Tripta Thapar, mother of Kargil martyr Captain Vijyant Thapar, on Saturday tied rakhis on wrists of ex-servicemen, who are protesting against the delay in implementation of the One Rank, One Policy (OROP), at Jantar Mantar here.
She also expressed her disappointment over the delay in the implementation of OROP.
“I hope my rakhi gives double strength to my brothers…Concerned people are just not bothered. Is this what ex-servicemen deserve? I’m saddened,” Tripta said.
Retired military personnel had yesterday boycotted the government’s celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of India’s 1965 war with Pakistan and expressed displeasure at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s failure to give a concrete decision on OROP.
Parrikar had earlier hinted at the possibility of the government approving the OROP scheme for retired armed forces personnel, but did not give any concrete ruling on the matter.
One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three-million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country.
It seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel, who retire at the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement.