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Sikh traffic warden submits resignation, alleges discrimination
Posted by: Anonymous User (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2008 09:18AM

Ghulab Singh Blues’ : Sikh traffic warden submits resignation, alleges discrimination

Staff Report

LAHORE: Ghulab Singh, the only Sikh traffic warden in the provincial metropolis, finally submitted his resignation on the weekend on account of which the higher authorities held an enquiry. The high-ups issued a show cause notice to traffic warden Mubasher, who allegedly knocked off Singh’s turban (Pagri), and ordered him to submit an answer within a couple of days. Senior traffic warden (STW) Shahid Nadeem also submitted a special report against Ghulab Singh on Tuesday, police sources said.

Traffic police officials, including Singh’s colleagues, said that Singh basically had an attitude problem due to which he had created a history for himself of scuffles at every deployment across the city. They added that when Singh was deputed at Post Master General (PMG) Chowk, he had a scuffle with road commuters, who were later identified as son and nephew of another policeman. According to the officials, Singh made an issue of it and a senior held an enquiry in this regard. Later, when Singh was deputed at Kahna, he fought with several other transporters and had similar scuffles at Anarkali, Mozang, Choburji and Qartaba Chowk.{look like Mr. Singh for got that he was dhimmi and behave accordingly}

On March 23, 2008, STW Ghulam Haider asked Ghulab Singh about a road accident, after which Singh misbehaved with him. The STW submitted a special report against him to the high-ups. Traffic sources also mentioned that once at Qartaba Chowk, Singh stopped a rickshaw heading towards a hospital with a patient. Singh held the rickshaw driver and passenger for more than an hour and later issued a ticket.

Discrimination: Ghulab Singh, while talking to Daily Times, denied all allegations against him and narrated his entire story on Tuesday. Singh said that he was being discriminated against for not being a Muslim due to which his colleagues made fun of his religion. Singh complained to his seniors, but claimed that they did not take the matter seriously, because of which he felt compelled to resign.

Singh claimed that the trouble began four days prior to his resignation, when he was deputed, along with wardens Asif and Faisal, to manage traffic. He said that Faisal had suddenly left his post at about 3pm. Later, a senior asked about him and also broadcasted a wireless message, inquiring about Faisal’s whereabouts. At about 7pm, Faisal returned and misbehaved with Singh for having informed the senior about his absence. Singh added that Faisal left yet again at 7:30pm and bribed the officials at wireless control with dinner so that they would not inform the high-ups about his absence. Singh said that this was routine practice in the Traffic Department. Singh also said that the next day when he reached his post, one of the wardens, Mubasher, misbehaved with him and forcibly took off his (Singh’s) ‘turban’ (Pagri). Singh complained to Inspector Shahid Nadeem, who, according to Singh, did not bother. Singh also alleged that the traffic wardens who were present there, made fun of him. This was the point where Singh tendered his resignation immediately and he said that no one called him from the department in order to make an enquiry.

Singh’s colleagues commented that he had been threatening to resign ever since he was recruited. They also claimed that now when Singh acknowledged that all his colleagues, including his seniors, had begun to understand him and had stopped pressurising him, he resigned. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ichra Shehzad Khan said, “The matter will be resolved within the next two days as senior officers are personally looking into the matter.”

[www.dailytimes.com.pk]

 



Re: Sikh traffic warden submits resignation, alleges discrimination
Posted by: oothpathang (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2008 11:57AM

It's sad to see that happened to this Singh. But I guess that's why alot of Sikhs in Pakistan don't take government jobs. The Hindus in Pakistan get discriminated even more than this. Muslims in Indian Punjab are not treated this way. I only wish that Gulab Singh had killed Mubashar when he dared touch his turban. Even a dog like Mubashar acts like a lion in his area. I know a guy like Mubashar would never have dared to do that to a Sikh if he was in our side of the Punjab.

 





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