JKNPP LEADERS ARRESTED IN DELHI WHILE PROTESTING OUTSIDE PAK HIGH COMMISSION

hc-2Pak should break out from the mindset of improbity ,deceit and belligerence:Harsh

New Delhi, 19th July 2016:Admonishing Pakistan to refrain from its interference in the internal affairs of India, a strong contingent of Panthers party activists today staged a massive demonstration outside Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi which was spearheaded by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia State President JKNPP and Mr. Yashpal Kundal State President Young Panthers along with other leaders against  its overt and covert support to secessionists and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Accusing Pakistan for converting Kashmir into a vortex of violence, the ardent protestors carrying National flags raised pro-India and anti-Pak slogans. The activists amidst the heated exchanges had scuffle with the security personnel following which the heavily armed cops aggressively pounced upon the leaders, manhandled them and arrested and detained them in the Chanakyapuri Police Station. The activists after the release assembled at Tara Mandal Chanakyapuri where the Panthers leaders continued their protest and addressed the gathering. Similar protests were also held at Jammu, Udhampur, Samba and Kathua.

hc-1Addressing the gathering on the occasion at Tara Mandal, New Delhi, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh lambasted Pakistan for its pernicious designs in aiding and abetting militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the country with utterly malevolent, baleful and ulterior motives. He castigated Pakistan for its highly malicious and mischievous designs in sponsoring militancy particularly in J&K and pushing in proselytized traitors to vitiate peace and harmony on our side of the borders. Castigating Pakistan for its terror training camps, its Hawala deals, its drug trafficking, its moral and material support to secessionism besides its highly rancorous propaganda in the print and electronic media, against India, Mr. Singh lamented that Pak’s notoriety had assumed alarming an unacceptable proportions. He said that recent statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif endorsing all kinds of support to the secessionists in Kashmir besides expressing sympathies with the slain militant Burhan Wani should be an eye opener for the international community. Mr. Singh disclosed that PM of Pakistan crossed all  the limits when he recently announced to observe July 19thas ‘Black Day’ in protest against the ongoing Kashmir turbulence while addressing a cabinet meeting at Lahore’s Governor House. He said that was the reason Panthers Party chose the same day to lodge its protest against Pakistan and caution the rogue state to desist from poking its nose in Indian matters. He further divulged that Pakistan’s terror manufacturing antecedents were known the world over and the recent venomous rants of Hafiz Sayeed against India had only unveiled Pakistan being a terror exporting state. Castigating the hostile neighbour for its highly dubious deals, Mr. Singh cautioned Pakistan to break out from the mindset of improbity, deceit and belligerence that it has embarked upon and to stop meddling in the affairs of J&K. He further called for vacation of Pak aggression from the occupied territories of J&K which are very much a part of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Union Parliament had also passed a resolution in 1994 for liberating POJK as this same fell within the domain of Indian Union. Ridiculing the BJP over its muscle flexing while in opposition, he questioned the Saffron Party that where had its jingoism and chauvinism vanished despite Pak’s brazen support to the Separatism in Kashmir. He said that JKNPP was constrained to lodge a protest as the State government has miserably failed to control the situation in Kashmir besides BJP despite its tall harangues and rhetorical overtures had abdicated its responsibility of questioning the belligerent nation over its misadventures and violent posturing.

Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia while condemning Pakistan for inciting violence and trouble in J&K called upon the international community to take cognizance of the utter hostility and belligerence of the neighbouring country. He said that Pakistan had created dozens of terror groups in the name of ‘Jehad’ who were resorting to violence and propagating secession and separatism. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and no power on earth can change this fact. Warning Pakistan to desist from its highly mischievous and hostile conduct, Mr. Mankotia said that the Union Govt. must give a blunt message to Pakistan restraining it from indulging in day dreaming on the issue of J&K. He said that the Nation was eagerly awaiting the tough posturing against Pakistani misadventures as emphatically proclaimed by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi on scores of occasions. He said that it must be clear to all that the National security is the top most priority and no compromise on the same is acceptable in any situation.

Mr. Yashpal Kundal called upon Pakistan to rein-in its paid agents in J&K and refrain from any further misadventures in the interests of peace in South Asia. He further maintained that increase in the frequency of the cease fire violations besides proxy war launched in the State of J&K by Pakistan called for stern measures against the rogue nation by taking the world community into confidence.

Prominent leaders who were arrested and detained at Chanakyapuri Police Station included Delhi Pradesh President, Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Romesh Khajuria, Sardar Paramjit Singh Marshall,  Mr. Gagan Pratap Singh, Mr. Shyam Gorkha, Mr. Naresh Kumar Sharma, Mr. Balbir Singh, Mr. Ashok Chopra, Mr. Sudesh Gogi, Mr.Rajesh Kamal, Mr. Udayveer, Ajit Singh, Ajay Raj, Swami Omji, Mrs. Sudesh Dogra besides others.

SC grants three weeks to UOI to file reply in Bhim Singh’s petition for release of Pakistani/Foreign prisoners illegally detained in Indian jails

A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Mr. J Chelameshwar & Mr.Abhay Manohar Sapre granted three weeks to the Union of India to file a detailed reply in connection with the continuous detention of several Pakistani prisoners detained in different jails of India for several years. Some of them without trial and some of them without charges framed. This petition against the illegal, improper and mala fide detention of foreign prisoners, mostly Pakistanis and the citizens of POK was filed by the Panthers Party Chief Patron, Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate in 2005 with a prayer to release all foreign prisoners, mostly citizens of Pakistan and residents of POK who have been languishing in different jails in the country since nineties.

            Prof.Bhim Singh submitted before the Supreme Court that the directions of this Hon’ble Court were not implemented by the Govt. of J&K as well as by the Union of India on different occasions and without any ground. Prof.Bhim Singh submitted that the Supreme Court of India has passed several orders/directions directing the Union of India and the Govt. of J&K to deport the foreign prisoners who had completed their respective sentences. Prof.Bhim Singh has been arguing in the Supreme Court of India that the Govt. of J&K has not implemented the Supreme Court orders nor Union of India has cared to implement the directions and the orders of the Supreme Court of India.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that Supreme Court of India directed the Union of India and the Govt. of J&K on 27.01.2009 that, “Trial pending in the Court of Sessions Judge, Srinagar shall continue to proceed in that very court and same shall be concluded within a period of one year from today.” Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Supreme Court had directed the Union of India and the State Govt. to ensure that the trials of all the Pakistani accused were concluded within a period of one year. This order was made in 2009 by the Supreme Court of India. Prof.Bhim Singh said that there was several prisoners in Amritsar jail who have been languishing there even though they have exhausted their sentences for more than two years.

            Prof.Bhim Singh in his petition has prayed to Supreme Court of India for its intervention that all those foreign prisoners (mostly from Pakistan) who have completed more than 15 years in the Indian prisons may be repatriated as they have exhausted their life sentences as has been defined in the Indian Penal Code. The writ petition filed by Prof.Bhim Singh has urged the Supreme Court for the repatriation of the prisoners.

1Mr. Ghulam Nabi, s/o Fazal Din was arrested in 1995 under FIR no. RC 1(S)/95, CBI, u/s. 3/4 TADA. He was acquitted on 2nd March, 2009. He was also arrested in another FIR no. 261/95, u/s 2/3, E&IMCO. He has completed his sentence. His appeal no. 1743/2009 is pending according to the counter affidavit of the Union of India before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

2.         That Ashiq Ali, s/o Warand Ali was arrested in 1994 at Khour (District Jammu) under FIR No.40/94, u/s. 14 FA, 3 PEI Act, 2/3 E&IMCO, P/S Khour, Jammu. It has been stated that he is undergoing sentence in Central Jail Amritsar. He has also completed 19 years. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him in the interest of equity and justice.

3.         That Javed Hussain Shah, s/o Gulam Hussain Shah was arrested in 1998 under CR No. 11/98, u/s. 302, 326, 324, 435, IPC. Presently he is undergoing life sentence in Central Jail Jaipur. It is also a fit case for the deportation as he has completed 15 years in custody.

4.         That Abdul Hayee Mali, s/o Mohd. Ajmal Malik), presently lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jammu was arrested under FIR No. 177/96, u/s 307, 121, 122, 120-B RPC P/S Maisuma, Srinagar. He was acquitted in two other cases and has completed sentence in the third FIR. Has been shown as under trial in FIR no. 177/96. He has completed 17 years in detention and deserves to be repatriated.

5.         That Abdul Rashid Gani, s/o Abdul Kadar Shaikh was arrested in 1993 under TADA Special Case No. 119/94 u/s. 3 (2) & TADA 1987 150 (10) & 152 Rly Act. He is undergoing life sentence. He has completed nearly 20 years. This will be in the interest of justice and rule of law that the Union of India may also repatriate him.

6.         That Abdul  Rahi, s/o Majid Khan was arrested in 1994 under FIR no. 658/94, 364/364A/120 B/121A/121 IPC &  3/4 TADA Act, Connaught Place. He is undergoing sentence. It did not say how much is a quantum of sentence. This is a case where the prisoner has completed 20 years in prison. Deserves to be repatriated.

7.         That Mohd. Hussain, s/o Nazir Ahmed was arrested in 1997 under FIR no. 1102/1997. He is undergoing sentence. It doesn’t say how much is the quantum of the sentence. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate.

8.         That Mohd. Mubashir, s/o Mohd. Tahir was arrested in 1997 under FIR no. 132/1997. He is still facing the trial. It does not say where. Lodged in Central Jail Tihar. Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

9.         Shahnawaz Malik, s/o Kandar Malik was arrested in 1998 under FIR no. 146/98 lodged in Central Jail, Jaipur. He has completed 15 years in prison. Deserve to be repatriated.

10.       That Dilawar Sain, s/o Hasan Sain was arrested in 1998 under FIR no. 274/98 lodged in Central Jail Jaipur. He has completed 15 years in prison. He also deserves to be repatriated.

11.       That Abdul Mateen s/o Hazi Mohd. Yakub was arrested in 1996 under FIR no. 177/97. He has already completed his life sentence after completing 16 years in jails. May be repatriated.

12.       That Mohamad Sharif was arrested in 1993 under FIR no. RC/6(S)927SIU/V/CBI at 05.08.1992 TADA Case No. 2/93, 7/93, 2/94 New Delhi RMD PS FIR no. 199/93. He has completed 20 years in prison. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

13.       That Khalid Mehmood, s/o Mohd. Yusuf was arrested in 1994 under FIR no. 79/1994, 3(1) 3(3), 3(5), TADA, Gokul Puri. He has completed 19 years in prison. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

14.       That Nazir Khan, s/o Hazi Lal Khan was arrested in 1994 under FIR no. 658/94 Connaught Place, 364/364-A, R/W 120-B & 121-A/22/124-A IPC & 14 F. Act & 3 & 4 TADA. He has completed 20 years in prison. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

15.       That Nasir Mehmood Sdazoy, s/o Sakhi Mohd. was arrested in 1996 under FIR no. 184/2011, 323/324/34 IPC & 3/4 TADA, Connaught Place. He has completed 17 years in prison. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

16.       That Md. Javed, s/o Mohd. Shafi was arrested in 1998 under SC No.34/98, 21/23/29 NDPS Act, P/S NCB. He has completed 15 years in prison. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

17.       That Abdul Rahim, s/o Majid Khan was arrested in 1995 under FIR no. 658/94, 364/364-A/120B/121A/121 IPC & ¾ TADA, Connaught Place. He has completed 18 years in prison. The Union of India may be directed to repatriate him.

Prof.Bhim Singh has prayed the Supreme Court for its intervention in this regard to ensure that the foreign prisoners, mostly from Pakistan are repatriated who have completed more than 15 years in the Indian prisons.

            The advocates who assisted Prof.Bhim Singh included M/s. B.S. Billowria, D.K. Garg, Ritu Puri and Vijay Pratap Singh.

S.92 of J&K Const. must be invoked by the Governor

An urgent meeting of advocates and members of legal fraternity was convened in Delhi this morning to review the situation which has been created in J&K due to the constitutional monarchycreated in the state following the failure of the Central government to set up an emergency government in the state following the sad demise of state’s Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd. Sayeed three days back.

          Prof.Bhim Singh who presided over this emergency meeting raised a serious issue pertaining to the uncertainty, chaos and constitutional monarchy in J&K which has been without any governance since 7th January, 2016, the day the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd. Sayeed expired in AIIMS, New Delhi.

          Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate, Executive Chairman of State Legal Aid Committee in his communication to the President of India has urged the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee to impose Governor Rule advising the Governor to invoke Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K which makes it mandatory in case there is any failure of the functioning of State government. He said that the conventions, traditions and norms have been very clear that the successor to the Prime Minister or Chief Minister is sworn-in immediately after the death or resignation of the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister. Prof.Bhim Singh cited several examples in support of this convention/legal obligation. The legal fraternity strongly urged the President of India for his intervention to save the state from unfortunate/avoidable constitutional crises.

          Several lawyers from Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Associations also opined that the President of India must intervene to save the situation from further constitutional collapse in the state. Prominent advocates associated with J&K Bar Associations and other legal groups including M/s. Balbir Singh Manhas, H.C. Jalmeria, Bansi Lal Sharma, Hari Om Singh (Retd. Sessions Judge), Z.A. Qazmi, Arvind Singh, Sardar D.S. Saini, K.S. Chib, K.S. Parihar, Daljit Manhas, B.S. Billowria, Advocate, Supreme Court and others strongly supported the view that the Governor of J&K should act fast and without any delay to impose Governor Rule by invoking Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K to save the state from further anarchy and chaos.

          The lawyers’ fraternity also felt that the dissolution of the State Assembly is the only way out to save the state from further anarchy because not a single political party in J&K as on today has even one-third strength in the Legislative Assembly. The only way is to give an opportunity to the electorates in J&K to choose their MLAs in fresh poll. This is, Prof.Bhim Singh, the Convenor of the conference said, the only way to save J&K from further anarchy and disorder.

‘Heart to Heart’ Talks in March between leadership & civil society of POK & J&K

Addressing a large gathering of advocates, trade unionists, workers and political activists at Jantar Mantar this morning, Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and the initiator for the movement for the reorganization of J&K state so that a confederation of J&K is evolved by establishing, Jammu State, Kashmir Valley State & Ladakh-Gilgit to end half a century of discrimination, chaos, disorder and political discrimination with the citizens of India living in different regions of J&K since 1947.

          Prof.Bhim Singh declared that the third convocation, ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks shall be organized either in POK or in Jammu this year in the 1st week of March to evolve a new, scientific, secular and peaceful resolution for the reorganization of J&K on the basis of cultural, linguistic and geographical make up of the state. Prof.Bhim Singh said that there is a tremendous response to discuss this situation. Two Heart to Heart’ Talks were held in 2005 and again in 2007 in Delhi and Jammu which were organized by Prof.Bhim Singh under the chairmanship ofLate Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, former President & Prime Minister of POK. He said that the political climate in the Indo-Pak region did not help us to go for third get-together. He said that there is a general goodwill on both sides of J&K to hold such a rally in Pakistan or in India in 2016.

          Prof.Bhim Singh has been in touch with the senior leaders in both the sides of J&K and there is a tremendous response from the leadership of Jammu Pradesh, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh-Gilgit regions. He said that the third ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks has to be proposed to be held in 1st week of March, 2016 either in POK or in J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said the reorganization of J&K shall be discussed thread-ware to float a confederation of Jammu State, Kashmir Vally state and Ladakh-Gilgit state which shall be organized as confederation. He said that he is hoping for a positive response from POK and Gilgit in this regard.

          Prof.Bhim Singh shall be writing to the leadership of India and Pakistan in this regard next week with an appeal that guns or violence is no solution for the resolution of any problem or conflict. He expected positive response from both the governments, India and Pakistan.

Terrorists attack in Pathankote: NPP condemned terrorists’ attack demands white paper from Modi Govt. for its failure

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party strongly condemned the terrorists’ attack on Air Force Base in Pathankote, Punjab followed by the utter failure of the Modi government to defend borders and security. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the Modi government should bring out a white paper on the entire shocking attack by half a dozen armed terrorists at Pathankote Air Force Base which is bordering the Indian state, Jammu and Kashmir.

Prof.Bhim Singh wondered on the criminal silence of the Prime Minister of India on the assault by the terrorists, identified by India as Pakistani terrorists.

The Prime Minister of India has responsibility to let the nation know what are the impressions and understandings about this attack by the Prime Minister of India who visited Pakistan last week on a hidden agenda.

Prof.Bhim Singh asked Prime Minister of India to explain how heavily armed Pakistani terrorists could manage to enter Pathankote Air Force (India) resulting into the martyrdom of three security men from Indian side. Prof.Bhim Singh is expert on Army war-fare as he was associated with Palestinian Commandoes in the Gholan Heights scuffle. Gholan Heights was attacked by Israeli commandoes in 1973 and successfully resisted by the Syrian forces assisted by the Palestinian commandoes. Prof.Bhim Singh said that there are several questions which need to be answered by the Govt. of India headed by Shri Narendra Modi;

a).     Where was the Indian Intelligence Bureau when the foreigners from Pakistan entered into Punjab (India) carrying tones of weapons with them?

b).     Where was the Indian Intelligence-experts and what were they doing?

c).      Why the communication between the defence units at the border and the defense Air Force was out of work?

d).     What follow up action was taken by India to counter the terrorists’ attack?

e).      What is the diplomatic initiative taken up by the Prime Minister Shri Modi undertaken with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shri Nawaz Sharief with whom Shri Modi had 80 minutes secret close door talk only last week?

          Prof.Bhim Singh has demanded the immediate meeting of the National Integration Council of India to discuss the situation that has surfaced in the Indian continent endangering peace and tranquility in the region.