Named after a very famous Pir is a place in Ferozpur, Punjab, Hussainiwala is famous for its International check post between India & Pakistan. It lies near the banks of river Sutlej.
At this International check post, there is a retreat ceremony performed daily at 6 PM. People from India and Pakistan gather to watch the Retreat flag ceremony. The atmosphere during these ceremonies gets wild with people shoutings from both sides of the Indo-Pak border with slogans such as “Bharat mata ke jai” from the Indian side &”Alla ho Akbar” from the Pakistan side of the border.
Hussainiwalla was once an old railway station. This is no longer used after the partition of the Indian subcontient. There are many stories of bravery associated with Hussainiwala Border dating back to Bhagat Singh and including the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The Britishers secretly brought Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev here from Lahore jail during mid-night (after they were hanged) for their funeral at the banks of River Sutlej that passes near Hussainiwala.
The above information came to be known by the locals who conducted the funeral. The ashes of these freedom fighters have been kept as a memoir near the Hussainiwala rail station. This has turned into a tourist place visited by locals and people far and wide.
N.B: This listing has been contributed by Prasanna Swain who was deployed at Hind Kesari Tower and Ferozepur for 3 years. He considers these places as wonderful places to visit & to feel the untold stories of our great lions of Sikhs regiment.
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Hussainiwala Border Flag Retreat Ceremony
P.S: Featured Image courtesy screen grab from youtube