Panthers challenge Modi at 50000 strong election rally

Addressing a huge election rally over 50000 strong Panthers in Ramnagar where JKNPP Chairman Shri Harsh Dev Singh, MLA, a three times winner is contesting Assembly election, Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party declared that this election is going to be a battle of Mahabharata (yudh) where the Panthers like Pandavas are in minority and Kaurvas (Rulers) are holding power, wealth and authority. He declared his mission Haq-va-Insaaf accomplished when he can see thousands and thousands of Panthers activists led by Shri Harsh Dev Singh in front of him ready to participate in this Mahabharata, the battle for justice and equity. He declared by holding hand of Shri Harsh Dev Singh in front of the mighty thousands that, “Panthers Party presented Shri Harsh Dev Singh as MLA three times but this time I am presenting him as next Chief Minister from Jammu Dogra Pahari Pradesh.” Prof.Bhim Singh said that people wanted a change in Delhi they voted out Congress forever. Now the people of J&K want change and shall throw out all corrupt, communal, criminal and authoritarian forces led by Congress, NC, PDP as well as BJP.  Prof.Bhim Singh said Panthers Party was born in Ramnagar Tehsil, is birthplace, District Udhampur 32 years back. Today this seedling has gone as tree loaded with the tones of fruits.

            Shri Harsh Dev Singh, MLA, Chairman-JKNPP who is contesting this election against a BJP converted Congressman and other insignificant candidates announced that he shall develop entire Jammu Dogra Pahari Pradesh as he has done in Ramnagar. He said Ramnagar has developed 80% infrastructure in the projects of drinking water, power sector, tourism, agriculture, roads and bridges and above all. He was the only minister in the history of J&K who appointed 35000 ReT teachers as permanent teachers (2003 to 2005) which nobody could do. He said that he has made Ramnagar Constituency as a model constituency in the country. The day he shall get an opportunity to serve the people of the state he shall convert every constituency as a model constituency.

A senior Supreme Court Advocate and social activist of international fame, Mrs. Jay Mala congratulated the voters of Ramnagar constituency to elect Shri Harsh Dev Singh three times and hoped that Shri Harsh Dev Singh shall create a national history by winning fourth time which will be a golden era not for Ramnagar only but for the entire state.

Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA, President-JKNPP is contesting from Udhampur constituency made a strong appeal to the voters and declared that Udhampur shall win all the three Assembly seats with 80% lead all over.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, Mrs. Jay Mala also addressed a rally in Chenani Assembly constituency, a historical town where 56 generations ruled since Mahabharata. Shri Dhani Ram Atri, State Secretary of the party is contesting from this reserved seat.

NPP Supremo blasts PM Modi speech in Kishtwar as communal, violative of Code of Conduct

Addressing a strong election rally in Bhaderwah (Doda District) about 60 kms. away from Kishtwar where Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Modi addressed election rally organized by the State government, Prof.Bhim Singh accused Prime Minister Modi for the gross violation of the Code of Conduct by the Prime Minister of India while visiting and addressing state organized election rally in Kishtwar.

English: Image of Narendra Modi at the World E...

English: Image of Narendra Modi at the World Economic Forum in India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prof.Bhim Singh said that entire Kishtwar town was converted into curfew zone and his own vehicles were not allowed to pass through Kishtwar by the administration. Prof.Bhim Singh told the media and the social activists in Bhaderwah that Modi has used communal factor in his speech with an intension to create communal divide in Doda and Kishtwar districts where BJP candidates are also in the election fray, he quoted Modi saying, “I have provided all facilities to the Muslims residing on Pakistan borders in Gujarat.” This speech by the Prime Minister is highly mischievous, creates communal wedge between the society in Doda district where Hindus and Muslims have been living in communal harmony and peace.

Prof.Bhim Singh also charged Mr. Modi for luring the voters by offering them to increase the capacity of the hydel project in Kishtwar and providing them special package for developing tourism in the area. Prof.Bhim Singh wondered why Mr. Modi failed to mention a single word against Pakistan, terrorists, militants or anti-national elements which had created havoc in Kishtwar to disturb communal harmony. He said Mr. Modi was referring refugees’ problem which had no smell in Kishtwar district.

Prof.Bhim Singh also accused the District Election Officers and Election Observers for sitting in J&K as agents of the ruling parties and BJP. He also referred a letter addressed by him to the Chief Election Commissioner of India about the anti-Panthers Party attitude by the administration and district election officers.

The District Committee of Doda district was also reconstituted with Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed as its President and Dharam Chand Bhagat as its General Secretary.

Others who also addressed the election rally included Vice President, Choudhary Mohd. Iqbal, District President, Imtiaz Ahmed and District General Secretary, Dharam Chand Bhagat.

 

For Information of Media and Public Interim Report by committee constituted by SC

J&K High Court Chief Justice constituted a committee comprising a representative of Govt. of India, a representative of Govt. of J&K, President of Bar Association of Jammu and President of Bar Association, Udhampur with Sr. Registrar, High Court of J&K as its convenor. This committee has been constituted on the plea of the petitioners before the Supreme Court which include J&K National Panthers Party and others. The committee has been authorized to monitor the situation and distribution of relief etc. to the flood affected people in 20 Districts of J&K, 10 from Kashmir Valley and 10 from Jammu Pradesh. The committee in its first interim report which was signed by four members as the representative (Secretary, Relief Commissioner) did not choose to sign the report. The interim report is attached.

Here is the report

SC shall hear J&K relief petition on 31st October 5-member committee submits report sans J&K member

5-member committee constituted by the orders of Supreme Court of India submitted its interim report before the Supreme Court today on the status report about distribution of relief material and functioning of the government machinery. The report was signed by 4 members only as the Relief Commissioner of J&K government did not sign the report. The court ordered that the contents of the report should be handed over to the petitioners (J&K National Panthers Party as well) and to the counsels of the Union of India and the State government.

The Division Bench of the Supreme Court presided by the Chief Justice, Mr. H.L Dattu  & JJ Mr. S.A. Bobde and Mr. Abhay Manohar Sapre directed the J&K Advocate-General, Mr. Qadri and Attorney General for India, Mr. Mukul Rohtagi to ensure that the High Court starts functioning from Monday in Srinagar so that the people shall not suffer anymore. The Supreme Court also that the State government to file reply to the additional affidavit filed by J&K National Panthers Party in which the party has deposed that there was no such thing as administration in the entire state of J&K. In Srinagar City thousands of people were camping in broken tents mostly provided by NGOs from outside the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate appearing for the JKNPP submitted before the court that;

That when he visited the flood affected areas, the streets and lanes of Srinagar City he found that they were stinking because of the bad smell, may be due to the fact that dead animals have not been removed till date and many persons are untraceable. That there is stagnation of water in the pockets of Srinagar City and the local colonies are not fit to be used for living purpose. The relief material is not delivered to the needy and many people complained that they were not being provided food material regularly. They further admitted that there is no cooking facility as there is no enough space for their accommodation, cooking besides. Several bridges destroyed by floods have been restored by the army yet there is no medical care, at all, for the people living in the camps. Not a single soul from the administration was seen inaction through out Srinagar.

As far Jammu Pradesh is concerned, hundreds of flood victims presented their applications who had lost their houses, crop, land and cattle. The state government has issued some unsigned notifications offering Rs.10000/-, 12000/-, 17000/- etc. for the reconstruction of the houses. The state government has taken the plea that houses lost in rain cannot be compensated at all. This Hon’ble Court has observed that this was a natural calamity/ national disaster and therefore all the farmers and others who suffered because of floods are entitled to full compensation for the loss of their property, land, houses, crop or orchids and further they are entitled to free schooling, free medicines, free seeds etc.

Some far-flung areas in Ramban district like Gool, Bhogal have not been visited by the administration till date. About damages in the district of Udhampur losses to lives and property were alarming. One village Sadal in tehsil Udhampur was completely washed away which is only 30/40 kms. from Udhampur district headquarters. The village was split into three. About 70 families of the eastern part are camping in broken tents in village Kasuri. No drinking water, no medical care, ration and food material they were using was provided by some NGOs from Punjab. The western part of the village was also affected heavily. About 140 families (540 souls) are camping in village Panjar far away from the rest of the people. The middle portion of this village was completely flooded away or slided away. The people of this piece of land were crying for help for three days as the village broke into three parts. The district authority failed to approach the army or any authority to provide them helicopter lift or otherwise. The district administration did not respond at all to the cries of these people. With the result 27 people were buried under the debris of the sliding land.

The tragedy is that only 7 dead bodies were recovered from the debris on 3rd October, 2014 when the team of JKNPP visited these people in the tents. The district administration has not cared at all for the plight of the people. That there is a need provide permanent shelter, agricultural land and relief for one year to all such flood affected people. That it is in the interest of justice and rule of law that a judicial enquiry is made into failure of the administration that resulted into death of 27 people in village Sadal. That all the educated boys and girls in the flood affected families should be provided with jobs at the earliest so that they can serve their families and feed for their survival.

This team visited several areas of district of Reasi. The Jammu migrants camping in Talwara for several years have not been made any relief since 2004 in spite of the orders of the Supreme Court. Their residence areas belonging to Salal Hydel project have been damaged badly and it needs immediate repair. The entire District of Reasi has lost crop and several houses.

About death of 66 persons in a bus in Nowshera sector (along LoC) in the district of Rajouri, a horrifying tragedy took place on 4th September when a bus carrying 66 passengers was swapped away by the floods at village Laam. He sought direction from the Supreme Court to provide JCB machine to dig out 14 bodies from the debris.

The Advocate General assured the court that JCB machine shall be sent to the spot within 24 hours and similarly appropriate action will be taken to recover dead bodies in village Sadal of Panchari.

Prof.Bhim Singh submitted before the court that Udhampur MLA from J&K National Panthers Party who is also the State President has been sitting fast unto death for the past 9 days seeking intervention of this Hon’ble Court and the Governor of J&K to provide relief and rehabilitation to the flood victims in Udhampur and elsewhere. He said that it was pathetic that the Dy. Commissioner, Udhampur did not care to rescue 27 people in Sadal village who remained shouting for help for three days.

Prof.Bhim Singh accused the State of J&K for neglecting the farmers who have suffered a lot, lost their crops, orchids, cattle as well as residential houses throughout the state. He accused that the government is making joke with the farmers by offering them Rs.10000/12000 for the loss of their houses. He demanded full payment for the loss of houses as well as release of all political prisoners including the minors and the so-called stone pelters so that they may be able to help their families/parents for their rehabilitation at the earliest before the fall of winter and advent of snow fall.

The Attorney General for India and Advocate General of J&K insisted to transfer the JKNPP petition to J&K High Court for further hearing which was vehemently opposed by Prof.Bhim Singh who maintained that this was fundamental right of every resident of J&K guaranteed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. The court agreed to hear the matter on 31st October, 2014, giving 10 days to the 5-member committee to submit its final report on the relief and rehabilitation.

Prof.Bhim Singh was assisted by Mr. B.S. Billowria, Mr. D.K. Garg, Mr. S.K. Bandopadhyay, advocates and others.

 

Udhampur Adm. starts distributing relief Leaders appeal Mankotia to end fas

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party has appealed Udhampur MLA Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia to end his fast which has entered 8th day demanding distribution of relief to the flood affected people in Udhampur district and in rest of the state. Chairman-JKNPP Harsh Dev Singh, MLA visited Udhampur and made a strong appeal to Mr.Mankotia to conclude his fast as the administration has realized their mistake in the delay of distribution of relief material to the affected people. One of the member of the five member committee constituted on the direction of Supreme Court namely, Shri Bhardwaj (President of Jammu High Court Bar Association) also visited Udhampur and met Mr. Mankotia who find facts and the problems facing the flood affected people in Udhampur district. He also made an appeal to Mr. Mankotia to end fast as the five member committee is going to submit up-to-date status report before the Supreme Court by the morning of 10th October, 2014.

Mr. Mankotia was arrested last evening and admitted in Govt.Hospital, Udhampur on his 7th day of fast. Hundreds of JKNPP activists marched on the streets of Udhampur raising slogans against NC-Congress government demanding Governor Rule and relief to all flood affected people in the state.