Tribune News Service
Rohtak, September 22
Cutting across party lines, leaders owing allegiance to different political organisations have condemned the reported remark of a Jat leader who had allegedly called Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar a Pakistani. The political leaders have also expressed their resentment and concern through the social media.
State INLD president Ashok Arora and Congress leader and former Haryana minister Subhash Batra have demanded that Jat reservation campaign leader Hawa Singh Sangwan should be put behind bars for making an attempt to disrupt social harmony of the state.
The Congress leader asserted that members of the Punjabi community had exhibited the highest level of nationalism despite tough circumstances and bloodshed at the time of the country’s Partition in 1947. They have also contributed a great deal towards the socio-economic progress of the country, he added.
The former minister demanded that leaders like Sangwan should be booked for treason in the larger democratic and secular interest so that it acts as a deterrent for other leaders trying to create a caste/communal divide in the state’s society.
INLD leader Ashok Arora has also lambasted Sangwan’s statement and demanded that the Jat leader be put in jail for his outrageous remarks aimed at damaging the social fabric.
Meanwhile, hundreds of members of the Punjabi community staged a protest demonstration at the local mini-secretariat today against the alleged remark of the Jat leader.
The protesters assembled at the mini-secretariat under the aegis of the Punjabi Swabhiman Sangh and submitted memorandum addressed to the President of India to the local Deputy Commissioner.
Sangh president Hemant Bakshi said Sangwan’s statement terming Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal a Pakistani was unacceptable.
All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate. The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Police, Excise officials seize hookahs from restaurants
Say they perform additional duties due to shortage of medica...
Agri Dept alert, constantly observing its movement, says ADO
The Chinese and zinc-coated thread is dangerous not only for...
Jagdish Lal feeding hungry for 20 yrs, sold property to run ...
Work of installing LED lights to begin in month, contractor ...
Says this time BJP won’t let him succeed in his attempts
1,500 security personnel to keep strict vigil, top cops take...
People visiting offices to pay bills by cheque a harried lot
No fee for now, vendors identified during survey will be eli...
To come up at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Kali Mata Mandir
School principals, teachers told to remain present at venue
Caught red-handed, another suspect to be nabbed soon, say co...