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Scotland: Tribute paid to Muslim soldiers who died in WW2

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A Memorial Ceremony was held in Scotland’s Kingussie Cemetery to pay tribute to nine Muslim soldiers, buried there, belonging to the areas that are now part of Pakistan.

These soldiers were posted to Scotland in WW 2 and had died during that period.

Isobel Harling, who had witnessed burial as a young girl, had been paying tribute to these Muslim soldiers by laying wreath since 1947 regularly.

To acknowledge Harling’s dedication, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria wrote her a letter of gratitude which was read out by President of the Royal British Legion Scotland, Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE on the occasion.