The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay and as per Government of India, Ministry of Defence press release nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory in 1999 Kargil War. The celebrations in the national capital will begin on 14 July 2019, with the illumination of a victory flame at the National War Memorial and a wreath laying ceremony will be organised at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass on 26 th of July 2019 for those who laid down their lives during the Operation VIJAY.
J&K is under President Rule and the present Governor, Satya Pal Malik has initiated some very daring but legitimate administrative as well as legislative corrections. The Parliament of India too is in session. Let India remember, rejoice and renew the commitments towards the martyrs by completing the process for awarding the status of Permanent Resident of J&K to the families of at least the PVC decorated non permanent resident soldiers of J&K so as to accord them rights on the lands & resources of J&K so as to pay our real gratitude to the martyrs.
Let it be this July that the indian citizens who are Permanent Residents of J&K on their way to celebrations of 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Divas make the local leadership put pressure on the J&K Governor/ National leadership/ Parliament to make corrections by awarding the status of Permanent Resident of J&K on at least families of 15 PVC decorated soldiers (if not all) from other Indian states who have fought on the borders of J&K out of which 4 laid their lives during Kargil war.
As I have always be saying on this 26th July too references will not be complete without mentioning here with regrets that no one from the families of even the 4 Param Vir Chakra winners who fought the enemy in Kargil war (PVC Captain Vikram Batra (from Mandi- HP) PVC Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey from Sitapur-UP PVC Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav Ghatak Platoon( from Aurangabad-Bulandshahar UP PVC Rifleman Sanjay Kumar from Vil Klol Bukiana Distt- Bilaspur- , HP ) for protecting the borders / LOC in J&K shares the local lands and resources in J&K with Permanent Residents of J&K since they are from the category of Indian citizens who fall in the class non- Permanent Residents of J&K . Not only that it is not out of place to mention here that out of 21 Param Vir Chakra decorated indian soldiers 15 PVC decorated soldiers have been those who belonged to other Indian states and had made extreme sacrifices / shown extreme courage while fighting the enemy on borders along J&K while protecting the borders along China & Pakistan in J&K but even their dependents / relations can neither join a J&K Government Medical college as well as J&K Government service nor can own a house in J&K because they do not fall in the category of Permanent of J&K as defined in Section-6 of J&K Constitution.