SCBA constitutes Special Committee on Bhim Singh’s proposal for Pak-India prisoners

Supreme Court Bar Association (India) constituted a five-member committee to provide legal aid to the Indian prisoners in Pakistan as Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Executive Member has been providing free legal aid to hundreds of Pak-prisoners detained or are under trial in the Indian jails. Prof. Bhim Singh was recently invited in Pakistan by the Lawyers Congress headed by Shri Zulfiqar Ali Zehangir where he was honoured by the Supreme Court Bar Association (Pakistan) for his extraordinary contributions in the field of human rights and for providing free legal aid to the Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails. Prof.Bhim Singh’s proposal that the Supreme Court Bar Associations of India & Pakistan should work together to provide necessary legal aid to the prisoners in the respective countries.

The meeting of the Executive Committee of SCBA was presided by its President Shri Pravin H. Parekh, Sr. Advocate. Mrs. Aishwarya Bhati, Advocate, Hony. Secretary of the SCBA has been authorized to write a letter of thanks to the Secretary of Bar Association of Pakistan for extending felicitation and honouring Prof.Bhim Singh, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Executive.

There are still about 250 prisoners in the Indian jails other than the fishermen either convicted or facing trials. The several PIL petitions are pending in the Supreme Court of India petitions seeking release of the Pak prisoners and repatriation. There are about 30 prisoners from Pakistan who are mentally challenged and five of them are deaf and dumb (goongas). They have been detained in the detention centre in Amritsar jail in spite of the direction of the Supreme Court to take out all those foreign prisoners who have completed their respective sentences or are not wanted in any case. Prof Bhim Singh had sent a team of advocates/Legal Aid Committee to verify if the orders of the Supreme Court were implemented. The main issue is, says Prof.Bhim Singh, that Pakistan has not identified their nationalities.

SCBA appreciated the efforts and contributions made by Prof. Bhim Singh towards taking initiative to build new bridges of understanding with the lawyers fraternity in Pakistan. They also congratulated him for being the first Indian Lawyers to be honoured with Shield by the Pakistan SCBA and acknowledging his contributions in the field of human rights.

Prof.Bhim Singh was felicitated by the Lahore High Court Bar Association and Islamabad Lawyers’ Association also. Prof.Bhim Singh had an opportunity to address Bar Association of Islamabad also. The District Bar Associations of Mirpur, Kotli and Muzaffrabad visited Prof.Bhim Singh in Islamabad and presented bouquets, books and gifts on behalf of the lawyers fraternity of POK.

SCBA (India) express its gratitude to SCBA (Pak) for Honoring Bhim Singh

SCBA today expressed its gratitude towards the Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association FOR HONOURING Prof Bhim Singh, Sr. Executive Member of the SCBA in Lahore on May 27, 2014 for his efforts to take up the cause of the Pak and Pok Prisoners in Indian jails. Nearly 250 Pakistani and POK prisoners have been released by the intervention of the supreme court of India on the petitions filed by the state Legal Aid Committee headed by Prof Bhim Singh till today. There are still about 250 prisoners in the Indian jails other than the fishermen either convicted or facing trials. The several PIL petitions are pending in the Supreme Court of India petitions seeking release of the Pak prisoners and repatriation. There are about 30 prisoners from Pakistan who are mentally challenged and five of them are deaf and dumb
(goongas). They have been detained in the detention centre in Amritsar jail in spite of the direction of the Supreme Court to take out all those foreign prisoners who have completed their respective sentences or are not wanted in any case. Prof Bhim Singh had sent a team of advocates/ legal Aid Committee to verify if the orders of the Sc were implemented. The main issue is, Says Prof Bhim Singh , that Pakistan has not identified their nationalities.

SCBA appreciated the efforts and contributions made by Prof Bhim Singh towards taking initiative to build new bridges of understanding with the lawyers fraternity in Pakistan. They also congratulated him for being the first Indian Lawyer to be honored with Shield by the Pakistan SCBA and acknowledging his contributions in the field of human rights. The Lawyers Congress Lahore headed by Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Zehangir, was appreciated for their invitation to Prof Bhim Singh to Visit Pakistan. Prof Bhim Singh was presented an Appreciation Award, a Shield, by the Acting President of Pak SCBA, Mr. Naem Sarwar, on behalf of the Supreme court Bar Association of Pakistan in the lawns of the Lahore/ Sup Court Bar association on 27th May 2014 in the presence of the President of Bar Council hundreds of its members.

SCBA also constituted a five member committee to finalize the proposal of Prof. Brim Singh to hold joint meeting with Pak. SCBA to provide free legal Aid to Pak and Indian prisoners detained in India or Pakistan respectively. The meeting of the executive committee SCBA was presided by its president Shri Pravin H. Parekh Sr. Advocate.

Subramanium episode exposed Modi Govt. Plan to subjugate Judiciary

The true colors of Modi Govt plan to subjugate Judiciary and make it answerable to the executive has been exposed after witnessing the naked drama enacted by the Modi Govt in their selective process rejecting one and accepting rest for the highest place in the Indian Judiciary” This observation was made by Prof. Brim Singh sr. Advocate of the Supreme court who is also an elected Sr executive member of the SC. He expressed shock that those criticising Mrs Indira Gandhi for scuttling Judicial orders have started scuttling the entire judicial process in the appointment of the judges in the Apex Court. The Govt. cannot act as orbitrator to overrule a part of the recommendation or direction and accepting the rest of it. He maintained that the Collegiums report has to be accepted as a whole or returned whole of it for reconsideration.

The Govt cannot sit as court of appeal. He hoped that the Bar Associations in the country shall take this matter with strength to ensure that the judiciary is not mortgaged to the dictates of the executive.

Panthers Party pays highest tributes to Shri Karan Dev Singh ji

JKNPP paid rich tributes to Shri Karan Dev Singh ji, the founder member of the Party on his 25th Death Anniversary at Party Headquarters, Jammu today. Shri Harsh Dev Singh MLA & Chairman NPP, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia MLA President of the Party and Shri Yashpal Kundal MLA Samba presided over the remembrance ceremony which was attended by hundreds of Panthers party workers.

Others who spoke on the occasion in the ceremony included M/s S. Daljit Singh Vice-President, Anita Thakur General Secretary, Bansi lal Sharma Adv. Political Advisor to JKNPP, Faqir Nath Ex-MLA & Provincial President, Jagdev Singh Coordination Secretary, Naresh Chib District President Jammu City, Pushvinder Singh Manhas Sr. Vice-President Young Panthers, Gagan Pratap Singh Spokesman Young Panthers, Yashpal Manhas Zonal Chairman Jammu rural, Ravinder Jamwal, Manoj Kumar, Anil Rakwal, and others.

In the meantime, Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron and the Founder of the Panthers Party paid highest tributes to late Shri Karan Dev Singh ji from New Delhi on his death anniversary. Prof. Bhim Singh described Karan Dev Singh ji as a great friend, philosopher, a great humanist who suffered jail tortures, expulsion and what not while fighting longest battle for justice for the people of Jammu Pradesh. Mr. Karan Dev Singh was imprisoned for 13 months with other student leaders in 1961 when he along with Bhim Singh lowered the State flag from the Secretariat in honour of Maharaja Hari Singh. Other prominent student leaders who were arrested and jailed for 13 month included Shri O. N Khajuria, late Shri Brij Raj Singh, late Shri Prem Singh, late Shri Jagdish Singh Dogra.

Shri Karan Dev Singh played an important role in strengthening and promoting the Panthers Party. He also contested from Nagrota-Jandrah Assembly constituency and died young. Shri Karan Dev Singh ji was a great orator, artist and made unique contributions for the establishment of Dogra culture and history.

Sh Gagan Dev SinghS/o late sh Karan Dev Singh in his memorable tributes assured the party leadership that she shall accomplished the unfinished agenda to protect the identity of Dogra Pardesh which was commitment of his father

NPP Supremo demands dismissal of Omar Govt. after concluding his four-day yatra from Kashmir to Jammu

Jammu: June 21, 2014: Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron NPP concluded his four-day tour from Kashmir to Jammu after interacting with hundreds of NPP workers in the valley and in Jammu Pradesh. Prof. Bhim Singh was accompanied by Vice-President Masood Andrabi, General Secretary Ms Anita Thakur, Young Panthers President Syed Rafiq Shah MLC, Provincial President (Kashmir Province) Mr. Farooq Dar, Ramban District General Secretary Shri Sewa Singh Bali and several others senior leaders of the party. After four days hectic interaction with the party workers and members of the Civil Society, Prof. Bhim Singh said in the statement that there is no government worth its name in the state. Almost dispensaries are without doctors or compounders, 50% shortage of teachers in village schools, NREGA schemes has not been implemented since 2011, there is no traffic police on the roads and the Highway from Jammu to Srinagar stands jam packed for hours, 35000/- SPOs are being used as bonded labour in utter violation of the rules and human rights.

Besides, hundreds of innocent students and youth have been detained by the government under the false pretext and there is no delivery of justice from any quarter. Prof. Bhim Singh described exclusive meeting of Mr. Omar Abdullah with Shri Modi in Delhi as a clear indication that Mr. Omar Abdullah has worked out a latent packed with the BJP to retain his power. Only 20% voters in the valley did cast their votes which clearly proves that the present government does not enjoy public support and thus has no right to continue in office. He said that it is highly essential to involve the people in the Kashmir Valley in the electoral process and that is possible only when the elections are held under a neutral government. That is why, he pressed, dismissals of present government to hold free and fair elections under Governor Rule is essential and important to involve the people of Jammu Pradesh, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh in the confidence building process.

Prof. Bhim Singh described the rumours regarding Panthers Party’s future course of action in the battle of the ballot, as baseless manufacture in the rumours Mills of the agencies. He said that the special session of the active workers shall announce its future line of action on 6th July 2014 when the activists of the NPP meet at Brahmin Sabha, Jammu.

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