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Pakistan's treatment of slain troops 'inhuman': India


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India's defence minister A. K. Antony — File Photo by AP

NEW DELHI: The Pakistani army's treatment of two Indian soldiers who were killed along the border in Kashmir was “inhuman”, Indian Defence Minister A K Antony said on Wednesday.

“Pakistan army's action is highly provocative. The way they treated the dead body of the soldiers, Indian soldiers, is inhuman,” he said after reports and military sources said one of the troops had been beheaded on Tuesday.

“We will convey our protest to the Pakistan government and our DGMO (director general of military operations) will talk to his counterpart in Pakistan. They are closely monitoring the situation,” he told reporters.

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shuaib Jan 09, 2013 10:28am
You certainly need more learning and not "enlightening"
Kokobu Jan 09, 2013 09:44am
What about when America bombs our soldiers and it turns out to be a mistake. Nobody asks any questions then. No one protests either.
Vinayak Jan 09, 2013 08:49am
who says humans lives in Pakistan...
Manoj Jan 09, 2013 09:40am
Y you Pakistanis are this much cruel ?
Amin Hussain Jan 09, 2013 09:40am
If it was cross border firing, how did the Pakistani army manage to get their hands on the bodies of Indian soldiers?
Abdullah Hussain Jan 09, 2013 10:11am
Just when the relationship sees a positive development there comes an irritant to derail the peace process. Pakistan army will never do such thing. There should be a thorough investigation to know the facts. It was first reported that Indian troops opened indiscriminate firing on Pakistan troops now it is Indian blaming the same on Pakistan troops. Conducting of India Pakistan cricket series in India was not digested by some quarters in India. Can there be a link between the two
AJ Jan 09, 2013 08:40am
I am an Indian and I visited Lahore in 2005. I was pleasantly surprised to see the love and hospitality of local Pakis. I can also vouch for most of our Indians who would never want such sort of border incidents. It's sad to read about such incidents happening along LOC. I must admit that sometimes I feel these are just political propaganda. It shows how distant we civilians are from our governments.
who cares Jan 09, 2013 09:07am
What about killing of Pakistani Jawan, I guess that does not appear in a foreign funded dawn
asad Jan 09, 2013 09:24am
Come on man...First day the news was the Indian army killed 3 pakistanis and now india is coming back with this rubbish... both governments are lying to people blatantly in midst of pending elections...
Edwardian Jan 09, 2013 09:16am
In your view the government took this action and not the Army. Bear in mind the govt , army relations?
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 09:22am
beta... this is beyond your immagination. kids have better understanding than you are anticipating.
Guru Jan 09, 2013 03:17pm
getting killed in cross border firing is still understanable.. but beheading a dead body shows the character of the pak army.
aku Jan 09, 2013 10:08am
If defending the nation against Taliban is bad, then Indian Army has a much longer history of tyranny.
Imran Jan 09, 2013 02:27pm
Yep, typical Indian response. You go man.
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 03:16pm
You were actually sleeping when indians killed a Pakistani soldier on sunday. What a HIPOcracy and petty indian minds
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 03:17pm
tit for tat!!
deepu Jan 09, 2013 11:25am
You deserve to be confined in Urdu Media.
vj Jan 09, 2013 02:13pm
by looking at your comments, looks like nobody is in control
Imran Jan 09, 2013 02:14pm
And Bhattacharya your point is? I mean the taliban were actually beheading Pakistani citizens, so what should the army do, award them?
murali Jan 09, 2013 05:59am
Isn't there enough mess within the Pakistan border?
umesh Jan 09, 2013 06:05am
Beaheading the head and taking it along .. is inhuman !!!
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 06:06am
Look who is talking what....."inhuman".
ahmed Jan 09, 2013 06:08am
pakistan should not do these type of things. recently India have allowed pak cricket team to visit india but pak did not learn any lesson from the past.
Rao Jan 09, 2013 06:12am
What can you expect from an Army which works with jihadis?
Shankar Jan 09, 2013 06:20am
I think he is pretty close..some of the Indian politicians better be clear in their mind that the guys accross the borders are indeed not 'human'. Also occassional actions like these from the Pakistanis are actually good in clearing some Hindu minds about dreaming of 'normal' relationship. Instead of throwing civilised jargons picked up from western world ie 'unacceptable behaviour' , 'inhuman' and crying like a little girl, the Hindus should focus on paying these guys back in their own currency..thats the only trade they will acknowledge.
omer khan shaheen Jan 09, 2013 06:25am
AND!!! it starts again. So what's on the agenda table this time.
shivkediak Jan 09, 2013 06:27am
at some point india will be forced to react which willmark our return to stone age for which pakistan will be mainly responsible
sham Jan 09, 2013 06:28am
Keep protesting... no one is listening
Kris Jan 09, 2013 06:40am
seems like another kargil war is on the agenda table..remember it started with mutilating Indian soilders..
raika45 Jan 09, 2013 06:41am
Has it occurred to the Indians that the attackers might not have been Pakistani soldiers but dressed as one.I doubt that the Pakistani force will stoop to such low levels.
Nuisance Jan 09, 2013 06:41am
Agenda is Pakistan can never be trusted! At least Pakistan should try to be good enemy if can not be friend.
Divakar Jan 09, 2013 08:24am
But who will convince the spineless,shameless,worthless and disgustiong Indian government?
Ahmed Sultan (India) Jan 09, 2013 06:51am
Peace process should not start till Pakistan stops doing stuffs like this.
Khan Jan 09, 2013 07:04am
To prove that Indians are the most innocent nation on earth.
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 07:05am
Indian Defence Minister forgot to mention that Sunday's attack by indian soldiers was "humane"!!!
deepakoomar Jan 09, 2013 07:09am
Not much! The Indian government would at best call the envoy and have a nice coffee... it doesn't seem to able to do more.
Vivek Sehgal Jan 09, 2013 07:10am
Now all that is left is for the Indian Govt: to declare that they have a Barbarian neighbourhood in the west.......
aliya Jan 09, 2013 07:11am
There are enough domestic problems in Pakistan so government want to shift the main focus of common people from corruption and domestic violence to India .Even a small kid can understand this tactics.
alex pandian Jan 09, 2013 07:12am
Come On Indian Army. You can do better than this rather than crying from a roof top. This is a matter of pride and honour for the Indian Army which anyway is least appreciated by the Cong Government. So my suggestion will be for you to send a Gorkha into their territory and he will come back with a Pak head; send an Assamese and he will come back with their heart and finally send the Madrasi and he will come back with their Genitals. Thats it. Matter solved and both the armies can go to their bunkers.
raja hindustani Jan 09, 2013 07:18am
Aren't we fool who expect human treatment from country like pakistan..?? Aur karo aman ki asha..!!!
KIishen Narayan Jan 09, 2013 07:18am
Too sad. Hope this does'nt lead to a skirmish. Kishen
Sherry Manzoor Jan 09, 2013 07:20am
Until yesterday, the Indians claimed unprovoked fire by the Pakistani side. Their response resulted in one Pakistani soldier dead and another seriously wounded. Today, they are crying over the inhumane treatment of the Indian soldiers at the hands of the Pakistani side. How exactly did the Indian soldiers ended up in Pakistani hands as a result of long range artillery fire. Did the Indians enter Pakistan? Yes, they did. What did they expect would happen to them if they were caught ?
Rajesh Jan 09, 2013 07:21am
no point in talking and lodging protest. the fittest reply is that attack the Pakistani post, from where their slodiers came, and capture that, as India did in siachin
Aftab Siddiqi Jan 09, 2013 09:09am
Pakistan Army also need to leave in peace and they are at peace when they are at war.. Nothing surprising , they haven't spared their own country made it a battleground so what can India expect from them.
C Bhattacharya, INDIA Jan 09, 2013 08:00am
Hats off to your conclusion about Pakistani force...You must have forgotten what Pakistani Army troops did to Talibans in SWAT after Taliban Uprising about 2 years back...
Bashir Mirza Jan 09, 2013 08:19am
What were the Indian soldiers doing on Pakistani territory??
Akmal Jan 09, 2013 12:15pm
People on both sides need to understand the timing of these border clashes. Armies on both sides get huge disproportionate amounts from the national budget because of the whole 'Enemy at the gates' scenario. Every time the political and cultural ties seem to head towards normalization these clashes take place. Maybe the Indians did fire, or maybe the Pakistanis tortured the Indian soldier. The only thing that surprises me is the timing of it all. As expected patriots from both sides start chanting slogans and the debate is over.
Alex(Washington) Jan 09, 2013 12:30pm
its high time for india to continue showing restraints on the affairs with pakistan.. i think they have given enough olive branches all this while with no trusted reciprocation from the other side.. looks to me that another kargil is on card and we all know what was the result and how humiliated pakistan was on the international front.. if they can't help themselves, least can india do.... as much as i respect indians official stance on its affairs with pakistan i somehow feel that they should have little bit of Israelite attitude in dealing with their western neighbour... fear can go a long way.
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 01:52pm
N we are more cruel than this. Only and only if Y indians behave like you behaved on sunday
SOS Jan 09, 2013 01:55pm
Manoj, get real....if common people are going to be swayed by govt. accusation there is no hope. Both the govt. are capable of concocting stories... as certain segments within military benefits from conflicts, we need to rise above the petty accusations and find reasons for peace and not war...
Imran Jan 09, 2013 02:30pm
Raja Sb, thats exactly what the perpetrators of this crime wanted you to say. As a Pakistani I am shocked by this cruelty but i am also certain that regular Pak army troops were not behind this barbaric act. Time will tell. But if the peace process goes into reverse gear then they have already succeeded.
Imran Jan 09, 2013 03:01pm
Umesh, I dont think anybody is disputing that! BTW only the head can be beheaded. The legs or hands cannot be beheaded.
Thinker Jan 10, 2013 10:42am
I hope your cruelty will help you solve your internal problems. Because Indians are not here to demean anyone but yeah our army is in govt control and they are very proud. If indian army would have been like pakistani army this would not have been 60years long enmity.
shuaib Jan 09, 2013 03:31pm
You certainly are fools, no doubt. You first kill a Pakistani soldier and then getting burnt, start crying...not only fools but cry babbies too
Paras Dilliwaala Jan 09, 2013 04:03pm
Pakistan Army knows if India-Pakistan relations become all rosy their relevance at home will become nil. So they will never stop unprovoked ceasefire violations!
Rahul Jan 09, 2013 04:35pm
Just a thought, its very sad but after reading NFP, i think like him or may be i was thinking like him and he got influenced :) !! Today end of play, if there is any mechanism to count number of people killed on South Asia's transport system like Roads, trains etc, due to fire or otherwise other hazards like terror activities. Or for that matter take a average of all the deaths in South Asia which occur every rainy season, how many people on an average get killed over a period of year? Now look at the number of soliders getting killed in cross border fire, is it worth discussion, i leave it to u all people !!!
Omar Jan 10, 2013 01:46am
What were Indian soldiers doing inside Pakistani territory?
Adil Jadoon Jan 10, 2013 02:43am
Fear can go a long way! huh???????
Adil Jadoon Jan 10, 2013 02:44am
Oh grow up. No one knows the facts.
thomas Jan 10, 2013 03:31am
whether the accusation of beheading is true or not much of the world will believe its true if the accused are muslims. Ironically, It is not too dissimilar from Pakistanis being predisposed to believing a nonmuslim has blasphemed if they have been so accused..
Ram Jan 10, 2013 05:13am
Surprised!...should have played the stunt before cricket to cancel....but mony involved
AA Jan 10, 2013 09:13am
Wow..such hate for your neighbour...this kind of hate will only hurt you in the end...learn to love other
REALITy Jan 10, 2013 12:04pm
Pakistan attack on Indian army was a reprisal to latter
siddhant5480 Jan 10, 2013 04:10pm
And were you sleeping when the Pakistanis killed 2 Indians 5 days before a Pakistani died
Neo Jan 10, 2013 08:19am
thats expected from the followers of the religion of peace.. this is what you are stacked up since your childhood..
Neo Jan 10, 2013 08:25am
yes fear can surely go a long way.. that small nation has created fear in the heart of all the muslim nations.. their fearsome attitude and their retaliation to strikes on their home land and people is well known.. perhaps india should take a leaf out of their book and that's exactly what i believe Alex is suggesting...
Md Imran Jan 10, 2013 05:11pm
Well said, Shuaib ! AoA ! Lets show them who's the boss !
Daniel Jan 10, 2013 10:24am
Great sense of humour. See.... for pakis beheading, killing is all a joke..
pragmatic Jan 10, 2013 10:28am
write a novel dude u hav a good imagination...u could be the next J K rowling
vandematram Jan 10, 2013 10:31am
Just a check if any of the drones have killed some more in your country and by the way, do you keep a count of no. of killed so far....may be not, because any which ways your people are a liability on you and not assets. I pity your country
aku Jan 10, 2013 10:44am
I see some very disturbing comments on this post from both sides. Just goes to show the kind of intolerance we have on both sides of the border. Whatever happened on sunday with Pakistani and Indian soldiers is sad. Whatever misunderstanding that led to this incident must not happen again. We all know how brutal our societies can be (Delhi rape or Shahzeb killing). Atleast the educated class should show a little bit more maturity and tolerance. Shame on all you guys who would just like to score a point, even over this.
Md Imran Jan 10, 2013 01:39pm
So a soldier's death should go in vain ? And his supreme sacrifice of safegaurding your well being is just another statistic ? Boy ! No wonder your country is the way it is !
raja hindustani Jan 10, 2013 07:10pm
If that is the case why your govt is in denial mode..?? accept your army bravery then...!!!
Sam Jan 10, 2013 02:10pm
so basically you are justifying the cowardly and inhuman act done by your soldiers and actually accepting what they did.. i think if he was killed(if he really was) then it was due to the cross border firings which was from both sides.. could have happen to any indian soldier too.. its unfortunate that the poor pakistani soldier got in the line of the firing.. however what pakistani soldiers did was shameful.. they attacked a patrol party in the dark, went all the way across the LOC to the indian side, beheaded the martyred soldiers and took one of the severed head with them as trophy.... you should be thankful that israel is not your neighbor.
Sam Jan 10, 2013 02:20pm
are you really so naive... just turn around history pages on the kargil fiasco and you will know what exactly was done and why it got all started... pakistan went across the LOC, killed and mutilated the indian soldiers and took the heads with them as souvenirs.... thats when india retaliated and we all know how pakistan was humiliated.
siddhant5480 Jan 10, 2013 04:08pm
Just for your information, India has never done this to any Pakistan soldier, even during 1971 and 1999 Kargil, India buried all the dead bodies of Pakistani troops with respect. Fight like a warrior, you get respected like one, that is what Indians believe in.