Nothing more atrocious than this: MoS Jitendra Singh on jawan’s mutilation by terrorists

On Friday, terrorists, aided by the cover fire from Pakistan Army, crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and killed an Indian Army soldier in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2016 11:27 am
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Following the barbaric killing Friday of an Indian soldier in Kupwara along the Line of Control by terrorists, Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Saturday called the act ‘atrocious’ and said that security forces are capable of responding to it. “There can’t be anything more atrocious than this. Pakistan is already exposed but it continues to be in denial mode. Confident our forces are capable of responding to any kind of threat,” Jitendra Singh told news agency ANI.

He also went on to say that the human rights of an army soldier would precede over that of anyone else.

“I am always of the view that the human rights of soldiers should enjoy precedence over human rights of anybody else,” Jitendra Singh added.

On Friday, terrorists, aided by the cover fire from Pakistan Army, crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and killed an Indian Army soldier in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir. The terrorists mutilated the body of the soldier. Indian army has condemned the act and has said that they will “respond appropriately” to the incident.

The incident, which occurred under 53 Infantry Brigade, comes amid increasing border tension between India and Pakistan. Earlier on Friday, the Border Security Force (BSF) said that it had killed 15 Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory fire since the escalation of the situation at the border following the death of BSF constable Gurnam Singh, who was hit in a sniper attack on October 21 and died the next day.

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    B.k.Gupta
    Oct 29, 2016 at 11:26 am
    When such an incident happened during U P A regime BJP were very vocal to criticise . They even claimed that they will inflict ten times the casualties. Now the moment has arrived, now they should display there courage.
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      ANIRBAN BANERJEE
      Oct 29, 2016 at 8:05 am
      From archaeological excavations it is evident that savagery is in our genes.Violence has shaped mankind.And when a soldier is mutilated by the stan army it shows that stan army men are not more civilized than the Neanderthals who were cannibals or people of the Neolithic age.It seems that the stan Army has not learnt its lesson despite defeat in the wars of 1965, 1971, and 1999.More surgical strikes are needed to root out this cancer of stan army sponsored terrorism.The Government should give ful powers to the Indian Army to react in the way it thinks fit.ANIRBAN BANERJEE,Professor of Sociology, The University of Burdwan
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        ASHOK KUMAR
        Oct 29, 2016 at 9:09 am
        This is the proof that there were no surgical attacks from Modi's government.Had it been so, stan would not have dared to cut our soldiers in to pieces. Jhumlebaaz Modi is fully exposed.
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          Kim Sharma
          Oct 29, 2016 at 7:01 am
          Q: What should we call the leader who is responsible for the daily attacks on border and high mortality rate of Indian soldiers?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A: a) Modi b) Bluffmaster c) Weakest Indian PM d) Unfit chowkidar of India e) a, b, c and d
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            mathimathi
            Oct 29, 2016 at 9:10 am
            It's already happened. But U s Jitendra Singh's Party in Opposition blames it as an Maun silence singh.
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              Sanjeev Singal
              Oct 29, 2016 at 8:35 am
              Ever since Modi has become PM of India, daily our soldiers are being killed at borders
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                ProdyotPran
                Oct 29, 2016 at 8:27 am
                Kim, the current situation has nothing to do with Modi or BJP. Our foreign policies, national security policies, defence procurement policies, Kashmir policies etc were hugely flawed. For decades, since independence, similar flawed policies were carried forward with elan, like the old wine in a new bottle. And, we are praying the price for it now. I will give a simple example. Congress governments did not adopt aggressive anti-stan policies solely for the Muslim vote bank reasons. The vote bank policies made us sitting ducks. Also, for decades we allowed powers like the US to dictate our foreign policies. We did not procure necessary arms and ammunition. We are not at all battle ready. We don't have adequate fire arms, ammunitions, tanks, fighter planes, naval ships, submarines to name a few. We continued with a regressive defence policy all along. The result- stan has more nuclear weapons than us. They have better fire power. And, they now can afford to bully us. For decades stanis killed our soldiers in the LoC and in the international border. And, each such time we pathetically showed white flag of surrender. May be our brave soldiers wanted to retaliate and teach stan a lesson. But, our coward political leadership ordered white flags. stan realised that we are a nation of cowards. It realised that India can be bullied. But, when Modi began to take aggressive stands stan has no other option but to continue, and at times even increase, the quantum of cross border firings. They will continue to do so till their misadventures against India becomes very costly and unmaintainable. To make their misadventures costly it will take India some more time. And, I am sure we are preparing for the G Finale with an epitaph - Here Stood A Nation Once, Called stan-
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                  ProdyotPran
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 8:28 am
                  praying=paying
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