Babita Phogat for strict action against those insulting Indian soldiers

| Updated: Apr 16, 2017 22:47 IST

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 16 (ANI): Indian wrestler Babita Phogat on Sunday joined the bandwagon of sports personalities condemning the video featuring a security personnel being roughed up by a youth while he was returning from a polling booth in Srinagar. Offering her support to the CRPF jawan, Phogat insisted that strict action should be taken against those who have insulted our soldiers. "Our army personnel remain vigilant throughout the day and night to ensure that we have a sound sleep. So, they should not be treated like this. Every day, there is news of someone pelting stones on them," Phogat told ANI in an exclusive conversation. "Everyone should support him because it is our soldiers, who protect us day and night.Absolutely, strict action should be taken against those who insulted our soldiers. These activities will be accelerated if not stopped on time," she added. Earlier, Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir, former opener Virender Sehwag and Olympic wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt all lashed out at the video, which features a CRPF personnel using immense restraint even when he was attacked by the youth. The video shows the jawan walking when suddenly a local attacks him. The impact of the attack makes the jawan's helmet roll down the road, causing him some injuries. While Gambhir had tweeted that at least a 100 jihadi lives must be taken for every slap on an Indian soldier's face, Sehwag wrote that the abuse of the country's CRPF jawans is completely unacceptable. Yogeshwar, on the other hand, said earlier today that anyone who goes against the country and misbehaves with our soldiers should be shot dead. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is trying to ascertain the exact location of the video and the uploader. (ANI)

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