Led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Jugal Kishore Sharma, a team of BJP leaders visited the Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu, to see the condition and treatment being provided to the injured in Pakistani firing. The team took stock of the medical facilities extended to the injured persons and also assured their family members that the BJP will make every effort to ensure that they do not suffer on account of lack of proper medical care.
Jugal Kishore Sharma assured the affected family members that the party would raise their issue and seek ex-gratia relief for the dead and the injured persons.
He demanded that the government should allot 10 marla land at safer places to the families residing near the border, so that they can lead safe lives.
Party MLA Ashok Khajuria said that Pakistan did not even honour the auspicious occasion of Eid and targeted the innocent civilians residing near the border.
He said that Pakistan didn't understand the language of peace and is resorting to cross-border firing to help militants sneak into the Indian territory.
Former state president Nirmal Singh said that a lesson should be taught to Pakistan. He said that the casual approach and lenient policy adopted by the UPA government towards Pakistan has emboldened our neighbour, but the NDA government will not tolerate this.
Later, the BJP leaders visited the areas in Arnia, where five people were killed and more than 32 were injured in Pakistani firing. The leaders visited the bereaved families to express sympathies and condolences. They also attended the last rites of the victims.