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Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal condemn soldiers' mutilation

Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal condemn soldiers' mutilation

India Blooms News Service | | 01 May 2017, 10:05 pm
New Delhi, May 1 (IBNS): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the mutilating of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani forces after killing them in J&K's Udhampur along the Line of Control.

In a tweet, Gandhi said: "Strongly condemn this barbaric & disgraceful act. Govt must move beyond platitudes and hold Pakistan to account."

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condemned the "barbaric mutilation" of soldiers.

He tweeted: "I strongly condemn the barbaric and inhuman mutilation of our soldiers. We must react strongly and firmly."

The Indian Army has also warned of "appropriate response" to Pakistan  who killed and then mutilated two jawans in J&K's Udhampur along the Line of Control in the morning.

Reacting to the attack, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told media that: "Such acts are unheard of even at a time of war."

The Indian Army in a statement said bodies of two soldiers were mutilated.

"In an unsoldierly act by the Pak Army the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated," the Indian Army said in a statement.

"Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded," read the statement where the Army warned the neighbours.

The Army said the deceased soldiers were part of a team on patrol between two forward posts in Udhampur  along the Line of Control.

One of the deceased were an Army jawan while the other one was a constable of the Border Security Force (BSF).

According to reports, the Pakistani soldiers allegedly crossed the LoC to launch the attack.

However, the neighbouring country has denied the allegation stating that the Pakistani Army is professional and will never disrespect a soldier.