New Delhi: Two PILs were filed on Saturday in the Delhi High Court against the AAP government’s decision to declare ex-serviceman, Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the One Rank One Pension (Orop) scheme, a “martyr” and give his family Rs 1 crore financial aid.
The Public Interest Litigations (PILs) said the act of the Delhi government will promote more suicides for the award money and it can not “glorify” the suicide.
The Delhi cabinet has approved the government’s proposal to provide Rs 1 crore financial aid to the family of Grewal and decided to declare him a ‘martyr’.
One of the PILs filed by a central government ex-employee Puran Chand Arya, through advocate Abhishek Chaudhary, said the act of suicide is a “cowardly act” and it can “never deserve martyrdom/shaheed status”.
“Such acts amount to promotion of suicide in the society which is a matter of…