THe LUDHIANA petroleum dealers’ association has decided to close down petrol pumps across the town for 30 minutes, from 2 pm Tuesday, to pay homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Uri terror attack.
“We are in shock after this incident, this is our way to pay homage to our soldiers,” said Manjeet Singh of the association.
Meanwhile, the Imam of Jama Masjid in Ludhiana, Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani Ludhianvi said,” I strongly condemn this incident and it is high time that India acted tough against Pakistan.”
A meeting was also held at the mosque where people condemned the incident.
The Maulana said, “From time to time, the Pakistan government has betrayed us. One should no longer talk in the language of a neighbour with Pakistan.”
On the ocassion, Majlis Ahrar Islam- e Hind said the families of the martyrs should be given Rs 1 crore compensation each from the Centre. Apart from this, Ex-servicemen Welfare Society of Ludhiana offered sympathies to the families of the martyred jawans.
They alleged that the Army was not being treated properly by the government and it was high time the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented. “This will boost the morale of the armed forces,” said col RS Sohi( retd), Major SS Aulakh( retd) from the ex-servicemen welfare society.
Badal says PM Modi will give a befitting reply
Condemning the Sunday’s terror attack in Uri, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would give a befitting reply to such anti-national activities.
Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of a sangat darshan programme in Lambi assembly segment, the Chief Minister said any attack on unity and integrity of the nation should be given an apt reply.
He said the NDA government at the Centre was fully committed to uphold the sovereignty of the country and protect our borders by foiling any such attack.