On Friday the 3rd June 2016 Constable Dinesh Giri was martyred in a militant attack near Gauri van in J&K. On 4th June when his family was going from their residence Durga Nagar, Isckon Mandir Road, Siliguri to Bagdogra airport to receive the martyr's body in a jeep they were intercepted by the West Bengal police for the vehicle being 'overloaded'. Even though the family members of Saheed Giri explained the police refused to listen to the humble submissions about the tragic circumstances in which the martyr's family had to rush to receive the body. They were allowed to move further only after paying a fine of Rs 1000/-.
According to the Srinagar based BSF spokesman, militants attacked the BSF convoy near Gorivan area on Friday leaving 13 BSF men injured. Head constables Giresh Shukla, Constable Dinesh Giri and Constable Mohinder Ram later succumbed to their injuries.
This is not the first time - repeatedly Wasted Bengal has refused to honour our brave Gorkha martyrs, and what happened yesterday was just an extension of that lack of respect, apathy and discrimination that Gorkhas continue to face in Bengal.This is the respect the West Bengal state machinery has for the martyrs who lay down their lives for the country. For some reasons the crony national media has not considered the incident news worthy.
Every nation loving Indian must understand that till date NO REPRESENTATIVE from Bengal government has gone to the airport to receive the dead body of our Gorkha martyrs.
Saheed Giri leaves behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and his parents. We Pray to God to grant the family strength to overcome this irreparable loss.
With inputs from TheDC