‘Finish Pakistan’ slogans rang out as soldier’s mortal remains reached Uttarakhand village

Sandeep Singh Rawat's body reached Gorpala Talla village in Pauri Garhwal district at about 10:10 am

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2016 1:10 pm
Martyr Sandeep Singh Rawat's mortal remains being carried by soldiers. ANI photo Martyr Sandeep Singh Rawat’s mortal remains being carried by soldiers. (ANI photo)

As the mortal remains of martyred Indian Army soldier Sandeep Singh Rawat reached his village in Uttarakhand on Saturday for the last rites, slogans of ‘finish Pakistan’ were raised by the locals.

Rawat’s body reached Gorpala Talla village in Pauri Garhwal district at about 10:10 am from Dehradun airport where it was brought by air from New Delhi. Wreath laying ceremony was held at the airport. Chief Minister Harish Rawat also paid tribute to the fallen soldier.

In a video posted by ANI, a local woman – who is part of the crowd that joined Rawat’s funeral procession – is seen shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and demanding to be sent to the border herself.

“Our young kids are being killed, send us to the border and we will fight too,” the woman is heard saying.

Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who was present, told ANI that ‘Pakistan must be taught a lesson.’

Rawat was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists on Friday evening in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir. On Saturday, one BSF jawan also lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces at Machhil.

The Army has vowed to ‘respond appropriately’ to the terrorist act.

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First Published on: October 29, 2016 1:07 pm
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    salaam
    Oct 29, 2016 at 8:02 am
    RIP.....Sandeep Singh Rawat ....your sacrifice will always be remembered in or hearts.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Vande MATARAM
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      Tanveer Ashraf
      Oct 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm
      General Raheel Shareef is battle hardened soldier, he will give tough time to wrong policies and boastings of moodi...
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        Frank Donal
        Oct 29, 2016 at 10:03 am
        Only and only Nawaz sharif is responsible for the killing of Jawan.
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          Tantric Mantri
          Oct 29, 2016 at 9:26 am
          Cow slaughter ban by hindoos is the cause of 1947 Parion.lt;br/gt;Cease the ban on cow slaughter, or go to War.lt;br/gt;Binary Choice.lt;br/gt;No other option.lt;br/gt;Deadlock has been reached/.
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            Tantric Mantri
            Oct 29, 2016 at 10:45 am
            War--Millions of stupid humans must be killed in order to gain the right to eat Cow meat in peace.
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              Kim Sharma
              Oct 29, 2016 at 10:19 am
              Only the pressure of public and opposition can now save the lives of Indian soldiers. Now, we are counting body bags as we were doing during Kargil as the Modi govt heightened the risk for our soldiers now. Immature leadership looking for cheap glory will play to the gallery -- to please its noveau-patriotic votebank. In the process, soldiers are slaughtered. In 2003 it was opposition pressure that forced Vapayee not to deploy forces in Iraq. Both Vapayee and Advani wanted to send troops to raise India's profile without thinking of consequences (bodybags as now). India govt decided so "after several months of uncertainty and debate". "Some in the Indian government argued for the deployment". But "defense minister, George Fernandes, and other military and security officials" were against it. "Two left-leaning former prime ministers, Indar K. Gujral and V. K. Singh, issued a statement against deployment of Indian forces to Iraq." An Outlook poll in 2003 "showed 69 percent of respondents opposed to sending troops to Iraq; other polls have put the figure as high as 87 percent." The NDA govt had almost decided to push our soldiers to the wolves as they have done now.
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                Kamal
                Oct 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm
                The body bags were happening on Indian side before the surgical strikes. Pathankot, Uri.... that was not initiated by Modi. Retaliation to aggression from stan is not the same as deploying forces in middle east.
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                  Kamal
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm
                  The body bags were happening on Indian side before the surgical strikes. Pathankot, Uri.... that was not initiated by Modi. Retaliation to aggression from stan is not the same as deploying forces in middle east.
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                    Kamal
                    Oct 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm
                    why are you following news from Indian websites. you know it is all propaa like the surgical strikes. Listen to your Pak army, its all peaceful and quite on the front.
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                      mathimathi
                      Oct 29, 2016 at 8:58 am
                      UTTARAKHAND AMONG ELECTIONS BOUNDED iNDIAN STATES 2017 AD. THAT IS WHY. A CUNNING FAKE LION FEKU CHOICE FOR CELEBRATING HIS DIWALI THERE WITH ITBP troops.
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                        Minhaj Akhter
                        Oct 29, 2016 at 9:49 am
                        I am Minhaj Akhter from Karachi, stan... I express my deepest sympathy to soldier family... lt;br/gt;Tension in LOC is because of Mr. Modi wrong policies with stan...
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                          Minhaj Akhter
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 12:34 am
                          Its insane you people think like this... If you want to gift us them give us Kashmir dear.... :)
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                            Minhaj Akhter
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 12:32 am
                            Mohajjar is term used by other stani to refer people who migrated from India... Term has exactly same as you say South Indian or Gujarati... Its not a slur...
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                              Torpedoe
                              Oct 29, 2016 at 6:21 pm
                              He is not battle hardened...he is battle saddened. His brother and father were killed in war with India. He is waging an emotional war with a poor military in his back. Even a month of escalation will make their military poorer and bring it to their knees. Just wait with some patience than gloating over someone else's false glory.
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                                Torpedoe
                                Oct 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                                Vultures will be allowed to eat cow meat in peace, but not in civilized society. You need to go deep into the jungle. You are subhumans.
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                                  Torpedoe
                                  Oct 29, 2016 at 6:40 pm
                                  You should know the ground reality why such things happen when BJP comes to power. Muslims not just in Kashmir, but all over India hate the idea of Hindus ruling them. RSS backed BJP is perceived to be a Hindu organization and that is the root cause of their disturbed mind. This happened during India's independence when they thought that in democracy they will not be ale to rule the Hindus like they used to before. In fact they had proposed the British that British took over the power from Muslims when they conquered India and so by same logic when they are quitting India they should return the power to the Muslims. This mindset is still alive in their mind. For the same reason during Vajpayee also they attacked parilament, Hijacked Delhi to Kathmandu Indian Airliner to free up MAsood Ajhar. Even Kargil. So, this time no different. We see a lot of frustration from KAshmiri muslims for BJP being a coalition ruler in JandK. So, unless you have an iota of wisdom, better seek it from someone, although I understand wisdom cannot be purchased or borrowed. Better feel wise under the heap of your own ignorance. Cheers!
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                                    raghav
                                    Oct 29, 2016 at 8:42 am
                                    Time to Castrate Muzzies In Kashmir. Their growing potion is detrimental to India. Antinationals breeding. We need to realise this .
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                                      Sanjeev Singal
                                      Oct 29, 2016 at 8:33 am
                                      Ever since Modi has become PM of India, daily our soldiers are being killed at borders
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                                        jack
                                        Oct 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm
                                        YES DESTROY STAN ONCE AND FOR ALL AND IN THE PROCESS FREE BALUCHISTAN, POK, GILITSTAN AND SIND FROM THE TYRANNY OF DEVILISH STAN. THIS IS THE TIME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                                          FatAssThailavi
                                          Oct 29, 2016 at 7:52 am
                                          Now is the Time to cease the ban on cow slaughter and tame stan.
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                                            FatAssThailavi
                                            Oct 29, 2016 at 7:53 am
                                            Now is the time to either 1) cease the ban on cow slaughter for food purpose for Musleems in Kashmir ; or 2) Lauch India-stan WAR to settle the Kashmir issue. lt;br/gt;Binary Choice.
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