A retired military jawan died throughout the protest in Gandhinagar on Tuesday, allegedly after being manhandled by police. Later, lots of of military jawans gathered and protested until late at evening on the Gandhinagar Civil hospital the place the physique of the jawan had been saved.
The sufferer Kanji Bhai Mothalia, a 72-year-old military veteran, died on Tuesday afternoon, allegedly after the police manhandled the ex-army jawans who had been agitating in opposition to the state authorities over their 14 pending calls for.
Nima Jitendra, an ex-army man and one of many leaders of the protest whereas on their strategy to the civil hospital, advised ANI, “We had a different 14 demands from the Government of Gujarat and some of them were accepted but the government has not formally announced any of those. So we restarted to protest today morning after which the state government instructed the police to start lathi charge on us during which one of our colleagues got hit on the chest and died while being treated.”
He added, “Now we are going to take the dead body to the civil hospital and will enter the Sachivalay with it.”
After this, lots of of ex-army males reached the civil Hospital the place the postmortem was being completed and sat exterior the PM room and denying to take the physique of the deceased till critical motion was taken in opposition to the police officer who allegedly manhandled the ex-army males together with the Kanji Bhai.
One of the sons of the Kanji Bhai is alleged to be working with the Gujarat Police as a driver and therefore, the retired Army jawans claimed that he was being pressurized to take the physique and carry out the ultimate rights of his father, whereas the opposite son demanded that justice, after which he would take the physique.
Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor too reached the spot and confirmed his help in direction of the retired military jawans. Later throughout the evening, AAP chief Isudan Gadhvi and Gopal Italia too visited the agitating jawans.
Somehow the police officers satisfied the household of the ex-army man and the household agreed to take the physique.
Another protest chief Hitendrasinh Nimawat acknowledged, “After the son (family) of the deceased agreed to take the body, we have nothing to say. But yes, it is very painful for us that one of us has died. But we are still going to fight for our rights and we will go to Sachivalay and keep protesting.”
The postmortem has been completed and the report is awaited.
The retired troopers have been protesting at common intervals in opposition to the state authorities for his or her long-pending calls for. Some of their calls for embrace authorities jobs for one member of the household of every martyr, strict implementation of reservations in state jobs from Class 1 to 4 for retired defence personnel, martyrs’ memorial in Gandhinagar, agricultural land for retired Army personnel as per guidelines, precedence whereas issuing or renewing a gun licence, and elimination of contract system in jobs supplied to former defence personnel.
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