Father of Uri martyr Nayak SK Vidarthi has vowed not to send any of his sons in Army if the government failed to take stern action against Pakistan. The ANI quoted the anguished father as saying, “If government fails to take stern action, will never let any of sons join army.”
Vidarthi, a native of Goa was from Bihar regiment, was among the 17 soldiers who died in a terror attack in North Kashmir’s Uri on Sunday. Other soldiers who died include sepoy Rakesh Singh from Baddja village of Kaimur district, Naik SK Vidyarthi from Boknari village in Gaya and havildar Ashok Kumar Singh from Raktu village in Bhojpur district.
Two soldiers from West Bengal, Sepoy Dalai and Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai were killed in the attacks. Sepoy Uike Janaro, Lance Naik G Shankar and Sepot TS Somnath from Maharashtra; Subedar Karnail Singh and Havildar Ravi Paul from Jammu and Kashmir; Sepoy Javra Munda, and Sepoy Naiman Kujur from Jharkhand.
Four soldiers who died were from Uttar Pradesh – Sepoy Rajesh kr Singh, Lance Naik RK Yadav, Sepoy Harinder Yadav and Sepoy Ganesh Shankar. Havildar NS Rawat was from Rajasthan.
The wreath laying ceremony took place this morning after their bodies were flown out of Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday reiterated that acts of terror and violence being pursued by Pakistan will not go unpunished.
Party leader Nalin Kohli told ANI, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji himself has said that this won’t be allowed to go unpunished. Whether it is our Defence Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister, the General of our Army everyone have spoke on it or have started to take stock of the situation.”
“Everything has a limit with regard to that and we should now allow the Government of India to do what it is allowed to do and whatever needs to be done, will have to be done,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Uri.
Prime Minister Modi assured the nation that those behind this will not go unpunished.
Rajnath said Islamabad has become a terrorist state.
In a series of tweets after the attack, the Prime Minister said: “I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished”.
He added, “We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their services to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families (of the Army jawans)”.
Sources have said that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will strongly emphasize Pakistan’s involvement in the attack during her UNGA speech on September 26.
Pakistan has, however, flatly rejected New Delhi’s claims of involvement in the Uri terror attack, stating that the latter has a traditional tendency to point fingers at the former whenever a terror attack takes place on Indian soil.
(With inputs from ANI)