Youth Cong does a Sena, asks UPA to snap all ties with Pak
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The Punjab Youth Congress Monday staged a demonstration near the Attari-Wagah border here protesting against the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and urged the Centre to snap all ties with Pakistan and suspend all international cricket matches and musical concerts. Protesters, led by PYC president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, raised slogans against the Pakistan government and its army for the brutal killing, which, they said "clearly projected their cowardice, beastly and barbaric mindset".
The PYC also "appealed" to UPA government to "reconsider" initiatives like visa on arrival for the elderly at Attari, the service that begins Tuesday. When told that their demand to snap cricketing ties with Pakistan was similar to the one made by Shiv Sena, Chaudhary said, "Shiv Sena opposed the matches even when relations were not hostile between the two countries. Our demand is different."