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The Forgotten One, Naik Saif Ali Janjua (Shaheed)

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    The Forgotten One, Naik Saif Ali Janjua (Shaheed)



    Naik Saif Ali Janjua, Azad Kashmir Regiment (Was awarded Hilal-e-Kashmir - an equivalent to Nishan-i-Haider) Date of Shahadat : 26th April 1948


    The Sole Possessor of the Hilal-e-Kashmir Medal


    Naik Saif Ali Khan was born on 25 April 1922 in Khandbaz Tehsil Nakial (Azad Jammu & Kashmir). He was enlisted in the Royal Corps of Engineers in British Indian Army on 18 March 1941. After completing his service in the British Indian Army in 1947, he came back to his native town and started establishing Haidri Force with the support of Sardar Fateh Muhammad Karailvi. On 1st Janaury 1948, Haidri Force was raised as “Sher-e-Riasti Battalion” under the command of Lt. Col. Muhammad Sher Khan. Due to his unflinching devotion and undaunted courage, on the recognition of his dedication and commitment to the cause, he was accoladed with the rank of Naik and was made platoon commander. He set personal examples of gallantry and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy at Bhudha Khanna where his platoon was given the responsibility to defend Budha Khanna where he faced never-ending frontal and crossfire from machine guns. He defended the post with chivalry, which he established with his few jawans and repulsed many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them. The enemy used every mean to capture the post with two companies attack and heavy Arty bombardment but with unwavering determination and passion for Martyrdom bought the enemies on their knees. Despite facing all odds, he led his jawans while setting personal example of bravery and valour and remained steadfast and unmoved on the post. During the course of action, despite being hit on his chest by Arty fire, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. Due to severe injuries he embraced Martyrdom on 26 October 1948. On 14th March 1949, the Defence Council of Azad Jammu & Kashmir adorned him with Hilal-e-Kashmir (posthumous) and on 30th November 1995 Government of Pakistan initiated the gazette notification to declare his Hilal-e-Kashmir equilent to Nishan-e Haider.


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    Allah Bless Naik Saif Ali Janjua (Shaheed)
     
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  2. greatsequence

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    Never heard about him before. Thanks a lot.
     
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    I have two questions to pose here and I am interested in what other members think about this...


    Why is Naik Saif Ali Janjua (Shaheed) the 'Forgotten One'?

    Why is he not mentioned along with the other 10 Shaheeds who earned the Nishan-e-Haider Medal? He did earn the Hilal-e-Kashmir Medal which is equivalent to the Nishan-e-Haider Medal.


    He truly is the Forgotten One, Allah Bless Naik Saif Ali Janjua (Shaheed)
     
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    Becoz Pakistan recognizes AJK as a separate entity or a homeland of Kashmiri's. So he becomes the hero of AJK as he received AJK's highest medal, not Pakistan's highest medal.
     
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    Whatever Naik Saif Ali did it is best example of True Patriotic person?
     
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    in every nation's history the silent heroes play the role of sustaining the very foundation of their exixstance.......Glory goes to kings and the lucky few.......but tht doesnt change the a/m fact
     
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    Hats off to him!