J&K Coordination Committee Celebrate 67th Accession Anniversary

A massive rally was held under the auspices of Coordination Committee of J&K leaders and intellectuals today at the lawns of Press Club, Jammu. The rally was chaired by Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron NPP and Member of NIC. The meeting was addressed by Sr. Journalist and General Secretary of Press Club of Jammu Shri Sohail Kazmi, Kashmiri Pandit Migrant leader Dr. Jitender Bakshi, Shri Harsh Dev Singh MLA Chairman JKNPP, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia MLA President JKNPP, Shri Yashpal Kundal MLA General Secretary, Shri P.K Ganju Vice-President, Ms Anita Thakur General Secretary among others.

A unanimous resolution was adopted by the participants hailing from different groups and schools of thoughts including Young Panthers, NPSU, Women Power, PTU, PKU, JSSM and others. The resolution adopted was;

We the people of Jammu and Kashmir comprising 84000 sq. miles from Leh to Gilgit and Lakhanpur to Muzaffrabad join the celebration of the State Accession with the Union of India and on 67th Anniversary of its Accession with the Union of India.

We call on United Nation to persuade Pakistan to vacate all occupied territories comprising 32500 sq. miles including Gilgit and Baltistan and withdraw civilian settlers therefrom.

We reiterate of commitment to be integral part of India the largest democracy in the world committed to uphold the dignity of the composite culture, secularism and democracy irrespective of our religious beliefs, political ideologies, race or creed.

NPP demands Governor Rule for holding free & fair polls

Srinagar (J&K) Oct. 16, 2014:  Prof. Bhim Sigh, Chief Patron NPP and Member of NIC addressing a Press Conference in Srinagar demanded Governor Rule under Sec. 92 of J&K Constitution so that free and fair elections to the state Assembly are held. 

 

Prof Bhim Singh told media persons in Srinagar that relief is not reaching flood victims in spite of Supreme Court directions, even the dead bodies of the flood victims in Panchari, Nowshera have not been traced out in spite of Governments assurance before the SC.  He accused Modi Government for its failure to declare national disaster/natural calamity in Jammu and Kashmir so that huge devastation could be compensated to the affected families. 

 

Location map of Jammu and Kashmir, India. De f...Prof. Bhim Singh said that Chief Minister was missing from the state and came only on 6th September where as Prime Minister had aerial view on 7th Sept. 2014 across the valley only.  He has no idea about the flood devastation in Jammu Pradesh.  It was only because of the SC intervention on JKNPP petition that the Court directed J&K government to constitute unified command to ensure, rescue, relief and rehabilitation.  The government did not follow it.  He said thousands of crores of rupees flooded in the state from the centre and other states but the suffering people did not get even peanuts.  He said that almost all political party offices including JKNPP in Srinagar have been completely demolished and there is no working place for the political workers. 

 

Prof. Bhim Singh said that so called ISIS scare is being circulated by the ruling parties only to create scare mongering campaign and to brow beat the centre which is the oldest practice of the Kashmiri rulers.  He also accused government to shift secretariat from Srinagar to Jammu when the people in valley are suffering for relief and shelter.  He demanded that Secretariat should function in Srinagar as well as in Jammu around the year.

 

Those who present in the press conference included Masood Andrabi Vice-President, Farooq Ahmad Dar Provincial President (Kashmir Province) etc.

 

Bhim Singh launches Jammu State Students Movement on Martyrs’ 48th Anniversary

Heavy tributes were paid this morning to the Jammu Student Martyrs who were killed by police bullets doing the Congress government in J&K while the movement was led by Prof.Bhim Singh for opening university in Jammu with other institutions. This happened on 17th October, 1966, 48 years ago, when three students were brutally shot dead by the police right inside the premises of Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu.

Bhim Singh, the chief organizer of the movement escaped the police bullets. On 18th October, 1966 thousands of students marching through the Jammu streets led by Students Congress under the leadership of Prof.Bhim Singh in protest demanding to bring all murderers to justice were showered with bullets resulting into martyrdom of S. Gurcharan Singh. Hundreds of students and youth were injured. Some of them lost their arms or legs. There were orders to catch or kill student leader, Bhim Singh by the government.

Prof. Bhim Singh reminded hundreds of students at the Memorial Site in front of Science College, Jammu, how the students were killed, injured only when they were demanding university for Jammu. He also narrated the history how he along with some student leaders namely, Mr. Kamal Gandotra, Mr. Shishu Singh, Mr. Raj Kumar Saigal, Mr. D.D. Abrol, Mr. D.D. Singh and others escaped from the curfew bound Jammu city and reach Delhi to meet the then Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Prof. Bhim Singh admired the courage of Mrs. Indira Gandhi who got inquiry commission constituted under Mr. Mukherjee which found several officials and police officers guilty and recommended punishment.

Prof. Bhim Singh said that he was expelled from J&K by the Congress government. While paying tributes to the student martyrs he praised their sacrifices, which has brought not one university but many in Jammu Pradesh with several professional colleges.

Prof. Bhim Singh said that 50 years back we asked for university and we got and now we are asking for Jammu State. He appealed all student organizations in Jammu Pradesh from the school to the university level to organize a Jammu State Students Movement (JSSM) so that people of Jammu Pradesh shall get freedom from the most corrupt, authoritarian and criminal rulers. He nominated Mr. Virender Thakur, State President-NPSU and his team to lead the movement JSSM by taking into confidence all student organizations in the state.

Others who also paid tributes to the student martyrs included Mr. P.K Ganju (Vice-President), Ms. Anita Thakur, Mr. H.C. Jalmeria (General Secretaries-JKNPP), Mr. Bansi Lal Sharma, Advisor-JKNPP, Mr. Jagdev Singh, Coordination Secretary, Mr. Naresh Chib, District President Jammu Rural, Mr. Virender Thakur, President-NPSU, Ms.Asha Rani, State Secretary-NPSU, Mr. Nirmal Kishore, Mr.Aftab Alam and office bearers of NPSU from various colleges including Jammu University, Samba College, MAM College, GGM Science College, Commerce College, Pushpinder Singh Manhas, Sr. Vice President, Young Panthers, Mr. Gagan Pratap Singh, Coordinator & Media Incharge, Young Panthers and S. Mohinder Pal Pandu, Student Leader, Roopesh Singh, Davinder Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Bhupinder Singh, Amit Charak, Shubam Jasrotia, Sanjeev, Deepak Sharma,

 

After-Effects of World War-I stir debate in Europe on new challenges for tomorrow

This write up is based on the excerpts of the speech of Prof. Bhim Singh, civil liberties lawyer in India and Member of National Integration Council,  in Belgrade, Serbia during ‘International Science and Public Conference dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First World War victims. The conference was organized by the Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory and others on 17-18 September, 2014. 

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The World War-I acclaimed by the European commentators as the Great World War started when Austria invaded Serbia in 1914. Russia then Tsar Empire sided with Siberia for several interests including an ethnic similarity and strong relationship of the Orthodox Church. The war ended in 1918, four years after a bloody war resulting into the death of nearly 1,60,00000 soldiers (human beings) leaving about two crores wounded on both sides of the war. This was mainly a war;

Britain, France, Russian Empire, Italy, Japan, India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa lately joined by the USA versus Germany, Austria, Hungary, Ottoman Empire. India, Canada, Australia, South Africa etc. were forced to fight being the colonies of the British Empire. According to the war historians, about 75,000 Indian soldiers died, 20,000 wounded and an equal number went missing during the war. This was a rear occupation that the participants remember Khudadad Khan, Indian soldier who became the first Indian to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Russia suffered the most with the loss of nearly 33 lacs. men in the battlefield. The French and the British lost both men in uniform and civilians.

Perhaps, it was the first international gathering organized in Serbia where the war started in 1914, which paid heavy tributes to the Indian soldiers who died in the war while defending Great Britain and its allies including Russia. Serbia the then Yugoslavia had created a kind of history in 1961 when the Non-Aligned Movement of the countries was born under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Yugoslavian President, Mr. Joseph Broz Tito, Indonesian President, Mr. Sukarno, Egyptian President, Mr. Abdul Gamal Nasser and the President of Ghana, Mr. Nkaruma. This initiative of President Tito in the heart of Europe earned him wrath of the Anglo-American Bloc as this process had challenged the hegemony of this bloc. This international conference to commemorate 100 years of World War-I in Belgrade splashed several messages to the war mongers and those who continue to amass nuclear arsenals at the cost of the humanity only to destroy its existence.

The speakers included, Russians, Serbians, Czechs, Austrians, Italians, Germans, Swiss, British, French and India of course with the presence of this author. Two issues emerged from the long debated World War-I i.e. what were the after-effects of the so-called Great World War and what are the new challenges before the world.

The speakers were almost unanimous on the fact that the USA emerged as great continental power and the war stimulated the US economy, increased employment and wages and brought great benefit to its industry. In other words the USA emerged as the greatest power in the world as the creditor nation, the situation remains unchanged. President Wilson at that time had a vision and could have involved the United States in the world affairs by joining the League of Nations yet he failed or he deliberately chose to keep the USA out of the fear that might have brought Europe on warpath because of the Versailles Treaty. On the other hand Germany became the greatest looser in the war among the belligerents. Defeat in war resulted in profound shock coupled with economic deprivation and collapse. This was one of the main reasons that democratic socialist party in Germany brought the new leadership which ultimately tore away the Treaty of Versailles into pieces and challenged the world once again in World War-II.

The effects of the Great War surfaced widely and wildly in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Asia as well. There came an end of Tsar Rule when Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin took over the reins of power in Russia. Turkish Empire, known as Ottoman Empire came to an end leaving Arab World in the Middle East free of Turkish rule. Austro-Hungarian regime collapsed and India started marching towards freedom movement under the leadership of Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Several speakers which included Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin, Former President of Czech Republic, Mr. Vaclav Klaus, Russian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Alexey Yuryevich Meshkov, Mr. Johan Backman of Antifascist Committee of Finland, Mr. Vardan Ernestovich Bagdasaryan, a Dean, School of History, Political Sciences and Law, Moscow University, Former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, Mr. Momir Bulatovic, Mr. James Bissett, a former Canadian Ambassador in Yugoslavia, Mr. Walter Schwimmer, Former Secretary General of European Council, a noted media person, Mr. Paolo Raimondi of Italy, Mr. Dario Vidojkovic from the Department of Modern History, Regensburg University, Germany, Mr. Jean Bricmont from Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium, Mr. Neil Clark, a noted journalist and Freelance Writer, Mr. Xavier Moreau, Head of Russian Division in France University who made highly valuable contributions to the jurisprudence of the war and peace.  This author was the only speaker from the continent of Asia and Africa. The two-day conference was presided over by Mr. Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin, the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Center of National Glory, Russia. Mr. Zivodin Jovanovicwas the second Chairman of the conference.

The highlights of this international conference on the effects of First World War and its challenges for the future generations to save the world from impending disaster need an urgent attention of the world politicians who have been raising heaps of nuclear weapons and bombs in their stores least realizing that the Third World War or the next World War shall be the last World War on this Earth Planet. The big powers, particularly the USA, the Russian Federation and China are in possession of nuclear arsenals where each nuclear bomb is hundred times more catastrophic than the Atom Bombs which was used by the USA against Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. There was a universal feeling that the next World War would not require ponies, horses, camels nor it shall need tanks, machine guns or drones to wage the next World War. One mad fury from Beijing or Kremlin or White House can destroy the entire Earth Planet in minutes.

Though the role of agencies like NATO who have been indulging in war affairs in Iraq, Syria, Yugoslavia or Libya in the past years came under fire and was condemned in unequivocal words by one and all speakers. The USA came under heavy fire from all quarters for its colonial role in the Middle East vis-à-vis Palestine. The Balfour Treaty 1917 was considered as a treachery by the British against the Arabs. The NATO was described as unlawful agency which has been violating its own rules and the constitution. Helplessness of the United Nations was adjudged as the supremacy of the USA in the world politics.

Majority of the participants expressed solidarity with and support to the Russian Federation under the leadership of Mr. Vladimir Putin who, it is expected, shall no longer be a silent spectator over the war game plan being played by the Anglo-American Bloc.

What may be the impact of the outcome of the international conference in Belgrade on the centenary of the World War-I this has to be understood as a message of the entire humanity that the people of the world want no more bullets, no more guns, no more deaths, no more bombs and no more wars. The movement for complete disarmament under the leadership of NAM countries has to be strengthened in spirit and command of the Charter of the United Nations. Let the Belgrade message be understood in its right perspective.

 

Bhim Singh

(Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India,

Chairman, Sub-Committee, International Affairs-SCBA,

Chief Patron, National Panthers Party

& Member, National Integration Council)

Bhim Singh invited to address International Conference in Belgrade on World War-I & Challenges for tomorrow

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Chairman of SCBA Sub-Committee on International Affairs has been invited to address International Conference in Belgrade, Serbia organized by the Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory, Dialogue of Civilizations World Public Forum and others. The centenary conference is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the First World War on 17-18 September, 2014 in Sava Centre, Belgrade, Serbia.

Vladimir Ivanovich Yaumin, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Center of National Glory has expressed desire that Prof.Bhim Singh should address this conference on the after effects of World War-I and challenges for tomorrow.

Prof.Bhim Singh was also invited by Russian Federation and Asian Centre, UK in London to speak on World War-I and lessons that the world leaders should draw from the horrors of the wars.

Prof.Bhim Singh has cancelled his programmes to stop in Moscow or his visit to London (UK) due to the national calamity caused in J&K in particular due to fury of floods and unprecedented rains that caused havoc in the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh shall be visiting Belgrade, Serbia only because he was the only invitee from the entire Asian continent to address this historic international conference.

The Panthers Party headquarters, New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar shall transmit Prof.Bhim Singh’s speech on 17th September, 2014, he shall be making in the international conference in Serbia.

Prof.Bhim Singh first visited Belgrade (Yugoslavia) in 1968 on motorcycle while travelling on peace mission. He has been a great friend of President Milosevic of Yugoslavia, who was killed in prison in the Hague while in custody of UN Criminal Court. Prof.Bhim Singh shall be leaving for Moscow on the morning of 15th September, 2014.