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August - September 2007
Bhupendra Gandhi, Queensbury, London
Mayor Harshadbhai Patel
It is my pleasure to congratulate Councillor Harshadbhai Patel who has been elected the first Conservative Indian Mayor of the London Borough of Brent. He is following into the footsteps of other distinguished Gujarati Mayors, notably Shri Rameshbhai Patel and Lataben K. Patel, who was the first Indian woman to hold such a high office.
Harshadbhai is an amicable and easily approachable person, always able and willing to listen to our problems and ever ready to take up the challenge posed by his constituents when dealing with the council.
I always ring up and speak to Harshadbhai when I want his opinion, advice or clarification on the party policy for my writings. Good luck and best wishes for the coming year that will keep you busy.
From: K.N. Dewan,
N. Finchley London
Cause for Concern
During the last 5 years about 4000 special police officers of the Kashmir Police have been demobilised for dereliction of duty, anti-national acivities and desertion. These deserter/ traitors have caused great concern to the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Nevertheless, the Central government of psuedo-secularists is discriminating against the youth of Jammu and Ladhakh by excluding them from the special recruitment to the Central Reserve Police Force whereas education requirements have been lowered for Kashmiri muslims.
All this is done when the report of the Auditor General tells us that the deserting police officers have taken their uniforms and weapons with them and joined the terrorists from pakistan, Sudan, Afganistan and even Bangladesh.
Mr. Shailey Singh, a Deputy Suprintendent of police in the special operations group of Kashmir police was murdered inside the house of Shabir Ahmed, an employee of the Health Department of J&K. The young officer was an encounter expert. He was sent on a mission to Bhaderwah, a town in the Doda district,. While he was engaged in the encounter against terrorists, he was targeted by people who had been informed and guided by the state employees including the police. He was in Shabir Ahmed’s house because the terroists were staying there. There were 3 terrorists including Abu Umar, divisional commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
There have been numerous incidents in which police and other employees have helped the terrorists with information, money or weapons. 18 State government employees have been sacked and 200 are under investigation.