An Indian woman buried her grandfather in the black hills.
When she was young, he used to tell her that these hills belonged to her still.
And even though injustice took those hills away, ‘one day we’ll get them back’ he would say, and the ‘sun is going to shine that day’.
When we say right the wrong.
Before she laid him down to rest, she heard his voice in the wilderness,
Saying ‘I got 6 feet of them back’, and now we can right the wrong.
-Prince, Right the Wrong, 1997 (From Chaos & Disorder)
The raging bulls of the Ministry of Defence strike again.
Read (and see) more about the treatment meted to our war-injured and disabled soldiers :-
It is crystal clear that while the higher echelons of the Ministry of Defence are sympathetic to the needs and requirements of veterans, it is the lower level appointments which twist and turn everything that may otherwise be going in favour of former service-members, and unfortunately the top brass tends to over-rely on such staff and cannot look through the game.
With a new Secretary Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) at the helm who seems to be genuinely sensitive and is taking much more interest than his predecessor, let us hope for a better future. Though I would not like to sound pessimistic, but it’s nothing short of a mini-revolution that may ultimately be required to make the system accountable and to weed out the sadist elements from appointments at the cutting edge level. Be braced for tumultuous times ahead….