We have concluded the thirteenth day of the relay hunger strike. The fasting at Jantar Mantar continued today with volunteers from MANSA, BHIKKIWIND & ABOHAR in Punjab consisting of an officer and eighteen JCO/OR.
Nagrota in Himachal Pradesh was added to the list of protesting centres, the strength at Jantar Mantar crossed 250 with fifty officers and over 271 JCO/OR being present.
UFESM HAS DECIDE TO DEDICATE SUNDAY 28 JUN AS A COMMEMORATIVE DAY IN MEMORY OF ANOTHER GREAT VETERAN Fd Marshal SFHJ Manekshaw, MC, padma vibhushan, ADC on his eighth death anniversary. Large number of veterans are expected to come and pay homage to this great captain of War who was treated shabbily by the establishment. We invoke his blessings for this on going struggle.
COME ONE COME ALL. As a tribute to the great leader several "Generals" will sit on hunger strike alongwith others.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
On a personal intervention by GOC-in-C Hq Western Command the question of boycotting government sponsored or organized functions has been reviewd by UFESM. It has been decided that in defference to the Army Cdr's request for attendance at the function on the '65 war being organized by HQ Western Command, all veterans are advised to attend the same albiet with black arm bands as a mark of protest for the delay in OROP . This arrangement has the approval of the Army Cdr. Notwithstanding the above this arrangement will be effective across the board for all service related functions involving veterans till 15 July 2015, when the matter will be reviewd again bu UFESM. The instructions regarding government functions remain unchanged.,
Col Anil Kaul, VrC Veteran
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