This could be a usual say for everyone but for Veer Ahirs, it is another day in their lives fighting for their glory “Ahir Regiment”.
Despite demanding it several times, the Government couldn’t form the regiment whether it be Indira Gandhi or Morarji Desai Government.
In the hope from the present day government who is taking huge and bold steps in the interest of nation ,be it removal of Article 370 or Triple Talaaq, the Veer Ahirs have put forth their demand of the formation of Ahir Regiment in the Army.
But due to the current pandemic situation, rather than going on roads they have come on social media platforms and have raised this issue widely. “#अहीर_रेजिमेंट_हक_है”, trending on twitter on 1st position for around about 5 hours continuously with more than 4 lakh tweets.
The community says that they have given a good number of soldiers to the Indian Army but didn’t get recognition in the form of Ahir Regiment. In Indo China war 1962, 114 soldiers at the Chusul Valley fought with bravery, remained at the battle field till their last breath to serve the nation.
There are regiments in the name of caste to name a few Rajput Regiment, Jat Regiment, Gorkha Regiment, Mahar Regiment, Maratha Regiment. So, why Veer Ahir who have shown their valour and patriotism in every war are not getting their bit of pride.
Earlier, BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav had elaborated and put forth the demand of Ahir Regiment in Rajya Sabha.
So, this shows that this event has its roots from the history and this is the demand of every individual of the community from the core of their hearts.