M S Nazki
Jammu: It was for the first time in its history, Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel were awarded Ashok, Kirti and Shaurya Chakras together, apart from the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and 256 other gallantry medals, announced on the eve of Independence Day. Assistant Sub Inspector Babu Ram, Constable Altaf Hussain Bhat and Special Police Officer Shahbaz Ahmad have been posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra, respectively. This indeed was a magical stuff as the three men of steely determination and stubborn spirit just entered the fire ejaculating dragon to write their names in the history of insurgency wars.
Hon’ble HM conveyed his greetings and good wishes to all the members of JKP and their families on 75th Independence Day and has desired that each unit would organise Bara Khana for the officers and Jawans to mark the event. He congratulated the medal awardees and the JKP family and has paid tributes to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the integrity and sovereignty of the nation. This by no means an easy affair as bullets were being traded in a fiery faceoff. These brave men on their day just stood as the chivalrous knights wanting to do the impossible and they did it.
That is the reason as to why the Home Minister was lauding the stupendous and commendable role of JKP and other Security Forces deployed in J&K. Well this is yet another take off point for more glory as the Khaki force marches on with chin up and eyes straight!