MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Sunday sought an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assertion that demonetisation was one of the steps aimed at getting rid of the menace of terrorism and asked the government to give a befitting reply to Pakistan in the wake of yesterday’s terror attack on an army convoy in Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that attacks have increased in the valley post the government’s demonetisation drive.
“It was said terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir will be finished after demonetisation, but the opposite has happened as there has been an increase in the number of attacks,” Raut told ANI.
“In these two years, more and more jawans have been killed. Never in the Indian history has such attacks taken place. The Prime Minister and the Defence Minister should answer as to why is this happening,” he added
The Army today paid befitting tributes to the three soldiers, who were killed after an army convoy was attacked by terrorists in Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
Many senior officials from the civil administration including Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmed Khan and other security agencies joined Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General J.S. Sandhu and all ranks in paying homage to the bravehearts in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar.
The mortal remains of the slain soldiers will be flown for last rites to their native places where they will be laid to rest with full military honours.