Palampur: Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and former Union Minister Shanta Kumar on Tuesday said five soldiers of the country were martyred by Pakistani terrorists in Kashmir. Two of them were from Himachal Pradesh.
He paid tributes to these soldiers for their martyrdom and expressed sympathy to their families.
Shanta Kumar said terrorism in Kashmir is not taking the name of stopping. He said that not hundreds, but thousands of army personnel and other civilians have been martyred.
He said this is not terrorism in Kashmir it is Pakistan waging a hidden war (proxy war) in Kashmir by its army.
Former Chief minister said that because Pakistan cannot come forward and fight with India as Pakistan has lost badly in every war.
Former Union Minister said India should also change its strategy to fight this war by the army. He demanded that the entire Kashmir should be completely handed over to the army and they should be given full freedom to wipe out this terrorism completely. He further said that the local people who help terrorists should be caught and sent to jail in places like Divrugarh away from Kashmir. He said only the army can compete with the army.
He said the martyrdom of Arvind Kumar of Daroh has emotionally made him disturbed his heart has trembled. Shanta Kumar said that Bindu, the wife of brave martyr Arvind, dressed as a bride, giving shoulder to the brave Martyr saying that the wave in which her husband has given a big gift by sacrificing himself for the nation with that she will live the rest of her life.
Shanta Kumar said, ” I testify to Bindu, the brave wife of the brave martyr”. He said the Martyr has two little daughters. Parent are in distress and ill. He said a question arises in everyone’s mind that how many martyrs will continue to happen at the hands of Pakistan. He asked that how long India will keep shedding tears at the hands of Pakistan which is a small , hungry and bankrupt country.