After the Handwara encounter where the Indian security forces lost five soldiers including a commanding officer and a major from Army’s elite Rashtriya Rifles, Shiv Sena which is allied to Congress has demanded surgical strikes on Pakistan.
The Shiv Sena which is the ruling party in Maharashtra in alliance with Congress and NCP has demanded a surgical strike on Pakistan to avenge the killing of five Indian troops killed in an encounter with terrorists in Handwara, North Kashmir.
It is not a good sign that the courageous men from India were martyred in India’s own land, an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said, adding that this occurred when a strong and patriotic government is in power at the Centre.
India has forgotten the “Kashmir war” due to COVID-19, but Pakistan has not said the report. Noting that the Indian security forces recently recognised the efforts of frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19 by conducting fly-pasts and showering flower petals on hospitals, the report said the fight against coronavirus will continue, but Kashmir cannot be ignored”.
The terror attacks have intensified along the Kashmir border while India is battling COVID-19 crisis, it said, and asserted: “India has forgotten the Kashmir war due to the situation triggered by COVID-19, but Pakistan has not.”
The report said someone should also shower petals on the kin of the five security personnel martyred in the Handwara encounter. It said the security forces who made supreme sacrifices for the country included a Muslim, and asked those who are into Hindu-Muslim politics should not forget this.
As EurAsian Times reported earlier, in the Handwara Encounter, in Kupwara, North Kashmir, 5 Indian Army personnel including a Colonel, Major of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit along with 2 Army soldiers and one Jammu and Kashmir Police sub-inspector lost their lives.
The martyred included Col Ashutosh Sharma — Commanding Officer of the 21 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh and Lance Naik Dinesh and sub-inspector Shakeel Qazi of Jammu and Kashmir police.