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Jammu: The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply to Pakistan’s ceasefire violations by firing 10 bullets for every Pakistani bullet across the LoC, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said on Saturday.
“Pakistan is being given a befitting reply. If they (Pak Army) fire one bullet, we (Indian Army) retaliate with 10 bullets,” Singh said here.
He said “that is the kind of fierce retaliation we are giving on the borders. We are giving them a reply in the language that they better understand”.
“But the way the Pakistan Army is brutally killing civilians on the borders. We will not tolerate it. We will deal with them sternly, diplomatically and militarily,” the Deputy CM said.
Meanwhile, asserting that the issue with regard to Article 35A is sub-judice in the Supreme Court, Nirmal Singh has asked opposition not to politicise it.
“Some people have approached to the Apex Court and let us wait for the verdict,” he told reporters here. “We must have faith in the Supreme Court”, he added. Lashing out at the opposition, he said, “these people (NC-Congress) are overreacting on Article 35A”
Dr Nirmal Singh slammed the National Conference President Farooq Abdullah for ‘politicising’ the issue and asked him to cooperate. “Person like Dr Farooq Abdullah, who says that stone pelters are part of the movement, is unfortunate,” he said adding, “they must cooperate in sorting out the matter.”
To a question that how the Prime Minister can assure to maintain status quo on Article 35A when it is sub-judice, Dr Singh said, “As per media reports, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met the Prime Minister in New Delhi and as per her statement, the Prime Minister has assured that the status quo will be maintained on some matters.” “So far as the stand of the government is concerned, we are following Agenda of Alliance wherein it has specifically been mentioned that status quo will be maintained on constitutional matters.”
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