Ex-Servicemen Begin Relay Hunger Strike for OROP

Jalandhar
Ex-Servicemen Begin Relay Hunger Strike for OROP
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-0001-11-30T00:00:00+0553

Ex-servicemen here today began a three-day relay hunger strike demanding implementation of the 'One Rank, One Pension'(OROP).

Leuitenient Colonel (Retd) Balbir Singh, President 'Ex-servicemen Welfare Asssociation of Jalandhar Cantt', today said, "The relay strike will begin from today and will end on July 1. It will be held 10 am to 7 pm for the three days."

He said by not fulfilling his promise on one rank one pension, the prime minister was hurting the sentiments of ex-servicemen.

He said some farmers will be joining the protest tomorrow and that the association will send a memorandum to the President tomorrow to request his interference in the issue.

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