In what may be called a moment of pride for the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army, a common man from Kashmir applauded their courage and commitment to the safety of people. A video that has been posted by the official Twitter handle of the Chinar Corps has gone viral.
In the video, the man can be seen saying:
"This area has been the source of work and food for us. We can see this day only because of your support. When you all are in the border then only our children in Kashmir is safe."
("Humara anna data yehi area hai. Pehle allah hai aur fir ye area. Aaplogo k sahyog aur aap logo ke karan, unhi k vajah se aaj ye din dekh paa rahe hain. Aap log jab border pe action lete hain, toh humare bachhe Kashmir mein mahfooz rehte hain.")
Chinar Corps organized an Eid Milan event with civilian amidst traditional gaiety and fervour. They shared sweets and blessings, prayed for Terrorism Free Kashmir. Here's the message from Chinar corps.
While celebrating the festival, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon conveyed his greetings to the "larger family"
He said, "I personally extend my warm greetings on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hope you enjoyed the festivities with your families. We have today got together as we wanted to celebrate the festival with our larger family. I pray to the God Almighty to shower his blessings on you and your families, may they always prosper and lead a healthy life. Our reason for being here is for peace and betterment of the Awaam and we pray to the Almighty for his blessings to the Awaam, their families and children. You are our Ambassadors and it is your job to convey this message as far as possible. We all have one life to live and we should live it well with dignity and pride."
"May Almighty Allah bestow us all the strength to maintain peace in the Valley and provide an environment of growth and success for our future generations."
Furthermore, he conveyed greetings to all members of the Defence Establishment and their families and wished them all the success and blessings. The celebrations were attended by more than 600 people who form part of the Chinar Corps fraternity.
Earlier, in a major controversy, micro-blogging website Twitter restored the social media handle of Indian Army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, namely Chinar Corps, on Friday afternoon, a day after suspending it. The Twitter account of the Chinar Corps was suspended on Thursday, after it was targeted by hundreds of fake handles run by the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and ISPR, as per sources.
The Chinar Corps oversee counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir Valley and at the Line of Control (LoC). While Twitter did not give any satisfactory response as to why it had suspended that handle which had over 40,000 followers, sources told that Twitter has told the army that they will restore the handle by Friday evening. Since 1989, when Pakistan launched its proxy war against India, Chinar Corps has been successfully maintaining the territorial integrity of the nation.
In the last 77 years of its existence, the Chinar Corps has become one of the most decorated corps of the Army, having been conferred with four Victoria Crosses, four Military Crosses, 13 Param Vir Chakra, 20 Ashok Chakra and numerous other gallantry awards and citations. These honours highlight the selfless sacrifices of its valiant warriors.
Lt Gen Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, a highly respected General, who knows Kashmir well, took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps in February 2019.