MY DEAR VETERANS (PBORs) PLEASE THINK OVER
DO THE EXSM & THEIR WIDOWS NEED LIQUOR ? WHO ASKED FOR IT ?
I am fully aware that the subject is a delicate one. But then, I don’t want my community to get ruined in the ugly designs of some few bureaucrats. Yes. Time has come for us to debate. Let us frankly speak. Do we need liquor? Do you like the widows of our unfortunate brothers drink the liquor issued by the Canteen ? or do you like them to sell the liquor to someone else on higher price for their livelihood ? Do you encourage such life for our brothers and sisters ? If we all sincerely answer these questions, the answer will be ‘NO’. We don’t need the liquor at all. We never asked for it.
Instead, we all need is better re-employment opportunities, better pension, good health care, better education for our children, supply of essential commodities like rice, atta, cooking oil, cooking gas etc., etc., at reasonable prices through some means. Then why at all the Government is selling these liquor to the ex-servicemen and their widows ?
You all will be surprised to know that while thousands and thousands of ex-servicemen (including many retired Generals) (never in the history of Indian ex-servicemen movement for the last 60 years) and their families are sitting on a relay hunger strike from 16.12.2008 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi (Today is the 110th day) demanding One Rank One Pension, the ex-servicemen canteens suddenly increased the liquor quota uniformly to all the widows from 2 units to 3 units from 1.1.2009. Now can you imagine why I took out the issue now ? While we all are demanding better pension, they are offering more liquor quota for widows, that too by reducing the quota of serving soldiers. Can you now imagine the intention behind this ? This is as good as a master throwing sweetened bread to a barking dog when it tries to protect his own house. There is a deliberate attempt by vested interests to mislead these 2 million ex-servicemen. My dear veterans please think it over. Don’t fall prey to these pirates.
Let us join together under one banner i.e. Indian Ex-servicemen Movement and take a decision either to accept or reject this offer of liquor for our future well being. For the well being of a community, the decision of the majority will rule. Therefore, it is the time for our great organization to take some tough decision in this matter for the achievement of our goals. (The views expressed in this mail mainly applicable to 95% PBORs and their families, which is 90% of the total ex-servicemen population) If the officers feel it other way, they may kindly neglect this issue.