For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a Sikh ranger was seen participating in the traditional ‘Beating the Retreat’ Ceremony at Wagah Border. The audience appreciated him with a huge round of applause for the ceremony which took place on Thursday evening
Abhijeet Singh, the ranger lives in Nankana Sahib, the holy city of Sikhs situated in Pakistan. He is the first person ever from Sikh community to join the Pakistani army. According to the sources, he joined the Pakistani army in 2005 and after completing his training he was inducted in the Paksitani Defence forces on the Wagah border.
Abhijeet says that he is very happy about joining the Pakistani defence services and is ready to sacrifice his life for his nation.
Besides Abhijeet, Gyan Chand was the first Hindu to join the Pakistani army in 2009. On the other hand, another Hindu ranger, named Ashok Kumar, who lost his life while fighting for the Islamic nation in Waziristan. Controversies raked up depicting the clear picture of Pakistani politics as they didn’t give him the status of a martyr.
Now we hope that history won’t repeat itself and Abhijeet will be treated equivalent to his counterparts irrespective of the religious views he holds.
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