SC grants four weeks to UOI to decide on wages of Army Porters

A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India presided by the Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice T.S.Thakur today granted four weeks to the counsel of Union of India to file final reply in the Supreme Court on the question of determining wages of Army Porters working in J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate appearing for the Army Porters working in J&K has been pleading for the fixation of wages for the Army Porters who are being paid less than the minimum wages though they are working around the clock to assist the Army along the International Borders and sensitive areas of Line of Control in J&K.

The Chief Justice of India, Mr.Justice T.S. Thakur has asked the counsel for Union of India Mr.P.S. Patwalia to submit the final proposal before the court. the Union Counsel today ask for a little more time.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party accused the BJP-PDP leadership to foment communal conflict in J&K in order to regain the lost credibility of their political victory in J&K. This helps BJP to create a communal divide so that they succeed in their nefarious designs to divert the mind of the majority community in the country to gain lost support in the coming elections in Bihar and elsewhere. The NPP Supremo cautioned the Panthers Party activists and all other revolutionary groups and parties who have been opposing the BJP for its utter failure to follow their promised agenda in Jammu Pradesh. They have failed to hold delimitation of constituencies to remove political discrimination in J&K. BJP has failed to address the grievances of 15 lacs Pak and POK refugees who have been living a life of wretched of the earth for the past 67 years without statehood, civil or political rights. These refugees or migrants have been victim of Congress for many years and now the BJP is doing the same with the citizens of India as they are. BJP promised to destroy Resettlement Act, provide proprietory rights (Malkiyat) to the allottees from POK and Pak who have been living as allottees on temporary basis in the agricultural land which the people left in J&K while voluntarily migrating to Pakistan in 1947. The Govt. of J&K has enacted a Law allowing all these Pak-nationals (presently) to return and seek full rehabilitation on their lands. This Law has been challenged by the Panthers Party and is still pending before the Supreme Court of India with a permanent stay till disposal. Jammu Pradesh has 37 Assembly seats against 46 in the Valley. The population of the two regions is almost even. The BJP had made a commitment for holding delimitation which they forgot. There is discriminatory recruitment policy in J&K which is opposed by the Panthers Party tooth and nail from the streets to the Supreme Court. J&K government withdrew SRO in this connection on the petition of JKNPP but it reimposed the same discriminatory Law after the JKNPP withdrew petition. The J&K government under the leadership of Farooq Abdullah as Chief Minister in 1999 grabbed 28000 sq. kms. of forest land in Nagrota sector for the resettlement of Kashmiri Muslim Migrants. The petition filed by the Panthers Party against this communal enactment is pending in the High Court of J&K for final disposal. The State has been playing hide and seek with the High Court. The BJP betray the people of Jammu Pradesh, surrendered before PDP leadership for the sake of power and money which has been proved beyond an iota of doubt. A petition was sponsored before Jammu High Court (PIL) to seek an order on the existing Law just to provoke a section of the society. It needs a special care to find out who has sponsored another PIL before the Kashmir Wing of the same High Court. Interestingly, the two wings of the same High Court have issued parallel directions which need urgent attention of the Governor of J&K to ensure that the judiciary is not used for political ends by any individual or group of individuals. Prof.Bhim Singh said that this being done to create a communal divide in the state to divert the attention of the people from the real issues; chaos, disorder, anti-national propaganda, corruption and the issue of reorganization of the state by establishing twin states in J&K, Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh where lies the only solution. He cautioned all nationalist activists and secular forces in J&K to act very carefully and with caution to defeat the ugly designs of the corrupt, communal and failed government.

A massive protest was held by the Panthers Party activists in front of Raj Bhawan, Jammu demanding return of security and accommodation of Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party who was dislodged on 10th September, 2015 from his official residence, V.P. House, New Delhi. The Modi government rejected Ram Jethmalani, Member, Rajya Sabha and Former Law Minister who had sponsored accommodation for the Prof. Bhim Singh. The Modi government also rejected the request of Shri Ram Dass Athawle, Member Rajya Sabha to provide security accommodation as his guest.  Prof. Bhim Singh earlier in 1991 was allotted one room accommodation by Prime Minister, Shri Chander Shekhar on security reason which was cancelled by BJP government though Prof. Bhim Singh has been paying Rs.17/18 thousands per month. Several parliamentarians, advocates, social activists and notables had requested Prime Minister Modi to provide full security cover and accommodation for his security who has been doing a historic, courageous, nationalist and patriotic rule for the protection of national flag and national interest in J&K. 

The Panthers Party activists led by Ms. Anita Thakur General Secretary, Bansi Lal Sharma, Adv Political Advisor, Jagdev Singh, Coordination Secretary, Rajesh Pargotra, Provincial President, Naresh Chib District President today held demonstration expressing full solidarity with Prof. Bhim Singh in his heroic role in defense of national interest in J&K. Others prominent members who participated in the protest demonstration included Rakesh Gupta State Secretary, Shanker Singh Chib Provincial Secretary, Sham Gorka Vice-President PTU, Vilakshan Singh and Gagan Pratap Singh General Secretaries Young Panthers, Ravinder Jamwal Provincial Secretary, Bashir-Ud-Din District President Reasi, Rajesh Gondhi District General Secretary, Nirmal Kishore, Naveen Bali, Asha Rani, Vikram Singh, Akash Kumar, Baldev Singh, Jitender Gupta, Rakesh Verma etc. 

          The Panthers Party activists set on fire PM Modi effigy demanding immediate dismissal of BJP-PDP government which has become security risk in J&K. The demonstrators appealed to the people of the Valley, particularly the youth to maintain communal harmony and keep secular tradition and brotherhood alive.

Prof. Bhim Singh in his message on this occasion said that a handful of power hungry politicians are trying to create communal conflict to disturb peace in J&K at the behest of foreign powers which shall not be accepted by the people in J&K. He said that Govt. in J&K had failed to function in accordance with the Constitution and Law therefore Governor should invoke Section 92 of J&K Constitution to dismiss the government in the national interest and security of the state. 

Volcanoes awaiting PM Modi on his Jammu visit

People of Jammu are eagerly waiting for Prime Minister, Modi’s visit has they feel highly discriminated rather cheated by the BJP leadership which has been sulking in coalition government with the blessings of Prime Minister, Modi who himself crowned Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd. Sayeed about 100 days’ back at Jammu.

Volcanoes in Jammu Pradesh has been smouldering and are likely to explode any day. BJP is already on the defensive on every issue they have been facing. People of Jammu Pradesh voted heavily for Modi who were promised trip to the moon by Shri Modi and assured that 65 years old problems of the people of Jammu, which include; (1). Comprehensive settlement of nearly 15 lacs refugees from Pakistan and POK by providing them equitable rights, (2). Delimitation of Assembly constituencies which was barred by changing the rules in the State Constitution by National Conference with the support of Congress and BJP in 2002 putting a seal on the delimitation till census after 2026, (3). Equitable development of all the three regions in the state, (4). Setting up AIIMS at Jammu as promised by the Govt. of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003, (5). Provision of granting Dogra Certificate to the Dogras in J&K, (6). Ensuring relief and concessions to the Jammu Migrants (because of the rise of militancy in Jammu region at par with Kashmiri Migrants) as was directed by the Supreme Court of India, (7). Inclusion of fundamental rights in the Constitution of J&K, (8). Amendment in Article 370 of the Constitution of India bringing residents of J&K at par with citizens of India, (9). Ownership rights to all the allottees from POK or otherwise over the evacuee land who have been living as temporary tenants for the past 67 years thus protection of all Dogra heritage including Mubarak Mandi and other sites, (10). Discrimination with the B.Ed. colleges of Jammu region, (11). Discriminatory recruitment rules threatening the future of the new generation of the state, (12). Discrimination with the ex-servicemen mostly in Jammu, (13). Regularization of services of all government employees including SPOs, contractual employees, casual labours and others. It appears that Prime Minister Modi has cancelled his proposed visit to the Valley on 17th July, 2015 so that he can interact with his own party leadership to give them gurmantar.


Bhim Singh launches Panthers Trade Union Wing in Kashmir Demands regularization of all casual, contractual employees

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of Panthers Trade Union today launched Kashmir Wing of the Panthers Trade Union in a workers rally in Srinagar (Kashmir) accusing the successive state government and the ruling party for the exploitation and discrimination with the employees and the working class. He accused the State government for not enforcing Minimum Wages Act in 60 years and converting the casual labours as the prisoners of war. He demanded immediate regularization of 60,000 casual labours in the state, 28, 000 SPOs, also regularization on permanent basis of contractual employees, SPOs, temporary teachers, SSB & NYC volunteers without delay. He declared that a workers and youth movement shall be launched from August 1, 2015 in case the workers, youth, employees are not given their due share. He also declared that 2015 shall be observed as ‘justice for youth year’ and invited all youth, students and workers from all walks of life to join the new movement for youth to save them from exploitation, injustice and discrimination by the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh also told the media persons by the site of PTU rally that Panthers Party shall continue its fight that there should be ‘no detention without trial’. Panthers Party, he said stands for democracy, rule of law and justice. On a question onAIIMS he declared that Govt. of India could establish two Central Universities, one each in Jammu and Kashmir why not AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the BJP has surrendered to PDP just for the sake of share in power and loot.

Prof.Bhim Singh also described the train moment from Baramullah to Banihal is another joke with the people. The so-called train has no bathroom, no wash room, no eating system and no cooler. He demanded that there should be AC compartments with Express Trains without delay. On the other hand, 110 kms. long flood shattered road needs nearly six hours to cover this distance. It takes only one hour in 40 minutes in the train just with Rs.20 but no heating system, no wash room at all even a toilet not satisfactory sitting arrangement, its cabins function as horse-shed.

Prof.Bhim Singh was received by hundreds of Panthers Party workers led by its Ramban District President, Mr. Sewa Singh Bali at Banihal this evening. Prof.Bhim Singh shall be Chief Guest at May Day Rally at Ramban on 1st May, 2015. He was accompanied by Chairman-PTU, Masood Andrabi, Kashmir Provincial President, Farooq Ahmed Dar and others.   

BJP stand exposed on AIIMS in Jammu NPP urge Governor to dismiss State Govt.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party said that the statement made by the State Minister at PMO, New Delhi advocating AIIMS in Jammu Pradesh is real bluff only a repetition of what Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley had said in Jammu. He said how Prime Minister, Modi shall allow J&K BJP leaders to act one way surviving his government in Delhi and allow the BJP ministers surviving Mufti Sahib in different directions all together. This, he said, shows the kind of government which PDP and BJP is running in J&K. He said Mufti Sahib has his constituency in Kashmir and he has to take all unpleasant decisions to promote his party’s interest in Kashmir Valley, is constituency.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that Mr. Modi is a powerful Prime Minister and he should discipline BJP leaders from J&K what to speak and what to do. He suggested to open two AIIMS as was done in case of Central Universities.

NPP Supremo said that Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah was right to put up separate provincial directorates in almost all the departments. The permanent solution to avoid regional conflict and remove regional discrimination with the people of Ladakh and the people of Jammu is reorganization of J&K by establishing the state of Jammu Pahari Pradesh as well as that of Kashmir Valley which can be done by urgent amendment in Article 370 to remove all anomalies to keep people of J&K in peace, respect and dignity.

          To save the state from total anarchy, the Governor should dismiss the present government and impose Governor rule so that free and fair elections could be held without manipulation of EVMs as it happened in the last election.