Police assault petition 2007 on NPP activists in SC Ghulam Nabi Azad Govt. accused by petitioners

A Supreme Court Division Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur with Mrs. Justice R. Banumathi after hearing the counsels for the Panthers Party namely, Mr. K.K. Venugopal, Sr. Advocate & J&K Counsel Mr. Puneeth K.G. Advocate in the writ petition of J&K National Panthers Party which filed in 2007 against the murderous attack by the J&K Police at the highway near Katra in Reasi District directed the Counsel of J&K State Mr. Puneeth K.G. to provide a copy of the video filed by J&K to the counsel opposite within two weeks. Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate also appeared with Mr. K.K. Venugopal, Sr. Advocate appearing for J&K National Panthers Party leaders namely, Ms.Anita Thakur (General Secretary), Mr. H.C. Jalmeria, Advocate (General Secretary) & Mr. P.K. Ganjoo (Sr. Journalist) whose writ petition was admitted by the Supreme Court in 2007. The Panthers Party activists are demanding criminal proceedings against the J&K Police and others who had assaulted the Panthers Party leaders and other migrants while they were peacefully marching from Reasi to Delhi to stage a dharna in front of the Parliament of India seeking implementation of Supreme Court order/ judgment dated July, 2007. The Supreme Court had directed J&K Govt. after hearing an SLP filed by J&K Govt. against the order of the High Court that the migrants of Jammu province should be given relief at par with Kashmiri migrants. The Supreme Court in its order had also directed the Union of India and J&K Govt. to pay all the arrears (between 2004-2007) to the Jammu Migrants who had not been paid/provided even a penny as relief. The High Court of J&K in its order dated 2002 had directed the Union of India and the State Govt. to pay relief to the migrants of Jammu province at par with Kashmiri Migrants. The State of J&K went in appeal before the Supreme Court. Prof.Bhim Singh represented the Jammu Migrants. The two governments refused to implement the order.

         

J&K Govt. went in appeal against the order of the J&K High Court which was rejected by the Surpeme Court with a clear order to pay a compensation/relief to the Jammu Migrants at par with Kashmiri Migrants. The Supreme Court had also directed that arrears due to the Jammu Migrants should also be paid immediately. The J&K Govt. had admitted before the Supreme Court that the arrears between 2004 to 2007 were calculated to be Rs.21 crores. The two governments refused to pay the arrears admitting that there were 2021 migrant families of Jammu. The matter was taken before the Legislative Council by Prof.Bhim Singh, Member of the Legislative Council and Govt. of J&K had accepted that the arrears due to the Jammu Migrants amounted to over Rs.21 crores. The Govt. of J&K refused to pay any arrears. Till today Jammu Migrants have not been given identity cards as migrants. About 400 families who have been provided some broken accommodation at Reasi Hydel Project, Talwara were not paid regularly since 2007 also. Prof.Bhim Singh informed the Supreme Court in its contempt petition. Aggrieved by unjust and contemptuous approach of the Union of India and State Govt. the Jammu Migrants camping at Talwara camps took a peaceful march on Talwara to Delhi to seek justice from Govt. of India as per directions of the the Supreme Court of India.

          The Govt. of J&K assaulted the Panthers Party activists who were accompanying the Jammu Migrants from Reasi to Delhi. The migrants were assaulted and the Panthers Party activists including Ms. Anita Thakur & Mr. H.C. Jalmeria, Advocate (General Secretaries) and a Sr. Journalist, Mr. P.K. Ganjoo were assaulted, beaten and detained.

          The case has been pending before the Supreme Court since 2007 since the writ petition was admitted and Rule was issued with clear direction to pay all the balance arrears to the Jammu Migrants. The matter had come before a Division Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice T.S. Thakur.

          The case was listed for final hearing after about seven years after the Rule was issued in 2007. The Division Bench after hearing Shri K.K. Venugopal, Sr. Advocate for the Panthers Party petitioners directed the counsel of Govt. of J&K to file any document or the film before court within two weeks and provide copies to the petitioners. Shri K.K. Venugopal, Sr. Advocate appearing for the petitioners made a strong plea for the intervention of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to ensure delivery of justice to the Jammu Migrants as well as to the petitioners. The Division Bench headed by the Chief Justice directed the Counsel for J&K Govt. to provide the materials, the documentary films to the petitioners. Shri Venugopal on the other hand presented the documentary films showing brutal attack on the Panthers Party petitioners and other workers while they were requesting the police to allow them to continue their march towards Delhi for the sake of justice and equity.

Others who assisted Shri K.K. Venugopal, Sr Advocate included Mr. D.K. Garg, B.S. Billowria and others.

84th Birth Anniversary of Kohinoor-Hind, Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam celebrated at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

apj-birthday  Several political, social organizations and notables of the civil society today organized tributes to Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam who has been described as Kohinoor-Hind by the Panthers Party on his 84th Birth Anniversary at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. This programme was organized under auspices of Rashtra Chetna Yatra. Its leaders paid high tributes to Dr. Abdul Kalam. They said that Dr. Abdul Kalam shall be remembered by people from all walks of life forever and ever as a great nationalist, secularist, humanist, scientist and visionary who brought India on the international map of science and humanism.

Those who participated in the birthday celebration included Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Romesh Khajuria, Surjit Singh Guleria, Kali Ram Tomar, Muzaffar Hussein Beg, Kuldip Kumar, Ms. Neelam Thakur, Ms. Sunita Chaudhary, Prof. Gyan Singh Gyan and others.

Press Statement of Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party at his Jantar Mantar Camp Office in Exile, New Delhi.

jantar-manatar office in exileThe National Panthers Party shall contest in Bihar Assembly, the names of the candidates and constituencies shall be declared on Sunday. The NPP stands for the implementation of Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan to deliver justice with dignity shall be the mission so that a Movement against corruption, communalism, nepotism and injustice shall be launched by NPP with cooperation of ‘Rashtra Chetna Abhiyan’. Prof.Bhim Singh in reply to a question on coalition/adjustment with any other party said that the parties which are looking for power and money to rob and rule always look for coalition partner sacrificing their commitment to the cause of the people just for the sake of votes and power.
Prof.Bhim Singh said, “I with great missionaries in J&K founded J&K National Panthers Party with a mission to eradicate corruption, communalism, nepotism and illiteracy and destroy the seedling of communalism and sectarianism from the society so that India of the great dreams of Subhash Chander Bose, Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters could be realized. So that India shall read the word in establishing world with complete disarmament, peace in human love. So that there are no more wars, spill of human bloods and bullets.” 
 
On Jammu and Kashmir  
Addressing the media persons from the crowded Jantar Mantar Headquarters, Prof.Bhim Singh appealed the people, particularly the youth and students in J&K to act with wisdom, vision and courage to defeat the forces which intend to destabilize Bharat just to destabilize India so that the Anglo-American Bloc succeeds in their Dixon Plan. The Anglo-American Bloc has been using all its tools to create unrest and sabotage India’s unity ever since 1947.
The NPP Supremo appealed the people of J&K particularly the youth of Kashmir to ensure that communal harmony is maintained at all costs lest the foreign power get a chance to disturb peace. 
In reply to other questions of the latest situation following the ban on cow slaughter has erupted in J&K, the NPP Supremo expressed full faith in the secular character of the people in the state and said that a law was enacted in the state by the Maharaja nearly 100 years ago in full confidence of the people. He said the Constituent Assembly formed in 1951 under the leadership of Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah approved several royal decrees including ban on cow slaughter and state subject. The Jamat-e-Islami MLAs in the Assembly, including Ali Shah Geelani, never raised any objection to this law universally accepted by the people of J&K to show respect to the religious sentiments of non-Muslim fraternity. He said that the Kashmiri Muslims always showed their tolerance, faith in religious co-existence and respect. He praised the Kashmiri Muslim majority for providing all kinds of protection to the minorities in Kashmir during the India’s partition, 1947. He said the Muslims and the non-Muslims have been co-existed as threads interwoven in a cloth. A unique integrated society called Kashmiriat. He said whatever has happened this time it is there because of power hungry politicians who want to create anarchy at any cost by trying to communalize the issues as they have failed on all other fronts in their campaign to provoke violence in Kashmir.
He appealed to the people of the Valley in particular to ensure that communal harmony is not disturbed and the sentiments of the neighbourers are not hurt which is teaching of ‘Islam’. 
Prof.Bhim Singh held the present PDP-BJP government responsible for present disorder, anarchy, lawlessness and rise in militancy in the state. He reiterated Panthers Party’s commitment to uphold the sanctities of Kashmiriat, Ladhakiat and Dogriat by the reorganization of the state and declared that the party shall launch a movement from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in their demands seeking;  
1. Dismissal of J&K Govt. and imposition of Governor’s Rule,
2. Amendment of Article 370 and revocation of Article 35(A).
3. Reorganization of J&K by establishing ‘Twin States’, i). Kashmir Valley & ii). Jammu Pradesh.

4. Dissolution of the present Assembly and fresh Assembly elections under Governor Rule.

Vaishno Devi Tourists Service Tax insult to entire Hindu fraternity

Vaishno Devi Bhavan

Vaishno Devi Bhavan 

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party in a statement condemned the Service Tax of Hindu pilgrims travelling by helicopter for darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi and described it as much worst than ‘Jajia’ imposed by the Mughals on the Hindus during their rule. NPP Supremo said that India is a secular country and the minorities are treated with utmost respect and dignity. Even Constitution of India has guaranteed them fundamental rights to practice any religion. There could be no discrimination on the basis of religion. He said that this is a great tragedy that RSS became ruling partners in J&K for the first and last time. This ‘Jajia’ (Service Tax) could not have been imposed on the Hindu pilgrims without consent of the BJP (RSS) ministers in J&K.

NPP Supremo said that all the tourists including pilgrims have to pay all kind of taxes like Sale Tax, Purchase Tax and even Service Tax while purchasing tickets by Airlines or helicopters. Imposing Service Tax on the Vaishno Devi pilgrims travelling by helicopters within J&K is highly deplorable and cannot be accepted in a secular state. He asked Prime Minister Modi to explain it the country men why his government has insulted the Hindu pilgrims when the Hindus all over India voted for Modi for his ‘Hindutva’. Modi was given highly emotional reception by the Hindu citizens in USA, Kerala and all other countries wherever he went.

NPP Supremo asked Prime Minister Modi, Is it your response to your Hindu voters?  Is it not insult to the entire Hindu fraternity in India and abroad? Can Mr. Modi justify this ‘Jajiya’ on Vaishno Devi pilgrims? Prof.Bhim Singh further added that India’s secularism is demonstrated by the fact that our Muslim fraternity travelling by air from J&K to Mecca are given subsidy on the expenses of their travels including air tickets, which is a great gesture of secular India but he asked Prime Minister how could you justify this obnoxious tax (Jajiya) on Hindu travellers to Mata Vaishno Devi in J&K.

He called on the Panthers Party activists and the leaders to take up this movement to its logical end.