Bhim Singh addresses ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar assures full support from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party who is also son of an ex-serviceman, Thakur Birbal who fought in the Second World War and served in Indian National Army (INA), today expressed full support and solidarity from the families of all ex-servicemen in the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in support of their mission, ‘One Rank One Pension’. He was addressing the ex-servicemen strong protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. The ex-servicemen last week turned away Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi when he came to meet them at Jantar Mantar.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that ex-servicemen united entire country from east to the west and north to the south and brought entire civil society to a common platform in New Delhi to ensure that Mahabharata of 21st century shall be fought in the Hastinapur (Delhi). He said, “I have not come here as a Panthers Party representative or as a lawyer but as a son of an ex-serviceman and a descendent of General Zorawar Singh who wrote the history of India’s integration by his blood extending India’s boundary to Lahasa (China) and Central East Asia (Afghanistan) in the middle of 19th century. I have come here to express my support to the ex-servicemen in whatever way they need through pen or sword.”                         

          Col. Raj Thakur, cousin of Prof.Bhim Singh and Ms. Sudesh Dogra, daughter of Sub. Krishan Singh accompanied him.

 

Sd/-Rajiv Jolly Khosla, 

President, Delhi Pradesh Panthers Party

          

J&K shall have first elected Bar Council in 30 years SC grants four weeks to BCI to submit rules approved by J&K HC

Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur and Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana today granted for weeks to Bar Council of India to examine and submit the final report on the rules for J&K Bar Council which have been framed by the full bench of J&K High Court under the direction of Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court directed the Bar Council of India to file its affidavit with approval note so that the rules to hold election to the Bar Council of J&K may be held for the first time ever since Advocates Act, 1961 was framed by the Parliament of India.

The Supreme Court of India had directed the High Court of J&K to frame rules and consider to elect J&K Bar Council. This order was passed by the Supreme Court of India on a writ petition filed by Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate and the Founder of J&K National Panthers Party. Prof.Bhim Singh filed this writ petition in 2013 seeking intervention of the Supreme Court to get elected Bar Council in the state as the present Bar Council is chaired by the Chief Justice of J&K High Court with the judges of the High Court as its members since 1986 when the Advocates Act, 1961 was extended to the State of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh has described this as undemocratic amounting to massacre the democratic and fundamental rights of the lawyers’ fraternity. He said both the Govt. of J&K and the High Court were responsible for this sad situation.

Mr. Justice Tirath Singh, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court told Prof.Bhim Singh that we should wait for another four weeks when we had waited for 30 years.

The Bar Council of India in its affidavit had supported the PIL (writ petition) of Prof.Bhim Singh and filed an impressive affidavit urging Supreme Court of India to constitute J&K Bar Council in accordance with the spirit of law laid down in the Advocates Act, 1961.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed satisfaction that one of the causes he has been fighting for stands accomplished when lawyers’ fraternity in J&K starts sharing the fruits of Advocates Act for the first time in the history.

Prof.Bhim Singh those assisted by Mr. Satish Vig, Mr. B.S. Billowria, Mr. Vijay Pratap Singh, Mrs. Ritu Puri and others.

Sd/-Sudesh Dogra, Political Secretary

India remembers Palestinian Hero Yasir Arafat on his 86th Birth Anniversary

yasir-birthdayA special meeting of the Panthers Party and Indo-Palestine Friendship Society was held in New Delhi on 86th Birth Anniversary of world’s super hero of war and peace, Shri Yasir Arafat, the Hero of Palestine Liberation Movement. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prof.Bhim Singh, a close associate of Yasir Arafat for three decades who joined Arafat in Lebanon, Syria, Gholan Heights, Tunis and Gaza (Palestine) and finally in Ram Allah in Palestine.

Prof.Bhim Singh described Yasir Arafat is only revolutionary world leader who was acclaimed as a fighter as well as a peace maker. He fought all his life for liberation of Palestine and establishment of sovereign state in Palestine. He was the only revolutionary in the world who was decorated with novel peace prize also when he signed Oslo Agreement. Prof.Bhim Singh met Yasir Arafat a young engineer in 1968 in a Red Cross Office on the Eastern Bank of Jordan River when Arafat was looking after the refugee camps after being thrown out from Palestine. Israel had occupied entire Palestine including Gaza and West Bank in 1967 in a bloody war. Arafat organised Palestinian youth under the banners of PLO to fight for liberation from Zionist occupation.

Prof.Bhim Singh met Arafat in Syria in 1973 to join the PLO Movement for the liberation of Gholan Heights. The Syrian forces joined by PLO vacated half of the area from Israel and Egyptian forces threw out Israelis from Sinai in 1973. Prof.Bhim Singh met Yasir Arafat in Tunis when he was in exile after being pushed out from Lebanon. After the establishment of Palestinian authority Prof.Bhim Singh was received by Palestine President, Yasir Arafat at Gaza Airport. Finally Prof.Bhim Singh visited Yasir Arafat in Ram Allah where he had established temporary capital of Palestine.

Prof. Bhim Singh and activists of the Panthers Party, Indo-Palestine Friendship Society, Indo-Arab Solidarity Council pledged to support the cause undertaken by Yasir Arafat for the establishment of Palestine as sovereign state.

Prominent among those who participated included Mohd. Younus Siddiqui, General Secretary-Indo-Arab Solidarity Council, Ms. Nasreen Hamid, General Secretary, Indo-Palestine Friendship Society, Rajiv Khosla, President, Delhi Pradesh Panthers Party, Uday Bhan Kaushik, Secretary, Indo-Arab Solidarity Council & Devinder Singh Parmar, Secretary, Indo-Palestine Friendship Society and others.

Prof.Bhim Singh declared that Arafat birth anniversary shall be organized next month in the Constitution Club, New Delhi with full display of the documentary films made on his life and out of his interviews by Prof.Bhim Singh.

Why India is afraid to discuss J&K in UN or otherwise

Prof.Bhim Singh, Supremo of National Panthers Party in a letter addressed to Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has questioned why India has been feeling shy to discuss the issues relating to J&K when Pakistan invokes J&K before United Nations or anywhere else or in bilateral talks? He felt surprise about India’s defensive role whenever ‘Kashmir’ is focus by Pakistan in any international fora.

NPP Supremo said that the leadership of India led by the Prime Minister should study the UN Resolution carefully and its violation by Pakistan right since 1948 when this Resolution was passed by UNCIP on 13th August, 1948. He told the Prime Minister to make it compulsory for all his ministers and diplomats to sit in a class understand the minute of UN Resolution vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir.

1.                 Firstly, UNCIP in its Resolution has directed Pakistan to vacate all occupied territories of J&K including Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, entire POK (which Pakistan calls ‘Azad Kashmir’).

2.                 Secondly, Pakistan shall withdraw all civilian settlers of Pakistan from occupied areas forthwith. (Pakistan had settled lacks of Punjabi population in the occupied areas by 1948).

3.                 The Indian Army shall look after law and order in the entire state of J&K including these vacated areas till next step.

4.            Mostly the arbitrator for holding plebiscite shall be appointed by the Monarch (Maharaja Hari Singh).

5.                 Pakistan refused point blank to implement UN Resolution. Instead sought Anglo-American support to appoint Dixon to find out of box solution. Dixon suggested division of Jammu Pradesh to create an Islamic State of Kashmir.

Pakistan instead of implementing UN Resolution to withdraw its Army from all occupied areas violated UN Resolutions by;

i)                   Leased out nearly 5000 sq. miles of our territory to China in 1963 in Karakoram region of J&K.

ii)                Pakistan instead of withdrawing its Army from Gilgit-Baltistan declared entire Gilgit-Baltistan comprising about 28,000 sq. miles of our territory as 6thprovince of Pakistan in 2009.

iii)              Pakistan committed more than 1000 violations of ceasefire lines causing tremendous loss to life and property of both sides.

iv)              Pakistan is continuing to send trained Army commandos into J&K to sabotage peace in the sub-continent with an intention destabilise India at the behest of Anglo-American Bloc.

Prof.Bhim Singh asked the Prime Minister why India should not expose Pakistan and its military rulers of all these facts whenever Pakistan rise to raise or raises J&K issue. He asked Prime Minister that why India is afraid to answer on facts and grounds whenever Pakistan shall try to invoke J&K, may it be UFA, New Delhi, Islamabad, United Nations or anywhere else.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that India should stop taking defensive posture and argue like a lawyer on facts, law and reality so that the international community also understands the truth. This was done for the first and last time by Mrs. Krishna Menon in 1957 and 1962 before the United Nations.

 

First ever People’s Assembly, Jammu Pradesh condemns terrorism demands statehood for Jammu Pradesh

magna carta-3First ever People’s Assembly of Jammu Pradesh was held at Jammu Club Jammu this day  where representatives of several political parties and civil society participated including lawyers, media persons, intellectuals participated which made a pledge to uphold sovereignty, unity and integrity of India vis-a-via J&K besides continuing battle against all forms of injustice, discrimination and militancy.

Assembly was convened by Prof. Bhim Singh Chief Patron NPP.  Shri Dharam Pal Sharma Ex-MP, Former State Minister and a veteran Congress leader in the State chair the Assembly as one of the best parliamentarian in the state.  Shri Dharmapal Sharma congratulated to Prof. Bhim Singh for holding such  an Assembly which he said is the need of today to ensure the delivery of justice to all regions of the state.  Shri Mohan Singh a noted Dogri poet and President of Duggar Pradesh Party who conducted the proceedings welcome such Assemblies of the civil society where politicians and social activists could express their views without any hesitation.

Magna carta-2Prof. Bhim Singh in his introduction speech presented, ‘what he call the Magna-Carta of Jammu Pradesh with 24 point agenda which include reorganization of the state, amendment in article 370, eradication of article 35-A from the Indian Constitution, holding delimitation of the Assembly constituencies in J&K, comprehensive settlement with restoration of civil rights to all 15 lacs PaK and PoK refugees languishing in the street of Jammu for the past 67 years or so and removal of all forms of discrimination with the people of Jammu Pradesh.  His 24 point Magna-Carta was welcome by the august audience    which sought statehood for Jammu Pradesh to end kind of colonial rule in the state.

The important persons who addressed the meeting included General Jagdish Singh Jamwal (Retd.), General B.N Dhar (Retd.), Veteran Congress leader  and Former Minister presently President of Dogra Sadar Sabha Shri Gulchain Singh Charak, Shri Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP, Former Education Minister and the best parliamentarian awardee, Prof. Hari Om a senior BJP leaders and Former head of History department in Jammu University, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia State President JKNPP, Shri Yashpal Kundal State President Young Panthers JKNPP, Shri P.K Ganju Vice-President JKNPP, Anita Thakur & H.C Jalmeria adv General Secretaries, Syed Qazmi advocate, Shri Udey Chand Chairman Duggar Pradesh Party, Shri Ashfaq Rana, Sarpanch and General Secretary of Panchayat Empowerment Committee in J&K, Dr. P.S Pathania Former Registrar Central University of Jammu, Jagdev Singh Coordination Secretary JKNPP,  S. Paramjit Singh Marshal State President PTU, H.C Katoch , Manju Singh member working committee JKNPP, Kousar Parveen and Kesar Parveen advocate Secretaries Women Power JKNPP and others.  All the district Presidents of JKNPP and senior office bearers who were present including Shri Sewa Singh (Ramban), Shri Balwan Singh (Reasi), Gulam Mustfa Wani ( Rajouri), Ajay Singh (Kathua), Shri Shiv Charan Singh (Samba) and Provincial President Shri Rajesh Pargotra, Sham Gorkha Vice-President PTU and Principal Khajur Singh.   POK refugees’s Convenor S. Gurcharan Singh originally from Muzaffrabad also participated. Young Panthers leaders also participated including its Vice-President Shri Pushvinder Singh Manhas, Vilakshan Singh advocate, Gagan Pratap Singh and Pawan Dev Singh (General Secretaries).          magna carta-1

The consensus of the People’s Assembly of Jammu Pradesh  expressed total commitment to the cause of the people of Jammu Pradesh and appreciations for the leadership of the Panthers Party in keeping the battle for the cause of Jammu Pradesh alive and continuing. There was total disappointment about the performance of the BJP-PDP government as the Assembly felt the government had failed on all fronts   and has no right to continue in par.

Prof. Bhim Singh the Convenor of this Assembly declare that such civil assemblies shall be organized at every district level in the state which shall record the sufferings and woos of the people and carry the battle for justice and equity from the streets to the Supreme Court.