Bhim Singh acclaimed laurels for India

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party, Member of NIC and Chairman of Sub-Committee, International Affairs in Supreme Court Bar Association (India) was acclaimed as a great orator who won laurels from the participants in the International Science and Public conference held in Belgrade, Serbia (17-19 September) on the occasion of centenary of World War-I (1914-1918). The participants included the social, political, history disciplines from Russia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Canada, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland.

The three day international conference was presided over by Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Center of Prof.Bhim Singh with Chairman & President of International ConferenceNational Glory headquarter in Russia. Important interventions were made on behalf of the President of Serbia, Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister of Serbia, President (Speaker) of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin.

Prof.Bhim Singh also presented his book written by him during the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999. Prof.Bhim Singh was the only author to write this book in 1999 itself against the horrors of aggression caused by NATO against the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic. The book was translated into Serbian language and released in Belgrade by President Milosevic.

Prof.Bhim Singh in his speech reminded distinguished participants from Europe, UK, Russian Federation and others of the great contribution the Serbian leadership made towards the establishment of Non-Aligned Movement when Serbia was part of Yugoslavia. He paid high tributes to President Tito of Yugoslavia, President Nasser of Egypt and Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru of India for laying the foundation of peaceful co-existence right in the same Sava Centar where the present conference was held. Prof.Bhim Singh earned cheers from the participants when he started his address, “I have come from the land of peace and human dignity, from the land of Buddha, Gandhi and Nehru, from the land of composite culture where all human beings live in human dignity and equality, where law is same for everybody irrespective of their religions, faiths, regions or political schools of thought.”

Prof.Bhim Singh in his speech questioned the so-called command of the US in the name of New World Order which intended to demolish Arab pride, rob Arabs of their oils or prosperity. He also questioned the justification of NATO aggression against Iraq, Yugoslavia, Libya and other areas of the world. He said the World War took place 100 years back but the imperial aggression launched by Anglo-American Bloc continues even today causing death and destruction to the great civilization in different parts of the globe. He condemned the brutal attack by US-sponsored Israel against the innocent people of Palestine in Gaza, continues attack against the Syrian people and continues defiance by Israel of UN Resolutions vis-à-vis Palestine.

          Prof.Bhim Singh hailed President Putin for his commitment towards world peace and harmony. He also expressed solidarity with the people of great Serbia and Russian Federation who have become a great hope for future peace, disarmament and mutual co-existence of all nations in the world.

Prof.Bhim Singh strongly advocated for peace and equality, for complete disarmament and non-interference by one country against the other. He also condemned NATO aggressions which he said were infringement of the Articles laid in the NATO constitution itself. He appealed the conference organizers to include an appeal to the leaders of the world from Belgrade Declaration that, “There shall be no more bullets, no more blood, no more killings, no more bombs and no more wars so that humanity lives forever and ever with honour and dignity.”

Humanity & Challenges for tomorrow

The Great War-After Effects on

Humanity & Challenges for tomorrow

Excerpts of the speech of Prof.Bhim Singh made in the ‘International Science and Public Conference dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First World War’ on 17-18 September, 2014 in Sava Centre, Belgrade, Serbia organized by the Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory, Dialogue of Civilizations World Public Forum and others. 

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I have come from India, a land of peace, harmony and fountains of composite culture that has been resonating the message of peace, harmony and complete disarmament. Let me express my gratitude to the organizers of this historic meet in Belgrade, Serbia, on the occasion of the centenary of the World War-I as a grim reminder to those who rule the world and stockpile nuclear arsenals and pose a threat to mankind.

I have come from India with an appeal to the leaders of the world and the so-called big powers to think about the future of humanity for tomorrow. 100 years ago the fury of anger and hunger for power combined with the mad dream to take control the world, resulted in the so-called World War-I, some calling it as a Great World War. I would like to salute the great Serbian people who have been resisting wars and all kinds of skirmishes for all these years. The Serbian people are known for their human feelings and philosophy of life to distribute a loaf of bread among the members of the community so that none is deprived of food and everybody is fed. I had a great chance to travel through the then Yugoslavia in 1968 on motorcycle on a peace mission. I visited all the lands of the then Yugoslavia and had a rare opportunity to share the love and affection of the great Serbian people. (You may have a look on a newspaper report on my travels on world peace reported in Politika in May 1968). I had the opportunity to shake hand with the first President of Yugoslavia, President, Tito and the last President, Mr. Slobodan Milosevic also. US jurist Mr. Ramsey Clarke and I visited President Milosevic in the US manned prisons in the Hague, Holland. We were asked to plead for President Milosevic but the so-called UN Criminal Court in the Hague did not allow us to argue for President Milosevic, saying, that the UN Criminal Court shall decide an advocate for President Milosevic. President Milosevic was not allowed to engage a lawyer of his choice. This is the situation when USA has been acting as global master immediately after the World War-I. This is the first after effect of the global war, the shadow of which continues to loom threatening peace and security in the world.

No doubt many empires, kingdoms and dictatorial regimes disappeared yet many new colonial powers emerged to colonize the new nations. Yugoslavia emerged by the Union of Slovenes, Serbs, Croats and Muslims. There was total collapse of Austrian and Ottoman Empire. The Belfour Declaration promising referendum in Palestine to decide their future brought all the Arabs together to fight the Ottoman Empire. Ottoman Empire disappeared but the great Arab Nation could not secure what they were promised in Belfour Declaration. Certainly there was rise of a new movement in the United Kingdom under the leadership of Labour Party. Churchill was the first casualty. There was total collapse from the German and French economies. It created a space for the rise of social-democratic party and end of the old outdated rule. The greatest tragedy after the World War-I was emergence of US as the most powerful country. This situation was strengthened after the World War-II and continues to dominate the political scene in the world.

India had to pay a heavy price for its masters, the British Empire and sacrificed 74,187 Indian soldiers during the First World War. Indian soldiers were forced to fight for the cause of the glory of their masters, Great Britain in German East Africa, the Western Front, Egypt and Palestine. The Indian National Congress grew stronger under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi who stood for non-violence and no war after the World War-I.

There is no exact calculation about the loss of lives, human resources, or properties in the world because of the horror of World War-I. It is estimated that nearly 16 million soldiers died and 20 millions were wounded. Millions of people died because of epidemics that spread immediately after the war ended in 1918. The historians have not been able to find out the fate of nearly two millions soldiers who went missing during the war. About 1,034,200 died from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa & UK. UK has the highest record with 888, 246 dead whereas India stood second with 74,191 dead. This is UK and its colonies. Among the European Nations Russia was on the top with 3,394,369 dead and Serbia with 815,164, Italy lost 1,243,400 and France 1,737,800. There was a unique uprising in the world, particularly in Europe on the participation in public life. The rise of Bolsheviks under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin in Russia in 1917 bringing the Tsars Rule to an end for ever. The biggest after World War-I effect was the World War-II. The main cause was the Treaty Versailles.

The World War-I or the Great War fought between July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 speaks of horrors of war and its consequential effects, particularly, on humanity cutting across the boundaries of religions, races or even geographical borders.

The Great War fought between the Allies (United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire) on the one hand and the central powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) on the other took global shape when Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies. On the other hand Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined Germany and Austria-Hungary. The war may be called ‘Great War’ because more than 70 million military personnel which included nearly 60 million Europeans participated in the Great War. Approximately 60,000 Canadians died and another 173000 were wounded. In Britain about 750,000 were killed and approximately 1,700,000 were wounded. The estimate worked out that about 160,000 wives lost their husbands and 300,000 children lost their fathers. The memorials all over the world standing today from India (Amar Jawan Jyoti to the Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri in United States) speak  aloud  of the horrors of the Great War-I with its bloody history of death and destruction. The after effects of the war from the Treaty of Versailles to the Influenza epidemic (resulting into death of nearly 50 million people all over the world), depression on the Economic and geopolitical growth and the changes equations, particularly among the colonial and imperialist powers have been written in countless words by the historians. We have no time to give a detailed account but we can certainly realize the consequential effects of the war on the future history of mankind.

The end of four monarchies namely Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungry and Ottoman Empire left a huge impact on the future civilization and the political order in Africa, South-East Asia, Russia, the Arab World and even in Europe.

            India itself gained its freedom following the great World War-I as the British Empire started losing its grip over its colonies in India and other places. Indian movement led by Mahatma Gandhi for freedom of India succeeded, though after the World War-II, yet the impact of World War-I could not be washed away.

            The effects of the World War-I are obvious when Sharif of Mecca signed Belfour Treaty (1917) with UK and supported the allies in the war against Ottoman Empire. The conflict following the end of Ottoman Empire continues to disturb the world order even today. Nevertheless the Arabs got their own systems under their governance which have been functioning even after the World War-II.

No historian or even a critic could support the aggression against Serbia in 1914. The Balkans remained a target of the colonial power and its security, safety deserved a special mention even after the World War-II and creation of the United Nations.

After the completion of the 100 years of the Great War all the pacifistic elements in the world, irrespective of their nationality, regions or religions should work together to create a consensus for the world peace. The next war or Great War is not going to be war on the horses or ponies or camels nor it shall be fought on the streets or jungles. The heaps of nuclear arsenals which are lying in stores of the so-called big powers is capable to destroy the entire world in no time. The great initiative once taken by Yugoslavia, Egypt and India has to be revived to strengthen NAM countries movement and launch a roaring offensive against the nuclear arms and arsenals, against the nuclear bombs and weapons, waging a war against the wars for the survival of the humanity and entire mankind.

I hope and wish that this International Conference in Belgrade, Serbia shall convey this message of complete disarmament and peaceful co-existence to all the nations in the entire world so that the world lives in peace and lives longer, heralding the new dawn of erstwhile halcyon glory and prosperity.

Prof.Bhim Singh

(India)

Bhim Singh leaves for Moscow/Belgrade, Serbia. Bhim Singh invited to address International Conference in Belgrade on World War-I & Challenges for tomorrow

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Chairman of SCBA Sub-Committee on International Affairs has been invited to address International Conference in Belgrade, Serbia organized by the Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory, Dialogue of Civilizations World Public Forum and others. The centenary conference is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First World War’ on 17-18 September, 2014 in Sava Centre, Belgrade, Serbia. 
Vladimir Ivanovich Yaumin, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory has expressed desire that Prof.Bhim Singh should address this conference on the after effects of World War-I and challenges for tomorrow.
Prof.Bhim Singh was also invited by Russian Federation and Asian Centre, UK in London to speak on World War-I and lessons that the world leaders should draw from the horrors of the wars.
Prof.Bhim Singh has cancelled his programmes to stop in Moscow or his visit to London (UK) due to the national calamity caused in J&K in particular due to fury of floods and unprecedented rains that caused havoc in the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh shall be visiting Belgrade, Serbia only because he was the only invitee from the entire Asian continent to address this historic international conference.
The Panthers Party headquarters, New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar shall transmit Prof.Bhim Singh’s speech on 17th September, 2014, he shall be making in the international conference in Serbia.
Prof.Bhim Singh first visited Belgrade (Yugoslavia) in 1968 on motorcycle while travelling on peace mission. He has been a great friend of President Milosevic of Yugoslavia, who was killed in prison in the Hague while in custody of UN Criminal Court. Prof.Bhim Singh shall be leaving for Moscow on the morning of 15th September, 2014.

Bhim Singh invited to address International Conference in Belgrade on World War-I & Challenges for tomorrow

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Chairman of SCBA Sub-Committee on International Affairs has been invited to address International Conference in Belgrade, Serbia organized by the Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory, Dialogue of Civilizations World Public Forum and others. The centenary conference is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First World War on 17-18 September, 2014 in Sava Centre, Belgrade, Serbia.

Vladimir Ivanovich Yaumin, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory has expressed desire that Prof.Bhim Singh should address this conference on the after effects of World War-I and challenges for tomorrow.

Prof.Bhim Singh was also invited by Russian Federation and Asian Centre, UK in London to speak on World War-I and lessons that the world leaders should draw from the horrors of the wars.

Prof.Bhim Singh has cancelled his programmes to stop in Moscow or his visit to London (UK) due to the national calamity caused in J&K in particular due to fury of floods and unprecedented rains that caused havoc in the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh shall be visiting Belgrade, Serbia only because he was the only invitee from the entire Asian continent to address this historic international conference.

The Panthers Party headquarters, New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar shall transmit Prof.Bhim Singh’s speech on 17th September, 2014, he shall be making in the international conference in Serbia.

Prof.Bhim Singh first visited Belgrade (Yugoslavia) in 1968 on motorcycle while travelling on peace mission. He has been a great friend of President Milosevic of Yugoslavia, who was killed in prison in the Hague while in custody of UN Criminal Court. Prof.Bhim Singh shall be leaving for Moscow on the morning of 15th September, 2014.

Total collapse of administration in J&K Need for Guv.’s intervention under S-92

J&K National Panthers Party expressed its anguish, shock and dismay on the situation that has arisen in J&K following the havoc and devastation caused due to unprecedented floods in Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh.  The Panthers Party leaders urged Shri N.N Vohra, the Governor J&K to open Governor’s Relief Fund so that all donors may contribute directly in the Governor Relief Fund.  This is essential to keep out the busybodies from playing hoax with the Relief Fund.  The NDRF and SDRF should be monitored under the supervision of the State Governor.

The Panthers Party also condemns the British Parliament for raising the bogey of the so-called J&K problem.  It said that Jammu and Kashmir need support and sympathies to save the people from death and destruction being caused by the havoc of floods.

A joint Statement was issued by Prof. Bhim Singh, Shri Harsh Dev Singh MLA & Chairman, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia MLA & President, Shri Yashpal Kundal MLA & General Secretary in a press conference. 

The Working Committee of JKNPP in a resolution urged Shri N.N Vohra, the Governor of J&K to invoke Section 92 of J&K Constitution by proclamation to assume to himself all the functions of the Government of the State as well as all the powers vested in or exercisable the Council of Ministers.

The Working Committee of the JKNPP felt that the present government headed by Shri Omar Abdullah has ceased to function and discharge its duties and therefore there is a need that Section 92 should be invoked immediately.

The first essential responsibility of the State Government of is rescue nearly half a million (500000.00) human beings stranded/trapped in Kashmir Valley.  Nearly five thousands of them are foreign tourists, fifty thousand tourists from the country and the same number from Jammu Pradesh.

The Panthers Party regretted that the government has failed even to set up a single information centre in a safe zone anywhere in the state even the public places like Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister office, Divisional Commissioner offices, as well as police headquarters have ceased to functions.  It is only the brave efforts of the Indian Army which have saved the lives of lacs of people and still fighting with total dedication to carry on rescue operation on land, on water and in air.

The Panthers Party has set up information centres in New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar but there is no place to convey this information collected regarding the missing persons in Kashmir Valley.

The Panthers Party has appealed the President of India to grant his concurrence for Governor Rule in J&K.  Panthers Party demanded that 2000 boats are the urgent need of the hour.  While congratulating the Kashmiri peasantry and the boatmen in their noble work to save the tourists and the outsiders, the Panthers Party demanded 2000 boats for the locals to help rescue the thousands of people stranded/trapped in water in Kashmir.