Bhim Singh’s tributes to Mufti Mohd. Sayeed

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party paid tributes to Mufti Mohd. Sayeed, the Chief Minister of J&K who died at AIIMS, New Delhi this morning, describing him as an undaunted nationalist leader from J&K who was the only Kashmiri Muslim leader who rose to the position of the Union Home Minister of India when Shri V.P. Singh was the Prime Minister.

         

Prof. Bhim Singh said that it was Mufti Mohd. Sayeed the Pradesh President of Congress Party who served the state for over 20 years. He expressed his gratitude to Mufti Mohd. Sayeed for allotting him Congress mandate in Chenani (Udhampur) Assembly Constituency in 1977 when he (Bhim Singh) was among the seven Congress MLAs in J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that Mufti sahib had written a political history of J&K with his courage and commitment to Indian nationalism by signing an Accord with RSS controlled BJP in J&K. He said that this was a calculated yet grave risk that Mufti sahib took to form government with BJP (RSS) in a Muslim majority state facing heavy knocks and pressure from all his friends and secular parties with whom Mufti sahib had lasting commitment. It was this Union which made him to suffer from a shock in the last week of the last month of 2014 in Srinagar. NPP Supremo said that in spite of several differences with Mufti sahib, he continued admiring Mufti courage, commitment and nationalist outlook which he carried all his life and during his undaunted struggle in political life.

          Prof.Bhim Singh in his condolence message to the family members of Mufti sahib and to his admirers and supporters expressed a deep shock on the death of Mufti sahib which certainly has created unimaginable gap in the political arena of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

          The NPP held a condolence meeting at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi where Panthers Party office in exile has been functioning now where the party activists paid rich tributes to Mufti sahib and expressed sympathies which Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, MP and other members of the family.   

NPP’s floral tributes to first Prime Minister Nehru, Architect of democracy & messenger of peace

ich tributes were paid to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on his 126th birth anniversary by hundreds of NPP volunteers at Jantar Mantar, the Hyde Park of India.

Prof.Bhim Singh while paying tributes reminded that he had first occasion to shake hand with Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963 at Xth Youth Festival in Talkatora Gardens when he was representing Aligarh Muslim University in the Youth Festival. He said that J&K University was not inviting to the Youth Festival. His protest to Nehru was well taken and it was Mrs. Indira Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru who was asked by Nehru ji to console Bhim Singh.

Bhim Singh remembered that in 1964 he came with more than 30 youth representatives from J&K to protest in front of Parliament demanding tri-colour flag for J&K and implementation of the Constitution of India. It was the first day of the Parliament session. Prof.Bhim Singh and his colleagues were sitting on hunger strike in front of the Parliament. Nehru ji died of heart attack and the hunger strike was postponed.

 

Jawaharlal Nehru at Harrow, where he was also ...

Jawaharlal Nehru at Harrow, where he was also known as Joe Nehru. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prof.Bhim Singh regretted that the present BJP government headed by Shri Narendra Modi has been playing hostile to the former Prime Ministers. The Prime Minister sponsored a personal advertisement putting his photographs with first Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday. He ignored Shastri ji, the second Prime Minister and Hero of 1965 war completely. Today the Modi government ignored to pay tributes or failed even to remember Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his 126th birth anniversary. This was most unfortunate that Modi government has been acting hostile and breaching India’s cultural heritage.

Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the nation that Prime Minister Modi during his ‘great speech’ in a Sports Stadium in London yesterday completely ignored to mention the contribution made by Nehru and other Prime Minister towards world peace and harmony. Prime Minister Modi had enough time to mention ‘James Bond’ & ‘Brooke Bond Tea’ but he had no time to mention the great heroes that had produced and the contributed towards world peace, disarmament and harmony.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that Nehru’s contributions to introduce India in the international fraternity, as peace loving country with its commitment to composite culture cannot be ignored. NPP volunteers paid homage to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at the party headquarters in Jammu, Srinagar and other places including Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu.

Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the Prime Minister and his party leaders to keep in mind that it was Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru rejected the ‘Dixon Plan’ for J&K and even got his close friend Sheikh Abdullah dismissed as Prime Minister of J&K and arrested for secessionist plot against India on August 9, 1953 through his direction to Dr. Karan Singh, the then Sadar-e-Riyasat of J&K. He reminded the BJP leadership and the rulers that this was Jawaharlal Nehru who established an alternate movement, the Non Alignment Movement in 1954 by his personal initiatives in cooperation with President Tito of Yugoslavia, President Abdul Gamal Nasser of Egypt and with active cooperation of China. This was the greatest movement on the world platform that Nehru established against arms race and for world peace and mutual co-existence. This was the time when India in its virginity could lead the world towards peace and complete disarmament. It was Nehru who plot India on the global platform so far as industrialization was concerned. It was he who gathered the support and active cooperation of the Arab world and other Afro-Asian countries. It was he who helped the smaller nations in the Afro-Asian World to stand on their feet and walk towards democracy. It was he who always called himself as the servant of India and not the Prime Minister. He might have committed some mistakes and blunders but whatever he did was to strengthen India’s secular image with its composite culture. He regretted that the Modi government in the Centre has failed to pay a homage to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru that he deserved today.  

Jammu shall observe Student Martyrs Day : Panthers Party shall make a pledge for Jammu State

  49th anniversary of the four Student Martyrs shall be observed tomorrow morning by National Panthers Students Union and other grounds and orgnanizations in cooperation with J&K National Panthers Party at the martyrs’ memorial site in front of GGM Science College, Jammu. It was 17thOctober, 1966 when three students were killed by brutal firing of the police during the Congress government who were among hundreds of protestors under the leadership of Students Congress headed by Shri Bhim Singh in demand of a separate university, a separate medical college, a separate Engineering and Law College for Jammu. The four students were killed in the middle of the City of Temples at Rajinder Bazar who was accompanying Bhim Singh in the procession. Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India intervened got Congress Ministers dismissed and held an inquiry into the police firing. The police officials and administration were found guilty by the Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry.

          The students and youth of Jammu Pradesh have been observing 16th, 17th & 18th of October as Student Martyrs Day.

          The hundreds of students under the leadership of NPSU and in the presence of Prof.Bhim Singh shall take oath for the establishment of Jammu State so that Jammu State from Muzaffrabad to Kishtwar and Lakhanpur to Peer Panchal is established and the people of Jammu Pradesh also feel breeze of freedom for the first time.

          This was announced by Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of JKNPP. He was accompanied by NPSU President, Mr. Virender Thakur and former student leaders including Shri P.K. Ganju, Ms. Anita Thakur, Mr. Bansi Lal Sharma, Mr. H.C. Jalmeria, Mr. Jagdev Singh and others.

          Prof.Bhim Singh shall also launch Jammu State Movement from the site of the Students Memorial.

NPP welcome Vetican’s decision to recognize Palestine a great step towards peace

NPP Supremo and Chairman of Indo-Palestine Friendship Society in his congratulatory message to Pope Francis described Vetican’s decision to grant de jure recognition to the State of Palestine as a great and historic step of Pope Francis to promote international peace, harmony and understanding. He said that Pope Francis has taken a decision which needs to be understood by all the Big Powers, particularly the western countries and the Anglo-American Bloc that Palestine should have been recognized as a sovereign state right during its partition in 1947 under Resolution no.181 of the United Nations which was a creation of the Big Powers including the then USSR.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that after Washington Accord between Israeli Prime Minister and Mr. Yasir Arafat, the Chief of the PLO and the Oslo Agreement Palestine should have been recognized as a sovereign state in 1995. He said that the Anglo-French and the Anglo-American Bloc has remained under the dictates of Zionist lobby as Jewish community in the USA, UK and France have been playing a dominant role in politics and financial affairs in all these three (so-called big powers) countries to the detriment of international peace and harmony.

NPP Supremo who has been associated with Palestinian affairs for the past 40 years and an intimate friend of Yasir Arafat expressed unhappiness on the role the present leadership in India since the end of Indira Gandhi era has been playing. He said the resolutions of the United Nations namely 194 (on the settlement of Palestinian refugees), 242 & 338 (directing Israel to withdraw from all occupied territories of Palestine as well as from East Jerusalem) need to be implemented to achieve genuine peace in the Middle-East.

He hoped that Indian leadership shall play its destined role in the region in the interest of world peace and harmony which is possible only when the State of Palestine shall get its sovereign status and Jerusalem is liberated and new Jews settlements are demolished in Palestine.

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,