PM Modi’s silence on humiliation met to President of India at Israeli International Airport

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chairman of Indo-Palestine Friendship Society and expert on Indo-Arab relations expressed surprise on the continued silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the treatment the President of India Shri Pranab Kumar Mukherjee was given at the International Airport of Israel at Tel-Aviv last week. The Israeli authority banned the entry of four communication systems that President of India was carrying with him to present as gift to the Al-Aqsa University at Ram Allah, Palestine.

Prof.Bhim Singh a student of International Law regretted that Govt. of India failed to lodge a protest against the Govt. of Israel which has been in illegal occupation of Palestine since 1967. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Oslo Agreement signed between PLO Chief, Yasir Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Shiron Pere signed at the White House the presence of US President declaring Palestine as independent state has a sovereign entity and its borders cannot be manned by a foreign country, Israel.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that an International Airport was set up in Gaza immediately signing of Oslo Agreement in Palestine. He said that he himself visited Palestine on the invitation of its President Yasir Arafat in 1995 by an international flight from Amman to Gaza in Palestine. Israel has destroyed Gaza Airport in violation of International Laws and commitment. Israel has no authority to interfere with the movement of goods/machinery/or any other item brought from a friendly country. Banning four satellite systems being taken by the head of the state to be gifted to Al-Aqsa University, Palestine amounts to interferring with diplomatic ammunity and insult to India when the President of India was not allowed to carry four gifts brought for Palestinian University.

          Prof.Bhim Singh expressed great surprise on the silence of the ‘great Indian media’ in the Indian press. Had it been done in respect of any other head of the state by another country, what shall have been the reaction from the Indian media and the Indian government. Prof.Bhim Singh declared that he shall launch a world-wide campaign against the authoritarian and unlawful action of the government of Israel.

Contractual government jobs’ offer One more fraud with youth, scratch it

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party condemned the new contractual jobs’ policy of J&K government which he said is most ruthless assault on the fundamental rights of the youth to work on the principles laid down by the Supreme Court, equal wages (salary) for equal job. He appealed the youth to reject this policy with all their might and strength and oppose, expose and depose the anti-people and anti-youth government in the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the youth that government of Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah in 1981 passed a Law to provide half of the salaries to the new recruitment in the government jobs. It was this author (Bhim Singh), who opposed the Sheikh’s government on this issue with result he was expelled by the Congress Party which was headed by Mufti Mohd. Sayeed. Prof.Bhim Singh was opposed by all sections of people including the Congress though he was Congress MLA at that time. Prof.Bhim Singh moved the High Court and got the state SRO quashed by the court. The division bench was headed by late Justice Bahuddin Farooqui, Chief Justice of J&K High Court. The government had to pay all the arrears to the employees including the police recruits in both Gazetted and Non-Gazetted ranks.

Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the Panthers Party workers and the youth that the Govt. of J&K repeated the same blunder in 2011 by the State government headed by the grandson of Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah. This time the Panthers Party filed a writ petition in Supreme Court which was transferred to the High Court of J&K. In the meantime, the government had to eat humble pie and reiterated a writ petition was filed by Young Panthers General Secretary, Mr. Vilakshan Singh, Advocate in 2012 for the payment of all arrears to the youth who were recruited between 2011 and 2012.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that it is now PDP-BJP government which has dared defy the rule of law and the decisions of the High Court by its colourable exercise to achieve the same target with mala fide intentions to deceive the youth in the name of contractual jobs. He said the contractual jobs are provided when there is a temporary vacancy or a small project to be accomplished within a short period. He said there are more than 40,000 government jobs in J&K and they have to be filled by a process of law mandated under Article 21 of the Constitution of India which is applicable to the State of J&K by the authority of the Supreme Court of India though there is no chapter on fundamental rights in the Constitution of J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh has called the Legal Aid Committee of the JKNPP to take up the matter before the Hon’ble Court and file a case against the J&K government for the contempt of the Supreme Court and the High Court without delay. He assured the young man that the Panthers Party shall also fight for full justice to the SPOs, daily wagers, home guards, SSB & NYC volunteers also. A committee headed by Mr. B.B. Kotwal has also been constituted in this regard.

He also called on Panthers Trade Union, Young Panthers, Women Power, NPSU, Farmers Council and the District Panthers Committees to give a befitting reply to the government jointly under the leadership of Panthers Party.   

NPP Supremo urges intervention of Rashtrapati for dissolution of J&K Assembly

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party has urged Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India for his immediate intervention under Section 92 of J&K Constitution directing the J&K Governor to dissolve the J&K Assembly which has not been notified 50 days after its inception because no political party in the State Assembly is in a position to form a legitimate government according to the J&K Constitution. In such a situation the provision of Section 92 (4) has to be invoked which states;

  “If the Governor by a proclamation under this section assumes to himself any of the powers of the Legislature to make laws, any law made by him in the exercise of that power shall, subject to the terms thereof, continue to have effect until two years have elapsed from the date on which the proclamation ceases to have effect, unless sooner repealed or re-enacted by an Act of the Legislature, and any reference in this Constitution to any Acts of or laws made by the legislature shall be construed as including a reference to such law.

          No proclamation under sub-section (1) shall be issued except with the concurrence of the President of India.”  

Section 92(1) commands,

If at any time the Governor is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the Government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution, the Governor may by Proclamation

(a).   assume to himself all or any of the functions of the Government of the State and all or any of the powers vested in or exercisable by anybody or authority in this State.”

Prof.Bhim Singh pointed out that 50 days have passed and no political party has claimed to form a government even on casual basis. The fact is J&K, a highly sensitive bordering state which has been facing militancy, wrath of terrorism from abroad and has turned a den of corruption and unlawful activities. Thousands of youth who have taken interviews for their recruitments in the different disciplines have been sitting on the streets.

The entire administration has reached a threshold of collapse because there is a temporary Governor Rule and the Governor at present cannot take hard decisions on substantive matters, naturally so because Assembly elections were held, the results are out for 50 days yet the Assembly has not been constituted in accordance with the law.

The flood victims have been suffering for want of relief as per direction of the Supreme Court of India on several writ petitions including J&K National Panthers Party. The Jammu Migrants as well as border migrants who were forced to run away from their homes situated on the international border have not been provided adequate relief as per direction of the Supreme Court of India on writ petition of JKNPP in 2000.

There is no electricity or drinking water available for the people particularly in the rural areas and 90% departments have gone functionless because of the administrative anarchy due to non-governance in the state.

50 days without governance are sufficient evidence to establish that there is no government. Some political parties with agendas poles apart have not been able to form a government nor shall they do so even after 100 days. This is the situation which demands urgent intervention of the President of India as envisaged in Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K.

He urged the President of India to let the Governor of J&K take over the administration by dissolving the un-notified State Assembly and prepare for the next Assembly election in the interest of democracy, rule of law and honour the aspirations of the people of J&K for further safety and security of the country.