Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that mere words may well not contain anti-India activity from across the border. “Our jawans being attacked in Kashmir, PM does ‘Mann ki baat’ now it’s time for him to do ‘Gun ki baat’,” Thackeray said today. The comments from Sena chief came after Army and the BSF bid an emotional farewell to Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh and Head Constable Prem Sagar who were beheaded by Pakistani forces in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A wreath-laying ceremony for the two bravehearts was also organised.
Soon after, the mortal remains of Singh, who belonged to the 22 Sikh Infantry were flown to his native Vainpoin village in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district. While the body of Prem Sagar, of the 200th Battalion of BSF, has been flown to New Delhi for further journey to his native place in Uttar Pradesh. In a cowardly operation, Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT), with the help of heavy rocket and mortar fire, sneaked 250 meters across the Line of Control into the Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir and attacked patrol party there and beheaded the two soldiers. The Indian Army has vowed an “appropriate” response to the “despicable act”. Meanwhile, anti-Pakistan protests broke out in Poonch and Jammu district over the killings. Locals and ex-servicemen shouted anti-Pakistan slogans as the mortal remains of two soldiers were being taken to Jammu.
Congress also attakced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by saying it is neither able to protect the border nor the bodies of soldiers who are sacrificing their lives. “The BJP Government has not even completed three years yet and till now three such unfortunate incidents have occurred. In total, the current government is neither able to protect the border nor they are able to protect the bodies of soldiers who are sacrificing their lives. This shows the seriousness of the saffron party,” Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told ANI. Meanwhile, Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) on Tuesday contacted his Pakistan counterpart over the hotline and raised the issue of beheading of the two Indian soldiers by Pakistani forces.