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Ex-servicemen Protest over OROP Delay

Scores of ex-servicemen protested against the delay in implementing the One Rank, One Pension scheme and threatened to intensify their agitation.

Published: 15th June 2015 01:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2015 01:39 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Scores of ex-servicemen on Monday protested here over the delay in implementing the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for them and threatened to intensify their agitation.

Raising slogans like "One Rank, One Pension", "No delay no dilution" and "Sainik ekta zindabad", an indefinite relay hunger strike was launched at Jantar Mantar. 

Different batches of 50-55 ex-servicemen will sit on a 24-hour hunger strike everyday till a specific date for implementing the OROP scheme is not announced.

"We won't budge until the government gives us a date for implementing 'One Rank, One Pension'," Maj Gen Satbir Singh (retd), president of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement which is spearheading the protests, told IANS.



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