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Sealing of 1971 war hero's memorial triggers protests

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The sealing of memorial dedicated to the 1971 war hero by the Municipal Corporation (DMC) has triggered protests here.

During an anti-encroachment drive last Friday, the DMC had sealed the memorial which was part of an ashram situated on Rajpur Road.

Today, Randhir Singh Bhinder, the MLA from Vallabh Nagar in Rajasthan's district, visited and registered his protest against the action by the DMC.

During a press conference here, Bhinder said he has asked the to ensure that the memorial be opened immediately, calling the DMC action "illegal".

Bhinder said he met with on the issue who assured to look into the matter soon.

Hanut Singh, a recipient of the nation's second highest gallantry award, in the 1971 war, passed away in 2015. Following his demise, a memorial was dedicated to him in the ashram where he lived.

The DMC officials have said the action was taken in accordance with the law.

But, the sealing of the memorial has evoked angry reactions from many, including some groups which termed the action as "unfair".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 14 2018. 20:55 IST