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Did you know why Indian President’s Bodyguard has personnel from only three castes? By Shubham Ghosh | Published: Thursday, December 27, 2018, 7:08 [IST] New Delhi, Dec 26:

The Delhi High Court has sought to know the stands of the Centre and the Indian Army chief on a plea alleging that only three castes are considered while recruiting the President of India's Bodyguard (PBG). A bench comprising Justices S Muralidhar and Sanjeev Narula issued notice to the ministry of defence, chief of the Army Staff, commandant of the PBG and the director, Army recruitment, on the petition, PTI reported. President Ramnath Kovind The court was hearing a PIL by Haryana-based Gaurav Yadav, who sought setting aside of the recruitment of the PBG which was held in September last year as only three castes - Jats, Rajputs and Jat Sikhs were invited for it. According to Yadav, he fulfilled all the eligibility criteria of recruitment as the PBG except caste (he belongs to Ahir/Yadav caste) and sought that he also should be recruited. The petition said "preferential treatment" was being given to three castes while other citizens were being deprived. Also Read | Indian community in Bulgaria is a "true reflection" of India's diversity: President Kovind But why do people only from the three said castes are recruited to the PBG? The matter came up in 2013 as well This issue had come up in 2013 when the Army had admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to the PBG is open only to Hindu Jats, Hindu Rajputs and Jat Sikhs, saying there was no caste and religious bias behind this move but only "functional requirement". In an affidavit filed in the SC, the Army rejected the allegation of bias and said ceremonial duties in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India, required common height, built and appearance. "It is stated that the example of PBG being open to only three classes cited by the petitioner (who alleged bias on part of the Army) once again proves the point that the force structuring/composition is purely based on functional requirement," the affidavit had said. That time too, a PIL was filed by I S Yadav, a doctor also hailing from Haryana, seeking abolition of the Army's recruitment criteria for its soldiers on grounds of caste, region and religion. The affidavit further said that the PBG is a small unit of near about 150 troops that is placed under the President's Secretariat. It said the unit is purely a ceremonial one that functions as per the protocol at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. "The ceremonial duties demand common height, built, appearance and dress for reason of pomp and projection which are important military attributes while performing such duties," it said. Also Read | President asks scientists to find solutions for challenges like climate change, water scarcity The Army also said that the PBG has three troops (platoon-sized sub-units) and hence only three classes could be represented. It said it was not to say that other classes are not associated with the ceremonial duties at the Rashtrapati Bhavan which also includes an infantry battalion posted in rotational tenures. PHOTOS OF TOP NEWS TODAY

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In other words, the Indian army is too ashamed to show men from its other regiments such as Madras, Dogras, Marathas, Kamaon, Garhwals, Mahers even Gurkhas etc. They are too dark, short and skinny to be shown to foreign guests who visits its Presidential Palace. Even the British Queen uses Gurkhas as Palace Guards sometimes!

And fake modifications in headline make feel you happy or Pakistan army ashamed that's the reason you are saying to Indian army?
What Pakistan Army has do with this? Facts are facts, the source is Indian. Can you deny?
 

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In other words, the Indian army is too ashamed to show men from its other regiments such as Madras, Dogras, Marathas, Kamaon, Garhwals, Mahers even Gurkhas etc. They are too dark, short and skinny to be shown to foreign guests who visits its Presidential Palace. Even the British Queen uses Gurkhas as Palace Guards sometimes!


What Pakistan Army has do with this? Facts are facts, the source is Indian. Can you deny?

And what is fact?

The title?
Did you read the article?
Did not read what army said in court?
Army had admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to the PBG is open only to Hindu Jats, Hindu Rajputs and Jat Sikhs, saying there was no caste and religious bias behind this move but only "functional requirement"

But wait.... For you nothing matters? Right? Feel happy to change the title and start trolling.
 

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cast system is very strong in india

what about pakistan ?

Did you know why Indian President’s Bodyguard has personnel from only three castes? By Shubham Ghosh | Published: Thursday, December 27, 2018, 7:08 [IST] New Delhi, Dec 26:

The Delhi High Court has sought to know the stands of the Centre and the Indian Army chief on a plea alleging that only three castes are considered while recruiting the President of India's Bodyguard (PBG). A bench comprising Justices S Muralidhar and Sanjeev Narula issued notice to the ministry of defence, chief of the Army Staff, commandant of the PBG and the director, Army recruitment, on the petition, PTI reported. President Ramnath Kovind The court was hearing a PIL by Haryana-based Gaurav Yadav, who sought setting aside of the recruitment of the PBG which was held in September last year as only three castes - Jats, Rajputs and Jat Sikhs were invited for it. According to Yadav, he fulfilled all the eligibility criteria of recruitment as the PBG except caste (he belongs to Ahir/Yadav caste) and sought that he also should be recruited. The petition said "preferential treatment" was being given to three castes while other citizens were being deprived. Also Read | Indian community in Bulgaria is a "true reflection" of India's diversity: President Kovind But why do people only from the three said castes are recruited to the PBG? The matter came up in 2013 as well This issue had come up in 2013 when the Army had admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to the PBG is open only to Hindu Jats, Hindu Rajputs and Jat Sikhs, saying there was no caste and religious bias behind this move but only "functional requirement". In an affidavit filed in the SC, the Army rejected the allegation of bias and said ceremonial duties in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India, required common height, built and appearance. "It is stated that the example of PBG being open to only three classes cited by the petitioner (who alleged bias on part of the Army) once again proves the point that the force structuring/composition is purely based on functional requirement," the affidavit had said. That time too, a PIL was filed by I S Yadav, a doctor also hailing from Haryana, seeking abolition of the Army's recruitment criteria for its soldiers on grounds of caste, region and religion. The affidavit further said that the PBG is a small unit of near about 150 troops that is placed under the President's Secretariat. It said the unit is purely a ceremonial one that functions as per the protocol at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. "The ceremonial duties demand common height, built, appearance and dress for reason of pomp and projection which are important military attributes while performing such duties," it said. Also Read | President asks scientists to find solutions for challenges like climate change, water scarcity The Army also said that the PBG has three troops (platoon-sized sub-units) and hence only three classes could be represented. It said it was not to say that other classes are not associated with the ceremonial duties at the Rashtrapati Bhavan which also includes an infantry battalion posted in rotational tenures. PHOTOS OF TOP NEWS TODAY

Read more at: https://www.oneindia.com/india/cour...-bodyguard-has-only-three-castes-2828033.html

this should stop .
 

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And what is fact?

The title?
Did you read the article?
Did not read what army said in court?
Army had admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to the PBG is open only to Hindu Jats, Hindu Rajputs and Jat Sikhs, saying there was no caste and religious bias behind this move but only "functional requirement"

But wait.... For you nothing matters? Right? Feel happy to change the title and start trolling.
Who cares about discrimination based on caste. That is a fact in India. The real reason is this: "The ceremonial duties demand common height, built, appearance and dress for reason of pomp and projection which are important military attributes while performing such duties"
What this means that Hindu Jats and Rajputs and Sikh Jats are selected as they are relatively taller, fairer, better built and generally better looking, on western standards, than other ethnic groups in Indian army. All in all Indian high command is too ashamed to include other ethnic groups mostly from South India because they don't come up to their standards of what is "martial bearing". They are relatively shorter, darker and skinner.
 

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Who cares about discrimination based on caste. That is a fact in India. The real reason is this: "The ceremonial duties demand common height, built, appearance and dress for reason of pomp and projection which are important military attributes while performing such duties"
What this means that Hindu Jats and Rajputs and Sikh Jats are relatively taller, fairer, better built and generally better looking, on western standards, than other ethnic groups in Indian army. All in all Indian high command is too ashamed to include other ethnic group mostly from South India because they don't come up to their standards of what is "martial bearing"

these all were started by british trained army , now things are coming to light and court will change it .
 

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these all were started by british trained army , now things are coming to light and court will change it .
I doubt it. Its been 72 years and Indian Army still has "Sahayaks" and soldiers eat in lungars and subject to corporal punishment.
 

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Army had admitted in the Supreme Court that recruitment to the PBG is open only to Hindu Jats, Hindu Rajputs and Jat Sikhs, saying there was no caste and religious bias behind this move but only "functional requirement"
We idiots still don't understand how religion and race could form bases of "functional requirement" in a professional organisation of a secular country
 

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