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Drass (Jammu and Kashmir): The 16th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed here on Sunday with a solemn ceremony that brought back memories of the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives to lead India to victory in the 1999 conflict against Pakistan.

The proceedings here in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir began with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the Drass War Memorial led by the army’s Northern Command chief Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda.

Gallantry award winners, widows and other family members of martyrs, army officers and civil officials paid tributes to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

This was followed by a pledge taken by all those present at the function to rededicate themselves to the cause of the nation.

The army commander interacted with the families and gallantry award winners.

The somber mood brought back memories of the losses borne so proudly by the families in the summer of 1999.

Many in the audience were moved to tears when the bugles played the poignant notes of “The Last Post” after the wreath-laying ceremony.

The commemorative event is held every year to mark India’s victory.

It also gives many people the rare opportunity to meet the heroes of the conflict in person and interact with them.

Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh paid homage at the war memorial on Saturday.

Addressing the veterans of the Kargil conflict, relatives of martyrs and soldiers deployed to protect the country’s frontiers in the cold Ladakh region, General Dalbir Singh said nobody would be allowed to repeat Kargil.

The army chief recalled the days when he served as a field commander in the area.

He praised the dedication of the soldiers, saying discharging duties in such a hostile terrain and weather needs exemplary courage for which the soldiers of India are famous all over the World.

(IANS)

 

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Mother Convicted of Forcing Daughter to Marry

A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.

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A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday convicted the mother of four of duping her then 17-year-old daughter into travelling to Pakistan on the pretext of a family holiday in 2016 and forcing her to marry there, the BBC reported.

The mother was found guilty of two counts of forced marriage and was scheduled to be sentenced.

The court heard the girl had been entered into a “marriage contract” with the man years before in Pakistan and became pregnant at 13. The victim had an abortion on returning to the UK, with her doctor reporting his concerns to social services.

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Prosecutors said the girl’s mother told them that her daughter and the man were just “two teenagers who had sneakily had sex” after she was referred, the BBC said.

The girl was tricked into travelling to Pakistan again in September 2016 and was forced by her mother to sign marriage papers.

When the daughter protested against the marriage, her mother threatened to burn her passport and assaulted her.

The mother was also convicted of perjury after she lied about the incident in the High Court.

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It is the first time a forced marriage case of this kind has been successfully prosecuted in an English court. Prosecutions for forced marriage, which became an offense in 2014, are rare. (IANS)

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