Bhim Singh’s letter to PM on Governor Rule in J&K

Shri Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi

Sub:- Need for Governor Rule in J&K.

Hon’ble Sir,
I have been to J&K and travelled across the entire Valley as well as the flood affected areas of Jammu Pradesh. The situation that has arisen due to the fury of floods has caused tremendous loss to life, crop, land and property of the people in the Valley and Jammu Pradesh. I would like to seek intervention of the Prime Minister so that immediate action is taken to provide relief to the flood affected people in the Valley, in Udhampur District, in Noshwera, Poonch, Rajouri, Banihal, Ramban etc.
1.    27 persons were killed when the entire village Sadal was washed away on 4th September, 2014. The local Dy. Commissioner (District Magistrate) was informed who failed to take any remedial measures for three days. 27 people were buried under the debris. Only seven bodies have been recovered till date.
2.    About 700 people have been given some tents by the NGOs. The State has failed to provide them reasonable facilities which they required for their survival. I visited both the places where these houseless flood victims have been camping in Kasuri village and in Panjal in Udhampur tehsil. There is no medical care, no schooling for their children, no drinking water, no clothes. The people of this village have lost entire agricultural land. They need to be settled urgently.
3.    Some of the boys and girls in the camp have passed out their schools and they need to be provided immediate job.
4.    An enquiry has to be held to find out the circumstances in which 27 people died when the local Dy. Commissioner had advance information.
5.    That some relief was sent by NGOs from Punjab namely, Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar which was locked by the orders of Dy. Commissioner at Pathi Panchayat Ghar. People were standing outside to receive the relief. The Dy. Commissioner, Udhampur stopped and it is still rotting in Panchayat Ghar.
6.    Another immediate attention of the Prime Minister is drawn to a similar situation that arose in village Laam (along LoC) in Nowshera tehsil of Rajouri District where 64 persons were washed away in a bus on 6th September, 2014. 14 bodies have not been traced out till date. When I visited this area two days back, dozen of families invited my attention to the fact that the government did not send a digging machine (JCB) which could have helped to dig out the bodies from the sands and the debris. The people have been mourning on the river side for a month. The State government gave 1.5 lacs to the families of each victim whereas government of India has not sent any help to the victim’s families.
7.    Similar is the situation in the border district of Jammu, Poonch.
8.    Entire crop has been destroyed by heavy floods in the entire Jammu region, cattle have been washed away, thousands of houses have been destroyed. The government of J&K is offing them some Rs.10,000/12000 for constructing a house. What a great joke with the people of J&K?
I shall be submitting a detailed report to the Supreme Court where the court shall hear this matter on10th October, 2014 on the writ petition of JKNPP.
With regards,

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
Bhim Singh


Panther activists arrested while protesting in front of PM Modi House

Several Panthers Party activists were forcibly removed from the pavement of the House of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at 7, Race Course Road at about 3.40 p.m. this afternoon while they were strongly protesting against the failure of the state government of J&K in distributing relief material to the flood victims in J&K particularly in Udhampur District,  Nowshera, Jammu etc. The Panthers activists were expressing solidarity with the JKNPP President, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA Udhampur who has been sitting on indefinite hunger strike for the past six days demanding relief and rehabilitation of the flood sufferers. He has been demanding equitable relief to those whose entire village Sadal in Udhampur tehsil was washed away on 6th September, 2014 and 27 bodies have not been recovered from the debris. Nearly 1000 persons have been lodged in the tents provided by NGOs. He has been demanding full relief and rehabilitation of these flood victims. He is also demanding justice to the families who lost their dear ones in bus which was flooded away on 4th September, 2014 in Laam village of Nowshera tehsil in Rajouri District.
Delhi Pradesh National Panthers Party led by Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Pradesh President, its Sr. Vice President, Mr. Romesh Lal Khajuria, General Secretary, Mr. Surjit Singh Guleria held a strong protest in front of PM House demanding immediate intervention of the Prime Minister to impose Governor Rule in the state to save its people from further death and destruction.
The police bashed several Panthers and dragged them into the waiting police buses. According to the latest report those who have been detained in Tughlak Road Police Station include  M/s. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Romesh Lal Khajuria, Anil Sharma, Surjit Singh Guleria, Kali Ram Tomar, Siddharth Gautam, D. Vidyanandam, Advocate, Sudhir, Ajay, Ghanshyam and Shyam Sunder Sharma.

Sd/- D. Vidyanandam, Advocate
Public Relations Officer-DPNPP


The Memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister for his urgent intervention. 

  Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, New Delhi

Panthers’ wake up call for Prime Minister Narendra Modi
In solidarity with fasting JKNPP MLA & President at Udhampur

Several Panthers Party activists are demonstrating/protesting in front of Prime Minister’s House, knowing well the consequences, for the sake of lacs of victims of flood fury in J&K who have not been provided relief by the Government of J&K.
This is tragedy that the Prime Minister who got almost 60% of the votes in Jammu Pradesh during Lok Sabha election has completely ignored the Jammuites and left them at the mercy of the Congress-NC wolves during the devastation caused by unprecedented floods in J&K.
The State President of JKNPP, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA, Udhampur has been sitting on indefinite fast at a Chowk in Udhampur since 2nd October, 2014 demanding delivery of quick relief to the flood victims in Udhampur and elsewhere in the state. This is a shame for the Central government that the Centre has not intervened at all when the Dy. Commissioner, Udhampur refused to pick up 25,000 metric tones from the Railway Station and the material sent by the NGOs and Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee was detained and locked by the Dy. Commissioner, Udhampur instead of distributing this material to the needy persons, flood victims.
This is a tragedy that Govt. of J&K could not provide even tents, drinking water, medicines etc. to the flood victims of Sadal village. 27 of them were buried inside the sliding land. Their dead bodies have not been dug out from debris. The Dy. Commissioner did not send them helicopter for three days when they were crying for help from the sliding village.
The worst a situation in Nowshera tehsil where a bus carrying 66 passengers from the local village Laam were flooded away. 14 dead bodies are still buried under the debris but the State government did not care to send even a JCB (digging machine) which could have traced out dead bodies. Prof.Bhim Singh personally visited this area and requested the authorities yet nothing happened.
The Panthers Party activists in spite of the curfew around PM House dared protest in front of PM house to ring the bells of justice for the flood victims of J&K.
The prominent among those who participated in the demonstration include M/s. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Romesh Lal Khajuria, Anil Sharma, Surjit Singh Guleria, Kali Ram Tomar, Siddharth Gautam, D. Vidyanandam, Advocate, Sudhir, Ajay, Ghanshyam, Shyam Sunder Sharma and others.