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OROP: Ex-serviceman refuses to go to hospital

Ex-serviceman Hawaldar Major Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the last ten days over a demand for implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme on Tuesday, has refused to go to hospital.



New Delhi: Ex-serviceman Hawaldar Major Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the last ten days over a demand for implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme on Tuesday, has refused to go to hospital.

Singh said he would continue with his protest and would leave the place only in an ambulance.Meanwhile, ex servicemen Uday Singh Rawat and Major Pyar Chand have also joined the hunger strike in Jantar Mantar area of the national capital.Hawaldar Major Singh and Colonel Pushpendra Singh began a hunger strike over a demand for implementation of OROP on August 16.

One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three-million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country.

It seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel, who retire at the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement. 

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