Akhilesh Yadav Announces Ex-Gratia For Kupwara Martyr’s Kin


Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced financial assistance of Rs 30 lakh for the kin of Captain Ayush, who laid down his life fighting terrorists on Thursday in Kupwara.

“My heartfelt condolences to each family who lost their loved ones, adding that I don’t give any political comment on this moment,” Akhilesh Yadav told the media here.

Captain Ayush Yadav, Subedar Bhoop Singh Gujjar and Naik B Venkata Ramanna were killed in the attack on the Army camp yesterday.

Condemning the Kupwara attack, deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh assured that India would give a befitting reply to ‘desperate’ Pakistan for trying to ruin the atmosphere in the Valley.

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“We condemn this strongly. We pay our tributes to the jawans. Pakistan is trying to mess the situation as much as possible, but that would not be possible. Our jawans are doing their best and will not let them be successful. Their actions will be answered,” Singh told ANI.

Dubbing it as a coward action, Singh said that Pakistan is desperate to create problems in Kashmir and warned it of severe action.

“Pakistan is going to suffer. We are going to reply in the same way. The Union government is well prepared,” he added.

Two terrorists were also neutralised in the attack.

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