Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered an inquiry into the allegations of a Border Security Force constable, whose videos posted on Facebook talking of near starvation diet given to the personnel at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and corruption by higher officials, is being widely shared.
"I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight. I have asked the HS (Home Secretary) to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action," the home minister tweeted late this evening.
In at least three different videos clocking over 4-minutes, 40-year-old constable TB Yadav -- seen wearing his uniform and carrying a rifle - says he belongs to the 29 battalion and proceeds to show the inadequate, tasteless food served to people who serve in an inhospitable terrain and remain for hours on their feet.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Thursday said nearly 800 million people go to bed hungry each night 1.9 billion people are overweight. As per the UN, assumption malnutrition may affect half the world’s population by 2035 unless government's take urgent action to overcome it's spread.
Malnutrition affects a third of world's population.