Defence Personnel need to be treated with full respect they deserve
In a press release Brig. K.G. Behl (Retd.), Patron, Dehradun Ex-Services League stated that a number of calls have receipt where defence personnel have expessed their resentment over various incidents taking place at different places where the status of defence personnel has been lowered by filling cases against them which are unwarranted. In some cases remarks have been made as if they are not carrying out their duties properly, and even courts have been misinformed of the facts. Off late it has been observed that a number of cases have come to light, where the defence personnel are being treated as they are required to be as per the code of conduct and the respect they are supposed to be given and remarks are being passed which are below their dignity. Since they are disciplined persons they do not react immediately but do feel hurt on such incidents. It is no wonder that even some of the serving officers have moved the court to express their resentment on remarks made by certain officials and get suitable orders passed against the culprits.
Similarly recently in NOIDA a retired officer has been wrongfully implicated and taken by the police duly handcuffed in their custody, inspite of knowing that he was a retired Senior Army Officer. It may be added here that even the section under which he was implicated was not serious enough to take him hand cuffed.
In one of the cases where son of one of the ex-AMC Naik got injured with by some Institute bus and the owners of the bus in order to avoid police action agreed to pay the necessary treatment of the personnel injured besides other expenses has gone back on his words leaving the injured in lurch.
There are many such cases where the defence personnel are being treated in a manner as if they are a helpless lot and there is no one to look after them. They must realize that they are the persons who worked hard in difficult areas against the enemy at the expense of their own life, so that their countrymen may sleep peacefully. They need to be given their due and full respect so that they may live with dignity they deserve.
Govt. must look into this aspect and issue orders so that Defence Personnel are treated with full respect.