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Kerala: ‘Disrespect’ to jawan’s body sparks row

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 16, 2016, 6:28 am IST
Updated Feb 16, 2016, 6:28 am IST
The officials of other states were present when the bodies of jawans were brought from Leh to Delhi.
General Dalbir Suhag pays his last respects as the mortal remains of soldiers, who died in an avalanche in Siachen glacier, were brought to the Air Force Station, Palam in New Delhi, on Monday.   (Photo: PTI)
 General Dalbir Suhag pays his last respects as the mortal remains of soldiers, who died in an avalanche in Siachen glacier, were brought to the Air Force Station, Palam in New Delhi, on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The absence of any officials representing the Kerala  government while the body of Siachen avalanche victim Lance Naik B. Sudheesh of Kollam was brought to the Army area in Delhi on Monday has kicked up a row with charges of showing disrespect to the departed  soul.  

The officials of other states were present when the bodies of jawans were brought from Leh to Delhi.

 

However, it was clarified that the presence of state government officials  during the transit of bodies  was not needed as the state was  formally receiving the jawan’s body in Thiruvananthapuram.  “This was the case on earlier occasions also, ” the liaison officer of Kerala House in Delhi told DC.

Sudheesh’s body was scheduled to be brought by a special flight late on Monday  night to Thiruvananthapuram airport where Chief Minister  Oommen Chandy and  officials would  receive the  body.  It  will be kept  at the Pangode military camp and  taken to his native place at Mandrothuruthu in  Kollam  on Tuesday morning.

 

The funeral will be held at his house by 1 p.m. with state honours after facilitating  the  public to pay homage to the departed jawan  at Kallada CVKM higher secondary school and   Mandrothuruthu government LPS.

The  bodies of  the other victims  from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu  were   taken to the respective states in special flights.

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Location: India, Kerala




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