Rifleman Aurangzeb’s parents hoist tricolour in Indore

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Indore: Parents of Army soldier Aurangzeb, who was killed by militants in south Kashmir and who has been nominated for the Shaurya Chakra award posthumously, hoisted the tricolor here today.

Speaking to the media later, they said they were proud of his sacrifice for the country.

Aurangzeb’s father Mohammed Hanif and mother Raz Begum unfurled the tricolor at Regal Chowk on Independence Day in Madhya Pradesh.

They had been invited as chief guest for the flag-hoisting ceremony by Apna Samooh, a local organisation.

“Aurangzeb was the son of entire India and we take pride in his sacrifice. We are thankful to the government for honouring his sacrifice with the Shaurya Chakra,” Hanif said.

Aurangzeb, 24, who belonged to the 44 Rashtriya Rifles, was abducted and killed by militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on June 14. He was abducted when on the way home to celebrate Eid. PTI