32 organisations of the Ex-Servicemen unanimously decided at Delhi on 06 June to hold a MAHA SANGRAM RALLY on 14 June ’15 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, to high light their betrayal by the govt. After the Rally, Relay Hunger Strike will be held w.e.f 15 June till the Government issues notification for OROP. Similar Maha Sangrarm rallies and relay hunger strikes will be held in state capitals and towns with large density of ESM. More Gallantry medals will be returned to the President of India.
The Ex-Servicemen have already started boycotting govt functions. One such boycott was held in Pune wherein highly decorated gallantry awardees, Wing Commanders SD Karnik and KV Bopardikar, refused felicitation by the Defense Minister last month. On coming Independence Day (15 August), all govt functions, including the ‘At Home’ by the governors will be boycotted. During the next Republic Day (26 January 2016), no Ex-Servicemen’s contingent will take part in the parade. We will be boycotting the govt functions with a very heavy heart, but is there any option left in dealing with an ungrateful govt which reneges on its promises? All we want is a ‘Notification’ giving a FIRM date of implementation of O.R.O.P. without any dilution of the ‘Definition’. For that to happen, the Ex-Servicemen are requested to make Maha Sangram Rally on 14 June a great success.
SOLDIERS, ONWARDS TO “JANTAR MANTAR” Prominent Ex-Servicemen who attended the conference included, Brig Kiran Krishan, President of Haryana chapter of the AIDB and President Northern Haryana IESM , Col AS Sandhu , Gen Secy AIDB , Col C S Khera , Gen Secy , Ex-Servicemen’s Joint Action Front (Sanjha Morcha), Col SS Sohi, President Ex-Servicemen, Grievances Cell, Sgt JS Sura, Senior Vice President, AIDB, Capt NS Multani, President Mohali District, AIDB, amongst others.
An Appeal by
The All India Defence Brotherhood (Regd)