Residents oppose WWI memorial in Raj

Residents of Sumerpur in Rajasthan’s Pali district are opposing plans by the Turkish government to set up a World War I memorial for 149 soldiers whose graves are lying unattended for decades in the Indian state.

“This area is dominated by Rajputs who were famous for their valour. The Rajputs participated in both the World Wars. There is no example of any Rajput war memorial in any other country so why are they allowing a memorial for foreign soldiers in our town. We will oppose it tooth and nail,” said Nahar Singh, 72, a retired soldier.

Local businessman Ramesh Bohra, 42, said, “We suspect unwarranted activities and unwanted visitors due to the proposed memorial. That is why we are protesting against it.”

Full report here Hindustan Times


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