Karan Johar’s Rs 5 crore is 3 times what Army welfare fund got in 2 months

The fund was started on the initiative of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who said a large number of organisations and individuals had approached him with the desire to aid families of soldiers.

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 4:13 pm
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WHEN Karan Johar deposits Rs 5 crore in the Army welfare fund to ensure a hassle-free release for his film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, he would be putting in more than four times the money in the fund currently. According to government sources, from mid-August when it was started, till last week, the Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties had received donations worth around Rs 1.4 crore.

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The fund was started on the initiative of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who said a large number of organisations and individuals had approached him with the desire to aid families of soldiers who had died in battle. In a statement, the Defence Ministry had said that it had received a surge of such requests after the Siachen avalanche in February, which had led to the death of 10 soldiers.

The Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties was started as a centralised fund, to accept donations and contributions from organisations and individuals, and to be managed by the adjutant general branch of the Army.

The assistance from the fund is meant to be in addition to the existing schemes for relatives of soldiers who die in battle. An SOP in this regard was approved by the Defence Ministry last month.

The ministry’s statement had said contribution to the fund must be voluntary in nature, to be used exclusively for “Next of Kins of Battle Casualties”. The ministry is considering a proposal to make contributions to the fund eligible for tax exemption.

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Army sources Sunday refused to be drawn into the controversy, while calling the question of rejecting or accepting Rs 5 crore from Mumbai filmmakers working with Pakistani artistes as “hypothetical”.

The figure was arrived at a meeting on Saturday, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis mediating between Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director Karan Johar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who had threatened to block its release.

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    Jai Kumar
    Oct 24, 2016 at 9:31 am
    So o should we we Start selling our honour as well . Let us start taking contribution from our red light workers.lt;br/gt;What kind of blood flows in your veins
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      Mousumi
      Oct 24, 2016 at 6:18 am
      Army and the welfare of army should be kept out of politics...its shame for all of us!
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        Sona
        Oct 24, 2016 at 5:42 am
        Waooo what a explenation for gost.
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          abdul
          Oct 24, 2016 at 7:52 am
          Take 10 crores from the each of the Khans and people like OM Puri too
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            Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
            Oct 24, 2016 at 3:31 am
            There are veterans funds and donations even in the richest army in the world - The USA Army.
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              abraham
              Oct 24, 2016 at 11:01 am
              The soul's of Martyred Indian Soldiers will pardon you,if you are Indian for comparing the sacrifice of soldiers to the Nation with by pulling the red light workers in this issue.
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                malik
                Oct 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm
                Buhahahahaha 5 crore for one stani actor lol new bollywood. Menu
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                  Diplomat
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 6:02 am
                  There is a National Defense Fund which is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces. This fund is active since almost 1971 and holds significant amount of money according to Govt's own website. Why this new fund "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties" necessary and how it is different from NDF? Needs some more insight.
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                    AlsoIndian
                    Oct 24, 2016 at 11:02 am
                    Here is a serious problem with the political parties playing the gimmicks .... just to show that they care for the SECURITY of the nation - as if they are on the frontier fighting all the wars--- and the senseless people falling prey to it. First of all, what happens on the Indo-Pak border are minor conflicts very common when the neighbours are rivals. The total fatalities in year at the border is less than the people die on the Indian streets each day. That is not defame or insult the army. On the contrary, 3500 children die each day in India due to hunger. That's not a problem? What a cold blooded lot we are!
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                      AlsoIndian
                      Oct 24, 2016 at 10:38 am
                      Indian has the highest number of bilionaires in Asia. What did they pay?
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                        AlsoIndian
                        Oct 24, 2016 at 11:03 am
                        We are a country with the highest number of people living below poverty line and more thatn 3500 children die each due to hunger. We have more than 12 million people as bonded labours working like slaves but we are so cruel that we don't even consider this as a problem - forget about solving it. We have been labelled as the worst country in which to be a women, but that goes to deaf ears. Instead we start questioning these figures. We have the highest number of most polluted rivers and cities in the world, but we don't think this is a problem. Our vegetables have toxins that are upto 1500 percent higher than the maximum allowed limits, but nobody worries about this. But we are easily fooled by our politicians in the name of religion.
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                          jadslj
                          Oct 25, 2016 at 4:40 am
                          If it is brokered, then why don't film makers put a video footage of the "brokerage" in media and slap charges of intimidation? Why do they have to fear? The soldiers take the bullets fearlessly, is it not the duty of these business men to stand by ethics and not cooperate in corruption? and put the concerned politicians in legal brackets? . . . The problem is that the businessmen in India are least bothered of corruption .. . such film makers shall get double blow . .. give the hafta and also flop the box office. . can people cooperate .. will democracy work .. . We the people do not want the hooligans to remind the duty of film makers and then brokerage the for the same duty. SO ultimately, you see a pak actor on screen for paying a surcharge on a ticket . . ..bhai bewakoof public hi dekhegee ise. . .aur film hi chalegee!!
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                            ARUN DASS
                            Oct 24, 2016 at 2:43 am
                            hey wrongly I made " thumbs up " , please cancel
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                              ARUN DASS
                              Oct 24, 2016 at 2:45 am
                              its like PENALTY ON ANTI-NATIONAL
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                                CR DEB
                                Oct 24, 2016 at 4:25 am
                                What is the difference between the money extorted by abductors/dons and this 5 crore? It is as if one commits a crime and then offers money for relief!
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                                  Alwin David
                                  Oct 24, 2016 at 7:53 am
                                  Where are those patriotics who talk a lot but not ready to give a phuti kaudi.
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                                    Mukesh Vora
                                    Oct 24, 2016 at 9:30 am
                                    Acchi dalali ki hai Karan ki . What he will be earning by deliberate DRAMA with the help of Raj is not mentioned .
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                                      KB
                                      Oct 24, 2016 at 7:51 am
                                      only 1.4 Cr, the people are writing here, it should have been crossed 100 croores
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                                        Who is
                                        Oct 24, 2016 at 1:37 am
                                        Are you Raj Thokrey ?
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                                          Who is
                                          Oct 24, 2016 at 1:34 am
                                          How do you expect blessing from extortion money? That’s being done by terrorist for a long time. So how do we define terrorism? What a shameful chapter for INDIA.
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                                            Who is
                                            Oct 24, 2016 at 1:44 am
                                            MNS leader's new name - Roj Thokreey
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