‘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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    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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