Amit Malviya Thanks PM For Recognising Sq Leader Khanna's Martyrdom

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BJP I-T cell head Amit Malviya, through a tweet, on Sunday, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for recognising the martyrdom of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna.

Written By Ria Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
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BJP I-T cell head Amit Malviya, through a tweet, on Sunday, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for recognising the martyrdom of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna, who along with three other IAF personnel, was killed on 25th January 1990 by JKLF’s Yasin Malik.  He also said that he remembers how after the incident his family was made to move to a new location. The Indian Air Force had approved the case to include the name of Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna on the National War Memorial. 

Late Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna's widow's fight for justice

Nirmal Khanna, the wife of Squadron Leader Khanna, while speaking to Republic in an earlier interview, narrated the ordeal of her lonely 30-year old battle that she has been fighting for justice for her late husband. She had also suggested her husband's name to be included on the National War Memorial.

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Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna's killing 

The incident happened on the fateful day of January 25, 1990, when Squadron Leader along with 13 other officers and Jawans of the Indian Air force were targeted by Yasin Malik and his associates while they were waiting for the office bus at a bus stop in Rawalpora chowk of Srinagar.

READ | Name of IAF officer killed by Yasin Malik to be on War Memorial

In the recent development in the ongoing case associated with the killing of four IAF personnel in 1990, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik is now expected to be presented before the special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) court via video-conferencing on October 23.

Malik is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in a terror-funding case registered by the National Investigative Agency (NIA). In connection with the case, he was chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) before the TADA court in Jammu on August 31, 1990.

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Earlier, the separatist leader was scheduled to appear before the court on October 1, but according to lawyers, the Tihar Jail authorities expressed their inability to present him in court due to security reasons.

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