No quota, no azadi, I want my razai: Captain Pawan Kumar who died fighting terrorists

For Captain Pawan Kumar, a Jat and a JNU degree holder, all that mattered was love for the country and not calls of "azadi" on the campus or reservation demand by his community members in Haryana.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2016 11:10 pm
pawan kumar Under a tie-up NDA has with JNU, Kumar had a degree from the prestigious university in Delhi.

For Captain Pawan Kumar, a Jat and a JNU degree holder, all that mattered was love for the country and not calls of “azadi” on the campus or reservation demand by his community members in Haryana.

“Kisiko reservation chahiye to kisiko azadi bhai. Humein kuchh nahin chahiye bhai. Bas apni razai. (Some want reservation and some independence, I don’t want anything, brother, I want only my quilt),” said the 23-year-old captain of the Special Forces, who laid down his life while leading his team against terrorists in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir in his last Facebook post yesterday.

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The young para commando had been in the Army for only three years after graduating from the National Defence Academy. Under a tie-up NDA has with JNU, he had a degree from the prestigious university in Delhi.

The 10 Para Special Forces officer was leading his men from the front in a complicated operation in a 7-storey building in Pampore where at least three terrorists had holed up.

The army described him as an “inspiring leader”, who in spite of being injured in an earlier anti-terrorist operation, went on to volunteer for more operations.

The young officer belonged to Haryana which is witnessing large-scale violence over the demand by Jats for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

His Facebook account gives one a glimpse into his life. He has posted pictures of him with motorbikes and jeeps. One of his profile pictures he posted last year was of his dog Tyson, a young Rottweiler.

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    author
    Feb 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm
    RIP young man. I salute your courage.
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      Sonam Sharma
      Feb 22, 2016 at 9:40 am
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        Bharat Kapoor
        Feb 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm
        Please check the content you write on national daily. Capt Pawan Kumar was "martyred" and not killed/dead. God bless his soul.
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          Aditya
          Feb 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm
          Salute soldier. We will fulfill dreams you died for.
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            countk
            Feb 21, 2016 at 7:01 pm
            Will sickular and commis say that he is extreme Nationalist? Captain Pawan Kumar is real hero. His parents are real heroes by send their only son to Army and to serve Hindustan. I bow to their courage and patriotism. Not to those stupid Delhi JNU teachers and students.
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              DA
              Feb 21, 2016 at 5:37 pm
              RIP. You left us too early, we'll do our best to be torch-bearers for your love of the country. Jai Hind.
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                arya
                Feb 21, 2016 at 11:25 pm
                Source? This is based on an internet rumor.
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                  suraiyyah
                  Feb 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm
                  He was also a JNU student.
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                    suraiyyah
                    Feb 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm
                    What you going to do. Troll Commies, pressutes, journalists, SC. .............Only thing you can do is make a firmer resolve on principles. Not filmy Sunny Deol resolve but sophisticated one.
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                      Atul Kumar
                      Feb 22, 2016 at 3:46 am
                      This Brave captain...the real son of soil...got his degree from JNU on account of ping out from IMA. He's a product of IMA not JNU. JNU can never produce such patriots...!
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                        S Subramaniam
                        Feb 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                        I salute Captain Pawan Kumar and let us resolve to emulate his ideals. Jai Hind, Vandemataram.
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                          neerja
                          Feb 21, 2016 at 8:02 pm
                          When politicians and elected leaders exploit situations for their personal agenda Martyrs like captain Kumar are insulted.
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                            Rahul
                            Feb 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm
                            This will not become a screaming headline in our "secular" media, as it makes many there uncomfortable.
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                              Sukumaran Parakkanti
                              Feb 22, 2016 at 1:18 am
                              The tone of reporting makes it sound as if the Kashmir issue is the result of JNU debates or the Jat agitation for quota. Was it not for the political masters of the two countries to resolve the issue without bloodshed? The captain by wishing for his razai, was nostalgic for peace - a good night's sleep....
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