The family members of the brave Indian Army soldier Jai Kishore Singh, who made the supreme sacrifice in the Galwan Valley clash with China in 2020, were arrested under the SC-ST act by the Bihar Police.
The family had built a memorial on government land in Jandaha, Vaishali, Bihar, using their own money to honor their son’s sacrifice for the nation.
According to reports, the police threatened to destroy the statue, causing immense distress to the grieving family. The incident sparked outrage across the country, with many questioning the government’s insensitivity towards the sacrifice made by the soldier and his family’s right to honor his memory.
However, justice seems to have prevailed, as the father of Jai Kishore, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the construction of the memorial, has been granted bail by the court.
The court acknowledged that the father had only wanted to create a place of remembrance for his son, who had made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
The Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, had also intervened in the matter and had spoken to Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, about the family’s plight. The intervention by the Defense Minister seems to have had a positive impact, and the family can now seek solace in the fact that their son’s memory will be honored without any legal repercussions.
The incident highlights the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families and the need to ensure that their contributions are recognized and valued.
The Indian Army has time and again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the nation, and it is the responsibility of the government and society as a whole to ensure that their sacrifices are not forgotten.