CRPF jawans feed paralysed Kashmiri boy

A CRPF soldier in Jammu and Kashmir won hearts on social media after a video of him feeding a disabled Kashmiri boy went viral. The incident reportedly happened on May 13.

Iqbal Singh, who was part of the convoy which was attacked in Pulwama on February 14, came across the young boy in Srinagar. He came to know that the boy was hungry but didn't have food. So he gave his own lunch. However, when he saw that the boy couldn't eat by himself, Singh hand fed him and made sure that he was full and also asked him if he wanted water.

Srinagar CRPF tweeted the video with the caption, "Humanity is the mother of all religions. HC Driver Iqbal Singh of 49 Bn Srinagar Sector CRPF deployed on LO duty feeds a paralysed Kashmiri kid in Nawakadal area of Srinagar. In the end, asks him "Do you need water?" "Valour and compassion are two sides of the same coin."

Iqbal was a driver of the 70 member convoy in Pulwama which had come in contact with the IED bomb. India Today reports that Singh was awarded the Director General's commendation for his act.

"Humare batallion ki do companiya Safakatal main tainat thi. Downtown area mein. Duty ke doran, dopahr ko humara khana aaya. Ek bache ne mereko ishara kiya ki khana khana hai. Maine usko khana diya aur dekha ki woh bachcha kha nahi paa raha hai," India Today quoted the soldier as saying.

He added, "Aur dekha ki bachche ke haath aise thay jaise paralysis ho. To maine usse khaana khilaya. Aur khaana khilate samay kisine woh video vaid kar li. Mereko nai pata kis ne ki. CRPF hamesha awam ki seva ke liye tayyar hai. Kisi bhi din, 24 ghante. Jai Hind."