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Youths at countryside on protest march.

‘Abolish article 370 at Jammu and Kashmir immediately’ : martyr’s family members


February 16th, 2019

Our Bureau/

“Our country has been facing cross-border terrorism since long which causes losses of human lives but the government has been politicized it, why not the government abolished article 370 immediately at Jammu and Kashmir as it has since long misused and posing direct challenge to the sovereignty of India?” is the common perception of people here at the home turf of martyr CRPF constable, Ratan Thakur.

Body of martyr Ratan Thakur arrived at his native village at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur.

“Pakistan Murdawad, 370 dhara turant khatam karo, urgravad khatam ho jayega (godown Pakistan, the 370 article should immediately be removed for the sake of uprooting terrorism),” is the common demand of people here. “We are very much hopeful that Modi will soon abolish the controversial article at Jammu and Kashmir, it’s the right and appropriate time,” said Ram Niranjan Thakur, father of martyr, Ratan.

Tears, anger and anti-Pakistan slogans were  uniting across the country as the bodies of the killed CRPF jawans arrive home one by one. Similar situation was prevailing at Ratanpur under Amdanda Panchyat of Kahalgaon sub-division of Bhagalpur, the native place of martyr Ratan. Thousands of people paid rich tributes to jawan Ratan Kumar, whose body reached his home today.

The crowd gather at air-strip to collect martyr’s body.

People have expressed their grief at the attack and loss of lives. “India is subjected to face cross-border terrorism since long, now it’s the appropriate time to abolish article 370 at Jammu and Kashmir. We hope Modi would do it soon for the sake of the country and also for eliminating cross-border terrorism forever from Pakistan’s side,” said the martyr’s family members.

The mortal remains of the CRPF’s constable Ratan Thakur today consigned into flames amid thousands of tearful eyes, the family members of the martyr along with his four-year old son Krishna. For Krishna it was really difficult to understand what actually happened.

But her mother, Rajnandini who also expecting another baby was bold enough : “ If the government will fail to retaliate, I will teach my children how to take revenge from Pakistan, I will make them soldiers,” she told boldly while pointing the baby inside her womb.

“How unfortunate this baby would be who would have no opportunity to see his/her father after birth. Arrange me a helicopter, I will strike it at Pakistan after loaded it with RDX,” Ratan’s father Ram Niranjan said more excitedly.

Crowds at Kahalgaon to pay homage to Ratan Thakur.


Huge crowd  was assembled from Ratanpur to the bank of river Ganga to Kahalgaon where the last rituals of the martyr was performed. The crowd consisting people from different walks of live at the native place of Ratan soon Indian Airfoce helicopter carried his body, were shouting anti Pakistan slogans and were expressing their grief at the attack and loss of lives.

“We all stand united in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of India,” said Md. Mazid, a weaver at Champanagar locality at Bhagalpur. Mazid along with many were standing beside NH-80 with lighted candles in their hands to protest the acts of Pakistan.

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