In this ‘village of jawans’ in UP, all root for national security

As residents in Gahmar, the “village of jawans” in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, gear up to vote in the last phase of the Lok Sabha election on May 19, the political discussions this time around are one-sided.

Local residents claim that every house in Gahmar, with a population of more than one lakh, has one person who has either served or is presently serving in the armed forces.

And the majority of discussion in Gahmar this year has revolved around national security, the valour of Indian armed forces and what it takes to be a soldier.

“Issues such as surgical strike, nationalism, new India and national security have blurred the caste lines and it appears that everybody is charged up to vote for India Read More

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