Monday, February 6, 2012


Ex-servicemen seek 'one rank-one pension'
LUDHIANA: A meeting of 16 ex-servicemen organizations was held at Circuit House in the city on Sunday. 

Appealing to central government, the organizations raised the demand of 'One rank-One pension'. Ex-servicemen from the district participated in the meet that was chaired by president of Shiromani Akali Dal and ex-servicemen wing engineer 
Gurjinder Singh Sidhu.

Some days ago a meeting of presidents of all ex-servicemen organizations was held in Chandigarh and resolved to come together on a common platform and raise their demands. 

While addressing the ex-servicemen, president of All India Brotherhood Organization 
Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Kahlon said the central government should regard the contribution of ex-servicemen for the welfare and development of the nation and pay attention to their demands. 

He said like other organizations they could also block roads, stop trains and they also go on hunger strikes but they don't want to adopt any such means to fulfil their demands. ''If our demands are not fulfilled, we will have to intensify the protest and the government will be responsible for it,'' Brigadier Kahlon said. 

He also urged the ex-servicemen to join the rally of ex-servicemen movement under General R Kadian which would be held on March 6 at New Delhi.