"We judges are also human:" Supreme Court urges government to allow disability pension to Kargil war veteran discharged due to alcohol dependency

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said that while there might be a strong case against grant of pension, a humanitarian view needs to be taken, particularly when it comes to soldiers who have served in the front.
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The Supreme Court on Monday urged the Central government to consider grant of disability pension to a soldier who was discharged on disciplinary grounds due to alcohol dependency [Union of India v. Naginder Singh].

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