High Court Slams Haryana CM Khattar for ‘Protecting Dera Followers - HIGHLIGHTS BY: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch

Enough, Mr Khattar

1. The mayhem and vandalism by Dera Sacha Sauda premis in Panchkula shows the total collapse of the law and order machinery. Vote banks are safeguarded rather than give priority to the aam aadmi’s security but fearless officials, media & the judiciary reinstate our faith.

2. We need to compliment the Justices of the Punjab and Haryana High Court for their timely and firm admonishment. Otherwise, the political leaders would have continued to direct the police to go easy so that there was minimum adverse impact on their vote bank.

3. A great pity indeed when the lives and properties of the aam aadmi are sacrificed on account of the single-minded pursuit of more votes, more seats in Vidhan Sabhas and the Parliament; and prolonged sitting on thrones of power and pelf!

4. On the other hand, this week has undoubtedly been the week of the higher judiciary for the historic judgments it has delivered on two major issues, viz. the Triple Talaq case and the Fundamental Right to Privacy.

5. I do hope the present government, being peeved with the latter decision, does not queer the pitch by bringing in legislation to dilute this well-reasoned judgment passed unanimously by the full Bench of the Supreme Court.

6. Let me ask a fundamental question. Why can nothing substantive be achieved in our country without calling in the Army?

7. When will the police as well as the Central Armed Police Forces (wrongly referred to as para-military forces by the media and others), be sufficiently trained and led to carry out tasks that fall fully and completely in their domain?

8. Are seven decades of Independence and increasing salaries and allowances that have no relationship to their output, not enough?

9. When will the political leadership dig out the recommendations for Police Reforms from their musty cupboards and implement them?

10. May be they continue to be jumlas, despite the innumerable bhashans of the Prime Minister for “change” and the propaganda accompanying them.

11. As far as the laxity of the administration is concerned, excuses and passing the buck have already started and are likely to gather pace in the coming days. The incompetence of the political leaders may again be papered over as was done in the aftermath of the infamous Jat agitation, under the same leaders.

12. Some middle-ranking and junior officers may be suspended for a while and reinstated again, while the ubiquitous bureaucrat will again get away with murder; in this case not literally but in actuality. The writer is a former Vice Chief of Army Staff.

Highlights: Courtesy by: The Tribune –VOICE OF THE PEOPLE, CHANDIGARH

13. Meet the three judges who took PM Modi, CM Khattar to task over Dera violence:

14. A three-judge bench of acting chief justice SS Saron, justice Surya Kant and justice Avneesh Jhingan termed the government’s failure to contain the violence a “political surrender to lure vote banks”, and slammed the Centre for responding to the situation with a “knee-jerk reaction”.

Posted on Aug 29, 17 | 6:16 am