Friday, August 14, 2015
STRIKING EX-SERVICEMEN ARE FORCED TO VACATE FROM JANTAR MANTAR
The striking Ex-servicemen are told to vacate from jantar Mantar but our veterans resist the eviction. it is a bad show.
NEW DELHI: Army veterans were pushed around at Delhi's famous Jantar Mantar -- the massive and centuries-old sundial which is also the designated spot for protests -- as city officials tried to clear all demonstrators from the heart of the capital ahead of Independence Day for security reasons.
Former servicemen are resisting moving out; for a group of 50, this has been their base camp for two months to call attention to the issue of One Rank One Pension, or OROP. The demonstrators have been living in two tents on a relay hunger strike. One of the tents have been removed.
SOI: EXSERVICEMEN WELFARE.