NPP rejects Div. Com. inquiry commission Demands judicial inquiry into killing of Jammu youth

Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, PresidentJKNPP rejected the government offer to hold an inquiry by the Divisional Commissioner saying that the people don’t want and inquiry by a public servant. It must be held by high power judicial committee headed by a sitting judge of the High Court so that truth is known to everybody about the conspiracy and killing of young S. Jagjeet Singh yesterday in police firing. He accused the state government for trying to play hide and seek with the people of Jammu by holding so-called inquiry by a government servant.

Shri Mankotia said that the Panthers Party has very clear stand which was mentioned in the statement issued yesterday by party leadership that inquiry must be held by a senior judge and it must be a judicial inquiry. He said that removal of a police officer or FIR against a SPO shows that government wants to keep a lid on the entire conspiracy and plot to create tension in Jammu so that the real issues involved like AIIMS, Tawi Lake, delimitation, 15 lac refugees and migrants gets shadowed under the clouds of artificial anarchy created by the administration. He also congratulated the people of Jammu and particularly the youth for maintain unity among the people.

Shri Mankotia also appealed to all political, social groups and NGOs to work jointly to maintain communal harmony so that the conspirators who intend to disturb peace in Jammu are exposed before the people. He also blamed the government for its total failure to control the situation which could have been easily avoided.

Shri Mankotia attended the funeral ceremony of S. Gurjeet Singh at R.S. Pura.

NPP condemned killing of youth in Jammu, Demands judicial probe & action against the killers

Prof.Bhim Singh, Member of NIC, Shri Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP and Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, President-JKNPP condemned brutal killing of young man, S. Jagjeet Singh in Jammu yesterday while the people were protesting against police. The NPP leaders demanded high power judicial inquiry and a compensation of Rs.1 crore to the family of the deceased young man who has been killed ruthlessly in the day light and public while exercising his right to protest. Right to protest, express views and right to speech is fundamental right of every citizen and its denial is an offence.

The NPP leaders accused PDP-BJP government for creating such a situation in the peace-loving city of temples by such dastardly acts to divert the attention of the citizens in Jammu from the real issues and upper most is the AIIMS. The NPP leaders said that the latest bandh observed in Jammu in one voice and unity demonstrated by the residents of Jammu Pradesh had shaken the coalition government. This outrageous act of gunning down a young man was aimed to create tension and disturbed harmony.

They said that the law of the land does not authorize anybody, even the kings and monarchs to kill any person. There is law of the land to deal with any situation or with any offence committed by any person or persons.

The NPP leaders made an appeal to the people of Jammu from all walks of life to keep their centuries’ old tradition of communal harmony which has been a cultural entity of the people of Jammu.