Shafiq R Khan


Federation of Jat Institutions calls for fight against social evils

The Jat Sabha Chandigarh and Federation of Jat Institutions organised the third International Jat Intellectual Meet at Jat Bhawan in Sector 27.Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal inaugurated the meet which was attended by promonent personalities and people from all walks of life.

Speaking on the role of Jats in Nation building Manpreet Badal, said that the nation was reeling under poverty, illiteracy, starvation, opportunity, corruption and mismanagement. "Enemy was within us which was to be traced.

We have to fight against the social evils to build a prosperous nation of martyrs' dreams. To fight against such evils we have to develop moral and ethical values, patience tolerance and self confidence," said Mr Manpreet Badal.

Badal further said "these are the basic ingredients for building a healthy society and make history. Ignorance, but not the finance, is the root cause of such social evils. Spread of knowledge in the society can solve these social evils automatically. For building a united and viabrant society we must lay stress on education. Then the next generation can provide the right direction to build a strong nation."

Former chairman Haryana Public Service Commission Prof. D.R.Chaudhary, who was also a key speaker, said that the role of Khap Panchayat played an important role in providing social security and justice.

"The world has shrinked due to technical and communication advancements. We have to adjust ourselves to the modern transformation through logic, reason and reality. Here lies the well-being of the society and the nation. Otherwise the dictums being issued by Khap Panchayat from time to time would reduce a brave jat community to a laughing stock. We must adapt ourselves according to the fast changing circumstances", he added.

While speaking on the occasion, former Haryana Director General of Police and President Jat Sabha Chandigarh and Federation of Jat Instituions, Dr. Mahinder Singh Malik, IPS (Retd) strongly advocated for reservation for jats so as to enable the community to secure proper represention and show their worth in all walks of life. "Jats have already won laurels in defence and green revolution in India. They are known for their sacrifices in nation building."

Dr. Malik condemned the enblock re-employment of all retired IAS officers of Financial Commissioners and Chief Secretary grades since 2005. Fomrer Wrestling Federation of India president Dr Malik, said the practice had ressulted in unemployment and unethical practices in services. He demanded that this practice should be immediately banned.

Dr. Malik explained that the jats have a major contribution in the defence services. They formed more than 60 per cent of defence personnel. The Government of India has no specific rehabilitation policy for them. With proper rehabilitation the deciplined force will prove more useful to the society, he added.

Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Ch. Sardara Singh advocated for 27 per cent quota for jats under OBC category at the national level. He reminded that during his tenure as a minister, he was instrumental in introducing such provision in Uttar Pradesh.

Justice Pritam Pal Singh (Rtd.), President State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Chandigarh discussed the role of Khap Panchayats. He said that panchayats should play more active role in eliminating growing social evils likedowry and girl child infoeticide etc. Imbalance of sex ratio leads to serious crimes and create various problems in the society.

Ch. Ajay Singh Chautala, MLA advocated for remunerative prices for agricultural products. He also laid stress for girls education and enhancing employment avenues for them.

R. K. Malik, General Secretay, Jat Sabha Chandigarh advocated for incorporating a clause in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 banning of marriages in the same 'gotras'. "It has been proved scientifically that their offsprings of such parents would not be strong and robust, rather they will be mental weak."
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