SC Sr. Advocate & Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee urges President Mukherjee to act to save democracy in India

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate & Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee who is also Supremo of National Panthers Party today urged President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to act fast according to the mandate of the Constitution so that democracy is not allowed to be paralyzed by the party in power in the Centre. Prof.Bhim Singh also demanded to hold an urgent meeting of National Integration Council to work out a consensus for the defense of democracy and respectful rule of law which is facing liquidation at the hands of BJP government in the Centre.

          Prof.Bhim Singh called on the national leadership of secular, democratic and progressive political parties to convene a meeting of all the nationalist and secular parties at the earliest to work out a clear an adjective strategry for the defense of democratic norms and in respect of rule of law so that the National Integration shall be strengthened.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that the political situation which has been fomented in the North-East (Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh) and Uttarakhand just for imposing BJP command in the region bordering with China. Prof.Bhim Singh said that BJP intends to grab power in J&K just for the sake of power at the cost of national unity and integration.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that all the nationalist, secular and progressive political parties should join hands to defeat the Gorbachev hidden plan that threatens the very spirit of national federalism, secularism and democracy in India.

          Prof.Bhim Singh has also decided to write letters to all the political and social organizations except BJP and RSS. He also invited suggestions of the lawyers’ fraternity and intellectuals in this regard so that the rise of India is not hampered by the vested interests.

Bhim’s twin-State suggestion highly laudable Ending discrimination with Jammu

JAMMU: JKNPP chief patron Bhim Singh has yet again reiterated that creation of Jammu State and Kashmir Valley State was the only way out to end discrimination, chaos and regional imbalance. “Time has come when J&K should be reorganized by establishing Kashmir Ghati State and Jammu State. The Treaty of Amritsar is no longer relevant after J&K merged with the Union of India by the signatures of the then Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh in 1947. Ladakh region which was annexed under the leadership of General Zorawar Singh in 1842 and affiliated with Jammu Pradesh should be given a choice between Kashmir Ghati State and Jammu State. The Ladakhis if choose to be adopted as Union Territory, their choice should be respected. Gilgit and Baltistan which link close to Ladakh shall be declared as part and parcel of Ladakh region after the liberation of Gilgit-Baltistan,” he has said in a statement from New Delhi.

Bhim Singh also announced that a convention shall soon be held in February where the twin-State solution will be threadbare discussed. “The participation of the social and political representatives from all regions will give a scientific and concrete shape to this proposition,” he has also said, adding that the two States shall continue as “twin States” with separate provincial Governments but with one High Court and one Governor. He also announced that he would constitute a committee of social and political representatives irrespective of their political affiliations “to mobilize the people’s opinion in support of reorganization of J&K”.
It is not the first occasion when Bhim Singh came out with such a suggestion. He and his party had a number of times in the past demanded reorganization of the State saying the existing 68-year-old politico-constitutional and financial structure had failed to produce the desired results and that the people of Jammu province would continue to suffer unless this unitary structure was reformed and federalized to accommodate their social, economic and political aspirations.

And what Bhim Singh and his Panthers Party had been saying was the general view in Jammu province. There is consensus in Jammu province that reorganization of the State is the only alternative available to end discrimination with the people of Jammu province and avert the possibility of Jammu province witnessing the Kashmir-like situation – situation that forced the Kashmiri Hindus to quite the Valley in early 1990 to become refugees in their own motherland. Even the RSS and the BJP had endorsed the idea of the State’s reorganization. In fact, while the RSS adopted resolution on separate Jammu State at Kurukshetra in 2002, the BJP at least thrice adopted resolutions on the State’s reorganization

“If Jammu province is not separated from Kashmir, the former would surely witness the Kashmir-like situation. To avert this impending disaster separation of Jammu province from the militant and separatist-infested Kashmir is imperative. There is nothing that is common between the people of Kashmir and their leadership and the people of Jammu and Ladakh. The Kashmiri leadership wants independence or semi-independence from India and it also wants to de-link the erstwhile Doda district and parts of Poonch-Rajouri belt from Jammu to set up Greater Muslim Kashmir. The people of Jammu province, barring a few agents of Kashmiri leadership, want their complete merger with India. They long for a regime that is of them, by them and for them within the Indian Constitution, minus Article 370 and Article 35-A,” this is the general view in Jammu province. Hold a referendum in Jammu province and you will see for yourself that an overwhelming majority will vote against politics, Kashmiri-style, and vote for the Indian Constitution and separation from Kashmir.
It is a different story that the political class in Jammu has failed Jammu to remain on the right side of Kashmiri leadership, which gets unstinted support from all the important political players in Delhi. That’s the reason all the movements which the nation witnessed in Jammu province after 1947 were all engineered by the common masses and civil society groups.

The situation as it exists today in the State is highly alarming and frightening. Indeed, the people of Jammu province are in grave danger. The suggestion of Bhim Singh and his ilk needs to be viewed in this context.

President urged to intervene for dismissal of J&K Govt. in the greater national interest & integration

Addressing a huge gathering of activists from different parts of the country and different political schools of thought, Prof.Bhim Singh urged Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India to intervene under section 92 of J&K Constitution and Article 356 of Constitution of Indiawhich makes it obligatory for the President of India to assume to;

(a)          himself all or any of the functions of the state and further

(b)          declared that powers of the Legislature of the state shall be exercisable by or under the authority of Parliament.   

This is the absolute power vested in the President of India and it is in the interest of unity, integrity and the security of the country that the government in J&K be dismissed and the Governor of the state should be given all legislative and executive powers as provided in Section 92 of J&K Constitution.

This situation has arisen for several reasons mainly because of the collapse of the present government in J&K due to health condition of phentermine while he is under care in the intensive care center in AIIMS (All India Medical Institute, New Delhi). The enemies of the country across the Indian borders have been indulging in gross violation of international borders and Line of Control across J&K with an intention to sabotage peace in J&K thus endangering the security of the country.

Prof.Bhim Singh urged Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India for his urgent intervention by dismissing the present government in J&K and imposing Governor Rule under Section 92 of J&K Constitution read with Article 356 of Constitution of India in the interest of security of the entire nation which stands threatened. Pathankote episode is a living example.

Prof.Bhim Singh in his appeal to all the political parties in the country urged for the support in favour of Governor Rule in J&K (President’s rule in J&K cannot be imposed in J&K Constitution of India does not apply to J&K directly). The President’s rule can be extended six months’ after the Governor Rule.

Prof.Bhim Singh called all the political parties in the state including the Hurriyat Conference to support this move in the common interest of all the residents of the state so that peace does not suffer any casuality in the sub-continent. He also appealed to the Panthers Party activists to take this movement on the streets in J&K in the interest of peace, progress and security.

Prime Minister Modi’s blunders

There is no ruler in the world who has had not committed blunders while running the affairs of the state or a country. The scope and the extent of every blunder is recorded by the history. It also depends on the state and situation of that particular era where they ruled or ruling and under what circumstances. In the modern democracy where the governments are chosen or elected by the people it is not very difficult to write the history or the facts or write the judgments on the acts of omission and commission of the rulers. I do not want to go into the pages of the history in Europe, or in the Middle-East or in the world ruled under authoritarianism. If we have to write or work out the blunders and contributions it will require an age and space beyond anybody imagination.

On talking about the blunders about the present Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi who took over power in May 2015. He climbed to the skies with his personal glory and political triumph. Nobody could imagine that a person who reached the climates in personal glory and fame could fall that faster in his popularity graph. The historians, the sycophants, the media baron and political analyze have not mustered enough courage to speak the truth and the reason of such a fast climb down of Prime Minister Modi in his credibility and popularity in India and abroad.

Many friends have asked me to write about the blunders briefly committed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his premiership in India. Let me start counting as a watch man about Prime Minister Modi’s blunders.

i).      Shri Modi neglected the senior, experienced and noted leaders in the BJP during his election campaign. The stalwarts were ignored rather humbled and humiliated publicly. The elders were very cautious about their role and responsibility they uttered not a single word publicly against the authoritarian rather dictatorial attitude of Shri Narendra Modi.

ii).     Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored the old generation leadership and the former Prime Ministers from Nehru to Atal Bihari Vajpayee fearing that rise or the past Prime Ministers may not shadow Narendra Modi’s name.

iii).    Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored rather traced the well established and accepted foreign policy of the country and started hobnobbing with Anglo-American Bloc for reasons which can best be explained by Prime Minister Modi.

iv).    Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored half a century trusted and tested friendship with the Arab world and fell in the trap of Zionist lobby. He did not care rather kept the Indo-Arab relations in the cold storage. He accepted the invitation to visit Israel knowing well that India from Mahatma Gandhi till Atal Bihari Vajpayee had never given a chance to the Arab world to get annoyed or in different.  Prime Minister Modi could not make it himself to Israel because international pressure. He managed to seek blessings of the President of India to visit Israel. President of India faced humiliation at the international airport, Tel-Aviv, Israel when four computer gifts which he was carried with him to present to the Palestine University in Ram Allah were snatched from the President’s baggage. It was great humiliation to the country. Prime Minister Modi dared not say a word on this humiliating and insulting acts of government of Israel against the President of India.

v).     Prime Minister Modi travelled all over from Tokyo to New York and he accomplished his mission to address Indian Diaspora in London Sports Club last night.

vi).    The another blunder Prime Minister Modi committed was that he ignored the Foreign Minister to company the Prime Minister which was mandatory in the protocol. Nor he carried any important cabinet minister in his tourage campaign.

vii).   The greatest political blunder that Prime Minister Modi committed was that he forgot that he is the Prime Minister of a secular-socialist republic country. The people he carried with his team were from the corporate world. And those too from a chosen class. What was the purpose of his visiting rich and western countries with corporate class? Where was the political leadership of India associated with his government?

viii).  Prime Minister Modi has ignored the Arab world completely, ignored the concept of India’s foreign policy as well as the mission. He proudly says that he is a chaiwala Prime Minister but there is no chaiwala in his company at home or abroad.

ix).    In brief I would like to count some of his political blunders which let the BJP down recently. His blunder was to impose the name of a non-BJP activist rather a non-political person as the candidate for the Chief Minister ship of Delhi. The disaster was witnessed by the whole country.

x).     Another political blunder was that he got a person imposed as the President of BJP who is still facing the criminal charges in different courts in Gujarat. It was this blunder that BJP met its waterloo in Bihar.

xi).    Besides, J&K is very sensitive area and the enemies of the country have been exploiting the political situation to their advantage. J&K is the only state which has its own Constitution without fundamental rights. It is the only state in the country where laws made by the Parliament cannot be extended. This was due to the blunder committed by the Constituent Assembly by introducing Article 370 in the Indian Constitution. Prime Minister Modi reversed the entire agenda of the BJP. He rather joined hands with a political party which is totally hostile to the concept of integration of the state with the rest of the country. He joined hands with a party only for the sake of power in the state, the party which has been advocating for Pakistani currency in J&K.

xii).   It was 7th November, 2015 that Prime Minister Modi after his speech in Srinagar, Kashmir dared not say, ‘Jai Hind’. There could be no serious blunder than this. The scars left on the face of India by this blunder shall not be washed away by the waters of all the Arabian seas.

xiii).  Besides, Prime Minister Modi could not speak a word of appreciation for the Indian Army which has been making heroic sacrifices on the borders of J&K for its defense and for the defense of the country. It is Indian Army who is defending Siachin Glacier with unimaginable sacrifices and courage. Prime Minister Modi could not find a word for them. He failed to condemn terrorism in J&K whereas he was very prompt to condemning terrorism while addressing the majority of the Gujarati Indians Diaspora in London yesterday.

xiv).  Prime Minister Modi who committed another blunder by ignoring the plight of 15 lacs refugees from Pak and POK living in disgrace and humiliation in the streets and barren lands infested by the militants the terrorists in Jammu Pradesh.

xv).   The another blunder committed by Prime Minister Modi is to allow Mufti government to vacate all the revenue areas including the agricultural land which might have been taken by the local residents of Jammu Pradesh about 40/50 years back. The government made a law called ‘Roshni Act’ permitting all those who had occupied state lands beyond 10 years to apply for regularization. They were assured that these lands in possession of the local residents shall be allotted to them permanently. The state accommodated all the businessmen/political leaders whereas the farmers and the labourers were ignored. This is going to be added among the blunders committed by Prime Minister Modi.

xvi).  This piece on the blunders committed by Prime Minister Modi could not be called as conclusive because it needs more work on the subject and wider attraction with the affected people may they be persons connected with OROP movement, working class, the men involved in the corporate sectors. I have requested senior leaders and experienced persons like Shri Ram Jethmalani, MP to come out with details on blunders of Prime Minister Modi vis-à-vis India’s black money in the foreign banks and the blunders committed in the formation of the present cabinet of Shri Narendra Modi.


Panthers activists hold protest at Jantar Mantar, urge President to impose Governor Rule in J&K

Several Panthers Party activists held a massive demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi demanded dismissal of J&K government and imposition of Governor Rule without any delay. The protest was led by JKNPP President, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, ex-MLA and joined by several senior leaders of Panthers Party including M/s. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Delhi Pradesh President, Romesh Khajuria, its Vice President, Surjit Singh Guleria, Dildar Hussain Beg, General Secretaries, Kuldeep Kumar, Ms. Neelam Thakur, Mehfooz Khan, Secretaries and others.
Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia came from J&K to hold this protest to draw attention of the Central leadership and the government about the deteriorating situation in J&K following utter failure of the BJP-PDP government to enforce existing laws and the provisions of the Ranbir Penal Code which command that there shall be no killing of bovine animals or cows in J&K and make such killing as offence under Ranbir Penal Code for over 150 years. Mr. Mankotia said that in J&K there was no controversy on such laws protecting cow and bovine animals in J&K as the people respected each others sentiments and there was no conflict. He said the Govt. of J&K wanted to browbeat the Centre and spread communal hatred all over the country by using the Supreme Court of India as its political platform by moving an Appeal against J&K High Court orders in the Supreme Court. He expressed satisfaction on the decision of the Supreme Court of India to return the case back to the High Court by rejecting government’s appeal before the court.
Mr. Mankotia appealed to the President of India on behalf of the Panthers Party and the people of J&K and its civil society to advice the Governor of J&K without any delay to invoke Section 92 of J&K Constitution to impose Governor Rule so that fresh free and fair elections could be held and the communal and the sectarian forces shall be exposed of its dangerous and anti-national designs.
The Panthers Party also submitted a memorandum (Attached) to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India and Shri Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister in this regard charging the State government of its utter failure to enforce the state laws and the provisions of the Ranbir Penal Code to maintain communal harmony and ensure protection to all citizens.