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Arrest of Punjabi Publishers and Editors

Arrest of Punjabi Publishers and Editors

The arrest of two Punjabi publishers and two editors for reprinting books of poet Babu Rajab Ali which allegedly contained some then-used caste names under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is a thoughtless, callous and ruthless ­action taken by the Punjab government.

We understand that Amit Mittar of Tark Bharti Prakashan and Ashok Garg of Sangam and editors Jagjeet Singh Sahoke from Moga and Swatantar from Samana, were arrested by the police on 15 September.

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