Stones thrown at Indian side during beating retreat at Wagah Border

Crowds from Pakistani side allegedly threw stones at Indian side during the beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border on Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2016 9:43 pm
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Crowds from Pakistani side allegedly threw stones at Indian side during the beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border on Sunday. However, no one was injured in the incident.

According to sources, the BSF has asked for a flag meeting with their Pakistani counterparts over this issue. “No response from them yet,” said sources.

Even as the stones thrown from the Pakistan side landed in the Indian territory and a section of Pakistani spectators raised anti-India and pro-Kashmir slogans, the ceremony carried out by border guards of both the countries continued.

The BSF had on Thursday suspended the ceremony following escalation in tensions between both nuclear neighbours after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy terror launch pads.

 

The retreat ceremony is carried out by border guards of India and Pakistan, the BSF and Pakistan Rangers, at the Attari-Wagah JCP at sunset every evening. The 30-minute ceremony is watched by hundreds of people from both countries daily.

The relation between the two countries soured after the Uri attack as India is making all effort to isolate Pakistan.

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    Pathetic.brahmin
    Oct 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm
    Somebody said beating retreat was cancelled after the URIa attack? Now we understand the retreat has been going on. So cancelling retreat is also a big fat lie.
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    Madd Dogg
    Oct 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm
    This so-called "ceremony" might look good in a C grade Bollywood movie dance number, with the tune "Three Blind Mice" playing in the background. But trained soldiers high-kicking, making stupid faces and gestures, no timing, the buglers drawing out the regulation tune out to double the time it should actually take. All to entertain the crowds. Why do we keep doing this lousy tamasha evening after evening? End it unilaterally ASAP.
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    Rajesh
    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:20 am
    If stan side does not take any action then retreat ceremony should be cancelled. There should be zero tolerance to stan's drama.
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    arc
    Oct 2, 2016 at 4:10 pm
    sticks and stones don't break our bones. Applies to all Indians except dalits Christians Muslims adivasis and Buddhists who are fair game for the upper cles.
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    Bir Chilarai
    Oct 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm
    It is time to close this comic spectacle in which everyone acts like circus clowns, making us the laughing stock of the world. Post a couple of chowkidars in dhotis to shut the gate in the evening.
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    rameshnk
    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:05 am
    Please close this drama. It is not worth it. Such events can be carried out only with friendly neigbours. Not a sworn enemy like Pokistamn. Sooner this drama is stopped the better it is.
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    lafanga
    Oct 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    This was just some rowdy individuals throwing some stones and no one got hurt on Indian side. Stop making it look like it was start of WW3 for heavens sake.
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    JaiHind
    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:52 am
    We should stop this drama. The p$gs don't deserve our friendship. D*e*stroying them should be our sole intention because that will serve India and world in long term in terms of attaining world peace and progress.lt;br/gt;BTW P$g$istanis can throw stone and ba$rk and can do nothing else. We need to bo$mb them back to stone age. No need to broker peace with the f*i*lthy sna$kes of P$gistan.
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