Rename Babar Road after Lt Ummer Fayaz: Tajinder Pal Bagga

Bagga said it will help keep Fayaz’s memory alive and serve as a reminder to people that a young man had laid down his life for the nation.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published:May 20, 2017 6:20 am
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Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Bagga has suggested that Delhi’s Babar Road, named after India’s first Mughal emperor, be renamed after Ummer Fayaz, the Army lieutenant who was killed by terrorists in the Valley recently. Bagga has written to the Prime Minister, MP Meenakshi Lekhi and NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar in this regard. Bagga, in his letter, said the entire nation is mourning the death of the Armyman from the Rajputana Rifles.

“A true martyr and as a true patriot, he took a firm stand and joined the Indian Army at a young age to fight the menace of terrorism in Kashmir. He fought for Bharat and demonstrated extraordinary valour and courage. As a tribute to the brave soul, this is my sincere plea to you to rename Babar Road to Lt Ummer Fayaz,” Bagga stated in the letter.

Bagga said it will help keep Fayaz’s memory alive and serve as a reminder to people that a young man had laid down his life for the nation.

Any such name change requires the NDMC’s nod. The letter first needs to be accepted as a proposal by NDMC members, who then vote on it. A name change is implemented if a majority of the council members clear the proposal.

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    Employ Ment
    May 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    Sandeep
    May 20, 2017 at 9:31 am
    Such demand is typical of a bjp leader, who are clueless and confused about action to be taken in case of kil of young officer. Changing name is not a solution. These bjp leaders think that by giving compensation and making memorial of martyrs, are strong enough steps. These are no different than Cong.
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    Tilak Sachdev
    May 20, 2017 at 7:26 am
    Yes it should be named in remembrance of our mattered Lt Ummer Fayaz soldier of India
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