Yadav Mahasabha demands Army regiment, sends 20 lakh postcards to Prime Minister of India

The AllIndiaYadav Mahasabha (AIYM) has sent around 20 lakh postcards to Prime MinisterNarendraModi demanding a separate 'Yadav regiment' in theIndian Army.

The organization claims its long-pending demand for an Ahir regiment exclusively for Yadavs should bemetas other castes have had regiments in their name.

"Jawans from our community have sacrificed their lives in the India-ChinaandKargilwars as well as in Akshardham andParliamentattacks. When we are ready to lay down our lives, there should be an exclusive regiment for us," AIYM Secretary General Satya Prakash Yadav told PTI.

During a recent meeting at Yadav Bhawan, Yadav recounted the contributions of Ahir jawans in the 1965 India-Chinawar.

He said 114 Ahir jawans fought the battle under the command of Major Shaitan Singh, who sacrificed his life.