goonda


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goonda

(ˈɡuːndə)
n
a hired thug or criminal
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At New Agra police station, case 553 of 1985 has been registered under section 3 of the Goonda Act against Yadav.
I am also a goonda (a Hindi word which means 'lumpen element').
State home minister Ramesh Chennithala said the government was considering imposing the provisions of the Kerala Anti-social Prevention Act (KAPA) on those being arrested for illegal money lending activities, adding that the government was also considering amendments to the Goonda Act.
Questioning his stand on Majithia, he said, "Now coming to the serious issues of criminalisation of politics in Punjab by the Akalis, particularly the Punjab Revenue Minister, Bikram Singh Majithia, who happens to be the brother in law of the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, I just wanted to know from you whether you are coming here to give your stamp of approval to Bikram Majithia's goonda raj and all that he is notorious and stands for, particularly criminalising politics in Punjab, particularly in Amritsar.
He said no goonda raj or so called monarch in the name of democracy would be allowed to flourish.
Middlemen and goonda (hooligan) play the important role to keep the Pradhan in the position for a long time.
BJP state chief Laxmikant Bajpai said goonda raj of police is at its peak and the government has failed to check it.
He said that it is apparent that the voters of Amritsar want a change from tyranny, non- governance, goonda raj, state sponsored infiltration of drugs into their daily life and lack of employment and development, and added that the BJP, rather than gracefully accepting this position, is now using falsification as a tactic to mislead the voters.
3 per unit in the electricity tariff and said the government was charging Goonda Tax from the helpless masses in the name of fuel adjustment.
In the next sonnet, "Hanuman Garhi, August 1987," the chai-seller, though accused of cowardice by a goonda named Keshava Vishnu intent on brute power and ultimately destroying the Masjid, glumly recalls protecting Sita.
TAKING a tough stance against those who have been taking the help of social media to create communal divide in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has now decided to book them under the National Security Act ( NSA) and Goonda Act.
I called him a lovable goonda, which is a different matter.