As tempers run high in neighbouring Deoria's Jaidev Chapia, the native village of 30-year-old CRPF jawan Vijay Kumar Maurya who was killed in the Pulwama terror attack, the proud father of the soldier seeks a befitting reply to Pakistan.
Vijay Maurya joined the paramilitary force nine years ago and got married in 2014. He is survived by wife and a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. He was home on February 2 on vacation and left for Jammu only on February 9.
"I am proud that my son gave up his life for the nation but Government should give a befitting reply to Pakistan as soon as possible. The action should be so strong that Pakistan dare not enter our territory and kill our soldiers ever again, Vijay's father Ramayan Maurya said.
Vijay Maurya's inconsolable wife said, "I lost my husband and my daughter lost her father. Whenever such incidents take place a lot of people express their emotions but after 4-5 days everything becomes normal and the Government never does anything.
The family came to know of the attack from Vijay's cousin Rajesh Maurya, who is posted as DSP, CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir, Ramayan Maurya said.
The entire village is angry over the terror attack and is raising slogans against Pakistan. Hundreds of people are gathered outside the martyr's house since early Friday morning.
A huge number of youth of the village with tricolour in hand also demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visit the village and family.
"We will continue demonstration until CM comes here," villager Arun Dubey told newspersons gathered in the village.
SDM Vineet Singh and BSP state president RS Kushwaha rushed to the village on Friday morning to meet the family.