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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                    SATISH
                    Oct 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm
                    Return every stone with the bullet. These left side writers, smelly rats should be taught a lesson with a bullet as they still in denial mode.. not accepting indian surgical strike. Just to save their skin otherwise they have to accept with world communiity that terrorists are killed on their soil
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                      Sandip
                      Oct 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                      India should put a stop to this nonsense called beating retreat ceremony. What a waste of public money. Let's use that money to spread drip irrigation in the border district. That will be a more productive use of tax payer money. This ceremony only tends to continue hatred for the other side. Since we cannot expect the stanis to put and end to this, let's use this opportunity to stop this once and for all and let people get on with their lives instead of spending their precious evening time witnessing this nautanki.
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                        Munna Mama
                        Oct 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm
                        This was the "tactical device" they were alluring to while warning India to restrain itself against any adventurism. See?
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                          kris kumar
                          Oct 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm
                          Stone pelting has become norm for the uncivil s. They brain wash youth in Kashmir to throw stones at the army and when they get injured or killed they cry foul and blame army for killing innocent Kashmiris. Stone throwinglt;br/gt; and carrying guns is norm for s. I wished jawan had fired the real bullets at the so called innocent civilian. s were trained, provided stones and allowed by the authorities to throw stones at the Indian sitting their peacefully. Shameless s.
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                            Laxmi Narayan Naren
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 5:37 am
                            Why did the article use the word "allegedly" ??
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                              Ashok Mazumdar
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 1:35 am
                              Stone from Indian Side is not a Good Idea, instead throw Stinking Human Gobar to them so that They Run Away from there
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                                Ashok Mazumdar
                                Oct 3, 2016 at 1:31 am
                                We should throw Human Gobar
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                                  M.P.Rao
                                  Oct 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                                  stan says no surgical strikes.Where was the need for throwing stones at the routine beating the retreat ceremony?
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                                    naresh
                                    Oct 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm
                                    Well now that they have started the Indians can show them how far their stones can fall but that would be a waste of time as our stones, too, are more valuable than w of stan.
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                                      Rahul
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                      What is the reaction of a stray dog when it gets kicked while trying to bite people? It howls and yelps. That is it. Here, these beasts are just venting their impotent frustration. This is the BEST they can ever hope to do. Poor beggars!
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                                        sanjana dhankhar
                                        Oct 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                                        We should stop beating the retreat ceremony. Those illiterate undeserving stanis deserve to die. They don't deserve any tradition.
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                                          Sanjeev Singal
                                          Oct 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm
                                          डूब मरो डूब मरो lt;br/gt;मेरे देश की सरकार चलाने वालों डूब मरो. lt;br/gt;आप को शर्म आनी चाहिए.lt;br/gt;: मोदी (परधान मंतरी बनने से पहले)
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                                            t d
                                            Oct 2, 2016 at 4:19 pm
                                            The leniency shown by India right from Independence is taken for granted by the stan. They will never change. Their acts of terrorism, infiltration, misguiding youth on both the sides of LOC right from J and K, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat and spreading false propaa against India are the result of present situation. Unless India shows the stan it's right place they would not change. India shall not take them lightly. Stern action is the only way out now.
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