Punjab peasant’s son dies in line of duty along LoC as farmers of the state take on government


As the farmers of Punjab braved the cold to take on government’s farm bill, a 22 year old son of the soil, in a distant land along the LoC, laid his life for his motherland. This is the story of a father-son duo whose fight may not be similar, but ideals definately are.

It was Friday morning, when the farmers of Punjab were preparing for their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, Kulwant Singh a farmer of Tarn Taran district of Punjab got a call from the Army informing him about his son’s martyrdom.

Rifleman Sukhbir Singh of 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, was just 22 years old and had spent only one year and 11 months in the Army. He was killed in the line of duty on the LoC in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Along with Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri, Rifleman Sukhbir Singh sustained critical injuries in the cross-border firing and died later.

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