28 Rights Violation cases by Army
The Defence Minister has informed the Lok Sabha that there are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015. He said that information related to cases filed in all the courts is not centrally maintained.
4 Rail Lines along China Border
The proposal for construction of four railway lines along China border has been initiated by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), government said Friday. MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that the Railways has a total of 1,38,912 bridges of which 35,437 bridges are more than 100 years old, adding that the age of the bridge does not have any direct relevance on its condition.
Army Disposes of 2K Animals
Nearly 2,000 horses, dogs and mules have been ‘disposed of’ by the army in the last three years. In a written reply to a query in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said disposal of animals is done in accordance with regulations for the army. Asked how many animals have been disposed of in the last three years, including 2015, he said, “1,989”.