Jammu ; Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party called on Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi this afternoon and urged him for his urgent intervention for the imposition of Governor Rule in Jammu and Kashmir in the greater national interest and security of the state. Prof.Bhim Singh also submitted two-page letter/appeal to the President of India seeking his urgent intervention that,
“Clause 3 of Article 370 the Parliament of India has got clear authority to legislate on the matters enumerated in the Union List. This is tragedy in the history that J&K has not been integrated to the Union of India as 577 states were declared integrated on 26th January, 1950 when the Constitution was promulgated. This matter has not been considered constitutionally or by any legal agency till today. Article 370 stood amended on 20th August, 1952 when the Monarchy was abolished. Only tragic end that continues is that the State of J&K has not been integrated like other 577 states. It included two states, Hyderabad and Junagarh which had not even signed the Instrument of Accession with the Union of India. It also included the State of Baroda which had signed the Instrument of Accession in 1948.”
NPP leader further submitted in his letter that,
“Your Excellency’s intervention under Article 370 can restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Your Excellency may be pleased to advise Governor of J&K to impose Governor Rule in J&K under Section 92 of J&K Constitution. The people of Jammu and Kashmir should have a chance to elect their members of the Assembly in the changing situation. The Parliament should have direct authority to legislate, at least, in respect of three subjects namely, Defence, Foreign Affairs, Communication & Allied Matters as is the mandate of the Constitution and the spirit of the Instrument of Accession that Maharaja had signed under his own seal and signatures on 26th October, 1947. “
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