Indian leader writes Modi to permit to hold conference of leaders of J&K & POK (Gilgit-Baltistan)
28 Aug 2019
New Delhi: August 28, 2019. (PCP) Prof.Bhim Singh, Convenor of All J&K Coordination Committee from both sides of J&K has urged the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for permission to hold 3rd Intra J&K ‘Heart to Heart’ Talk in New Delhi (India) in December this year. The NPP Supremo who convened two ‘Heart to Heart’ talks among the leaders of J&K and POK and Gilgit-Baltistan in 2005 and 2007 with cooperation of the then Indian Prime Minister S. Manmohan Singh has urged the Indian Prime Minister for a permission to hold ‘Heart to Heart’ Conference in New Delhi where representatives of all political parties from Jammu and Kashmir as well as from POK and Gilgit-Baltistan (under Pak occupation) have also been invited to participate.
Prof.Bhim Singh said that this will provide tremendous amount of moral boost to the Prime Minister’s initiative for the return of peace in Jammu and Kashmir and give an opportunity to the resdents of J&K from both sides of Line of Control to promote peace and understanding between India and Pakistan also. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi declared yesterday after meeting US President, Mr. Donald Trump that India & Pakistan may settle issues between them bilaterly without third party involvement. Prof.Bhim Singh appreciated this stand of the Prime Minister and requested him through the letter requesting him to grant permission to hold ‘Heart to Heart’ Conference among the leaders of both sides of J&K in New Delhi in December, 2019. He is also appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan to facilitate of visit of J&K leaders residing in POK and Gilgit-Baltistan to attend this conference which shall help both India and Pakistan to seek peace and honourable resolution of J&K situation without involvement of the third party.
The copy of the letter addressed to the Prime Minister of India is reproduced as under:-
“I am taking this liberty requesting your honour for clearance to hold ‘Heart to Heart’ Talks, conference among the representatives of the political parties as well as social activists of Jammu and Kashmir and POK and Gilgit-Baltistan (occupied by Pakistan). I had an occasion to write a letter to Shri Rajnath Singh ji when he was the Union Home Minister of India dated December 6, 2018 seeking clearance from the Union Govt. to hold a ‘Heart to Heart’ Meeting of all J&K political parties and intellectuals. To my bad luck this matter may not have been considered as the local situation in J&K has not been normal for sometime.
I am taking this liberty forwarding a copy of my earlier letter/request sent to the Hon’ble Union Home Minister on December 6, 2018 for information.
It is submitted that the situation has changed and so the political climate is also changing. Friends from POK as well as the organisers there have agreed to participate in any such conference if held in New Delhi or Islamabad.
I had an opportunity to hold two ‘Heart to Heart’ conferences in New Delhi in 2005 and again in 2007 which were attended by the composite leadership from J&K as well as POK and Gigit-Baltistan.
I shall be grateful if the Hon’ble Prime Minister may be pleased to consider this urgent request and allow the coordination of all J&K leaders and intellectuals to hold this kind of conference in New Delhi in December, 2019.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister is requested to kindly consider my request to hold 3rd Intra J&K ‘Heart to Heart’ Conference of all J&K leaders and intellectuals from J&K as well as POK & Gilgit-Baltistan. It shall provide a great opportunity to the leadership of both India & Pakistan to go ahead with their mutual talks in the near future. We certainly can assist the leadership on both sides to ensure a peaceful and honourable resolution of the present crisis vis-a-vis J&K between India & Pakistan. I have also sent a letter/request to Mr. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan to grant facilities/permission to the leadership of POK & Gilgit-Baltistan to attend the next ‘Heart to Heart’ meeting in New Delhi.”