Bhim Singh urges Home Minister to transfer all Kashmiri under-trials to J&K who are facing trials outside state

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party and Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee has made a strong appeal to Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister of India to initiate the fresh process for building confidence measures among the new generation in J&K which has remained neglected for decades because of the power hungry and vested interests in the State of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh said that leadership in J&K irrespective of their political affiliations, may they be, Congress, National Conference, PDP or otherwise has been exploiting the innocent people of J&K only to retain and capture power, loot the state exchequer by exploiting the innocent people of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir for the past over six decades.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that it is only J&K which is ruled under the power of so-called Public Safety Act (detention without trial) for years without any check on the exercise of power by the state. On the other hand, the detention of a person without trial cannot be extended beyond three months. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he (Bhim Singh) himself spent eight years under detention rule without trial in J&K during his student life. He said that he was kept under detention without trial for more than three years when he was elected Member of Legislative Assembly and the state government was headed by Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah and later by his son Farooq Abdullah.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that Article 370 is being retained to please the power hungry and blood thirsty leaders of J&K who have been ruling the state without rule of law. That’s why the Kashmiri leaders have been armed with the sluggish and ruthless power of Article 370 which has deprived the people of J&K of basic human and fundamental rights which are enshrined in Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution. Prof.Bhim Singh said that people of J&K have been living in an Indian state where there is no rule of law, no democracy, no existence of fundamental rights which are enjoyed by every citizen of India. This is only because Article 370, though, temporary has been imposed in J&K only to bluff the people of J&K so that they could easily and conveniently be robbed off their civil, human and other fundamental rights.

          Prof.Bhim Singh urged the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh to bring an important change in J&K by implementing Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution relating to fundamental rights of the Indian citizens so that the people of Kashmir can also enjoy the fundamental rights. He demanded fresh election by the end of this year in J&K under Governor Rule with free and fair procedure and process so that the people of J&K shall enjoy all the fundamental rights guaranteed in Chapter-III in the Indian Constitution. That is the only way to resolve the present conflict in J&K.

          To win the confidence of the people of J&K, the first step needed is to transfer all the Kashmiri prisoners detained outside the state back to J&K and hold free and fair trial.