Bhim Singh calls on J&K Governor, interacts with stakeholders and NPP leaders in Srinagar

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and fighter for human rights and peace arrived Srinagar today. He was received by several Panthers Party leaders at the airport who briefed him about the ‘explosive’ situation that has been flooding in the Valley for the past 52 days and remained unabetted.

          Prof.Bhim Singh drove from the airport straight to Raj Bhawan and met Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh discussed the present turmoil with J&K Governor and urged for his intervention under Section 92 of J&K Constitution so that peace is brought back in Kashmir and confidence of the people is restored.

          Prof.Bhim Singh also held an urgent meeting with the senior leaders of the Panthers Party in Kashmir including Shri Masood Andrabi, Vice President-NPP, Shri Manjoor Ahmed Naik, General Secretary, Shri Farooq Ahmed Dar, Provincial President (Kashmir Province), Shri Maqbool Malik, State Secretary, Shri Mehboob Illahi, Press Secretary and others.

          Two hours indoor meeting of the Panthers Party leaders discussed the role that Panthers Party is destined to play to restore peace in the state of J&K so that confidence of the youth in the system is restored. The Panthers Party leadership in Kashmir Valley is of the view that all kinds of violence and violation of law should be stopped forthwith and the minor youth detained/arrested should be allowed to return to their homes. Prof.Bhim Singh that Constitution of India does not allow children/minors to be detained in the jails/prisons/police stations.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed hope that the Governor Rule shall be imposed in J&K which shall be in the interest of the people of the entire state at present. The Panthers Party also made an appeal to the people of the Valley particularly the youth and students to ensure that violence is completely kept out of the movement and peace is given a chance.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that he would like to visit all the important places in the Valley including Karnah, Kupwara, Baramullah, Pattan, Mattan, Anantnag and all other places which have been affected by violence. Prof.Bhim Singh assured the people of the Kashmir particularly the youth that the Panthers Party shall continue their fight democratically from Srinagar, Lal Chowk to the doors of the Supreme Court seeking justice and equity for all and end of guns may they be ballot or bullet. The Panthers Party urged the Governor to intervene within his authority to ban use of all kinds of guns and bullets against the children and the youth.

Prof.Bhim Singh shall be meeting the prominent leaders of Hurriyat Conference during his stay in Srinagar. Panthers Party appealed to the bleeding youth of Kashmir that love is the most important weapon when the battle is for human rights and justice. He assured the people of J&K that Panthers Party shall continue its battle from the streets to the Supreme Court to ensure that justice is delivered to all whether in Ladakh, Kashmir or Jammu

Stop pellet bullets against children of India, Or face trial for human rights violation

A meeting of the State Legal Aid Committee headed by Prof.Bhim Singh, a Barrister & Sr.Advocate of Supreme Court of India chairing State Legal Aid Committee was held this morning at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to work out an appropriate and affective measures to save the children of India who have been facing pellets (lead bullets) in Kashmir for the pleasure of the rulers of J&K. It is one of the greatest tragedies of the time that BJP became a ruling partner with PDP who have been ruling the state for the past over two years.

            Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of NPP convened an emergency meeting of the State Legal Aid Committee in New Delhi took a hard decision to move the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi, the capital of India against the brutal, barbaric and inhuman use of pellet guns against the children of India in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh addressing over 50 lawyers-members of the State Legal Aid Committee hailing from different parts of the country decided that a human right protection campaign shall be undertaken by the State Legal Aid Committee to mobilize the national opinion of the human activists and politicians as well as the intellectuals against the barbaric use of pellet guns against the children in Kashmir Valley which is rightly called as crown of India and where Mahatma Gandhi felt the ray of hope and saw the lights of the day in the forties during the freedom struggle of India against the British kingdom.

            Prof.Bhim Singh declared that the use of pellet guns shall be declared as inhuman, criminal, unrecognized in the chapter of human rights and unacceptable in the Indian democracy which is supposed to extend to the State of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh declared that the State Legal Aid Committee shall knock the doors of National Human Rights Commission to ensure that such use of pellet guns is listed as anti-human and crime against the humanity in a free country, India.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that more than 50 youth including males and females and children have been hit by the pellet bullets for the pleasure of the rulers of J&K which include BJP and PDP. Prof.Bhim Singh said that during 100 years Dogra rule the bullets were not allowed to be used against the people. It was only in 1931 that some people were killed (martyred). The then Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh invited a British Commissioner to hold inquiry and all the guilty policemen were punished. This was one instance in 1931 during 100 years of Dogra rule. He wondered how many innocent persons have been killed by the so-called democratic government in J&K who claim to be Indian where the rule of law of the Constitution of India does not reach. J&K is the only state in India which has not been officially merged by the Constituent Assembly and the only state which has its separate Constitution without any fundamental rights incorporated inside the Constitution. The only hope of the people of J&K lies in Supreme Court of India which has managed of its own to extend its jurisdiction to the State of J&K in spite of the fact that J&K is not under the command of Constitution of India because of the temporary provision of Article 370.

            Prof.Bhim Singh declared that October 26 shall be celebrated as Accession Day throughout J&K, the day Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession in 1947. He regretted that the Parliament of India has not cared to implement that accession for merger of the state till this day. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Article 370 needs to be amended so that people of J&K shall be guaranteed all the fundamental rights incorporated in the Constitution of India.         

Today’s happenings in Home Minister’s press conference in Srinagar leave no doubt that Governor Rule is only way out

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party in an urgent press release delivered to the press from New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar urged Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India to advice Mr.N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K to impose Governor Rule in the boiling state of J&K without any delay and dissolve the State Assembly in the interest of the people of the whole country so that the people of J&K shall also be relieved of their pains, sufferings and from the chaotic situation they have been caught for the past 48 days.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that the press conference addressed by Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister along with the J&K Chief Minister, Ms.Mehbooba Mufti which was witnessed by hundreds of millions of people in the country have left  no doubt that peace in J&K is possible only with the imposition of Governor Rule. The Governor Rule can be imposed by the Governor of J&K under Section 92 of J&K Constitution (Constitution of India is not applicable to the state of J&K).

          Prof.Bhim Singh called on the people of J&K to start talking to each other and ensured that peace and secular voice of brotherhood and unity is revoked in J&K as it existed in 1947 when Pakistan raided J&K on October 20, 1947. He also appealed the people of three regions namely, Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu that they should start a dialogue without any official dictate from the Central or the State government.

Prof.Bhim Singh made strong appeal to Maharaja (Dr.) Karan Singh that he should convene a meeting of all the stakeholders in the civil society and particularly Dr. Farooq Abdullah (son of Sheikh Abdullah), Syed Ali Shah Geelani (Hurriyat leader), Moulvi Omar Farooq, Shabir Shah, Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulvi Abbas Ansari and all other social and political activists at the earliest to work out an action peace plan so that reasonable efforts shall be made to heal the wounds inflicted in the minds of the people of J&K so that a fresh era is launched to ensure that a wave for peace with justice gets a fresh start once again.

Prof.Bhim Singh also made a strong appeal to all his friends mostly affiliated with different Hurriyat plans and the youth of Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu to play a constructive role to heal the wounds of the people which were caused in the recent time.   

Prof.Bhim Singh made a strong appeal to the media to ensure that the real message of brotherhood, peace and human dignity is carried to all in the three regions as well as to the people of J&K living today in POK, Gilgit, Baltistan and other occupied areas by China.

Prof.Bhim Singh also declared that the Panthers Party shall convene a meeting of all political and social activists where Hurriyat Conference leaders shall also be invited to participate as the Panthers Party has done in 2005 and 2007 when more than 50 leaders from different political parties and groups were invited by Prof.Bhim Singh for talks in New Delhi.  

Prof.Bhim Singh appealed to the President of India, wisdom lies in daring’ and he said that he is convinced that President of India shall not fail in this mission in the interest of unity, integrity and sovereignty of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

NPP files counter to ‘status report’ filed by Solicitor General on writ petition for Governor Rule in J&K

The Solicitor General of Union of India, Shri Ranjit Kumar had filed a status report in the Supreme Court of India on the direction of the Supreme Court on writ petition filed by J&K National Panthers Party through its General Secretary, Shri B.S.Billowria, Advocate seeking promulgation Governor Rule in J&K without any delay to protect the life of the citizens in J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate argued for the petitioner had made a strong plea for the imposition of Governor Rule under Section 92 of J&K Constitution as the petition said that the governance had completely collapsed and there is no security and safety of the citizens in the state. The Supreme Court had directed the Solicitor General of India on 29th July, 2016 to file a status report on the situation. The Solicitor General filed the status report on 5th August, 2016. The Supreme Court Division Bench presided by Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur had allowed Prof.Bhim Singh to file the counter reply to the status report.

The Panthers Party filed the status report before the Supreme Court of India today through its General Secretary, Shri B.S.Billowria, Advocate. The case has been listed for hearing on Friday, 26th August, 2016.

 

Sd/-Naveed Hussain Naik, Advocate

Legal Aid Secretary, JKNPP

Mob: 9953097680

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO.102 OF 2016

 

IN THE MATTER OF:-

 

J&K National Panthers Party                                     …Petitioner

 

 

Versus

Governor of J&K & Ors.                                    …Respondents

 

 

SUPPLMENTARY AFFIDAVIT

I, B.S.Billowria, Advocate s/o Late Shri Kunj Lal, aged 51, National General Secretary of JKNPP  presently at  Jantar Mantar, New Delhi-110001, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as under: –

  1. That the petition of J&K National Panthers Party has been filed through this deponent which was listed before this Hon’ble Court for hearing on 29thJuly, 2016.
  2. That the Learned Solicitor General of India filed a status report in pursuance of Order dated 29.07.2016 passed by this Hon’ble Court in this writ petition.
  3. That this Hon’ble Court was pleased to allow the petitioner to file a counter affidavit on the status report filed by the Solicitor General on the basis of inputs received from the State Government of J&K.
  4. That curfew was imposed in the entire Valley of Kashmir spread over nearly 15,000 sq. kms. of area on 8th July, 2016.
  5. There has been unrest in the entire Valley of Kashmir resulting in total anarchy, lawlessness, disruption in the functioning of public and private institutions including schools, colleges and the university centres in Kashmir Valley.
  6. That the public transport as well as private vehicles have been off the roads in Kashmir Valley since 8th July, 2016. Even the Shri Amarnath Yatra was disrupted repeatedly till it was concluded the other day.
  7. 60% of the population have gone off the work and the commercial activities have come to a standstill. There is no governance at all and the law-breakers and anti-social elements are governing the entire Valley threatening the very existence of living beings in the Valley.
  8. That this has affected the entire State of J&K as the National Highway from Pathankote to Leh, Ladakh has been disrupted. Commercial activities may they be at inter-provincial level or intra-state level have completely been disrupted. The pre-paid mobile telephones have been shut and internet system has not been functioning since 8th July, 2016. The lower judiciary is not functioning because of the collapse of the transportation and public order. The peace in the entire State stands threatened because of the breakdown of the communication with Kashmir Valley. The capital of the state is in Srinagar (Kashmir Valley) besides the High Court of J&K is also functioning from Srinagar in summer.
  9. The day to day proceeding can be gathered with accuracy from the reports dispatched by the Press Trust of India (PTI) from Srinagar.
  10. That this Hon’ble Court was pleased to seek status report from the Solicitor General of India on July 19, 2016.
  11. On July 29, 2016 when this Hon’ble Court heard this petition, the situation has deteriorated beyond imagination. But, what has happened is more and more people have died. The death toll is now nearly over 65; 150 to 200 people have been blinded apparently and thousands have been injured. All citizens of this Great Bharata-Alarming situation has arisen mainly because of pellet guns. They have become a symbol of an extremely chaotic order. Article 21 of the Constitution of India stands mutilated. 47 days(till 24-08-2016)of curfew in the Valley of flowers and heaven on Earth, Kashmir, has been caught in a dangerous cyclone.
  12. There has been a breakdown of civil administration. Essential services have failed, the medical service systems have broken down, educational systems have shut down, the schools and colleges are all closed and there is a massive humanitarian problem. There is no governance in Kashmir, the summer capital of the State.
  13. There is need to have a proper civil administration in J&K. Even the Civil Secretariat and judicial system are not functioning. Civil life stands disrupted for nearly 47 days. The State Government has failed beyond doubt and there lies need for save the people of the state and the security of India.
  14. In the past 47 days, the State Government could not come out with any particular initiative or any particular action, and the impression is going around that the Government, virtually, has disappeared or is not active and there lies urgent need for the President of India to act under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution read with Section 92 of the J&K constitution to advice the Governor of J&K to take over the administration in the state without any further delay in the interest of security of the state and the life of the citizens.
  15. Jammu & Kashmir is an extremely complex and complicated affair because nearly one-half of J&K State has been under illegal occupation of Pakistan which includes nearly 5000 sq. miles of erstwhile Jammu Province called ‘PoK’. And nearly, 32000 sq. miles of J&K (Indian) territory, Gilgit-Baltistanin 1948. Pakistan took control of Gilgit-Baltistan annexing this Indian territory as  Pakistan’s integral part in 2009. This has violated the U.N. resolution of 1948.
  16. That 50% of the original State of Jammu & Kashmir has been under the illegal occupation of Pak and China. The State of Jammu & Kashmir, which Maharaja Hari Singh acceded to the Union of India by signing the Instrument of Accession on 26th October, 1947, was 84,000 square miles. Today, India has hardly 42,000 square miles out of 84,000 square miles of J&K territory.
  17. There are many dimensions of the problems in J&K. There is the humanitarian dimension too. There are internal–external dimensions as well. There is the dimension of regional imbalances and regional problems in Jammu and Kashmir.
  18. Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K is the remedy available under the Constitution of J&K read with Article 370 of the Constitution of India when it becomes mandatory for the Governor of J&K to dismiss the government in J&K and impose Governor Rule in the interest of security and safety of the state and the citizens residing in that state.
  19. It is submitted that the authorities have failed to takeadequate measures to protect the lives of the people of the state and it is physically impossible to ensure supply of essential commodities in Kashmir Valley. Petroleum products cannot be moved into the Valley in the present situation because of the total disruption in the transport facilities, medical facilities cannot be provided to the patients and the students cannot go and sit in the examination. The ground reality as to law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley is concerned it has collapsed and the people have been living under the shadows of anarchy, disorder without any protection. There is no existence of rule of law or security.
  20. It is submitted that there is no governance  because there is no rule of law nor there is any security or safety of the citizens in the entire valley of Kashmir. The situation has gone beyond the control of the present Govt. Section 92 of the J&K constitution is the only remedy at this stage. The President of India is the only competent authority to advice the Governor of J&K to promulgate Governor rule in J&K by suspending the state assembly so that peace shall be restored and bridges of communication are built between the people of all provinces.

DEPONENT

VERIFICATION:

I, deponent, do hereby verify that facts of this supplementary affidavit are true and correct to my knowledge and belief. No part of it is false and nothing material has been concealed and suppressed therefrom.

Verified at New Delhi on this 24th day of August, 2016.  

DEPONENT 

Kashmiri political parties stand exposed The only way out is Governor Rule

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party expressed shock on the so-called J&K delegation meeting with the President of India saying that the delegation did not include any representatives of the respective parties from Jammu Pradesh or Ladakh. This was a delegation of the political parties which have been exploiting the Kashmiries for nearly seven decades in J&K. NPP Supremo said that the President of India could not grant audience to the Panthers Party or any other political group from Jammu Pradesh or Ladakh for the reason best known to the Hon’ble President.

Prof.Bhim Singh asked Omar Abdullah what he means by ‘political issue’ and what is its solution. He asserted that the political issue is that people of J&K have been governed ruthlessly and suppressed by bullets and police force right from 1947 after the state’s accession by Maharaja Hari Singh that took place on 26thOctober, 1947. NPP Supremo asked the leaders of the Congress and NC who met the President today to tell the world the names of the murderers of the students in Jammu Science College in 1966. Who murdered students in Kishtwar who were demanding a college. Who killed students in Poonch in 1978? Prof.Bhim Singh said that the so-called rulers of J&K have been using bullets, guns and horrifying detention centres to suppress the voice of the students and youth in Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu for decades. He said that he has been arguing with national flag in his hands and preaching non-violence. In spite of that he (Bhim Singh) remained in jails for over eight years. Even as a Congress MLA in 1977 he remained in the lock-up on the detention order when Sheikh Abdullah was the Chief Minister. He said that he was caged in jails by almost every Chief Minister except during the Chief Ministership of Omar Abdullah because he spent most of the times in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in a patient.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed surprise that the President of India could not make it convenient to grant audience to the representatives of the Panthers Party which is a recognized political party in J&K whereas he was kind to receive nearly 20 political leaders from the Valley only who had no charter of demand in their hands except creating confusion and helping enemies of India to strengthen their belief that J&K was apolitical problem.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Panthers Party has no legislator in the Assembly in J&K because the BJP joined hands with the Kashmiri leaders to rig the last Assembly polls which has been exposed today. Prof.Bhim Singh urged the political parties, nationalist leadership and those who have been supporting the movement to provide equitable right to the people of the three regions of the state namely, Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu Pradesh. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Article 370 is the only problem and there is urgent need to amend Article 370 so as to empower Parliament of India to legislate on the matters listed in List-I of Schedule-VII of the Indian Constitution. How J&K can be integral part of the Union of India when the Parliament is deprived of the power to legislate even in respect of defence, foreign affairs and communications, the three subjects which Maharaja Hari Singh included in the Instrument of Accession on 26th October, 1947 like other rulers of 577 states. Prof.Bhim Singh urged the President of India to use his exclusive power vested in him under Article 370 read with Section 92 of the J&K Constitution. The Governor is the only solution and resolution at this time.