Alas! One More Dancer Shot Dead during Celebratory Firing In Punjab

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According to the data available with the home ministry a total of 3365 cases of murder of dance performers during the marriage parties (celebratory firing)has been occurred in the country from 2011 to 2015 (till October). That means on an average of 700 incidents in a year. The lowest number of cases were held in 2011 i.e. 580 and the highest was in 2015 i.e. 823. The increase in number of such incidents could be attributed in the unusual rise in the such events in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh alone contributed 30 percent in these communal incidents, which is very high rate of incidents in itself for a single state. Out of 35 states/UTs of India, collectively only 9 states contributed for near by 90 percent of such incidents (of killing innocent people) in the country. Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerla, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are all part of this group. It is also interesting to know that these states are from all the regions of the country. Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are from the North, Karnataka and Kerala are from South, Gujarat And Maharashtra are from the West, Bihar from the East and Madhya Pradesh is from Central India. But their sides and directions does not secure them from incidents and does not guarantee the safety of its residents.

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Last night the same case of a murder of a dance performer during the marriage party at Bathinda in Punjab had took place. A 25 years old pregnant dancer was shot dead in a celebratory firing during a marriage ceremony in Mour Mandi town in Bathinda Punjab. She was sot in the stomach while performing on the stage and she died on the spot. She was killed becuase she refused to dance with the drunker. The women was identified as Kulwinder Kaur two months pregnant when the incident took place. The women was part of four member dance troupe from Bathinda who had come to perform at a wedding. A video of the incident, in which it is clearly seen that how she was shot and how she collapse to the ground, and this video is being circulated rapidly on social media. It has been found that the Sanjay Goyal son of Vijay Goyal is the owner of the gun from which the bullet was shot. Vijay Goyal, a Shiromani Akali Dal leader, is a former Councillor in Maur. Police have recorded a 0.32 bore revolver and 0.12 gun belonging to Sanjay Goyal from the venue. SSP of Bathinda Swapan Sharma said, ” as per the video which they have seen both the weapons belonged to Sanjay Goyal, but another man named Lucy was holding the 0.32 bore revolver.”  Lucky fired in the air while he was trying to go on to the stage. Sanjay Goyal was also presented near to the stage holding his 0.12 gun. Both the weapons has been recovered by the police but the culprits are yet to be arrested. After the shoot, the members of the wedding orchestra staged a protest, demanding the marriage ceremony to be held under police protection. The relatives of the killed women were also present there and participated in the protest outside Bathinda Civil Hospital demanding the arrest of the suspects, who had flew from the venue after the entire shooting episode.

This case, and the famous Jessica Lal murder case of 1999, in which a model was shot dead at point blank, when she only refused to serve a drink after the bar was closed, and all those numerous cases which are still pending in the court for justice have always raised questions on the value of human lives.

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