Jammu Tawi, J&K (India), 6th may 2020 : “It is strange rather shocking that Administration of J&K under Lt. Governor and the Union Government have been keeping shut on the fate of thousands of labourers/students from J&K who have been working/studying in outside States. The labourers, mostly from Jammu Province who have been working as labourers in mills/factories/semi-government industrial projects outside J&K have not been allowed to return back to their homes, mostly in backward areas of Udhampur, Kathua, Reasi, Ramban etc. after the closure of the mills/institutions wherever they have been working as labourers. In most of the districts in Gujarat (Prime Minister’s Home State), Uttar Pradesh (Rashtrapati’s Home State) & in other districts of Maharashtra, HP, MP, West-Bengal, Rajasthan, Punjab and other places. Most of the labourers from Jammu hilly areas are illiterate and cannot send the message on mobile even. The Union Government, as is understood, has made announcement asking all those stranded boys/labourers/students to fill online forms about their status/all details about their home States/education etc. The most of the labourers have no knowledge to fill up the lengthy forms nor they have been contacted by any responsible person at the district level even in districts like Piplaj (Ahmadabad) and other districts. The Panthers Party and other people concerned with the lost workers have not been able to get any information from the concerned district officers. The labourers detained in filthy camps in Gujarat, UP, Maharashtra etc. are not allowed to meet any responsible person in the government who shall provide them reasonable information as what needs to be done by them. The Deputy Commissioners/Police Officers/other District Officers are not prepared to response anybody who may try to talk to them to seek information about their boys stranded in the respective districts. This is chaos/anarchy and cannot be allowed in democracy. The Union Government/Ministry of Home Affairs should immediately instruct all districts in their respective States to provide them all immediate information about the migrant/labourers/held up boys from other States and convey this message to the Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir and other States if necessary. The respective State Administration/ Chief Ministers shall be responsible for any harm done to these helpless working boys/students or to their parents/family in Jammu & Kashmir and other States wherefrom the stranded labourers come. The Panthers Party shall take up this matter with Supreme Court of India the day the Courts shall open”.
This was the message Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party, Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India & former Legislator dispatched to Shri Ramnath Kovind, the President of India, Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India and to the Lt. Governor of Jammu & Kashmir.
NPP Supremo urged the President that political process in J&K deserves to be revived without any delay as J&K is under President’s Rule. He also demanded immediate release of all political detenues detained under Public Safety Act to punish the political leadership in J&K under Public Safety Act, which is no more a valid law as Constitution of India stands applicable to entire State of Jammu & Kashmir including Ladakh. He also demanded safe return of all the labourers detained in different go downs/deserted places outside J&K. Prof. Bhim Singh also urged the President of India to restore statehood of Jammu & Kashmir and allow political activities in entire old State of Jammu & Kashmir so that political participation can play its political role in J&K to save it from death & destruction.