|Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP)|
|Chairperson||Harsh Dev Singh|
|Founded||23 March 1982|
|Headquarters||17 VP House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||–|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||–|
|Helpline||0194-2143535, 0194-19008143, 0191-2458131, 2458488, 011-23718304, 23711194|
|Email id||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]|
|Central Office||30-B, Gandhi Nagar Jammu Tawi|
The party was founded by Bhim Singh in 1982 as a split from the Indian National Congress. At the time, Bhim Singh was a member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly with the Congress party. Bhim Singh had differences with the Congress party’s alliance with the National Conference party of Sheikh Abdullah. In particular, the Panther’s Party was founded in reaction to Sheikh Abdullah’s Resettlement Act.
(JKNPP) Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party
In reaction to the escalating violence and blinding from anti-riot pellet guns in the valley during the 2016 Kashmir Unrest, the Panthers Party through the Supreme Court of India had attempted to dissolve the government by imposition of Governor’s rule. On 22 August, while the court denied the party’s attempt, it ordered the solicitor general to arrange a meeting between the Panthers Party leader, Bhim Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue. During the case Bhim Singh had stated that “pellet guns from Israel are used against the Kashmiris.
This is a crime.” Three days later, Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh traveled to Kashmir and met with a three-member delegation of the Panthers Party promising to end the use of pellet guns. On 19 September, Bhim Singh meet Narendra Modi for the first time since the latter had become Prime Minister. A day after, the Supreme Court asked it’s Registry to consider listing Bhim Singh’s second demand for President’s rule for an earlier hearing.
The Election Symbol of the JKNPP, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is the “Bicycle”. This symbol is significant as it represents the true spirit of the party. The JKNPP has its political lineage from the revolutionary ideals of Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s ideology of standing up for the rights and privileges of the marginalized and oppressed sections of the society.
Like all the states of India, Jammu and Kashmir has a multi-party democratic system of governance with a bicameral legislature. At the time of drafting the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, 100 seats were earmarked for direct elections from territorial constituencies. Of these, 25 seats were reserved for the areas of Jammu and Kashmir State that came under Pakistani occupation, this was reduced to 24 after the 12th amendment of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.
(JKNPP) Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party Candidate List
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