Saturday, January 19, 2008

Indian media ignores the sacrifice of Indian jawans in Afghanistan

On tenth January bodies of Desha singh and Manoj kumar arrived Delhi by a special Indian air force aircraft from Iran. These Sepoy's belong to Indo -Tibetan border police and were killed by a suicide bomber in Nimroz province of Afghanistan where they were providing security cover to Indian engineers of Border roads organisation which is building a multi million dollar road for the Afghans. As Pakistan will not allow overflight for Indian Air force air crafts, we have to take the help of Iran which not only provided all help but also gave immediate emergency treatment to the some 5 jawans who were also injured.
Afghan government which jumps at killing of NATO soldiers did not give any ceremonial sendoff. We can understand that. But for Indian media these soldiers never existed. That is a great pity.
I want to add the story of another Indian about whom we all could be proud of.

Riazuddin Ahmed was three years old when his parents and a sister were killed during the famous NELLIE massacre in 18th feb 1983 .He was put in HAJOI S.O.S. children with other Muslim and Hindu orphans. He was under the tender loving care of a Hindu Assamese widow Makan Saikia. After completing his schooling at hajoi, this boy could get admission in Al-ameen college in Bangalore and did his B.Pharm.
He found that there is no book or recognition of Indian Muslims and their contribution to India as he found that Dr.Tara ali Baig the first president of S.O.S village had no biography about her.He has so far written 5 books and then with his meagre earnings from selling of drugs he has started a trust COMTI (contribution of Muslims towards India, research foundation trust).This passionate young man in Bangalore in his bike may not be recognised by anybody but then for me his forgiveness and leading a life without bitterness is a signal story which must be known to our young India.

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