily suspended to stop illegal inflow of money through Hawala," Singh said while adding further that 'security near Line of Control must be strengthened'.

Singh, the former home secretary, expressed his concerns on the ongoing crisis going in the Kashmir Valley, which has been observing a separatist-called shutdown for over two months.

"Situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve. One who incites violence must be locked not in Srinagar but in Jammu," Singh said.

Early today, fresh clashes erupted in between security personnel and protestors at Karimabad village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. As per a media report, over 50 protestors and 12 CRPF personnel were injured in the clashes, that were triggered by forces' raid at Karimabad village.

On Saturday, two protesters were killed in clashes with security forces in Anantnag and Shopian districts and over 100 were left injured in protests across the Valley.

At least 79 people have lost their lives while over 12,000 civilians and security personnel have been injured in the deadly violence that began a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter.