The Bollywood star condemned Pakistani army for their heinous crime, however, he also urged the countrymen not to be unreasonable in their reactions against the neighbouring country.
The star was quoted as saying, "Things like country, politics, sports, war, border should be kept different... (he recalled that his earlier remarks on sports had raised a controversy) In a country so volatile, where the youth demand a hard stand... which is a good thing in a democracy."
"I don't want to participate in anything of which we both don't have knowledge. I think you and I should be looking at methods to end this strife at the border," added SRK.
Continuing his statement, SRK also stated, "I have been watching TV, where people are saying "haan sabak sikha denge" (let's teach them a lesson). That is completely wrong. It is sad, soldiers should not die for unnecessary reasons. We should take a hard stand. We should be very clear and whoever does wrong, should have to account for it and be put to the test. As an Indian, I am deeply saddened."
Meanwhile, Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday, Jan 14 made it clear that the Indian soldiers deployed in Jammu and Kashmir will strike back strongly if there is any further provocation from their Pakistani counterparts.
"I have given very categorical directions to the Northern Command. When we are provoked we shall respond immediately. I expect my commanders to be aggressive in the face of firing," Singh said.
Two Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops in the Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The attackers who intruded nearly 600 metres inside Indian territory had snatched the duo's service rifles. One of the two soldiers was beheaded.