Advocates of the Amritsar Bar Association (ABA) have demanded a complete snapping of ties with Pakistan after the killing of 18 soldiers in a terrorist strike in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
Holding a “Lalkar” rally from Amritsar to the Attari-Wagah border check post on Thursday, the advocates raised slogans against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N government.
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Amritsar Bar Association representative Pardeep Kumar Saini told ANI, “We are protesting against Pakistan and for the killing of 18 soldiers in Uri. Through this protest, we are challenging Pakistan as to why they attacking behind our backs. Instead, if they are courageous enough, they should attack from the front, and then, we will see who will be killed, whether Pakistani terrorists or us?”.
“The protocol that we will follow is total shutdown. We do not want any relations with them,” he added.
On Sunday, a militant attack on an army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed the lives of eighteen soldiers. While 17 soldiers died on Sunday, the army confirmed that one more critically injured soldier succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, pushing the death toll to 18.
The armed militants lobbed grenades into their tents and barracks, while the soldiers were sleeping. The ensuing fire led to a large number of casualties. Twenty-eight injured soldiers are being treated at a military hospital.