Rajneesh Kumar's body was brought to his ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh's Etah this morning. Neighbours raised slogans about his bravery and protested what they called apathy and ignorance of the authorities. The soldier's father claimed he had asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to attend the funeral but there was no response and neither did he send a representative to meet the family.
As the family has refused to cremate Rajneesh Kumar, the last rites will be held at the Sadiyapur police station reported news agency ANI.
On Wednesday, four personnel of the Border Security Force died in Pakistani firing including a BSF assistant commandant.
Even as the Indian forces are maintaining a ceasefire against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and border truce with Pakistan, there have have been over 1,000 violations from the Pakistani side in 2018 alone, the government said.
The data collected by the home ministry indicates that terror-related incidents in the Kashmir valley increased by more than 100 per cent during Ramzan. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's peace initiative in Kashmir may not extend beyond Ramzan, which is expected to end with Eid tomorrow.