Even as the nation is outraged over Pakistan’s alleged involvement in the Uri attack, which killed 18 Indian soldiers, public sentiment continues to rise asking the government to act against the perpetrators. (Virat Kohli unable to contain emotions after seeing Uri attack picture)Former India captain Kapil Dev today urged the government to take steps to make the country feel safe. Speaking to India Today on the sidelines of a Kabbadi World Cup launch event, Kapil said: “Government should have a policy. My saying will not make a difference. I hope the government take steps that our nation stays safe, our jawans feel safe and there is no blood shed.”Significantly, Kapil was commissioned as Lt. Col of the Territorial Army in 2008 and had initiated holding a benefit match during the height of Kargil war to raise funds for the family of martyrs.A question was asked from the organisers about the absence of Pakistan team in the Kabbadi World Cup, to which Kapil stepped in and said ‘an Indian should not be asking such a question’. Kapil’s public statement was received with a thunderous applause from the audience.On suspension of future Indo-Pak sporting ties, Kapil left the ball in the government’s court. “These decisions are best handled by the government. We are players and we play when asked to by the government,” he concluded.
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