NPP Supremo interacts with Kishtwar Bar, Civil Society & others

The Communal Harmony Yatra (Bhaichara Yatra) led by Prof. Bhim Singh met different sections of the society late last evening and this morning in connection with the tension which was created by unfortunate riots on 9th August, 2013 in Kishtwar.
Prof. Bhim Singh who is also Sr. Advocate and Sr. Executive Member of the Supreme Court of Bar Association (SCBA) interacted with the members of the Kishtwar Bar Association and interacted with them seeking their opinion on the present situation. Several members of the Bar agreed with the leader of the Communal Harmony Yatra that communal harmony is the soul of democracy and every member of a civilized society has obligation to strengthen the National Integration in the interest of the nation as a whole. The Kishtwar Bar members also appreciated the efforts of Prof. Bhim Singh to take up the cause of the suffering people of Kishtwar before the Supreme Court of India and hoped that justice shall be delivered to everybody. The members of the Bar Association regretted that they did not have sufficient place though the entire complex can accommodate the sessions courts if the accommodation vacated by the office of Dy. Commissioner is provided to them.
The Communal Harmony Yatra also visited the families of two local residents who died during riots on 9th August, 2013. Prof. Bhim Singh and the yatra team expressed their condolences to the family of Shri Arvind Bhagat (23 years) who was the son ex-serviceman and killed during the riots. Prof. Bhim Singh also visited the family of Shri Bashir Ahmed (46 years) who left his wife, a son (school student) and two daughters (college students) in Kishtwar. Bashir Ahmed, a handicapped and daily wager in PHE was killed by unknown persons in the mob on 9th August, 2013.
Several local delegations met Prof. Bhim Singh and his team. The local traders also submitted affidavits on the loss of their properties on the Eid Day. The traders wanted to convey to Prime Minister of India that similar incident took place in 1993, in 1998 and in 2008 also where the minorities were made victims.
Hundreds of shopkeepers, members of the civil society, youth, students and shopkeepers from all communities met the members of the team and expressed gratitudes.
This was the first Communal Harmony Yatra from Jammu to Kishtwar since the militancy entered in the Kishtwar region.
The Panthers Party activists led by its Chief Patron Prof. Bhim Singh and accompanied by among others, M/s. Chairman Harsh Dev Singh, MLA, President Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA, General Secretary Yashpaul Kundal, MLA, P.K. Ganjoo & S. Daljit Singh, Vice Presidents, Ms. Anita Thakur, General Secretary, Bansi Lal Sharma, Political Advisor, Rafiq Ahmed, Sarpanch, Pradesh Secretary, Young Panthers Sr. Vice President, Pushvinder Manhas, Rajesh Padgotra, Chowdhary Iqbal, Mohd. Farooq, Mr. R.P. Sharma, Anil Parihar, Provincial General Secretary, Rajender Wazir, Kishtwar District President, Mohd. Akhtar, Sarpanch, District Secretary, Mohd. Farooq Dar, District President, Doda, Ram Krishan Sharma, Vice President, Distt. Kishtwar, Mohd. Shaheed, President Young Panthers, Kishtwar, Sachin Sambyal, President, NPSU, Doda.