Saturday, 6 December 2014

Pak tried to attack Indian democracy : PM.................

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned the terror strikes in Kashmir valley yesterday calling it a "shameful" attempt to attack Indian democracy.

Addressing an election meeting here, he hailed the army personnel who made the supreme sacrifice with their lives to protect the country's security and the nation would never forget them.

"Pakistan made a shameful attempt to attack the democracy of India. But the brave jawans sacrified their lives protecting the country's security," he told an election rally here.

"I pay my tributes to Jharkhand's brave son Sankalp Kumar Shukla and other brave jawans who sacrified their lives. Sankalp Kumar Shukla's martyrdom will be remembered by future generations in the state," he said.

Lt Col Sankalp Kumar of Punjab Regiment was among the eight army men and three policemen killed in Mohra army camp in Uri sector by a group of six militants, believed to have come from across the border.

The attacks by Pakistan yesterday came just three days after a 72 per cent voter turnout was registered in the second phase of incident-free Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday in a rerun of record polling in the first phase.

The attacks and gun battles with security forces left in all 21 people dead. Among them was a top commander of Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT and seven militants.