Sikh priest commits suicide, leaves note saying sacrificing myself to support farmers
Undated photo of Baba Ram Singh, a Sikh priest from Haryana, who had joined the farmers’ protest, died by suicide at Singhu border. (PTI)
A Sikh priest from a gurudwara in Haryana, who had recently joined the farmers protest at Delhis Kundli border, died by suicide on Wednesday. The priest left a handwritten note in Punjabi saying that he was ending his to support the farmers.
The 65-year-old priest, identified as Baba Ram Singh ji Singhra wale, in his suicide note, wrote that he was sacrificing his life ?to express anger and pain against the government’s injustice? to farmers.
A part of the note read: I feel the pain of farmers fighting to ensure their rights. I share their pain because the government is not doing justice to them. To inflict injustice is a sin, but it is also a sin to tolerate injustice. To support farmers, some have returned their awards to the government. I have decided to sacrifice myself.
The note is currently being verified by the police. An official from Sonipat police informed that the priest hailed from Karnal and allegedly shot himself. The exact location of where the incident took place is being verified and police are currently in the process of recording official statements from the deceaseds family members.
The body of the Sikh preacher was taken to Karnal for postmortem examinations where his followers raised slogans against the Union government. Later, the body was taken to the Nanaksar Gurdwara in Singhra village to perform the last rites.
Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the NDA government Harsimrat Kaur Badal shared an image of the Sikh priest alongside the copy of the suicide note in Punjabi.
In her tweet, she said, Even as GOI remains stubborn & refuses to be moved by the suffering of #farmers, Baba Ram Singh ji Singhra wale has committed suicide after being unable to see the suffering around him at Kundli border. Hope GOI wakes up to the tragedy & repeals the 3 agri laws before it’s too late.”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has offered condolences on the death of Sikh priest Sant Baba Ram Singh. He tweeted, Sant Baba Ram Singh Ji of Karnal died by suicide after seeing the plight of the farmers on the border. My condolences and tribute in this hour of grief. Many farmers have sacrificed their lives. The brutality of the Modi government has crossed all limits. Quit stubbornness and immediately withdraw the anti-agricultural law!
BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller
In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.
Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January.
On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.
The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.
The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence.
It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka.
In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner.
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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group
Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.
Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.
In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five.
Arush Chitre and Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.
Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.
Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.
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RCNV holds Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico
Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico at Jhulelal Institute of Technology on 10th March. Various Rotaract Clubs from Nagpur were present for the meet.
The students gave a traditional welcome to the team . The JIT Rotaractors showed their beautifully crafted Rotaract wall . This was followed by the visit at the science lab. The Rotaractors were addressed by PDG Rtn Shabbir Shakir, Mexican team leader Rtn Fernando, Rotaract Geraldine, JIT head Ms Madhavi, President Shivani Sule and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani.
The Rotaractors were thrilled to meet the team and exchanged letter heads with the Mexican team . The Hi tea was interactive and the Management gave a memento to each. Rt Ann Mona Mulchandani worked hard and coordinated the wonderful arrangements at the college.
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