Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate argues strongly before SC for application of NEET for MBBS students of J&K

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate & Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee, J&K today made a strong appeal before a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India seeking its clear mandate to allow the NEET application in J&K so that the ruling political weights and high profile bureaucrats shall not use this process for the promotion of their children as it has been happening for the past 60 years in J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh was arguing against the IA filed by the State of J&K (comprising of BJP and PDP) made strong submission against the State of J&K demand to keep NEET process out of the doors of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh submitted in Supreme Court that NEET is a good beginning to introduce the doors of justice and equity for the students of J&K so that they can also get an opportunity to enter into the MBBS and BDS courses throughout the country which has been denied to them for several years. Prof.Bhim Singh submitted before the court that the students and their parents have expressed full faith in the latest system,NEET and hoped that the students of J&K shall get an opportunity to go anywhere in the country for building their bright future as doctors and dentists.

          Prof.Bhim Singh in his arguments strongly opposed the appeal of J&K government to exclude the State of J&K from the applicability of NEET. Prof.Bhim Singh said Article 370 became defunct when Maharaja Hari Singh, J&K was removed by the so-called Constituent Assembly headed by Sheikh Abdullah and supported by the Congress in 1952. Prof.Bhim Singh argued that Article 370 has ceased to exist and could not be relied upon any longer. He said that J&K is integral part of Union of India and no special concession for corruption and illegal action can be given to the State of J&K. He prayed the Supreme Court of India to dismiss IA 20 & 21 filed by the Govt. of J&K before the Supreme Court to ensure that, “I (Bhim Singh) an Indian like all other residents of J&K and entitled the share the benefits and fruits of the fundamental rights incorporated in the Constitution of India under Article 14, 21 and other provisions”. He urged the Supreme Court to dismiss J&K State’s application without delay.     

Creation of Jammu Pradesh & Kashmir Valley is the only way out to end six decades internal conflict

Addressing a press conference in Goverdhan (Mathura, U.P.) late last evening, Prof.Bhim Singh, Supremo of NPP declared that reorganization of J&K on the patron of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Bihar is essential to end internal conflict and political chaos in J&K. J&K was created in 1846 by Treaty of Amritsar between Maharaja of J&K, Gulab Singh and the East India Company through a heterogeneous Union of Gilgit, Ladakh, Baltistan, Jammu and Kashmir Valley under political compulsions existing at that time. He said that the situation stands changed and it is highly essential under the present combination and permutation in the sub-continent that the people of these regions are given benefit of modern history in the light of the distinct geographical, anthropological, political, cultural and historic background and situation. Ladakh and Gilgit-Baltistan formed a distinct cultural unit having different geographical map as compared to the Kashmir Valley and Jammu Pradesh. He said that Dogra Pahari-Gujjar cultural identity has to be recognized on its merit and so should be the case with the cultural, linguistic and historical identity of the people living in the Kashmir Valley. In other words, Prof.Bhim Singh argued strongly, that the State needs to be reorganized with the formation of Jammu Pradesh, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh-Baltistan.

 

Prof.Bhim Singh described the present State-Centre relations as a part of the tragedy which people of J&K have been experiencing after the promulgation of the Constitution of India on 26thJanuary, 1950. J&K was kept out of the preview (jurisdiction) of Constitution of India. J&K continued as a Monarchy under Maharaja Hari Singh till his status was abolished by a simple resolution on 20th August, 1952 by a nominated Constituent Assembly under Sheikh Abdullah’s leadership. What is the status of J&K after the Monarchy was removed? What is the relevance of Article 370 after the Maharaja himself was fired? What was the necessity to continue with a draconian Article 370 in the Indian Constitution? He questioned the Parliament as to why the Parliament has abdicated its authority to legislate on J&K? When every citizen of India got freedom and has been enjoying the fundamental rights under Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution, why there is no chapter on Human Rights in the so-called Constitution of J&K? Why J&K has separate flag and the constitution when it forms integral part of India?     

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that as long as J&K is not reorganized and fundamental rights granted to every Indian citizen residing in J&K, there could be no peace and no harmony. He demanded uniform Constitution in the country and introduction of fundamental rights to the people residing in J&K. He also demanded reorganization of J&K as it has been done in case of other states.

Prof.Bhim Singh was invited to Goverdhan (Mathura) Conference by the Shankeracharya of Puri. He was accompanied by Rajiv Jolly Khosla and others.