Amend Article 370, give justice to Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu Justice shall return with democracy only

Reacting sharply Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party accused the political leadership in the Centre and the State for demonizing the Kashmiries only to stir communal conflict to generate vote bank. Some Kashmir-based political parties have been trying to address the people of Kashmir Valley only raise their vote banks whether it is release of some prisoners or raising Pak slogans with Jamat flags (media is projecting Jamat’s flag as Pakistani flag which is totally misleading).

          Some other political parties to raise their political hopes of return to power have been talking of further detentions, arrests or trials of some offenders only to blackmail the Central leadership. If detentions, arrests or public trials could restore democracy and peace in the state then there would have been no stir/unrest after the arrest, detention and public trial of the then Wazir-e-Azam of J&K, namely, Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah. Those who accused Nehru as ‘culprits’ of peace in the Valley should understand the undaunted courage of Nehru to get Sheikh Abdullah dismissed and arrested in 1953 by asking the then Sadar-e-Riyasat Karan Singh to do so. Delhi has been using swords and handcuffs for several years to suppress the voice of dissent in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the people that he himself remained under detention for more than 8 years, detained 54 times and released by the orders of the Supreme Court almost every time. Only because he stood for the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India and amendment in Article 370 so that the people of J&K could also share and enjoy the fruits of democracy which the citizens of this country have been enjoying for 64 years.

          Calling everybody as a separatist is a conspiracy against the people of Kashmir in particular. Condemn them and suppress them as separatists so that no voice of dissent shall be whispered at all. Some people are asking to arrest ‘A’ or ‘B’, detain ‘C’ and hang ‘D’. Shall that solve the problems of the three regions? Who is separatist in Kashmir? Prof.Bhim Singh said that the hardcore militants are those who are ruling ruthlessly and robbing the state thus speading anarchy, hatred and communal passion only to rule and rob the state exchequer. He accused the ruling coalition comprising BJP-PDP for conspiring to loot the state and demonizing every Kashmiri Muslim as a separatist and each voice of dissent as anti-national.

          Prof.Bhim Singh accused the entire leadership in the Centre, may it be, Congress, BJP or Communists for abetting, aiding and assisting the communal, corrupt and anti-India leadership in J&K so that J&K burns and the leaders in Delhi shall cheer and share all the loot by Kashmiri leaders. He said that the diagnoses of J&K problem should have been undertaken in 64 years. The real cause is the separation of the rule of Parliament from J&K. He said the reorganization of J&K by assuring freedom, equality and justice to the people of each region namely, Jammu Pradesh, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh shall bring peace to the people of state. The only way is to amend Article 370 empowering Parliament to legislate vis-à-vis J&K at the earliest. This needs immediate imposition of Governor Rule and delivery of justice to all, social, political and economic.