LoC attack: BJP holds nationwide protest, asks India to give befitting reply to Pak

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 19:37 hrs

New Delhi: A wave of anti-Pakistan protests erupted across India on Friday as supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took to the streets and burnt Pakistan's national flag, expressing their ire against the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers in Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District.

The BJP activists and supporters took to the streets in the national capital and demanded the Congress-led UPA Government to make its stand clear to the people of India on the entire episode.

"We demand that the Indian Government should make its stand clear to the people of India and tell them what response will they give to Pakistan so that the honour and confidence of the Indian armed forces remains high and ensure that Pakistan does not dare to commit such heinous crime in the future," said Delhi BJP President Vijender Gupta.

BJP supporters in Chandigarh burnt Pakistan's national flag as a mark of their protest against the barbaric killing of the Indian jawans.

"Today, the ex-servicemen wing of the BJP is protesting against the recent incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, in which they brutally killed two of our soldiers and also beheaded them. At the same time, we are demonstrating against the weak policies of the Indian Government and its failure to take any action against Pakistan," BJP worker Kuljeet Singh.

Denouncing the ghastly incident, BJP protesters in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal city urged the Indian Government to take stringent measures and send across a strong message to Pakistan.

"This is the anger of the people and they have taken to the streets as they want that the government in Delhi should break its silence over the issue. They want that the government should not deceive the people and they should take those on the streets along with them and back the soldiers who are fighting at the border against Pakistan," said BJP worker Keshav Kumar.

The tension between the two Asian neighbours has aggravated after the brutal killing and beheading of the two Indian soldiers.

Pakistan has denied India's claim that its troops crossed the Line of Control to ambush a patrol party in the Mendhar sector in Poonch district on Tuesday.

The high commissioners of the two countries have been summoned by the respective governments throughout this week and served with demarches' to explain recent hostile developments in each other's territory and across.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that Pakistan's High Commissioner has been told in very strong terms that the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops is 'unacceptable', and added that it will have an adverse impact if it is not immediately contained.

In a major escalation to the ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts, a group of Pakistan Army soldiers raided across the Line of Control in Mendhar sector and killed two Indian soldiers and injured one more. The Pakistani troops attacked an area domination patrol party of the Indian Army.

Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh were the two Indian soldiers killed brutally by the Pakistani troops. (ANI)

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