Ludhiana pastor killing: Punjab CM gives widow Rs 5 lakh, police job to son

The chief minister said that he spoke to Masih's family assuring them of the government's help. He promised Rs 5 lakh to Masih's widow and a job in the police department to his son.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Sultan Masih, Sultan Masih killing, Ludhiana pastor, Ludhiana pastor killing, Ludhiana, pastor, india news File pic of the pastor Sultan Masih who was shot dead outside church at Salem Tabri in Ludhiana on late Saturday evening. Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday took to Twitter to express his shock and pain at the senseless killing of Ludhiana pastor, Sultan Masih. The chief minister said that he spoke to Masih’s family and assured them of the government’s help. He promised Rs 5 lakh to Masih’s widow and a job in the police department to his son.

The CM said that he has asked Punjab DGP, Suresh Arora, to get his team into action to trace the culprits and a crack down on communal elements who are trying to incite communal passions in the state. He asked DGP Arora that the police and intelligence in the state should coordinate with each other to ensure prevention of recurrence of such incidents in the future, an official spokesperson told PTI.

The DGP has been directed to take all possible steps to ensure that law and order is maintained in the state and the communal harmony is not disrupted. Attempts to vitiate the state’s environment would not be tolerated at any cost, Amarinder said, warning of strict action against any police officer found guilty of dereliction of duty in this connection.

Masih was shot dead in Salem Tabri area of Ludhiana late on Saturday evening by two unidentified motorbike-borne assailants. The police said he was shot thrice outside his residence. Ludhiana Police Commissioner RN Dhoke said Masih was walking outside his residence and talking to someone on the phone when he was shot. Masih used to live on the first floor of the church building. After being shot, the pastor was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to injuries, the police said. An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons for the murder.

The CM has also asked the police to coordinate with local Christian leaders for support in defusing the situation resulting from the killing. Amarinder pointed out that he had already taken up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the matter of expediting CBI probes into cases of other targeted killings, including of RSS, Hindu and Shiv Sena leaders in the past.

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    M Prabhu
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:22 am
    Don't miss out in reading the book " Hindutva-Mukt Bharat " written by a well-known OBC Thinker / Writer. This book has already been selling as ' hot cake ' among the educated of the OBC castes. The killing's mentioned in this article is nothing but a re-actionary / regressive forces inimical to this ' book ' to threaten the OBC castes of India from exiting out of ' Brahmanism ' - since it reveals a road map into " Truth " itself !
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      Indian Abroad
      Jul 17, 2017 at 2:42 am
      Let's see how many govt jobs Amarinder gives to Hindus and Sikhs when their family breadwinners die. It won't be long.
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        Indian Abroad
        Jul 17, 2017 at 2:37 am
        Cash reward is a tradition but a govt job to family member of a non-govt worker is minority a-pp-ease-ment. Congress has not changed.
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          Darshan
          Jul 17, 2017 at 1:12 am
          Sorry to point out,when we will learn to respect each other's view religion.When the GOD is one there are different paths to reach to him.
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            Indian
            Jul 16, 2017 at 11:20 pm
            See classic brahminism slaves mentality. rahul and anket are only interested in safety of pandits and not hundreds of dalits who are treated inhumanly in their own country and by their own upper caste hindu community . Slavery of brahmins runs in their blood. May be they got sanghi education.
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              Rahul
              Jul 16, 2017 at 11:38 pm
              You imagine things, make up stories and peddle these lies. No surprises there. That is what the missionaries taught you. They taught converts and its agents and apologists to make Hindus feel always divided, and to wisen these cracks, and constantly harp on the negatives. That is why always these 'anonymous', 'true indian', 'truth' 'jai hind' type fellows always focus on vrahmin vs dalit...because they have been told by their vatican masters that the moment Hindus unite, that is bad for their enterprise of making India a land of mental slaves of rome. So, anyone who speaks of Hinduism is immediately b ed 'sanghi', 'chaddi', 'bhakth', 'communal' and what not. The agenda is simple for these vatican slaves...divide and rule, and vilify anyone who opposed this.
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                Rajiv
                Jul 17, 2017 at 12:51 am
                Just shut up! You only spew nonsense
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                  Indian
                  Jul 17, 2017 at 2:26 am
                  Mr. Bhakt your rhetoric of dividing hindus and blah blah wont work becoz ur incapability of seeing facts like ur master has made u mentally handicapped. Discrimination and atrocities against dalits by ur upper caste people is world known. So who is imagining things is quite clear. I m just demanding u perverted minds to treat dalits humanly not like animals and equal status for them.
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                  Indian Abroad
                  Jul 17, 2017 at 2:35 am
                  See a psychiatrist ASAP.
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                  Citizen
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm
                  Why this hurry even before the investigation?? Is it not appea t politics?? Shame on you Capt!!! Jaihind
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                    Ajay Kumar
                    Jul 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
                    What do you mean converts. No one converts. The region was under a time capsule and learning about the religion was shared by the few. Just like the Mayans, Inca's and the pre-Christian Europeans. Once they had the opportunity to break out of their time capsule it was easy for them to choose between Copulation Believing Gods and the other. The other choice did provide a balanced spiritual relationship without the sphere of any human influence. You believe the Copulation Believing God's to end your freedom of your mind , dignity and be prepared to be enslaved. Bhutan, Nepal, South Tibet (AP), Sikkim are better of under China. The so called Rulers and Princess have a Copulation God believing mind set. Their people are in time capsule.
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                      Rahul
                      Jul 16, 2017 at 11:39 pm
                      You are delusional. Get treated!
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                        john abraham
                        Jul 17, 2017 at 12:51 am
                        hi , we converted people like you to increase our count bcoz we had to give the numbers to western people who gave us money not for each convert, not to bring any changes to you uneducated poor people, well u people were vulnerable and easily converted, but even after conversion u people dont follow properly,look confused, thtas why low converts remain low and original cristians are pure breed. u misguided people.
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                          Ajay Kumar
                          Jul 17, 2017 at 3:55 am
                          There are no pure Christians. Only Jesus and his Disciples. There was no hidden agenda by any of their followers to control Man Kind. All or most of the of immediate Followers were cuted and killed by the Copulation God Believing Romans. More recently, the likes of Hitler and Himmler/Goebbels have promoted the idea of aryanism by taking it out of Pagan religion to give them a sense of superiority over the other races much like ancient indian culture. So Christian followers are not converted it was a choice between Good and Evil Evil still rules the world.
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                          Ajay Kumar
                          Jul 17, 2017 at 3:10 am
                          Your curt answer just proves that you don't have a point. RSS troll at work with agenda to propagate their mass self righteousness, and belief that they are ordained by God and are part of super breed. A culture where they could see, touch and commune with God directly because of their birth. Any literate person can see that and this fact is defeating to them who see that they built the Universe, destroyed Mars, flew backward and forward and anything that comes out of science fiction. Abstraction of something implies discovery and invention. Cut every thing piece by piece there is nothing to prove. Yoga is a form of Monkey tricks being forwarded by liberal Hollywood culture.
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                          Indian
                          Jul 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm
                          Now this is the difference between bjp and congress. Congress is government of all indians including hindu muslim sikh christain but bjp is just government of only brahmin hindus and upper caste . Lower caste hindus are always deprived and thrashed under bjp. Now decide for urself which party believes in "sabka saath sabka vikas"?
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                            Rahul
                            Jul 16, 2017 at 9:53 pm
                            Mr.Convert, no matter how much you howl vatican propaganda, India is smarter than that. Congress does all appea t, and zero development. It will only see religion, and the benefit it brings. So, it will do all acts like holding iftar parties, where they wear a scarf and skull-cap, and seek votes. BJP is a pan-India party, which cannot be so without all categories of people voting for them... so cut the c r a p about upper-caste and lower caste. This is the classic missionary propaganda to divide Hindus and win converts!
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                              Jai hind
                              Jul 17, 2017 at 6:39 am
                              Before the election bjp pretend to be the party of all people .once they are elected they change themselves like a chameleon .And its a upper caste Hindu party .And stop ur cliche cry on appeasment .Dalits N minorities were cornered during those days and it was mandatory for them to be appeased to bring them to the mainstream .Thus nehru had to start it ... U create lot of fake stories to mislead people towards u ..once they are with u u start the dominating game .
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                              Anket
                              Jul 16, 2017 at 10:01 pm
                              congress never cared about Hindus. so many Pandits killed, no help to them. You are ed as hell.
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                                Tanbeer alam
                                Jul 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm
                                Abbe Lallu Kab tak alapege yeh raga.hamere Sena border pe mer rahe hai aur tum aise baten ker rahe hon
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                                  Indian Abroad
                                  Jul 17, 2017 at 2:40 am
                                  Congress killed many Sikhs. How many cash rewards and govt jobs did Sikhs get after 1984? Sikhs are not a big enough vote bank.
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                                    Ajay Kumar
                                    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:43 am
                                    All the Pundits left without putting up a fight. The then rajput ruler left with his pants down the same way they did when we got invaded by good Muslim Rulers (atleast they tore down the temples to distribute wealth to the poor people). Only noise of bravery and terrorism by some deranged fundamentalist like shivaji. Now in Kashmir a group of people putting up the fight there are the ones who are outside the class system defined by the people who own god or part of their descendants as part of cross copulation with god/goddesses. How can these breed of people think they inherit the gene pool of their god/goddesses if they cannot put up a fight in the first place. Chinese think these people are delusional if they think that their Bravado in the EPIC war qualifies them. I am sorry for posting in such a harsh manner but our so called hybrid super-class of people do not seem to understand.
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