Manohar Parrikar Compares Pakistan With Hell
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday criticised Pakistan, comparing the country to hell. In the backdrop of Pakistan's infiltration on Monday along the Line of Control (LoC), in which 5 militants were killed, Parrikar said, "Kal humare jawano ne 5 logon (terrorists) ko wapas bhej dia, Pakistan mein jaana aur nark (hell) mein jaana ek hi hai (Our soldiers sent back 5 terrorists yesterday. Going to Pakistan is same as going to hell).
Five militants were killed as the Army on Monday foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Kashmir. “Alert troops noticed some suspicious movement along the Line of Control in Uri Sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district this morning and challenged the intruders,” an Army official said.
He said the intruders opened fire towards the Army positions which was retaliated by the soldiers. “Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while three others were killed late in the day,” the official said.
The implication, in more words, was that these five infiltrators had come from Pakistan, and by being killed, they had gone to hell for their sins. However, Pakistan was so bad that it was akin to hell. So the terrorists going to hell was the same as going back to Pakistan.
Parrikar also said on the occasion: "Pakistan has encouraged terrorism, and now it is facing consequences of that policy." This reference was to instances of India giving proof that Pakistani soil was being used to export terror to India, the most recent of which was Bahadur Ali.