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.