A video has gone viral on social media, which has prompted an immediate inquiry by the BSF Authorities. In the video, an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, who has been deployed in occupied Jammu and Kashmir shamed Prime Minister Modi’s government by sharing the deplorable conditions they have to face at the border.
In a video shared on the social media site – Facebook, BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav made public the bitter truth about the senior officials, alleging them of selling off supplies that are meant for the troops, which often forces them to go to bed on an empty stomach.
“Governments change, but our situation doesn’t change… We only get a paratha and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or vegetables… we slog for 11 hours and at times we have to stand throughout the duty hours. For lunch, we get ‘dal’ (pulses) which only has ‘haldi’ (turmeric) and salt… with roti. This is the quality of the food we get… how can a jawan do his duty?” Yadav said.
“I request the Prime Minister to get this probed… no one shows our plight,” he said.
The soldier also voiced fears for disciplinary action against him for bringing forth the truth.
In response to the video, BSF said in a tweet, “BSF is highly sensitive to the welfare of tps(troops). Individual aberrations, if any, are enquired into. A senior officer has already rchd (reached) the location.”