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PMC to hold meeting on martyred soldier's memorial on Mar 20

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

The Municipal Corporation (PMC) today said it would hold a meeting on March 20 to finalise the location for the memorial of Army who was killed in Pampore in the line of duty in December 2016.

Pharate's parents, who began a hunger strike outside the yesterday seeking a memorial for their martyred son at Hadapsar, today called off the protest on assurance of the civic body.

"A meeting of all the stake-holders, including local corporators, has been called on March 20 to finalise the location for the memorial," said Shrinath Bhimale, of House from the BJP.

Saurabh's father (60) said they have received a letter from PMC about the March 20 meeting.

"We hope that all the local corporators will support the cause in the meeting and the decision on the location for memorial will be finalised," he said.

Three soldiers, including Saurabh (33), were killed in a militant attack on an Army convoy at Pampore on the on December 17, 2016.

His mother had told that she and her husband decided to resort to indefinite fast as their pleas for a memorial fell on deaf years.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 22:50 IST