If Pakistanis cut 1 head, we should cut 3, says Amarinder
Reacting over the barbaric killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, Amarinder said India’s response should be clear and unequivocal.punjab Updated: May 03, 2017 22:28 IST
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday called for a zero-compromise policy by India against Pakistan even as he dismissed the Khalistani threats against him, saying he would not allow anyone to disturb the state’s peace.
Reacting over the barbaric killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, Amarinder said India’s response should be clear and unequivocal. “If they (Pakistan) behead our jawans, we should follow the same. If Pakistanis cut one head, we should cut three,” he told a TV channel in an interview.
On the Khalistani threats, the CM said, “If they (Pakistan) have the guts they should come and speak here instead of misleading people with unsubstantiated statements elsewhere.”
“They can shout their heads off, who cares?” said Amarinder, adding, “We want a stable Punjab. We want development.”
Having been in the army, he said, he had seen wars and never worried about any risk or threat to his safety, he added.
He reiterated that Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan and several other Canadian parliamentarians had Khalistani leanings and were sympathising with people who wanted to disturb the peace of Punjab, which could not be allowed at any cost.
In response to a question, he said he had been unable to attend the cremation of Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh, one of two soldiers whose mutilated body was found along the LoC on Monday, in his village in Tarn Taran in Punjab, as he was unable to walk due to a foot injury.
First Published: May 03, 2017 21:42 IST