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The Bravery of Rukshana Kausar: A Tale of Courage and Defiance

Rukshana Kausar was a woman of bravery. She made the entire woman proud with her courageous act. The lady was not much educated but played an important role in demolishing the terrorist. She is a role model to all women who are urged to be bold and brave. Her moment of courage and her quick decision to resolve the critical situation when a terrorist leader broke into her house was highly praised by everyone. She was awarded many awards for her vigorous act.


Rukshana Kausar was born on 1989 to parents Noor Hussain and Rashida Begum. She has a brother named Aijaz. She hails from Upper Kalsi in Jammu and Kashmir, a district in Rajouri and belongs to Pahari Gujjar woman. She was a 10th-class dropout.

Bravery Act

Rukshana Kausar was popularly known for shooting a Le T terrorist at her residence in Jammu and Kashmir. Kausar’s home was located at Rajouri in Shahdra Sharief, which was 20 miles away from the lines between Indian forces and Pakistani forces. Her place is close to a dense forest where the Lashkar-e-Taiba group is often kept as a hiding place and would demand food and stay in the nearby villages. On September 29th, 2009, three Pakistani militants came to her house for food and a place to stay. They forced Noor Mohammad, Kausar’s father, to offer them food and a place to stay, but her father refused to obey their words. Due to this, the terrorist got angry and attacked his father. Kausar, hiding under her bed, rushed and attacked the man with a sword. As he collapsed, she started firing at him with the AK-47. The other two militants escaped with wounds because they feared Kausar’s rude and violent behavior.

Kausar and her family also faced the revenge attack performed by the terrorists on October 31st, 2009, in which their house was fired several times, but it was a failure as no one was available in the house. Her family was moved to a government quarter with high police security. Following that incident again on November 10th, 2009, the security forces detected a bomb near her house, and later they defused it with the bomb squads.


Everyone praised the brave lady as she killed Abu Osama, a commander for Laskar-E-Taiba. On January 25th, 2010, she was honored with Kirti Chakra, the gallantry award in peacetime. She was awarded M S Bitta, All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) chairman, the Sardar Patel Award for her courageous act. On January 8th, 2010, India’s president announced Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak for her. She was also honored with National Bravery Award on October 7th, 2009.

The Fearless Women

Rukshana Kausar lives as an exemplary to all women in the world. She teaches us a lesson that the strength of a woman is more than enough to face the battle against the evil people around us. Let us all follow in her footsteps to face the problem with courage and brave heart.

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