Delhi Police Foils Panthers March to Gherao Parliament

final 7th AIIMSOver 500 Panthers Party activists led by Shri Harsh Dev Singh,Chairman JKNPP alongwith  Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President, Yash pal Kundal  state president, young Panthers  today held a massive demostration near the parliament where their procession was stopped by a strong contingent of Delhi Police who put up huge barricades on the road infront of the Parliament street Police Station. The Protesters raised slogans against the coalition Govt of J&K, central govt, and pro Jammu slogans.The Panthers Party leaders who started their procession from Jantar Mantar for restoration of AIIMs to Jammu were addressed by several senior leaders.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that it was not merely a matter of AIIMS for Jammu but the lorger question of the self respect and pride of Jammu people . He said that it was highly distressing that Jammu people were always treated as B- Class citizens as against highly pampered and mollycoddled Kashmir region. He regretted that people of Jammu region had to agitate and take to streets even for the basic amenites dispite having elected representatives to espouse their cause. Lambasting the BJP for its demagoguery and unprincipled politics, Mr. Singh said that by gifting AIIMS to Kashmir the BJP had indulged in the most treacherous  bargain only to play a second fiddle to the PDP govt. Mr. Singh said that people of Jammu would no longer reconcile to their second class catagorization  by a highly biased and prejudiced Kashmir centric leadership. He said that the JKNPP had decided to take the fight for Jammu to every nook and corner of the state besides agitating the persistant neglect of the region infront of the Parliament in New Delhi.
Lambasting the BJP for submitting to the whims of its coalition partner on the issue of AIIMS, Mr. Singh said the saffron party had  completely disillusioned the people of Jammu region and earned their wrath for succumbing on  all the issues with the public outrage having reached its crescendo. He said that announcement for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu was made by two Union Ministers on 28th February, 2015 at New Delhi and therefore BJP’s offering it to PDP on a platter merely for the crumbs of power was the biggest betrayal with the people of Jammu region. Warning the BJP to desist from its lame duck posturing, Mr. Singh said that JKNPP would not relent till AIIMS was restored to Jammu.
Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President vowed to continue the protests against the shameless surrender of the BJP on the issue of AIIMS. He said that Jammu region has a very fragile tertiary health care system and divesting this region of AIIMS would be greatest injustice. He said that Kashmir already has one SKIMS in Soura  which offers specialized treatment facilities with Chief Minister already having announced Rs.150 crores additionality for its upgradation. But Jammu region continued to be ignored and deprived in the BJP partnered government and despite the tall claims and loud pronouncements being made by the saffron party merely to hoodwink the people of Jammu region, he added.
Mr.Mankotia further sought early creation of infrastructure and operationalization of medical colleges in Kathua, Doda, Rajouri besides establishment of a new medical college at Udhampur.He further sought allocation of adequate funds for the already sanctioned cancer institute at Udhampur.
Mr. Yashpal Kundal ridiculed the cowardly surrender of BJP on Dogra Certificate, grant of State Subject rights to West Pakistan Refugees and conferment of voting rights upon them.Mr. Kundal while demanding AIIMS for Jammu further called for holding an early delimitation of Assembly constituencies so as to ensure equitable share to all the regions of the state on political as well as economic basis. He further demanded relief for victims of natural calamities besides adequate compensation to Jammu Migrants.
Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla assured full support of Delhi Unit of Panther222s Party in resolving the issues of J&K and in ensuring justice to Jammu region including its socio-political empowerment.
Other who addressed the gathering included Shri Shyam Gorkha, Shri Gagan Pratap Singh, Shri Neeraj Gupta, shri Anil Rakwal, Dhani Ram Atri, Vishav Dev Singh, Dharam Singh Bittu, Rajesh Sharma , Karnail Singh Ved Parkash, Baldev Singh , Devi Das, Kuldip Singh,  Mohan lal Gupta, Balbir Singh Happy, Ajay Singh, Rajesh Kamal , Arun Dev Singh, Surjit Singh, Rashmi Dutt, Jagdish Raj, Vijay Spolia, sardar Amarjeet Singh, etc.