JKNPP to celebrate accession of state to India on Oct 26-27

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has on Thursday decided to celebrate accession of the state to India in 1947, during the upcoming 63rd anniversary celebrations of the party.

"JKNPP shall celebrate the anniversary on the state's integration with India with great pomp and show in all the 22 districts on October 26, the day Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession on October 26, 1947," party Chairman Bhim Singh told reporters here.

He said that on October 27, the party shall organise a historic public meeting in Jammu-the winter capital of the state, where all nationalists and political parties shall be invited.

The JKNPP Chairman said that the party has appealed to all the political parties, social organisations, NGOs and the educational institutions to take out victory rallies with the tricolour flags to show that Jammu and Kashmir is an "inseparable and integral part" of India.

Asserting that the finality of accession with India cannot be challenged, Singh quoted Article 3 of the state Constitution which says "Jammu and Kashmir is and shall remain an integral part of India".

Meanwhile, reacting to the appointment of the interlocutors by Centre to carry dialogue process with different groups here, he said "it is only a process of appointing unemployed bureaucrats and media persons, who do not have basic knowledge about geography and history of greater Jammu and Kashmir."