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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