Days after the video of a BSF jawan slamming the abysmal food served to soldiers went viral, another video by a CRPF jawan has surfaced. In the video, the jawan alleges discrimination in the facilities given to soldiers of the Army and of the CRPF.
In the nearly three-minute video, Jeet Singh, a 26-year-old from Mathura currently deployed at Mount Abu, sends a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help.
"What are the duties that the CRPF jawans don't do? From Lok Sabha elections, Rajya Sabha elections and even the smaller gram panchayat elections to VIP security, VVIP security, Parliament House, airports, temples, mosque, gurudwaras, there's no place where Central Reserve Police Force jawans haven't given their contribution," he states.
But despite doing all this, he continues, there is a vast difference in the facilities provided to the Indian Army and those given to the CRPF.
He goes on to say that even government school teachers draw salaries of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000. They also get to be home and celebrate all festivals throughout the year. "But we jawans are constantly performing our duties – someone in Chhattisgarh, someone in the forests of Jharkhand and someone in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. The jawan neither gets any welfare nor timely leaves. There's no one to understand our problems."
He then points out the difference in facilities. "Don't we deserve all this? The Army has pension, our pension has been stopped. When we leave our jobs 20 years later, what will we do then? We don't have the ex-servicemen quota, we don't get canteen facilities, we don't get medical facilities, but we get the most work to do. We have no problem with the facilities that the Army gets, they should get it. But why discriminate against us? We should also be getting them."
Before the video ends, Jeet Singh asks people who agree with his views to spread the video as much as they can.
Jeet's brother, Satyapal Singh, told the The Times of India that he often complained of the poor-quality food that they were served in the force.