Wagah: Hundreds of people gathered at Wagah border to witness the Beating Retreat ceremony on the eve of the 70th Independence Day. Celebrations are on in full fervour all across the country for the significant day. Seventy years ago, India attained freedom from the British Raj on 15th August, 1947.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Independence Day made it clear that he has completely rerouted his policy on Pakistan with aggressive comments referring to Pakistan’s human rights abuses in its large province of Balochistan as well as Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.
Mr Modi said the people of those areas have thanked him for drawing attention to their troubles, a reference to his warning last week that if Pakistan continues instigating the violence that has seared the Kashmir Valley for over a month, India will be compelled to expose Islamabad’s many wrongdoings in regions fighting terror and atrocities by its security forces.