Ex-servicemen protesting against the government-approved 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) alleged on Monday that their bank accounts have been blocked, but said the move will not succeed in suppressing their agitation due to resource crunch.
A retired Armyman on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction for a judicial enquiry into alleged atrocities by Delhi Police on peaceful protesters demanding One Rank, One Pension (OROP).
The protesting ex-servicemen will go ahead with their proposed 'Sainik Ekta' rally tomorrow here to press for "honest and truthful justice" as they rejected the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme announced by the government even as some groups disassociated itself from the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday credited the poor people for implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and said that his government began working on it from the first day in office.
A protest rally being organised by ex-servicemen over the `One Rank One Pension` (OROP) issue will take place as scheduled on September 12, even as some members walked away from the United Front of Ex-Servicemen (UFESM).
The umbrella organisation leading the agitation for 'One-Rank, One-Pension' (OROP) split on Wednesday, just three days ahead of a planned rally, with a key faction dissociating itself from the grouping, citing "lack of cohesiveness" and suggesting politicisation of the movement.
The ex-servicemen protesting against the delay in implementation of One Rank One Pension on Sunday decided to continue with their agitation despite assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that 'those who took VRS will also be eligible for OROP'.
Major-General Satbir Singh (retd), who is leading the One Rank One Pension (OROP) campaign of the ex-servicemen, said on Saturday that they are now satisfied with the government's clarification on VRS after meeting with the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.