Ludhiana: Upset with government, the wife of Martyr Subedar Teja Singh returned the medal to President of India through Deputy Commissioner on Friday.
The family members of Martyr Subedar Teja Singh native of village Mehma Singh Wala near Dehlon was upset with government for not given compensation. Teja Singh has attained martyrdom during operation PAWAN (Surgical strike) in Sri Lanka in 1989.
Surinder kaur wife of martyr was accompanied by her son Paramvir Singh, daughter Paramvir kaur, President of Universal Human Right Organisation (UHRO) Satnam Singh Dhaliwal, BP Singh Gill and other office bearers of organisation when she came to office of DC to return medal. In the absence of DC, Additional deputy Commissioner Rishipal accepted the medal by martyr’s family.
Surinder Kaur said that after her husband has attained martyrdom in 1989, the president medal was given in 1990 by the then president. Despite several promises no compensation was paid to the family, added Kaur.
She said that the state government has given compensation of rupees fifty lakh to the families of martyrs of 1965, 1971 wars but no compensation was given to the families of martyrs who sacrificed their lives in surgical strike.
If the government will ignore the martyrs then the new generation will avoid joining forces, said Surinder Kaur.
President of Universal Human Right Commission Satnam Singh Dhaliwal said that few months ago the family of Kashmir Singh who attained martyrdom on October 13, 1987 during surgical strike has returned the medal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through district administration.
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