- The article clearly says that the jawans have no complaints with their work.
- The article makes it clear that the jawans were asked to fill forms with information on what skills they had and allocated jobs accordingly.
- Are we saying that washing dishes or making or serving food is less respectable than another job? Why should anyone wash dishes then? Whatever happened to dignity of labour? This is something the Army guys do understand (at least from what I know of them), which is likely why they had no problem with honest work.
- Why does no one notice that it is the result of an effective rehabilitation programme for soldiers that provides them with alternative work that they can do after they can no longer do those courageous things they once did. How many 50 year olds can find any job – ANY JOB – these days? Do you have any idea of how many jawans the Army has?
- Their descriptions of bravery are nice. I admire and respect them for what they did. It is equally clear that if they were still capable of it, they wouldn’t be here – nor is this kind of work required in other work. It is a change from being in your prime to old age. It is absurd to blame the government for this.
- What exactly is the expectation here? What kind of respect should be provided to these jawans? We have the second largest Army in the world. Is it sustainable for all jawans we have?
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Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
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