NPP rejects Div. Com. inquiry commission Demands judicial inquiry into killing of Jammu youth

Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, PresidentJKNPP rejected the government offer to hold an inquiry by the Divisional Commissioner saying that the people don’t want and inquiry by a public servant. It must be held by high power judicial committee headed by a sitting judge of the High Court so that truth is known to everybody about the conspiracy and killing of young S. Jagjeet Singh yesterday in police firing. He accused the state government for trying to play hide and seek with the people of Jammu by holding so-called inquiry by a government servant.

Shri Mankotia said that the Panthers Party has very clear stand which was mentioned in the statement issued yesterday by party leadership that inquiry must be held by a senior judge and it must be a judicial inquiry. He said that removal of a police officer or FIR against a SPO shows that government wants to keep a lid on the entire conspiracy and plot to create tension in Jammu so that the real issues involved like AIIMS, Tawi Lake, delimitation, 15 lac refugees and migrants gets shadowed under the clouds of artificial anarchy created by the administration. He also congratulated the people of Jammu and particularly the youth for maintain unity among the people.

Shri Mankotia also appealed to all political, social groups and NGOs to work jointly to maintain communal harmony so that the conspirators who intend to disturb peace in Jammu are exposed before the people. He also blamed the government for its total failure to control the situation which could have been easily avoided.

Shri Mankotia attended the funeral ceremony of S. Gurjeet Singh at R.S. Pura.

NPP Supremo calls on Home Minister Demanded judicial inquiry into Jammu killing

Prof.Bhim Singh, Member of National Integration Council & Chief Patron of National Panthers Party called on Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister this morning and briefed him about the situation which has arisen because of the sudden uprising of locals followed by death of a young man by police bullets in Jammu yesterday. Prof.Bhim Singh said that this kind of human conflict was created by the authorities at the behest of some people in the government who were not happy on the unity and oneness which was demonstrated by the people of Jammu while demanding AIIMS in Jammu Pradesh. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the appointment of a government official like Divisional Commissioner is only an eyewash and demanded that a judicial inquiry by a High Court Judge should be held into the circumstances that led to the present situation.

Prof.Bhim Singh also sought urgent intervention of the Home Minister to provide adequate relief to the Jammu Migrants camping in Talwara and other places who have remained denied of their relief even after the Supreme Court judgment of July, 2006. He said that there are 2200 families of Jammu Migrants from different parts of Jammu Pradesh who have not been settled not given their due share in relief and half of them have not been given any relief at all, particularly those who were forced to flee their homes in 1999 to 2002 because of the terror created by the militants.

Prof.Bhim Singh demanded implementation of the recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee headed by Mrs. Sushma Swaraj which suggested to provide relief in cash and kind at par with Kashmiri Migrants. He said that Jammu Migrants are prepared to return their villages they are provided reasonable security and rehabilitated the way it is being done in case of Kashmiri Pundits.

Prof.Bhim Singh also raised the issue of denial of security cover to the Panthers Party activists in J&K, particularly in the Valley who have been divested of their security cover by the present government with sole purpose to keep Panthers Party away from political involvement in the Valley.

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh assured NPP Supremo that the government is anxious to settle the Jammu Migrants and provide them equitable relief. He said the financial assistance to Jammu Migrants shall be raised and the scheme is being worked out for their safe return and rehabilitation in their respective homes, they left in 1999.