Jat stir: We are indebted to the Army – Why a bride's mother from Haryana said this
As Haryana was burning due to Jat agitation, a bride and her family members were left stuck in their home.
Rohtak: The Indian Army soldiers, who are round the clock securing the country from external and internal threats, and are always at the forefront in times of natural disasters, riots and agitations, are many times criticised for being tough, displayed a perfect example of 'Indianness' in Haryana.
As Haryana was burning due to Jat agitation, a bride and her family members were left stuck in their home. The Army stepped in and ensured the marriage ceremony takes place.
The incident happened on Monday at Gurcharanpura area in Rohtak district. When a family along with the bride were unable to visit the wedding venue because of violence, the 3/5 Gorkha Rifles battalion came to the rescue of the distressed family.
Notably, Gurcharanpura was worst hit in the Jat agitation, which led to loss of 28 lives in Haryana.
When the soldiers heard about their plight, the Gorkha batallion came forward and helped Neha Makkad marry Gaurav.
The Army came in when Neha's family approached them and asked for help. Speaking to 'The Times of India', Commanding Officer of 3/5 Gorkha Rifles, Col Suraj Chambiyal, said that the Jat agitation had turned into inter-caste violence and the Jats were targetting non-Jats.
Giving further details, the Army officer said that on Monday when the family approached them and asked for help, Major Aman Kumar along with other Armymen escorted the family to the gurdwara, the wedding venue.
Neha's mother told the daily that when there was violence everywhere on the streets, the Army escorted them to the marriage venue and ensured that the ceremony happened peacefully. She said, “We are indebted to the Army.”
The groom, Gaurav, whose shop was set on fire by the rioters, was also thankful to the Army. He said even though he lost his finances, but he was grateful to the Armymen who helped him get married.