Shinde likely to meet Rehman Malik in Maldives
New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to hold a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik in Maldives on the sidelines of a SAARC conference next week.
In his first direct engagement with Malik, Shinde is expected to ask him to bring to justice soon those involved in 26/11 terror attack, check infiltration into India and to dismantle terrorist infrastructure across the border, official sources said on Monday.
Circulation of fake Indian currency notes, unprovoked firing by Pakistan border guarding personnel along international border and a host of other issues bilateral issues are also likely to be discussed during the talks on the sidelines of SAARC Home/Interior Ministers conference to be held in Male from September 24 to 26, the sources said.
However, it is not yet clear whether New Delhi will share with Islamabad evidence related to the involvement of Pakistani elements in uploading morphed images and videos in hundreds of webpages on Assam violence which had lead to exodus of people belonging to the northeast from Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai last month.
On August 19, Shinde in a telephonic conversation with Malik had taken up the issue of social media-networking sites being misused by elements in Pakistan to circulate false pictures and reports in a bid to create communal strife in India and sought action against them.