Tuesday, January 15, 2013
'Give me back my husband's head': Widow of Indian soldier killed in Kashmir border clash in plea to Pakistani forces who decapitated him
The widow of an Indian soldier decapitated by Pakistani forces during the recent border clashes in Kashmir is demanding the immediate return of her husband's head.
Grieving Dharamvati Singh along with several members of her family today agreed to call off a hunger strike that had lasted for six-days following a visit by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yada.
They are demanding the Indian government puts maximum pressure on Islamabad to return the head of Corporal Lans Naik Hemraj Singh whose brutal killing last week prompted a national outcry.
India and Pakistan have both lost two soldiers after fighting along parts of the 460-mile ceasefire line high in the Himalayan mountains broke out earlier this month.