While Army Chief warned of consequences, video of Sikh soldier singing about grievances goes viral
The jawan also sings that politicians don�t seem to care about youth in the military.
A day after Army Chief Bipin Rawat warned of consequences on soldiers using social media to talk about their grievances, a new video has gone viral showing a Sikh soldier singing about the difficulties the troops face on the border.
In the video, a soldier is seen singing about the tough conditions they live in, probably at a border post, the “pickle on roti” they get to eat while people go to the Taj [hotel] in cities and of not being sanctioned leave for over 10 months.
“It has been 10 months now, I am not getting days off; all the tears have fallen from her eyes. One who is married to us, she feels neither married nor unmarried,” the song posted on Facebook says.
The jawan also sings that politicians don’t seem to care about youth in the military. “They go to sleep after wishing good night, we celebrate Diwali on borders.”
However, unlike the videos before where soldiers made a selfie-video to complain about their problems, this appears to have been made by someone other than the soldier singing his troubles.
Addressing the Army Day parade in Delhi Cantonment on Sunday, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said, “A few colleagues are using social media to draw the media's attention to their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby the army... You can be held guilty of a crime... and get punished.”
His comments came after two videos of jawans complaining about their conditions went viral.
Check out the Sikh soldier singing here: