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United Kashmir People’s National Party [UKPNP]
UKPNP and its Ideology
The United Kashmir People’s National Party
[UKPNP] is a revolutionary ideological Party with scientific nomenclature. The UKPNP is determined to bring about a national democratic revolution in the United States of Kashmir. determination in the line with of the Kashmiri The UKPNP is nation besides struggling for the realization of the right of selfindependence and sovereignty of the motherland the of internationally the recognized of an principles. The UKPNP is destined to take forward mission establishment exploitation-free society on scientific lines. The United the to Kashmir People’s National Party
pledges to struggle to create unity and cohesion among forces shall labourers, about a a peasants, national step students, democratic the intellectuals and other patriotic and progressive bring as revolution. serve The national democratic revolution first towards
establishment of an exploitation-free order, which is the sole path to liberate the Kashmiri nation from the shackles of imperialism and capitalism.
Then all the oppressed communities shall have a chance is to utilize to their natural skills of and all capabilities. The uplift of productive minded forces imperative fulfill material needs segments of society. That is why, we have chosen the national democratic revolution to be our goal. On the international front, the UKPNP stands for the international labour movement and the internationalism, in order to resist the world imperialism and its stooge powers. The UKPNP believes in safeguarding the global peace and launching joint endeavors for the uplift of the mankind. The UKPNP further believes in the unity and integrity of workers, and oppressed and justice loving forces of all the regions to fight imperialism, neo colonialism and hegemony and to promote relations with patriotic, progressive and revolutionary parties of all the countries. Aims & Objectives: The United Kashmir People’s National Party is determined to launch strenuous struggle against the external and internal oppression till the
Kashmiri people get complete freedom. gradual and phase wise process. objective of the free is UKPNP society. liberated is to exploitation motherland occupation.
UKPNP shall implement its programme through a The prime establish for an that
However, from the
purpose, it is imperative that first of all, the foreign
To start with, the UKPNP shall seek to establish a sovereign, revolution. achievement democratic and progressive society within Kashmir through a national democratic There would be numerous difficulties of these supreme objectives. and problems during the long struggle for the Therefore, the UKPNP shall move forward in league with democracy as well as independence loving and revolutionary forces of the world in general and the justice and democracy loving, progressive and revolutionary forces of Pakistan and India in particular. The UKPNP shall launch relentless struggle to promote unity and harmony in the rank and file of patriotic, nationalist and progressive forces across the board. The UKPNP shall fully try to promote political and scientific education among
labourers, peasants, students, women and other vulnerable segments of the society and shall help them give up outdated concepts and promote progressive thoughts. The United Kashmir People’s National Party firmly believes that only a people’s democracy can ensure political, economic and democratic rights of the people, and this form of democracy can obviously flourish through a national democratic revolution. However, in the present circumstances, the UKPNP shall make relentless efforts to get the minimum democratic rights for the people and for that purpose; it shall try to enter into alliance with all patriotic, democracy loving and progressive parties and forces.
Article No 1: Title, Secretariat, Song and Flag of Party: 1)
Title of Party: The title of Party shall be “The Abbreviation of Party Title: The
United Kashmir People’s National Party”.
abbreviation of the Party shall be the UKPNP.
Secretariat: In view of the current difficult
conditions, the Party Secretariat can be set up at
any place by majority opinion of the National Council and the Central Committee of the Party.
Party song: The Party shall have its own
song which shall have the status of national anthem under the Party constitution.
Flag: The Party flag shall be of a rectangle
shape in red colour with four white stripes on the bottom and a pentagram [five pointed star] in the center. Article No 2: Definitions: 1) The United States of Kashmir:
The United Kashmir People’s National Party [UKPNP] is a practical symbol of national unity and cohesion among the Kashmiri nation and communities living in Kashmir. Its objective is to establish an independent national democratic society on the basis of just intra-community relations. Therefore, the term “The United States of Kashmir”, wherever mentioned in the Party documents, shall mean the states forming the federation of Kashmir i.e., states of Gilgit, states of Jammu [Dogart], states of Ladakh,
states of Baltistan, states of Poonch, states of Brushal and states of Kishtawar.
Kashmir Nation and Communities:
The United Kashmir People’s National Party [UKPNP] while realizing the right of governance of the community people, envisages that besides the Kashmiri nation, seven other communities settled in the United States of Kashmir, shall have equal share in the new political set up [independent and sovereign Kashmir], and they will enjoy an autonomous status of province in the supreme state demography. Therefore, the term of Kashmiri nation and communities, wherever mentioned in the Party documents, shall mean besides Kashmir nation, the Dogra community, community, community.
community, Brusheki community and Kishtawari Kashmiri Nation:
Kashmiri nation means a modern nation who shall not be raised through the use of machinery
of state oppression, but by virtue of independent and voluntary alliance of different communities. Besides, this nation shall uphold the above principles to make strides for its survival and evolution. Therefore, the term Kashmiri nation, wherever used in the Party documents, shall mean besides Kashmiri Poonchi nation, and the people belonging to the Gilgiti, Dogri, Ladakhi, Balti, Broshashki, communities.
The United Kashmir People’s National Party is a well consolidated national democratic and party comprising Kashmiri nation different
communities, which has come into being through the alliance of different community upholding their identity and equal status, under the principles of democratic centralism. The Party is determined to work for the promotion of a just intra-community relationship in the new Kashmir [independent and sovereign Kashmir] to achieve the national independence, and to bring people belonging to different communities on a single
platform without the discrimination of caste and creed, religion or region in order to provide them equal chances of progress and growth to make them part of a broader national democratic movement. Article No 3: Membership Every citizen of The United States of Kashmir wherever he does live, having agreed to the basic ideology and constitution of the UKPNP with a desire to play an active and meaningful role in the Party activities, rising above all ethnic, linguistic, sectarian, both in regional, terms of tribal and and gender the discrimination and prejudices, having accepted ability capability constitutional and democratic decisions setting aside his personal and individual interests, shall be accepted as a member of the Party. It shall be obligatory for the Party member to focus on study and accept the Party programme with full wisdom. Any citizen of The United States of Kashmir having a minimum age of 16 years, can become a member of the Party.
Functions of Party Members:
The Party members shall thoroughly study the
basic information, literature, principles, policies and decisions of the Party on scientific lines;
The Party members shall remain committed to They
the principle that interests of the Party and the people are above each and everything. shall keep the private meetings subservient to the interests of the Party and the people and shall be on the forefront to face the difficulties and shall lag behind all while enjoying luxuries;
The Party members shall fully abide by the
decisions of the Party, and shall remain ever ready to accept every responsibility assigned to them from time to time. them;
They shall actively
accomplish every task assigned by the Party to
The Party members shall uphold unity and
cohesion in the Party, avoid all factionalism, factional outfits and petty factional activities and
The Party members shall remain loyal and deed, shall neither the hide facts. their political Party
committed to the Party, shall equate their word and thoughts nor twist The
members shall boldly point out and address mistakes and slackness;
The Party members shall keep close contact
with the people, publicize the ideology and programme of their Party and in case new problems do erupt, they shall go to the people;
The Party members shall play an ideal and role in study and other social
The Party members shall come into action in
every odd and difficult hour to protect interests of the motherland and its people; and
The Party members, irrespective of which
office they hold, must remain attached to any
chapter or branch of the Party so that they are able to formally take part in the Party activities.
Rights of Party Member:
Each Party member shall have the right to attend a meeting of the relevant organ of the Party and to go through the relevant documents of the Party branch;
opinion and put forward his proposals about the functions of the Party; Each Party member can poll his vote and contest Party election;
Each Party member has the right to
express difference of opinion and criticism for the sake of improvement;
Each Party member has the right to
inform the relevant branch of the Party about violation of Party discipline, if any, by any officebearer or member of the Party and activities prejudicial to the Party policies;
Each Party member has the right to himself against allegations, if any,
leveled against him; and
Each Party member has a right to quit the Party at any time.
Article No 4: Organizational setup of the Party The organizational set up of the Party shall be based on democratic principles. The Party members shall be subservient to their respective Party branch. Minority shall be subservient to the decisions of majority. All members and branches of the Party shall be subservient to the National Council and its Central Committee. The Party shall have two supreme bodies: 1) National Council; and 2) Central Committee. 1) National Council:
The National Council, basically a body of the collective political leadership of Kashmiri nation and the communities, shall be responsible to take practical steps to frame political policy of the Party, to resolve issues concerning procedure, and to promote programme of the Party. The National Council shall also be responsible to take practical
steps for the solution of political, social and economic movement, problems to to unite of the all the Kashmiri democratic under the communities, promote national people
revolutionary flag of the Party and to adopt a revolutionary approach for the final victory of the people. a) Members of National Procedure of Election: Council and
The National Council shall comprise a total of 200 members. The members of the National Council shall be elected by the zonal units and members of the Party. Presidents and Secretaries of the zonal units and foreign branches of the Party while all officer bearers of the central cabinet shall be the ex-officio members of the National Council for a period of three years. meet once in a year. extended or reduced. b) Powers of National Council: The National Council shall However, the term can be
The National Council shall be the most powerful organ of the Party with the following powers:
(1) To elect Central Committee; (2) To amend, cancel or ratify decisions of the Central Committee (3) To frame policies of the Party; and (4) To review or amend constitution and manifesto of the Party. Procedure to Call Meeting of National Council
The Central Secretary General with the consent of the Central Committee shall issue a notice to call a meeting of the National Council. The notice shall be issued to the members of the National Council at least 60 days before the date of the meeting. The date and venue of the meeting shall be decided by Central Committee. In extraordinary circumstances, a minimum of 120 members shall be eligible to requisition a meeting of the National council.
The Central Committee comprising 40 members shall be the supreme policy making body of the
The members of Central Committee shall Powers of Central Committee
be elected by National council.
The Central Committee shall work in the light of the manifesto, constitution of the Party and decisions of the National Council;
Central Committee shall elect the central Central Committee shall be responsible
for listening to complaints against the Party officer bearers, to probe them and to take disciplinary action;
Central Committee shall determine the
number of members of National Council and procedure for their election;
Central Committee shall meet for at
least four times in a year. The meeting shall be called by the Secretary General of the Party. However, this period can be extended or reduced;
a member of the Central Committee
remains absent for four consecutive meetings
without intimation, the Central Committee can take disciplinary action against him, which may lead to the suspension of his membership or expulsion from the committee. are exempted from it.
members of Central Committee settled abroad members shall of the the Central quorum.
Besides, Presidents and Secretaries of the overseas branches shall be the ex-officio members of the Central Committee and they shall be in addition to the exact strength of the Central Committee.
members of the Central Committee However, they shall be
shall be taken from the friendly and allied parties also. nominated by their respective parties.
The Central Committee is empowered to into alliance and coordinate with
progressive and nationalist organizations and take steps to promote unity, launch joint struggle with them, frame foreign policy of the Party, take steps to establish close contacts with international revolutionary movements
and the national liberation movements, take concrete measures to publicize the Party programme and to establish close contacts with international organizations, set up diplomatic missions abroad to motivate the world public opinion in favour of the Party’s stand and liberation of the Kashmiri nation; and to make coordinated efforts for the promotion of peaceful co-existence and intrastate relations. Article No 5: Central Officer Bearers
Chairman; 2) Vice Chairman; 3) Secretary 6) Deputy 8) Chief Press Organizer; Secretary; 7) 9)
General; 4) Deputy Secretary General; 5) Chief Organizer; Secretary Finance;
Secretary Foreign Affairs; 10) Secretary Women Affairs; 11) Secretary Students Affairs; 12) Secretary Cultural Affairs. Functions Bearers: 1) and Powers of Central Officer
Chairman shall be the head of the Party. He shall look after functions and interests of the Party. He shall be competent to call an emergency meeting of the Party; announce Party policies; shall preside over meetings at the central level; shall guide the Secretary General in determining agenda of the scheduled meetings; shall nominate in-charge of Party’s central secretariat; and represent the Party in national and international conferences. 2) Vice Chairman:
In the absence of Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall be the Acting Chairman and shall exercise all powers of the Chairman. 3) Secretary General:
The Secretary General shall call a meeting of the Central Committee; shall establish contacts with different organizations abroad as per the policy of the Party; shall coordinate be contacts among to Party
literature based on the Party policies and convey
orders of the Central Committee to the Party branches; shall work out agenda of the Central Committee; shall coordinate activities of zonal branches of the Party; shall work as organizer of the National Council and the Central Committee; shall be responsible to maintain Party record and keep and take care of all necessary documents; and shall be competent for taking basic steps for the promotion of Party policies.
(4)Deputy Secretary General: Deputy Secretary General shall assist the
Secretary General and in the absence of Secretary General, he shall be Acting Secretary General with all powers of the Secretary General. (5) Chief Organizer: Chief Organizer shall be responsible to organize the Party. He shall deliver membership record to the Central Secretariat. He shall be competent to pay visits in the country, activate the Party and coordinate activities of the Party members in consultation with the Secretary General.
(6) Deputy Chief Organizer: Deputy Chief Organizer shall assist the Chief Organizer and in the absence of Chief Organizer, he shall be the Acting Chief Organizer and shall exercise all powers of Chief Organizer. (7) Finance Secretary The Finance Secretary shall be responsible to collect Party funds, maintain record of funds and use the funds with the approval of Chairman and Secretary General. (8) Press Secretary The Press Secretary shall make arrangements for the publicity and projection of activities of the Party; shall issue statements based on Party policies to the media; shall keep record of Party’s activities; and shall be responsible for publication of Party literature in line with the policies of the Central Committee. (9) Secretary Foreign Affairs
The Secretary Foreign Affairs shall be responsible to pass on programme and stand of the Party to different parties, diplomatic missions, heads of state and government as well as international political organizations under the foreign policy as devised by the Central Committee.
(10) Secretary Women’s Affairs The Party firmly believes that women’s
participation in the practical politics is imperative for the liberation and sovereignty of motherland and for the establishment of a prosperous society. The Party shall take basic steps to bring unity among the women folk and create political awareness among them so that this half portion of the population is able to play an active and meaningful role. The Secretary Women’s Affairs shall be responsible for taking basic steps to achieve these objects. (11) Secretary Students Affairs The Secretary Students Affairs shall be the incharge of students affairs. Party. He shall help resolve problems and issues of the Students Wing of the Besides, he shall present a report on all activities of students to the Central Committee. (12) Secretary Cultural Affairs The Secretary Cultural Affairs shall take solid steps to promote cultural activities. He shall organize
different cultural functions, including literary and folk heritage events. He shall take concrete steps for the promotion of culture of all communities. Article No 6: Regional Branches Keeping in view the present situation of Kashmir, the regional branches of the Party have been divided in three zones. (1) Jammu Kashmir Zone (Indian Administered Kashmir) (2) Gilgit Baltistan Zone (Pakistan Administered Kashmir) (3) Azad Kashmir Zone (Pakistan Administered Kashmir) Keeping up the spirit and discipline of the central set up of the Party, all zonal branches shall be free to take decisions in accordance with the zonal and local needs of their respective zones. These zonal branches shall function till the current partition of Kashmir is done away with and the motherland is liberated.
Organizational set up Party’s zonal branches 1) Zonal Council 2) Zonal Committee (3) Zonal Cabinet (1) Zonal Council The powers and functions of the Zonal Council comprising 100 members, shall be the same as of National Council as provided under sub clause 1 of Article 4. However, the Zonal Council shall serve as a zonal unit of the Party. The Zonal Council shall be elected by members of Tehsil and District Council and office-bearers of the unit. (2) Zonal Committee The Zonal Committee comprising 15 members shall be elected by Zonal Council. The powers and functions of the Zonal Committee shall be the same as have been delegated to Party’s Central Committee under clause 2 of Article No 4. However, the Zonal Committee shall be considered a regional unity of the Party.
(3) Zonal Cabinet
The Zonal Committee shall constitute a Zonal Cabinet consisting of the following office bearers: (1) President 2) Vice President 3) General Secretary (4) Deputy General Secretary (5) Finance Secretary 6) Press Secretary (7) Secretary Women’s Affairs 8) Organizer (4) Powers and Functions of Zonal Cabinet (1) President: The President shall be the head of Zonal Cabinet. The President shall preside over meetings of Zonal Cabinet, Zonal Committee and Zonal Council. He shall be responsible for Party affairs relating to his zone. He shall be responsible to take steps to He shall organize Party in his zone and to activate it according to the policies of the Party. affairs of his zone. convene emergency present a report to the Central Committee on the He shall be responsible to meetings of the Zonal (
Cabinet, Zonal Committee and Zonal Council. The General Secretary shall assist him in preparing agenda for the meetings at the zonal level.
(2) Vice President: The Vice President shall assist the President, and in the absence of President, the Vice President will be Acting President and will exercise powers of the President. (3) General Secretary: The General Secretary shall convene the meetings of Zonal Cabinet and Zonal Committee. Zonal Committee. He shall keep He shall perform as organizer of the Zonal Cabinet and The General Secretary shall of meetings of Zonal prepare agenda for the meetings at the zonal level. record Committee and Zonal Cabinet and take practical steps for the promotion of Party policies at the zonal level. (4) Deputy General Secretary: The Deputy General Secretary shall assist the General Secretary, and in the absence of General Secretary, the Deputy General Secretary will be Acting General Secretary. (5) Finance Secretary:
The Finance Secretary shall be responsible to collect donations at the zonal level, keep record and to use funds with the approval of President and General Secretary of the zone. Besides, he shall assist the Central Finance Secretary. 6) Press Secretary: The Press Secretary shall make arrangements for the promotion and publicity of Party activities at the zonal level. Besides, he shall keep records of publicity promotion activities of the Party at the zonal level. 7) Secretary Women’s Affairs: The Secretary Women’s Affairs shall take concrete steps to organize and activate the women wing of the Party. She shall be responsible for the affairs of Party’s Women Wing. Besides, she shall assist the Central Secretary Women’s Affairs.
8) Organizer: The organizer shall be responsible for organizing the Party on the zonal level. He shall maintain record of the membership. He shall also assist the Central Chief Organizer. He shall be responsible to take steps to organize the Party. Article No 7: Organizational set up of zonal units of Party 1) Unit or primary domain The primary unit of the Party shall be established in each Mohallah, village, sector or ward having five or more Party member. The organizational set up of Party’s primary unit shall include President, General Secretary, Finance Secretary, Press Secretary and Organizer. All the office bearers of the primary unit shall be elected by members with a majority vote. The primary unit shall hold its meeting once in a month. The unit office bearers shall be elected for a two-year term, after which fresh elections shall be conducted. All scheduled and emergency meetings of the unit shall be chaired by the Unit President, while General
Secretary shall assist him. The Unit Office bearers shall be responsible to solve all issues concerning the unity with a majority vote. (2) Tehsil Council The office bearers of all branches of the Party on Mohallah, village, sector and ward level in a Tehsil shall jointly form a Tehsil Council. following office bearers: (1) President (2) Vice President (3) General Secretary 4) Deputy General Secretary (5) Finance Secretary 6) Press Secretary (7) Tehsil Organizer (8) Secretary Women’s Affairs The powers and functions of these office bearers on the Tehsil level shall remain the same as vested in the office bearers of Zonal Cabinet under clause 4 of Article 6. (3) District Council The Tehsil Council shall constitute a Tehsil Cabinet with the
The District Council shall be the biggest unit in the Zone. The members of Tehsil Council and office bearers of primary shall form the District Council. The District Cabinet comprising the following office bearers shall be elected by members of District Council with a majority vote: (1) President (2) Vice President (3) General Secretary (4) Deputy General Secretary (5) Finance Secretary (6) Press Secretary (7) Tehsil Organizer (8) Secretary Women’s Affairs The powers and functions of these office bearers on the district level shall remain the same as vested in the office bearers of Zonal Cabinet under clause 4 of Article 6. Article No 8: Expulsion from Party The Party shall take disciplinary action against any member of the Party found involved in breaching the ideology and programme of the Party. The Party branches shall criticize or take disciplinary
action against him on the basis of nature and severity of errors against the members who violate Party discipline. Following are six tiers of disciplinary action for violation of Party discipline: Warning, strong warning; observation within Party, suspension of membership, dismissal from office and expulsion from Party. i. Procedure: For disciplinary action against any member of the Party, it is necessary that the concerned Party branch holds a general body meeting to discuss the issue and take a decision by majority vote whether or not to issue a charge sheet. In case of charge sheet, the member shall have to submit his rejoinder within the stipulated period, otherwise, he shall have to face ex parte action. The upper level committee of the Party shall be informed about decision of final action against any member. The final decision shall be taken by the Central Committee.
Article No 9: Procedure for Election The election of the Party shall be held through secret ballot. An Election Committee shall be constituted for elections at every level, which shall provide a list of candidates to the constituents and shall supervise the electoral process. The Election Committee candidates ratification. shall to send the the list of winning for Central Committee
Article No 10: Foreign Branches of Party The Party shall set up its branches wherever the Kashmiris live abroad. The organizational structure of the foreign branches shall be drawn up on the pattern of the organizational set up of the Party on the zonal level. This set up shall be under direct supervision of the Central Committee of the Party. (1) Functions of Party branches abroad: a.To create political awareness among the
b.To motivate world public opinion about the independence and sovereignty of Kashmir;
movements across the world and to develop unity among them; and
To provide funds for Party in Kashmir.
Article No. 11: Party Funds The Party shall remain committed to the policies of self-dependence conditional and self-reliance assistance to meet its any financial needs. The Party shall never accept financial from government or non-governmental organization or the government itself. The Party shall get funds from the following sources: (1) Membership fee from the members (2) Monthly donations by members (3) Special donations (4) Emergency donation The Party shall work out a procedure to use the funds. charge The Foreign Secretaries shall be the in of funds at their respective level of
Article No. 12: Research organizations The Party shall have the following research
organizations, which shall perform their functions in line with the policies of the Party: (1) Research Council for Agricultural and
Industrial Development; (2) Research Council for Education, Science and Technology;
Communication, Finance and Foreign Affairs; (4) Research Council for Social Welfare; and
Research Council for Tourism. and Functions of Research
(1) Powers Councils:
The Research Councils of the Party shall prepare basic documents in the light of recommendations of the central and subordinate organs of the Party, which shall be given formal shape after approval from the Central Committee. These Councils shall have all powers which shall be assigned by Central Committee. Every Council shall have a head of the
Council with three Research Assistants as its members. They shall perform their functions for two years. However, the Central Committee shall have the power to suspend or relieve the head of any Council to acquire services of more competent persons. Article No 13: Subordinate Organs of Party The United Kashmir People’s National Party which is determined to unite a broader spectrum of the people, revolutionary communities and different socio-economic notions, is of the opinion that until and unless all revolutionary communities and intellectuals belonging to different socio-economic segments gather on a single platform to lead the people, no revolution can be brought about to bring a just socio-economic change. That is why, the Party gives due importance to revolutionary communities and different socio-economic entities so that it is easy to create harmony, social and political relationship between the Party and the people. The basic objective of the each Party organ is to individually create subordinate
communal and national awareness among the
people and to devise a comprehensive strategy to meet their demands and to struggle for the solution of all other socio-economic problems. In this connection, the Party shall establish the following trade unions:
United Kashmir National Students
Organization (2) United Kashmir Workers Association (3) United Association (4) United Kashmir Teachers Association (5) United Kashmir Professors Association (6) United Kashmir Labour Association (7) United Kashmir Union of Journalists (8) United Kashmir Bankers Association (9) United Kashmir Doctors Association (10)United Association (11)United Kashmir Para-medical Association (12)United Association (13)United Association Kashmir Electricity Department Kashmir Revenue Department Kashmir Agricultural Workers Kashmir Transport Workers
(14)United Kashmir Kissan Workers Association (15)United Kashmir Writers Association (16)United Kashmir Barber Workers Association (17)United Association (18)United Kashmir Shopkeepers Association; and
United Kashmir Women Association. constitution and manifestoes of the
above subordinate organs of the Party shall be
Article No 14: Amendment Any amendment in the Party constitution shall be made by two-thirds majority.
United Kashmir People’s National Party [UKPNP]
Trarkhel District Sudhnuti Azad Kashmir
C en tral S ecretariat
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