New Delhi/Jammu/Srinagar. October 1, 2021: Prof. Bhim Singh, President of J&K National Panthers Party & Sr. Advocate in the Supreme Court of India referring to an interview between NDTV and Mr Craig Mokhiber, Director of the New York office of the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, in which Mr Mokhiber has referred to the conditions in India regarding the human rights of the people, said that though India has a binding treaty with the United Nations that the fundamental rights of the people of the country will not be violated still UN does not have any reason to interfere in the internal matters of any Member country.
No doubt, Mr Singh said that it is the primary function of the United Nations to make sure that the Member Nations are respecting the fundamental rights of its citizens and no atrocities are committed to infringe citizens’ civil and other rights.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that the Indian judiciary starting from Supreme Court to Magistrate Courts are well-equipped and keep a constant watch on the government and any other organization to make sure that people do not lose their fundamental rights as enshrined in the Constitution of India. Time and again the courts of India have taken cognizance whenever the elected Government has tried to infringe those rights.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that though he appreciates Mr CraigMokhiber’s concern about the fundamental rights of the people of India as Jammu and Kashmir is part of India it is too early for him to raise the issue, especially it was an interview and not the Sessions of the United Nations where India could have got a chance to rebut the allegations made by him. The nations and the organizations represent the welfare and basic rights of the citizens of the world and instead of putting the blame on each other they should try and work in coordination.
Prof. Bhim Singh further said that people of J&K are free to raise their voices in every forum in India be it Parliament, Assemblies or the courts to redress any atrocity done by the elected governments. He concluded that the present government should take care and not really do anything to infringe the peace-loving people of Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in India so that the watchful eye of the international organizations do not bring the country to disrepute. The governments are chosen by the people to take care of their rights and that is what they should exactly do.