Delegation of social activists condole martyrdom of Shaheed Hem Raj in his village

A high power delegation of social activists, intellectuals, thinkers and members of the civil society led by Mrs. Nasreen Hamid, Chairperson of Global Women’s Lib today called on the members of the bereaved family of Shaheed Hem Raj in his village and expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the civil society to the members of the family. She hoped that the nation shall always remember the supreme sacrifice of Shaheed Hem Raj. She also hoped that not only army but the whole nation shall take care of the welfare of the bereaved family.

NPP delegation visits family of Martyr Hem Raj, Pay tributes

A strong delegation led by Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council visited the bereaved family of martyr Hem Raj this morning in village Sher Nagar (Kosi Kalan), Distt. Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and condoled the death of a great son of the village who was martyred on the night of 8th January, 2013 on LoC in Poonch Sector. Prof. Bhim Singh was accompanied by Delhi Pradesh Secy. General, Mr. Rajiv Khosla, President Young Panthers (Delhi), Mr. Nishant Sambyal, Political Secretary, Mrs. Sudesh Dogra, social activist, Mr. Rajiv Grewal and Mr. Surjit Grewal from Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) and others.

The delegation met the members of the family and expressed condolences. Martyr Hem Raj had left his mother, wife and three children (two girls and one boy) all below the age of 8 years. Prof. Bhim Singh met two brothers of Martyr Hem Raj also. In his condolence message, Prof. Bhim Singh said that martyrdom of Mr. Hem Raj is a stern warning to the rulers of India that the national security on the borders in the east and in the west needs to be upgraded.

He said that there was certainly a security lapse which remains unanswered by the authorities concern. Several people and ex-servicemen who had gathered in the village in memory of martyr Hem Raj asked questions which have to be addressed by that the power be. How enemy could enter our territory by crossing 8 to 10 feet high fencing wall charged with electric power? How we failed to watch the moment of our soldiers when enemy could see them inside our territory in the dense fog? How the enemy could manage to take away the head of martyr Hem Raj?

Death of martyr Hem Raj should be taken as a wake up call by the Ministry of Defence so that no such lapse is allowed on our highly sensitive borders as it happened in 1962 (China), 1999 (Kargil) besides on other occasion.  Prof. Bhim Singh assured the family members and the village fraternity of Sher Nagar that he shall convey the sentiments and the questions raised by them to Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India. He also expressed hope that the army shall take care of the education, welfare and rehabilitation of the children of martyr Hem Raj, who deserves urgent attention.