Police arrest Chittorgarh Karni Sena chief after ‘jauhar’ threat

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first_imgPolice have arrested the Chittorgarh unit chief of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, after its senior spokesperson declared that over 1,900 women of the community are “ready” to commit jauhar (mass immolation) as part of protests against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.Police swooped down on the residences of Karni Sena Chittorgarh unit president Govind Singh Khangarot and vice president Kamlendu Singh Solanki at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and arrested them. Police also arrested Devendra Singh, one of the main members of the organisation.Speaking to IANS, Rajpratap Singh, state media in charge of Karni Sena, said: “Police are trying their best to curb our protest. We are not being allowed to take out a rally or stage protest. There is ‘nakabandi’ all around and strict police arrangements have been made in this town,” he said.“We have called a meeting and will unveil our next phase of action by evening after a call taken by our chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi,” he said. On Tuesday, the senior spokesperson of the Karni Sena from Chittorgarh said that people from the city of queen Padmavati were “disheartened with the verdict of the Supreme Court”.“If we want, we can choose violent ways and disturb people and tourists. However, on the contrary, our women have decided to opt for jauhar [mass immolation] without disturbing anyone,” he said.He claimed that “wood has been collected at the jauhar location and 1,908 women have registered for it. If the administration allows us to climb on top of the fort, we will do so.”last_img

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first_imgYou’ve just waltzed out of your soon-to-be-former boss’s office after successfully giving your two weeks notice. You’ve handled the situation with aplomb and while hopefully putting up a fight to keep you, your current employer accepted the situation with dignity and your final day at work has been set.Don’t start celebrating yet. There are still several things you should consider before your graceful exit is complete.1. Go to Human ResourcesTake a trip to human resources to tie up some loose ends.Get copies of any agreements you signed while employed. They may have important information about what benefits are due to you once your employment ends or stipulations about what you can and can’t do once you leave. For instance, you might have signed a non-compete contract that bars you from working for a competitor for a set period of time after you leave.The HR office will also have information about your 401k and how to roll it over so you can continue to invest in it even after you join another company.And last, but maybe most important, find out about COBRA for your insurance provider. By law, once you leave a company, your insurance provider has to offer you the ability to extend your current insurance coverage up to a certain time and for a certain fee – usually much more than you were paying through your employer. If you don’t have another job lined up or face some period of time without insurance coverage, this could be important to you.2. Get Your Work in OrderRemember, even though you’re leaving, all of your colleagues and boss are staying behind. You want them to think well of you once you’re gone. You never know: You could work with them or for them again one day, you might do business with them at some point, or you may want to use them as a reference.The first step is organizing all the work you have left so that you can finish as much of it as possible before you leave. List all the outstanding projects you have in order of importance and tackle as many of them as you can.If you leave a huge pile of disorganized, unfinished work for your ex-colleagues, you can be sure they won’t want to do you any favors when the time comes.3. Get ReferencesSpeaking of asking for favors, now is the time to make sure you get references or LinkedIn recommendations from key colleagues. Assuming you’re leaving the job on good terms, get references from your boss, colleagues, subordinates and any key executives who you had prolonged, positive contact with.When you’re in the office to remind them to do it, it’s easier for them to remember. Once you’ve left, it might be hard to obtain the references and recommendations.4. Don’t Screw Up Your Exit InterviewYou might have the urge to tell human resources what you really think of the company during the exit interview, what you really think about your boss and your colleagues and that one guy who doesn’t do anything but waste space.Resist this urge at all costs.You might think you’re doing some good, but really, the only thing you’re doing is harming yourself. It will feel good at the time to vent, but you will regret it the minute it’s over. Summon the maturity and poise to avoid this big mistake.Since you’re leaving the company, HR may assume that anything you have to say is clouded by that point of view. So, speak well of your colleagues and the firm or human resources will think that you lack maturity and if and when the time comes, you won’t be welcome back at the company.5. Say GoodbyeWrite an email to your co-workers telling them that you loved working with them and you wish them luck in the future. Make sure not to send this email to too many people – you don’t need to tell the CEO goodbye unless you worked directly with him or her. And make sure not to leave anyone important out, as they could feel slighted.You may want to leave your personal contact information at the bottom of the email. If your co-workers have a sticky work question and want to reach you once you’ve gone, this could be helpful.Then again, you’ve sewn up your 401k and health benefits, finished up all your work, gotten references and aced the exit interview and you just might want to leave it at that.last_img

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Furthermore and in general, staff views Human Resource departments as impotent and unwilling to stand up for employees. HR is seen as a protector of management. Even worse are reports that HR staffers and/or the leaders are themselves the bullies inflicting time-consuming and traumatic pain on the staff.Managers are bullying staff. Staff are bullying fellow staff. And everyone stays silent. Why?Fear is causing widespread suffering in silence. These very real common fears are of:Losing their jobMaking wavesStepping on toesBeing viewed as a troublemakerThe Price We Are Paying“Bullying ruined my life. After 8 years at the company, I was on disability and suicide watch for over 12 months. My doctor was desperate for answers and even wanted to perform shock therapy. I have never felt so low.”  Anonymous 2014 quote from one of my studentsWorkplace bullying is costing companies dearly in the form of replacing staff, reduced productivity, increased sick time, and presenteeism which is the situation where staffers are performing the bare minimum to keep their jobs.Targets and witnesses to bullying are paying the price in the following ways.Stress-Related IllnessesEating disordersExcessive smokingAlcoholismDrug AbuseDepressionNervous BreakdownsThe trauma and pain of workplace bullying does not only last for the day it occurs, nor for weeks or months, but in many instances, for years.Speak Truth to Power. CEOs Want to Know. They Deserve to Know.In my work with CEOs, they want to know, need to know and deserve to know what is happening in their company. They need to hear precisely why there employee retention and morale is low. Somehow, even a leader’s closest advisors do not feel safe to speak the truth to them.Thebest leaders encourage their people – at every level – to tell him/her what they need to know. After all, the staffers are being paid a salary to do a job and part of their job should be to say what they see, know and what worries them. Speaking truth to power is an expectation that needs to be set by leaders and HR needs to be empowered to act on this kind of information.Why are leaders not doing this? My research shows that most leaders have received little to no training about how to manage staff and handling bullying situations. They don’t know how and in order to turn this dynamic around, they need support and education.The Fix?Staffers can break the silence by sending a well-documented and signed letter to the CEO. There is great power in having a group of people who agree to be accountable for the information shared in a factual and unemotional letter such as this. Using terms such as “hostile work environment” contains the possible threat of legal recourse. It is easier to dismiss a single person acting alone and much more difficult to ignore a group of valued and concerned employees. Shoving the problem under the proverbial rug becomes less likely when there is a group.In order for workplace bullying to be reduced and eliminated, company CEOs and leaders need to put muscle into anti-bullying initiatives. The most powerful way to begin? Make it safe to talk with each other and ask the direct question: Is workplace bullying a problem in our company? Then get ready to get an earful, especially if candor is rewarded and not punished.Silence is the enemy of today’s workplace. Until our company leaders recognize the problem and take positive action, the situation is going to get messier before it gets better. Let us choose to gather our collective courage to reject these cultures of disrespect that are poisoning us.“Our lives begin to end the day we stay silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.last_img

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