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    • APRIL 7, 2009, 8:01 A.M. ET
    Journalist Throws Shoe at Indian Official




    Associated Press

    NEW DELHI -- An angry journalist threw a shoe at India's top security official after a confrontational exchange during a press conference over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that left thousands dead.


    The shoe missed Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, who continued taking questions Tuesday as officials escorted the journalist away.


    He was later taken into police custody, but it was not immediately clear whether he would face charges, said police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.


    Local television channels identified the journalist as Jarnail Singh, a veteran reporter with one of India's largest newspapers, the Hindi daily Dainik Jagran.


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    A Sikh journalist throws his shoe at India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram during a news conference in New Delhi in this video frame grab from Ani TV



    Before throwing the shoe, Mr. Singh asked Mr. Chidambaram several questions about the Central Bureau of Investigation's findings last week that cleared a senior Congress party leader, Jagdish Tytler, from any involvement in the ****** riots that left 3,000 dead.


    Mr. Chidambaram said the CBI was an independent body and the government played no role in the decision, and called for the public to be patient.


    Mr. Singh, dressed in an olive-green shirt and a white turban, then threw his blue and white sneaker at Mr. Chidambaram, narrowly missing his face.


    Moments later, Mr. Chidambaram repeatedly asked the reporters in the room to "settle down," and said, "the emotional outburst of one man should not hijack a press conference." Soon after, Mr. Singh told TV news reporters that he regretted throwing the shoe but he felt Mr. Chidambaram was dodging the question.


    "I just wanted to ask him how justice will be done, but he was not interested in answering the questions," he told CNN-IBN during a telephone interview from police custody.


    "I don't think it was the right way, what I have done, but the issue is right." Mr. Singh didn't say whether he was inspired by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who last month was sentenced to three years in prison for throwing his shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad.


    The 1984 riots, which remain a very controversial issue in India, left more than 3,000 dead, most of whom were Sikhs. The carnage erupted across India after former prime minister Indira Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards shot her to death. Many blame Congress party officials for turning a blind eye or even supporting the rioters in the violence that ensued after their leader was slain.


    On Tuesday, hundreds of Sikhs held protests over the CBI's findings in front of the home of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi.


    Jagdish Tytler, the center of the controversy, was a lawmaker at the time and remains a divisive figure in Indian politics. He is currently campaigning for re-election to Parliament in elections that begin later this month.


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    Sikh Journalist Hurls Shoe at India’s Home Minister Chidambaram (Bloomberg)

    April 7 (Bloomberg) -- An Indian journalist threw a shoe at Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram at a news conference angered by the minister’s response to a question related to a party leader, who is alleged to have instigated anti-Sikh riots.

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    Re: Sikh Journalist Hurls Shoe at India’s Home Minister Chidambaram (Bloomberg)

    I am not a proponent of throwing shoes. But I have to say this: The Home Minister is not even an elected official in my own country and he taxes my patience anyway. He had the same "looking down his nose" attitude right after the attacks in Mumbai in November. Everything appears theoretical and cut and dry without any sense that he GRASPS the enormity of human suffering in this or any situation. So I hope the journalist gets a better pair of shoes.
     
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    Re: Journalist throws shoe at Indian offical

    Ji

    I posted this remark on the Newsmaker thread -- so forgive me if this seems like spam.

    I am not a proponent of throwing shoes. But I have to say this: The Home Minister is not even an elected official in my own country and he taxes my patience anyway. He had the same "looking down his nose" attitude right after the attacks in Mumbai in November. Everything appears theoretical and cut and dry without any sense that he GRASPS the enormity of any situation having to do with urgent suffering. So I hope the journalist gets a better pair of shoes.
     
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    I salute this brave man.He has done what all the other sikhs have failed to do.Today almost whole the media was covering this issue.Congress leaders were seems to be frustratred.Infact in evening there was a news that congressing is reconsidering ticket to Tytler and sajjan kumar.The younger generation will know what happened in 1984 to the sikhs.Thanks to this man
     
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    Re: Journalist throws shoe at Indian offical

    i wish it had hit him in the face.

    i guess the singh must have watched the bush incident. lol
     
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    Re: Journalist throws shoe at Indian offical

    This is how it feels to be asked to wait, to be patient, to be logical. When you are asked to wait for years, and when you are yourself the evidence of injustice THAT MAY NOT BE HEARD.

    A Raisin in the Sun - Langston Hughes

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    What happens to a dream deferred? ​
    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun? ​

    Or fester like a sore--
    And then run?

    Does it stink like rotten meat?
    Or crust and sugar over--
    like a syrupy sweet?

    Maybe it just sags
    like a heavy load.

    Or does it explode?


    Langston Hughes is an important African American poet who wrote the story of injustice felt and lived by people of color in the US. The same words may yet apply to 1984 victims. The journalist who threw his shoe -- just exploded. :welcome:
     
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    Re: Journalist throws shoe at Indian offical


    source: http://www.dailypioneer.com/167965/Sikhs-seek-justice-Jairnal-Singh-gets-job-offer-from-SGPC.html



    Sikhs seek justice, Jairnal Singh gets job offer from SGPC

    Rajeev Ranjan Roy - The Daily Pioneer -Chandigarh - April 8, 2009

    The Sikh community’s pent up anger over the denial of justice in 1984 riots came out again in the open on Tuesday, following Jarnail Singh’s throwing shoe at Home Minister P. Chidambaram. Sikh Gurudwara Prabandh Committee (SGPC), the community's highest decision making body, went on to offer a respectable job to Singh.

    Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the act should serve as “an eye opener for the Centre, especially for the Congress, about the depth and magnitude of pain and angst over clean chits given to those guilty of the unspeakable horror of 1984 massacre of thousands of innocent Sikhs.”

    The common refrain from the masses from across Punjab was--“His act might have upset others, but one should understand the trauma Sikh community has suffered for 25 years.” They even warned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi against batting for two Lok Sabha seats (Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar) at the cost of 23 seats in north India.

    “We would extend all kind of help including financial, security, job and protection to Jarnail and his family,” said SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, adding there was outrage among Sikhs for giving clean chit to Jagdish Tytler.

    “Jarnail took the extreme step under the sheer influence of his emotions, and was not intended to harm P. Chidambaram. His act showed resentment of Sikh community for denying justice even after 25 years of pogrom,” Makkar told The Pioneer.

    Said Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh: “I feel Jarnail was not wrong, since what he did was the out come of injured sentiments. Here I would clear that Sikh community would always stand with him.”

    There were dissenting voices too, but what was significantly conveyed was the kind of anger the Sikhs were writhing with after the CBI exonerated Tytler for his alleged role in 1984 Sikh carnage and the Congress deciding to field him along with another accused Sajjan Kumar from their respective parliamentary seats in Delhi for re-election.

    Punjab has 13 Lok Sabha seats out of which 9 are held currently by the SAD-BJP alliance. The neighboring Haryana has 10 seats out of which nine are with the Congress. Since Sikhs are in a sizeable in number in Haryana, and of course with dominance in Punjab, the political implications of Sikh outrage cannot be ruled out.

    Said the chief of Damdami Taksal Baba Harnam Singh Dhuma: “The Sikhs will give a befitting reply to the Congress in the coming Lok Sabha poll. Such an extreme step by a learned person only shows the gravity of the issue.”

    Disapproving Jarnail Singh’s act, a veteran Sikh scholar and writer Principal Mohan Sigh Prem based in Patiala said: “The Congress president Sonia Gandhi has to decide now if she goes ahead with giving tickets to Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar and end up losing over 22 seats from north India where Sikhs are a deciding factor.”

    Agreed Dr Gurbachan Singh Rahi: “One cannot approve Jarnail’s way of protest but the Congress should re-think for allotting party tickets to Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar.”

    “How long one can wait for justice? It is but natural to get frustrated by the system. He must have got hurt over and over again. Otherwise, what was the need for an intellectual to indulge in this kind of act,” said MS Bharaj, a senior producer with Doordarshan, Jalandhar.

    Said industrialist Amanbir Singh Marvaha: “The political class has usurped everything and still they want that they should be treated respectfully by those who are victims of their long apathy. Is it possible?”

    Added Sarbjit Singh, owner of CCIT, a Ludhiana based computer institute: “Politicians should learn a lesson from the incident and gauge the anger prevailing among common people about them and their misdeeds.”

    Gurcharan Singh Grewal, president, Sikh Students Federation, said one might not agree with Jarnail Singh’s way of protest, but has anybody ever thought of the pang the dependents of 1984 Sikh riot victims was passing through.

    “Over 25 years gone but the assassins of 1984 riots are not given punishment. Injustice meted out to Sikh community has provoked Jarnail Singh to take such an extreme step. It would be better if the Congress withdraws Tytler from the fray,” said Grewal.

    -- With inputs from Gagandeep Ahuja in Patiala, Jagmohan Singh in Amritsar, Arshdeep Singh in Ludhiana, Gauri Bawa in Jalandhar
     
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    How could he MISS ?? So near !!
    :inca:::cool::
     
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    Didn't he have another one?!!? :confused:
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    Really ?? Badal is himself sitting on the TIWARI REPORT on the custodial death of Akal Takhat jathedar S. Gurdev Singh Kaonke !! There are MANY skeletons in PUNJAB AKALIS Cupboards....this is just oppirtunism...make hay while the sun shines...:}8-:
     
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    There is so much s*** in the world. How do we go about cleaning it up?
     
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    stop doing our "business" ??..as a First step !!:advocate:
     
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    Re: Sikh Journalist Hurls Shoe at India’s Home Minister Chidambaram (Bloomberg)

    Dear Aad Ji
    You are right. These are so shamless people, that when Tyler visited Kuwait I asked him a question why did he lead the mob. He said he is not involved and he didn't do anything. I repeated once again and enquired does his conscious pricks him or not for provoking mob to kill innocents sikhs. He said don't talk about conscious.
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    'Shoe-throwing incident reflects Sikh community's pent-up anger'

    'Shoe-throwing incident reflects Sikh community's pent-up anger'

    New Delhi (PTI): Sikh groups on Tuesday said the incident of shoe-throwing at Home Minister P Chidambaram reflected the long pent-up anger of the community which had suffered in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
    "Whatever has happened was waiting to happen for long.
    The Congress has failed to deliver justice to thousands of Sikhs who have suffered in anti-Sikh riots instigated by party leaders such as Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar," Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) General Secretary Onkar Singh Thapar said.
    Echoing similar sentiments, member of Amritsar Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) Kuldeep Singh Bhogal said, "We are very happy. Whatever has happened was right."
    "It is most unfortunate for Sikhs that a culprit like Tytler has been given a clean chit by a central investigation agency when the country is led by a member of the community," said Mr. Bhogal.
    "Giving Lok Sabha tickets to Sajjan Kumar and Tytler has just rubbed salt into our wounds," Mr. Thapar added.
    Babu Singh Dukhiya, who heads the National 1984 victims Justice and Welfare Society, an NGO, also welcomed the "bold" action by journalist Jarnail Singh and stated that "whatever he has done is nothing wrong. Whatever he did was just right and we support him." The CBI last month gave Mr. Tytler a clean chit in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and informed a Delhi court that it wanted to close the matter, caused resentment in the Sikh community.

    The path to original article
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    Jarnail Singh veerji 50 Choupai sahib paith for thanking Guruji to give u the strenghth.
    We all r always with u.

    May Guruji bless u all.:happy:
     
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    These people r bread of pigs, they r useless for everyone. they should be ________ if we could.:inca:
     
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    Is it only ME..or what ?
    The Other Gandhi..VARUN..son of Menka Gandhi..daughter of SIKHS..has vomitted out so much Racist/slanderous/desh dhrohi/REMARKS AGAINST SIKHS....yet I havent heard a PEEP from Any Sikh, politicians, gurdwara parbhandaks, Badal Daliahs, any other SIKH Organsiations whatever. ALL are keeping so ultra quiet. This Varun speeches are the WORST type of LOW life remarks agaisnt ALL SIKHS.
    NO protests, no newspaper editorials EXCEPT from Rozana Spokesman.
    LALLU..the Railway Minsiter is on record as having said..IF I was the HOME MINISTER..I woudl have placed this varun under a ROAD ROLLER and crushed him like a dirty FLY and dam
    n the consequences. THis is coming from a HINDU...and sikhs are quiet ??

    There is also another Gandhi..the RAHUL chappie..he hasnt ever said a rude word agaisnt the Sikhs..ever. If he ever spoke..it was praise for Sikhs...His Father Rajiv ordered the Delhi Massacres...but SON doesnt say a word anti-sikh.... Yet Varuns father Sanjay is not in that "field" but his son Varun si so full of HATE and VENOM gaisnt SIKHS..Raab Rakha..:}8-::}8-::}8-::}8-::}8-:
     
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    What about VARUN ?? He is vomitting hate and venom against SIKHS....so much so that lallu the Railway Minister wanted to crush him under a Road Roller and damn the consequences ??..BUT SIKHS are all quiet about him ?? Double Standards ??why ??:down:
     
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    All three threads on this topic merged into one. please be informed. Thank you.
     

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