Dr Farooq, Omar Abdullah grieved over demise of Prof Bhim Singh

Dr Farooq offered floral tributes to mortal remains of Bhim Singh in Jammu

Dr Farooq offered floral tributes to mortal remains of Bhim Singh in Jammu

Party rank and file offered condolences over the demise, prayed for peace to his soul 


Srinagar, May 31 (KNS) J&K National Conference on Tuesday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Panthers Party Supremo, internationally acclaimed advocate Prof Bhim Singh after a prolonged illness. 


Dr Farooq in his condolence message expressed sorrow on the death of Prof Bhim Singh, who, he said, stood for his principles right from the beginning of his political career till his death. “He was not only an acclaimed advocate but was a vociferous defender of human rights. As a lawyer, he helped scores of incarcerated people free of cost,” Dr Farooq said adding, “Prof Bhim Singh was vociferous about J&K’s identity and did everything in his capacity to protect it. His passing away has created a big vacuum in our political as well as social space which will be hard to fill.” 


Dr Farooq travelled to Jammu today and paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of the deceased at his Jammu office . He was accompanied by Provincial President Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta, YNC PP Ajaz Jan. 


In his condolence message Omar Abdullah said, “My earliest memories of Bhim Singh ji go all the way back to 1984 when he joined with my father to protest the unconstitutional dismissal of the NC government. He was a unique politician with friends cutting across political & geographic lines. He supported the cause of Jammu with as much ease as he did the cause of Palestinians. From Yassar Arafat to Col. Gaddafi he seemed to have met them all with amazing stories to tell.”


Praying for the peace to the departed soul, both leaders recalled the incredible role played by Prof Bhim Singh in the politics of J&K.  They prayed for peace to the departed soul and much needed strength to scores of his followers, admirers, family. 


Party’s senior leader AR Rather while expressing shock over his demise said, “He was a fighter who fought for the rights of the downtrodden all his life. I pray to the Almighty to give the bereaved family the strength to withstand this inconsolable. May his soul rest in peace”, they added.


A condolence meet was organised at party headquarters Nawa e Subah. The meet, presided by party’s Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal, recalled the contributions of the late leader in J&K’s socio-political space. Party leaders Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Peer Afaq, Sardar JS Azad, GN Bhat, Moti Singh, Dr Syed were present.


Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Treasurer Shammi Oberoi, senior leaders Mohammad Shafi Uri, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzaan, Mian Altaf, Mubarak Gul, Party MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi,  Nazir Gurezi, Shameema Firdous, Sakina Itoo, Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, Zone Presidents Dr Bashir Veeri, Javed Dar, Ali Mohammad Dar, Dy Chief Spokesperson Dr Gagan Bhagat, State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, YNC PP Salman Ali Sagar, SM In charge Sara Hayat Shah, Provincial Spokesperson Ifra Jan, Er Sabiya Qadri also expressed grief over the demise of Prof Bhim Singh and prayed for peace to his soul.(KNS)

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