NPP express shock & condolences on unfortunate demise of Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan

Prof.BhimSingh with Sardar Qayyum KhanThe Panthers Party expressed deep shock on the demise of Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan, former Prime Minister & President of Pak-side of J&K, who passed away this morning at his official residence in Islamabad. Prof.Bhim Singh in his condolence message to Sardar Attique Khan, former Prime Minister of POK & son of Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan expressed sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family which has been actively engaged in the State Affairs for decades.

Prof.Bhim Singh in his message to Sardar Attique Khan and the members of the Muslim Conference said that the people of J&K have lost a great leader of the century whereas, “I have lost a noble guide, friend and philosopher who always stood for peaceful co-existence of India and Pakistan. He was a great champion of dialogue between the leaders of India and Pakistan and never compromised on the status of Gilgit & Baltistan. He has been arguing through his speeches and writings that Gilgit-Baltistan should not be dissected from J&K. As Chairman of Intra J&K ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks he led delegation from Pak-side in 2005 and again in 2007. He was the only POK leader who had interacted with BJP leadership including the then Opposition Leader Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Shri L.K. Advani in New Delhi. In 2007, he had exclusive meeting and held dialogue with the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Sardar Qayyum Khan was the first leader from Pak-side of J&K who called on Dr. Karan Singh, the son of the last Monarch of J&K in New Delhi and hosted an official lunch in his honour. He was expected to chair third Intra J&K ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks convened by Prof.Bhim Singh in New Delhi in September. I feel terribly grieved, pains, hurt and sad on the death of such a noble man who had a great role to play in the resolution of the situation in J&K. I wish a place in the heavens for the departed soul and hope that we shall be able to fulfill the agenda, Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan had in his mind. Everlasting peace between India and Pakistan and final resolution of J&K through peace and dialogue.”

Panthers Party held condolences meeting in Srinagar (Kashmir), Jammu (Jammu Pradesh) and New Delhi.

Why PM Modi is afraid to talk on J&K, should ask Pak to vacate Gilgit-Baltistan

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party has expressed dismay and surprise on the silence of Prime Minister Modi on the so-called issue of J&K with Pakistan. NPP Supremo asked Prime Minister of India to understand the real cracks of the matter from the record, UN Resolutions, Pakistan’s violation of UN Resolutions and betrayal of people.

          NPP Supremo, an expert on J&K Affairs and Convenor of Intra J&K ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks besides being Supremo of the only nationalist, secular and opposition political party in J&K has asked Prime Minister Modi to invite Prime Minister of Pakistan to talk on J&K straight and without menacing words. Firstly, Pakistan should explain why it attacked J&K in 1947? Why Pakistan grabbed half of Jammu province in 1947 when J&K had lawfully acceded to the Union of India on 27th October, 1947? How Pakistan grabbed Gilgit-Baltistan comprising 28,000 sq. miles after the declaration of ceasefire in utter violation of UN Resolution?

          NPP Founder wondered continuous silence on the part of successive Indian government on the illegal occupation/usurpation/annexation by Pakistan of entire Gilgit-Baltistan including Chitral? Prof.Bhim Singh questioned the Govt. of India why it did not raise the issue before the United Nations in 2009 when Pakistan annexed entire Gilgit-Baltistan region by declaring it as its 6th province, a blatant violation of UN Resolution. NPP Supremo asked Prime Minister Modi to tell Pakistan to get entire Karakoram Highway sub-region comprising 4600 sq. miles of India’s territory back from China which was even on 99 years lease to China by Pakistan. What was the locus of Pakistan to sell Indian Territory in Karakoram?

          Prof.Bhim Singh should tell Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Minister of Pakistan read out UN Resolution dated 13th August, 1948 and see its image in the mirror of history. Why Prime Minister Modi shouldn’t ask Pakistan to vacate its Army from all occupied areas of J&K as per mandate of the UN Resolution? Pakistan should be asked to withdraw its Army and civilian settlers from entire State territory as per UN Resolution? He pointed out that UN Resolutions had given clear mandate that Indian Army shall look after entire State of J&K including Gilgit-Baltistan and the so-called ‘Azad Kashmir’. Why India did not and does not insist on the issues?

          Prof.Bhim Singh called on the Indian intelligentsia, historians, the media and the politicians particularly the Members of Parliament to tell the people of India and the international community these facts of history. Let Pakistan answer these questions it has avoided because of the failure of the Indian leadership to speak on Kashmir.

          Prof.Bhim Singh wondered that silence on the part of Congress, left parties, the socialist was due to their vote bank mission but he wondered why the so-called nationalist leadership of the BJP is following the Congress and the Left Parties on these issues. He said that he in association Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan, the Supremo of Muslim Conference, POK had taken an initiative to start Intra J&K ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks. Talks were held successfully in 2005 and again in 2007. The governments of India and Pakistan allowed the POK leadership to participate in such talks. The talks made a major breakthrough but were not allowed to be held after 2007. He demanded that India and Pakistan should allow Intra J&K Heart to Heart Talks to continue and new leadership in POK should continue the bold initiative taken by Late Sardar Mohd. Addul Qayyum Khan.