1. As another martyr returns home wrapped in tri-colour, time to think whether nation really cares for them

As another martyr returns home wrapped in tri-colour, time to think whether nation really cares for them

With yet another terror attack by the terrorists on security forces on Friday night, the country has witnessed another dastardly act by them proving again that they only understand the language of bullets.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 5:58 PM
Wreath laying ceremony underway of Jawan Ghanshyam who lost his life in terror attack in Zakura(J&K). Wreath laying ceremony underway of Jawan Ghanshyam who lost his life in terror attack in Zakura(J&K).

With yet another terror attack by the terrorists on security forces on Friday night, the country has witnessed another dastardly act proving again that terror mongers only understand the language of guns. In the latest attack, one personnel of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was killed and seven others were injured, when their convoy was attacked in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Terrorists fired at the vehicles of SSB which were ferrying the personnel to their camp.It as the grim reminder of the Uri attack in which nineteen of Indian soldiers lost their lives. What followed was raising voices in the country for some tough measures by the government, which was soon silenced after the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian army at some of the terrorist camps in the PoK.

As the country watched another brave Jawan Ghanshyam martyred on Friday night, laid to rest this morning, images of family members and friends of nineteen martyrs of Uri terror attacks, shocked and dumbfounded at the loss of their dear ones and perhaps only bread earner in the family, has come fresh in mind. Just like on many earlier occasions, pictures of soldiers returning their homes in coffins have continued to anger rest of the countrymen.

And who can forget visuals of widows of the Uri attack martyrs demanding revenge against those who killed their husbands? And that of a young child of martyr Rajesh Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur who was perplexed after seeing so much of crowd in his house.

Along with Rajesh, another soldier who had also lost his life among 17 others , was Janrao Uike from Nandgaon-Khandeshwar in Amravati.

The 26-year old Uike is survived his father Janrao who served the army for 34 years before retiring from the Nagpur Ordnance Factory last year. His mother, a brother and a sister whose husband Gajanan Kirapte is in the Border Security Force. Uike’s family had earlier opposed his decision to join the army, but eventually he joined the armed forces in 2009.

Just couple of days back, mother of martyred Captain Devashish Sharma had complaint in Bhopal that cops had asked for bribe in their search of his medals which were stolen few years back. Captain Devashish Sharma was killed during Operation Rakshak in 1994. He was posthumously awarded Kirti Chakra by the Centre and a bravery award by the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Like above few, we have read many stories of our armed forces and sacrifices made by them and their families. Quite tragically life as goes on, people get back to their busy life. But the ones who remain affected are families of our martyrs. It’s time as a society think of such families and offer more help for them so that their families are taken care of properly.

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