Modi hiding behind blood of Indian soldiers: Rahul Gandhi

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NEW DELHI: Vice-President of the Indian National Congress party Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of pandering blood of Indian soldiers, Indian media reported.

Addressing a rally in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he said that Modi was hiding behind the blood of Indian soldiers.

Earlier, another Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had called the Indian-claimed ‘surgical strikes’ across Line of Control (LoC) as fake and had also asked the government to produce evidence in this regard.

On Wednesday, Independent Kashmir legislator Eng Rashid said Indian Army was shooting a fake army operation video in Occupied Kashmir to present as proof of ‘surgical strikes’.

The legislator addressing media personnel at a local hotel in Srinagar, said credible sources have confirmed the move by Indian Army, filming videos adjacent to the border which are supposed to portray across the LoC operation.

The Indian claims of cross-border ‘surgical strikes’ are being taken with a pinch of salt even by the international media.

Renowned US newspaper, The Washington Post in an article on Sunday published interviews of the locals along the LoC.

Most of the villagers in the three areas along the LoC said that they did not witness any cross border troops movement or hear the sound of any helicopters.

The residents of Bhimber, Chamb and Sahmani said that heavy exchange of fire took place, although no one said that “they had seen or heard anything that supported India’s claim that it carried out cross-border strikes on several staging areas for militant groups that left “double digits” of militants dead,” according to the article.

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