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‘Brothers-in-arms for peace’: This photo posted by Srinagar CRPF is winning hearts on Twitter

The Srinagar unit of the Central Reserve Police Force took to Twitter to share a photo showing the camaraderie between two jawans on duty.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2017 18:39 IST
Srinagar unit of the Central Reserve Police Force,twitter,Burhan Wani
(@crpf_srinagar) Twitter

The Srinagar unit of the Central Reserve Police Force took to Twitter to share a photo showing the camaraderie between two jawans on duty.

Posted on July 29 on their official account (@crpf_srinagar), the image shows one jawan offering namaz while the other stands guard.

Contrary to reports claiming the jawan praying is a J-K cop, Lateef Ali, Station House Officer (SHO) of the Lar police station, confirmed that both the men are CRPF jawans from 118 battalion. The one who is praying is CRPF jawan Nazir Ahmed and the Hindu jawan is Sushil Kumar.

The photo was taken by Ali in Lar village,Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir, on Saturday, during the time of Zuhr prayers, at around 1.30pm.

Coming at a time when the Valley is reeling from the unrest that followed the death of Hizbul militant commander Burhan Wani, this image instantly touched a chord with social media users and went viral in no time.

Some saw it as a true reflection of secular India while others hailed the Indian soldiers for showing the “true meaning of brotherhood”.

(with inputs from Abhishek saha)

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 13:15 IST