Ex-servicemen to continue stir, end fast-unto-death

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A day after the central government announced it will implement the OROP scheme for the military, ex-servicemen said on Sunday they will continue their protest but end the fast-unto-death.

Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd), a key figure in the campaign seeking the implementation of One Rank One Pension, said though the government said it would implement the scheme, it needed to do more.

“The agitation will continue. We will intensify it further,” he told the media near the Jantar Mantar here, adding that not much money was required to fulfill their remaining demands.

“Only Rs.30 crore would be needed,” he said.

He said the protesting ex-servicemen would call off their fast-unto-death but continue the relay hunger strike.

He also said that rallies of ex-servicemen would be organised across the country on September 12.

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