We all clamour a lot whenever someone disrespects our valiant soldiers. All political parties lash out in unison whenever Pakistan dishonours our 'son of the soil'.
But isn't it big hypocrisy that we ourselves don't pay due respect to these soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our safety and security. Why will anybody care, if we only set the wrong precedent.
Yes this is completely true in case of martyr Lance Naik Hemraj who was killed and beheaded by Pakistani soldiers on January 8, 2013 in Poonch sector of Jammu & Kashmir.
Why Family is whimpering?
Whole family of the martyr is very disappointed with the present Modi Government whom they voted in the Lok Sabha election. According to reports, Hemraj's wife Dharmvati wanted to invite Prime Minister Modi on the occasion of martyr's death anniversary on January 8.
Apparently she wished that soldier's idol (made by family themselves) should be inaugurated by Prime Minister. With this purpose, widow of the soldier tried thrice to meet Modi, but she failed each time.
Not only that, reportedly BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini had accepted the request to grace the occasion, but that also proved futile. Though, Malini had visited near by place for one of her electoral engagement, but she couldn't manage few minutes for honouring Hemraj.
One may recall that all the big national leaders including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav made beeline in 2013, when the body of soldier had came to village.
They had promised martyr's family gas agencies, petrol pumps and government jobs. The Union Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj had talked top of the voice at that time saying India should cut 10 heads of Pakistani soldier in reply to one.
But it is really sad that after two years not a single promise has been fulfilled. When BJP Ministers can't manage few hours time for martyr, what more could be expected from them, sulking family member said.
Do we really care for brave soldiers?
It is not the first time that such disrespect has been meted out to these brave soldiers by State administrators. Recently a similar shocking incident had came to light from BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh.
Reportedly the uniforms of the martyred CRPF troops were found dumped in a garbage near the Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in State capital Raipur.
The soldier's blood-stained uniforms , dresses and the shoes were scattered all around the garbage. Earlier in June 2011, reportedly dead bodies of some martyred paramilitary Jawans were carried in garbage trucks in Dantewada district.