14042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/14/2019 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE SAD (TAKSALI) PRESIDENT AGAINST TRANSFER OF IG PAGE 2 Holds rally in support of Taksali candidate JJ Singh, terms ECI a puppet of the BJP. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 LEFT ACTIVISTS DEMAND REPEAL OF AFSPA SECRETS REVEALED ON SUPER DANCER CHAPTER 3 Left organisations hold a march from Ranjit Avenue to Jallianwala Bagh to pay tributes to the martyrs. MAX 35°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:58 PM PAGE 4 Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh will speak about the time they started setting foot in the industry and their journey. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:03 AM SUNDAY | 14 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR Vancouver Police Pipe Band performs at the GNDU; Punjab School Education Minister OP Soni welcomes Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at Shri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport; and a huge rush at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial on Saturday. SUNIL KUMAR/VISHAL KUMAR Vancouver Police Pipe Band leaves audience spellbound Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 13 The audience reverberated with pride as Vancouver Police Pipe Band played the tune of ‘Saare jahan se achha’ during their performance to mark Baisakhi at Guru Nanak Dev University on Saturday. It also came up with traditional Canadian tunes besides those of Punjab and its culture. They also visited Jallianwala Bagh and paid homage to martyrs of the massacre. The 34-member band was accompanied by Deputy Chief Constable Steve Rai and Barjinder S Dhahan, member, Vancouver Police Board from Canada. The band was led by Chief Constable Adam Palmer of the Vancouver police. Dhahan informed the gathering about the incorporation of ‘dhol’ in its performance and assured to continue the practice in future. He also shared plans of the band to perform in other places in the state. Deputy Chief Constable Steve Rai shared his emotional contact with the state and highlighted the diverse ethnicity in the band. He said, “My roots are in Punjab. The band is here for 10 days. It will be performed at different places. We have a great connection with the state and its people. To further strength the IndoCanadian relations, the VPPB has taken up this cultural tour of India from April 8 to 18.” Talking about the police pipe band, Palmer, said, “Vancouver Police Pipe Band has spent the last 100 years entertaining people around the globe, while at the same time acting as ambassadors of their country, province and city as the world’s oldest, continuous serving police pipe band and official band of the city of Vancouver.” Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), presided over the event. He said, “The objective of the programme was to make the students aware of the culture of other countries and also mark the remembrance of 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.” Prof Hardeep Singh, Dean Student Welfare, thanked all. GNDU students take selfies with Vancouver Chief Constable Adam Palmer and Deputy Chief Constable Steve Rai in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR INBRIEF PISTOL, THREE CATRIDGES SEIZED Amritsar: The Valtoha police seized a .32 bore country-made pistol and three cartridges from two “robbers”. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them. ASI Satnam Singh, investigating officer, said Devinder Singh of Lakhna village was arrested from the spot and his associate Lazar Masih of the same village fled. He said the accused, who were involved in certain robbery incidents, had upgraded an air pistol into the .32 bore pistol. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.20 DIESEL ~65.54 Jallianwala Bagh turns into fortress Remains out of bounds for several due to rush; devotees throng Golden Temple Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 13 Heavy security was ensured on the road leading to Jallianwala Bagh as the centenary of the 1919 massacre was observed in the city on Saturday. With many politicians and other VVIPs visiting the place to pay tributes to the martyrs, around half of the width of the approach road was barricaded and reserved for the dignitaries. Further, being Baisakhi, a large number of people visited the Golden Temple to take a holy dip in the sarovar. However, many of them could not visit Jallianwala Bagh due to the heavy security as it was out of bounds when the VVIPs were inside. Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, along with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and other leaders, visited the place. Later in the evening, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, along with BJP leaders, paid tributes to the martyrs. A large numbers of people were seen waiting at the entrance to Jallianwala Bagh for dignitaries to come out so that they could have their turn. Exhibition of panels dedicated to the centenary of the massacre was a big attraction for visitors. The panel exhibition comprises 45 panels. It begins with 15 panels dedicated to Jallianwala Bagh incident, including excerpts from the newspapers of the time, let- ters of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindra Nath Tagore and others. An appeal, made by Mahatma Gandhi-led committee to the fellow countrymen to donate generously so that the piece of land known as Jallianwala Bagh is acquired for National Memorial dedicated to the supreme sacrifice of peace-loving Indians, was displayed. A stall of books on freedom struggle and patriotism where for people was also set up at the place. Besides, different organisations marked the day in the city. Sabri brothers perfom at Jallianwala Bagh; and (below) security personnel busy clicking photos after their duty hours. VISHAL/SUNIL KUMAR When a daily collected 26,000 pounds for Dyer 3 booked for firing The British Indian in Buttar Sevian Army, led by Dyer, New Delhi, April 13 Morning Post, a conservative British newspaper, raised a hefty sum of “26,000 pounds” for the benefit of General Reginald Dyer — the man behind the dreadful Jallianwala Bagh massacre, according to a recently-released book. “It started with an article, titled ‘The Man Who Saved India’, which was written just days after Dyer was removed from his post by the British authorities in July, 1920,” according to the book, ‘Jallianwala Bagh’. “There are thousands of men and women in England who realise the truth that the lives of their fellow countrymen in India hung upon the DYER TERMED HERO IN BOOK Published by Penguin Viking, the book ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ states that Morning Post, a conservative British newspaper, raised a hefty sum of “26,000 pounds” for the benefit of General Reginald Dyer — the man behind the dreadful Jallianwala Bagh massacre. “There are thousands of men and women in England who realise the truth that the lives of their fellow countrymen in India hung upon the readiness of General Dyer to act as he acted. It is to those men and women that we appeal, to do what is in them to redress the callous and cynical wrong which has been done. General Dyer has been broken,” it states. fired at a crowd holding a meeting on April 13, 1919, leaving hundreds of people dead readiness of General Dyer to act as he acted,” reads the article. “It is to those men and women that we appeal, to do what is in them to redress the callous and cynical wrong which has been done. General Dyer has been broken.” The fund, according to author Kim Wagner, saw peo- financial concerns,” he added. Wagner pointed out some pseudonyms used by people who contributed in the fund, saying it revealed something of the “mindset and politics mobilised by the fund”. Overwhelmed by the love coming his way, Dyer wrote a letter of thanks that was sub- ple from all over the British Empire and from all walks of life contributing to support Dyer, including “Rudyard Kipling, who gave 10 pounds”. “When the fund eventually closed, more than 26,000 pounds had been raised, which meant that Dyer could retire in comfort and without c m y b sequently published in the Morning Post.”I am proud to think that so many of my fellow countrymen and women approve of my conduct at Amritsar, and I accept the token of their approval,” reads the letter. The British Indian Army, under the command of Dyer, fired indiscriminately at a crowd holding a peaceful meeting on April 13, 1919, leaving hundreds of people dead. Published by Penguin Viking, the book ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ claims to provide a nuanced approach to the dramatic events in Amritsar and unearth untold narratives that shed new light upon the bloody history of the British empire. PTI Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 13 Three youths have been booked by the Mehta police for allegedly firing at a residence over some dispute. No arrest has been made till now while a case has been registered against them. Among those booked are Gurjant Singh of Bhalojala village and Himmat Singh of Cheema village. Navjot Singh of Buttar Sevian village alleged that he was at his house when the accused came in a car and hurled abuses at him. They took out pistols and fired several gunshots into the air. They threatened to kill him. The police authorities said that an old enmity was the reason behind the firing. A case under Sections 336, 506, 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them. Further investigation was under way, they added. The accused have been absconding. The police said that efforts were being made to trace and arrest them. The complainant has sought immediate arrest of the accused.
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