Call on jurists, civil society in India to help defend civil rights of 1.5 crores Indian citizens in J&K

Prof.Bhim Singh, Supremo of National Panthers Party & Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee, J&K has made a strong appeal to the legal fraternity as well as the civil society in the country to come forward in support of nearly 15 million citizens of India (residents of J&K) who have been facing inhuman treatment and discrimination at the hands of the Govt.of India as the Parliament of India has been keeping quiet for nearly 65 years.

Prof.Bhim Singh, the Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee as well as former Sr. Executive Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for four terms made a compassionate appeal to the Advocates in the country through their respective Bar Associations to intervene by supporting the cause of the people of J&K to be treated at par with the citizens of India in other states.

Prof.Bhim Singh called on the legal fraternity to first of all evaluate the contents of Article 370 of the Constitution of India which is only temporary yet has been kept in alive since 26th January, 1950 the day Constitution of India was promulgated. Prof.Bhim Singh made a strong appeal to the lawyers’ fraternity to go through the contents of the Article 370 to realize how people of J&K have been enslaved under the cruel joke filtered into the body of Article 370.

Prof.Bhim Singh appealed the lawyers’ community all over the country to come forward to rescue more than 15 million citizens of India (called as permanent residents) since 1950 when India became republic. He said this is petty and disgraceful that the people of J&K were deprived of an opportunity to share benefit of fundamental rights (Chapter-III in the Indian Constitution). The Indian citizens as the Constitution of India claimed and living in J&K have been kept away from the fundamental rights. 550 states which merged with the Union of India along with J&K were merged into the Union of India. Why J&K was kept out of that scheme and not (not) merged into the Union of India on 26th January, 1950. The ruler of J&K, Maharaja Hari Singh was forcibly thrown out of the state by the Central leaders yet he was not removed from his status (Monarch). What was that conspiracy and who were the real culprits? The new generations, and the civil society particularly the lawyers’ fraternity have a very important role to play to identify the real enemies of India who kept J&K out of the map of the Indian Constitution.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that Clause (3) of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution deserves a serious reading. The so-called Constituent Assembly created in J&K at the behest of the Indian leaders deserved a serious analysis as to what was the real object in this game. Prof.Bhim Singh himself a Barrister-at-Law, who holds a LL.M Degree in Law from London University has been repeatedly asking the leadership in the Centre to explain the reason for this treacherous game to keep J&K out of the map of Union of India in 1950.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that the President of India is still holding the power of the VICEROY OF INDIA was denied his constitutional right to amend any part of Article 370 without the approval of the so-called Constituent Assembly of J&K. This Constituent Assembly was not elected even. This was a big fraud with the entire nation by the Constituent Assembly of India.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that Parliament of India during Morarji’s prime ministership in 1979 amended Chapter-III of the Constitution of India, changed Right to Property from the fundamental rights to an ordinary right. That mean the fundamental rights could also be changed by the Parliament then why Parliament has not been able to remove word, ‘temporary’ even from the introductory remarks of Article 370. In 66 years people of J&K continue to be ruled without fundamental rights under a ‘temporary provision’, Article 370.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that lawyers’ fraternity has that role to play for upholding the unity and the integrity of India which the patriots of 20th century could have played. The Union of India is under a serious threat because the politicians have floated a trading company without investment called ‘politics’ and their aim is only money, wealth, power least caring for the Great Bharata, the motherland. He strongly appealed to the lawyers’ community in every corner of the country (India) including J&K to launch a vigorous constitutional battle to bring freedom, civil rights and fundamental rights for their countrymen in J&K so that Bharata rises as the leader of the world once again and India grows stronger from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.