After months, BSF constable S Bohra was going to his home as his leave was approved. However, then Pakistani terrorists attacked an Army camp in Uri, which left 18 Indian Army soldiers martyred.
Following the attacks, the tensions between nuclear armed neighbours New Delhi and Islamabad hit a boiling point. This also led the BSF to alert its soldiers along the international border.
Taking stock of the situation, Bohra canceled the authorized leave himself. When asked by his officers the reason behind it, he said this time he will go home only after teaching Pakistan a lesson.
According to a media report, similar sentiments prevailed among other soldiers.
Babita Khader from Navalgarh, Jhunjhunu; Anita Meena from Dausa; Seema Angle from Khandwa, MP, have been in the BSF for the last four year. And ever since they joined this was for the first time that tensions have heightened along the border.
Everyday these women soldiers receive phone calls from their families asking them to take leave and come back home. However, all of these soldiers have refused their demands. Just like other days they regularly go to border fencing area and keep an eye on activities from the Pakistani side.
Likewise, people living in areas close to border in Faruwal village in Punjab’s Ferozpur, are aware of Uri attacks. But they say that they do not fear the tensions along the border as they have seen two wars between the two neighbours.