Pledge to fight for a society based on justice and equality
On the occasion of 23nd martyrdom anniversary of Com Gurmail Singh Hunjan and Com Joginder Singh who fought against separatist designs of Khalisatni terrorists and laid down their lives for integrity and sovereignty of the country, a mammoth public meeting was organised at their native village Pandher Kheri, Block Dehlon, Distt. Ludhiana where like previous years thousands of people gathered to pay homage to the beloved leaders. While paying homage Com Dr Joginder Dayal, Member Central Executive Committee CPI praised the glorious role of comrades in Punjab who did not care for their lives to save integrity of the nation during the days of terrorism in Punjab. Their fight against separatism bears no parallel. As a result of that the lost glory of state of Punjab was restored. He cautioned that similar danger signals are appearing again with the exhibition of Bhindranwala and other terrorists. It is a serious matter that the present Akali BJP government is completely ignoring such development and sheltering such elements. State Secretariat Member of the CPI Com Bant Singh Brar said that on the one side communists have to fight out such tendencies alongside the struggle for socio economic justice. After the neoliberal economic policies the working class, peasantry and other toiling masses are hit hard due to job freeze, under employment, insecurity of jobs, rising prices of essential items and inability to afford the high cost of health and education. The super rich are being given subsidies while the govt. is taking away all subsidies from the poor people. In Punjab, he said, the public sector is being scuttled blatantly. Referring to the transport he said he said that whereas the govt. run buses are being run on non profit timings, the private buses owned by the CM and his kins are being tax concessions and highly profitable timings causing immense loss to the exchequer.
Com Kartar Singh Bowani – Distt. Secretary CPI said that the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab is a very serious matter. He expressed deep concern at the falling economic condition of the farmers in Punjab leading to suicide by them. Com Sukhminder Sekhon-Secretary CPI Ludhiana, Dr.Arun Mitra, Com O.P.Mehta, Com Ramesh Rattan, Com.Gulzar Goria, Amar Singh Bhattian, Mewa Singh-Raikot, Bhagwan Singh-Maloud, Com D.P.Maur Com Surinder Singh Jalaldiwal, Dr.Gulzar Pandher, Principal Jagjit Singh, Com.Paramjit Sehora, Com.Kulwant Singh Hunjan also gave tribute to the martyrs. Com Gulzar Goria compeered the event.
The function was presided over by Mrs.Sharanjit Kaur and Mrs.Harbans Kaurs widows of the martyrs. Com Sharanjti Kaur gave scholarship to the students of the village schools who have scored first and second position. Revolutionary cultural programme was presented by Sushma and Babby.
Dr Arun Mitra
Asstt. Secretary CPI Ludhiana