Shukla is livid

New Delhi: Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday hit back at KPS Gill for alleging that HI officials were unmoved by the "brutal murder" of Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army.

"Indian Hockey League is being run by responsible people and they understand the public sentiments. They have taken the decision taking into account the feelings of the people," Shukla said, referring to HI's decision to send back all the nine Pakistani players.

"The action of the Pakistan Army is highly condemnable and India would not tolerate such kind of acts. It is not only inhuman but also against the ethics. Pakistan should be paid back in the same coin", Shukla said.

Shukla said the government was taking all possible steps and it was not the time to try and take a "political advantage".

The government is taking all possible steps. The High Commissioner of Pakistan had been summoned to convey the feelings of the government. The BJP is trying to take political advantage out of it, which they should not do as the government has taken all the effective steps", he said.