Bodies of martyrs packed in cardboard boxes; images create uproar on social media

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New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2017 3:57:45 PM

It has been reported that seven martyred military personnel were wrapped in plastic sacks and tied in cardboard boxes and this has sparked protests as the martyrs were not given the honour they deserve.

arunachal chopper crash, Army, martyrs bodies, cardboard boxes, Mi-17 V5 chopper crashIt has been reported that seven martyred military personnel were wrapped in plastic sacks and tied in cardboard boxes and this has sparked protests as the martyrs were not given the honour they deserve. (Image: IE)

It has been reported that seven martyred military personnel were wrapped in plastic sacks and tied in cardboard boxes and this has sparked protests as the martyrs were not given the honour they deserve. The storm has now taken centre stage on social media too as people have objected to what has transpired. The soldiers being treated in such a manner has caused a flurry of reactions on Twitter.

Several people have expressed their anguish as pictures of the mortal remains of the seven armed personnel, killed when the Mi-17 V5 chopper crashed on Friday morning in Tawang, emerged. As per The Hindustan Times report, the photographs were taken in Guwahati.

 

This prompted the Army to come out with its own reaction. It called the entire episode an “aberration”. According to PTI, Army’s Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted that the proper carriage of the mortal remains of martyrs in body bags, wooden boxes and coffins will be ensured. “Fallen soldiers (are) always given full military honour. ”Carriage of mortal remains in body bags, wooden boxes, coffins will be ensured,” it said.

Meanwhile, Northern Army commander Lt Gen (Retd) HS Panag tweeted: ” Seven young men stepped out into the sunshine yesterday to serve their motherland, India. This is how they came home.”

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