Monthly Archives: JULY 2018

Punjab Police Rules: A case of Caste and Prejudice
16.07.18 - VIPIN PUBBY*

IT HAS TAKEN more than 70 years since the country achieved freedom to cast away a cloak designed by the British rulers in 1934 to identify people by caste and create a divide in society. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the governments ...

Punjab to provide free treatment for poor drug addicts
10.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 10: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today announced free treatment for poor drug addicts at all state-run de-addiction centres, and also ordered the police not to harass addicts or their families in any way.

Chairing a high-level meeting of Civil Surgeons, Medical Superintendents ...

Sukhbir’s offer of joint action on drugs is just a political gimmick: Amarinder
07.07.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, July 7: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ridiculed Sukhbir Singh Badal’s call for de-politicising the drugs and sacrilege issue as nothing but a political gimmick to divert public attention from his own role in shamelessly allowing both to flourish during his party’s ...

Drugs in Punjab: Beating Donald Trump at his insanity game
06.07.18 - S Pal

HOW DO YOU start a conversation in times when all political parties and wide sections of civil society openly advocate that thousands of youth in the state be hanged to death without losing any time?

How do you get a handle at the narrative if the ...

CM orders mandatory dope test for all govt. employees, including policemen
04.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 4: Further tightening the noose around drug abuse, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has ordered mandatory dope test of all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service.
Amarinder has directed ...

Amarinder writes to Rajnath, asks for death penalty to 1st time drug offenders
04.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 4: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today made a strong recommendation to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for amending the existing laws to provide for death penalty for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers.
Taking forward his Cabinet’s decision on the issue, the Chief Minister ...

Death is the answer – From Govt in Punjab, Drug Peddler in Village, Lynch Mob in MP
03.07.18 - S Pal

2015. A self-inspired people's movement raging on the streets of Punjab, and social media leading it from the forefront. Corpses on the road. Police fired into crowd. Angry mobs going all out to take into their own hands the complex task of applying institutional correctives.

"Death ...




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