Announce that a similar protest will soon be launched from Tirupati
By Pankaj Patrakaar
Gurugram, Feb. 26 (Delhi Crown): Members of the Yadav community from the southern states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, on Saturday (Feb.26) participated in the ongoing sit-in protest in Gurugram demanding setting up of “Ahir Regiment” in the Indian military, and committed their strong support.
The sit-in protest has been going on for the past few months near the Kherki Daula Toll Plaza along the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway-8.
While Laxman Yadav represented Telangana, Som Prakash Yadav came all the way from the Tirupati town of Andhra Pradesh. All India Yadav Mahasabha (AIYMS) leader Satyaprakash Singh Yadav too arrived at the protest site along with the duo.
Addressing those present on the occasion, Som Prakash Yadav announced that members of his community in his town too would launch a similar protest, giving a clarion call from south India for setting up the “Ahir Regiment”.
Laxman Yadav, who is also a senior leader of AIYMS, said that members of the Yadav community from the southern states stood strongly besides those carrying on with this indefinite protest.
Appealing the organisers of the sit-in protest to observe patience till their demand is met, AIYMS’ Satyaprakash Singh Yadav said – “Just like the farmers’ year-long stir against the three farm laws bore fruits, I am sure your demand too would be met one day. All we need is patience and a cool mind. We have to carry on with this sit-in protest till our demand is met.”
The demand for Ahir Regiment in the Indian military has been there for quite long.
Those privy to the matter, say that the demand was almost met more than two decades back when Mulayam Singh Yadav was the country’s Defence Minister. However, his then Man Friday Amar Singh prevailed upon Mulayam’s wish and stopped him from making the announcement at a public meeting in southern Haryana.
The reason (of not making the announcement) was best known to Mulayam and Amar Singh.