Protests erupted at several places in Pakistan on Wednesday against the arrival of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh in Islamabad for a SAARC meeting, a media report said today.
Singh was scheduled to reach Islamabad around 4 pm on a special flight, officials said.
"Civil society groups and religious organisations staged protests against his visit in Islamabad and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, reported The Hindustan Times.
In Islamabad, the express highway was blocked by a large number of workers of the Hurriyat Conference.
A large number of children and rights activists gathered for a protest at Muzaffarabad Press Club, demanding the Pakistan government should not receive Singh.
Several Pakistan-based groups, including Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Syed Salahuddin's Hizbul Mujahideen, have also warned of protests against the visit.
These groups accused Singh of having a role in the widespread violence that has consumed at least 52 people in Jammu and Kashmir triggered by the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani last month.