Pulwama attack Govt school to be named after martyred CRPF jawan

Mar 8 2019 10:26AM


Pulwama attack: The state cabinet chaired by chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has recently decided to name a government school in Himachal Pradesh (HP) after martyred Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan.

A government school in the native village of thirty-year-old CRPF jawan Tilak Raj, killed in the Pulwama attack, will be named after him.

As per reports, the CRPF personnel hailed from Dhewa village in HP Kangra district.

The cabinet also gave its consent to rename it as Shahid Tilak Raj Government High School, Dhewa as a mark of respect to the martyr, the official added.

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Tilak Raj was injured in the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy in south Kashmir and succumbed to his injuries in the army hospital.

Moreover, the cabinet has also decided to grant an amount equal to the minimum of pay band plus grade pay and fixed DA of 144 per cent to those PTAs/Para Teachers who have completed three years of service on contract basis as on October 1, 2018, the official said. The increased amount will be payable from April 1, 2019, he added.

At least 30 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama district when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. This is one of the worst terror strikes in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.

Also, India on February 15, withdrew the most-favoured nation status to Pakistan following the deadly Pulwama terror attack and said it will take all steps to isolate the neighbouring country globally.

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