JKNPP leaders arrested in New Delhi while holding protest demonstration near Parliament for restoration of AIIMS to Jammu

picture-demo 0881Over 500 Panthers Party activists led by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP along with Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President, Mr. Yashpaul Kundal, State President, Young Panthers today held a massive demonstration near the Parliament for restoration of AIIMS to Jammu where their procession was stopped by a strong contingent of Delhi Police who put up huge barricades on the road in front of the Parliament street Police Station. The Protesters raised slogans against the coalition Govt of J&K, central govt, and pro Jammu slogans.The Panthers Party leaders who started their procession from Jantar Mantar for restoration of AIIMS to Jammu were addressed by several senior leaders. They were arrested by the Delhi Polie and lodged in Parliament Street Police Station, New Delhi.
picture-demo 101    Addressing the gathering Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that JKNPP shall continue with its peaceful protests and agitations till AIIMS was restored to Jammu through a formal order issued by the authorities concerned. He said that while the Panthers Party would not question the wisdom of ACC (Coordination Committee on AIIMS) which comprised of intellectuals, educations and other prominent notables in calling off the 72 hour Jammu Bandh and in suspending the agitation on the assurance of Dy. Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, the JKNPP did not trust the saffron party which has repeatedly taken U-turns on all its fundamentals only to remain glued to power. He said that it was the same Dy. Chief Minister who had made a statement last month carried in various newspapers that nobody can snatch AIIMS from Kashmir. Which of the two statements of the Dy. Chief Minister in such circumstances should be relied upon, asked Mr. Singh adding that JKNPP would continue its fight for Jammu and had therefore organized a massive march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament House to create awareness at the national level regarding the bias perpetuated against Jammu region by the present dispensation of BJP-PDP in J&K state. He said that it was not merely a matter of AIIMS for Jammu but the larger question of the self respect and pride of Jammu people. He said that it was highly distressing that Jammu people were always treated as B-class citizens as against highly pampered and mollycoddled Kashmir region. He regretted that people of Jammu region had to agitate and take to streets even for the basic amenities despite having elected representatives to espouse their cause. Lambasting the BJP for its demagoguery and unprincipled politics, Mr. Singh said that by gifting AIIMS to Kashmir the BJP had indulged in the most treacherous bargain only to play a second fiddle to the PDP government. Mr. Singh said that people of Jammu would no longer reconcile to their second class categorization by a highly biased and prejudiced Kashmir centric leadership. He said that the JKNPP had decided to take the fight for Jammu to every nook and corner of the state besides agitating the persistent neglect of the region in front of the Parliament in New Delhi.
Lambasting the BJP for submitting to the whims of its coalition partner, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said the saffron party had completely disillusioned the people of Jammu region and earned their wrath for succumbing on all the issues with the public outrage having reached its crescendo. He said that announcement for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu was made by two Union Ministers on 28th February, 2015 at New Delhi and therefore BJP’s offering it to PDP on a platter merely for the crumbs of power was the biggest betrayal with the people of Jammu region. Warning the BJP to desist from its lame duck posturing, Mr. Singh said that JKNPP would not relent till AIIMS was restored to Jammu through a formal order on the subject.
Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President vowed to continue the protests against the shameless surrender of the BJP on all its pre-poll promises including AIIMS issue. He said that Jammu region has a very fragile tertiary health care system and divesting this region of AIIMS would be greatest injustice. He said that Kashmir already has one SKIMS in Soura which offers specialized treatment facilities with Chief Minister already having announced Rs.150 crores additionality for its upgradation. But Jammu region continued to be ignored and deprived in the BJP partnered government and despite the tall claims and loud pronouncements being made by the saffron party merely to hoodwink the people of Jammu region, he added.
Mr. Mankotia further sought early creation of infrastructure & operationalization of medical colleges in Kathua, Doda, Rajouri besides establishment of a new medical college at Udhampur.He further sought allocation of adequate funds for the already sanctioned cancer institute at Udhampur.
Mr. Yashpal Kundal ridiculed the cowardly surrender of BJP on Dogra Certificate, grant of State Subject rights to West Pakistan Refugees and conferment of voting rights upon them. Mr. Kundal while demanding AIIMS for Jammu further called for holding an early delimitation of Assembly constituencies so as to ensure equitable share to all the regions of the state on political as well as economic basis. He further demanded relief for victims of natural calamities besides adequate compensation to Jammu Migrants. He regretted the non-release of ex-gratia in favour of Dogra martyrs who lost their lives in the deadly terrorist attack recently in Manipur.
Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla assured full support of Delhi Unit of Panthers Party in resolving the issues of J&K and in ensuring justice to Jammu region including its socio-political empowerment.
Other who addressed the gathering included Pushvinder Singh Manhas, Pavan Dev Singh, Smt. Sudesh Dogra, Mr. Sham Gorkha, Mr. Rajesh Padgotra, Mr. Yashpaul Singh Manhas, Mr. Dharam Singh, Mr. Karnail Singh, Mr. Baldev Singh, Mr. Mohan Lal Gupta, Mr. B.S. Billowria, Advocate, Mr. Romesh Khajuria, Mr. Sanjay Verma, Mr. Dhani Ram Attri, Mr. Vishav Dev Singh, Mr. Kuldip Singh, Mr. Sukhjit Singh, Mr. Angrez Singh, Mr. Makhan Lal, Mr. Bashir Ahmed, Mr. Surjit Singh Guleria, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Mrs. Sunita Chaudhary, First North Indian Female Auto Driver, Ms. Arti, Mrs. Shanti, Mr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, Mr. Rajesh Sharma, Nirmal Kesar, Mr. Bhushan Kumar, Mr. Om Kishan and others.

NPP rejects Div. Com. inquiry commission Demands judicial inquiry into killing of Jammu youth

Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, PresidentJKNPP rejected the government offer to hold an inquiry by the Divisional Commissioner saying that the people don’t want and inquiry by a public servant. It must be held by high power judicial committee headed by a sitting judge of the High Court so that truth is known to everybody about the conspiracy and killing of young S. Jagjeet Singh yesterday in police firing. He accused the state government for trying to play hide and seek with the people of Jammu by holding so-called inquiry by a government servant.

Shri Mankotia said that the Panthers Party has very clear stand which was mentioned in the statement issued yesterday by party leadership that inquiry must be held by a senior judge and it must be a judicial inquiry. He said that removal of a police officer or FIR against a SPO shows that government wants to keep a lid on the entire conspiracy and plot to create tension in Jammu so that the real issues involved like AIIMS, Tawi Lake, delimitation, 15 lac refugees and migrants gets shadowed under the clouds of artificial anarchy created by the administration. He also congratulated the people of Jammu and particularly the youth for maintain unity among the people.

Shri Mankotia also appealed to all political, social groups and NGOs to work jointly to maintain communal harmony so that the conspirators who intend to disturb peace in Jammu are exposed before the people. He also blamed the government for its total failure to control the situation which could have been easily avoided.

Shri Mankotia attended the funeral ceremony of S. Gurjeet Singh at R.S. Pura.

NPP condemned killing of youth in Jammu, Demands judicial probe & action against the killers

Prof.Bhim Singh, Member of NIC, Shri Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP and Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, President-JKNPP condemned brutal killing of young man, S. Jagjeet Singh in Jammu yesterday while the people were protesting against police. The NPP leaders demanded high power judicial inquiry and a compensation of Rs.1 crore to the family of the deceased young man who has been killed ruthlessly in the day light and public while exercising his right to protest. Right to protest, express views and right to speech is fundamental right of every citizen and its denial is an offence.

          The NPP leaders accused PDP-BJP government for creating such a situation in the peace-loving city of temples by such dastardly acts to divert the attention of the citizens in Jammu from the real issues and upper most is the AIIMS. The NPP leaders said that the latest bandh observed in Jammu in one voice and unity demonstrated by the residents of Jammu Pradesh had shaken the coalition government. This outrageous act of gunning down a young man was aimed to create tension and disturbed harmony.

          They said that the law of the land does not authorize anybody, even the kings and monarchs to kill any person. There is law of the land to deal with any situation or with any offence committed by any person or persons.    

          The NPP leaders made an appeal to the people of Jammu from all walks of life to keep their centuries’ old tradition of communal harmony which has been a cultural entity of the people of Jammu.

NPP condemned killing of youth in Jammu, Demands judicial probe & action against the killers

Prof.Bhim Singh, Member of NIC, Shri Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP and Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, President-JKNPP condemned brutal killing of young man, S. Jagjeet Singh in Jammu yesterday while the people were protesting against police. The NPP leaders demanded high power judicial inquiry and a compensation of Rs.1 crore to the family of the deceased young man who has been killed ruthlessly in the day light and public while exercising his right to protest. Right to protest, express views and right to speech is fundamental right of every citizen and its denial is an offence.

The NPP leaders accused PDP-BJP government for creating such a situation in the peace-loving city of temples by such dastardly acts to divert the attention of the citizens in Jammu from the real issues and upper most is the AIIMS. The NPP leaders said that the latest bandh observed in Jammu in one voice and unity demonstrated by the residents of Jammu Pradesh had shaken the coalition government. This outrageous act of gunning down a young man was aimed to create tension and disturbed harmony.

They said that the law of the land does not authorize anybody, even the kings and monarchs to kill any person. There is law of the land to deal with any situation or with any offence committed by any person or persons.

The NPP leaders made an appeal to the people of Jammu from all walks of life to keep their centuries’ old tradition of communal harmony which has been a cultural entity of the people of Jammu.

Delhi Police Foils Panthers March to Gherao Parliament

final 7th AIIMSOver 500 Panthers Party activists led by Shri Harsh Dev Singh,Chairman JKNPP alongwith  Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President, Yash pal Kundal  state president, young Panthers  today held a massive demostration near the parliament where their procession was stopped by a strong contingent of Delhi Police who put up huge barricades on the road infront of the Parliament street Police Station. The Protesters raised slogans against the coalition Govt of J&K, central govt, and pro Jammu slogans.The Panthers Party leaders who started their procession from Jantar Mantar for restoration of AIIMs to Jammu were addressed by several senior leaders.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that it was not merely a matter of AIIMS for Jammu but the lorger question of the self respect and pride of Jammu people . He said that it was highly distressing that Jammu people were always treated as B- Class citizens as against highly pampered and mollycoddled Kashmir region. He regretted that people of Jammu region had to agitate and take to streets even for the basic amenites dispite having elected representatives to espouse their cause. Lambasting the BJP for its demagoguery and unprincipled politics, Mr. Singh said that by gifting AIIMS to Kashmir the BJP had indulged in the most treacherous  bargain only to play a second fiddle to the PDP govt. Mr. Singh said that people of Jammu would no longer reconcile to their second class catagorization  by a highly biased and prejudiced Kashmir centric leadership. He said that the JKNPP had decided to take the fight for Jammu to every nook and corner of the state besides agitating the persistant neglect of the region infront of the Parliament in New Delhi.
Lambasting the BJP for submitting to the whims of its coalition partner on the issue of AIIMS, Mr. Singh said the saffron party had  completely disillusioned the people of Jammu region and earned their wrath for succumbing on  all the issues with the public outrage having reached its crescendo. He said that announcement for establishment of AIIMS at Jammu was made by two Union Ministers on 28th February, 2015 at New Delhi and therefore BJP’s offering it to PDP on a platter merely for the crumbs of power was the biggest betrayal with the people of Jammu region. Warning the BJP to desist from its lame duck posturing, Mr. Singh said that JKNPP would not relent till AIIMS was restored to Jammu.
Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President vowed to continue the protests against the shameless surrender of the BJP on the issue of AIIMS. He said that Jammu region has a very fragile tertiary health care system and divesting this region of AIIMS would be greatest injustice. He said that Kashmir already has one SKIMS in Soura  which offers specialized treatment facilities with Chief Minister already having announced Rs.150 crores additionality for its upgradation. But Jammu region continued to be ignored and deprived in the BJP partnered government and despite the tall claims and loud pronouncements being made by the saffron party merely to hoodwink the people of Jammu region, he added.
Mr.Mankotia further sought early creation of infrastructure and operationalization of medical colleges in Kathua, Doda, Rajouri besides establishment of a new medical college at Udhampur.He further sought allocation of adequate funds for the already sanctioned cancer institute at Udhampur.
Mr. Yashpal Kundal ridiculed the cowardly surrender of BJP on Dogra Certificate, grant of State Subject rights to West Pakistan Refugees and conferment of voting rights upon them.Mr. Kundal while demanding AIIMS for Jammu further called for holding an early delimitation of Assembly constituencies so as to ensure equitable share to all the regions of the state on political as well as economic basis. He further demanded relief for victims of natural calamities besides adequate compensation to Jammu Migrants.
Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla assured full support of Delhi Unit of Panther222s Party in resolving the issues of J&K and in ensuring justice to Jammu region including its socio-political empowerment.
Other who addressed the gathering included Shri Shyam Gorkha, Shri Gagan Pratap Singh, Shri Neeraj Gupta, shri Anil Rakwal, Dhani Ram Atri, Vishav Dev Singh, Dharam Singh Bittu, Rajesh Sharma , Karnail Singh Ved Parkash, Baldev Singh , Devi Das, Kuldip Singh,  Mohan lal Gupta, Balbir Singh Happy, Ajay Singh, Rajesh Kamal , Arun Dev Singh, Surjit Singh, Rashmi Dutt, Jagdish Raj, Vijay Spolia, sardar Amarjeet Singh, etc.