Khap Panchayat wakes up to save girls

A meeting of the khap panchayats in western Utter Pradesh have come up with the most unlikely resolution, demanding strict laws to check female foeticide. The khaps, or clusters of villages bonded on caste basis, have so far been known for suppression of women’s rights. The Sarvajatiya and Sarv khap panchayat in Muzaffarnagar district on November 14 blasted the state for not implementing the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act that prohibits sex selection.
Dr Neelam Singh, founder of Vatsalya, a non-government organisation working for checking female foeticide, said foeticide was rampant in the affluent districts of western UP. Dr SP Ram, director general of the health and family welfare department said several measures had been taken to implement the Act. “Surprise checks are being conducted at the ultra-sound test centres.” While the sex ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) in the state is 898, in western UP districts, the ratio is much lower — Saharanpur (865), Muzaffarnagar (871), Meerut (872), Ghaziabad (860) and Gautam Buddha Nagar (841).
News source: Hindustan times

Tikait demands to ban students from carrying mobiles in school, colleges

Mahendra Singh Tikait, the leader of Bharatiya Kisan Union, on Friday demanded that school and college students be banned from carrying mobile phones as they have a "bad effect" on them. Tikait, who is also the chief of Baliyan Khap, a social administrative group of one of the gotras of the Jat community, was commenting on a recent decision by a khap panchayat in Lank village in the district banning unmarried girls from carrying mobile phones in order to stop elopement.
Observing that it would be difficult to implement the panchayat's order, Tikait said students in educational institutions must altogether be banned from carrying mobile phones. Tikait also demanded a ban on marriages within the same gotra. Earlier on November 14, all the khap panchayats of Shoram village in the district had come together to oppose same gotra marriages, demanding an amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

Origin of word Jat - Variuos theories behind it

Origin of word Jat: The most acceptable theory about the origin of the word, 'Jat' is that it has originated from the Sanskrit language word “Gyat” . The Mahabharata mentions in chapter 25, shloka 26 that Lord Krishna founded a federation ‘Gana-sangha’ of the Andhak and Vrishni clans. This federation was known as ‘Gyati-sangh’. Over a period of time ‘Gyati’ became ‘Gyat’ and it changed to Jat.
The other prominent theory of the word's origins is that Jat came from the word Gaut tribal name of some Indo-Aryan tribes of Central Asia (such as those which later became Gauts/Goths and settled in Europe), which was written in 'Jattan Da Ithihas'. It has also been mentioned by Bhim Singh Dahiya.
According to the historian 'Ram Lal Hala' the word Jat is drived from word 'Yat'. There was a king named 'Yat' in Chandra Vanshi clan who was ancestor of Lord Krishna. The Jats are descendants of King Yat. 'Yat' later changed to 'Jat'.

Deols promotes Movie ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’

Bollywood actors Dharmendra, and his sons Sunny and Bobby Deol promoted 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana' here amid much fanfare. Actors Kulraj Randhawa and Anupam Kher were also present at the event. 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana' is a beautiful title. I think the name suits our characters and personas in totality. It is not for one person, but all three of us," said Dharmendra. Directed by Samir Karnik, the film revolves around the life of a Non-Residential Indian (NRI) who suddenly finds out that his father and brother live in Varanasi. He returns to India to explore his past India's cultural ethos to revive family tie.
"Comedy is always liked by the people. In our careers, we have touched people emotionally through movies. Now, I feel we should try to do the same with comedy too. I am quite hopeful that we will touch their hearts and make people laugh and laugh and laugh, and somewhere in between, make them cry too," said Dharmendra. The film's title is inspired by the Bollywood number, 'Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana,' sung by Mohammad Rafi in the 1975 blockbuster 'Pratigya'. The film is scheduled to hit on 14 January 2010.

Boxer Vijender Singh wins Gold in asian games

Four golds in athletics, boxing and kabaddi came India's way on the penultimate day of the Asian Games Friday to take the country's tally to 14. With three silvers and four bronzes also in the kitty Friday, India's overall medal tally rose to 64, bettering the 57 medals that had been won at the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games. With 17 silvers and 33 bronzes also adding to the tally, it was India's best performance at the Games, leaving behind the 53 medals (10-17-26) that were won at the 2006 Doha Games. The women's 4X400 metres relay quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Chidananda and Mandeep Kaur, boxer Vijender Singh and the men's and women's kabaddi teams won golds Friday.

Men’s kabaddi team wins gold for India at Asian GamesP

The Indian men’s kabaddi team registered a 37-20 victory over Iran in the finals to bag the 12th gold for India at the Guangzhou Asian Games on Friday. It is the sixth Asiad kabaddi gold for the Indian men’s team. Earlier in the day, the women’s kabaddi team continued their successful run in the event to beat Thailand 28-14 in their finals.
The Thai team was no match to the Indian women, as they took a 17-7 lead by the half-time. Women’s kabaddi has made its debut in the 2010 Games. With the two gold medals, India now has 12 gold medals, 15 silver medals and 32 bronze medals.

Indian women's kabaddi gets Asian Games gold

The Indian women's kabaddi team completed a memorable Asian Games debut by clinching the gold medal with a comprehensive win over Thailand in the finals here today. The Indians beat Thailand 28-14 in a dominating performance to clinch the inaugural women''s kabaddi gold of the Asian Games. The Indians led 17-7 at half-time after Thailand failed to secure a single lona against India''s two. The Indian team also got a couple of bonus points in the opening half. The second half followed a similar script and India once again dominated by securing a couple of lonas and getting 20 outs to emerge triumphant.

Bajrang Lal Takhar win gold in Asian games

Bajrang Lal Takhar on Friday not only brought India a historic gold in rowing but also brought an end to coach Ismail Baig's 28-year-long wait to win the yellow metal in the Asian Games. "Today's gold is very, very important. I have waited 28 years for this. I started rowing in 1982. We have won bronze medals and a silver in 2006 and today we won the gold," Baig told reporters moments after Lal's epoch-making triumph at the International Rowing Centre.
Rajasthan-born Bajrang Lal, who won Asian championship gold last year in Korea and was the pre-event favourite, was followed across the finish line by Chinese Taipei's Wang Ming Hui (7:07.33), who took the silver, and Iraq's Haeider Hamarasheid (7:10.10), who won the bronze. "I won silver in the 2006 Asian Games. I had prepared for four years to fight for the gold medal today. I knew I would make it," Takhar said. Apart from Bajrang Lal's gold, which is first for an Indian rower at the Games, the Indian men's eight team grabbed silver and the women claimed the pair bronze to make it a very fruitful day at the International Rowing Centre here. The 29-year-old Bajrang Lal, an army man, gave India the second gold in the ongoing Games after Pankaj Advani had clinched the yellow metal in billiards on the second day of competitions. Takhar led the 2000m race from start to finish and rowed his way to the gold with a few lengths of boats to spare in 7 minutes and 4.78 seconds.

Happy Diwali to you and your family

May the Divine Light of Diwali spread into your life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health. Happy Diwali.

Jats to hold rally on November 25 at Delhi

Haryana's Jat leaders Tuesday said that they will gather in the capital Nov 25 to give the central government the ultimatum on their demand for other backward class (OBC) status and job quota for the community. Members of the Jat community are seeking reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, as given to OBC sections. 'Both the central and state governments are delaying the issue of our demands and they are not at all serious about them. They are only buying time by making false promises. We have decided to converge in New Delhi on Nov 25 to give final ultimatum to the central government,' said Yash Pal Malik, president of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti, while addressing reporters here Tuesday. 'Thereafter, we would intensify our campaign and there is a possibility that we would also show a small trailer to the government on Nov 25,' he added.
Earlier, Jat community members had threatened to seal the Delhi borders Oct 3, before the start of the Commonwealth Games. They later changed their decision. 'We had got a request from the Congress government not to interrupt the Games. They had promised us that immediately after the Games, they would take up our issue, but it did not happen,' said Malik. 'Some members of a political party had also attacked and threatened me. But we are not going to step back and would continue fighting till all our demands are met,' he said. Earlier Sep 13 and 14, Hisar district of Haryana saw a widespread violence by Jat community members on this issue. A mob went on the rampage, targeting government and private property. One youth was killed in police firing, and several people were injured in clashes. Following the violence, Hisar superintendent of police Subhash Yadav was booked and transferred from his post.

Jat won 41 medals in Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Jat won 41 medals in Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 which includes 18 GOLD, 10 SILVER, 13 BRONZE which takes total count to 41.
Jat Medal winners list in CWG Delhi 2010
1 Saina Nehwal (GOLD)- Singles
2. Saina Nehwal (SILVER)- Team events
3. Sandeep Singh, Sardara Singh, Mandeep and Bharat Chikhara(SILVER)
4. Ravinder Sangwan (GOLD)
5 Anil Kumar Khatri (GOLD)
6. Sanjay Kumar (GOLD)
7. Rajender Saharan (GOLD)
8. Sushil Solanki (GOLD)
9. Arjun Bhullar (GOLD) -CANADA (Defeated Joginder Singh)
10. Alka Tomar (GOLD)
11. Gita Phogat (GOLD)
12. Anita (GOLD)
13. Anuj Panwar (SILVER)
14. Manoj Kumar (SILVER)
15. Babita Phogat (SILVER)
16. Nirmala Boora (SILVER)
17. Joginder Singh (SILVER)
18. Sunil Rana (BRONZE)
19. Anil Kumar (BRONZE)
20. Dhramender Dalal (BRONZE)
21. Suman Kundu (BRONZE)
22. Paramjeet Samohta (GOLD)
23 Manoj Kumar (GOLD)
24 Vijender Singh Beniwal (BRONZE)
25 Dilbagh Singh (BRONZE)
26 Jaibhagwan Singh (BRONZE)
27 Amandeep Singh (BRONZE) (Not Sure)
28. Harpreet Singh(GOLD) won 2 golds
29. Harpreet Singh (GOLD)
30. Heena Sidhu and Anuraj Singh(GOLD)
31. Heena Sidhu(SILVER)
32. ManavJeet Singh Sandhu(SILVER)
33. ManavJeet Singh Sandhu(BRONZE)
34. Gurpreet Singh(BRONZE)(not sure)
35. Gurpreet Singh(GOLD)
Clean Sweep by Jats in DiScus Throw
36. Krishana Punia(GOLD) Discus Throw
37. Harwant Kaur(SILVER) DT
38. Seema Antil(BRONZE) DT
4X400 Relay
39. Mandeep kaur and Manjeet kaur (GOLD)
20 KM walking
40. Harminder Singh(BRONZE)
41. Gagandeep kaur(BRONZE)

Submitted By: SANJAY MANN