NEW DELHI: Around 10 former army personnel from Punjab staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar and tried to commit suicide at India Gate memorial on Monday.
“We wanted our bodies to be hung upside down at the memorial as we think our that it was a waste of life while serving the time while guarding the national borders of the country. If bodies could not be used in the army, then it is better to sacrifice them to nature” said Puran Singh one of the protestor from Taran Taran , Punjab.
Protestors claimed that they met the Union Defense minister Manohar Parikar demanding a raise in the pension fund for widows of soldiers who were killed on duty, but they did not get any satisfactory response.
“After meeting the minister he did not listen to any of our demands, this is an insult to all the jawans of the nation” said Singh further. One of the protestor who was stopped on their way to India Gate Satpal allegedly consumed poison and was admitted at Lady Hardinge hospital.