Veterans to continue stir, end fast-unto-death


By NewsGram Staff Writer

Thoda hai thode ki zarurat hai.

A day after the government announced that it shall implement the OROP scheme for the military, ex-servicemen said on Sunday they will continue their protest but end the fast-unto-death.

4_OROP_Protest_Jan_2511711gAddressing a press conference here, Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, leader of the association leading the agitation, said the protest will continue till four specific points raised by the ex-servicemen are not accepted by the government.

The agitation will continue. We will intensify it further,” he told the media near the Jantar Mantar here, adding that not much money was required to fulfill their remaining demands.

“Only Rs.30 crore would be needed,” he said.

He also said that rallies of ex-servicemen would be organised across the country on September 12.


(with inputs from IANS)