Please go through this mail completely and reply on how many of us
are for this cause and how many of us want to take it up seriously.
I am for one will strive for this issue. This has been in my mind
right from the Kargil days. I was not very sure on what to do. Now
that we have got Lt. Saurav Kaliya's father's contact details, we
can talk to him and will ask him on how we can be of help and how to
make the Nation listen to us and take serious steps in this regard.
I will contact Late Major Padmapani Acharya's parents and two days
back I get to know a Major who quit the army after serving 8 years.
I will talk to them.
Let us plan a big event to do something about this. Let us discuss
more on this.
I couldn't control my tears and anger after reading about the brutal
acts again. In fact every now and then I think of doing something
for our Defence people (all the three wings - Air Force, Navy and
Please go through the article that I wrote then:
Lt. Saurabh Kalia of 4 JAT Regiment of the Indian Army laid down his
life at the young age of 22 for the nation while guarding the
frontiers at Kargil.
His parents, indeed the Indian Army and nation itself,
lost a dedicated, honest and brave son. He was the first officer to
detect and inform about Pakistani intrusion. Pakistan captured him
and his patrol party of 5 brave men alive on May 15, 1999 from the
Indian side of LOC.
They were kept in captivity for three weeks and
subjected to unprecedented brutal torture, evident from their bodies
handed over by Pakistan Army on June 9, 1999.
The Pakistanis indulged in dastardly acts of inflicting burns on
these Indian officers with cigarettes, piercing their ears with hot
rods, removing their eyes before puncturing them and breaking most
of the bones and teeth.
They even chopped off various limbs and private organs of the Indian
soldiers besides inflicting unimaginable physical and mental
After 22 days of torture, the brave soldiers were ultimately shot
dead. A detailed post-mortem report is with the Indian Army.
Pakistan dared to humiliate India this way flouting all
They proved the extent to which they can degrade humanity. However,
the Indian soldiers did not break while undergoing all this
unimaginable barbarism, which speaks volumes of their patriotism,
grit, determination, tenacity and valour - something all of India
should be proud of.
Sacrificing oneself for the nation is an honour every soldier would
be proud of, but no parent, army or nation can accept what happened
to these brave sons of India . I am afraid every parent may think
twice to send their child in the armed forces if we all fall short
of our duty in safeguarding the PRISONERS OF WAR AND LET THEM MEET
THE FATE OF LT.SAURABH KALIA.
It may also send a demoralising signal to the army personnel
fighting for the Nation that our POWs in Pak cannot be taken care
of. It is a matter of shame and disgust that most of Indian Human
Rights Organisations by and large, showed apathy in this matter.
Through this humble submission, may I appeal to all the civilized
people irrespective of colour, caste, region, religion and political
lineage to stir their conscience and rise to take this as a NATIONAL
International Human Rights Organizations must be approached to
expose and pressure Pakistan to identify, book and punish all those
who perpetrated this heinous crime to our men in uniform.
If Pakistan is allowed to go unpunished in this case, we can only
imagine the consequences. Below is the list of 5 other soldiers who
preferred to die for the country rather than open their mouths in
front of enemy -
1. Sep. Arjun Ram s/o Sh. Chokka Ram; Village & PO
Gudi. Teh. & Dist.
2. Sep. Bhanwar Lal Bagaria h/o Smt. Santosh Devi;
3. Sep. Bhikaram h/o Smt. Bhawri Devi; Village
4. Sep. Moola Ram h/o Smt. Rameshwari Devi; Village
Katori; Teh. Jayal;Dist.
5. Sep. Naresh Singh h/o Smt. Kalpana Devi; Village
Teh.Iglab; Dist.Aligarh (UP)
Dr. N.K. Kalia (Lt. Saurabh Kalia's father).
Tel: +91 (01894) 32065
Let us give a supporting hand to Dr. Kalia in his efforts to get
justice. Remember, Lt. Kalia and his colleagues died on the front so
that we could sleep peacefully in our homes.