JAMMU: Veteran politician Prof Bhim Singh’s son Ankit Love has moved a UK court seeking ownership over the Jammu and Kashmir state and recognition of his right as a hereditary Maharaja of the state. The United Kingdom court has issued a notice to Rishi Sunak government in this regard.
Crown Court judge His Honour Judge Griffith has issued a court order, directing the Secretary of State, Suella Braverman to issue a certificate to Love in regards to whether Jammu and Kashmir is a sovereign state, and whether Love is its hereditary Maharaja and sovereign head of state.
In a telephonic conversation from London, Love informed The Dispatch that he has moved the court seeking immunity under the UK State Immunity Act 1978, which provides a head of a State’s diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom, or the person for the time being performing his functions, with the authority to submit on behalf of the State in respect of any proceedings.
The 40-year-old added that according to the court order, the United Kingdom government has 7 days to issue the certificate, as required by British law under Section 21 of State Immunity Act 1978.
“The State of Jammu and Kashmir, a British war ally in World War I and II, is a sovereign state by India Independence Act 1947. I am the last of the Dogra clan, believed to be descended from the Sun god Surya, legally able to inherit the sovereign title, not under the stipulations of India’s 26th Amendment of 1971, which lawfully bars all other prominent heirs to the throne from holding the title of Maharaja,” Love told The Dispatch.
Love who claims sovereignty on Jammu and Kashmir through his descendance from Dev dynasty, says that by getting himself certified as the head of State, he wants to preserve the sovereignty of United Kingdom law and usher a new wave of development in Jammu and Kashmir, making the state and its residents the wealthiest in the world.
“I am carrying forward the mission and struggle of my father, Late Bhim Singh, who loved and cared for the state and its people,” he added.
When asked if Indian government will recognise his claim as Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, in case the British government issues him the certificate, Love said that he would not need the recognition from Indian government.
A letter from Love, written on the letter head of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party is reproduced as below:
“UK Court Order Demands Sunak’s Government Issue Ankit Love Certificate On Sovereign Status of Jammu and Kashmir
(LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER, 13, 2022) Yesterday, Crown Court judge His Honour Judge Griffith, issued a court order demanding that Secretary of State, Suella Braverman issue a certificate to Ankit Love in regards to whether Jammu and Kashmir is a sovereign state, and that Love is its hereditary Maharaja and sovereign head of state. The order by crown court has set historic precedence, as the first time ever the United Kingdom government must issue such certificate.
According to the court order the United Kingdom government has 7 days to issue the certificate, as required by British law under Section 21 of State Immunity Act 1978. Prior to the court order the UK Government has delayed over 7 months issuing Love the certificate, that was requested thorough Love’s solicitors in May 2022. This delay has been much to the dismay and surprise of Crown Court judges.
On 31 October 2022, Crown Court judge Kelly in a hearing on Love’s case could not understand what was taking the British government so long to give a simple yes or no answer on the matter, and how there could be any confusion as to whether someone was a sovereign head of state or not beyond reasonable doubt.
It is the first time since conflict broke out 75 years ago between India and Pakistan, that the British government is required to give a legally binding certificate on the matter. President Bill Clinton called Jammu and Kashmir “the world’s most dangerous place”, and it is the most militarised zone in the world, with over a million troops deployed there. The ongoing conflict has left over 200,000 war orphans, martial rule placing political leaders under months of house arrest and completely stripping civil liberties of the people. According to Nobel prize winning scientists Jammu and Kashmir, is a potential trigger a globally apocalyptic nuclear war, that would destroy the world’s ozone layer.
Ankit Love has stated that India’s child starvation emergency, where 69% of the 880,000 children under 5 deaths are attributed to malnutrition (more than sub Saharan Africa and more than any nation state in human history), is due to the nation’s skewed focus of scarce resources on conflict in Jammu and Kashmir, and need for liberal market reforms. Love wants India to remove restrictions on agricultural land ownership that would subsequently allow modern farming infrastructural investment and ultimately for markets to set prices points. This grave tragedy of child starvation in India exists, despite the country having more arable land than any other country in the world, and twice as much per capita when compared to Switzerland.
Love asserts the Sate of Jammu and Kashmir, a British war ally in World War I and II, to be a sovereign state by India Independence Act 1947, Section 7 that also recognises India and Pakistan, passed by majority vote of British parliament. Love in court has asserted himself to be the last of the Dogra clan, believed to be descended from the Sun god Surya, legally able to inherit the sovereign title, not under the stipulations of India’s 26th Amendment of 1971, which lawfully bars all other prominent heirs to the throne from holding the title of Maharaja.
Love stated that if Rishi Sunak’s government does not follow factual law, history and respect his rightful inheritance of the Maharaja’s title during a savage conflict, that has led to more children starving to death than ever before in history, and thus issue bonafide certificate to reflect Jammu and Kashmir as a sovereign state, Love will proceed to preserve the sovereignty of United Kingdom law and prevent it becoming an unlawful colony of the Socialist Secular Republic of India, by challenging any corruption of the certificate to Judaical Review in the Administrative Court, a branch of the United Kingdom High Court.”