1. LIVE Updates Jawans mutilation: Anti-Pakistan slogans at last journey of BSF martyr

LIVE Updates Jawans mutilation: Anti-Pakistan slogans at last journey of BSF martyr

Relatives of jawans, who were beheaded by Pakistani forces in the Poonch sector, are today in a state of mourning even as Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will brief PM Narendra Modi on the prevailing situation at LoC.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 2, 2017 10:33 PM
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Relatives of jawans, who were beheaded by Pakistani forces in the Poonch sector, are today in a state of mourning even as Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has briefed PM Narendra Modi on the prevailing situation at LoC. As chorus for seeking revenge grows across India, the Narendra Modi government will weigh the options open before it. “Pak Army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts on the Line of Control in the Krishna Ghati sector. Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts. In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded,” read the Indian Army’s statement, according to ANI report.

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10.22 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has joined the line of politicians criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre over their “inaction” towards the recent mutilation of two Indian soldiers carried out by the Pakistan Army in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

9.25 pm: “Modi had assured that there would be no terror strikes after demonetisation. But the attacks are continuing and now the bodies of Indian soldiers have been mutilated. Why is the government with a 56-inch chest quiet?” Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan  told reporters here while condemned the act by Pakistani forces.

7.30 pm: A day after the Pakistani attack, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today visited the forward areas
along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and asked the troops to remain alert and thwart “any misadventure” from across the border.

5.30 pm: They(Pakistan) can’t justify this, if their forces have not done it, who has?: Sarath Chand, Vice Chief Army Staff

5.00 pm: Pak conducted most despicable act agnst our soldiers by kind of shameful & cowardly treatment they gave their bodies; condemn it:RS Prasad

4.40 pm: “India’s contention that the Kashmir issue is, primarily, an issue of cross-border terrorism, is a claim that no one in the world is prepared to accept today,” Aziz said in a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

4.00 pm: ANI reports that  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in here today and had a discussion on the recent mutilation of two Indian Army soldiers by the Pakistan Army at Krishna Ghatti sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

2.45 pm: During my time in 8 years, it happened only once but in last 3 years it has already happened thrice, says former Defence Minister AK Antony.

2:30 pm: Government must give free hand to the Army to handle it in their own way, says former Defence Minister AK Antony.

2:20 pm: The nation is with families of the soldiers who lost their lives in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in KG Sector in Jammu and Kashmir, says Kiren Rijiju of MoS Home.

1:50 pm: Check out ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY’s tweet

1:45 pm: It is not the time to comment, says Rijiju.

1:44 pm: We are here to mourn and pay tribute, says MoS Home Ministry Kiren Rijiju.

1:35 pm: Watch Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaking over the issue

1:28 pm: Watch this video

1:25 pm: Bhatt also emphasised on the issue of fire support provided by the Pakistani posts, highlighted issue of BAT training camps near Line of Control, according to ANI report.

1:23 pm: DGMO Lt General AK Bhatt spoke to his Pakistan counterpart and expressed grave concern about Krishna Ghati incident the way patrol party was targeted.

1:11 pm: School students and locals raise anti-Pakistan slogans outside martyred jawan Prem Sagar’s house in Deoria.

1:00 pm: India, Pakistan DGMOs to hold talks, as per India Today report.

Read Also: Mutilation of jawans- As relatives mourn, martyr’s daughter seeks revenge for supreme sacrifice

12:58 pm: Watch this video

12:56 pm: Whose body is this? It is all behind this box! We are not being shown the body? Why?: Relatives of Paramjit Singh demand to see his body.

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12:35 pm: Wreath-laying ceremony of BSF head constable Prem Sagar.

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12:23 PM: Watch this video

12:21 pm: Together (BSF &Army) there will be brainstorming, we will come out with more revised SoP, so that such incidents can be minimised, says KN Choubey.

12:12 pm: One jawan Rajendra Kumar was injured, he is now in stable condition, says BSF ADG KN Choubey.

12:08 pm: Watch this video

12:07 pm: Taking advantage of the firing from Pak side, BAT (Border Action Team) mutilated bodies of 2 soldiers: KN Choubey.

12:05 pm: To avoid further such incidents, Army and BSF will sit together to take more steps, says Choubey, as per CNN News18.

12:02 pm: The third Jawan who was injured is in hospital and is now stable, says BSF ADG Western Command KN Choubey, according to CNN News18.

11:42 pm: Mortal remains of Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh brought to Tarn Taran in Punjab by helicopter.

11:39 am: Watch- NN Vohra meets Rajnath Singh

11:32 am: Watch this video

11:30 am: Pakistan has welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s suggestion of having a multilateral dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue, an offer India has virtually rejected, as per PTI report.

11:25 am: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra assured Home Minister Rajnath Singh that situation will be controlled soon, and the Home Ministry will be informed of the same.

11:21 am: Mother of Lance Naik Hemraj- whose body was mutilated by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) along the Line of Control (LoC) in 2013 called on the Centre to step up and retaliate, news agency ANI said.

11:18 am: “They beheaded my son and now we are witnessing numerous incidences every day. The government had promised that they will behead ten people if they beheaded one of ours, till now nothing has been done. The government should take stern action against Pakistan now,” the mother of Hemraj was quoted as saying by ANI.

11:15 am: Watch this video

11:10 am: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit evades question on mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army in KG sector, Jammu and Kashmir.

11:05 am: “My father got martyred for the country, proud of him,” says Simrandeep, daughter of Naib Sub Paramjit Singh, whose body was mutilated by Pakistan Army.

11:00 am: “He recently got his house constructed. We had plans to shift. Instead of him, now his body will enter into the house,” says Brother of Naib Sub Paramjit Singh, whose body was mutilated by Pakistan Army.

10:55 am: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra reaches Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence to discuss the law-and-order situation.

10:50 am: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley to brief PM Modi, today on the prevailing situation at LoC and mutilation of Indian soldiers’ bodies.

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