Our jawans have shut Pakistan mouth: Modi
As firing from across the border declined following strong retaliatory response by India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Pakistan has been taught a \"befitting lesson\" with the Army \"shutting their mouth\".
- Heavy mortar shelling and gunfire by Pakistan in Jammu frontier subsides
- Those living close to border who had to leave homes will be compensated
Dhamangaon: As firing from across the border declined following strong retaliatory response by India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Pakistan has been taught a "befitting lesson" with the Army "shutting their mouth".
"Pakistan has got a befitting lesson. They will not dare to repeat it again. Our jawans have shut their mouth," he said.
The Prime Minister said those living close to the border with Pakistan who had to leave their homes following nine days of heavy mortar shelling and firing will be adequately compensated by the Centre.
"I assure you, the government of India will act promptly to provide adequate compensation to those who had to leave their homes due to shelling and migrate elsewhere," he said.
Firing along International Border(IB) in Jammu frontier subsided on Friday.
"There was no cross-border firing during the intervening night of October 9 and 10 along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts", a BSF spokesman told PTI. The firing paused after a strong retaliatory response by India.
The firing incidents left eight persons dead and nearly 90 people, including 13 securitymen injured. Also, around 32,000 people have fled from their border homes leaving 113 hamlets deserted along the IB. India and Pakistan troops traded heaviest fire along the IB on the intervening night of October 7 and 8 after Pakistan Rangers shelled almost the entire IB by targeting 60 BoPs and over 130 border hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said India should not misunderstand his desire for peace and immediately halt firing across the borders. Sharif asked India to immediately honour the sanctity of Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border and stop firing for durable peace, the Dawn reported.
Attacking Congress for "indulging in politics" over ceasefire violations in run up to Haryana and Maharashtra elections, BJP demanded Congressmen to look into their own track record during the UPA regime. Briefing newspersons, senior BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu urged Congress not to politicise the issue as the matter was related to defence of the country.
"My suggestion to Congress is not to politicise this issue. Do not do politics over this issue. Congressman must look into their track record before talking about this issue. It is not good to indulge in politics over the defence of the country during elections," he said. Besides listing out the number of ceasefire violations reported when the Congress-led UPA government was in power, Naidu recalled that 164 people were killed in Mumbai during the 26/11 terror attacks.
"The ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan was done on November 25, 2003. After that, there was firing in 2007. Firing took place 77 times in 2008.”