‘If Kashmiris want independence, fulfil their aspiration’: Wife of Sikh army personnel killed in Kashmir

Punjab CM lends shoulder to mortal remains of Sepoy Gajjan Singh. [Photo: Twitter/JmuKmrPolice]

‘Why are you getting sons of others killed?’

Harpreet Kaur, the wife of the deceased Sikh armed forces personnel Gajjan Singh has appealed to the Government saying, “I would like to appeal to the government that if they (Kashmiris) want to get Kashmir separated from India, fulfil their aspiration,” The Sikh Narrative reported.

Newly married grieving wife of Sikh armed forces personnel Gajjan Singh, who was deployed by the Indian army in Kashmir and killed on October 11 in an military operation against militants in Poonch district said that why is the government getting ‘sons of others’ killed.

“Why are you getting sons of others killed? You are sitting on the chairs (power) and have no concern about the life of others’ sons… These sons are dying frequently, but you don’t care”.

Harpreet Kaur added, “the government does not listen to us. They only want chairs (power), nothing else”, as per the report by The Sikh Narrative.

“I am very proud of his sacrifice,” she said while speaking to the media, as a pall of gloom descended on the Pachranda village in Ropar district of Punjab.

Gajjan Singh was the youngest among the four sons of Charan Singh. He was the first person in the farmer family to join the forces six years ago. His father and three brothers still work as farmers on their small landholding.

He tied knots with Harpreet Kaur in February this year.

Pertinently, the farmers’ protest against the three agricultural laws was at its peak at that time. Pained to see the plight of his brethren squatting on roads during winter, Gajjan expressed his solidarity with the protesting farmers, carrying the flag of the Kirti Kisan Morcha.

Moreover, he also walked around the village with his newlywed wife immediately after returning home with the marriage party to register his protest against the farm laws, said the villagers.

He is among five soldiers killed in the military operation.


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