“Half-baked chapatis and inedible daal are the meal which our jawans get in their lunch”. In a really heart melting video shared by a BSF Jawan, expressing his pain how badly they are being treated in the country by none other than the administration.
A day after a Jawan deployed in Jammu and Kashmir alleged that troops are served very poor quality food, the BSF on Tuesday alleged that the soldier had a difficult past and that right from the start of service, has needed regular counselling.
The BSF accused the soldier being an “alcoholic and a habitual offender”.
“He (Yadav) has four bad entries in his 20 years of service, hence, wasn’t promoted which can be cause of frustration,” DIG BSF MDS Mann said.
Showing the real colour behind the curtains, the BSF jawan on Monday shared a total of three videos.
The videos expose the dismal state of affairs in the Armed forces and the struggle of our soldiers who survive there in such conditions everyday because of the “corrupt practices” of their own officers.
It shows that our jawans not only face violations, threats across the border but are also subjected to humiliation and insult by insiders and when it comes to their daily meals which are both substandard and insufficient.
In fact, many times they have to sleep empty stomach.
Due to scare of strict punishment by their senior officers, usually Army or paramilitary jawans don’t speak against them. But the extreme humiliation forced a Jawan Tej Bahadur of 29 battalion to come out with his hardships he had to face.
While we are told that Army provides best of food items to our jawans, ironically a completely different picture emerged in the video of Bahadur.
“It must be looking very beautiful in the picture. But I want to tell you that our condition here is very pathetic. In these difficult conditions, we are honestly doing our duty. But what we are not getting sufficient food to eat. How can we do our duty then?” Bahadur questions in the video. One can imagine what must be going through the minds of jawans while being served such a distasteful meal.
In another video, the 40-year-old soldier, carrying a rifle, expressed that “This is the quality of the food we get… we are on duty for 11 hours in the snow and at times we have to stand throughout… how can a jawan do his duty? ” Often, he claims, jawans go to bed on an empty stomach.
The videos which have gone viral is immensely affecting young aspirants to think before joining the armed forces.
Soon after the video went viral, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered an inquiry into the BSF constable’s allegations.
I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan’s plight. I have asked the HS to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 9, 2017
According to the Reports of Kashmir Reader, after the videos the soldier has been shifted from the Line of Control (LoC) to the headquarters of his 29 battalion in Poonch.