Baramulla attack: Body of slain BSF constable reaches his native place at Nagla Bari village, UP

Another BSF constable, Parvinder Kumar, who suffered a bullet injury in the same attack, also belongs to UP.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published:October 5, 2016 1:24 am
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THE BODY of a Border Security Force (BSF) constable, Nitin Kumar (24), who died in the terrorist attack on the 46 Rashtriya Rifles headquarters on the outskirts of Baramulla late Sunday night, reached his native place at Nagla Bari village in Chaubia area of Etawah district on Tuesday.

Another BSF constable, Parvinder Kumar, who suffered a bullet injury in the same attack, also belongs to UP. He hails from Muzaffarnagar district.

State Minister Shivpal Yadav and Congress leaders Sheila Dikshit and Shri Prakash Jaiswal visited Nitin’s family at the village Tuesday to pay homage to the martyr. Shivpal announced that Rs 20 lakh would be given by the state government to the martyr’s family, and a memorial would also be built in the village.

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Nitin’s body was consigned to the flames in the presence of officials from his battalion as well as from the district administration and police later in the day.

Nitin, a bachelor, is survived by his parents Balveer Singh and Usha Devi and elder brother Sachin. Nitin, who joined the BSF in 2013, was sent to Baramulla a month back from West Bengal. He last spoke to his father on Saturday, said his uncle Mukud Yadav. He added that a BSF official had called the family late Sunday night to inform them about Nitin’s death.

Meanwhile, injured BSF jawan Parvinder’s elder brother Harender said, “Parvinder has suffered a bullet injury in the right leg. I spoke to him around yesterday noon after the surgery at the army hospital in Kashmir. “Parvinder said he was feeling better. No one from the police or district administration, or any political leader has visited us yet,” he said.

Parvinder (24), who belongs to Phugana village in Muzaffarnagar, had joined the BSF in 2012 and got married to Jyoti in April last year. They have a four-month-old daughter.

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    Jan 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    Nobody would be having time to go through the story of the sacrifice of this BSF soldier, but I salute this great son of the Nation. I talked to many BSF officers and men on their issues. Nobody shall ever have time to know the problems of BSF officers and men and these shall never get high lighted. Recently BSF contingents have been barred from taking part of Republic day parade at Rajpath. Some organisations get inferiority complex when BSF gets any credit for its achievements, when its contingent pes on the Rajpath. People don’t know about the peace which was brought to the state of Jammu and Kashmir after heavy struggle and supreme sacrifices by the personnel of BSF. It was during the peak time of militancy in 1990s and uptil 2002. BSF was the only armed Force which was deplo in Srinagar city during that period. I still miss my seven close friends who were officers in BSF and they died after fighting gallantly in Kashmir valley and they were awarded with gallantry medals, but their families didn’t get the financial benefits and status as compared to martyrs of defence forces and they are still suffering. lt;br/gt;People don’t know that when Kashmir had become peaceful, BSF was replaced by other organisations in 2005 and thereafter the problems again began in Kashmir. People don't know that LOC posts guarded by BSF couldn't be intruded by enemies during Kargil episode as BSF did not vacate the posts during winter season, in spite of harsh weather, whereas, the adjacent posts guarded by other organisation were vacated and so were intruded. People don't know that BSF was the first to intimate about the intrusion of LOC posts guarded by other department. lt;br/gt;Forget OROP, BSF don't get even normal pension. Still BSF never cried and went on strike like other Forces. lt;br/gt;BSF has been labelled as an UNORGANISED SERVICE even after completion of golden jubilee of the Force. Some lobbies in the Government are trying hard to keep it permanently in unorganised service, so that BSF personnel do not get even pay and perks as compared to their counterparts in the civil departments. Are these lobbies working in the interest of the nation when they play with the motivation and emotions of the first line of defence of the Nation?lt;br/gt;The martyrs and the families of the BSF are forgotten very soon and they don’t get benefits and status/ retion at par with other departments of the nation. Even the Medical, Dental, Engineers, Ordnance corps of Army get OROP and all facilities of organised service. lt;br/gt;BSF units and personnel do not get peace postings after every field posting, as in Army. They stay in field postings permanently. People don’t know the fact that, BSF is the only Force, which stays always in field, unlike Army. They don’t get time for rest and training, still they perform work. But, still BSF never protested and always waited for the time when its services would be recognised by the citizens of the;br/gt; Many a times, VISA has been refused to BSF men and officers by various countries citing the reason that they belonged to a notorious organisation. Now, it seems even the people of our own nation shall reject the sacrifices made by the BSF personnel. lt;br/gt;Rajpath has got time for tableaux of various industries, NCC, school children, and contingents of some organisations who shamelessly try to belittle the sacrifices of our own men. The integrity of those organisation and men seems to be doubtful when they try to sideline our own men and organisations who are continuously fighting for the cause of the Nation since years. lt;br/gt;Anyway, I pay respect to the BSF men and officers and urge them to be keep their morale high as self respect does not depend on the recognition of the sacrifices and services by the pseudo patriots of the Nation. They should face the bullets of the cross firing at the border fearlessly and should pour their anger on the mercenaries of the unfriendly countries. When the Nation would be celebrating Republic Day - 2017, BSF officers and men would be vigil at the LOC and International borders of the nation, so that no enemy violates the sancy of the borders to disrupt the parade at the Rajpath,,,