13042019-JTR-01.qxd 4/13/2019 1:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MASHAAL MARCH SPREADS VOTER AWARENESS Nawanshahr administration holds ‘mashaal march’ to sensitise people to exercise their right to vote. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 MADHURI DIXIT READY WITH HER MUSIC ALBUM JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE: TRAGIC TALE LIVES ON... She is all set to explore her vocal skills by launching her pop album and will release her first single by the end of 2019. MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:54 PM Pain, anger against heartless killings Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall acquires 3 Punjabi books from British archives depicting poetic angst JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE PAGE 3 While Jallianwala Bagh massacre is a scar difficult to heal, B-Town makes sure that story is conveyed to subsequent generations. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:01 AM SATURDAY | 13 APRIL 2019 | JALANDHAR 2 held for concocting loot story One of them had told employer that two masked men robbed him of ~3L Tribune News Service Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 12 Eh ajj rooh shaheedan de aakhde san, ‘Dyer’ kitiyan ethhe nalajjiyan san, etthe vaang kabootra tarafde san, Sannu es thaan goliyan vajjiyan san (the souls of martyrs say, Dyer committed monstrosities here, we writhed like pigeons, as we were shot here). Lying with the British archives ever since they were banned in 1924-26, three Punjabi books detailing the pain of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre have been acquired by the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall, penned to release the poetic angst after the heartless killing of thousands. All written in Gurmukhi around 1924, the books include Ranjit Singh Taajwar’s ‘Khooni Kafan – Shahidi Pyala’ (a monologue depicting the pain of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre), Baghi Sikh Ki Sarkar? – Reading Shahi Insaaf Da Jhaka, penned by Rattan Singh Azad, and ‘Dukhan De Keerne’ by Feroz Din Sharaf. The highlight of ‘Khooni Kafan’ is the depiction of the PAGE 3 A caricature depicting a Sikh man with tied hands bound in chains in ‘Baghi Sikh Ki Sarkar? – Reading Shahi Insaaf Da Jhaka’ pain of Atar Kaur and Ratan Devi, who lost their husbands in the massacre. In Khooni Kafan, Taajwar relates the tale of the massacre through his mouthpiece, the fictional character of ‘Ram Muhammed Singh’ (a name aimed at promoting Hindu-Muslim-Sikh harmony in those extremely divisive times). The introduction to the book states: “Pathak Jan... Sir tor koshish karke gair hukumat de hatthon bharat mata da chutkara karaun da yatan karan” (readers should read the book and make intense effort to free the motherland from alien rule). The book talks about the courageous Atar Kaur. She was remembered as the valorous wife of Bhaag Mal Bhatia, who lost his life in the massacre on April 13, 1919. Having come to know that there had been a massacre at the bagh where her husband had gone to, a six-month pregnant Atar Kaur traversed through dead bodies on the ground through the entire afternoon and evening eventually finding him lying against a heavily damaged wall with his eyes open and breath gone. Having offered Rs 5,000 by British officials five months after the massacre, Kaur refused by saying that she continued on page 2 Ranjit Singh Taajwar DUO SHARED MONEY Jalandhar, April 12 The city police today arrested two persons and recovered Rs 3 lakh in cash from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Ravinder Singh (21) and Dalvir Singh (25). As per information, the duo used to work in a local factory. DCP (investigation) Gurmeet Singh while holding a press meet said the factory owner asked Ravinder to get payment worth Rs 3 lakh from a party on April 10. “The owner used to send him to get payments but on that “It was found that their (suspects) story was fabricated and with the help of another worker, who used to work in the same factory, Ravinder hid the money in their houses and shared it among themselves by taking ~1.5 lakh each,” the DCP said. The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH day Ravinder called up the former in the evening and concocted a story by telling him that two masked men looted the cash from him while he was returning after collecting the payment,” the police said. The DCP said afterwards, the owner lodged a complaint with the police. “But it was found that the story was fabricated and with the help of another worker, who used to work in the same No NCC, NSS volunteers to be deployed on poll duty, Election Commission told Ratan Devi Atar Kaur c m y b Jalandhar, April 12 Directorate General, NCC (headquarters), Ministry of Defence, in a letter addressed to the Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked to ensure that no National Cadet Corps (NCC) or National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers are deployed on the poll duty during the forthcoming Assembly elections. Taking cognisance of the letter, the ECI has further directed all state, district election offices as well as district administrations to not to deploy NCC cadets or NSS volunteers on election duty as there might be serious law and order issues which would put their safety and security at stake. In the letter, the civil administration and the police, who deploy senior division NCC cadets for maintaining discipline at polling booths, have also been asked to abide by the orders. “The NCC cadets, who are students, are involved in preparations for their annual or competitive examinations. Hence, it would not be fair to depute them on the poll duty as well at the cost of their exams,” it further reads. — OC factory, he hid the money in their houses and shared it among themselves by taking Rs 1.5 lakh each,” he said. However, the police arrested them today and a case has been registered against the duo under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC. INBRIEF CASH SNATCHED FROM WOMAN Phagwara: A motorcyclist, with the face covered, snatched Rs 21,000 in cash from Balbir Kaur of Brahmpur village on Thursday evening. OC WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR PLAY: ‘Ishque Remix’; KL Saigal Memorial Hall; 6:30 pm
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