Central paramilitary forces may soon be granted the status of 'martyrs' as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday discussed the issue threadbare during his visit to the headquarters of border-guarding ITBP here.
As the nation celebrates the 15th anniversary of its triumph in Kargil, nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar paid tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives during the 1999 war. She took to micro-logging website Twitter to salute the brave martyrs.
Upset over restrictions on their entry for paying homage to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack, the family members of the slain personnel demanded that they be allotted land outside the high-security complex to build memorial.
The Pakistani Taliban have contended that those opposed to referring to dead militants as martyrs are like persons who do not want cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar to be praised because he is an Indian.
Strongly rebutting Punjab chief minister`s statement that the Congress party didn`t observe martyr`s day, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa advised him to desist from playing cheap politics in the name of martyrs.
Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, his deputy Ajit Pawar and Home Minister R R
Patil will pay homage to the policemen and other victims
killed during the 26/11 terror attacks on the second
anniversary of the assault on Friday.