DM Udhampur threatens peace NPP demands legal action against DM

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Member of National Integration Council has communicated to Shri N.N.Vohra, Governor of J&K on the draconian, unconstitutional and mala fide notification issued by the District Magistrate Udhampur commanding to ban all peaceful protests, demonstrations, raising slogans in support of the demands of the public or raising any voice in the district which is absolutely unconstitutional and dictatorial.

Prof.Bhim Singh in his communication to the Governor has demanded immediate legal action against the DM, Udhampur for having resorted to such a notification as no one, even the President of India dare sign such a notification which puts blanket ban on the public to protest/demonstrate or hold public rallies on the ‘public roads’ (not knowing that every road is a public road).

The NPP Supremo who is also Sr. Executive Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and a known civil rights activist has described this notification as illegal, improper, unconstitutional and an assault on the civil liberties amounting to the infringement of all fundamental rights enshrined in Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution. The notification commands;

Keeping in view the foregoing facts, public of District Udhampur is hereby informed through the medium of this notice that no one shall resort to protest/demonstrations/unlawful assemblies on public roads (lifelines) leading to any blockades. The instigators, perpetrators, violators, abettors of crime, inducers, provocateurs and any habitual offender shall be dealt stringently under law of the land without giving any further notice.”         

Prof.Bhim Singh announced that this authoritarian ‘Public Notice’ shall be challenged in the court of law seeking appropriate remedy and a criminal action against the District Magistrate who has exceeded the limits of her powers as a District Magistrate.