Srinagar, Nov 22: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and former minister and Additional General Secretary National Conference Ajay Kumar Sadhotra in separate statements have paid rich tribute to four army personnel, including two officers, who were martyred in line of duty in an encounter with terrorists at Bajimaal area of Dharmsal in the Rajouri District.
Bukhari has expressed profound sorrow and grief on the incident. Apni Party President said, “The reports pouring in from Rajouri are disturbing. I am deeply saddened to hear that the two Army captains, a JCO, and an Army Major, were killed in the encounter with the terrorists in Rajouri. I am deeply shocked by the loss of lives. My heart goes out to the families of these brave hearts.”
In his statement Sadhotra said, “Our hearts go to the families of the martyrs on losing their dear ones, who offered supreme sacrifice while fighting with terrorists for defending the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.” He added that indebted nation salutes the valour of the warriors.
Sadhotra condemned the incidents of terrorism, saying terror violence has no place in a civilized society. “Time has come to tackle the terrorists sternly, who have unleashed terror regime in our land of Rishis and Sufis. A united fight has become imperative to meet the challenge, lest the monster of terror eats up the vitals of the inclusive society,”he said.
The NC leader prayed for peace to the souls of martyred personnel and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.