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.

‘Kaushar Nag’ incident, failure of State Govt. Governor Rule can only save Kashmir from further destruction

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers has expressed shock on the grave incident of ‘Kaushar Nag Yatra’ stopped by the State government under the excuse of maintaining law and order in the Valley. The NPP Supremo praised the residents of Kashmir for their high spirit of tolerance and secular ethos as the Kashmiries have been practicing the tolerance of composite culture for centuries. He said that there are three main Hindu religious activities in Kashmir which include the world-known Amarnath Yatra, festival of Kheer Bhawani and the well-known Kaushar Nag yatra. He attributed prays to Kashmiri Muslim brethren for their effective and active cooperation to make these three non-Muslim events big and memorable events each year.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that Kashmiri Muslims respected the religious sentiments of the non-Muslims, both the Hindus and the Sikhs.

He regretted that some sacrilegious incidents were reported from Udhampur parliamentary constituency around Eid and now Kaushar Nag yatra was interrupted by the State government which clearly shows that the State government is playing in the hands of those who would like to create a divide among the people in the Valley and in Jammu Pradesh with an intention to add to the vote-banks of a particular group of partitions both in the Valley and in Jammu Pradesh.

Prof.Bhim Singh appealed to the people of Kashmir to demonstrate their courage to defy the government and escort Kaushar Nag yatra to the lake with dignity and Kashmiri pride.

He also urged Governor, Shri N.N. Vohra that this is the high time to dismiss the conflict-torn government, impose Governor Rule and go for free and fair elections by involving the Kashmiri youth and the people in the process.