Press Release from Damana

Addressing a massive election rally at Damana (Jammu) late last evening on 125th birthday of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru,

Prof.Bhim Singh, founder of National Panthers Party reminded the critics of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru about the unique and superb contribution of the first Prime Minster of India in defeating the notorious Dixon Plan to create a fanatic state inside Jammu and Kashmir. The NPP leader said that the so-called intellectuals and RSS lobbyists have been accusing Nehru, responsible for the creation of J&K problem.

The NPP leader said that it was Jawaharlal Nehru who took the most difficult initiative and unexpected step reject the Dixon Plan to create the so-called ‘Greater Kashmir’ by segregating from the Union of India as suggested by the UN observer Owen Dixon in 1951. Sheikh Abdullah was sent as a Member of the Indian delegation in 1951 to the United Nations where he was prompted by the CIA to declare J&K as a separate state. Nehru could guess the American plan and said no. Sheikh Abdullah on his return made highly provocative announcement in R.S. Pura (International Border) declaring that if Dixon Plan is not implemented he would go for independent J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded Nehru’s critics that it was Nehru who got his great friend Abdullah dismissed from the job of Prime Ministership in Kashmir and issued a whip to Dr. Karan Singh, the then Sadar-e-Riyasat of J&K to put Sheikh Abdullah in jail. He said that Nehru’s critics have been trying to put a lid on the basket of history and ignoring what Nehru has done to keep J&K intact. He said that this contribution of Nehru has not been brought to the public focus by the intellectuals or by the media for different reasons. He said that this action of Jawaharlal Nehru needs to be recorded in the books of history particularly in relation to J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh also accused the Congress leaders to dare not come out with truth and falling prey to the nasty propaganda by the communal and reactionary elements for over half a century.

Prof.Bhim Singh also appealed the people to defeat BJP in the same way they washed out the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.