Thursday, November 21, 2019
Opinion » This day, that year

Posted at: Apr 18, 2019, 7:50 AM; last updated: Apr 18, 2019, 7:50 AM (IST)



YESTERDAY we published the text of a resolution which the Government of India have issued in the Home Department on the present political situation. That situation is undoubtedly grave in certain parts of the country — nowhere graver than in our own Province, where the Government have, in the exercise of their statutory powers, not only extended the provisions of the Seditious Meetings Act to the districts of Lahore, Amritsar and Gujranwala, but also have felt it their duty to take the unprecedented step of proclaiming Martial Law in the same districts. The circumstances under which these measures have been taken are stated in the resolution, and the public is warned that a repetition of the same circumstances elsewhere would be visited with the same penalty. We can only hope that it will not be necessary to give effect to this warning, and that not only will peace continue to prevail in parts where it has not been disturbed, but that even where it has been disturbed, normalcy will return speedily.


All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On