Ram Dass Athawaley, MP inaugurates JKNPP Foundation Day Session in Jammu

This Plenary Session, 2016 of JKNPP resolved on the occasion of its 34th Foundation Anniversary being celebrated at the historic Dogra Hall, Jammu the winter capital of the State of J&K.

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34th Anniversary Session of JKNPP was inaugurated by revolutionary leader of Maharashtra, Shri Ram Dass Athawaley M.P this afternoon at Dogra Hall, Jammu (J&K).  Mr. Athawaley assured JKNPP that he shall take up the matter of Article 370 in the Indian Constitution for its amendment to ensure that Parliament of India is empower to legislate on Jammu and Kashmir at least in respect of defence, foreign affairs and communication.  This issue was raised by Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron NPP assuring that JKNPP is committed to amend Article 370 so as to empower Parliament to legislate in respect of matters listed in the Central List of the Schedule-VII so as to empower Parliament to demolish the walls of separation. 

Mr. Athawaley was the special guest on this occasion of the 34th Foundation Ceremony of JKNPP which was founded by Prof. Bhim Singh in 1982 at Jammu.  Prof. Bhim Singh at the resigned from MLAship and floated Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party.

Prof. Bhim Singh also prayed homage to those Panthers Party Founding Members who are no more in the world.  They included Shri Thakur Dass Chanotra, Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Ms Meenakshi Thakur Advocate, Shri Durga Dass Abrol, Shri Karan Dev Singh, Shri Onkar Saini, Shri Sudershna Sambyal, Shri Yogi Thakur, Shri Krishan Driver and some others founders of Panthers Party. 

Prof. Bhim Singh declared today that he shall fight from the streets to the doors of the Parliament for the Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir so that Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh may work in coordination with separate provincial governments in Srinagar and Jammu.  Prominent among those who address the session and played key role to pass resolutions include Shri Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman NPP, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia President NPP, Mr. P.K Ganju Vice-President, Mr. Bansi Lal Sharma Political Advisor, Ms Anita Thakur General Secretary, Mr. Sukhdev Singh, General Secretary, Mr. B.S Billowria Adv. National Secrtary, Shri Yashpal Kundal President Young Panthers, Mrs. Manju Singh State Secretary, Mr. Jagdev SinghCoordination Secretary, Mr. Rajesh Pargotra Provincial President, Mr. Ashfaq Rana District President Poonch, Mr. Sewa Singh Bali District President Ramban, Mr. Dhani Ram Attri Provincial Secretary, Mr. Sham Gorka Vice-President PTU, Mr. Vilakshan Singh General Secretary Young Panthers, Mr. Gagan Pratap Singh Spokesman Young Panthers, Mr. Chetan Sharma Organizer. Tamil Naidu President of NPP Mr. Naresh Ambedkar Advocate addressed the meeting both in Hindustani and in his mother tongue Tamil. 

All the leaders expressed full support with the resolutions produced below;

Resolutions

1.      The Reorganization of J&K on the basis of the cultural, geographical, linguistic and political identity of each region with separate Legislative Assemblies, separate Budgets, separate Recruitments and Public Service Commissions, separate Planning Commissions, separate Delimitation Commissions and of course separate Chief Ministers, one Governor and one Chief Justice. 

2.      Jammu Pradesh: This Session feels that justice shall be done to each region after Jammu Pradesh and Kashmir Ghati State are established. 

3.      Calling on the Parliament of India to exercise its sovereign authority to Amend Article 370 so as to empower Parliament to legislate in respect of matters listed in the Union List to ensure smooth relations of the state with the rest of the country. 

4.      Delimitation of Assembly Constituencies be held without any delay in order to remove regional discrimination.

5.      The term of the Legislative Assembly shall be five years instead of six years.

6.      Reservation for the ST community in the Legislative Assembly should be incorporated in the Constitution and ST status to Pahari-ethnic population should be accorded.

7.      All Pakistani Refugees who came from Pakistan in 1947/48 and lawfully settled in J&K should be granted permanent residents status with their descedents born in J&K after 1947.

8.       SPOs, daily wagers including PHE wagers, NYC, SSB volunteers, contractual employees, ReT, Jail wardens and all others who have worked in the government departments for more than two years should be regularized.

9.      PoK refugees: This is Plenary Session of JKNPP reiterates its commitment for comprehensive settlement of the refugees of 1947, 1965, 1971, 1997 from POK in accordance with International Law. The JKNPP expresses its solidarity with the refugees of 1947 from Pakistan who deserve to be treated as citizens within the meaning and scope of the Constitution to enjoy their fundamental rights.   

10.     Mubarak Mandi, the identity of the Dogras the great should be designated as International Dogra Cultural Center (IDCC) and International University for Dogra Culture & Art should be set up at this historic site.

11.     Female children should be given free education upto 10th Class and all the unmarried girls should be provided with a social security of Rs.5,000/- p.m. till they are employed.

12.     50% reservation should be given to the women in the Panchayats. The State Subject (Permanent Resident) Certificates issued earlier to the unmarried daughters should be issued afresh without any condition.

13.     All the Jammu Migrants including camping in Talwara should be provided all their arrears from 2004-07 amounting to Rs.21 crores as per direction of the Supreme Court and the recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee.

14.     All the Jammu migrants should be providing relief both in cash, kind and for the resettlement in their native villages at par with the Kashmiri migrants without delay.

15.     The residents of border villages residing within the firing range from Pakistan side should be provided free residential plots so that they shall live in safe zones during shelling from Pakistan side.

16.     All the victims of past floods should be compensated according to the judgment of the Supreme Court at the earliest.

17.     The farmers should be given free legal aid, free education and free medical care and treatment so that the villagers can also share the fruits of democracy.

18.     Ex-servicemen should be given pension on the basis of one rank one pension and reservation in the government and public sector.

19.     All daily wagers should be given minimum wages not less than Rs. 300/- per day and minimum wages act should be enforced with this amendment. 

20.     All the Industrial workers in the public or private sector should work strictly according to the International norms and timing. There should be no exploitation of workers.

21.     No child below the age 14 shall work in any Industrial discipline nor as a labourer. 

22.     Urge government of India to connect Jammu with Poonch, Udhampur with Kishtwar and Kathua with Bhadarwah via Bani by Rail.  It also resolved to revive railway line between Jammu and Sialkot (Pakistan) as it existed till 1947. 

23.     The Panchayats should be empowered in accordance with 72nd Amendment in the Constitution.

24.     The Civil Secretariat relating to the files/material of Jammu Pradesh should function retained in Jammu Civil Secretariat. Both the Secretariats in Srinagar and in Jammu around the year.

25.     That the four lane National Highway being interested by IFCON, IRCON, JP and HCC etc which should be taken up at war footing with the involvement/engagement of local youth of Ramban, Doda and Udhampur Districts.

26.     The local youth of the distant District distant like Ramban, Doda, Udhampur, Reasi, Rajouri, Poonch, Kathua should be drafted in the regular police force without delay.

International Resolution

1.      JKNPP call on the representatives of all countries in the UN to reconstitute the Security Council by inducting India, Japan, Egypt, Iran to the security council as permanent members.

2.      This Session expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine for the establishment of sovereign state of Palestine as per Accords signed in Oslo and Washington.

3.      Called on the UN to enforce resolutions 242, 338, 138 and all the rest to establish the State of Palestine as was determined by UN Resolutions.

 

4.      Asked Pakistan to withdraw from all occupied areas of J&K namely Gilgit, Baltistan, Askardu, PoK as per Resolution of the UN of 13th August, 1948 so that residents of POK and Gilgit may choose their future.

5.      Asked all nuclear powers to dismantle their nuclear arsenal, observe total disarmament discipline and stop further nuclear tests lest they meet the same fate of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.

6.      It urged on the Members of the United Nations to support India’s elevation as Permanent Member of the United Nation so that India may play its destined role to promote peace, harmony and progress the world over.

7.      Panthers Party sought apology from US government for the atomic attack against Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. 

8.      Panthers Party welcomes the historic visit of USA President to Cuba that opened new doors for peaceful resolution