In a horrific occurrence last Sunday, seventeen soldiers were killed in a militant attack in Uri area of Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir. Four militants reportedly stormed in Uri near the Line of Control (LoC), where they targeted the rear administrative base of an army regiment stationed at Uri. Although in the counter action, four militants were killed, by the Indian Army bore a loss of 18 soldiers, along with 30 men who were brutally injured, which is heart wrenching. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
Citizens around the country have been outraged by the brutal attacks, and have been demanding that the Indian Army now gives a befitting reply to these savage attacks. The country is extremely saddened by the event. With officials of the country paying homage to the soldiers, Indian Army is now allowing everyone willing to participate in the ceremony to pay homage to the martyrs. Through the official website of the Indian Army, people can now pay homage by just filling up a form. The form asks for your basic details like, name, address, location and email ID. The address will be used to send you an acknowledgment for paying tribute. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security
Once you feed in your details, you led to a page which shows the names and photos of the soldiers lost in the attacks, with a picture of India Gate below it. At the bottom of the structure, you can see a lamp embossed, signifying the lamp of the Amar Jawan Jyoti. Tapping on the lamp lights it, and adds to your tribute to the martyrs.
When you tap on the lamp, it leads you to page with the lit lamp, with a beautiful quote below it, which reads, “Your silent tents of green, we deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, the memory shall be ours.” In the background plays the trumpet of salutation. Also, on the right, the screen run the names of all the people who paid homage on the website.
This attack is possibly seen the highest casualties suffered by the Indian Army is a single attack. The slain suicide attackers were all of foreign origin and, as many reports suggest, they belonged to the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. Offering tribute to the martyrs of the Indian Army J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior Army and police officials, all gathered to pay tributes at the wreath laying ceremony for the martyred soldiers. Along with the officials around the country, the association of ex-servicemen in Goa condemned the terror attack in Uri, and gathered to pay homage to the loss of the precious lives of the soldiers of the Indian Army.
According to a report by Times of India, a candle march was organized by school students to pay homage to the martyrs. The march was organized by students of peace club of Hans Raj Public School in Sector 6, Panchkula. Students formed the word “Peace” with burning candles to appeal for world peace.
Cover Image: PTI