Freedom fighters: India

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Top 5 states by number of freedom-fighter pensioners; Graphic courtesy: The Times of India, May 18, 2016

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Pension scheme

The Times of India Dec 24 2014

PAYING HOMAGE

State- wise eligible dependents of Central samman pension

Central Samman Pension or Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme started on July 31, 1980. Prior to this scheme, pension was given only to those freedom fighters or families of freedom fighters in need of financial assistance. From 1980 onwards, pension scheme was extended to all freedom fighters as a token of samman (respect). All told, there are about 1.7 lakh beneficiaries.Apart from the pension, freedom fighters are also eligible for government facilities such as free railway passes, free medical facilities in government hospitals among others.

`Fake freedom fighters' granted pension

See Supreme Court: India> Landmark shifts of stance

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