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Kashmiri militant-turned-soldier Nazir Ahmad Wani gets Ashok Chakra

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Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Kashmiri militant, Kashmiri soldier, Ashok Chakra, Ram Nath Kovind, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani wife Mahajabeen, Republic Day, January 26th, National news

New Delhi: Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who had returned to the mainstream abandoning militancy, has been posthumously awarded Indias highest peace time gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra.

President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Wani’s wife Mahajabeen on the Republic Day, January 26.

 

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Kashmiri militant, Kashmiri soldier, Ashok Chakra, Ram Nath Kovind, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani wife Mahajabeen, Republic Day, January 26th, National news

 

On November 25 last year, Lance Naik Wani was participating in an operation against six terrorists in Hirapur village near Batgund in the Kashmir Valley.

Amid the intense gun battle, Wani eliminated the district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and a foreign terrorist. He was then hit by several bullets, including in his head. He also injured another terrorist before succumbing to his injuries.

 

Militant turned Kashmiri soldier Nazir Ahmad Wani awarded with Ashok Chakra:

 

Wani had joined the Army’s 162 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army/Home and Hearth) Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 2004.

 

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Kashmiri militant, Kashmiri soldier, Ashok Chakra, Ram Nath Kovind, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani wife Mahajabeen, Republic Day, January 26th, National news

 

He was conferred with Sena Medal for gallantry twice in 2007 and 2018. The 2018 Sena Medal was given for eliminating a terrorist from very close range.

A resident of Cheki Ashmuji of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, Wani is survived by his wife and two sons, Athar (20) and Shaid (18).

 

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Maharashtra, Haryana polls on 21st October

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New Delhi: Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday.

Counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said at a press conference here.

Addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the notification for the elections in the two States would be issued on September 27, the last date for candidates to file nominations would be October 4, the date for scrutiny of nominations would be October 5 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be October 7.

“Haryana has 1.82 crore registered voters and Maharashtra has 8.94 crore voters” said Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora.

Chief Election Commissioner also appealed to the political parties to avoid use of plastic in campaigns, as he said, “Election campaigns impose an environmental cost upon us. We appeal to political parties to avoid use of plastic and use only environment-friendly material in their campaigns.”

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