J&K Legislature has no jurisdiction to discuss international relations or defence matters

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and Member of National Integration Council has challenged the legality and competence of the Legislative Council/Assembly to entertain any matter for any discussion connected with the External Affairs, Defence or International Borders. Prof.Bhim Singh said that State of J&K even under Article 370 has no authority to interfere with any subject mentioned in List-I (Union List) of Seventh Schedule. He said that Army is covered under Item-2 of the Union List whereas Foreign Affairs are covered under Item-10. Item-9 clearly states that all matters relating to Defence, Foreign Affairs or the security of India are the subjects which can only be discussed or interfered with by the Parliament. The State Legislature is no competent to discuss any matter and entertain any resolution relating to any matter connected with International Borders or Defence.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that a so-called private resolution introduced today (27th August, 2014) and projected by a National Conference (ruling) MLC in the Legislative Council is not only obnoxious, illegal or unconstitutional but amounts to direct interference with the boundaries and jurisdiction of the Parliament. Hence it amounts to treason and therefore must be condemned by all nationalists. Neither the Chairman of the Council nor the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly has any competence to entertain such a resolution from any Member whatsoever.

Bihar Pradesh Panthers Committee reconstituted

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Member of National Integration Council has appointed Mohd. Mokim Ansari of District Gopalganj as State Organizing Secretary with immediate effect. He shall be authorized to set up State Office in Bihar in consultation with the Executive Committee of Bihar.
Shri Tufan Singh, President, Bihar Pradesh National Panthers Party has been intimated on the subject.

Katra police ‘barbaric assault’ case adjourned to 21st Aug. by Supreme Court

The writ petition of Panthers Party leaders namely Ms.Anita Thakur its General Secretary, Shri H.C. Jalmeria, Advocate, General Secretary & Shri P.K. Ganjoo, Sr. Journalist and Media Incharge which was filed in September, 2007 against the barbaric police assault on the Panthers Party leaders and Talwara Migrants shall finally be heard by the Supreme Court on 21st August, 2014. Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate appeared for the petitioners whereas Mr. Ashok Mathur, Advocate appeared for the State of J&K.

            A division bench comprising JJ Mrs. Ranjana Prakash Desai and Mr. N.V. Ramana fixed next date after hearing Prof.Bhim Singh and the State counsel. The court directed the State of J&K and other respondents who include Director General Police, J&K, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dy. Commissioner, Reasi as well as the then SHO Katra to file all the documents relating to the payment of relief to the Jammu Migrants who numbered about 2201 according to the state and the status of the implementation of the Supreme Court order relating to entire relief at par with Kashmiri Migrants dated 13.07.2006.

            Prof.Bhim Singh informed the court that the Supreme Court referred contempt petition against the Union of India, Govt. of J&K on their failure to implement Supreme Court order to provide relief to the Jammu Migrants at par with Kashmiri Migrants. He also informed the court that Rs.21 crores were the arrears pending with the State Govt. which was admitted by the state on record as part of arrears. He further submitted that contempt petition is pending in the High Court of J&K since 2008. He informed the court that J&K Govt. has deliberately chosen to defy the orders of the Supreme Court forcing the Jammu Migrants particularly in Talwara camps to starve. He said that some of the poverty-stricken migrants were forced to sell their children to save rest of their families. He informed the court that instead of registering criminal cases against the police and the administrative officer, the police registered criminal cases against the petitioners and other leaders of the migrants only for the reason that they were escorting the Talwara Migrants in their march to Delhi when they were assaulted brutally near Katra on the main road by the police after blocking the main road to stop the march of the migrants. He said that men, women, the old and even children were not spared by the police. He further submitted that after taking in custody the police assaulted advocate Hari Chand Jalmeria, broke his leg whereas another Panthers Party leader Ms. Anita Thakur was brutally assaulted, banged, kicked and then dragged on the road by the hair which could be screened in the video-film which is already in the custody of the court. The court said that, “We believe you (Bhim Singh) and we shall not change our mind and believe what you say.” Prof.Bhim Singh submitted that, “English is not my mother tongue and the brutality committed by the police cannot be expressed in the words I have in my vocabulary and therefore that can only be realized after witnessing the video shots.”  

            The court directed the State counsel to produce entire record in connection with relief being given to the Jammu Migrants as well as the status of the cases registered against the petitioners and other migrants.

            Those who assisted Prof. Bhm Singh include Mr. D.K. Garg, Mr. B.S. Billowria, Mr. Sumit Sumbria, Advocates.

NPP condemned police barbarism against innocent youth in Karnah, Kashmir

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party, Member of National Integration Council has strongly condemned the barbaric police assault against the youth in Karnah who had gone to enroll themselves in the army on the invitation of the latter.

Prof.Bhim Singh demanded a judicial probe into the lathicharge, police firing and barbaric assault by the police against the innocent people, especially youth who had gathered for the enrollment in the army.

He accused the State government for the brutal act against the youth and demanded immediate dismissal of Omar Abdullah government comprising of National Conference and the hostile Congress which has been using Omar Abdullah as a pawn to suppress the voice of the people in the state.

In the meantime, Syed Rafiq Shah, MLC (State President, Young Panthers) and Mr. Jehangir Khan, Provincial Secretary of JKNPP have condemned the police brutal action against the youth in Karnah and demanded judicial enquiry.

Bhim Singh bereaved, his elder brother expired Chief of Army Staff sends condolence

Late Shri Jagan Singh ChanoterEx-Subedar Jagan Singh, elder brother of Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party, paternal uncle of Shri Harsh Dev Singh (MLA) and maternal uncle of Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia (MLA) passed away this morning at Military Hospital, Udhampur due to cardiac arrest.
Sub. Jagan Singh a former sarpanch of their ancestral village Chanunta was a senior notable in the historical village, the ancestral place of Chanotra dynasty which ruled Ramnagar principality some 170 years. Sub. Jagan Singh was two years senior to Prof.Bhim Singh in school where they studied in Primary Village School some 5 miles away from native village, Bhugterian.
Thousands of people participated in the last journey of Subedar Jagan Singh including Prof.Bhim Singh, Shri Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, President-JKNPP, S. Daljit Singh, Vice President-JKNPP, Shri Faqir Nath, ex-MLA, Provincial President-JKNPP and several other office bearers of the Panthers Party and other political parties at Udhampur this afternoon. In a condolence message Prof.Bhim Singh said that he is feeling as if the roof of his house has collapsed as Shri Jagan Singh was the last surviving brother in the family. Prof.Bhim Singh has five brothers. Four of them died earlier, mostly of cardiac arrests. Sub. Jagan Singh was the fifth brother. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he is left alone out of the six and shall try to carry on the message of his family to the new generations that death is the end of life and therefore the goal has to be ultimate good of all.
Sub. Jagan Singh wrote a last booklet on the history of Chanotra dynasty which is in circulation and that was, Prof.Bhim Singh said that a great contribution towards history of the family and its contribution in the past. Prof.Bhim Singh said that his ancestors had made superb sacrifices as most of them buried alive under the foundation of Ramnagar Fort (Udhampur District) in 1830 by the rulers of Ramnagar. He hoped that contribution made by Sub. Jagan Singh shall be remembered by all.