Havaldar Ashok Kumar Chauhan, on fast-unto-death over the One Rank One Pension issue, is taken to the hospital after his health deteriorated in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Two ex-servicemen joined the veteran, who is now hospitalised, in the hunger strike to demand the implementation of 'One Rank One Pension' initiative to be launched by the government, amid speculation that the scheme may be announced this week. Havaldar (retd) Ashok Singh Chauhan, was taken to the Army Research and Referral (R&R) hospital after suffering from 'muscle atrophy', becoming the second veteran in as many days to be hospitalised.Havaldar (retd) Major Singh, who is also on hunger strike since August 16, refused medical check-up.
Meanwhile, two more veterans, Major (retd) Pyar Chand and Naik (retd) Uday Singh Rawat, joined the fast-unto-death protest, which entered its ninth day on Tuesdau, at Jantar Mantar.
The protest at Jantar Mantar has been continuing for the past 73 days.
The developments came as speculation mounted that government might announce the OROP by August 28, the golden jubilee of the 1965 War with Pakistan.
(the hindustan times)