Soldiers of the country are the pride of the nation who guard the borders 24X7 while people safely celebrate festivals and are able to sleep at night at their homes.
But the life of the soldiers is not as easy as we imagine. Sure, we know that these fighters are reckless and their will is unyielding, but one can never know about their hardships.
A jawan who says he's from the 29th battalion of the Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir has posted three videos on Facebook in which he has complained about the pathetic condition of BSF jawans.
In the video, Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF personnel, has raised the issue of massive irregularities in food items meant for soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. The video has over 1.2 million views and close to a lakh accounts have shared it.
In his videos, Yadav doesn't blame anyone in particular, although, he informs everyone that whatever the reasons may be, the jawans are not getting adequate facilities to survive.
But he does accuse the senior management of exploiting the money which has been allocated to the forces.
Despite clearly maintaining that posting such a video could endanger his life and safety, Yadav says that he will continue to voice his opinion against injustice.
Meanwhile, sources in the BSF have said Yadav is a habitual offender and has resorted to putting up such a video as he wasn’t pleased with his posting in LoC.
After the video went viral on social media, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered an inquiry into the BSF constable's allegations."I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight. I have asked the HS (Home Secretary) to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action," the home minister tweeted late Monday night. Meanwhile, Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju tweeted,"Welfare of our Security Forces is our absolute priority. Any anomaly to be dealt with firmly."Fearing from his senior officials the Jawan said,"I request honourable Prime Minister also to look into the matter. Friends, I may not live once I upload this video, as my officials are very powerful. Kindly share the video as much as possible so that every media organisation come here and investigate and witness how soldiers are living," he said.