OROP suicide: Delhi HC to pronounce order on granting ‘martyr’ status to R K Grewal

The petition, filed by ex-paramilitary personnel Puranchand Arya, says that the granting of ‘martyr’ status will promote more suicides in the future for the sake of money.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2016 8:07 pm
orop, orop suicide, Ram Kishan Grewal, Ram Kishan Grewal suicide, orop martyr, army man suicide, one rank one pension, martyr status, india news The petitioner has also asked the court to frame guidelines for granting martyr status by both the state and central governments. (Source: File)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will pronounce its order on two separate pleas challenging the Delhi government’s decision to give Rs.1 crore compensation to his family and to grant martyr status to ex-army man Ram Kishan Grewal, who recently committed suicide in the national capital allegedly over his grievances on the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) issue. Advocate Avadh Kaushik has opposed the AAP government’s decision to declare Grewal a ‘martyr’.

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The petition, filed by ex-paramilitary personnel Puranchand Arya, says that the granting of ‘martyr’ status will promote more suicides in the future for the sake of money. The petitioner has also asked the court to frame guidelines for granting martyr status by both the state and central governments.

On November 4th, ex-serviceman Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at Janpath, allegedly over the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, triggering a political firestorm and leading to dramatic scenes in the capital today, with police detaining Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Police also detained some of Grewal’s family members, including his two sons, other retired servicemen and Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Kiran Chaudhary, who were held at different police stations in the city for a few hours before being allowed to leave.

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    D.Bahl
    Nov 15, 2016 at 9:03 am
    it is a sad day for Indian legal systems when the court judges become a body being influenced by political insutions. Then this judge will create the new definition giving an exact distinction between a martyr and suicide. This is really ridiculous to the extreme and this judge should be relieved from his services.
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    Kay Gee
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:07 am
    It is likely that family members will get 1 crore rupees in 1000 and 500 bills. Now, the money is outdated so one more person will beckme martyr.
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    jay desouza
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm
    People who instigated him or induced him to commit suicide, by awarding 1 crore, or helped him to take poison, should be arrested and prosecuted for the crime.
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    manu
    Nov 15, 2016 at 8:00 am
    ex-army man Ram Kishan Grewal COMMITTED suicide bcos of debt..even he lost his house and everything due to over debt...and not bcso of bank error of 5000 in his pension...y indianexpress is not publishing history of ex-army man Ram Kishan Grewal so that people will get real reason behind his death !!!
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    raju
    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:20 am
    I am also not betting my OROP amount as I authorised as per the OROP table so I am also eligible for suicide or what? how many times he had gone to SBI regarding he was not getting his OROP amount as he authorised or he had made any written complaint with the SBI (PDA's). First find out the route cause of the case then fight for his OROP.
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    tony
    Nov 15, 2016 at 6:39 am
    This matter has been used for narrow political gains by Mr Kejriwal and Rahul hi in most shameful way. If these public representatives and leaders behave in such shoddy manner, what you expect from general public?
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    Bharatvasi
    Nov 15, 2016 at 6:47 am
    Sir, may I request you to read Circular 555 on OROP and tell us how two Havildars with 21 years of service draw two different pensions. Just look at table 7 of the circular, if you do not know where to look and explain to us.
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    Ajay
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:30 am
    The martyrs are those who laid their lives protecting the integrity of the nation in the battle field not those who commit suicide for the sake of money to be given to their families.
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