Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
jkvlondon

Mumbai's Partition refugees being made homeless again

Recommended Posts

Sad to hear that even afterspending their own money on flats and businesses after 1947 , Mumbai refugees from Punjab are still not secure and are being made homeless again by court order:

https://scroll.in/article/887276/facing-eviction-residents-of-mumbais-partition-era-colony-fear-they-will-become-refugees-again

  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's really sad    government has basically made them refugees again 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talking of indian governments I was asked to give my fingerprints at amritsar airport but no one else was asked! Is this normal? The indian government basically have my fingerprints! This happened in December 2017 around the time jaggi got arrested. Maybe it was for security reasons       but they only took mine! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, puzzled said:

Talking of indian governments I was asked to give my fingerprints at amritsar airport but no one else was asked! Is this normal? The indian government basically have my fingerprints! This happened in December 2017 around the time jaggi got arrested. Maybe it was for security reasons       but they only took mine! 

No that is not normal or required ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, jkvlondon said:

No that is not normal or required ...

Yeah my mum was really worried. the Indian government basically has my fingerprints!  perhaps they were monitoring whose coming in and out of the country ?  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, puzzled said:

Yeah my mum was really worried. the Indian government basically has my fingerprints!  perhaps they were monitoring whose coming in and out of the country ?  

:shock:)) don't worry be happy man!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JSinghnz said:

:shock:)) don't worry be happy man!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL why would I be happy?  I just find it odd how they decided to take my fingerprint. I don't think those people trust sikhs especially nri sikhs. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, puzzled said:

LOL why would I be happy?  I just find it odd how they decided to take my fingerprint. I don't think those people trust sikhs especially nri sikhs. 

Heaps of countries do that as part of  normal airport biometrics identification

Haven't you travelled overseas much?

 

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, JSinghnz said:

Heaps of countries do that as part of  normal airport biometrics identification

Haven't you travelled overseas much?

 

 

 

there's hellva difference between biometric passport scans and fingerprint scans of Usa say , and Punjab's suspect behaviour , I've been back and forth to loads of places and only USA asked for my prints to complete my biometrics submitted .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jkvlondon said:

there's hellva difference between biometric passport scans and fingerprint scans of Usa say , and Punjab's suspect behaviour , I've been back and forth to loads of places and only USA asked for my prints to complete my biometrics submitted .

FYI

BIOMETRICS.PNG

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, JSinghnz said:

FYI

BIOMETRICS.PNG

ok  I have been to Brazil in 2016  no scanned fingers

USA 2016 Yes scanned

Germany 2015 mid transit

France 2015 Not sc anned

Italy 2015 Not scanned

Netherlands every other month for two years No scan

UK I have the biometric 1st gen passport we'll see in 2019 what they require off me

India 2015 no scan  2017 no scan

Maybe EU passport holders don't have to submit fingers if they already have a biometric one from their member state .

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/2/2018 at 12:11 PM, JSinghnz said:

:shock:)) don't worry be happy man!!!!!!!!!!!!

You should have been there in Delhi in 84. 

 

As for the evacuations. The buildings are in horrible condition. I agree they need to be torn down.  If they remain and crumble on their own, then we would have blamed government for it. However, the govt should provide some sort of assistance to these families while new homes are found. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Message to all (message to all): 5 members are now under moderation. Do not use foul language. This forum will not allow any harassment towards anyone nor we allow any foul language.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Prime land owned by government. State government motive is bigger than the safety concern. People own those flats. Fault is with the folks living in them as they didn't have any association to take care of the building and in article they admit and clearly stated that their grandfathers/fathers were not educated to think ahead. 

Quote

unable to redevelop their buildings because the state government has not granted them a no-objection certificate.

They want to re-develop it privately but again govt is the one that is not giving them no-objection certificate, so this kills the govt empathy of safety issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cannot remember the name of the slum in Mumbai (the one that is the biggest in Asia).

It is prime real estate and there are several million people living there. I know that the municipal government wants to get them moved out so they can demolish and re-develop it.

@AjeetSinghPunjabi being local boy there should have some unique insight .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  



  • Topics

  • Posts

    • The love-hate dynamic perhaps stems from different sides. The middle-class, liberal-leaning Indian who has a cosmopolitan outlook on history views the Mughal era as a natural and unavoidable part of history where countries are conquered, and the conquerors leave imprints of their own culture on the natives, and therefore it's not something that is particularly objectionable. But then you have the nationalist or religiously inclined who view the Mughal conquest as a personal affront; a matter of a foreign force imposing its culture and religion on a population through compulsion and barbarism in part. Someone in the middle would appreciate the cultural value of what Mughals contributed to India while still acknowledging their destructive practices in how they managed to imprint their presence on a people and its culture through conquest.
    • at that time ALL gurdwaraey used jot for lighting   , some punjabis are so dense ... It is more important to have nagara than shank anyhow . Brahmins did their utmost to reinstate their prejudical treatment of folks when they became willing MAHANTS under British raj   and also brought murtian of debtey (the ones that were brought into harmandir Sahib ended up in durgiana mandir I heard .) That is why Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh did morcha against the people running harmandir sahib preventing 'low caste ' sikhs from getting degh or giving degh for blessing. then you had Saka Nankana sahib and saka Guru ka Bagh .  They've been trying since time of Guru Nanak Dev ji to subvert our panth.
    • didn't the brahmins enslave the mulnivasis too and use their labour to build their temples too? this is the way of the world . The architecture was  not particular to the turks but actually adopted by them from the nation of Persia so what you see in Punjab's reaction  is just an appreciation of the artwork and skill of the kaligars  but shared history of trade .  Shah Jahan married Mumtaz's sister , Mumtaz died in childbirth 14th I think  she  was his second wife anyhow.
    • hiv aids was a zoonotic virus from green monkeys' kidneys used to incubate vaccine antibodies for the polio vaccines  this is an issue which was known by Dr Salk but he helped covered over the fact of contaminated batches, the ame process carried on , so there was a whole generation exposed to this danger .
    • Yh that annoyed me when I saw it at the fort at anandpur sahib. Why would a 17th century fort have a khanda on it lol. I think older generation wouldn't be happy with a lot of puratan stuff. Sikh leaders in the last century almost became bhramin phobic and any practise or tradition which remotely reminded them of hinduism they wiped it out.  Its one of the reasons why dasam bani got shoved to the side.  Just like how the post that I posted about mansha singh, about him lighting jot at harmandir sahib and then sikhs questioning it because it's a bhaman practise.  The war banners of the khalsa army during majaraja ranjit singhs time used to have kali mata and other war goddesses on it, imagine bringing that back today! It would cause a riot lmao.  Couple of years back old wall paintings at tarn taran darbar sahib of hindu mythology were whitewashed and painted over with sikh ithiaasic scenes.  My told me that in the local gurdwara when she was a kid they used to have a shankh shell in the gurdwara.  These images were symbols of war, nothing more.  Not that your average sikh cared, but leaders didnt want sikhi to be seen as a sect of hindu dharam  which is understandable especially with all the events in the first half of the last century.  Theres even a sikh flag from maharaja ranjit singhs time with hanuman on it. But younger people are less "insecure" about these things.  
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use