Call to civil society to join hands to save India from present socio-political crisis

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party & Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee has made a strong appeal to the civil society particularly to the social activists, lawyers’ fraternity and the intelligentsia to organize social active groups in at least from district to provincial level as civil volunteers in defense of the civil society which is under a grave threat this day because of the over ambitious power hungry politicians in the society. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the civil society has never been encouraged to serve the society at social and political levels because of the power hungry politicians who have assumed all activities in a civil society just for retaining political power and promote their personal interests at the cost of the society.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that recent happening in the North-East, in Punjab-Haryana sector and even in the Indian capital have shaken the faith of the civil society and threatened the peace and tranquility which is the order of the day. Prof.Bhim Singh has given a call to the members of the civil society particularly the lawyers’ fraternity from different parts of India to come forward and take up this challenge to defeat the fascist and anti-social elements who have posed a threat to the social and political tranquility in the country.

          Prof.Bhim Singh announced that a special conference shall be arranged in New Delhi with the active participation of the civil society, particularly the lawyers, journalists and the intellectuals in the middle of April, 2016 to launch a movement for strengthening the oneness, unity and integrity of India.

          Prof.Bhim Singh also announced that NPP office in exile at Jantar Mantar shall be the centre of this new movement to strengthen national integration and promote humanism.      

J&K Governor urged to provide relief to the border migrants as per direction of SC

“The Supreme Court in writ petition no. 498/2001 filed by J&K National Panthers Party had directed the Govt. of India as well as the State government to provide immediate relief to the migrants forced to run away from their homes along international border during indiscriminate shelling from Pakistan side in 1999/2000. The Supreme Court had also fixed the scale that,

(a).   free Ration @9 kgs (7 Kgs atta and 2 kgs rice in Jammu Division and 7 kgs rice and 2 kgs atta in Kashmir Division) per person per month;

(b).   free Kerosene oil @10 liters per family per month;

(c).   cash amount @Rs.200/- per person per month;

(d).   free medical aid to all the displaced persons;

(e).   Rs.200/- per animal rearing family per month for fodder in those areas which have been mined as identified by respective Deputy Commissioners; and

(f).     free ration at sanctioned scale at the place of residence in case any of the migrants wish to return.”

Panthers Party Supremo urged Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K today to remove the confusion created by bureaucracy on the quantum of relief. Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate of the Supreme Court also mentioned that the cash relief was raised later. He said that the Govt. of India was directed to provide tents to the shelter-less families. Rs.10 crores was ordered to be invested in this regard.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that keeping in view the weather conditions and temperature below zero it is essential to provide them reasonable bedding facilities, blankets etc. Prof.Bhim Singh also demanded immediate free medical treatment to all such migrants who have been forced to run away from their houses due to heavy shelling from across the border in the districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua etc. In his communication to Shri N.N. Vohra, Prof.Bhim Singh said that all the records pertaining to Supreme Court directions and orders are available with the Civil Secretariat/ Department of Law of Govt. of J&K. He also demanded that migrant families should be provided free residential plots in the safe zones as was agreed in the CMP signed by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Mufti Mohd. Sayeed and Prof.Bhim Singh in October 2002.