Supreme Court Reprimands Indian Union Government: Stop treating Army people like Beggars!

Last updated on Apr 1, 2010

Posted on Apr 1, 2010

I had written a series of articles earlier on how Indian Government and people have mistreated the Indian Defense personnel.  Now comes the verdict from the highest court in India – Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Government to “Stop treating army men like ‘beggars”.  In their comments while passing an order with respect to the salaries and emoluments, the Supreme Court said:

“If a person goes to any part of Delhi and sits for begging, he will earn Rs 1000 every day and you are offering a pittance of Rs 1000 per month for a man who fought for the country in the high altitudes and whose arm was amputated?
“Is this the way you treat those brave army officers? It is unfortunate that you are treating them like beggars,” a bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and A K Patnaik said in verbal comments while passing the order.

It puts the tragedy of the Indian Army personnel and their families very starkly.

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