Paramjit Singh’s daughter asks ‘where is my father’s head?’ Kin seeks response from Rajnath Singh
Paramjit Singh’s daughter asks
The twelve-year old daughter of slain jawan Paramjit who was mutilated by the Pakistan army on Monday asked today where her father’s head was. Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh and Head constable Prem Sagar were killed and were beheaded by the Pakistani forces on Monday after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
In response to the daughter’s question, Paramjit’s brother asked if Rajnath Singh or other ministers will answer her question? He further questioned if the Government understood the price of the life of a jawan.
In the incident reported by NDTV, the daughter questioned the whereabouts of her father’s head. Although the government has called this action of the Pakistan force barbaric and condemned it, as of now, that is all that the Central government has done.
Incidentally, during the rule of the Congress, in 2013, when a similar incident of mutilation of Indian soldiers took place, leader of the then opposition, Sushma Swaraj questioned the Government’s lack of empathy for the jawans and said if Pakistan refused to return the head, India must get 10 heads from them. She also then demanded an apology from the ruling government for the lack of respect for the martyrs.
But now that the BJP is in power, there seems to be little done, exclusively for the martyrs except for a few tweets and ‘condemning’ the attack. And added to this is the Pakistan authority’s declining of the fact that Indian soldiers were mutilated by them. They even denied violating ceasefire norms.
Pakistan DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza told his Indian counterpart Lt Gen A K Bhatt that neither there was a ceasefire violations in the Sector which was pointed out by India in the mutilation allegation, nor there was any crossing of the LoC by Pakistanis troops.
He further said that Pakistan was fully committed to maintain peace along the LoC and expected the same from the Indian side. He accused Indian troops of continuously targeting innocent civilians on LoC and apprised the Indian General that continuity of such action would invite appropriate response.
With such tendencies of Pakistan, while the nation has been quite angry over the issue already, the slain soldier’s brother’s comment raises the question if the Government is actually concerned about the soldiers or as he asked, ‘the price of a jawan’s life?’
While Arun Jaitley had said that he is sure the Indian army will respond to this attack, we are yet to hear about the future of these families which were directly affected by this barbaric act of Pakistan.