Insight: India has let them down-'paltry price' put on martyrdom

| Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 22:27
First Published |
Our braves sacrifice their lives to keep us safe. But time and again we put a paltry price on their martyrdom.
One-time compensation packages are arbitrarily announced which differ from state to state. Most often they are announced without sparking a thought for  the circumstance of those the brave hearts leave behind. Once this token gesture of compensation is made we think our duty is over. This platitudinous approach needs to end.
Our duty to their sacrifice never ends. Ours is a timeless debt of gratitude. Time the Centre considers levying a Martyrs benevolence cess to ensure that the future of those the braves leave behind is secured till they can stand up on their own.
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