Jawans' mutilation: India summons Pak High Commissioner

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A file photo of Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai.
A file photo of Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai.

India today summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner to convey a “strong protest” over the Pakistani Army action in which two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies subjected to “barbaric and inhuman mutilation” in Jammu and Kashmir.

Acccording to official sources, Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir was summoned by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, who made it clear that these incidents were “unacceptable” and that Pakistan has to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control.

During the 30-minute meeting, Bashir was told by Mathai that regular Pakistani soldiers had crossed the LoC at Mendhar sector and engaged with Indian troops who were patrolling this sector.

“Two Indian soldiers were killed in the attack and their bodies subjected to barbaric and inhuman mutilation. The Government of Pakistan was asked to immediately investigate these actions that are in contravention of international conduct and ensure that these will not recur,” Bashir was conveyed.

Pakistani soldiers had yesterday crossed into Indian territory and ambushed an Indian patrol killing two soldiers, one of whom was decapitated.

Army’s Additional Director General (Public Information) Major General S.L. Narasimhan said Northern Army Commander Lt Gen K.T. Parnaik had visited the scene of action and confirmed that one of the two bodies was mutilated.

Other sources had said yesterday that the heads of both the Indian soldiers — Lance Naiks, Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh — have been chopped off and one was taken away by Pakistani intruders.

Besides killing two, they also injured two other soldiers and took away their weapons and other belongings.

Army’s Udhampur-based Northern Command had come out with a statement terming the attack as a “significant escalation” to the continuing series of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts supported by Pakistan Army.

“A group of their regular soldiers intruded across the Line of Control in the Mendhar sector on January 8. Pakistan army troops, having taken advantage of thick fog and mist in the forested area, were moving towards our posts when an alert area domination patrol spotted and engaged the intruders,” it had said.

(This article was published on January 9, 2013)
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We would no dlounbt like tlo escalate this incident. But there must be a
stern show of a retort in a lanaugage that Pak understands.

from:  s.subramanyan
Posted on: Jan 9, 2013 at 20:47 IST

Can someone please define 'strong' from 'strong protest'?

from:  Shrihari Kulkarni
Posted on: Jan 9, 2013 at 22:59 IST

Sir, Indians Know the protocol of goodie-goodie- summoning etc.
but we want to know what next? INDIA NEEDS ACTION not being a spectator.
we need to know the course of action?
All this time we read that any case which indian govt. presented the Pakistani
govt refuted and categorically refused.
because the pakistani army-ISI- -all muslim arab countries full support-and other
vested nations which do not want to see a strong India.
Pakistani govt has no teeth.
People of pakistan at least 80% want PEACE.
rest of the lot want vengeance., all in the name of religion!
all in the name of ISLAM.
INDIA like the Israelis should first take immediate action then attend o the
why is india so negative -so pessimistic-so naive to the facts .
Truth is truth-reality is reality-
We india is a power atleast the peoples power -so let the indians show their
do not accept any non-sense.
In india let us have indians and not pakistanis -chinese- bangladeshis.

from:  abdulla
Posted on: Jan 10, 2013 at 09:37 IST
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