Jammu, August 18: BJP held an interaction programme based upon the theme of “Abrogation of Article 370 and its impact on the region”. Various Social organizations and prominent persons related to trading fraternity participated in the event conducted at the party, headquarter, Trikuta Nagar.
BJP State President Ravinder Raina and Union MoS in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh were the main speakers, while State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Yudhvir Sethi, JMC Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta, State Vice-President Th. Narain Singh also shared the stage during the event and presented their ideas before the august gathering.
The event was organized by the BJP’s “Liasion Committee” comprising of Th. Narain Singh, V.K. Sethi and H.S. Pammi.
Shashi Vaid, Labba Ram Gandhi, Bhupinder Singh, Gagan Bhatia, F.C. Satiya, Dev Anand Gill (Valmiki Samaaj), Sat Paul (Teacher Association), Neeraj Anand (Trader Federation), Yash Paul Gupta(Retailer Federation), Nitesh Jandiyal (Bishnah Bar Association), Bodh Raj(Sanatan Dharm), Om Parkash Gupta(Mahajan Sabha), Sham Langar(All India Shiromani Mahajan Sabha), Ladies from Brahmkumari Ashram, Guru Ravi Das Sabha, Joint Action Committee General , Murari Lal (Kashyap Rajput Sabha), Kashmiri Pandit Sabha (Ambphalla), Sanjay Pandoh (Dogra Khatri Sabha), Anoop (Kanak Mandi), Bari Brahmana Industry Association, Bishan Singh (Amar Kshatriya Rajput Sabha) and hundreds of other prominent persons from various social organizations also actively participated in the event.
Ravinder Raina, while addressing the gathering, termed the moment as the golden phase of history. He said that the sacrifices made by the likes of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, Pt. Prem Nath Dogra, Rishi Kumar Koushal, the martyrs of Sunderbani, Jourian, Ramban, Hiranagar and others have made this day possible. He said that our past generations have witnessed the time when one had to wait for 6 months to get Permit for immersing Holy Ashes of their family members in Haridwar. He said that this Article came into being as the result of deep-rooted Conspiracy hatched by Pt. Nehru and Sheikh Abdullah. He said that in Round Table Conference of the Rulers of Princely States in London, Maharaja Hari Singh had made clear his intentions and all the later events were dramatized for twisting history to benefit Congress and NC.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, termed Article 370 as a miscarriage of history and perhaps biggest blunder in history. He said that a severe kind of Psychological isolation existed due to the existence of 370 and this fact is never discussed due to the Kashmir Centric Politics by a small sect of Kashmiri leaders supported by Congress.
Dr. Singh termed the abrogation of 370 as a day of Redemption, Rejuvenation and Resurgence. He said that fuss and fury on the abrogation are being made only by a limited sect as they black deeds are being exposed.
Dr. Singh said that it must be understood that abrogation of the Article is essential to save “Jamhuriyat” in the region. He said that “Jamhuriyat” was killed when leaders chosen with only 8% vote acted against the wishes of the remaining majority population. “Jamhuriyat” is killed when Kashmiri leaders provoke the children of masses to throw stones while sending their own wards to high Institutions in London.
Dr. Singh said that this decision will benefit 3 major aspects namely Political, Development and Societal, emphasizing that truth must be known to masses. He asked the masses to be well aware so as to avoid the past like situation once again.
Dr. Singh said that former PM Pt. Nehru former acting PM Gulzari Lal Nanda clearly stated that 370 was a temporary provision but Congress deceived its own stance. Mocking on a dialogue of “Ghiste Ghiste, Ghis Jayegi”, he said that why Congress is making a fuss when under Modi government Article 370 has eroded completely, and now it should thank BJP government. He said that the decision to abrogate Article 370 is totally according to the Constitution and said that it is done according to Article 366, which was made by the government lead by Congress.
Dr. Singh said that “Incarceration” was done of Late Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, when he was confined illegally, without trial or Protocol, even though he was President of National Party, former Union Minister and sitting MP. He said that his letters were censored, which were given to family members after his death. He said that Dr. Mookherjee was a patient of Varicose Veins who was kept in a small cell, restraining his movement which led to a deterioration in his health. Dr. Mookherjee was devoid of any outside contact. After the death of Dr. Mookherjee, even the transport charges were denied to take his mortal remains back from J&K State. He said that after being told in Karnal by DC, that he is denied permission to enter J&K, he was allowed officially in Pathankot and was arrested immediately in the mid of the bridge. Referring to term “Incarceration”, he said that, Sheikh Abdullah was exiled to Kodaikanal by Congress government itself.
Dr. Singh, said that “Incarceration” was done of Maharaja Hari Singh ji, who was under influence of Sheikh Abdullah, forcibly made to board train for leaving J&K, and that is clearly mentioned in the book titled as “Looking Back” written by the former PM of J&K & former Chief Justice of India Mehr Chand Mahajan. He said that this is the only example in which a ruler has been exiled in such a manner and forced to die outside his ruled state.
Dr. Singh added that this Independence Day and festival of Eid have come out as the most peaceful in recent years. On blockage of mobile connectivity, he pointed out that under Congress government, J&K was not given permission for the mobile facility which was started under Atal government in 2003. He said that the decision to abrogate Article will result from the increase of wages for government employees, pensioners benefitting about 30 lakh people, open development avenues and public friendly laws giving rise to a great Economic Transformation.
Dr. Singh said that we have got the opportunity to compete on the global platform and we have to get to the 5 Trillion Economy, for that we have to work on capacity building. He cited an example of Maharaja Hari Singh that how he invited businessmen, industrialist, scientists to the state for giving exposure and increasing standards in the business.
Dr. Singh said that within a period of 5 months we will witness a change due to the historic decision. He emphasized that this was not done overnight but this is the result of sacrifices made by 3 generations. He said that we have got the opportunity to be a part of this great moment and we pray that soon we must also witness work on PoJK.
Dr. Narender Singh, in his address, praised the Liasion Committee, for the untiring effort they have put in for the programme. He said that these strong decisions have been done because of the strength of 303 seats in the Parliament. He said that we work with clear intentions. He termed this as a historic decision and said that the reorganization of the system will do justice with all the regions.
Narain Singh, in his address, said that this particular step has opened up avenues for the development of the state. He said that we all have gathered here to know the facts and truth behind the bold decision so as to counter the negative propaganda and defeat the disruptive forces.
Programme proceedings were conducted by V.K. Sethi.