Thursday, July 9, 2015
HIGHWAY BLOCKED BY ESM ON OROP
Traffic on the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway was hit as ex-servicemen today blocked the highway outside the cantonment area here demanding the implementation of the ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP) policy. The highway remained closed for more than two hours.
As the number of stranded vehicles increased, the district administration diverted these from Bucho towards Nathana and other villages.Around 2,000 ex-servicemen from across the state participated in the protest.On seeing the large number of protesters, Army officials closed all gates leading to the cantonment.
Protest by Ex-servicemen in Batinda.
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