India-Pak Free Legal Committee exchange draft petition for Supreme Court of Pakistan on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s sentence

Prof. Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee & Chairman of India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners had several video conferences with the senior leaders of India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners on the substance and approach of the committee through a writ petition being drafted and filed by the said legal aid committee before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan against his unjust, unconstitutional, illegal and malafide sentence awarded by Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistani Army Act where the Army General signed the order of death sentence to an Indian, Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav on April 10, 2017.

Prof.Bhim Singh also interacted with the President of India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners namely Zulfiqar Ali Jehangir, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan presently in Lahore. The draft prepared at New Delhi was forwarded to the India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners, Lahore in the evening.

Prof.Bhim Singh expected that the India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners shall go through the draft and returned inputs if any by this evening.

Prof.Bhim Singh, however is confident that the writ petition within the meaning and scope of the Constitution of Pakistan shall be filed on April 14, 2017 with a prayer for the intervention of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan to provide a copy of the order of Field General Court Martial (FGCM) passed on April 10, 2017 at unknown place. Prof.Bhim Singh also urged that the lawyers from the Legal Aid Committee should be given an opportunity for an interview with Kulbhushan Jadhav who is detained in unknown place in Pakistan.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed hope and confident that Govt. of Pakistan under the Prime Ministership of Janab Nawaz Sharief shall be cooperative to ensure that Nawaz Sharief Govt. will provide all reasonable and legitimate cooperation to pursue this case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan or elsewhere. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief has undergone through the most difficult period of his life when he himself got deported from Pakistan while he was the sitting and legitimate Prime Minister of Pakistan. This is a testing point for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief also, Prof.Bhim Singh reiterated from his legal aid committee office at New Delhi this evening.

NPP Supremo calls on CEC to cancel Srinagar Lok Sabha elections to save J&K from further death & destruction

Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Sr. Executive Member of Supreme Court Bar Association today urged Dr. Nasim Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner of India to cancel the farcical and fraudulent electoral election held recently for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency. NPP Supremo questioned the Election Commission of India about the justification in holding so-called election in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency whereas postponing Parliamentary election in Anantnag constituency when the Election Commission had issued the simultaneous notifications to hold bye-elections in both the constituencies which fall in the Valley of Kashmir.

The Panthers Party had strongly protested against the decision of the Election Commission of India to hold bye-election at a time when the entire Valley was under the grip of rough weather and snow. Election in the part of the constituency were managed on 9th April, 2017 whereas in 38 polling stations election was planned on 13th April, 2017. Prof.Bhim Singh maintained his stand while appealing the Election Commission of India that the election in Srinagar parliamentary constituency was rigged and fraudulently 7% of the total number of votes were shown to have been cast in the Srinagar parliamentary election.

The election to the Anantnag parliamentary constituency were postponed by the CEC on the suggestion of the PDP candidate, brother of the ruling Chief Minister. There could be no justification to hold election in Srinagar constituency and deffer/postpone bye-election in the adjoining constituency of Anantnag. Prof.Bhim Singh has demanded to cancel the fraudulent elections in Srinagar constituency as well as in Anantnag constituency where election was postponed.

Prof.Bhim Singh has demanded the cancellation of the parliamentary elections in the both the constituencies in the interest of democracy and rule of law which has been hijacked by the PDP-BJP government in J&K.