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.

Bhim Singh’s rejoinder to Pakistan’s envoy to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Prof.Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman, Indian Human Rights Council has expressed deep shock on the failure of Indian representative at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this morning to slap a befitting reply to Pakistan’s Law Minister, Zahid Hamid who repeated the old slangs of Pakistan to accuse India without any substance. Prof.Bhim Singh an expert on Jammu and Kashmir Affairs and graduate in Law from London University reminded Pakistan that it were Pakistan in 1948 who failed to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. He reminded Pakistan that the United Nations Security Council on 13th January, 1948 had directed Pakistan to (1) vacate all occupied territories of J&K which formed part of the State of J&K under Maharaja Hari Singh in 1947. The Security Council (2) also directed all armed men (soldiers) from the State of J&K to the borders of Pakistan and further directed that Pakistan shall not remain on the occupied land of J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that Shri Krishnamenon in 1957 had brought entire material on regard on the aggression by Pakistan on the State of J&K yet Pakistan defied the resolution of the Security Council and instead grossly occupied several strategical important area of J&K. After 13th January, 1948 when resolution was passed with direction to the Pakistan to vacate all occupied areas of J&K, Pakistan invaded Gilgit in the month of July, 1948 and captured entire Gilgit region of J&K comprising of nearly 33000 sq. miles of territory. Pakistan instead of vacating the occupied areas of J&K as directed by the United Nations on 13th January, 1948 occupied Gilgit and even arrested Brig. Ghansara Singh, the sitting Governor of Gilgit and in 2009 annexed entire Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan in total violation of UN Resolution.

          Prof.Bhim Singh expressed shock on the silence of the Indian representative in the United Nations to denounce Pakistani aggression vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated the UN Resolutions by not vacating entire J&K. Pakistan has committed another aggression and defied UN Resolution by committing aggression against Gilgit. Pakistan has committed another blunder by annexing the entire (35,000 sq. miles) territory of Gilgit-Baltistan in 2009. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the world community that Pakistan in 1963 leased out Karakoram Highway (Indian territory) to China in utter violation of the United Nations resolutions and thus has committed grave violation in International Law.

          Prof.Bhim Singh an expert in the Affairs of J&K and the resolutions of the United Nations charged Pakistan for violating International Law and territorial integrity as Jammu and Kashmir was acceded by its ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh to the Union of India on 26th October, 1947. Pakistan committed aggression against J&K and later against Gilgit after the Maharaja of J&K had signed the Instrument of Accession on 26thOctober, 1947. Prof.Bhim Singh declared that he shall go to the United Nations as a representative from J&K to represent the case as it does exist today where Pakistan has no space except as an aggressor vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir.

Bhim Singh meets Hurriyat leaders

NPP Supremo calls on Hurriyat Conference leaders in Kashmir

Fundamental Rights for J&K residents is only out

            Prof.Bhim Singh, Supremo of National Panthers Party during his stay in Kashmir Valley met several social and political activists from cross section of the society. He also called on Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani who has been ailing inside his house which has been kept in siege by the armed police for several days. The local police guarding his house had to seek permission of Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir Range before I along with my colleague could be allowed to enter Geelani’s house. The house is under siege for several months may be, for several years. Signs of democracy and situation of the people in Kashmir Valley in the RSS controlled government in the Valley.

 Prof.BhimSingh was accompanied by senior journalist, Ms. Nasreen Hamid, JKNPP General Secretary, Manjoor Naik, Distt. President Gandherbal, Abdul Rashid Ganae, Secretary-JKNPP Ajaj Ahmed and others. Prof.Bhim Singh with his colleagues spent nearly 40 minutes at the residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and wished him speedy recovery from illness.

Prof.Bhim Singh and his colleagues also called on Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwais Umar Farooq at his residence. Prof.Bhim Singh also congratulated Mirwais for having been blessed with a son only last week. Prof.Bhim Singh also spent an hour with the glittering Kashmiri leader and hoped that democracy shall also blossom some day in J&K which stands mortgaged to the opportunists and corrupt leadership since fifties.

Prof.Bhim Singh with his colleagues also called on Prof.Abdul Ghani Bhat, Spokesman of the Hurriyat Conference and an acute analyst on the Kashmir political history and the situation. The Panthers Party Supremo spent an hour with him also.  

Prof.Bhim Singh told some media friends this morning that his interaction with the Hurriyat Conference leaders was very fruitful and he hoped that genuine leadership of J&K shall succeed in organizing a ‘Heart to Heart’ Meet in J&K among the prominent political leaders and social activists sometime in April-May this year. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he carried this message to the Hurriyat Conference leadership. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he shall soon get in touch with leaders from other recognized political parties of J&K including well-known social activists and thinkers to find out a way to restore democracy in J&K which stands eloped for decades in &K.

Prof.Bhim Singh also expressed hope that the leadership of Kashmir, Jammu Pradesh and Ladakh region shall be  able to sit together to discuss the prevailing situation in the state of J&K and the way out to ensure lasting peace in the state and return of democracy with provision of Fundamental Rights to all the residents of J&K as the citizens of India has been enjoying within the meaning and scope of Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution. Prof.BhimSingh said while talking to media friends in Srinagar this morning that the Constitution of J&K has no Fundamental Rights guaranteed in so-called Constitution. Prof.Bhim Singh expressed gratitude to the Supreme Court of India which has been carefully guarding the civil and fundamental rights of the residents of J&K within the meaning and scope of Article 32 of the Constitution of India.

Trump needs to be trumped by the Security Council to ensure that world peace survives

Prof.Bhim Singh, a Sr. Advocate in the Supreme Court of India, postgraduate in Law from London University and was a great friend of President Saddam Hussain and PLO Supremo Yasir Arafat today appealed the Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council namely, the USA, Great Britain, France, Russian Federation and Republic of China to take cognizance of the explosive situation that is being created by the Hitlerian slogans being raised by the newly elected President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump from the White House.

            Prof.Bhim Singh in his appeal to the Permanent Members of the Security Council urged the leadership in the said countries who happened to be Permanent Members in the Security Council to persuade American President, Donald Trump to use his war vocabulary with care and caution.

            Prof.Bhim Singh who has also authored a book on division of Palestine as a historic blunder committed by the United Nations to please the Jewish community in the USA and England thus bifurcating/dividing Palestine to create a Zionist State of Israel in 1948. He said that Resolution 181 was a resolution supported by all the Permanent Members. It were only India and Iran (under Shah’s regime) which had opposed the division of Palestine. India’s stand has been appreciated by the intellectuals, thinkers and peace-lovers all over the world. It was a great test of the statesmanship that existed in India in 1947.

            The Security Council has passed several resolutions namely, Resolution no. 242 and 338 among others directing Israel to vacate all occupied lands of Palestine which Israel occupied in 1948, 1967. Israel is under the spanner of the United Nations and must be obliged to implement all resolutions of the Security Council ensuring that State of Palestine gets all support of the United Nations as it is a Member of the United Nations General Assembly too. This message must reach Donald Trump, President of USA who, perhaps, has not been briefed properly by his new advisors and assistants in the White House.

            Prof.Bhim Singh appealed the USA President, Mr. Donald Trump to take advice/information from the political thinkers/historians on the present situation vis-à-vis State of Palestine and Isarel. Palestine is State recognised by the United Nations. Israel was a splinter part of Palestine till 1948. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he has visited extensively all areas in Palestine and Israel after 1967 and said that he was convinced that majority of Jews were not against the Palestinian Muslim friends. Palestine and Israel must co-exist with dignity and full security. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he knew Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel whom he personally interviewed for the Doordarshan in Jerusalem in 1992/93. He hoped that Netanyahu shall also try to understand the situation around the world today and should boldly accept Palestine as a State and respect all resolutions of the United Nations in this regard. Peace is possible in the Middle-East only when Israeli leadership shall make its commitment to live in peace and with the human dignity with the people of Palestine. The only solution is that State of Palestine should be recognized by Israel without any delay. Let UN accomplish that task for peace in the world.

Bhim Singh elected unopposed for Bar Association of Supreme Court of India

supreme-bhim-singh1Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate in the Supreme Court of India was declared elected unopposed for the post of Sr. Executive Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). Prof.Bhim Singh stands elected third time as Sr. Executive Member of the SCBA. The election to the Bar Association of the Supreme Court shall be held 14th December, 2016 for the year 2016-17.

Prof.Bhim Singh was elected twice as Advocate for the Bar Association between 1985 and 2000. He was elected twice as a Sr. Advocate for the Supreme Court Bar Association as a Sr. Executive Member in 2013 and 2014. He was proposed by Mr. R.K. Gupta, Mr. S.K. Bandopadhyay and Mr. Dinesh Kumar Garg for the Sr. Membership.

Prof.Bhim Singh was given a warm welcome by several friends of the Supreme Court when Prof.Bhim Singh visited the Headquarters of Supreme Court Bar Association this afternoon.

Prof.Bhim Singh congratulated the lawyers’ fraternity for their most loveable greetings and assured that he shall do whatever is possible to enhance the prestige and credibility of the noble profession of the lawyers’ fraternity. He thanked all for their good wishes and wonderful cooperation for his success.

The spokesman for the State Legal Aid Committee headed Prof.Bhim Singh congratulated all responsible for his election. He said that Prof.Bhim Singh born in a village of Jammu Pradesh, educated at AMU, London University as well as in Cairo University, travelled around the world on motorcycle from 1967-73 thus becoming the first person in the world to cross Sahara Desert on motorcycle in 20 days. He said that Prof.Bhim Singh is the only living exemplary political activist who spent more eight years in political prisons during his student days. He travelled around the world for six years. The Supreme Court of India in its landmark judgment (1985 Vol. 4–Page 677) added a new legal history in the Chapter of Human Rights saying, “The Supreme Court of India (Apex Court) in its unique judgment directed Govt. of J&K to pay a compensation of Rs.50,000/- to Prof. Bhim Singh for his wrongful and illegal detention by preventing him to attend Assembly Session in 1985. It gave a new dimension in the Law of Torts in India”.

Prof.Bhim Singh has his many publications on his travels and legal aid movement. His famous documentary video films are a great source of information which include After Effects of War (GULF), Seeds of War, Arab World Today-I, Salaam from Tehran, Roads to Peace (Based on interview with Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali, UN Secretary-General), The Star of Bethlehem (on Christmas), Peace Prospects in West Asia, “Jerusalem”, Return of Doda Migrants, Dangers to Peace, Babri Masjid. Most of his films were commissioned by the DD on Palestine, Iraq and the Arab World. Prof.Bhim Singh’s noted publications also add to the introduction of new Sr. Executive Member.

His book, ‘Peace Mission, Around the World on Motorcycle’ was released by Shri Arjun Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD in January 8, 2008. His publications are, ‘Flames in Kashmir’ (English), Sulgata Kashmir (Hindi), Sada-e-Jammu and Kashmir (Urdu), Kashmir, A Mirage, ‘Murder of Democracy’ in Jammu and Kashmir (English) ‘NATO Aggression Against Yugoslavia, ‘The Judgment” (English), ‘Autonomy or Secession’ in Kashmir (English). ‘Iraq–A Heroic Resistance’ (English), ‘Chetna Yatra, Kargil Se Kanyakumari’ (Hindi), Blunders & Way Out in J&K (English) and his latest book, ‘Unbelievable–Delhi to Islamabad’ (English) which was released by Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari in May, 2015.