Friends, if you want to understand Punjab, read this letter. Observe how the powers that be use multiple methods to silence people: they appropriate the meaning of language, turn public infrastructure towards their own private gains, favor the coterie, create their fiefdom, use coercion and compensation to divide people such that voices can’t rise in opposition … Yet, the people of Punjab will speak, they will ask questions.
An open letter to Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh by Daljit Ami. Translated by me.
‘Does your qualification, of being India’s most experienced chief minister, now stand dwarfed in front of your son’s business acumen?’
It is a bit long, bear with us. India Punjab is now a small state, its problems have very long histories.
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