Big Welcome For Dr. Harshinder Kaur

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The renowned doctor and lecturer Dr Harshinder Kaur was given a warm welcome in Surrey at the studio of renowned artist Jarnail Singh, where she urged the society to work on behalf of women’s rights and to do away with customs like dowry. The activist doctor was at the centre of the government’s vengeful attack for contradicting at an international forum an Indian official who had claimed 100 per cent literacy for girls in Punjab. She had to be reinstated within days of her ouster from Patiala’s Rajindra hospital. Dr Harshinder Kaur was shunted out under the pretense that she had made anti-India remarks at a recent United Nations conference when all she had done was simply underline what the entire civil society has been shouting hoarse about: that international aid is best spent through working with NGOs than merely through governments.