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]..A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Sudhanshu Dhulia 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.."We have to look at the human side of justice. This is a man who has served in the front.. We judges are also human. When we see coffins being carried you know..," Justice Chandrachud remarked.If we interfere with his pension now, it will affect his family, the bench added.The Court was hearing an appeal filed by the Central government challenging an order of the Armed Forces Tribunal granting disability pension to the respondent, Naginder Singh.He had been discharged from service on disciplinary grounds, due to alcohol dependency. Additional Solicitor General Madhavi Divan, appearing for the Central government, argued that alcohol dependency is a serious disciplinary issue in the armed forces, and so the respondent is not entitled to any pension."Please try and carve an exception for him. Have to see and apply a broader perspective looking at his family," the bench persisted.The Court then adjourned the case while asking the ASG to get instructions.