Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Says Army donation Is Voluntary

Reprimanding MNS for demanding a donation of Rs. 5 crore for the army from the filmmakers casting Pakistani artistes in their movies, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the concept is basically of voluntary donation and not catching anyone’s neck. Parrikar said the army battle casualty fund is a voluntary donation because many people in India have been requesting to donate on their own to the jawans and martyrs. The Defence Minister’s reaction came after many serving and retired army officers expressed their displeasure over the MNS’ demand from the filmmakers. The MNS’ conditions were accepted in a meeting between filmmaker Karan Johar, Producers Guild of India president Mukesh Bhatt and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis last week.