Stop pellet bullets against children of India, Or face trial for human rights violation

A meeting of the State Legal Aid Committee headed by Prof.Bhim Singh, a Barrister & Sr.Advocate of Supreme Court of India chairing State Legal Aid Committee was held this morning at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to work out an appropriate and affective measures to save the children of India who have been facing pellets (lead bullets) in Kashmir for the pleasure of the rulers of J&K. It is one of the greatest tragedies of the time that BJP became a ruling partner with PDP who have been ruling the state for the past over two years.

            Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of NPP convened an emergency meeting of the State Legal Aid Committee in New Delhi took a hard decision to move the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi, the capital of India against the brutal, barbaric and inhuman use of pellet guns against the children of India in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh addressing over 50 lawyers-members of the State Legal Aid Committee hailing from different parts of the country decided that a human right protection campaign shall be undertaken by the State Legal Aid Committee to mobilize the national opinion of the human activists and politicians as well as the intellectuals against the barbaric use of pellet guns against the children in Kashmir Valley which is rightly called as crown of India and where Mahatma Gandhi felt the ray of hope and saw the lights of the day in the forties during the freedom struggle of India against the British kingdom.

            Prof.Bhim Singh declared that the use of pellet guns shall be declared as inhuman, criminal, unrecognized in the chapter of human rights and unacceptable in the Indian democracy which is supposed to extend to the State of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh declared that the State Legal Aid Committee shall knock the doors of National Human Rights Commission to ensure that such use of pellet guns is listed as anti-human and crime against the humanity in a free country, India.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that more than 50 youth including males and females and children have been hit by the pellet bullets for the pleasure of the rulers of J&K which include BJP and PDP. Prof.Bhim Singh said that during 100 years Dogra rule the bullets were not allowed to be used against the people. It was only in 1931 that some people were killed (martyred). The then Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh invited a British Commissioner to hold inquiry and all the guilty policemen were punished. This was one instance in 1931 during 100 years of Dogra rule. He wondered how many innocent persons have been killed by the so-called democratic government in J&K who claim to be Indian where the rule of law of the Constitution of India does not reach. J&K is the only state in India which has not been officially merged by the Constituent Assembly and the only state which has its separate Constitution without any fundamental rights incorporated inside the Constitution. The only hope of the people of J&K lies in Supreme Court of India which has managed of its own to extend its jurisdiction to the State of J&K in spite of the fact that J&K is not under the command of Constitution of India because of the temporary provision of Article 370.

            Prof.Bhim Singh declared that October 26 shall be celebrated as Accession Day throughout J&K, the day Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession in 1947. He regretted that the Parliament of India has not cared to implement that accession for merger of the state till this day. Prof.Bhim Singh said that Article 370 needs to be amended so that people of J&K shall be guaranteed all the fundamental rights incorporated in the Constitution of India.         

Rejoinder to Modi Govt. on Presidential address, was Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Bhartiya

   “Describing Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation as ‘Pravasi Bhartiya’ and depicting his image as Pravasi Bhartiya in the Presidential Address on 9th June, 2014 was in a bad taste. It did not go with the dignity of the Father of Nation”, stated Prof.Bhim Singh, Supremo of the National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council.

NPP leader said that there was no concept of ‘NRI’ in 1915 when Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a Barrister returned to his motherland. India was under British Rule and every Indian had to carry a British passport. The concept of NRI was introduced after 1947. The NRI was differentiated from the residents of India for the purpose of Income Tax which has been elaborated in Section 6 of the Income Tax Act. He said Mahatma Gandhi was never a Pravasi Bhartiya nor he took over any job in foreign country. He was a Barrister-at-Law and could practice in any of the British governed country. Prof.Bhim Singh expressed surprise how an elite and visionary President of India signed this address which suffers from many anomalies and short falls.

Prof.Bhim Singh felt that Modi government has been exposed by its silence on the fate of Article 370 of the Constitution of India which has lasted for 65 years though it was only a temporary provision.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that the BJP had made commitment on the eve of Lok Sabha elections to the Ladakhies that BJP shall grant ‘Union Territory’ status to Ladakh. Why the Presidential address is silent on the issue? Can the Parliament grant any such status to Ladakh when the Parliament of India has no power or competence to legislate on any matter vis-à-vis J&K?