While speaking exclusively to Republic TV, Major General (retd.) Satbir Singh said, “voice of soldiers can not be throttled.” “We will continue to protest but we will ask the government for a place where we can do that with honour dignity and respect,” Singh added.
Satbir Singh also said that the Delhi police did not give them any reason or explanation for the detention.
Earlier on Monday, armed with an NGT order banning protests and dharnas around the historic Jantar Mantar, the police and civic officials demolished tents and makeshift structures set up by ex-servicemen protesting there demanding implementation of the One Rank-One Pension scheme. The former servicemen have been protesting there for the past more than two years and the police said the exercise was carried out after the October 5 order of the National Green Tribunal.