Jammu: Batting strongly for three separate states in Jammu and Kashmir, National Panthers Party on Wednesday released its manifesto which proposed referendum in Gilgit-Baltistan region and in PoK, delimitation of Assembly constituencies and the safe return of Kashmiri pandits to their homes.
The party also demanded the Centre to grant general amnesty to the political detunes from Jammu and Kashmir as well as PoK to provide an opportunity to the misguided youth to see the light of the day.
"We are for carving out three separate states of Jammu province, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region with one separate Assembly for the each of the states," JKNPP patron Bhim Singh told reporters here while releasing manifesto for the party here.
"There shall be Federal State of Jammu and Kashmir with three provincial assemblies for each region so that each region may enjoy absolute political power to ensure its development under the mandate of the Constitution of India," he said.
Singh said that to seek the comprehensive resolution of the regional tension existing at present among three regions of the state, there lies a necessity to reorganise the state under the constitutional mandate of Article 370.
The Panthers Party stands for holding referendum in Gilgit-Baltistan region and in PoK so that the residents of the occupied areas may make their final choice whether they would like to stay under the occupation of Army-dominated government of Pakistan, he said.
On the issue of delimitation of Assembly constituencies, the JKNPP stands for delimitation of constituencies so that each region gets equitable and just representation.
The Panthers Party is dedicated to facilitate the safe return of Kashmiri pandits to their homes, the manifesto said.
Asserting that Central and state governments have increased the relief, both in cash and kind, in favour of Kashmiri migrants whereas Jammu migrants have been neglected, Singh demanded all packages to them on pattern of KPs.
The problem of rehabilitation and comprehensive settlement of the refugees from PoK deserves urgent attention so that their agony and pain caused by the denial of justice is brought to an end forever, he said.
"The present situation and a positive change in the thinking of the people on both sides of J&K demand that the government of India should issue general amnesty to the political detunes from J&K as well as PoK to provide an opportunity to the misguided youth to see the light of the day provided they are not involve in any heinous crimes or offences against the state," he added.
JKNPP also promised that NSA and PSA shall be abolished from the criminal law and there shall be no detention without trial and Minimum Wages Act shall be enforced in the state.
The party also called for "Heart to Heart" talks between representatives of PoK and J&K to promote peace and harmony between India and Pakistan.