AAP pays tribute to Uri attack martyrs
The Aam Aadmi Party leaders and volunteers, on Thursday, organised shraddhanjali sabhas (tribute meetings) in all 70 Assembly constituencies of Delhi to pay tributes to the martyrs of the Uri attack.
“We held 70 shraddhanjali sabhas in each Assembly constituency of Delhi to pay tributes to the 17 martyrs who laid down their lives defending our nation’s borders,”
said spokesperson of Delhi unit of AAP.
The 17 brave hearts laid down their lives while 19 others were grievously injured in the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri in Baramulla district on September 18.
AAP members lit candles, paid homage and observed a two minute silence to commemorate the valiant sacrifice of the soldiers, who laid down their lives defending our borders, so that the people of the country can sleep safe. “The 17 martyrs hailed from every corner of the country, a true epitome of the unity of India,” he added.
In a tribute meeting at the party headquarters, AAP Delhi Convenor Dilip Pandey said, “The sacrifice of our martyrs must not go in vain. Pakistan has been sponsoring terror in India and it should be held accountable for this dastardly act and be given a fitting response.
We feel that the excessive encouragement given to Pakistan by the Lahore visit and the slap given to our national integrity by calling ISI to Pathankot has emboldened Pakistan’s attacks on India.”
He further added that PM Narendra Modi had made a number of statements on a tough stance against terror, but every since he has assumed the highest office he is putting the nation’s security at risk by his dialogues to woo Pakistan.
“If this government does not have a cohesive policy to safeguard our borders and to manage our neighbours then it has no business to continue in office,” he added.
AAP demanded the Central government to show some humanity and ensure that the martyrs’ families are not humiliated by paltry amounts of compensations.
They are ‘shaheeds’ and their families’ welfare and well-being is now the responsibility of the government, and every care and respect must be extended to them in this dark hour.