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India Asks Pak to Probe 'Inhuman Mutilation' of Jawans
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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.

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, according to official sources.

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 came 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.
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Jan 09, 2013
09:09 PM

The message from General Kayani is unambiguous , sharp, clear and fast that Pak Army can at will wrench the neck of efforts   like Aman ki Asha , Back Door Channels Diplomacy ,Cricket Diplomacy etc.
Crystal clear  message can be seen that as  soon as the Pak cricket team landed at Lahore the neck of Indian Jawan was chopped off.

General has perhaps concluded that pending Agenda of Pak Army to destroy India is now with in Pak Army's reach.
With USA's withdrawal fast approaching Pak wants to re-warm the Kashmir issue and enter in to long term conflict and re ignite Terrorism in India .Another Pak Army aim as in the past is to reinvigorate Communal clashes in India so that India is faced with Pak like internal disorders and weakened . Bodos- Muslims communal trouble ,the heating up of the Hyderabad communal scene and many more communal flare ups will happen now in India .
 Just see who are  characters who are hotting up Assam and Hyderabad ?? The ardent Pak supporter our Gilani in Kashmir has now again started talking of merger of Kashmir with Pak .Soon peaceful Kashmir scene will hot up.

Well is our Govt is capable to meet the new challenges thrown up by the Pakistan ?? Well time will tell but till now the actions of our Govt do not give much hope. .

Mumbai, India
Jan 09, 2013
05:21 PM

 Pak knows that beyond lodging protest India will do nothing. Cowards as we are Pakistan is not unduly worried about any retaliatory strike. They will deny the occurence and Khursheed and Anthony will just lump it. 

Arun, Indore
Jan 09, 2013
02:45 PM

PAK PROBE FINDINGS OUT- inadequate evidence. -------------------- SHAMELESS INDIANS can keep hoping for AMAN KA ASHA & PALYING CRICKET. --------------------------------- Don't understand why India is begging PAKIS for PEACE, giving VISA, Playing Cricket etc when PAKIS have only hatred towards India and have resorted to the most inhuman act of CUTTING OFF the head from DEAD BODY immidiately after PAKI CRICKTERS & PCB earned CRORES FROM INDIA PLAYING CRICKET in India.

Charan dewry, Guwahati
Jan 09, 2013
12:29 PM

 I am sure, we can ask for the decapitated head of the soldier back. Also, what if there was an action, where there was no intimation prior, by either side? If the border is sacrosanct, then it should be respected, and then, there should be no reason to look over the border, even to observe the army of the neighbouring state. The head of the soldier must be returned to us, or at least cremated on the Pakistan side of the border, where we can see the cremation.

Aditya Mookerjee, Belgaum
Jan 09, 2013
11:43 AM

 It takes one wanton act to undo years of patient diplomacy. 

ashok lal, mumbai
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