J-K BJP leaders meet victims of Pak firing in Arnia sector
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J-K BJP leaders meet victims of Pak firing in Arnia sector

BJP national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, who led the team meeting Arnia victims, said the Indian Army was well-prepared to retaliate in ‘fierce manner’.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2017 22:03 IST
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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A Villager shows the damaged wall of his house after a heavy mortar shelling by Pakistani rangers on Saturday night, at Arnia village, Jammu, on September 17.(Nitin Kanotra/ HT File Photo)

State BJP leaders visited the victims of Pakistani firing in Arnia sector in Jammu district on Tuesday and assured them of all possible help by the government.

The team, led by national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, met area residents and termed the unprovoked firing by Pakistan security forces “inhumane”.

He said the Indian Army is well prepared to retaliate in a “fierce manner” to the “mischievous misdeeds” of Pakistan.

Two people — a BSF jawan and a woman — were killed and several others injured in Arnia sector in firing by Pakistani security forces last week.

Khanna said the residents that the BJP will look for provisions top provide all basic amenities to the victims.

The BJP national vice president was accompanied by state BJP chief Sat Sharma, state general-secretary Narinder Singh, Member Parliament from Jammu Jugal Kishore Sharma, and other BJP leaders.

“The border residents are not alone in bearing the brunt of the situation, as their feelings were felt by every single citizen of the nation,” Sat Sharma said.

Jugal Kishore Sharma said the compensation provided to the families of the deceased civillians will be increased to Rs five lakh from the current compensation of Rs 1 lakh.

A process to provide government job to a member of the family of the deceased would also be initiated, he said.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 22:01 IST