On Monday evening, a video of a BSF jawan went viral on the Internet. In the video, the army-man named Tej Bahadur Yadav gave out shocking details about the food that is usually served to them throughout the day.
He starts off saying that they from 6 in the morning till 6 in the evening and for the whole day, they aren’t allowed to sit. But that isn’t the shocking part. He alleged that they aren’t given proper food for the amount of work and effort they put in to save the country at the border.
“We only get a parantha and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or butter or jam. For lunch, we get dal. This dal has nothing but turmeric and salt. How is a jawan expected to do his duty like this? From morning to evening we work, standing in all weather conditions. No matter the rain, no matter the snow, in all
conditions we do our duty, but neither the media nor any minister pay heed to our problems,” he said in the video.
The heartbreaking video has been viwed and shared by millions and Bollywood actors like Varun Dhawan, Riteish Deshmukh and Farhan Akhtar have come out in support of the jawans.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 10, 2017
Riteish tweeted, “This is incredibly shocking…Our army is our pride…this jawan is definitely voicing for many am sure. #Salute him for standing up.”
On the other hand, Farhan had a strong message for all political parties as well.
Please let’s address this issue immediately.. without politicising it and without
villifying this jawan for speaking up. https://t.co/8q4imWhvoo
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 10, 2017