Supreme Court impleads CEC in JKNPP writ petition in J&K floods victims’ case

A division bench of the Supreme Court of India headed by Justice Mr. H.L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India comprising JJ Mr. Madan B. Lokur & Mr. A.K. Sikri today added Election Commission of India as a respondent in the writ petition filed by J&K National Panthers Party and others. The Supreme Court after hearing the petitioners and Prof.Bhim Singh on behalf of JKNPP directed that the counsel for the Election Commission of India to appear before the court on 7th December, 2014.

Earlier Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr.Advocate appearing for JKNPP submitted that the election process has started whereas relief work cannot be stopped for nearly two months because thousands of people need immediate relief and their rehabilitation has to be carried at the earliest before the advent of winter in several parts of the state.

English: The supreme court of india. Taken abo...

English: The supreme court of india. Taken about 170 m from the main building outside the perimeter wall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prof.Bhim Singh strongly argued against the Union of India and the Govt. of J&K for not caring to declare the situation in J&K caused by devastation of floods as National Disaster. He said that the first prayer in the petition of the Panthers Party is to the Supreme Court that the Union of India may be directed to declare the present situation as National Disaster so that the National Disaster Response Fund may take up the matter for the rehabilitation of the flood victims directly with the State Disaster Response Fund. He also reminded the court that the court in its order dated 10.10.2014 had directed the Union of India and Govt. of J&K to file reply to all the issues raised petitioners which included the demand for declaring the situation the state as National Disaster. He informed the court that the Prime Minister during his visit to Srinagar on 06.09.2014 had described the situation caused by fury of floods as ‘National Disaster’. He also said that the Supreme Court itself in its order 12.09.2014 had mentioned the situation so caused as ‘Natural Disaster’.

          Prof.Bhim Singh also made a strong plea that the Govt. of J&K had made a statement in the court on 10.10.2014 that JCB machines and other necessary efforts shall be utilized to dig out/recover dead bodies from village Sadal in Panchari (Udhampur) and from village Laam in Noshera Tehsil of Rajouri District. He said there are 20 dead bodies still remain buried under debris in village Sadal and 14 in village Laam causing unimaginable degree of tension and pain for the families.

Prof.Bhim Singh submitted in the court that the committee constituted by the court has submitted its interim report and the committee may be directed to submit its up-to-date report. He said that the committee members have not been provided any facility or transportation etc. during their movement in the washed area in connection with their investigation work assigned to them. Besides, he submitted that the government has not cared to file any reply on the interim report already submitted in the court.

The Supreme Court directed both the Union of India as well as the State of J&K to file replies in details when this case comes for hearing on 07.12.2014.

Panthers Party’s rich tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi Compares her with tallest leaders of the world

Panthers Party activists observed the martyrdom day of Mrs. Indira Gandhi in the capital today on her 30th death anniversary. Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of the Panthers Party described Mrs.Gandhi as among the tallest leaders of the world. He said she was among the greatest leaders with vision, statesmanship, courage, wisdom combined with nationalism and secular ethos. He said, in her death, India lost a great leader whereas the peace loving world lost a great missionary of world peace.

demo-13Prof.Bhim Singh said that he met Mrs.Gandhi for the first time in 1964 at Talkatora Gardens, New Delhi during a youth festival in the presence of first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Since then, Prof.Bhim Singh remained associated with that great visionary leader till her last in spite of several agreements and disagreements vis-à-vis J&K. He said that it was she who sent him as Youth Congress President in J&K in 1973 after he returned from his five years globetrotting on motorcycle on peace mission. It was she, he said, who got him Congress mandate in 1977 to contest Assembly election from Chenani (Udhampur).

Prof.Bhim Singh felt that in her death India lost a great heroic leader and world lost a great champion of peace and harmony. He said that she fell prey to the conspiracies hatched in the west against her.

Prof.Bhim Singh felt pained that the world is mourning the martyrdom of Mrs. Indira Gandhi while the BJP is celebrating its half victory in Maharashtra by crowning first BJP Chief Minister in a public celebration in Mumbai. BJP could have waited for a day. The NPP Supremo also expressed deep shock on the conduct of Prime Minister Modi by intentionally skipping the prayer meeting at Shakti Sthal to pay homage to the great leader. The President and the Vice President of the nation visited Shakti Sthal to pay homage to Mrs. Indira Gandhi whereas Prime Minister kept himself away. Shall the historians record this fact for the knowledge of the coming generations? Is it the RSS philosophy the people of the country shall ask this question from Nagpur one day?

 

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NPP leaders call on Chief Election Commissioner Demand intervention for free and fair poll

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party accompanied by Syed Rafiq Shah, MLC, President, Young Panthers called on Shri V.S. Sampath, the Chief Election Commissioner of India this morning and submitted to him several documents relating to violation of Code of Conduct by Dy. Commissioner, Udhampur and demanded an appropriate action without delay.

Prof.Bhim Singh also submitted the names of the candidates contesting election from J&K seeking intervention of the Chief Election Commissioner for providing appropriate security cover to the candidates. The NPP Supremo told the CEC that the candidates announced by political parties other than the Panthers Party have been provided security cover whereas the Panthers Party has been discriminated with.

The Election Commission assured the NPP leaders that the election shall be free and fair and the Commission shall not allow anybody to interfere with the process. The CEC expressed hope that the maximum voters from each district of the Valley and Jammu Pradesh shall record their presence at the polling stations so that they may be in a position to return the candidates of their choice.

Prof.Bhim Singh, however, told the media that there is no governance in J&K and the elections could not be free and fair particularly after Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have entered into latent accord to rig the polls at any cost.

ISI London protest plan failed to take off

 

Pakistan ISI with a backing of Pakistan military intended to give a jolt to Nawaz Sharief, Prime Minister of Pakistan in the name of so-called dispute vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir. 26th October, 2014 was chosen to stage a protest in the middle of London City of the United Kingdom 66 years after the Accession of J&K with the Union of India by Maharaja Hari Singh.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party have congratulated the POK youth and students for their superb protest against the organizer of the London march in Trafalgar Square, London when hundreds of young boys from Kotli, Mirpur, Rawalakote, Muzaffrabad and some of them who were released from the Indian jails on the intervention of JKNPP’s petition in the Supreme Court did not allow the Chief Organiser of the programme, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto when he suddenly appeared on the scene to address the so-called one million march against India. There were hardly 1500 participants, half of them, raised a protest against PPP leader Bilawal who intended to launch himself as a leader of anti-India movement by choosing J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh congratulated the youth of POK, Gilgit, Baltistan, Mirpur and Kotli for sending the right message to the people of Pakistan and to the world that they want a peaceful resolution of the situation on both sides of J&K. The people of India and Pakistan want no more bullets, no more deaths, no more wars and no more Kashmir. The message given by the youth from London to the world is clear and straight that people of India and Pakistan should live in peace and harmony. People of J&K certainly need justice to be done to them. The neo politicians in Pakistan like Bilawal Bhutto should understand that the days of his grandfather 50 years back are over and the people want peace. The people of J&K intend to live in harmony. Let LoC bury all tensions so that the borders go irrelevant.

Legendary Dogra Ratan Capt. Diwan Singh is no more, JKNPP condoles sad demise

J&K National Panthers Party expressed deep shock on the sad demise of Legendary Dogra Ratan, Capt. Diwan Singh, who passed away this morning at his Jammu residence closed to Amar Mahal where Maharaja Hari Singh spent his last days. The JKNPP executive in emergency meeting expressed condolences to the family of Capt. Diwan Singh who spent nearly 14 years of his life with exiled Maharaja Hari Singh. The Panthers Party executive prayed peace in the heavens for the departed soul.

 

Capt. Diwan Signh

Another condolence meeting was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Prof.Bhim Singh which paid rich tributes to Capt. Diwan Singh and praised his historic sacrifice and contributions to the cause of Dograsthegreat. NPP Supremo said that it was Capt. Diwan Singh who sacrificed his future in 1949 and offered his lifelong services to Maharaja Hari Singh when later was exiled by Govt. of Sheikh Abdullah with the approval of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. When Maharaja left Jammu it was only Capt. Diwan Singh who picked his bag and march with Maharaja Hari Singh to Bombay. Maharaja Hari Singh died in May 1961 in Bombay. Capt. Diwan Singh was looking after several charity institutions working in Jammu and elsewhere which were established by Maharaja Hari Singh. One of the noted institutions is Nagwani Secondary School in Jammu where the orphaned children get free education including boarding and lodging according to the will signed by the Maharaja.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that with the loss of Capt. Diwan Singh the Dogras have lost a great patriot and Dogra, that vacuum created in his death shall never be filled in this century. Prof.Bhim Singh added that, “Many have lost a great friend and well-wisher, the Dogras have lost a great legendary character whereas I have lost a great friend, philosopher and an ocean of aspirations.”

            Among those who paid tributes to Capt.Diwan Singh included Mr. Harsh Dev Singh, Balwant Singh Mankotia, Yashpal Kundal, Syed Rafiq Shah, Ms. Anita Thakur, Darshan Singh Jamwal, P.K. Ganjoo, Mohd. Iqbal Choudhary, Bansi Lal Sharma, Pushpinder Manhas, Vilakshan Singh, Gagan Pratap Singh, Virender Thakur, Asha Rani, Neelam Mahajan, Neelam Abrol, Ramesh Kapoor, Paramjit Singh Marshal and others.