Video of CRPF trooper feeding child in Srinagar goes viral
14 May 2019
Iqbal Singh feeds a child in Srinagar's Old City area.
A video of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper feeding a hungry child on a Srinagar street went viral on the social media on Tuesday, earning widespread appreciation.
The video shows the trooper, Iqbal Singh, feeding the child in Srinagar's Old City area. He is then seen wiping the child's face and giving him a glass of water.
The video has already been viewed by thousands and has been retweeted over 200 times.
The CRPF said in a series of tweets: "Humanity is the mother of all religions.
"HC Driver Iqbal Singh of 49 Bn Srinagar Sector CRPF 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."
The trooper's parental gesture has been appreciated across the religious, political and social divide.
Kashyap Kadagattur, Dy. SP, CRPF, said on Twitter, “Head Constable Driver of @crpf_srinagar feeds his lunch to a specially abled child in Nawakadal area of downtown Srinagar. He also shared his cup of tea on the same afternoon. IG Srinagar CRPF met him a short while ago and complimented him. CRPF and JKP are brothers in arms.”