Burnt paranthas and plain lentils, BSF jawans FB post opens ugly side of a soldier’s life

Srinagar: The soldiers fighting at the border risk their lives to safeguard the honour of the country. But, Facebook posts of a Border Security Force jawan has brought out in open the way these jawan are treated in return to their service.

Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan of 29th battallion has uploaded videos on the social networking sites to show the poor quality of food that is served to the jawans.

Yadav, who is these days posted in Jammu and Kashmir, in a series of Facebook posts, has said that the government has been doing enough to provide the security forces with essential items, but it is the BSF officials who are indulged in wrong doings.

In the videos, Yadav is seen accusing the high-ranking officers of selling the items being provided by the government to fill their pockets.

Yadav is seen questioning the nation as to how a person who eats such pathetic meal can perform for 10 to 11 hours in harsh conditions. One of the videos shows the breakfast of the jawans, which is only ‘paranthas’ without any pickle or butter and tea. The lentil served for lunch has only salt and turmeric and no spices in it.

The jawan then appeals to the nation to share the video as much as possible so that the government takes appropriate action. The BSF jawan wants the government to order a CBI or NIA probe into the charges leveled by him.

It is learnt that a DIG-level officer has been asked to probe all the allegations and Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Home Secretary to look into the matter and seek a report from the BSF.



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