Mother of Nirbhaya called on Prof.Bhim Singh

Mother of Nirbhaya called on Prof.Bhim Singh (Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party) and Panthers Party team at its Jantar Mantar office (in exile) this evening seeking support of the Panthers Party to ensure delivery of justice in Nirbhaya’s rape and murder case. She was rapped and killed on 16th December, 2012. Prof.Bhim Singh was accompanied by DPNPP President Rajiv Jolly Khosla, he assured full support to the movement launched by mother of Nirbhaya and friends. (Photo attached).mother of nirbhayamother of nirbhaya-2


Remove discrimination against RBA category of J&K to enable them to take benefit of national schemes

 Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party in a communication to Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K has pleaded with a strong note to include RBA (Residents Backward Area) candidates in J&K at par with OBC so that the students/candidates covered under RBA (Residents of Backward Area) are also provided equal opportunity to share the benefits of the Central schemes under the Central Laws. In all other states, Prof.Bhim Singh pleaded, the students under a Backward category are treated at par with the students/candidates belonging to any backward area category.

          Prof.Bhim Singh in his communication to J&K Governor expressed shock that students/candidates under RBA category in J&K (who may be registered/notified by the Government of J&K vide S.R.O. 126) have not been provided benefit of the Central Schemes for educational facilities in educational institutions in the country.

          The Govt. of J&K provided only 2% reservation on the recommendation of the Anand Commission to the 26 castes from among the OBC. J&K has provided a certificate (SRO-294) with a certification that the candidate is resident of backward area. The Govt. of J&K has been sending students from J&K by providing them scholarships for educational purpose outside J&K. It is a tragedy, Prof.Bhim Singh said that the students of J&K who have been notified as RBA (Residents of Backward Area) have been kept out of the Central List which ratifies the OBC etc. This has deprived a majority of the rural students to take the benefit of the Central Schemes.

          Prof.Bhim Singh urged the Governor to intervene in the matter and ensure that this category ‘RBA’ is also included as approved category for seeking admission in the educational institutions outside J&K as is being done in respect of other students belonging to other reserved categories.    

          Prof.Bhim Singh declared that the Panthers Party shall take up the matter before the Supreme Court of India claiming damages besides relief.     

In the meanwhile, Prof.Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee has appointed Shri Vilakshan Singh, Advocate as a special secretary to file public interest litigation before the Hon’ble High Court at Jammu.