The Delhi BJP wants Babar Road in the city to be renamed after Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, a Rajputana Rifle soldier.
Fayaz had been commissioned into the Indian Army in 2016.The slain soldier was abducted from a wedding at a relative’s house and shot dead in Shopian in Kashmir on May 10.
In a letter to Prime Minister, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga requested that the road should be named after the soldier. “It will serve as a constant reminder to people who would visit the road of how a young man selflessly laid down his life for them and his Motherland.”
However, party sources said that the issue was never discussed at the forum in the party.
Bagga has also written to New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) chairman Naresh Kumar about the same.
The whole nation mourns the sacrifice of Lt Fayaz of Rajputana Rifle. He fought for Bharat and demonstrated extraordinary valour and courage. As a tribute to the brave soul, this is my sincere plea to you to rename Babar Road to Lt Umar Fayaz Road,” said Bagga in a letter, who had also tweeted the same.
— Tajinder Pal S Bagga (@TajinderBagga) May 19, 2017
A New Delhi Municipal Council said that the decision will be taken in accordance with the procedure for the future course of action, once the letter is received.