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.

Supreme Court ordered appointment of a Commission to verify Panthers Party allegations & state counter charge

A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising of JJ Mr. A.K. Sikri and Mr. R.K. Agrawal heard the writ petition filed by Panthers Party senior leaders namely Ms. Anita Thakur, Mr. H.C. Jalmeria, Advocate and Mr. P.K. Ganjoo, Sr. Journalist seeking criminal action against the erring police officials who were guilty of committing barbaric and inhuman acts against the petitioners while the petitioners were escorting a peaceful protest march of the Talwara (Reasi) Jammu Migrants from Reasi to Delhi seeking implementation of the Supreme Court order dated 13.07.2006 to provide relief to the Jammu Migrants at par with Kashmiri Migrants as per judgment of the High Court of J&K dated 2001 and the judgment/order of the Supreme Court of India to provide the Jammu Migrants equitable and same relief as was provided to the Kashmiri Migrants.

The Supreme Court had admitted this writ petition in 2007 and it finally was heard today the Supreme Court. Mr. K. Venugopal, Sr. Advocate and Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate argued for the petitioners, Jammu Migrants urging the court for appropriate punishment to the police officials responsible for the assault on the Panthers Party activists including a lady, an advocate and a senior journalist. The Panthers Party has also demanded a compensation of Rs.10 lacs each to the arrested Panthers Party leaders and any other appropriate punishment to the police officials and other government agencies for causing injury for murderous attack on the petitioners.

Prof.Bhim Singh in his arguments submitted before the court that nearly 2000 migrants including women, old and children started their march for justice from Reasi to Delhi as per judgment/order of the Supreme Court of India dated 13.07.2006. The Supreme Court had directed the Union of India and Govt. of J&K to provide relief to the Jammu Migrants as per its direction given on 13.07.2006. He submitted before the court that Jammu Migrants hailing from the districts of Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi, Udhampur, Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar, Kathua and other places were completely ignored and they were not allowed even ration for their survival whereas the Kashmiri Migrants (hailing from province of Kashmir) were provided ration in cash and kind on regular basis by the Relief Commissioner working from Jammu. The Jammu Migrants were only tortured, ignored, sent to jails and their children were bought over by the outsiders. They were forced to sell a child for the survival of the rest of the family members. Prof.Bhim Singh told the court that migrants numbering 2000 including women, old and children were peacefully marching from Talwara on their way to Delhi to present memorandum to the Prime Minister. He told the court that these migrants were stopped by the Armed Police near Katra bridge, beaten, assaulted and not allowed to cross the bridge. He submitted before the court how Mr. H.C. Jalmeria, Advocate was taken into police custody when he approached the police to requesting them to stop beating the children and women on the road. Ms. Anita Thakur followed Mr. Jalmeria. Prof.Bhim Singh presented a film on this tragic incident. The Hon’ble judges screened the film. This film shows how Mr. Jalmeria was dragged into the police brigade, assaulted and attacked by the policemen with their lathies and shoes. His leg was broken. The film shows that Ms. Anita Thakur who went the police camp by herself to inquire about Mr. Jalmeria was pounced by the wolves (police in uniform), beaten, assaulted, attacked and then dragged like gunny bag on the stony road and packed into a police jeep. The film also shows how policemen in uniform were pelting stones against the innocent villagers on the road. The Hon’ble Judges after screening the film directed that, this court shall appoint a commission of inquiry which shall visit the areas and report back to this court within one month.

Mr. K. Venugopal, Sr. Advocate for the Panthers Party petitioners made a strong submission that the Hon’ble Court should take appropriate action against the erring policemen and pay appropriate compensation to the petitioners for their illegal, unconstitutional and undesirable arrest and for the loss they have suffered at the hands of the policemen.

The Supreme Court directed that the case shall be taken up after the vacation.

The other advocates who assisted Prof.Bhim Singh included B.S. Billowria, S.K. Bandopadhyay and others.  Mr. Sunil Fernandes and others appeared for the State of J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh expressed happiness that this case which was filed by the Panthers Party in 2007 came to the final hearing after nine years by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

SC adjourns Pak-prisoners petition against illegal detention Bhim Singh urges deporation of all illegal prisoners

A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising JJ J. Chelameshwar and Mr. Abhay Manohar Sapre today directed that the petition filed by Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate against the illegal detention of about 800 Pak-prisoners shall be listed a week after for final hearing. The Supreme Court made this observation when Prof.Bhim Singh arguing the petition submitted that he filed a petition in 2005 against the illegal, unconstitutional and malafide detentions of nearly 800 Pakistanis while who had infiltrated to India by crossing borders from Pakistan side.

          Nearly 500 Pakistani prisoners have been deported back to Pakistan by the order of the Supreme Court of India on the writ petition filed by the Panthers Party connected social organizations and legal aid committee. The Supreme Court directed that the petition (Writ Petition No.310/2005 along with other writ petitions) filed against the illegal detention of Pakistani boys may be taken after a week.

          The Supreme Court had also directed Union of India and the State Govt. to move out all the foreign prisoners (most of them are Pakistanis) to the centres and shall be taken out of the prisons. The Union of India and State Govt. have been claiming that the foreign prisoners were not lodged in the prisons/jails. The Union of India in its affidavit filed this morning before the Supreme Court admitted that 59 Pakistani prisoners who have completed their sentences or against whom no offence was registered are still continuing in different lock-ups/jails in the country. Though, Sewa Sadan at Lampur, New Delhi has been set up but there are only two Pakistani prisoners namely Mohd. Kamar, s/o Mohd. Ameem and Abdul Jabar@Sikander, s/o Musa Ibrahim. Though, they have not been identified till date. The affidavit filed by the Union of India also admitted that there are two detenus in Alwar (Rajasthan) jail. They are Mr. Hamid, s/o Mohd. Hussain and Javed Isaim, s/o Mohd. Bux (no nationality mentioned). The affidavit filed this morning before the Supreme Court, the Union of India has admitted that there are about 20 foreign prisoners who have been detained in Amritsar prison in Punjab for several years with no offences registered against them. Interestingly, their addresses or country or origin has not been mentioned. Out of 20 unknown/with unknown citizenship there are three goongas (Deaf and dump) because they are goongas. This matter was referred by the Supreme Court of India to the Union of India to trace out the original connection of these prisoners. According to the information these prisoners have been lodged in detention centres along with other 16/17 Pak-prisoners in Amritsar jail called as Detention Centre Amritsar.    

          Prof.Bhim Singh has been arguing this case for years he also handed over several copies of judgments of the Supreme Court of India to the Pakistani lawyers and functionaries of Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association. The Lawyers Congress of Pakistan in Lahore headed by Zulfiqar Ali Jehangir, Advocate in the Lahore High Court has been working hard to ensure that Govt. of Pakistan may trace out the relatives of these goongas.

          According to the affidavit of the Union Home Ministry there are 22 prisoners from Pakistan who have been in jail for several years and detained in the so-called Detention Centre, JIC, Bhuj in Gujarat.

          The Supreme Court of India in its strict order had directed all the states and Union of India to shift all such foreign prisoners who are not convicts and have no case pending against them to some independent areas. It is unfortunate that there is only one such centre in New Delhi called Sewa Sadan Lampur which has only two foreign prisoners. The Union of India has admitted this day in the affidavit that there are 59 foreign prisoners who are not wanted in any case and are not involved in any offence. Only two of them are kept in Sewa Sadan, Delhi. 57 foreign prisoners are still detained in jails/prisons which is evident from the record which has been supplied by the Union of India to the Supreme Court. There is no Detention Centre even in J&K, Goa and several other states. This is admitted by the Union of India that five foreign prisoners (Pakistanis) have been detained in different jails, Rajouri, Lalaya Khan, s/o Shareen Khan, Central Jail, Kotbhalwal (Mrs. Rubina, w/o Mohd. Noor), in District Jail Jammu two foreign are detained namely Mr. Akhtar Hussain, s/o Noor Rehman and Mohd. Shafeeq, s/o Mohd. Shareef wheras Mohd. Iftikar, s/o Barhan Ali Khan has been detailed in Poonch District jail, J&K. They have been kept in illegal detention and in violation of the Supreme Court order/judgment.

          It is also interesting revelation by the Union Home Ministry that there are some non-Muslim names (persons) who have been detained for years in Gujarat jail (Bhuj). They are mentioned as Hiralal, s/o Ranamal (Srl. No.45), Laduben, w/o Hiralal, Najesha, s/o Hiralal, Khiyan, s/o Hiralal, Nanji, s/o Hiralal, Jagdish, Laxman, Narayan (all sons of Hiralal) and daughter of Hiralal Raqtuben (all these information through an affidavit by the Union of India was submitted before the Supreme Court this morning).

          On 11.02.2014, the Union of India had admitted in its affidavit that there were 265 Pakistani prisoners in jails and 131 fishermen.

          Prof.Bhim Singh submitted before the Supreme Court of India that the Govt. of India should release the names with photos to the Pakistani High Commission as almost all of the unidentified prisoners sulking in prisons belong to Pakistan. He has made a submission that all the prisoners not identified should be given the choice to go as a refugee in the United Nations refugee penal and choose a country of their choice. He said that they are all human being and cannot be treated like cattle.

          Prof.Bhim Singh has decided to send the list of the names with pictures if he is allowed to picture the unknown prisoners, to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to trace out their connection and send his representatives to escort the Pakistani prisoners from detention centres in India to Pakistan.               

          Prof.Bhim Singh was assisted by the advocates, Mr. S.K. Bandhopadhyay and Mr. B.S. Billowria.

NPP’s tributes to Baroda ruler Gaekwad & his Brahmin teacher, Mahadev Ambedkar to gave him name & education

National Panthers Party’s Delhi unit organised a befitting programme on 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was celebrated with a great show at Jantar Mantar, the Hyde Park Corner of India’s capital, New Delhi. National Panthers Party which was founded 34 years back in J&K by a Congress legislator, Prof.Bhim Singh organised the show at Jantar Mantar to pay homage to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar who is popularly known Baba Saheb Ambedkar.

            Prof.Bhim Singh has taken the message of goodwill, brotherhood and humanism from Dr. Ambedkar’s first political party which he called as Dalit Panthers before he was elected the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution, which remains in the history of democratic country as the longest Constitution full of equality, equity and dictates to uphold rule of law for all.

            The special meeting organised at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi by the Panthers Party was chaired by Prof.Bhim Singh, the Founder of J&K National Panthers Party who believes that the Panthers were no more Dalits after the Indian Constitution was made applicable to every citizen of India. He regretted that this great Constitution of India is not still applicable to the State of J&K. He praised Baba Saheb Ambedkar for opposing the insertion of Article 370 which has tabboed the entry of the Indian Constitution to J&K. He said, had Indian leadership accepted Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s opinion to merge the State of J&K with the Union of India along with other 577 states. There should have been no disturbance in J&K as is witnessed today in Kashmir.

            Prof.Bhim Singh also regretted that the historians and the fun makers have not been able to project the real psychological and social history of India before 1950. He said that the contribution of Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda (Sahyaji Rao-III) and Brahmin teacher Mahadev Ambedkar to make Bhimrao Ambedkar a legendary character in the history of Indian democracy have not been sincerely and faithfully brought to the notice of the new generation. He said that the new generation have not been sincerely and honestly informed about the contribution of the Maharaja of Baroda to project, educate and make Dr. Ambedkar an everlasting name in the history of the Indian Constitution. While we remember Dr. Ambedkar, this is our moral duty to keep in mind the great contribution of the ruler of Baroda, who had seen the light in the diamond he had seen in the eyes of Baba Saheb Ambedkar long before the political birth of Mahatma Gandhi even. His conversion into Buddhism also needs an indepth study of that situation and moral and social standards of the Indian society which had great humanist like Gaekwad of Baroda and teacher like Mahadev Ambedkar.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that Dr. Ambedkar had intended to ensure that a uniform society in India shall crop up in 50 years after freedom. This was the reason that he did not accept the proposition to rename suffering class as ‘Harijan’, the name which was chosen for the suffering society those days.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that the real homage to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar shall be to keep out all the members of the super society like landlords, IAS, IPS, IRS and other similarly placed class on the list of Scheduled Castes (Reserved categories). Those who are still seen begging even in the streets of New Delhi, the capital city of India should be given the benefit of providing education and other amenities for their social growth in the society so that India becomes classless with all human beings enjoying equal opportunity in life and there shall be no child with the begging bowl seen in the hearts of the great New Delhi, the capital of India.

ambdedkarThose come who were among the senior Panthers Party leaders included Romesh Khajuria, Baba Ramdev Tomar, Ms. Nasreen Hamid (Chairperson-Global Women’s Lib), Om Kishan, Ajay Raj, Dildar Hussain Beg, A.J. Rajan, Vijay, Kali Ram Tomar, K.K. Raghav, Vijay Kaul, Bhawani Maharaj, Vimal Dhariwal, Mehfooz Khan, Ms. Monika, Pawan Kumar, Santosh Jindahai, P.R. Pal, Vijay Kumar  and others. Mr. Rajiv Jolly Khosla, State President, Delhi Pradesh presided over the condolence meeting.