Ex-servicemen protest over OROP delay

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) 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.

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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.