Virender Sehwag wins the Internet with his tweet on BSF jawan’s video

People lauded him for being vocal about the issue.

By: Trends Desk | Published:January 10, 2017 8:36 pm
Virender Sehwag tweets in support of BSF jawan Virender Sehwag tweets in support of BSF jawan

On January 8, videos of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav deployed across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir have gone viral on social media in which he showed the deplorable conditions in which the soldiers are expected to live. In the videos, he complained about the food they get which includes half-cooked chapatis and pulses. While he doesn’t blame the government, he sheds light on the corrupt practices of the senior officers.

“The Indian government provides everything. The stores are full. But all that goes to the market. Where it goes and who sells them should be investigated. I appeal to the honourable Prime Minister to get this investigated,” he said.

Home Ministry officials said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Union Home Secretary to immediately seek a report from the BSF and take appropriate action. In a tweet, Singh said, “I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan’s plight. I have asked the HS to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action.”

The BSF officer reportedly said that Yadav had faced disciplinary proceedings previously on various charges, including “alcohol abuse”.

However, if what he claims is true then the matter indeed needs to be taken seriously and this is what cricketer Virender Sehwag said in a tweet which went viral. He even started a hashtag #Food4Soldiers which picked up on social media.

“Whatever said and done,our Soldiers and Farmers need to be taken better care of. Proper food needs to reach them all.#Food4Soldiers,” he wrote.

People lauded him for being vocal about the issue.

Not just Sehwag, other sportsmen also tweeted in support of the BSF constable.

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    Pat
    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:21 am
    Investigate also the officers may make false allegat
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      Pat
      Jan 11, 2017 at 1:24 am
      Investigate the officer may make false allegations against the poor jawans ; God save our country and jawans from demons from both sides.
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        Ashwin
        Jan 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm
        Should we now doubt the same motto behind the scheme - support our soldiers where an account number with bank details are circulating in INDIA now. Income tax department shud raid such officials and bring them in front of public.
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          kumud puri
          Jan 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm
          sad that even if all abuse claimed by the Hon. BSF the pics and video show a different story but as usual politicians get away free be it any party no change till we as citizens make that change but is it possible or are we going to still let them rule us
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            sacchadesi
            Jan 11, 2017 at 5:09 am
            When its Modi, no one cares blame him. Only blame 'officers'.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When its others, it's the politician.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Wah re brave hearts of cricket. What bravery.
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              mayank
              Jan 12, 2017 at 11:34 am
              wid tej bahadur.....
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                sendil
                Jan 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                How is it possible for jawans to use cell phone and record what is happening in the camps..does it not jeopardise and compromise their own security..
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                  Sandy Verughese
                  Jan 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm
                  Its very sad and not acceptable if the soldiers from any stream be Army, BSF, CRPF, CISF, Navy or Airforce been treated the way its shown on the video as they are far away from their family serving me and you. Really very sad to see this atleast in our Country.
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