Panthers Party for immediate restoration of J&K statehood, holding Assembly polls

Prof Bhim Singh and Harsh Dev Singh addressing press conference at Jammu on Sunday.
Prof Bhim Singh and Harsh Dev Singh addressing press conference at Jammu on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 12: Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party has urged the President of India, Ramnath Kovind, to restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir without any delay. The NPP has also demanded an immediate election of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly which has remained dead since 19th June, 2018 when Governor Rule was imposed and Assembly was dissolved later.
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The demands were made during an urgent meeting of senior officers of JKNPP Secretariat, who urged the President of India to issue an urgent notification for the restoration of statehood of Jammu and Kashmir which was established by the founder Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1846.
“The Panthers Party stands for the restoration of statehood of Jammu and Kashmir without any delay in the national interest and security of the State. The Panthers Party also stands for immediate and urgent election for the Assembly of J&K so that a democratic Government shall be restored here with the involvement of the electorates of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Prof Bhim Singh, while addressing a press conference after the meeting.
Accompanied by Harsh Dev Singh and others, Bhim Singh stressed that there was urgent need to end dictatorial and forcible rule and restoration of democracy so that Delimitation of Assembly Constituencies shall be held immediately after restoration of democratic Government in J&K.
The Panthers chief said that it should be left on the democratic Government so constituted to hold delimitation of the constituencies in accordance with the mandate of the Constitution which is applicable to the entire State of J&K after Article 35A was revoked by the President of India.
The Panthers Party leaders challenged the BJP Government of its unconstitutional designs to demolish the entire political structure in J&K with the intention to demolish its history, democracy and secular character. “The Union Govt has no constitutional authority to control the State of J&K as a Union Territory. Nor there is any rule of law or principles of democracy to continue the President’s rule on the one pretext on the other,” said Bhim Singh alleging a conspiracy to demolish the entire democratic and political structure in J&K by the BJP leadership by demolishing its political system which was introduced by the Maharaja in 1939 holding Praja Sabha election and kept going since 1950.