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Election Boycott: Why?

HCJK anti poll drive in full swing, urges people to stay away from fraudulent polls

 

 

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Srinagar, 04 April  2014: HCJK leaders taken into custody by police while they were heading towards South Kashmir's Shopian district to address a poll  boycott campaign.

 

HCJK holds anti-election rally in Budgam

Srinagar, Apr 11: Continuing with its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders on Friday held a rally at Ompora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district appealing people to stay away from the Lok Sabha polls. In a statement, spokesman of HCJK said party delegation led by its senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed a public gathering at Ompora.“The leaders while terming the upcoming parliamentary elections as a tool to weaken the ongoing freedom movement appealed people to completely boycott the polls and play their role in taking the mission of freedom to its logical conclusion,” the statement said. Among those who addressed the gathering included senior HCJK leaders particularly National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muslim League chairman Mushtaq ul Islam, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Aijaz Ahmad of Liberation Front and Muhammad Yasin Ataai.“I want to reminded people of their sacrifices which they laid in pursuance of right to self determination from Indian forcible control. So it is imperative for you people to boycott the elections,” Shah said." It would be extremely shameful to forget the sacrifices of martyrs and oppression which India inflicted upon us here,” Shah said.

Revere the sacred blood of martyrs by completely boycotting elections: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 10 : Continuing its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today addressed a large public gathering at Ompora, Budgam. The leaders while terming the upcoming parliamentary elections as a tool to weaken the ongoing freedom movement appealed people to completely boycott the polls and play their role in taking the mission of freedom to its logical conclusion. Among those who addressed the gathering included Shabir Ahmad Shah, National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muslim League chairman Mushtaq ul Islam, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Aijaz Ahmad of Liberation Front and Muhammad Yasin Ataai. Shabir Ahmad Shah reminded people of their sacrifices which they laid in pursuance of right of self determination from Indian forcible occupation. “So it is imperative for you people to boycott the elections. The resistance movement against Indian forcible occupation demands that polls should be boycotted." Shah said that to vote those people who murdered our children tantamount to treason with the sacred blood of martyrs. “We cannot vote those who martyred our great leaders like Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru. Don’t forget the sacrifices rendered by our martyrs and don’t enslave your progeny by participating in elections." Commenting on the mass human rights violations committed by Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said lakhs of our youth were killed for demanding freedom, the families of pro-Hurriyat people were harassed and thousands of pro- Hurriyat people are still languishing in jails and their properties sabotaged. Shah said it would be extremely shameful to forget the lakhs of sacrifices and oppression which India inflicted here. “We appeal the nation to revere the blood of martyrs by completely boycotting the upcoming parliamentary elections,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest, and other's arrested on way back from Pulwama

Srinagar, April 9: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was today put under house arrest by a large contingent of police force and was not allowed to visit Pulwama. As per program, he was scheduled to address people in various areas of Pulwama with regards to election boycott. However, Muslim League chairman, Mushtaq ul Islam, JKLF (R) chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and dozens of activists including Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Wajhat Qureshi, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Haroon, succeeded in reaching Pulwama where they addressed people and appealed people to stay away from so-called democratic elections. The leaders while addressing people said the elections are only to consolidate the forcible occupation of Indian rule and to mislead the world community. “Here people are never consulted but the administration thrusts their own views upon them. They are carrying out undemocratic activities in the name of democracy,” they said. They said Hurriyat Conference is a political platform which propagates its stand among people in a peaceful manner but as routine, the administration creates hurdles in our path and prevents us from reaching out to the people. “India should realize that it is Kashmiri people who are running the freedom movement. They can’t separate masses from their leaders. Our slogan will reap fruit by the people’s election boycott.”Hurriyat Conference JK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying tributes to the martyrs of Chowkibal said such encounters and situations rise only because India always kept the Kashmir issue lingering and never wished to resolve it. Meanwhile, Hurriyat spokesperson while condemning the house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah said it is ironic that so-called democratic rulers are beating the drums of democracy but are restricting the every movement of its opponents.As per last reports, the Hurriyat leaders and activists were arrested on their way back from Pulwama which include Mushtaq ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Nayeem Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Saju Wani, Javed Ahmad Mir and Rouf Ahmad.

Anti-poll boycott drive continues in jammu and Kashmir,  

Srinagar, April 08: In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Hurriyet leadership visited different areas of Kashmir to inform the people about the consequences of participation in sham polls in the territory.
A delegation of Hurriyet Conference j&k comprising Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Abdul Rashid Dooru, Rout Kashmiri, Sajad Ahmad and others visited Bijbehara, Verinag, Aaron, Kapran, Dooru and Pampore urging the people of the areas to refrain from sham elections. They said that Kashmir movement is written with sacrifices and there would be no compromise on it. They said that it was a collective responsibility to safeguard the movement and to refrain from any such activity that hampered the liberation movement. The Hurriyet leadership said that by boycotting elections they wanted to send a clear message to the world that right to self-determination was every Kashmiris’ birthright, which no one could usurp from them through military might. They said that by boycotting the elections under Indian Constitution they wanted to acknowledge the sacrifices rendered by numerous Kashmiris. This election boycott campaign is part of the mission, they maintained. The Hurriyet leaders and activists also distributed election boycott posters among the masses. Meanwhile Police cordoned-off the Sanat Nagar residence of senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and chairman Democratic Freedom Party.shabir ahmed shah. According to spokesperson, a large contingent of police on Wednesday gathered around the Shah's house and are stopping all visitors. Party spokesman has condemned the continuous arrests and detentions of its leaders and termed it undemocratic and inhuman.

Kashmir movement is written with sacrifices and there would be no compromise on it. Shabir shah

Srinagar, April 7: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir comprising of Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Abdul Rashid Dooru, Rouf Kashmiri, Sajad Ahmad and other activists today visited various areas of south Kashmir including Bijbehara, Verinag, Aroni, Kapran, Dooru and Pampore to aware the people about the negative consequences of participating in elections. The leaders in their election boycott campaign said that freedom movement is written with sacrifices and there will be no compromise with this regard. They also said that it is our collective responsibility to safeguard the freedom movement and to refrain from any such activity that hampers the pious resistance movement. They said that by boycotting elections we want to send a clear message to world that freedom is our birth right which no one can usurp from us through force or military might. “By boycotting the elections under constitution we want to fulfill some of the responsibilities of our martyrs. This election boycott campaign is part of the martyrs’ mission,” they said The leaders and activists also distributed election boycott posters among masses. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while expressing serious resentment over the state terrorism in the length and breadth of the state said that police has been unnecessarily and immorally harassing the family of Abdul Humid of Hajin, Boni Khan which is extremely condemnable. “They are harassing the whole family including their children and have sabotaged their property. It is nothing but state. They said that Kashmir movement is written with sacrifices and there would be no compromise on it. They said that it was a collective responsibility to safeguard the movement and to refrain from any such activity that hampered the liberation movement.

Despite continuous restrictions HCJK speeds up its election boycott activities : Shabir Shah, 

Srinagar, April 6 : Despite continuous restrictions from police and forces, the Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah which included Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Muhammad Yasin Ataai succeeded in addressing various gatherings in south Kashmir’s Arihal area of Pulwama district, However, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq ul Islam were arrested by police at Litter Pulwama.During his speeches, Shabir Ahmad Shah while terming the upcoming parliamentary elections as India’s design to weaken the ongoing freedom movement appealed people to foil these designs by completely boycotting the polls. Shah reminded people that voting for those people who massacred our youth, hanged Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail, sentenced our pro-Hurriyat people to life imprisonment, is disloyalty to the sacred blood of our martyrs and to the freedom movement. “Voting them to power tantamount to crushing the wishes and aspirations of our progeny,” he said. Shah made it clear that our honor, lives and progeny are not secure under the forcible occupation of India; therefore it is obligatory for us to boycott the upcoming elections. The delegation also distributed pamphlets among people which depicted the negative effects of elections on freedom movement. Shah said the continuous restriction by government does not deter Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir from reaching out to the people to aware people of negative consequences of participating in elections. Meanwhile, Hurriyat spokesperson has severely condemned the arrest of Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq ul Islam and termed their arrest as “frustration of government”. “The government is so scared of pro-freedom leaders that wherever they find them, they start arresting them and prevent them from meeting the people,” the spokesperson said. Meanwhile, a large contingent of police on return detained dozens of party activist including Bilal Ahmed Shah and Fayaz Ahmed Kaloo, who were later shifted to police station Pulwama. 

No respite in arrest of HCJK leaders, ‘Shabir Shah, Nayeem, Dar, Naqash others ledged in Police Station Sadder’

Srinagar, April 4: As soon as Hurriyat Conference delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah which included Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Ajaz Ahmad Mir and other dozens of activists, were scheduled to visit various areas of south Kashmir in connection with election boycott campaign, a large contingent of police intercepted them and prevented them from moving ahead. As the leaders still tried to march ahead but the police arrested them and lodged them at Police Station Sadder. According to Hurriyat spokesperson, the leaders were scheduled to visit various areas of Shopian to aware people from the negative consequences of participating in elections under Indian Constitution and to prevent them from falling prey to the machinations of occupational rulers. He said Hurriyat Conference will be active in making the election boycott campaign successful at any cost. “The government on one hand terms election boycott campaigns democratic but on the other hand is restricting every movement of its political opponents,” the spokesperson said.
He said: “Today the whole world is supporting every freedom fighting nation but to suppress Kashmiri resistance groups can’t be tolerated at any cost. The resistance leaders have to utilize their every effort to take the movement to its logical conclusion." Condemning the continuous arrest of its leaders, the spokesperson said that such tactics have failed in the past and will not yield any result in future. “Hurriyat Conference is a political movement and will continue till the people of Kashmir are given their due rights. Those who were also arrested included Bilal Ahmad Shah, Rouf Kashmiri, Gowhar Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam ,Waheed Ahmad, Abdul Hameed, Firdous Ahmad, Ashiq Ahmad, Muhammad Ibrahim and others. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while severely condemning the intimidation of Greater Kashmir columnists by some elements said such hooliganism cannot be tolerated at any cost and termed such acts as immoral and unjustifiable.

HCJK is a people’s movement in Kashmir and will continue till its people will not get their deserved rights : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Apr 03 : According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson, Police have cordoned off the Sanat Nagar residence of senior leader HCJK Shabir Ahmed Shah where a high-level meeting was going on between senior leaders of the amalgam.Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shabir Ahmed Dar and other several leaders of amalgam, who on their return from New Delhi were immediately put to house arrest at Shabir Shah’s residence. Meanwhile, police has also raided house of Muhammad Yusuf Naqash who was not present at the time. During his house arrest, senior HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “Though there is no hope of any kind of justice from the occupational rulers but the prevailing highhandedness of forces in Kashmir is a test for world bodies and organizations as the people of Kashmir have pinned their good hopes on these bodies to get justice and end to mass human rights violations." Terming the house arrest of its leaders as futile exercise on part of government, the Hurriyat spokesperson said such tools of suppression can never break the resolve of the leaders. “Hurriyat Conference is a people’s movement in Kashmir and will continue till its people will not get their deserved rights,” the spokesperson added.

Indian judicial system prejudiced, anti-Kashmiri: Shah

Srinagar, April 1: Expressing wonder over Supreme Court’s adopting of double standard with regards to verdict on Devander Singh Bhullar, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the cases of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and Devander Singh Bhullar were similar but Indian Supreme Court’s latest verdict exposed even its judicial system." Though we consider both Guru and Bhullar innocent, but the double approach Indian judicial system adopted has exposed them fully as they hanged a Kashmiri Muslim, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru to satisfy the collective conscience of its nation and commuted the death sentence of Bhullar, though both the cases were similar,” Shah said, adding that Shaheed Afzal was not even allowed to meet his loved ones.
Expressing resentment over the anti-Kashmiri approach adopted by India, Shah appealed people to completely boycott the upcoming elections. ‘We are running a political movement against Indian forcible occupation, so we have to completely boycott the elections at any cost to achieve the freedom from Indian occupation,” he said.

Hurriyat Conference JK delegation under Shah to attend Pak High Commission’s invitation in New Delhi

Srinagar, March 31: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) which would be led by Shabir Ahmad Shah will leave for New Delhi on April 2 to attend the invitation extended by Pakistan high Commission. 
The Hurriyat spokesperson, however, said that due to busy schedule in connection with the ongoing election boycott campaign, Shabir Ahmad Shah will return Valley on April 3.On April 2, Pakistan is organizing an event with regards to Pakistan Day at Pak Embassy in New Delhi after dawn prayers. Shah will extend his wishes and on behalf of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and Kashmiri nation, to Pakistan during the event,” the spokesperson said. He said Shah will stress on the need to resolve the longstanding dispute, the Kashmir issue which is the biggest impediment in restoring peace in the subcontinent. “He (Shah) will stress the Government of Pakistan to initiate swift measures in resolving the Kashmir issue in order to prevent the South Asia from holocaust of nuclear war,” he said. Shah will also urge Pakistan to continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their right for self determination and will deliberate on the changes taking place at international level that affect Kashmir issue in one way or other,” the Hurriyat spokesperson added.

Shah, associates arrested at Boh, Awantipora

Srinagar, March 29: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was arrested by a large contingent of police when he was on his way to Boh, Awantipora. Shah was on his way to Tral in connection with election boycott campaign where had to address a large gathering. As per program, Shah was also to visit the residence of Javid Ahmad Kar to offer condolences with the bereaved family on the demise of her mother. The spokesperson while terming the arrest as government’s frustration severely condemned the act and said it is irony that government on one hand is talking of elections here and on the other is restricting the activities of its political opponents. “The democracy and dictatorship are two contrary terms and this government believes in dictatorship. It believes in using force on its political opponents and preventing them from meeting the people." Terming the government’s seeking of assistance from police in preventing Shah from addressing people at Tral as “undemocratic, inhuman and immoral”, the spokesperson said that people will not accept the dictatorship at any cost. “The fate of these dictators will be the same as that of Afro-Asian dictators in recent past,” he said.
On the sad demise of mother of Democratic Freedom Party member Javid Ahmad Kar, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed condolences with the bereaved family and expressed condolences with them on behalf of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK). Shah was also scheduled to visite there but was prevented by police to do so. 
Shah also expressed his grief over the demise of wife of noted journalist and member International Red Cross, Surinder Oberoi alias Lovely Singh. He said the whole nation is grateful to Lovely Singh for objectively using his pen while dealing with Kashmir issue. He said Hurriyat Conference prays for the deceased and for the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

HCJK leaders’ another election boycott program foiled 
Shah, Ataai arrested, Nayeem under house arrest, 

Srinagar, March 28: Police on Friday arrested Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his associates as soon as he stepped out of his Sanat Nagar residence to visit Pakharpora as part of election boycott campaign. Along with Shah, Muhammad Yasin Ataai was also arrested while as Nayeem Ahmad Khan was put to house arrest. Police also detained Muhammad Yusuf Naqash in police station, Safa Kadal and raided the houses of Mushtaq ul Islam and Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karate). The leaders were scheduled to visit Hardo Shewa Sopore and Pakharpora as part of election boycott campaign. 
The Hurriyat spokesperson while terming the restrictions as undemocratic and autocratic said: “What kind of democracy is this where government takes out rallies to demand votes from people but is restricting the activities of its political opponents and preventing them from meeting the people?" He said the people of Kashmir have become well aware of the dual nature of so-called democratic government who are staging the election dramas here to give a democratic color to their forcible occupation and to prevent itself from the embarrassment at international level. The spokesperson said if freedom movement and freedom spirit could be suppressed by these arrests, Shabir Ahmad Shah’s spirit of resisting the forcible occupation would have died as he spent major portion of his life in jails. “Shabir Ahmad Shah is being restricted from meeting people from last three years. He is either placed under house arrest or detained in police stations, the period of which amounts to 1 year 4 months and 10 days (including 121 Friday and 6 Eid prayers),” he said.Same fate is being meted out to other resistance leaders, which is totally undemocratic act. We wonder how these anti-people (pro-India) elements beg for votes to people,” the spokesperson added.

Shah expresses grief over Kashmiri doctor's killing in Libya, 

Srinagar, March 25: Expressing grief over the abduction and killing of enthusiastic Kashmiri doctor, Irfan Ali in Libya, Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed his deep sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved family of the deceased. Commenting on the threats faced by Kashmiri youth outside state, Shah said it is unfortunate that Kashmiri youth are being murdered outside state under various pretexts. He said the whole Kashmiris nation is grieved over the demise of Dr. Irfan Ali.Shah also expressed condolences to the family of Mahajar Ghulam Hassan alias Hassan Al Banna of Lasjan over the demise of his mother. A delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah also visited both Shalimar and Lasjan. The delegation also visited the Lal Bazaar residence of Imtiyaz Ahmad Kumar and offered condolences to the bereaved family. The delegation accompanying Shah included Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Mushtaqul Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, WajhatQureshi, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and Altaf Raja.

Don’t vote those who murdered your children: HC J&K

Srinagar, March 23: A high level meeting of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir was today held at Sanat Nagar here under the chairmanship of its senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. The meeting was attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq UL Islam Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar and other Hurriyat activists. During the meeting, a thorough discussion was held with regards to the upcoming parliamentary elections in which it was decided to formulate a delegation that will take analyze the possibility of coordination between Profeedom  leaders Hurriyat so as to effectively launch the election boycott campaign.
The leaders present on the occasion termed the elections being held here since 1947 as political tool of Indian government against freedom struggle of Kashmir. “To keep Kashmiris away from their right to self determination, India has been active at both the political and war fronts against the people of Kashmir. Through former, they seek the help of police and forces to suppress the freedom loving people; the later they use to cover the crimes it commits here,” the leaders vowed. he leaders made it clear that taking part in elections have yielded far more bitter consequences on Kashmiri nation than collective suppression by forces, massacres and human rights violations. “Kashmiri nation must realize that the so-called representatives demand votes for various developments but they portray the same participation in polls as Kashmiris’ acknowledgement of Indian rule on Kashmir.” During the meeting, Hurriyat leaders appealed the nation to completely boycott the upcoming polls in the better interest of freedom movement. They also pledged to continue the election boycott campaign with zeal and vigour at any cost. “You must not cast your votes to those who martyred your children.”
The meeting said it is police and force that is ruling the state and termed the unending innocent killings, continuous detention of leaders and use of black laws to suppress the freedom movement as total “anti-democratic”. The meeting also discussed Shabir Ahmad Shah’s arrest on his way to Jammu. The leaders while condemning the act termed it undemocratic and against the freedom of expression. They challenged the government to compete with its political opponents on political platform.

Shabir Shah felicitates Pakistan on ‘Pak Day’

Srinagar, March 22: Senior Hurriyat Conference leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah has felicitated the nation of Pakistan, its rulers, people and opposition on the eve of Pakistan Day that falls on March 23. Shah extended the felicitation to Pakistan on behalf of Kashmiri nation. In his message, Shabir Ahmad Shah while highlighting the role played by Pakistan with regards to freedom movement of Kashmir said the Kashmiri nation is extremely grateful and indebted to the Islamic Republic for its unrelenting political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri nation in its fight for freedom against Indian forcible occupation. Commenting on the significance of Pakistan in Muslim world, Shah said Pakistan is not only the hope of Kashmiris but also the fortress of whole Islamic world. I believe that a strong Pakistan can play a crucial role in bringing peace in the South Asia." Shah expressed hope that present government of Pakistan along with the leaders of various oppositions and people will work for the stability of the nation and take the country out of chaos and uncertainty. The senior Hurriyat leader also pinned his hope that neighboring country will continue its every possible support to Kashmiri resistance movement till the people of Kashmir get their birth right of self-determination.

 Shabir Shah arrested on way to Jammu 

Srinagar, March: 20 : Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was arrested by a large contingent of police at Batot on his way to Jammu from Srinagar.Shah Hurriyat spokesperson while strongly condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah said if government believes that by arresting Shah, they can suppress the freedom movement and can create obstacles in way of finding solution to Kashmir issue, it (government) is committing a serious blunder. He said the only and only motive of arresting people’s leaders is to keep them away from reaching out to people. “This also vindicates our claim that government is scared of competing with its political opponents; so suppresses them via any means,” he said. The government of India and its state collaborators should understand that Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent major part of his life in Indian jails and interrogations centers, still the freedom movement is gaining momentum with each passing day,” the spokesperson added. The Hurriyat spokesperson said that Shah was to visit Jammu province to discuss the ongoing consultations vis-à-vis Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir with Freedom Party activists of Jammu, Udhampur, Kishtawar, Doda, Rajouri, Baderwah and Poonch. “He also had to deliberate on the prevalent political situation of Jammu and Kashmir with party activists there and to aware them of their responsibilities towards the freedom movement,” he said, adding that to take notice of aftermath situation of the brutalities inflicted upon the people of Jammu, Udhampur, Kishtawar, Doda, Rajouri, Baderwah and Poonch was also in Shah’s schedule list. The spokesperson while severely condemning Shabir Ahmad Shah’s arrest accused the state administration of inviting “aggressive politics” by restricting the activities of its political opponents.

Hurriyat Conference JK visits Naidkhai, expresses solidarity with family of Shaheed Farhat.

Srinagar, March 19: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) led by its senior leader Mushtaq ul Islam today succeeded in reaching Naidkhai, Sumbal. Apart from Mushtaq ul Islam the delegation sent by Shabir Ahmad Shah included Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Aijaz Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat activists. The delegation while expressing sympathy and solidarity with the family of Shaheed Farhat Ahmad Dar strongly condemned the use of force on the people protesting over the inhuman killing of Shaheed Farhat. Mushtaq ul Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Ataai addressed the people. On the occasion, Mushtaq ul Islam said that police not only brutally killed Shaheed Farhat Ahmad Dar but also used undemocratic force against the peaceful protestors by resorting to teargas shelling, lathi charge and other repressive measures It is a sheer autocracy to use force on peaceful protestors. I applaud your courage to register your protest against the brutal killing. It is the sign of living nations,” Mushtaq said. He also expressed satisfaction over the solidarity and sympathy showed by all corners of Valley with the family of Shaheed Farhat. “The sacrifices of our martyrs will never go waste and India has to change its bloody attitude towards the people of Kashmir,” Islam said, adding that freedom struggle will reach its logical conclusion at any cost.

HCJK has strongly condemned the administration for its ill treatment of freedom lovers in the jails of state,

Srinagar, Mar 18: The spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference-Jammu & Kashmir has strongly condemned the administration for its ill treatment of freedom lovers in the jails of state and outside state. The jail inmates are not provided medical care effectively neither they are brought to courts for attending their cases so to prolong their detention. Particularly Abdul Waheed Zakir of Banhial, Zakir Ahmed of Kathua, Atta Muhammad are particularly harassed as they are serving life sentences.Kathua and Mubarak Ahmed of Kulgam .talking to some recently released boys from Kot Bilwal jail Jammu who narrated their woeful stories of the administration of the said jail. They have made the meeting of inmates to their relatives very difficult they have made a habit of insulting the visiting relatives and also made the checking of inmates who come out to meet their relatives very harsTaking strong notice of these inhuman activities, Hurriyat Conference-JK warns the state administration to desist from these activities or they may have to face consequences for which the responsibility lies with them. The spokesman also condemned the continued house arrest of its leaders shabir ahmed shah & Nayeem ahmed,khan.

Continuous house arrests of leaders undemocratic :Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 17: During his house arrest senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has severely condemned the  highhandedness of CRPF forces in Hajam Mohalla, Hajin of north Kashmir’s Bandipora area. He said that to raid and sabotage the properties of locals by forces is totally uncalled for. The only crime of these people is that they had expressed their resentment and protested against the brutal killing of innocent student, Farhat Ahmad Dar,” Shah said, adding that so-called democratic government is using tear gas shelling, lathi charge and other kinds of forces against even those lamenting over the death of a youth. Recalling the killing of Tahir Ahmad Sofi of Baramulla, Shah said that so-called chief minister, Omar Abdullah while shedding crocodile tears had expressed helplessness that he can’t act against the forces. “Then why is government reluctant to book the police personals involved in the killing. The government is once again trying to shield the culprits by ordering so-called inquiry,” he said. Expressing resentment over the imposition of curfews in various areas of north, south and central Kashmir and using of force against the civilians, Shah said the people of Kashmir have to completely boycott all the elections of this anti-people government who are hell bent upon killing the youth of Kashmir. Terming ruling National Conference as the root of all miseries and slavery of Kashmiri nation, Shabir Ahmad Shah said it is amazing that despite the changing world discourse on Kashmir issue and their (world bodies’) pressure on India to resolve the issue, the ruling National Conference is still involved in making coalition with Congress. “I hope the people of Kashmir will completely boycott the upcoming elections with full zeal and vigour,” Shah added. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat spokesperson while commenting on the continuous house detention of its senior leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that during the last three years, Shah has been detained or kept under house arrest for a period of 1 year, 4 months and 5 days and has been bared from offering 116 Friday and 6 Eid prayers. The spokesperson has also condemned the house arrest of senior leader of the amalgam, Nayeem Ahmad Khan. They cannot suppress the freedom movement by resorting to such methods of oppression, the spokesperson added.

Shabir shah, Nayeem put under house arrest, Naqash arrested several houses of leaders and activists raided 

Srinagar, March 16: According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson, Police have placed the senior leaders of the amalgam, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmed Khan under house arrestor third consecutive day on Sunday. Spokesperson further added that Muhammad Yousuf Naqash has been logged in Safa kadal police station and raids on the residence of Mushtaq-ul-Islam are taking place regularly, The spokesperson strongly condemned the raids on Hurriyat leaders said, "Such tools of suppression can never break the resolve of the leaders. "Hurriyat Conference is a people's movement in Kashmir and will continue till its people will not get their deserved rights," the spokesperson added.

Killing of Farhat once again exposes India’s dictatorial nature: Shabir shah

Srinagar, March 15: Police on Friday put to house arrest the senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan and arrested Mohamed Yousuf Naqash who is lodged in Police Station, Sofa Kadal while as frequent raids were conducted at the residence of Mushtaq ul Islam. They also raided the houses of various Hurriyat activists of Hajin, Sopore, Bandipora and Baramulla and arrested many of them. During his house arrest, Shabir Ahmad Shah while severely condemning the killing of an 18-year-old youth, Farhat Ahmad Dar of Naidkhai, Sum bal by occupational forces and injuring several others said that freedom movement would have been crushed if India believes in the use of force and gun to suppress the freedom loving Kashmiris. “They (India) are in misconception that they can suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris by the use of gun, arresting pro-Hurriyat people and other human rights violations. They don’t learn lessons from the fact that despite rendering more than five lakh lives for the cause, the hearts of the people of Kashmir are still filled with the spirit of freedom. The more India will oppress the people of Kashmir, the more they will turn against them,” Shah said. Shah while saluting the freedom spirit of the people of north Kashmir said the killing of a youth, Farhat Ahmad Dar once again exposed the brutal and dictatorial nature of India and that Kashmiris will never give up the freedom struggle at any cost. “We will fight against occupational rule of India till last force personal remains here." Lashing out at hypocritical nature of government, Shah said they (govt.) themselves carry out rallies with full fervor but completely foil the same of their political opponents by seeking the help of army and forces.
“They (govt.) impose curfew so as to prevent Hurriyat people to participate in the funeral of martyrs and to express solidarity with the bereaved families. It is the worst kind of dictatorship,” Shah said.In his message to Kashmiri people, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Indian oppressive rule is nearing to its end keeping in view the changing world scenario and continuing sacrifices laid down by brave freedom fighters of our nation

HCJK election boycott campaign reaches Sopore, India resorting to ‘divide and rule policy in JK,

Srinagar, March 14: As part of its election boycott campaign Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders Friday addressed a huge gathering at Bomya, Sopore in north Kashmir. The leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah said that by involving the people of Kashmir in so-called elections India can never suppress our freedom movement." The freedom movement is aimed at creating self-reliance among people by liberating the nation from the clutches of slavery while as the so-called power politics is the game-plan of the elements who exploit the nation for their petty self interests.Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing the gathering said. Other Hurriyat leaders who spoke on the occasion included Mushtaq ul Islam, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash ,Wajahat Qureshi and Muhammad Yasin Ataai. Shah said that living nations do not sacrifice their “freedom” for petty interests. He said we have laid innumerous sacrifices so as to live with honor and dignity at par with other free nations. “So, we call for complete boycott of upcoming parliamentary and assembly polls to honor the precious blood laid by our martyrs like Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru,” he said. Warning people against the ill designs of pro-India politicians, Shah said they are applying “divide and rule” policy here by turning people against each other on geographical, linguistic, religious and racial lines but our freedom struggle is aimed at liberating all the sections of Jammu and Kashmir State from the forcible occupation of India." Commenting on the state terrorism leashed upon the length and breadth of the valley, Shah said despite the ill treatment of political prisoners in jails, miseries of the parents of disappeared people and frequent arrests of Hurriyat activists, the people of Kashmir are filled with the spirit of freedom.Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed satisfaction and gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for its unrelenting political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris.“It is due to the endeavors of Pakistan that oppression and atrocities inflicted by India on Kashmiri people were highlighted at international level. Our freedom movement is in dire need of that country’s every support and we hope that Pakistan will continue fulfilling its responsibilities towards Kashmir issue,” Shah said. Shah also urged Hurriyat leaders to play active role in creating awareness among people with regards to anti-movement propagandas of pro-India elements

Call to implement UN resolutions on Kashmir , UN rights expert slams denial of birth right

Srinagar, March 11 : Hurriyet Conference leader jk Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for implementation of UN resolutions to achieve the right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people. The leaders at a meeting, which was chaired by Shabir Ahmad Shah in Srinagar, reiterated to continue the freedom struggle, against all odds. The meeting was attended by Nayeem ahmed khan Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Iqbal Mir. On the other hand, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more Kashmir youth during a crackdown operation in Tral town of Pulwama district.Indian media has reported that New Delhi is planning tighter control on Internet and mobile communication in the occupied territory. Informed sources said that the action is being taken as part of measures to suppress the ongoing freedom movement. In Geneva, the UN’s Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Professor Alfred de Says during a sideline event at the UN voiced support for the revitalization of the role of self determination as a principal means of settling international disputes.Kashmiri leader, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl on the occasion referred to the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and said the denial of self-determination had led to the forcible denial of freedom and oppression in the territory. The event was hosted jointly by the World Muslim Council and Indian Council of South America.

Freedom from Indian occupation is our common target’, Hurriyat Conference JK

Srinagar, March 10: A high level meeting of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) was today held under the president ship of senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah in which other leaders of the forum including National Front Chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muslim League Chairman, Mushtaq ul Islam, JKLF (R) Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Islamic Political Party Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Dar and Mahaz-e-Azadi President, Muhammad Iqbal Mir participated. Throughout the meeting, the current political scenario of world with regards to Kashmir issue was deliberated upon. It was held that Hurriyat Conference JK came into being to uphold the Hurriyat Constitution by following the same in letter and spirit and to facilitate every possible step to take the sacred mission of “freedom from Indian occupation” to its logical conclusion . Hurriyat Conference JK is actively proceeding towards achieving a very target – freedom and considers the implementation of UN resolutions as mentioned in Hurriyat Constitution created in 1993 or tripartite dialogue between India and Pakistan as the strategy of achieving the goal,” the leaders vowed during the meeting. The leaders also vehemently opposed the bilateral talks with India and held that any new formula or covert meetings vis-à-vis Kashmir issue is an open indiscipline and an act tantamount to treachery. “To realize our goal, we have kept faith in freedom struggle for right to self determination,” they vowed. The meeting also deliberated upon the developments taking place in various countries across globe, from China to US to European countries vis-à-vis Kashmir issue, particularly the recent statements issued by Beijing, Washington and London with regards to K-issue. During the meeting, the leaders welcomed Pakistan’s decision of not giving most favored nation (MEN) status to India and highlighted the role and contribution of Pakistan with regards to Kashmir dispute. “Since Kashmiri leadership is not in a position to run the movement at such level, it is other responsibility upon Islamabad to accelerate its diplomatic initiatives to highlight the longstanding dispute at large,” the leaders said. During the meeting, the need for unity among Kashmiri people in their struggle and to remain steadfast in their mission for freedom was also felt so as to generate as much possible support from international bodies. The leaders also expressed their grief over the miserable condition of prisoners languishing in and outside state

Shah pays visit Syed Ali Shah Geelani, enquires about his health

Srinagar, March 8: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited the octogenarian and ailing resistance leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani at his Hyderpora to enquire about his health. The delegation included Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Maulana Abdullah Taari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Muhammad Yasin Ataai. Expressing grief over the ailing health of Syed Ali Geelani and his continuous house arrest, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that by keeping the veteran leader under house arrest is severely affecting his health condition. Shah while termed Geelani as “voice of oppressed Kashmiri nation” prayed for his early recovery and also urged people to pray for him. The delegation also visited Suibug where they expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of Syed Salahuddin on the demise of his elder brother, Ghulam Nabi Shah. He also highlighted the contribution of Syed Salahuddin to the freedom struggle and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. Commenting on the rights of women in connection with the World Women's Day, the Hurriyat leader said the male and female are the “two wheels of a car”. “Until both ride in a balanced way, the journey will be smooth,” he said.Men should be conscious of their responsibilities towards women. There is a dire need to put an end to the oppression women folf are facing world wide otherwise there is no peace on the planet,” Shah added.

HC J&K condemns ousting of Kashmiri students, & Calls for complete election boycott,

Srinagar, March 7: Strongly condemning the ousting of Kashmiri students from Indian university and slaying attack on them, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has termed the act as communal and “mental sickness” of so-called Indian democracy. It is very unfortunate that our students are made victims of communalism in every nook and corner of India. Not only students, even Kashmiri business persons are also targeted which is extremely condemnable and a blot on the face of so-called world’s largest democracy,” senior Hurriyat leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah said on Friday. Shah was addressing a gathering at Hajin Chowk in North Kashmir’s Bandipora area. Other Hurriyat leaders accompanying Shah included Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, and Muhammad Yasin Ataai.The leaders while while addressing the people called for complete boycott of upcoming assembly and parliamentary elections. Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Shah while warning people against taking part in elections said that taking part in elections tantamount to bartering the sacred blood of our martyrs. “It is the responsibility of young generation of Kashmir to warn people about the negative impact of voting pro-India and anti-movement parties. People should bear in mind that by voting these parties, they are giving the democratic color to India’s forcible occupation here,” Shah said. Shah while applauding the contribution of Hajin towards freedom movement said the people of this area have played a great role in fight for freedom which can never be overshadowed. He said the pro-India parties like National Conference, Congress and PDP have massacred our children and are now begging for votes only to empower the Indian illegal occupation here.He said Hurriyat Conference is determined to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion. “Our freedom spirit will not perish by any suppressive tactics. Putting us behind bars will not deter us from pursuing our political activities. We will rise and rise till we achieve freedom from Indian forcible and illegal occupation,” he said. On the occasion, Nayeem Ahmad Khan said that Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir came into being to safeguard the invaluable sacrifices rendered by lakhs of martyrs for the right of self-determination of Jammu and Kashmir. “The world scenario with regards to Kashmir issue is exhibiting a drastic change and we are keeping a close watch over the elements (from New Delhi to Srinagar) that are hell bent upon spreading rumors and muzzling the voices of Kashmiris,” Khan said.Shabir Ahmad Dar in his speech said the freedom movement demands the uniqueness in resistance leadership so as to formulate a well-planned future course of action after deliberating on both positive and negative prospects of freedom movement .Mushtaq ul Islam while addressing the public gathering said: “While taking part in movement against India’s forcible occupation is the living example of Kashmiri nation, taking part in Indian elections will also portray the slave-mentality of the people of Kashmir. To get overwhelmed by the spirit of freedom and okay to subjugation are two opposite notions. Kashmiri youth are filled with the spirit of freedom and will not, at any cost, take part in so-called elections meant to mislead the world community but will completely boycott both assembly and parliamentary polls.”

HC condoles the demise of mother in law of Hizb chief 

Srinagar 5 march/-Hurriyat conference jammu Kashmir has condoled the sad demise of mother in law of syed Salahuddin & brother in law of chairman Tehreek Mazzahmat Bilal Siddique. Hurriyat conference high level delegation which included, shabir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shabir Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Yousuf Naquash, Mohammad Abdullah Tari, Wajahat Quraishi, Bilal Ahmed Shah and Muhammad Yasin Attai visited the bereaved family of Syed Salahuddin at Soi Bugh and Bilal Sidique at Rajbagh Srinagar to show solidarity with bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls. They said the departed souls were very religious, simple & noble whose death will create a void which cannot be filled. The Hurriyat conference jk spokesman has taken strong exception to the ill treatment given to Kashmiris students by the authorities of swami Vivekannad university on merit. The murderous attack on the students exhibit the communal mindset of the people involved in this cowardly act. Asking students to vacate their hostel accommodation & forcing them to stay on road for the full night is the worst kind of human rights violation. The treatment is unwarranted & uncalled for & can not be taken lightly. The army raid on Sahara hotel Gulmarg & beating civilians present, is highly condemnable act & the human rights organizations must take cognizance. India & its forces must be held accountable for all such inhuman acts. The Hindu fanatics are always in search of an opportunity to harass & intimidate the people from jammu Kashmir. we have seen many such incidents taking place in the past as well & the perpetrators of these crimes were not brought to book but felicitated & encouraged by Sangh organizations.

National Conference root of Kashmiris’ miseries: Shabir Shah
Calls for complete boycott of elections 

Srinagar, March 4: Terming Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) as a means to achieve the goal of freedom, senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that a organizational shape will be given to the forum after proper consultation with various resistance leaders. The goal of Hurriyat Conference is to achieve freedom from Indian occupational rule, so it should be taken as a means to achieve the goal. Apart from strengthening the Hurriyat Conference, we will also go for its full-fledged representative character,” Shah while addressing delegations from Srinagar and Islamabad here. The delegations had been called to deliberate on the latest political scenario of the state. Addressing the delegations, Shah said there is nothing blessed than freedom and an insult than slavery. “So we should boost our freedom struggle,” he said. Urging Hurriyat activists to be in constant touch with the people and to aware them against the exploitation by National Conference and Congress parties, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “They (NC and Congress) are pushing the Kashmiri nation to clutches of Indian slavery by showing them fake dreams of peace and progress,” he said." Even though it is impossible for India and its agents to exploit our new generation, we still warn our people of their (Indian) ill machinations so as not to endanger the ongoing freedom movement,” Shah added. Terming National Conference (NC) as the root of all miseries of Kashmiri nation, Shah said it is the same party that played a great role in subjugating the Kashmiri nation into the occupational hands of India. “It is very unfortunate that the Indian minister of the same party is terming Kashmiris as biggest thieves,” Shah said. Commenting on the upcoming state and parliamentary elections, Shah said India failed to suppress the freedom spirit of Kashmiris even with the might of force as it gave rise to arms rebellion. “Now, by staging the election drama they want to create a misconception among world bodies that all is well in Kashmir and they are taking part in democratic elections." Paying rich tributes to martyrs, Shah said it is due to their invaluable sacrifices that Kashmir issue rose to international level. “We have high regard for our martyrs and have not forgot the Pathribal, Machhil and Lalpora incidents which are the open proof of India’s Nazism.”
The Hurriyat Conference leader said India should read the writing on the wall and resolve the Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions or throught tripartite dialogue so as to invite peace in the whole subcontinent.

Hurriyat Conference JK leaders arrested again.

Srinagar, March 02: As per programme a high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir led by Shabir Ahmad Shah was heading towards Lal Pora, Kupwara a large contingent of police force prevented them from moving forward and arrested them. The delegation apart from Shabir Ahmad Shah included Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and dozens of Hurriyat activists. The arrest of leaders resulted in brawl between police and Hurriyat activists with people present there protesting against the arrest of leaders who were dispersed off by forces. The Hurriyat spokesperson while condemning the arrest of leaders and use of force againstHurriyat activists said that to arrest Hurriyat leaders again and again is the outcome of government frustration. If the so-called government would be having even a little faith in democracy, it will never restrict Hurriyat leaders from meeting people,” he said. Applauding the people of Lal Pora, Kupwara for their courage and freedom spirit, the spokesperson said that Kashmiri people will resist Indian illegal occupation till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. The spokesperson also appealed UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon to take notice of the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir.

Govt. frustrated over Hurriyat pro-movement activities, suppresses it at large: Hurriyat Conference JK

Srinagar, March 01- 2014 : Terming the restrictions on Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir’s pro-movement activities by government as autocratic and condemnable, the spokesperson of the amalgam said that the party was scheduled to visit Lal Pora, Kupwara to express solidarity with the recent victims of state oppression but government put its leaders under house arrest and detained others.It is totally inhuman and immoral act to stop leaders to express solidarity with the victims of oppression,” the spokesperson said. Commenting on the restrictions put to Hurriyat senior leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, the spokesperson said that from last three years, Shah’s detention and house arrest amounts to one year, four months and one day. “He (Shah) was also barred from offering Friday congregational and Eid prayers falling under this period,” he said. He also condemned the arrest of Mushtaq-ul-Islam and house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan. Applauding the endeavors of people to get the last rites of martyrs conducted as per religious principles, the spokesperson accused government of not letting Shabir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders to offer their religious obligations. 
The Hurriyat spokesperson added that there is police rule prevailing in the state not a democratic one.

shabir shah put under house arrest, Mushtaq-ul-Islam arrested, raids on houses of Nayeem and Naqash

Srinagar, Feb 28: According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson, Police have placed the senior leader of the amalgam, Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest with raids on the residences of Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Muhammad Yusuf Naqash. The spokesperson also said that Mushtaq-ul-Islam was arrested by a large contingent of Police after conducting a raid into his house and was taken to unknown place. The spokesperson strongly condemned the raids on Hurriyat leaders and not allowing them to express solidarity with the bereaved families of Kupwara martyrs. To seek the assistance of Police and forces in preventing pro-freedom leaders from meeting people is a dictatorial act,” he said. During his house arrest, senior HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “Though there is no hope of any kind of justice from the occupational rulers but the prevailing highhandedness of forces in Kashmir is a test for world bodies and organizations as the people of Kashmir have pinned their good hopes on these bodies to get justice and end to mass human rights violations." Terming the house arrest of its leaders as futile exercise on part of government, the Hurriyat spokesperson said such tools of suppression can never break the resolve of the leaders. “Hurriyat Conference is a people’s movement in Kashmir and will continue till its people will not get their deserved rights,” the spokesperson added.

Hurriyat Conference JK demands international probe into fake encounters 'UN' should fulfill its responsibility. 

Srinagar, Feb 27: Strongly condemning the suspicious killing of seven persons in Dard Pora, Kupwara, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Thursday said India has been carrying out such fake encounters from the last 25 years in Kashmir. The amalgam demanded an impartial probe by any international investigating agency into all the fake encounters since last two decades. Since past 25 years, India has been shedding the blood of innocent Kashmiris and later on presenting them as encounters. The world body should take strict notice of such fake and suspicious encounters,” the Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said, adding that it is only due to India’s stubbornness that large scale human massacre is continuing in Kashmir. The spokesperson said that Hurriyat demands an impartial probe into each and every fake encounter like Machhil, Pathribal and Dardpora, by any international investigating agency in the better interest of the security of Kashmiri people. He also condemned the use of force against locals and media persons by the men in uniform. “The locals were peacefully demanding the bodies of slain persons but forces leashed terror upon them by lathe charging the people. Even photojournalists who were discharging their professional duty were not spared and were injured,” he said." The administration, by imposing curfew and inflicting atrocities upon common masses cannot cover up their crimes. The truth has to come to fore. The United Nations has to fulfill its responsibilities by providing justice to the people of Kashmir,” the Hurriyat spokesperson added. Meanwhile, a Hurriyat Conference JK delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah visited the residence of Muslim League leader, Syed Basharat Shah on the sad demise of his mother. The delegation comprising of Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Maulana Abdullah Taari, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi, Molvi Bashir Ahmad and various other Hurriyat activists expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.
The Hurriyat Conference JK also paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Aashiq Hussain of Maisuma on his 25th martyrdom anniversary and reiterated its pledge of taking his mission to logical end.
How ever ,After his return shabir ahmad shah was placed under house arrest ,

Hurriyat Conference JK felicitates Kashmiri Pandits on Maha Shivratri

Srinagar, Feb 26: Expressing greetings on the festive occasion of Maha Shivratri on behalf of Kashmiri nation and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir, the senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah reminded Kashmiri Pandits living in exile, the mutual civilization heritage both Muslim and Pandit communities share together since ages. He said Kashmiri nation is incomplete without Pandits who serve as the second eye of a beautiful bride, Kashmir. “If one eye gets expelled from the face, the whole beauty will get spoiled,” he said and extended heartfelt request to Pandit brethren to return to their native land. Reminding the cultural proximity between two communities Shabir Shah said that Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits share common culture, tradition and civilization." Both communities used to exchange wishes, gifts and eatables with each other on the festive occasions since centuries." Shah further said: “As far as the right of self determination of Jammu and Kashmir is considered, every indigenous citizen is bound to follow his own choice. If Kashmiri people will decide their future they can turn the wave of confrontation between two nuclear neighbors into an atmosphere of peace and tranquility,’ Shah added.

India has no right to call itself ‘largest democracy’: Hurriyat Conference JK

Srinagar, Feb 25: Hurriyat Conference spokesperson has severely condemned the putting to house arrest its senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah early Tuesday morning. Hurriyat leaders were scheduled to visit Pulwama where a youth Tawseef Ahmad Dar was martyred in an encounter few days back. The spokesperson termed such action as frustration of government. Other senior Hurriyat Conference leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq-ul-Islam were detained by a large contingent of Police at Panther Chowk while they were on way to Pulwama.However, another Hurriyat delegation comprising of Shabir Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Yusuf Naqash succeeded in reaching Sheeri, Baramulla to express solidarity with the family of Shamsuddin Fafoo who was critically injured during 2010 mass uprising. He had been hospitalized since then and left for heavenly abode few days back. Commenting on the hardships faced by pro-freedom during the ongoing freedom struggle, senior Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Dar said history is testimony to the fact that nations who fought for their freedom gained it ultimately. “The day is not far when India too will have to pack its bags from Kashmir,” Dar said while expressing solidarity with the bereaved family. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement has termed the desecration of dead body of Shaheed Tawseef Ahmad Dar as barbaric and extremely inhuman. “India has no right of claiming to be the the biggest champion of democracy of 21st century,” Shah added.

Hurriyat Conference JK condemns continuous detention of Mushtaq-ul-Islam, others

Srinagar, Feb 24: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has expressed serious concern over the continuous detention of its senior leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam who was arrested on January 21 and lodged at Police Station, Amargarh on his way back from Warpora, Sopore where he addressed a publicgathering.Hurriyat spokesperson while condemning the arrest of Mushtaq-ul-Islam said that Police had taken him to 5 days remand but he is still lodged in Police Station along with other Hurriyat activists Bilal Ahmad and Fayaz Ahmad.By resorting to such suppressive tactics authorities can neither suppress the resolve of resistance leaders nor will such policies of government help them in any case but it is the handiwork of Indian agencies,” the spokesperson added.

Tripartite dialogue the best possible solution to resolve Kashmir-issue: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 23: Terming the soft approach of United Nations and India’s stubbornness in resolving the Kashmir issue as main reasons behind lingering of the longstanding dispute of Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah Sunday said the peace in South Asia will be a distant dream without resolving the Kashmir issue." It is due to UN’s soft approach vis-à-vis Kashmir issue and India’s stubbornness in coming forward to resolve the issue that prompted several wars between the two nuclear neighboring nations,” Shah said while while addressing a public gathering at Krahama, Ganderbal, organized by Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir. Among others accompanying Shah included senior Hurriyat leaders, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi , Muhammad Yaseen Ataee, Salfi Fayaz and others, who also spoke on the occasion.Stronlgy condemning government of India’s claims that Kashmir is an integral part of India, Shah said Kashmir is not an issue between New Delhi and Srinagar but an issue between Kashmiri resistance leadership, India and Pakistan for which a tripartite dialogue is needed to resolve the issue." It (K-issue) is not a dispute between New Delhi and Srinagar but Pakistan is also a prime party to this dispute. Until or unless a tripartite dialogue is not held there is no possibility of reaching to any conclusion. If suppose UN resolutions fail to resolve the Kashmir issue, tripartite talks provide the best possible solution,” Shah added. Commenting on the agreements held between India and Pakistan, Shah said the bilateral agreements didn’t help resolving the matter. “The issue is at same point as it was. Even the agreements between Kashmiris and New Delhi failed to resolve the issue,” he said. Appealing people to completely boycott the upcoming polls, Shah said we have to give a clear message to the world that there is a freedom struggle going on in Kashmir and this election drama is a political trap to mislead people and world bodies." We must refrain from every such activity that poses detrimental to our freedom struggle and the mission of our martyrs by whose sacrifices Kashmir issue rose to international level. We are the guardians of their invaluable sacrifices and will continue our genuine struggle for freedom till its logical conclusion,” Shah added.

Hurriyat Conference JK leaders arrested while staging sit-in at Pratap Park ,,Solidarity with Kunan Poshpora victim

Srinagar, Feb 22: Police Saturday arrested Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leaders when they were staging a sit-in demonstration at Srinagar’s Pratap Park to express solidarity with the Kunan Poshpora rape victims and to seek justice for them. Senior Hurriyat Conference leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yusuf Ataai and Aijaz Ahmad Mir were arrested amid pro-freedom slogans and were lodged in Kothi Bagh Police Station. Hundreds of activists present there raised strong protests over the Police action on Hurriyat leaders. Prior to arrest, Shabir Ahmad Shah while speaking to media persons here, expressed serious disappointment over the criminal silence adopted by world bodies over the Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident and criticized the world bodies for not raising their voice against India in this regard. He also called for attention to the fact that culprits (Indian forces) of such inhuman acts are still roaming free.
Shabir Ahmad Shah during the sit-in lashed out at India and its stooges in Jammu Kashmir for not holding the culprits of such crime accountable. He said till Indian forces remain here, our lives, honor and properties are at stake. The victims of Kunan Poshpora who were scheduled to come here along with Chairman, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, to take part in sit-in demonstration were prevented by a large contingent of Police at Goshi Pora, Kupwara and were dictated to return back. Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir questions the world conscience to how long will they maintain the criminal silence over the oppression Kashmiris are facing at the hand of India, how long will the victims of Kupwara, Handwara, Shopian wait for getting justice. But Hurriyat Conference will stand by them all time to provide them justice at any cost.

Hurriyat Conference JK leaders arrested in Parimpora, Appeals UN Gen Sec to start War Crime Tribunal against Pathribal culprits

,Srinagar, Feb 21: Police on Friday arrested senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir senior leaders at Parimpora when they were on way to Warpora, Sopore. The leaders included Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Tariq Ahmad, Munir Ahmad, Sajad Ahmad Tan tray and dozens of other Hurriyat activists. The Hurriyat spokesperson while condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and his associates said that arresting Shabir Shah has become a routine for authorities. According to spokesperson Shah has been either arrested or put under house arrest for 15 months and 20 days during the past three years and was prevented from offering 117 Friday and six Eid prayers. However, senior Hurriyat Conference leaders, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Shabir Ahmad Dar managed to reach Warpora, Sopore, where they addressed the public gathering amid pro-freedom slogans. In their speech, the leaders reiterated their pledge of continuing the freedom struggle against forcible occupation of India till any solution as per the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people is not found. The leaders strongly condemned the Indian Defense Minister AK Anthony's clean chit to forces involved in Pathribal fake encounter. They alleged that Indian government treats Jammu and Kashmir as its colony and treats its people as a mere cattle. Terming Jammu and Kashmir as the last target of colonialists in 21st century, the leaders appealed United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon to take notice of war crimes committed by Indian forces in the state and fulfill its responsibilities by starting investigation through War Crime Tribunal against the forces involved in Pathribal fake encounter. Accusing India of possessing dual nature, the Hurriyat leaders said India misleads world community with its “other” face of democracy. “Indian democracy holds dual nature. One, which it shows to world and the other which it shows to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, which has been proven by the clean chit given to Pathribal fake encounter culprits by Indian Defense Minister, AK Antony,” they said. Talking about Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and hanging of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, the resistance leaders said: “Now it is crystal clear that even Indian systems of law and justice are of dual nature. Since Kashmiris are fighting against the forcible occupation of India, the world’s so-called largest democracy is putting off all its veils of democracy, laws and justice when it comes to Kashmir. Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru too had to pay the price for the same crime that he was a Kashmiri fighting for freedom cause.” Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah is now shedding crocodile tears over the hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru,” they added. The Hurriyat leaders said the hushing up of scandals like Pathribal and Kunan Poshpora only provokes hatred and rage against India. “We have given innumerable sacrifices to achieve our usurped right of self-determination. Our youth continue to offer their blood for the cause and our people continue to tolerate the worst human rights violations.” The leaders said if India is of the view that by killing, putting Kashmiri people behind bars or by implementing harsh laws , the people of Kashmir will give up their fight for freedom, it is living in a fool’s paradise. “The spirit of freedom among Kashmiris is only increasing with each passing day,” the Hurriyat leaders added. However, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shabir Dar, Imran Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Shah and Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo were arrested on their return and lodged in Police Station, Amargarh.

Hurriyat Conference JK pays tributes to Tawseef Dar on his martyrdom , Expresses solidarity with bereaved Qadiri family 

Srinagar, Feb 20: Paying rich tributes to a youth Tawseef Ahmad Dar of Parchoo, Pulwama who was killed in Charar e Sharief, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir said the freedom is our goal and we will continue our struggle against Indian occupation till the mission of martyrs is not accomplished. “The martyrs laid their precious lives to fight for the right of self determination which India has usurped. The sacrifices will not go waste as Hurriyat Conference is the guardian of these sacrifices and will not let anyone play with their sacred blood,” the leaders vowed. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference leaders expressed grief over demise of a youth and officer agricultural department Nazir Ahmad Qadri who died in a road accident and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. The leaders also prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.

Hurriyat Conference JK calls for election boycott and Pays tributes to Muhammad Shafi Sheikhs

Srinagar, Feb 18: A delegation from Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir led by Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday visited Zaloora Sopore to express solidarity with the family of Shaheed Muhammad Shafi Sheikh. The delegation comprised of Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Wajahat Qureshi of JKLF (R), Ajaz Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Bilal Ahmad Shah of Muslim League, Nazir Ahmad Dar and dozens of Hurriyat activists.Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Shafi Sheikh said the deceased had been at the fore front in struggle against Indian military occupation from last 20 years. “His performance of bravery and valor is worthy to follow,Hurriyat Conference pays great tributes to the brave son of soil,” he said. Shah reiterated that no one will be allowed to play with the sacred blood of martyrs and that Hurriyat Conference will lead the mission of martyrs to its logical end. “India with its nefarious designs and tactics can never suppress the freedom spirit of Kashmiris. In fact, the more force India will exert upon us the more we will rise against it,” Shah added. Shah said India with its military might is massacring the people of Kashmir, violating the human rights and the chastity of our women just for its petty personal interests. “Still Kashmiris are committed to their mission of freedom movement. Freedom is our right and Hurriyat Conference with its leadership and activists is fighting for the same." Appealing people to boycott the upcoming polls, Shah said that taking part in elections tantamount to dishonesty with the blood of martyrs. “We will continue to offer sacrifices till the achievement of freedom." The delegation also visited the residence of Director, Council for Human Rights, renowned writer and political analyst, Syed Nazir Geelani at Sheeri, Baramulla to express solidarity with him on the sad demise of his father, Saad ud Din Geelani and offered Fateha prayers for the deceased. Apart from Shabir Ahmad Shah and Shabir Ahmad Dar, many other Hurriyat activists were in the delegation.

Hurriyat Conference JK calls for protests on Feb 22 against Kunan Poshpora incident .

Srinagar, Feb 17: To garner attention of world bodies and international human rights organizations towards the unfortunate Kunan Poshpora incident that took place 25 years ago and to seek justice for the victims, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir along with Human Rights Forum is going to stage protest demonstration on February 22 this month at Srinagar’s famous Pratap Park.Hurriyat Conference spokesperson in a statement issued to press said: “India which claims to be the world’s largest democracy has usurped the basic and genuine right – the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir by the might of force which is open violation of the international values, human laws and even the United Nations Charter. He said Kashmiris are not able to enjoy the freedom which world bodies and United Nations had guaranteed to them. “India openly violated the UN Charter 25 years ago when it brutally violated the chastity of several women of Kunan Poshpora,” he said. The spokesperson further said: “Since Hurriyat Conference JK is an organization based on principles and ideology, the forum invites all the like-minded organizations to join the platform." He said since Hurriyat is still in consultation with various like-minded ideological groups, so any full-fledged structural shape is yet to be given to the forum, which will be decided in near future after proper consultation with other groups and party members. Meanwhile, a Hurriyat delegation visited Cano, Dargah Shahabad to express solidarity with the Hurriyat activist, Ghulam Hassan Ahangar who died in an accident in Jammu. Among the delegation were Masood Ahmad, Abdul Rashid, Manzoor Ahmad and others.

Nobody will be allowed to build castles on the graves of martyrs : HCJK

Srinagar, Feb 16: Police on Sunday arrested a high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir led by Shabir Ahmed Shah which was on its way to Shopian to pay tributes to those two martyrs who got martyrdom while fighting with the occupational forces. According to the Spokesperson, police intercepted Hurriyat delegation at Neewa, Chowk where the people resisted to make way for the Hurriyat leaders but police used Lathis and tear smoke shells against them and arrested Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Aijaz Ahmad Mir. Another Hurriyat Conference Jammu  Muhammad Shafi Sheikhs’ residence Zaloora Sopore who recently achieved martyrdom while fighting with the Indian occupational forces at Bhat Mohalla Seloo of Sopore. HCJK delegation however, succeeded in reaching Shopian and paid tributes to Shaheed Mohammad Ashraf Sheikh and Shaheed Abide Hussain, who recently achieved martyrdom while fighting with the Indian occupational forces. The said Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir delegation included Shabir Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Mohammad Yasin Attai and Fayaz Ahmad. As the leaders reached Vehil and Yaripora, people came out on roads raising pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans. The leaders on the occasion addressed to the people and said that martyrs of Kashmir are laying their lives for the great cause of freedom and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir is committed to take the mission of the martyrs to its logical conclusion. They further said that Hurriyat is committed to the martyrs, their near and dears and the people of Kashmir that the unmatched sacrifices will not be allowed to go waste and nobody will be allowed to build castles on the graves of the martyrs. The leaders stressed upon people to safeguard the sacrifices of the martyrs. While addressing people they appealed that they should learn to take right decisions on the right time so that the mission of the martyrs is not deceived by anybody. They said that Kashmiri people have rendered tremendous sacrifices and now the time has come when everybody of us must practically safeguard those sacrifices and the only way out to this is to continue the resistance till the goal of freedom is achieved. Amid pro-freedom slogans of the people the leaders addressed the gathering. Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesman while condemning the arrest of its leaders at Neewa, however praised the sentiment and courage of the local people. Meanwhile, another Hurriyat Conference delegation led Waheed Ahmed visited

Hurriyet conference JK expresses solidarity with families of Shaheed G. M. Bella, & Shaheed A.R. Hazari 

Srinagar, Feb 14: Paying rich tributes to Ghulam Muhammad Bella on his 39th martyrdom anniversary Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir senior leader Shabir Ahmad shah while addressing the condolence meeting organized at the late martyr’s graveyard said that the great purpose for which Shaheed Ghulam Muhammad Bella sacrificed his life is a valuable asset which needs to be secured. He said that Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir will leave no stone unturned to take the mission of martyrs to its goal and in this regard Hurriyat will continue following the path of considering UN resolutions and tripartite talks as a road to achieve freedom. Terming election boycott as instrumental part of freedom movement, Shah said the elections under the ambit of Indian Constitution is not acceptable at any cost.Meanwhile, a high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference today visited the residence of Hurriyat member Abdul Rashid Hazari here at Chanapora and offered funeral prayers there. The delegation comprised of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi, Asif Mushtaq Wani and other Hurriyat activists. Paying tributes to late Abdul Rashid Hazari, the leaders said the deceased despite holding high position in government posts dedicated himself to the freedom movement. His love and interest with movement will be written with precious words as he contributed a lot to the freedom movement, they vowed and prayed for the heavenly abode for the deceased.Hurriyat Conference also expressed solidarity with the family of father-in-law of Shaheed Abdul Gani Lone and in this connection a Hurriyat delegation visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them.

Hurriyet conference JK wishes Iran on its 35th revolution anniversary 

Srinagar, Feb 13: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has congratulated Islamic Republic of Iran on its 35th anniversary of the great “1979 Iranian Revolution”. Wishing Iranian nation and its leadership on its revolution anniversary, the Hurriyat spokesperson said the Iranian Revolution by becoming the path shower of Islamic world is touching heights of success at every level. Applauding the courage of Iranian people, the spokesperson said the courage of valor leaders bear fruit when the people of that nation also show courage. “Until or unless we (Kashmiris) too will muster courage against the tyrant Indian forces as Iranians, we will not achieve our goal of freedom,” he said. Commenting on the great vision and simplicity of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamemei , the Hurriyat spokesperson said: “The great vision and simplicity have to go hand in hand otherwise the great tasks like achieving freedom is extremely hard. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while paying glowing tributes to renowned fighter of Kashmiri freedom movement said we will never forget the invaluable sacrifices laid down by our martyrs. He said the Hurriyat will continue its struggle for freedom till the mission is not taken to its logical conclusion.

HCJK thanks people for making martyrs’ week programme successful

Srinagar, Feb 11: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has expressed its deepest gratitude to the freedom loving people of Valley for making the programmes in connection with Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, successful. Terming the restrictions, frequent impediments and arrest of more than two hundred youth by the so-called state administration as despotism and autocracy, the Hurriyat spokesperson severely condemned such undemocratic acts. The brave Kashmiri nation gave a clear message to world particularly India that we will neither refrain from pursuing the noble cause of freedom nor will we surrender at any cost but will continue our struggle to achieve the mission of our martyrs till the goal of freedom is achieved, the spokesperson said.He said the way these proud martyrs were remembered by Kashmiri nation is evidence of the fact that the freedom movement will achieve its goal very soon. “It is the clear message of Hurriyat Conference that freedom is our birth right and we will do every endeavor in pursuing it." Strongly condemning the attack on peaceful protestors against unlawful sentence of Shaheed Afzal Guru at Jawaharlal University, New Delhi by BJP student wing, the Hurriyat spokesperson warned Indian government of serious repercussions if such incident takes place again. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while severely condemning the continuous detention of senior Hurriyat leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo said it is against the democratic values and an attack on personal freedom of an individual.

Protest strike continues for second day today in IOK,

Srinagar, February 10 : In occupied Kashmir, protest strike is being observed for the second consecutive day, today, as part of a three-day strike to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of martyred liberation leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru. Call for the shutdown has been given by pro-freedom leaders and organizations and is aimed at pressing the demand for transfer of mortal remains of the martyred leaders from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to the occupied territory for a decent burial. Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged in Tihar Jail on 9th February,  last year, while Muhammad Maqbool Butt was sent to gallows on the 11th February in 1984.Both the leaders remain buried in the premises of the jail. The occupation authorities have imposed undeclared curfew across the occupied territory and deployed heavy contingent of Indian troops and police personnel to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations. Indian police during massive crackdown in last few days have arrested hundreds of people including pro-liberation leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Zaffar Akbar Butt, Hilal Ahmed War, Bashir Ahmed Butt, Showkat Ahmed Bakshi, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Harem Abdul Rashid, Ferrous Ahmed Shah, Shabir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Muhammad Shafi Reshi and Sheikh Khalid. The actions have been taken to foil conducting of various programmes in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.‘

Memorandum to United Nations Organization (UNO) by  Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir

,Ref : HCJK/10/02/2014 Dated : 10/02/2014

Excellency
Mr. Ban Ki Moon 
The Secretary General 
United Nations Organization (UNO)
New York USA

Dear Sir,
As the Kashmiri nation, across the ceasefire line, observes 11th February as a black day today, I would like to seek your Excellency’s kind attention towards the dreadful incident that shook the conscience of entire Kashmiri populace, all and sundry.
That on this fateful day in 1984, veteran Kashmiri leader Muhammad Maqbool Bhat was hanged to death and buried within the precincts of infamous Tihar Jail in Delhi, which has now unfortunately become a graveyard for Kashmiris fighting for their just and legitimate cause guaranteed to them by the international community. 
Indian authorities neither handed over the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat to his kith and kin nor did they allow his aged parents to see him at the time of his execution, which as a matter of fact is worst kind of human rights violation and international norms of justice and humanity.
India, very unfortunately, repeated the history after 30 years thereby sending another Kashmiri youth Muhammad Afzal Guru to the gallows. Guru was implicated in a false and fabricated case and even the saner voices in India termed this execution as political motivated decision.
Excellency, Indian state yet again demonstrated highest degree of brazen arrogance, reckless disregard to humanity and human values and hatred against Kashmiri people. On 9 February 2013, Muhammad Afzal Guru was secretly hanged and buried in the same notorious Tihar jail.
Guru’s wife and his toddler son were not given a chance to meet him before the execution nor was his close family informed in advance. 

Excellency, there has been no direct evidence against Afzal Guru but despite the fact Indian Supreme court in its verdict said that Guru should be hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of Indian nation. The judgment speaks volumes about India’s judicial system. 
The judicial murder of Guru that refreshed the memories of the hanging Muhammad Maqbool Bhat deeply hurt the public sentiments in Kashmir. Shaheed Guru’s kith and kin are still waiting for the mortal remains to reach home. Denial of proper burial of these proud sons of the soil continues to bruise hearts and minds of the Kashmiri people in general and their relatives in particular.
Excellency India is perhaps the only country in the world where even dead are caged inside iron walls. The remains of the two Kashmiri martyrs Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and now Muhammad Afzal Guru both victims of conspiracies are yet to be shifted to their native places. 
In this context we appeal your Excellency to use your highest office for the release of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru.
It is heartening that your Excellency is following developments in the region quite closely. And we would simply reiterate the call for resolving the long-pending dispute of Kashmir amicably in line with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people.
Excellency, the height of Indian arrogance could be gauged by its wide-ranging policies of totalitarianism and its vindictive vengeance against the people of Kashmir. India has been holding millions of Kashmiris as political hostage by giving a freehand to its army crushing defenseless people is something international community should take notice of.
Notwithstanding the international commitments India has brought in more than half a million troops in Kashmir to suppress the peoples’ just and legitimate struggle for right to self-determination. Since 1990, the occupation troops deployed in the length and breadth of the state have killed over 100,000 Kashmiris. Resorting to brute force, thousands of Kashmiri men, women and children were ruthlessly killed, brutally tortured, humiliated and harassed by the occupation forces.
To seek an equitable, honorable and amicable solution to this lingering dispute, we urge your Excellency to exert pressure on India to restore civil liberties, revoke draconian laws prevalent in Kashmir and lift undue restrictions on political activities, stop human rights violations and provide a political space to Kashmiri leaders representing Kashmiris’ aspirations.
H.O : Srinagar, E-mail : Hurriyat conference Jammu Kashmir@gmail.com 

Arrest of Hurriyet leaders in IOK condemned.

Srinagar, February 09 : In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet conference Jammu and Kashmir[ HCJK] has termed the arrest of Hurriyet leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar and human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, as undemocratic and demanded their immediate release. The HCJK spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the paid agents of New Delhi couldn’t silent those whose dear ones had sacrificed their lives for the Kashmir cause by keeping them behind bars. He said that the puppet authorities were not allowing democratic activities in the occupied territory only to appease their masters in New Delhi. “Using men in uniform on every step against the peaceful Hurriyet leaders and activists shows that Kashmiris have no other option but to get freedom from India,” the spokesman added.

Arresting our leaders will not deter us from achieving our mission: jkdfp

Srinagar, Feb 8: Strongly condemning the arrest of senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leaders after the seminar on Thursday, Democratic Freedom Party has said it is extremely shameful on part of so-called administration of the state. Among the Hurriyat leaders who were arrested include Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.Freedom Party spokesperson said: “Though the arrest is nothing new to Shabir Ahmad Shah but the arrest after such a seminar where intellectuals, writers, law makers and dignitaries from other walks of life paid tributes to martyrs of the nation, reflects the political frustration of so-called administration." The spokesperson said the disturbed administration will not succeed in their mission of making Hurriyat programme unsuccessful, by resorting to such tactics. “Rather such actions renew our spirit of freedom and give strength to our resistance movement,” he said. He said the Freedom Party will not refrain from its mission and will struggle till the mission is taken to its end. The spokesperson also condemned the raids on Freedom Party’s Sanat Nagar office and also the arrest of hundreds of Hurriyat activists since past few days.

HCJK condemns arrest of its leaders.Hafta-e-Shuhadaa to pass as per programme’

Srinagar, Feb 7: Strongly condemning the police action against senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leaders immediately after the seminar on Thursday, the Hurriyat spokesperson has termed the arrest of the leaders as “anti-democratic” and attack on the personal freedom of an individual. He said Hurriyat had organized a seminar in connection with “Hafta-e-Shuhadaa (martyrs’ week)” to pay tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, which concluded peacefully. “As the leaders left the hotel in which seminar was organized, a large contingent of police pushed them into police vehicles and forcibly lodged them in Kothi Bagh Police Station,” he said. Among those arrested were Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shabir Ahmad Dar,Mohmad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. The seminar was attended by noted law makers, columnists, writers, human rights activists and dignitaries from other walks of life, who paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Kashmir in general and Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Afzal Guru in particular. The spokesperson said the calendar issued by Hurriyat Conference with regards to Hafta-e-Shuhadaa will not get affected and the programmes will take place as per scheduled. “The Hurriyat activists and pro-freedom people will leave no stone unturned to make the martyrs’ week successful,” he said.Hurriyat Conference makes it clear that so-called tactics by state administration can neither weaken our resolve nor suppress the freedom movement,” Hurriyat spokesperson added. Terming the arrest spree of youth from length and breadth of the valley and lodging them in various police stations as worst example of human rights violation, the spokesperson has vehemently condemned the action and has demanded the immediate release of these innocent youth.

Our actions will prove our representative character’ HCJK ' holds seminar in memory of Afzal Guru & Maqbool Bhat

Srinagar, Feb 6: Senior pro-freedom leader Shabir Ahmed Shah, who leads the newly-formed Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK), Thursday said the “actions of our amalgam leaders will prove our representative character.” Addressing the first seminar organized by the HCJK here, Shah said “every human being commits mistakes because to err is human." We are not angels. Mistakes do happen and we may have committed mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we would surrender and push people to the wall,” he said during the seminar organized to pay tributes to the martyrs and commemorate the anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat. Bhat was sent to gallows on February 11, 1984 in New Delhi’s Tihar jail and Guru was executed in the same jail on February 9, 2013. Guru’s son, Ghalib, brother Aijaz Guru and father-in-law Khawaja Ghulam Muhammad were the special invitees at the seminar. A movie, depicting the atrocities committed by armed forces in Kashmir in the past 20 years was screened during the seminar, triggering pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans from the audience. We are the real representatives of the blood of Bhat, Guru and hundreds of people who laid their lives for the Kashmir cause since 1947,” Shah said. “I had developed personal relation with Bhat after I met him twice. When I met him for the first time, we took a pledge that the movement has to be taken forward collectively." Shah said he also met Bhat in Tihar jail. “I found him committed for the cause. His morals were high and his vision clear." He said people at this juncture cast doubts on the pro-freedom leaders. “Our acts and deeds will make it clear as to who deserves to be the real representatives of the martyrs like Bhat, Guru and thousands who offered sacrifices for the Kashmir cause,” he said.He said by hanging Guru, the Government of India “violated its own constitution.” “Neither Guru’s wife Tabassum, nor his son Ghalib were allowed to meet him for one last time. Even Chief Minister Omar Abdullah played politics over Guru’s death by saying that he wanted the mortal remains of Guru back,” Shah said. “The fact is that Omar could have turned this into a reality but he preferred his chair instead." On parting ways with the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and unity among separatist leaders, Shah said there can be “no unity with those who feel annoyed and tired with the movement.” We will unite with like-minded people only,” he said. “We won’t allow anybody to play with the blood of martyrs." Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sheikh Showkat said it was high time when Kashmiri leadership should go for introspection. “What have been our lacunas? We must think on that. We must see how movements have been launched and how they succeeded,” he said. “Our movement needs a social agenda. Divisions should end. Old and new groups should overcome loopholes." In his speech, Kashmir High Court Bar Association President Main Abdul Qayoom said both Bhat and Guru were sent to gallows “under a well planned conspiracy." The hanging of Bhat and Guru should act as a morale-booster for us. We should remain steadfast and continue with our efforts to achieve our goal,” he said. He, however, suggested that the pro-freedom leadership should constitute a legal committee, comprising lawyers from Srinagar, Jammu and New Delhi, to fight the cases of prisoners. “Most of the prisoners don’t have lawyers. And those who have are being asked to pay huge money which they can’t afford. It is the collective duty of Hurriyat leaders to ensure that the legal committee is formed,” he said. Columnist Hassan Zingier urged the HCJK leaders to select one leader “to end rifts.” “Then you can rotate the leadership to avoid any tussle,” he said. He also suggested that the pro-freedom leaders should demand inclusion of NOTA option in the election process in J&K. “In April, JK is slated to witness Lok Sabha elections. Let’s demand NOTA option on voting machines. We should tell people of Srinagar first to press NOTA button during voting. This should be done as a test to see the results. It can be a referendum in our favor,” he said.the Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, PaK Minster for Kashmir Affairs, Bareej Tahir, also addressed the seminar through video-conferencing. Similarly, the former director of Kashmir American Council Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai and founder of JKLF (R) Abdul Majeed Tram boo also addressed the seminar and extended their “full cooperation” to the Hurriyat leaders. The seminar also passed a resolution which was read out by the National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan. The resolution reads: “J&K will never accept any dialogue process without the participation of real representatives of Kashmiris. India and Pakistan are two sovereign countries and are free to strengthen their mutual relations but they should not in any way affect the historical and political aspects of the Kashmir issue. We unanimously pass a resolution seeking the return of mortal remains of Bhat and Guru and the release of all political prisoners.” Others who spoke on the occasion include columnists Dr Javaid Iqbal, Abdul Majeed Zargar and Mehmood-ur-Rashid.The pro-freedom leaders present on the occasion included Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shabir Dar, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and others

Pakistan’s role in highlighting Kashmir-issue commendable: shah

Srinagar, Feb 6 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) senior leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday termed as highly commendable the role of Pakistan in highlighting the Kashmir issue and “miseries suffered by the people of Kashmir at the hands of hands of armed forces since 1947.”It is through Pakistan's support at all levels that the sacrifices rendered by Kashmiri people in their struggle for freedom are brought to limelight,” Shah said while addressing a meeting of Hurriyat leaders held here today. Among others present on the occasion were Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Wajahat Qureshi.We hope Pakistan will continue to provide every possible support to Kashmiris’ freedom movement till it is taken to its logical conclusion. We thank the members of Pakistani parliament for passing the resolution in support of their (Kashmiris) right to self-determination,” a spokesman of HCJK in a statement today quoted the leaders saying. The termed the resolution passed by the Pakistan National Assembly as a welcome step.

Leaders of Hurriyat Conference JK ,  express gratitude to Pakistan for highlighting Kashmir issue.

Srinagar, Feb 5 : A high level meeting of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir was held here at party headquarters Srinagar under the chairmanship of Shabir Ahmad Shah. Among other present during the meeting were Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Wajahat Qureshi.During the meeting, the atrocities inflicted upon the people of Kashmir by Indian Government and Pakistan’s diplomatic, political and moral support to Kashmiris’ freedom movement was discussed. The resistance leaders present on the occasion expressed their gratitude to Pakistani Government for highlighting the oppression and brutalities inflicted upon Kashmiris by the hands of Indian government, at various embassies and through various ambassadors across the world. On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing thanks to Pakistani government and its people said the Pakistan’s role in highlighting the Kashmir issue and the miseries suffered by its people by the hands of Indian forces since 1947 is commendable. “It is through Pakistan’s support at all levels to bring to light the sacrifices rendered by Kashmiri people in their struggle for freedom from Indian forcible occupation,” Shah said, adding that we hope Pakistan will continue to provide every possible support to Kashmiri freedom movement till it is taken to its logical conclusion. During the meeting, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir also thanked the honorable members of Pakistani parliament over passing the resolution of “expressing solidarity and granting the right to self-determination of Kashmiris from Indian forcible occupation”. “It is a welcome step,” the amalgam said. Shah also addressed various cities of Pakistan telephonically in connection with February 5. Hurriyat Conference while severely condemning the innocent killing of Zahid Farooq and letting free the culprits said the sacred blood of these martyrs will show their results and resistance will achieve its goal very soon.

Hurriyat Conference JK concerned of ill condition of Central Jail prisoners 

Srinagar, Feb 3 : Strongly condemning the approach of In-charge Superintendent, Srinagar Central Jail Hilal Ahmad towards prisoners, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has said the officer is allegedly sending off the prisoners to Cargo interrogation center, thereby subjecting them to severe tortures. The in-charge, Srinagar Central Jail is openly violating the jail norms by sending the prisoners to interrogation center, which is a serious concern for us,” the Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement issued to press on Monday said.He said though pro-Hurriyat prisoners are already subjected to severe complexities, they are not even produced before courts on time. “They are deprived of proper medical facilities thereby ruining their health,” .the spokesperson said, adding that such behavior in jail is not only against the jail rules but also the worst example of human rights violation Hurriyat Conference by taking serious notice of the issue has warned the current government to refrain from such inhuman activities. Meanwhile, the conglomerate has expressed solidarity with the bereaved maternal family of its senior leader Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karate) on the sad demise of his maternal uncle, Muhammad Abdullah Tram boo of Syedpora and the family of Irfan Ahmad of Kursoo, Rajbagh on the sad demise of his father.

Hurriyat Conference JK pays tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Ahmad Bhat

Srinagar, Feb 2 : A high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir under the leadership of Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited Charsoo, Awantipora area of Islamabad to pay tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Ahmad Bhat. Among the delegation were Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Yusuf Ataai and other Hurriyat activists. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed Fateha for the martyr at martyrs’ graveyard there. Amid pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans, the leaders while paying tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Ahmad Bhat and all other martyrs since 1947 reiterated their pledge of not compromising with regards to freedom movement at any cost.Shabir Ahmad Shah said that no one will be allowed to play with the sacred blood of martyrs. “We are the guardians of their precious sacrifices. The great mission for which our brave Mujahideen laid their lives will be accomplished at any cost,” Shah said, adding that it is due to these sacrifices that Kashmir issue rose to international level. Commenting on the encounter between pro-Hurriyat people and Indian forces, Shah said there is still time for India to read writing on the wall that Kashmiri nation cannot be suppressed by the dint of force. “It (India) should resolve Kashmir issue by implementing UN resolutions or through tripartite talks." On the occasion, Nayeem Ahamd Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Muhammad Yusuf Naqash also addressed the gathering. They said history is evident that no issue was resolved by the dint of force. “The movement we have started for achieving the freedom will ultimately bring fruits. India is responsible for the continuing massacres in Jammu Kashmir which is extremely unfortunate on part of India,” the leaders said.

Hurriyat Conference issues week long calendar Seminar on Feb 6, shutdown on Feb 9, 11, passing of memorandum to UNMOGIP on Feb 10

Srinagar, Feb 1: In connection with the fourth martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Wamiq Farooq, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir held a meeting at its parry headquarters here in Srinagar. Wamiq Farooq was martyred by Indian forces on February 2, 2010.he speakers while expressing serious grief over the killing of innocent civilians during the public uprising of 2008, 2009 and 2010 paid tributes to all the martyrs. It was pledged that no one will be allowed to play with the sacred blood of these martyrs and the freedom struggle will continue till its logical conclusion. During the meeting, the leaders while paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru said: “One invoked the spirit of freedom and other filled it with strength and vigour, both are the heroes of freedom struggle." It was also held that Hurriyat Conference will hold a seminar on February 6 in connection with demanding the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru. The seminar will be held at Hotel Lela Rukh here in Srinagar. On February 7, Hurriyat will organize a signature campaign at Stringer's Pratap Park and has called for complete shutdown and protests on 9th and 11th of this month. The conglomerate also said that it will pass a memorandum to United Nations Military Observer Group headquarters here at Sonawri, Srinagar. During the meeting, it was also decided that Hurriyat leaders, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Yusuf Naqash will visit the residence of Wamiq Farooq. 
As the meeting was going on, the news about martyrdom of a youth, Shaheed Aijaz Ahmad Bhat came to fore. He achieved martyrdom in a fierce encounter between forces and Mujahideen in Kangan area of Pulwama. The leaders while paying tributes to the martyr severely condemned the stubborn approach of Indian government vis-à-vis Kashmir issue. The leaders also expressed solidarity with the family of Shaheed Ajaz Bhat.

Hurriyat Conference JK leaders put to arrest, houses raided Complete withdrawal of forces solution to all issues.

’Srinagar, Jan 31: Authorities on Thursday evening put to house arrest the senior Hurriyat Conference JK leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan. The leaders were issued notice of not being allowed to leave their residences. Another senior Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yusuf Naqash was also detained at Police Station, Safa Kadal with raids on residences of Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Farooq Ahmad Dar.The Hurriyat spokesperson while strongly condemning the activities of so-called administration said such tactics will never help in resolving issues. “The complete withdrawals of Indian armed forces is the solution to all the issues,” he said. The spokesperson said that under the presence of Indian forces nothing of Kashmiris is safe and secure. “This has been proved by the recent closure of the Pathribal fake encounter case in which they (Army) became both witness and judge of their own." The spokesperson said though Kashmiris do not expect any kind of justice from such occupational powers but their highhandedness in this state is a test for international human rights bodies. “Kashmiri nation has pinned their good hopes on world human rights groups that they will raise their voices against the brutalities of Indian occupational forces here,” the spokesperson said. He said the Hurriyat Conference is disappointed over the ill performance of international human rights organizations vis-à-vis Indian occupation in Jammu and Kashmir. “That is why the people of this state feel insecure regarding their lives, honor and dignity." He siad Kashmiris are only witnessing the massacres and unfortunate incidents one after another, from Gaw Kadal to Kupwara massacre, from Kunan Posh Pora mass rapes to Shopian double rape and murder and fake encounters like Pathribal. “And they (Kashmiris) are aware that none of the culprits will ever be punished." The Hurriyat Conference once again appeals the world bodies and human rights groups to fulfill their responsibilities towards resolving the long pending humanitarian issue, the spokesperson added.

Shah and other Senior HCJK leaders placed under house arrest.

Srinagar, Jan 30: Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar (Bitta Karate) and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash were on Thursday evening put under house arrest by a large contingent of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), spokesperson Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir said. According to the spokesperson of HCJK, authorities later in the evening on Thursday put restrictions around senior leader’s house and prevented outsiders to enter their houses. He said, “Police has also raided several houses of party leaders including party activists who were later arrested in the darkness.” While criticizing the house arrest of senior leaders, spokesperson of HCJK said, “Authorities are using undemocratic and cruel tactics to curb the political activities of senior leaders.” Party spokesperson termed the restrictions of senior leaders as illegal and unjustified. He also said, “These are the worst kind of human rights violations occurring continuously.”

Kupwara Massacre martyrs remembered,[HCJK] is guardian of martyrs’ blood : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Jan 27: In connection with the Kupwara Massacre that took place on January 27, 1994, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) on Monday held a high level meeting at its party headquarters here in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar. The meeting attended by senior resistance leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Iqbal Mir was presided over by senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. The leaders severely condemned the killing of 27 innocent people by Indian forces on January 27, 1994 in Kupwara and expressed resentment over the failure of Indian government and Indian human rights commission in bringing the culprits of the massacre to book. The leaders also expressed solidarity with the victims’ families. Addressing the meeting, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that until or unless Indian occupant forces are not eliminated from this land, the unfortunate incidents like Gaw Kadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Bijbehara, Hazratbal, Shopian and Sopore will continue. We should always remember our brave martyrs who by sacrificing their precious lives took the Kashmir issue out of cold block and highlighted it at international level,” Shah said, adding that we will continue our struggle till Kashmir issue is not resolved. Paying glowing tributes to all the martyrs, Shah said that Hurriyat Conference is the guardian of their their sacred blood. As per reports, Indian forces even today have used force on peaceful protestors in Kupwara. Condemning the autocratic and dictatorial approach of rulers and forces, the leaders said the struggle against Indian oppression will continue at any cost. During the meeting, the leaders while condemning the continued arrest of Chairman, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo termed it as “total injustice”.

Complete shutdown marks Indian Republic day in IOK

Srinagar, January 26 : In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, to mark India’s Republic Day as Black Day. Call for the shutdown had been given by the Hurriyet Conference,jk senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader shabir ahmed shah and other pro-liberation leaders and organizations. It was aimed at conveying the message to the world that India’s continued denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiris was contrary to its claim of being a democratic republic. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road. The Hurriyat delegation was headed by senior Hurriyat leader Mr. Shabir Ahmad Shah and it included Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi, Mohammad Yasin Attai, Haroon Kashmiri and Bilal Ahmad Shah. Moreover, another Hurriyat leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan was put under house arrest on early Sunday.Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesman has strongly condemned the detention and house arrest of its leaders. The spokesman said that such imperialistic tactics have failed in past and will bear nothing in future as well.Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesman said that Kashmiri people once again observed the Indian Republic Day as Black Day and it is yet another message to New Delhi and its local collaborators that the people of Kashmir want complete freedom from India and the struggle in this regard will continue till India accepts the just political demand of Kashmiris.They occupation authorities have deployed thousands of Indian troops and police personnel in Srinagar and other major towns of the occupied territory to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations. The authorities have placed several liberation leaders Shabir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, and others in police stations to prevent them from leading the demonstrations. The troops and policemen are carrying out searches in many parts of Srinagar. Besides subjecting people to frisking, they are also demanding identity proof from the people. Vehicles are also being thoroughly checked at various checkpoints erected in the last few days. Scores of mobile bunkers have popped up in many areas of the city.

Shabir Shah, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Naqash others arrested on way to Pathribal

Srinagar, Jan 25: Authorities on Saturday prevented a delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) led by Shabir Ahmad Shah to visit South Kashmir’s Pathribal area of Islamabad by arresting them at arresting them at Sangam. The delegation was scheduled to express solidarity with the family of Pathribal encounter victims. They were also scheduled to pay tributes to Shaheed Javed Salfi at his Islamabad residence. Those accompanying Shabir Shah included Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Haroon Kashmiri and Bilal Ahmad Shah. The Hurriyat spokesperson while condemning their arrest said that to seek help from police and army in preventing the leaders to meet people is an autocratic act. He said if Omar Abdullah would be having a bit of sympathy with the Pathribal victims, he would not have arrested the Hurriyat leaders. Terming Omar Abdullah’s expressing of helplessness by shedding crocodile tears over Army’s closure of Pathribal case, the spokesperson said that by arresting the Hurriyat leader, Omar's Abdullah has exposed his real face. The conglomerate while expressing strong resentment over the Army decision on Chattisinghpora fake encounter said that Kashmiri nation never expected any justice on part of Army and its like minded institutions. “Such decisions vindicate our stand that India is an occupier of this land. That is why we demand complete freedom from its forcible occupation so as to secure our lives, honor, dignity and faith,” the spokesperson said. The amalgam also expressed solidarity with Chattisinghpora fake encounter victims. Terming the closure of Chattisinghpora fake encounter case as murder of justice and worst example of bias Hurriyat Conference JK said such acts are not surprising to Kashmiri people. “We never expect any kind of justice from India or its so-called Army as we are witness to their brutalities since last 6 decades. Such acts on their part only strengthen our spirit of freedom.”

Only by resolving Kashmir issue, will Indo-Pak ties improve: Hurriyat Conference JK

Srinagar, Jan 24: Terming the trade between India and Pakistan as secondary issue, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Friday said nothing better will yield between the two countries without resolving the Kashmir issue.
“Today, whatever hype is given to the trade and commerce relations between India and Pakistan, is secondary issue for us. We want to make it clear that until or unless the core issue between two nations – the Kashmir issue is resolved, the relations between Indo-Pak will never improve,” senior Hurriyat Conference JK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing a public gathering at North Kashmir’s Makhama, Magam on Friday said." We appeal Pakistani Government, its people and the leaders of those nations supporting Kashmiris’ right to self determination to utilize their positions in resolving the Kashmir issue by giving it top priority so as to improve every relation between the two nuclear armed neighbors, India and Pakistan,” Shah added. Shah said we want friendly relations between India and Pakistan but for maintaining such friendship they need to shun hostility between themselves. “That is why we want the bone of contention between the two nuclear armed nations, the Kashmir issue to be resolved at earliest." He said Hurriyat Conference JK reiterates its pledge that to continue the freedom struggle till its logical conclusion, we need to institutionalize the movement. On the occasion, Mushtaq-ul-Islam said the movement against the forcible and illegal occupation of India is an Islamic and legal movement based on truth. “We have to secure and safeguard the sacrifices of martyrs and to aware masses against the propagandas and conspiracies of India,” Islam said. Senior resistance leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan while paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Jammu Kashmir and especially those martyred recently in Kupwara and Handwara said we pledge to take the movement to its logical end as per the wishes and aspirations of our martyrs. On the occasion, Hurriyat leaders, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi and Muhammad Iqbal Mir said the Hurriyat is endeavoring to reach up to the nook and corner of the valley.Shabir Ahmad Shah also said that to reach out to each and every door of the valley, it is our responsibility to share the grief of people so as to remove all the barriers between Hurriyat and people. “Only a united leadership can take freedom movement to its logical conclusion, so I appeal all Hurriyat leaders desirous of such purpose to support the Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir,” Shah added.

Muslim League announces joining Hurriyat Conference JK.

Srinagar, Jan 23 : According to Muslim League spokesperson, the party’s Majlis-e-Shoora (consultative meeting) was held under the chairmanship of Mushtaq-ul-Islam in which Hurriyat Conference JK invitation to the said leader was deliberated upon. The members while unanimously deciding to continue their struggle of implementing a political system based on Islamic values and principles said that to remove the obstacles in this way is the need of the hour. “And the biggest impediment in achieving our objective is the illegal occupation of Jammu Kashmir by Indian imperialistic forces. And to banish such forcible occupation, the need to join hands with ideological people is vital,” the Muslim League spokesperson said. The Shoora members also upheld the recent decision of resistance leaders of forming the Hurriyat Conference JK and extended its full support to the forum by announcing its joining the amalgam to strengthen the real Hurriyat.The Shoora members also reminded Mushtaq-ul-Islam of foiling the designs of those following the path of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah while enjoying the ranks of Hurriyat. At the end, Muslim League chairman while expressing his gratitude to Almighty said the freedom movement is at its crucial phase but the Hurriyat will come forward to safeguard the sacrifices of people. He also said the union of like-minded resistance leaders and groups will remove the pessimism created by “so-called Hurriyat leaders” in the minds of masses with regards to Hurriyat Conference. Announcing its decision of joining the forum of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir, Muslim League Chairman, Mushtaq-ul-Islam informed the amalgam’s leadership accordingly and reiterated the pledge of securing and safeguarding the mission of martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat Conference JK pays tributes to Gaw Kadal martyrs

Srinagar, Jan 22 : In memory of Jan 21, 1990 Gaw Kadal Massacre martyrs, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday organized a meeting at party headquarters, Sanat Nagar. The meeting was presided over by Shabir Ahmad Shah and was attended by senior resistance leader and Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar,Mohmad Yusuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other Hurriyat activists. The leaders while paying tributes to the martyrs said the sacrifices rendered by Gaw Kadal martyrs will always be remembered throughout the history of freedom movement of Jammu and Kashmir. The Handwara and Kupwara martyrs were also remembered on the occasion. During the meeting, the speakers said such bloody incidents are worst the blot on the so-called world’s largest democracy, India. “On that fateful day, the Indian forces opened indiscriminate fire on peaceful protesters killing more than 50 persons and injured dozens but still not a single force personnel was brought to book for such inhuman crime,” the speakers asserted, adding that India failed in its designs to suppress the genuine freedom movement by making Kashmir as hotbed of bloodbath. The leaders also vowed to take the freedom movement started by these martyrs, to its logical conclusion and held that till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of these martyrs, no compromise will be made in offering any kind of sacrifice. At the end, the resistance leaders prayed for the highest place in heaven in favor of Gaw Kadal martyrs. They also paid rich tributes to Shaheed Javid Salfi of Qazi Gund and Raja Muzaffar of Tral who achieved martyrdom on Monday evening in an encounter. During the meeting, the joining of JKLF (R), Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar was termed a welcome step. The leaders also condemned the arrest of chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.

JKLF (R) joins HCJK as constituent

Srinagar, Jan 21: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) on Tuesday joined Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK). The decision to this effect was announced by the JKLF ® chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate at a meeting with HCJK leaders A high level delegation of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front ( R ) led by its Chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karate) had some important deliberations on the current political scenario with the senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah and others including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad and Yousuf Naqash. The Front delegation comprised Wajahat Qureshi, Haroon Kashmiri, Husne Mubarak, Muhammad Rafiq Bhat, Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Sajju, Nayeem Ahmad Dar, Javaid Ahmad and Ghulam Nabi Mir,” said a spokesman of the Front in a statement today. In the meeting, Front chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar put forth JKLF decision that the resistance leadership is bound to work together in the larger interest of the resistance movement. Dar said the Front has unanimously decided that in order to strengthen the resistance movement, we will work in letter and spirit with Jammu and Kashmir Hurriyat Conference,” said the spokesman. Meanwhile, the HCJK leaders have has welcomed joining of JKLF (R ) chairman. They also condemned the arrest of chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.

Hurriyat Conference JK a people’s forum, Delegation visits Muslim League chairman Mushtaq-ul-Islam

Srinagar, Jan 20: In order to bring “like-minded” resistance leaders under a single platform of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and to make the Hurriyat a people’s forum, a high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference led by senior resistance leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah met Muslim League Chairman, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and his party colleagues at his Batamalo office. Shah was accompanied by senior Hurriyat leader and Chairman National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan. During the meeting, the present political situation of Jammu and Kashmir was thoroughly discussed and Mushtaq-ul-Islam was formally invited to join Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir. On the occasion, Shah made it clear that Hurriyat Conference will welcome the resistance and like-minded people like Mushtaq-ul-Islam so as to consolidate the Hurriyat and to strengthen the freedom movement. He said only resistance movement can provide us the destination of freedom for which thousands of martyrs have laid their precious lives. The leaders recalled the contribution of Mushtaq-ul-Islam to the freedom movement which still continues. Shah also said that a comprehensive LAN has been made to make Hurriyat Conference a real representative forum of the people. At the end, a joint prayer was held in favors of the martyrs especially the Gaw Kadal martyrs. The leaders also condemned the fresh arrest spree, unjustifiable searches and frisking in the name of so –called Indian Republic Day. They said that Kashmir is probably the only region in the world where people are still harassed and humiliated by frisked on roads and even in their houses. It is the worst violation of human rights to create hurdles in the lives of common people. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has several condemned the arrest of chairman, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.

Hurriyat (JK) calls for shutdown on Feb 9, 11,HAFTA-E-SHAHAADAT

Srinagar, Jan 19 - 2014 : To mark the martyrdom anniversaries of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has called for complete shutdown on February 9 and 11 next month as part of “Hafta-e-Shahaadat” (Martyrdom Week). The amalgam is also going to organize a seminar on February 6 to pay tributes to the said martyrs and has appealed for organized protests to press for the return of their mortal remains. cussed thoroughly and Hurriyat Conference’s strategy of reaching up to people was also deliberated Terming the hanging of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Afzal Guru as murder of democratic values, Hurriyat Conference JK reiterated its pledge of taking the mission of martyrs to its goal. We will not leave any stone unturned to accomplish the mission of our martyrs,” the leaders vowed. To pay tributes to duo martyrs, Hurriyat said it will organize a seminar on February 6 next month in which it would be pledged to struggle at both political and diplomatic level for the achievement of the mission for which martyrs rendered their precious lives. Calling for complete shutdown on February 9 and 11, HCJK has appealed people to register strong protests to make the world body know that we will not compromise with the freedom at any cost. The amalgam said its leaders will protest up to United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) office on February 10 to submit a reminder to the group. “The reminder is an appeal to return the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Afzal Guru and to urge the Security Council to resolve the Kashmir issue by implementing UN resolutions." During the meeting, the leaders vehemently condemned the Jan 21, 1990 brutal massacre at Gaw Kadal by the hands of Indian forces. The leaders also paid glowing tributes to those martyred on that fateful day and expressed satisfaction that despite India’s oppression, people of Kashmir continued their struggle for freedom.
Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has appealed people to cooperate with the party in strengthen and taking the freedom movement forward in a well organized manner.

Come under Hurriyat platform to take movement to its logical end : Hurriyat Conference

Srinagar, Jan 17: Terming Hurriyat Conference as a political platform of resistance people senior Hurriyat leader and chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah Friday appealed all resistance leaders to come under this platform to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion.Hurriyat Conference represents the aspirations of the people of Jammu Kashmir. I appeal all pro-freedom leadership to strengthen the hands of Hurriyat and play their role in taking the freedom movement to its logical end,” Shah said. Shah along with senior Hurriyat Conference leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohd Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Muhammad Yasin Ataai today visited Rahama, Rafiabad Paying tributes to martyrs, Shah said we will not allow anyone to construct buildings over the graves of our martyrs who laid their precious lives for the right to self determination. Commenting on the recent killing of Mujahideen in Sopore, Shah said India does not come out of its stubbornness and continues its killings here. “How will this bloodshed stop?,” he vowed.Hurriyat leader said India is trying to suppress than ongoing movement by the support of electoral politics. He warned people against voting the pro-India politicians at any cost. “They beg you for votes for development but after winning they project the elections as otherwise to mislead the world community,” he said, and reiterated its call for complete shutdown on January 26.Senior Hurriyat Conference leader and chairman National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan while endorsing the January 26 shutdown call said the January 26 is a day of adding salt to the injuries of oppressed Kashmiris. “We have rendered unlimited sacrifices for the freedom cause; how come we celebrate this day as our republic,” Nayeem added.

Observe Jan 26 as Black- Day:Hurriyat Conference

Srinagar, Jan 15: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has called for a complete shutdown on January 26 that marks the republic day for India and has appealed people to observe the day as “black day". We don’t acknowledge January 26 as our republic day as India has occupied our state by force in 1947 and we have been running a resistance movement against Indian occupation since then,” Shah said, while addressing in a meeting held at party’s Sanat Nagar headquarters. The meeting was attended by senior Hurriyat Conference leader and chairman National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mahaz-e-Azadi president, Muhammad Iqbal and Islamic Political Party Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash. Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Dar and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R), chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bita Karate) also participated in the meeting. Terming the participation of JKLF (R) chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bita Karate) a welcome step, the meeting vowed that party is in process of decision making about his participation in Hurriyat. During the meeting, present political situation was thoroughly discussed and it was held that despite atrocities leashed on Kashmiri people by occupational forces by slapping harsh laws and frequent arrests, Kashmiris are filled with the spirit of freedom. It is also our responsibility to foster ideological unity in achieving our goal of freedom and we will sincerely take our mission to its logical conclusion,” the meeting vowed.

Those following Hurriyat Constitution are ‘Hurriyat Conference’: Shah, Those violating Constitution lessening Int’l pressure on India’

Srinagar, Jan 14 : Asserting that no one will be allowed to violate the Hurriyat constitution by using Hurriyat platform, senior Hurriyat Conference leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday said those who call for “bilateral talks” to resolve Kashmir issue and term UN resolutions as “obsolete” are playing their role in lessening the international pressure on India to resolve the longstanding Kashmir dispute.Hurriyat is a political platform of freedom movement with its Constitution that calls for tripartite talks or by implementation of UN resolutions to resolve the Kashmir issue,” Shah while addressing a meeting of party representatives and activists at its Sanat Nagar headquarters said. Shah said that Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir’s claim that those who follow the Hurriyat Constitution of 1993 is “Hurriyat Conference” vindicates our stand. “As we have been following that Constitution, we are Hurriyat Conference and our domain will spread throughout Hurriyat arena,” Shah vowed. Freedom Party Chairman lamented that on one hand, our youth continue to offer sacrifices and on other hand, our resistance leadership gets divided rather than uniting. “I have deliberated on this question and have came to conclusion that its is the conspiracy of occupational rulers to mislead the international bodies that Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership is on bad terms with regards to resolving the Kashmir issue,” Shah asserted. During the meeting, party workers and representatives termed its chairman's decision as “timely” and “right” and reiterated their full support to its him in taking all decisions with regard to taking freedom movement to its logical conclusion.

No one will be allowed to misuse Hurriyet platform :shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 11: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference led by senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited the family of Shaheed Wasim Ahmad Dar at their Dogripura residence in South Kashmir’s Awantipora. Senior Hurriyat leader and chairman, National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Ataai were also among the delegation. The leaders while paying rich tributes to Shaheed Wasim said the whole nation is the guardian of his precious sacrifice and that no one will be allowed to play with their sacred blood. Earlier, the leaders addressed a large public gathering in the area. Shabir Shah, while reiterating his demand of resolving Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of its people said that had India resolved this longstanding issue rather than resorting to force and implementing black laws against freedom fighters, lakhs of lives could have been saved. “The massacres and killings taking place in Kashmir is the result of India’s stubbornness in resolving this burning issue,” Shah added. Terming Wasim Ahmad Dar’s martyrdom as a part of those invaluable sacrifices who fought against the illegal occupation of India, Shah said they all laid their lives for the right to self determination. The senior Hurriyat leader said, those showing dishonesty with the freedom movement will not be allowed to use Hurriyat platform. “We are using Hurriyat platform for resolving the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of our martyrs and our constitution is crystal clear that we want Kashmir issue to be resolved by implementing UN resolutions or through tripartite talks." Shah said the UN resolutions provide constitutional basis for Kashmir issue and it is the responsibility of United Nations to find the solution to this issue and to stress upon India in resolving this longstanding dispute. “The issue of Jammu and Kashmir is not any border dispute between India and Pakistan but is an issue concerning the future of a nation” Shah added.

Genuine pro-freedom leaders have always sacrificed their blood and sweat to keep the spirit of freedom alive : shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 6: The Senior Hurriyat Conference leaders today held a crucial meeting discussing the prevailing political situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the role of Hurriyat Conference. Shabir Ahmad Shah, president Democratic Freedom Party presided over the meet at his residence in Sanatnagar Srinagar. 
The meeting was attended by senior leaders which included Nayeem Ahmad Khan, chairman National Front, Mohammad Iqbal Mir, president Mahaz-i-Azadi and Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, chairman Islamic Political Party. 
The meeting discussed the secret letter which has been written to confine the freedom struggle in Jammu and Kashmir. After a threadbare discussion over this secret letter, the meeting termed the contents of the letter as shameful, aimed at disgracing the credentials of the pro freedom leaders. 
It was resolved that this political naivety (writing secret letter) shall in no way be tolerated or taken easily as the genuine pro-freedom leaders have always sacrificed their blood and sweat to keep the spirit of freedom alive besides putting everything at stake while fighting against all the evil designs and conspiracies aimed at weakening this struggle. It was these genuine pro freedom leadership that always came to forefront and to rescue the sacrifices offered by the people for a scared cause. 
The meeting opined that the secret letter has been written to misbrand the ideological and intellectual differences as indiscipline. Our ideological and intellectual differences have a constitutional basis besides having a disagreement with the approach adopted in resistance movement. 
The Hurriyat Conference was always informed about these differences so that a situation of simmering unrest is prevented but it was always found that the Hurriyat law violators, who deem Hurriyat Conference as their personal fiefdom, avoided and ignored our feedback and using attractive phrases tried to hoodwink the people. 
By labeling our feedback as indiscipline and trying to misled people, let us make it clear that these tactics cannot prevent us from raising our voice against elements inimical to freedom struggle. After hectic and threadbare discussions over this secret letter, the meeting termed it as a part of the sustained efforts aimed at preventing Hurriyat Conference from becoming a broad based platform of peoples’ resistance. The meeting pledged not to allow efforts and conspiracies of the elements misusing Hurriyat Conference for their personal gains in future. Efforts will be made to preserve the veracity of the mandate of Hurriyat Conference which was formed on the basis of immense sacrifices offered by the people with an aim to take the freedom struggle to its logical conclusion. It was also resolved that elements within Hurriyat Conference hell-bent to go against the organizational bylaws will be dealt firmly because we believe that preserving the originality of Hurriyat Conference is fighting for the protection of freedom struggle. The meeting averred that whenever some elements within the ranks of Hurriyat Conference discussed dialogue, it was aimed at holds triangular, bilateral or secret talks which are an open and brazen violation of the Hurriyat Constitution and a move to create confusion in the resistance movement. The meeting opined that besides tripartite talks, any engagement under Hurriyat Constitution must be in accordance with United Nations resolutions. It was height of insensitivity that even some elements within the Hurriyat Conference brand United Nations resolutions ‘irrelevant’ or ‘obsolete’. These elements were responsible from preventing headquarter centric Hurriyat Conference from becoming a mass movement. It was these elements who facilitated closure of eight district offices which were set to launch a mass contact programme. 
The meeting said that it was these elements within the ranks of Hurriyat Conference who sabotaged an agreement reached with senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani in 2008. These fishy elements within the ranks of Hurriyat Conference have time and again sabotaged our efforts of unification.
The meeting expressed concern over few elements with vested interests within the ranks of Hurriyat Conference who want to waste the sacrifices of people for their personal gains and want to take people away from the resistance movement. the meeting reiterated that Hurriyat Conference is the custodian of thousands of martyrs who offered their blood for the complete independence from India. The meeting pledged to take concrete steps in view of the huge sacrifices offered by our people. The actual Hurriyat Conference belongs to those who have a clean track record (past and present) vis-à-vis resistance movement and those who are bound by oath with the nation to fulfill its long pending political aspiration. The meeting observed that the Hurriyat Conference is unsafe in the hands of elements within the ranks of this amalgam who have been again and again found violating the bylaws and the organizational constitution because its ineffective leadership has confined this amalgam to a group of some particular elements or their family members. The meeting has said that time has come that the pro freedom leadership should lead the struggle without any fear or hindrance.

Right to self-determination Kashmiris’ inalienable right: Shah

Islamabad, Jan 05: Kashmiri leaders on Sunday made a passionate appeal to international community to discharge its moral and legal obligations vis-à-vis the resolution of long outstanding issue of Kashmir that happens to be the oldest unresolved issue pending on the UN agenda. The plea seeking world community’s role to settle the long drawn out conflict in the region was made by Kashmiri leaders during a meeting at DFP office in Rawalpindi, which according to a press release was headed by Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah and attended by Mehmood Ahmed Saghar the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party, National Front Leader Altaf Hussain Wani and Abdul Hameed Lone. Terming right to self-determination as an inalienable and non-negotiable right of the people of Kashmir the statement said that Kashmiris’ call for withdrawal of Indian occupation troops from the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and settlement of dispute in line with the UN resolutions was a just political demand. The participants at the meeting resolved that under the given circumstances the UN proposed road-map on Kashmir was the most feasible framework to address the issue that has been a stumbling block in the way of peace and prosperity in the region. The dispute in the highly vulnerable region poses a serious threat to peace and stability of entire South Asian region and therefore it is incumbent on the peace loving nations across the globe to come forward in a big way to resolve the dispute peacefully to save the region from any eventuality of nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan”, the statement said. The participants of the meeting also urged the world human rights bodies to take stock of the human rights violations perpetuated by Indian troops in Kashmir and force India to revoke enforced infamous laws which they said were a major cause of flagrant violation of human rights in the troubled region.

Shah urges Ban Ki Moon to implement Jan 5, 1949 UN resolutions to resolve K-issue 

Srinagar, Jan 5 - 2014 : Terming Kashmir dispute as detrimental to the peace and stability of the South Asia senior Kashmiri resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon to prevent the South Asia from destruction of war by implementing the resolutions passed in UN Security Council 65 years ago.The Kashmir issue simmers with each passing day due to India’s stubbornness and unwillingness to resolve the issue,” Shah in a statement issued to press on Saturday said, adding that India not only by implementing harsh laws has conferred limitless powers to forces and police to suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris but also is involved in grave human rights violations in the state. Shah said it is impossible for India to suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiri nation in 21st century. He also appealed the UN member countries to strive for those purposes for which the United Nations came into being. Meanwhile, Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed serious concern over the continuous house arrest of octogenarian Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Dr Muhammad Qasim’s ailing health in jail and re-arresting of Masrat Alam Bhat.

Shah prevented from addressing gathering in Sopore, arrested half-way

Srinagar, Jan 4 - 2014 : A large contingent of Police today prevented senior Kashmiri resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah from visiting North Kashmir’s Sopore by arresting him at Mirgund. Shah was scheduled to address a gathering at Sopore.Another delegation of Freedom Party activists, led by Muhammad Yasin Ataai were also arrested in Patton. It is to mention that Islamic Political Party Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam and Abdul Rashid were also arrested at Mirgund along with Shah. Soon as the news of Shah’s arrest reached Sopore, the pro-Hurriyat people staged strong protests over the arrest and raised pro-freedom slogans. Expressing strong resentment over the arrest of Freedom Party Chairman, the party spokesperson said the so-called champions of democracy should be ashamed over their acts as Shabir Shah was kept under house arrest or arrested for a period of 15 months and 14 days since his release in 2010. “It amounts to 115 Fridays and 6 Eid prayers in which Shah could not participate." He said such tactics would not suppress the freedom movement. “The freedom loving people are witness to the huge gap between the claims and actions of present government.”

UN should investigate every ‘crime’ committed by Indian forces in Kashmir: Shah

Srinagar, Jan 2 - 2014 : Lashing out at Indian government over its autocratic rule in Jammu and Kashmir, senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the whole state has been turned into jail where Police and forces enjoy “unlimited” powers to curb the freedom of speech and expression of pro-freedom groups." There are mass human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and government is nowhere concerned at all,” Shah in a statement issued to press on Thursday said. Shah said the Kashmiri freedom movement gained momentum due to two basic reasons. First, India does not believe in democratic values and claims to be the largest democracy of the world. “Though it claims to be the biggest champion of democracy but its interior is filled with the spirit of dictatorship and expansionist ideology.” Second, India got assistance from “traitors” of Kashmir in their expansionist mission. “Kashmiris are aware of those agents and it would be now impossible to suppress the freedom movement for long." Commenting on January 6, 1993, Sopore Massacre in which more than 50 civilians were killed Shah said the day is the most unfortunate day in our history." On that fateful day, forces and Army burnt down the houses of pro-Hurriyat people and several shops were also gutted. Dozens of civilians were burnt alive by the forces of so-called largest democratic nation.”
Paying tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, the senior resistance leader said the hanging of Afzal Guru was the “worst example” of political vengeance. “His (Afzal) family is yet to recover from the trauma they faced by not meeting him before martyrdom,” Shah said, adding that it is the limit of oppression that even his (Afzal) mortal remains are not returned. Freedom Party Chairman said it is due to the pressure from international bodies that Machill encounter turned out to be fake in which innocent people were killed. “We demand that Bijbehara Massacre, Gowkadal Massacre, Kunan Poshpora mass rape and other likely unfortunate incidents be investigated by War Crime Tribunal of United Nations.” UN should investigate every ‘crime’ committed by Indian forces in Kashmir: Shah' Jan 6 most unfortunate day in our history’ .

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