OROP protest: 4 ex-Servicemen threaten to jump from water tank in Ludhiana


Literally taking their protest on the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) to a new high, four ex-servicemen climbed atop a water tank in Punjab’s Ludhiana on Friday to seek its implementation.

They threatened to jump off if their demand was not met.

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The ex-servicemen, hailing from Tarn Taran district, remained atop the water tank in chilly weather conditions throughout the day even as officials tried to persuade them to come down.

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The protestors, who hung a huge banner from the water tank on their demands, were perched atop the water tank at the time of filing of this report late on Friday evening.

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“We have been forced to take this step to get government attention to our plight,” ex-servicemen Harpal Singh said.

Though the Centre has notified the OROP scheme, ex-servicemen are not satisfied with its provisions.

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