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Sikh News Jaipur tense after attack on Sikh boy

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  1. trilochankaur

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    Tuesday, August 22, 2006 (Jaipur):

    There is tension in Jaipur after a 17-year-old Sikh boy's hair was chopped off by a group of six youngsters after he tried to protect one of his classmates from eve teasing.

    The incident sparked off angry protests from the Sikh community, which led to tension in some parts of the city.

    The victim, Inderpreet's family alleges that the police did not help them even though their son was being harassed by the miscreants for several weeks.

    The police have formed special teams to catch the culprits but so far nobody has been arrested.

    Heavy price

    The 12th standard student was returning from school when six youngsters forced him into a car, took him to a lonely spot, thrashed him and cut his hair.

    "They were angry as I used to oppose their eve-teasing. They caught me from outside the school, forced me into a Maruti car, and after beating me badly they cut my hair. They said they wanted to teach me a lesson," said Inderpreet.

    "They have ruined my son's identity as a Sikh. It is better for us to die rather than to have our hair chopped. And in all our tragedy, the police did nothing to help us," said Nirmal Kaur, victim's mother.

    Police inaction

    Inderpreet and his family claim that the same hooligans had beaten him on July 24. But the police did not lodge an FIR on his complaint. Even after his hair was cut, the police took no action for several hours and the delay enabled the escape of the culprits.

    The police however, have now promised tough action.

    "We are holding a special enquiry into whether there was any delay or laxity in handling this case. If anyone is found guilty, we will take tough action. We are also working hard to nab the culprits and I feel we will be able to arrest them in a short time," said Vishal Bansal, SP, Jaipur Police.

    Protestors forced shops and markets to close down in some areas and the Sikh community says it will continue its agitation till the guilty are arrested.

    This shameful tragedy has outraged everyone, especially the Sikh community. And until tough action is taken against the guilty, the protests in the city are bound to simmer.


    Source: NDTV.com
     
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  3. vijaydeep Singh

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    protests have spread in Kanpur,Delhi,Jallandher,Chandigarh,Jammu etc.
    In Punajb and Jammu,Shiv Sena has openly supported Sikhs.In Kanpur main protestors are from Rashtriya Sikh Sangat.In Jaipur most of the Hindus and Arya Samajis have givne full support to us.
    Even Doordarshan Kendra emplyees union has openly condemed the incidence on air.
    Then coming to Meena people.Meenas are not rajputs but claim to be jaat and are schedule tribe.They were native of jaipur Area and further south till Abu.They were later overuun by Harha or Khushvaha Rajputs.
    Till Rajput era they were subdued but due to thier numbers,in some part they form as vote banck so they do buly other comunties.Fact is that they do not know much about sentimets of Sikh communtiy.Sometimes before in India,when das wanted to go for an exam in UPSC,they forced das to remove Kirpan(as per law of India Kirpan with less then 2.5' blade is alowed in pplanes.So das went to civil siupervisior,who snubbed this Mina person of CISF,anbd das was allowed in.
    More than hurting religeous sentiments it appears that they have acted as an act of stupidity without knwoing the concequences.
    Over here we need to understand that it is still possible that police of BJP govt. still may try to save them as in past ,when they attacked the Sikh boy or did eve teasing Police reamin callus and even after incidenace local SHO was unawe of the importance of Kes in us.
    What may happen is that they may get intrim bail and get surenedered in court.Though police has now booked them in bigger acts but still if they are non bailable or not is yet to be seen.
    Das last night saw DR Kiran Bedi saying thAT,Weather they will be convicted or not poilce will keep them calling each week in court or police station.As per Dr Bedi boy is a real hero and should be venerated for act of courage to not to get afraid of goons.Anyway SP Bansal of Jaipur said that he has noted what Dr bedi Said.
    In Rajasthan Police encougres fast track court and police wants gulity to get punished as soon as possible.In past 10 months this uis second attack on Sikhs.As in past at Moosagarh of Alwar about 5 to 9 Siokhs were kiled by Meo Muslims but,they werre put behind the bar,And then Muslims at large supproted Sikhs.
    But in this case it seems that police is buying time.Anyway in Rajsthan we have local Blacksmiths or nomad Sikhs also,who are in rural Area
    As it happens in north India that in places,we see Gujar,jaats,Aheer or as here Meenas keep on bullying other comun ties due to plotiical backing.
    Sikhs are indoctrined to fight injustice so such things are bound to happen.This boy should have carreid Kirpan and should have knwon how to use it.When we are Sirdar and take intiative as leader,we need to have back up to let us protect our status.Das does not feel that this guy has such things or traing with him.Had he had then things would have been differnt.
    Das is anyway happy to see media more of electroinic media coming in support of Sikhs and Hindus also supporting them.Das understtod from a Hindu person's mid that such sithouation is similar to some Hindu been forced to eat beef by non Hindu in his own country and govt. does not do any thing,.In such cases it may occur that people may take law in thier Hands.
    In 2001 perhaps,there was a simlar case in Delhi when Mr Khera of Malviay Nagar with his son,forcable cut the hairs of thier employee who was Sikh on his demading due wages.
    Then in Delhi polce was quick enough to arreest them(rather they were more keen to get arrested,to evade the wraght of Sikhs).Then in Patayal house they were fined for about 500 Rs as an act to hurt the religeous sentiment.Father and son were kept in jail and were fined.so some confidance was there in law.
    While over here eve teasing,kidnapping,attempt to murder ana other acts are there on the boys.Yet result is not forth coming.
    at last das can say that had boy been murdered,then it would not have bene big issue but cutting Kes is somthing bad.Some fo the readers could be from outside India.If Rajsthan Govt,who could not save 5 of thier civielains and one Army Jawan in recent flood at Falan after not sense acts for 12 hours and that also onscreen,could not bring culprit to book,it is OK to go to give memeorandam to Indian High commsion or embassy or other world oraganistaion about callous ness of BJP Govt.Where vote bank is above justice.so let the world know.
     
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    Another hair katal incident:

    Source: http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1281.shtml

    Sikhs to protest outside Saudi Arabian embassy
    By SSNews
    Aug 18, 2006, 23:53


    SGPC Chief Avtar Singh said today that the Sikhs would stage a dharna outside the embassy of Saudi Arabia in New Delhi on August 25 in protest against the reported harassment of Sikhs serving in Saudi Arabia, who were being asked to shave off their beard and cut their hair.

    The SGPC chief said he had also taken up this issue with President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam yesterday.

    He said one Dr Charanjit Singh had to leave many jobs as he had not followed the controversial orders of the Saudi Arabian government.

    "The doctor in question had telepohnically approached us, stating that he wanted to come back to India. But his employers are not returning his passport. SSNews They are asking him to first shave off," he said.

    Avtar Singh said that SGPC had received similar reports earlier also and had taken up the matter with the authorities concerned. On a documentary made by the RSS allegedly depicting Sikhs in poor light, the SGPC chief said appropriate action would be taken if this documentary had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.

     
  5. vijaydeep Singh

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    In Jaipur case,Sidhu and Makkers have done a gret job,which is more to help BJP Govt then to help Sikhs.
     
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    Arjun Meena,the main accused has been arrested in Delhi and taken to Jaipur.Perhaps he avoided rural Rajesthan as Sikh presensce is there.
    Some Hindu inlcuding Mother of Das wanted say cut his nose or blackened the face or caster the accused.Das thinks that such things are savage.
    Anyway weather Court convicts him or not ploice undwer the reforming acts,will make him visit the court or polic station eachn weak and let him give account of whole weak conduct.It is better than Tarhrpar where person is sent out of towen.
    It all did not take communall colour as this boy was punished for protecting Hindu Girl.It will be tried to take video recording of her statement,which wil l avoid her gettng hostile witness perhaps if at all in future.As it is mentioned whole Parliament was united to oppse such act and centre and state both cooprated.
     

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