BJP protests against ceasefire violations by Pak

BJP on Tuesday protested against the ceasefire violations by Pakistan and the firing and shelling on border villages which have resulted in killing and injuries to civilians.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

Jammu: BJP on Tuesday protested against the ceasefire violations by Pakistan and the firing and shelling on border villages which have resulted in killing and injuries to civilians.
Led by BJP State General Secretary & Former Mayor Kavinder Gupta, 200 to 250 BJP activists held an anti-Pak protest demonstration in the city against ceasefire violations and firing and shelling on the border.

They also allegedly burnt the flag of Pakistan amid anti-Pak slogans.

Eight people have been killed and 94 others injured in shelling and firing by Pakistan in civilian areas along the LoC and International Border in the Jammu region since October 1.

Gupta, while condemning Pakistan's firing and shelling on the civilian population at the border, said that despite agreements and assurances, our neighboring country indulges in such acts every now and then, which is indeed very unfortunate.

He said that during the last few days, Pakistan has targeted Arnia, R S Pura, Suchetgarh, Akhnoor, Pargwal, Hiranagar, Samba and other areas and have caused deaths and injuries to dozens of people besides damage to houses etc.

Gupta said that the BJP stands with the people in this hour of grief and sorrow and appreciates the strong retaliation by the Indian security personnel.

He said that it has happened for the first time in the history of India that our forces have been given a free hand to deal with Pakistan strongly, which is the clear message of Narendra Modi that enough is enough and India will not tolerate any violation, any assault on our citizen and any kind of aggression.

Gupta appealed the opposition parties to support NDA in its action against Pakistan instead of politicising it.

Another BJP leader Jandial said that while the Union government is doing its best to mitigate the problems of the border people besides giving a befitting reply to Pakistan, some leaders are playing politics and making attempts to tarnish the image of Modi by making irresponsible statements.