New Delhi, Jan 15: First it was the family members of Lance Naik Hemraj, who was decapitated by Pakistani troops in the Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Jan 8, who demanded that Indian government should immediately bring back the severed head of the 13 Rajputana Rifles jawan.
Asking the Centre to take tough action against Pakistani troops for beheading Lance Naik Hemraj, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj has demanded on Monday, Jan 14 that India should put pressure on Pakistan to return back Hemraj's head, which is allegedly to be in possession of Pakistani soldiers after the inhumane killing.
Taking a strong stand, Swaraj added that if Pakistan does not return Hemraj's head, then India needs to bring 10 Pakistani heads.
"If his (Hemraj's) head could not be brought back (from Pakistan), we should get at least 10 heads from there side," Swaraj said after visiting Hemraj's family along with party president Nitin Gadkari and leader Rajnath Singh.
"The question is: Will we sit without any reaction and engage in a dialogue? This should not happen. At least the government should react in some way. That is why we have said that government should take some tough measures," she said.
Lance Naiks Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj were killed on Jan 8 by the Pakistan Army regulars after infiltrating into Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. "Today, the nation is demanding don't prove a weak government. They (Pak Army) came on the LoC, killed our soldier and took away his head with them and there should be no reaction...this should not be tolerated at any cost," she said.
Swaraj alleged the government showed a lack of respect to the martyr and demanded an apology. "The government should apologise for the apathy. They should apologise to the family of the soldier and the country. But they should at the same time take revenge for the incident which took place," she said.
(With inputs from PTI)