Mujahida Hussain Bibi

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Mujahida Hussain Bibi

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Mujahida Hussain Bibi
BornKashmir
Died(1947-10-07)7 October 1947
Thorar, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
AllegianceFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
Service/branchFlag of the Pakistani Army.svg  Pakistan Army
Unit Azad Kashmir Regular Force (Pakistan Army)
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
Awards Sitara Jurat Ribbon.gif

Mujahida Hussain Bibi usually known as Bibi Sahiba or Shaheeda Mai Hussain Bibi [1] [ unreliable source? ] registered as a regular soldier in the Pakistan Army, fighting in the 1947 war which was fought against India in Kashmir. Bibi Sahiba received Pakistan's third highest award for valor, the Sitara-e-Jurat, becoming the first female recipient of the award. [2] [ unreliable source? ]

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Background

Bibi Sahiba came from a Muslim Rajput family, growing up in Thorar, District Poonch, Rawalkot (Azad Kashmir). She joined the Pakistan Army, registering as a soldier in the 5th Battalion of the Azad Kashmir Regular Force, commanded by Captain Sher Khan in the Himalayan foothills. [3]

Death

Before the Partition of India, Hari Singh, was appointed the Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir, and he subsequently stationed a strong force in the Poonch–Azad Kashmir region. The Muslim majority who lived in the area were alarmed by the Maharajah's policies, and in August 1947, the Poonch Rebellion broke out, subsequently leading to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. Bibi Sahiba was a part of the charging group (5 AKRF) during fighting around the Chirikot-Degear defile. [3] She fought bravely, supplying ammunition to Pakistani soldiers fighting in the region. While undertaking this duty, she received a bullet wound and subsequently died at 0500 hours on October 7, 1947. The Pakistanis subsequently pursued the enemy all the way to Poonch and part of Kashmir, which is now called as Azad Kashmir, became independent.[ citation needed ]

Awards and decorations

Mujahida Hussain Bibi was awarded Pakistan's third highest military award (Sitara-e-Jurat) for her exemplary courage and bravery. [3]

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Sitara-e-Jurat (Pakistan's Third Highest Military Award)
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