JAMMU: The Congress’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Monday hit out at the Government of India (GoI) over the killing of soldiers by “Pakistani infiltrators”, saying “hollow rhetoric and directionless policies” of the Narendra Modi-led government has deteriorated situation in the state.
Three Army personnel were killed and another injured in a gunfight with Pakistani infiltrators along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district Sunday, Army said on Sunday adding that two heavily-armed infiltrators, believed to be members of a Border Action Team (BAT), were also eliminated in the gunbattle.
Paying tributes to the fallen soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry regiment, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma said, “There is a lot of anger amongst the people, especially in the border belt over the hollow rhetoric and directionless policies of the Modi government towards Pakistan and Kashmir as the result the situation is deteriorating in the state.”
Strongly condemning Pakistan for its “direct support to militants and continued efforts to send intruders to this side across the LoC”, the Congress leader said Pakistan should be dealt “in the manner and the language it understands” in order to check the killings of security personnel.
“Unless a befitting response in a most effective and appropriate manner is given to Pakistan for its highly provocative and treacherous activities on the borders and in Kashmir, our innocent people cannot be secure and live in peace,” he said.
Sharma questioned the Modi government for its “utter failure” to deal with Pakistan during the past four and a half years. Consequently, he said, people along the border have undergone heavy casualties and sufferings in the unabated Pakistani “misadventures” on borders.