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CAA: European Union to move resolution against ‘dangerously divisive’ Act
27.01.20 - Team PT
CAA: European Union to move resolution against ‘dangerously divisive’ Act



In a scathing denouncement of the Citizenship Amendment Act, a powerful group of 154 European Union lawmakers proposed a resolution that terms contentious law "discriminatory” and "dangerously divisive” and may lead to the "largest statelessness crisis in the world and cause widespread human suffering”.
 
The lawmakers belong to the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament from 26 countries and have submitted the drafted resolution which is slated to be debated on January 29 and a vote is likely on January 30.

The drafted resolution states that CAA not only contradicts Article 14 of the Indian Constitution but also India’s international obligations.


 European Parliament
Noting that the controversial citizenship legislation"sets a dangerous precedent and represents an intensification of the Government’s Hindu nationalist agenda” the resolution underlines that "the indivisibility of human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, is one of the main objectives of the European Union in its relations with India.” 
 
It notes that the CAA is, therefore, "explicitly discriminatory in nature as it specifically excludes Muslims from access to the same provisions as other religious groups.”

The lawmakers also condemned the use of "excessive force in the crackdown” on the protests against the amended citizenship law instead of addressing the concerns, and have also called on Indian authorities to stop the "criminalization of protests.”

The motion also points out that Sri Lankan Tamils and the Rohingya Muslims do not fall under the purview of the CAA, reported siasat.com.

"Whereas the CAA also excludes Rohingya Muslims from Burma, who have been described by Amnesty International and the United Nations as the world’s most persecuted minority; whereas the CAA also ignores the plight of Ahmadis in Pakistan, Bihari Muslims in Bangladesh and Hazaras in Pakistan, all of whom are subject to persecution in their home countries,” it goes on to add.

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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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The bonds of blood, language and culture
A Sikh in Lahore
26.01.20 - Sarbpreet Singh
A Sikh in Lahore



"Asalaamualaikum”, the young immigration officer mumbles, as he slides into his chair. I am the first traveller at the Atari border crossing that day. The immigration counter is deserted and my elderly porter has to knock on the door behind the counter to roust the officer.

My "Walaikum Salam” has barely left my lips when the officer springs up from his chair, breaks into a wide smile, grasps my hand warmly and says, welcome to Pakistan!

His welcome sets the tone for the days that I am to spend in Pakistan. I am in Lahore to attend the Afkar-e-Taza Think­fest, where I am to speak about my book, The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, set in the Lahore court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
 
My Sikh friends who have visited Pakistan have told me of the love and respect they received during their travels; yet, I am humbled by the reception I receive.  

Within a few hours of my arrival, I visit the Lahore Fort, which I am very eager to see as it features prominently in my book. The fort, a popular tourist site is teeming with visitors, mostly Pakistani.

  Lahore Fort
I am completely unprepared for what happens next. I am mobbed like a celebrity! Every few steps, strangers come up to me with broad smiles thrusting out their hands. Many greet me in Punjabi. Sat Sri Akal Sardar Ji! I am asked to pose for countless photographs and bombarded with friendly questions. Where are you from Sardar Ji? Is this your first time in Lahore Uncle Ji? My parents came from Jalandhar! My grandparents were from Amritsar! Have you visited Kartarpur yet? Have you been to Nankana Sahib?

I take it all in and wonder. Are these the people who are so vilified in the country of my birth?

The same evening, I visit the dargah of Baba Bulleh Shah (in pic). There is no formal event that evening, but there is a throng of devotees who take turns singing. A man, my age, delivers a beautiful rendition of Waris Shah’s Heer. I am inspired to join them and sing a couple of kafis of Baba Bulleh Shah. A garland is placed around my neck as I sing, basking in the warmth of the congregation that nods appreciatively and occasionally interjects to proclaim the glory of their pir. I feel like I have been singing at a gurdwara.

The next morning, I visit Nankana Sahib. I am very impressed by the care that has been lavished on the gurdwara. Its surroundings have been impeccably kept and a security detail is posted outside. Most of the visitors are Muslim and exhibit great reverence when they come to the gurdwara to pay their respects. I sing a few shabads or hymns from Guru Nanak’s writings and the visitors sit and listen in rapt attention. As I sing, from the corner of my eye, I see a man on his knees, eyes shut, hands raised in dua or prayer. Just as I am leaving, he catches up with me and tells me how much he enjoyed the singing of the hymns.

The two-day ThinkFest is a cornucopia of art, culture and ideas. Nobel laureates, diplomats and senior bureaucrats rub shoulders with writers, poets and academics. The conference is a complex undertaking, but everything runs like clockwork, in no small part because of an army of young volunteers.
 
As I walk around the Alhamra Arts Centre, I encounter the same warmth that I experienced at the Lahore Fort. I am asked to pose for many photographs and receive invitations to speak at universities in far-flung places.

Every session I attend is brilliant, but some deserve special mention. I am enthralled by the conversation between Janaki Bhakhle and Ali Raza about Veer Savarkar and the origins of Hindutva. Supriya Gandhi’s talk about her recent book on Dara Shukoh, a figure I have encountered briefly during my research on the lives of the Sikh gurus, is most engaging. Historian Andrew Whitehead provides a fascinating account of Freda Bedi, and having been raised in Sikkim, I am intrigued by the story of her life as a Buddhist nun and the time she spent with the 16th Karmapa, a reincarnated lama who was a much-revered figure in Sikkim.

Food street, Lahore 
I would be remiss if I did not talk about the Punjabi hospitality that was very much in evidence during my visit. Punjabis love their food and nobody loves food more than Lahoris! From the lavish feasts arranged by the organisers of the ThinkFest to the bounty of street vendors, everything I was offered in Lahore was delicious. The love and warmth of Lahore and Lahoris is of course the most important ingredient!

On my way back, as I take the few steps between Pakistan and India, I cannot help thinking of Toba Tek Singh, the title of Sadat Hasan Manto’s bitingly satirical tale of the folly of Partition.

The bonds of blood, language and culture that bind us are thousands of years old. The boundaries are only decades old. Inshallah, one day, they will be effaced.

The writer is a Boston based poet, playwright, musician and commentator.

This article first appeared in Dawn.com
 
 

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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SINISTER DESIGNS?
Vandalism at Nankana Sahib and its 'between the lines' nuance
07.01.20 - Bir Devinder Singh*
Vandalism at Nankana Sahib and its 'between the lines' nuance



The vandalism at Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib in Pakistan is seemingly the covert operation of Indian intelligence agencies, because of their nervousness over the growing bonhomie among the Sikhs and Muslims after the opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
 
Intelligent people in the Sikh community, having the Knack to read between the lines, were already watchful of such sinister designs of the Government of India.
 
The opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor has caused deep sense of disquiet to the majoritarian and authoritarian rulers of Delhi.
 
The National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was reportedly contemplating to evolve a strategy for thwarting the emerging  bonhomie among the Sikhs and the Muslims as a consequence to Kartarpur Sahib corridor initiative by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.
 
The top ideologues of the RSS at Nagpur were apprehensive of likely emerging scenario of an interfaith dialogue between Sikhism and Islam in times to come and to be more precise, between Sikhism and Sufism. 
 
So a well thought of strategy was thus worked out to upstage the emerging understanding between two significant minorities. Consequently a hostile vandalism at Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib  was stage managed through the secret agents, under the aegis of coveted cross border operations, which was cunningly crafted by the Indian intelligence agencies to  achieve guileful hidden objectives. 

In view of the above sinister design of the BJP and RSS, I won't be surprised; if  the movement of Sikh pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib, through the corridor is obstructed, with mischievous intent. The reason for such a regressive step could well be attributed to Geo-political nuance, emerging from Sikh-Muslim bonhomie post Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. 

 Protest by BJP
It is pertinent to mention here that Sikh religion now has become the 5th largest religion of the World with identifiable Global presence and it is further evolving and gradually moving to become a civilization. Therefore the Sikh community is expected to become much more cautious and watchful.  
 
We should intensely examine every nuance of geo-political developments with clinical precision rather than overreacting instantaneously without understanding the surreptitious designs of the Majoritarian regime of the BJP. 

It’s strikingly important to see that how the entire public relation apparatus of the BJP swung in to action with alarming alacrity, immediately after the stage managed incident at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
 
How Meenakshi Lekhi a BJP MP from New Delhi, tauntingly mocked and targeted Navjot Singh Sidhu, makes their reticent designs very clear.

Its also Amazing, how quickly and vociferously a BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa managed an anti-Pakistan demonstration in front of the High Commission of Pakistan in Delhi, the tinge of which is easily  explicable.
 
Some Ministers of the Central cabinet including Hardeep Puri and Harsimrat Kaur Badal took no time to ridicule Imran Khan on the incident.
 

Even Capt. Amarinder Singh tweeted quickly and sent his missive to Prime Minister of Pakistan. All sensible people vividly recall, utterly unprovoked repugnant diatribe of Capt. Amarinder Singh against Pakistan, in an utter disregard of the sensitivity of the auspicious occasion of the opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak. The ineptness and extreme clumsiness of Amarinder’s harangue on such a solemn occasion still bother the sensitivity and ethics of the Sikh community.

In persuasion of the above narrative, one would like to question the genuineness of the voices of sanity and compassion, as to where were they, when Gurdwara Gian Godri Sahib at Hardwar was demolished in Uttrakhand or for that matter when Gurdwara Mangu Math was demolished at Duarka Puri, Bhubaneshwar in Odisha? Both these places are sanctimonious to the Sikh community because of the holy visits of Guru Nanak to these places. 

It is overtly clear that only those set of People, who were earlier opposed to the opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, have suddenly become active with the negative mindset to ensure the closer of the corridor by a definite design and also by implication.

I am of the view that the recent unfortunate killing of a young man namely, Parvinder Singh (in pic) at Peshawar on Sunday could not be termed as a target killing of the Sikhs; as the deceased person does not don the Sikh identity by any standards of Sikh religion.
 
Sikh community should be wiser enough to read the nuance, between the lines; rather than reacting vociferously, unmindful of serious insinuation and consequences.

I would appeal to both the governments; India and Pakistan not to under estimate the intelligence of the Sikh masses; and do not attempt to use them as ‘common fodder’.
 
Sikhs are fully conscious and cautious of their existence and role in achieving the greater interfaith understandings irrespective of the geo-political ramification.
 

 

(*The author is a former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, and a politician celebrated for his grasp on legislative affairs.)

 

 

 

 


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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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GROUND SITUATION
China's economy: How close is it to a crisis?
04.01.20 - Markandey Katju
China's economy: How close is it to a crisis?



I HAD A long talk today with a middle aged Chinese who is presently in Toronto, Canada, where I am presently staying too. He lives and works in mainland China (for the sake of his security I will not mention his name or the name of the city or province he lives in).
 
I told him my impression was that China was rapidly advancing in science and technology, and the Chinese economy was rapidly growing, and will overtake the US economy in about 20 years.

His reply surprised me. He said that this was not correct, and the truth was that China was collapsing. I asked him why he said so.

He said the Chinese economy was going downhill, there have been massive lay offs in China lately, which is because many industries and businesses have closed down, but these have largely been unreported in the media.

He also said there is no freedom in China, no facebook, no internet,  no twitter, and no free media. Everything is strictly controlled by the government.
 
About the economy he said many industries had closed down and the Chinese economy was tanking, but all this went unreported.
 
It was not possible to set up a successful business in China unless one had some connection with a high up in the ruling Communist Party. The level of corruption in China was flabbergasting. There appeared to be prosperity in the coastal regions like Shanghai, but in the interior of China there was tremendous poverty—and the gap between the rich and poor was widening.

I myself noticed that in many cities in North America (where I am presently staying) e.g, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver etc. the Chinese have bought a large amount of real estate by down payment of huge amounts of money, and they are not even living in the houses they have bought, but have done so only to park their ill gotten wealth.

Today many Chinese have no ethics, and can do anything for money. I was told by a German friend who is in business that German industries do not normally employ mainland Chinese, as these often commit industrial espionage.
 
The German industries have to invest a huge amount of money in research, and they would naturally not like the inventions and discoveries they have patented at huge cost to be secretly pilfered away by some outsider, but this is precisely what many Chinese do.
 
The Chinese gentleman I spoke to said there is no real progress in science today in China, so the Chinese often indulge in stealing technical secrets from Western countries. That way they don’t have to spend money on their own research.

The truth about the Chinese economy has been mentioned in great detail in several articles published in the international media e.g. ’China’s economic slowdown: How bad is it?’ published in BBC News, ‘How close is China to a financial crisis’ published in forbes.com and ‘China heading for crisis’ published in the New York Times. All these articles mention how the Chinese economy is going downhill. President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese exports are seriously pinching it.

In the article ‘Forget the Trade War. China is already in crisis’ published in Bloomberg.com it is stated that even if China resolves its economic slowdown it will remain mired in debt driven slump. Sales of cars, iPhones, etc have fallen drastically lately. The Shanghai stock market has plunged by more than a quarter since its 2018 high.

So what will the Chinese leaders do about this economic crisis?

I had written an article ‘Trump’s opposition to Chinese Imperialism overshadows his defects’, in which I had explained that China has now become imperialist, and wishes to capture the markets and cheap raw materials of foreign countries (like a typical imperialist), as that is the only way it can resolve its home crisis.
 
The Chinese have already penetrated the markets of Asia, Africa and Latin America, apart from the developed countries, and is seeking to expand further. China is therefore today the greatest danger to world peace, as it is expanding aggressive imperialism, as Nazi Germany was in Europe, unlike British and French imperialism which were on the defensive. Of course this Chinese expansion into foreign countries is presently not by military means, as German Imperialism was, but by economic means, but we can never say what is coming in the future.

So it seems that what the Chinese gentleman told me today is correct, and I was under a wrong impression about the situation in China.

 
 

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


 

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