NPP makes strong appeal to Parliament to intervene to ensure benefits of Fundamental Rights for residents of J&K

The people of J&K have been suffering and passing through miserable times since 1950, when Constitution of India was adopted by keeping the Indian citizens (residents of J&K) out of the scope of the Constitution. The Panthers Party is committed to ensure delivery of all fundamental rights to the residents of J&K so that they are not deprived of the benefits of Fundamental Rights.” Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party made this announcement while addressing large rallies of residents of Poonch District in Poonch and Surankote today.

Prof.Bhim Singh made strong appeal to the residents of Poonch District who have been living in most difficult times and dangerous situation as Line of Control (LoC) runs through the hills of Poonch District. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the only solution of the problems of J&K lies in reorganization of the state. He argued forcibly in favour of reorganization of J&K by establishing Jammu Pradesh and Kashmir Valley State with freedom to the people of Ladakh region for opting Union Territory Status.

Prof.Bhim Singh strongly pleaded to make the temporary borders between India and Pakistan soft so that the divided families in thousands may get opportunity to cross LoC from either side without any problem or without any security risk. He said that reoganization of the state is the only way to ensure justice to the people of three regions. He made strong appeal to the people of Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu to join the movement launched by the Panthers Party for the reorganization of the State of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh strongly pleaded that this mission for peace can be achieved by the intervention of the Parliament of India by amending Article 370. He said that people of J&K cannot enjoy the full freedom of India nor its privileges unless Article 370 is amended and the Parliament granted full power to intervene vis-à-vis J&K. He said that Parliament should intervene, amend Article 370 and empower Parliament to take care of all the subjects enumerated in Article 370. The subjects mentioned in List-II (State List) shall be transferred to the legislature of Jammu State and Kashmir Valley State.

The rally was also addressed in Poonch by the several state and the district leaders including Ms. Anita Thakur (General Secretary), Mr. Ashfaq Rana (President, Distt. Poonch), Sardar Zorawar Singh (Secretary-JKNPP), Mr. Kuldip Raj Sharma (District Vice President), Mr. Tariq Khan (State Secretary), Mr. Rashid Mukeri and Mr. Salim Ahmed, Advocate (General Secretary-Young Panthers). Several noted social activists including Haji Mohd. Kalai resigned from the Congress Party after 50 years of his involvement in the Congress and joined the Panthers Party. Ms. Jabeena Begum, District President of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (floated by the BJP) resigned from the party and joined the Panthers Party. She declared in public meeting that she will work for the establishment of Jammu Pradesh in the interest of communal harmony of the entire people.

The Panthers Party also held a strong rally in Surankote and declared that the Panthers Party shall fight for fundamental right for all the residents of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh urged the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh to intervene to ensure that young labour/youth from Rajouri-Poonch Districts should be provided passports to travel to Saudi Arabia or to other Gulf States where the young people go for work and earned money. Prof.Bhim Singh accused the administration that they have banned passports to the youth who are not matriculates with the result many young people have been deprived to travel to the Gulf countries to earn their livings.

Ms. Anita Thakur, General Secretary also constituted Women Wing of the Panthers Party in Rajouri and Poonch Districts with a mission that the women of these borders and hilly region of Jammu shall get an opportunity for full participation in the social and political activities.