When Indian Army Helped A Girl Get Married Amid Jat Agitation

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3:15 pm 25 Feb, 2016

The government fails in doing a thousand things, but the armed forces do not. We, in fact, expect our forces to do everything:

1. Guard the border;

2. Fight the enemies;

3. Carry out relief and rescue missions after every natural calamity;

4. Conduct flag marches in riot-hit areas;

5. Build roads and bridges in border regions;

6. Provide medical facilities in remotest corners of the country;

7. Everything else the government asks them to do, including diplomacy.


That’s why the people, too, trust them.

It is no wonder then that while the Jats were busy throttling the water supply to the National Capital, a bride sought the Army’s help in getting married. And the brave men did not disappoint her.

Neha Makkad and Gaurav during the wedding. TOI Photo

Neha Makkad and Gaurav during the wedding. TOI Photo

It was Monday and Neha Makkad, 23, of Rohtak was worried that her wedding will not happen because of the violent agitators who had brought life to standstill in the area. The groom, Gaurav, had lost his business because rioters torched his shop. He was afraid he will lose his bride too.

Makkad’s family was unable to go to the venue just a few kilometers away from her home in Gurcharanpura locality. Police was helpless. Then she turned to a column of the 3/5 Gorkha Rifles battalion that was patrolling the area.

 

The army patrolling an affected area in Haryana. PTI

The army patrolling an affected area in Haryana. PTI

Led by Major Aman Kumar, an army column escorted her family to the marriage venue, a Gurudwara. They stood guard outside the venue because the agitation was still on, reports the Times of India.

The bride, the groom and their respective families said that they were indebted to the Army for what they had done.

 

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