The Congress Party said that the BJP is neither capable to protect the border nor the bodies of soldiers who are sacrificing their lives, while backing former defence minister AK Antony’s statement. Antony had urged the Centre to give a free rein to the Indian Army for giving ‘appropriate reply’ to the mutilation of Indian soldiers’ bodies by Pakistan.
“The BJP Government has not even completed three years yet and till now three such unfortunate incidents have occurred. In total, the current government is neither able to protect the border nor they are able to protect the bodies of soldiers who are sacrificing their lives. This shows the seriousness of the saffron party,” said Congress leader Pramod Tiwari as per a report in India.com.
Antony is admired for his morality, he further added.
Another Congress leader Oscar Fernandes expressed similar sentiments saying that only one such incident took place earlier but now this is happening frequently. “As per I recall, this is the third time that such incident has taken place for which the Indian Army must be given a free hand to act and put an end to such events,” he added.
Antony on Tuesday recalled that such an incident had happened only once under the Congress rule. “During our time, only one such incident happened. The incident of mutilation happened only once in eight years. But here it has happened thrice. It has affected the morale of the Indian Army. It puts a question on the security structure. Give freedom to the army to take appropriate action at appropriate time,” he had said.
“My message is clear: Give freedom to the Army to take appropriate action as a reaction to this cruel, inhuman, barbaric action by Pakistan,” Antony told the media.
In the meantime, the Border Security Force (BSF) has stressed that the cruel Krishna Ghati incident happened post the visit of the Pakistan Army Chief to the Line of Control (LoC). It added that Islamabad’s BAT, involved in the attack, comprised Mujahedeen terrorists as well.
“I would not like to comment formally on this. But yes, everybody knows that this has taken place immediately after the visit of the Pakistan Army Chief to the frontal area,” said BSF Additional Director General (ADG) Western Command KN Choubey.