Sangiote Sarpanch Mukhtiar Khan told that we have celebrated Eid with simplicity. We just offered prayers. People are deeply saddened by the martyrdom of the jawans who were bringing material for our Iftar on Thursday evening. Khan condemned the terrorist attack and said that the entire village had decided to observe silence on Eid by offering prayers only. He said that special prayers were offered for the martyred soldiers.
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The attack took place before the Iftar program in the village.
Expressing solidarity with the Indian Army and the jawans’ families, he said that there was an Iftar program in the village on Thursday evening and the jawans were carrying vegetables, fruits and other material in a truck from Bhimber Gali Camp when they were attacked at Bhata Dhurian. The jawans were part of a unit of the Rashtriya Rifles deployed for anti-terrorism operations.
‘The whole village is standing with the army’
Khan said that the entire village is standing with the army. He said that after Eid prayers, we are confined to our homes and there is no celebration like visiting relatives, distributing sweets, wearing new clothes or taking children out, as happens on the first day of the festival.
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Eid celebrations limited to ‘Namaz’ only
Another villager, Amir Khan, said that they organized a condolence meeting after the terrorist attack. He said that in this people decided to limit Eid celebrations to ‘Namaz’ only.
good relation of jawans with villagers
Saddam Hussein said that a unit of Rashtriya Rifles is stationed in the village and he has good relations with the villagers. He said the soldiers usually distribute fresh fruits, including watermelons, to residents for ‘iftar’ and no one had imagined such an attack on them two days before Eid.
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