PMO gives hope to freedom fighter battling for pension
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Durve is not the only one who has taken up the issue of freedom fighters. Veteran freedom fighter Haribhau Limaye, who has taken up several cases of freedom fighters' families not getting pension said it is sad that Pulee has to battle it out at his age. He explains that as per government procedure, two kinds of pension are disbursed, one for freedom fighters who were jailed for more than six months and the other for those who spent less than six months in jail."The amounts are different and the freedom fighters association have been arguing that the pension amount disbursed be the same considering the cost of living,'' states Limaye.
He adds that for minors (persons jailed less than six months) the verification is done on the basis of jail records which itself are not updated and there are many persons who have had to give up on the pension as records were not maintained. Limaye too had to fight for his pension which was disbursed only after political intervention. He hopes Pulee gets his due. "PMO's response is indeed a positive sign."