Tuesday, October 20, 2015
RALLY AT JALANDAR ON SUNDAY-18-10-2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Though the Govt.has announced the OROP , the order has not yet been released. Veterans are not happy and continue their agitation all over the country. The Relay Hunger Strike is going on at Jantar Mandar.
Jalandhar, October 18
Over 7,000 veterans attend rally in Jalandhar | Their agitation enters 126th day
Ex-servicemen protest in Jalandhar on Sunday. Tribune photo: Sarabjit Singh
Maj Gen (retd) Satbir Singh, chairman of the United Ex-Servicemen Front of India (UESFI), said they would not hesitate to make the supreme sacrifice to get the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme implemented.
He said that equal pension for equal service was the right of each retired personnel and that they would not accept any dilution in the scheme. He said it was a ‘do or die’ moment for the ex-servicemen.
At a rally attended by over 7,000 veterans here, Major General Satbir said the veterans would intensify their agitation if the Centre delayed the matter any more.
“The government thinks us to be old and a worn out army which is not capable of continuing the battle for much longer. They also think we are fighting the battle without any support from our serving fraternity. I want to remind them that around 0.7 lakh personnel retired from the army every year and join our community. They may be silent on the issue, but they are keeping a close watch on the developments,” said Major General Satbir.