New Delhi: (PCP) An emergency meeting of the activists of NPP and other nationalist party’s workers was held in New Delhi this morning which was addressed by Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Sr. Executive Member of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). Prof.Bhim Singh appealed to all political parties of India to understand the situation the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been passing through since August 5, 2019 the day J&K was deprived of statehood by Act of Parliament. NPP Supremo said that though the Parliament had no mandate to do so yet the national leadership as well as the newspapers remained quiet instead the nationalist and recognized political parties in Jammu and Kashmir was subjected to harassment, intimidation and all political leadership of opposition parties in J&K have been facing confinement in jails, hotels, hospitals, legislators’ hostels and some of them have been confined in their own homes without any social security are medical assistance.
Prof.Bhim Singh said that news coming from Kashmir this morning said that, “The 33 detainees including General Secretary of National Conference, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Naeem Akhtar of PDP, Chairman of Peoples Conference Sajjad Lone and bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faisal were shifted to MLAs’ hostel sub-Jail under the orders of Home Department on November 17. Hakim Mohammad Yaseen and Mohammad Ashraf Mir were released from the Sub-Jail and shifted to their residences where they were kept under house arrest.” The information reaching the office of National Panthers Party reveals that, “Lack of proper facilities at the Sub-Jail are the main reason for detainees, some of whom are already ailing, for falling ill.” This also has been reported widely that 100 mainstream politicians and workers have been detained since August 5, 2019. No petition has been responded properly by the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The MLA Hostel as well as other government hostels have been converted in sub-jail without providing any reasonable facility to the political prisoners. Prof.Bhim Singh said that as a Sr. Executive Member of SCBA of India that no legal facilities have been provided to the political prisoners to represent their cases before an appropriate court of law and for appropriate remedy. He said that these are some of the names of the political prisoners which have come in the notice of the Panthers Party and the State Legal Aid Committee, J&K whereas there are nearly 3000 prisoners in detention for more than three months in different jails of J&K whereas some of them were shifted to jails/lock-ups in other states of the country in violation of the fundamental rights of the citizens of India residing in J&K who were fully entitled to all fundamental rights provided in the Chapter-III of the Constitution of India after the reversal of Article 35-A on August 5, 2019. All of them have been kept illegally and in violation of the fundamental rights to which each citizen of India residing in J&K is also entitled to enjoy.
Prof.Bhim Singh has appealed to the leadership of the country and those who represent their respective national and regional parties in Parliament to send their official delegation to Jammu and Kashmir to meet the detenus in the locks-up where they have been kept in prison in violation of human rights as well as the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India presently applicable to the Indian citizens in J&K.
He has appealed to the President of India, Mr. Ramnath Kovind to take up this matter directly with the representatives of all recognized political parties of J&K and other national parties in a close-door session, if so the President shall choose, and provide relief to all Indian citizens in J&K before the heavens in Kashmir are put to blaze by anti-national forces.
He expressed surprise how the Indian diplomats have started comparing Judaism with Kashmir affairs and how misinformation about J&K situation is being projected by the vested interests which shall prove disaster to the secular-democratic nation, India. NPP Supremo appealed to Members of the Parliament of India irrespective of their political affiliation to cross Laxman Rekha (forbidden boundaries) and reach J&K with a clear message to the suffering people that all India is one with the suffering people of J&K. He appealed to the President of India who is governing the state of J&K to direct the administration in J&K to release all those detenus detained under Public Safety Act irrespective of their political affiliations or the like except there are FIRs framed against anyone of them. Jails, detentions, suppressions and tortures in cold days and iced nights in Kashmir is no solution. He said that any failure to reach the J&K with a clear message of justice and equity shall prove counter-productive. Release all detenus and talk to the political representatives is the clear message from all corners of the country. He urged the President of India to read message which Japan delivered yesterday vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir. Let India awake today.