Ex-army jawan protesting over OROP allegedly commits suicide in Delhi, Parrikar asks for details

Ex-servicemen have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for over a year now, demanding the implementation of OROP.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 2:15 pm
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An ex-serviceman protesting against the anomalies in the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, allegedly committed suicide in New Delhi late Tuesday night. Identified as Ram Kishen Grewal, the former army jawan purportedly left a suicide note saying that he is taking his life due to the delay in meeting the demands of the army veterans. He is reported to have consumed poison in the lawns behind Jawahar Bhawan.

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Police told PTI that he, along with some other ex-servicemen, was in the process of submitting a memorandum to the Defence Ministry over the issue of OROP. According to his friends, Grewal had been upset over the issue for sometime. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is reported to have asked for details about the incident from the department of ex-servicemen welfare.

suicide_paper_759 The memorandum the ex-army jawan wrote in regard to One Rank One Pension (OROP)

Garehwal’s son told news agency ANI that his father had called them and informed about his decision to commit suicide because the ‘government had failed’ to fulfill their demands related to OROP. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to visit the Grewal family in Haryana. He targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suicide of an ex-serviceman here, saying both farmers and soldiers were ending their lives in his regime.

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“Both farmers and soldiers are committing suicide in Modi Raj. That means the Prime Minister is lying that OROP has been implemented. Why would Ram Kishan ji have committed suicide if OROP was being implemented?” Kejriwal said on Twitter.

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    Tinku
    Nov 3, 2016 at 3:49 am
    Rohit Vemula Suicide: Investigate if he was Dalit lt;br/gt;Akhlaq Lynching: Investigate Meat lt;br/gt;Ram Kishan Grewal Suicide: Investigate his Mental State
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      SubbuI
      Nov 2, 2016 at 7:14 am
      NALAYAK AND JOOTH KI SOUDAGAR N MODI. IS THIS THE ACCHE DIN YOU PROMISED TO FOOL US? YESTERDAY ONLY YOU ONLY YOU BOASTED OF IMPLEMENTED DROP TO JAWAN. YOU THE MOST WHITEST LAIR..YOU DID MAUT KI SAUDAGARI AND BECAME GUJARATH RULER. YOU DID JOOTH OUR SAPNON KI SOUDHAGIRI AND BECAME DELHI RULER.STILL YOU CONTINUE JAWAN KI KHOON AND MAUT KI I. BAGWAN TUJE KABHI MAAF NAHI KAREGA!lt;br/gt;YOU ARE DISINTEGRATING KASHMIR. BLINDING,KILLING AND BURNING THEIR SCHOOLS BY YOU SANGHI GOONS.WE PRAY GOD TO PUNISH YOU AND PUNISH YOU FAST
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        SubbuI
        Nov 2, 2016 at 7:25 am
        Typos in my below comment :-lt;br/gt;OROP not DROPlt;br/gt;Addition to my below coment:-lt;br/gt;NEED OF THE HOUR IS BJP/RSS MUKTH BHARATH AT ANY COST BEFORE OUR COUNTRY DISINTEGRATE BY THE DEVISIVE AND DISTRUCTIVE AGENDAlt;br/gt;ONLY ALTERNATE SOLUTION IS ALL SECULAR ANS SENSIBLE PARTYS AND GROUPS MUST JOIN TOGETHER AND THROW NALAYAK N MODI, GANGSTER EX CONVICT GUNDA SHAH CONTROLED GOVERNMENT ASAP
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          Arindam Banerjee
          Nov 2, 2016 at 9:02 am
          Hope Modiot dies a dogs death
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            module
            Nov 2, 2016 at 10:01 am
            ONE RANK MANY PENSION been implemented. But not OROP. PM and DM could have solved with OROP, but they listen too much Bureaucrat These Bureaucrats got everything from 7th PC, but it is not yet given to Arm Forces. All are doing politics, instead of doing it timely. People never forgets good works, it remains their heart.
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              alok pandey
              Nov 2, 2016 at 9:10 am
              This OROP is aready been implemented, dont know why he committed a suicide even though DM Manohar Parikar told the few anamolies will get sorted out asap. It seems people are getting impatient and too much expectations from this Govt. We dont deserve good governance and we are bound to rule by Congress who did nothing except looting India.
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                Arvind
                Nov 2, 2016 at 11:31 am
                Armed Forces do not care to compare Congress and BJP. Most of the the reduction after winning 1971 war was done by IAS Babus and it was unjustified as they increased everything for themselves. The repercussions will be serious. No nation in the world does this to its Armed Forces except INDIA.
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                  Arvind
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 11:27 am
                  Even if the PM and DM have good intention of giving OROP the IAS and allied bureaucracy does not. They have declared war on the Armed Forces even to the extent of disobeying the PMO direction on rank equivalence. Declaring a Babu war on the Armed Forces is just fine for clerks. The Armed Forces will end the war for the Babu, that is their bread and butter and the country will suffer for it. No nation in the world equates its civil service pay, allowances, and pensions with their civil admins except INDIA and we are fighting a continuous war on Islamic terrorism.
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                    Anil
                    Nov 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                    No such drama or protests or crying for the MP policeman, killed 2 days back by the 8 anti-nationals by AAPtards and Congis ?
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                      abd
                      Nov 2, 2016 at 8:32 am
                      Soldiers are sacred whether own or enemy as they lay their life for mother land.They deserve much more what govt is doing for them. Sad incident.
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                        Abdul Sami
                        Nov 2, 2016 at 7:22 am
                        Propoa of one thing in reality other thing, please do not take advice from such manitors in the government mr modi. Thery of truth must be followed be it politics, matter of triple talak or u iform civil code etc etc. But still SUICIDE is not any solution, it might be just result of emtional verbal doses.
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                          debasish
                          Nov 2, 2016 at 5:44 am
                          that was committed from an utter frustration.....i salute the jawan who had sacrified his youth to serve the motherland and then went on starving, craving for his rights.....such sad story of the largest democracy of the world is available with each and every jawan and their families.....
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                            Girija Nandini
                            Nov 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm
                            In fact it is not understood why Modi Govt did not materialise OROP in though it implemented it partially.Secondly it consuted an one man commission to submit its report with in a six months but where is the report of commission?It is known to every one that the Pay and pension of Defence personnel,specially the lower ranks is very pitiable if some one think rationally the noble service and hardship they undergo.The soldiers spend their youth - the most crucial period of their life in defence and it is the sacrosanct duty of the country to reward them adequately.Though senior ranks of armed forces get good employment after retirement,ex servicemen in lower ranks have to depend upon their pension only.As they remain away from their home for a very long period that too with frequent transfers and movement,they find extreme difficulty in their resettelement.It is a sad fact that case of ex servicemen ,specially at lower ranks is not taken in to consideration properly.
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                              ASHOK KUMAR
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 7:53 am
                              400% increase of ry for Delhi MLAs, 200% for President and Vie President, 100% for MPs etc., and Rs 385 for Subedar Major after OROP after struggle of 40 years to get OROP. This speaks volumes of love and affection of Modi for Indian soldiers.
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                                Really?
                                Nov 2, 2016 at 7:01 am
                                OROP was not in place since decades. . this is decades of frustration piled up . . people were alive earlier also and they respectfully live their lives. It is just wrong incitement of congi. ret@ rd and uneducated decision . . . Why cannot the family members convince him or pacify him .. he is was not somebody who was not at all getting his pensions . .like many retired sarakari servants of various ranks. Of course his contributions were precsious and we pray for him, but such short tempered exit is not good. The ehy blame only current govt.? . .count the pension years in NDA govt. too .. definitely the pension years in INC govt. must be more than NDA. When the deal isalready cracked . .OROP is already under implementation in stages . . . what was the fuss about? . .misinformation?
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                                  Really?
                                  Nov 2, 2016 at 7:09 am
                                  eyewash? . . . orop was stuck for 20years because citizens of India are not paying taxes whihc are used to pay security bills .. govt is just like society secretary which handles account . . and if you really need to blame govt. . .was the current party in govt. seat since past 20 years .. .. gas mat chhoda karo yaar . . .jagiankitrahulanddeba
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                                    Eminent Indian
                                    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:35 am
                                    #PakStandsWithKejriwal : This Trend of stan say it all. Its ISI plan to kill Veteran in Delhi in Cold blood. NIA and IB should investigate Phone call and Bank accounts of Kejriwal.
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                                      Eminent Indian
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 11:54 am
                                      #PakStandsWithKejriwal : This Trend of stan say it all. Its ISI plan to kill Veteran in Delhi in Cold blood. NIA and IB should investigate Phone call and Bank accounts of Kejriwal..
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                                        Eminent Indian
                                        Nov 2, 2016 at 7:46 am
                                        All Topiwala Gunda and goons of Delhi should be put in Jail before they kill more innocent people.. lt;br/gt;Its not suicide its Pre-planned Murder by Topiwala goons in Delhi in broad daylight.
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                                          Eminent Indian
                                          Nov 2, 2016 at 11:55 am
                                          But for Muslims Quran and prophet comes first and country comes later.. please first accept your country as religion then talk
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                                            Eminent Indian
                                            Nov 2, 2016 at 8:09 am
                                            CBI and NIA should investigate any hidden facts and involvement of any Party like AAP behind forcing him to suicide... lt;br/gt;SC should also monitor this suicide issue for any involvement of Topiwala Goons.
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