Terming the mutilation of a soldier’s body by terrorists as “atrocious”, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said human rights of soldiers should take precedence over anybody else’s rights.
“There can’t be anything more atrocious than this,” Mr Singh told reporters in Jammu.
“I’m always of the view that the human rights of soldiers should enjoy precedence over human rights of anybody else”, he said.
On Saturday, terrorists, aided by cover fire by Pakistani Army, crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector of Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“Gradually the entire world is coming around to India’s point of view. Pakistan stands exposed. Pakistan has failed to reconcile with the idea that Jammu and Kashmir is a part of India,” the Union Minister said.
He said the nation was confident that the security forces and the government were capable of responding to any kind of threat at the borders, he added.
“The longer Pakistan continues to remain in denial mode the more it is going to harm itself,” he added.
In a similar action in 2013, Pakistani soldiers had beheaded an Indian soldier and mutilated another’s body in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mendhar sector.
(With inputs from PTI)