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Modi pays Tributes to Martyrs, says Terror Strikes Attack on Democracy

Ranchi, Dec 06: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the soldiers, who lost their lives while fighting militants in the gun battles in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. He said that the attacks were the attack on Indian "democracy".

"Terrorists in Kashmir tried to attack the Indian democracy," Modi said, while addressing a rally in Hazaribagh in poll-bound Jharkhand on Saturday.

He said that the terrorists carried out a shameful attack on the democratic process in Kashmir that is in the midst of assembly polls. "However, our brave army gave a befitting reply to them", he added.

Twenty one people including 8 soldiers were killed in the serial attacks across the Kashmir valley on Friday. He paid tributes to the security personnel from Jharkhand, who was killed in the attack in Uri sector.

Lt Col Sanklap Shukla, a resident of Ranchi, was killed in the attack. He is survived by an eight-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son.

"I pay my tributes to Sankalp Kumar Shukla, Jharkhand's brave son and other brave jawans who scarified their lives. Sankalp Kumar Shukla's martyrdom will be remembered by future generations in the state," Modi said.

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