Confederation ‘Kashmir’ & ‘Jammu’ States

Constitution of the Union of India was adopted on 26th January, 1950. Federation of State was declared after three years long debate of the leadership of the country from different walks of life. The ruler of Baroda, Gaekwad did not sign the Instrument of Accession by 14th or 15th of August. He, rather signed the Instrument of Accession in 1948. The Constituent Assembly included the state in the List of States which were included in the Union List. Hyderabad and Junagarh did not sign the Instrument of Accession at all. The government of India took over Hyderabad and Junagarh by military intervention. The question that remains unanswered till this day as to why J&K was not acceded to the Union of India, though Maharaja Hari Singh of J&K had signed the Instrument of Accession on 26th October, 1947 in the presence of Shri V.P. Menon, the then Union Secretary. The Maharaja offered his consent to accede at the Amar Singh Palace at Jammu in the presence of Shri V.P. Menon. This was most unfortunate and unforgivable decision taken by the then government of India. There were members from Jammu and Kashmir representing the state in the Constituent Assembly of India. They included Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah, Mr. Mirza Afzal Beg and two others. Article 370 was inserted in the Constitution of India, an unforgivable blunder which has subjected the entire country to chaos and international crisis. This Article vested constitutional authority to the State of J&K headed by Maharaja Hari Singh till 20th August, 1952, the day Sheikh Abdullah was removed from power and put behind the bars. The Indian leadership has never been able nor it shall ever be in a position to explain its conduct vis-a-vis its constitutional relationship between the Union of India and the unfortunate state of J&K.
Article 370 collapsed on the day, Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah was dismissed and the state of J&K was brought under the direct control of Constitution of India. Article 370 was introduced only to give a face shaving to the status of Monarchy (headed by Maharaja Hari Singh). The day Monarchy was abolished, Article 370 became redundant rather was litterally washed away from the pages of the Indian Constitution. Article 370 has been used as a blind weapon to demolish the seedlings of democracy and rule of law in the state of J&K. The state of J&K was formulated in 1946 by Maharaja Gulab Singh signing the Treaty of Amristar with the outgoing East India Company. The Kashmir Ghati State and Ladakh were put together naming the state as Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Today Ladakh is moving towards its autonomous self whereas the people of the Valley of Kashmir have been putting all their resistance seeking autonomous status which it was enjoying before 1846 as a province of Punjab.
Today Assam has been dissected into seven states, even Andhra has been divided and Punjab has emerged into three states; Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. The time has come when reality needs to be accepted. It is time when J&K should be reorganized by establishing Jammu State, Kashmir Ghati State with liberty to the people of Ladakh to accede to either of states or take shelter as a Union Territory. The people in POK shall have freedom to join Jammu State and similarly the people of Gilgit-Baltistan may choose Ladakh if they wish. This is the only solution for peaceful resolution of the present state of J&K. No war, no hatred, no bullets, no discrimination and peaceful co-existence.
discrimination and peaceful co-existence.
The J&K National Panthers Party is committed for reorganization of the State by floating ‘Twin States’ doctrine so that Jammu State and Kashmir Ghati State shall grow as sister states with one Governor and one High Court.

Bhim’s twin-State suggestion highly laudable Ending discrimination with Jammu

JAMMU: JKNPP chief patron Bhim Singh has yet again reiterated that creation of Jammu State and Kashmir Valley State was the only way out to end discrimination, chaos and regional imbalance. “Time has come when J&K should be reorganized by establishing Kashmir Ghati State and Jammu State. The Treaty of Amritsar is no longer relevant after J&K merged with the Union of India by the signatures of the then Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh in 1947. Ladakh region which was annexed under the leadership of General Zorawar Singh in 1842 and affiliated with Jammu Pradesh should be given a choice between Kashmir Ghati State and Jammu State. The Ladakhis if choose to be adopted as Union Territory, their choice should be respected. Gilgit and Baltistan which link close to Ladakh shall be declared as part and parcel of Ladakh region after the liberation of Gilgit-Baltistan,” he has said in a statement from New Delhi.

Bhim Singh also announced that a convention shall soon be held in February where the twin-State solution will be threadbare discussed. “The participation of the social and political representatives from all regions will give a scientific and concrete shape to this proposition,” he has also said, adding that the two States shall continue as “twin States” with separate provincial Governments but with one High Court and one Governor. He also announced that he would constitute a committee of social and political representatives irrespective of their political affiliations “to mobilize the people’s opinion in support of reorganization of J&K”.
It is not the first occasion when Bhim Singh came out with such a suggestion. He and his party had a number of times in the past demanded reorganization of the State saying the existing 68-year-old politico-constitutional and financial structure had failed to produce the desired results and that the people of Jammu province would continue to suffer unless this unitary structure was reformed and federalized to accommodate their social, economic and political aspirations.

And what Bhim Singh and his Panthers Party had been saying was the general view in Jammu province. There is consensus in Jammu province that reorganization of the State is the only alternative available to end discrimination with the people of Jammu province and avert the possibility of Jammu province witnessing the Kashmir-like situation – situation that forced the Kashmiri Hindus to quite the Valley in early 1990 to become refugees in their own motherland. Even the RSS and the BJP had endorsed the idea of the State’s reorganization. In fact, while the RSS adopted resolution on separate Jammu State at Kurukshetra in 2002, the BJP at least thrice adopted resolutions on the State’s reorganization

“If Jammu province is not separated from Kashmir, the former would surely witness the Kashmir-like situation. To avert this impending disaster separation of Jammu province from the militant and separatist-infested Kashmir is imperative. There is nothing that is common between the people of Kashmir and their leadership and the people of Jammu and Ladakh. The Kashmiri leadership wants independence or semi-independence from India and it also wants to de-link the erstwhile Doda district and parts of Poonch-Rajouri belt from Jammu to set up Greater Muslim Kashmir. The people of Jammu province, barring a few agents of Kashmiri leadership, want their complete merger with India. They long for a regime that is of them, by them and for them within the Indian Constitution, minus Article 370 and Article 35-A,” this is the general view in Jammu province. Hold a referendum in Jammu province and you will see for yourself that an overwhelming majority will vote against politics, Kashmiri-style, and vote for the Indian Constitution and separation from Kashmir.
It is a different story that the political class in Jammu has failed Jammu to remain on the right side of Kashmiri leadership, which gets unstinted support from all the important political players in Delhi. That’s the reason all the movements which the nation witnessed in Jammu province after 1947 were all engineered by the common masses and civil society groups.

The situation as it exists today in the State is highly alarming and frightening. Indeed, the people of Jammu province are in grave danger. The suggestion of Bhim Singh and his ilk needs to be viewed in this context.

Silence on international violence leading UNO to League of Nations’ fate

Addressing a lawyers’ fraternity at Jantar Mantar, Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and post graduate on international affairs from London University who travelled around the world on peace mission (1967-1973) on motorcycle expressed serious concern on the silence of the United Nations on the growing violence in different parts of the world. Prof.Bhim Singh told the lawyers’ fraternity that the League of Nations came to an end when it lost its credibility rather failed to check international violence. He said that the United Nations is facing the same situation which the League of Nations met when failed to control the international war mongers. He said that United Nations is loosing its grip in the international sphere with the result international violence has threatened internal and external peace particularly in the Afro-Asian sectors. The United Nations, it appears, is failing to keep watch/control to check violence particularly in Afro-Asian sector. He said that creation of groups like ISIS in the Middle-East and other sectarian off shoots have threatened peace. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria and some sectors in Africa have been witnessing massacre of humanity and innocent people as the respective governments/ administrations have no control over the outlawed and violent ridden elements/terrorists.

Prof.Bhim Singh who travelled on his peace mission around the world for five years and visited some of the violence hit areas in the world during his five years globetrotting for peace, told the new generations in New Delhi while addressing young lawyers, social and political activists at Jantar Mantar (Hyde Park of India) that violence against innocent people anywhere in the world is threatening the international peace and disturbing tranquility which may be described as the beginning of the third world war.

Prof.Bhim Singh urged the members of the Security Council and particularly the so-called five big powers to convene an international emergency meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations to involve all the Members of the United Nations in the campaign against the rise of terrorism, international violation of Code of Conduct. He said that there is a need to organize international peace committee in the areas in Africa, Asia, Middle-East, Latin America and other sectors to mobilize world opinion against all forms of violence. There is a need to ban all lethal weapons. Each university should include anti-violence chapter in all the textbooks. No one should be allowed to carry a lethal weapon in public. There should be a chapter in all the textbooks of schools and universities to support non-violence as a creed ‘culture’ to be made obligatory in the textbooks.

Prof.Bhim Singh proposed to hold an international conference on peace and humanity this year in the month of August-September with the participation of the youth from all over the world. He said that conference shall be held in India which has been center for peace and human values. Prof.Bhim Singh also forwarded proposal in this regard to all the vice chancellors and heads of educational institutions in India for their valuable opinions/suggestions.

NPP & others condemn bloody attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan

National Panthers Party and several other students and youth organizations of India condemned the bloodiest attack against humanity in Bacha Khan University, Pakistan this morning massacring several students and teachers attending a university function.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Convenor of World Peace Organization strongly condemned the bloodiest attack against innocent people (students and teachers) observing death anniversary of Bacha Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan. Several activists of the Panthers Party condemned this murderous attack against humanity in Peshawar and expressed sympathies with the families of those who lost their members of the family in this bloodiest attack.

The Panthers Party organized meeting to condemn this bloodiest attack against humanity and expressed condolences to the families who lost their dear ones/relatives in Peshawar this morning. The condolence meeting was held in Srinagar, Jammu and New Delhi at the headquarters of National Panthers Party.

Prof.Bhim Singh called on the peace-loving organizations, groups and individuals all over the world to raise a voice for peace and against violence so that the people in the world may live in peace and honour.

‘Twin states’ in J&K only way out To end discrimination, chaos & imbalances

“To hold urgent Assembly elections in J&K with a clear message to end discrimination at all levels and end the chapter of imbalances; social, political or economic which has been predominantly witnessed in J&K since 1947.” This announcement was made this morning by Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party who has devoted 56 years of his life from school days till this day when he is continuing the battle for justice and for end of all forms of discrimination at all political platforms as well as before the Supreme Court of India.

Prof.Bhim Singh called on the people of all walks of life in the State of J&K to understand that justice shall only be ensured to the people living in different regions of the state, Ladakh, Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh. He said that the state was floated in 1846 by Maharaja Gulab Singh under circumstances which were totally different in 1947 when Maharaja Hari Singh voluntarily decided to join the Union of India along with other 557 states in the Indian continent. Prof.Bhim Singh regretted that the Indian leaders ignored the call of Mahatma Gandhi on partition of India. The biggest blunder committed by the leaders of India by extending Monarchy in J&K. Had Gandhi lived till 26th January, 1950, there could have been no Jammu and Kashmir treachery as he would have never allowed anarchy continuation of Monarchy in J&K. Had J&K been merged like other 557 states of India with the Union of India the so-called problem (issue) of J&K would have never stirred the nation for 100 years, as on today.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that it was Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who dared in 1951 walk over to J&K from Pathankote to Kathua (J&K) by defying the state to enter J&K with a permit. Prof.Bhim Singh accused BJP leadership in the country which claims to be in the foot-steps of Praja Parishad (founded by Pt.Prem Nath Dogra for complete merger of J&K with the rest of the country), which betrayed the people of the country and surrendered before the communal, sectarian and anti-national leadership of Kashmir just to share in loot and power in J&K. He said that the BJP is neither Jan Sangh nor followed of Praja Parishad which is evident from the record that it joined hands with PDP, a Kashmir-based party which believed in the old Kashmiri dogma to rule Jammu and the Dogras. The BJP has betrayed the people of Jammu which is evident from the eight months old government they participated for a joint loot under the leadership of PDP.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Panthers Party is the only living political philosophy which can provide justice, equity, equality and end all forms of discrimination in the state. The National Conference movement under leadership of Sheikh Abdullah to demolish ‘Treaty of Amrisar’, 1846 has become a scientific reality and time has come when J&K should be reorganized by establishing ‘twin states’; Kashmir Ghati State and Jammu State. The Treaty of Amritsar is no longer relevant after J&K merged with the Union of India by the signatures of the then Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh in 1947. Ladakh region which was annexed under the leadership of General Zorawar Singh by 1842 and affiliated with Jammu Pradesh should be given a choice between Kashmir Ghati State and Jammu State. The Ladakhies if choose to be adopted as Union Territory, their choice should be respected. Gilgit and Baltistan which link close to Ladakh shall be declared as part and parcel of Ladakh region after the liberation of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that a convention shall be held soon in February with the participation of the social and political representatives from all regions to give a scientific shape to this proposition. He said that the two states shall continue as ‘twin states’ with separate provincial governments but with one High Court and one Governor. This shall be done after a consensus of the people of the three regions.

Prof.Bhim Singh declared that he shall constitute a committee of social and political representatives irrespective of their political affiliations to mobilize the people’s opinion in support of this movement for reorganization of J&K.