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Friday, January 07, 2005

Jammu and Kashmir, biggest theatre of sacrifice: Lt Gen Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir, biggest theatre of sacrifice: Lt Gen Sinha: "Jammu and Kashmir, biggest theatre of sacrifice: Lt Gen Sinha:
[India News]: Jammu, Jan 07 : Describing Jammu and Kashmir as the biggest theatre of sacrifce, Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha has complimented the people of Jammu and Kashmir for scripting a saga of valour along with the army, paramilitary forces and police in fighting the proxy for decade and half.

"Over 15,000 civilians fell prey to killing by the terrorists in the state during the past 15 years. This included thousands of helpless women and children," Sinha said, speaking at the fundation-laying ceremony of Balidhan Stambh last evening.

General Sinha said that the country has fought five wars with the help of the strong will of its people and supreme sacrifices of its forces.

He said nowhere in the country have such a large number of people's lives were sacrificed in Jammu and Kashmir for upholding the national integrity.

In this backdrop, he said, the raising of a unique war memorial is a historic occasion not only for the city of temples but for the whole country.

He described Jammu as a land of valiant soldiers who remained always in the forefront to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. PTI"