Uttar Pradesh: Upper Caste Villagers Deny Burial Ground For Martyr, Agreed After SDM Intervention

The Logical Indian

June 27th, 2016

News Source: Times of IndiaImage Source: Dilip C Mandal

Days after J & K terror attack Caste haunts our martyr Vir Singh

India is yet to recover from the shock of CRPF personnel who were killed in an ambush in Kashmir and the country woke up to another shock of caste discrimination on the burial of the martyr. Caste prejudice reportedly halted the funeral of constable Vir Singh, one of the eight CRPF jawans who were killed in the militant attack at Pampore on Saturday. People from a different caste refused to allow the martyr’s body to be cremated on a public land because he was from the Nat (acrobats) community.

Timely intervention of official
It took the intervention by the district officials to make the villagers agree upon giving a 10 by 10-metre plot for the last rites. The situation unfolded on Sunday evening when the family members of the deceased soldier wanted to erect his statue near village road on a public land.

According to Times of India report, Vir Singh was the sole bread earner of the family. He is survived by three children, who live in a 500 sq ft room, with a tin shed. His younger brother is a labourer and his septuagenarian father is a rickshaw puller.

The Logical Indian salutes Vir Singh and others who lost their lives in the terror attack even as we condemn the discrimination meted out to the martyr Vir Singh. Let us together do away with discrimination based on caste and other forms of discrimination.

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