Communal Harmony Yatra starts from Press Club

Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party who inaugurated the Bhaichara Yatra from Jammu to Kishtwar appealed the people of J&K particularly Kishtwar to join the Bharichara Yatra to uphold the centuries’ old traditions of communal harmony. In his message he said,

“Ours is a great nation which has been showing the light of love, peace, tolerance and human dignity to the whole world since times immemorial.

Jammu Kashmir is the crest of the nation and we are proud of being citizens of India.

All the religions in the world, all the sages and saints have been teaching to uphold human dignity and mutual respect for all fellow human beings.

We the activists of the Panthers Party have undertaken Communal Harmony Yatra from Jammu to Kishtwar which has been the mission and message of the JKNPP that justice and equity are the essential elements for the dignified living in a country like India which is the largest democracy in the world.

We are proud of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and their commitment to the cause of communal harmony and brotherhood.  Kishtwar incident was unfortunate and sad as it has caused human disturbance. We are equally proud of the people of Kishtwar for their commitment to the cause of secularism. In fact, Kishtwar has been a Sangam of the three major cultures, Ladakhiyat, Dogriyat and Kashmiriyat.

We are marching from Jammu to Kishtwar to strengthen communal harmony and carry the message of brotherhood to all our brethren through the wings of Rashtriya Chetna Abhiyan that Panthers Party has been carrying to all over the country, Ladakh to Kanyakumari, Nagaland to Dwarka.”

The prominent JKNPP leaders who are participating in the yatra include M/s. Chairman Harsh Dev Singh, MLA, President Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA, General Secretary Yashpaul Kundal, MLA, P.K. Ganjoo & S. Daljit Singh, Vice Presidents, Ms. Anita Thakur, General Secretary, Bansi Lal Sharma, Political Advisor, Rafiq Ahmed, Sarpach, Pradesh Secretary, Young Panthers Sr. Vice President, Pushvinder Manhas, Rajesh Padgotra and Principal Khajoor Singh and others.

Addressing the participants Shri Harsh Dev Singh said that Communal Harmony Yatra confirms to the fundamental issue of mutual co-existence of all human beings as communal harmony is the soul of democracy. Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia who joined the yatra at Press Club, Jammu also received the yatra at Udhampur District Headquarters, his constituency with seven colour flags fluttering from the Communal Harmony Yatra. He said that Jammu Pradesh is proud of its secular character as communal harmony is the strength behind Panthers Party’s agenda of Reorganization of the State.

Yatra report follows…

Tremendous response to Communal Harmony Yatra at Batote/Ramban

The people at large gave tremendous response to the communal harmony yatra launched by the Panthers Party from Jammu to Kishtwar this morning. Hundreds of people welcomed the yatra at Udhampur, Chenani, Kud, Batote and Ramban. Batote falls in Ramban District adjoining to Doda.
Hundreds of Panthers Party activists led by Sr. leaders Prof. Bhim Singh, M/s. Chairman Harsh Dev Singh, MLA, President Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA, General Secretary Yashpaul Kundal, MLA, P.K. Ganjoo & S. Daljit Singh, Vice Presidents, Ms. Anita Thakur, General Secretary, Bansi Lal Sharma, Political Advisor, Rafiq Ahmed, Sarpanch, Pradesh Secretary, Young Panthers Sr. Vice President, Pushvinder Manhas, Rajesh Padgotra, Chowdhary Iqbal, Mohd. Farooq and others.
Ramban District was hit by disturbances on 18th July, 2013 following death of four persons in Gool Village. Several vehicles, public property was destroyed by the irate mob in Ramban. The Panthers Party has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking judicial inquiry into the disturbance and loss the life and property on 18th July, 2013. The case shall be heard by 9th September, 2013. The communal harmony yatra shall start from Batote tomorrow morning for Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar.