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The parents of martyr Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoriya, a resident of Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, have returned the Shaurya Chakra delivered by courier. He said that you have insulted our martyr son by sending the honor of martyrdom by courier, so we are returning it. According to media reports, the family members will now go to Rashtrapati Bhavan and demand to be honored by the President in front of everyone. The family members say that their son laid down his life for the country and the government has given this stitch of his martyrdom. He said that it is a bit of a secret that you are giving it quietly. My son has sacrificed for the country, so he should get respect in front of the country itself. Let us tell you that Gopal Singh was also awarded the ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ for his bravery in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Let us inform that in the year 2017, Lance Naik Gopal Singh of Rashtriya Rifles was martyred during an encounter with terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Actually, Lance Naik Gopal Singh was married in 2007 but due to some differences, he was living separately from his wife in 2011. In the year 2013, the court had also rejected the petition to break the marriage due to both of them being busy. The petition also mentioned that there was no contact between the soldier’s parents and his wife for many years. Bhadauria had objected to the grant of any service benefit to the wife and approached a civil court in the city. However, when Gopal Singh was martyred in 2017, he was selected for Shaurya Chakra in 2018. Then after 2018 an attempt was made to reconcile the two families which could not be resolved till 2020.
In the year 2021, the agreement between the ex-wife and parents of the martyr
Then in the year 2021, a settlement was made between the martyr’s wife and parents through the court. The court then ordered that the gallantry award be given posthumously to Shaheed Gopal Singh and all the benefits associated with the award to the parents. The court also said that all other service benefits, including pension, ex-gratia payments and assistance received from the central or state government or the army, should be divided 50-50 between the parties.