Bhim Singh walks through the deserted streets of Srinagar

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council (NIC) accompanied by Shri Masood Andrabi, Vice President of JKNPP and several senior Panthers Party leaders visited several flood-affected areas in the City of Srinagar, summer capital of J&K. Several individuals, groups and flood-affected people met Panthers Party leaders and narrated the horrors of floods from 2nd September to 9th September, 2014. Thousands of families have been living under open skies and a few have been provided tents by the Army. Prof.Bhim Singh told the walking media persons that Panthers Party team met hundreds of people affected by the floods who have not been provided any relief, no drinking water, no ration, no food, no shelter. He said that the entire city has gone out of gear and there is no governance. The streets are jam-packed and the people in thousands are sitting on the roads demanding water, food and shelter.

Prof.Bhim Singh is in Srinagar expressed shock on the working of the governance and said that no follow action has been taken to implement the directions of the Supreme Court which the Court has given to the Union Government and Govt. of J&K on 12th, 15th, 18th & 24th of September, 2014 on a writ petition filed by J&K National Panthers Party. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the court has directed to form unified command of all the disciplines of administration. Nothing has been done. He said more than Rs.5000 crores have gone to J&K Relief Fund yet he did not find a single beneficiary affected by the floods. Prof.Bhim Singh said that relief material including ration and clothes are dumped at the railway stations of Jammu, Udhampur and Katra. Similarly, NPP Chief Patron said that hundreds of the houses have been demolished in Udhampur, Rajouri, Mendhor, Srinagar City, Pulwama, Anantnag and other places but the administration has not been able to provide any relief to the victims.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that the mohallas and the interior areas of Srinagar City have started stinking yet nothing has been done by the State government.

Prof.Bhim Singh has come to Kashmir today to collect the latest data regarding the effects of floods. He shall be visiting Pulwama, Kulgam, Anantnag, Budgam in Kashmir Valley. Prof.Bhim Singh and his team shall visit Districts of Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur, Kathua, Reasi, Rajouri and Poonch also. Prof.Bhim Singh shall file a detailed report before the Supreme Court of India when Panthers Party’s petition shall come for hearing on 10th October, 2014.


After-Effects of World War-I stir debate in Europe on new challenges for tomorrow

This write up is based on the excerpts of the speech of Prof. Bhim Singh, civil liberties lawyer in India and Member of National Integration Council,  in Belgrade, Serbia during ‘International Science and Public Conference dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First World War victims. The conference was organized by the Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory and others on 17-18 September, 2014. 


The World War-I acclaimed by the European commentators as the Great World War started when Austria invaded Serbia in 1914. Russia then Tsar Empire sided with Siberia for several interests including an ethnic similarity and strong relationship of the Orthodox Church. The war ended in 1918, four years after a bloody war resulting into the death of nearly 1,60,00000 soldiers (human beings) leaving about two crores wounded on both sides of the war. This was mainly a war;

Britain, France, Russian Empire, Italy, Japan, India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa lately joined by the USA versus Germany, Austria, Hungary, Ottoman Empire. India, Canada, Australia, South Africa etc. were forced to fight being the colonies of the British Empire. According to the war historians, about 75,000 Indian soldiers died, 20,000 wounded and an equal number went missing during the war. This was a rear occupation that the participants remember Khudadad Khan, Indian soldier who became the first Indian to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Russia suffered the most with the loss of nearly 33 lacs. men in the battlefield. The French and the British lost both men in uniform and civilians.

Perhaps, it was the first international gathering organized in Serbia where the war started in 1914, which paid heavy tributes to the Indian soldiers who died in the war while defending Great Britain and its allies including Russia. Serbia the then Yugoslavia had created a kind of history in 1961 when the Non-Aligned Movement of the countries was born under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Yugoslavian President, Mr. Joseph Broz Tito, Indonesian President, Mr. Sukarno, Egyptian President, Mr. Abdul Gamal Nasser and the President of Ghana, Mr. Nkaruma. This initiative of President Tito in the heart of Europe earned him wrath of the Anglo-American Bloc as this process had challenged the hegemony of this bloc. This international conference to commemorate 100 years of World War-I in Belgrade splashed several messages to the war mongers and those who continue to amass nuclear arsenals at the cost of the humanity only to destroy its existence.

The speakers included, Russians, Serbians, Czechs, Austrians, Italians, Germans, Swiss, British, French and India of course with the presence of this author. Two issues emerged from the long debated World War-I i.e. what were the after-effects of the so-called Great World War and what are the new challenges before the world.

The speakers were almost unanimous on the fact that the USA emerged as great continental power and the war stimulated the US economy, increased employment and wages and brought great benefit to its industry. In other words the USA emerged as the greatest power in the world as the creditor nation, the situation remains unchanged. President Wilson at that time had a vision and could have involved the United States in the world affairs by joining the League of Nations yet he failed or he deliberately chose to keep the USA out of the fear that might have brought Europe on warpath because of the Versailles Treaty. On the other hand Germany became the greatest looser in the war among the belligerents. Defeat in war resulted in profound shock coupled with economic deprivation and collapse. This was one of the main reasons that democratic socialist party in Germany brought the new leadership which ultimately tore away the Treaty of Versailles into pieces and challenged the world once again in World War-II.

The effects of the Great War surfaced widely and wildly in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Asia as well. There came an end of Tsar Rule when Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin took over the reins of power in Russia. Turkish Empire, known as Ottoman Empire came to an end leaving Arab World in the Middle East free of Turkish rule. Austro-Hungarian regime collapsed and India started marching towards freedom movement under the leadership of Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Several speakers which included Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin, Former President of Czech Republic, Mr. Vaclav Klaus, Russian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Alexey Yuryevich Meshkov, Mr. Johan Backman of Antifascist Committee of Finland, Mr. Vardan Ernestovich Bagdasaryan, a Dean, School of History, Political Sciences and Law, Moscow University, Former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, Mr. Momir Bulatovic, Mr. James Bissett, a former Canadian Ambassador in Yugoslavia, Mr. Walter Schwimmer, Former Secretary General of European Council, a noted media person, Mr. Paolo Raimondi of Italy, Mr. Dario Vidojkovic from the Department of Modern History, Regensburg University, Germany, Mr. Jean Bricmont from Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium, Mr. Neil Clark, a noted journalist and Freelance Writer, Mr. Xavier Moreau, Head of Russian Division in France University who made highly valuable contributions to the jurisprudence of the war and peace.  This author was the only speaker from the continent of Asia and Africa. The two-day conference was presided over by Mr. Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin, the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Center of National Glory, Russia. Mr. Zivodin Jovanovicwas the second Chairman of the conference.

The highlights of this international conference on the effects of First World War and its challenges for the future generations to save the world from impending disaster need an urgent attention of the world politicians who have been raising heaps of nuclear weapons and bombs in their stores least realizing that the Third World War or the next World War shall be the last World War on this Earth Planet. The big powers, particularly the USA, the Russian Federation and China are in possession of nuclear arsenals where each nuclear bomb is hundred times more catastrophic than the Atom Bombs which was used by the USA against Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. There was a universal feeling that the next World War would not require ponies, horses, camels nor it shall need tanks, machine guns or drones to wage the next World War. One mad fury from Beijing or Kremlin or White House can destroy the entire Earth Planet in minutes.

Though the role of agencies like NATO who have been indulging in war affairs in Iraq, Syria, Yugoslavia or Libya in the past years came under fire and was condemned in unequivocal words by one and all speakers. The USA came under heavy fire from all quarters for its colonial role in the Middle East vis-à-vis Palestine. The Balfour Treaty 1917 was considered as a treachery by the British against the Arabs. The NATO was described as unlawful agency which has been violating its own rules and the constitution. Helplessness of the United Nations was adjudged as the supremacy of the USA in the world politics.

Majority of the participants expressed solidarity with and support to the Russian Federation under the leadership of Mr. Vladimir Putin who, it is expected, shall no longer be a silent spectator over the war game plan being played by the Anglo-American Bloc.

What may be the impact of the outcome of the international conference in Belgrade on the centenary of the World War-I this has to be understood as a message of the entire humanity that the people of the world want no more bullets, no more guns, no more deaths, no more bombs and no more wars. The movement for complete disarmament under the leadership of NAM countries has to be strengthened in spirit and command of the Charter of the United Nations. Let the Belgrade message be understood in its right perspective.


Bhim Singh

(Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India,

Chairman, Sub-Committee, International Affairs-SCBA,

Chief Patron, National Panthers Party

& Member, National Integration Council)

Modi faultered or failed In his UN maiden speech

This was sad day for India again  when its  proactive PM Modi failed to put across India’s case before UN General Assembly where representatives of 193 countries were present and waiting for India’s reply to Pak Premier’s  false  and  concocted propaganda on the constitutional relationship of J&K with the rest of the country( India). Prime minister of Pakistan had advocated for holding plebiscite in J&K. He quoted the resolution of the Sc of the UN in his support.  This resolution was passed by the Un on 13th Aug 1948 asking Pakistan to vacate all occupied territory of J&K  and withdraw its armies from all parts of the occupied areas  which included entire 4500 sq.  miles of territory , POK ,what Pakistan termed as Azad Kashmir and entire area of Gilgit and Baltistan comprising Hunza, Chitral, Askardu etc measuring 32000 sq. miles.  Pakistan  infringed this resolution by parting 4600 sq. miles of our territory to China in 1963 under so called karachi Agreement and annexing entire Gilgit- Baltistan as Pakistan 5th Province in 2009.Mr Modi failed to put this as supplementary chapter on pages of the UN and  mildly in reply to Pak Premier last evening.” This was the reaction of  Panthers Party Supremo, Prof Bhim Singh, on Modi’s speech in UN last evening. He suggested the actors in the South Block, New Delhi to read the speech of Krishna Menon he made on the same floors on the GA in 1957.

Prof Brim Singh  accused  the Central leadership for  mistaking Jammu and Kashmir state as ‘Kashmir’ only to please the  Anglo American bloc  by intentionally blacking out entire Jammu Pradesh having double the territory as compared to Kashmir. This is anti-Dogra poison in the minds of the central leaders.

Indian Premier should show magnanimity to invite Pak Prime Minister at breakfast in New York

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council has suggested to Shri Narendra Modi, Indian Premier to show his magnanimity being Prime Minister of the largest democracy of the world inviting Shri Nawaz Sharief, Prime Minister of Pakistan at breakfast during his visit to New York at the end of this month. The NPP leader reminded the Prime Minister to reciprocate magnanimity demonstrated by Shri Nawaz Sharief to attend Modi’s oath ceremony on 26th June, 2014 in visiting Delhi.
Prof.Bhim Singh said that nobody in Pakistan wants war and nobody in India is talking of war except a handful politicians and busybodies who have lost jobs or have no responsibility in Pakistan or in India towards their people. The people in India and in Pakistan do not want bullets, blood, wars or deaths any more. The instigators of war sitting in London and New York should not be allowed to play with the sentiments of our people, Bhim Singh said in his letters to Modi and Nawaz Sharief. These were the feelings which I gathered during my recent visit to Pakistan, he said.

Does PM Modi take Muslims as aliens?

Questioning Muslim-nationalism unacceptable

    Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council has described the statement of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has highly provocative that casts doubt on the integrity of a particular community on the integrity of their nationalism. Mr.Modi has made statement that, “The Muslims shall live and die for India.” The NPP leader said that Mr. Modi should have thought over the words used and understood their meaning if he did not mean what the statement would be understood.

Addressing Panthers Party activists in the capital this afternoon, Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Muslims are as good Indians as anybody else including him or Mr. Modi. He said that the Muslims living in India had a choice in 1947 yet they stood with their land i.e. India. Shall Mr. Modi, the NPP leader questioned, shall use the same statement for the Hindus or the Christians or the Sikhs, or the Buddhists and others. Does he doubt the integrity of a particular community only because they are Muslims?

Prof.Bhim Singh said that India is a nation with composite culture and every Indian enjoys same fundamental rights irrespective of their religions or castes or creeds.
Shall Mr. Modi make a statement that, “Every Hindu shall live and die for India.” He wondered that some of the sycophants have started singing phrases for Mr. Modi little following what Mr. Modi stated.

On the statement of Bilawal Bhutto that he would take entire J&K, the NPP leader wondered about the immaturity of the statement on behalf of Foreign Office which said that entire J&K belongs to India. This is true but the people in this country would like to know to whom were they replying. Were the Foreign Office addressing a BJP rally in election meeting or was he replying to somebody who is nowhere near the power in Pakistan? He asked BJP government that why the BJP government is silent on the annexation of the Indian Territory (J&K) of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan? What is the justification for the silence of government of India under BJP rule? Has the BJP government at the Centre raised the issue of violation of UN Resolutions by Pakistan particularly with regard to 28,000 sq. miles of our Territory in Gilgit-Baltistan?