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NEW YEAR 2020
Ray of hope in dark times
31.12.19 - Jawed Naqvi
Ray of hope in dark times



SYMBOLISM sometimes becomes more real than the reality it shadows. Observing the dark times Indians are fighting against with a blend of grit and determination, I am reminded of the nattily dressed Omid, the blind man from Bamiyan in Afghanistan whose name spells hope.

Bamiyan is, of course, famous for its ancient Buddha statues and remembered with sadness for their destruction by the Afghan Taliban. Omid is a waiter at a restaurant that serves food in pitch-dark rooms. That’s the way this popular outfit in Canada does brisk business.

Guests entering the pitch black dining room 
 
I remember a smiling Omid taking my hand firmly into his hand and nudging two others to line up behind me to form a train with our arms linked. Mobile phones were required to be switched off, not even a light-emitting wristwatch was permitted.

Threading his way in the lightless room through a clutter of furniture and people who could be heard munching but not seen, he led us to a table whose shape we have remained uncertain about. He served food without mixing orders. We groped and searched for cutlery, but decided to eat with fingers as a good option given the situation we were in.

Omid exuded confidence needed in his job as he negotiated the packed room avoiding furniture and people on the way. His worldview was imprinted in the stoic verbal interaction, which gave just a faint hint that he belonged to the Shia minority group of Muslims, vulnerable and targeted in a puritanical, Sunni-dominated Afghanistan.

The most reassuring prospect the mind can see in the new year is the unravelling of the Hindutva plot.

It is well known that clarity of thought usually sharpens in the dark, a reason why people close their eyes to concentrate. Some of the best literature has come from the pens of people confined to dimly lit prison cells.
 
Gramsci’s prison diaries have remained a perennial source of intellectual insights into a troubled world jousting outside the walls of what became for him an oasis of intellectual burgeoning.

Sitting with eyes shut for a stretch of time, getting momentarily into Omid’s shoes, can perhaps help one see the world with greater clarity than, say, would reading a newspaper or watching TV news do. The mind’s eye can perceive a small gesture of kindness before it becomes an invaluable link in one’s struggle against rampaging injustice and prejudice. A little noticed news item sifted from images of tragic bloodletting could become a truer anchor of support.

Newspapers, for example, highlight images of police brutality and the state’s indulgence of petty bias in the current Indian context, and that would move any of the young comrades to anger or action. Something that Omid would spur one to see with greater clarity though is the man with the janeo, the sacred thread worn across the shoulder by high-caste Hindus. This man stood his ground the other day against a baton-wielding policeman at the Jamia Millia students’ protest In Delhi. "I’m not a Muslim. Here’s my janeo. Hit me too since I’m protesting.” The image trumped the visual chaos of violence, and shored up hope with more self-assuredness.

From Kerala, a report spoke of a Christian church that gave space to Muslims to offer prayers as they both linked up in a march against a communally divisive new law imparting citizenship to everyone except Muslims from three chosen countries.

Pakistani Muslims form human chain to protect Christians during mass

  
Images of determined Muslim men throwing a protective ring around a church in Peshawar quickly came to mind. Christians were targeted by Muslim zealots there. And Muslims came out promptly to protect the Christians from the zealots. That’s what rattles the toxic state most. Glimpses of another Gujarat are being woven into the narrative of state-backed communal violence in Uttar Pradesh where police under the command of an ignorant Hindu monk have gone berserk in Muslim localities. Historical reality challenges such easy assumptions. Uttar Pradesh is where the 1857 revolt began with Muslims and Hindus jointly fighting British rule. New videos have emerged of ordinary Hindus in the state vociferously rejecting the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah bias against Muslims.

The most reassuring prospect the mind can see in the new year is the unravelling of the Hindutva plot. And this is not something the youth from college campuses and universities have set into motion. Their role has been pivotal in spurring the opposition to Modi. However, it is comforting for the young men and women (actually in the reverse order) that there has been a political earthquake in Maharashtra, a source of immense confidence whether the students see it or not.

The revolt within the Hindutva alliance in Maharashtra has actually given spine to the students’ movement. It was no small deal for Udhav Thackeray, the head of the notoriously anti-Muslim Shiv Sena, to admit the other day that mixing religion with politics had been a mistake. It’s not an ordinary mea culpa but possibly a tectonic shift in the country’s political matrix.

The fact is that the prime minister and his home minister are riding a tiger. They will throw anything at the opposition that would help thwart the street anger. The divisive citizenship law they ushered and the damaging citizen’s register they seem to be stepping back from tactically following intense pressure on the streets were both aimed at the state of West Bengal.

Suppose Modi in his desperation to win at any cost decides to dismiss Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s government to set the stage to capture power in the state in 2021. Nothing is impossible after what he did with Maharashtra, where he tried to sneak in his own chief minister in a pre-dawn coup of sorts. Maharashtra stalled Modi and shored up the opposition. A critical historical fact is that the Marathas are the only cohesive force after the Mughals and before the British to have come within a whisker of ruling India. They today comprise the core of the Indian state apparatus, straddling every wing of it, and, therefore, are not to be trifled with. This much again one can say with eyes closed.

 
The writer is Dawn’s correspondent in Delhi. Courtesy: dawn.com
 
 
 

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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?

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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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A Tearful Ode to 'Punjabiyat'
19.12.19 - Prannv Dhawan
A Tearful Ode to 'Punjabiyat'



THE RECENT translation of the journal Chhata Darya in English (as the Sixth River) by Prof Maaz Bin Bilal brings to life the oft-forgotten but ever pervasive lived experiences of one of the most tragic episode of history that the people of the subcontinent went through.
 
Fikr Taunsvi 
 
The author and the protagonist of this journal, Fikr Taunsvi (born Ram Lal Bhatia), is a distinguished public intellectual and literary writer of erstwhile undivided Punjab.
 
The journal, published in 1948, exposits his thought process, emotional contradictions, human dilemmas and political predicaments during the three months that were characterized by the sense of loss and pangs of separation.
 
Hence, the sixth river is a metaphorical river for the divisive Radcliffe line that precipitated gory violence on the subcontinent. For the author, it is the river of blood, tears and sorrow that changed the life and history of the ‘glorious’ land of five rivers forever.
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Book Review
The Sixth River- A Journal from the Partition of India (Written in 1948; English Translation 2019)
Author: Fikr Taunsvi; Translator: Maaz Bin Bilal
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Pages 178, Price- Rs 499
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The journal gives a window to the mind of one of the most courageous Punjabi litterateurs of that time who persevered through the routine violence and divisiveness of Partition to resist the bigoted expectation of going to the ‘imagined motherland of Hindus’ alias India. It also expresses the struggles and tribulations of a ‘fifth column’ Hindu who objected to the policy of transfer of populations on the basis of religion.
 
The recurring motif of this three-part journal written between August and November 1947 is this visceral experience of a sense of identity being devastated. The repetition of the pain of losing a composite society, a cohesive identity, a common culture, of collective sanity, and of humanity at large flows through the text in various forms of cynicism, satire and rhetoric.

Lahore’s Man of Culture

Lahore and Punjab are at the core of Fikr’s identity and personhood. He has deep emotional connection with the streets, hotels, coffee houses and the ‘air’ of Lahore. He expresses a guileless ‘regionalist’ contempt for the Hindu and Sikh residents of Lahore who escaped the vagaries of Partition and were living in refugee camps in the ‘competitor’ city of Delhi.
 
In his classic satirical manner, he criticises the ‘nincompoop, daydreaming’ fleeing Punjabis for their ‘cruel’ decision of abandoning ‘their’ land.
 
For Fikr, the transfer of populations was far more than the natural consequence of independence. For him, it is the civilizational loss where the virtues of reason, debate, culture, science and literature had been abandoned for the manic "tamasha” for nationalism. 

Poignant Political Satire

Fikr has a unique and critical take on the communal tensions, the citizenship crisis as well as cynical  politics of Jinnah and Nehru. He critiques the inherent contradictions in their thoughts and their deeds.
 
He sarcastically comments on their ‘abstract’ and ‘unsuccessful’ appeals for communal harmony and minority protection while millions of innocent humans were being tormented, houses were burning and the entire subcontinent became the ‘apocalyptic battlefield of Cane and Abel’.
 
He even comments at the inability of the national icons like Gandhi in dousing the flames in the midst of the celebratory declarations of independence. It highlights how nobody was heeding to Gandhi’s public discourses at Jama Masjid. 

Fikr's heart keeps going back to the question of Kashmir where competitive hegemonies of Indian and Pakistani nationalism were delegitimizing the people as indistinct dots in the curated theatres of violence. His perturbed state of mind is betrayed by his concerns about the condition of  hungry naked Kashmiris who were being destroyed in name of magical vision of democracy. 

An Ode to Punjabiyat

Fikr categorically and clearly expresses cynicism through his satire at the idea of freedom and nation-building of both the new states of India and Pakistan.
 
He laments the betrayal of the values of the freedom struggle and questions the ‘nationalists’ about the violence of these assimilative and exclusionary post-colonial transitions. This idea of subverting against a majoritarian logic of nationalism that has no consonance with humanity and people’s lives and culture is what reverberates through the psyche of this deeply sensitive author.
 
It is no wonder that it speaks eloquently to emotions and sentiments of Punjabi romantics in particular and South Asian peace-mongers in general. At a time when the idea of Punjabiyat as the representative of composite culture and normalised, people-centric India-Pakistan engagements is slowly gaining currency in the subcontinent, the book ‘the Sixth River’ pays a tearful ode to this forlorn sentiment.
 
Prannv Dhawan is a student of Law and Social Sciences at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, India. He was interned with the Partition Museum, Amritsar.
 

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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Students protest against CAA: A beginning of a revolution?
17.12.19 - Markandey Katju
Students protest against CAA: A beginning of a revolution?



The students agitation in India against the blatantly discriminatory Citizens Amendment Bill (now an Act) marks the beginning of the coming historical Revolution in India, which will sweep away the filth of the centuries old feudal reactionary practices, customs and mindsets, abolish poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, ignorance, farmers distress, lack of healthcare and other social evils plaguing the country, and usher India into an age of prosperity and justice for all.

I have already expressed my views about CAB in my article ‘Why the Citizens Amendment Bill is unconstitutional’ published and so I am not repeating what I said there.

The present ongoing students agitation in India is reminiscent of the May Fourth Movement in  China in 1919, which can be said to be the beginning of the Chinese Revolution which ultimately triumphed in October 1949.

On 4th May, 1919, 3000 students from 13 colleges in Beijing held a mass demonstration against the decision in the Versailles Conference by which Shandong province of China was handed over to the Japanese. The following weeks several demonstrations were held all over China.

Similarly, massive students agitations against CAA, beginning from Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, JNU, Delhi and AMU, Aligarh have been launched in almost all the educational institutions in India, cutting across religious, caste, lingual, ethnic and regional barriers. 

This marks a new stage in the rising of the Indian people against the anti-people policies of the Indian politicians, these rogues, rascals, thugs, crooks, looters, deceivers, scamsters, and big time dacoits who polarize the people on religious/caste/lingual/ethnic/regional lines and spread hatred and instigate riots to get votes, power and pelf.

Like the May Fourth Movement in China, the present Indian students agitation marks the beginning of India’s revolution against the divide and rule policy which had been initiated after suppressing the Mutiny of 1857 by our British rulers (see ‘History in the service of Imperialism’ by BN Pande, and my article ‘The Truth about Pakistan’ online ).

The new Indian students agitation is a manifestation of the coming Indian revolution, which alone can solve India’s massive socio-economic problems, since parliamentary democracy has degenerated into caste and communal vote banks, and is thus blocking our progress.

With the growth and development of new social forces in India, a powerful camp of patriotic Indian students, cutting across religious, caste, ethnic and other barriers has been created, and has made its appearance on the national scene.
 
Thousands of students have courageously stood up and challenged the reactionary rulers who seek to divide us and spread hatred among us, as well as the brutal police used by them.
 
Thus the present Indian students agitation, like the May Fourth Movement, is the harbinger of the coming Indian Revolution, which will usher in the real ‘achche din’ for India, not the phoney one of our acclaimed Superman.

Now the patriotic students must join hands with workers, peasants and intellectuals to advance the Indian revolution forward to its ultimate victory, and creation of a new just social order in which the productive forces rapidly develop and India once again becomes a prosperous country, and gets a respectable place in the comity of nations.
 

 

Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India.

  
 
 
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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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LACK OF ERUDITION
My Lords, Conduct Yourselves With Dignity In Court
05.12.19 - Markandey Katju
My Lords, Conduct Yourselves With Dignity In Court



A SENIOR Supreme Court Judge of India recently lost his temper in Court at a senior Supreme Court lawyer, allegedly because the latter was repeating an argument which had already been made by another lawyer in the same case, and at his retort.
 
The Judge reportedly threatened to take contempt of court proceedings against the lawyer and convict him. At this remark, the senior lawyer walked out of the courtroom, obviously since he could not bear the insult.

I am in America presently and I read about the incident on the internet. So I sent an email to the senior lawyer concerned asking for his version, but he did not respond.
 
However, several lawyers of the Indian Supreme Court have told me that this particular judge is very rude to lawyers in court. 

I also enquired about the incident from another Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, who confirmed that the judge is very rude.
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He also wrote "The level of gratuitous rudeness in the Supreme Court has increased to a point that it has become insufferable. Hopefully the new judges will restore the balance, unless while sitting with their seniors they have assumed that rudeness is the due process of the Court".

He also mentioned the previous Chief Justice of India,  Ranjan Gogoi, who was known for his discourteous behaviour in court (apart from his other well known failings), telling in court Fali Nariman, Kapil Sibal, Dushyant Dave, Rajiv Dhavan and other eminent senior lawyers "None of you deserves to be heard".

In my opinion losing temper by judges in court, rude behavior like shouting and screaming, insulting language, threatening contempt proceedings against lawyers for perceived repetition and retorts, and threatening to have them thrown out of court or convicted etc do not behove judges, particularly those in the higher judiciary, and are wholly uncalled for.
 
No doubt judges have to control court proceedings, but this must be done in a dignified manner. Ugly display of temper by a judge in court not only lowers its dignity, but may even lead to injustice, for when one loses his temper he is prone to commit a mistake.
 
The higher one moves up a hierarchy the more humble and courteous he must become.
 
Judges of the Supreme Court are at the apex of the judicial hierarchy, and so must be particularly humble and polite. Every written sentence of theirs becomes the law of the land in India (vide Article 141 of the Indian Constitution).
 
This tremendous power comes coupled with tremendous responsibility, and this calls for calm, placid and unperturbed behavior in court and a tranquil and serene  frame of mind.
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In the early years of the Indian Supreme Court there were Judges like Justices Patanjali Shastri, BK Mukherji, Vivian Bose, Fazl Ali etc who were not only very erudite but also very polite and humble. I may give an illustration.

Once a very senior and very old lawyer of Allahabad High Court, Mr Shyam Kishan Dar, came to Delhi in the 1950s to argue a case before the Supreme Court. He was then in his 80s and was hard of hearing. He was also known to be a bit short tempered and unsophisticated in his language.
 
While arguing his case he felt the judges were unnecessarily interrupting him and not following him, so he turned to his junior and said loudly "Yeh haraamzaade na sunte hain na samajhte hain" (these bastards neither hear nor understand).

Instead of taking contempt proceedings against him, the judges coolly said to the junior counsel "Mr Counsel, we respect Mr Dar a lot, but he seems to be upset. Have we done anything wrong? We apologise if we have".

Can one imagine such a thing happening today? It appears that this trend is reversed today, and lack of erudition among many Indian judges is accompanied with arrogance, a short fuse and an over touchy nature taking offense even over trivialities.

 

 

Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India.

  
 
 
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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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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!

 


 

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