Concessions in Railway tickets were granted to senior citizens as a welfare measure for the last so many years. Women of age 58 and above were getting 50% concession, while men with 60 and above were getting 40% concession. The Senior Citizens Friends Welfare Association, Kerala, had demanded that men also should be granted 50% concession removing the discrimination.
Instead of removing the discrimination, the Railway authorities have withdrawn the concessions in February 2020 without any justification. This is a complete attack on the rights of the senior citizens. It seems that the concessions are withdrawn, in view of the proposed privatisation of Railways.
The senior citizens strongly protests against the Railway orders withdrawing the concession and demand that it should immediately be restored.