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Kashmir Economy down by one trillion: GK Report ::damage of over Rs 1,00,000 crore (One trillion) to infrastructure and business in the devastating floods that hit the region during first week of this month-KCSDS:: Over 390 villages were fully submerged and 1,225 partially in Kashmir :: Of 20,50,000 houses in J&K as per 2011 census, at least 3,00,000 houses have got either fully or partially damaged:: According to estimates every affected house has suffered a damage of Rs 10 lakh including the household items:: As per official estimates, of total 15517 roads around 12553 have been completely or partially damaged across J&K in the flood which left around 248 persons dead across J&K – 58 in Kashmir including 25 in Srinagar:: Business community suffered a massive damage of Rs 30000 crore:: The flood, which first inundated south Kashmir, hit Srinagar on September 7. Even after passage of 14 days flood water levels are above three to five feet in worst hit areas of summer capital like Jawahar Nagar.

Reaching out to the people hit by devastating floods

HCJK reiterates shutdown call for Ganderbal ,Bandipora on Nov , 25 . Express concern over arrest of party activists, employees

Srinagar, Nov 23: Reiterating shutdown call in Bandipora and Ganderbal on November 25, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson Sunday said that conducting the elections “by force” and against the wishes of the people have no legal and moral justification. He also termed the statements made by ruling and opposition parties with regards to resolution of Kashmir as “mere deception” and said that after pushing the nation to slavery, these “useless” talks are nothing but to mislead the masses. Warning people against the “sinister designs” of pro-election parties, the spokesperson said we should not forget our lakhs of martyrs who sacrificed their precious lives for the freedom movement.

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Srinagar, 15, October 2014:  Shabir Ahmad Shah visiting flood hit areas in South Kashmir

He said the people should realize that after putting the whole resistance leadership behind bars, these so-called elections have no significance at all. “By completely boycotting the upcoming elections, we have to make it clear to pro-India parties that they can’t mislead us through their Chanakyan politics,” he said. Meanwhile, the HCJK spokesperson while severely condemning the arrest of Freedom Party employee Zameer Ahmad Sheik, said the so-called government is so frustrated that after arresting the pro-freedom leadership, they are now hell bent upon the employees and arrest them. “Our stand on elections is clear and we’ll continue to stay away from such elections till Kashmir issue is resolved as per the UN resolutions or according to the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir." The state government with the help of police is suppressing the genuine voice of pro-freedom leaders but such measures will not deter us from pursuing the goal of freedom neither will they succeed in breaking our resolve,” he added. The HCJK activists while continuing their election boycott campaign distributed anti-election posters in Hajin, Sumbal and many other areas, the spokesperson added.

Shabir Shah welcomes Nawaz Sharif’s statement Pays tributes to youth martyred in Trawl encounter

Srinagar, Nov 21: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while welcoming the speech made by Pakistan Prime Minister Main Nawaz Shariff in Kashmir Council Muzaffarabad said the Pak Premier spoke “the voice of hearts of the people of Kashmir." Applauding Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir issue, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that due to India’s stubborn attitude, the people of the subcontinent continue to suffer “as threat to peace looms large here." Shah said it is actually the people of Kashmir who are the prime party to the Kashmir issue “as their unflinching sacrifices demand so .Main Nawaz Sharif’s statement that Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership has to be taken on board for consultations before talks with India is laudable." Terming the United Nations a strong ground for Kashmir case, Hurriyat leader said if the UN resolutions passed with regards to Kashmir issue have become obsolete with the passage of time “then fingers can also be raised on the existence of the very institution that it has failed to resolve the important issues confronting the world." He said it was India that took the Kashmir issue to United Nations and on January 5, 1949, UN passed a resolution that favored the right of self determination to the people of Kashmir. “The resolution is signed by both India and Pakistan and clearly mentions that Jammu and Kashmir is not an integral part of India. Still, India by violating all the values and guidelines annexed the State by landing its troops and started its forcible occupation here which also led to several wars between the two neighboring nations and hundreds of dialogues but to no avail,” he said. Asserting that until or unless the people of Kashmir are not taken on board with regards to dialogue on the issue, the resolution is neither possible nor acceptable to Kashmir's. “UN too is responsible for the uncertain situation in subcontinent as it has adopted a silence on the issue confronting the two nations,” he said. Meanwhile, the spokesperson of HCJK while expressing satisfaction over the election boycott campaign said that Hurriyat activists are fully dedicated in their poll boycott mission across the length and breadth of Valley. He also expressed hope that people will reject the sham elections and those who are responsible for turning this saintly Valley into a slaughter house. The spokesperson also paid glowing tributes to the youth who got martyred in an encounter in Trawl last night. “We all pray to Almighty Allah to show us the dawn of freedom very soon,” he added.

HCJK distributes anti-election posters in Sopore, Budgam, Bandipora , Condemn arbitrary arrests of youth

Srinagar, Nov 20 : Continuing the election boycott campaign, the Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders and activists today distributed anti-election posters among the people of Sopore, Budgam and Bandipora. Applauding people for their support to movement, the leaders thanked them and told them that though Kashmir issue and the assembly elections are not related to each other but “India and its local collaborators are exploiting the same elections to mislead the international community." They said that in a democratic setup, the elections are the best way to gauge the people’s opinion “but the way the people’s emotions are exploited here during elections cannot be found elsewhere in any part of the world." After the arrest of resistance leadership, these elections have become meaningless. This is a one-way process and the so-called candidates are in no way the representatives of the masses. If they want to celebrate their victory by keeping resistance leaders behind bars, what can be a big puppet show than this,” they said. Expressing their resentment over the arbitrary arrests across the valley, HCJK leaders said that our youth possess a clear ideology with regards to Kashmir issue and freedom movement. “That is why they are being harassed everywhere under various baseless pretexts. Jammu and Kashmir Police is suspecting every youth which has created a sense of terror among the people and has made their life hell,” the leaders said.

HCJK continues election boycott campaign in Srinagar, Bandipora , despite raids on its activists

Srinagar, Nov 20 : The spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) in its statement issued to media said that at the time of so-called elections, the pro-India political parties start befooling the people, “sometimes in the name of AFSPA or any other issue." He said after the death of every innocent, they start shedding crocodile tears and beat the drums of repealing the black law only to befool the masses. Commenting on the Congress, NC, PDP and other pro-India parties, the spokesperson said those who enjoy their 6-year power with the assistance of Army how can they repeal the very law that gives powers to the same Army." Last year, the former Army General also confessed that pro-India politicians are under their pay roll. So how can they repeal the AFSPA,” he said. He said the people should ponder over the fact that those who beg for votes are the same people who directly or indirectly are involved in the murder of our youth “as the killer forces enjoy the patronage of these same politicians." He said that on the directions of incarcerated HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, the amalgam today continued its election boycott in various areas of Srinagar and Bandipora and distributed anti-election posters there. “Our spirits are high and government’s repressive measures will not deter us from continuing the election boycott campaign,” he said. Commenting on the opposition party of State, the spokesperson said they, by issuing statements in press, cannot cover up their misdeeds they had committed in past “as they have always supported New Delhi in every espect.”“All politicians, be it Omar Abdullah, Mufti Syed or Saif ud Din Soz are on New Delhi’s payroll and they have to follow each and every order from their master,” he alleged.Strongly reacting against the BJP’s “communal” attitude, HCJK spokesperson said that every single individual is aware of their “anti-Muslim” nature, “but we’ll never let them succeed in their nefarious designs of settling non-Kashmiri residents and former Army officers." Reiterating its election boycott call, the spokesperson said the sacrifices of our martyrs demand that we should stay away from these forcible elections. Expressing serious concern over the continuous nocturnal raids across the length and breadth of Valley, the spokesperson said: “The so-called assembly elections have assumed a meaningless position after such anti-people activities by the so-called State administration,” he added.

RSS leaders suffering from mental agony : Shabir shah

Srinagar, Nov 19: Strongly reacting against the statement of RSS leader Indresh Kumar in which he has called for “Indianisation” of Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir senior leader and JKDFP chairman Shabir ahmed shah said that those dreaming of “Indianizing” Kashmir are suffering from mental disturbance. Taking strong notice of Indresh Kumar’s statement, shah said the RSS leader should bear in mind that despite the presence of 8 lakh military forces and police, the people of Kashmir have shown unique and utmost level of courage and steadfastness." India and its allies should remember that no nation in the arrogance of power has subjugated any other nation for long and if they really want to test our patience they should withdraw its forces and fight with us at political level,” shah said. shah expressed serious concern over the fact that BJP and its like minded parties are now issuing anti-Kashmir statement with very ease. He warned of serious repercussions if any attempt is made for the settlement of former Army officers in the Valley. “To claim victory after unleashing the reign of terror among people and putting the influential leadership behind bars is a cowardice act,” he said. Suggesting RSS leaders to go through the history of Jammu and Kashmir, shah said they will come to know that prior to partition of subcontinent, Jammu and Kashmir was an independent territory .HCJK senior leader while reiterating the election boycott call said the pro freedom people of Jammu and Kashmir will stay away from such sham elections till the Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the UN resolutions or tripartite dialogue. He said HCJK will continue the election boycott campaign despite the arrest of leaders. The amalgam activists are continuing election boycott campaign in Bandipora and its adjacent areas, he said.

Shabir shah denounces crackdown on Hurriyat leaders in IOK

Srinagar, November 18 : Illegally detained Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has denounced the arbitrary crackdown on Hurriyat leaders and activists by Indian police. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the police had started raiding the houses of various leaders and activists of the party and warned police to stop such arbitrary arrest spree and release the arrested persons forthwith. He said that the authorities, by starting such crackdown, have proved that they could not face the pro-freedom people at political level and wanted to proclaim their so-called victory by suppressing political opponents by the dint of force. Terming the recent statements on AFSPA by pro-India political parties opportunism, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “Making noise over AFSPA at the time of elections is aimed at misleading the people and to fill their vote banks while as the reality is that they all pro-India parties wanted the status-quo of the black law.”He said Omar Abdullah during his tenure has promised to repeal this black law “Now, he (Omar) and his like-minded politicians are blaming each other for their failure to repeal the law,” he added. Reiterating his election boycott appeal, Shabir Shah said that people should realize that those elements whose hands were dipped with the blood of Kashmiri youth could never be their representatives. “Voting for them is treason with the mission of martyrs who laid their precious lives for Kashmir cause, he maintained. Remembering the Aali Kadal martyrs on their anniversary, the DFP Chairman said that Kashmir's would never forget the sacrifices of those who offered their precious blood to break the chains of Indian oppression and occupation.

Casting votes in favor of killers is dishonesty to martyrs: Shabir Shah' expresses concern over arbitrary arrest spree on youth’

Srinagar, Nov 17: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while terming the present political situation of State as “grave and critical” said the State administration has launched an arbitrary crackdown on Hurriyat leadership, activists and youth particularly students." Such situation has forced most of the youth to go for hiding and as such, the police is either arresting someone’s father or someone’s brother,” Shah in his message from jail on Tuesday said. He said that after the arrest of Freedom Party’s Muhammad Yasin Ataai, the police has started raiding the houses of various leaders and activists of the party. He also warned police to stop such arbitrary arrest spree and release the arrested persons forthwith, “otherwise they will have to face serious repercussions from public against such State hooliganism." Shah said the State authorities, by starting such crackdown, have proved that they cannot face the pro-freedom people at political level and want to proclaim their so-called victory by suppressing its political opponents by the dint of force. Terming the recent statements on AFSPA by pro-India political parties as “opportunism”, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “Making noise over AFSPA at the time of elections is aimed at misleading the people and to fill their vote banks while as the reality is that they all (pro-India parties) want the status-quo of this black law." He said Omar Abdullah during his tenure has promised to repeal this black law but, “lost in his arrogance of power he forgot everything.” “Now, he (Omar) and his like-minded politicians are blaming each other for their failure to repeal the law." Reiterating his election boycott appeal, Freedom Party chairman said the people should realize that those elements whose hands are dipped with the blood of our youth can never be our representatives. “Voting for them is a treason with the mission of our martyrs who laid their precious lives for freedom movement without caring for any worldly gain,” Shah said. Warning State administration to stop arresting youth and release them forthwith, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “Before the public anger gets simmered against them, they (Government) should stop its State terrorism and suppressive measures on innocent youth and release the arrested persons at earliest." Remembering the Aali Kadal martyrs on their anniversary, Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said the nation will never forget the sacrifices of these velour “Mujahedeen” who offered their precious blood to break the chains of Indian oppression and occupation. “We have to revere the sacrifices rendered by these martyrs and have to stay away from the so-called election drama,” Shah in his appeal to people said.

HCJK calls for shutdown on Mode's visit  & Condemns M .Y. Ataai's arrest, pays tributes to Aali Kadal martyrs

Srinagar, Nov 16: Calling for shutdown on November 21 against the visit of Prime Minster Narendra Modi to Valley, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) said the visit symbolizes the forcible occupation of India over Kashmir." By observing shutdown on November 20, we want to send a clear message to world that we are at war with the occupational forces and are raising voice against the oppressive regime in a peaceful manner,” HCJK spokesperson in a statement issued to media said. The spokesperson has condemned the arrest of Freedom Party leader Muhammad Yasin Ataai and said that the so-called administration is hell bent upon the pro-freedom leadership. “As such, they are using police and Army as a tool to meet their demands,” he said. Muhammad Yasin Ataai was arrested during a nocturnal raid to his residence at Ompora, Budgam and is shifted to some unknown place. Demanding the immediate release of Hurriyat leaders and activists, the spokesperson challenged the government to fight the resistance leadership at political level and shun the oppressive measures adopted by it which only lead to political uncertainty in the State. Reiterating the election boycott appeal, the spokesperson said: “Our stand is clear that we want a political solution to the issue of Kashmir according to UN resolutions or tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership; these sham elections are in no way the solution to the Kashmir dispute." He said the suppressive measures adopted by police and forces cannot break the will of pro-freedom camp. The spokesperson has also paid glowing tributes to Aali Kadal martyrs and said we can never forget the sacrifices rendered by these martyrs. “We are indebted to them and will take their mission to its logical end at any cost,” he said.

Shabir Ahmed shah denounce Kulgam killing.

Srinagar, November 15 : The Senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and chairman Jammu Kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir ahmed shah in a message from jail has strongly condemned the killing of a civilian, Tariq Ahmad, in the unprovoked firing of Indian troops in Chengam area of Kulgam district. He urged the people to register their protest against the incident. Shah in a statement from jail said, in less than two weeks, we have witnessed the brutal killing of three young boys by the Indian forces." The armed forces operating in the environment of impunity have become reckless and are on a killing spree. Repeatedly, the forces get away with these murderous acts while the authorities announce customary investigations, which are an eye-wash. We deplore the complete apathy of the Indian civil society and the international community towards these killings of innocent civilians,” he added. Shah said that the killing of yet another youth by trigger-happy Indian forces’ personnel was barbaric. “Our innocent youth are being killed under a conspiracy to crush the ongoing movement for right to self-determination. The Indian forces have been empowered to kill the Kashmir's. I strongly condemn the killing of Kulgam youth and appeal to the Kashmiri people to stage protests against it,” he said.

HCJK continues relief, boycott campaign Pays tributes to Sufi Ghulam Mohammad

Srinagar, Nov 15: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) comprising of Wajahat Qureshi, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Bilal Ahmad Shah and Aijaz Ahmad on Saturday visited Srinagar’s Maidanpora, Chattabal areas and distributed relief material among the flood hit people. The relief material included eatables and blankets. While talking with the people, they assured the people that on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, the relief campaign will continue. They also criticized the Government’s unsympathetic attitude towards the flood hit people and said that despite winters when thousands of people still live under open sky and in tents, the so-called government is only concerned of elections. On the occasion, they appealed people to stay away from forthcoming elections. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has paid glowing tributes to founding editor of Srinagar Times S Ghulam Mohammad on his 5th death anniversary. He said the nation will always remember his contribution to journalism in the State.

Army court’s verdict in Michel fake encounter an election stunt : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Nov 14: In his message from jail, the incarcerated Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly reacted against the Army court’s verdict in Michel fake encounter and said if the case would have been investigated in an impartial manner as the people demanded, the lives of 125 innocent youth who were killed by forces that year would have been saved. “But the State government, Army and local administration, by terming those killed in Michel fake encounter as foreign militants, massacred 125 innocent youth just to please their Delhi masters. Expressing deep grief over the firing incident in which a civilian died and three others got critically injured during the incident that took place in Kulgam when they were demanding the dead bodies of slain militants. While praying rich tributes to Tariq Ahmed Bhatt son of Muhammad Ishmael resident of Nowbal Chengam, Shah said, on one side they highlighted the Pathribal sentence and on the other side they killing freely without any fear of law. Shah lamented that the forces involved in 2010 killings are still roaming free and said that Omar Abdullah cannot take action against them, as “he himself is responsible for the killings as he was the chief minister." Terming the pro-India parties of State as shielders of murderers, Shah said the same murderers are in race of becoming politicians, as “they enjoy the patronage of New Delhi." Terming the Army court’s verdict as “election stunt” and its welcome by pro-India parties as “shameful”, Shah said they should also call for bringing to book those responsible for the killing of Chattisinghpora, Wandhama, Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara, Bijbehara, Gawkadal, Asiya Neelofar, Tabinda Gani, Tufail Mattoo, Wamiq Farooq, Zahid Farooq and many other killings and should apologize before the nation for their wrongdoings. Talking about Al-Furan named militant group, Shah said the Army, in order to bring disgrace to pro-Hurriyat people, collaborated with some state hooligans kidnapped five foreign tourists and killed them. “Now, whole world is aware how Indian Army, under a despicable conspiracy put to death those foreign tourists and same was done in Chattisinghpora on the arrival of the then US President Bill Clinton when 35 Sikh brethren were massacred.” Shah said the people of Kashmir have lost all faith in State administration and Army and demanded that all human rights violation cases be investigated under the auspices of United Nations. “All those involved in war crimes should be brought to book." Reiterating his election boycott appeal, Shah said the people should question these pro-election politicians as as to why they shielded the killers of our youth and who gave them the right to become our representatives. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir activists continuing their election boycott campaign today distributed anti-election posters in Hagen, Sumbal and Bandarpora and also addressed the people. The spokesperson also paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Abbas Malla and Shaheed Manzoor Malik who were martyred during the encounter at Channigaam, Kulgam and said the mission of martyrs will be accomplished at any cost.

Holding polls at gunpoint in j&k is state terrorism : Shabir shah

Srinagar, November 13 : Hurriyat conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmad shah, has said that police crackdown on pro-freedom leaders and youth ahead of the staged elections vindicate their stand that the election process in Kashmir is a mere military operation. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the election drama being staged in territory was nothing more than a military operation in the presence of hundreds of thousands Indian army and police personnel. He said that the so-called elections had no moral, democratic or legal justification, as Kashmir was a dispute- acknowledged by the United Nations. He said that hundreds of pro-freedom leaders, activists and youths especially students had been imprisoned in different police stations and jails. He said that by imprisoning the pro-freedom leadership, India had exposed its claim of being democratic as it deprived the detainees of expressing their viewpoint. India has created a war-like situation in Kashmir by detaining pro-freedom leaders and youth and converted Kashmir into a garrison by adding 50,000 troopers to its already deployed 700,000 forces, which confirms our stand that India is holding a military operation in Kashmir in the name of elections,” he maintained. Shah deplored that India and its puppet authorities had declared a war by unleashing police raids and crackdowns on Hurriyat leaders and activists in the territory. He maintained that India had unleashed state terrorism to hold so-called assembly elections at gunpoint.

Those who shield Kunanposhpora culprits, murder innocent people don't deserve votes: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Nov 12: Strongly reacting to the government’s stand with regards to Kunanposhpora incident, the incarcerated Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed it “extreme nasty” “which has exposed the inner nature of these so-called rulers." During the onset of every elections, these rulers start howling on issues like AFSPA, Kashmir issue and this Kunanposhpora and start shedding crocodile tears over these issues just to fill their vote bank,” Shah in his message from jail said, adding that they (rulers) can go to any extent to win chair. In his message to the people, Shah said the killers of 125 innocent youth in 2010 are still roaming free and state government is playing politics over every issue. Commenting on AFSPA, Shah said they are paying only lip service. Commenting on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s recent speech in which he criticized his like party for opening doors to a murderer, Shah said Omar Abdullah himself didn’t take any action against those criminals and murderers. He said the status of all pro-India parties is not more than any daily wager. Regarding Kunanposhpora, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the honor and dignity can never be compensated with money in the judicial world." But the way the culprits are being saved in this unfortunate incident is extreme shameful. We still demand that culprits involved in this shameful incident be brought to book.” Reiterating the call for election boycott, Shah said the people can very well gauge the fact that killers and those who shield rapists can never be their representatives and that they don’t deserve their votes.

No election no selection we want freedom : Shabir Ahmad Shah

Srinagar Nov 12; Why election boycott?
1. To be loyal to the sacrifices of great martyrs of nation.
2. To revere the unmarked bodies buried across Valley.
3. To ensure the secure future of our progeny.
4. To secure the sanctity of our women and homes.
5. “Elections” and “Freedom” are contrary to each other. (To be far from elections is a call towards freedom).
Let’s unite together as a Millat-e-Waahidah (One Nation) and keep ourselves at bay from any kind of elections under the Constitution of India for the better interest of our freedom movement. The bargainers of sacrifices of nation, by taking part in elections under Indian Constitution caused serious damage to the freedom movement, all for their petty material gains and consolidated Indian forcible and armed occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Will you vote for those who produced Special Task Forces (STFs), Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and whose job is to arrest youth day and night? The murderers of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru do not deserve our votes.
Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK)

Despite Shabir Shah’s arrest, HCJK continues distributing relief among flood hit people

Srinagar, Nov 11: On the directions of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation of the amalgam comprising of Molvi Bashir Ahmad Shah, Wajahat Qureshi, Javid Ahmad Shahnawaz, Feroz Ahmad, Tanveer Ahmad and dozens of other activists, today distributed relief material among the flood affected people of Lalhaar Kakapora and Bandarpora Reshipora. The relief material included food items and blankets. On the occasion, the activists while assuring every possible support to the flood hit people said that party’s incarcerated leader Shabir Ahmad Shah is very much concerned regarding their plight. Though, he (Shah) is behind bars, he is very much worried about the people who continue to suffer as government has ignored them to the core and has failed to redress their grievances." They said that government not only ignored the people’s concerns but also became impediment in way of pro-freedom leadership’s relief campaign which they were undertaking after floods hit valley. “BY arresting the pro-freedom leadership, they (government) added to the miseries of the people." Reiterating the election boycott appeal, they urged people to realize how those politicians who beg for votes left them when floods hit. “The pro-election elements are only concerned of power and nothing else. That is why they support every anti-Kashmir policies and activities." The activists also assured people that they will continue to provide them every possible support till time demands, “as Shabir Ahmad Shah has directed them to do so.”

Election boycott called by Shabir Shah will continue: HCJK

Srinagar, Nov 10: Acting upon the election boycott call given by Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, the senior leader of the amalgam Farooq Ahmad Dar has reiterated his appeal to the people to act upon the poll boycott call given by HCJK in letter and spirit. We should not fail to recognize our well-wishers and foes,’ Dar said, adding that we have to revere the precious sacrifices rendered by our martyrs by completely boycotting the sham elections. Terming those taking part in upcoming assembly polls as “opportunistic”, Farooq said these elements are beating the drums of resolving the Kashmir issue when elections are near. “While as, the reality is that the hands of same opportunistic people are filled with the blood of pro-freedom people. It is on the advice of these people that innocent youth were put to death in 2010.”He said the people of Valley are mature enough to distinguish between the right and wrong, the facts and reality. “They very well know both their well-wishers and enemies." The senior HCJK leader said though India terms these elections as “administrative affair” but they exploit the same elections at international forums and mislead the world community. He also said that conducting so-called polls by putting Hurriyat leader behind bars is nothing but a drama. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson while reacting to the statement of Ram Jethmalani said such non-serious and misleading statements have exposed his (Jethmalani) intentions. “If he (Ram Jethmalani) is serious in his words, then he should come clearly vis-à-vis his statements otherwise it would not be wrong to consider that he is working on any hidden agenda here at the time of so-called elections,” the spokesperson said.

Army statement regarding AFSPA, Chattergam killings misleading: Shabir Shah ,Welcomes OIC statement on HR violations in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 9 : Terming the statement of Indian Army General over the innocent killings of Chattergam as misleading, the incarcerated leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said the brutal killing of two teenage boys was not a mistaken identity but “they were deliberately killed." Reacting to the Army statement on AFSPA and Disturbed Areas Act (DAA), Shabir Ahmad Shah said these black laws have given unbridled powers to the forces which pave way for them to commit heinous crimes like Chattergam killings. Terming Army’s statement as “confession of murder”, Shah said they (Army) should confess to the killings they carried out here since last 24 years. “They should also reveal who are buried in unmarked graves and where all the 10,000 disappeared persons are. They (Army) are giving such statements keeping in view the upcoming elections otherwise.”HCJK leader while questioning the cases of Tufail Mateo, Wamiq Farooq, Asiya-Neelofar, Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, Advocate Hisaam ud din, Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara, Mash' alee Mohalla, Chattisinghpora, Gaw Kadal, Kanikadal, Kunanposhpora, Goal, Markandal and various other killings and massacres, said that New Delhi and local puppet government never even tried to make Army and its agencies accountable for their crimes.Shabir Ahmad Shah appealed international body and United Nations to take serious notice of India’s such grave human rights violations and hold them accountable for the crimes they are committing in the occupied Kashmir. Lashing out at state government for its AFSPA remarks, Shah said: “Till date, these collaborators of Delhi act as a shield for Army whenever they get involved in killings and now they are howling on its repealing or so only to mislead the masses. "Reiterating its appeal of election boycott, Shah said the people, who consider AFSPA as a divine commandment and are strengthening the forcible occupation of India, are now begging for votes." Welcoming the statement of OIC, Freedom Party chairman said the Muslim world should now take serious initiatives to resolve this long pending dispute of Kashmir in order to ensure the establishment of peace in the subcontinent. “The pro-Islamic organizations across Muslim world are oppressed with Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh hell bent upon Islamic organizations. The OIC should start playing their vital role in resolving all the issues confronting the Muslim world,” Shah added.

HCJK welcomes Tasnim Aslam’s  ''statement '' has emboldened spirit of pro-freedom leadership’

Srinagar, Nov 8 : Welcoming the statement of Pakistani foreign affairs spokesperson Tasnim Aslam that Kashmiri resistance leaders are not “separatists” but the “freedom fighters”, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has said the statement has emboldened the spirits of pro-freedom people and leadership of Jammu and Kashmir. By such statement, Pakistan has once again expressed its sincerity with regards to its stand on Kashmir issue and India should also express sincerity and fulfill the promises made by it to the people of Kashmir to resolve the longstanding issue of Kashmir according to their (Kashmir's’) wishes and aspirations,” HCJK said in a meeting held here at its Srinagar headquarters today under the chairmanship of JKLF (R) chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bita Karatey).The amalgam urged India to come forward to find a lasting peace to the already simmering issue of Kashmir, in order to ensure the establishment of peace in south Asia, as “the K-issue is neither a border dispute nor any regional conflict between India and Pakistan but the issue of the future of people of Jammu and Kashmir which has been acknowledged by the United Nations." India should shun its stubborn attitude and show sincerity towards resolving the dispute of Kashmir,” HCJK during the meeting maintained. The meeting, which was attended by the representatives of the amalgam, expressed deep anguish over the continued arrest of its leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar and other senior pro-freedom leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Bashir Ahmad Bhatt, Ghulam Rasool Eishi, Zafar Akbar Bhatt, Ayaz Akbar and dozens of Hurriyat activists. During the meeting, HCJK said that by such arbitrary arrests and suppressive measures, the pro-freedom camp will not deter from pursuing its goal and will continue to take the mission of freedom movement to its logical conclusion. They also criticized the conducting of assembly elections under the shadow of forces and said that government by putting resistance leadership behind bars before the so-called elections has accepted its defeat.

HCJK urges India to settle Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, November 07 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) has urged India to come forward to find a peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute according to the will of its people.HCJK in a meeting held in Srinagar, today, with JKLF-R Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar in chair, said that Kashmir solution was imperative for lasting peace in the region besides normalization of Pak, India relations. It said that the Kashmir was neither a border dispute nor any regional conflict between India and Pakistan but the issue of the future of people of Kashmir acknowledged by the United Nations. “India should shun its stubborn attitude and show sincerity towards resolving the dispute over Kashmir, it added. The meeting expressed concern over the continued arrest of its leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar and other pro-freedom leaders. During the meeting, the HCJK said that by such arbitrary arrests and suppressive measures, the pro-freedom camp will not deter from pursuing its goal and will continue to take the mission of freedom movement to its logical conclusion. It also criticized the conducting of assembly elections under the shadow of Indian forces.

Sacrifices of Jammu martyrs will not go waste, HCJK , calls for protests on Friday against Chattergam killings

Srinagar, Nov 6 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has called for peaceful protests on Friday against the Chattergam killings and has urged the preachers across valley to make special supplications for martyrs of Kashmir in general and Nowgam martyrs in particular. According to HCJK, a delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad Shah today visited Nowgam and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of Faisal Ahmad Baht and Mehraj-ud-din Dar who were martyred by Indian army. The delegation also expressed condolences to the family on behalf of amalgam leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah. The spokesperson while expressing deep grief and sorrow over the killing of two teenage boys said that due to the presence of Indian occupational forces in this occupied Kashmir, the life and honor of every single Kashmiri is at peril. Terming the state government’s announcements regarding probe into such brutal killings as deception and fraud, the spokesperson said that there have been more than 300 similar cases and not a single force personnel has been brought to book till date. He also rejected the beating of drums by some political parties and organizations regarding the repealing of black laws like AFSPA and said these elements are misleading the masses by shedding crocodile tears. The pro-India elements don’t have any sympathy with the people of Kashmir." Appealing people to hold peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the Chattergam killings, the spokesperson said we cannot be mute spectators against such genocide of our youth nor can we stay away from pursuing our goal of freedom despite arbitrary arrests by the so-called government. Paying glowing tributes to Jammu martyrs on their 67th anniversary, HCJK spokesperson said: “On this fateful day, the communal forces of Dogras massacred about two lakh Muslims and molested thousands of Muslim women but we will leave no stone unturned to take the mission of these martyrs to its logical conclusion." Severely condemning the arrest of pro-freedom leaders, the spokesperson said that conducting of elections in presence of occupational forces have no legitimacy

HCJK calls for shutdown against Chattergam killing Terms probe into killing a mere ‘joke’

Srinagar, Nov 5 : Terming the brutal killing of two youth by Indian army at Chattergam as “open war against the people of Kashmir, the spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has called for complete shutdown against the killing. He said Indian forces and pro-India parties, in order to serve their masters in Delhi, let such kind of inhuman killings go unabated. Terming the probe ordered in this regard as “cruel joke” and “deception”, the spokesperson said that since last 25 years, thousands of similar probes have been ordered but not a single culprit has been brought to book till date. “This all is done to mislead the masses and pacify their anger." Lashing out at pro-India parties National Conference, PDP, Congress and others, the spokesperson said, “They are equally responsible for such killings as they collaborate with occupational forces in strengthening their forcible rule here. Omar Abdullah and his likes are only concerned of power and for such, they can go to any extent,” he said.HCJK spokesperson while questioning the people said: “Those who beg you for votes today have completely submitted themselves before New Delhi and they can’t even move their tongue without their consent. They are the ones who come first to defend these killers." Expressing sympathy with the bereaved families of these martyrs, the spokesperson appealed people to observe complete shutdown against the brutality of Indian forces and urged international human rights bodies to take cognizance of the highhandedness of Indian army in occupied Kashmir.

HCJK, JKDFP condemns Chattergam killing

Srinagar, Nov 4: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and Democratic Freedom Party has severely condemned the killing of innocent Kashmir's at the hands of occupational forces in Chattergam area of Budgam district. According to reports, two innocent Kashmir's were killed and two others injured when occupational forces at an army check post fired at a vehicle Monday evening. Spokesperson alleged that India was using the policy of genocide and rape as a weapon of war to break the sentiment and will of freedom of Kashmiri people. “The expansionist designs of India are bound to fail in Kashmir as the Kashmir's have defeated Afghans, Mughals, Dogras, Britishers and Sikhs and drove them out of Kashmir. India must see reason and logic, face the somber political reality and leave Kashmir without wasting any time. The collective decision of Kashmiri people is complete freedom from India and nothing less than that,” he claimed.

Shabir shah Condemns Wagah border attack, expresses grief over casualties and [says Murderers can’t be representatives of our nation]

Srinagar, Nov 3: Expressing serious anguish over the bomb attack at Wagah border in Pakistan, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) senior leader and Jammu Kashmir democratic freedom party chairman has termed the attack as the handiwork of anti-Pakistan elements, “who never wished peace and prosperity to augment in the country. ”Shabir shah while expressing sympathy with the families of people who died in the unfortunate incident said there is no justification for such kind of acts in any religion and “the perpetrators of such inhuman act will have to pay for it." There were elements hell bent upon disintegrating this nation since its birth and we hope the people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, for the security and integrity of their nation, will teach a befitting reply to its foes. Reiterating its appeal for election boycott vis-à-vis upcoming assembly elections in the state, shah urged the freedom loving people of valley to recognize well their friends and foes. “These elections tantamount of adding salt to the injuries of the people of Valley who are yet to recover from the calamity that befell them. How come they become the representatives of the people when they left the tragedy-hit valley at the crucial time? They don’t deserve the votes of people in any way,” he said. shah expressed serious grief over the current arrest spree by state administration, which largely affected the relief work carried out by pro-freedom camp. “Those who were engaged in relief works are now in police lock-ups which is extremely condemnable,” he added.

India always tried to mislead world community: HCJK

Srinagar, Nov 02: Terming the conducting of so-called elections by India with coercive methods as undemocratic, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has said that India, as routine, is trying to mislead the world community. Commenting on the upcoming assembly elections in the state, the spokesperson of the amalgam said our policy of election boycott is clear. “Rest is up to people to decide whether to take part in polls or to boycott." While questioning the state administration, the spokesperson said if there is a NOTA option then how can election boycott be an unlawful activity. Reiterating its election boycott call, he said India, while conducting the polls here with the help of its forces and puppets, is trying to mislead the world community by projecting the participation of Kashmir's in polls as “acknowledgement of Indian rule." The spokesperson severely condemned the ban on international agencies by India who were eager to do developmental work here. “When Azad Kashmir was struck with natural calamity, Pakistan government didn’t stop such agencies to do their work and they did a lot of developmental work there but India, on the other hand, is deliberately doing so in order to keep international agencies unaware about the political situation of Kashmir.,” he added.

Arrests, other coercive methods can’t deter us from pursuing our goal of freedom: HCJK

Srinagar, Nov 01: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson has severely condemned the recent arrests of pro-freedom leaders and raids on resistance camps and has said that in a democratic set-up everyone is free to express his viewpoint and to follow any ideology he wishes to. He expressed wonder over the fact that on one hand, pro-freedom camp was engaged in relief campaigns since floods struck valley while as administration continues to be in chaos and confusion, still, to stage the election drama, the government interrupted the relief work of resistance parties by arresting the leaders. Refuting the claims of New Delhi and its local collaborators, the spokesperson said: “Though elections are part of democracy but here the same is conducted forcibly as people have since decades rejected the so-called fraud elections." How can it be termed as democratic when the so-called administration is putting pro-freedom leaders behind bars and preventing them from meeting people,” the spokesperson questioned. He said these elections are nothing but a drama conducted with the might of police and forces. “How come they claim to be democratic after putting their political opponents behind bars?” The spokesperson while reiterating the election boycott call given by pro-freedom leadership appealed people to teach a befitting lesson to pro-India politicians by completely boycotting the sham polls. According to HCJK spokesperson, the amalgam leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah, National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yousf Naqashhave been shifted to sub jail Kupwara while as Muhammad Abdullah Taari and Shabir Ahmad Dar are shifted from one police station to another

National conscience demands complete boycott of Indian elections: HCJK ,Arrest of pro-freedom leaders frustration of Govt : Spokesperson

Srinagar, Oct 31: Expressing serious concern over the fresh arrest spree launched by government against pro-freedom leaders, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson in a statement issued to press said the reality is that government has acknowledged its defeat even before the so-called elections. The spokesperson has severely condemned the arrest of HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Molana Muhammad Abdullah Taari ,Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Ayaz Akbar, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Bashir Ahmad Bhatt, Ghulam Rasool Eidhi, Zafar Akbar Bhatt, Sirajuddin Dawood, Muhammad Rafiq War, Gulzar Ahmad Bhatt, Nazir Ahmad Dar and dozens of other pro-freedom leaders and activists. The spokesperson made it clear to people that to safeguard the precious sacrifices they have rendered in their fight against Indian forcible rule, it is imperative to boycott the upcoming elections in letter and spirit. He said that to vote those who murdered our children and youth and our leaders like Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, is a big treachery to the mission of martyrs. HCJK spokesperson said that Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir is a political platform which believes in propagating its viewpoint to masses in a peaceful manner but the so-called administration by resorting to their traditional measures prevents the leaders from meeting the people. “On one hand, they beat the drums of so-called democracy and on other, arrest its political opponents." These arrests made it clear that India and its puppets lack the potential to compete with resistance leadership on a political platform that is why they put these leaders behind bars. It seems they have declared a war against pro-freedom camp,” he said. He said that to force people to vote in a democratic set-up itself negates the very essence of democracy. “The reality is that the people of Kashmir never acknowledged these sham Indian elections but are demanding their right of self determination and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leadership will continue to  take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion,” the spokesperson added.

Modi Govt. not concerned of rehabilitating Kashmir but strengthening forcible occupation here: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Oct 29: Had the state of Jammu and Kashmir independent as other nations, the aid and assistance from international countries and organizations would have been flowing like water here, for rehabilitation of the flood-hit valley. But it is due to Indian subjugation of this state that we are left to lurch in despondency and no rehabilitation has taken place here post devastating floods. These words were expressed by Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today while distributing the relief material including rice and blankets among the people in Batamalaoo, Shutrashahi and Ganpatyar areas of Srinagar. Shah was accompanied by Bilal Shah,Mohmad Yasin Atye,National Front ,Mohad Shafi Ahmad of Muslim League, Fayez Ahmad Kaloo, JKLF Jan Sahib and Sajad Ahmad and Freedom Party activists. Shah said: “Under the forcible occupation of India, there is no regard for human rights of Kashmir's. The recent floods made it clear that India is not concerned about the rehabilitation of the devastated valley but in strengthening its illegal and forcible occupation here by staging election dramas, otherwise there is not even an iota of impression of polls among the people of Kashmir. The pro-India elements have lost their conscience and will feel no hesitation in plunging the state to further slavery, poverty and chaos." I want to ask international bodies and freedom loving nations that the people of Kashmir want to decide their future as the people of Scotland, East Timor and South Sudan did. We don’t want elections but the plebiscite; the right of self-determination,” Shah said and lashed out at pro-India parties, Congress, BJP, National Conference and PDP for playing dirty politics. Shah said the arrests of pro-freedom people, house arrests, forcible arbitrary presence of people in army camps and propaganda in print and electronic media will not keep the people of Kashmir away from demanding freedom from Indian occupation. “I appeal my natives to teach a befitting lesson to pro-India parties by completely boycotting the upcoming elections.”
 

Shabir Shah distributes relief to flood victims

Srinagar, Oct 28: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and Democratic Freedom Party [JKDFP] chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Wednesday distributed relief material comprising rice and blankets to the flood victims in Batamalaoo, Shutrashahi and Ganpatyar here. Interacting with the people, Shah said, “Had Jammu and Kashmir been as independent as other nations, the aid and assistance from international community and organizations would have been flowing like water for rehabilitation of the flood-hit people. But it is due to India’s forced control that we are left in the lurch and no rehabilitation has taken place post devastating floods.”“Modi government has no regard for human rights of Kashmir's. The recent floods made it clear that New Delhi is least concerned about the rehabilitation of the flood victims. It is only interested in strengthening its illegal and forcible control by staging election dramas. The pro-India elements have lost their conscience and will feel no hesitation in plunging the state to further slavery, poverty and chaos,” a spokesman of HCJK, in a statement today, quoted Shah as having said.

 

Shabir Ahmed Shah thanks people on observing complete shutdown today

Srinagar, Oct 27: During his house arrest, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed thanks to the people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown against Indian illegal occupation of the state for last 67 years. Shah made it clear that Kashmir's never acknowledged the forcible occupation of India and said this is the obvious reason why we observe October 27 as “black day” and are up in arms against the illegal occupation from last 67 years.“Lacs of people have rendered innumerable sacrifices in the freedom movement against Indian forcible rule but never surrendered before tyrants,” Shah said, adding that we will continue our freedom struggle till the issue of Kashmir is resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. Shah also expressed hope that the people of Kashmir will teach a befitting lesson to pro-India elements by completely boycotting the upcoming elections. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has condemned the house arrests of Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan. “With the beginning of so-called election drama, the government has started putting to house arrest the resistance leaders which is extremely condemnable,” the spokesperson added.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

Srinagar, Oct 26: Senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah was again placed under house arrest and was not allowed to move outside his house from Sunday evening, the party spokesperson said. While criticizing the house arrest of senior leader, 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.”

Mode's visit ‘political dram, Shah HCJK relief campaign continues, Shabir Shah visits Kulgam and other areas

Srinagar, Oct 25: Terming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mode's visit to valley as “political drama”, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Kashmiri nation is politically mature enough to realize facts and realities.“Narendra Modi should bear in mind that the people of Kashmir are mature enough to analyze each and every development taking place with regards to Kashmir issue and they will never compromise with their birth right of freedom and will never let their 67-year sacrifice go waste,” Shah said, adding the Indian PM’s visit was politically motivated. Shah while continuing his relief campaign, Shah along with his relief team today visited Zangalpora, Kelamgund and some areas of Kulgam area where the team distributed relief material among the people. Shah was accompanied by Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Freedom Party’s Bashir Ahmad Wani and party activists. While talking to flood-hit people, Shah made it clear to them that until or unless they help themselves; their miseries will not come to end. He also thanked those people who extended help to their brethren in this hour of grief. Shah however expressed dissatisfaction over the ill-distribution and ill-mechanism of relief distribution and reiterated his appeal to people to help each other in getting out of this calamity. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson has confirmed Shabir Ahmad Shah’s invitation by former Prime Minister Azad Kashmir, Sultan Mehmood Chowdhary to “Kashmir Million March” scheduled to be organized in London on Oct 26, 2014.

Shabir Shah calls for shutdown on Oct 27 “We’ll continue to observe this day as black day’

Srinagar, Oct 24: Terming October 27 as “black day” in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for complete shutdown on the said day and said the people of Kashmir will continue to observe this day as black day till there is complete withdrawal of forces from the state. “With the partition of subcontinent, India annexed the state forcibly, against which the people of Jammu and Kashmir launched a movement and continue to do so, but India left no stone unturned to suppress the legitimate right of Kashmir's and used military might to quash the freedom movement of Kashmir's. Shah, who has been put under house arrest, in a statement issued, said. Shah said it was the issue of Kashmir that became a cause of conflict between the two neighboring nations, India and Pakistan following which the then Prime Minster of India, Jawaharlal Nehru took the Kashmir issue to United Nations Security Council over which 18 resolutions were passed in this regard but are not implemented hitherto because of India’s stubbornness and non-serious approach." We want this long-pending issue to be resolved in the light of UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership in order to ensure peace in the whole of south Asia particularly the subcontinent,” Shah said. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has severely condemned the authorities’ crackdown on Hurriyat camps and house arrest of Hurriyat (G) leader Jenab Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Ghulam Muhammad Ganai and HCJK leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and arrest of Muhammad Yousf Naqash. The amalgam termed such arbitrary arrests as frustration of government and said that such arrests cannot weaken our resolve for freedom.Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir also thanked the nation for observing shutdown today.

Shah visits Mazar-e-Shuhada Bijbehara, pays tributes to martyrs

Srinagar, Oct 23 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today along with JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir and other HCJK activists, visited martyrs’ graveyard at south Kashmir’s Bijbehara where they paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of October 22, 1993.Remembering the martyrs, the leaders said the brutal Indian forces put to death 51 innocent civilians and injured 150 on October 22, 1993 and condemned the massacre to the core. They also vowed to continue the mission of martyrs. On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the forcible Indian rulers should not forget -that it is impossible to suppress the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir as they have rendered innumerable sacrifices in their fight for freedom against Indian illegal occupation and will continue till they get their birth right of self-determination. Shah said despite the calamity of floods, the hearts of the people of Kashmir are filled with the sentiments of freedom. “The pro-India elements should bear in mind that the people of Kashmir didn’t offer sacrifices for ministerial posts but for their right of self-determination,” he said.HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Dar, on the occasion assured people that the movement for freedom will continue till it is taken to its logical conclusion. He said the day is not far when we will see the dawn of freedom. Others present on the occasion included Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Yasin Altai, Muhammad Yousf Mir, Feroz Ahmad, Altaf Ahmad and others.

Shabir Shah calls for Shutdown on Oct 23

He Srinagar, Oct 22 : chairman Democratic Freedom Party and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmed Shah has called for shutdown on October 23 against the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kashmir. According to the spokesperson of amalgam, Shah urged people to observe complete shutdown on the Prime Minister’s visit to Kashmir valley to celebrate the festival of Diwali with the flood-affected people. He added that the HCJK has called for a one-day strike and peaceful protests on October 23 against the visit of PM Modi .Meanwhile shah while addressing on the occasion, paid tributes to the martyrs of Bijbehara and said that the Kashmir's sacrificed lives to attain their right to self-determination. “Our struggle will continue till the goal is achieved, come what may,” he vowed. maintained that the commitment of people and sacrifices, which had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the world level, would not be allowed to go waste. He urged India to shun its rigid and military might policies on Kashmir. Shahs’ address was punctuated by high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans. Shah also paid glowing tributes to Bijbehara martyrs. and maintained that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. He said that the Kashmiri people had been offering unparalleled sacrifices for resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with their aspirations. It is to mention here that more than 40 innocent Kashmir's were killed in Bijbehara town on this day in 1993 when Indian troops opened fire on the demonstrators who were protesting against the military siege of Srinagar Hazratbal Shrine.

India’s ban on international  aid is akin to aggression: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, October 21: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) senior leader and the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that blocking international aid for flood-hit Kashmir, India wants to keep the people of Kashmir away from demanding right to self-determination. Shah was addressing people at Kanihama in Budgam, after distributing relief goods among the flood affecters. He termed the ban on international aid as an aggression by India against the flood-hit people of Kashmir. By such actions, he added, the Modi government wants to refrain people of Kashmir from demanding their inalienable right of self-determination. On the occasion, Shabir Shah also paid tributes to martyrs of Gaw Kadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore, Hazratbal and others and said that Kashmir's would not let anyone play with the sacred blood of the martyrs but would strive to take their mission to its logical conclusion. Appealing people to stay away from elections, the HCJK senior leader said that such exercise was a futile one. “The people of Kashmir want peaceful solution to the dispute which can’t be resolved by the change of regimes,” Shah said and added that the resolution of Kashmir dispute was imperative for establishment of peace in the region.

Kashmir's denied int’l aid to keep them away from ‘right to self-determination: Shabir shah ,Pays tributes to martyrs of Bijbehara and others

Srinagar, Oct 20: Terming the blocking of aid from neighboring nation Pakistan, Muslim world and other countries for flood-hit Kashmir, by India, as aggressive step, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said that by such decision, Modi government wants to keep the people of Kashmir away from demanding the right of self-determination." By such decision, Modi government showed its anti-Muslim face, but our nation is such a brave one that it will overcome both the flood crisis and Indian oppression, In Sha Allah (God willing),” Shah said, while addressing people at Kanihama, after distributing relief material among the people.Paying glorious tributes top Bijbehara martyrs who were massacred on Oct 22, 1993, Shah said we will never forget those 51 martyrs and those 150 people who were injured on that fateful day. “The crime of these innocent people was that they were offering fateha to the martyrs,” he said. On the occasion, Shah also paid tributes to martyrs of Gaw Kadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore, Hazratbal and others and said the nation will not let anyone play with the sacred blood of these martyrs but will strive to take their mission to its logical conclusion. Appealing people to stay away from elections, HCJK leader said such exercise is a futile one. “The people of Kashmir want peaceful solution to the issue which cannot be solved by the change of regimes,” Shah said and added that the resolution of Kashmir issue is imperative for the establishment of peace in the subcontinent.

Shabir Shah welcomes Pak Army Chief’s statement

Srinagar, Oct 19: Welcoming Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s statement that the resolution of Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of its people is vital for peace in the subcontinent, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Kashmir issue is not any border issue between Pakistan and India but the issue of the future of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.“Kashmiris have rendered sacrifice of more than 5 lac lives since last seven decades. India has been using brute force and oppression to curb the freedom movement launched by the people of Kashmir while as Pakistan has always extended its political, diplomatic and moral support to us,” Shah said while welcoming the statement of Pak Army Chief. Meanwhile, HCJK delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited Kak Sarai Maidanpora, Chattabal, Darashkadal and other areas where they distributed relief material among the people. The delegation included JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bita Karatey), Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yousf Naqash, JKLF’s Wajahat Qureshi and Muhammad Yasin Ataai.The delegation also visited the residence of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat alias Raja at Aali Kadal who had been in Pakistan from last 20 years. They expressed condolences with the bereaved family of Fayez Ahmad on the sad demise of his father. They also visited residence of Manzoor Ahmad, a Hurriyat activist, who passed away during recent floods while rescuing people. Shah expressed sympathy with the bereaved family. Shah said though floods have ruined our economy, the people of Kashmir still crave for freedom from Indian forcible occupation. “We don’t want elections but the solution to the Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue,” Shah said and appealed people to make election boycott campaign successful.

Floods didn’t rob Kashmir's of their birth right – Freedom: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Oct 18: Rebuffing the statement of those pro-India elements who remark that due to floods, Kashmiri people lost interest in peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the statement is nothing but a “blatant lie". How come a nation that offered sacrifices of more than 5 lac lives compromise on its birth right of freedom. The statements of those Indian agents is misleading and far from truth,” Shah said, adding that the sentiment of freedom has never decreased from the hearts of the people of Kashmir; not even in this critical condition. Shah while accusing government of India of committing grave human rights violation said the authorities are badly treating the prisoners kept in various jails of Jammu. He said, even those meeting the prisoners are suffering inhuman treatment from jail authorities. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah after concluding his relief campaign in central, north and south Kashmir today visited Hamdania Colony, Bemina ,Housing Colony Bemina and distributed relief material there. He also thanked party activists who held sacrifice of animals worth six lac rupees during the occasion of Eid particularly meant for the deserving and distributed among them.

HCJK holds consultative meeting ,‘Ready to co-operate with trade bodies and  civil society in rehabilitating Kashmir’

Srinagar, Oct 17: A consultative meeting of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir was held here which was presided over by Shabir Ahmad Shah and attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Javid Ahmad. During the meeting, the leaders deliberated in-depth the matters related to flood fury and its aftermath. The leaders expressed satisfaction and applauded the role of pro-freedom leadership and Hurriyat activists during the ongoing flood crisis and devised out strategies to carry the relief campaign forward. They said it is our religious and moral responsibility to stand with our grief-stricken brethren. During the meeting, the amalgam said it is ready to provide every possible assistance to the coordination committee initiated by the amalgam of trade bodies, State Economic Reconstruction Forum (SERF) and civil society Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) during the recent floods.“HCJK will extend its full co-operation and assistance to SERF and KCSDS coordination committee whenever needed and expects the forum will lead by example and best of their capabilities at this time of need,” the leaders vowed and stressed that India and its insurance companies will discharge their duties honestly and promptly so that the business committee of Srinagar and other places start their activities afresh. The leaders, during the meeting expressed their deep anguish and anger over India’s ceasefire violation on ceasefire line since auspicious occasion of Eid. “This ceasefire has led to the loss of lives from both sides. At this crucial juncture when whole population has been devastated by the floods, India is resorting to cheap tactics and arm-twisting by bullying its neighbors, adding to the miseries of innocent Kashmir's. India has always been involved in such ceasefire violations just to serve its petty interests. United Nations should play its role in providing justice to the innocent people of Kashmir who are, day in and day out, suffering by the hands of India." Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir expressed condolence with the bereaved family of valley’s renowned journalist Ved Basin on the sad demise of his brother Yash Basin. The amalgam prayed for the strength and patience for the bereaved family.

UN, US urged to intervene for Kashmir settlement: Shabir shah

Srinagar, October 16 : Hurriyat leader j&k Shabir Ahmad Shah have called upon the United Nations, the United Nations and other world powers to intervene for settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per Kashmir's’ aspirations and inflow of international aid to the flood-stricken people of the territory. The Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah during his visit to different areas of Sopore along with a team, termed the policy adopted by India with regard to tackling post-flood situation in Kashmir as aggressive and unsympathetic. He said that the Modi-led government was making Kashmir's scapegoat to win the sympathies of Hindu extremists in upcoming elections in some Indian states. Meanwhile, shah during a workers’ meeting at his office in Srinagar criticized the Indian government for not allowing international aid inside the flood-hit Kashmir. shah in a statement castigated India for using brute force to curb the legitimate voice of freedom and escalating tension on borders. He said that India would not succeed in crushing the right to self-determination movement by oppressing people in Kashmir.

Don’t make Kashmir's sacrificial goats for your vested interests: Shabir Shah to India

Srinagar, Oct 15: Terming the policy adopted by government of India with regards to tackling post flood situation in Kashmir as aggressive and unsympathetic, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has accused the Modi-led government of making Kashmir's sacrificial goats just to win elections in some states." To neglect the deluge-stricken people on the onset of winter season is, no doubt, a grave human rights violation and the government of India does not shy away from this just to fulfill its petty political agendas,” Shah, while lashing out at GoI said. He said, at the time when people are in search of food and shelter; those at the helm of affairs are busy in election politics. “This is nothing but anti-people attitude." Shah once again reiterated that the magnitude of loss is such that it can’t be met without the assistance of international community. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah, along with his relief team were on visit to various areas of north Kashmir’s Sopore including Sheer Colony, Maharajpora and other adjacent areas. The team distributed relief material among the people and assured them that HCJK will continue to aware the world community regarding the catastrophe inflicted by floods in Kashmir.

Govt. claims of relief hollow: Shabir Shah ,Appeals UN, OIC to help Kashmir's

Srinagar, Oct 14: Continuing his relief campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his relief team today visited the flood affected areas of Jawahar Nagger, Shivpora, Indra Nagger, Kursoo Rag Bag, Groggy Bag and areas of Srinagar. These localities were the worst hit by last month’s devastating floods. The team distributed relief material including blankets, rice, water bottles, biscuits and other eatables among the people. Shah while witnessing the ravaged localities said the government’s claims of relief stand only by name and they have done nothing practical on ground. Terming the election contest between National Conference and Congress as impediment in tackling the flood aftermath situation, Shah said India wants to put flood devastation of Kashmir to backburner and fulfill its election agenda in Kashmir. Expressing serious concern over the escalation of violence on border between India and Pakistan, Shah said the confrontation between the two nations will only add to the woes of the people of Kashmir who are already struck with the crisis of flood. Shah made a fervent appeal to United Nations and Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to fulfill their responsibilities by helping the grief-stricken people of Kashmir.

Condition of flood victims worsening day by day: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Oct 13: Expressing dismay over what he termed as “unorganized” relief distribution, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the condition of flood-hit victims is only getting worsened by each passing day. “The government is not making any sincere efforts in ensuring the crisis-hit people are rehabilitated; their damaged houses are rebuilt and vice-versa,” Shah said, while visiting the flood-hit localities of Nagarad Soi-Baugh and Nark rah, along with his relief team. He also expressed concern over the rise of epidemics due to stagnant heaps of garbage at various flood-hit areas. He said people should help themselves in removing garbage where municipal teams or volunteers are not able to reach. Shah once again appealed the non-affected people to show more and more generosity in helping the affected families, just for the sake of Allah. “This is a testing time for all of us and we have to pass it at any cost,” Shah added.

Govt.’s interim relief is insufficient for those who lost their houses: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Oct 12: While distributing relief material among the flood-hit people of Mustafabad HMT, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the interim relief announced by government is no doubt appreciable but it is, in no way, sufficient for those who lost their houses." Winter is approaching, and then it is chillaikalaan; where will these people go to take shelter? Government is not making swift arrangements in this regard,” Shah questioned. Shah appealed well-to-do people to extend every possible help to those people who lost their houses till they reconstruct their own. “I once again urge government to open borders if it is not prepared to rehabilitate the people of Kashmir,” he said. Shah also stressed on pro-freedom leadership to intensify their relief campaigns and help people come out of this crisis.

‘Kashmir issue’ basis for escalating Indo-Pak border tensions: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Oct 11: Expressing serious concern over the escalating border tensions between India and Pakistan, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said the issue can only be resolved through talks between the two nuclear neighboring nations." It is the issue of Kashmir which is the basis for these border tensions between the two nations, until or unless the issue is resolved, such confrontation will continue,” Shah said. He further said: “Though Kashmir is not a border issue between India and Pakistan, but it is, no doubt, the bone of contention between the two, its early resolution as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue is in the better interest of both nations.” Shabir Ahmad Shah said government should stop playing with the lives of Kashmir's. “Either they should help us entirely or open borders so that we can receive the relief. The small-scale help cannot work; the devastation and loss is such that it needs a large-scale financial assistance,” he said. Shah today along with his relief team visited Samarbaug New Colony and other adjacent areas of Srinagar and distributed blankets, water and eatables among the people. Shah also visited the residence of Engineer Farooq Ahmad in Islamabad, who was released from Indian jails after 18 years and expressed joy over his release. He also visited the residence of Muhammad Hussein Hafiz who passed away and expressed condolence with the bereaved family. Shah was accompanied by chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Feroz Ahmad and others. Kashmir issue’ basis for escalating Indo-Pak border tensions: Shabir Shah

Provide relief for reconstruction before winter season: Shabir Shah to authorities

Srinagar, Oct 10: Urging authorities to speed up their work on reconstruction of damaged residential houses before the onset of winter season, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the government’s attitude in this regard seems “unsympathetic” and is going on at snail’s pace." There is not much time left as winter is approaching. If government fails to meet the needs of people, the coming winter will prove to be more disastrous than recent floods,” Shah said while distributing relief material among the flood-hit people of Markandal, Gundbon Hagen areas of north Kashmir. Shah said government should stop playing with the lives of Kashmir's. “Either they should help us entirely or open borders so that we can receive the relief. The small-scale help cannot work; the devastation and loss is such that it needs a large-scale financial assistance,” he said.
“It is responsibility of pro-freedom leadership and well-to-do people to extend every possible assistance to the needy and

Govt, should allow cross border relief for flood victims: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Oct 09: As soon as authorities lifted restrictions on movement of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, the said leader immediately, along with his relief team thronged to Kursoo Raja Bag, Kohan Khan Delegate, Sonawar and adjacent areas of Srinagar City, where the team distributed relief material including blankets, water bottles and biscuits among the flood-hit people. Shah was put to house arrest on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.Shah said if India is not interested in rehabilitating the devastated Kashmir it should not either stop international aid coming to valley as “it is impossible to renovate the valley without the assistance of international aid.” He said India should not take such crucial decisions in haste. “India should allow the relief from across the border so that we can cope up with the challenge of flood crisis; and, if India will not do so, it will have to face serious repercussions,” he said. Expressing serious concern over the escalating border tensions between India and Pakistan, Shah said war is, in no way, the solution to the problem. “Such tensions will have negative effects upon the already miserable people of Kashmir. Rather, government should take swift measures to provide relief to people for the construction of houses before winter, otherwise it will have to face public wrath if failed,” Shah said. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has severely condemned the harassment of Hurriyat leaders by police in Kishtwar. He said Hurriyat leader are being fabricated in false cases and are arrested. “Even praying with loudspeakers open on Eid is termed a crime. This is nothing but frustration of authorities and is a totally undemocratic and inhuman act on their part,” Shah said.

HCJK continues relief programme, visits Kursoo, Bemina, HMT

Srinagar, Oct 07: On the directions of chairman Democratic Freedom Party and senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Shabir Ahmed Shah, relief material was distributed in Kursoo area of Ragbags, HMT, Bemina and its adjoining areas on Tuesday. Shabir Ahmad Shah made it clear that it is the responsibility of every individual to take care of the needy and deserving, in his respective locality. In this regard, the local Masjid committees are levied with more responsibility, to ensure the relief reaches to the deserving. Shah also urged Islamic scholars and preachers to offer “special supplications” (Qunoot-e-Naazila) during the Eid prayers.

Shabir Ahmad Shah’s Eid message to people

Srinagar  Oct 06 : On the occasion of this tradition of “Festival of Sacrifice” of our beloved Prophet Abraham (PBUH), Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed to his natives to celebrate this Eid with simplicity, keeping in view the devastation caused to valley due to floods. To celebrate Eid with simplicity means, to refrain from extravaganza and to extend helping hand to deserving and those in need.Shabir Ahmad Shah made it clear that it is the responsibility of every individual to take care of the needy and deserving, in his respective locality. In this regard, the local Masjid committees are levied with more responsibility, to ensure the relief reaches to the deserving. Shah also urged Islamic scholars and preachers to offer “special supplications” (Qunoot-e-Naazila) during the Eid prayers.

Shabir Shah put to house arrest today Relief team continues their work in Srinagar areas

Srinagar, Oct 05: As soon as Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah left for continuing his relief campaign along with his relief team, a large contingent of police force stopped him from marching ahead and arrested him. But the relief team continued their work and distributed relief material including water bottles, eatables and blankets among the flood-hit people of Barbarshah, Zaindar Mohalla, Tengpora Bye pass, Mender Bag, Gaw Kadal, Ikhrajpora and HMT areas of Srinagar. Shabir Ahmad Shah, in his message reiterated his appeal to people to support the affected ones with full fervor as thousands of people continue to live under open sky and in tents. Shah also urged local Mohalla committees to fulfill their responsibilities with regards to distributing relief material to the deserving people.

Shabir Shah visits Pampore, Lasjan areas; distributes relief material among people

Srinagar, Oct 04: Continuing his relief activities, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his relief team of Freedom Party today visited the flood-hit areas of Tancha Bag Pam pore, New Colony Samarbug Lasjan, Sambora and its adjacent areas. The team distributed water bottles, eatables and blankets among the people. Keeping in view the current situation across valley, Shah reiterated his appeal to people to celebrate the Eid with simplicity and refrain from extravaganza. He also thanked all those individuals, students and organizations who came to fore-front during this flood crisis. Shah while paying glowing tributes to Showkat Ahmad who was martyred in a fierce gun-battle in Char so, Awantipora, said we are indebted to the blood of our martyrs and we will not let anyone play with their sacred blood. Shah also expressed serious grief over the death of a 25-year-old youth Irfan Yousf Dar from Hyderpora, who died of infection. “We had, since first day of flood raised this issue to take measures to prevent the rise of epidemics but government, as usual, turned deaf ears to such public issue,” he said.

Youth proved to be messiahs during flood crisis, We are very proud of them’shabir shah

Srinagar, Oct 03: Applauding the role of youth during the recent floods Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said we have no words to express thanks to our brave sons who proved to be the only messiahs during these hard times." It gives us immense satisfaction that the conscience of our youth is alive as they set example for others in how to be self-dependent and selfless,” Shah said. Continuing his relief campaign, Shah visited Zaindar Mohalla, Tengpora, Medina Colony, Allocha Bagh and its adjacent areas and distributed water bottles and eatables among the people. He urged people to celebrate the Eid with simplicity and not to forget those in need during the occasion. Shah applauded the role of pro-freedom leadership in distributing relief among the flood-hit people. `He also expressed satisfaction over the release of Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan from Tihar Jail while terming the awarding of life imprisonment to four Kashmiri youth in Rajasthan as human rights violation. Shah also paid visit to the residence of renowned photojournalist of valley Shafat Siddique who passed away while reporting during recent floods. He expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for the deceased. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has welcomed the statement of Pakistan foreign minister Tasnim Aslam in which she has pitched for resolution of Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions or aspirations of the people of Kashmir. Shah said Pakistan has always supported our cause and expressed hope that the Islamic Republic will continue to extend every kind of support in future.

Shah visits Islamabad areas; slams Govt. over negligence towards affected people

Srinagar, Oct 2: Continuing his his relief activities, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his relief team today visited the flood-hit areas of south Kashmir’s Islamabad which include Nai Basti ,Bata pora ,sangamand Janglat Mandi. They also visited Sangam and Nayayan areas and distributed relief materials among the victims. According to Hurriyat spokesperson, the people of these areas criticized the government of India’s move of restricting international aid to Kashmir. He said the situation of flood-hit areas is extremely awful and there is no option other than international aid, to rehabilitate the ravaged habitats. Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed concern over the ill-response shown by state administration in tacking the flood-aftermath situation. He said India is resorting to political vengeance even in this hour of crisis.

HCJK appeals OIC to come forward

Warns India of dire consequences if it stops Int’l aid

Srinagar, Oct 1: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) today held a meeting here which was presided over by Shabir Ahmad Shah. Apart from Shah, the meeting was attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yousf Naqash, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Wajahat Qureshi and Javid Ahmad.The leaders while deliberating on the present situation of valley stressed on the need to fulfilling every responsibility with regards to recent crisis that left whole valley in utter shambles. They lauded the role of youth during the recent floods and said we are proud of our brave and valor sons who risked their lives for the safety and security of others." The loss incurred due to devastating floods is such that it needs international aid at any cost. Unfortunately, India’s stubborn attitude in this regard reflects its fascist nature and mental sickness. India should view the situation under humanitarian angle and rise over political gains and allow international aid to Kashmir's,” the leaders vowed. Appealing Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to fulfill its religious responsibility by assisting in rehabilitating the devastated Kashmir valley, HCJK leaders expressed hope that the organization will not disappoint them in any way. They said that Hurriyat leaders and activists, through their limited resources, tried their best to fulfill their responsibilities and will continue till time demands. Urging India to stop its inhuman and immoral approach with regards to flood victims of valley, HCJK leaders said such autocratic approach of I

Govt. has to face public wrath if it stops International  aid: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 30: Expressing strong resentment over government of India’s declining of international aid to flood-hit Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Modi-led government is resorting to political vengeance vis-à-vis policy on Kashmir" If Uri can get relief in lakhs for earthquake andLadakh for cloudburst, why there are debates going on regarding the inadequate relief to be given to Kashmir's. The recent floods caused such a great loss to business sector of Kashmir that it can only be met with international aid,” Shah said. During his 22-day relief tour, Shah visited Srinagar City, Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Budgam, Baramulla and some flood-hit areas of Kupwara. He said we are extremely thankful and proud of our brave youth who proved to be the messiahs during the floods. Shah while criticizing government’s unsympathetic attitude towards flood victims including the business sector said if government will not allow international aid to Kashmir, they will have to face the wrath of people. He reiterated his appeal to people to celebrate the Eid with simplicity and austerity and to help those in need. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited Baramulla where he expressed sympathy with the family of noted social worker and educationist Hajj Ghulam Quadir on his sad demise. On the occasion, Shah met Ghulam Quadir’s younger brother Advocate Abdul Salam Rather and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family. Shah also visited Hyderpora and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family of Islamic Study Circle scholar Engineer Ghulam Quadir Sufi on the latter’s demise.

Blocking relief material from Muzaffarabad inhuman act, grave HR violation: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 28: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today criticized the move by Indian authorities of blocking the relief material from Muzaffarabad and said it is the great injustice to the flood-hit victims “Becoming hurdle in such a humanitarian initiative is a grave human rights violation over which international human rights groups should take cognizance,” Shah said. He said stopping the people of same state from helping each other is inhuman and unfair act. “The line of control is nothing but a fake line drawn to divide the people of the same state. Even in this hour of crisis, India resorts to political vengeance by indulging in human rights violations in Kashmir,” he said. Shah said the floods have caused immense loss to valley’s economy and government announced relief stands only by name. “Still, when help comes from outside, they (Govt.) are the first impediment in its way. This is a sheer injustice; totally inhuman, undemocratic act and a grave human rights violation,” Shah added. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah, while continuing his relief work today visited Srinagar Bemina, Tengpora, Qamarwari, Parimpora, HMT and

Nawaz Sharif fulfilled his responsibility by raising K-issue in UN Gen Assembly: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 27: Welcoming Pakistan Prime Minister Main Nawaz Shari's raising of Kashmir issue in the United Nations General Assembly, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Pak premier fulfilled his responsibility vis-à-vis Kashmir issue." Kashmir is an international dispute acknowledged by United Nations itself, for which 18 resolutions stand witness in UN Security Council,” Shah said, adding India’s stubborn attitude cannot change the disputed status of Kashmir issue. Shah said both Congress Party and Narendra Modi led BJP government are hell bent upon keeping Kashmir's subjugated in every respect. “India has forcibly annexed Kashmir in 1947 and we will continue our freedom movement till any political solution to this issue is not found,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah, along with his relief team, today visited south Kashmir’s flood affected areas of Lalhar, Manigam, Bandargam, Reshipora, Sathar and Kakapora. The people there complained about the non-availability of government announced relief and said it was all due to the valor and bravery of youth who lend their helping hands in this hour of crisis. Shah said the devastation caused by floods could be met with international aid but India’s unsympathetic attitude towards Kashmir is the biggest impediment in this way

Govt. deliberately pushing Kashmir's to starvation: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 26: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while continuing his visit to flood areas of Srinagar expressed concern over the sluggish approach adopted by state administration in tacking the flood-aftermath situation.On one hand, government has failed to resolve the issues of flood-hit people and on other, is becoming hurdle for them in receiving of aid from world community,” Shah while visiting the areas of Batamaloo, Habba Kadal, Kani Kadal, Tankipora and Guru Bazar.He said it is obvious that they Govt. deliberately push the people of Kashmiri to death. “Without the assistance of international community, it is impossible for us to recuperate the loss suffered due to floods,” he said.Holding concern over slow-moving attitude of government, Shah said if water from flood-hit areas is not drained on time, it will give rise to various diseases. Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his appeal to pro-freedom leadership to create awareness regarding the flood devastation in Kashmir among international community, “otherwise we will continue to suffer for long.”

Rehabilitate business sector in a mechanized way: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 25: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his relief team while visiting the areas of Bemina, Tengpora and Safa Kadal said the traders and other business sectors have suffered immense loss and called for unified efforts in rehabilitating them. He said the individualized efforts in this regard will not work but there is a need to work united in a mechanized way to rehabilitate the business sector that suffered a great loss. “The press particularly photojournalists also suffered heavily due to floods and there is a long list of losses to each and every sector of society particularly educational institutions,” he said. Shah said we must refrain from extravaganzas on occasions and becoming spendthrifts, rather we should contribute to needy and deserving. “Such initiatives contribute to the moral upliftment of the nation and a morally strong nation overcomes every struggle,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah visits Islamabad, Kulgam; urges people to refrain from extravaganza on Eid-ul-Azha

Srinagar, Sep 22: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying visit to flood-hit areas of Kelam Gund, Aari Gutnu, Chem Gund, Wari Hal, Nai Basti Islamabad and Janglat Mandi said though the relief operations from various quarters continue across valley, there is still a dire need of basic amenities like food, water and shelter in flood-hit areas. Expressing serious concern over the inability of government in reaching out to people in this hour of crisis, Shah said thousands of families whose houses got destroyed by floods are living under open sky and government is not pacing its operations in providing them shelter.Shah expressed immense thanks to those youth who dedicated themselves to the human cause during these hard times. He said the nation whose youth are brave and selfless can never succumb to any hardship but will rise again, come what may.He also urged people to refrain from extravaganza on this Eid and assist the needy so that they may also join the celebration with ease.Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his appeal to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and Freedom Party workers and activists to continue relief work in their respective areas and provide courage to people in overcoming this crisis.
 

Pro-freedom groups must unite for relief operation: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 21: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmed Shah while monitoring relief operations in Sumerbug and Tengpora has extended sympathies to the flood victims across Jammu Kashmir. According to the spokesperson of amalgam Shah said, day by day we are witnessing the magnitude of devastation caused by floods. Encouraging volunteers for distributing relief to needy persons, senior resistance leader said, People from all walks should help each other in this crucial time and they should use all good resources to tackle the disaster. While expressing serious concerns over possible threat to outbreak the diseases Shah said, Pro-freedom groups should sit in together and must work together at this hour of grief.
Shah also lauded the role of youth during this catastrophe and urged them to continue such endeavors, the spokesperson added.

Shah urges Kashmir's not to lose courage

Srinagar, September 20 : Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah, has urged the people to show courage and help one other selflessly in the hour of trial. Shabir Ahmad Shah while visiting flood-ravaged localities of Srinagar including Lal Chowk, Bemina, Maharaj Bazaar, Hari Singh High Street, Coker Bazaar, Residency Road and Regal Chowk, as well as Rajbagh, Lasjan areas and appealed to the philanthropists to express more and more generosity in helping the flood-hit brethren. He also paid glowing tributes to the youth including one Firdous Ahmad Teli of Gander bal, who embraced martyrdom while saving the lives of others. He urged Hurriyat leadership to extend assistance to needy people.

Refrain from looting relief meant for deserving: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 19: Expressing satisfaction over the mutual assistance showed by the people of Kashmir during the course of floods, Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah urged people to refrain from indulging in unethical means of looting relief meant for the deserving. Shah expressed these words while touring the flood affected areas of south Kashmir and adjacent areas of Srinagar. He said the relief and local committees responsible for collecting and distributing relief should be made more mechanized so as to ensure the relief reaches the deserving without any obstacles. Shah also visited Raj Bagh, Delegate, Ompora, Goripora and Hyderpora areas and distributed relief among the victims

Kashmiri can’t die of starvation till Kashmir's are alive: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 18: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party and Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmed Shah has thanked all those individuals, groups and organizations who have voluntarily rescued various families from flood affected areas. According to spokesperson of amalgam, Shah praised all those brave and courageous Kashmir's who have put their own lives on risk and rescued not only Kashmir's but non locals as well. Shah has stressed upon the coordination among the groups and organizations that are providing relief materials to flood affected people and urged them to work on broader level under single platform to cater local needs. He has also thanked all those people who are helping out in distributing relief among needy persons and termed it a difficult job for volunteers to dispense relief to the deserving people. Shah opined that relief can be handed over to Mohall a committees and other in-charge persons of various mosques so that relief can reach to deserving persons. Shah has also stressed upon the people that relief from South Kashmir, Jammu, Poonch, Rajouri and Banihal should be distributed in a well-coordinated manner. Shabir Shah was himself monitoring relief operations in Jehangir Chowk, Solina, Alluchi Bagh, Tengpora and other adjacent areas. He has also appealed public to help Relief-Committees so that food, medicines and other day to day needs can be fulfilled till situation returns to normal.

international community must come forward to help flood-hit Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 17: Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed international community to extent every possible help to flood-hit Kashmir. The devastating floods have caused tremendous loss here and I appeal international community to come forward to help rejuvenating the Kashmir,” Shah said in a statement issued to media on Wednesday. Meanwhile, according to spokesperson of the amalgam, Shah along with party workers on Tuesday visited Pulwama, Sombora, Kemwah, Islamabad and Pam pore areas to distribute relief there. He reiterated his appeal to people to unite in these “hard times” to overcome the loss suffered by natural calamity, the spokesperson said.Shah also lauded the role of youth during this catastrophe and urged them to continue such endeavors, the spokesperson added.

In Sha Allah, we’ll rise again’ Kashmir's once again set example of uniqueness in brotherhood, harmony: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Sep 16: Thank you very much, my natives, particularly those who deserve every compliment, for their valor; who, by risking their lives, offered every possible support to their fellow brethren who were hit by devastating floods and rescued those stranded. Thank you very much, those who offered loads of relief to the catastrophe-hit Kashmir. Thank you very much everyone, my natives and dear ones from abroad, who stood by us in this hour of grief and need. These are the words expressed by Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing his immense gratitude to the fellow people of his nation in the aftermath of devastating floods that hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to spokesperson of the amalgam, in wake of devastating floods that hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir, HCJK and JKDFP, among others, have been on fore front in distributing the relief and rescuing the stranded people in various parts of the valley particularly in Srinagar and its outskirts. Since September 6, HCJK leader and chairman DFP Shabir Ahmad Shah along with party activists and representatives started rescuing people from flood-hit areas and distributed relief among the victims wherein about 3400 cases of drinking water were distributed among the flood-hit people along with other eatables,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson while quoting Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “The people of Kashmir once again proved that they are unique in their brotherhood and harmony. They set the example of mutual assistance by standing shoulder-to-shoulder in this grief-stricken period. In Sha Allah (God willing), we will rise again." Urging those sending relief, either from state or from abroad, to ensure it reaches the deserving, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the relief received should be collected at respective Masajids (mosques) under the supervision of local committees, so that it reaches the deserving people without any hurdle or chaos, the spokesperson said. Shabir Ahmad Shah in his message has once again expressed heartfelt gratitude to the people across state particularly those from Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Doda and Banihal for sending relief to flood-hit areas and has appealed the people to carry on such example of brotherhood till situation improves. During the initial days of floods, Shabir Ahmad Shah had appealed people in general and HCJK and Freedom Party representatives and activists in particular to assist those who were hit by devastating floods. Since then, the party has been fulfilling their moral responsibility and will continue to do so till time demands.

Shabir Shah visits Srinagar areas

sirinager September 15 : Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir leaders and Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah visited various areas of Srinagar’s downtown along with party leaders and activists. The leaders continued their rescue operations and distributed relief among flood victims. The areas Shah visited included Rainawari, Sonawari, Dalgate, Khanyar and Khayam. They also visited Pantha Chowk. Shabir Shah while appealing people to show unity in this hour of grief said the relief reached should be collected at respective mosques under the supervision of local committees, so that it reaches the deserving people without any hurdle or chaos.

We must unite in this hour of grief' applauds role of youth during flood catastrophe, Shabir shah

Srinagar, Sep 14: Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday visited various areas of Stringer's downtown area along with party activists and representatives. They continued their rescue operations and distributed the relief among flood victims. The areas Shah visited included Rainawari, Sonawari, Dalgate, Khanyar and Khayam. They also visited Pantha Chowk. Shabir Shah while appealing people to show unity in this hour of grief said the relief reached here, either from state or from abroad should be collected at respective Masajids (mosques) under the supervision of local committees, so that it reaches the deserving people without any hurdle or chaos. “This is a war-like situation and we should be united, in all efforts, in this period; from helping each other and distributing relief among flood victims,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah thanks people for supporting each other, appeals them to carry on with zeal and vigor, Freedom Party continues to hold relief camps across valley

Srinagar, Sep 13: In wake of devastating floods that hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), among others, has been on fore front in distributing the relief and rescuing the stranded people in various parts of the valley particularly in south Kashmir and Srinagar and its outskirts. According to spokesperson, since September 6, HCJK leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah along with party activists and representatives started rescuing people from flood-hit areas and distributed relief among the victims. We distributed about 3000 cases of drinking water among the flood-hit people along with other eatables and will continue to do so,” the spokesperson said.
Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the people of Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Sopore, Kulgam, Pulwama and other areas who sent relief trucks here and those people who, by risking their lives, offered every possible support to the flood victims. Shah also thanked the Kashmiri students across India who sent every possible relief to the flood-hit valley. It is pertinent to mention here that Shabir Ahmad Shah had, on September 5, appealed people in general and HCJK and Freedom Party representatives and activists in particular to assist those who were hit by devastating floods.

Shabir Shah appeals people and Freedom Party members to join the ‘cause’ in respective areas to help flood affected ones

Srinagar, Sep 05: Hurriyet Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed the people from non-affected areas to extend their every possible support to the people who got affected due to flood. Shah urged members and activists of Hurriyet Conference and Freedom Party to join the cause in their respective areas and also create awareness regarding the same.
“It is our religious as well as moral responsibility to help our affected people in this hour of grief; I appeal all the people to join hands together and help each other in this hour of grief, so that the people who got affected should not feel themselves lonely,” Shah said. Expressing deep grief over the loss of human lives due to the calamity, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed his heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved families. “We together share each and every grief at this time and pray to Almighty to bless us with patience and strength,” Shah added.

Kashmir dispute can trigger nuclear war in South Asia ,Shabir shah

Srinagar, September 04 : Senior Hurriyet Conference leader, Shabir Ahmed Shah, has said that the delay in resolution of the Kashmir dispute could trigger a nuclear war between the two neighborly countries India and Pakistan. According to Kashmir Media Service, Shabir Ahmad Shah in a media interview in Srinagar called upon the United Nations to address the dispute as per aspirations of the Kashmir's to ensure peace in the South Asian region.He deplored that the arrest, torture and killing of pro-freedom people by Indian army and police continued unabated in the territory. Even judiciary, he added is used to suppress the popular freedom sentiments by awarding life imprisonments and death sentences to the Hurriyet leaders and activists. A delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front visited the Rajpora area of Pulwama to pay tributes to
the three youth, who were recently martyred by Indian troops during a military operation in the district.
shah in a statement eulogizing the sacrifices of the martyred youth said the territory was virtually under martial law.On the other hand, the authorities have confirmed that as many as 65 people were killed by devastating rains across occupied Kashmir. 45 of them died when a crowded bus was swept away by a flooded stream in Rajouri, while 20 peoplelost their lives due to flood like situation created by rainfall in the Valley.
shah in his statements issued in Srinagar,today, expressed grief over the deaths and said that thousands of people had been rendered homeless by the floodwaters.

 

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs of Hanjan Pulwama

Srinagar, Sep 03: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while telephonically addressing the funeral gathering of martyr and Divisional Commander of Jaish-e-Muhammad, Muhammad Altaf Rather, said if India had sincerely resolved the Kashmir issue, such incessant killings would not have been taking place. Altaf Ahmad got martyred in an encounter yesterday. Severely criticizing the imperialistic policy of Indian government, Shah said such incidents will continue till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. He also appealed UN general secretary to fulfill its responsibility by resolving the decades old Kashmir issue. Paying tributes to Altaf Ahmad Rather, Showkat Ahmad Dar and Farooq Ahmad, Shah said the whole nation is indebted to them and the sacrifices will not go waste. “HCJK will never forget the invaluable sacrifices of these martyrs and will continue their freedom struggle till the issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to slain youths, address mourners telephonically

Srinagar, Sep 02: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party and senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmed Shah in his telephonic address to mourners in Aglar, Pakharpora of South Kashmir said that sacrifices laid down by youth like Showkat have always infused new spirit and life in the ongoing movement. Shah extended his condolence to the bereaved families and paid glowing tributes to the slain militant. He said, “For these unprecedented sacrifices all of us owe a debt to these slain militants.” He said that the sacrifices offered by our youth demand our commitment to the movement that it would be taken to its logical end. Though the Government of India is employing the arbitrary measures to muzzle our voices and the people in spite of all this are striving to achieve freedom from New Delhi’s control,” said Shah adding that India is propagating waywardness and immorality to deviate youth from freedom struggle.

HCJK holds important meeting with vis-à-vis unity with Hurriyat-G

Srinagar, Sep 01: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir consultative committee today held a meeting at JKLF-R office here in Raj Bagh wherein the present political situation and developments with regards to unity with Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were thoroughly discussed, the spokesperson of HCJK in a statement issued to press said. The meeting, which was presided by Shabir Ahmad Shah, was attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Iftikhar Ahmad.The meeting deliberated on some suggestions laid by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and a 3-member committee formulated by Hurriyat Conference (G). In this connection, HCJK formulated a 4-member committee which will hold consultation with committee formulated by Hurriyat (G), as “HCJK not only considers the unity a need of the hour but had also made some initiatives in this regard, for the better interest of freedom movement,” the spokesperson said.The 4-member committee formulated by HCJK includes Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Iqbal Mir. “HCJK feels there is a need for strengthening the ongoing resistance movement against the increasing state repression across the length and breadth of the state,” the spokesperson vowed. During the meeting, the leaders also took serious note against filing of case against senior HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah by Allah bad chief judicial magistrate on September 5. The amalgam has urged UN and other international institutions to take serious note of India’s such “undemocratic” act.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over demise of Balraj Purl

Srinagar, Aug 30: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned writer and human rights activist of Jammu and Kashmir, Balraj Puri.Shah said Balraj Purl always stood for truth and throughout his life raised voice against the human rights violations. Paying tributes to the deceased, Shah expressed heartfelt condolences and sympathy with the bereaved family on this hour of grief.

Shabir Shah manhandled by police in Kulgam

Srinagar, Aug 29: Democratic Freedom Party chief and senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Shabir Ahmed Shah was manhandled by police along with other leaders of amalgam in Kulgam district on Friday. According to spokesperson, Superintendent of Police, Mumtaz Ahmad, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Arshad Ahmed along with other police personals manhandled senior resistance leader during which Shabir Ahmed Shah got injured. Mr. Shabir Ahmed Shah was dragged while he was leading a protest rally in Kulgam Chowk.Meanwhile, youth took to streets after in the incident and raised pro-freedom and anti police slogans upon which police resort to intense teargas shelling and aerial firing to chase away the protesters. While expressing anguish over the incident, spokesperson of HCJK said, “Authorities are using undemocratic and cruel tactics to curb the political activities of senior leaders and termed these incidents as worst kind of human rights violations.” 

It is impossible to mislead new generation of Kashmir' India should read writing on the wall’ : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 29: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah was today arrested along with his associates, by a large contingent of police at Kulgam after he addressed a large public gathering there. During his speech, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that it is impossible for India to mislead the new generation of Kashmir, as “they have awaken from the deep slumber." This is 21st century. Our youth are running a freedom movement against Indian illegal occupation. They are mature and smart to differentiate between right and wrong. India cannot mislead them for their petty gains,” Shah said.
Other Hurriyat leaders who also addressed the gathering included Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and Muslim League Bilal Ahmad Shah. Shah in his speech said that Kashmir is neither an “internal” matter of India nor any border issue between India and Pakistan, but an issue of future of 15 million people of Jammu and Kashmir. “This issue would have been resolved had not India been stubborn since these six decades. Since 1947, the people of Kashmir have been enduring the tyranny and oppression of India which has kept more than seven lac forces here to suppress the voice of people demanding their birth right of freedom,” he said, adding, “we will continue our resistance movement till the issue is resolved.”Shabir Shah while lashing out at India for adopting double standards said that on one hand, India is muzzling the voice of Kashmiris through military might and on the other, is misleading the world community by staging election dramas here with the assistance of its paid agents. The whole valley has been turned into military base. Killings, arrests, tortures and worst kind of human rights violations continue here and we make it clear that we will reject any activity that jeopardizes our ongoing freedom struggle; be it the so-called elections within the ambit of Indian Constitution or vice-versa,” Shah said.
Shah said those participating in so-called assembly elections are the open enemies of the nation, who openly disrespect the sacrifices of our martyrs, just for their petty gains. “We should reject such elements and refrain from voting them who killed and massacred our youth." While concluding his speech, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that freedom is our ultimate goal and India has to leave Kashmir as British left India. “We have to remain steadfast and continue our freedom struggle to take the mission of our martyrs to its logical conclusion,” Shah added. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson while severely condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and other leaders of the amalgam said it is the open frustration of government

Shabir Shah to address large gathering in Kulgam tomorrow

Srinagar, Aug 28: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah will address a large gathering in Kulgam after Friday prayers on 29th August .Shabir Ahmad Shah will deliberate on internal and external demands of Kashmir issue in the backdrop of instant political changes taking place at international level. Apart from Shah, other HCJK leaders will also address the gathering.

Joint strategy for poll boycott on the anvil: Shabir Shah

 Srinagar, August 27 : Senior Hurriyet leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that hectic deliberations are underway to put up united face against the so-called Kashmir assembly elections. Shah in a media interview in Srinagar said that the Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) had expedited the process to bring pro-freedom groups on board to......launch an effective campaign for the boycott of the so-called election Emerging political situation in Kashmir demands greater unity among the pro-freedom groups. Pro-India parties including National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress and Bharatiya Juanita Party contest elections under different flags but their sole aim is to implement India’s agenda to suppress the ongoing movement. We are left with only option to unite and give them befitting reply by making the election boycott call successful,” he said.Shabir Shah, who also heads Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), said, “We have been getting positive signals from pro-freedom parties. We are working to fix modalities of issue-based unity". The process will be completed well before elections to jointly launch campaign against it. Our present agenda is to implement single poll boycott strategy,” he said." I have been making efforts to forge greater unity in the pro-freedom camp for past many years. Indian agencies are working round the clock to sabotage unity among us. This time we have made it clear that there will be unity with only those parties who are for resolution of the Kashmir dispute according to aspirations of Kashmiri people and United Nations resolutions,” he maintained. The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, talking to a local English daily Greater Kashmir said, “We are thinking over the proposal of Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir for adopting joint strategy for election boycott.”

Case of sedition against Pak HC and DFP president frustration of communal elements: HCJK

Srinagar, Aug 26 : Notwithstanding the cancellation of secretary level talks between India and Pakistan which were scheduled to be held today, the communal elements of India have moved a step forward to satisfy their communal conscience. Now they India), on the suggestions of one communal advocate Sushil Kumar, have registered a case of sedition against the Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and Freedom Party chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah for holding talks in New Delhi last week. The HCJK  has termed such step as foolish and frustration of such elements. “This step tantamount of waging a war against the whole state of Kashmir and is the worst example of political vengeance. Such suppressive tactics will not prevent freedom fighters and Shabir Ahmad Shah from pursuing their goal of independence. The government has in the past tried such tactics but to no avail,” the spokesperson said. He said the more the government tries to suppress the ongoing freedom movement of Kashmiris, the more momentum the movement will gain.

Shabir shah stresses Kashmir resolution through dialogue

Srinagar, August 25 : Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah has stressed the need to resolve the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks among Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the dispute of Kashmir was primarily the issue of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir which India had usurped in 1947 by landing its troops in Srinagar. He said that following the Indian invasion, the people of Kashmir launched a freedom struggle against its forcible occupation and New Delhi was continuously suppressing this movement through military might. Senior Hurriyet leader maintained that Pakistan was the one country in the world that rendered its every possible support (political, diplomatic and moral) to the people of Kashmir in their fight for freedom. He said that the Kashmir dispute needed to be resolved through tripartite dialogue in line with the relevant the UN resolutions. “Bilateral talks vis-à-vis Kashmir issue have completely failed,” he added.

Shabir Shah terms treason case as India’s frustration

Srinagar, August 24 : Senior Hurriyet leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has termed the registration of a treason case against him and the Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, as frustration of the Indian government.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a media interview in Srinagar said that such tactics could not force him to change his stance on the Kashmir dispute. He said that after taking a hasty decision of canceling foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, the registration of treason case against him and the Pakistan High Commissioner reflected a childish attitude of the Indian government. He said that his stand on Kashmir dispute could never witness any change even if all the modes of suppression were adopted by the government of India. “They cannot choke my voice for right to self-determination as a solution for the Kashmir dispute,” he maintained Shah said that India’s decision to cancel secretary level talks with Pakistan was uncivilized, undemocratic and an uncalled for move which had been condemned by the whole world. The Hurriyet leader maintained that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute, which could be resolved through tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership. “No pressure tactics or childish decision can settle this conflict. Government of India must understand that there are UN resolutions passed on Kashmir so it will have to go in accordance with these resolutions,” he added.

Bilateral talks have completely failed; UN resolutions, tripartite dialogue only options: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 24: Following the meeting of Democratic Freedom Party chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah with Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, the intellectuals and journalists of valley questioned the leader regarding the bilateral and trilateral dialogue. Shabir Ahmad Shah made it clear that the dispute of Kashmir is primarily the issue of the right of self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir which India has usurped in 1947 by landing its troops here. “Following the Indian annexation, the people of Kashmir launched a freedom movement against the forcible occupation which India is continuously suppressing through its military might,” he said. Shah said there is only one country in the world which rendered its every possible support (political, diplomatic and moral) to the people of Kashmir in their fight for freedom; that is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmir issue is there in United Nations and the issue needs to get resolved through the implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership. Bilateral talks vis-à-vis Kashmir issue have completely failed, Shah vowed.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Advocate Mushtaq Wani, condemns re-arrest of Mushtaqul Islam 

Srinagar, Aug 23: Paying glorious tributes to renowned leader of Muslim Conference, Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad Wani on his 16th anniversary, Democratic Freedom Party chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiri nation is indebted to late advocate’s contribution to the freedom movement. “It is not a cakewalk to endure hardships of remaining behind bars, leaving family and to migrate for sake of freedom of the nation. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani did it all. He is an example for generations to come. Today, whole nation pays rich tributes to him,” Shah said. Terming the continuous re-arrest of Muslim League chairman and HCJK leader Mushtaqul Islam as “frustration” of government, Shah said that government time and again slaps PSAs on the said leader which judiciary quashed by terming them baseless. “Authorities are hell bent upon keeping Mushtaqul Islam behind bars and to implicate him in false cases,” he said and severely condemned the government’s actions. “Such coercive tactics will not prevent pro-freedom leaders from pursuing their path of freedom,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah urges people to boycott IOK assembly polls

Srinagar, August 22 : senior leader of Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged the people to boycott the upcoming so-called assembly polls in the territory.Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a mammoth public gathering at Kangan Chowk said that the people of Kashmir were offering sacrifices for securing their right to self-determination and not for political or economic packages. He said that the rigid stance of India was the main impediment in peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute. He said that the pro-India leaders had only lust for power and had no interest with settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute. He said that the Kashmiri people would continue their struggle till complete success. Shah said that the people of Kashmir were the main stakeholders in the Kashmir dispute and without their inclusion in the talks process, durable settlement of the dispute was impossible. He said that the international community should play role in amicable solution of Kashmir dispute.Hurriyet leader, Shabir Ahmad Dar also addressed the gathering. Their addresses were punctuated by high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.

Kashmir is a trilateral issue; pro-freedom leadership only representatives of nation; HCJK to continue unity with like-minded Hurriyat groups: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 22: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah Friday said that Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership is the only representative of nation and that Kashmir issue is a trilateral issue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri resistance leadership. Apart from Shabir Ahmad Shah, JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate and Muhammad Yasin Ataai also addressed the gathering. Shah said “It does not matter whether India will acknowledge Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership as the stakeholders of K-issue, the whole world has already acknowledged Kashmir as an international issue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership,” Shah said, while addressing a public gathering at Kangan, Ganderbal in central Kashmir.
“How can those parties and leaders be the representatives of nation who have acknowledged Indian supremacy over Kashmir and are contented in being their (Indian) slaves?” Shah added. Shah further said: “For the better interest of freedom movement, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir will continue to forge unity between the like-minded resistance groups. Until or unless we raise a single and unified voice against Indian forcible occupation, we will never meet our demands." He said India not only suppresses the ongoing freedom movement of Kashmiris through military might but also misleads the world community by staging election drama here. “Those pro-India parties who murdered and massacred our people are now begging for votes in the name of development and vice-versa; but I am hopeful that our pro-freedom people will boycott the so-called elections in letter and spirit,” he said

Kashmir separatists row: Shabir Shah calls for trilateral talks after meet with Pakistan High Commissioner

Srinagar AUG 21 : Separatist Kashmir leader Shabir Shah today held a meeting with Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and favored "trilateral" talks to resolve the Kashmir issue." We believe in meaningful dialogue. But bilateral dialogues that have taken place so far has failed. We think there should be trilateral talks," he told reporters outside the Pakistani High Commission. Shah reached the Pakistani mission here around 4:45 pm and spoke with Basit for about an hour India cancelled the foreign secretary level talks between the two nations, scheduled to be held in Islamabad on August 25, raising strong objections to the meeting between the separatist leader and the Pakistani High Commissioner. Around 10 to 15 protesters belonging to a saffron outfit staged a protest outside the Pakistani mission earlier in the day over Basit's meeting with separatist leaders. They were detained and later taken to Chanakyapuri police station.

Bilateral talks cannot resolve Kashmir issue: Shabir Ahmad Shah

Srinagar AUG 20 : Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday welcomed the upcoming Indo-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks but maintained that bilateral dialogue between the two countries would not resolve the Kashmir issue as people of the state were principle party to the dispute. “We welcome the talks between India and Pakistan but bilateral talks cannot resolve Kashmir issue as we have seen that such initiatives always ended in failure over the past six decades,” Shah told PTI. Shah said the Kashmir issue cannot be resolved without the inclusion of “true leadership” of Jammu and Kashmir in the resolution process “as we are the basic party”. He said there was nothing wrong in Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit meeting the separatist leaders from Kashmir ahead of the foreign secretary level talks. “India and Pakistan are parties to Kashmir dispute but we are the basic party. What is wrong if one party meets the other party?” he asked. Basit has invited the separatist leadership of Kashmir including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mohammad Yasin Malik for consultations in Delhi on Tuesday. The meeting has been scheduled ahead of the 25 August talks between foreign secretary Sujatha Singh and her Pakistani counterpart in Islamabad

Kashmir separatist leader Shabir Shah meets Pakistan envoy

Srinagar Aug.19 : Separatist leader Shabir Shah reportedly met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit ahead of next week's foreign secretary-level talk. Earlier, he had said that he had been invited for lunch, and he had accepted the invitation because Pakistan has always been supporting the Kashmir cause for self-determination both at the political level and the diplomatic level. The meeting fueled criticism as it comes amidst ongoing ceasefire violations by Pakistan, which had resulted in protesters gathering outside the Pakistan High Commission. Just before leaving for the meet, Shah said the meeting has unnecessarily been made an issue of, as it is held on a routine basis." This has unnecessarily been made an issue of, we go on a routine basis. Earlier, also we have been meeting with the Pakistan PM, but questions are being raised this time only," said Shah." I understand there is a Kashmir issue, but this is our issue, so who else will be consulted, it's the beginning, so the political parties shouldn't make an issue out of it. If Nawaz Sharief has shown a positive response, so Narendra Modi should also ask political parties to not make an issue out of it," he added.

Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah smells political conspiracy behind cancellation of secretary-level talks

Srinagar Aug 18 : Separatist leader Shabir Shah on Monday lashed out at the Indian government for canceling the secretary level talks, alleging a political conspiracy." I think there is a political conspiracy behind it. Talks between India and Pakistan shouldn't have been called off," he said." What is the harm in meeting the Pakistan High Commissioner? Vajpayee ji held talks with us too. Both the countries should move ahead but Kashmir should not be kept in cold storage," he said. Meanwhile, National Conference also flayed the government for canceling the talks." Calling the talks off isn't a good step. We think that the talks should be taken forward ," said National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar."During Vajpayee ji's tenure also Hurriyat leaders had met Pak Envoy, had even met Musharraf,what is the harm?" he added. A day after Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi invited leaders from the Kashmiri separatist groups for talks, India on Monday called off its secretary-level meeting with Islamabad. The proposed meeting, to be held in Islamabad on August 25, would have been the first official dialogue between India and Pakistan since the beheading of an Indian soldier along the LoC over a year ago froze relations between the two nations." Pakistan's interference in India's internal affairs are not acceptable," India's Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh is reported to have told the Pakistani High Commissioner." Pakistan High Commissioner's meeting with the so-called Hurriyat leaders undermined the constructive diplomatic arrangements made by PM Modi," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said." At a time when serious initiative was taken to take bilateral ties forward, the invite to Hurriyat leaders raises questions about Pakistan's sincerity," he said.

RAM JETHMALANI MEETS SHABIR SHAH IN SRINAGAR

Srinagar, Aug 17: According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson, the chairman of Kashmir Committee, Ram Jethmalani today met HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah here. Shah was accompanied by JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar (BitaKaratey) and Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar.According to spokesperson, a thorough discussion on Kashmir issue was held during the meet. Shabir Ahmad Shah while presenting his viewpoint said till Kashmir issue is not resolved, the peace in the subcontinent is a distant dream. He stressed on India to initiate steps to resolve the issue. Shah according to the statement issued to KNS while talking to Ram Jethmalani said the oppression and coercion upon Hurriyat people continues and human rights violations go unabated here. “There is a need to create conducive ground for talks. We consider Kashmir as a dispute and India too should follow the suit and resolve Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions or through tripartite meaningful dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership,” Shah said during the meeting. Meanwhile, according to spokesperson of the amalgam, Shabir Ahmad Shah today left for New Delhi to attend the invitation extended by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. As per programme, Shah will hold a detailed discussion with Pak High Commissioner regarding Kashmir issue and the new political challenges facing the subcontinent vis-à-vis Kashmir issue.The spokesperson also welcomed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif wherein the premier called for resolving Kashmir issue for improving ties with India. 

SHAH LEAVES FOR New DELHI TO MEET PAK HIGH COMMISSIONER

Srinagar, Aug 16 : According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson, the chairman of Kashmir Committee, Ram Jethmalani today met HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah here. Shah was accompanied by JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar (BitaKaratey) and Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar.According to spokesperson, a thorough discussion on Kashmir issue was held during the meet. Shabir Ahmad Shah while presenting his viewpoint said till Kashmir issue is not resolved, the peace in the subcontinent is a distant dream. He stressed on India to initiate steps to resolve the issue. Shah according to the statement issued to KNS while talking to Ram Jethmalani said the oppression and coercion upon Hurriyat people continues and human rights violations go unabated here. “There is a need to create conducive ground for talks. We consider Kashmir as a dispute and India too should follow the suit and resolve Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions or through tripartite meaningful dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership," Shah said during the meeting. Meanwhile, according to spokesperson of the amalgam, Shabir Ahmad Shah today left for New Delhi to attend the invitation extended by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. As per programme, Shah will hold a detailed discussion with Pak High Commissioner regarding Kashmir issue and the new political challenges facing the subcontinent vis-à-vis Kashmir issue. The spokesperson also welcomed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharief wherein the premier called for resolving Kashmir issue for improving ties with India. 

Shabir Shah thanks people for observing complete shutdown on Aug 15

Srinagar, Aug 15: Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed heartfelt gratitude to the people of Kashmir for following the shutdown call given by pro-freedom leadership with regards to August 15. Appreciating the political ideology of people, Shah said the people know it very well that India after getting freedom from British on August 15, 1947, the first thing the country did was to invade this princely state through military might. Shah said that India, with the help of its local collaborators celebrating its Independence Day and is trying to give the world an impression that Kashmiris have acknowledged the supremacy of India. But the politically mature people, by observing complete shutdown on August 15 rebuffed the claims of India that Kashmiris have acknowledged the supremacy of India,” he said. “Till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people, we will continue to observe shutdown on this day and will observe this day as black day,” Shah added.

15 August is the day of arrests and raids in Kashmir: HCJK

Srinagar, Aug 14: Terming the “15 August” as the day of arrests and raids in Kashmir, the spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) in a statement issued to press said the police and forces, like past 67 years, continue to harass and humiliate the people of Kashmir on this day by resorting to arbitrary arrests and frequent raids across the valley. They (police and forces) make the lives of pro-Hurriyat people miserable by manhandling them on one pretext or other and arrest them one by one,” he said. The spokesperson strongly condemned the nocturnal raid on the residence of JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate and HCJK associate and Muslim League leader Bilal Ahmad Shah. He also condemned the arrest of Freedom Party’s Abdul Waheed.Such arbitrary arrests and raid will not affect the freedom movement in any way. The movement will continue with full zeal and vigor till the dispute of Kashmir is resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people,” the spokesperson added.

Shabir Shah invited by Pak high commission to Delhi for meeting

Srinagar, Aug 13: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party and senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Shabir Ahmed Shah has been invited by the Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi for a meeting on August 18. Spokesperson of HCJK said, Shah has been invited by Pakistan embassy on Thursday over the telephone. He said Shah has been invited to New Delhi on August 18 for a meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basset. However, Shabir Ahmed Shah will leave for New Delhi on 17 August.

Kashmir issue can neither be resolved within Indian Constitution nor by utilizing natural resources of Valley: Shabir Shah ,,Condemns NIA’s anti-Kashmir policy

Srinagar, Aug 12: Reacting to the statements of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made in Kargil and of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmir issue is an issue of more than 15 million people which has three stakeholders India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir. He said the solution to this long-pending issue lies neither within the ambit of Constitution of India nor in utilizing the natural resources of the valley. Shah made it clear that the way the British failed to suppress the freedom movement of Indian National Congress despite making roads and railways to connect people from distant areas, initiate educational, medical and other developmental works, India too will meet the same fate. “India too cannot crush our freedom movement against its forcible occupation. India should initiate a meaningful dialogue with the Kashmiri resistance leadership and Pakistan for the peaceful solution of the issue in order to prevent the south Asia and the subcontinent from nuclear destruction," Shah said. Commenting on the purpose of Indian investigative agency NIA, HCJK leader said the NIA is entitled with the role of crushing the ongoing freedom movement of the people of Kashmir. He said Kashmiris, in their demand for right of self-determination, are barred from enjoying even those basic rights which the rest of people across India enjoy with dignity. “The cases of other states are tried in their respective states by their courts but our so-called puppet government very easily hands cases over to Delhi for judgments,” he held. Shabir Ahmad Shah said there is no doubt that we are running a freedom movement against the forcible occupation of India which the latter is crushing by the dint of force. “If India wants to fabricate our people in false cases, confiscate their properties, resort to political vengeance and hand them over to communal courts of Delhi, then we will have to start a mass campaign against the same,” Shah said. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson has strongly condemned the police highhandedness across valley particularly in Shopian where common people are threatened and forced to mark their presence in police stations. “Some police officials do such acts deliberately just to get promotions,” the spokesperson said.

Hurriyat JK, Hurriyat-G organized a joint event in commemoration of Shaheed-e-Azimuth Sheikh Aziz

Srinagar, Aug 11: In connection with the anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azimuth Sheikh Abdul Aziz, a fabulous event was held which was jointly organized by Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and Hurriyat Conference (G) at martyrs’ graveyard here. The event was attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yusuf Mujahid, Maharaj ud Din Kalwal, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi and dozens of HCJK activists. The speakers while addressing on the occasion said the sacrifices rendered by our martyrs are valuable assets for us and we are indebted to these great martyrs. “We cannot refrain from the path pursued by these martyrs. Their precious blood will reap results very soon. For the pursuance of the goal our martyrs chose to, we have to consolidate our ranks within ourselves and remain steadfast to our mission,” they said." The current phase of freedom movement demands that we should differentiate between right and wrong and say goodbye to those who have become weary and dejected so to liberate the freedom movement from obstacles created by such persons,” the speakers vowed. While pledging to observe this day as “Youm-e-Tajdeed”, the speakers also vowed to secure and safeguard the invaluable sacrifices rendered by the martyrs. They said we should continue to endeavor at every level with full zeal and vigor with regards to the freedom movement. The speakers reiterated their stand on following the Hurriyat Constitution which aims at implementing the UN resolutions and favors tripartite dialogue for the resolution of Kashmir. “Any other alternative is treason with the ongoing freedom struggle and we will never allow any such move from anybody,” they vowed.

Shabir Shah felicitates Pakistan on Independence Day

Srinagar, Aug 10: In connection with August 14, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has felicitated Pakistan on its independence day. Shah expressed hope that the country will very soon overcome its internal disturbances and touch new heights of progress and development Shah said Pakistan has to fulfill not only the dreams of its people but also has to meet the expectations of the Muslims of the subcontinent. “With Pakistan hoisting the green flag amid national anthem which unites the hearts of millions of Pakistanis, the Muslims of subcontinent also feel the same and feel proud of the ideology of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Poet of Islam Alama Muhammad Iqbal,” Shah said.
Terming the ideologically strong and militarily powerful Pakistan as the shield of Muslims across globe in general and of subcontinent in particular, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Pakistan always stood for the oppressed Kashmiris unlike anyone. “Pakistan’s contribution with regards to Kashmir issue is out of question. We are indebted to every possible support we received from Pakistan vis-à-vis freedom movement, be it political, moral or diplomatic support,” he said. Shah said Pakistan and India are two neighboring nation but India oppresses the people of Kashmir while as Pakistan offers every possible support to us at international level. “We believe that a strong and powerful Pakistan is the need of the hour for the peace to get restored to the subcontinent and we hope that Pakistan will continue its every possible support for us,” Shah added.

Aug 15 a day of rubbing salt to injuries of Kashmiris: Shabir Shah  ‘Observe complete shutdown on this day’

Srinagar, Aug 09: Terming August 15 as the day of adding salt to injuries of Kashmiri people Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed the nation to observe complete shutdown on the day to make it clear to world that Kashmiris are not free but are subjugated. He said India does not shy away from hoisting its national flag here in Kashmir with the assistance of more than 7 lac forces thereby misleading the world community. “Kashmiris are running a freedom movement against the forcible occupation of India and have offered sacrifice of more than 5 lac lives with thousands of pro- Hurriyat people being subjected to innumerous hardships and thousands subjected to enforced disappearances.” Shabir Ahmad Shah further said: “As such, celebrating this day as ‘Independence Day’ does not make any sense. As 15 Aug is approaching, the security forces are tightening their noose over the people of Kashmir with incessant frisking at rise. ”The forces are leashing a reign of terror across the state due to which every section of the society has suffered particularly students. In nutshell, 15 Aug turns the whole valley into a jail. This day is the independence day of India not of Kashmiris.”Appealing people to continue their struggle for freedom Shah said: “In Sha Allah (God willing), we will get freedom very soon and the sacrifices of our great martyrs will reap fruits.

Police arrest Shabir Shah along with associates on way to Kangan

Srinagar, Aug 08: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson has severely condemned the arrest of its leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and Haroon Kashmiri. As per programme, Shabir Ahmad Shah was scheduled to address a public gathering at Kangan, but a large contingent of police laid a siege around HCJK office and arrested the leaders as they tried to break the siege.
Terming the arrest undemocratic and dictatorial, the spokesperson expressed wonder over the conduct of so-called democratic government who are seeking assistance of police and forces in preventing the Hurriyat leaders from meeting the people. Slamming the chief minister Omar Abdullah over his statement that youth should shun the path of gun and struggle in a political way, HCJK spokesperson said the so-called chief minister closed all the doors of political movement just to please his Delhi masters. “He (Omar) himself is responsible for the uncertain condition of the state by enforcing undemocratic restrictions on the activities of political opponents,” he said, adding that the so-called government led by Omar Abdullah today, again arrested Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his associates and lodged them in police station

Shabir shah hails OIC Secretary General’s statement on Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 6: In a press statement, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has welcomed the statement of Secretary General Organization of Islamic Countries Ayaad Abdullah Amin which he delivered in Kashmir House, Islamabad, organized by Azad Kashmir government. Secretary General made it clear that OIC will continue its support to the freedom movement which the people of Kashmir are fighting frothier right of self-determination. He said the organization is touch with even non-member nations in its endeavor to resolve the Kashmir issue. “We want Kashmir issue to be resolved as per the resolutions passed by
Security Council in this regard so that the conflict between India and Pakistan will come to an end,” Secretary General said. Shabir Ahmad Shah stressed on the organization to urge India to stop the human rights violations in the state and to fulfill its promises which it had kept with the Kashmiri nation and to grant its people the right of self-determination.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Sheikh Aziz Welcomes statements of PM Nawaz Sharief and David Ward 

Srinagar, Aug 5: Paying glorious tributes to Shaheed-e-Azimuth, Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 6th death anniversary Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that all martyrs including Shaheed-e-Azimuth were above the fright and greed spread by Indian government and its local collaborators time to time." It is these martyrs who know the value of freedom and were above the worldly greed and lust for power. Those who don’t know the value of freedom girdle around assemblies and parliament for minister-ship,” Shah said, adding that the people of Kashmir very well recognize the elements possessing slave ideology and those who fight for freedom have their unique identity. Reiterating that peace in south Asia will not be possible unless all stakeholders of Kashmir issue are taken on board, Shah expressed satisfaction over the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief regarding his supportive stand vis-à-vis Kashmir. Terming the statement of British member parliament David Ward as an eye-opener for India, Shah said the British MP’s suggested to start a debate over the human rights violations in Kashmir citing the reason that the lingering of Kashmir issue is not only a detrimental for Indo-Pak relations but also a threat to world peace. “I express my satisfaction that human rights violations committed in Kashmir are being discussed in British." Terming the incessant attacks on Gaza strip by Israel a warning to Muslim World and Third World, Shah said unless or until we unite, Israel will continue to commit such heinous crimes.

Shabir shah wants to counter anti-freedom move collectively.

Srinagar, August 04 : Senior Hurriyet leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the consultations with civil society groups are vital to counter any such move that could communalize Kashmir. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said the attempts were being made to give the ongoing freedom struggle a communal colour and show the world that the people of Kashmir were perusing their just cause with the communal mindset. “The fact of the matter is that starting any new pilgrimage at Kounsar Nag could engender Kashmir ecologically and also on the demographical grounds,” he warned. He stressed the need for evolving consensus between all the likeminded groups to counter any move that could endanger Kashmir’s ecology. “We will also hold serious deliberations with Kashmir’s civil society over the issue to come up with the detailed report on the Kounsar controversy.”

we will expose and counter each and every conspiracy hatched against the freedom movement of Kashmiris, Shabir Shah

Srinagar August 2 : We are ready to counter every anti-freedom conspiracy of India: Shabir Shah During his house arrest Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued to media expressed serious concern over what he termed as “wicked plans” of India with regards to Kashmir. He said we will expose and counter each and every conspiracy hatched against the freedom movement of Kashmiris. “Be it the changing of demography, geographical unity or any plan to erode our civilization identity and to convert any tourist destination into a religious one, we will counter al such conspiracies tooth and nail,” Shah said. Shabir Ahmad Shah said that black laws, indiscriminate firing by forces, arrest of youth and resistance leaders has become a routine here. “It is unfortunate that government is planning to turn a natural spring Kausar Nag into a shrine, which is an elixir to the people of Kashmir. Such plan by government will not only have negative effects on the ecology and environment here but will also affect the social life,Shah said, adding such move by government will give rise to serious repercussions. HCJK leader said: “Our freedom movement is purely a political one, the same India used to run against British. We will also succeed as people of subcontinent succeeded in their freedom movement by rendering invaluable sacrifices. Without giving sacrifices, no nation has achieved freedom hitherto. Our people also have sacrificed a lot. Our resistance leaders are languishing in jails in and outside valley, our thousands of people have been subjected to enforced disappearances but we will continue our struggle for freedom till we get our right of self-determination.” Shah appealed people to boycott the upcoming assembly elections and give a befitting reply to those pro-India politicians who are murderers of our people. “We have to make it clear to world that we reject those who played with the sacred blood of our martyrs and we want complete freedom from India.”

Govt cracks down on Hurriyat Conference JK Shah under house arrest, raid on Naqash,s house, Ataai lodged in PS Budgam

Srinagar, August  01: Strongly condemning the house arrest of HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, raid on house of Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and arrest of Muhammad Yasin Ataai, the spokesperson of the amalgam said the so-called government is frustrated, that is why they are hell bent upon suppressing their political opponents. “They arrest them, place them under house arrest or lodge them in police stations. Such actions are illogical and extremely condemnable and will not yield any results." He said the government is resorting to unlawful means to suppress the ongoing freedom movement of pro-freedom groups. “They have been trying such undemocratic means since 1947 but nothing positive has been yielded so far. Our movement has a strong base and will not surrender by such suppressive tactics,” he said. The spokesperson said that during the last three and half years, Shabir Ahmad Shah has been prevented from offering 133 Friday prayers while as total detention period (either under house arrest or police stations) amounts to 1 year six months and 29 days and 7 Eids. “What is the difference between so-called democratic government and dictatorship?" Meanwhile, spokesperson has also condemned the police use of force on those protesting against the Kausar Nag issue in which dozens of persons got injured including Dr Muhammad Amin and his son.

Sangh Parivar has wicked plans vis-à-vis Kousar Nag: Shabir Shah Calls for post-Friday protests, complete shutdown on Saturday

Srinagar, July 31: Terming the plans of Sangh Parivar of granting “shrine status” to Kausar Nag and plans of handing it over to Shrine Board authorities as “open war against Kashmiris”, senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for state-wide protests after Friday prayers and complete shutdown on Saturday in this regard. Terming the plan as “wicked and obnoxious” Shah, who is still under house arrest, said the step is an open war against the people of Kashmir. He said the move will have very bad effect upon the environment. “The water of Kausar Nag is free from pollution unlike Ladder River which has been polluted by Yatris by defecating in the river,” he said. Shah accused Modi government of fomenting communalism in the valley and of mass scale exploitation of the natural resources of valley, all in the name of religion. “This is a moral crime and will have negative effects upon the environment." Despite his continuous house arrest, Shabir Ahmad Shah sent three delegations to Kausar Nag, one from Srinagar led by Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Imtiyaz Ahmad and Altaf Ahmad, other from Shopian led by Tanvir Ahmad and Abdul Rashid and from Kulgam led by Bashir Ahmad Wani and Bilal Ahmad. All delegations went to Aharbhal where under the supervision of Sajad Ahmad, the locals constituted a committee to protest against the evil palns of government with regards to Kausar Nag. All the delegations apprised Sajad Ahmad of full support from Shabir Ahmad Shah and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir against the move. Shabir Ahmad Shah also applauded Freedom Party’s zonal president, Kishtawar, Maulana Abdul Qayoom for his firebrand speech on Eid against the incessant oppression by government forces on people of Kashmir. According to reports, forces have gone berserk in Kishtawar today.HCJK leader Shabir Shah severely criticized the re-arrest of Muslim League chairman Mushtaq ul Islam who was again shifted to Baramulla sub jail. He said that authorities cannot break the resolve of Mushtaq ul Islam by subjecting him to hardships. When this statement was in progress, reports reached that police and forces opened lathe charge on people who were protesting against the granting of shrine status to Kausar Nag at Aharbhal. According to reports

Shabir Shah’s Eid message to nation

My dear Natives
Accept my Eid greetings. We are here to offer Eid prayers after concluding the blessed month of Ramadan. Today, as we celebrate the day of joy and happiness, I appeal you not to forget the families of those great martyrs who sacrificed their precious lives for Islam and for the freedom of the nation. I also appeal you to continue the struggle for freedom with full zeal and vigor. Your support for the ongoing freedom movement is the need of the hour.
Yours sincerely
Shabir Shah
Jammu Kashmir
Democratic Freedom Party     date - 29 July 2014

Shabir Shah’s Eid message to nation

Srinagar 27-July : In his Eid message to the nation, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed people to observe the Eid with simplicity keeping in view the oppression inflicted by India and Israel on Kashmiris and Palestinians respectively. Shabir Shah said that families of laces of martyrs of both nations are sunk in grief in absence of their loved ones. He said, as an oppressed nation, we can only express solidarity with the Palestinians but have to take full care of the families of our native martyrs. Hope, the nation fulfills their responsibilities towards the deserving and needy.

Detaining HCJK leaders, people on eve of Eid extremely condemnable: HCJK spokesperson

Srinagar, July 26 : Strongly condemning the authorities for launching crackdown on Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leaders, the spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement issued to press has said the so-called government does not feel ashamed of detaining and putting under house arrest its political opponents on eve of Eid.He said HCJK leaders, JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Yasin Ataai have been lodged in police station Ram Munshi Bagh since last three days and have not been released yet. “This is sheer autocracy,” he said. Severely criticizing authorities for keeping HCJK leader and Muslim League chairman Mushtaqul Islam under continuous detention in sub-jail Baramulla, the spokesperson said the government indicted him in false cases." The government is fully aware that it cannot compete with its political opponents on a political platform, so puts them behind bars,” he said. The spokesperson also strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. He said such tactics by government will not break the resolve of pro-freedom leaders rather strengthens their resolve to fight against the oppressive rule. He also termed the fresh arrest spree of youth in some parts of the valley as “frustration” of government and said government should refrain from such anti-people policies and release the arrested youth forthwith.

Police crack down on HCJK, Shah arrested, other leaders still under house arrest Whatever Israel does in Palestine, India covertly commits those crimes in Kashmir: Shah

Srinagar, July 25: As per program Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader ‘Shabir Ahmad Shah was scheduled to offer Friday prayers at Srinagar’s Dargah Hazratbal. As soon as Shabir Shah stepped out from his office, a large contingent of police arrested him along with his associates. Before his arrest, Shah said: “As the Kashmiri nation celebrates Youm-e-Quads today, we want to make it clear to the world that whatever oppression and tyranny Israel is inflicting upon the people of Palestine, the same is repeated by India here in Kashmir under the garb of democracy. It also seems that India is trying to repeat the 2010 when it massacred 120 youth.” He said Indian forces are still on rampage in Qemwah and Bog am areas of Kulgam where police arrests the protesting youth and books them under PSA. “They don’t even spare old persons, women and children. Kashmiris are protesting against Israeli aggression in Palestine and India does not bear the solidarity of Kashmiri people with Palestinians, thus resorts to firing on people,” he said. Shah while blaming United Nations of failing to resolve both the issues of Palestine and Kashmir, Shah said the survival of this institution will be at stake if it fails to address these two crucial issues of the world HCJK leader said Kashmiris should expose the real face of the pro-India politicians in the upcoming assembly elections and make it clear to world that they are not the representatives of Kashmiris.Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has strongly condemned the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and the continuous house detention of other leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. “So far, the so-called democratic government has prevented Shabir Ahmad Shah from offering Friday prayers 133 times which is a sheer interference in someone’s religious affairs. They also put restrictions of freedom of expression and there is no such thing as freedom in this so-called democracy,” he added


Memorandum urges UN role in Kashmir settlement

Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir

H.O: Srinagar, Email:hurriyatconference@gmail.com
Ref.No.223 Dated: 24/07/2014 

Excellency
Mr. Ban Ki Moon
The Secretary-General
United Nations Organization (UNO)
New York, USA 
Dear Sir,
We in occupied Jammu and Kashmir highly appreciate your dynamic leadership and your approach towards resolving political disputes confronting the world peace. In this part of world, the dispute of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is the oldest one, awaiting its resolution. The issue is a bone of contention between two nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan.
The presence of United Nations Military Observer Group speaks about the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir. Now, as India has resorted to unethical and illegal decision of closing the UN office in New Delhi, it wants to convey to the world that the said office has no role or relevance, thus challenging the authority of the international community and the said institution. 
We hope that United Nations under your leadership will take serious note of the issue and by sending your emissary to India and direct India to restrain from such activity.
We also appreciate the concern shown by the world body towards Kashmir resolution and hope that swift process is initiated to ensure the implementation of UN resolutions passed in this regard for the lasting and peaceful solution of the longstanding dispute of Kashmir. 
Meanwhile, according to spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir a delegation comprising of Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqsh, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, Wajahat Qureshi, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Yaseen Atayee and Muhammad Rafiq submitted a memorandum to United Nations Military Observer Groups in India and Pakistan (UNOGIP) here at Dalgate, Srinagar.while presenting the memorandum Kashmir police arrested Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, and Mohammad Yaseen Atayee .It must be noted that Mr Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan were already under House arrest

Shabir Shah hails UN's role on Kashmir

Srinagar- 24 July— Severely criticizing the attempts of closing down of United Nations office in New Delhi by India, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged international community to take note of the issue and pressurize India not to dictate terms on international institutions." I feel satisfied that UN has taken the issue seriously and Kashmir issue once again came to fore and is still in UN’s agendas,” Shah said." I hope UN will send its emissary to New Delhi and direct India to refrain from such steps as UN institutions enjoy significant status in every nation." Shah urged UN to fulfill its responsibility with regards to Kashmir issue by speeding up its initiatives in the respective offices in New Delhi and Islamabad.“UN should, as soon as possible, find a solution to this longstanding issue by implementing the resolutions passed in this regard,” Shah said. — with Shabir Shah and 49 others.

UN endeavors towards Kashmir commendable: Shabir Shah 
‘Will present memorandum at UN office on July 24’

Srinagar, July 23: Severely criticizing the attempts of closing down of United Nations office in New Delhi by India, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged international community to take strong note of the issue and to direct India that it cannot dictate terms to international institutions on its own.
“I feel satisfied that UN has taken the issue seriously and it once again came to fore that Kashmir issue is still in UN’s agendas and the institution is keeping a close vigil on each and every development with regards to Kashmir issue,” Shah said. Shah further said: “I hope UN will send its emissary to New Delhi and direct India to refrain from such steps as UN institutions enjoy significant status in every nation they are and cannot succumb to dictation from any country." Shah urged UN to fulfill its responsibility with regards to Kashmir issue by speeding up its initiatives in respective offices in New Delhi and Islamabad. “UN should, as soon as possible, find a solution to this longstanding issue by implementing the resolutions passed in this regard,” Shah said, adding that Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir will present a memorandum at UN office, Srinagar on July 24.

HCJK protests against ill-treatment of political prisoners, demanded their release

Srinagar, July 23: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir today held a protest rally here at Srinagar’s Press Colony against the ill-treatment of political prisoners and demanded the release of political prisoners in an outside valley jails. The protest was attended by chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Abdul Hameed of National Front, Freedom Party’s Molvi Bashir Ahmad, JKLF’s Wajahat Qureshi, Muslim League’s Bilal Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Feroz Ahmad, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Showkat Ahmad, Javed Ahmad and several others. The protest was organized against the so-called democratic government’s political vengeance over its political opponents, Muslim League chairman Mushtaqul Islam and others. —

Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir will celebrate Juma ul Vida as Youm-e-Quads

Srinagar, July 22: According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson, the amalgam which will be led by its leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, will offer Juma ul Vida (Last Friday) prayers at Dargah Hazratbal on July 25 this month. So, it is requested to all masses to assemble at Hazratbal Chowk on July 25 where Hurriyat leaders will address the people regarding the Youm-e-Quads and Kashmir issue.

Kashmir-Palestine issues are of same nature: Shabir Shah 

Srinagar, July 20: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing serious grief over the use of brute force by Indian forces against Kashmiri people protesting against Israeli oppression in Gaza said it is only in this part of world where bullets are showered on those who protest against Zionist aggression in Palestine." The reason is that Indian forces are well aware that Kashmir and Palestine issues are of same nature, so they crush the Kashmiri people without any mercy,” Shah, who is continuously under house arrest said in a statement, issued to press, adding, Israel has forcibly and illegally occupied Palestine and India has forcibly and illegally occupied Kashmir. Shah said the only crime of a 15-year-old Suhail Ahmad of Kulgam was that he was protesting against Israeli genocide in Gaza and was expressing his solidarity with the people of Palestine. “The brute Indian forces murdered him and injured dozens others. They also opened fire on Adil Ahmad Lone of Qemwah, Shahid Ahmad and Asif Ahmad who are currently admitted in SKIMS Soura. There are still innumerable people who got injured as a result of barbarism of Indian forces,” he said. Shah said we will continue our struggle for freedom as the world political scenario is changing at an alarming pace. “The justice loving people are coming forward in support of oppressed and oppressed nations are rising against oppressors worldwide,” he said. Terming the Baltal incident as extremely unfortunate, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the ethos of hospitality and brotherhood of Kashmiris is celebrated worldwide but the incident of attacking a Kashmiri, burning the tents and attacking laborers and their livelihood is also extremely condemnable. Meanwhile, a delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir which included JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar and Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo of Muslim League today left for Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to attend the Iftaar Party there. The delegation met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and apprised him of the prevailing political situation of Jammu and Kashmir and also the attachment of Kashmiris with Pakistan.

Kashmir internationally accepted issue ,Modi can’t change disputed status of J&K: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 19: During his house arrest Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued to press said the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir will not change with the emergence of BJP regime in India. Narendra Modi cannot change the disputed status of Kashmir issue. This issue is not any law and order issue or any border dispute between India and Pakistan but an issue of right of self-determination of about 15 million people of Jammu and Kashmir which needs to get resolved as per UN resolutions or tripartite meaningful dialogue,” Shah while addressing the gathering said. Shah said if Modi government thinks that by abrogating Article 370, by inhabiting non-Kashmiri refugees in Kashmir and by making separate settlements for Kashmir Pandits, it can resolve the Kashmir issue under long term plan, then it (Modi Govt.) is living in a fool’s paradise. “Kashmiri nation is now politically mature enough to reply the occupational forces in the same coin. They can’t be enslaved under short or long term plans and will never let those elements succeed who are hell-bent upon changing the demography of the state,” Shah said. He also urged people not to vote those who are responsible for the killing of more than 5 lac Kashmiris. “Those who murdered our people are once again begging us for votes in the form of National Conference, Congress, PDP and other small parties and we should refrain from voting them to power,” Shah said. He appealed people to give the same befitting reply to pro-India parties as they did in recently concluded parliamentary elections. “You should once again teach these pro-India parties a lesson that we will not let anyone construct edifices on the sacred graves of our martyrs,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah said that it was the first prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who by acknowledging the Kashmir as a dispute took the issue to UN Security Council. He said both India and UN are responsible for lingering of this longstanding dispute. “We even protest against the silence adopted by world nations with respect to Kashmir issue. The whole world is aware of the fact that India has promised to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of its people and the whole world has acknowledged Kashmir as an international dispute for which 18 resolutions stand witness in the UN Security Council,” Shah said.HCJK and senior resistance leader further said: “We are in favor of friendly relations between India and Pakistan and believe that until or unless the core issue between both nations i.e. Kashmir issue is resolved, the peace in south Asia is a distant dream." Commenting on the Israeli aggression in Gaza strip, Shabir Ahmad Shah lamented over the criminal silence adopted by Muslim countries in this regard. “There is a limit of tyranny and it seems that the last days of Israel are nearing,” he said. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has severely condemned the continuous house arrest of pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan.

Shah expresses condolence with family of Zahoor Hashim on demise of his mother 

Srinagar, July 18: On the sad demise of the mother of senior editor, Daily Aftab Zahoor Hashim, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. In this connection, on the instructions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a high level delegation of HCJK visited the residence of Zahoor Hashmi. The delegation included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Raja Aijaz Ahmad and Feroz Ahmad. On the occasion, Muhammad Yasin Ataai threw light on the significance of life and death and prayed for the deceased.

Shabir Shah prevented from going to Kulgam, Kemah, Bugam, arrested outside office

Srinagar, July 18: A large contingent of police today prevented Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah from going to Kulgam, Kemah and Bugam. Shah along with his associates was arrested outside the Freedom Party office as soon as he tried to march ahead. Condemning the act and Shah’s arrest, HCJK spokesperson said that the so-called world’s largest democracy should realize that during a brief period of three years, i.e. 2008 to 2010, it has slapped PSA upon its political opponent and HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah six times, just to prevent him from meeting people. And after a great judicial struggle, Shah was then released in 2011. Since then, Shah is either put under house arrest or is arrested on one pretext or other. The total period for which Shah was either put to house arrest or lodged in police stations has reached 1 year 6 months and 15 days. During this period, he was prevented from offering 123 Friday and six Eid prayers,” the spokesperson while condemning the autocratic act of authorities said He said that Shah was scheduled to address gatherings organized by Freedom Party in Kulgam, Kemah and Bugam but authorities feel no shame in prevented Shabir Ahmad Shah from meeting people. “Their claims of being democratic are just jokes. They suppress their political opponents by the dint of power and might which is extremely condemnable,” he added. 
Following HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah’s call of holding post-Friday protests against Israeli aggression in Gaza, Freedom Party zonal president Fayaz Ahmad Saudagar today led protest demonstrations in south Kashmir’s Islamabad. The protestors chanted anti-Israel and pro-Palestine slogans.

Shabir Shah calls for shutdown tomorrow over HMT killings & protest on July 18 against Israeli genocide

Srinagar, July 16: Outraged over the highhandedness of Indian forces in HMT Shalateng in which Indian army truck killed half a dozen persons, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for shutdown tomorrow. He also called for valley-wide protests on Friday after prayers against Israeli genocide in Gaza strip. The Indian army went berserk after locals of HMT staged protests against them after army truck hit a car and killed half a dozen civilians. “We (Gaza and Kashmir) both are victims of oppression and Indian forces are no less brute than Israeli army,” Shah in a statement issued to media said.“I appeal people to observe a complete shutdown against the brutalities inflicted by Indian forces over innocent Kashmiris and also to protest after Friday prayers against the genocide of innocent people of Gaza by Zionists,” Shah added. Shah said though Kashmiris themselves are victims of Indian brutality, we want to send a clear message to Israel that we stand with our Palestinian brethren and share every grief and sorrow with them.HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah further said: “Israel and India should read the writing on wall that the day is not far when both Palestine and Kashmir will achieve independence and under natural law, transgressors have to perish.”

Shah pays tributes to ‘Mahajir-e-Millat’ Maulana Yusuf Shah on his anniversary

Srinagar, July 16: Paying glowing tributes to ‘Mahajir-e-Millat’ and commentator of Holy Quran, Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Shah on his anniversary Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said the whole Kashmiri nation is proud of Mirwaiz Yusuf Shah as he did not acknowledge the Indian supremacy over the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mirwaiz Maulana Yusuf Sahab was an institution in itself. He was unique in his political and religious milieu and a great political analyst,” Shah said, adding that Maulana has a great contribution to the Kashmir’s freedom struggle Meanwhile, according to Freedom Party spokesperson, a party delegation, on the instruction of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited Rawalpora to express condolences with Hafiz Assadullah and WajhatQureshi. Shah also expressed grief over the road accident in Kishtawar in which eight persons got killed and two injured. He also expressed solidarity with the families of those killed and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Shah laments over criminal silence adopted by Arab world over Israeli aggression on Palestine.

Srinagar, July 14: Expressing strong resentment over massacre of innocent Palestinians by Israel, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah severely said if Muslim world or at least Arab nations would unite, the Israel can never muster courage to attack Palestine. Terming the Arab nations responsible for the suffering of Palestinian people, Shah said it is due to the disunity among Arab nations that leads to such fate of innocent Palestinians. “Despite knowing the fact that Zionists are open enemy of Islam, we are not uniting against them which is extremely unfortunate on our part,” he said. Commenting on the historic crusades, Shah said until or unless Muslims unite as solid walls against Zionists, Muslims will continue to suffer worldwide and Israel will keep dominating the Arab world. Expressing solidarity with the Palestinian nation, Shah said our hearts weep for our Palestinian brothers and sisters and we equally share the grief and sorrow." As Kashmiri nation also suffers from Indian oppression, we can feel the pain and agony of our Palestinian brethren,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah thanks people for observing complete shutdown' Mission of martyrs yet to get accomplished’

Srinagar, July 13:Paying glowing tributes to martyrs of July 13, 1931, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said the martyrs of 1931 by protesting against the autocratic, dictatorial and anti-Muslim Dogra rule marked the beginning of resistance movement in Jammu and Kashmir. They (martyrs) sacrificed their lives for the honor and dignity of the people of Kashmir but few pro-India elements by making a sell-out of the blood of martyrs invited India in 1947 to occupy the nation militarily; since then the struggle against the Indian forcible occupation continues,” Shabir Shah, who was placed under house arrest on Saturday evening said. Shah said the pro-India politicians continue to make sell-out of the precious sacrifices of martyrs and the pro-freedom people of Kashmir continue their resistance movement against the illegal occupation of India. Expressing heartfelt gratitude to the people of Kashmir over observing complete shutdown on July 13, the senior resistance leader said the mission of these martyrs is incomplete till the people of Kashmir achieve their birth right of self-determination. Shah also appealed UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon to take notice of Narendra Modi's policies that tend to change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. “If India declines to give Kashmiris their right of self-determination, the dream of achieving peace in south Asia would be a distant dream,” Shah added. Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has severely condemned the house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and raids on the houses of Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Bilal Ahmad Shah of Muslim League. Spokesman has also criticized the arrest of Nayeem Ahmed Khan who has been arrested on Saturday evening and Shifted to Sadder Police station. The spokesperson also condemned the house arrest of resistance leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar and Altaf Ahmad Shah. “Such arrests and raids will not deter the leaders from pursuing the path of resistance against forcible and illegal occupation of India,” the spokesperson added.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

Srinagar, July 12: Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah was again placed under house arrest and was not allowed to move outside his house soon after a day long seminar here at Srinagar, the party spokesperson said. While criticizing the house arrest of senior leader, 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.
”To commemorate the July 13, 1931 martyrs, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) today organized a seminar at Hotel Meridian here at Srinagar. Several resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Altaf Ahmad Shah,Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karatey), Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Mehraj Din Kalwal, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and others. As the veteran resistance leader and Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani was put under house arrest by authorities, he addressed the seminar via video 

Kashmir issue will not get resolved by vacating UNMOGIP office in Delhi: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 10: Expressing serious resentment over ordering of vacating the government provided bungalow of United Nations Military Observer Group on Kashmir in New Delhi, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmir is an issue concerned with the future of 15 million people of Kashmir. “Now, by dictating the UNMOGIP to vacate its office, this issue will not get resolved but the absence of UN group will have negative repercussions on relations between both nations,” Shah said. Expressing concern over the ill intentions of Modi government with regards to Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the solution to Kashmir issue lies in implementation of UN resolution, not by vacating the UN office. Meanwhile, a delegation of HCJK today visited Muslim League leaders Mushtaq ul Islam and Masarrat Alam Bhat at sub jail Baramulla. The delegation included Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Liberation Front R’s Wajahat Qureshi and Muhammad Yasin Ataai.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over Simthan Top road accident

Srinagar, July 9: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed serious grief and sorrow over the unfortunate accident that took place at Simthan Top in which nine officials of Sheep and Animal Husbandry Department were killed when the sumo they were traveling in fell into a deep gorge between the Sinthan Top and Chatru road in south Kashmir.

Shah pays tributes to July 13 martyrs , Appeals people to observe complete shutdown on July 13 

Srinagar, July 8: Paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of July 13, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that these martyrs by starting a revolution against the centuries-old oppressive Dogra rule invoked a new spirit of freedom among the people of Kashmir." The Dogra regime, after realizing the potential of these pro-freedom people subjected them to indiscriminate firing and these patriotic folk achieved martyrdom,” Shah said, adding that some bargainers of nation played with the sacred blood of these martyrs by constructing edifices on their graves. Shah said it is due to the sacrifices of these martyrs hat today freedom movement has gained momentum. “More than 5 lac people have laid their precious lives for keeping the mission of these martyrs alive,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah while appealing the people to boycott the upcoming assembly elections said the nation should observe a complete shutdown on July 13 to mark the anniversary of these great martyrs.

Freedom Party expresses condolences with family of Mir Hafizulah ,A delegation visits Mir’s Islamabad residence

Srinagar, July 8: On the directions of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah and president Democratic Freedom Party, a delegation of Freedom Party led by Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Saudagar thronged to the residence of Tehreek e Hurriyat head Islamabad, Mir Hafizulah and expressed condolences with the bereaved family on the sad demise of his grandmother. The delegation apart from Advocate Fayaz included Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Shabir Ahmad Baba and other party activists. On the occasion, Advocate Fayaz Ahmad threw light on the significance of life and death and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family. He said that to live life according to the guidelines laid down by the creator and being kind to other people is actually the real devotion to the creator. He also prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased and for the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

so-called rulers arrested shabir Shah on way. 

Srinagar July 6 : Freedom Party representatives of Handwara had made full arrangements for Shabir Ahmad Shah’s speech but got extremely disappointed as the so-called rulers arrested Shah on way. However, Muhammad Yasin Ataai along with other companions by giving slip to police succeeded in reaching the venue. Ataai along with Peer Inaayat ullah and Abdul Waheed who were already present there addressed the gathering. In their speeches, the leaders urged people to give a befitting reply to such highhandedness of government by completely boycotting the upcoming assembly elections. “This was the message of Shabir Ahmad Shah Sahib to you,” the leaders said while addressing the public gathering. 

Shabir Shah arrested at Patten on way to Kralgund

Srinagar, July 6: As per program Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was scheduled to address a public gathering at Kralgund Handwara. As Shah was on way to the venue, he was prevented by police at Patton from marching ahead and was arrested. The spokesperson while condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah lashed out at administration and termed the act as autocratic and dictatorial. “Those who claim to be the champions of democracy have no right to resort to undemocratic means and keep their political opponents away from political sphere,” he said, adding that the so-called government cannot break the resolve of freedom loving people by such means. He said Shabir Ahmad Shah was to address the public gathering at Kralgund, Handwara and had to appeal people to stay away from upcoming assembly elections so as not to let the sacrifices of those 5 lac martyrs go waste who laid their precious lives for the freedom against the forcible occupation of India. According to spokesperson, the Freedom Party representatives of Handwara had made full arrangements for Shabir Ahmad Shah’s speech but got extremely disappointed as the so-called rulers arrested Shah on way. However, Muhammad Yasin Ataai along with other companions by giving slip to police succeeded in reaching the venue. Ataai along with Peer Inaayat ullah and Abdul Waheed who were already present there addressed the gathering. In their speeches, the leaders urged people to give a befitting reply to such highhandedness of government by completely boycotting the upcoming assembly elections. “This was the message of Shabir Ahmad Shah Sahib to you,” the leaders said while addressing the public gathering.

Shabir Shah condoles demise of Justice Baha ud Din

Srinagar, July 5: Expressing condolence over the sad demise of Justice Baha ud Din, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiri nation has lost an illustrious lawyer of freedom movement, a great political analyst of subcontinent and a great personality of Kashmir’s judicial history. Shah expressed heartfelt sympathy with the family of the late retired justice. A delegation of HCJK led by Shabir Ahmad Shah which included Freedom Party general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad ,Mohad Yousuf Kaloo and Nawaz Sahib also visited the residence of the bereaved family and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased

Modi Govt. has wicked plans vis-à-vis Kashmir: HCJK We must devise strategy to counter their plans’ 

Srinagar, July 5: An emergency meeting of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir presided by its leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was held here in which Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Fayaz Ahmad and two members from each associated parties took part. During the meeting, the political change and formation of new government in Delhi and their extremist policy about Kashmir issue was deliberated upon. The speakers while commenting on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir said the purpose for which Modi came here clearly reflected the “expansionist” intentions of India aimed at strengthening the forcible occupation here. “The issue of providing separate settlements for Kashmiri Pandits and inhabiting non-Kashmiri refugees is one among them which is aimed at tarnishing the unity and centuries old tradition of brotherhood between Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits,” the speakers vowed in the meeting. They said the Sangh organizations, right from their beginning held the Hindutva ideology and for the pursuit of such goal; they can go to any extent. “It is our responsibility to devise a proper and well-planned strategy to make the plans of such elements unsuccessful. As such, there is also a need to collaborate with like-minded organizations,” they said. The speakers said that such plans of India are detrimental for the peace in subcontinent and it is the responsibility of world nations to contribute to the finding of everlasting solution to the core issue of Kashmir in order to prevent the subcontinent from any possible threat. “The world nations should also play their role in stooping India from committing ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri people." During the meeting, glowing tributes were also paid to the martyrs of July 13 and in this connection, a seminar is being organized on July 12 in which people from all walks of life will participate. The speakers also paid glowing tributes to Adil Pathan who was martyred in Tral and reiterated the pledge of taking the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion. Among others who were present in the meeting were Freedom Party’s Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, National Front’s Abdul Hameed, Manzoor Ahmad, Muslim Conference’s Muhammad Yusuf Shah, Muzaffar Ahmad Sheikh, Islamic Political Party’s Showkat Ahmad Bhat, Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, JKLF’s Wajahat Qureshi, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Muslim League’s Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, Muhammad Rafique Sofi, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Mahaz-e-Azadi’s Adil Jams heed Qureshi and Manzoor Ahmad Bhat. (

Shabir Shah thanks people for observing shutdown on Modi’s visit

Srinagar, July 4: Expressing thankfulness to the people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown on the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said though the state government had made full arrangements for the PM’s visit, still the people observed shutdown with full determination The state government, by making full arrangements for Modi’s visit, tried to give an impression that PM’s visit will solve much of the issues of valley but Kashmiri nation, by rejecting the government propaganda observed complete shutdown across the length and breadth of the valley for which I am extremely thankful to them,” Shah in a statement issued to media on Friday said. He said that to observe shutdown against the tyranny of forcible rulers is a political step which is aimed at sending a clear message to the world that Kashmiris are struggling against the forcible occupation of India and that people of Kashmir are fully backing the ongoing freedom struggle against India. “To observe shutdown against Modi’s visit is part of our resistance movement,” he said.Meanwhile, HCJK spokesperson has severely condemned the house arrest and frequent raids of its leaders. He said the tyrant rulers have put the pro-freedom leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Muhammad Ganai and Ayaz Akbar under house arrest and raided the residences of Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Bilal Ahmad Shah. “This is a frustration of government,” the spokesperson added.

Freedom Party welcomes Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh into party fold

Srinagar, July 2: Serving People’s League at various positions as provincial president, chief organizer and acting chairman, a noted leader of People’s League Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh today joined Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party with the following statement." I, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, having spent the prime of my youth serving the ‘disintegrated’ People’s League at various posts for securing of that great purpose for which the whole Kashmiri nation have laid their lives, I hereby declare that I continue to be on that path and my stand is same. So, in order to prevent my lifelong struggle from going waste and in the better interest of freedom movement, I, after a thorough deliberation, have reached to the decision of continuing my freedom struggle under the leadership of veteran resistance leader Jenab Shabir Ahmad Shah so as to secure my lifelong struggle. So I, hereby, declare that I am joining Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party.”JKDFP welcomed Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh’s entry into party fold.Meanwhile, DFP general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari has upheld the shutdown calls given by Hurriyat Conference (G) and HCJK, on July 4 this week

Observe complete shutdown on 4th July Modi’s arrival : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 1: Appealing people to observe complete shutdown on 4th July the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has said that Modi is coming here as a prime minister of that country which has usurped the right of self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and subjugated them. Those who will welcome Narendra Modi on his arrival are the paid agents of India and the worst enemies of the ongoing freedom movement,” HCJK in a statement issued to media said and added that the people of Kashmir will observe complete shutdown as a mark of protest.

HCJK delegation visits SOuibug, Budgam, Expresses condolence with family of Syed Salahuddin on demise of his wife 

Srinagar, June 29: On the directions of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation of the amalgam today visited the Soibugh, Budgam residence of Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander and United Jihad Council supreme, Syed Salahuddin, on the sad demise of his wife. The delegation while expressing condolence with the bereaved family prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased and also for their strength to bear the irreparable loss. The delegation comprised of Democratic Freedom Party general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and others. Meanwhile, another delegation led by Mushtaq Ahmad visited SK Colony Islamabad to express solidarity with the families of martyrs Shujaatul Islam, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khanday and Imtiyaz Ahmad on behalf of HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. The delegation led by Mushtaq Ahmad comprised of Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Shabir Ahmad and Nazir Ahmad.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs Shujaat ul Islam, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khanday, Imtiyaz Ahmad

Srinagar, June 28: Expressing grief over the killing of innocent youth of SK Colony of Islamabad who fell victims to the brutality of police forces on June 29, 2010, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah paid tributes to the martyrs Shujaat ul Islam, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khanday and Imtiyaz Ahmad. He said that nation will never forget the sacrifices of 128 innocent youth who showed resistance against the oppressed forces of India and fell to the bullets of Indian forces. Shah expressed his resentment over the fact that culprits of 2010 killings are still roaming free and that the so-called champions of democracy are shielding them. Shah appealed people to contribute in taking the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion by completely boycotting the upcoming assembly elections. “We should refrain from voting those who massacred our children. We should never forget our martyrs and should always keep away from any such politics that does not revere the sacrifices of martyrs,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah criticizes seizure of Hizb commander’ s property

Srinagar, June 27: The Democratic Freedom Party chief and the senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday condemned the action wherein according to him the property of the Hizb deputy chief Amir Khan has been confiscated. In a statement, Shah stated that if such ‘atrocities’ are not stopped, its repercussions are inevitable. He stated: “Aamir is on his mission and on the other hand his parents are being deprived from their own property which is nothing but a clear pressure tactic and must be condemned.”

HCJK Senior leader Shabir Ahmed Shah reject probe into Sopore killing

Srinagar, June 26 : , Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Shabir Ahmed Shah rejected the probe announced by the puppet administration into the recent killing of a youth by Indian troops in Sopore town terming it mere eyewash.Shabir Ahmed Shah, in an interview in Srinagar said that many commissions had been ordered by the authorities in the past but not a single culprit had been booked so far. He demanded an impartial investigation into the incident by an independent agency. He said that Machil fake encounter, Asiya-Neelofar double rape and murder case in Shopian were examples of human rights violations by Indian forces in the territory and till date no one had been punished." We have no hope that justice will be delivered to victim family as the probe announced by authorities is just to befool the people,” he added. Ayaz Akbar, the spokesman for the forum led by Syed Ali Gilani in an interview said that the puppet administration ordered the probe to buy time only. These probes have no credibility. We demand an impartial probe by an independent investigating agency so that culprits would be booked,” he added. It is to mention here that the authorities have ordered a probe into Sopore firing incident in which a youth, Arshad Ahmad Shah, was killed and several others were injured. Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has been asked to submit the report about the incident within 

international Movement for Fraternal Union among Races delegation meets Shabir Shah at his residence

Srinagar, June 25: At his Sanat Nagar residence, the Associate-Director of the 'International Movement for Fraternal Union Among Races Mr. Pal Beersmans and consultant Molder today held a detailed meeting with Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. Shabir Ahmad Shah deliberated the delegation about the ongoing freedom struggle and the excessive use of force and oppression by the government to curb the movement by citing the fresh example of killing of a youth Arshad Aziz Shah in Sopore by forces. He said thousands of people including resistance leaders continue to languish in jails naming few including Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarrat Alam Bhat, Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh and Muhammad Ayoub Dar. He said the local collaborators of tyrant Indian rulers are surpassing the records of Halaku Khan and Chenghiz Khan in inflicting atrocities upon the people. When asked about the solution to the long pending dispute of Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the issue is lingered due to the non-serious approach adopted by the United Nations and European Union. “Had UN and EU expressed seriousness, the Kashmir issue would have been resolved long ago. But they didn’t show any interest in resolving this issue,” Shah said. Regarding the expectations from Modi-Nawaz meet, Shah said we are in favor of Indo-Pak friendship and believe that until or unless there is a friendship between the two, the issue of Kashmir is almost impossible to get resolved but Shah was quick to add that it is Kashmir dispute which is the bone of contention between the two nations and this issue really needs to get addressed for the betterment of the people of both nations. Shah also made it clear that Kashmir issue can be resolved only through two means, by implementing the UN resolutions or through the tripartite dialogue. Asked about the return of Kashmiri Pandits, Shah said their claim to this land is same as that of a Kashmiri Muslim but rejected the plans of providing separate settlements to the Pandit community. “This will only create barrier between the two communities. This is a well-planned conspiracy to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits should return back to their respective areas and live with peace with their Muslim brethren as they used to live in past,” he said. Asked about the ties of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir with Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we both are against the forcible occupation of India; both demand the implementation of UN resolution for resolving the Kashmir issue and are in favor of tripartite dialogue. “We both will work in collaboration on mutually concerned issues,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah’s house is his second jail: Muhammad Abdullah Taari

Srinagar, June 24: In his fight for freedom from Indian forcible occupation, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent major portion of his life in jails, in and outside valley. Since the fight for freedom continues, Shabir Ahmad Shah is either put under house arrest or is detained in any police station. Democratic Freedom Party general secretary, Muhammad Abdullah Taari while criticizing the unending restrictions on Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “In a democratic set-up, when the political opponents are released from jails, they get freed in real terms and continue their political, social as well as religious activities in a free and fair manner. Contrary to it, the so-called democratic government after releasing Shabir Shah from a long detention re-arrested him in 2008 and 2010 on same charges and in this connection, Shah was slapped PSA six times. After that 3-year detention, since 2011, Shah was neither allowed to address any public gathering nor any religious or social gathering. He is not even allowed to offer congregational Friday or Eid prayers. In this connection, Shah’s total detention period (either in police station or under house arrest) counts to 1 year 6 months and 2 days which covers 129 Fridays.”Taari while condemning government’s policy of keeping Shabir Ahmad Shah away from people and keeping him under frequent house arrests termed it “autocratic” and “dictatorial”. “Their hollow slogans of being the champions of democracy are falling flat,” Taari said Taari while further questioning the so-called government said: “Is it a democracy where people are booked under harsh and black laws for demanding the right of self-determination and are being incessantly kept behind bars. This is a sheer barbarianism. On one hand, the governments beating the drums of democracy and on other they are restricting the movements of political leaders and are involved in anti-democratic acts in the name of democracy,” Taari questioned and added that by resorting to such means, the government can neither suppress the freedom movement nor can it weaken the resolve of pro-freedom people.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

Srinagar, June 23: Senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah was again placed under house arrest and was not allowed to move outside his house from Sunday evening, the party spokesperson said. While criticizing the house arrest of senior leader, 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.”

Shabir Shah arrested at Pantha Chowk on way to Tral

Srinagar, June 21: As the delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir led by Shabir Ahmad Shah was on way to Tral to pay tributes to Shaheed Adil Ahmad Mir, Shaheed Adil Ahmad Shah and Shaheed Tariq Ahmad Parry, a large contingent of police intercepted them and arrested Shah along with Muhammad Yasin Ataai and others. However, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi of JKLF-R and Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir succeeded in reaching Tral.Expressing resentment over the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah, the HCJK spokesperson said that Shah has been advocating for the peaceful solution of Kashmir issue while as the youth, by getting fed up with the oppressive rule of India, now prefer to give their blood rather than finding a political solution to the issue. He said the present militancy is the result of stubbornness of India with regards to finding of peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue. We believe that Kashmir issue rose to international level because of the invaluable sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir. “Today, HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was going to Daadsara, Rathsona and Lari Bal to pay tributes to the martyrs and to express solidarity with them but the so-called government, as routine, did not let him move forward. We strongly condemn the restrictions on the activities of pro-freedom leaders,” he said. Meanwhile, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Wajahat Qureshi of JKLF-R, Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, Molvi Buland Shah, Muhammad Yusuf Mir and Sajad Ahmad Lone visited Daadsara, Rathsona and Lari Bal to pay tributes to the martyrs and to express solidarity with them. On the occasion, they pledged to take the resistance movement to its logical conclusion and also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family on behalf of Shabir Ahmad Shah

Kashmir not internal issue of India but globally acknowledged issue' People should boycott assembly elections under Indian Constitution’ : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 20: During his house detention, senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Shabir Ahmad Shah in his telephonic address to the gathering organized by Freedom Party at Safapora, expressed his strong resentment over the statement of Defense Minister Arun Jaitley in which he had pitched for talks over Kashmir issue within the ambit of Indian Constitution." Kashmir issue is not an internal issue of India but an internationally acknowledged issue. For the finding of peaceful solution to this issue, 18 resolutions stand passed in the Security Council of United Nations. India should resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute as per its historical background in order to contribute to the peace in the subcontinent,” Shah, who is under house arrest said in a statement issued to media. He said Kashmir issue is the issue of the future of its people, which has to be resolved as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue, India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership. “The reason for the wars and failed agreements between India and Pakistan is India’s non-serious approach with regards to Kashmir issue since1947.” Welcoming the return of Kashmiri Pandits to valley, Shah said it has been our endeavor from day one to bring back our Pandit brethren but we are against the policy of giving separate homeland to them. “The Pandits should return to their respective localities where from they had left. The policy of separate homeland to them will create a barrier between the communities and it is contrary to our mutual culture and civilization. We will not let such elements succeed who try to crate rift between Hindus and Muslims of Kashmir,” Shah said. Expressing concern over the government’s policy of using black laws, apart from Army and police, to suppress the ongoing freedom movement, Shah urged people to give another befitting reply to pro-India partisan the upcoming assembly elections that exploit the same elections and mislead world community. “We have rendered innumerable sacrifices for the freedom movement and it is impossible for us to participate in
elections under Indian Constitution. It is the responsibility of pro-freedom leaders and people to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion and I appeal all pro-freedom leaders to devise a mutual strategy to cope up with the political challenges,” Shah said. After Shabir Ahmad Shah’s telephonic address, those who also addressed the gathering Hurriyat Leader Mohammad Yasin Ataai, also appealed people to completely boycott the upcoming assembly elections. 

Hurriyat Conference JK leadership under house arrest, 

Srinagar, June 20: According to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson, the leaders of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan have been placed under house arrest while as Muhammad Yusuf Naqash has been detained in police station Safa Kadal and Mushtaq ul Islam is being shifted from one jail to another." This is totally out of our understanding as on what grounds are these leaders detained. This is condemnable on part of so called administration," the spokesperson said. He said such acts by administration are useless and will not help resolve any issue. Condemning the arrest of leaders, the spokesperson said that India and its local collaborators are scared to compete with pro-freedom leadership at political level, that is why they are resorting to such unlawful methods by detaining the leaders." But Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir will continue its freedom movement with full resolve till the mission is taken to its logical
conclusion," the spokesperson added.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

Srinagar, June 18: Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah was again placed under house arrest and was not allowed to move outside his house on Wednesday, the party spokesperson said. It is pertinent to mention, Shabir Ahmed Shah was scheduled to visit Islamabad (Ana tang) district tomorrow to pay tributes to Shaheed-e-Millet Mirwaiz Qazi Nisar at his ancestral graveyard. While criticizing the house arrest of senior leader, 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.”

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Shaheed-e-Millet Dr Qazi Nisar

Srinagar, June 18: On his 20th death anniversary, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has paid glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Millet Mirwaiz Qazi Nisar. Highlighting the religious, political and educational contribution of Shaheed Qazi Nisar, Shah termed him the “wonderful” orator, preacher, educationist, and analyst of his time. “In this connection, I appeal the people of Islamabad to observe complete shutdown on the anniversary of Shaheed Mirwaiz Qazi Nisar,” Shah said. Shah also paid tributes to all other martyrs who laid their precious lives for the freedom struggle since 1947 and reiterated the pledge of continuing the freedom struggle until the oppressive rule is vanished from this part of the subcontinent. Terming the incessant arrest of HCJK leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam as worst example of political vengeance, Shah said it is very inhuman to fabricate the political opponent s in false cases and then re-arrest them. “Same is the case with Masarrat Alam Bhat which is extremely condemnable,” he said. Shah said the freedom movement cannot n be suppressed by these arbitrary arrests or by killing the freedom lovers. “The sacrifices of martyrs and the steadfastness of pro-freedom people is a valuable asset of our freedom movement. The nations who achieved freedom from oppressors have laid the sacrifices and we are hopeful that freedom is near,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah concerned over rising road mishaps in valley

Srinagar, June 17: Expressing serious grief over the increasing road mishaps in Valley senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed solidarity with the family of the teacher and student who breathed their last while meeting with the unfortunate accident at Doda, Bhagwan road. Shah also prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident. In this connection, a delegation of Freedom Party led by its general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari visited the injured persons at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura. The delegation also included Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Assadullah Shah.

Re-arrest of Masarrat Alam, Mushtaq-ul-Islam ‘frustration’ of govt.: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 15: Terming the re-arrest of resistance leaders Masarrat Alam Bhat and Mushtaq ul Islam as “frustration of so-called government”, senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said it is irony that on one hand the government beats the drums of democracy and justice and on other they violate the court orders openly by re-arresting the pro-freedom leaders under false charges. The senior Hurriyat Conference JK and Muslim League leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam is being shifted from one jail to another since last three months despite being granted bail by court. This is a big blot on the face of so-called claimers of democracy,” Shah said. He said the rulers are trying their every bit to suppress the people through military might in the name of peace and democracy and fabricate them under false charges but the pro-freedom people of Kashmir gave them befitting reply during the recently concluded parliamentary elections. Applauding the courage and steadfastness of Hurriyat leaders and activists, Shah said we will leave no stone unturned to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion. Meanwhile, a delegation of HCJK led by Shabir Ahmad Shah which included Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Feroz Ahmad Dar and Firdous Ahmad today visited Khan Mohalla, Chanapora to express solidarity with the bereaved family of Nisar Ahmad Khan on the sad demise of his father, Muhammad Aslam Khan. Nisar Ahmad Khan is lodged in central jail, Srinagar from last four years. Shah while highlighting the contribution of Nisar Khan’s family expressed condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.

Shah worried over Indian Govt intentions , We will go to any extent to safeguard freedom movement: Shabir shah

Srinagar, June 13: Addressing a public gathering organized by Democratic Freedom Party at central Kashmir’s Nasrullahpora, Budgam, senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed serious concern over the intentions of Modi led government against the freedom movement of Kashmiris. He said the motive of Modi led government is to change the demography of the state by giving the state subjects to non residents refugees in Kashmir We will not let such designs to succeed at any cost and will fight it tooth and nail in a political way,” Shah said while addressing the gathering. Others who addressed during the occasion included Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Bilal Ahmad Shah of Muslim League, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, Abdul Waheed of Freedom Party. Those who accompanied Shabir Ahmad Shah included Aijaz Ahmad Mir of JKLF, Freedom Party’s Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Fida Hussain, Bashir Ahmad, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Ghulam Hassan, Feroz Ahmad and dozens of other Freedom Party activists.Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiri nation has its unique history, culture and civilization and their freedom struggle is for safeguarding the historical, cultural and geographical integrity. “We will continue to preserve our national identity and will never let any conspiracy succeed that is aimed at harming the national identity of Kashmir,” Shah said, adding that we are fighting the forcible occupation of India for last 67 years and in this fight more than 5 lac Kashmiris have sacrificed their precious lives, thousands disappeared, raped and subjected to torture in jails in and outside Kashmir Shah said those who fight the occupational rulers do not join hands with the ruling party or take part in elections therein. “Those who fight elections under Indian Constitution are the worst enemies of the freedom struggle. These pro-India parties like National Conference, Congress, PDP and others who have started uproar over the safeguarding or revoking Article 370 are the real enemies of the people of Kashmir who want to crush the freedom movement,” he added Shah appealed people to make these pro-India elements clear that they are running a freedom movement against Indian forcible occupation to get complete freedom from India and boycott the upcoming assembly elections. “I want to make it clear that our freedom movement is not against any particular community, religion or region but we fight for the right of self determination for all those who had been the inhabitants of this region since pre-1947 undivided Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said. Expressing delight over the return of Kashmiri Pandits, Shabir Ahmad Shah said they should get settled back in their respective areas as they used to live so that the atmosphere of our mutual brotherhood resumes once again. Shah also expressed serious concern over the plans of separate settlement of Kashmiri Pandits. “We are totally against the partition and will fight against any such move aimed at dividing the people of Kashmir on the lines of religion, race, language or region,” Shah said. Talking about the need of ideological unity among the like-minded pro-freedom groups to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we have been endeavoring for such initiative in past also and continue to do so. “That is why we are ready to work together for the common freedom cause. By responding positively to Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sahib’s invitation to attend the seminar organized by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, we once again made it clear that we will go to any extent for the better interest of freedom movement,” Shabir Ahmad Shah added. Meanwhile, according to the spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference-JK. A delegation consisting chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmed Dar reached Lelhar successfully. The party leaders addressed in Jammia Masjid Lelhaar and later they addressed in the main Chowk of Lelhaar. The leaders also pay visit to Shaheed Bilal Ahmed Bat's (Lelhaari) home. According to the spokesperson the leaders while addressing the gathering said, all the sacrifices laid down by the people of Kashmir for the cause of Right to Self Determination are precious and assets to us. Those freedom fighters who have sacrificed their life have given life to this resistance struggle. HCJK leaders said, resistance moment will remain in-force till we will achieve the goal of freedom. Apart from leaders several activists, Tariq Ahmed Sheikh, Muhammad Ayoub Dar and Sajad Ahmed Lone were also part the delegation.

Police arrest Shabir shah, Farooq Dar & Shabir Dar in IOk.

Srinagar, June 12 : , police arrested Hurriyet conference jk leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Shabir Ahmad Dar at Panth Chowk to prevent them from visiting family of a martyr at Kakpura in Pulwama. HCJK leaders Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Ahmad Shah and others succeeded to reach the area. These leaders led a protest demonstration in the area. The leaders, on the occasion, reiterated to continue the martyrs’ mission, against all odds. The Hcjk leaders visited the family of martyr, Mudassir Ahmad, who along with another martyr, Bilal Ahmad was recently martyred by Indian troops during siege and search operation.

HCJK condemns police action of foiling Tehreek-e-Hurriyat seminar

Srinagar, June 11: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson has condemned the police action of preventing the participants to attend the seminar organized by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir at their Hyderpora residence. The seminar was organized to pay tributes to martyrs, particularly of 2010.
According to spokesperson, as soon as HCJK leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Ajaz Ahmad Mir reached the venue, a large contingent of police force stopped them and did not allow the leaders to march ahead to attend the seminar. Lashing out at the so-called administration for foiling the peaceful seminar, the spokesperson strongly condemned the act and termed the continuous house detention of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani as unjustified. “Due to continuous house arrest since 2010, Geelani Sahib’s health has also deteriorated which is extremely condemnable,” he said. Paying glowing tributes to martyrs particularly of 2010, the spokesperson said our struggle for freedom is replete with the blood of our martyrs and God willing we will succeed in our mission. “Our struggle for freedom from the forcible occupations of India will reap fruit very soon,” the spokesperson added.

Geelani, Sehrai, shabir Shah, Khan held sit in on the Airport road

 Srinagar 11 : Authorities on Wednesday tried to foil the seminar of Hurriyat (G) when police did not allow anybody to enter the Hyderpora residence of Hurriyat Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani where the octogenarian separatist leader has been going under house detention since March 16 this year. Geelani later lead a protest sit in with Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan and others before leading everybody to his residence." Heavy deployment of police was put in place not only on the main gate of Geelani residence but on the Airport road as well and the men in uniform did not allow anybody to move towards the venue,”Hurriyat (G) spokesman told Kashmir Life. Police sources said that they were directed not to allow anybody to enter the residence of Geelani so they implemented the orders. As the day proceeded and police did not allow the participants including Shabir Shah and Nayeem Khan to enter the venue of the seminar, dozens of Hurriyat (G) activists protested by raising slogans against what they called “undemocratic attitude of the authorities." in the meantime Geelani also defying the house arrest came out of his residence and joined Shah, Khan, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and the other protesting people and lead a sit in on the Airport road. He addressed the protesters before leading them to his residence. Pertinently, Hurriyat (G) had announced that it will organize a daylong seminar Wednesday, at Hyderpora with its chairman Syed Ali Geelani in chair in memory of 128 innocents who were killed in 2010.The seminar was scheduled to start at 10.30 a.m. A book written on 2010 killings was also to be released on the occasion

Freedom Party’s 3-day Chenab Valley tour Welcomes the release of party zonal president Maulana Abdul Qayoom

Srinagar, June 10: On the directions of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation of Freedom Party led by Maulana Abdullah Taari toured Baderwah, Doda and Kishtawar areas of Chenab Valley on 7, 8 and 9 June. The tour was purely an organizational one during which the delegation met the representatives of all the three areas and deliberated on the present political situation of the state. The delegation also deliberated on the recently concluded parliamentary elections and discussed the future course of action with regards to upcoming assembly elections. Freedom Party reiterated its stand of staying away from electoral politics and expressed satisfaction over the release of party’s zonal president Maulana Abdul Qayoom. They also demanded the release of other political prisoners who were fabricated under false cases. The 3 member delegation, Jenab Shamim Ahmad Talk of Baderwah and provincial president Jammu, Jenab Muhammad Shafi Rangrez made it to the residence of Maulana Abdul Qayoom to express their pleasure over his release and also extended heartfelt congratulations on behalf of Shabir Ahmad Shah. An important meeting was also held under the chairmanship of provincial president Jammu, Jenab Muhammad Shafi Rangrez in which the party reiterated its pledge of continuing their freedom struggle till the issue of Kashmir is taken to its logical conclusion. They also prayed for the health of Shabir Ahmad Shah. On the occasion, the party general secretary, Muhammad Abdullah Taari while applauding the leadership of Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Shah has been struggling for the birth right of self-determination of the people Kashmir and will continue to do so. He also deliberated on the vision of Shabir Ahmad Shah that until there will be friendly relations between India and Pakistan, the resolution of Kashmir issue and peace in south Asia would be a dream. The party’s provincial president Muhammad Shafi Rangrez while concluding the meeting stressed on the need to spread the party’s programmes to every freedom loving individual so as to defeat the communal policies of pro-India parties.Shameem Ahmad Tak also stressed on the need to avoid political differences and said there is a need to keep patience and understand each other’s ideology in order to create a peaceful atmosphere.

HCJK pays tributes to Shaheed Bilal Lal Hari, Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad

Srinagar, June 9: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson while paying tributes to Shaheed Bilal Lal Hari and Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad who got martyred in Reshi Pora, Kralpora today reiterated the pledge of the Hurriyat that the mission of all martyrs right from 1947 will be taken to its logical conclusion and there will be no compromise in this regard. These sacrifices will not go waste and Hurriyat Conference is the guardian of these sacrifices. We will not let anyone play with these sacrifices. The goal for which our youth laid down their lives will be accomplished at any cost.It is because of these martyrs that Kashmir issue rose to international level and we are indebted to them,” the spokesperson said. Commenting on the skirmished between forces and civilians over the killing of Shaheed Bilal Lal Hari and Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad, the Hurriyat spokesperson said there is still time for India to read a writing on the wall and resolve Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. It is an acknowledged fact that Kashmir issue is a political issue and it should be resolved in a political way. ‘But India is resorting to political vengeance and suppressing the people of Kashmir by force, booking pro-freedom people under harsh laws, arresting youth on false charges and prolonging the illegal detention of political prisoners and is committing grave human rights violations. It seems India is hell bent upon ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri people,” he said. Expressing serious concern over the fresh arrest spree of youth in north Kashmir’s Sopore and its adjacent areas, the HCJK spokesperson said the youth are the future of their nation and our youth will not distance themselves from their future.

Shabir Shah addresses jkdfp members  urges them to speed up activities.

Srinagar, June 7: A high level meeting of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party was held at its Sanat Nagar headquarters in which Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah presided over. The meeting was attended by all members and decision making committee of Freedom Party. In the meeting, the members deliberated on the political situation of Jammu and Kashmir in the backdrop of changing political scenario of the subcontinent and also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Kashmir. The members also pledged to continue the political struggle until the Kashmir dispute is resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. Addressing the members, Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated that Kashmir is a political issue which needs to be resolved as per its political and historical background. He said Kashmir is an issue of the right of self-determination of about 1.5 crore populace for which our more than 5 lac people have laid down their lives and in this connection more than 600 graveyards have come to fore. “The Kashmir issue should neither be viewed as a border dispute between India and Pakistan nor any law and order problem under Indian rule. But the reality is that there is a forcible and undemocratic occupation of India over Kashmir against which the people of Kashmir are struggling. The issue should be resolved either though the implementation of UN resolutions or through dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership,” Shah said. Terming the boycotting of elections by people during recently concluded parliamentary elections as “political maturity” and said the boycott in parliamentary polls was a rehearsal for assembly polls. He said we are proud that Kashmiris did not vote for those who killed their children, razed their houses and molested their daughters. “These local collaborators of India like National Conference, Congress ,PDP and others will once again try to hoodwink you for votes during assembly polls in order to safeguard their chairs but I hope that nation will give them same befitting reply as they did in parliamentary polls." Shah urged all Freedom Party members and decision makers to speed up the activities of spreading the programs of party across the people and endeavor in taking the mission of freedom to its logical end. “We have to analyze the policy of these pro-India parties with regards to upcoming assembly elections and devise proper strategies accordingly." Commenting on the formation of Modi led government in India and political uncertainty in Pakistan, Shah said the Kashmir is the basis of conflict between both the neighboring nations. He said India should initiate steps towards resolving Kashmir issue as Pakistan, in order to create friendly mutual relations." The peaceful solution of Kashmir is vital for the peace and prosperity of both the nations. We wish better relations between both. Our fight is not against the people of India but against the rulers who have usurped our right of self-determination.”Shabir Ahmad Shah said there is dire need for the solution of this long pending dispute of Kashmir which should be according to the wishes and aspirations of its people. He said that India by suppressing the people by the might of force is inviting militancy. “We hope that India will realize the changing world scenario and the aftermath effects of American policies in Afghanistan over the subcontinent,” Shah added.

Mushtaq ul Islam’s continuing detention ‘political vengeance’: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 6: Expressing strong resentment over the continuous detention of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Muslim League Jammu Kashmir, Mushtaq ul Islam, HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has accused government of fabricating its political opponents under false cases. 
“Though Mushtaq ul Islam’s detention is not new to us but the administration by resorting to political vengeance made it clear that they want to crack down against pro-Hurriyat people and continue their forcible rule here,” Shah while lashing out at so-called administration said. Since Mushtaq ul Islam was arrested during so-called parliamentary elections, he is being shifted from one jail to another without any reason which is unlawful and extremely condemnable,” Shah added. Meanwhile, according to Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson, a high level delegation of HCJK led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited the residence of Wajahat Qureshi on the sad demise of his father and expressed condolences with the bereaved family. The delegation prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.

HCJK holds meeting, applauded the sacrifices laid down by people

Srinagar, June 5: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir today held a meeting at its party headquarters in Srinagar which was presided by senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah. The meeting was also attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Bashir Ahmad Dar and Javid Ahmad.In the meeting it was realized that the people of Kashmir particularly youth, by offering invaluable sacrifices for the achievement of right of self determination from the forcible occupation of India, are penning down a priceless history of the Kashmir freedom movement. The leaders also applauded the bravery and valor of the youth who stand at forefront against the tyrant forces of India. They said the people of Kashmir, by completely boycotting the recently concluded parliamentary elections gave a befitting reply to pro-India elements that we want nothing less than freedom the illegal occupation of India. 
In the meeting, the policy of so-called administration of putting hundreds of pro-freedom leaders and activists behind bars was severely criticized and termed it the “sick mindedness” of the administration. “Despite all such restrictions, the leaders pledged to discharge all their duties in a responsible manner and take the mission of freedom to its logical conclusion. They also reiterated their pledge to work as per the constitution of Hurriyat and to encourage those offering invaluable sacrifices.”They said the Hurriyat will continue to endeavor in finding the lasting solution of the long pending dispute of Kashmir in a very responsible manner. The leaders also urged United Nations to fulfill its responsibilities with regards to Kashmir issue and shun the policy of being the mute spectator as it raised numerous questions on the said institution. “The UN should resolve the issue of 1.5 crore people s it concerns their future,” they said.
In the meeting, glowing tributes were also paid to the late Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini on his 25th death anniversary and urged the present regime of Iran to fulfill its responsibilities towards the finding of lasting solution to the Kashmir issue by following the footsteps of late supreme leader. 

HCJK condoles demise of Bashir Ahmad Qureshi and remembers Late Ghulam Rasool Zahgeer,

Srinagar, June 5: HCJK condoled the sad demise of the father of Wajahat Qureshi . The amalgam expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss and prayed for the highest place in heaven for the deceased Bashir Ahmad Qureshi. HCJK also 10th death anniversary, of general secretary Mahaz-e-Azadi, Late Ghulam Rasool Zahgeer Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir today highlighted the sacrifices laid down by the former general secretary Mahaz-e-Azadi, Late Ghulam Rasool Zahgeer and prayed for the heavenly abode for the deceased. 

Freedom movement will not stop with continuous arrest of leaders, Shabir shah

Srinagar, June 2: Commenting on the use of illegal force by government to suppress the ongoing freedom movement, The senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) shabir shah said that if the rulers had contemplated on the reasons behind their defeat in parliamentary elections they would have released the political opponents and youth arrested during elections, long time ago. He said it seems that the rulers have learned lessons from the defeat in parliamentary polls. Expressing serious concern over the continuous detention of HCJK leader and Muslim League Chairman Mushtaq ul Islam and shifting him from one jail to another, Shah said, it is unlawful act on part of authorities and is extremely condemnable. He said the arrests continue in those areas of south, central and north Kashmir where people rejected the National Conference and Congress representatives. Shah while terming the use of force on people by police in Hardhead, Sopore as “intolerable”, said the police have went berserk in that area." We express wonder over the fact that on one hand, innocent children are booked under PSAs and other draconian laws and are shifted to outside valley jails where they suffer under scorching heat, while as on the other hand, the forces involved in the killings of innocent people in 2008, 2009 and 2010 are roaming free,” he said. He also added that the health of prisoners in and outside valley jails is deteriorating at alarming pace.He said Hurriyat Conference reiterates its pledge of carrying the mission of more than 5 lac martyrs to the logical conclusion and will never let these sacrifices go waste. “Hurriyat Conference is the guardian of these invaluable sacrifices." Shah while urging people especially youth to remain steadfast on the freedom movement said, they should be ready to teach another lesson to these pro-India parties in upcoming assemble elections. “God willing, we will succeed in our mission,” he added.

Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir will celebrate May 30 as Asiya-Neelofar Day every year: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 30: Despite strict restrictions from government, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today succeeded in reaching Shopian on the 5th anniversary of fateful Asiya-Neelofar tragedy. The leaders included Shabir Ahmad Shah, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Mahaz-e-Azadi president Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Bilal Ahmad Shah of Muslim League and Muhammad Yasin Ataai  the leaders applauded the valor and courage of the people of Shopian for bearing every kind of loss for months while raising their voice against the tragedy and government oppression. The leaders also assured the people of Shopian that they will, at any cost, expose the culprits of the Shopian double rape and murder. Lashing out at Omar Abdullah government of shielding the rapists and murderers, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the so-called chief minister, by doing so disappointed us severely. “Instead the government threatened those who raised their voice against the injustice. They (Omar Abdullah government) tasted the defeat in parliamentary polls and we hope the people of Shopian will make them face the worst defeat again in upcoming assembly elections,” Shah said.Shah said the nation will never forget the tragedies like Shopian, Tabinda Gani, Kunan Poshpora and several similar incidents. “It is a reality that until Indian forces remain here, our life, honor and dignity is at stake. Our freedom movement is a movement to safeguard the lives and honor of our people and we will continue our struggle till human rights violations stop here and we achieve complete freedom from Indian occupational forces." He said India failed to suppress the people of Kashmir by force and when it tried to do so, that resulted in militancy. “Till date, we have sacrificed more than five lac lives for the cause of freedom.”“Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir has decided that it will celebrate May 30 as Youm-e-Tahaffuz-e-Khwateen (Women Protection Day) every year,” Shah declared. Terming Kashmir dispute as the result of partition of subcontinent, Shah expressed gratitude to Pakistan for its relentless support to the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir against the forcible rule of India. He also expressed hope that with the changing situation, Pakistan will come forward to fulfill the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir and continue their support to them. Shah said the new generation of Kashmir is filled with the spirit of freedom. He said the martyrdom of Shaheed Muhammad Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru are showing colors. “Our young generation pushed themselves before Indian tanks in 2008, 2009 and 2010 but didn’t surrender. Still we didn’t close the doors for peaceful talks.”Shabir Ahmad Shah said that hues and cries over “Integral part” and “Article 370” by Modi led government do not make any sense for us. “We want complete freedom from Indian forcible occupation and will continue our struggle till the movement reaches its logical conclusion in the form of tripartite dialogue or through the implementation on UN resolutions,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah visits Tangmarg to express solidarity with family of Shaheed Prof Waheed .

Srinagar, May 29: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) led by its senior most leader Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited Chandi Lora, Tangmarg to express solidarity with the bereaved family of prominent personality of resistance movement Shaheed Prof Waheed on the sad demise of his mother. 
Paying tributes to the mother of Prof Waheed, Shah said it is a matter of pride that she gave birth to such pro-freedom personality. He said the life is a test and we should try to lead this limited life by doing good deeds and try to be selfless. Shah said those who surrender themselves to the will of Allah and acknowledge only his supremacy over all, never surrender themselves to any man made system. They can’t bear slavery at any cost, he said On the occasion, Shah while terming the deceased as the first institution of Shaheed Prof Waheed, prayed for her heavenly abode and for the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. The delegation apart from Shabir Ahmad Shah included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Ghulam Rasool Nawaz, Sheikh Zameer and other activists.

Shabir Shah, Shabir Dar, Naqash, others arrested at Pampore on way to Shopian

Srinagar, May 28: A high-level delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir led by Shabir Ahmad Shah, which included Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar and Islamic Political party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, JKLF –R’s Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Yasin Ataai were arrested at Pampore while they were on way to Shopian and Kulgam to express solidarity with the martyrs Shaheed Ashfaq Ahmad Bhat and Shaheed Zubair Ahmad Bhat. However, Bilal Ahmad and other Hurriyat activists gave slip to police and succeeded in reaching Shopian and Kulgam.The delegation while expressing solidarity with the bereaved families also addressed the people there. They said the freedom movement got a new spirit and dimension due to the invaluable sacrifices rendered by the martyrs Shaheed Ashfaq Ahmad Bhat and Shaheed Zubair Ahmad Bhat. They said the sacrifices will bear fruit and will eventually free the nation from the clutches of tyrant oppressors. Applauding the courage and valor of the said martyrs, the delegation said the way they fought with occupational Indian forces is commendable and an example for pro-Hurriyat people, for which we are proud. They said that India is trying to strengthen its occupation through military might but our brave youth, by rendering their precious lives for the cause, give clear message to Indian forces that they will continue to fight till Kashmir issue is nt resolved. Condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, JKLF –R’s Ajaz Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Yasin Ataai, the spokesperson warned of serious repercussion if government prevents Hurriyat leadership from meeting people and expressing solidarity with them. The delegation had to go to Shopian to fulfil its religious obligation but the arrests were totally unjustified. Such acts on part of government are detrimental to the peaceful atmosphere of the region. Kashmir is a political issue which needs a political solution,” the spokesperson said, adding, “to suppress the political opponents by using force is extremely condemnable.

Dr Nisar ul Hassan victim of NC, Congress frustration Shabir shah

Srinagar, May 27: Terming the treatment meted out to Dr Nisar ul Hassan as collaborated decision of National Conference and Congress, the senior resistance leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir shah said, such example of vengeance is hard to find in any civilized society." The only crime of Dr Nisar is that he worked above the political lines and strived for the betterment of patients and struggled for their well-being. The anti-people government of Omar Abdullah considered such attitude of Dr Nisar as unlawful and illegal and arrested him on such grounds,” shah said. Shah warned the government of serious repercussions in the form of revolution if they do not refrain from such anti-people activities. Shah while condemning the continuous arrest of Muslim League chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader termed it the worst kind of political vengeance. “It is the worst kind of political vengeance and dictatorial approach on part of government to put the political opponents behind bars." Shah said , Mushtaq ul Islam was shifted from Baramulla sub jail to Sopore police station and warned of bad consequences if such unjustified detentions continue.

OBSERVE MAY 30 AS 'WOMEN SECURITY DAY': SHABIR SHAH

Srinagar, May 26: Commenting on the unfortunate incident of rape and murder of Asiya and Neelofar five years ago, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said that such incidents can never be tolerated by any nation. He said that one can bear the attack on life and property but never on honor and dignity. Applauding the valor and courage of the people of Shopian by registering their voice against the culprits, Shah lashed out at so-called chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah for shielding the rapists and murderers. He said the culprits are still roaming free while as those protesting against such shameful incidents are suppressed. Linking Tabinda Gani case, Kunan Poshpora case and dozens of similar cases with the Shopian tragedy, Shah appealed all the pro-freedom leadership and people to observe May 30 as “Women Security Day” every year in order to create to create awareness regarding the safety and security of women. Shah said such unfortunate and shameful incidents are prone to happen until Indian illegal occupation continues here. Expressing solidarity with the people of nation particularly of Shopian on behalf of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir, Shah appealed all the pro-freedom leadership and people to assemble in public gathering on May 30, being organized in Shopian after Friday prayers. Paying tributes to those martyred during recent encounter Shaheed Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat of Chak, Shopian and Zubair Ahmad Bhat of Nowpora, Arwani, the Hurriyat spokesperson said the political leadership should endeavor in resolving the Kashmir issue in a political way so as to prevent such loss of lives.

Shabir shah condemns re-arrest of Mushtaq-ul-Islam

Srinagar, May 25 : Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah, has strongly condemned the re-arrest of illegally detained liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, by Indian police soon after his release from Baramulla sub-jail and described it unlawful and unjustified act.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that such cheap tactics by India could not prevent the people of Kashmir from continuing their struggle for securing their right to self-determination. Shah also denounced inhuman treatment with Kashmiri students in Indian states and continued arrest of youth in several areas of the territory. Shah said that the Kashmiris could not be suppressed through such undemocratic means and they would continue their just struggle till complete success Shah also condemned the continued oppression of family of Peer Ghulam Nabi of Verinag area of Islamabad by the puppet authorities. He said that a son of the poor Peer family was martyred, another son was languishing in jail for two years and now his house was being raided and inmates were being harassed. Meanwhile, a delegation comprising Hurriyet leaders Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the residence of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement leader, Shakeel Ahmad Butt, in Fateh Kadal and congratulated him over his release from six-year illegal detention. The delegation on the occasion also demanded release of all unlawfully detained Hurriyet leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory.

Govt. hell bent upon suppressing its political opponents: HCJK
‘They resort to political vengeance’

Srinagar, May 24: Expressing concern over the rise in government suppression across the length and breadth of valley, the spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Saturday said that government is continuing with its policy of suppressing its political opponents. Expressing serious concern over the use of brute force by Army and forces upon the people living in far flung areas, the senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under house arrest cited the example of an Imam of Jamia Masjid Batagund, Verinag, Ghulam Nabi Parry whose one son has been martyred and the other has been booked under PSA. “The government is not satisfied by this and continues to hold nocturnal raids on the residence of the said Islamic preacher. They sabotage the property and torture the family psychologically by humiliating them,” Shah said. Strongly condemning the re-arrest of incarcerated Muslim League chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Mushtaq ul Islam, Shah termed the re-arrest of the leader as political vengeance. Mushtaq was shifted from Baramulla sub jail to police station Sopore after he was re-arrested. Expressing resentment over the continuing attacks on Muslim students outside valley and arrest of Muslims in Poonch, Shah said that by such, the nation will not refrain from demanding the birth right of self determination. Meanwhile, a delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir comprising of JKLF (R) chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karate, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, president Mahaz e Azadi Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muslim League’s Javid Sahib and Democratic Freedom Party’s Molvi Bashir Ahmad JKLF (R) Wajahat qureshi today visited the Fateh Kadal residence of Shakeel Ahmad Bhat of Democratic Political Movement. The delegation expressed satisfaction over the release of Shakeel Ahmad who was released after 6 years.

India continues to usurp the right of self determination of Kashmiris: Shabir shah

Srinagar, May 22: Soon after senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was released after 22 days from Raj Bagh police station, he has been placed under house arrest at amalgam’s headquarters in Srinagar. In a detailed statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the recently concluded parliamentary elections should be viewed in the subcontinent’s political and historical background when two nations India and Pakistan gained independence and India usurped the right of self determination of the people of Kashmir by annexing the state through military might. Since then, we are struggling against the forcible occupation of India who has been staging the election drama and resorting to other undemocratic means in the name of democracy. We have always been raising our voice against such oppression but the occupational forces continue to suppress the genuine demands of the people of Kashmir. It is a matter of satisfaction that people followed the election boycott call given by pro-freedom leadership and boycotted the so-called elections. Shah said: “I express my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Kashmir for boycotting the sham elections. Though these elections were not between pro-freedom and pro-India but they were, of course, one sided. The Hurriyat leaders and activists were detained in police stations and jails, still people, by rejecting the sham elections, gave a clear message to India that they want nothing less than freedom. The machinations of pro-India elements failed completely which they used to exploit people in the name of development and other issues. They used to beg for votes in the name of such issues and would exploit the same participation of elections at international level by terming that the people of Kashmir have acknowledged the supremacy of India and they choose their representatives in a democratic way. By such they try to prove that Kashmir is not a dispute at all." He further said: “Our new generation has waked up from the slumber and it is impossible to exploit them. They gave a message that they will continue the struggle for freedom till they achieve the right of self determination." Terming the improving of relations between India and Pakistan mandatory for resolving Kashmir issue, Shah said we wish for the friendship between the two neighboring nations and urge them to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue as per the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. In this connection, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and his advisors would decide whether they want peace in the subcontinent and south Asia by resolving the Kashmir issue.Shabir Ahmad Shah said that we want peace and prosperity in both nations but it is possible only when India, like Pakistan will agree to resolve the dispute of Kashmir as per its political and historical background.“I want to make it clear that any solution within the ambit of Indian Constitution will not be acceptable and we will reject the upcoming assemble elections which will be held under Indian Constitution. We respect the democratic values and fight for the same for the people of Kashmir. We consider Kashmir a political issue which needs a political solution. We also pay glowing tributes to all those martyrs who laid their precious lives for the sacred cause right from 1947 and we once again pledge to continue our fight for freedom till the movement is taken to its logical end,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah Nayeem Khan placed under house arrest

Srinagar, May 20: Police on Tuesday put to house arrest leaders of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad and Nayeem Ahmad Khan under house arrest after they were released from police custody after a gap of a three weeks. Meanwhile, Shabir Shah and Nayeem Khan were released from Rajbagh police station but as they reached their respective residences, they were put under house arrest and were informed that they cannot move out. Shah and Khan were first put under house arrest on April 16 in wake of the Lok Sabha elections and then shifted to Rajbah police station on April 26. “Since then both the leaders were in police station Rajbagh — with Mehmood Saghar and 6 others.

MORE YOU USE FORCE, MORE OUR PRO FREEDOM SPIRIT WILL ENHANCE TOWARDS FREEDOM MOVEMENT: HCJK

Srinagar May 19 : The spokesman of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has expressed wonder over the fact that government is not anticipating the public power even after the humiliating defeat. He said this is the reason they resort to political vengeance by continuing to keep their political opponents behind bars.
The Hurriyat spokesman in a statement issued to Growing Kashmir, criticizing the government for not releasing the Hurriyat leaders and activists arrested during the 'so-called parliamentary elections', he said that by such attempts, the government cannot break the resolve of pro-freedom leaders and the freedom movement. “The more government uses force on them, the more their pro-freedom spirit will enhance and more the freedom movement gains momentum. They have been using attempts to crush the freedom movement since 1947 but the movement only gained momentum with the passage of time,” he said. Terming the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and others as unlawful and inhuman, the Hurriyat spokesman also severely condemned the continuous house arrest of octogenarian Hurriyat leader Jenab Syed Ali Shah Geelani.The spokesman said that if by killing and arresting the pro-Hurriyat people and by committing grave human rights violations, they think can suppress the freedom spirit of the people of Kashmir, they could have done so by the support of more than 7 lac forces who produced more than 500 graveyards of martyrs in which more than 15 lac martyrs have been buried." The government should read the writing on the wall and keep in mind that until the people of Kashmir get their birth right of self determination, they will continue their struggle for freedom,” the spokesman added. — 

To keep youth continuously under detention even after humiliating defeat worst kind of political vengeance: HCJK

Srinagar, May 18: The spokesperson of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has expressed wonder over the fact that government is not anticipating the public power even after the humiliating defeat. He said this is the reason they resort to political vengeance by continuing to keep their political opponents behind bars. Criticizing the government for not releasing the Hurriyat leaders and activists arrested during the so-called parliamentary elections, he said that by such attempts, the government cannot break the resolve of pro-freedom leaders and the freedom movement. “The more government uses force on them, the more their pro-freedom spirit will enhance and more the freedom movement gains momentum. They have been using attempts to crush the freedom movement since 1947 but the movement only gained momentum with the passage of time,” he said Terming the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and others as unlawful and inhuman, the Hurriyat spokesperson also severely condemned the continuous house arrest of octogenarian Hurriyat leader Jenab Syed Ali Shah Geelani.The spokesperson said that if by killing and arresting the pro-Hurriyat people and by committing grave human rights violations, they think can suppress the freedom spirit of the people of Kashmir, they could have done so by the support of more than 7 lac forces who produced more than 500 graveyards of martyrs in which more than 15 lac martyrs have been buried." The government should read the writing on the wall and keep in mind that until the people of Kashmir get their birth right of self determination, they will continue their struggle for freedom,” the spokesperson added.

HCJK pays tributes to Shaheed e Millet, Shaheed e Hurriyat, Hawal Martyrs, Other Martyrs : 

Srinagar, May 17: Terming the sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir for the right of self-determination as the greatest asset, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir in its statement has said that it is due to these sacrifices that Kashmir issue gained a new direction and woke the nation from its slumber. The amalgam said that they would continue to offer the sacrifices until the Kashmir issue is not resolved as per its historical background and according to the mission of martyrs. Paying glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Millet Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal martyrs and other martyrs, the Hurriyat spokesperson said these martyrs sacrificed their lives for the freedom movement against Indian forcible occupation not for any material gains. “Our freedom movement has reached such level where we are obliged to safeguard the sacrifices rendered by our martyrs,” the spokesperson said and condemned the arrest spree by police and forces across the valley. the spokesperson while commenting on the change of regime in India said: “It does not matter to us whether there would be a secular or Hindu nationalist regime in India as the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir remains the same. Those who desire for the solution to this humanitarian issue are the well wishers of this nation." He said if Indian political leadership shuns its prejudicial approach with regards to Kashmir issue, all the fear and concern that has gripped the people across the whole south Asia due to uncertainty and vice versa, will fade out. Due to stubbornness of India and its ‘time consuming’ policy with regards to Kashmir issue, neither the relation between Islamabad and New Delhi has improved nor has it helped resolve the Kashmir issue in any way,” he said, adding that it is only and only die to the stubbornness of India that Kashmir issue continues to remain unresolved. He said though the regime has changed in India and people have voted there for ideological change, the oppressed people of Kashmir have no hopes of any relief from such change. “If the people of Kashmir will be allowed to express their political and other rights, they will not waste a moment in declaring the current change of India as a positive step. Not a single regime has obliterated the spirit freedom movement from the hearts of Kashmiris nor could they change the historical reality of this issue. The need of the hour is to express the political maturity and take initiatives to resolve the long pending issue of Kashmir so that peace can prevail in the whole subcontinent,” the spokesperson added.

Administration hell bent upon suppressing leaders, people: HCJK
SK Lamba’s statement unrealistic, illogical’

Srinagar, May 14: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmad Dar while criticizing the retribution approach adopted by so-called administration with regards to pro-freedom leaders and common people during election boycott and its aftermath has demanded the immediate release of all those arrested so far.
Hurriyat Conference leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq ul Islam, have been confined to four walls of jails since last month due to which Shabir Ahmad Shah’s health also got deteriorated who was hospitalized last month. While as Mushtaq ul Islam is being shifted from one jail to another. “Still, these leaders and common people are made victims of mental and psychological torture. From children to octogenarian, all are booked under harsh laws to prolong their detention. This whole frustration is the result of successful boycott of Indian armed operation which they call elections, by the people of Kashmir,” Dar said, adding that the so-called administration have unleashed a reign of terror across the valley.Shabir Ahmad Dar said: “The way the election boycott campaign was portrayed by the mainstream parties reflect their sick-mindedness while as the reality is that the people of Kashmir completely boycotted the sham elections by following the election boycott call of pro-freedom leadership.” Dar said the people of Kashmir will continue to refrain from any such activity of pro-Indian elements till the Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the resolutions of January 5, 1949. He said the arrests and sacrifices are part of freedom struggle but such inhuman acts in the name of democracy are extremely condemnable .Shabir Ahmad Dar warned the government of serious repercussions if they fail to release Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Masrat Alam Bhat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Dr. Ganaai, Salahuddin and many others. Condemning the use of force on pro-freedom people in Hardshewa, Sopore after the elections, Dar said that Mudasir Ahmad Reshi, Irshad Ahmad Reshi, Waseem Ahmad Reshi, Sajad Ahmad Rather, Zahid Ahmad Rather and Mudasir Ahmad Najar fell victims to state terrorism. “It is extremely shameful on part of Army and police." Terming the statement of SK Lamba as unrealistic, illogical and devoid of any historical reality, Shabir Ahmad Dar said the borders change, citing the example of Ukraine. “There is no border in Kashmir but a temporary line drawn which has to get vanished and it would be in the better interest of India to find a lasting solution to this long pending issue,” Dar added

Kashmiris to continue struggle till success: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 13 Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference JK, Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that Kashmiri people will continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the UN had acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmiris’ right to self-determination in its several resolutions. He termed as childish the debates on Article 370, which gives special status to occupied Kashmir. “Some pro-India people are talking about safeguarding the Article 370 while some are hell bent upon its abrogation. But the reality is that both parties are trying to divert the attention of world bodies from the core issue – the Kashmir dispute,” he said.Shah also strongly condemned the shifting of Hurriyet activist, Peer Inayat Ullah, from police station to sub-jail Kupwara and Muzaffar Ahmad from Srinagar Central jail to New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Meanwhile Police on Monday rearrested leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Mushtaq ul Islam soon after he was released on bail from Hajin police station. While criticizing the arrest of freedom leaders  spokesperson of HCJK said, “Authorities are using undemocratic and cruel tactics to curb the political activities of senior leaders." Party spokesperson termed the arrests of leaders as illegal and unjustified. He also said, “These are the worst kind of human rights violations occurring continuously.”

Indian parliamentary elections can’t change the status of Kashmir issue: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 12: The incarcerated leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Shabir Ahmad Shah has said the disputed status of Kashmir issue will not change by the change of government at Center following the parliamentary elections. He said the Kashmir issue is not an internal issue of India but the issue of the future of the people of Kashmir, which the United Nations Security Council acknowledged by passing 18 resolutions in this regard. Terming the debates on Article 370 as “childish”, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiris have been running a resistance movement against Indian forcible occupation. “Some pro-India people are talking about safeguarding the Article 370 while as some as hell bent upon its abrogation but the reality is that both parties are trying to divert the attention of world bodies from the core issue, the Kashmir issue,” Shah said, adding that our political resistance movement will continue till the issue is resolved as per the aspirations of its people." He said Kashmiris should be given their birthright of self-determination as guaranteed in UN resolutions. The right of self-determination can also be achieved through the meaningful negotiations between Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership, India and Pakistan. Criticizing the undemocratic and inhuman approach adopted by Indian authorities with regards to Kashmir issue, Shah said instead going through the historical background of the issue, India broke all the pledges that had been kept with the Kashmiri nation. “India considers Kashmir its beautiful property and muzzles the voice of its people by its military might." Shah said the Kashmir issue is a political issue and we want to resolve it in a political way but India is hell bent upon its political vengeance and exhorts limitless force on the people of Kashmir. “They incarcerate the Hurriyat leaders in and outside valley jails, implement black laws upon the people, arrest youth on false charges, and commit worst kind of human rights violations. It seems India is hell bent upon our ethnic cleansing,” Shah said. Terming the peaceful solution to Kashmir issue as primary requirement for the peace and stability of the South Asia, Shah said the core issue between two neighboring nations India and Pakistan has cost so many wars and God forbid, cannot guarantee the possibility of further destruction which will encompass the whole subcontinent, in fact the whole south Asia. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson has strongly condemned the shifting of Freedom Party’s Peer Inayat ullah from police station to sub jail Kupwara and of Muzaffar Ahmad from Central jail Srinagar to Tihar Jail.

Govt, frustration outcome of successful election boycott: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 10: Terming the frustration of government in Baramulla, Handwara and Sopore of north Kashmir and central and south Kashmir areas as the natural outcome of successful election boycott by the people, senior incarcerated Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said it has always been the endeavor of imperialistic powers to persuade people to acknowledge the slavery as their way of life. “But Kashmiris gave them (India) a befitting reply by completely boycotting the elections,” he said. The people of Kashmir irrespective of religion, caste or creed are fully determined to achieve the right of self determination and the whole nation is struggling against the Indian forcible occupation,” Shah said. He said it is the conspiracy of government to divide people on the lines of religion, geography and sect but the people of Kashmir will not let government succeed in its ill designs and will continue their struggle till the issue is resolved as per their wishes and aspirations. Terming the government’s justification of using force and arresting pro-Hurriyat people and youth under the pretext that pro-freedom leadership has links with militant leadership, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “Can India deny that Mahatma Gandhi had links with Subash Chandra Bose.”Expressing grief over the incessant arrest of youth in Srinagar, Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Tral, Hajin, Baramulla, Handwara and Sopore, Shah said the youth are the future of their nation. “Hence, Kashmiri nation can’t alien themselves from their future in this regard,” he said.

HCJK expresses condolence with family of Shaheed Bashir Ahmad, injured persons

Srinagar, May 9: On the directions of incarcerated Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, a high level delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) comprising of Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Muhammad Shafi and Fayaz Ahmad today visited the residence of Shaheed Bashir Ahmad of Nawakadal in Old city. The leaders while expressing solidarity with the bereaved family paid tributes to Shaheed Bashir and all other martyrs since 1947 and said the movement will continue till the mission of martyrs will reach its logical conclusion. They said the sacrifices rendered by martyrs for the usurped right of self determination by India will not go waste at any cost. “We are the guardians of these sacrifices and will not let anyone play with the sacred blood of the martyrs,” they said. Later on, the leaders also visited the residences of injured youth in Pak heryaar, Khalid Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Qayoom Khan and a lady Haleema wife of Nisar Ahmad Shaaksaaz of Nawakadal, Baaripora. The leaders while consoling the grieved family said the day is not far when India will pack its bags from Kashmir as history is witness to such facts that oppressors always suffer a horrible doom. In this delegation, HCJK activists Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Yusuf, Showkat Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Sajad Ahmad Lone, Javid Ahmad Mir,Feroz Ahmad and Latief Ahmad were also present

Shabir Shah hospitalized, took ill due to continuous detention

Srinagar, May 8: Due to continuous detention, senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and Democratic Freedom Party chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah’s health has been deteriorated and has been hospitalized. Shah has been lodged in Police Station Rajbagh since last week and prior to detention had been under house arrest for two weeks. The spokesperson of the amalgam while condemning the continuous detention of its senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said the authorities are prolonging his detention without any justification. “This is how the so-called democratic rulers put curbs on the lives of pro-freedom leaders and they don’t even shy from committing such undemocratic and unethical acts,” the spokesperson said, adding that Shah’s health got affected due to continuous detention and has now been hospitalized. 

Shabir Shah expresses satisfaction over election boycott in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 7: Expressing satisfaction over the complete boycott of parliamentary elections by people in north Kashmir senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Shabir Ahmad Shah said the day is not far when Indian oppression in Kashmir will vanish. Shah is currently detained in police station Rag Bagh.Congratulating people of valley for complete boycott of election in south, central and north Kashmir Shah said the people of Kashmir by defeating the designs of National Conference, Congress, PDP and other pro India parties, sent a clear message to world community that Kashmiris want the end of 68-year Indian forcible occupation." I salute all those who laid their lives, are languishing in jails and all other freedom loving people for their courage and valor of defeating pro-India elements. The nation has waked up from the deep slumber of slavery. The boycott of parliamentary elections is a rehearsal for upcoming assembly elections and we will fulfill the dreams of martyrs and those who endured the agonies of jails,” Shah said.Shabir Ahmad Shah also commented on Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and other pro-freedom parties who played their role in making the election boycott campaign successful. “The whole credit goes to the Kashmiri nation who endured innumerous hardships during these days." Shah also expressed solidarity with those booked under black laws many of whom were sent to jails outside valley and paid glowing tributes to all martyrs and those youth who rendered their invaluable sacrifices with regards to freedom movement. “The nation is above the greed and voracity of Indian elements. India will be forced to return the usurped right of self-determination and that day is not far,” Shah added.

Freedom Party Secretary General Muhammad Abdullah Taari along with associates arrested at Neewa Khanda

Srinagar, May 6: Police today arrested senior leader of Hurriyat Conference JK and Secretary General Freedom Party, Muhammad Abdullah Taari along with his associates when the delegation was on its way to Pulwama. The delegation led by Abdullah Taari included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam.The spokesperson while condemning the police action said that to stop the leaders from meeting the people is the worst kind of dictatorship. He said the Hurriyat leaders continue to be detained in jails and police by raiding the residence of senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Dar arrested him and other Freedom Party’s Inaayat ullah of Kupwara.Shah spokesperson said that administration by resorting to such suppressive measures can neither break the resolve of pro-freedom leaders nor can they hamper the ongoing freedom movement in any way. Terming the unleashing of terror by authorities by arresting youth across the length and breadth of the valley, the spokesperson said this is the worst kind of human rights violation and warned administration to refrain from resorting to undemocratic means and immediately release the youth. Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the amalgam severely condemned the assault of Kashmiri students in Greater Noida in which the drunk miscreants beat the Kashmiri students to the pulp in Shiva Shakti University hostel. “Such incidents are not new for us. They, in past have resorted to such communal means and it is extreme Ely condemnable.”
He also said that Kashmiri students are not safe anywhere in India and they are treated badly there.

Shabir Shah appeals north Kashmir once again to boycott polls ‘Living nations never forget their martyrs’

Srinagar, May 5: Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah in his appeal to the people of north Kashmir has said them to reject the murderers of Kashmiris and power hungry, NC, Congress, PDP and other pro-India parties by completely boycotting the elections scheduled to be held on May 7 and revere the sacrifices rendered by martyrs. Shah expressed hope that people of north Kashmir will follow the suit of south and central Kashmir. Shah said the whole world has acknowledged that Kashmir is an issue which has to be resolved according to the India, Pakistan and pro-freedom leadership of jammu and Kashmir but it is India’s stubbornness which is the biggest impediment in its resolution. “The Indian government is giving democratic color to its illegal occupation by staging the drama of sham elections. They continue to befool people in the name of development just to garner votes from them and later on exploit the same votes in misleading the international community." Shah said the new generation of Kashmir very well understands the political and armed machinations of India. “They are above the notions of fear and are filled with the spirit of freedom and will never accept the slavery of India." He warned India of serious repercussions if the latter did not show sincerity towards resolving the Kashmir issue. He also paid tributes to the martyrs from 1947 particularly Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and said their sacred blood will reap its fruits very soon. Expressing solidarity with those martyred, arrested and those booked under the black laws Shah said the people of Kashmir will defeat the tyrant rulers by completely boycotting the fraud elections.

HCJK anti-election campaign reaches north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 4: Despite continuous detention of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leaders and activists, the election boycott campaign continues. Today, as per program, senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Dar and activists visited Sopore, Sangrama, Sheeri, Delrina, Baramulla, Pattan and Kupwara and distributed election boycott posters there. In the shape of various delegations, the activists started door to door campaign and urged people to stay away from sham elections. Addressing various gatherings in Baramulla, Sheeri and Delrina, senior leader of HCJK and chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar stressed on people that in order to see the freedom movement succeed, they should not only boycott every elections held under the Indian Constitution but also urged them to utilize their resources in a peaceful manner to highlight their emotions and aspirations to the world bodies so that notice should be taken of the Indian oppression in Kashmir.shabir Ahmad Dar also paid tributes to the Shaheed Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Nawakadal who was martyred by the forces of so-called democratic nation. He said there is a need to analyze the Kashmir issue in the historical background in order to find a possible solution to the issue. “But, India with its stubborn nature and under the presence of more than 7 lac forces is staging election drama, is strengthening its illegal occupation here,” he said. Condemning the arrests of youth across the length and breadth of the state, Shabir said it is nothing but the frustration and helplessness of so-called administration. He said all the machinations of India are destined to fail here until the real issue of the conflict is addressed. Rubbishing the statement of DGP Police that Hurriyat leaders are hate mongers, Dar said they (administration) want to cover up their anti-people activities and that is why they are issuing such statements. “By issuing such statements, they cannot change the political realities here." While as another HCJK delegation visited Kupwara, Baramulla and Patton where they also distributed anti-election posters and said that so-called elections cannot be the alternative to the freedom. The delegation urged people to follow the south and central Kashmir and reject the polls completely. Meanwhile, HCJK while condemning the commission ordered by government in the killing of Shaheed Bashir Ahmad Bhat said such commissions have no significance and don’t matter to us. “These commissions are just an eye wash. The firing on people depicts it all that government wants to suppress the people by the dint of force. Our youth are filled with the spirit of freedom and India will not succeed in their ill designs for long,” they said.

HCJK election boycott call ‘effective’ despite arrest of its leaders.

Srinagar, May 3: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) today said that despite the continuous detention of its leaders, the election boycott call issued by the amalgam was responded with full fervor by the people of south and central Kashmir. The chief spokesperson expressed these words with regards to the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Ataai and effects north Kashmir elections will have by the remaining of underground of Shabir Ahmad Dar and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate. The chief spokesperson of the amalgam expressed its full hope that the people of north Kashmir will also not fall to the machinations of pro-India parties and will follow the Hurriyat election boycott call. The spokesperson while expressing serious grief over the killing of innocent youngsters who are protesting against the state terrorism said that the occupational forces by continuing such killings vindicated the statement of amalgam’s senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah that till the last force personnel remains here, the honor, dignity, lives and property of the people of Kashmir are at stake. “They (forces) have made it routine to murder our youth in the name of law and order here,” he said. The spokesperson said there is anarchy prevailing in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. “The pro-India politicians are in race of getting into the Parliament, while as the people of Kashmir continue to get killed and they don’t even shy from talking about the compensation for the martyred youth and the affected families,” he said, adding, “the lust for power have made them devoid of brains.”
He further said: “Such people do not hesitate in using force on the people who demand their birth right of self-determination but are always hell bent upon criticizing those who have spent their lives in jails for the just cause of freedom and by their struggle highlighted the Kashmir issue at international level." The spokesperson said that during the last few days, Hurriyat activists Jahangir Ahmad, Muhammad Yusuf Mir, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ibrahim, Waheed Ahmad, Saharan, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, Tariq Ahmad, Riyaz Ahmad Wani, Muzaffar Ahmad, Javid Ahmad Pir, Shiraz Ahmad, Sabot Ahmad, Sajad Ahmad and Javid Ahmad Shahnawaz have fallen victim to police oppression and are detained in various police stations. He said there is a dire need felt to seriously reflect upon the views of Shabir Ahmad Shah that if Kashmir issue is not resolved as per UN resolutions or through tripartite talks, there is a clear possibility of nuclear war in the South Asia which will affect all the countries of the region. “India should shun its stubbornness and fulfill the promises it had kept with the people of Kashmir and, as such, contribute to the everlasting peace in the region,” the spokesperson added.

Shabir Shah welcomes Pak Army Chief General Rah eel Sheriff's statement 

Srinagar, May 2: On behalf of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK), senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday welcomed the statement of Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Shareef in which he sought the resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people and UNSC resolutions for the permanent settlement of peace in the south Asia and said that the invaluable sacrifices laid down by Kashmiris will not go waste. The General also termed Kashmir as a “jugular vein” of Pakistan. Shah said the whole leadership of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir which include Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karate), Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Shabir Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Iqbal Mir, is thankful to Pak Army Chief for such encouragement.Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Pakistan government and its people have always supported Kashmiris at political, moral and diplomatic level and expressed hope that they will continue to do so till the freedom movement reaches its logical conclusion. Severely condemning the statement of P Chidambaram that Kashmir is an integral part of India and that the people of Kashmir participated in elections, Shah said that Chidambaram, despite being aware of the reality is not reading the writing on the wall and that Kashmir has never been the integral part of India nor ever well.Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir believes that the so-called elections under the Indian Constitution cannot be, in any way, an alternative to the right of self determination but the solution to this longstanding issue is in the UN resolutions or as per the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” Shah vowed. Shah said Pakistan has played a significant role in highlighting the Kashmir issue and the oppression its people are facing, at international level, right from 1947 and expressed hope that till Kashmiris will not get freedom from Indian forcible occupation, Pakistan will continue to extend its full support.

HCJK warns these anti-Kashmir elements to stop the bloodshed of innocent freedom loving Kashmiris.

Srinagar. May 1st :Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir said Killing another youth on the streets of Srinagar, has once again proved that India considers Kashmiri people as its conquered slaves and whenever it wants it kills our youngsters without being questioned. This kind of situation is an eye opener for those elements who swear by the Indian democracy day in and day out. These elements should know that to protest is a democratic right of every human being and such protests take place in every part of India but they are not killed by bullets like Kashmiris. One fails to understand how these anti-Kashmir elements come before the common people after their own neighbors are killed and massacred by the men in uniform. Irony is that after killing and injuring Kashmiris, the so called rulers impose curfew and stop the near and dears of the victims to reach and console them. A simple question can be asked to these so called rulers that after killing Bashir Ahmad what name can be given to imposing curfew on the victims of oppression. India and its local collaborators are busy in the same kind of oppression since more than six decades but sorry part of the story is that the local collaborators still try to deceive their own Kashmiri brethren.Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir warns these anti-Kashmir elements to stop the bloodshed of innocent freedom loving Kashmiris and reign the men in uniform from showering bullets every now and then otherwise the bloodshed will lead to a situation which cannot be controlled even by their masters sitting in New Delhi.Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir considers the arresting of its leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Mohammad Yousuf Naqash and other hundreds of pro-freedom leaders and activists as a sign of dictatorship and strongly condemns it. Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir clarifies that the freedom loving people have chosen the path of resistance for themselves and the same path will lead to the goal of freedom.

Killing youth another blot on Indian democracy: HCJK condemns killing 

Srinagar, Apr 30: Hurriyat Conference-JK (HCJK) has strongly condemned the killing of a youth Wasim Ahmed of Grantable, Nawakadal at the hand of occupied forces. In a statement the spokesperson of HCJK said, “killing with impunity is another blot on the face of Indian so-called democracy. He also said, “They (India) are in misconception that they can suppress the Kashmiri movement by the use of gun, or by arresting pro-Hurriyat people and other human rights activists.” Spokesperson further added that 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,” he added.

Shah congratulates central Kashmir for poll boycott' People gave befitting reply to pro-India elements’


Srinagar, April 29: Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is arrest in police station Rajbagh, has congratulated the people of central Kashmir for boycotting the parliamentary elections. “Despite the arrest of more than 2000 youth and pro-Hurriyat people, the way they boycotted the sham elections is commendable,” Shah in his congratulatory message said. Shah said the hearts of pro-Hurriyat people of central Kashmir is filled with the spirit of freedom and they proved it by boycotting the so-called elections. “They (people of central Kashmir) gave a clear message to the world that the people of Kashmir want nothing less than freedom from Indian forcible occupation. They (people) made it clear that no so-called election drama or any third solution except complete freedom is acceptable to Kashmiris,” Shah said while applauding the people of Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam. Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the election boycott campaign run by Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir had frustrated the pro-India elements, who, in turn started crack down on the leaders and activists of the amalgam and put them behind bars. He said the people are well aware of the realities and cannot be exploited by such elements. Reiterating the appeal of boycotting the sham elections on May 7, Shah said the figures shown by government are totally misleading and people showed to India what they want. “The people gave befitting reply to India despite so many pressures and sent a clear message to them that world community cannot be misled by conducting such election dramas and that the people of Kashmir want the Kashmir issue to be resolved by the implementation of UN resolutions or through the tripartite dialogue,” Shah added

Police crackdown on Democratic Freedom Party activists ‘Several arrested to counter election boycott call’

Srinagar, Apr 28: Police on Sunday launched crackdown against Democratic Freedom Party activists and members residing in different districts of Kashmir to counter election boycott programmes and rallies. Police and paramilitary forces during house raids arrested dozens of workers including members of the party. According to the spokesperson of Democratic Freedom Party, “Naseer Ahmed of Sopore, Altaf Ahmed of Pakhar Pora, Muhammad Yousuf Bhat of Budgam, Imtiyaz Ahmed of Baramulla and dozens of other activists working from different areas were arrested by police during night raids on Saturday". While criticizing the arrest of Democratic Freedom Party activists and members, spokesperson of party said, “Authorities are using undemocratic and cruel tactics to curb the political activities of senior leaders as well as party workers." Party spokesperson termed the restrictions of senior leaders including workers as illegal and unjustified. He also said, “These are the worst kind of human rights violations occurring continuously.”

No election no selection we want freedom! : Shabir Shah

Srinagar April 27:Why election boycott?
No election no selection we want freedom! Why election boycott? 
1. To be loyal to the sacrifices of great martyrs of nation. 
2. To revere the unmarked bodies buried across Valley.
3. To ensure the secure future of our progeny. 
4. To secure the sanctity of our women and homes.
5. “Elections” and “Freedom” are contrary to each other. (To be far from elections is a call towards freedom).
Let’s unite together as a Millat-e-Waahidah(One Nation) and keep ourselves at bay from any kind of elections under the Constitution of India for the better interest of our freedom movement. 
The bargainers of sacrifices of nation, by taking part in elections under Indian Constitution caused serious damage to the freedom movement, all for their petty material gains and consolidated Indian forcible and armed occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Will you vote for those who produced Special Task Forces (STFs), Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and whose job is to arrest youth day and night?
The murderers of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru do not deserve our votes. Shabir Ahmad Shah Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK)

Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, activists HCJK arrested during raids 

Srinagar, Apr 26: Police on Saturday arrested senior leader Hurriyat Conference-JK and chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and senior leader Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yousuf Bhat and other several activists including Nasser Ahmed of Democratic Freedom Party during continuous raids. While criticizing the 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.”

Shah applauds south Kashmir on poll boycott, Govt figure of poll results misleading’ 

Srinagar, April 25 : Applauding the people of south Kashmir for boycotting so-called elections senior Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed heartfelt thanks to them. “By boycotting the so-called polls, the people of south Kashmir have expressed their full veneration to the blood of martyrs and loyalty to their pious mission which made it clear that the people of Kashmir want nothing less than freedom from the Indian illegal occupation,” Shah said adding, the people of Kashmir consider voting as a tool to strengthen the forcible occupation of India. Shah said that prior to polling; the so-called administration had forced the people of south Kashmir to participate in polls and had kept hundreds of youth in police stations by illegally arresting them from the length and breadth of the district. “When people responded to police highhandedness with sky raising pro-freedom slogans, they had to face the brunt of tear gas shelling and sabotaging of their properties. The so-called election drama is a kind of army oppression and we severely condemn it to the fullest,” Shah said.
Appealing people to boycott the elections scheduled on April 30 and May 7, Shah said the figures of poll results which government shows are misleading. “The people showed India what they want and exposed them fully. The puppets of India should also bear in mind that they cannot mislead the world community people for long and that the people of Kashmir want the issue to be resolved either through implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite talks,” Shah said. Shah also condemned the unjustifiable arrests of pro-freedom leaders.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat spokesperson strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of its senior leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan and the continuous detention of Mushtaq ul Islam.

Shabir Shah congratulates people of south Kashmir for poll boycott.

Srinagar, April 24: Senior leader of Hurriyat Conference-JK Shabir Ahmed Shah on Thursday congratulate people of south Kashmir for boycotting so-called elections and has expressed heartfelt thanks to them. “By boycotting the so-called polls, the people of south Kashmir have expressed their full veneration to the blood of martyrs and loyalty to their pious mission which made it clear that the people of Kashmir want nothing less than freedom from the Indian illegal occupation,” Shah said adding, the people of Kashmir consider voting as a tool to strengthen the forcible occupation of India. Appealing people to boycott the elections scheduled on April 30 and May 7, Shah said the figures of poll results which government shows are misleading. “The people showed India what they want and exposed them fully. The puppets of India should also bear in mind that they cannot mislead the world community people for long and that the people of Kashmir want the issue to be resolved either through implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite talks,” Shah said.

HCJK continues its election boycott campaign, visit Srinagar areas

Srinagar, April 23: Despite continuous house arrest of senior leaders of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK), Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan and continued detention of Mushtaq ul Islam, the amalgam continues to hold its election boycott campaign with full fervor. As per program, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Liberation Front general secretary Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Yassin Ataai, Freedom Party’s Imtiyaz Ahmad, Islamic Political Party’s Sajad Ahmad Lone, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Yusuf Mir, Muslim League’s Fayaz Ahmad and dozens of other Hurriyat activists today visited various areas of Srinagar including Koker Bazaar, Maharaj Bazaar, Hari Singh High Street, Abi Gulzar and appealed people to stay away from parliamentary elections. The leaders Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Ataai while interacting with people said that martyrs sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom of nation and that the election representatives are only strengthening the forcible occupation of India. They said it is the responsibility of people to revere the sacred blood of martyrs by completely boycotting the elections. The leaders said that Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) is a political platform striving to reach out to people in a peaceful way. “But, as routine, the so-called administration comes with its full force to restrict the activities of Hurriyat and prevents them from meeting the people. On one hand they are beating the drums of elections and on other, are suppressing its political opponents,” they said. Meanwhile, Hurriyat spokesperson strongly condemned the arrest of pro-Hurriyat people in Tral, Islamabad and Sopore and termed it the frustration of government.

HCJK reaches out to educational institutes, courts, distributes anti-election literature 

Srinagar, April 22: Continuing its anti-election campaign with full fervor, the delegations of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) today reached out to people in various areas of Srinagar and its outskirts including schools, colleges, universities and courts and distributed anti-election posters and literatures among them. The delegation led by chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash included Showkat Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Yusuf Mir, Sajad Ahmad Saaz Nawaz while as Aijaz Ahmad Mir of Liberation Front and was accompanied by Saju Ahmad and Muhammad Yasin Ataai was accompanied by Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Raja Altaf.The Hurriyat spokesperson said the amalgam is committed to launch door to door awareness regarding the ill consequences of participating in parliamentary elections. Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Ataai while talking to people urged them not to vote for those who sent Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru to gallows and appealed them to distribute the literature to the fullest so that more and more awareness may be created with regards to negative effects of elections. The Hurriyat spokesperson made it clear that people should remain indoors and stay away from elections on the polls day in their respective areas. “There is no appeal of shutdown on three consecutive days but on three separate days in respective constituencies viz April 24 in south Kashmir, April 30 in Srinagar and May 7 in north Kashmir.

Shabir Shah calls for shutdown on April 24, 30,& May 7

Srinagar, April 21: Appealing people to completely boycott the parliamentary polls to be held under the Indian Constitution on April 24, 30 and May 7, senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK), Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged people to observe complete shutdown on the respective dates and revere the invaluable sacrifices laid down by martyrs for the freedom cause of Kashmir." The martyrs gave their precious blood for the right to self determination of the nation not to elect the so-called politicians to parliament,” Shah in a statement issued to media on Monday said. Alluding to India’s freedom from “The Great Britain), Shah said the nation that gives sacrifices is destined to achieve the freedom. “Just as English left India, India too has to follow the suit,” he said. Shah said the puppets of India by begging for votes from people in the name of development are exploiting the same elections by misleading the world community that the people of Kashmir have acknowledged the supremacy of India. “We are running a freedom movement here. By election boycott, India would be pressurized to undertake a referendum here so that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will be entitled to choose their political future, as happened in East Timor and South Sudan." The denial of Kashmiris their right to self determination will push the whole South Asia to destruction of war. So there is a dire need to find a peaceful resolution to the sensitive issue. Today’s election boycott will make clear the disputed status of Kashmir and it will be a great victory for us,” Shah added. Shah further said: “We need to introspect that those who are hell bent upon crushing the freedom movement right from 1947 and have deployed more than 5 lakh forces for such task, put thousands of pro-Hurriyat people behind bars, committed worst kind of human rights violations, today beg for votes from the same oppressed people. We have to maintain political maturity while dealing with such sensitive issues and prevent our progeny from further slavery by completely boycotting elections.

Shabir Shah under house arrest for third day

Srinagar, Apr 19: Senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Shah is still under house arrest since Thursday and was not allowed to move outside his house on Saturday, the party spokesperson said. While criticizing the house arrest of senior leader, 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.”

Shah continuously under house arrest, HCJK election boycott campaign continues

Srinagar, April 18: Despite his continuous house arrest, delegations of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir continued their election boycott campaign in various areas across valley and appealed people to stay away from the polls. Addressing people at Humhama, Begat in Sopore senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Dar said the so-called elections jeopardize the status of Kashmir issue at international level. “India always used the participation of Kashmiris in such elections to mislead the international community. Therefore it is imperative for us to stay away from any such activity that hinders the ongoing freedom movement,” Dar said, adding that these elections are not “non-issue” for us, but have negative effects on the resistance movement. Another delegation comprising of Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Tawheed Islam, Bilal Ahmad Shah and dozens of other activists addressed gatherings at KMD Adda in south Kashmir’s Islamabad and distributed election boycott posters there. The leaders and activists in their speeches said that all the election dramas that were staged in Kashmir hitherto were not as per democratic means but the “Army operations” as “no elections can be termed as democratic under the presence of more than seven lakh forces". They said the pro-Hurriyat people have always boycotted the elections as they know how India portrays such elections at global level. “They (India) portray these fake elections as substitute for right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir while as the truth is that Kashmiris have always parted themselves from such elections held under the constitution of India,” they said. Warning people against the negative consequences of participating in parliamentary polls, the HCJK leaders said it is their responsibility to present their viewpoint with regards to elections before the people. The leaders also severely condemned the continuous arrest of the icon of freedom movement Shabir Ahmad Shah and other senior leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq ul Islam. “The every attempt of breaking the resolve of pro-freedom leaders by the so-called administration is futile,” the leaders said.

HCJK leaders’ activities restricted, Shah, Nayeem under house arrest, 

Srinagar, April 17: Restricting the activities of Hurriyat Conference JK leaders, a large contingent of police force today put to house arrest the senior leaders of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan while as Mushtaq Ul Islam continues to be in unjustified detention. The leaders were scheduled to visit south Kashmir’s Kulgam, Kemah and Budgam areas. However, chairman, Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar and JKLF’s Wajahat Qureshi, Muslim League’s Bilal Ahmad Shah, Freedom Party’s Ghulam Ahmad Maqdam, Abdul Rashid and dozens other activists succeeded in reaching Kulgam where they addressed various gatherings as part of election boycott campaign. The leaders highlighted the role of martyrs in the freedom movement and appealed people to honor their sacrifices by staying away from elections. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat spokesperson while condemning the house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah said though Shah has not been continuously in jail but his house has been turned into a jail from last three years. He said Shah’s total period under arrest or detention since last three year has been one year, four months and 17 days. The spokesperson also condemned the house arrest of Nayeem Ahmad Khan and unjustified detention of Mushtaq ul Islam.

Shah pays tributes to S Hameed of People’s League

Srinagar, April 17: In connection with the 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Chairman of People’s League S Hameed, a meeting was today held at Sanat Nagar Hurriyat office in which glowing tributes were paid to the late chairman and his contribution to the freedom movement was also highlighted. Commenting on the valor of the Shaheed Hameed, Shah said the late chairman was never concerned of his life but of the freedom of the nation." Every aspect of his life is filled with the struggle for freedom,” Shah said. Paying tributes to Shaheed S Hameed and all other martyrs since 1947, Shah said their mission is incomplete till we get the Kashmir issue resolved as per their wishes. Shah also pledged to continue the ongoing resistance movement till Kashmir issue is not resolved.

Hurriyat Conference JK furious over Mushtaq ul Islam’s continuous detention. Shah under house arrest

Srinagar, April 16: Expressing serious resentment over the continuous detention of senior Hurriyat Conference JK leader and chairman Muslim League, Mushtaq ul Islam, the senior leader of the amalgam Shabir Ahmad Shah has accused the government of falsely implicating its political opponents and arresting them without any justification.
“Such cowardice on part of government is detrimental for the sound functioning of democracy and will yield serious repercussions,” Shah who has been put under house arrest said. Appealing people to completely boycott the upcoming polls, Shah said we have to revere the sacrifice of our martyrs. “Our goal is to achieve freedom from Indian forcible occupation not to gain power or any other material gains,” he said. Commenting on the rise in encounters between Mujahideen and forces, Shah said: “Had India fulfilled all its promises it had kept with the Kashmiri nation such bloodbaths would never have taken place in the valley." Paying tributes to martyrs Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed sympathy with the families of Abdul Hamid and Iftikhar Ahmad of Ahmad Nagar whose houses were severely damaged due to encounter. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat spokesperson has strongly condemned the house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and said that government is totally helpless before the reasons Shah put for election boycott. That is why they find no option but to keep him (Shah) under house arrest.

HCJK election boycott campaign in Tral, Shabir Shah arrested at Awantipora

Srinagar, April 15: Continuing with its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today addressed various areas of Tral. The leaders included Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, representatives of Muslim League Bilal Ahmad Shah and Liberation Front Aijaz Ahmad and Fayaz Salafi and other activists. The leaders in their speeches urged people to listen to their conscience and play a pro-active role in freedom movement by completely boycotting the parliamentary elections under the Indian Constitution. Shabir Ahmad Shah in his speech said that our freedom movement is filled by the sacrifices of martyrs and reminded people of their responsibilities towards the mission of martyrs. “The mainstream parties are calling for votes to give democratic color to India’s forcible occupation while as we demand boycott of elections to free people from the clutches of Indian slavery,” he said, adding that freedom is such a blessing no one can decline and by taking part in such elections, we are only strengthening the forcible occupation of India and tossing ourselves to the clutches of slavery. Shah said that by boycotting the polls we should give a clear message to the world that the people of Kashmir want only freedom. “Our sons have given Indian forces a lesson that they have to pack bags sooner or later." He said that Kashmiri people have been offering sacrifices since 1931 and we will achieve freedom very soon. He accused the Indian lawmakers of being prejudicial when it comes to Kashmir. “The laws that are made in Indian parliament defend the culprits involved in murder of Kashmiris and it passes only such resolutions that only and only strengthen the Indian military occupation of Kashmir. Some elements, who are begging for votes here, are also sailing in the same boat and we should not fall into their trap.”Shah said it is not possible that we will vote the murderers of Asiya and Neelofar, rapists of Kunan Poshpora, murderers of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and our lakhs of youth. “We will not put up our honor for sale by voting such pro-India politicians." After addressing gathering in Tral, Shah headed towards Awantipora as soon as he reached Awantipora, a large contingent of police force arrested him along with dozens of his associates. The spokesperson while strongly condemned the arrest said that so-called administration on one hand is staging election dramas and on other is preventing pro-freedom leadership from meeting people. “This is just the frustration of government. The more he (Shah) is arrested the more spirit of freedom is growing among people,” he said. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference spokesperson has severely condemned the arrest of its senior leader Mushtaq ul Islam and termed the arrest as frustration of so-called administration. Mushtaq ul Islam is detained in Batamalo Police Station since last three days without any justification.

HCJK condemns arrest of pro-freedom leaders Pays tributes to martyrs killed in encounter

Srinagar, April 14: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) spokesperson in a statement while criticizing the tall claims of state administration has said that the puppet government continues to restrict the movement of its leaders and is preventing them from meeting the people. They (administration) are creating obstacles at every step of its opponents and are claiming they have no problem with pro-freedom leaders’ election boycott campaigns,” the spokesperson said. Terming the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah on his return from Shopian, arrest of Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and his associates and use of force over them in Islamabad as “political vengeance” and unjustified. “This is an open proof that the so-called administration is resorting to imperialistic methods of inflicting tyranny. Nothing will yield out by such unjustified arrests and the leaders will pursue their mission at any cost despite all such restrictions,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson also severely condemned the nocturnal raid on the house of its senior leader Mushtaq ul Islam and his arrest. He said Hurriyat Conference is successfully launching its election boycott campaign and it will gradually reach the every nook and corner of the valley. The amalgam has conferred its activists the task of propagating the material which Hurriyat formed with regards to negative consequences of elections.Hurriyat Conference also paid glowing tributes to martyrs killed in recent encounter and said their mission will be taken to the logical conclusion. The amalgam also expressed solidarity with the families of renowned lawyer and High Court advocate Ghulam Hassan Dar on the demise of his wife and Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bashir on the sad demise of his mother and prayed for the heavenly abode for the deceased.

Conducting elections in presence of 7 lakh forces ridiculous’:Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 13: Continuing its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited various areas of Shopian today. The leaders accompanying Shah included JKLF (R) chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and dozens of other Hurriyat activists. All the leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed a huge gathering there.Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing the gathering said that Kashmir issue is an issue of right to self determination which was granted to whole subcontinent including Jammu and Kashmir. “But India with its military aggression usurped this right of Kashmiris. Since then we have been rendering innumerable sacrifices. We are indebted to our more than five lakh martyrs and in such situation the forcible rulers are in process of staging election drama are diverting the attention of world community from freedom movement prevailing in Kashmir." Shah said the nation by acting wisely should boycott the both parliamentary as well as assembly polls so as to send a message to world that Kashmir issue has not been resolved yet and that we are still under Indian forcible occupation where forces rule the state and inflict worst kind of brutalities upon the people as they have been bestowed with the power of black laws.He said India’s main motive of these elections is to cover up the crimes of oppression upon the people of Kashmir and to give democratic colour to its forcible occupation. 
Terming the conducting of elections in presence of more than seven lakh forces as ridiculous Shah appealed people to foil India’s forcible and fraud elections here by not casting their votes so that freedom movement may be taken to its logical end. Expressing serious concern over the continuous arrest spree of youth within the length and breadth of the valley, Shah severely condemned the high handedness of forces. “Dozens of youth of Shahr-e-Khaas, Hajin, Tral and other areas who were severely injured by brutality of Army and forces are in critical condition in hospitals. Arresting fathers in lieu of sons and sons in lieu of fathers is the height of oppression,” Shah added. However, on their return, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Yasin Ataai were arrested by a large contingent of police at Shigan, Shopian amid protests by people who demanded their release.

Shabir Shah, several people injured in police action

Srinagar April 12 several leader of t Hurriyet Conference j&k, including Shabir Ahmed Shah, were injured when police subjected an anti-election rally to brute force in Shopian, today. The police intercepted the rally in Sugan area of Shopian and resorted to brute force to disperse the participants. Shabir Ahmed Shah and many people sustained injuries in the police action. The police also arrested the senior APHC leader along with some Hurriyet activists and lodged the,Shabir shah in a local police station. Earlier, addressing public gatherings in different areas of Shopian, Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyet leaders including Farooq Ahmed Dar and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash said that India was trying to deceive the international community through sham polls in the territory that Jammu and Kashmir was its part and Kashmiri people had faith in the Indian democracy. They said that Kashmir had never been a part of India and the day was not far off when the Kashmiris would get rid of its bondage. Their addresses were punctuated by high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.HC leaders,  addressing public meetings in different areas of Srinagar appealed to the people to remain aloof from the sham polls. The police took into custody the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leaders, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Bashir Kashmiri, Ghulam Muhammad Dar and Muhammad Afzal Sheikh, from Shri Bhat Mohalla of Srinagar during election boycott campaign. The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement condemned the arrest of party leaders. On the other hand, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj, in a statement in Jammu said that all pro-India Kashmiri politicians were equally responsible for the sufferings of the Kashmiris. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, in his statement urged the UN to fulfill its responsibilities towards resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth during a siege and search operation in Khrew area of Pulwama district, today. Earlier, two Indian policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked the house of an activist of pro-India party, National Conference, in the same area.A youth was critically injured when police fired pallets on peaceful protesters in Palhalan area of Baramulla district. —

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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