All over the country, dozens of functions were organised on Wednesday to commemorate the bravehearts of CRPF who had fought Chinese PLA on October 21 in 1959. On that fateful day, at least 20 of them were attacked when they were on a patrol looking for some of their colleagues that had gone missing earlier. They fought bravely against the Chinese who were carrying much better arms and were many times more in number. At least 10 of them lost their lives, some were captured and some others were badly injured in this unprovoked attack. The tradition of Police Commemoration Day is rooted in this incident and various dignitaries, PM, CM, Governors, LGs, senior police officials, visit the nearby memorials on this day for expressing showing their gratitude. Over the years, the nature of tasks that the police has to undertake nowadays has diversified greatly. Once involved only in maintenance of law and order, the police today is in the forefront of managing traffic, fighting terrorism and battling cyber crimes. In the neighbourhood Punjab, the police successfully fought terror for over a decade and lost men with a monotonous regularity. In Jammu and Kashmir, the police has been involved in combating terrorism, gathering intelligence, and providing support to civilian population in times of distress. For the past three decades, the police in J&K has lost hundreds of its personnel but fought gallantly. A police inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat had attained martyrdom a couple of days ago in Bijebehara area when terrorists targetted him as he emerged from a mosque after prayers. There are laid down protocols now for the dependents of the police martyrs aimed at providing necessary succour and support to them. However, no amount of money, or support in terms of scholarships for children, or jobs for next of kin, can compensate the wide gulf that the departure of the martyrs creates in their families. All these things can only be of some help to the families as they learn to live in the absence of the departed person. Martyr Bhat has left behind old parents, wife, two daughters and a son for whom he had big dreams. He wanted to see his daughters become medicos in due course of time with hard work and diligence. According to some reports, one of his daughters had appeared for an exam to get admitted into a medical college. Perhaps, helping the family in these times of immense grief, stress and challenges that it faces would be the best tribute to the martyr. Similarly, extending all help to the policemen who have to make sacrifices so that ordinary citizens can live in peace is the thing to do. After six decades, China is involved in several acts of aggression in many parts of Ladakh and Hot Springs area is also its target. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is deployed along the Line of Control (LAC) on the Chinese border. Acting as the first line of defence against the Chinese as they try to push the Indian troops back, ITBP remains under the local Army Commanders in such fraught times. Over the years, it has redeemed itself standing shoulder to shoulder with the Army at most places wherever it is deployed. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is the force which is involved in providing security to our industries, airports and Metro stations. It seems there is hardly an aspect of our day to day lives left untouched by police. Salute to them.
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