Today’s happenings in Home Minister’s press conference in Srinagar leave no doubt that Governor Rule is only way out

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party in an urgent press release delivered to the press from New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar urged Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India to advice Mr.N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K to impose Governor Rule in the boiling state of J&K without any delay and dissolve the State Assembly in the interest of the people of the whole country so that the people of J&K shall also be relieved of their pains, sufferings and from the chaotic situation they have been caught for the past 48 days.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that the press conference addressed by Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister along with the J&K Chief Minister, Ms.Mehbooba Mufti which was witnessed by hundreds of millions of people in the country have left  no doubt that peace in J&K is possible only with the imposition of Governor Rule. The Governor Rule can be imposed by the Governor of J&K under Section 92 of J&K Constitution (Constitution of India is not applicable to the state of J&K).

          Prof.Bhim Singh called on the people of J&K to start talking to each other and ensured that peace and secular voice of brotherhood and unity is revoked in J&K as it existed in 1947 when Pakistan raided J&K on October 20, 1947. He also appealed the people of three regions namely, Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu that they should start a dialogue without any official dictate from the Central or the State government.

Prof.Bhim Singh made strong appeal to Maharaja (Dr.) Karan Singh that he should convene a meeting of all the stakeholders in the civil society and particularly Dr. Farooq Abdullah (son of Sheikh Abdullah), Syed Ali Shah Geelani (Hurriyat leader), Moulvi Omar Farooq, Shabir Shah, Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulvi Abbas Ansari and all other social and political activists at the earliest to work out an action peace plan so that reasonable efforts shall be made to heal the wounds inflicted in the minds of the people of J&K so that a fresh era is launched to ensure that a wave for peace with justice gets a fresh start once again.

Prof.Bhim Singh also made a strong appeal to all his friends mostly affiliated with different Hurriyat plans and the youth of Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu to play a constructive role to heal the wounds of the people which were caused in the recent time.   

Prof.Bhim Singh made a strong appeal to the media to ensure that the real message of brotherhood, peace and human dignity is carried to all in the three regions as well as to the people of J&K living today in POK, Gilgit, Baltistan and other occupied areas by China.

Prof.Bhim Singh also declared that the Panthers Party shall convene a meeting of all political and social activists where Hurriyat Conference leaders shall also be invited to participate as the Panthers Party has done in 2005 and 2007 when more than 50 leaders from different political parties and groups were invited by Prof.Bhim Singh for talks in New Delhi.  

Prof.Bhim Singh appealed to the President of India, wisdom lies in daring’ and he said that he is convinced that President of India shall not fail in this mission in the interest of unity, integrity and sovereignty of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

NPP files counter to ‘status report’ filed by Solicitor General on writ petition for Governor Rule in J&K

The Solicitor General of Union of India, Shri Ranjit Kumar had filed a status report in the Supreme Court of India on the direction of the Supreme Court on writ petition filed by J&K National Panthers Party through its General Secretary, Shri B.S.Billowria, Advocate seeking promulgation Governor Rule in J&K without any delay to protect the life of the citizens in J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate argued for the petitioner had made a strong plea for the imposition of Governor Rule under Section 92 of J&K Constitution as the petition said that the governance had completely collapsed and there is no security and safety of the citizens in the state. The Supreme Court had directed the Solicitor General of India on 29th July, 2016 to file a status report on the situation. The Solicitor General filed the status report on 5th August, 2016. The Supreme Court Division Bench presided by Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur had allowed Prof.Bhim Singh to file the counter reply to the status report.

The Panthers Party filed the status report before the Supreme Court of India today through its General Secretary, Shri B.S.Billowria, Advocate. The case has been listed for hearing on Friday, 26th August, 2016.

 

Sd/-Naveed Hussain Naik, Advocate

Legal Aid Secretary, JKNPP

Mob: 9953097680

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO.102 OF 2016

 

IN THE MATTER OF:-

 

J&K National Panthers Party                                     …Petitioner

 

 

Versus

Governor of J&K & Ors.                                    …Respondents

 

 

SUPPLMENTARY AFFIDAVIT

I, B.S.Billowria, Advocate s/o Late Shri Kunj Lal, aged 51, National General Secretary of JKNPP  presently at  Jantar Mantar, New Delhi-110001, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as under: –

  1. That the petition of J&K National Panthers Party has been filed through this deponent which was listed before this Hon’ble Court for hearing on 29thJuly, 2016.
  2. That the Learned Solicitor General of India filed a status report in pursuance of Order dated 29.07.2016 passed by this Hon’ble Court in this writ petition.
  3. That this Hon’ble Court was pleased to allow the petitioner to file a counter affidavit on the status report filed by the Solicitor General on the basis of inputs received from the State Government of J&K.
  4. That curfew was imposed in the entire Valley of Kashmir spread over nearly 15,000 sq. kms. of area on 8th July, 2016.
  5. There has been unrest in the entire Valley of Kashmir resulting in total anarchy, lawlessness, disruption in the functioning of public and private institutions including schools, colleges and the university centres in Kashmir Valley.
  6. That the public transport as well as private vehicles have been off the roads in Kashmir Valley since 8th July, 2016. Even the Shri Amarnath Yatra was disrupted repeatedly till it was concluded the other day.
  7. 60% of the population have gone off the work and the commercial activities have come to a standstill. There is no governance at all and the law-breakers and anti-social elements are governing the entire Valley threatening the very existence of living beings in the Valley.
  8. That this has affected the entire State of J&K as the National Highway from Pathankote to Leh, Ladakh has been disrupted. Commercial activities may they be at inter-provincial level or intra-state level have completely been disrupted. The pre-paid mobile telephones have been shut and internet system has not been functioning since 8th July, 2016. The lower judiciary is not functioning because of the collapse of the transportation and public order. The peace in the entire State stands threatened because of the breakdown of the communication with Kashmir Valley. The capital of the state is in Srinagar (Kashmir Valley) besides the High Court of J&K is also functioning from Srinagar in summer.
  9. The day to day proceeding can be gathered with accuracy from the reports dispatched by the Press Trust of India (PTI) from Srinagar.
  10. That this Hon’ble Court was pleased to seek status report from the Solicitor General of India on July 19, 2016.
  11. On July 29, 2016 when this Hon’ble Court heard this petition, the situation has deteriorated beyond imagination. But, what has happened is more and more people have died. The death toll is now nearly over 65; 150 to 200 people have been blinded apparently and thousands have been injured. All citizens of this Great Bharata-Alarming situation has arisen mainly because of pellet guns. They have become a symbol of an extremely chaotic order. Article 21 of the Constitution of India stands mutilated. 47 days(till 24-08-2016)of curfew in the Valley of flowers and heaven on Earth, Kashmir, has been caught in a dangerous cyclone.
  12. There has been a breakdown of civil administration. Essential services have failed, the medical service systems have broken down, educational systems have shut down, the schools and colleges are all closed and there is a massive humanitarian problem. There is no governance in Kashmir, the summer capital of the State.
  13. There is need to have a proper civil administration in J&K. Even the Civil Secretariat and judicial system are not functioning. Civil life stands disrupted for nearly 47 days. The State Government has failed beyond doubt and there lies need for save the people of the state and the security of India.
  14. In the past 47 days, the State Government could not come out with any particular initiative or any particular action, and the impression is going around that the Government, virtually, has disappeared or is not active and there lies urgent need for the President of India to act under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution read with Section 92 of the J&K constitution to advice the Governor of J&K to take over the administration in the state without any further delay in the interest of security of the state and the life of the citizens.
  15. Jammu & Kashmir is an extremely complex and complicated affair because nearly one-half of J&K State has been under illegal occupation of Pakistan which includes nearly 5000 sq. miles of erstwhile Jammu Province called ‘PoK’. And nearly, 32000 sq. miles of J&K (Indian) territory, Gilgit-Baltistanin 1948. Pakistan took control of Gilgit-Baltistan annexing this Indian territory as  Pakistan’s integral part in 2009. This has violated the U.N. resolution of 1948.
  16. That 50% of the original State of Jammu & Kashmir has been under the illegal occupation of Pak and China. The State of Jammu & Kashmir, which Maharaja Hari Singh acceded to the Union of India by signing the Instrument of Accession on 26th October, 1947, was 84,000 square miles. Today, India has hardly 42,000 square miles out of 84,000 square miles of J&K territory.
  17. There are many dimensions of the problems in J&K. There is the humanitarian dimension too. There are internal–external dimensions as well. There is the dimension of regional imbalances and regional problems in Jammu and Kashmir.
  18. Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K is the remedy available under the Constitution of J&K read with Article 370 of the Constitution of India when it becomes mandatory for the Governor of J&K to dismiss the government in J&K and impose Governor Rule in the interest of security and safety of the state and the citizens residing in that state.
  19. It is submitted that the authorities have failed to takeadequate measures to protect the lives of the people of the state and it is physically impossible to ensure supply of essential commodities in Kashmir Valley. Petroleum products cannot be moved into the Valley in the present situation because of the total disruption in the transport facilities, medical facilities cannot be provided to the patients and the students cannot go and sit in the examination. The ground reality as to law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley is concerned it has collapsed and the people have been living under the shadows of anarchy, disorder without any protection. There is no existence of rule of law or security.
  20. It is submitted that there is no governance  because there is no rule of law nor there is any security or safety of the citizens in the entire valley of Kashmir. The situation has gone beyond the control of the present Govt. Section 92 of the J&K constitution is the only remedy at this stage. The President of India is the only competent authority to advice the Governor of J&K to promulgate Governor rule in J&K by suspending the state assembly so that peace shall be restored and bridges of communication are built between the people of all provinces.

DEPONENT

VERIFICATION:

I, deponent, do hereby verify that facts of this supplementary affidavit are true and correct to my knowledge and belief. No part of it is false and nothing material has been concealed and suppressed therefrom.

Verified at New Delhi on this 24th day of August, 2016.  

DEPONENT 

Kashmiri political parties stand exposed The only way out is Governor Rule

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party expressed shock on the so-called J&K delegation meeting with the President of India saying that the delegation did not include any representatives of the respective parties from Jammu Pradesh or Ladakh. This was a delegation of the political parties which have been exploiting the Kashmiries for nearly seven decades in J&K. NPP Supremo said that the President of India could not grant audience to the Panthers Party or any other political group from Jammu Pradesh or Ladakh for the reason best known to the Hon’ble President.

Prof.Bhim Singh asked Omar Abdullah what he means by ‘political issue’ and what is its solution. He asserted that the political issue is that people of J&K have been governed ruthlessly and suppressed by bullets and police force right from 1947 after the state’s accession by Maharaja Hari Singh that took place on 26thOctober, 1947. NPP Supremo asked the leaders of the Congress and NC who met the President today to tell the world the names of the murderers of the students in Jammu Science College in 1966. Who murdered students in Kishtwar who were demanding a college. Who killed students in Poonch in 1978? Prof.Bhim Singh said that the so-called rulers of J&K have been using bullets, guns and horrifying detention centres to suppress the voice of the students and youth in Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu for decades. He said that he has been arguing with national flag in his hands and preaching non-violence. In spite of that he (Bhim Singh) remained in jails for over eight years. Even as a Congress MLA in 1977 he remained in the lock-up on the detention order when Sheikh Abdullah was the Chief Minister. He said that he was caged in jails by almost every Chief Minister except during the Chief Ministership of Omar Abdullah because he spent most of the times in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in a patient.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed surprise that the President of India could not make it convenient to grant audience to the representatives of the Panthers Party which is a recognized political party in J&K whereas he was kind to receive nearly 20 political leaders from the Valley only who had no charter of demand in their hands except creating confusion and helping enemies of India to strengthen their belief that J&K was apolitical problem.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Panthers Party has no legislator in the Assembly in J&K because the BJP joined hands with the Kashmiri leaders to rig the last Assembly polls which has been exposed today. Prof.Bhim Singh urged the political parties, nationalist leadership and those who have been supporting the movement to provide equitable right to the people of the three regions of the state namely, Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu Pradesh. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Article 370 is the only problem and there is urgent need to amend Article 370 so as to empower Parliament of India to legislate on the matters listed in List-I of Schedule-VII of the Indian Constitution. How J&K can be integral part of the Union of India when the Parliament is deprived of the power to legislate even in respect of defence, foreign affairs and communications, the three subjects which Maharaja Hari Singh included in the Instrument of Accession on 26th October, 1947 like other rulers of 577 states. Prof.Bhim Singh urged the President of India to use his exclusive power vested in him under Article 370 read with Section 92 of the J&K Constitution. The Governor is the only solution and resolution at this time.

NPP urge President of India to invoke Art. 370 Impose Governor Rule u/s. 92 of J&K Constitution

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party has urged Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India to exercise his authority under Article 370 of the Constitution of India and direct the Governor of J&K to impose Governor rule in J&K within the meaning and scope of Section 92 of J&K Constitution which has vested powers in the Governor to do so with the approval of the President of India.

            Prof.Bhim Singh, who is also Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee and Constitutional expert vis-à-vis J&K urged President of India to play his mandatory role in defense of the safety, security and integrity of India vis-à-vis State of J&K which has been under a serious threat since July 8. He said 43 days are over and the people of J&K, particularly in the province of Kashmir have been living under the shadow of terror. The safety and security of the defence forces stand threatened because of the complicated legalities involved in the state of J&K by the unwanted provisions in Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

            Prof.Bhim Singh urged the President of India that life and liberty in Kashmir Valley stand threatened, Constitution has failed to function as the ruling clan (BJP and PDP) have utterly failed to govern as they have lost the total confidence of the people of J&K. The only way out is the Governor Rule which the President of India enjoys unlimited powers within the meaning and scope of Article 370 to direct the Governor of J&K to impose Governor Rule for the safety, security and liberty of the people of J&K in the national interest and security of the country.

            Prof.Bhim Singh also urged the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to support this plea of the Panthers Party made to the President of India because it is only the President of India under Article 370 of Indian Constitution who is vested with constitutional authority to intervene in the present crisis that has arisen in J&K in the interest of safety, security and integrity of the people of J&K.

NPP hold protest demonstration at Jantar-Mantar, New Delhi demanding urgent Governor rule in J&K

NPP activists held a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi demanding Governor Rule in Jammu and Kashmir State to save the crown of India from devastation. The hundreds of Panthers Party activists led by Prof. Bhim Singh Chief Patron NPP and other senior leaders including Delhi Pradesh President, Shri Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Vice-President Shri Romesh Khajuria, General Secretary Mr. Beig and others made a strong protest at Jantar Mantar also five hundreds meter away from the Parliament House demanding imposition of Governor rule in the interest of general public and national interest without any delay.

The NPP demonstrators called on the President of India, Shri Pranav Mukherjee to exercise his exclusive power under article 370 of the Indian Constitution which empowers him alone to command Governor of J&K under section 92 of the J&K Constitution to impose Governor Rule in J&K by dismissing the state government in the national interest and security of the state.

Prof. Bhim Singh appealed to the Parliament of India and the national leadership to support this voice for the security and safety of the entire nation which is under a serious threat today. Prof. Bhim Singh also declared that Panthers Party shall sit on fast in front of Prime Minister House if Governor Rule is not imposed within 24 hours.