Jammu Tawi, April 24
Professor Bhim Singh, chief patron of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today urged President of India, Pranab Mukherjee to exercise his constitutional power vested in him under the mandate of temporary provision Article 370 of Constitution of India.
In a press statement issued here wherein Professor Bhim Singh demanded governor rule for the Jammu and Kashmir to save it from further death and destruction.
Singh said that though, old yet is the only provision in the Constitution of India which has vested constitutional power in the President of India to intervene in case of Emergency, external aggression or internal disturbance in the State of J&K.
Professor Bhim Singh said that the President of India may be failing in his constitutional responsibility if he fails to intervene to restore peace in the State of J&K as he is the only constitutional authority who is vested with power under Section 92 of the Constitution of J&K (J&K has a separate Constitution as Constitution of India is not applicable to the State of J&K). Under Section 92 the Governor of J&K is empowered to impose Governor Rule and dismiss Assembly of J&K as provided in the Constitution of J&K yet he has to seek clearance from the President of India under the Constitution of J&K also.
Singh reminded the President of India that Kashmir has been bleeding and it was bleeding profusely this afternoon when chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was meeting with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Kashmir police were using bullets and guns against the protesting students in the heart of the city of Srinagar.
Singh said that President of India can advice the Governor straight within the scope and meaning of Article 370 read with Section 92 of J&K Constitution and advice the Governor to dismiss the J&K Govt. and impose Governor Rule in the larger national interest without seeking any opinion of the Union Government, Professor Bhim Singh expressed hope that Prime Minister Modi shall keep in mind larger interest of the nation-Bharata, than the petty interest of BJP ministers in the State of J&K who likely to lose their jobs and benefits with the imposition of Governor Rule in the State of J&K. Professor Bhim Singh hoped that Modi to keep interest of Bharata and not BJP ministers in J&K to save J&K from further death and destruction.