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Thwarted from entering Kashmir, delegation condemns Centre & Punjab regimes
19.09.19 - Team PT
Thwarted from entering Kashmir, delegation condemns Centre & Punjab regimes



CHANDIGARH — Leading public intellectuals, political and civil liberties activists, who were forcibly stopped from proceeding towards the trouble-torn valley of Kashmir, today slammed the Centre, the J-K administration and also the Punjab Government and said all these were hand in glove when it came to unleashing repression on the beleaguered people of Kashmir.

Former Sikh cleric, Jathedar Giani Kewal Singh, former registrar of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Dr Pyare Lal Garg, Socialist Party's Balwant Singh Khera, International Democratic Party's Karnail Singh Jakhepal, former SGPC member Jaswinder Singh Advocate, academic-turned-political activist Prof Manjit Singh and several others said they were befuddled that it was the Punjab Police that was stopping them from proceeding peacefully for a completely democratic, peaceful mission.

"We were trying to reach out to the people of Kashmir and try and understand the conditions in which they find themselves currently, but it was shocking to see that conditions in Punjab were no different for anyone who raised a voice in support of human rights," the delegation members told a press conference at Chandigarh today.

Giani Kewal Singh said the extraordinary effort made to stop the delegation, which had publicly announced its mission at Amritsar before starting, comes close on the heels of the regime's repression against students and farmer bodies that wanted to hold a protest in Chandigarh in support of the Kashmiri people earlier this month.

"We have a very special relationship with Kashmir. When people of a particular faith were facing atrocities in Kashmir, the Ninth Sikh Master Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji stood up for them and attained martyrdom. As those who hail that tradition of martyrdom, we have no other choice but to stand up for those now facing repression," said the former jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib.

"We understand that the Kashmiri people today are facing conditions that Jews faced during the Nazi regime. The State, with its words and actions, is making clear that it considers the entire people of Kashmir as its enemy. The people are practically jailed in their houses. The bazars are shut. Children are not getting milk. People are not able to find vegetables. The sick have no access to medicines. Patients cannot reach hospitals. Hospitals cannot procure medicines. Worse of all, Kashmiris cannot speak to you, the media, and you cannot speak to Kashmiris, which is your right, the right of the journalists," Dr Pyare Lal Garg said.

"We are a little surprised why the media is not fighting for its right to go to Kashmir and speak to the Kashmiris," he added.

The delegation had proceeded to Kashmir under the banner of Pind Bachao-Punjab Bachao, a broad-based platform fighting for farmers' and labourers' causes, human rights, and reforms in health and education sector.

Karnail Singh Jakhepal said the delegation included many senior former government officials, whose credentials are too well known. "If these people are not being allowed to even go near the border of Jammu and Kashmir, you can well imagine what must be happening in the streets of Kashmir," he added.

"We as a forum condemn war mongering by both Indian and Pakistani regimes, and we do not want the governments to take away resources from citizens' welfare and divert these for weapons' procurement. Our youth need jobs, they need education, they need healthcare. Governments have no money for all this, but they are spending massive resources to repress Kashmir," Jakhepal said.

Balwant Singh Khera, who has a lifetime record of fighting for citizens' causes, said leading Punjab intellectuals have come out forcefully against the ex-parte decision of the Modi government to scrap Art 370 and Art 35-A and thus strip the Valley of its special status.

He also condemned the Centre and Kashmir administration for thwarting efforts by politicians like Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Yashwant Sinha to visit Kashmir.

Khera said political parties like the Shiromani Akali Dal are today answerable and accountable to the people for their criminal silence and overt and covert support to the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah regime which have been attacking the letter and spirit of federalism in India.

"Why is the SAD not explaining why it made a somersault from fighting for more autonomy for the states akin to Art 370 to now supporting the Modi government that is jailing an entire people?" they said.

"If the conditions in Kashmir are as good as the Centre tells us, then why not end the restrictions in Kashmir? Why not even allow us a delegation of responsible citizens and public intellectuals to reach out to Kashmiris and interact with them?" Khera said.

Other delegation members included senior journalist, author and activist Dr Megha Singh, social activist Harinder Manshahia; Khushal Singh, Kendri Singh Sabha, Chandigarh; Principal Sham Singh Garhdiwal and Jaswinder Singh.

Prof Manjit Singh said August 5, 2019 is now weighing heavy over August 15, 1947. "While August 15 is the day we commemorate for attaining freedom, the Modi government has given us August 5 that will become a mark on the calendar when an Indian regime cast aside all Constitutional guarantees to repress its own people."

"The saddest part is that Punjab is perhaps the only region in the country now where citizens are still finding some space to raise their voice, but the way Punjab Police dealt with the delegation, even this voice is being muzzled," he said.

He said cases like those of Pehlu Khan, Tabrez Khan and scores of others killed in lynchings, the abdication of its duty and role by the judiciary, the repressive State, the breakdown of democratic institutions, the near takeover of enforcement agencies like the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI all show that India's democracy is facing very serious and tough times, and the world is watching us.

Lt Gen (retd) Kartar Singh, who served in Kashmir for several years in different capacities, said he regrets that he could not travel with the delegation, but extended all support to voices raised in support of the Kashmiri people who are victims of partisan politics. Senior journalist and writer Sukhdev Singh and known Sikh history expert Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon were also present at the press conference.

ROLE OF PUNJAB POLICE

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The delegation members condemned the behaviour of Punjab Police SP Manoj Thakur who not only stopped them at Madhopur but also misbehaved with them. "We asked him to show us any rule, any order under which he was stopping a group of citizens from travelling well inside the territory of Punjab, but he remained adamant and did not allow us to proceed," Dr Garg said.

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SADD ASKS KEJRIWAL
Why odd-even around 550th Guru Nanak celebrations, why not around Diwali?
15.09.19 - Team PT
Why odd-even around 550th Guru Nanak celebrations, why not around Diwali?



The Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi came down heavily on the Kejriwal government for imposing odd-even restrictions on the most sacred fortnight of Guru Nanak Sahib’s 550th birth-anniversary celebrations.

SADD chief Paramjit Singh Sarna wondered why the AAP chief minister, facing elections in some months, instead skipped the most polluting weeks between Dussehra and Diwali for his unpopular scheme.

"Is he playing to the soft-Hindutva gallery? Why sidestep the Dussehra-Diwali period and instead choose the most historic and the most sacred fortnight on the Sikh calendar to impose traffic restrictions?” asked Sarna.

Kejriwal’s announcement, the SADD chief noted, has once again cast suspicions on his political ideology.

"On two major occasions recently, the Delhi CM switched his ideological loyalty towards majoritarian forces as opposed to proponents of secularism and federalism,” recounted Sardar Sarna. "Most recently, he sided with the decision to abrogate 370 in Kashmir. Earlier, he chose to shun what could have been a potential gathbandhan of secular ideologies in Delhi during general elections. His odd-even restrictions during gurpurab celebrations as opposed to the polluting weeks of Dussehra and Diwali seem to be driven by similar majoritarian appeasement,” said Sarna.

The SADD demanded the Kejriwal government immediately either revoke or reschedule the traffic scheme.
 

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

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KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

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MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Let's not repeat it
14.09.19 - VIPIN PUBBY
Let's not repeat it



Now that the unnecessary but huge damage to the environment has been done by unscientific widening of Kalka-Kumarhatti stretch of the Kalka-Shimla Highway, the government and the National Green Tribunal must step in to learn lessons and avoid similar damage in the second stretch of the highway upto Kaithlighat. It is late but not too late to avoid further damage.

Anyone who had driven on the Kalka-Kumarhatti stretch of National Highway during the last three years would have wandered about the massive damage to environment and the unscientific manner in which the widening of the highway is being done.

The project which began in 2015 was supposed to get completed in 30 months. However despite having jumped the deadline by a year and a half, the work remains unfinished. The company undertaking the construction has now claimed it would be completed within the next six months.

While there could be a number of factors responsible for the delay in the completion of the project, what is deeply worrying is the long term damage to the environment caused by the questionable widening of the highway and its shoddy execution.

The Kalka-Kumarhatti stretch itself involved cutting of 23,785 fully grown trees and the rest of the project upto Kaithlighat would involve cutting if 21,581 more trees. The number would definitely go up as each spell of rain causes landslides and uprooting of more trees. Finally over 50,000 trees would be sacrificed to widen the highway.

Almost all these trees were several decades old and the new saplings would take as many years to grow. Till the saplings grown and bind the soil, the area is likely to witness landslides. Experts say it would take at least a dozen years to stabilise the land and many more years to reduce chances of landslides.

One side of the highway has almost been completely blocked after the recent rains which had led to widespread landslides. It is huge wastage of public money and one wonders why the National Green Tribunal and other agencies have not woken up to the poor work and continued damage to the ecology.

The vertical cutting of the hillside with the help of heavy machinery is also one of the blunders committed by the company and ignored by the authorities. Geologists say a particular angle of cutting the hillside was required to avoid landslides.

Evidently neither the company which is undertaking the construction work, nor the national highways authority of India have taken advise of geologists and other experts. Even a common man would know that two to three meters of retaining walls were too inadequate to prevent landslides. The walls are now being raised which has hiked the project cost from Rs 748 crore to Rs 882 crore. Why has no one been held responsible for the poor planning and execution of the project is the moot question.

In fact road engineering experts and environmentalists have been raising questions even over the need of such a project and its execution. While one is not against developmental projects keeping them needs of the society over the coming years, why steps were not taken to minimise the damage to ecology. The entire stretch upto Kumarhatti has no tunnels and has just one overbridge over a railway line. Construction of tunnels and flyovers would have certainly restricted damage to the nature. For instance, a flyover of less than half a kilometer could have saved the town of Dharampur and prevented uprooting of shops and residences of the historic township.

When most countries are attempting to preserve the environment by avoiding cutting of trees and making use of modern technology to bore tunnels and make bridges, and even the Modi government is taking steps such as a ban on single use plastic, we need to think twice before finalising such projects.

Now that the damage has been done, the government and the National Green Tribunal must step in to learn lessons and avoid similar damage in the second stretch of the highway upto Kaithlighat. It is late but not too late to avoid further damage.
 
 

(The author, a freelance journalist, is a former Resident Editor of Indian Express, Chandigarh, and reported on the political developments in Jammu and Kashmir, North-Eastern India, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab in his long, illustrious career.)

 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION         

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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Another IAS Officer Quits, Says "Democracy Being Compromised"
06.09.19 - Team PT
Another IAS Officer Quits, Says



S. Sasikanth Senthil, a 2009 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer and Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, has resigned from the civil services on Friday.

According to The Hindu, he said it was "unethical” on his part to continue as civil servant when "fundamental building blocks of diverse democracy are being compromised”.

The coming days would present extremely difficult challenges in the basic fabric of the Nation. As such it would be better to be outside IAS to continue his work, Mr. Senthil said.

He assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district in June 2017 and was hailed as one of the most proactive DCs the district had seen.

The 40-year-old Mr. Senthil from the 2009 batch hails from Tamil Nadu. He passed out of BE (Electronics) course in first division from the Regional Engineering College of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.

Senthil served as Assistant Commissioner in Ballari between 2009 and 2012 and held the post of Chief Executive Officer of Shivamogga Zilla Panchayat for two terms. He was also the Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga and Raichur districts. Mr. Senthil was the Director in the Mines and Geology Department since November 2016.

In August, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan from the AGMUT cadre, who came into the limelight for his anonymous participation in the flood relief efforts in Kerala last year, resigned from service saying he wanted his freedom of expression back.
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION         

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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SHOUT BACK PLEASE
Stand up for him now, or you'll get only Godi Media
03.09.19 - Team PT
Stand up for him now, or you'll get only Godi Media



A journalist who reported that the school children, who come from very poor families, were being given just rotis with salt, is now being targeted by the Yogi government. The same District Magistrate who earlier had claimed that he had inquired and found the journalist's report absolutely correct, has now taken a new stance:

As per the DM, the original report was a conspiracy.

BECAUSE

>> The journalist belongs to the print media and he should only have taken photographs and published these. Instead, he made a video and even shared it with fellow journalists.

So, now a journalist from print media making a video will be a conspirer, and a journalist from a TV channel clicking a still picture will perhaps be a serious criminal.

About why children were given just boiled rice with salt as their midday meal a few days earlier, the DM said when you make khichhri, you put salt in the rice. So what is the problem if children were given salt with rice?

The JOURNALIST is now facing a criminal FIR, and the DM is fighting for the honour of the YOGI GOVT that is defending giving school kids ROTI & SALT as one cuisine and RICE & SALT as a variation.

The journalists of MIRZAPUR are protesting but you are well aware of what kind of pressures can be brought upon media houses and their managements. As it is, a vast majority of media houses are now not really known to stand up against such pressures. IT NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT.

PL REMEMBER that it is not just a problem of a small town journalist in Mirzapur. This is now a NATIONAL STORY.

Top TV channels and newspapers are reporting it, which means District Magistrates, Deputy Commissioners, District Police officers and other babudom and cops are watching it. 

YOU LET THAT JOURNALIST DOWN, AND YOU LET EVERY JOURNALIST, WHO WANTS TO STAND UP AND SHOUT THE TRUTH, DOWN.

We have all spent a lot of time and messages and social media forwards slamming the GODI MEDIA. Give your godi to this journalist and fearless journalism NOW.

*The Stringer is the weakest of journalists -- underpaid, underprotected, under noticed, under appreciated. AND YET HE OR SHE IS OFTEN THE FIRST LINE OF HOPE FOR SOMEONE SHOUTING IN A REMOTE CORNER.

SHOUT BACK PLEASE.
Tell him you are with him.
Tell him you are with anyone caring about the children of the poorest of the poor.
TELL THE DM TO EAT RICE AND SALT SEPARATELY. IT IS HIS CHOICE. 
But give children food. 

Say that even if you are full of hatred for Kashmiri children. The ones in Mirzapur do not throw stones. Pakistan is also very far.

You can give them rotis and sabzi.
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

_______________________________________________________________

Most shared Punjab Today articles:

 

KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION         

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

_______________________________________________________________

Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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