Tortured By Pakistan During Kargil War, Captain Saurabh Kalia Is The Name We Should Never Forget


Immediately after the commissioning of the young man, Captain Saurabh Kalia belongs to the town of tourism, 4-Jat regiment was deployed in Kargil. In May 1999, Captain Kalia and five Indian soldiers on patrol in the Kaksar area of Kargil had taken hostage by Pakistani soldiers. Tortured everyone with 22 days of the hostage, tortured them badly On June 9, 1999, the Pakistani army handed over the bodies of all to the Indian government, whoever saw them could easily understand the level of shocks given to them.

Late Saurabh Kalia of the Jat Regiment went on patrolling with his 4 soldiers (Sepoy Arjunram, Bhagwan Bagriya, Bhikkaram and Naresh Singh) on 14th May and fought against the intruders sitting on the Bajrang post. Kalia fought but the enemy came under the attack when the ammunition was over.

Seeing the situation in this area, it started to go away from India’s hands. The intruders sitting in high positions started to throw heavily on the Indian forward parties. On May 18th, 56th Mountain Brigade captured the points 4295 and 4460, the Indian Army uncovered the fact that the Pakistani army infiltrated many places in the line of control. The then army chief VP Malik reached Kargil on May 23. Three weeks later, the corpses body of his and his colleagues were handed over to Indian officials. They were tortured badly and tortured.

To pay homage to Saurabh, the townspeople still gather and on Vijay Diwas. The family members of Saurabh kept a lot of their belongings too. The monument built in the house always encourages them.

Captain Kalia was only 23 years old when he was caught by the Pakistanis while patrolling Batalik sector and his five associates. Three weeks later, the dead bodies of these brave soldiers were giving testimony of inhuman torture. But according to official sources of the Government of India, this matter cannot be raised in the International Court of Justice. According to the charter, it will also require Pakistan’s approval. Not only this, India signed the charter and itself had created the provision that the internal issues of the Commonwealth countries should not be raised on this forum.

However this issue was raised on the United Nations Forum on September 22, 1999 and April 6, 2000. The then Defense Minister, Jaswant Singh, in a letter to the Kaliya family twice, in 1999 and 2001, boldly wrote that Pakistan was not ready to take any responsibility in this matter. In such a case, the question is how will the Kaliya family get justice?

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