Bhim Singh was presented Natraj statue & flowers by Kathua District Bar Association

Lawyers Bar Association at Kathua (J&K) presented a roses handset and Natraj statue in appreciation of Prof.Bhim Singh’s victory at the Supreme Court last month. Prof.Bhim Singh after a long legal battle before the Supreme Court of India succeeded to get a favourable order from the Supreme Court to hold election to the Bar Council of J&K for the first time in the history of the Bar Council of India. The Bar Council Act was not applicable to J&K right from the beginning. Prof.Bhim Singh through his writ petition made the Supreme Court of India realized that the lawyers fraternity in J&K was kept out of the scope of the domain of the Bar Council.

The High Court Bar Association, Jammu and lawyers fraternity group of lawyers headed by Shri Sawhney had facilitated Prof.Bhim Singh with great pump and show last month.

The President of Kathua Bar Association, Shri Arvind Gupta, its Vice President, Shri Ajatshatru Sharma and General Secretary Shri Rakesh Thakur introduced Prof.Bhim Singh to the lawyers fraternity of Kathua who were jam-packed in the Bar Association Hall of the District Courts. President of young lawyers committee Shri Anil Andotra also presented flowers bouquet to Prof.Bhim Singh hailing his untiring legal work for strengthening the National Integration of the State of J&K with the rest of the country.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed heartfelt thanks to the lawyers fraternity quoting couple of examples where Bhim Singh as a prisoner in Kathua jail was given legal assistance by the then advocate Thakur Baldev Singh in 1961. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the lawyers fraternity that he and his colleagues had lowered the State Flag in 1961 from the Jammu Secretariat after the death of Maharaja Hari Singh (Maharaja Hari Singh died in May 1961 in Bombay while in exile). Bhim Singh with several colleagues including Shri Opinder Khajuria, Shri Karan Dev Singh, Shri Raj Kumar Sehgal, Shri Brijmohan and other fellow students who accompaniedhim to lower the flag in 1961 (All of them have expired by this date). Prof.Bhim Singh declared that his mission was, is and shall be to get J&K fully integrated with the rest of the country which is possible only by amending Article 370. Prof.Bhim Singh said that people of Jammu in particular and J&K in general shall get justice only when State of J&K shall be fully integrated with the rest of the country with one Flag and one Constitution from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. He said that this is the only to ensure fruits of Fundamental Rights to all residents of J&K which was the dream of Maharaja Hari Singh who signed the Instrument of Accession on 26th October, 1947. He expressed his fellow lawyers that dream of Maharaja Hari Singh has not been realized till day by the Parliament of India.