India: Salute the Historic Protest in Barnala in Punjab on October 2nd 2018 says Harsh Thakor
SALUTE THE HISTORIC PROTEST IN BARNALA IN PUNJAB ON OCTOBER 2ND LIGHTING THE SPARK OF JUSTICE TO RELEASE MANJEET DHANAR WHO WAS FRAMED ON FALSE CHARGES WITH LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDERING KIRANJEET KAUR.
A SPARK TURNED INTO A PRAIRIE FIRE AT THE VENUE.SYMBOLIZED THE STRUGGLE OF INDIAN OPPRESSED MASSES AS A WHOLE TO RELEASE ACTIVISTS FRAMED REPRESENTING REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRACY WHO ARE LANGUISHING BEHIND JAIL BARS
The flame of justice was rekindled to its highest crescendo in Barnala on October 2nd creating the vibrations of an Ocean. .The issue was the release of Comrade Manjeet Dhaner who was framed by a death sentence for the murder of girl Kiranjeet Kaur in 1997.
3 persons namely Prem Kuman,Narain Dutt and Manjeet ihaner were framed on false charges of the 3 persons wrongly convicted Prem Kumar and Narain Dutt were pardoned in 2005 in a hearing by Karnal special court but Manjeet Dinar was still imprisoned.
In spite of a supreme court order in 2011 to release Dhaner the governor of Punjab refused to implement resolution.
The state govt earlier had the audacity to oppose the pardoning of the killers arrested but the democratic movement prevented it.
The committee formed to scrap the life sentence to Daner organized the rally.
Over 20000 people converged reminiscent of an army turning a spark into a prairie fire.It comprised of over 40 organizations of peasants,youth,workers ,women and govt. employees.Activists assembled from Bathinda, Barnala,Mansa, Ferozepur, Muktsar, Faridkot, Sangrur, Abohar and Kotkura,
The majority of the participants were those belonging to the Bharatiya Kisan Union Dakaunda and Ugrahan factions.
The rally was addressed by Buta Singh Burgill,Jogender Singh,Raminder Singh Patiala,Satnam Singh Ajnala ,Zora singh Nasrali and Prempal Kaur.
Other participants included Raldu singh Mansa,Gurdep Singh Sukhpur, Rajinder Badhode Kanwaljeet Khanna,Harjinder Kaur,Mahima Singh and Kulwant Rai.
All speakers narrated how arresting democratic activists like Manjeet Dinar is part and parcel of the anti-people ruling class politics which perpetrates injustice on women and often works hand in hand with goonda elements.They vociferously asserted that if death sentence on Dhaner was not lifted in coming days the state would have to pay a big price.On 4th October the Supreme court would give the hearing.
One of the most significant protests ion the history of the revolutionary democratic movement of Punjab or of the democratic revolutionary resistance against injustice on framed activists .
It symbolized the fight against injustice on political prisoners as a whole in the semi-fascist socio-political system .It proved the great revolutionary potential of the masses of Punjab