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Bhim Singh launches Jammu State Students Movement on Martyrs’ 48th Anniversary
Bhim Singh launches Jammu State Students Movement on Martyrs’ 48th Anniversary

Jammu, October 17, (Scoop News)- Rich tributes were paid this morning to the Jammu Student Martyrs who were killed by police bullets doing the Congress government in J&K while the movement was led by Prof.Bhim Singh for opening university in Jammu with other institutions. This happened on 17th October, 1966, 48 years ago, when three students were brutally shot dead by the police right inside the premises of Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu.
Bhim Singh, the chief organizer of the movement escaped the police bullets. On 18th October, 1966 thousands of students marching through the Jammu streets led by Students Congress under the leadership of Prof.Bhim Singh in protest demanding to bring all murderers to justice were showered with bullets resulting into martyrdom of S. Gurcharan Singh. Hundreds of students and youth were injured. Some of them lost their arms or legs. There were orders to catch or kill student leader, Bhim Singh by the government.
Prof. Bhim Singh reminded hundreds of students at the Memorial Site in front of Science College, Jammu, how the students were killed, injured only when they were demanding university for Jammu. He also narrated the history how he along with some student leaders namely, Mr. Kamal Gandotra, Mr. Shishu Singh, Mr. Raj Kumar Saigal, Mr. D.D. Abrol, Mr. D.D. Singh and others escaped from the curfew bound Jammu city and reach Delhi to meet the then Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Prof. Bhim Singh admired the courage of Mrs. Indira Gandhi who got inquiry commission constituted under Mr. Mukherjee which found several officials and police officers guilty and recommended punishment.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that he was expelled from J&K by the Congress government. While paying tributes to the student martyrs he praised their sacrifices, which has brought not one university but many in Jammu Pradesh with several professional colleges.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that 50 years back we asked for university and we got and now we are asking for Jammu State. He appealed all student organizations in Jammu Pradesh from the school to the university level to organize a Jammu State Students Movement (JSSM) so that people of Jammu Pradesh shall get freedom from the most corrupt, authoritarian and criminal rulers. He nominated Mr. Virender Thakur, State President-NPSU and his team to lead the movement JSSM by taking into confidence all student organizations in the state.
Others who also paid tributes to the student martyrs included Mr. P.K Ganju (Vice-President), Ms. Anita Thakur, Mr. H.C. Jalmeria (General Secretaries-JKNPP), Mr. Bansi Lal Sharma, Advisor-JKNPP, Mr. Jagdev Singh, Coordination Secretary, Mr. Naresh Chib, District President Jammu Rural, Mr. Virender Thakur, President-NPSU, Ms.Asha Rani, State Secretary-NPSU, Mr. Nirmal Kishore, Mr.Aftab Alam and office bearers of NPSU from various colleges including Jammu University, Samba College, MAM College, GGM Science College, Commerce College, Pushpinder Singh Manhas, Sr. Vice President, Young Panthers, Mr. Gagan Pratap Singh, Coordinator & Media Incharge, Young Panthers and S. Mohinder Pal Pandu, Student Leader, Roopesh Singh, Davinder Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Bhupinder Singh, Amit Charak, Shubam Jasrotia, Sanjeev, Deepak Sharma,
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