Martyr Imran Tak’s Family Humiliated By State Govt: Harsh

JAMMU

Despite lapse of 15 months after the martyrdom of Sub Inspector Imran Tak of Basantgarh who laid down his life while fighting armed insurgency in Kashmir in November 2017, it was most deplorable that the state govt had failed to fulfil its obligations towards the family of the braveheart, said Mr. Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister. He regretted that not only were the dues of the valiant Soldier’s family unpaid till date but the SRO-43 case of the family had also been kept pending for the last more than one year leading to untold hardships for the family. And while hundreds of non eligible cases had been cleared under SRO-43 in the guise of relaxation of rules, the most genuine and deserving cases were being delayed and denied even in Governor’s Rule, rued Singh. Likewise, he regretted non fulfilment of the announcement made by the top civil and police administration for conferment of ‘Shaurya Chakra’ Award on the braveheart Imran Tak posthumously. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.

          Strongly admonishing the state govt for being abominably callous towards the state martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the motherland, Mr. Singh urged upon the Governor to settle all claims and dues of all families of bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifices for the nation and its flag. He regretted that while the erstwhile PDP-BJP govt lavishedly doled incentives and Jobs to the surrendered militants, dependants of deceased anti nationals and subversives in the valley, the NOKs of the slain soldiers received the most contemptuous and abominable treatment at the hands of the rulers. He rued that it was sheer irony that the traitors were enjoying all luxuries in Kashmir but the tall pronouncements of Union Home Minister Raj Nath Singh to provide ex-gratia worth rupees one crore to the NOKs of martyrs failed to turn into reality in J&K. He further called for immediate honouring the assurance given by the Govt at the relevant point of time for gallantry award in favour of the martyrd Soldier Imran Tak. He further called for immediate settlement of SRO-43 case of Mr. Muzzaffar Tak, the brother of Imran Tak whose file was made to shuttle form one office to the other during the past one year causing huge embarrassment and humiliation to the bereaved family.

          Recalling the Supreme sacrifice of Martyr Imran Tak, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that the national hero had provided the highest example of bravery by taking on the armed mercenaries singlehandedly and eliminating one of the Pak sponsored militants and injuring another despite being fatally wounded. He said that the daring Sub Inspector who was known for his valour and courage had taken part in several operations and was a terror for the anti national forces operating in the valley. A youth icon and an example for the younger generations to emulate, martyr Imran Tak’s sacrifice was most contemptuously ignored by the Govt, regretted Singh.

Reminding further the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about his pronouncements to provide Rs.1 crore ex-gratia to the NoKs of martyrs, Mr. Singh asked to announce immediate ex-gratia and other relief to the bereaved families of martyr Imran Tak and others without any delay. He said that BJP which was already exposed for its demagoguery and cowardly surrenders owed an explanation to the people for remaining mute on the issue of martyrs. He said that Panthers party shall relentlessly oppose and expose the Saffron brigade for bringing disgrace to the revered State heroes until adequate ex-gratia compensation and other benefits with due respect and honour were ensured to their bereaved families.

Present in the press conference were Mr. Surinder Chouhan District President Jammu (Rural) of JKNPP and Mr. Sukhjit Singh senior leader of Panthers Party.