War veterans protesting against OROP to set their medals on fire

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New Delhi, Nov 11: Days after the government announced the scheme for One Rank One Pension (OROP), ex-servicemen on Wednesday decided to set their medals on fire at Jantar Mantar objecting to the notification issued by the government earlier this week.

Over 2000 war veterans had returned their medals on Tuesday in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.

Also read: Over 2,000 war veterans return medals

OROP: Veterans to set medals on fire

The veterans claimed over 2000 of them have returned medals since their protest began in 2008 to press for OROP.

Veterans, who are behind the movement hit back at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his "unlike soldiers behaviour" remark aimed at them.

The agitators shot back at the BJP leader asking him to learn English to know meaning of the two words and asked him not to "lie" to his soldiers seeking their due rights.

(With PTI inputs)

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