September 24, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) will be organizing a youth conference aiming to create awareness against drug menace, criminalization of politics, crime against women and vulgarity in culture at UT market opposite GNDU, Amritsar on September 30.
Paramjit Singh, vice-head of SYP while announcing the programme after a meeting of its workers said their body has resolved to raise and highlight the burning issues that youth was facing and suffering. He said Bibi Kiranjot Kaur member SGPC, Prof Jagmohan Singh human rights activist and Prof Inderjit Singh Gogohani beside youth activist would address the gathering of boys and girls.
They youth body today distributed pamphlets during the religious annual congregation organized at Gurdwara situated within GNDU campus. Highlighting the dismal plight of the youth, the literature carrying message for the educated youth urged them to come forward to make drug free Punjab and address other problems.
Quoting the UN report that reveals deep-sealed discrimination, pervasive stereotyping, sexualisation of women by the international film industry, Paramjit said it’s ironic that Indian films have higher prevalence of sexualization of female characters and low in depicting women in significant speaking roles. He expressed concern that women have to bear the brunt of the male discrimination. They got raped; have acid thrown on them, killings for so-called honor has skyrocketed, driving up the suicide rate among women.
Commenting on Punjab government’s post-poll drive to tackle the drug menace, Paramjit said it’s forgotten chapter now. Without yielding any desired result, the hype has diminished”.
The state government has arrested hundreds of addicts, mostly youth, while the police arrest consumers, none of the big suppliers or producers have fallen in their net”, said Manjit Singh, general secretary of the youth body.
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