Government on Saturday urged the nation to repose their faith completely in India’s defence forces, adding that the joyous mood of Diwali across the country was solely due to the sacrifices by India’s soldiers.
Amid ceasefire violations by Pakistan Rangers, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Army and the Border Security Forces (BSF) were giving a befitting reply to the continuous stream of unprovoked firing by Pakistan.
Speaking to reporters, Rajnath said: “Want to assure the entire nation that our army and BSF are giving a befitting reply. The nation should be assured that in no way will we bow down before any provocation.” The nation should believe in India’s soldiers, he added.
The Home Minister further asserted that the credit for the nation celebrating Diwali in a joyous manner amid turbulent times belonged solely to India’s jawans and the police personnel.
Meanwhile, with the body of an Indian Army soldier being mutilated by Pakistani terrorists in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has assured that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will take cognizance of this development, and added that nothing could be more atrocious than this disturbing development.
“Nothing can be more atrocious than this. The human rights of soldiers should enjoy precedence over the human rights of anybody else. The longer Pakistan continues to be in denial mode the more it harms itself. We are confident that our defence forces and our government is capable of responding to any kind of threat on the borders and internally,” Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh said.
Speaking to an news agency, Jitendra Singh stated that the barbaric killing of the army jawan is an eye opener for all those who keep raising the bogey of human rights, especially in Kashmir and added that the MEA and the Defence Ministry will take cognisance of the sequence of events.
“The entire nation is angered with this development. The menace of terrorism, which has been unleashed on the soil of Pakistan is going to sooner or later devour and consume the perpetrators itself,” Singh said.