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OROP suicide: PIL filed against Kejriwal govt for granting 'martyr' status to Ram Kishan Grewal

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Delhi High Court against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government for bestowing 'martyr' status on the deceased ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 05, 2016 18:24 IST ]
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A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Delhi High Court against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government for bestowing 'martyr' status on the deceased ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal.

Grewal had  committed suicide over alleged discrepancy in the implementation of the  One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

The petition, filed by ex-paramilitary personnel Puranchand Arya, says that the ‘martyr’ status will promote more suicides in future for money.

The petitioner has also asked the court to frame  guidelines for granting martyr status by both the state and central governments. 

On Thursday, Kejriwal government had declared Grewal a ‘martyr’ and announced  Rs 1 crore as compensation to his kin.

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