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Justice does not drop into the lap of the sleeping and the lazy : Badal
15.03.16 - pt team
Justice does not drop into the lap of the sleeping and the lazy : Badal



The Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal called upon the people of his state to prepare  fight  a long and sustained democratic and peaceful fight for justice over the critical issues affecting the destiny of coming generations. "Punjab does not have a drop of water to spare and there is no question of our accepting or implementing any decision which deprives us of our fundamental right under the Riparian Principle. Its time to prepare for  supreme sacrifices for the cause of our state and the future of our children," said Badal.
 
Badal's speech was replete with strong emotion, and backed with data and documentary evidence. He spoke in most categorical and unequivocal term and reiterated that he was prepared to shed the last drop of his blood rather than allowing a single drop of water to flow out of the state in violation of laws of justice and fairplay.
In an impassioned plea, the Chief Minister invoked history and religious heritage to emphasize that it was unrealistic to expect justice without being ready for make sacrifices for securing it. " Do not take justice for granted.
 
Justice does not drop into the lap of the sleeping and the lazy. You have to wake up and fight for it," said Badal winding up the debate on the Governor's address in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha late last evening.
 
The Chief Minister said that the present agony of Punjab was rooted in
 
serial acts of discrimination and brazen injustice by successive Congress governments at the centre and its meek and submissive surrender of Punjab's rights by the state governments  of this party.
 
"The need for de-notification of land acquisition would not have arisen if Captain Amarinder Singh had done it in 2004 as a part of the Termination of Agreements Act . Why he did not do so and let down the farmers of the state ?"  Badal thundered.
 
Joining issue with Congress leaders who sought to justify Congress stand  by supporting today's motion on waiving off all compensation from farmers for SYL land , Badal asked , " If you think it is being done because of your  stand, may I ask you what were you doing when you were in government? Why did not you not do it in the long years when you were in power here?"   asked Badal.
 
The Chief Minister said that water issue was not merely restricted to peasantry but every section of the society was adversely affected by it. He said that there would be no agriculture without water and without agriculture there would be no trade and industry. Badal said that the future of everyone including trader, shopkeeper, aartiyas, industrialist, labour and employee has been linked with waters. "If this injustice didn’t stop then every Punjabi will be deprived of even a single drop of drinking water and the life will be in shambles” he added.
 
Describing the Governor address as the picture of rapid progress and development and ‘glimpse of Golden future of Punjab’, the Chief Minister said that it was a historic address from many angles. He cited the Punjab Governor’s mention about the victories of Khadoor Sahib and other by-polls. Expressing gratitude to the voters and SAD-BJP workers, Badal said that by-election was the test of governments to judge the satisfaction and trust of people in their policies and programs.
 
The Chief Minister said that the recent record victory of Khadoor Sahib by-poll was not merely a referendum rather it was a prophecy with regard to the trend for forthcoming state assembly polls. Badal said that he was saddened over the boycott by opposition of this by-poll in view of their inevitable defeat. He said that this was a political blunder on their part as victory or defeat was the part of the game. The Chief Minister pointed out that we won Gidderbaha and Ajnala by-polls being in opposition during the Congress regime.
 
On the issue of peace and communal harmony, the Chief Minister said that this was the highest priority of the SAD-BJP alliance government and Punjab was the most peaceful state in the country. He said that we inherited the spirit of peace, communal harmony, secularism and socialism from our great Gurus, saints, prophets and seers. Badal said that Harmandir Sahib had four entrances, which was symbolic of message in terms of peace and cohesion amongst all communities and castes of mankind. He said that Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is the Guru ji of mankind, which was evident of the fact that this holy scripture contained bani of six Sikh Gurus and rest was of the other great saints and seers from different religions, castes and communities. The concept of socialism and secularism was also preached by Sikh religion through ‘Sangat and Pangat’.
 
The Chief Minister said that right from independence, Punjab had been facing unending saga of injustice and tyranny. The then Prime Minister didn’t fulfil his solemn commitment made in the Parliament to transfer Chandigarh to Punjab as it was cancelled at the last minute on January 26, 1986. Likewise, boundary Commission to transfer left out Punjabi speaking areas was never set up. Punjab was also deprived of its due share in Army recruitment on merit.
 
The Chief Minister also decried "the brutal injustice and repression meted out to the tragic victims of the 1984 Sikh carnage describing it as a ‘worst holocaust ever in a free country’. This ghastly and inhuman massacre didn’t eve spare children, helpless, aged men and women. Badal sought exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of this most heinous crime against humanity and immediate relief to the victims.
 
The Chief Minister said that federal structure was the only legitimate and viable answer to the problems of a country which was land of many religions, languages and cultures. He said that different states have different problems and solutions. Badal mentioned that our founding fathers gave federal constitution but unfortunately successive Congress governments at centre usurped all powers from state to make it unitary.
 
The Chief Minister also lauded the Government of India’s (GoI) unique initiative for having chosen Sri Amritsar Sahib as heritage city under the HRIDAY scheme. Badal also mentioned that Jallianwala Bagh has been included among Cultural World Heritage Site to receive special assistance for improving the infrastructure.




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Capital punishment should be given to culprits of sacrilege acts : Majithia
14.03.16 - pt team
Capital punishment should be given to culprits of sacrilege acts : Majithia



Expressing deep concern over the acts of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue and Information & Public Relations Minister, Punjab today advocated the capital punishment for the culprits under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
 
While speaking during the zero hour in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Minister expressed serious concern over the recent case of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara sahib of Village Ram Diwali under Mattewal Police Station in Amritsar district. He informed the house that the persons behind this blasphemy act has been apprehended by the police.  He said that it is a very sensitive and emotive issue for the whole mankind that Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, who has been revered as Living Guru, has been made target by miscreants to disturb the peace and harmony of the state.
 
Majithia said that it was a most unfortunate movement for all the Sikhs that the body, soul and mind of Punjab and the country–in fact the entire human kind–were traumatized by the shocking and painful serial acts of sacrilege against Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, a sacred light-house of divinity, peace, love, compassion and human brother-hood for the entire humanity.
 
Majithia put suggestion before the house that such kind of acts of sacrilege must be considered as the rarest of the rare crime and the culprits must be sentenced with capital punishment under section 302 or Indian Penal Code. Advocating his cause for the capital punishment, Majithia further said that act of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, is the most heinous in nature and a grave threat to peace. He said that the state government is duty bound to defeat such kind of inhumane acts with iron hand and the perpetrators of these ghastly acts must be brought to the books.




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Ludhiana: Minor who allegedly raped three-year-old girl arrested
14.03.16 - pt team
Ludhiana: Minor who allegedly raped three-year-old girl arrested



A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a juvenile here who slit her throat after committing the crime, police said on Monday.

The girl's father, a vegetable vendor, in a police complaint alleged that a 17-year-old youth from his neighbourhood on Sunday raped his daughter when she was alone in his house in Manjit Nagar area. The accused, a labourer, then tried to kill her by slitting her throat. The girl was found in a semi-naked state.
 
She was bleeding profusely and rushed to a hospital, where doctors said her condition is stable, ADCP Paramjit Singh Pannu said. The accused has been arrested on charges of rape, police said.




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Raj Gayak Hans : From False Tunes to Swan Song
13.03.16 - Kusum Arora*
Raj Gayak Hans : From False Tunes to Swan Song



'SUFI’ singer, ‘Raj Gayak’ and former 'Gaddi Nasheen' (head) of the Dera Lal Badshah, based in Nakodar, Han Raj ‘Hans’ seems to be desperate to pluck pearls and sing Raag Darbari but not getting a chance to hone his skills.
 
If facts were any indication, Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans on Saturday met Aam Admi Party (AAP) Jalandhar Zonal Observer Rajiv Chaudhary in a ‘secret meeting’ held at his residence with Balmiki community leaders from Doaba reported Kusum Arora in Daily Post.
 
A major political development, the meeting assumes significance; as AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was all set to visit Dera Sachkhand Ballan in Jalandhar on March 15. The AAP state leadership was also going to organize a fund raising lunch in Jalandhar on Sunday ahead of Kejriwal’s visit to the dalit stronghold.  
 
Hans too had openly declared his resentment against the Punjab Congress leadership for dropping his name for the Rajya Sabha elections at the eleventh hour on Thursday. Hans had joined the congress on February 20 in the presence of Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh.
 
Daily Post spoke to Rajiv Chaudhary, who agreed that he went to meet the singer at his residence in the morning. "I have been a big fan of Hans ji and went to meet him at his residence. It is just a coincidence that I went to meet him today but it was a ‘non-political’ visit”, he said.
 
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) secretary  and City Balmiki Sabha president Amrit Khosla, who was also present during the meeting could not deny the development and said, "Rajiv Chaudhary had came by-chance and he sat with Hans ji for around 15-minutes only.”
 
Over a dozen balmiki leaders, who were present during the meeting were tight lipped over the day’s development. Sources maintained that the secret meeting in the wake of recent upheaval was enough to disturb the apple cart of congress. The congress had brought Hans eyeing the balmiki votes in doaba, which was crucial to consolidate the lost dalit vote bank.
 
Meanwhile, the Balmiki leaders had on Friday announced during a press conference in Jalandhar, that they were exploring the option of joining AAP too. They had declared that Kejriwal was coming to Jalandhar and if the congress leadership did not rectify its mistake, they would be forced to ‘boycott’ congress in the assembly elections.
 
It is pertinent to mention here that during the Lok Sabha elections 2014 too, Hans was approached by the AAP leadership to contest elections from the Jalandhar parliamentary seat. Hans was denied a ticket by the SAD from the Jalandhar seat, which had left him and the entire Balmiki Mazhbi Sikh community agitated.
 
At that time, the AAP leadership was holding secret talks with Hans, when Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal intervened and appointed him the campaign committee chief of Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
 
Earlier, Hans has unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections 2009 on a SAD ticket from Jalandhar.
 
I am with the Congress Party: Hans Raj Hans
Hans Raj Hans said that he was going to stay with the congress, as he honours the commitment and efforts of Capt Amarinder in getting his name approved for Rajya Sabha. "Yes, Rajiv Chaudhary came to meet me at my residence today but I am not going to leave the congress. Capt Amarinder made extra efforts for me and he is a wonderful leader. However, my protest against the four dalit leaders Santokh Chaudhary, Santosh Chaudhary, Mohinder Singh Kaypee and Shamsher Singh Dullo would continue. These leaders never let a new line of dalit leadership emerge in the congress, which is why they scuttled my chances of Rajya Sabha”, he said.
(Courtesy : *Daily Post) (Edited by PT Team) 




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Kejriwal must clear his stand on SYL to Punjabis immediately: SAD
12.03.16 - pt team
Kejriwal must clear his stand on SYL to Punjabis immediately: SAD



The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to explain his stand on the SYL canal immediately even as it advised political opportunists like Sukhpal Khaira not to make wild allegations which were contrary to facts. 
 
In a statement here, former minister and SAD general secretary Maheshinder Grewal said AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal should immediately tell the people of Punjab whether he supported the recent historic resolution passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to denotify the SYL land acquisition order. He said this was important as the resolution, which would lead to the introduction of a bill in the Vidhan Sabha to similar effect, would pave the way for handing back the land on which the canal is partially constructed back to the farmers. 
 
"Kejriwal should tell Punjabis immediately whether he was standing with them in their hour of grave need or he would side with his parent State being a Haryanvi". Grewal added it was strange that Kejriwal had not expressed solidarity with Punjabis by welcoming the historic resolution aimed at saving the waters of Punjab for all times to come. 
 
Speaking about Khaira's comments on the Badal family, Grewal said the Badal family did not need to get a clean chit from the likes of an opportunistic upstart like Khaira who had been repeatedly rejected by the people. He said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had always batted for saving the State's river waters and was continuing with this mission even now.
 
"It was Badal Sahab's government which moved a suit in the Supreme Court in 1979 against the provision under which river waters were distributed between Punjab and Haryana following reorganisation of Punjab in1966". He said even now it was Badal who had emerged as the champion of Punjab's river waters by moving a resolution to denotify the  land acquisition order under which land was acquired to build the canal. 
 
Grewal said Kejriwal should clarify whether he stood with Punjab against Haryana and would join Punjabis in not allowing a drop of water to go to Haryana. "Kejriwal should make his stand clear on this issue or else people would rightly think that he is also indulging in double speak like the Congress party", the akali leader added. 




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