Bhim Singh calls on J&K Governor, interacts with stakeholders and NPP leaders in Srinagar

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and fighter for human rights and peace arrived Srinagar today. He was received by several Panthers Party leaders at the airport who briefed him about the ‘explosive’ situation that has been flooding in the Valley for the past 52 days and remained unabetted.

          Prof.Bhim Singh drove from the airport straight to Raj Bhawan and met Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh discussed the present turmoil with J&K Governor and urged for his intervention under Section 92 of J&K Constitution so that peace is brought back in Kashmir and confidence of the people is restored.

          Prof.Bhim Singh also held an urgent meeting with the senior leaders of the Panthers Party in Kashmir including Shri Masood Andrabi, Vice President-NPP, Shri Manjoor Ahmed Naik, General Secretary, Shri Farooq Ahmed Dar, Provincial President (Kashmir Province), Shri Maqbool Malik, State Secretary, Shri Mehboob Illahi, Press Secretary and others.

          Two hours indoor meeting of the Panthers Party leaders discussed the role that Panthers Party is destined to play to restore peace in the state of J&K so that confidence of the youth in the system is restored. The Panthers Party leadership in Kashmir Valley is of the view that all kinds of violence and violation of law should be stopped forthwith and the minor youth detained/arrested should be allowed to return to their homes. Prof.Bhim Singh that Constitution of India does not allow children/minors to be detained in the jails/prisons/police stations.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed hope that the Governor Rule shall be imposed in J&K which shall be in the interest of the people of the entire state at present. The Panthers Party also made an appeal to the people of the Valley particularly the youth and students to ensure that violence is completely kept out of the movement and peace is given a chance.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that he would like to visit all the important places in the Valley including Karnah, Kupwara, Baramullah, Pattan, Mattan, Anantnag and all other places which have been affected by violence. Prof.Bhim Singh assured the people of the Kashmir particularly the youth that the Panthers Party shall continue their fight democratically from Srinagar, Lal Chowk to the doors of the Supreme Court seeking justice and equity for all and end of guns may they be ballot or bullet. The Panthers Party urged the Governor to intervene within his authority to ban use of all kinds of guns and bullets against the children and the youth.

Prof.Bhim Singh shall be meeting the prominent leaders of Hurriyat Conference during his stay in Srinagar. Panthers Party appealed to the bleeding youth of Kashmir that love is the most important weapon when the battle is for human rights and justice. He assured the people of J&K that Panthers Party shall continue its battle from the streets to the Supreme Court to ensure that justice is delivered to all whether in Ladakh, Kashmir or Jammu

Whirlwind tour of Prof. Bhim Singh around Jammu Pradesh

Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of NPP while addressing a press conference at Jammu declared that JKNPP shall be celebrating its 33rd Foundation Day by several students, youth and revolutionary young people of Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. Bhim Singh while addressing the press conference declared that the Panthers Party shall lead the movement of the secular, progressive and nationalist forces in the state to ensure justice, equity and equality to the new generation in Ladakh, Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh which got integrated in 1846 under the leadership of Maharaja Gulab Singh, the Napoleon of Jammu and Kashmir. 

The Panthers Party was formulated by several secular, progressive, nationalist, political activists mostly the Congressmen in 1982 under the leadership of Prof. Bhim Singh, the then sitting Congress MLA.  The first meeting was chaired by Shri Thakur Dass Chanotra the then District President of the Congress Party at Town Hall Udhampur on 23rd March, 1982. Prof. Bhim Singh resigned his MLA ship and was declared first President of the Panthers Party which declared that the party shall fight for the establishment of Jammu State, Kashmir Valley State and Ladakh.

Prof. Bhim Singh was first Panthers Party elected MLA in 1983 from Chenani Assembly Constituency.

The Panthers Party has a commitment to ‘Reorganize’ Jammu and Kashmir by the establishment of Kashmir Valley State, Jammu State with separate Chief Ministers.  The party ensures freedom to the people of Ladakh to choose between Union Territory or Kashmir Valley or Jammu State.  The Panthers Party stands for confederation of Jammu State, Kashmir Valley State and Ladakh region (unless Ladakh prefers Union Territory status). The State Subjects mentioned in Item 3 in the Schedule-VII shall be governed by state government. The subjects mentioned in Conncurrent List (III) may be looked after jointly by the two states. The items included in Central List (I) shall be taken care of (monitored) by the Parliament.  This is the mission of the Panthers Party for which it is mobilizing the general opinion particularly that of the youth. 

The Panthers Party calls on the youth of Ladakh, Kashmir Valley State and Jammu State to understand this mission which is the only way out for the glorious future of the people of all the three regions. There shall be two Chief Ministers, whereas both the states can have one Governor and one High Court. This is the message which Panthers Party shall deliver from its platform on 23rd March, 2016 at Jammu. 

Prof. Bhim Singh with his team of JKNPP leadership shall start 10 days tour from Jammu-Poonch-Reasi-Ramban–Kishtwar-Doda-Udhampur and finally shall return to Jammu after visiting Kathua and Samba districts. 

NPP demands into circumstances that led to police firing, lathicharge and chaos in border areas of Samba Distt.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party and Executive Chairman of Free Legal Aid Committee, J&K expressed shock and anger on the police lathicharge and firing on the villagers in Sarore village in Samba District killing a youth Mohd. Yaqoob.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that this area bordering with Pakistan has been peaceful and the people have been living in brotherly atmosphere having no personal grievance or conflict.

Prof.Bhim Singh demanded an independent inquiry by a sitting judge of the High Court of J&K to let the public know the cause of the unrest and compulsion for the police to use bullets against the unarmed villagers. Prof.Bhim Singh also said that judicial inquiry should find out the cause of the unrest and the reason for the use of excessive force against the villagers. He said that the local Gujjars who are permanent residents of J&K, mostly landless permanent residents of J&K have been living a nomadic life in these deserted areas for years. He said the Govt. of J&K has not been able to provide them necessary piece of agricultural land for the survival of the Gujjar community and their cattle which is the only property on which this Gujjar fraternity has been surviving.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that there are reports that some outsiders from outside J&K have forcibly held the agricultural land in this area with the help of the power wielding politicians. He demanded full protection and security to the Gujjar community who are the permanent residents of the state of J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh also appealed to the people, particularly the youth of the entire bordering areas to put up their joint efforts to ensure that communal harmony is maintained at all costs which is in the interest of all the people. Prof.Bhim Singh urged Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K to constitute an All Party Committee as an Advisory Committee to assist the Governor to ensure that communal harmony and peace is maintained at all costs. He said that Gujjar community has been contributing to strengthen the bonds of National Integration and humanism for thousands of years and they have contributed tremendously to strengthening the bonds of National Integration.

Prof.Bhim Singh also appealed to all the residents of Jammu and Samba Districts including the residents of Jammu province who have made historic contribution towards strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and this is the time that all of us sit together and defeat the forces from outside which intend to destroy the human compassion and love among the Jammuites. He hoped that Shri N.N. Vohra may constitute the judicial commission without any delay.

NPP’s tributes to General JFR Jacob

General JFR JacobProf.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party expressed deep shock on the demise of former Lt. General JFR Jacob, the Hero of Bangladesh Liberation Movement who led Indian Army with great victory and earned affection and support from the people of Bangladesh.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that India has lost a great soldier of the time and he has lost a great friend, human being and trusted soldier of the country. Prof.Bhim Singh said that General Jacob was a unique demonstration of India’s highest form of secularism and oneness. General Jacob, perhaps was the only Jewish General who led the Indian Army with great respect and honour. He shall remain all the times in the history of India as lasting light in the history of secular India. Prof.Bhim Singh said that India has lost a great decorated soldier whereas he (Bhim Singh) has lost great friend, sympathizers and a human being full of human love and dignity as an Indian.

Reorganization of J&K is the only way out for lasting peace & National Integration

Addressing a rally of political activists from different parts of the country at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi this afternoon, Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party & Member of National Integration Council advocated with strong note and compassion that the resolution of J&K lies in the reorganization of the state and reconstituting all the three regions namely, Ladakh-Gilgit, Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh on the basis of geographical, cultural and ethnic basis to ensure that the citizens of India in J&K enjoy social, cultural and political freedom and also strengthen their cultural bonds as nature has entrusted in the people of each region since the establishment of each region. NPP Supremo has been advocating for the reorganization of J&K ever since the establishment of the Panthers Party in the state.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that the leaders in J&K irrespective of their political affiliations have been acting as agents of political hawks since 1947. He said that Ladakh-Gilgit has its own cultural identity and entity and nature has confined them in a different situation in the Himalayas. The Kashmir Valley has its own identity and geographical recognition with its language and cultural unique entity. Kashmir’s merger was a unique contribution of the Dogra Maharaja Gulab Singh assisted by General Zorawar Singh with Jammu State (Muzaffrabad to Kishtwar) in 1942.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that in 1947, hundred years after the Treaty of Amritsar signed in 1846, J&K was established by Maharaja Gulab Singh Kashmir and Ladakh (Gilgit) became parts of J&K. That India was reorganized and this process continued for years and still continuing. Gujarat later was divided into Gujarat and Maharashtra. Assam was divided into seven states. Punjab, Bihar and other states were also reorganized on the linguistic, cultural, geographical and other disciplines.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that the situation in J&K could not be addressed for several factors. 28,000 sq. miles of India’s territory (Gilgit-Baltistan) is under Pakistan’s direct control. 4,500 sq.miles (Karakoram) of J&K’s territory is under the illegal occupation of China. Nearly 5,000 sq. miles is under Pak occupation, which Pak called as ‘Azad Kashmir’. China has been occupying nearly 20,000 sq. miles of J&K territory in the Ladakh region. Mathematically speaking India does not have even one-half of the territory of J&K which was established by the Dogras under their unique leadership of Maharaja Gulab Singh, General Zorawar Singh, General Baaz Singh and others.

          Prof.Bhim Singh accused the Delhi leadership, may it be Congress, Communist, Jan Sangh (BJP) or others for keeping the entire nation in dark about the history and geographical situation of the State of J&K that was founded by the great Dogras between 1817 and 1846.

          Prof.Bhim Singh called on the members of the Parliament and the political parties all over the country to initiate a debate/discussion on the socio-cultural and historical background of J&K so that the new generations shall understand the meaning and significance of J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh declared that he shall associate the intellectuals and the progressive youth leaders from all over the country to go around India with a message of national unity and integration. He said J&K is as an integral part of the Indian Union as is entire North-East (Assam and other states in the region). He said that the Parliament of India, unfortunately, has not been able to understand the political, social and historical roots of Indian nationalism vis-à-vis J&K, North-East and other regions which form lasting parts of India. Prof.Bhim Singh strongly advocated for the reorganization of J&K by establishing Ladakh-Baltistan as northern unit, Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh as its integral constituents, so that the Ladakhies, Kashmiries and the Dogras shall enjoy their regional entity and identity.  

          Prof.Bhim Singh hoped that Prime Minister Modi shall try to understand the geography, the history and the social standards of the people of India from all over the country; Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Dwarka to Kohima (Nagaland). He said that the Panthers Party shall start this movement for integration of the country in April, 2016 from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and Nagaland to Gujarat. He invited all those who are interested in this movement, National Integration from the roots.