NPP, others celebrate 121st Birth Anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, who acceded J&K to India

121st birth anniversary was celebrated with great pump and show by the activists of National Panthers Party, Bharatiya Samata Samaj and others at Jantar Mantar, the Hyde Park Corner of India this afternoon describing him as one of the greatest nationalists and Indian patriot who had challenged the British Crown in 1931 at Round Table Conference in London declaring that, “I am an Indian first and then a Maharaja”.

It was this declaration of Maharaja Hari Singh which made him to face several hostiletempests and storms from 1931 till the day he opted for exile on 5th March, 1948.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and post graduate in law from London University while addressing the Panthers Party activists at the historical Jantar Mantar, New Delhi declared that Maharaja Hari Singh had taken a historic decision by acceding to the Union of India on 26th October, 1947 and gathered support from all regions of J&K including Kashmir. He regretted that the Indian leadership in 1947 and 1950 failed to realize the international implication of keeping J&K out of the Union of India and did not include the State of J&K among 577 states of India which were included in the Union of India on 26th January, 1950. Prof.Bhim Singh said that this was the blunder committed by the Indian leadership in 1950 by excluding J&K from the list of states which were merged into the Union of India on 26th January, 1950.

maharaja-harisingh-birthdayThe Panthers Party described Maharaja Hari Singh as one of the greatest nationalists who had acceded the Union of India by signing the Instrument of Accession of 26th October, 1947. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Indian leadership failed to realize the significance and importance of the signatures of Maharaja Hari Singh on the Instrument of Accession in the presence of the then Home Secretary of India, Shri V.P. Menon.

Prof.Bhim Singh urged the Parliament of India to undo the wrong committed by the Constituent Assembly by amending Article 370 so as to empower the Parliament of India to legislate on the subjects which were included expressly by Maharaja Hari Singh namely, Defence, Foreign Affairs and Communication with Allied Matters on 26th October, 1947 in the presence of Shri V.P. Menon at Amar Mahal, Jammu, the winter capital of J&K.

Those who participated in the pushpanjali celebration included Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Romesh Khajuria, Om Kishan, Dildar Hussain Beig, Kali Ram Tomar, Bhawani Maharaj, B.R.Pal, K.K.Raghav, Swami Omji, Nancy Koul, Advocate D.Vidyanandam, Azgar Khan, A.J.Rajan and others.