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A poet, Phunsuk Ladakhi from Ladakh composed his composition on the bravery of Indian Army personnel who fought in the Galwan Valley during clash with China. 20 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives in Ladakh's Galwan Valley in violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops. According to reports, Chinese side also suffered casualties.
Baloch political and human rights activists gathered in Toronto on Sunday to protest against Pakistan and China for gross human rights violations in Balochistan. The protest was held under the aegis of Bramsh Solidarity Committee to express anger at the murders of women and children in Balochistan. The protesters condemned the senseless murders of two Baloch women by the Pakistan Army death squads in which a 4-year-old girl, Bramsh was wounded by a stray bullet. The protesters held placards demanding: Justice for Bramsh, Justice for Maliknaz and Kulsoom, Baloch Lives Matter, Dismantle Pak Army Death Squads in Balochistan, No to Chinese CPEC in Balochistan and China Hands-off Gwadar Port Balochistan. Zafar Baloch, a Baloch Human Rights Activist based in Canada said, "Baloch people are fighting against the Pakistan Army and against the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China and in which the decisions are made in Islamabad and GHQ, Rawalpindi where the army headquarters are, and also by Communist Party of China. They are equally criminal partners in Pakistan's slaughter and atrocities taken place in Balochistan". Karima Baloch, Ex-chairperson of Baloch Students Organisation (Azad), who is living in exile in Canada said, "Pakistan is the main perpetrator behind all thefts and killings. The army, who is running death squads and also the Frontier Corps (FC) and Anti-Terrorism Squad, is behind the killings and human rights violations in Balochistan". Protesters also expressed their anger at the Chinese CPEC projects and control over the sea port of Gwadar that has become the major reason for the China-backed Pakistani military operations in Balochistan resulting in the death of thousands of Baloch civilians.
A painter from Moradabad paid tribute to fallen soldiers who lost their lives in clash with China's PLA in Galwan valley. He made a 20-foot painting. 20 Indian Army soldiers lost lives in violent face-off with China's PLA at LAC in Leh on June 16. Chinese side also suffered casualties.
While speaking to media in Maharashtra's Pune via video conferencing on June 17, the former Indian Ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale commented on India-China violent face-off in Galwan Valley on June 16. He said, "From early May, Chinese PLA (People's Liberation Army) has been trying to occupy ground position on basis of its idea of Line of Actual Control (LAC) and we don't agree with their perception." "So, Indian troops in early May stopped Chinese troops from advancing," Gautam Bambawale added. "There has been a stand-off for so many weeks and when there are troops from two armies which are in close proximity to each other, there is always the probability of it spiralling out of control and unfortunately, that is what has happened on the night of June 15-16," Former Indian Ambassador to China further stated.
Family member of slain soldier Aman Kumar Singh mourned his death in Bihar's Samastipur on June 17. His father said that his son died for the country and there is no greater pride than this. The violent face-off between Indian Army and China Army happened on the night of June 15 in Ladakh's Galwan Valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to "unilaterally change" the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern Ladakh and the situation could have been avoided if the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side, India said on Tuesday. The Army confirmed that 20 soldiers were killed in the face-off including 17 who were critically injured at the stand-off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain. Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at the Galwan area in Ladakh where they had earlier clashed.
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