On the issue of OROP, Brig Gupta said that with the issue of government notification on the subject the issue is settled and there is no need to protest by a section of the veterans.
BJP today said here that some ex-servicemen’s bid to burn their gallantry medals was condemnable and an insult to the nation. “The burning of medals yesterday by a few veterans at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi is highly condemnable. It is an insult to the nation,” Convener of Ex-Servicemen Cell of BJP, Brig Anil Gupta told reporters here today. “Medals are awarded in recognition to the valour, distinguished service and difficult tenures in places like Siachen by the grateful nation and carry emotional value for the soldiers,” he said. On the issue of OROP, Brig Gupta said that with the issue of government notification on the subject the issue is settled and there is no need to protest by a section of the veterans. “Rather than thanking the Modi government for doing in one year which others could not do in 40 years, they have decided to adopt the path of confrontation,” he said. Brig Gupta said that by trying to burn these medals, they have not only hurt the majority of veterans but also insulted the sentiments of the entire nation. “A veteran wears his medals with pride even after retirement and treats them as a prized possession; hence, any disrespect to them is unacceptable,” he added.
2015 Kashmir Despatch