Citizens’ voice

Owing to the rise in traffic volumes, the need for two speedbreakers near Hermes Heritage II & III CHS is being felt. Besides, there is a need to provide blinkers or other appropriate road signages at suitable points to caution motorists coming from both sides. The existing streetlights on this road are totally ineffective and need to be augmented to avoid road accidents, particularly at night.

R NAMBIAR

F-4 (22-23), Hermes Heritage II & III CHS Ltd.,

Shastri Nagar, Yerwada, Pune-411 006.

An unfortunate lack of sensitivity

It is indeed sad to observe that the Army Chief became concerned about the barbaric torturous killing of an Indian officer by Pakistani soldiers only after Kargil martyr Capt Saurabh Kalia's father approached the Supreme Court for justice. This young officer was captured by Pakistan during the Indo-Pak conflict of 1999. He was subjected to brutal torture for two weeks and his mutilated body was returned to India after 15 days of his capture — a gross violation of Geneva Convention by Pakistan. The hapless Kalia family was made to run from pillar to post through the corridors of power in the Indian government for 13 years. It is also relevant to probe as to what actions have been initiated by the commanding office/formation commander of Capt Kalia in taking up the matter at an appropriate level.

This simply indicate an unfortunate lack of sensitivity on part of both our political and military leaders towards the Indian soldiers who have made supreme sacrifice for the safety of India. Our military leaders and the government should not have waited for 13 years to express their concern for the humiliation and mental agony of the family of an Indian soldier who had given up his life defending the motherland. Can this country ever hope that our selfish leaders will show any willingness to defend the honour of our soldiers?

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