Even after a month of the deadly Galwan clashes, there are reports that China is unwilling to give a decent burial to its soldiers
Bengaluru: Even after a month of the deadly Galwan clashes, there are reports that China is unwilling to give a decent burial to its soldiers.
The US intelligence reports add that the families of the soldiers being pressured not to give a decent burial. The move by China is being seen as a sign to refuse any casualties in the first place so that the might of China is not questioned.
The US is of the opinion that if China accepts it, it will be an acceptance of blunder.
In the clashes that took place, Indian soldiers went unarmed as a respect to the protocol signed by the two countries. The US estimates that China has suffered not fewer than 35 casualties.
Reports further add that the families of the dead are being forced not to hold any public funeral service. Instead, they are being forced to conduct them in a remote place.
It is to be noted that China is using the coronavirus pandemic as an ostensible reason to cover up its follies. It is also being noted that China wants to erase public memories of the clash.
But in spite of the wanton efforts by China to stymie and scuttle the families, reports add that the families are in no position to accept it. They are putting out their woes in public domain on social platforms like Weibo.
Economic Times added a source as saying, “The reality is they don't want to create martyr soldiers. So they have banned functions where friends and families can pay their respects for the PLA deceased."
On the other hand, India has never made any efforts to hide the casualties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged the ultimate sacrifices of soldiers.
China’s move to pressurise the families of fallen soldiers is indeed a sad commentary on how its government works.
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Last Updated Jul 14, 2020, 4:35 PM IST