Fresh poll, the only solution to end J&K turmoil in J&K

Addressing a lawyers conclave, this afternoon in New Delhi, Prof.Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee urged President of India to take appropriate constitutional measures and direct Governor of J&K to dissolve the limping Assembly of J&K without any delay so that fresh elections to the Assembly may be held. He said this is the only way out to end chaos, uncertainty and lawlessness in J&K. He said that the present government comprising of hawks and doves in J&K has failed miserably to govern, instead, it has added to more confusion and instability in the state helping the growth of militancy and insecurity in the state.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that Article 370 in the Constitution of India has created wallbetween J&K and the rest of the country. This Article was imposed in the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1950 only to contain and control the vast power of the Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh. Article 370 collapsed on 20th August, 1952 when so-called Constituent Assembly of J&K passed a resolution to end Monarchy in the state with the end of Monarchy, Article 370 literally collapsed as the authority of the Instrument of Accession prevailed and the state merged with the Union of India like other 577 states. Maharaja Hari Singh living in exile in Bombay did not use his veto power against the merger. He pointed out that the power in the Centre that be failed to put the matter straight before the public. It, rather, tried to exploit the situation by putting Sheikh Abdullah into prison instead of taking appropriate step to delete Article 370 from the pages of the Constitution of India as was required within the domain of the law at that time.

          He accused some so-called politicians in Kashmir to trying to flogg the dead horse, Article 370, only to remain in power and legalize their rule and loot. Prof.Bhim Singh urged the Governor who is vested with the absolute power vis-à-vis Article 370 to delete this unconstitutional and uncalled for rather dead letter (Article 370) from the domain of the Constitution of India so that the people of J&K shall also enjoy the rights, rather fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India and share equity and equality with the co-citizens of India.

          This is the only way to win confidence of the people of J&K by ending 66 years colonial dictates under Article 370. The end of Article 370 shall be the end of all kinds of discrimination and misrule in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh said that this shall give an opportunity that people of J&K to go further for its reorganization and genuine democratic rule by reorganization the state of J&K.