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Updated: October 17, 2013 01:28 IST

A promise Firoz couldn’t keep

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Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan
Asif Yar Khan Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan

The Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan falls to Pakistani bullets on the LoC a day before Id

A pall of gloom descended on Salaheen Colony in Nawab Sahab Kunta area of the Old City in Hyderabad after the news of the death of Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan broke out. Local residents made a beeline to the house of the Army man, who was killed in LoC firing by Pakistani troops in Balakote sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Firoz, who was serving in the Madras Regiment for the last 15 years, is survived by wife and three children.

“He celebrated Ramzan with us and left promising to return soon. But see what has happened a day before Id,” his brother Mohammad Allauddin Khan, sobbed.

On Saturday last, Firoz spoke to his family and expressed his inability to come for Bakrid. “He promised his children that he would come in January and also asked his wife to get new clothes for the children for Id,” said Shaik Moinuddin, Firoz’s father-in- law. Unmindful of the tragedy that struck the family, the children were busy playing around holding a trophy that was awarded to their father. “Should we see it as an Id gift to India from Pakistan,” laments his brother-in-law Shaik Ayaazuddin. The body is expected to arrive by evening and the last rites will be performed on Thursday.

MBT condemns killing

Meanwhile, the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) on Wednesday condemned the killing of Mohammad Firoz Khan by Pakistani troops in Poonch. In a joint statement, Khayam Khan, president Majlis Bachao Tehreek and Amjed Ullah Khan, Azampura corporator sought Rs. 25 lakh as ex gratia from both the State and Central governments, 15 acres of agriculture land to his family and a government job for his family member.

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Mr.Feroz Khan has become a martyr have given his life for his life and the family depended on his job and income ,has to be compensated immediately,so that they continue the same basic life.The Indian army commander immediately order for release of his amt to the widow forthwith, the least the govt can do now at this moment.

from:  vaidya
Posted on: Oct 19, 2013 at 05:04 IST

Very sad news and disturbing he sacrificed his life for the country.
god bless his family. at least the local minister should visit his
family offer condolences and give them one government job and some cash
reward of 25 Lakhs. check if Tendulkar can get 10 crores for playing
India , then what about this army person who gave up his life fr the
nation. please wake up urgently the government of AP should come forward
and help the family

from:  sarma
Posted on: Oct 17, 2013 at 19:07 IST
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