New Delhi: The Amar Jawan Jyoti, which burns at the India Gate of the country's capital Delhi, will be merged with the flame burning at the National War Memorial today. Amar Jawan Jyoti was established in the memory of Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The country was victorious in this war and Bangladesh was formed. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has opposed this decision of the central government. He said that some people cannot understand patriotism and sacrifice. The Central Government has responded to this statement of his. The Government of India has made many tweets on this matter.
The same Indian government source said, 'The flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti is not extinguished. It is being merged into the flames of the National War Memorial. It was strange that the flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti paid homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in 1971 and other wars, but none of their names is present there.'
Along with this, the government said that it is ironic that the people who did not build the National War Memorial for 7 decades are now creating a ruckus. Now a lasting and fitting tribute is being paid to our Indian soldiers who lost their lives in wars. In another tweet, the government wrote, 'The names of all Indian soldiers who lost their lives in all wars including 1971 and before and after have been kept in the National War Memorial, hence the tribute to Indian soldiers who lost their lives there. The existence of Jyoti is the true 'Tribute'.'