OROP: Protesting ex-servicemen honour 1965 veterans in parallel event


On a day when President Pranab Mukherjee held a ‘high tea’ reception for veterans of 1965 India-Pakistan war, the ex-servicemen protesting over the government’s ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme felicitated the war veterans at a parallel event.

Also Read:  Heavy rains wreak havoc in eastern and western parts of India, at least 100 dead

Many of the veterans present at the event held at Jantar Mantar boycotted the function at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

“There were several who boycotted the Rashtrapati Bhawan function and attended the one here,” Col. Anil Kaul (retd.) told IANS.

Also Read:  'Champion, hero' Martin Crowe dies of prolonged cancer, tributes pour in

A veteran of the 1965 and 1971 wars, Wing Commander Vinod Nebb (retd.) skipped the function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“Government is yet to give us real OROP, so we boycotted the government function,” he said.

Also Read:  Murder accused Indrani Mukerjea booked for rioting inside jail

Col. Kaul said over 150 veterans were felicitated at Jantar Mantar.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here