demands apology for destroying NPP office at Jantar Mantar
Jammu April 22: The hundreds of JKNPP activists held a massive demonstration at Jammu and took a march from Maharaja Hari Singh Chowk up to the Raghunath Temple at Jammu City demanding apology from Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for destroying NPP office at Jantar Mantar which was instituted after Modi government physically/forcibly ejected National Panthers Party office from Vithalbhai Patel House in July, 2015. That was done only to crush Panthers Party and its Founder Prof.Bhim Singh who never agreed with the authoritarian policies of Modi government vis-à-vis J&K.
Hundreds of Panthers Party activists led by Ms. Anita Thakur, General Secretary of JKNPP marched from the Maharaja Hari Singh Chowk (Opposite to the Press Club, Jammu) and marched into the heart of Raghunath Bazar where lies the famous Raghunath temple since the rule of Maharaja Pratap Singh. Several NPP leaders including women, youth, students and trade union leaders namely, Raghubir Singh Chib (State Secretary-JKNPP), Neeraj Gupta (Zonal President-Jammu), Sr. Devinder Singh, Jagdish Raj, Nirmal Kishore, Navin Bali, Sr. Simranjeet Singh, Sr. Joginder Singh, Dilawar Khan, Balbir Chand, Santosh Devi, Veena Devi, Babli Rani, Geeta Devi, Pushpa Devi, Hardev Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Akash Kumar and others.
The demonstrating NPP activists set the effigy of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India on fire in front of the Raghunath Temple, Jammu warning that any further concession to the RSS-PDP government shall not be tolerated by the people of J&K. Demanded immediate dismissal of J&K Govt. and apology from the Prime Minister for destroying the NPP headquarters at Jantar Mantar with an intention to make Prof.Bhim Singh ineffective just to keep BJP rulers going for a while. The protesters were raising slogans, “J&K mein Governor Raj Lao, Mehbooba Hatao”, “Delhi Jantar Mantar Panthers Party ke office ko todane walon ko saja do”, “Pradhanmantri ko Panthers Party office ko destroy karne ke liye maafi mangni hogi etc. etc.”