Kashmiri Bahu Controversy at Home, Haryana CM Flies to Russia 
| Jag Mohan Thaken - Sr. Journalist, Chandigarh - 11 Aug 2019

Kashmiri Bahu Controversy at Home, Haryana CM Flies to Russia 

By Jag Mohan Thaken

Chandigarh, Aug 11, 2019: Leaving all controversy of bringing 'Kashmiri Bahu' to home, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flies to Russia as a part of Chief Ministers Delegation to Vladivostok, Russia from August 11 to 14.

Just after scrapping of Article 370 & 35-A by the central government, the social media started to purchase plots in Jammu & Kashmir and dream the bringing of beautiful girls from the territory as their life partners.

Overexcited with the party’s success to fulfill its old manifesto point, the BJP-led Haryana Government’s chief minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar also had a tongue slip and made a controversial remark by saying "Our minister OP Dhankhar used to say that he will bring a 'bahu' (daughter-in-law) from Bihar. Nowadays, people are saying that the path to Kashmir has been cleared, so now we will bring girls from Kashmir."

He was speaking at a state-level function in Fatehabad and was commenting on the success of the Centre’s flagship Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao program.

However, Mr. Khattar, in his same speech had told his statement is just a joke, but the video of his speech had got viral and attracted severe reactions from all corners.

Congress party made it an issue and its leaders from different pillars & posts raised their voice condemning Mr. Khattar.

Even Mr. Rahul Gandhi reacted, “Haryana CM, Khattar's comment on Kashmiri women is despicable and shows what years of RSS training does to the mind of a weak, insecure and pathetic man. Women are not assets to be owned by men.”

Mr. Khattar replied Mr. Gandhi in the same tune saying, "Weak, insecure and pathetic" are adjectives people use for the President of the Congress Party. Manufacturing statements & subsequently destroying their own party does not work in the long term.”

Mr. Kuldeep Bishnoi, the former MP, and son of late Chaudhary Bhajan Lal, said in his tweet@bishnoikuldeep, “I strongly condemn this insensitive, disrespectful and irresponsible statement by Khattar. The head of the state should be judicious in his thoughts and choice of words.”

National President, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh  Mayawati@Mayawati also tweeted, “ BSP condemns the narrow-minded and indecent statement of Haryana Chief Minister issued after scrapping of article 370 about daughters of Kashmir. BJP’s top leadership immediately should take strict action on these anti-women activities.” (हरियाणा के सीएम धारा 370 की समाप्ति के बाद कश्मीरी बहन-बेटियों के बारे में जो ओछी मानसिकता वाली अभद्रता कर रहे हैं, उसकी बीएसपी कड़े शब्दों में निन्दा व तीव्र भर्त्सना करती है। बीजेपी शीर्ष नेतृत्व महिला विरोधी इन हरकतों का संज्ञान लेकर तत्काल सख्त कार्रवाई करे।)

Haryana is already infamous for its abysmal sex ratio and concerns about the killing of girl children and its crime rate against women .  Here even the protectors have become the looters.

A recent incident of rape by the policeman should open the eyes of the government operators. ANI@ANI, “Haryana: Woman allegedly raped by an inspector rank police official in Jind. Pushpa, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jind says, "Case registered, accused has been arrested. Medicals of both accused and the victim have been done. Further investigation underway." (10.8.19).” https://bit.ly/2yQqRqj

However, the Haryana Government is claiming its overwhelming success in increasing sex ratio through its girl safety measures.  In a government press release of August 8 ,2019  wherein  the Project Director, Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates Programme, Dr. Rakesh Gupta has been quoted , “ As a result of the successful implementation of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign by the Haryana Government, for the first time in history, the birth rate of girls in the state has reached 918 per 1,000 boys. Thus, it is expected that by the end of the year the figure will reach 920. In the year 2014, the number of girls per 1000 boys was 871, 876 in 2015, 900 in 2016, 914 in 2017-18 whereas the number is 918 till June 2019.”

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Project Director, Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates Programme, Dr. Rakesh Gupta to review the progress of various schemes with the Deputy Commissioners through video conferencing. Projects such as Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act, Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and CM Window, Social Media Grievance Tracker, Haryana Vision Zero, Antyodaya Saral Project and Saksham Haryana.

If we see the figures mentioned by English daily ‘Hindustan Times’ updated on Sep 15, 2018, on its site - https://bit.ly/2xg5jlB, what an alarming situation it reflects in Haryana!

“Statistics tabled in the state assembly indicate that the number of rape cases registered by the police from September 2014 to September 2015 was 961. The number increased to 1,026 in 2015-2016, was up to 1,193 in 2016-17 and 1,413 in 2017-2018.

Similarly, the number of cases pertaining to the kidnapping of women and girls was 1,664 between September 2014 and August 2015.

They increased to 2,330 in 2015-16, 3,055 in 2016-17 and were 3,494 in 2017-18. There has also been a steady increase in molestation cases in the state – from 1,833 in 2014-15 to 2,320 in 2017-18.”

The Chief Minister claimed in the same speech at Fatehabad, “Haryana was infamous due to the low birth rate of daughters. The government launched Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign, due to which the number of girls born per 1,000 boys has increased from 850 to 933. We have to take this number to 1,000.”

Meanwhile, leaving all this controversy of bringing 'Kashmiri Bahu' back Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flies to Russia as a part of Chief Ministers Delegation to Vladivostok, Russia from August 11 to 14.

In the run-up to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the Far East Region of Russia to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in September 2019, Union Minister, Piyush Goyal, is leading a Chief Ministers Delegation to Vladivostok.

Chief Ministers of Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Goa along with senior officials from several ministries of Government of India and prominent business delegates are also traveling with Goyal to Vladivostok.

Khattar will be leading the Oil, Gas and Rare Earth Sector with delegates from national PSUs, and is accompanied by senior officials

from the Haryana Government and over 10 eminent business leaders from the State from sectors including Agri Business and Food Processing, Technical Education, Automobile Manufacturing, Real Estate, Timber and Healthcare looking to explore trade and investment opportunities.

The Yamunanagar plywood cluster representatives form an integral part of the delegation, with the support of the Russian Government, they can benefit from the cost-competitive import of timber from the region.

The Haryana Government intends to enter into MoUs with the Far Eastern Provinces of Sakha (Yakatukia) and Khabarovsk Territory for import of Timber, with Primorsky Krai in the sectors of Healthcare, Education and Automobile and with Kamachatka Krai for Real Estate development in the region.

Image Caption: CM @mlkhattar en route to Vladivostok, Russia as part of a high-level Indian delegation led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister @PiyushGoyal Image credit - Twitter handle @mlkhattar / Google 

(Writer is a retired senior Bank Manager having 32 years experience in the Banking Services and associated with Newspapers, Magazines, and Websites as a freelance journalist based at Chandigarh.  He writes on Social, Political, Environmental and current issues both in English and Hindi and covers Punjab, Haryana and, Chandigarh.)

IOP ON FACEBOOK - https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA



China May Try to Delay the Discussions on Masood Azhar in UNGA

By Onkareshwar Pandey - https://bit.ly/2OTz6Ja

IOP ON FACEBOOK https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA


IOP ON FACEBOOK https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA

Now Ball Firmly Lies in Pakistan’s Court 

By Vikas Khanna  https://bit.ly/2ubcEBO

IOP ON FACEBOOK https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA

Will Throw Each and every Infiltrator Out of Assam in Next Five Years: Amit Shah By Monalisa Gogoi - https://bit.ly/2U0zkEa

IOP ON FACEBOOK https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA

Pakistan: Reeling Under The Impact Of Self Created Fault Lines

By Jaibans Singh https://bit.ly/2JmCpcW

IOP ON FACEBOOK https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA

India Can Strike Again if Imran Fails to Deliver

By Maj Gen Dilawar Singh - https://bit.ly/2ICINwb

IOP ON FACEBOOK https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA  

Window on Pakistan Media – 5

By VK Gaur - http://tiny.cc/9vdv3y  

Modi Resisting Peace Process because of elections in India: Pak Media

By VK Gaur - http://bit.do/eKxNT

India Needs to Get the PoK Freed from Pakistan

By S Kumar https://bit.ly/2H4jHon   

Did Indian Submarine Enter Pak Waters?

By VK Gaur https://bit.ly/2TiGfYZ  

No Impact of Abhinandan’s Release on LoC

By Jaibans Singh - https://bit.ly/2VwLZLi  

Pakistan’s Posture Post Balakot: a Lull before the Storm

By Jasbir Sarai https://bit.ly/2EP9TfM     

Why Pakistan Media is Silent on Masood Azhar?

By VK Gaur https://bit.ly/2TiGfYZ   

Paradigm Shift in India's Pak and Terror Policy

By Major Saras C Tripathi - https://bit.ly/2Etkhs3  

IAF Bombs JeM Camps in PoK, 350 Terrorists Killed, Firing on LoC

By Onkareshwar Pandey - https://bit.ly/2GQ9P1o  

India’s Participation at OIC a Diplomatic Triumph for India: Najma Heptulla By Brown Nongmaithem - https://bit.ly/2XwZ6OB  

Pakistan Releases Abhinandan, Now, India waits for Masood Azhar

By Onkareshwar Pandey - https://bit.ly/2En6VxC  

To Choose War or Terrorism

By Mallika Chugh - https://bit.ly/2TEQVk4  

IOP  ON FACEBOOK - https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA

IOP ON FACEBOOK - https://bit.ly/2OacnaL   

IOP TEAM & WRITERS https://bit.ly/2LxOU

(Onkareshwar Pandey is Editor in Chief & CEO, Indian Observer Post and former Senior Group Editor- Rashtriya Sahara (Hindi & Urdu) and also former Editor - News, ANIhttp://bit.ly/2mh7hih).


INDIAN OBSERVER POST (IOP) is a Class, Creative, and Constructive News platform which publishes ONLY exclusive and Special News / Views / Interviews / Research Articles / Analysis / Columns / Features and Opinions on the national and international issues, politics, security, energy, innovation, infrastructure, rural, health, education, women, and entertainment. Email – editor@indianobserverpost.com

INDIAN OBSERVER POST (Eng) -www.indianobserverpost.com

INDIAN OBSERVER POST (Hindi) -www.indianobserverpost.in

IOP ON FACEBOOK - https://bit.ly/2SlmpLA

IOP TEAM BUREAUS & WRITERS - https://bit.ly/2LxOU2I


(Onkareshwar Pandey is Founder, Editor in Chief & CEO, Indian Observer Post and former Senior Group Editor- Rashtriya Sahara (Hindi & Urdu) and also former Editor, (News), ANI. http://bit.ly/2mh7hih Email - SMS- 9910150119)





Browse By Tags

Latest News