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Pak has violated Geneva Convention by mutilating body of Indian soldier: Congress

Updated: Oct 29, 2016 14:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 29 (ANI): Pakistan's act of mutilating the body of an Indian soldier was described by the Congress party on Saturday as a violation of Geneva Convention.

"There are certain rules of engagement, certain rules of conduct even in a conflict situation and Pakistan is expected to respect those rules of engagement. They are not only codified in terms of international conventions but is also including the Geneva Convention," Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

Tewari said that to mutilate the body of a soldier is an act of depraved behavior and deserves to be condemned in strongest words.

Last night, in an encounter close to the Line of Control in the Machhal sector, an Indian Army soldier lost his life and a terrorist was neutralised.

During the encounter, one of the terrorists mutilated the body of the soldier before fleeing into Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

"This barbarism is a true reflection which pervades in official and non-official organisations across the border. This act will invite an appropriate response," the Indian Army said in a statement.

This morning, heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan was reported in Kathua and Abdullian area of the RS Pura Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian troops are giving a befitting response to the repeated ceasefire violations. (ANI)