Sports stars come out in support of BSF jawan’s video

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav posted videos highlighting their plight with undercooked or burnt food while also claiming corruption.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 10, 2017 2:44 pm

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Soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav in a video posted on Monday had shed light on the deplorable conditions that the defense forces live under. In the clip posted, he complained that they are not given enough to eat and supplies meant for them are taken away by “corrupt officers”.

Yadav, a BSF jawan, has been deployed across the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir and in the video he put across visuals of bad quality food that they receive and are even forced to go “empty stomach”. His allegations have led to an inquiry by the BSF even as some within the forces have called Yadav a “bad hat”.

There are four videos posted online on Facebook, the constable of the 29th battalion talks about

“We only get a ‘parantha’ and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or vegetables… we slog for 11 hours and at times we have to stand throughout the duty hours. For lunch, we get ‘dal’ (pulses) which only has ‘haldi’ (turmeric) and salt… with roti. This is the quality of the food we get… how can a jawan do his duty? I request the Prime Minister to get this probed… no one shows our plight,” Yadav said in the video.

Now with the videos going viral and getting plenty of media attention, sportspersons have also expressed their displeasure and concern over the treatment of the jawans.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had asked the HS for a report on the matter.

Signing off, Yadav says he does not know what will happen to him after the video reaches his superiors and that people must share them as much as possible.

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    Muhammad yaseen
    Jan 10, 2017 at 10:33 am
    Jo hamari hifazat ke liye apni jaan daw par lagate he unhe hum achcha khana bhi nahi khila sakte
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      Anil Thekkut
      Jan 10, 2017 at 10:36 am
      We have lot of corruption in Defence services as well, but our officers should not be allowed to swindle food of the Jawans. This is happening from ages and doesn't come out of the forces.
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        AM
        Jan 10, 2017 at 9:48 am
        These ministers must STOP asking for report. Go there, do the duty and eat the same food. Which officer in BSF will come forward and say in report the system is corrupt. It could be a fact that our soldiers might not be getting proper food. I doubt honest inquiry into this.
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          bhawani
          Jan 10, 2017 at 10:12 am
          Very true, nobody care for the jawans. Now we can proud that our BSF officer also behave like political parties. When some allegation came in light they are crying for the old fault of the jawan. they are killing our jawans. who need lt;br/gt;stan to do so.???
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            Sabyasachi Dutta
            Jan 10, 2017 at 11:22 am
            If it is true then strict action should be taken by the government against army officials. Nothing else to say.
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              Pooja Ghag
              Jan 10, 2017 at 11:27 am
              Government- Modi sir, please take action for this. This is really very sad.
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                GoZIp GoZip
                Jan 10, 2017 at 10:35 am
                could this be a plot by the enemy agencies to de-moralise the brave soldiers who are fighting for the country and sacrificing their lives ?
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                  Gudla Deepak
                  Jan 10, 2017 at 10:42 am
                  The way, the bureaucracy of our armed forces is trying to swept the w issue under carpet is completely deplorable. If that jawan really had a drinking habit, how he is still serving the armed forces. The authorities are only trying to protect their own image by maligning the image of the jawaan.
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                    kamal
                    Jan 10, 2017 at 9:28 am
                    Why don't bsf organize an anonymous opinion poll of jawans? The truth will come out. How can a subordinate jawan complain in front of his seniors. Its high time we protect this jawan from administrative highhandedness
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                      Krishna
                      Jan 10, 2017 at 11:27 am
                      Instead of targeting him, The higher officers should try to solve the issue.
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                        Anonymous
                        Jan 10, 2017 at 11:21 am
                        What is army jawan saying is true.I have myself met cook of the army while travelling who said that food prepared for the lower ranks are worst.Most of the officer will never want that truth should surface.Now he is being targeted for how he carried his mobile phone on duty.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He will be made a scapegoat and the real culprit will never be punished.
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                          Suraj
                          Jan 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm
                          Shame on BSF most corrupted force in the country. Plz dont join BSF.
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                            Manoj Joseph
                            Jan 10, 2017 at 10:37 am
                            Every word he said is true and I have seen these corruptions.
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                              Nitin
                              Jan 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm
                              It's really shame on us...our protectors our soldiers deserve good food n good facilities....alll behind this needs to be severely punished..
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                                S
                                Jan 10, 2017 at 10:22 am
                                Many of us are aware of what is going on in Defence Canteens. Most of the funds are swindled by corrupt persons. If any one takes it to higher-ups, as in the present case Court Martialled. There is a limit for swindling. The persons concerned should necessarily look into it and take appropriate steps. Let not the corruption not silence the voice of millions.
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                                  sandhya kumar
                                  Jan 10, 2017 at 11:28 am
                                  The jobs with highest responsibility are given lowest quality of food and facilities. This is the plight of our jawans who sacrifice everything ( their comfort, family) for the sake of our country. Sufficient nutritious food should be provided to keep them heathy. Who would like to send their children after knowing this? Hope the concerned authorities take proper measures and give jawans a livable life.
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                                    shabraj
                                    Jan 10, 2017 at 10:12 am
                                    I Love Indialt;br/gt;Pls support our Jawans for basic need
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                                      Manjunath.B.L.
                                      Jan 10, 2017 at 10:01 am
                                      We say Our Jawans are our real hero; Any leader in any country who does not care "A person sacrifices his life for others" is totally unfit to be in any position that he/she holds.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is very very easy to give big big lectures in front of general public; what is the use when our real heros are in pathetic condition? shame on those who are really responsible
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                                        ven
                                        Jan 10, 2017 at 10:33 am
                                        there are corrupt officals they must be removed and ensure that jawans get good quality of food bcoz they are protecting the country in abnormal conditions like severe cold.
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                                          V R Swamy
                                          Jan 10, 2017 at 11:22 am
                                          The media has to ensure that this Jawan is not being victimized by the 'babus'. Their first reaction itself is not positive.
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