Srinagar, Jan 24: “Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India is urged to convene an urgent meeting of the representatives of national and state recognized political parties operating in J&K to make a joint programme for the next political operation in J&K. Keeping in view the present situation the representatives of all the three groups of Hurriyat Conference may be invited. This is urgent before jumping into hasty election plunge in J&K. The bureaucrats involved in the administration, by the Governor of J&K, as Advisor cannot represent the political parties operating in J&K as a matter of their constitutional right.” This was the strong message delivered to Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India by Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party.
NPP Supremo urged the Prime Minister to involve all political parties who have pledged to uphold the Constitution and go for electoral battle in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh said that the bureaucratic advisors cannot perform the job of political representatives or political advisors during the Governor Rule. Governor Rule, he said, should not be taken as a dictatorial rule. The political process which involves the political parties cannot be given go-bye. He appealed to all the political parties involved in political process in J&K to sit together and work out a joint strategy to evolve a joint advisory opinion for the Union Govt. to deal with the present situation which has arisen due to the dismissal of the Legislative Assembly and the President’s Rule in the State of J&K. NPP Supremo urged the President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind to intervene in this matter to ensure that rule of democracy runs in the lanes of J&K also.
Prof.Bhim Singh said that J&K should not be treated like a colony but should be treated like other provinces in the country. He said that it is the President alone who can ensure that delimitation is carried in J&K as it is done in the rest of the country. He also urged the President of India to exercise his power to withdraw Article 35-A from Chapter-III of the Indian Constitution because this amendment was inserted by the President of India in May 1954. Its’ continuation cannot be justified by the law and the Constitution itself. He also urged the Prime Minister that Resettlement Act should be reviewed which was passed hurriedly and without application of mind by the Assembly of J&K in 1982. This matter is already pending before the Supreme Court of India. These three issues can be settled by the President of India as he is the only authority empowered in this regard by the Constitution of India itself.