Martyr cremated with state honours - ECAS Punjab

Martyr cremated with state honours

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Tarn Taran, August 31

Junior Commissioned Officer, Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh (42), of the 1 Sikh Light Infantry, who had attained martyrdom after Pakistani forces resorted to unprovoked shelling in Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, was cremated with full state honours today.

As soon as the body of the martyr reached the town, residents raised slogans "Shaheed Rajwinder Singh Amar Rahe" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai".

Lok Sabha MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh, SSP Dhruman H Nimbale, AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur and Army personnel were present.

A piquant situation arose after family members, villagers and ex-servicemen sought allotment of land for constructing a memorial in the memory of the martyr in the village. As a result, the procession was stopped mid-way for more than 45 minutes.

The matter was resolved after the administration agreed to cremate the body at the Civil Hospital complex.

from The Tribune

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