OROP protest: Ex-serviceman Havildar Ashok Kumar Chauhan's rushed to hospital

The health condition of ex-servicemen Havildar Ashok Kumar Chauhan, part of relay hunger strike over non-implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP), deteriorated on Tuesday as the stir entered its 72nd day.

New Delhi: The health condition of ex-servicemen Havildar Ashok Kumar Chauhan, part of relay hunger strike over non-implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP), deteriorated on Tuesday as the stir entered its 72nd day.

Chauhan who was on hunger strike from the past eight days, was rushed to RR Hospital, the ANI reported.

Meanwhile, ex-servicemen Uday Singh Rawat and Major Pyaare Chand joined the relay hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital today.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is supposed meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the issue.

The government had urged the protesting veterans to wait till August 26 before scaling up the protest.

There are around 24 lakh retired servicemen in India and around 6.5 lakh widows who will benefit if OROP is implemented.

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