DFP-222
Democratic Freedom Party

Table of contents

 
  Tashkent pact
  Delhi Agreement
  Simla Pact
  Lahore declaration
  UN & Kashmir
   
   
India wants to mislead the world: Shabir Shah

 

Icon loadingShabir Ahmed Shah, the Secretary General of Hurriyat Conference talks to Wujood.com

Rank & File

 
 
  M A Saghar, VP
   
 
  M A Tari, Sec. General
India has forcibly occupied our motherland but they can not enslave our hearts.......

Picture Gallery

 
 

Poll Boycott: Why?

 
 

We have been vilified, denounced, condemned, tortured, beaten, jailed and even murdered.......but never defeated..Shabir Ahmed Shah

News Papers of Jammu and Kashmir

  •  
Greater Kashmir
  •  
Kashmir Times
  •  
Kashmir Observer
  •  
Kashmir Media
  •  
Wadi-ki-Awaz
  •  
Daily Aftab
  •  
Daily Chattan
  •  
BBC Urdu
  •  
J&K Gov.Site
  •  
Srinagar Times
  •  
Kashmir Uzma -Epaper
  •  
The Mirror
  •  
Kashmir Images
  •  
Kashmir Despatch
  •  
Rising Kashmir

News Archive Year 2011

  Dec Nov Oct
  Sep Aug Jul
  Jun May Apr
  Mar Feb Jan
   
   
 

Front Page

 

 News this week

  

Molana Tari urges OIC to play role in resolving issues of Ummah.

Glowing tribute paid to Shaheed Aijaz Dar
Srinagar, September 18 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdulah Tari has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play an active and effective role in resolving the issues faced by Muslim Ummah. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar, while welcoming the statement of OIC on Kashmir, hoped that the organization would leave no stone unturned and would play an effective role in world politics. “There is a dire need to represent the divine message of peace and righteousness of Islam, and OIC is the best platform to promulgate and promote this message,” he added. Denouncing the Indian statement against OIC, wherein it has said ‘’OIC has no locus stand on Kashmir’’,

PICTURE IN FOCUS

August 23 2017: Shabir Ahmed Shah attacked in Patiala Court lockup by criminals

 

Molana Tari said India is deliberately overlooking the historical background and facts related to Kashmir dispute. While hailing OIC for its stand on Kashmir, he urged the Muslim body to raise Kashmir at all international forums. Appealing to its member countries, Molana Tari asked OIC to present a unanimously agreed resolution in UN for settlement of Palestine and Kashmir issues. Molana Tari while favoring peaceful political settlement and situations in Middle East, said that member countries should ask the UN Secretary General to find ways and means to stop those oppressive forces responsible for prevailing bloodshed in the region. Paying tributes to Shaheed Aijaz Dar on his 29th martyrdom anniversary ,Molana Tari said that he was a great warrior and a front line solider in freedom movement .Molana Tari demanded early release of party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the illegal detention of Shabir Ahmed Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release.

Only Kashmir solution can bring peace in region: Molana Tari

Srinagar, September 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has said that the only way to restore peace in Kashmir and even in the whole region is in the just resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the killing, harassment, vandalism, crackdowns and arrests had become order of the day and the world community and the international human rights organizations should take notice of it. He said India should come forward with sincere political approach so that dialogue between the genuine parties of the dispute, Indian, Pakistan and Kashmiris, could be initiated for the permanent peace in the region. Molana Tari expressed resentment over repeated and arbitrary imposition of curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and lockdown of central Jamia Masjid of the city." It is a deliberate attempt to silence the voice of truth and justice, raised from the pulpit of this historic mosque. All roads are blocked with concertina wires and hundreds of police and paramilitary men are deployed on Fridays to convert the whole area into a garrison,” he added. Molana Tari demanded early release of party chairman Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the attack on Shabir Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release

Molana Abdullah Tari seeks meaningful dialogue for Kashmir settlement.

Srinagar, September 16 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has said that Kashmir is not a territorial dispute but a human and political issue and called for its settlement through dialogue among Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said resistance leadership was not averse to a sincere, meaningful and result-oriented dialogue for resolution of the lingering dispute. However, he deplored that instead of creating conducive environment for such a process, India sees the issue as a law and order and administrative problem and as such is focused on upgrading the police apparatus and enhancing military power by providing war-headed helicopters for use against the Kashmiri people who raise slogans for their right to self-determination." This military approach results in continued killings, maiming, blinding and injuring of people. Political activists have been jailed and peaceful political activities are prohibited. Every nook and corner of the territory has been turned into a garrison and a battlefield,” he said. In this grim situation of oppression, he said, the rhetoric to hold a dialogue for the permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute is an excuse to flee from the dialogue table and put the onus on the resistance leadership." The leadership as custodian of innumerable sacrifices in terms of half a million lives lost and enforced disappearances, chastity of women violated, thousands of people especially youth incarcerated and languishing in jails and tortured, while property worth millions destroyed does not want it to come to naught but seeks a result-oriented and meaningful dialogue that leads to fulfilling the will and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. As all human beings world over we also desire peace and prosperity,” the statement said. Meanwhile Molana Tari strongly condemns extension of Shabir Shah's judicial remand by 2 weeks said there is continuous threat to life of Shabir Ahmad Shah in Tihar jail. He appealed to world human rights organizations to take notice of such political vengeance meted out to Shabir Shah. Molana Tari also condemned the repeated summoning of Dr Bilquees Shah, the wife of illegally detained chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its head office in Delhi. while condemning such acts by ED said the people associated with a noble profession like medicine are unnecessarily harassed. This is illegal, said Tari adding that subjecting the family members of resistance leaders to mental torture is aimed at weakening the resistance movement

Syed Ali Gilani flays ED for summoning Dr Bilquees shah  to Delhi

Srinagar, September 15 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the repeated summoning of Dr Bilquees Shah, the wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its head office in Delhi. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the purpose of such illogical actions of ED was to prolong the illegal detention of Hurriyat and create a frightful atmosphere among their families and other pro-freedom people. He also condemned the unnecessary harassment caused to incarcerated Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu by the Enforcement Department's APHC Chairman also paid rich tributes to the two youth who were martyred by Indian troops in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Thursday.

JKDFP strongly condemns extension of Shabir Shah's judicial remand by 2 weeks

Srinagar, Sep 14: The Democratic Freedom Party has strongly condemned the extending of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah's judicial remand by 2 more weeks. A party spokesperson in a statement condemned the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah by Enforcement Directorate and prolonging of his detention. Shah who was arrested on July 25 was on Wednesday produced before court via video conferencing and the judge extended his remand by further two weeks. The spokesperson said Shah has been arrested on fabricated charges and his detention is being prolonged which is extremely condemnable. He said though Shabir Ahmad Shah is suffering from various ailments, he is being denied the basic facilities including the food prescribed by doctors. He said despite court orders Shah is being denied every basic facility in Tihar jail which has severely affected his health. He alleged that jail authorities are playing with his health. The spokesperson said there is continuous threat to life of Shabir Ahmad Shah in Tihar jail. He appealed to world human rights organizations to take notice of such political vengeance meted out to Shah. Meanwhile, after receiving continous summons, Dr Bilquees Shah, the wife of Shabir Ahmad Shah, has finally left for Delhi to present herself before the Enforcement Directorate. Dr Bilquees is getting repeated summons from ED since the arrest of her husband. Though she has already appeared before ED three times, she is repeatedly summoned. The spokesperson while condemning such acts by ED said the people associated with a noble profession like medicine are unnecessarily harassed. This is illegal, said spokesperson, adding that subjecting the family members of resistance leaders to mental torture is aimed at weakening the resistance movement

Shabir Shah’s judicial custody extended in New Delhi

New Delhi, September 13 : A Delhi court has extended the judicial custody of incarcerated chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmad Shah in a decade-old fake case. Additional Sessions Judge Siddhartha Sharma extended the custody of Shabir Ahmad Shah till September 27 when he was produced before the court through video-conferencing after expiry of earlier custody. During the arguments, Shabir Shah’s advocate M S Khan told the court that his client was not given proper medical and other necessary facilities in the jail. The court has sought a reply from the authorities concerned on Khan’s submission. Shabir Shah was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on July 26, a day after several Hurriyat leaders were taken into custody of the Indian National Investigating Agency (NIA).

India upset by vast support to self-determination : Molana Tari

Srinagar, September 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the secretary general of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Molana Abdullah Tari has thanked the people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown against the visit by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and raids by National Investigation Agency in the territory. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people’ overwhelming support to right to self-determination had frustrated New Delhi. “People of Kashmir are being mercilessly killed, maimed, blinded, women molested and properties vandalized,” he said while reacting to the meeting between Rajnath and puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. Molana Tari said, “There is no guarantee of life and dignity and every soul is at risk in the territory .Molana Tari said that Indian authorities had exploited Kashmiris’ resources and puppet authorities had bargained so-called development projects for their mean interests." They can’t befool pro-freedom people,” said Molana Tari while referring to the deceit played by Indian authorities and added that on one hand they were parroting about so-called development and on the other hand followed their sinister designs of changing the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir by amending Articles 370 and 35A .Molana Tari paid rich tributes to youth martyred in Shopian and Sopore. While criticizing the Indian government for implicating Kashmiri political leaders and activists in fictitious cases, and demanded early release of party chairman Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the attack on Shabir Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release.

Political issue to be resolved politically not by caging the opponents: JKDFP

Srinagar, Sep 11: Expressing serious concern over the continuous arrest spree and oppression across State, the Democratic Freedom Party on Monday said a political issue can neither be suppressed by coercive tactics nor can the dispute be resolved through military might. A party spokesperson in a statement termed the martyrdom of youth and vengeful activities against the civilian population as barbaric. He said those terming the graveyard silence in the State as peace should realize that political issues are to be resolved only through political means not by caging the opponents in jails that too on fabricated charges. Declaring victory by resorting to such means is unacceptable. The spokesperson expressed serious resentment over the continuous detention of party’s chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and other resistance leaders. He said keeping a person behind bars and maligning his image is easy and to prolong the detention of that person due to lack of evidence tantamount to accepting defeat. He asked Indian leaders to understand that if suppression could define the destinies of nations, the hundreds of countries on the face of globe wouldn’t exist; many of these nations had been struggling for their rights and achieved independence. The DFP spokesperson said Indian authorities rather than resorting to arrests and other coercive tactics should talk to all stakeholders of Kashmir dispute and resolve it in the better interest of the subcontinent which will then see a new dawn of peace and prosperity. The spokesperson condemned the harassment of party’s driver Sheikh Zameer Ahmad by NIA and said this amounts to murder of justice and is purely based on political vengeance. He also condemned the arrest of a Jammu-based trader Chowdhary Abdul Razzaq by NIA and said such measures are aimed at scaring the businessmen. Meanwhile, the spokesperson paid glowing tributes to martyrs of Sopore, Shopian and Kulgam and said such loss of precious human lives can be stopped if all the stakeholders, particularly India, take initiative. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the families of all the martyr.

No takers of New Delhi’s development mantra in Kashmir: Mehmood  Ahmed Saghar

Islamabad, Sep 10 : The vice president of Democratic Freedom Party and former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak chapter), Mehmood Ahmed Saghar today said the shutdown against Home minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Kashmir “should serve as eye-opener for New Delhi.” “Indian rulers who have been falsely projecting Kashmir as a law and order issue must bear in mind the fact that Kashmir is neither a law and order issue nor an internal matter of New Delhi. As for as the Kashmir issue is concerned, it is an internationally recognized disputed territory awaiting its final settlement,” Saghar said in a statement. “The disputed nature of the state is well established by the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Kashmiris have never accepted India’s forcible control. Indian rulers must realize the bitter reality that there are no takers of their so-called development mantra in Kashmir. Kashmir is a political issue that needs a political solution. New Delhi can't woo Kashmiri people by extending financial packages and economic concession,” he said. “Frustrated by the people’s uprising, Indian rulers with tacit support of their agents have started a vicious campaign against resistance leadership. NIA was being used as a tool to harass and humiliate resistance leadership. Terrorizing campaign against Kashmiri businessmen, traders, lawyers, students, journalists along with resistance leaders and activists was a deep rooted conspiracy to de-legitimate political opinion of the people in Kashmir,” Saghar added.

AI report on Kashmir eye- opener for India, world: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, September 9 : In occupied Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has termed the report of the Amnesty International in which it highlighted the human rights violations by India in Kashmir as an eye-opener for India and the whole world. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir had always asserted that India and its collaborators had been playing with their lives and were using excessive force against them to suppress their just and genuine struggle for securing right to self-determination. On the use of pellet gun mentioned in the report, he said that the lethal weapon was deliberately used to create a sense of fear and terror among the people and was continuously used despite the fact that it snatched the vision of hundreds of people mostly teenagers. Shah described it as unfortunate that despite the report released by an impartial body like Amnesty International, the world continues to maintain its silence over the issue which emboldens India to unleash further terrorism in Jammu Kashmir .Meanwhile, Shah expressed grief over the loss of human lives in kashmir and said, “Indian forces are killing innocent people and the people’s love and affection towards the brave youth has made it clear that they are not scared of bombs and bullets. This is a befitting reply to the threats by Indian army chief that people of Kashmir are ready to sacrifice everything for the freedom of their nation.”

After pellets blinded his eye, boy sells vegetables on cart.

Srinagar, September 8 : In occupied Kashmir, nineteen-year-old Basit Ashraf Mir worked as a bus conductor until some months ago, when he was blinded in his right eye by pellets fired by Indian troops near his home in Arampora in Sopore. Basit Ashraf Mir had gone out to buy medicines for his ill sister. There are still many pellets lodged inside his body, which give him severe pain, but as he is the only earning member in his family, he has started selling vegetables on a cart. He wakes up early in the morning, goes to the vegetable market, and after buying the vegetables, takes out his cart. When it is evening, his younger brother, who studies in Class 10, comes to him and helps him return home. It is difficult for Basit to walk alone when it is dusk." On Friday, August 5, my sister was ill and she required medicine. There had been stone-pelting outside after Zuhr prayers, but I waited until it was over before I stepped out of home. When I reached Raheem Sahib road, the troops present there fired at me with a pellet gun. I felt something hot hitting my whole body. I fell on the ground. There was blood oozing out from my eyes and body. I couldn’t understand what had happened. Some local boys came and picked me up. They put me on a motor bike to take me to hospital but the forces did not allow us to take the main route. We took another road to reach the Sopore Sub District Hospital. I had lost much blood by then. All my clothes were soaked in blood. The boys who took me to the hospital later told me that the place where I fell had turned red with my blood. After giving me first aid, doctors at the Sopore hospital immediately referred me to Srinagar hospital,” Basit recounted the incident in a media interview." At Srinagar hospital, I was not operated on the same day but was kept under observation for the entire night. The next day when I was operated, I recovered a little vision in my left eye but my right eye remained blind. I was again operated on after two days, , with no positive outcome. We were discharged after my second surgery. I was on bed rest for three months at home, only visiting Srinagar once a week for check-up. After three months I was again operated at Srinagar, but my right eye could not recover any vision,” Basit said. “There are hundreds of pellets still stuck in my arm, head, eye, hands, neck and fingers. The pellets in my right eye and fingers give me immense pain. I get fever and my whole body starts shivering .”Basit had left his studies when he was in Class 9. He needed to support his family after his father met with an accident in the wood factory where he worked. Basit began working as a bus conductor on the Sopore- Baramulla route, earning Rs 3,000 per month. Now, with his one eye blinded, he has started selling vegetables on a cart.

India has started malicious campaign against Hurriyat leaders : Molana Tari

Srinagar, September 7 : In occupied Kashmir, the secretary general of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Molana Abdullah Tari has said that frustrated by the people’s uprising in 2016, Indian rulers with the active help of their Kashmiri stooges have started a vicious campaign against resistance leadership .Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Using NIA as a tool, the Indian leaders first started a media trial and propaganda against our  party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and many others and accused them of orchestrating agitation." After the media campaign, he said, the NIA was launched into action which has been terrorizing Kashmiri businessmen, traders, lawyers, students, journalists along with resistance leaders and activists. “During all these months, the NIA has been acting like notorious character Gabber Singh and this agency has so far not only arrested many resistance leaders and businessmen but also ruined business and careers of many people,” he deplored .Molana Tari said that the joint resistance leadership decided to resist malicious motives and announced to go to Delhi on September 9 and voluntarily court arrest before the agency so that the falseness and hollowness of Indian propaganda against resistance movement is exposed. Molana Tari said that from the last one and half years, thousands of young and old, men and women had been put behind the bars and thousands had been maimed and blinded. “More than 200 Kashmiris have been massacred and all this state terrorism is going on but has failed to force the Kashmiris into submission,” he added.The said, “Even today, NIA raids are going on. Sons, relatives and businessmen are being summoned and arrested. This is intimidation, but we will not succumb.”

JKDFP condemns fresh wave of terror unleashed by India in IOK

Srinagar, September 6 : In occupied Kashmir, the JKDFP has strongly condemned the fresh wave of terror unleashed by the government of India against the Kashmiri people and Hurriyat leaders. The JKDFP spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said that banking on the military might, New Delhi was trying to choke all space for the pro-freedom leadership. “To keep the resistance leaders away from the people, all undemocratic means are being employed by Delhi and its stooges in Kashmir while the worst form of oppressive measures are being used to suppress the genuine dissent,” he said. The spokesperson said that 2016 was witness to the worst-ever and ultimate form of repression unleashed by Indian forces that left thousands blinded and maimed by the pellets; more than 126 youth killed, over 15,000 injured with bullets and pellets and hundreds slapped with draconian law Public Safety Act emore than 126 youth killed, over 15,000 injured with bullets and pellets and hundreds slapped with draconian law Public Safety Act emore than 126 youth killed, over 15,000 injured with bullets and pellets and hundreds slapped with draconian law Public Safety Act emore than 126 youth killed, over 15,000 injured with bullets and pellets and hundreds slapped with draconian law Public Safety Act eand lodged in different jails in and outside the occupied territory including Srinagar Central Jail, Islamabad Jail, Baramulla Jail, Kathua Jail, Udhampur Jail, Kot Bhalwal Jail and Tihar Jail. “Fact remains that the real state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir are run and managed by the Indian Home Ministry and every step is being taken on their direction while the so-called government in the territory is only a stooge,” he said. The spokesperson said that under a well-planned conspiracy to defame the Kashmiri leadership and the ongoing movement for freedom on the directions of Indian Home Ministry, the NIA had been assigned the job of harassing and intimidating the pro-freedom leaders, their families, friends, and business community also. They said that basic purpose of the raid spree being carried out by the NIA was to instill fear among the pro-freedom leadership and the people of occupied Kashmir. The spokesperson said, Kashmir is not territorial or law and order dispute but a political dispute acknowledged by the UN through its 18 resolutions pending implementation and these resolutions give the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir. the spokesperson demanded early release of Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the attack on Shabir Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release

24 Kashmiris martyred during January 2017 in IOK

Islamabad, September 05: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state-terrorism martyred twenty-four Kashmiris including two young boys in November 2016.According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those one youth was killed in a fake encounter. During the month, 352 people were critically injured when Indian police and paramilitary personnel used brute force on peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory while 202 civilians, mostly Hurriyat leaders and youth, were arrested. The troops also damaged and ransacked 121 residential houses during the period. Indian troops disgraced at least 15 women while one woman was widowed and a child was orphaned during the last month.

JKDFP expresses anguish over killings of Muslims in Burma.

Srinagar, September 04 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party has expressed deep anguish and outrage over the killings of Muslims in Burma, asking the international human rights organizations and the Muslims nations to break silence and come to their rescue. the spokesperson of JKDFP in a statement issued in Srinagar, appealed to the governments of the Muslim countries especially the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey to raise this issue in the United Nations and use their influence to build the world consensus against this criminal character of the Myanmar government. The so-called human rights and democratic champions of the world are following double standards with regard to the Muslims and don’t play any effective role in stopping the cruelties unleashed on them. The Rohingya Muslims are facing the worst kind of state terrorism and the Burmese government is carrying out genocide of Rohingya Muslims,” he added." The so-called big democratic and human rights champions of the world are maintaining a criminal silence over the condition of the oppressed Muslim population of Burma. Lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have been left homeless but no one is ready to even talk about them. The Buddhist government of Burma is unlashing atrocities over the minority community there from last many years and they are openly killing them ruthlessly,” spokesperson said. the spokesperson demanded early release of Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the attack on Shabir Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release

India continuing repressive policies :JKDFP

Srinagar, September 03 : In occupied Kashmir, the JKDFP spokesperson has said that India and its puppet authorities have continued their autocratic policies of oppression even on the Muslim festival like Eid-ul-Azha. He said that the policy of muzzling genuine voices for freedom had failed in the past and would continue to fail in the future. The spokesperson urged the world human rights’ bodies to build pressure on India to stop committing war crimes in Kashmir. The spokesperson condemned the campaign launched by India’s National Investigation Agency to malign resistance leadership. He vowed to resist the Indian attempts to abrogate Article 35A of the Indian constitution aimed at changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. He denounced India for subjecting people to the worst kind of state terrorism on the Muslim holy festival, Eid-ul-Azha. He termed it as an intervention in religious affairs and blatant violation of human rights.

591 killings in Indian police custody during 2010-15: HRW

New York, September 02 : The global human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch has said that police in India often bypass arrest procedures and torture suspects in custody to death. Human Rights Watch in a 114-page report released, today, said that at least 591 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015.It said that instead of holding police responsible to account, authorities have stalled reforms needed to build a more rights-respecting force. “Bound by Brotherhood: India’s Failure to End Killings in Police Custody” examines police disregard for arrest regulations, custodial deaths from torture, and impunity for those responsible. It draws on in-depth investigations into 17 deaths in custody that occurred between 2009 and 2015, including more than 70 interviews with victims’ family members, witnesses, justice experts, and police officials. In each of the 17 cases, the police did not follow proper arrest procedures, making the suspect more vulnerable to abuse." Police in India will learn that beating suspects to confess is unacceptable only after officers are prosecuted for torture,” said Menasha Ganguly, the HRW South Asia director. “Our research shows that too often, the police officers investigating deaths in custody are more concerned about shielding their colleagues than bringing those responsible to justice,” she said. Pertinently, the use of torture and other ill-treatment by police and the failure to provide justice to victims of abuse violate India’s obligations under international human rights law. India has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and signed the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. India has also signed but has not yet ratified the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which seeks to deter torture and other grave abuses against persons in custody.

JKDFP pays tribute to sacrifices of prophets Ibrahim(AS) & Ismail (AS)

Srinagar September 01 : The Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party on the auspicious day of Eid-ul-Azha, has paid glorious tribute to the divine sacrifices of the Prophets Ibrahim & Ismail (AS), who were instrumental in founding a religion for humanity that was accomplished and spread around the world by Muhammad PBUH as God’s last messenger on earth .JKDFP Spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said some thousand years after Ibrahim AS and 1500 years after Muhammad PBUH the humanity feels it has lost the eternal cup of spirituality and road to Allah and His last Book On Earth- Quran. Therefore, there’s anarchy in the world and the human hands are red with innocent blood of human beings. He said unfortunately, Muslims who were chosen as the last torchbearers of the divine message of Islam are killing each other and their enemies are annihilating them on the surface of earth without much difficulty. Today, he said, the Muslims are being massacred, imprisoned, tortured, humiliated, blinded, persecuted and forcibly disappeared and reduced to a minority in Jammu and Kashmir for demanding freedom and the right to self-determination under the UN charter and relevant resolutions adopted by its Security Council. Spokesperson said in Palestine, the Israel, in Rohinghya Buddhist regime, in India the Modi rulers and the cow protection armed Hindu gangs and in the Mid East repressive regimes in collaboration with the Western imperial armies, the Muslims face history’s horrible onslaught and genocide. Neither the UN nor the Muslim organization OIC are moved by the plight of these helpless Muslim populations, he added.The spokesperson demanded early release of party chairman Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the attack on Shabir Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release. He called upon the UN and Muslim States and the civilized nations of Europe , Africa and America to galvanize their support for the freedom, right to self-determination of Kashmir, Palestine, Rohinghya and other subjugated people’s of the world to establish permanent peace on Earth.

Shabir Shah’s judicial remand extended till 13 September 2017 .

New Delhi, Aug 31  : A court in New Delhi has extended the judicial custody of senior APHC leader, and chairman Jammu & kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmad Shah till September 13 and allowed his plea seeking to appear before the court through video-conference, apprehending that he could be attacked by other inmates in the lock-up or jail van. Additional Sessions Judge, Siddhartha Sharma allowed the plea and directed the jail authorities to present Shabir Shah through video-conference. The court order came on a plea moved by Shabir Shah’s counsel, M.S. Khan, who apprised the court that during the transportation from Tihar Jail to Patiala House Court Complex in the last hearing, his client was humiliated and threatened by the inmates and some of them were conspiring to attack them'shabir Shah was arrested by India’s Enforcement Directorate on July 25, 2017 in connection with a decade-old fake case registered against him.

World Disappearance Day: DFP urges int’l community to probe disappearances and unmarked graves in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 30: On the World Disappearance Day, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has urged the world powers to seriously pursue the case of those Kashmiris who were subjected to enforced disappearance after being taken into custody by Indian forces for the last 27 years." As the world observes this Day, it is high time to find out those thousands of Kashmiris who were subjected to enforced disappearance,” a DFP spokesperson said in a statement issued to press. Giving details, the spokesperson said more than 10,000 persons have disappeared during last three decades. “They were arrested in a broad daylight and no one knows their whereabouts. Their families are living a life of unending miseries and facing challenges at every front of life. They have been reduced to living corpses," he said." During the last few decades, India forces in order to suppress the freedom struggle of Kashmiris resorted to various inhuman tactics and killing to death while subjecting to custodial torture is one among them,” he said. Referring to thousands of unmarked graves across Valley particularly in south Kashmir, the spokesperson said the world community should take notice of it and pressurize India to reveal the identities of those buried. “It is unfortunate that the international community despite being aware of the reality isn’t taking any action,” he said. The spokesperson said more than one lakh orphans and 25,000 widows in Kashmir is a human tragedy and the need of the hour is that human rights bodies fulfill their responsibilities in finding out the truth and reasons behind such tragedies and provide justice to the victims.

Freedom Party demands release of prisoners ahead of Eid

Srinagar, Aug 28: Demanding release of prisoners ahead of Eid ul Azha, the Democratic Freedom Party on Monday said it has been a tradition among civilized nations to release prisoners on festive occasions so that they spend such blissful time with their families and loved ones. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press said, "We are conscious about the fact that the prisoners are living life far away from their loved ones and believe that the system which is persecuting them is devoid of any humanity." He termed it unfortunate that the human rights organizations across the world have maintained unsympathetic attitude vis a vis the plight of Kashmiri prisoners. "Thousands of families are living a life of misery," he said. The spokesperson said the Democratic Freedom Party believes that Kashmir dispute has to be resolved as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue process. He reiterated party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah's stand that the delay in resolving this longstanding dispute will endanger peace in subcontinent." New Delhi should take initiatives in this regard and realize that its stubborn attitude is the main reason for instability in the subcontinent and has snatched peace of millions of people in the region. Such policy of violence is never in India's favour," he said. The spokesperson added, "We want to make it clear to Indian intellectual class and people that we don't want to snatch any part of India but demand referendum in the state." On attempt to abrogate the Article 35A, the spokesperson said some collaborators in the state at the behest of Delhi are hell bent on changing the demography of J&K. "We will never let it happen and will fight any conspiracy tooth and nail," he said.

JKDFP welcomes US stand on Kashmir

Srinagar Aug 26 : in occupied kashmir the spokesperson of Jammu & kashmir democratic freedom party today said the latest stand of United States on Kashmir is a welcome move to reduce the nuclear threat in the sub-continent. America as well as all the civilized members of the UNO should respect their commitments and the UN charter with respect to Right to self-determination for all the disputed territories irrespective of color, cast or creed. I expressed hope that America and other western powers shall keep their pledge to support the implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir and build a moral, political and diplomatic pressure on India to pave way for a permanent solution of the Kashmir dispute and stop gross human rights violations in every nook and corner of the Jammu and Kashmir state,”DFP spokesperson said in a statement . He expressed concern on the escalation of atrocities against the pro-freedom political leaders, activists and the general public. “Police administration should desist from becoming part and parcel of the brutal acts against their own people, like killings, beating and harassing as done by forces,” Meanwhile the spokesperson termed the attack on party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah as an act of hooliganism. He said that the incident actually showed Indian hatred against democracy and human norms which was highly condemnable." If any harm is inflicted to any of the Kashmiri prisoners languishing in jails and police stations, the responsibility of aggravation in situation will lie on shoulders of Indian rulers,” he warned.

Jailed Shabir shah wants to appear before court via video-link

New Delhi, August 25 : The illegally detained senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah, has moved an application seeking to appear before the court through video-conference apprehending that he can be attacked by other inmates in the lock-up or jail van .Shabir Shah’s counsel, M S Khan, said in the application that during the transportation from Tihar Jail to Patiala House Courts Complex on Wednesday, the APHC leader was humiliated and threatened by the inmates. He said that some of them were conspiring to attack Shabir Shah. He requested the court to direct the jail authorities to present the APHC leader through video-conferencing considering his fears. It is to mention here that India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested Shabir Shah from Srinagar on July 25 in false cases registered against him and airlifted him to New Delhi. On the next day, a Delhi court had remanded him to NIA custody till August 2. The court had further extended his remand to the NIA custody for six more days. On August 9, the court had sent Shabir Shah on judicial remand to Tihar Jail where he still remains lodged. Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Musadiq Aadil, Farida Bahenji and Sajad Ayoub in their statements in Srinagar condemned the attack on Shabir Ahmed Shah by Hindu extremists. They said that such tactics could not suppress the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

Police foil Freedom Party presser, arrest secretary general Molana Tari

Srinagar, Aug 24: Police on Thursday foiled the scheduled press conference of the Democratic Freedom Party Office (DFP) at its Sanat Nagar headquarters and arrested party’s secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari .It is pertinent to mention here that senior resistance leader and chairman DFP Shabir Ahmad Shah was on Wednesday attacked by inmates in Patiala Court police lockup. He is kept among notorious criminals in Delhi’s Tihar Jail party had called for a media briefing in this regard which has now been delayed due to police action. DFP has strongly condemned the police action il where choicest abuses are showered upon him. He is also receiving life threats and denied every basic facility including medicines. and said the state administration is creating impediments in conveying the truth to people

Shabir Shah attacked in Patiala Court lockup' Application to authorities to shift Shah to high security zone remains unanswered

Srinagar, Aug 23: Senior resistance leader and chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah was on Wednesday attacked by inmates in Patiala Court police lockup. He had to appear in the court of Justice Siddhartha Sharma. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said Shah was brought from Tihar jail Wednesday morning and was lodged in Patiala Court lockup room where other prisoners who were also to be produce before the court conspired to attack him “They started showering abuses on him and in the meantime two of the prisoners told Shah to immediately manage his way out from the lockup by saying the boys are planning to attack him. As Shah shouted for help, a policeman passing by came to his rescue and in the meantime other police officers came and shifted Shah to a separate lockup room in the court,” he said. The spokesperson said the above statement was given by Shabir Ahmad Shah in the court room and was endorsed by the police personnel accompanying him. “This clearly shows that a conspiracy is being hatched by the government to kill Shabir Ahmad Shah,” he said. The spokesperson said an application has been already forwarded to DG prisons, IG prisons and other superintendents of Tihar Jail to shift Shabir Ahmad Shah to high security zone keeping in view his threat to life in Tihar but nothing has been done till date and the application still remains unanswered.

Mehmood Saghar denounces the attack on Shabir Ahmed Shah,

Srinagar, August 23 : The DFP Vice President, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement condemned the attack on party chairman, Shabir Ahmed Shah, by the activists of Hindu extremist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Patiala Court police lockup. He said that such vile tactics by the extremists could not deter pro-freedom leaders from pursuing their struggle for legitimate political and democratic rights." Murderous attack amply demonstrates the fact that the DFP Chief has been left at the mercy of criminals. DFP had voiced its serious concern and warned Indian authorities about his detention and threat to his life in the custody. It is a deep rooted conspiracy to kill Shabir Ahmed Shah. RSS and BJP had a notorious track record of attacking and manhandling Hurriyat leaders,” he said. Mehmood Ahmed Saghar criticized the Indian government for implicating Kashmiri political leaders and activists in fictitious cases, and demanded early release of Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the attack on Shabir Shah and use their good offices to ensure his full protection and early release.

Indian court denies bail to Shabir Shah

New Delhi, August 22 : A Delhi court has denied bail to the All Parties Hurriyat Conference General Secretary, and chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah, who has been illegally detained at Tihar Jail in a decade-old false case registered against him. Additional Sessions Judge, Siddhartha Sharma, denied bail to Shabir Ahmed Shah. India's Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested the APHC General Secretary from Srinagar on July 25 and airlifted him to New Delhi. On the next day, a Delhi court had remanded him to NIA custody till August 2. The court had further extended his remand to the NIA custody for six more days. On August 9, the court had sent Shabir Ahmed Shah on judicial remand to Tihar Jail where he still remains lodged.

Molana Tari demands release of Shabir Shah, other Hurriyat leaders and activists before Eid

Srinagar, August 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari while criticizing the puppet administration for implicating political leaders and activists in fictitious cases, has demanded the release of party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah, all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists before Eid-ul-Azha. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, facilitated the Indian National Investigation Agency’s raids and arrest of party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyat leaders, he said that during people’s uprising in 2016, more than 20,000 pro-freedom people and activists were arrested and over 500 were still languishing either in interrogation centers or in different jails. Terming the approach of the puppet authorities as sheer extremism, Molana Tari said, “Infamous Public Safety Act is being repeatedly slapped on political activists lodged in different jails for long. In most of cases, the detainees were granted bail and their dossiers quashed by judiciary, but the authorities instead of honoring the court orders ignored all norms and rules. The authorities slap draconian law, Public Safety Act on the detainees to prolong their detention." He appealed to the International Committee of Red Cross, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to use their influence for immediate release of party chairman Shabir Shah , other political leaders and all Kashmiri detainees .Molana Tari said that Indian rulers were using Kashmir card to bluff Indian public opinion. He said that these rulers were using their agencies like National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate as tools to achieve their political goals in the occupied territory .Molana Tari said that India needed to keep its promise of giving Kashmiris their right to self-determination to choose their future. He emphasized that India claimed to be the largest democracy in the world but it was not following its democratic norms in Kashmir.

Kashmiris will forcefully resist scrapping of article 35A : Molana Tari

Srinagar, August 2o : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has said that the Kashmiri people will not tolerate any attempt to damage or harm the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and will oppose tooth and nail any move aimed at changing the demography of the territory .Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that any such move would further worsen the situation in the occupied territory and make things from bad to worse. While commenting on the reports about the file regarding 35A going missing, he said, it hardly makes any difference whether the file goes missing or remains at its place, the fact remains that Jammu and Kashmir has a special status by virtue of Article 370 of Indian Constitution and any change in this status is unacceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir." New Delhi seems to be hell bent upon changing the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir and to snatch the rights of the people and now the judicial system of India is being exploited to achieve this objective,” said Tari, He said that it was a universally known fact that Jammu and Kashmir was a disputed territory, the fate of which was yet to be decided as there were 18 resolutions pending implementation in the United Nations. In a reference to Delhi, He said that under Article 35A, the people of Jammu and Kashmir enjoyed special state subject rights and those trying to scrap it should keep in mind that all the efforts aimed at damaging the special status of the territory would face a stiff resistance. He said that the people of Kashmir were struggling for a just cause for the past 70 years despite facing hardships and had rendered huge sacrifices and even would not hesitate to give more sacrifices for the protection of their rights.
 

Molana Tari concerned about deployment of more troops in IOK

Srinagar, August 19 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has expressed its deep concern over deployment of more contingents of Indian troops in the territory, saying that more than seven hundred thousand troops are already engaged in killings and employing coercive measures to break Kashmiris’ resilience for freedom. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the state affaires are run by New Delhi and its agencies while PDP-led so-called administration exists for name sake. “It vindicates our claim that New Delhi and its stooges are in no mode to stop bloodbath, instead providing free hand to their agencies and forces,” he added. Lashing out at pro-India Kashmiri political parties, Molana Tari blamed them for prevailing mess in Kashmir, and said that they were legitimizing oppression and suppression unleashed by Indian forces. “These political parties are portraying resistance movement as law and order problem, thus trying to mislead international community,” he deplored. The statement said that Indian forces were enjoying unbridled powers and impunity and were carrying out killings without any accountability. “Youth are disturbed and feeling upset and their social life is tormented by forces,” Molana Tari said while expressing its deep concern over the presence of army camps in civilian areas. Decrying highhandedness and terror perpetrated by Indian forces on civilians, he said that even local police were not feeling secure. “The Indians are following their sinister designs to change demography status,” he said and added that India while relying on its military might had declared a war on civilians in Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Shabir Ahmed Shah and his deteriorating health condition. He said that his party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah, who was arrested by India’s Enforcement Directorate and National Investigation Agency, was being subjected to inhuman treatment by the jail authorities and was denied the basic facilities. He urged the UN secretary general and other human rights organizations to take notice of the inhuman treatment meted out to Shabir shah ,Molana Tari said ,Shabir shah is suffering from multiple ailments in Tihar Jail. where conditions are inhuman and highly degrading,'' he said, The worsening health condition and inhuman treatment meted out to him is a matters serious concern for all of us and particularly to his family

Aggression, repression can never resolve anything : Molana Tari

Srinagar, August 18 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has has said that aggression and repression can never resolve anything but only aggravate it. He strongly condemned the ill-treatment meted out to his party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyat Kashmiri political detainees languishing in different jail.”Moulana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the detention period of these prisoners was being prolonged on one pretext or the other. He termed it as political vendetta. He expressed concern about the deteriorating health of illegally detained party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and said that the ailing leader was being subjected to the extreme sort of vengeance .Molana Tari demanded immediate release of unlawfully detained party chairman Shabir Shah and other Hurriyat leaders He said that these repressive tactics could not break the resolve of the detained leaders and activists. He said that Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmed Shah, who was arrested by India’s Enforcement Directorate and National Investigation Agency, was being subjected to inhuman treatment by the jail authorities and was denied the basic facilities. HE said the agitation and protests by students in colleges and universities across the Valley that force the authorities to frequently shut them down, again indicates how the youth of Kashmir sees the situation and his reaction to it." Similarly, persecution of leadership through so-called investigations and spreading lies and creating a huge propaganda through print, electronic and even social media against them, involving their families, friends and acquaintances, and harassing them in order to defame and intimidate leadership and demoralize people will also prove futile as people of Kashmir know such ploys and do not buy them. It will only worsen and complicate matters further,” he said. He appealed to all people in India to see Kashmir not as a piece of real estate nor as a territorial dispute between two hostile neighbors but as a human issue concerning hundreds of thousands of people and divided families hanging on fire since the last 70 years, leading to great sufferings and loss of life on all sides that begs for a just resolution.

Designating Hizb as foreign group by US ridiculous :JKDFP

Pays tributes to martyred Lashkar commander Ayoub Lalhari
Srinagar, Aug 17: Terming the biased decision of United States to designate the largest organization of Jammu Kashmir the Hizb ul Mujahedeen as foreign group as ridiculous, the Democratic Freedom Party on Thursday said this organization is fighting at local level against Indian occupation of Jammu Kashmir. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said the US made this decision to secure its business interests with India. The US decision violates the UN ruling that guarantees the right to self determination to those states fighting against foreign occupations. The Hizb ul Mujahedeen is fighting at local level for the rights of oppressed and subjugated Kashmiris," he said. The spokesperson said though America is a big power but keeping in view the changing global scenario, the world is not bound to follow US rulings. "Those fighting against oppression don't need anyone's permission," he said. He termed it unfortunate that India is shedding blood in Kashmir by utilizing its whole state machinery to suppress the people's sentiments of freedom. Meanwhile, the spokesperson paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Ayoub Lalhari, who was the Let's district commander Pulwama and martyred in gunfight with forces in this south Kashmir district. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and said the sacrifices of martyrs won't be allowed go waste.

Kashmiri detainees subjected to psychological torture: Molana Tari

Srinagar, August 16 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has said that Hurriyat leaders arrested by New Delhi-based National Investigation Agency are being subjected to psychological torture .Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the solitary confinement of the party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyat leaders. He said that Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyat leaders were being continuously harassed during investigations. All the leaders are being subjected to inhuman treatment by jail and NIA authorities. It’s a matter of concern that Shabir Ahmad Shah is not being allowed his medicine and has been lodged with notorious criminals at Tihar jail in New Delhi," he added . He expressed grave concern over the deteriorating condition of political prisoners lodged outside Jammu and Kashmir. “They are denied the facilities as per jail manual," he said. He denounced the ill-treatment meted out to Shabir Ahmed Shah and others." Even in extreme temperatures and in severe heat, the detainees are being deprived of basic facilities in prison,” he said and appealed to international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the plight of prisoners lodged in different jail.”Moulana Tari expressed deep anger over the killings of youth. he said “Tens of thousands of troops deployed across the Kashmir Valley have been given a free hand to use pellets and bullets indiscriminately on innocent and unarmed peaceful protestors and kill them in cold blood,” he said. Molana Tari condemned the Indian policy of oppression and military aggression against civilians especially Kashmiri youth. “Let it be clear to those who pursue repression and authoritarianism as a policy that the dominant sentiment of people of Kashmir won’t be muzzled or quelled by such inhuman tactics and people of Kashmir are committed to fighting for the right of self determination," he said.

Shutdown, protests on Aug 15 a referendum: JKDFP

Srinagar, Aug 15: Terming the observing of complete shutdown by people on India’s Independence Day as referendum, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday said by turning blind eye to such realities, New Delhi and its collaborators are deceiving none but themselves." New Delhi cannot mislead the international community, on Kashmir, for long, a party spokesperson said in a statement issued to press. He said celebrating Independence Day in Kashmir under active support of lakhs of forces is ridiculous and that the distance maintained by people from government sponsored functions reveals their sentiments towards freedom." We're not against the Independence Day celebrations by any country but to celebrate it on a territory that is disputed and awaiting resolution is unjustified,” he said. Hailing people for their pro-freedom spirit, the spokesperson said, as usual, people by staying away from state-sponsored functions on this Day made it clear that they want nothing less than freedom.

Aug 15 a black day for Kashmiris: JKDFP ,Pays tributes to martyrs.

Srinagar, Aug 14: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday said the August 15 day is the ‘Black Day’ for the people of Jammu Kashmir. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said: “While two nations of the subcontinent celebrate their independence days, the people of Jammu Kashmir continue to suffer from the Indian state-sponsored oppression. This Day is the most unfortunate and darkest day for us as India has occupied Jammu Kashmir forcibly and illegally." He said Kashmiris don't harbor any grudge against the people of India but are their well-wishers. “Our movement is against the government of India and we demand our birth right of self-determination. As Indian people celebrate Independence Day on August 15, its forces continue to commit worst kind of human rights violations here and have unleashed a reign of terror in every nook and corner of the Valley. The killings, arrests, nocturnal raids, maiming and blinding our children have become a routine here,” he said." New Delhi should read writing on the wall that its hegemony won’t work within the territory of Jammu Kashmir. Despite celebrating the Independence Day in presence of 8 lakh forces in Jammu Kashmir for the last 70 years, the people of the State continue to demand Azadi from India and as such, every soul is steadfast,” the spokesperson said. He added, “We will continue to observe this day as ‘Black Day’ till the Kashmir issue is resolved as per the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. India cannot prolong the dispute for long but has to resolve it." Meanwhile, the spokesperson expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of Yasin Itoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, Irfan ul Sheikh, Umar Majeed, Aadil Malik. Paying tributes to all martyrs, he said the invaluable contribution of Shaheed Muhammad Yasin Itoo will be written in golden letters. The spokesperson while slamming the state administration said in lust for power, these people have forgotten the value of human lives. He expressed deep grief over the killing of civilians Muhammad Saeed Bhatt and Owais Ahmad Dar, saying, every home in Kashmir is getting bereaved of their loved ones.

Shah’s wife writes to Govt,of India to shift her husband to high security zone from Tihar Jail, He is facing life threats, abuses from criminals’

Srinagar, Aug 13 : Dr Bilquees Shah, wife of Democratic Freedom party chairman Shabir Shah has written to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, DG Prisons Tihar jail, CM Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal to shift her jailed husband from Tihar jail to a high security zone and provide him all medical help as he suffers from several ailments. Dr Shah while talking to KNS said that her husband has been put in Tihar Jail with criminals and other robbers who “abuse him daily and give him life threats"." I have written a letter to Home Minister, DG Prisons Tihar jail, CM Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, other administrators to shift my husband to another cell as he is being given life threats by the criminals who are jailed there, Also, I have appealed them to provide him necessary medicine as he is suffering from many ailments,” she told KNS.“To ensure security and safety of my husband, Shabir Shah, I request you to issue directions to Jail Superintendent to shift him to high security zone as early as possible to keep him alive and also provide him all the necessary prescribed medication/diet as per the medical records. If anything happens to my husband, all the responsibility will be directly yours,” she writes in the later.Shabir Shah had been jailed after he was arrested by Enforcement Directorate for money laundering.

Molana Tari greet people of Pakistan, government on Independence Day

Srinagar, August 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has greeted the people and Government of Pakistan on their Independence Day, saying that after Allah Almighty, Pakistan is the only visible support to people of Kashmir. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We extend our heartiest felicitations to the people, government and army of Pakistan on their Independence Day celebrated on August 14. Kashmiri are highly grateful to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for extending its wholehearted moral, political and diplomatic support to our just cause and struggle since 1947. We pray to Almighty Allah for peace, strength, stability, progress and prosperity of Pakistan. Strong and stable Pakistan is very important for the resolution of Kashmir dispute. It is Pakistan that is taking up Kashmir dispute in every forum at international level.”
He said, “We in particular felicitate Pakistan army that has the responsibility of protecting and safeguarding the geographical borders of Pakistan and its ideological borders as well. ”Molana Tari said that the existence of Pakistan had proven to be a great blessing for the Muslims of the entire world especially for the Muslims residing in South Asia. “Its creation has played a vital role in the recognition of the existence of a community which was known as minorities in the sub-continent,” he added.The said that till 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was an independent state, but India with its military might forcibly occupied this state against the wishes of its people. “We do not nurture any grudge or enmity with the people of India but we do not accept its military occupation of our land. We will continue our struggle against forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir till the achievement of the goal of freedom,” he added. India has no moral right to celebrate its Independence Day if it continues to occupy forcibly and illegally Jammu and Kashmir, he maintained

Shabir Shah not allowed to take medicine in Tihar jail : JKDFP

Incarcerated Chairman of JKDFP Shabir Shah a victim of Political vengeance".
Srinagar Aug 11 : Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today expressed serious concern over the alleged ill and inhuman treatment meted out to its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah at Tihar Jail. “Shah Sahib is a diabetic patient. He is not even provided the basic diet, let alone diabetic diet,” a party spokesperson, in a statement today, quoted Shah’s family members, who met him (Shah) on Friday, as saying." The condition of Shabir Shah continues to be pathetic despite the court order. Though jail authorities take rupees 6000 per month for every inmate but they refused the same to be deposited for Shah Sahib. This reveals authorities are deliberately playing with his life,” he said. He said, “Shah Sahib is lodged at Jail number 7 where about 60 to 70 hardcore criminals are placed and they are calling him Aatankwadi (terrorist) and abusing him. There is a serious threat to his life,” he said. The ill and inhuman treatment meted out to Shabir Shah at "Tihar Jail Delhi" as he is not allowed taking medicine for the third consecutive day by the Jail authorities on the behest of Indian home deportment. and is even abused by notorious criminals of the Jail by calling him an “Aatankwadi” (Terrorist)." Shabir Shah, who was rewarded by Amnesty International as a "Prisoner of Conscience" for as an ambassador of peace"......were he is rewarded by abusive remarks by Indian criminals on the directions of Jail authorities of Indian Tihar Jail because of his Right to Self-determination beliefs for his destitute nation". Meanwhile vice president of JKDFP Mehmood Ahmed Saghar urged the UN secretary general and other human rights organizations to take notice of the inhuman treatment meted out to Shabir shah . in a letter addressed to the OIC and UN secretary general ,Saghar said ,Shabir shah is suffering from multiple ailments  in Tihar Jail.  where conditions are inhuman and highly degrading,'' he said, The worsening health condition and inhuman treatment meted out to him is a matters serious concern for all of us and particularly to his family

Shah subjected to inhuman treatment in Tihar jail, not allowed to take medicines :Molana Tari

Such treatment is based on political vengeance’
Srinagar, Aug 10: The general secretary of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Molana Abdullah Tari on Thursday termed the treatment of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah by authorities in Tihar jail is extremely brutal and based on political vengeance. Molana Tari in a statement issued to press said on one hand, Shah is being implicated in false case and on other side, he has been kept among criminals in Tihar jail and there is a possible threat to his life. Shah was on Wednesday sent to Tihar jail on a 14 day judicial remand by Delhi court. He expressed serious concern over the health condition of Shabir Ahmad Shah and said the resistance leader is suffering from various ailments and is on medication but jail authorities have not allowed him to take any medicine with him. This is extremely inhuman behavior and can seriously affect Shah Sahib’s health. If any untoward happens with him, authorities will be responsible,” he said. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson paid glowing tributes to Zahid Ahmad Bhatt, Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Ashraf Dar and 16-year-old student Younis Ahmad Sheikh who were martyred in Tral gunfight with forces. Expressing condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families, the spokesperson said, “We’re equally grieved at this hour but have firm belief that these sacrifices won’t go waste. We’re guardians of the sacrifices of our martyrs." He also condemned the PSA on Islamabad youth Irfan Ahmad Khan who has been shifted to Kathua jail.

Shabir Shah sent to Tihar Jail on 14-day judicial remand

New Delhi, Aug 9 : A New Delhi court has sent the illegally detained APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah to Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail on 14-day judicial regard.Shabir Ahmed Shah was arrested last month by India’s Enforcement Directorate in false case registered against him a decade ago. He was produced before Additional Sessions Judge, Siddhartha Sharma, who sent him to Tihar Jail on judicial remand. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Shabir Ahmed Shah and his deteriorating health condition. He said that Indian authorities were trying to implicate the resistance leader in a case in which he was acquitted by a court ten years ago." Indian authorities will not get anything by resorting to such tactics,” he said.

Attempts to abrogate Article 35A aimed at sabotaging referendum process in JK: JKDFP

People won’t tolerate baseless propaganda against resistance leadership
Srinagar, Aug 8: Supporting the shutdown call for Saturday issued by the resistance leadership, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday said every conspiracy to change the demography and Muslim majority status of Jammu Kashmir will be resisted tooth and nail. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press said, “Though our struggle is for the right to self-determination, but New Delhi and its collaborators in JK are trying to tinker with the Article 35A and harm the Muslim majority status of the State." He urged the people to remain vigilant over such conspiracies saying if any such move is undertaken, the people from other states will purchase land in JK and “we’ll be rendered homeless". Such well-thought-out attempts, the spokesperson said, are aimed at sabotaging the referendum process in Jammu Kashmir. Reacting against the arrest of resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah by NIA and ED, the spokesperson termed it part of a deep conspiracy to defame the resistance movement and leadership. “Resistance leadership is being implicated in fabricated cases of amassing wealth and properties. Even the media trial of leaders is part of a well-thought-out plan by Indian authorities,” he said." The people of Jammu Kashmir have nourished the freedom movement with their blood and they won’t tolerate such baseless propaganda against the leadership,” he said. The spokesperson also condemned the summoning of wife of Shabir Ahmad Shah to New Delhi and questioning her about the properties and other issues. “Harassing even doctors and conscious people of the society is unjustified. This is done to exert psychological pressure on the family members of leaders,” he said." The people of the State should remain cautious of the conspiracies by India and its collaborators and be ready to resist such plots,” he said.

JKDFP pays tributes to Sheikh Abdul Aziz & other martyrs.

Srinagar, Aug 7: Paying glorious tributes to Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 9thmartyrdom anniversary, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday remembered all the martyrs of Jammu Kashmir. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press said the number of martyrs is increasing with each passing day. He said martyrs by rising above fear and greed have taught the nation a lesson that one should prefer death with honor than life with dishonor (slavery)." If anyone wants to know the value of Azadi (freedom), ask the martyrs who have left every worldly affair for the freedom of their nation,” he said. “Those obsessed with membership of assembly or parliament cannot understand the meaning and value of Azadi. ”Paying tributes to all martyrs of Jammu Kashmir, the spokesperson said the struggle for the right to self-determination will continue till peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute is not found. “Kashmir is a political issue and needs to be resolved in a political way. The spokesperson also expressed grief over the loss of lives and properties across valley in last few days due to gunfights and said “until Kashmir is not resolved, this bloodshed will continue”.

Molana Tari condemned Ill-treatment meted out to Shabir Shah in Delhi S

Srinagar, Aug 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Molana Abdullah Tari has condemned ill-treatment meted out to illegally detained party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah. Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the way Enforcement Directorate (ED) lawyer insulted Shabir Shah and asked him to chant “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” slogan inside court, was ample proof to understand that institutions were being used to suppress the voice of Kashmiri people. He said: “The mental bankruptcy of ED lawyer defines and narrates the mindset that is taking shape in the top institutions. Asking Shabir Shah to chant a particular slogan was none of the business of the lawyer and by saying so the lawyer lost his neutrality and his intentions got exposed.”

Mehmood Saghar concerned over Shabir shah's Health

Srinagar, Aug 5:The vice president of democratic freedom party [DFP] and former convener of all parties Hurriyat conference Pakistan chapter Mehmood ahmed Saghar has expressed grave concern over the detention of party chairman Shabir ahmed shah . Saghar urged the UN secretary general and other human rights organizations to take notice of the inhuman treatment meted out to shah . in a letter addressed to the OIC and UN secretary general ,Saghar said ,Shabir shah is suffering from multiple ailments and has been held in lock up in Delhi, where conditions are inhuman and highly degrading,'' he said, The worsening health condition and inhuman treatment meted out to him is a matters serious concern for all of us and particularly to his family .Saghar said, Shabir shah has spent more than half of his life in Indian jails, such tactics would not deter him and other Hurriyat leaders from pursuing the National cause for which the people of kashmir have rendered huge sacrifices .Kashmiris ongoing struggle is a legitimate freedom struggle. Our indigenous struggle is supported by millions of Kashmiris settled in Europe, Middle East and other parts of the world. Any attempt to defame the movement and movement leadership would be thwarted by the people of kashmir who have offered matchless sacrifices for the noble cause,' he said'

Freedom Party pays glorious tributes to Kanalwan, Bijbehara martyrs and a civilian

Srinagar, Aug 4: Paying glorious tributes to youth Yawar Ahmad Wani of Kanalwan, Bijbehara and a civilian Ghulam Mohiuddin, who were martyred by occupational forces, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed deep concern over the continuous loss of lives of Mujahedeen and youth and said there is a need to identify the black-sheep who are damaging the freedom movement. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said, “We are seriously concerned over the continuous martyrdom of our Mujahedeen and youth and people should take the matter seriously and identify and expose the Mir-e-Jafar and Mir-e-Sadiq like snakes,” he said. He also expressed deep grief over the civilian killings of a woman and a civilian saying it has become a routine for occupational forces to kill Kashmiris.“The (forces) have waged a war against the people of Kashmir and are killing our youth on daily basis,” he said and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families of those martyred. Meanwhile the spokesperson slammed the authorities for unleashing a reign of terror against the civilian population during encounter saying people are being subjected to vengeance for harbouring the pro-freedom sentiments and their love for Mujhaideen.India should read writing on the wall that every person in Kashmir is supporting the mission of Mujahedeen," he said. Paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Yawar Ahmad and a civilian, the spokesperson expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and reiterated that the mission of martyrs will ne accomplished at any cost. Meanwhile, a party delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad participated in the funeral prayers of Yawar Ahmad. Er Farooq was accompanied by party's Sajad Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad and Adil Wagay.

At Delhi court, Shabir Shah refuses to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai ' [Politics being played in court ]: JKDFP

Srinagar, Aug 3: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah was told by the counsel for the Enforcement Directorate to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai during hearing on Wednesday in Delhi court which the pro-freedom leader vehemently refused. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said during the hearing on Shah's case, the agency's counsel told Shah to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai. He, however, was reprimanded by the judge who told him not to do so in a court. Meanwhile, the ED asked judge to grant it 6 days and the court granted. The spokesperson alleged that politics is being played in the court and that everything was fixed with the judge." If the remand was 3 to 4 days, then it would have been balanced decision but judge completed full 14 days. ED asked for 6 days and court granted it," he said. Shah also submitted an application in a court alleging inhuman behavior and threat to his life by ED.He filed an application alleging inhuman behavior, threat to his life by ED. He also said he was forced to sign statements and blank documents. The spokesperson said during argument, judge went to his room and didn't come back but sent a person who said 6 days remand has been extended. The spokesperson said Shabir Ahmad Shah cannot be cowed down by such suppressive and unethical acts. He has spent half of his life in jails and such oppressive measures to break his resolve are bound to fail.

Freedom Party pays tributes to Hakhripora Pulwama, Kulgam martyrs

Srinagar, Aug 3: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday paid glowing tributes to martyrs of Hakhripora, Pulwama and Kulgam and also the civilians martyred by forces. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said the state administration is responsible for the bloodshed in the valley. He paid rich tributes to commander Shaheed Abu Dujana, Shaheed Arif Lalhari and those killed in encounters in Kulgam and Pulwama and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. The blood of our martyrs will yield results soon In Sha Allah, the spokesperson said and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured. He expressed serious concern over the rising incidents of firing on civilians and said forces are resorting to political vengeance against people. He said to destroy the houses and beating people during encounters is extremely barbaric and urged the human rights organizations to take notice of such incidents. The spokesperson accused India of trampling all the human rights in Jammu Kashmir and pushing the youth of valley to the wall

British Kashmiris concerned about Shabir Shah's unlawful detention and deteriorating health conditions.

Srinagar/ 02 Aug/ In a press conference, party heads and representatives of British Kashmiri organizations expressed their grave concern regarding the illegal detention of Mr. Shabir Ahmad Shah, Chairman Democratic Freedom Party. Amongst those present who addressed the print and electronic media were Dr. Misfar Hassan, President Jammu Kashmir Liberation League, Mr Showkat Maqbool Bhatt (Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt's son) of National Awami Party, Mr. Mehmood Kashmiri , Chairman Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance, Councilor Mohammed Hussain , President Kashmir Freedom Movement, Latief Sani Advocate of Liberation League and Mr. Amjah Yousuf of United Kashmir People's National Party. In addition to the aforementioned delegates, there were numerous others in attendance at the conference. .Mr. Mehmood Kashmiri said that Mr. Shabir Ahmad Shah is an icon of the present Kashmir movement and denying him basic living conditions in a small cell without a fan is a shameful act by he government of India. He added that such brazen denial of fundamental human rights of a political leader of Mr. Shah's stature and repute must be brought to the immediate attention of the human rights organizations of the world. Mr. Showkat Bhatt said, referring to Mr. Shabir Shah that a leader who has spent 30 years in Jail, in pursuit of the betterment of the people of Kashmir cannot be harassed by such Indian tactics. India is wasting time by pressurizing Shabir Ahmad Shah. Dr Misfar Hassan said that such Illegal arrest of a world famous leader in a case which has been disposed off by the courts 7 years ago is an affront to principle of justice. He further said that this was nothing but a political vendetta and that Mr. Shah cannot be forced by the authorities to succumb to their ill motives by employing these shameful tactics .Councilor Mohammed Hussain said that this is a shameful act perpetrated by the Government to detain the most popular leader of kashmir who is the first Kashmiri to receive the title of 'prisoner of conscience' and is popularly known as the Nelson Mandela of Kashmir and has spent 30 years, amounting to half of his life, in several jails and torture centers. The Councilor added that Shabir Shah suffers from hypertension and diabetes and his continued detention in a small cell in such blistering heat without access to even a small fan is derogation of his basic Human rights which continue to be violated by the enforcement department at its whim. On a separate occasion in London, Mr. Zakir Kiyani of Muslim League, Mr. Chaudry Meherban of Muslim Conference, Dr Saboor of Peoples' Party, Mr. Sardar Shuaib of JK Human Rights Movement, Ms Shama Nazir of British Kashmiri Women's Forum, Mr. Irshad Malik London based Kashmiri solicitor, Advocate Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Advocate Salem Bhatt, Mr. Ulf at Zargar, Professor S Iqbal in a joint statement condemned the illegal detention of senior most Kashmiri leader. They also expressed their intention to write to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK, Amnesty International, All Parties Parliamentary Group on Kashmir in the British parliament and other members of parliament

Molana Tari warned India against fiddling with Kashmir’s special status.

Srinagar, August 01 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has said that people of Kashmir are under assault from all sides and serious efforts are on to erode Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by involving India’s judiciary .Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “On one hand, Indian forces are killing youth and firing pellets at protestors and India’s National Investigation Agency is persecuting the Kashmiri leadership, while on the other, hectic efforts are now on to do away with Jammu and Kashmir’s special status after passing of Goods and Services Tax Bill that did away with Kashmir’s fiscal autonomy .”Molana Tari said, since the Article 35-A bars non-locals to settle and buy property in Jammu and Kashmir, it is being challenged in the Indian Supreme Court with the view to alter the demography of the territory by settling people from outside, with the right to acquire land and property and vote in the so-called Assembly elections. “It is being promoted as part of the so-called final solution to the Kashmir issue by India led by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS),” he said. This is a very serious issue with serious ramifications. If any effort is made in this direction, the leadership will ask people to launch a vigorous agitation against this major ploy to change the basic character of the territory’s special status, he said. The onus of responsibility for the consequences will lie entirely on the ruling regime, they added .Molana Tari said, Kashmir is an internationally-acknowledged dispute and people of Kashmir have been rendering sacrifices for its settlement for the past seven decades. He vowed that any effort aimed at undermining that fact by such ploys would be opposed tooth and jail.”Moulana Tari advised India that instead of resorting to these tactics, it should work towards the resolution of the dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Shabir Shah subjected to physical, mental torture : Molana Tari

Srinagar, July 31 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari has said that the APHC General Secretary and party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad shah, who is detained by the Enforcement Directorate in New Delhi is being subjected to physical and mental torture .Molana Tari addressing a press conference in Srinagar said the motive behind the arrest of Hurriyat leadership and implicating them in fabricated cases through biased and unethical Indian media is nothing but to discredit and malign their image. He said, “Though India through its military might is already hell bent on suppressing our freedom movement, now it is harassing the resistance leadership by accusing it of receiving funds from foreign countries to spread terror in the territory thereby giving an impression that the freedom movement of Kashmir is not indigenous. Shabir Shah has been kept in a room where there are not even basic facilities including a fan. It is now obvious that Indian authorities want to kill him under a conspiracy,” the DFP secretary general feared. He added that Shabir Shah’s family members approached Delhi court to get in contact with him but was declined meeting and told them he is currently under judicial remand. Later Shabir Shah’s wife was allowed to meet him only for few minutes after a day’s wait.

Jammu & kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), Press Conference

Bismillah ir Rehman ir Raheem
Asalamualaikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakatahu
Srinagar July 30 : Today, in this press conference, addressed by DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari Advt Fayez Ahmad Sodagar and other party leaders .Senior pro-freedom leader and chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, who has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate and taken to Delhi, is being subjected to physical and mental torture. The motive behind the arrest of pro-freedom leadership and implicating them in fabricated cases through biased and unethical Indian media is nothing but to discredit and malign their image and to sow seeds of distrust and discord behind people and the resistance leadership. Such acts are also aimed at keeping people away from the freedom movement. Though India through its military might is already hell bent on suppressing our freedom movement, now it is harassing the resistance leadership by accusing it of receiving funds from foreign countries to "spread terror" in J&Thereby giving an impression that the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir is not indigenous but one surviving on foreign funds. We want to make it clear that India has failed to suppress our freedom movement and has now resorted to arrest of pro-freedom leadership who are kept under detention in Delhi. We believe there was ample scope of probing the allegations against resistance leadership under the ambit of Constitution of Jammu Kashmir but it is extremely unfortunate that those beating the drums of 'battle of ideas' and so-called Self Rule surrendered completely before their masters in Delhi and handed over the resistance leadership to Indian agencies to do whatever they like. The reality is that this all is the handiwork of these puppets of New Delhi. Since Mr Shabir Ahmad Shah was released from jail in 2011, he has remained mostly under house arrest or detained in jails. During this period he was not allowed to meet anyone or carry out his political activities. Now, he is detained at New Delhi where he is not even allowed to change clothes or wear slippers. Shah has been kept in a room where there are not even basic facilities including a fan. It is now obvious that Indian authorities want to kill Shah under a conspiracy. Shah's family approached Delhi court to get in contact with him but was declined meeting and told that Shah is currently under judicial remand. Later Shah's wife was allowed to meet him only for few minutes after a day's wait. During meeting, Shabir Ahmad Shah's resolve was high and in his message to nation said, "While the children of my nation are being killed and jailed, I pledge that I won't surrender before India even if I'm sent to gallows." In his struggle for freedom for Jammu Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah has spend 30 years of his life in jails and has been given the title of "Prisoner of Conscience" by the Amnesty International. The world bodies should take note of Shah's detention and use their offices in securing his release.

India, its media out to defame Kashmiri leadership : MOLANA Tari

Srinagar, July 29: In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari has said that India and its media are working to subvert the role of Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership in the resolution of Kashmir dispute by defaming them .Molana Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The Government of India and the Indian media have embarked on a consistent policy of playing intricate mind games with all those who consider that Kashmir is a dispute requiring resolution." He added that the resolution was a wide term with wide connotations." The inclusive dialogue among all stakeholders can be way forward. However, to subvert this possibility, political strategists have now advised the pre-eminent political class in India to embark upon intricate mind games,” he added.The first in this direction, Molana Tari said, is the ploy to reduce the Kashmiri political leadership in their scope and stature to play any role in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. “For that, the NIA has been roped in to frame the pro-freedom leadership through fabricated charges into a legal tangle. The India media is being utilized to facilitate that process further through a sustained and vicious campaign of spreading lies about the pro-freedom leadership and distorting facts,” he said.

India’s ED set to register case against Shabir Shah.

New Delhi, July 28 : India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) after getting seven days remand of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference General Secretary, and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, is all set to register a false case against them'shabir Shah was picked by the ED from Srinagar on Monday night in connection with a decade-old fake case registered against him. On the next day, he was airlifted to New Delhi. Meanwhile The spokesperson of JKDFP in a statement issued in Srinagar rejected the allegations leveled by Indian National Investigation Agency against Shabir ahmed Shah. “It is a ploy to suppress freedom sentiments of people and through these arbitrary measures Indian authorities are harassing the leadership. Such measures failed to deter us from pursuing our mission in the past as well. We will continue our struggle till the cherished goal is achieved,” he said. The spokesperson said that the people of occupied Kashmir were facing continuous cycle of killings and the worst type of torture at the hands of Indian forces. The forces’ personnel are inflicting atrocities and unabated killing cycle has created horrified situations in the territory, he added. The statement pointed out that India was facing an awkward situation on international fora and to overcome this it was resorting to extreme brutalism against people and resistant leadership .Blasting the sick and biased Indian media, the spokesperson said that they were creating media terror likewise as was created when Muhammad Afzal guru was hanged and added that same media while pleading the hanging, created a euphoria of satisfying collective conscience of the Indian people. he said that same policy was being recurred and adopted to project resistance leaders as terrorists to prevent them from representing the aspirations of oppressed Kashmiris .Condemning the role being assigned and played by the NIA in occupied Kashmir, the statement said that they had no role to play and any person if needed could have been prosecuted under the provisions of laws of occupied Kashmir. Contrary to it, the NIA is filing fraudulent cases against Kashmiris in Delhi, he added. An ED official talking to media said that now they had got the permission from the court to have custodial interrogation of Shabir Shah. He said that they were planning to register a case against the APHC leader.

Jammu and kashmir democratic Freedom Party condoles demise of Shaheed Afzal Guru's mother in law

Srinagar, July 27: The Democratic Freedom Party has expressed grief over the demise of the mother in law of Shaheed Afzal Guru and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. A party spokesperson in a statement prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.He said the deceased was a God fearing person and the family has contributed a lot to the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir. A party delegation led by secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari visited the bereaved family and expressed condolence with them. On the occasion, Tari shed light on the philosophy of life and death and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Indian police shift Shabir Shah from Srinagar to Delhi  Arrest of Hurriyat leaders by NIA strongly denounced

Srinagar, July 26 : In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have shifted the All Parties Hurriyat Conference General Secretary, and chairman of JKDFP  Shabir Ahmad Shah, to New Delhi after arresting him from Srinagar. He was under continued house detention for the past several years. Indian police had arrested Shabir Ahmad Shah after raiding his Sanat Nagar residence in Srinagar, late last night, and lodged him at Humhama police station. The police airlifted the APHC leader to New Delhi, today. On Monday, the Indian National Investigation Agency had arrested Hurriyat leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Peer Saif Ullah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Nayeem Ahmed Khan from Srinagar and Farooq Ahmed Dar from New Delhi. The NIA officials produced them at Patiala House court in New Delhi on Tuesday that granted 10 days remand of the leaders to NIA. Meanwhile, the puppet authorities extended the judicial remand of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, till 5th August 2017. The authorities had arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik along with many party leaders and activists on 21st July and sent them to Srinagar Central Jail on judicial remand till 25th July. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference and the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in their statements in Srinagar described the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Indian National Investigation Agency as a pre-planned psychological crackdown aimed at forcing the Hurriyat leadership to surrender and maligning the ongoing freedom movement. The APHC-AJK leaders at a meeting in Islamabad strongly denounced the arrest of pro-freedom leaders by NIA.The residents of Lawaypora area of Bandipora district staged forceful demonstrations against the arrest of four youth during nocturnal raids by Indian police. They blocked Srinagar-Bandipora highway, halting the traffic movement for several hours. On the other hand, an Indian military court has suspended the life sentences of five army men involved in the killing of three innocent Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in Machil area of Kupwara district in April 2010. The army personnel had lured three youth, Shazad Ahmad Khan, Riyaz Ahmad Lone and Muhammad Shafi Lone to the higher reaches of Machil on the pretext of jobs and good money as porters and killed them in a staged encounter on 29th April 2010. The killing had triggered widespread demonstrations across the occupied territory.

Vilification campaign intended to debase Hurriyat leaders: Mehmood Saghar Denounces arrest of Shabir Shah and other leaders

Islamabad July 26: While denouncing in strong terms the illegal detention of party president Shabir Ahmed Shah and other leaders the former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and senior vice president Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that Indian authorities since long have been using arrests, house detentions as a weapon of war to cow down pro-freedom leaders besides suppressing the voice of dissent in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. In a press statement issued here on Wednesday the DFP leader said, “The so called NIA that is entirely working on whims and fancies of New Delhi has been assigned the task to malign Kashmiri leaders just to tarnish their public image besides sowing the seeds of discord among the masses in Kashmir". Since Indian authorities have miserably failed to suppress Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle, Saghar observed that Indian secret agencies have orchestrated a new plot whereby a state-sponsored vilification campaign to demonize pro-freedom leaders was going on unabated. He said that the Indian secret agencies, known for starting smear campaigns against Kashmiris, were hatching conspiracies to demean and debase the movement leadership by involving them in fabricated cases. Citing DFP president Shabir Ahmed Shah's decades' long battle against oppression Saghar said that Shah has spent more than half of his life in Indian jails. Terming Indian authorities' act as a flagrant violation of basic human rights he said that such tactics would not deter Shah and other Hurriyat leaders from pursuing the collective cause for which the people of Kashmir have rendered huge sacrifices . He said that India must bear in mind the fact that Kashmiris could not be cowed down or coerced into submission. "Such mean and brutal measures could not deter Kashmiri leaders from continuing their just struggle for their right to self-determination", he said adding that Shabir Ahmad Shah’s life was like an open book and by resorting to such vengeful tactics, authorities can’t cow down the pro-freedom leader’s spirit and resolve. Terming Indian authorities actions as a flagrant violations of basic human rights he said that India that keeps harping on high values of democracy must realize the fact that choking space for political dissent and depriving people of their fundamental human rights was against the true spirit of democracy and in contravention of international law. It may be recalled here that  Indian authorities arrested APHC General Secretary and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah, late Tuesday night from his residence in Srinagar where he was under house detention for the past several months.According to a spokesman of the party [DFP[ the personnel of Indian police and Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the house of DFP Chairman, took him into custody and lodged him at Humhama police station.

Shabir Shah arrested, taken to Humhama guest house.

Srinagar, July 25: Police on Tuesday late evening arrested the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah from his residence and took him to Humhama guest house. A party spokesperson said police party from Police Station Sadder headed by DSP came to Shah’s Sanat Nagar residence where he is under house arrest and told him to accompany them for one hour." As police didn’t return Shah Sahib for more than an hour, we came enquired and came to know that he has been taken to Humhama guest house,” he said. The spokesperson said Shabir Ahmad Shah’s life is an open book and by resorting to such vengeful tactics, authorities can’t cow down the pro-freedom leader’s spirit and resolve.

We welcome every nation’s mediation on Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Naidu’s threatening remarks reveal India’s expansionist designs’
Srinagar, July 24: Strongly reacting against the NDA government’s vice-presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu’s threatening remarks, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said the claims of J&K being India’s integral part are not baseless but also reveal India’s expansionist designs. In a statement issued to press, Shah termed Naidu’s remarks as far from reality and said India is trying to continue the uncertain situation in the region. On Naidu’s remarks that not a single inch of J&K would be given to anyone, Shah said Indian leaders can issue such statements on other states of India not Jammu Kashmir which is a disputed territory awaiting resolution." Such statements carry no weight and tantamount to adding fuel to fire. Threatening neighboring nations of serious consequences reveals the mindset of New Delhi and its stubbornness. The nations India is targeting are more advanced than it in nuclear technology and if God forbid any war takes place, it will destroy everything and alter the geography of some nations,” he said. Asserting that dialogue is the only way to resolve issues, Shah said those hell bent on resolving disputes through force should bear in mind that since 1971, the scenario of world politics and balance of power has entirely changed." Since BJP has come to power in India, it is issuing threats to neighbours including China but fails to overcome the poverty as more than half of India’s population lives under below poverty line and are homeless while as Delhi spends major portion of its budget on defense procurement. It is dreaming of annexing the whole world,” he said. Shah suggested India’s political parties and intellectuals to ponder over where the present rulers are pushing India towards. He said Kashmir issue is the main impediment in India’s progress and development. Shah made it clear that Kashmiris are fighting for their birth right to self-determination and world nations are committed to support those fighting against the illegal occupations. “Indian prime minister Narendra Modi should think above his party BJP,” he said. On Naidu’s ‘1971’ threat to Pakistan, Shah said it has been clear now that it was India that conspired against Pakistan and played a crucial role in dividing it. Shah appealed to China, Russia, US, Iran, EU to interfere in Kashmir dispute and said “we welcome every nation that offers mediation role on Kashmir”

Shabir Shah denounces killing of Tanveer Ahmad

“Srinagar, July 23 : In occupied Kashmir, The chairman of democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has strongly denounced the cold-blooded murder of an innocent youth, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, by Indian Army in Budgam district .Tanveer Ahmad Wani was killed when a patrolling party of Indian Army opened fire on protesting youth in Beerwah area of the district on Friday. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing of Tanveer Ahmad as the worst example of state terrorism. He said that Indian police and troops were carrying out genocide of Kashmiris in a planned manner. Unless and until these forces’ personnel are made accountable for their wrongdoings the killing spree will go unabated, he said. Shah said that the brutal killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian armed forces was fast becoming the order of the day and was highly disturbing. How long the people of Kashmir are going to helplessly witness the brutal murder of our young generation while world community watches as mute spectators? When will they (world community) stand up and take notice? When will those in India that claim upholding of human rights especially such basic right as to life have the courage to speak up?” he asked. He also castigated the puppet authorities for sealing the historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, and disallowing people from offering Juma prayers for the fifth consecutive week.

Sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs not to go waste: Shabir Shah

‘Srinagar, July 22 : In occupied Kashmir, The chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah paying tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs has said that their sacrifices will not be allowed to go waste and their mission will be accomplished at all costs. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 and other Kashmiris who have been killed by Indian troops during the last thirty years.Shah said, roots of present resistance movement go back to 1931 and this is a continuation of that struggle which will be taken to its logical conclusion. He said that India was using the worst kind of state terrorism to suppress the ongoing freedom struggle of Kashmiris who were making supreme sacrifices for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. Shah expressed solidarity with the family members of a youth, Tanveer Ahmed, who was recently killed by Indian Army. Addressing mourners on the occasion, he said that the puppet rulers were allowing the killing of innocent and unarmed youth by Indian forces only to appease their masters in New Delhi. He said that Indian forces’ personnel were not accountable for their wrongdoings and added that the world bodies should take cognizance of the continued bloodshed at the hands of Indian troops and police personnel in the territory. He said, “We are indebted to our youth who sacrificed their lives for the great cause and are committed to take their mission to its logical end.”

Molana Tari condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous house detention

Condemns use of force on people in Shopian, Beerwah expresses grief over loss of lives due to cloudburst
Srinagar, July 21: The secretary general of democratic freedom party Mohamed Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the state administration has broken all records of tyranny and brutality. In a statement issued to press, Molana Tari said since Shah was released in 2011, he has been continuously kept either in police detention or under house arrest and during this time he was barred from offering 252 Friday and 13 Eid prayers. “During this period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites. He is not allowed to even offer the congregational Friday prayers,” he said. He said Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent 31 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance. ”Criticising authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state"." Is the right to freedom of expression enjoyed only by those in power?” Tari questioned. Molana Tari also expressed concern over the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and said authorities have converted their residences into sub-jails. He expressed deep concern over the continuous detention of leaders and activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Awami Action Committee, and JKLF. He condemned the continuous detention of pro-freedom leaders including Masarat Alam Bhatt, Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Shahid ul Islam, Qazi Yasir, Mukhtar Waza, Zafar Akbar Bhatt Chairman Salvation Moment , Molana Saran Barkati, and dozens of activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat including Peer Hafizullah, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi; Freedom Party’s district president Tanveer Ahmad ,Ashiq Hussain and several activists. The DFP secretary general said despite the arrest of pro-freedom leaders and activists, the people are strongly committed to the freedom movement. “This is an open proof that arrests and oppression won’t stop people and leadership from continuing the struggle for the right to self-determination,” he jail.”Moulana expressed deep grief over the killing of a minor girl by a speeding army vehicle in Saidapora, Shopian. And Beerwah Tanveer Ahmad “We fail to understand why occupational forces are hell bent on killing Kashmiris on one pretext or the other,” he said and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.Tari also condemned the use of force including pellets on people who were demanding booking of the erring army personnel. He prayed for speedy recovery of the injured. He also expressed grief over the loss of lives and properties due to cloudburst in Doda and Kishtwar and extended solidarity with the affected families.

Shabir Shah demands release of all illegally detained Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 20 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu & kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including pro-freedom leaders and activists. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that more than five hundred pro-freedom leaders and activists were arrested during mass uprising last year and hundreds of innocent youth were booked under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA). He said that despite their deteriorating health, many detainees were not being released. Shah castigated the puppet authorities for their haughtiness and persistent denial to release political activists and said that the detention period of those arrested during the mass uprising was being prolonged on one pretext or the other. He said that the PDP-led puppet administration was following all dictates from Delhi without applying their senses. He ridiculed PDP for its rhetoric about ‘Goli Nahi Boli’ and said, “it proved mere fraud and hoax". Shah appealed to the International Committee of Red Cross, Amnesty International and other world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the detentions in the occupied territory and use their influence in securing the release of all Kashmiri prisoners.

Struggle for state’s political future will continue: Molana Tari

India’s stubbornness, arrogance, and hegemony biggest impediments
Srinagar, July 19: Terming the July 19, 1947 resolutions adopted regarding the disputed status of Jammu Kashmir as unaccomplished, the Freedom Party Secretary General Molana Abdullah Tari on Wednesday said the people of the disputed territory continue to fight for their mission and won’t rest till the goal is accomplished. In a statement issued to press, Molana Tari said the people of Kashmir were fighting the tyranny and oppression before the partition of the subcontinent and are facing the same situation even today. Stressing for tripartite talks or the implementation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir, Tari said the dispute apart from the people of the state is the reason for strained relationship between India and Pakistan and also endangers the peace in the subcontinent. Molana Tari said India’s stubbornness, arrogance and hegemony is the reason for prevailing political uncertainty and continuous bloodshed in Kashmir. “The lives of the people of Kashmir have been made a hell." Commenting on the changing geopolitical scenario of the world, Tari said, “We have to continue our struggle and keep in view how we can attract the world opinion in our favour and garner the support of powerful nations to support our genuine demands. The need of the hour is to seek the timely suggestions from intellectuals, political, law and business experts, students, and other sections of society, and devise strategies according to time." On the interest shown by various nations on Kashmir, Tari said, “We have been pressing for our genuine demands and hope that world community takes steps in resolving this longstanding dispute.”

Disallowing Mirwaiz from offering uncle’s funeral prayers a heartless act: Shabir Shah

Shah condoles demise of Tariq Ahmad Buchh
Srinagar, July 18: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah on Tuesday slammed the state administration for not allowing Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Sahib to participate in the funeral prayers of his uncle Tariq Ahmad Buchh and termed it extremely shameful and heartless act. On the directions of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation led by secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari visited the residence of the bereaved family and expressed condolence and solidarity with them. On the occasion, Tari addressed the condolence gathering and shed light on the philosophy of life and death. Lashing out at authorities for disallowing Mirwaiz from participating in his uncle’s funeral prayers, Tari said, “Now, we have to face state-sponsored suppression for participating in funeral prayers of our own people. This act very much symbolizes the slavery." Extending condolence on behalf of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Molana Tari said he (Shah) also has been under continuous house detention since last four years and during this period many of his close relatives including uncles and aunts passed away but the heartless authorities didn’t allow him to participate in performing the last rites.Molana prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family including Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Sahib to bear the irreparable loss. Meanwhile, the delegation also visited the residence of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Gilkaar at Nowhatta, Srinagar and extended Shabir Ahmad Shah’s condolence to the bereaved family. On the occasion, Tari told the family that the whole nation is indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and is committed to take forward their mission till it is taken to its logical end. Another DFP delegation led by Adv Fayez Ahmad Sodagar Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the residence of Kokernag martyrs and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families.

India's willingness to hold talks will end uncertainty in subcontinent :Molana Tari

Tributes paid to Ameer Abad, Pulwama martyrs
Srinagar, July 17: The general secretary of democratic freedom party  Molana Abdullah Tari on Monday said the uncertainty in Jammu Kashmir is detrimental to even India and Delhi's huge expenditure on Kashmir could be utilized on the country's development. These remarks were made by Molana Tari while extending the message of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah to the bereaved families of Ameer Abad, Tral and Pulwama. Tari, who was accompanied by party's Manzoor Ahmad Bhatt, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Javid Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad, and other activists, expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families of martyrs. Addressing the condolence gathering, Molana said New Delhi is pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall who are left with no option than to resist the oppression. Hailing people's pro-freedom sentiments, Tari said the presence of thousands in funeral prayers of martyrs is enough proof that the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir is indigenous and is deep rooted in people's hearts. Extending Shabir Ahmad Shah's message to people, the DFP secretary general said India through its stubbornness is not only ruining the lives of Kashmiris but also robbing its people of daily bread and butter. We believe the Kashmir dispute is to be resolved through UN resolutions or tripartite talks and have time and again stressed upon New Delhi to take steps in this regard but to no avail," Tari while quoting Shah said. Holding India responsible for prevailing political uncertainty in the South West Asia, Molana Tari said if New Delhi shuns its rigid approach, the solution to all issues can be found. The world community should reprimanded India for being responsible for increase in violence graph in the region," he said.

Kashmir poses threat to entire South Asia : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 16: In occupied Kashmir, the  Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that the lingering Kashmir dispute is proving detrimental for the whole South Asian region and millions of people living in the region are in a state of constant anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said that there was every possibility of Jammu and Kashmir turning into a battlefield if practical steps were not taken for settlement of the decades old dispute. He emphasized that any delay in the resolution of Kashmir issue could lead to dangerous complications in the region. Shah pointed out that the prevailing situation and emerging scenario demanded immediate attention from both India and Pakistan to take tangible steps for finding out the lasting solution to the dispute. Shah said that the torture and oppression of Kashmiri youth was forcing them to join armed resistance against India’s illegal occupation. He said that New Delhi had unleashed sss brutality by killing youth and subjecting people to a third degree torture in the territory.

Shabir Shah urged UN to take practical steps for Kashmir settlement.

Srinagar, July 15 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that though the concern expressed by the UN over Kashmir is satisfactory but the world body should rise above the rhetorical statements on the Kashmir dispute and take practical steps towards it settlement. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said that the UN and world community had been witnessing the grave situation and continued human rights violations by India in occupied Kashmir for the last 70 years and there was a dire need to find a permanent resolution to the lingering dispute than just issuing statements .“UN should look who is creating impediments in way of resolving Kashmir which is the root cause of continuous flare-up between India and Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC), political instability in South Asia, and unending bloodshed in the disputed territory,” he said. Shah said that the people of Kashmir and Pakistan had always expressed seriousness in resolving the dispute but India on one hand, was continuing with its policy of bloodshed in Kashmir and on other, was jeopardizing the peace in the region. He urged the world powers to identify those countries creating hurdles in establishment of peace across the globe so that they could be isolated. He appealed to the UN Secretary General and the permanent members of the World Body to devise a strategy to resolve the Kashmir dispute. The DFP Chairman asked the people of India to ponder why New Delhi despite utilizing all its state machinery hasn’t succeed in changing the reality of the disputed territory till date. “The people of India should realize how their Government keeps them in dark about the reality of Jammu and Kashmir and is resorting to the worst kind of human rights violations in the disputed region. The citizens of India must question their leaders as to how the country’s control on Jammu and Kashmir is justified and why the nation’s resources are wasted to strengthen this occupation,” he said.

Shabir Shah denounces Sushma’s Kashmir remarks

Srinagar July 14 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah, has termed the statement of India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj on Kashmir as arrogant. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, on one hand New Delhi talks about dialogue with Pakistan and on the other is repeating the rhetoric on the disputed status of Kashmir. “If Sushma Swaraj terms Kashmir as integral part of India, then why New Delhi is going to talk with Islamabad. And if Kashmir is a disputed territory, then why is India scared of taking all the stakeholders on dialogue table,” he added. Shah said that such contradictory statements by Indian leadership revealed their weak stance on the Kashmir dispute. “The fact is that India has no justification for occupying Jammu and Kashmir through military might. For the last 70 years, the people of the territory have been demanding the right to decide their future as was given to over 550 small states during the partition of India in 1947,” he said. He suggested Indian leaders to read history and realize how they are escalating tensions in South Asia by denying the reality. “New Delhi should read writing on the wall and bear in mind that oppression and suppression cannot stop the Kashmiris from demanding freedom from India but such tactics strengthen our resolve,” he said. Meanwhile, Shah talked over phone to the family of a youth, Aaqib Gul who was martyred in Radpora, Budgam, and told them that the Kashmiri people were committed to the mission of freedom and would continue their struggle till they achieved their cherished goal.

World community must take Chinese statement on Kashmir seriously: Shabir Shah

Whole state has been converted into a military garrison on July 13’
Srinagar, July 13: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed the statement of China’s foreign ministry spokesperson regarding Kashmir as “based on reality” and urged the international community to take the statement seriously. Hailing the statement by China’s FM spokesperson, Shah urged the world community to take steps towards the resolution of longstanding dispute of Kashmir so that peace is ensured in the South West Asia. Shah also reiterated his appeal to UN member states, European Union, OIC, and other world bodies to take seriously the demand of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir. He said Pakistan and the people of J&K have always favored the peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue but India has time and again reneged from its promises by refusing to hold the referendum in the disputed territory and is holding the people of the held region through military might. The DFP chairman said the oppression unleashed by India in Jammu Kashmir has resulted in the loss of more than 6 lakh human lives and the rivalry between two nuclear neighboring nations has put the world in arms race. Shah said the world leadership should without wasting any time play the role of a third party in bringing all the stakeholders of the Kashmir dispute on dialogue table so that the people of the state are given their birth right of self-determination. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly condemned the imposition of curfew on July 13, 1931 martyrs’ day. He said those who don’t have even a remote connection with July 13 martyrs are paying tributes to them. He said the pro-Indian politicians have no right to pay floral tributes to these martyrs. Shah said the way whole valley was converted into a virtual jail is enough proof that the so-called government is scared of the “real” heirs of the July 13 martyrs.

Shabir Shah condemns imposition of curfew, curbs in IOK

Srinagar, July 12 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly condemned the imposition of curfew on July 13, 1931 Martyrs Day. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said those who don’t have even a remote connection with July 13 martyrs are paying tributes to them. He said the pro-India politicians have no right to pay floral tributes to these martyrs. He reiterated appeal to UN member states, European Union, OIC and other world bodies to take seriously the demand of the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir.”Shabir Ahmad Shah said Pakistan and the people of Kashmir have always favored the peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute but India has time and again reneged from its promises by refusing to hold the referendum in the disputed territory and is holding the people of the held region through military might. He said the oppression unleashed by India in Kashmir has resulted in the loss of more than 6 lakh human lives and the rivalry between two nuclear neighboring nations has put the world in arms race. He said the world leadership should without wasting any time play the role of a third party in bringing all the stakeholders of the Kashmir dispute on dialogue table so that the people of the territory are given their birth right of self-determination. Shabir Shah also termed the statement of China’s foreign ministry spokesperson regarding Kashmir as based on reality and urged the international community to take the statement seriously. Hailing the statement by China’s FM spokesperson, he urged the world community to take steps towards the resolution of longstanding dispute of Kashmir so that peace is ensured in the South West Asia.
 

Molana Abdullah Tari concerned over ailing health of Asiya Andrabi, Masarat Alam, Khan Sopori, Pays tributes to Radbough, Budgam

Srinagar, July 11: The secretary general of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Molana Abdullah Tari has warned the state administration of dire consequences if any untoward happens with the health of ailing chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Syeda Asiya Andrabi who is languishing in Amphala Jail, Jammu. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Tari while expressing concern over the deteriorating health of Asiya Andrabi said she is suffering from various ailments including asthma and if she is deprived of medical care, her health will further deteriorate. Demanding release of Asiya Andrabi, Molana Tari expressed wonder over the mindset of rulers who are scared of women. He hailed Asiya Andrabi for her resilience and steadfastness on the path of freedom movement. He also condemned the continuous arrest of pro-freedom leaders and activists including Masarat Alam Bhatt, Fehmeeda Sofi, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie, Abdul Ahad Parra, Peer Inayatullah, Aashiq Hussain, Muhammad Amin, Tanveer Ahmad, and Saran Barkati. Expressing concern over the plight of prisoners in jails and police station across state, the DFP secretary general said they are kept behind bars for years and denied of every basic facility. He condemned the continuous detention of the ailing Hurriyat and People’s League leader Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori and slapping of PSA against him. “Despite his old age and deteriorating health, he is being lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail and not provided any medical facilities,” he said. Tari said political prisoners are subjected to inhuman treatment and the world human rights bodies including ICRC should take cognizance of such issues and take steps towards securing the release of the political prisoners of J&K .On the detention of Masarat Alam, Molana said the pro-freedom leader is subjected to political vengeance. He said the champions of the so-called “battle of ideas” are hell bent on putting behind bars that every person having a different political view. “Dr Muhammad Qasim, Ghulam Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Quadir Bhatt, and scores of other incarcerated leaders have completed life terms and are not released yet. Many have crossed 22 years in Jaipur and Delhi jails and their parents are not allowed to meet them.” Molana Tari said there are dozens of Kashmiris languishing in various jails of India who had been either studying or doing business in Indian states. “There are scores of Kashmiris in jails of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and Tihar who have been implicated in false cases and impediments are being created in their legal processes to prolong their incarceration,” he said.Farooq said contrary to the norm in civilized nations, the power-hungry people and those beating the drums of so-called ‘battle of ideas’ have decided to keep prisoners behind bars. Demanding release of all prisoners, Molana expressed hope that human rights bodies will use their good offices to secure the release of these prisoners. Meanwhile, Molana Tari paid tributes to Shaheed Javid Ahmad Sheikh, Shaheed Aaqib Gul (Radbough, Budgam), and said we’re indebted to the sacrifices of our youth who sacrifice their lives for the great cause and are committed to take their mission to its logical end. Molana Tari expressed strong resentment over the arrest of six persons from a single family in Batengoo, Islamabad and said there is no justification of harassing this family after the attack on Yatris. “To unleash terror upon people after attack on Yatris is frustration on part of administration and forces,” he said.

Shabir Shah condemns attack on Yatris, demands probe by impartial investigating agency.

Srinagar, July 10: Strongly condemning the attack on Amaranth Yatris, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said such acts are completely inhuman. In a statement issued to press, Shah demanded investigation into the heart-wrenching incident by any impartial probe agency and said Muslims cannot even think about such acts. Referring to police statement, Shah said it is clear that Yatris were not targets. “Kashmiris are known the world over for their best hospitality regarding Yatris and tourists. We have been upholding the tradition of communal brotherhood since decades." The people of Kashmir have already made it clear to world that they have been upholding all the values of humanity while continuing their struggle for freedom,” Shah said. Expressing condolence and solidarity with those killed, Shah said, “As humans, we’re equally grieved over the loss of lives and pray for speedy recovery of those injured.”

Shabir Shah expresses concern over Pak, India tension on LoC.

Srinagar, July 9 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed serious concern over the increasing tension between Pakistan and India on the Line of Control. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the tension between Pakistan and India could lead to a war between the two countries in which no one would be a winner. Shah said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute had been a permanent threat to peace in South Asia and the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir was a sore wound for both India and Pakistan. “It is not a mere border issue between the two countries. Kashmir relates to 15 million people and unless the aspirations of the Kashmiri people are taken into consideration, no peace and tranquility is possible in the South Asian region,” he said. He expressed grief over the loss of precious human lives along the Loc. Shah condemned the Indian authorities for their haughty and stubborn approach towards the Kashmir dispute and said that they were relying on their military might and their unrealistic attitude was the main obstacle in its peaceful and amicable settlement. “We (Kashmiris) are peaceful people. We have no enmity with Indian people nor (do we) nourish any animosity against their faith. We are pursuing our fundamental right. However, Indian rulers are denying our right which they have promised to us on international forums,” he added. Shah appealed to the international community to help resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations for ensuring durable peace in the region.

People’s love for Burhan a referendum against India: Shabir Shah
Delhi and its collaborators won’t succeed in stopping people from remembering their hero

Srinagar, July 8: Strongly condemning the deployment of additional forces in valley, imposing of undue restrictions on people’s movement, and arrest of resistance leaders and activists ahead of the first anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Wani and his two associates, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said New Delhi and its collaborators won’t succeed in stopping people from remembering their hero. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the people’s tribute to Shaheed Burhan Wani is a referendum against the Indian forcible occupation. He said Kashmiris are not scared of bullets and suppressive measures. “Indian leaders should read writing on the wall that it can cage our bodies but not our souls,” he said. Shah strongly condemned the siege of Tral since last four days and converting of the adjacent areas into a military garrison and termed it a coward act. He said Shaheed Burhan lives in the hearts of Kashmiris and it is impossible to stop people from paying tributes to him." Today, people had to visit Tral and pay tributes to their hero and reconfirm their pledge to take forward the freedom movement but the foiling of march made it clear that India and its collaborators are scared of the people’s referendum," he said." On one hand, people are suffering due to the prevailing situation and on other side; they are facing hardships due to undue restrictions.”Shabir Ahmad Shah also condemned the disallowing of Friday prayers at central Jamia Masjid, Srinagar and other Masjid's across valley and termed it interference in the religious affairs." Such acts make it clear that authorities have not only waged war against civilian population but also against the religious affairs,” he said. Shah said the remembrance of our martyrs rejuvenates our sentiments for freedom.

Freedom Party leaders, activists partake in prayer meetings, Spokesperson condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous house detention, slams PDP-led administration

Srinagar, July 7: The leaders and activists of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday participated in prayer meetings organized across Valley in memory of Shaheed Burhan Wani, his two associates, and 110 martyrs of 2016. Rich tributes were also paid to all the martyrs. As per a DFP spokesperson, the leaders and activists of Freedom Party reiterated their pledge of taking the freedom struggle to its logical conclusion. Those who participated include Advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Engineer Farooq Ahmad, and Molvi Sajad Ahmad in Islamabad, Molvi Mudassir in Sallar Pahalgam, Molvi Iqbal in Saangad, Bashir Ahmad Bhatt in Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Maqdam and Mohammad Altaf in Budgam, Abdul Gani and Gulzar Ahmad in Pakherpora, Riyaz Ahmad and Mohammad Shafi in Kulgam, Nasser Ahmad and Mohammad Shafi in Sopore, Aashiq Hussain in Bandipora, and Mohammad Ibrahim in Bomai Sopore. Advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Engineer Farooq Ahmad addressed people in Jamia Masjid, Islamabad. Other Freedom Party leaders and activists also addressed people in various areas. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while condemning the continuous house arrest of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said the pro-freedom leader has been under detention for the last 3 and a half years and is not allowed to perform his religious obligations. “Since Shah Sahib was released from jail in 2011, he is either under house arrest or kept under police detention,” he said. Condemning the arrest spree across valley, the spokesperson said several DFP activists including Peer Inayatullah from Kupwara, Mohammad Amin from Pulwama, Bashir Ahmad from Kulgam, Abdul Gani, Mohammad Ashraf from Islamabad, and others are under continuous arrest." This government should officially declare the J&K as a police as police and forces have been given free hand to suppress every person,” he said. The spokesperson strongly condemned the curfew in Tral ahead of the first anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Wani saying this is frustration on part of authorities. “The PDP-led administration in its slavery of New Delhi has trashed every kind of ethics and morality." Meanwhile, the spokesperson welcomed the statement of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini regarding Kashmir and said the issues of Kashmir and Palestine are priority for the Muslim Ummah.“The statement by Ayatollah Khomeini is encouraging and we hope the Iranian government pressurizes India on Kashmir,” he said.

Shabir Shah announces ‘Tamgha-e-Jurrat’ for Shaheed Burhan Wani.

Calls for remembering martyred commander’s birthplace as Burhan Valley
Srinagar, July 6: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday announced the posthumous title “Tamgha-e-Jurrat” (Star of Courage) for Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani for his courage, steadfastness, and immense contribution to the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir. He also called for remembering the birthplace of Shaheed Burhan Wani as Burhan Valley. Shah, as per a statement issued to press, made the announcement in a high-level meeting called at Freedom Party’s Sanat Nagar headquarters. The pro-freedom leader said he will personally hand over the title on behalf of Kashmiri nation to the family of Shaheed Burhan Wani as soon as authorities release him from house detention. In his address during the meeting, Shah said the way Shaheed Burhan Wani highlighted the freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir across the world and gave a new direction to the movement is a guide for our coming generations. He hailed the people of Tral for their strong resilience and pro-freedom spirit and said the step to remember the birthplace of Shaheed Burhan Wani as Burhan Valley was taken so that our coming generations would also remember and learn about our brave martyrs."We hope the brave people of Tral will emerge stronger with each passing day and continue keeping alight the candle of freedom,” Shah said. Meanwhile, a party delegation led by its secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari visited the residence of Shaheed Burhan Wani and offered a Shawl to the respected father of the martyred commander .Tari also conveyed the message of Shabir Ahmad Shah to Mr Muzaffar Wani and said the whole nation is having a great respect for the family. Paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Burhan Wani and his two associates, Molana said the whole nation in its love and regard for these martyrs infused a new lease of life in the freedom movement and united the whole nation on a single page. Tari paid tributes to all the martyrs of Jammu Kashmir and said as soon as Shabir Ahmad Shah is released from house detention, he will personally honor the family of Shaheed Burhan Wani.

Shabir Shah appeals people to Observe Shaheed Burhan Wani’s anniversary as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad’

Srinagar, July 5: Appealing people to observe the anniversary of Shaheed Commander Burhan Wani as “Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad (day of reconfirmation of the pledge)”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said it needs to be declared (on that day) that the struggle will continue till the dawn of freedom. Paying glorious tributes to Shaheed Burhan Wani and his two associates, Shah said their invaluable sacrifices are exemplary. Shah paid tributes to those killed by occupational forces and said Kashmiris can never forget those who laid down their lives since last year. He said the ruling class which dances to the tunes of Delhi is responsible for the killings. In his condolence message on the anniversaries of Shaheed Burhan Wani, Shaheed Sartaj Ahmad, and Shaheed Parvez Ahmad, Shah said, “Shaheed Burhan Wani will always remain alive in our hearts. He is a role model for our youth. In his brief lifespan, he changed the course of the ongoing freedom struggle. He would be an inspiration for generations to come.” Shah said people’s participation in funeral prayers of these martyrs is a referendum and an eye-opener for world. Hailing the parents of Shaheed Burhan Wani Shah said, “They gave birth to such a velour who made us proud. Shaheed Burhan Wani and his brother Shaheed Khalid Muzaffar Wani are the shining stars of our freedom movement and we are committed to the mission for which they sacrificed their lives." The wounds of 2016 are still afresh in our minds and hearts and we cannot forget those children who were killed, maimed and blinded by brutal forces. We pay tributes to the resilience exhibited by those who were arrested and continue to languish in jails and are subjected to political vengeance by the puppets of Saffron brigade,” he said. Shah said in 2016, many including women were martyred in their homes. He said the orders of probes into the killings also proved to be mere eyewash. A lecturer Bashir Ahmad Mongo was beaten to death after he was dragged from his house. Similarly, in Saidapora, Batamaloo, and Bemina, three children were killed by pellets; a girl of Kulgam Yaseen Rehman was killed after she was fired from a close range. There are several such incidents that depict the brutal face of occupational forces,” he said.

JKDFP pays tributes to Keller martyrs

Srinagar, July 4: Paying tributes to martyrs of Bamboo, Keller of Pulwama, the JKDFP spokesperson on Tuesday said these brave hearts are sacrificing their lives for a greater cause. In a statement issued to press, the spokesperson paid tributes to Shaheed Jahangir Ahmad, Shaheed Kifayat Ahmad and Shaheed Akhtar Paal who were martyred in a gunfight with forces in Pulwama .the spokesperson expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and assured them that no one will be allowed to play with the sacrifices of martyrs. The spokesperson said these educated youth dedicate their lives for a noble cause and it is due to the sacrifices of these martyrs that Kashmir issue got international attention.  spokesperson  said the invaluable sacrifices of martyrs will not go in vain and will yield results soon Insha Allah. The spokesperson also condemned the oppression unleashed upon the civilian population in Keller, Pulwama and termed it barbarism

ED warrant against Shabir Shah unjustified : Molana Abdullah Tari

Pays tributes to Pulwama martyrs
Srinagar, July3: The general secretary of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Molana Abdullah Tari has termed the issuing of non-billable warrant against party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah by the Enforcement Directorate as unjustified and unconstitutional. In a statement issued to press, Molana Tari said the move is a deliberate attempt aimed at implicating Shah in false cases. He said since 2011, Shah was either under house arrest or detained in jails.Tari said Indian agencies have started a well-thought-out campaign against the resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah in order to malign their image. Molana made it clear that the resistance camp will neither be cowed down by such measures nor can India break our resolve to fight for our rights. He said the Enforcement Directorate is resorting to political vengeance against the resistance leadership. The DFP secretary general said Shabir Ahmad Shah has been on the forefront of the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir for the last four decades and has spent 30 years in jails. “During this period, numerous repressive measures have been adopted against Shah Sahib but he never surrendered before Delhi and stood as a solid rock against on his stand,” he said.Farooq said the issuing of notices to the resistance leadership by Indian investigating agencies were aimed at scaring them but “such tactics won’t make us give up the struggle for freedom from India occupation and we will continue to represent the aspirations of the people of Jammu Kashmir” .Molana said the resistance leadership are committed to their stand on Kashmir issue that it be resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. Meanwhile, Tari paid glowing tributes to two youth Kifayat and Jahangir who were martyred in gunfight with forces in Pulwama. He said scores of people were injured in forces’ firing and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.Moulana Tari expressed concern over the continuous loss of lives of “mujahideen” and said there is a need to identify the ‘Mir-e-Jafars’ and ‘Mir-e-Sadiqs’ who are damaging the freedom movement.

Freedom Party delegation visits Kokernag, pays rich tributes to slain martyrs . Shabir Shah address mourners telephonically

Srinagar July 2 : On the directions of chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah, a high level delegation on Sunday participated the funeral prayers of Bashir Lashkar at his ancestral Soft-shell village of Kokernag in south Kashmir. The delegation led by Freedom Party’s Er Farooq Ahmad Khan addressed the mammoth gathering and paid rich tributes to slain martyrs and express solidarity with the bereaved family. Meanwhile, chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed the gathering telephonically in which he said the ‘sacrifices of martyrs’ brought the nation and resistance leadership on a single platform and need of the hour is to take forward the movement in a unified manner. The delegation members include Molana Mudassir Ahmad, Molana Sajad Ahmad, Molana Iqbal Boland and other senior members and activists of the party.

Freedom Party pays glorious tributes to Dialgam martyrs

Srinagar, July 1: Paying glorious tributes to Lashkar commander Shaheed Bashir Ahmad Wani and Shaheed Azad Ahmad, who were martyred in gunfight with occupational forces in Dialgam, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed deep concern over the continuous loss of lives of Mujahedeen and said there is a need to identify the black-sheep who are damaging the freedom movement. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press said, “We are seriously concerned over the continuous martyrdom of our Mujahedeen and people should take the matter seriously and identify and expose the Mir-e-Jafar and Mir-e-Sadiq like snakes,” he said. He also expressed deep grief over the killing of a woman and a civilian in the gunfight saying it has become a routine for occupational forces to kill Kashmiris.“The (forces) have waged a war against the people of Kashmir and are killing our youth on daily basis,” he said and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families of martyrs. Meanwhile the spokesperson slammed the authorities for unleashing a reign of terror against the civilian population during encounter saying people are being subjected to vengeance for harbouring the pro-freedom sentiments and their love for mujhaideen.India should read writing on the wall that every person in Kashmir is supporting the mission of Mujahedeen," he said. The delegation led by, Er Farooq Ahmad, visited bereaved families and expressed condolence.

Molana Tari condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest , Summons by NIA and ED aimed at breaking resolve of pro-freedom leadership

Srinagar, June 30: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the state administration has broken all records of tyranny and brutality. In a statement issued to press ,Molana Tari said since Shah was released in 2011, he has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 3 years and 9 months and during this time he was barred from offering 252 Friday and 13 Eid prayers. “During this period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites. He is not allowed to even offer the congregational Friday prayers," he said. He said Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance .”Criticizing authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state". He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail." Is the ‘freedom of expression’ the right enjoyed only by those in power?, Tari questioned. Tari strongly condemned the issuing of summon notice to the resistance leadership by Enforcement Department and NIA saying such measures are aimed at breaking the resolve of pro-freedom leadership. “We will continue to fight for our rights till our last breath and cannot be cowed down by such repressive measures,” he said. Meanwhile, the DFP secretary general slammed authorities for intensifying arrests and search operations across valley particularly in south Kashmir areas of Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Wani. “People are harassed and arrested during nocturnal raids. Several activists of Freedom Party have also been arrested. Our martyrs are our heroes and we will continue pursuing their mission till our last breath,” he said.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Anchidora martyrs.

State admin always acted as collaborators’
Srinagar, June 29: Remembering the victims of Anchidora, Islamabad killings on their 7th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday paid tributes to them. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the families of these victims are still awaiting justice. Paying tributes to Shujaat-ul-Islam, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khan day, and Imtiyaz Ahmad Yatoo on their anniversaries, Shah said history is witness that the sacrifices of nations have never gone waste. Shah said it is unfortunate that even after the identification of the killers, no action has been taken against them but they were instead provided protection by the state. Terming the state government as puppets of Delhi, Shah said to expect any justice from them is futile. “It is also unfortunate that human rights organizations across the world are acting as mute spectators on the situation in Kashmir,” he said. The DFP chairman said the governments that come to fore in J&K through sham elections have turned the state into a slaughterhouse. He said there is a need to devise strategy to stop such incidents of killings as Kashmiris have been mourning the unabated killings on daily basis. He slammed the state administration for playing the role of collaborators and providing safe haven for culprits of incidents like Anchidora.Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad Khan visited Anchidora and participated in Fateha prayers for the martyrs.

Syed Sallahuddin an icon of Kashmir’s freedom movement: Shabir Shah

‘Our Tehreek-e-Azadi doesn’t need anyone’s certificate’
Srinagar, June 28: Reacting against the US State Department’s move to designate the prominent pro-freedom leader, the United Jihad Council (UJC) head and the commander-in-chief of Hizbul Mujahedeen, Syed Sallahuddin, as “global terrorist”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said the move won’t have an iota of negative effect on the Kashmir’s freedom struggle." By including Syed Sallahuddin in the list of global terrorists, the US has found one more customer of its arms in India,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. Shah said the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir doesn’t need anyone’s certificate. He said Kashmiris now realized that the US instead of eradicating the menace of terrorism and coming to the rescue of oppressed nations is backing the very people who are infamous for unleashing the state-sponsored terrorism in their occupied territories. The DFP chairman said Syed Sallahuddin has been at the forefront in the struggle against India’s illegal occupation of Jammu Kashmir and is raising his voice against the atrocities committed by Indian forces in the held territory." Even Nelson Mandela was once upon a time declared a terrorist but was later on conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize for his services,” he said." We're duty-bound to support the oppressed people across the world and their movements. While Indians take the name of their freedom hero Bhagat Singh with pride, we also respect the heroes of our freedom movement. Syed Sallahuddin is the hero of our Tehreek-e-Azadi.Shah said it is ironic that few years ago, the US denied visa to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi saying he has blood of Muslims on his hands but now the America sees a big customer of its arms in Modi. He termed it “unjustified” to not designating the Indian occupational forces as terrorists as they have been committing worst kind of human rights violations in occupied state for the last 70 years which has claimed the lives of about 6 lakh people. Terming the “biased” mindset of US president as “bad omen” for the world peace, Shah said the people of Palestine and Kashmir have been struggling for their rights since decades but to sideline their movements and to back the governments of Israel and India amounts to promoting the agenda of “Chengeziyat” .Shabir Ahmad Shah said the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir has entered into a phase where it is impossible to stop or crush as the new generation of Kashmir is all up in arms against the illegal occupation and want nothing less than freedom from India. He also saluted the resilience and pro-freedom spirit of the people of Jammu Kashmir.

Shabir Shah terms arrests, curbs unjustified on Eid

Srinagar, June 25 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has denounced the puppet administration for placing APHC leaders and scores of other pro-freedom leaders and activists under house arrest ahead of Eid ul Fitr'Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, terming arbitrary arrests and curbs unjustified said that Muslims community was celebrating Eid in the territory in a gloomy atmosphere's called restrictions and barring leadership from offering religious obligations on the auspicious Eid as blatant interference in religious matters. Shah who is under house arrest said that on this day Muslim Ummah from all over the world are celebrating Eid ul Fitr with religious fervor, however the people in Kashmir were reeling under continuous life threats and were subjected to extreme brutalities. While lashing out at administration, he said almost entire leadership has been put under house arrest. Shah said unjustifiable restrictions in the holy month of Ramadan speaks the volume about how callousness and heartlessness of puppet rulers.

India pursuing Israeli policies in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 24 : In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is pursuing Israeli policies to change the demographic composition of the territory. in a statement issued in Srinagar Shah said, India and Israel are following the same policies to suppress the Muslim of Palestine and Kashmir. He castigated the puppet administration for resorting to arrests, raids, killings, house arrests, ransacking, curfew and restrictions to contain the ongoing freedom movement. He said that Kashmiri people would continue their liberation struggle till it reached its logical conclusion. Shah appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

Don’t forget families of martyrs, incarcerated, and pellet victims in Eid celebrations: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 23: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday appealed the Muslims to not forget the poor, needy, destitute, and the families of those incarcerated, in the celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr.In a statement issued to press, Shah, who continues to be under house arrest, appealed Muslims to celebrate the Eid with simplicity and austerity saying “we’re passing through a very critical phase of our freedom movement and living in an atmosphere where tyranny and oppression rule the roost". He said though Eid is an occasion of happiness, but the Eid of slave nations is when they achieve freedom. Shah said “Kashmiri nation is struggling for their freedom from last 70 years and during this period, lakhs of people were killed, thousands subjected to enforced disappearance, hundreds of our women raped by Indian occupational forces by using them as a war tool, thousands of our children blinded and maimed by lethal weapons". Slamming the State’s “puppet administration", Shah said to inflict more brutalities upon people, more lethal weapons were demanded from Delhi that too on the eve of Eid. “This is extremely shameful." Shah said, “We’re celebrating this Eid amongst our 25000 widows and more than one lakh orphans. How can we ignore the poor orphans and those elderly whose sons were subjected to disappearance after being arrested? There are thousands of tragedies that are still haunting us." Shah appealed the affluent families of the State to take care of the needy people in their respective areas and fulfill their needs saying it is our social, moral and religious responsibility to do so. “Along with freedom movement, we have to fulfill our responsibilities towards the needy people of our surroundings. This way we will earn the pleasure of Allah,” he said. The DFP chairman assured the families of martyrs that whole nation is with them and indebted to the sacrifices of their sons and that the mission of martyrs will be accomplished at all costs, In Sha Allah." We have firm belief that dawn of freedom will rise and the dreams of our martyrs will be fulfilled,” Shah said and appealed people to visit the families of the incarcerated people and take their care. Meanwhile, on Shah’s directions, a party delegation comprising district president Pulwama, Mohammad Amin and Farooq Ahmad visited the families of martyrs and expressed condolence and solidarity with them. Shah also talked over phone with the families of Kakapora martyrs and expressed condolence and solidarity with them besides assured them that the sacrifices of their sons will not go in waste.

Loss of lives of Mujahedeen a serious concern, need to identify black-sheep: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 22: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday expressed deep concern over the continuous loss of lives of Mujahedeen and said there is a need to identify the black-sheep who are damaging the movement. Paying heartfelt tributes to Shaheed Abdul Majeed, Shaheed Shakir and Shaheed Shabir Ahmad who were martyred in a gunfight with forces in Kakapora, Pulwama, Shah said, “We are seriously concerned over the continuous martyrdom of our Mujahedeen and people should take the matter seriously and identify and expose the Mir-e-Jafar and Mir-e-Sadiq like snakes,” he said. Shah also expressed deep grief over the killing of a civilian Tauseef Ahmad Bhatt by forces and said it has become a routine for occupational forces to kill Kashmiris. “They (forces) have waged a war against the people of Kashmir and are killing our youth on daily basis,” he said and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families of martyrs. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah talked to the family of Shaheed Gulzar Ahmad of Brath Kalan, Sopore by phone and expressed solidarity with them. “The whole nation is with you and the sacrifices of our martyrs will not go in vain,” Shah told the family. On Shah’s directions, a delegation comprising Mohammad Ibrahim, Abdul Waheed, and Bashir Ahmad visited the martyr’s family. Meanwhile, Shah appealed to people of the state to pray for the prosperity, welfare and Azadi of the nation and also for the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Youm-ul-Quads and Youm-e-Kashmir. He also appealed people to hold peaceful protests after Friday prayers against t

Indian leadership pushing region to the brink of war: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 21: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah while reacting against the statement of India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said Indian leadership is exhibiting stubbornness and pushing the region to the brink of war. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the running away from tripartite dialogue and UN resolutions is acknowledgement of an open defeat by New Delhi and that resorting to rhetoric that Kashmir is an integral part of India won’t help Indian leadership in any way. Shah suggested the Indian leadership to shun the negative mindset and bear in mind that Jammu Kashmir is not its property but a region that has been acknowledged as disputed by world including the United Nations. He said the whole mechanism of administration in the State is carried out through military force while as the reality is that the State is under illegal occupation. He said despite utilizing the entire occupational machinery including 8 lakh forces, New Delhi and its collaborators in JK are unable to break the pro-freedom sentiments of the people of the State." Indian leadership must introspect as to why the nations who achieved independence after India have touched the heights of success, progress, and prosperity while as more than half of India’s population still sleeps on footpath and live below poverty line. The basic reason to this is the militarization in Kashmir and the defense procurement which consumes 70 percent of India’s budget,” he said." So, our sincere suggestion to New Delhi is that it shuns obduracy and show sincerity in resolving the Kashmir which is the main issue threatening peace in the region. ”Shabir Ahmad Shah strongly condemned the reign of oppression unleashed by Indian forces, SOG, and police across Valley saying it is extremely unfortunate and shameful....

Shabir Shah grieved over demise of PPL vice chairman shovket Ali Wani, expresses condolence with bereaved family

Srinagar, June 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed deep grief over the demise of Vice Chairman People's Political League  Showkat Ali Wani alias Rashid Wani .In a statement issued to press, Shah said the deceased lives a life of exile and faced many hardships. He paid glowing tributes to deceased for his contribution to the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family

Shabir Shah urges Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute to [ICJ] international court of justice

Srinagar, June 19: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday appealed the Government of Pakistan to take the Kashmir issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).In a statement issued to press, Shah said Pakistan being a sovereign country and a stakeholder of Kashmir dispute has every right to refer to the international court." Just as India took the case of Kulbushan Jadav to ICJ, Pakistan should follow the suit and garner international opinion over the issue. By doing so, Pakistan can gain the diplomatic support of world nations in putting an end to Indian state-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir,” he said. The ICJ is an influential body which by fulfilling the demands of the people of Jammu Kashmir can put an end to atrocities committed by Indian forces on the people of the held territory.Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed to the permanent members of the UN and its Secretary General to grant an “Observer” status to Jammu Kashmir given its disputed nature. He said the struggle of the people of J&K against India is same as that of Palestine against Israel." Though Kashmir dispute is on the agenda of UN, India has created such a horrible atmosphere of terror in the occupied territory that it has become imperative for the oppressed state to achieve the Observer status in the world body so as to raise the voice for justice,” he said. The DFP chairman said the recent move of UN’s Economic and Social Affairs Department to show Jammu Kashmir as a separate nation has vindicated our stand and encouraged us that we can achieve the Observer status at the world body. “We appeal the representatives of the UN to take serious note of our demand and grant us the Observer status,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has congratulated Pakistan cricket team, Pakistan Cricket Board, and Pakistani people for winning the Champions Trophy." It was the result of a team spirit and hard work,” Shah said, adding, “The people of Jammu Kashmir are delighted and felicitate the Pakistan team on the marvelous win.”

Freedom Party delegation pays tributes to Arwani martyrs.

Srinagar, June 18: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), on the directions of its Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday visited Khadwani, Kulgam and expressed condolence and solidarity with the family of Shaheed Junaid Mattoo who was martyred in gunfight with forces at Arwani last week. The delegation led by party’s secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari comprised of advocate Fayez Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad, and also visited the residence of Shaheed Adil Ahmad at Frestbal and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.Shabir Ahmad Shah talked to both families by phone and said the sacrifices of martyrs will yield results very soon, In Sha Allah. He paid glowing tributes to both martyrs and reiterated the pledge that whole nation is committed to take the mission of martyrs to its end. On the occasions, Molana Tari also addressed people and shed light on the philosophy of martyrdom. He said it is our responsibility to safeguard the sacrifices of our martyrs by continuing our struggle for freedom with dedication and sincerity

India and its collaborators preparing to kill Kashmiris: Shabir Shah ,Pays tributes to Arwani martyrs and civilians

Srinagar, June 17: Terming Indian leaders and its collaborators responsible for the killing spree in Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said the ruling class wants instead of resolving the core issue wants to suppress people with the might of 8 lakh forces." The ruling class is responsible for the prevailing uncertainty in Jammu Kashmir,” Shah said in a statement issued to press, adding that authorities have waged a war against the people and is backed by some elements of Indian media who are continuing with their anti-Kashmir propaganda. Shah said India’s former Air Marshall, Army Chief Bipin Rawat, Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav, Amit Shah and others are issuing provocative statements on daily basis and are trying to test our sentiments. He said New Delhi should instead resolve the basic issue which would ultimately be in its own favour. “Though we have been witnessing the oppression by Indian occupational forces for the last 70 years but now the state-sponsored terrorism is crossing limits,” he said. Shah said the situation indicates that India and its collaborators have decided to do launch a strong campaign after Eid-ul-Fitr and we have to be ready to face them. “We also appeal to international community to take serious note of the situation in Jammu Kashmir. If the world bodies fail to protect Kashmiris from Indian oppression, New Delhi would start wiping out the whole population in the state,” he said and urged Pakistan, its people, and parties to intensify its efforts of highlighting the plight of Kashmiris across the world. He also appealed the international media to play their part in this regard. Meanwhile, Shah expressed grief over the martyrdom of brave-hearts (Shaheed Junaid Mattoo, Shaheed Nasir Wani, and Shaheed Adil Mushtaq Mir) in Arwani encounter and civilians (Mohammad Ashraf and Ahsan Mushtaq) and injuring of dozens. Condemning the forces’ action, Shah said to protest in favour of brave-hearts is not a crime and India should read writing on the wall that every child of Kashmir supports the mission of ‘Mujahedeen’.Paying glowing tributes to all the martyrs, Shah expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and reiterated his pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs to its logic conclusion. The DFP chairman also expressed sorrow over the martyrdom of a youth Nazir Ahmad in Rangreth and said after peacefully protesting, people were returning to their homes but SSB personnel without any provocation opened fire and killed a person. Shah said the pro-freedom spirit of the people is a valuable asset for the freedom movement and has unnerved India and its policy makers who are now resorting to violent methods to break our resolve. “Need of the hour is to exhibit patience, steadfastness and show resilience. In Sha Allah, we will succeed,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, several delegations visited various places of south Kashmir to pay tributes to Shaheed Junaid Mattoo, Shaheed Nasir Ahmad Wani, and Shaheed Adil Ahmad Mir. The delegations were led by district Pulwama Mohammad Amin Rather (Heff Shirmal), Ghulam Mohammad Gilkaar (Khadwani), and Ghulam Rasool Rasool Nawaz.

Shabir Shah calls for shutdown on Saturday, says PDP has waged war against civilians

Srinagar. June 16; Incarcerated leader and Freedom Party Chairman ,Shabir Ahmad Shah called complete shutdown on Saturday 17th against civilian killings, ransacking of properties and force’s haughtiness and said that PDP administration has waged war on innocent civilians .He paid his rich tributes to slain youth in Arwani encounter and two civilians killed by forces in Rangreth and Arwani In a statement, Shah strongly condemned vandalizing private vehicles and ransacking houses and business establishments and said it illustrates sheer vengeance and vandalizing and looting business establishment is unjustified as they were not part of any protest. Shah said that after the recent statement of Indian Army Chief, Bipin Rawat, forces have been vested with unbridled powers and they feel free to go any extent. Blaming Indian leadership, Shah said that on one hand Indian forces while crossing all limits were killing people and destroying properties and on the other, Indian leadership including Rajnath Singh Ram Madhu and Amit Shah were adding fuel to fire." We have only two options, either we have to surrender and accept their hegemony or live like brave hearts, prefer martyrdom and pursue our mission with persistence and commitment,” he added

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Shaheed-e-Ummat Dr Qazi Nisar,

Srinagar, June 15: Remembering the Shaheed-e-Ummat, Dr Qazi Nisar on his 24thanniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday hailed his religious, social, and political contribution. He also appealed for complete shutdown in Islamabad on June 19 to commemorate the anniversary. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Shaheed Qazi Nisar will always be remembered for the role he played in creating political awareness among masses and for his social welfare. “He was an acknowledged religious scholar and a firebrand orator,” he said. Highlighting his role in the resistance movement, Shah said Shaheed Qazi Nisar launched numerous campaigns among masses to aware them about their political rights.“Shaheed dedicated his whole life for the service of Islam and his nation and ultimately achieved the martyrdom while pursuing his mission,” Shah said and paid tributes to him. Shah also paid tributes to all martyrs of Jammu Kashmir and said “we’re committed to their mission and will not let their invaluable sacrifices go waste". The need is to exhibit steadfastness on the path of freedom struggle. The whole nation is indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and we have firm belief that their sacrifices will bear fruitful results and we will achieve Azadi soon, In Sha Allah,” he said. Shah also expressed deep grief over the demise of aunt of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. She passed away in Islamabad a couple of days ago. Shah expressed condolence and solidarity with Mirwaiz and the bereaved family and prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased soul. Meanwhile, Shah strongly condemned the beating of people and destroying of residential properties in Kulgam by Indian Army. He said even though the occupational forces have been unleashing oppression on Kashmiris for the last seven decades but now they are regularly venting our their frustration after seeing the pro-freedom spirit and velour of the people of south Kashmir." All this is done under a well planned conspiracy. Authorities don't want Kashmiris to prosper economically but are hell bent on crippling it," he said. He also condemned the forces' terrorism in Shopian and Pulwama and said the people of Kashmir will not succumb to such oppression and will never surrender. He termed it extremely condemnable and shameful that people are not spared even in the holy month of Ramadan. Shah also expressed grief over the loss of human lives due to massive fire accident in London and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured. He also expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah appeals for shutdown in south Kashmir on June 19 on Nisar’s anniversary

Srinagar, June 14: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has called for shutdown in south Kashmir on Monday to commemorate the 23rd martyrdom anniversary of Qazi Nisar Ahmad .Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said Qazi Nisar Ahmad, a popular religious and political leader was killed by unidentified gunmen at Dialgam village near Islamabad town on June 19, 1994.Shah paid tributes to Qazi Nisar and asked people in south Kashmir to observe shutdown on June 19.Calling NIA investigations as another form of war against Kashmiris, Shah said that it was to create trust deficit among Kashmiris. “We will not let India be successful in creating a wedge between leadership and Kashmiris,” he said." There is policy of strengthening Hindutva even in Kashmir and the Yatras are being used for political and military purposes. We will not allow these yatras be used as excuse to bring more military forces and force Kashmiris live under jackboots,” he said.

Freedom Party felicitates freed Gulzar Ahmad Wani Demands release of prisoners

Srinagar, June 13: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday congratulated Gulzar Ahmad Wani on his release from jail after 16 years. As such, a party delegation led by DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari visited Wani’s residence at Taper, Pattan in north Kashmir. On the occasion, Molana while commenting on the hardships faced by Wani’s family said it took Indian judiciary 16 years to admit that Gulzar was innocent. This is a murder of law and justice,” Tari said, adding, “Indian authorities, agencies, and police are adopting a vengeful approach against Kashmiris and are ruining the career of the youth of the state by implicating them in fabricated cases. ”Moulana said there are dozens of Kashmiris languishing in various jails of India who had been either studying or doing business in Indian states. “There are scores of Kashmiris in jails of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and Tihar who have been implicated in false cases and impediments are being created in their legal processes to prolong their incarceration,” he said. The DFP secretary general said dozens of prisoners (both in Kashmir and Indian jails) who are serving life sentence are not released. He said many among the political leaders and activists arrested during 2016 uprising were granted release orders but police by dishonoring the court orders didn’t release them and instead booked the prisoners under infamous PSA and shifted them to outside state jails .Tari said contrary to the norm in civilized nations, the power-hungry people and those beating the drums of so-called ‘battle of ideas’ have decided to keep prisoners behind bars. Demanding release of all prisoners, Moulana expressed hope that human rights bodies will use their good offices to secure the release of these

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Mahajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Yousuf Shah (RA) & Tufail Mattoo

Expresses grief over demise of Abdul Majeed (Islamabad)
Srinagar, June 12: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday paid glowing tributes to Mahajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molana Yousuf Shah (RA) on his 50th anniversary for his immense religious, social and political contribution. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Mahajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molana Yousuf Shah dedicated his life for the freedom of his nation and remained steadfast on his mission till his last breath." The contribution of Mirwaiz Yousuf Sahib (RA) towards creating religious and political awareness and his social and religious reform initiatives are hidden from none. He was a multi-dimensional personality who raised his voice against the autocratic rule," Shah said. Shah said the late Mirwaiz in order to spread education far and wide set up numerous educational institutions and madrassas across the valley and gave us the precious gift in the form of Tafseer-e-Qur'an.On. Shah also paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Tufail Mattoo on his 7th martyrdom anniversary saying the killers of this innocent teenager continue to roam free. He said authorities instead of bringing the culprits to justice are shielding them." Those at helm always shed crocodile tears whenever innocent killings take place and in order to pacify the public anger order inquiries. Then they cover up the cases ultimately and protect the killers,” he said and expressed solidarity with the family of Shaheed Tufail Sathoo.Meanwhile, on Shah’s directions, Freedom Party’s district president Islamabad, Fayez Ahmad Sodagar and Er Farooq Ahmad visited the residence of late Abdul Majeed and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. Shah while paying tributes to the deceased said late Abdul Majeed and his family have contributed a lot towards the freedom movement. Commenting on two martyred sons of the deceased Shaheed Manzoor ul Islam and Shaheed Sajad Ahmad, Shah said the martyrdom of two brothers indicates a lot about their upbringing. Shah paid tributes to all these martyrs and said they will always be remembered.

Shabir Shah urges people to apprise Yatris of Kashmir reality.

Yatris  are fed with misinformation by Indian media’s propaganda against Kashmir.
Srinagar, June 11: The incarceration chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday stressed on people to aware the Amaranth Yatris about the reality of the freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir while continuing with the age-old tradition of providing best hospitality to pilgrims. In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Amarnath Yatris are our guests who are unaware of the reality of this disputed territory and are fed with misinformation by the propaganda of Indian media against Kashmir." Shah stressed on the trade bodies, tourist industry, and hoteliers of south Kashmir to continue to continue with their age-old tradition of providing the best hospitality to Yatris and also aware them about the reality of Kashmir dispute and what the peace-loving people of this disputed territory demand from India." The Yatris need to be taken well care of and be told that the people of Jammu Kashmir have no enmity with the people of India but they only want their birth right of freedom like India demanded from British,” he said. Shah said the people of Kashmir should tell Yatris how India and its local collaborators are killing innocents and destroying properties here. “We should tell them that we are subjected to such atrocities and oppression which even British didn’t unleash against the people of India. We should tell them that Kashmiris have witnessed hundreds of massacres like Jalianwala Bagh. We should tell them that thousands of our youth are picked up away in broad day light and subjected to enforced disappearance and also how hundreds of our youth including innocent children were killed, blinded, and maimed in 2016,” he said. The DFP chairman asked people to tell Amaranth Yatris that if the people of India had the right of freedom during British rule, how is it a crime for the people of Jammu Kashmir. Shah said the need to aware Yatris felt as they have been misinformed about the reality of Kashmir and its freedom struggle by Indian agencies, Saffron brigade and its biased media. “So it is our job to present the real picture of our struggle before them and aware them of the historical background of this dispute,” he said." We also need to tell them about the mistreatment and harassment meted out to our students studying in various parts of India. We have to narrate our ordeals to the Yatris but should bear in mind that the pilgrims shouldn’t face any kind of hardship throughout the course,” Shah added.

IOK authorities subjecting civilians to worst treatment: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 10: In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that police authorities are subjecting civilians to worst treatment and their fundamental rights are being disregarded and trampled. Shah in a statement  criticized the authorities for their rude and heartless approach against civilians and said that police were unnecessarily harassing and intimidating civilians on one pretext or the other. Ridiculing the statement of IG police wherein he has said that it was a mock drill, the resistance leaders denounced the crackdown on civilians in Lal Chowk of Srinagar area, saying, “This is sheer lawlessness and illustrates the egoistic and autocratic behavior of the authorities". Shah said that unnecessary search operation had become a routine and order of the day for forces and police personnel. People are subjected to humiliation and forces, police and other agencies feel free and unaccountable for their misdeeds, he added. Terming forces and police action as state terrorism, he said that uncalled search operations are unjustified and illogical. Terming the varying statements of authorities, a brazen lie, he said that different versions about the cordon and search operations in Lal Chowk were quite humiliating and while referring to statement of CRPF spokesman, said that it was strange that on one hand the police chief said that it was a drill while as the CRPF spokesman said, that they had inputs about the presence of ‘militants’ in the area.It testifies our claim that lawlessness rules the roost and territory is virtually reeling under martial law,” he said and appealed to human rights organizations to take cognizance of reports of harassment and atrocities being inflicted by forces against civilian population in nook and corner of the territory.

Shabir Shah continues to be under house arrest, Molana Tari slams authorities

Srinagar, June 9: The general secretary of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the state administration has crossed all limits of oppression. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari said since Shah was released from jail in 2011, he has spent a period of 3 years and 8 months in detention and has been barred from offering 249 Friday and 12 Eid prayers." Shah Sahib has spent 31 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance. His residence has been converted into a sub jail,” he said. Criticizing authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state"." The so-called champions of democracy should answer whether the basic rights of freedom of speech and expression are confined to ruling class only. The reality is that the ruling class lacks courage to fight us in a political way, so they resort to undemocratic means of suppression,” he said. Meanwhile, the DFP secretary general has expressed serious concern over the inhuman attitude of authorities against the prisoners and said they are subjected to worst kind of treatment in jails. He expressed strong resentment over the shifting of several prisoners to outside state jails and said the administration has surpassed the records of Changes Khan and Halaku Khan. “These so-called authorities should realize that they are no more than puppets. It is extremely unfortunate and condemnable that even octogenarian persons are languishing in jails and the court orders are openly violated,” he said.

Shabir Shah hails UNHRC concern on Kashmir ‘Freedom movement gaining momentum despite India’s record atrocities’

Srinagar, June 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday hailed the concern expressed by UNHRC over the grave situation in Kashmir. In a statement issued here, Shah said New Delhi and its local collaborators have always been trying to cover up the human rights violations taking place in the occupied territory and have used every kind of suppressive measures to break the resolve of Kashmiris but the ground situation is same and people’s are more resolved to fight for their birth right of freedom. Shah said Indian leadership must realize that India cannot prosper without resolving Kashmir. “New Delhi should ponder that the freedom movement of Kashmir is only gaining momentum with each passing day despite the worst kind of atrocities being inflicted upon the people. Kashmiris have neither accepted the forcible occupation of India nor will they ever acknowledge India’s supremacy,” he said. The DFP chairman said a vicious campaign has been launched to defame the freedom movement and the resistance leaders and activists but the oppressors will still face defeat.He reiterated his call for tripartite dialogue to resolve the longstanding dispute and said the move will bring peace in the subcontinent and prevent it from the destruction of possible war." Kashmir is the bone of contention between the two nuclear neighboring nations and is hindering the progress of both countries. It is high time India initiates steps towards resolution of Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah condemned the attack on Iran Parliament and said such acts are strictly against the human values.

Molana Abdullah Tari expresses grief over killing of Adil Farooq Party delegation visits injured Sameer Ahmad at SMHS

Srinagar, June 7: The general secretary of  Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Molana Abdullah Tari on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the killing of a youth Adil Farooq Margay in Shopian by forces and said the forces have waged a war against the innocent people. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari expressed concern over the unabated civilian killings and said the Indian army and other forces have been given free license by their political and military leadership to kill Kashmiris and are being awarded which ultimately leads to increase in the killing graph. He reiterated his pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs and said we’re guardians of their sacrifices. He once again sought the attention of international community towards the loss of human lives in Kashmir and expressed hope that it will play its due role in this regard. A delegation of Freedom Party led by Bashir Ahmad Khan visited the residence of martyred student and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. Molana Tari strongly condemned the continuous nocturnal raids by forces in south Kashmir areas particularly in Pulwama saying the civilians are unnecessarily harassed and beaten and the residential properties destroyed. Meanwhile, a party delegation led by Molana Tari visited SMHS Hospital, Srinagar and enquired about the health condition of a youth Sameer Ahmad who has been hit by shell in his head by brutal forces. On the occasion, Tari termed it murderous assault on the young boy and said the occupational forces have turned the Valley into slaughterhouse.

India’s stubborn attitude cause of bloodshed in IOK : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India’s insensitivity is the sole reason for unabated bloodshed in the territory as Indian forces’ personnel are mercilessly killing the Kashmiri youth on one pretext or the other. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian authorities wanted to create appalling situation in occupied Kashmir and they had set forth their strategy and were looking for excuses to create 90s like situation in Kashmir to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth. This arrogance, haughtiness and persistent denial can’t hold water for long and India must come to terms with the writing on the wall, he said Shah pointed out that Kashmir’s economy had always remained easy target of Indian authorities and it was their well-thought-out ploy to make every soul in Kashmir dependent. “They (Indian authorities) want to cripple our economy and from day one, they are hell-bent to cripple and crush our economic infrastructure, create sense of insecurity and are very desperate to see us holding a begging bowl,” he added. Shah said that Kashmir dispute was a political and humane issue and as such military might or coercive measures would not settle it. He said that Indian authorities should shun rigid and stubborn approach and fulfill their commitments made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Stressing the need of resolving the Kashmir dispute, he said that shelving the Kashmir dispute for long would deteriorate further the flared situations. The status quo would flare already charged atmosphere between Pakistan and India, he maintained. Paying glowing tributes to the four youth who were killed by Indian troops in Sumbal area of Bandipora on Monday, the Shah said, “Our youth are laying down their lives to end the age-old slavery of their people, putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honor these sacrifices and take the movement to its logical end

Kashmiri Pandith delegation calls on Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 5: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits today called on the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah at his Sanat Nagar residence here. The delegation was led by Mr. Chaman Lal and Mr. Bhansi Lal.On the occasion, Shah told them that both the people of Kashmir and the pro-freedom leadership are waiting for their return to Valley as they are the indigenous inhabitants of the State. Shah asked the delegation as to what role he can play regarding their return to Valley. He told them that New Delhi and the then governor of J&K under a well-devised conspiracy threw Kashmiri Pandits out of Valley." Even today, thousands of Pandith families live happily with their Muslim brethren in Valley. Both communities have been living together since centuries and our religion also stresses on taking utmost care of the minorities,” he said." Unfortunately, conspiracies are hatched to erode the demography of J&K wherein efforts are being made to settle the non-state subjects in the State which we will never approve of,” Shah added. Talking on prevailing political situation in the State, Shah told the Pandith delegation that the right to self-determination is the right of every citizen of Jammu Kashmir. “We are in favour of meaningful dialogue between India, Pakistan, and the genuine leadership of Jammu Kashmir but unfortunately New Delhi is creating impediments in this regard thereby adding fuel to the fire already lit in the South Asian region,” he said. Even the Prime Minister of Pakistan is willing to talk (on Kashmir) but India is adamant and its leaders including home minister are continuously issuing provocative statement against Kashmiris and the neighboring country. If New Delhi continues with such attitude, the peace in the subcontinent will remain a distant dream,” Shah asserted. The DFP chairman said if Kashmir is resolved, India will touch new heights of success and prosperity. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed strong resentment over the burning of shops in south Kashmir’s Islamabad due to police shelling and said J&K Police is also at war with people. Expressing deep sorrow over the loss incurred by traders, Shah said “we’re being targeted for harboring the pro-freedom sentiments”.

Shabir Shah expresses concern over Pak-India tensions

Srinagar, June 04 : In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed serious concern over the rising tensions between two nuclear powers, Pakistan and India. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the major reason for bitterness and border skirmishes between the two countries was the unresolved Kashmir dispute. “Until the basic issue is resolved, the two nations will continue to remain at loggerheads with each other,” he added. Shah said that because of the fragile relations between Pakistan and India since the past many decades, people of Kashmir had been the worst sufferers. He said that India and Pakistan must take concrete steps by accepting the basic reality that Kashmir settlement was inevitable for peace in the entire South Asian region and for the development and progress of the two countries. For the everlasting peace in South Asia, Shah said The two countries must realize the sensitivities involved and give the people of Kashmir their basic birthright, right to self-determination for an honorable resolution of the dispute." Shah has urged India to come to the negotiation table and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the aspiration of Kashmiri people. He said that Pakistan was the basic party in the dispute and tripartite dialogue including India, Pakistan and the  leadership of the Kashmiri people should be included in the composite dialogue. Shah expressed sorrow over the gutting of houses and shops in shelling by Indian troops in Reshi Bazaar in Islamabad district.

Shabir Shah seeks Kashmir solution through UN

Srinagar, June 03 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged the United Nations to take practical steps for settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said though the concern expressed by the UN over Kashmir is satisfactory but the World Body should rise above the rhetorical statements on Kashmir and take practical steps for its solution. He said that the UN and world community had been witnessing the grave situation and continuous human rights violations by India in Kashmir for the last seven decades, there was a dire need to find a permanent settlement to the dispute than issuing statements. “UN should look who is creating impediments in way of Kashmir resolution which is the root cause of continued tension between India and Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC), political anarchy in region and unending bloodshed in the disputed territory,” he said. Shah said the people of Kashmir and Pakistan have always expressed seriousness in resolving the dispute but India on one hand is continuing with its policy of turning Kashmir into a slaughterhouse and on the other is jeopardizing peace in the region. “The people of India should act with wisdom and understand that Jammu Kashmir was an independent state even before the partition of India,” he said. He added though the UN has vindicated our stand that Kashmir is not part of India but unfortunately New Delhi continues its forcible and military occupation over the territory.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Sopore martyrs, talks to families by phone.

Freedom Party condemns Shah’s continuous house arrest
Srinagar, June 2 : The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday paid glowing tributes to Mujahedeen Basharat Ahmad Sheikh (Bomai) and Aijaz Ahmad Mir (Brath Kalan) who were martyred in a gunfight with occupational forces on Thursday in Sopore and said these brave-hearts are sacrificing their precious lives for the cause that is a faith for us. As per a statement issued to press, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation of Freedom Party comprising Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Sabit, Farooq Ahmad and Abdul Waheed visited Bomai and Brath Kalan, Sopore and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families. Shah talked to the families by phone and assured them that nobody will be allowed to play with the cause for which their sons laid down lives. He said despite highly educated these brave-hearts are sacrificing their lives for a greater cause “It is due to the invaluable sacrifices of these Mujahedeen that Kashmir issue is echoing at the world forums,” he said. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson slammed authorities for placing party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah under continuous house arrest. He said since Shah was released in 2011, he has served detention for the period of 3 years and 8 months and is continuously under house arrest and is not even allowed to offer Friday prayers.“ Shah Sahib has served 31 years of his life in jails and the puppet administration by placing him under continuous detention is resorting to political vengeance against him. His residence has been converted into a jail. The so-called administration’s claims of democracy and freedom of expression have fallen flat. Are these rights reserved for only those in power?” he said. The spokesperson also expressed serious concern over the plight of political prisoners languishing in jails in and outside state and said the administration is treating them in a very inhuman way. He expressed strong resentment over the continuous arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Masarat Alam Bhatt and Sofi Fehmeeda in Amphala Jail, Jammu under simmering heat." This fascist government is not sparing even the octogenarian prisoners and the court orders are openly violated in this regard,” the spokesperson said.

No talks with India until it accepts Kashmir as dispute: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 01 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that no talks are possible with India unless it accepts Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory. Shah in a statement in Srinagar warned that Kashmir was passing through a crucial period where the lives, dignity, properties, faith, uniqueness and everything of the Kashmiri people was at stake. “Do or die situation has evolved for us. These forces won’t allow us to live free unless we follow their faith and change our outlook as per their dictates,” he said while refereeing to fanatical forces of India and their aggressive and rigid attitude." We'll never beg for talks,” Shah said, adding that the authorities in Delhi were irrational, following fanatical dogma and lack political understanding. He was reacting to the statements of Indian minister, Venkaiah Naidu, and other BJP leaders. Terming these statements ridiculous, he said that Hurriyat leadership had never asked to hold talks, which meant that denial of these talks by Indian leaders carried no sense and was just a mockery. “We will never talk with those pursuing their fanatical ideology and we will never surrender,” he added. Shah said that Kashmir, where people were pursuing their right to self-determination, had remained unresolved for seven decades. He ridiculed the Indian authorities for their unrealistic and arrogant attitude and said that they and their puppet administration had waged a war against the people of occupied Kashmir. “They are looking at the issue through the prism of their fanatical ideology and as a conflict between Hindu and Muslim communities,” he said. Shah strongly condemned these fanatical authorities and said that they derived joy while butchering Muslims. “Under a well-thought-out plan and under the garb of law and order, these extremist forces feel free to carry out genocide in Kashmir. The sole aim of authorities in New Delhi is to turn India into a Hindu Rashtra. We will never budge in front of such dogmatic elements,” he added.

New Delhi should hold referendum if it is true to its claims: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 31: Expressing wonder over the contradictory of Indian leaders on Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said it shows how New Delhi is trying to run away from dialogue to resolve the longstanding dispute. In a statement issued to press, Shah said if Indian leadership thinks it can mislead the world by such statements it is living in a fool’s paradise. Shah also condemned the statement of Venkaiah Naidu that Kashmir movement is restricted to only five districts and termed it far from reality. He said Kashmir is not a bilateral issue but has three stakeholders. Shah said Indian leadership is deliberately issuing such statements to mislead its own people regarding Kashmir thereby creating war hysteria among them. Giving reference to UN resolutions and more than 100 dialogue processes between India and Pakistan, Shah said Kashmir dispute has always been a bone of contention between two countries and has consumed lakhs of human lives and property worth trillions. On Naidu’s assertion that dialogue will be held with only pro-India politicians, Shah said dispute is resolved between two opposite parties and those who are already on payrolls have no part to play. Shah challenged New Delhi to hold referendum in the state if it is true to its claims and whatever the results will be acceptable to us. “Indian leadership should respond positively and without any hesitation, to such suggestion,” Shah said.

General Rawat is a man of Jan Sangh ideology: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 31 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has taken strong exception to recent ridiculous statement of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat.General Rawat while supporting the brutal act of Indian Army Major Leetal Gogoi and awarding him for tying a Kashmiri youth and using him as a human shield had stated ‘this is a proxy war and it is played in a dirty way'. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Rawat is a man of Jan Sangh ideology and his statement illustrates his criminal mentality. Referring to the awarding of Major Gogoi and General Rawat’s explanation, he said that the tall claim of India being the largest democracy of the world was nothing but hoax as Indian political and army leadership were following fascist mindset." Their statements expose their intentions and it testifies our claim that they are giving free license to their forces against innocent Kashmiri people and assuring full backing and impunity from any accountability for carrying out genocide in Kashmir,” he said. Shah pointed out that Indian Army and political leadership wanted to kill every soul in occupied Kashmir. He said that for the last seven decades, Kashmiris had time and again raised voice and expressed concern about the sinister plans of Indian leadership in the occupied territory. “However, no serious steps were taken by the international community whose continuous silence encouraged these forces,” he deplored. Shah said that India’s brutal tactics could not intimidate the Kashmiri people into submission and they would continue their ongoing freedom struggle till it reached its logical conclusion. He said that history was witness that every arrogant power had to go and the lesser or little-known powers made history and emerged as victorious. Shah expressed his deep grief over the killing of Hafiz-e-Quran, Sarshad Ahmad, in the firing of Indian forces on peaceful protesters in Tral termed it as the was the worst form of state terrorism. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. He also denounced the attack of Indian troops on Mattan school in which several children sustained injuries. He said that the action substantiated their apprehensions that occupational forces under a well-thought-out plan were destroying the career of the students.
 

Take care of victims of state-sponsored violence, in Ramadan : Shabir Shah

appeals people, Remembers martyred children of Wullar tragedy

Srinagar, May 30: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday appealed people to take care of the victims of state-sponsored violence, in the holy month of Ramadan. In a statement issued to press, Shah said these people sacrificed for the freedom movement and it is our duty to take care of them. “Among these victims are our youth and those maimed and blinded by pellets, and the families of political prisoners including those who are languishing in outside state jails. We should not forget these people and should take initiatives in this regard,” he said. Shah said while Ramadan rejuvenates our Eemaan and makes us God-fearing, it also inculcates in us a sense of sacrifice and solidarity. He appealed to Muslims to activate the Bait-ul-Maal committees across the state so that the needy and deserving people are benefited and orphans and destitute be given priority. The DFP chairman said while the path of freedom movement is filled with hardships, we have to overcome the difficulties by giving Zakaat and other forms of charity. Meanwhile, on the 11th anniversary of Wullar tragedy, Shabir Ahmad Shah paid tributes to 22 innocent children of Burning Candle School, Handwara who were drowned in the lake by Indian forces. He said the so-called administration didn’t conduct any investigation into the tragedy. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, Shah assured them that justice will be done on the Day of Judgment as nobody will escape the grip of Allah (SWT). He prayed for heavenly abode of the martyred children and forbearance to the bereaved families.

India’s political, military leadership unanimous in only suppressing Kashmiris through military might : Shabir Shah

Indian Army finding excuse to massacre Kashmiris’
Srinagar, May 29: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said New Delhi has no solution for Kashmir as India’s political and military leadership is itself caught in quagmire of confusion Shah in a statement issued to press said there is a deep contradiction in statements of Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, and Arun Jaitley on Kashmir and they are unanimous in only pushing the Kashmiri youth to the wall and suppressing them through military might. On Rajnath Singh’s statement that Government of India will come out with a permanent solution and is open for unconditional talks with all stakeholders, Shah said if this is the case, the move will end the prevailing uncertainty in the subcontinent and the region will witness an era of peace, prosperity and tranquility. Shah strongly condemned the statement of Indian Army Chief General Rawat saying he wants Kashmiri youth to pick up guns so that army gets an excuse to kill them in the garb of anti-militancy operations. “It (statement) also proves that Indian army deliberately gatecrashes the educational institutions and provokes the students,” he said. Terming the resistance by youth as justified, Shah said there is no option than to show resistance against the state-sponsored atrocities and oppression. He said the people of Jammu Kashmir are not in favour of war but New Delhi needs to introspect as to why it has failed in the occupied territory for the last seven decades." We will continue our struggle and demand the resolution of Kashmir dispute as per its historical background. We have been favoring the tripartite dialogue or implementation of the UN resolutions,” Shah said.

India doesn’t want Kashmir settlement: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 29 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that India doesn’t want settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said there is a deep contradiction in statements of Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, and Arun Jaitley on Kashmir and they are unanimous in only pushing the Kashmiri youth to the wall and suppressing them through military might. On Rajnath Singh’s statement that the Indian government would come out with a permanent solution and is open for unconditional talks with all stakeholders, Shah said if this is the case, the move will end the prevailing uncertainty and the region will witness an era of peace, prosperity and tranquility. He strongly condemned the statement of Indian Army Chief General Rawat saying he wants Kashmiri youth to pick up guns so that army gets an excuse to kill them in the garb of anti-militancy operations. “It (statement) also proves that Indian army deliberately gatecrashes the educational institutions and provoke the students,” he said. Terming the resistance by youth as justified, Shah said there is no option than to show resistance against the sponsored atrocities and oppression. He said the people of Kashmir are not in favour of war but New Delhi needs to introspect as to why it has failed in the occupied territory for the last seven decades." We will continue our struggle and demand the resolution of Kashmir dispute as per its historical background. We have been favoring the tripartite dialogue or implementation of the UN resolutions,” he maintained.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Asiya, Neelofar on anniversary , Dignified nations never tolerate attack on honor and dignity’

Srinagar, May 28: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday paid tributes to Asiya and Neelofar on their 8th anniversary and the said the honorable and dignified nations never tolerate the disrespect or attack on chastity of their daughters and sisters. In a statement issued to press, Shah while terming the heart-wrenching Shopian incident as “national tragedy” said the attack on the honor and dignity is intolerable. Shah hailed the people of Kashmir for strongly protesting against the dastardly act and demanding punishment for the rapists involved. Lashing out at the then rulers of the state, Shah said they did everything to protect the culprits involved in the shameful act. Criticizing Mehbooba Mufti for shedding crocodile tears over the incident and expressing fake sympathy with the victims’ families as an Opposition leader, Shah said after coming to power, she (Mehbooba) has maintained a complete silence on the incident and proved that she is just another servant of New Delhi. Connecting Asiya-Neelofar double rape with Tabinda Gani, Kunan Poshpora, and other similar tragedies, Shah appealed people and Azadi leadership to observe May 30 as ‘Women’s Security Day’ in memory of Asiya and Neelofar. “Till we live under Indian occupation, such shameful and dastardly incidents are bound to happen,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed deep grief over the accidental death of a 6-year-old daughter of People’s Freedom League general secretary Mohammad Ramzan Khan. He prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. Expressing condolence with the bereaved family, Shah prayed for their forbearance. On Shah’s directions, a delegation led by Ashiq Hussain visited the residence of Mohammad Ramzan Khan and expressed condolence and solidarity with him and the bereaved family.

Kashmiris will never surrender before India’s oppression : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 27 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that India has always tried to suppress the liberation movement through military might but the people of Kashmir never surrendered before its oppressive measures. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the assertion of Indian Defense Minister, Arun Jaitley, that Indian army was free to take decision in a war-like zone and said that the occupation forces had already been given a free hand to unleash atrocities on the people of Kashmir. He also reacted strongly to Jaitley’s remarks that there would be no talks with resistance leadership and said, “We neither begged for talks before Delhi nor are we in favour of bilateral dialogue.” The people of Kashmir are continuing their struggle for right to self-determination and demand the resolution of Kashmir dispute through tripartite dialogue in line with the relevant UN resolutions, he added.The DFP Chairman suggested India to accept the reality of Kashmir and said that by doing so, New Delhi would not be doing any favour to the Kashmiris but could eradicate the poverty across India. He also urged the international community to take serious notice of the awarding of Indian Army Major, Leetul Gogoi, for using a civilian as a human shield. He also criticized the biased role played by some elements in Indian media. “It seems this media has taken charge of India’s affairs and are resorting to blatant lies. The role played by this jingoistic media is a blot on the face of journalism,” he said. Meanwhile, the DFP spokesman in a statement in Srinagar condemned the puppet authorities for placing Shabir Ahmed Shah under continued house arrest.

Occupational forces already given a free hand to unleash atrocities in J&K: Shabir Shah

condemns Arun Jaitley’s remarks' India's jingoistic media a blot on face of journalism’
Srinagar, May 26 : Strongly condemning the statement of India’s defense minister Arun Jaitley that army is free to take decision in a “war-like zone”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said the occupational forces have already been given a free hand to unleash atrocities on the people of the occupied territory. He also reacted strongly against Jaitley’s remarks that there would be not talks with resistance leadership of Jammu Kashmir and said “we neither begged for talks before Delhi nor are we in favour of bilateral dialogue". The people of Jammu Kashmir are continuing their struggle for right to self-determination and demand the resolution of the issue through tripartite dialogue or implementation of UN resolutions,” he said. .Shah said India has always tried to suppress the issue through military might but the people of Jammu Kashmir never surrendered before New Delhi’s oppressive measures. The DFP chairman suggested India to bow before the truth and accept the reality of Kashmir and said by doing so, New Delhi won’t be doing any favour to Kashmiris but can take eradicate the poverty across the country. Shah urged the international community to take serious notice of the awarding of Indian army major Leetul Gogoi for using human shield and said this is not the first time that India has honored its army officers involved in such incidents. He also criticized the biased role played by some elements in Indian media. “It seems this media has taken charge of India’s affairs and are resorting to blatant lies. The role played by this jingoistic media is a blot on the face of journalism,” he said. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson has condemned the authorities’ action of once again placing the party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah under house detention. He said for the Shah has been under house arrest except for just few days." Shah Sahib has been prevented from performing his political, religious, and social activities,” he said, and strongly condemning the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other resistance leaders

Mani Shankar Aiyar led delegation calls on Shabir Shah

People of Jammu Kashmir will never give up their struggle for right to self-determination’
Srinagar, May 26 : The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday made it clear to Indian leader Mani Shankar Aiyar that the people of Jammu Kashmir will never give up their struggle for right to self-determination. As per a statement issued to press, Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar led delegation on Thursday afternoon called on Shabir Ahmad Shah at his Sanat Nagar residence and held discussion with him. The delegation also comprised Mr. O P Shah, Mr. I D Khajuria, Mr. Kapil Kak (Retd Air Vice Marshal), and Mr. Vinod Sharma. During the meeting, Shah while putting forward his viewpoint said, “We are not in favour of strained relations between India and Pakistan but demand justifiable solution to Kashmir dispute which has been the bone of contention between the two nuclear neighboring nations." Shah told the Mr. Aiyar-led delegation that India has left no stone unturned to inflict worst kind of atrocities on the people of the disputed territory and urged the delegates to “sincerely” make aware the people of India and its leaders about the reality of Jammu Kashmir. The DFP chairman urged the delegation to meet the people of Valley and listen to their viewpoint as to what tragedies have befallen on them. “India has witnessed the Jalianwala Bagh Massacre but in Kashmir, such massacres are a routine. We don’t have enmity with the people of India but demand the right to decide our future. History stands testimony to the fact that Jammu Kashmir was an independent territory even before the birth of India,” he said. On “threatening and provocative” statements being issued by Indian political and military leadership against Kashmiris, Shah said a “vicious propaganda” is being unleashed by asserting that the freedom movement is restricted to just three and a half districts. “Such statements are aimed at misleading the gullible people of India. If such is the case, why is New Delhi scared of seeking the opinion of the people of the state,” he said." A reign of oppression has been unleashed upon the students across the Valley. The occupational forces by entering the educational institutions are provoking the students who have been detained in hundreds. Similar protests take place in Indian states but bullets and pellets rule the roost only in Kashmir. As such, our youth are being pushed to the wall and it is quite natural that people will protest against such oppression,” Shah asserted." As far as resistance leaders are concerned, all options of registering peaceful protests have been closed. The state has been turned into a virtual jail and social media stands banned which is the murder of the right to freedom of expression and aimed at strangulating our genuine voices. These oppressive measures force our youth to take the extreme step." He told the delegation to seek the opinion of minorities of J&K as to how they are treated by the people from majority class. “Unfortunately, Muslims who are in minority in Jammu are subjected to worst kind of treatment and are suppressed in every respect,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah told the delegation that “we’re not scared of dialogue but are of the view that it should be tripartite and unconditional”. “If New Delhi says it won’t hold talks, we too are not begging for the same. This brings home the point that Indian leadership has no valid point. The international community needs to play its role on Kashmir and take steps to bring all the stakeholder of this dispute on a resolution table,” he said." We hope you will pass our message to the people of your country that we’re not against the integrity of India but are struggling for our birth right of self-determination. We will continue to pin our hopes on intellectual class and politically mature people that they will support our cause,” Shah told the Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar-led delegation.

Mehmood Saghar bereaved over demise of Al-Fattah veteran Dr. Abdul Aalas

Islamabad may 25: The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pak chapter and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party while paying glorious tributes to veteran Kashmiri liberation leader, Dr Abdul Aala, for his contribution to the Kashmir freedom movement has said that the deceased leader was an epitome of simplicity, kindness and honesty .Saghar made these assertions while speaking at a condolence meeting held at party’s (DFP) information office in Rawalpindi here on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by DFP officer bearers including Mir Asrar Hussain, Nazir Ahmed Ganderbali and others. Expressing his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Saghar said that Dr. Aala was one among pioneers of Al-Fattah movement who raised the banner of revolt against Indian illegal occupation. He said that besides his significant contribution to the noble cause Dr. Aala would be remembered in the annals of Kashmir history for his social and humanitarian services. Referring to his supreme sacrifices, the DFP leader said that owing to his political beliefs the deceased leader had gone through trials and tribulations. Participants of the meeting offered special prayers for the departed soul and conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Participants of the meeting also expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed to Allah Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give courage and fortitude to his family.

Int’l agencies should launch probe against Indian army’s ‘human shield’ Major : Shabir Shah

Says Kashmir turned into ‘valley of tragedies' urge ICJ to take note of the matter
Srinagar, May 24: Strongly reacting against the honoring of Indian Army’s Major Leetul Gogoi for using a Kashmiri youth as a shield by tying him to the bonnet of a jeep last month, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said world should take serious note of the matter. Shah in a statement issued to press said the incident is tantamount to rubbing salt to the injuries of Kashmiris and makes it clear that Indian rulers will neither shun their ill-mindset nor will they ever respect the humanity. He urged the world community to take note of how Indian army plays with the lives of civilians in the occupied territory. At a time when world is strictly championing for the human rights, Indian army at the behest of New Delhi is committing worst kind of human rights violations in occupied Jammu Kashmir where civilians are being used as shields. This monstrous activity if not stopped may devour humanity in Kashmir,” he said. The using of human as a shield is a clear violation of the Geneva Convention and UN Charter, Shah said, and called for making India accountable for the war crimes it has been committing in held-Kashmir besides demanded probe against the involved army officer." The incident is not the first case of human rights violation by Indian armed, but there are thousands of such cases by occupational forces that may put the humanity to shame. For the last 70 years in general and 27 years in particular, Indian forces have been carrying thousands of custodial killings and destroyed properties worth trillions,” he said. Commenting on the use of lethal weapons by occupational forces against innocent civilians in Kashmir, Shah said the New Delhi and its forces are unmoved by the reports released by the international human rights bodies against India. Shah termed it extremely unfortunate the silence maintained by the United Nations on the continuous use of pellets and pava shells in Kashmir saying the Kashmir has been turned into a ‘valley of tragedies’ by India.

Shabir Shah grieved over demise of Azadi leader Dr. Abdul Aalla

Srinagar, May 23: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed deep grief over the demise of the veteran resistance leader of Dr Abdul Aalla and termed him a great and sincere leader. Dr Aalla passed away in Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir) after brief illness. Shah in a statement issued to press expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family of Dr Aalla and prayed for their forbearance. Dr Aala was several times incarcerated but he  remained steadfast on his stand and migrated to Azad Kashmir in 1990 along with his family. He remained associated with freedom movement till his last breath,” Shah said and paid rich tributes to the deceased leader.

Shabir Shah asks Amit Shah 'Hold referendum if you believe Kashmir is a problem of three districts'

Report on global investors regarding India investment an eye-opener for New Delhi
Srinagar, May 22: Terming the statement of BJP president Amit Shah that the freedom movement “was not widespread but centered around just three and a half districts” in Jammu Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said giving such “misled” statements won’t help New Delhi in any way. Shah in a statement issued to press suggested BJP president to relearn the history and geography before making such “ridiculous” remarks about Kashmir. Such statements are deliberately issued in order to mislead the masses about the reality of Kashmir. Amit Shah’s vain attempt has no takers in today’s era of technology where every person is aware of the happenings worldwide,” Shah said. “If Amit Shah is so sure of his claims on Jammu Kashmir, let him seek the opinion of the people of this disputed territory (through referendum) whether they want to be with India or freedom from Indian occupation." Shah said New Delhi and its collaborators are continuing with their vain attempts of terming Kashmir’s freedom movement as “5 percent” or “restricted to few districts” in order to mislead the people of India and the world community. He said people’s boycott of recently held so-called parliamentary elections is an eye-opener for the whole world that Jammu Kashmir is not part of India but its people are on streets to demand ‘Azadi’ from Indian illegal rule. “The boycott also brought home the point that not even one percent people are in favour of India,” he said. The DFP chairman asked New Delhi why it is scared of holding the referendum in the disputed territory under the auspices of the international body. “We reiterate our stand that whatever the verdict people give, that would be acceptable for us. It would also be clear whether the freedom movement is really centered around three and a half districts,” he said. Shah reiterated that the people of Jammu Kashmir have no enmity with the people of India but “it is against the international norms that a state which is against the forcible military occupation of India be forced to sing to the tunes of Delhi on gunpoint". On Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech that NDA government will resolve Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the resolution about which the Indian leader talks is a “military solution” – the one which the people of J&K have never accepted. “Rajnath Singh should bear in mind that the solution to Kashmir dispute is possible only either through tripartite talks or by implementing the UN resolutions. ”Shabir Ahmad Shah also termed it eye-opener for India the media report that “a number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged ‘persisting religious conflicts’ and ‘Kashmir dispute’ as potential risks to their investments in India, saying such ‘tensions’ could destabilize the Indian economy"." The Indian leaders should give a thorough thought to such report whether they want to bereave their people from economic projects and benefits or lead them to dark pit. The people of India should also ask their leaders in this regard. New Delhi should think over the matter with cool mind that by resolving Kashmir in its historical context, it can do a great service to India and its people,” Shah said.

Kashmir has never remained part of India: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmir has never remained part of India. Shah , in his statement termed the statement of BJP president Amit Shah that the freedom movement “was not widespread but centered around just three and a half districts” in Kashmir, as “misled" Such statements are deliberately issued to mislead the masses about the reality of Kashmir. Amit Shah’s vain attempt has no takers in today’s era of technology where every person is aware of the happenings worldwide,” he added. Shah said that Kashmir should be settled in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people. He said that the people of Kashmir would not accept Indian hegemony or any dictation from Delhi on Kashmir. Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and they are masters of their destiny, he added. Shah ridiculed the statement of BJP President, Amit Shah and said that Indian politicians were living in an illusion and day dreaming. Let India testify its claim and seek people’s aspirations in the whole territory, he added. Shah criticized Amit Shah and said that recent boycott from parliamentary elections and students’ resentment had frustrated New Delhi.

World cannot ignore Kashmir dispute for long :Shabir Shah

Glowing tributes paid to Molvi Farooq, Khawaja Lone
Srinagar, May 20 : In occupied Kashmir, senior resistance leader and chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed Shah has said that the world cannot turn away its eyes from the Kashmir dispute and the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for long and it will have to resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Shah strongly denounced the use of brute force by Indian troops and police personnel on people during military operations in different areas of the Kashmir Valley.He paid rich tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and said that the Kashmiri people were indebted to the invaluable sacrifices of these great martyrs and no one would be allowed to play with these sacrifices. Shah said, “Remembering these martyrs rejuvenates our pro-freedom spirit and strengthens our relation with the martyrs. The path of freedom is always filled with thorns and hardships." These people are the symbols of our freedom movement and they did not hesitate to even sacrifice their lives for our pious movement,” he said. Shah also revealed that Indian forces had used another civilian as human shield on 6th May in Redwani area of Kulgam to avoid stone pelting. He said that the incident did not get any coverage in the media. He deplored that the international human rights organizations were turning a blind eye towards occupied Kashmir where the incidents of human shields were increasing

People of India should pressurize their leaders to respect the sentiments of people of J&K: Shabir Shah

Freedom Party condemns Shah’s continuous house arrest
Srinagar, May 19: Terming India responsible for the prevailing political uncertainty in Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said the policy of oppression and coercion doesn’t last long. In a statement issued to press, Shah asked the people of India to ponder why New Delhi despite utilizing all its state machinery hasn’t succeeded in changing the reality of the disputed territory till date. The people of India should realize how the Government of India keeps them in dark about the reality of Jammu Kashmir and is resorting to worst kind of human rights violations in the disputed region. The citizens of India must question their leaders as to how the country’s control on J&K is justified and why the nation’s resources are wasted to strengthen this occupation,” he said. Shah asked the people of India that the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir is the same as India launched against the British rule and the people of this state particularly the youth are on the forefront of the struggle the same way as MK Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Bag hat Singh, Ishfaq Ullah, Subash Chandra Bose, and other leaders fought for the united India." We're neither robbing India of any part nor is our fight with the people of India but we struggle for our birth right of self-determination. Like many intellectuals of India support our cause of freedom, we hope the general masses of the country follow the suit and pressurize the leadership to resolve the longstanding dispute by holding the tripartite talks or implementing the UN resolutions. The DFP chairman meanwhile strongly condemned the continuous state-sponsored oppression in south Kashmir and said the pellet and pave are ruling the roost in the area. “Worst part is that ruling class is not only shielding the culprits but also encouraging them. We strongly condemn the attack on shops and other institutions in Kulgam and Islamabad. The PDP-led government in its slavery of New Delhi has waged a war against the people of Kashmir,” he said and expressed solidarity with those injured. Shah reiterated his appeal to world human rights bodies and the international community to realize their responsibilities and play role on Kashmir. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of DFP while condemning the continuous house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah said the pro-freedom leader has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to political vengeance. He said since 2011, Shah has been either under house arrest or in police detention and has been barred from performing religious obligations. His residence has been converted into a jail. Slamming the so-called administration, the spokesperson said such undemocratic acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. “Is the right to freedom of expression enjoyed by only those in power,” the spokesperson questioned.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Shaheed e Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed e Hurriyat   Mr. Abdul Gani Lone, and Hawal martyrs

Srinagar, May 18: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal martyrs saying we are indebted to their invaluable sacrifices." In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Kashmiri nation is indebted to the sacrifices of these great martyrs and no one will be allowed to play with these sacrifices". He said the 'best and worst times' in freedom movements is natural but history is witness that the nation which remains steadfast and committed to its goal (of freedom) eventually succeeds. Shah said the world cannot turn away its eyes from Kashmir issue and its people's legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for long but has to resolve it according to the wishes and aspirations of its people. He said remembering these martyrs rejuvenates" our pro-freedom spirit and strengthens our relation with martyrs saying the path of freedom is always filled with thorns and hardships." Reiterating his stand over freedom movement, Shah said this path is full of hardships and the goal is achieved only after passing through difficult phases. Paying glowing tributes to all the martyrs of Jammu Kashmir's freedom movement, Shah said the invaluable sacrifices of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, Shaheed Aijaz Dar, Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Dr Guru, Shaheed Dr Turabi, Shaheed Maqbool Illahi, Shaheed Nadeem Pilot, Shaheed Nasir Ul Islam, Shaheed Ja'afar Jabali, Shaheed S Hameed, Shaheed Shamsul Haq, Shaheed Prof Waheed, Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Jamal Afghani, and thousands of our martyrs will not go in vain. We have to revere the sacrifices of our martyrs and always keep ourselves ready to pursue," he said. Shah said the example of Indian occupational forces' brutality is hard to be found in history. "We have to continuously raise our voice against the barbarism of PSAs and pellets," Shah said.

Shabir Shah slams Ram Madhav's remarks, says We never begged for talks,`

Srinagar, May 17: Terming the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav's statement that talks with resistance leadership can be held under the ambit of the Constitution of India as ridiculous, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said "we never begged for talks before India ".Shah in a statement issued to press said, "We reject such offer of dialogue within Indian Constitution as the Kashmir dispute has been acknowledged by international community and backed by more than 18 IN resolutions." "Ram Madhav should bear in mind that Kashmir is not part of India that he and other Indian leaders will speak anything on this disputed territory. It is due to such stubborn attitude of New Delhi and unrealistic statements by Indian leaders that uncertainty prevails in Kashmir." Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir have never begged for talks before India nor do they believe in bilateral dialogue but are of the view that all the stakeholders of this issue, which also includes Pakistan, be present on board. He asked India that it can neither break our resolve through military might nor continue its illegal occupation for long. The DFP chairman asked India that international issues are neither resolved "secretly" nor are unilateral conditions put therein but are sort out under the well formulated international laws." Despite sacrificing lakh of lives, we never gave up hope but continue to demand third party intervention or tripartite talks under the supervision of United Nations. The statements like one issued by Ram Madhav cannot cow down our spirit," he said. Commenting on Indian Army Chief's statement, Shah said Indian forces have broken the records of inflicting tyranny and brutality on the people of Jammu Kashmir. "Now, the surgical strikers or any massive military operation can neither change the situation nor scare the people of this state," he said. Shah said India has been making its forces fight on borders for the last 70 years but that has not changed the reality of Kashmir dispute. "Indian military leadership should understand the real issue and realize that there is a dire need to improve the living standards of their country's people," he said.

India, stooges pushing Kashmiri youth to wall: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 16 : In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that India and its stooges are pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, stressing dialogue for resolution of the Kashmir dispute said that New Delhi had to agree to come on table and start a new beginning. He said that India’s policy of stubbornness and coercion was main reason behind prevailing uncertainty in the region. Terming the stand of the people of Kashmir as right, he said despite limitless oppression on them, they had remained steadfast in their demand for right to self-determination. Shah said that Zubair Ahmad Turray was a classic example of how India and its local stooges were pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall. He said that oppression unleashed against the youth was the worst kind of state terrorism. He said that from the last four years he saw this innocent young boy in Srinagar Central Jail under the charges of ‘stone pelting’. Every time his PSA was quashed by high court or got bail from judiciary he was slapped with a fresh PSA. His family was constantly terrorized and humiliated by police and other forces and he was virtually denied every legal and democratic right and hence pushed to the wall by Indian state and their local stooges. He left with no option but to join armed struggle, added shah. Shah said to divert the attention of international community and its own people from Kashmir, India is planning a major military operation in Kashmir.

India's policy of stubbornness main reason for prevailing uncertainty in region: Shabir Shah

New Delhi cannot change the reality through military might and other deceitful tactics’
Srinagar, May 15: Stressing on dialogue for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said New Delhi has to agree to come on table and start a new beginning. In a statement issued to press, Shah said India's policy of stubbornness and coercion is main reason for prevailing uncertainty in the subcontinent which is not only jeopardizing lives of people of India but also pushing world to the brink of war He said Kashmir is a world acknowledged dispute and New Delhi cannot change the reality through military might and other deceitful tactics. New Delhi should accept the reality that it couldn't change reality of Kashmir for the last 70 years. The well wishers of the nation are those who priorities the interests of its people rather than be concerned of retaining the chair of power,” he said. Shah said the world nations and bodies have acknowledged Kashmir as a dispute and have been favoring dialogue for its resolution but India's unwillingness and stubbornness has not only robbed Kashmiris of their birth right of self determination but has been carrying out worst kind of human rights violations here which has given rise to a war like situation in the region. We've no enmity with the people of India but Indian leaders by resorting to Himalayan lie (on Kashmir) are inviting trouble for the whole region. God forbid, if war breaks, it will engulf the entire subcontinent. So, the ball lies in India's court now, he said. Terming the stand of the people of Jammu Kashmir as right, Shah said despite limitless oppression on them, they have remained steadfast in their demand of right to self determination. Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his appeal to world nations including European Union, China, UK, Russia, and bodies particularly the United Nations to take steps towards the resolution of this longstanding dispute at the earliest and prevent the region from war as Kashmir is the bone of contention between two nuclear neighboring nations – India and Pakistan for the last 70 years." The tripartite dialogue or the implementation of the U.N. resolutions are inevitable for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and India cannot continue with its policy of running away from talks for long but has to come on dialogue table,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah expresses concern over LoC killings.

Srinagar May 14: In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir democratic freedom party JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed concern over the growing tension between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and called for an end to the border tension which is claiming lives on both sides of the Line of Control. Shah urged the political leadership of both the countries to immediately stop shelling and sort out the matter through dialogue. Shah said that India was resorting to provocative tactics just to divert the attention of the world community from the gross human rights violations, being committed by the Indian forces in the occupied territory. He said there can be no permanent peace in the region unless the lingering Kashmir dispute is settled in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmir people. He said that India was using brutal force in Kashmir to suppress the people’s resistance in Kashmir but would never succeed. He said the people of Kashmir were offering supreme sacrifices to take the ongoing political struggle for the right to self-determination to its logical conclusion.

India has to shun hegemonic approach towards Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 13 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and yet to be settled according to the will of Kashmiri people. Shah said India should shun its hegemonic approach and take steps for the resolution of Kashmir dispute as it is directly linked to the peace and stability of the region. He said it was India which took the Kashmir dispute to the United Nations and promised to hold plebiscite in Kashmir, however, from the last several decades the successive regimes time and again were playing delaying tactics to make millions of people hostage. Shah said people of Kashmir are not begging for talks, but it is need of the hour to address the Kashmir dispute peacefully so that harassment and human rights violations on the people of Kashmir could come to an end. He also strongly condemned the ban on social media and Internet in Kashmir and said that by such tactics India’s claim of biggest democracy has been exposed.

Shabir Shah concerned over mysterious disappearance of Shopian youth.

Srinagar, May 12 : Expressing serious concern over the mysterious disappearance of a youth Zubair Ahmad purey of Shopian ‘during police custody', the chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah today urged for his immediate recovery. “Such a type of incident is of grave concern and it is unbelievable that a person will give slip while in police lockup,” Shah, in a statement today, said, urging the human rights organizations to take cognizance of this case. Referring to ‘uncaring approach and enigmatic silence’ of police authorities, Shah said, “It is unbearable.” Shah said, “ICDS workers, SPsOs and agencies sponsored NGOs have been asked to attend public meetings being organized by PDP.”He said, The PDP led state administration stands exposed and they are desperate to show its worth. They are compelling the class forth workers to attend the public gathering. They threaten them to face consequences if they fail to attend these public meetings. These workers and employees are harassed and impressed to attend these meetings." Just like National Conference, PDP too has lost its ground and faith and their party credentials and symbol stand on the verge of extinction and as such are very desperate to revive their existence,” Shah said. He said, “Despite complete submission by PDP cadres, the Jan Sangh leadership doest trust them and they doubt their credibility and credentials. PDP is a confusing lot. They are hiring and deploying all its machinery to make its show a success. They have asked all NGOs and ICDS workers to attend the PDP public gathering.”

Yatra should be conducted on Uttarakhand pattern: Shabir Shahs

Condemns use of force on students and traders, transporters in Pulwama
Srinagar, May 11: Terming the government statements regarding the Amaranth Yatra as politically motivated, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said the people of Jammu Kashmir have since centuries upheld the tradition of communal brotherhood by taking every step to ensure the smooth conduction of Yatra.“But some elements are always hell bent on vitiating the atmosphere of mutual brotherhood by tried to create a wedge between different communities,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. He reiterated his demand for restricting the duration of annual Amaranth Yatra to minimum time period in view of the fragile environmental conditions of the mountainous region." We're not against the Yatra but the aggressive way the pilgrimage is being conducted and its duration extended is totally unacceptable to us. We also reject the point that Amaranth Yatra boosts economy of the state at a large scale. The arrival of limitless pilgrims to a mountainous region largely affects the surroundings and leaves negative effects upon the overall environment of the state,” Shah said. Terming the huge concentration of Yatris as the main reason behind the melting of glaciers in mountainous region, floods, and diseases like Hepatitis, Shah said “a war-like situation is being created here and communalism being promoted". Citing the example of Uttarakhand, Shabir Shah said, “We demand the Yatra should be conducted on the same pattern – short and limited.” “In Uttarakhand, Yatra concludes in a given timeframe and a limited number of people are allowed for pilgrimage but a volatile situation is being created by allowing lakhs of Yatris in J&K,” he said. Shah asked authorities to stop playing politics over the issue and restrict the duration of Yatra otherwise it will yield serious repercussions. He also expressed concern over the interference of non-state subjects in the Shrine Board and said only Kashmiri locals and Pandits should be tasked with the job of handling the affairs of the Board. Condemning the propaganda under the garb of Amaranth Yatra, the DFP chairman said though our labourers, trade bodies and hoteliers leave no stone unturned to provide every possible facility to Yatris, it is unfortunate that some sick-minded elements are directing the pilgrims to boycott these local service providers. “Such provocation will give rise to volatile situation,” he said. Hailing the age-old tradition of communal brotherhood of Kashmiris, Shah said last year when bullets were being showered on our people; they still ensured the safety, security, and every facility for Yatris while putting their lives in danger. “As far as hospitalization is concerned, no one in the world can match Kashmiris. Still, the elements with vested interests run propaganda against us,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah also condemned the valley wide oppression by police and forces on people and students. He said on one hand, the career of our children is being ruined and on other side hundreds of students are being put behind bars. He termed it barbaric the use of brute force against the shopkeepers, passersby, and transporters in Pulwama and said the teargas shelling on shopkeepers is the height of oppression. “If such approach against people is not stopped, the whole nation will rise against it,” he said." India has waged a war against the people and resistance leadership of Jammu Kashmir,” Shah added.

Kashmir not crown of India but an occupied territory: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 10 : In occupied Kashmir, while strongly reacting to the statement of the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, that Kashmir is the ‘crown’ of India, the JKDFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah has termed her assertions as unrealistic and ridiculous. Shah in his statement in Srinagar said, Kashmir is an occupied territory which belongs to only Kashmiris. He said Kashmir is not crown of any country but a disputed territory. The people of Kashmir, he added, were promised by Indian leaders and international community the right to self-determination and they are striving for the same right for several decades." The so-called chief minister is talking of democracy, freedom, human rights, and many other things but seems to forget about the blanket ban she and her administration has imposed on media, internet, social websites, peaceful political activities, student protests and other basic human rights in Kashmir,” Shah said. Shah said that not a single head was safe in occupied Kashmir which was coined as “crown” of India. “Such statements are issued to mislead the world opinion,” he added. Terming Mehbooba Mufti’s statement as rhetoric, he said, “The ‘crown’ is witnessing continuous bloodshed at the hands of occupational forces where people’s eyesight is snatched, women’s chastity violated, and leaders are put behind bars for years. This ‘crown’ is a slave and we’re struggling to restore its glory." If Kashmir is a ‘crown’ of India then why its media is spewing venom against it and TV channels banned in this region. Why are forces given a free hand to deal with people of this ‘crown’, every kind of freedom choked, an

Pro-freedom leadership subjected to political vengeance: Molana Abdullah Tari.

Condemns continuous detention of Masarat Alam, Asiya Andrabi, Khan Sopore, others appeals HR bodies to take notice
Srinagar, May 9: The Jammu and kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari on Tuesday strongly condemned the slapping on 35th PSA on the incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Masarat Alam Bhatt and said the pro-freedom leader is subjected to political vengeance. In a statement issued to press, Molana Tari said the champions of the so-called “battle of ideas” are hell bent on putting behind bars that every person having a different political view. He said the late Mufti Sayeed released Alam for few days just to make a show off but ultimately followed the dictates from Delhi and arrested the resistance leader .Molana said the PSA is a world acknowledged ‘black, merciless, and lawless law”. “Though this law was used against jungle smugglers but the late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah used it against his political opponents and the tradition is carried forward by Muftis,” he said.Farooq said the late Mufti’s slogan of “battle of ideas” was the “biggest joke” as this party instead of fighting its opponents in a political way chose to put resistance leadership behind bars at the behest of its Nagpur masters. The DFP chairman expressed serious concern over the continuous detention of the ailing Hurriyat and People’s League leader Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori. “Despite his deteriorating health, he is being lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail and not provided any medical facilities,” he said. Abdullah slammed authorities for the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Asiya Andrabi and other female activists saying they are being implicated in false cases. He said by shifting political prisoners to outside J&K jails, authorities are putting their lives in danger as several incidents of attacks on inmates have been recorded in past. “The political prisoners are subjected to inhuman treatment and the world human rights bodies including ICRC should take cognizance of such issues and take steps towards securing the release of the political prisoners of J&K,” he said.“ Dr Muhammad Qasim, Ghulam Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, and scores of other incarcerated leaders have completed life terms and are not released yet. Many have crossed 22 years in Jaipur and Delhi jails and their parents are not allowed to meet them. ”Moulana criticized the administration for keeping several of DFP leaders and activists which include district president Pulwama Mohammad Amin, district president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad, and others under continuous detention. “Despite court orders, they are not released,” he said.Farooq also condemned the nocturnal raids, vandalizing of properties, use of force against students and their arrests saying the lava of anger is being brewing among people which can burst anytime.

Shabir Shah asks New Delhi to ponder why Kashmiris are against India.

Expresses satisfaction that movement is transferred to ‘very safe hands’
Srinagar, May 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday asked New Delhi to ponder over why the new generation of Kashmir is up in arms against India while asserting that only those with weak stand run away from talks. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the world peace particularly that of the subcontinent is linked with Kashmir and all the stakeholders of this issue should bear in mind that without respecting the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris, all the efforts towards ensuring peace are futile. He said India through its stubbornness is not only snatching peace of its people but also endangering the world peace. “New Delhi is scared of tripartite talks. We assure of accepting the verdict of referendum,” he said. The DFP chairman termed the unabated use of brute force against students across valley as imperialist mindset and said the new generation is being pushed to the wall by subjecting them to third degree tortures in detention centers. “We’re extremely satisfied that freedom movement has been transferred to very safe hands,” he said. Shah said New Delhi’s policy of repression and stubbornness is on one hand strengthening our resolve for freedom and on other side squeezing the economy of India. “If Indian leaders won’t act with wisdom, they will throw the country into a deep mess,” he said." The issue of Jammu Kashmir is an open chapter and to term it a closed chapter is nothing but madness,” he added. Shah said while people of Jammu Kashmir and the Government of Pakistan have already expressed their willingness to resolve the longstanding dispute, it is high time India responds positively in this regard. He reiterated his appeal to world leadership to play role towards resolving Kashmir saying the key to peace in South Asia is in the resolution of this dispute. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of Mohammad Ashraf and extended condolence to the bereaved family. On his directions, Peer Inayatullah and Ab Waheed visited the deceased’s residence and expressed condolence and solidarity with them. Another delegation led by Gh Ahmad ,Riyaz Ahmad visited Khadwani and expressed condolence and solidarity with Shaheed Fayaz Ahmad. Shah also paid glowing tributes to the martyr.

Shabir Shah expresses concern over civilian killings in Qazigund.

Srinagar, May 07 : In occupied Kashmir, the JKDFP Chairman and general secretary of APHC Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed concern over civilian killings in Qazigund and extended his condolences with bereaved families. Shah denounced stubborn attitude of Indian authorities for continued bloodshed and said that people in the territory were facing war like situation. He said that situation in the occupied territory was turning appalling with each passing day and that Indian authorities were suppressing people’s aspirations. Shah while referring to awful situation in detention centers and police lock-ups, said that people particularly youth were subjected third degree torture by police. Condemning Delhi for its unrealistic approach, Shah said, “Bloodshed in the territory and consequently dead bodies of youngsters give us extreme pain." Denouncing Delhi for their obstinate approach, he said, India can play a key role in bringing peace in the region, however, bold measures are needed to resolve the lingering dispute. Denouncing the use of brute force against students in Handwara, Shah demanded stringent action against erring police officials.

Concrete steps needed for Kashmir settlement,Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 06 : In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that concrete steps are needed for settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir had suffered a lot during last several decades. He said that India had crossed all the limits of cruelty in occupied Kashmir and now its forces’ personnel were even torturing girl students. Shah said Indian had sent deployed over seven hundred thousand troops in occupied Kashmir to massacre the Kashmiris and the recent military operations in Shopian and Kulgam were proof of the same. He, however, maintained that the worst kind of Indian brutalities had failed to subdue the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people and they were determined to take their liberation movement to its logical conclusion at all costs.

Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari slams admin over Shabir Shah’s continuous detention.

People will never forgive PDP for waging war against them’
Srinagar, May 5: The secretary general of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance." In a statement issued to press ,Molana Tari said Shah is not allowed to perform his religious obligations. Criticizing authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion' in the state”. Tari condemned the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib saying there is no constitutional or moral justification for the detention. He also expressed serious concern over the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda Asiya Andrabi and various other resistance leaders and activists saying release orders from courts are being openly violated by authorities. He said Freedom Party’s Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Amin, Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad, Muhammad Shafi, Mudassir Ahmad, and dozens of other party activists are implicated in false cases. Slamming PDP for Thursday’s massive army operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which terror was unleashed upon people, the DFP secretary general said the so-called rulers should bear in mind that people have out-rightly rejected the puppets of Delhi and that they are ruling people on gunpoint." The people will never forgive PDP for waging war against them. They still remember the dramas this party used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership." He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail and used worst kind of oppression against students.”

Massive army operation in Shopian, force on students in Sopore is the height of oppression and barbarism: Shabir Shah`

Srinagar, May 4: Strongly condemning the massive army operation against civilian population in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, use of brute force against students in north Kashmir’s Sopore, and nocturnal arrests in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed it the “height of oppression and barbarism". In a statement issued to press, Shah while condemning the launching of massive operation by army in 12 villages of Shopian district said though people of Kashmir have been facing such state-sponsored terrorism from last 7 decades but the ruling class has been frustrated after facing people’s boycott of recently held sham elections." Now, the so-called administration has waged a war against the people particularly youth. Even helicopters have been hovering over the cordoned areas. This is a declaration of war against innocent civilians,” he said. Slamming authorities for unleashing a reign of oppression on people and students in Budgam and Sopore, Shah said on one hand, army is being given a free hand to harass people and on other side, police is pushing our youth and students to the wall by arresting them. Shah warned authorities of serious repercussions if such barbarism is not stopped and termed it intolerable the ruining of career of students. On the continuous concern shown by United Nations and United States over the situation in Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah urged the world powers to rise above statements and play a practical role towards resolving the longstanding dispute. The DFP chairman said the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan have always called for resolving this issue through tripartite talks or implementation of UN resolutions but India is continuously showing stubbornness and finding excuses to run away from dialogue process." If world leadership doesn’t take immediate steps towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the region may become the reason for the third world war which will engulf the whole world,” Shah added.

Molana Abdullah Tari strongly condemns thrashing of a family in Sopore, says occupational forces venting out their frustration.

Resistance leadership should devise a strategy for release of political prisoners in outside state jails’
Srinagar, May 3: The secretary general of (JKDFP) Molana Abdullah Tari has strongly condemned the Bomai, Sopore incident in which army severely thrashed female members of a family saying Indian occupational forces are venting out their frustration by unleashing a reign of terror across the Valley. In a statement issued to press ,Molana Tari while condemning the Indian army’s thrashing of a family including a young girl said that in the name of “survey”, army is manhandling people." .The so-called state administration should answer under which law does army barge into the homes and beat the inmates. This is extremely shameful on part of the government. The occupational forces and puppet government should bear in mind that people of Jammu Kashmir take such issues very seriously and incidents like these are intolerable,” he said. Expressing full solidarity with the victimized family, Molana said the thrashing of the family of Fayez Ahmad Bhatt clearly reveals that for the lust of power, this government has not only surrendered itself before Delhi but also sold its conscience. Tari termed the statement of army as a big lie and demanded probe into the incident by any impartial investigation body as the state police is “untrustworthy” and has always shielded the culprits of such kind of cases. The DFP secretary general also condemned the inhuman attitude of authorities against the political prisoners languishing in Central Jail, Jaipur and Tihar Jail and said several prisoners have crossed 22 years of incarceration. “Latief Ahmad Waja, Abdul Gani Goni, Mirza Nisar Hussain, and Mehmood Ali Bhatt of Jaipur Central Jail were severely beaten and are often harassed under one pretext or other." Similarly in Tihar Jail, Javid Ahmad Khan and Naushad Ahmad were also beaten. This is political vengeance,” he said. Molana urged the resistance leadership to devise a strategy regarding the release of political prisoners languishing in outside J&K. “The international human rights organizations including Amnesty International, ICRC should use their good offices in this regard,” he said

India making desperate efforts to uphold occupation :Shabir Shah

Srinagar May 02 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of all parties Hurriyat conference [APHC] and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has called upon India to stop victimizing the Kashmiri youth and targeting educational institutions across the Kashmir Valley. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said, the resistance movement launched by the youth has rattled the Indian establishment and they were converting the educational institutions into battlegrounds to target the student community. He said that Indian forces were hell bent upon destroying the environment of peace in the Valley and creating fear among the youth. However, he said that these tactics of oppression and suppression would not succeed. Shah said that the whole world had started realizing that India had virtually lost ground in Kashmir and it was making desperate efforts to continue its military occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Shabir Shah welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan’s statement.

Srinagar, May 01: In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of all parties Hurriyat conference and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has welcomed the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan's in which he expressed his willingness to play a role in resolving the Kashmir dispute. Shah in his statement hoped that Tayib Erdogan's, who is on a visit to India, would make efforts to end the political uncertainly prevalent in the region since decades. “Turkey being an important Islamic country and having cordial relations with both India and Pakistan will hopefully make efforts to end the political uncertainly prevalent in the region since decades,”  Shah said, “The Turkish President is well aware that how Kashmir dispute is the main source of tension between the two nations. "He said, “Being an active member of Kashmir Contact Group at OIC, Turkey has always advocated the solution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and Ankara can play a vital role in the resolution of this issue to end the tension in this region." Shah while hailing the statements of Turkish President and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Kashmir expressed hope that the international community would break its silence on Kashmir and fulfill its responsibility in this regard. “We welcome the suggestion of Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan's. Kashmir is a longstanding dispute which is a bone of contention between two nuclear neighboring nations. India has been unleashing the state-sponsored terrorism in the disputed state,” he said. Shah termed the concern shown by Mr. Erdogan's on bloodshed in Kashmir a positive development. Shah said, “The people of Kashmir were heartened by reports that President Recep Tayib Erdogan's would try to persuade both India and Pakistan to engage in a multilateral dialogue for a just and durable settlement of the Kashmir conflict.” This is, he added, the most sensible, feasible and practical proposal put forth by the President of Turkey.

Shabir Shah denounced use of "brute" force on students and teaching staff in Kashmir’s educational institutions,

 Srinagar, April 30: The Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah on Sunday denounced use of “brute” force on students and teaching staff in Kashmir’s educational institutions, saying “we won’t tolerate this ill treatment or allow anyone to play with the future of our children." In a statement, Shah, while condemning police raids and thrashing of students of Government Polytechnic College Gogji Bagh Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian colleges, said the state authorities are “pushing our youth to the wall and compelling them to resent. It is a ploy to ruin their future." He said the students are being provoked by forces. Referring to recent “threat” statements from Jan Sangh leaders, Shah said the state affairs are “virtually run by Indian forces, and New Delhi has declared a war on people." Referring to yesterday’s Polytechnic College incident, Shah said the authorities are “hatching a conspiracy against students who are being detained and are repeating Pulwama-like events in other educational institutions." We are keeping a close vigil over the situation,” he said. “If barbarity of forces is not stopped forthwith, authorities shall have to face consequences." Commenting on the recent statements of Amit Shah and Ram Madhav ,Shah said authorities in Delhi are “turning their deaf ear to hard realities and following their arrogant thinking and repressive measures." Stubborn attitude and harsh measures neither did any good in the past nor would prove of any help in future,” he said. Taking dig at Jan Sangh ideology, Shah categorically said there is no space for “their obsessive views” in Kashmir and “they can never change historical realities about the State." As a nation, we pledge we will never budge, and will pursue our struggle till we achieve our destination,” he said.

Shabir Shah urged India to shun its intransigence on Kashmir dispute.

Srinagar, April 29 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah urged India to shun its obduracy over the Kashmir dispute and settle it in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar has strongly condemned the killing of a civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, by Indian Army in Kupwara. Expressing shock over the killing, he said that Indian men in uniform had been given full liberty to kill unarmed civilians who dared to raise their voice against the Indian occupation. The civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, was killed at Panzgam in the district on Thursday when Indian Army personnel resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against a siege and search operation in the area. Shah said that killings, arrests and torture could not force the Kashmiri people to give up their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He assured the people that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. Shah said that Indian forces had made a routine to resort to indiscriminate firing of pellets and bullets upon peaceful and innocent Kashmiris to suppress their just liberation struggle.

Shabir Shah denounce killing of civilian in Kupwara.

Srinagar, April 28 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of APHC and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has strongly condemned the killing of a civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, by Indian troops at Panzgam in Kupwara. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that direct firing on protestors by Indian forces’ personnel depicted how the people were being subjected to state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. He said that the killing of unarmed civilians had become a routine in the occupied territory and there was no accountability for such war crimes perpetrated by the Indian men in uniform. Shah said that repeated ban and gag on means of communication and information in the Valley by the puppet authorities in the hope of restoring so-called peace and normalcy was ridiculous. He said that such measures were aimed at maintaining the status quo and avoiding resolution of the Kashmir dispute that was root cause of the uncertainty in the region for the past 70 years. He also denounced the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Asiya Andrabi, and said that the action reflected the dictatorial policies of the Indian administration against the Kashmiris and their genuine leadership. Shah while condemning the target killing of the civilian said that the Indian forces under a well-hatched plan were committing genocide in occupied Kashmir to suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people. Shah said that the loss of innocent lives in occupied Kashmir on daily basis was a matter of serious concern. He deplored that India had no regards for the lives of Kashmiri people and was encouraging its forces to go on killing spree in the territory. He appealed to the world human rights bodies to impress upon New Delhi to stop its state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

Freedom Party slams authorities for continuously targeting students  , Condemns arrest of Asiya Andrabi, thrashing of Saran Barkati by police

Srinagar, April 27: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday condemned the state-sponsored terrorism on students and said the educational institutions have been turned into slaughter houses and forces given a free hand to use excessive force on children. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari during last year's anti-India uprising, the so-called government used the whole state machinery to open schools and now by deploying forces in institutions are targeting the students. He asked the police personnel to introspect as to whatever they are doing is morally and ethically right. "The students whom you are targeting are our own children and you are snatching their future," he said and slammed authorities for using excessive force against the students in Pulwama and Kupwara. Tari also condemned the thrashing of a prominent pro-freedom personality Saran Barkati by police. He said Barkati was produced before a court in Shopian following which a police party present there took him to police station where Dy SP Ashiq Tak beat him to the pulp. Condemning the beating of Barkati, Molana said such oppressive measures won’t break the resolve of pro-freedom people. He also slammed authorities for arresting the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Aman Ullah Khan  ,Says his contribution to freedom movement is invaluable

Srinagar, April 26: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to one of the great leaders of the freedom movement of Kashmir, Aman Ullah Khan, on his first anniversary. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Late Aman Ullah Khan dedicated his whole life fighting for the freedom of Jammu Kashmir and remained steadfast on his mission till last breath. The role played by Aman Ullah Khan Sahib and Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhatt for the freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir is invaluable. The contribution of both leaders will be written in golden words," he said. Shah while recalling his meetings with both leaders said he was influenced by their ideas and impressed by their pro-freedom spirit. He also prayed for highest place in Jannah for both leaders. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation comprising secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Shah, and Er Farooq Ahmad Khan visited the residence of the former president of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu Kashmir, Shaheed Molana Showkat Ahmad Shah, whose mother passed away on Monday. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. On the occasion, Molana Tari extended the condolence message of Shabir Ahmad Shah and shed light on the philosophy of life and death.

Shabir Shah condemns use of force on students says Educational institutions turned into slaughter houses.

Party delegation visits Hayatpora, Chadoora ;pays tributes to martyr Mohammed Younis Maqbool
Srinagar, April 25: Strongly condemning the state-sponsored terrorism on students, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said educational institutions have been converted into slaughter houses and forces given a free hand to use excessive force on children. In a statement issued to press, Shah assured the student community that entire nation is on their back and expressed lament over the government's shameful action against students." During last year's anti-India uprising, the so-called government used the whole state machinery to open schools and now by deploying forces in institutions are targeting the students," he said. Shah asked the police personnel to introspect as to whatever they are doing is morally and ethically right. "The students whom you are targeting are our own children and you are snatching their future," he said. Shah said the resistance leadership is keenly observing the whole development and "we salute the pro-freedom spirit of our students and youth and are extremely satisfied over such development". Shah strongly condemned the state wide arrests of leaders, activists, and youth saying nocturnal raids have become a norm here and forces have been given a free hand to unleash a reign of terror among people. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising party's general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari, Er Farooq Ahmad, and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited Hayatpora, Chadoora and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of martyred Mujahid Mohammad Younis Maqbool. Shah talked to father of martyr by phone and assured him that the blood of martyrs won't go waste.

Continued illegal house arrest of Shabir Shah condemned

Srinagar, April 24 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed strong resentment over the continued illegal house arrest of its Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, terming it as frustration of the puppet authorities. The DFP General Secretary, Molana Abdullah Tari, in a statement issued in Srinagar also condemned the continued house arrest of the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, saying there is no constitutional or moral justification for his detention. Giving details of Shabir Shah’s detention, Molana Tari said that from 2011 till date, he had been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 43 months and 5 days and during this period he was barred from offering 242 Friday and 12 Eid prayers. “During this period, Shabir Shah’s many close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend their last rites,” he said. He said that pro-India PDP by entering into unholy alliance with BJP had proven its regime to be the most useless and selfish one as for power it had turned the whole territory into a virtual jail. Terming the attack by Hindu fanatics on a Bakerwal family in Reasi as frustration of the communal elements, Mauling Tari said, if such attacks are not stopped and the culprits not brought to book, it will yield serious repercussions. “The Muslims of Kashmir Valley won’t remain mute spectators over the conspiracies being hatched against the Jammu Muslims. We’re with them,” he added. Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying, “the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to political vengeance.”

Indian forces never treated Kashmiris as humans : Shabir Shah

Strongly reacts to Narendra Mode's statement on Kashmir
Srinagar, April 23 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that Indian forces have always inflicted atrocities on the people of territory and never treated them as humans. Shah said this in its reaction to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Mode's assertion that Indian Army saved lives during floods in the territory. It termed the assertion of Narendra Modi as a brazen lie." Indian army personnel during 2014 deluge rescued and airlifted families of the forces, tourists and some outsiders. They didn’t show any kind of sympathy for the local people and only dropped some expired biscuit packets for them at few places. Later they grabbed a hefty amount as service charges from local administration,” he said. Shah said that a misleading statement was issued at a time when Indian police and troops were thrashing the Kashmiri youth and using them as human shields. The video clips of these atrocities are uploaded on social media to create fear psychosis, it added. Shah said that the forces’ personnel killed eight youth and injured hundreds on April 9 even when election drama was being staged in the occupied territory. Narendra Mode's assertion is a deliberate attempt to cover up war crimes committed by Indian troops and police in the occupied territory, it pointed out. Shah maintained that stone pelting was resentment against bullet and pellet policy. He said that the occupational forces created 1990s-like situation by inflicting pain on civilians in Kanelvan Bijbehara .He added that resorting to military might, assault and humiliating womenfolk were highly shameful acts. Shah said that the threat statements issued by BJP leaders were adding fuel to the fire and deteriorating the already volatile situation.

Shabir Shah condemns harassment of Kashmiris in Indian states, ‘Altaf Bukhari should listen to voice of his conscience and resign’

Srinagar, April 22: Strongly condemning the harassment and threatening of Kashmiri students in various Indian states, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said such incidents vindicate our stand that a war has been waged against Muslims in general and Kashmiris in particular since BJP came to power in New Delhi. Pertinently, Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh are feeling insecure after threatening banners appeared in the city of Meerut with a message for Kashmiri students “leave the state or face consequences”.In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed serious concern over the increasing threats to Kashmiris living in different Indian states particularly in UP saying despite such provocative acts, lakhs of Indians working and studying in Kashmir are treated in a very humane manner." We want to assure all those students and workers from Indian states that they need not worry about anything and continue with their routine as our fight is with those who have usurped our rights and have illegally occupied our state,” he said. Shah said not everyone Indian possesses “anti-Kashmir” and “anti-Muslim” mindset; but there are thousands including several intellectual groups who are objective in their approach, stand with truth and support our cause. He appealed to people of India to treat Kashmiri youth the same way as Kashmiris treat the labourers and students coming from Indian states besides impress upon their rulers to fulfill the promises they have kept with the people of Jammu Kashmir. Shah said intimidating Kashmiris in Indian states is a coward act and those involved are backed by Saffron parties. He said if any untoward happens with Kashmiris, the government of India would be responsible. The DFP chairman said the provocative statements by Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav, Chandler Prakash Ganga are expected but the shocking part is the silence maintained by PDP leaders and members who are concerned only of their positions. “We hope PDP members, by keeping in view the prevailing situation, collectively resign from assembly,” he said. Shah suggested PDP leaders and members like Haseeb Drabu and Altaf Bukhari to listen to the voice of their conscience and separate ways from the alliance partner which is taking every step against the integrity of the state.

BJP leaders’ threats against Kashmiris unacceptable: Shabir Shah

Kashmiris cannot be scared by such intimidations; Freedom is our goal and we’ll get it’
Srinagar, April 21: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday termed it “unacceptable” the “anti-Kashmir” remarks of BJP leaders during the last few days. In a statement issued to press, Shahs termed it “imperialist mindset” the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav wherein he justified the tying of a Kashmiri youth to the bonnet of a jeep and parading him across villages. He asked the world leadership and bodies as to why Indian occupational forces are continuously playing with the lives of Kashmiri people " and at whose behest are they carrying out such grave human rights violations in the occupied region. Ram Madhav’s remarks reveal his frustration. There is another leader of the same party Subramanian Swami whose job is to spread communalism by spitting venom against Muslims. Now, one more BJP leader Chandra Prakash Ganga has joined the row by saying that Kashmiri people should be responded with bullets,” he said. “All these people of BJP are living in a fool’s paradise. They should bear in mind that the pro-freedom people of Kashmir cannot be scared or cowed down by such intimidations. Freedom is our goal and we’ll get it, at any cost,” Shah said. The pro-freedom leader said such intimidations by BJP leaders has created a sense of fear among the Kashmiri youth studying in various Indian colleges as communal elements have started harassing them. “If such actions are not stopped forthwith, it will yield serious repercussions,” he said. Shah said if world leadership doesn’t take serious note of these threatening remarks of BJP against Kashmiris, the situation may take ugly turn in the disputed territory as India is on a mission of cleansing of our younger generation.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Allama Iqbal

Srinagar April 21 : Paying glowing tributes to the great philosopher, thinker and poet of the East, Dr Sir Muhammad Allama Iqbal, on his 79th death anniversary, the Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman of democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah said, “Allama has not only a distinguished status among the poets and philosophers of his time but his poetry is of cosmic nature and full of the concept of ego (Khudi) as well as the realization of the creator of the universe. His poetry has always played a guiding role for whole Ummah." Allama was the first person to give the concept of two nation theory and idea of Pakistan. He was basically of Kashmiri origin and he always felt the pangs and pain of the pitiable condition of Kashmiris under the rule of autocracy He always raised a strong voice against the pathetic political and economic condition of Kashmiris prevailing in those days,” he said . Shah said the Muslims particularly those of the subcontinent “are indebted to this great poet for his invaluable services to Islam". Shah said, “Even today, youth enrich themselves through Iqbal’s ever-relevant works which are the essence of Islam and the voice of freedom fighters. There is guidance for the oppressed nations in his poetry which invokes a spirit of selflessness among Muslims and infuses in them an urge for regaining the lost glory of Islam.”“Allama Iqbal (RA) was a thinker of the century whose voice continues to be the voice of subjugated nations of the world,” Shah said.

Concern of UN, Amnesty Int’l on Kashmir satisfactory, encouraging: Shabir Shah

If UN wants to save our new generation from Indian barbarity, it has to rise above statements’

Srinagar, April 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed the concern expressed by the United Nations and the Amnesty International over the situation in Kashmir as “satisfactory” while expressing hope that world bodies take further steps towards the resolution of this longstanding dispute. The international human rights watchdog Amnesty International India on April 15 said that the two recent videos (on social networking sites) from Jammu and Kashmir appearing to show the use of torture and excessive force by security forces must lead to the prosecution in civilian courts of those suspected to be responsible. In a statement issued to press, Shah said New Delhi through its deceitful politics cannot mislead the world on Kashmir and has to come to terms with resolving the dispute. He said Pakistan and the people of Jammu Kashmir have been since last 70 years calling for the intervention of world bodies and nations but Indian in order to cover up its crimes in the held-territory always created hurdles in this regard. Shah said though it is encouraging that world is keenly observing the situation in Kashmir but no step has been taken to stop the Indian state-sponsored terrorism and barbarity in the region which is increasing with each passing day." New Delhi and its puppets after facing a humiliating defeat in recent so-called elections have resorted to vengeance against people who are killed, maimed, terrorized, and beaten. Even our students were not spared and excessive force was used against them. This is a matter of serious concern,” he said. The pro-freedom leader said if UN wants to save our new generation from Indian barbarity, it has to rise above the statements. Shah said Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest disputed in the UN awaiting resolution and should be resolved by implementing the resolutions passed in the Security Council of the world body." These resolutions provide a strong base to our struggle but UN has so far failed in implementing these. We still have pinned our hopes on this organization that it resolves the outstanding disputes of the world including Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, Iraq, Chechnya, and Myanmar,” Shah said.

Extremely satisfied that movement is transferred into safe hands: Shabir Shah hails students

Srinagar, April 19: Expressing deep grief over the martyrdom of Muzaffar Ahmad of Kulgam, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the government was well aware that people are not willing to participate in so-called elections but still it staged this drama in order to mislead the world community and in this process took lives of our youth. He expressed sorrow over the recent civilian killings and said the power-hungry pro-India politicians are still showing false dreams to people. Paying glorious tributes to Muzaffar Ahmad, Shah said though we are extremely grieved over the loss but his sacrifice won't go waste. He strongly denounced the reign of terror unleashed upon people including students and youth and said this all is done at the behest of Saffron brigade. Terming the protests by student community as a sign of living nations, Shah said the awakening of youth will now shake the New Delhi. "We're proud of our students and are extremely satisfied that the freedom movement has been transferred to safe hands" he said. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Yousuf, and Feroz Ahmad visited Sadder hospital to enquire about the well being of those injured due to forces' action during recent days. The delegation prayed for their speedy recovery.

Govt has declared war against students : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 18 (KM: In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of APHC and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah while strongly condemning the use of brute force on students have termed it the worst form of state terrorism unleashed by India against civilians and student community in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “There is simmering lava against Indian state terrorism and excesses perpetrated by Indian army and police. We won’t tolerate this and will resent if not stopped forthwith. Our students’ career is at risk and this is unbearable." Shah hailing the student community said, “It is encouraging that they in solidarity with their brethren staged peaceful protests. However, Indian forces resorted to brute force against them injuring many including female students.” He asked New Delhi to address the core issue of Kashmir and take steps for its lasting solution instead of employing repressive measures against people. Shah said that brutal raj of Indian forces and police was prevalent in Kashmir to the extent that the troops and police personnel did not even spare protesting students as they forcibly barged into their educational institutions and fired teargas canisters, showered pellets, and ruthlessly tortured them which was amply displayed in every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley’s educational institutions, as if seeking revenge from the students. He said that the anguish of the students was understandable as they were witnessing repression and barbarity around them. He cautioned that Indian forces had been given a free hand to kill and maim the Kashmiris under any pretext. He also criticized silence of Indian media over the killings in Kashmir. Shah appealed to all international human rights organizations to initiate action against all those who are responsible in the killing, maiming and blinding of Kashmiri people since 1947.

Excesses against students unacceptable : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), and general secretary of APHC Shabbier Ahmad Shah has said that the use of excessive force on students is unacceptable Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar supported the protests carried out by college and university students across Valley and condemned the teargas shelling on them which resulted in injuries to scores of students. He said Kashmiri youth are killed under a plan and asked New Delhi to bear in mind that Kashmiri youth have awakened and it can no longer succeed in its designs. “Such awakening of youth is the sign of living nations,” he said. Terming the martyrdom of Sajad Hassan of Batamaloo as thought provoking Shah said excessive use of force is being used against people demanding their just right to self-determination. Shah strongly condemned use of brute forces over peaceful students and said that forces were responsible for deteriorating situations in the territory. Shah condemning the incident in which more than hundreds students were injured, said that India could not prevent the people of Kashmir from their struggle for right to self-determination through use of brute force.

World silent over Kashmiris’ suffering : Shabir Shah ,pays tributes to S Hameed Wani

Srinagar, April 16: Expressing deep grief over the killing of a youth Sajad Ahmad Sheikh in Batamaloo, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said the forces are carrying out killings to quench their thirst for blood. In a statement issued to press, Shah questioned the silence of the world leadership over the grave situation in Kashmir saying the world powers otherwise don’t waste a moment to find out the “enemies of peace". This shows the double standards of the world leadership in dealing with those regions having Muslim majority population," Shah said and asked the international community to shun its “unsympathetic” attitude towards Kashmir. He said if world continues to maintain silence over the happenings in Kashmir, “the flames of the fire of this disputed region will spread across the globe”. “So, India needs to be held accountable for its crimes against hum     anity in Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah paid glowing tributes to S Hameed on his anniversary and said the ongoing freedom movement is the offshoot of the invaluable sacrifices of such great personalities. “S Hameed was a great Mujahid who dedicated his whole life for the freedom movement and showed steadfastness till his last breath. Under his guidance worked the several brave-hearts of Kashmir. He himself was a brave and fearless warrior. His contribution towards freedom struggle will always be remembered,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah slams ‘biased’ Indian media , Condemns forces’ excesses on students of Degree College Pulwama

Srinagar, April 15: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday slammed Indian media for its “biased” reporting on Kashmir while urging the international media and leaders to take serious notice of the Indian army’s excesses in the disputed territory. In a statement issued to press, Shah said a couple of days ago, a youth was tied in an unconscious state to the bonnet of an army jeep as a human shield but the “bigoted” Indian media kept mum over the incident while as the same media raised hue and cry over some youth “manhandling” the paramilitary troopers." This shows the rotten mentality of Indian media. Why didn’t it report the two CRPF troopers shooting from point-blank range at a youth and killing of eight youth on April 9?” he said." What else is this Delhi-based media doing than orchestrating the media trial? It should bear in mind that the freedom (of even thought) is dearer to us and that we can’t be slaves to materialism,” Shah added. Shah asked the international media and leaders to take serious notice of the excesses committed by the Indian occupational forces in held-Kashmir. He said people by boycotting elections gave their verdict and now people’s aspirations need to be respected." India should understand that Kashmiri youth have now awakened and that all its machinations are bound to fail,” he said. The DFP chairman hailed the role of resistance camp, youth, intellectuals, and mosque clerics in puncturing the balloon of the election drama of New Delhi and its collaborators. Terming the election boycott as referendum of freedom from India, Shabir Ahmad Shah said if New Delhi and its local partners have any doubt about it, they should agree to go for referendum in the state and the results would be acceptable for us. Meanwhile, Shah strongly condemned the use of excessive force against the students of Degree College, Pulwama saying forces have been given a free hand to unleash a reign of terror wherever they wish. Dozens of students have been injured in teargas shelling by forces." Students are our future and we won’t tolerate such attacks on our children,” Shah said. Meanwhile, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari and Molvi Bashir Ahmad led a delegation to Baramulla to express condolence with the family of Mohammad Ashraf Chalkoo's on the demise of his brother.Tari paid tributes to the deceased for his contribution to the freedom movement. The delegation also visited the residence of DFP district president Kupwara, Peer Inayatullah, and expressed condolence with him on the demise of his elder brother. The delegation hailed the contribution of the family towards the freedom struggle.

Disallowing condolence prog for Budgam martyrs frustration of authorities: JKDFP

Srinagar, April 14: The Jammu and kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has condemned the restrictions on the condolence programme called in memory of Budgam martyrs in the district and termed it frustration of the government. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molina Abdullah Tari said to disallow a purely religious programme is extremely coward act on part of authorities. The leaders had decided to offer the Friday prayers at Behest Zahra and express condolence with the families of Budgam martyrs." It seems authorities are deliberately not willing to listen to the people and only know to impose curfew-like restrictions. They have not even learned lessons from the election boycott,” he said. He strongly condemned the arrest of Anjuman Sharie Shiaan chairman Agha Syed Hassan Moosvi and other resistance leaders and activists saying authorities are resorting to same suppressive tactics without understanding the revolution the Kashmiri youth have brought and the impact it will have on the state’s political scenario. Meanwhile, Molana Tari hailed the sacrifices of martyrs and said the people by boycotting the sham polls made it clear that they will reject any such activity aimed at strengthening India’s illegal occupation of J&K. He expressed hope that people of south Kashmir will give the same befitting lesson to New Delhi and its puppets in the so-called elections.

Rajnath Singh’s intimidation: Those who brave bullets cannot be cowed down by such threats, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 13: Strongly reacting against the statement of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh wherein he warned Kashmiri youth of consequences, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said those who brave bullets cannot be cowed down by such threats. In a statement issued to press, Shah termed Rajnath’s remarks as frustration and said Kashmiris are used to such intimidations by the Indian home minister." Indian leaders have a weak case; the pro-freedom spirit and resolve of Kashmiris has unnerved New Delhi which has now started issuing intimidations,” he said. Shah said those who picked up arms to liberate India from British are described as ‘freedom fighters’ while as bullets and pellets are showered on those throwing stones in self-defense. “This is the only means of resisting the oppression of 8 lakh occupational forces,” he said. On Rajnath Singh’s remarks on Pakistan, Shah said Pakistan is a stakeholder in Kashmir dispute while as the freedom movement of Kashmir is indigenous. “The people’s reaction on the encounter sites should serve as an eye-opener for Indian leaders. Those who brave bullets and pellets cannot be cowed down by intimidations,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has hailed the people for once again boycotting the “sham” polls and urged the international community to play its role on Kashmir without further delay. “The world community must respect the sentiments of the people of Kashmir and take initiatives to resolve the issue,” he said. Shah also reiterated his appeal to people to participate in condolence gatherings scheduled to be held in Budgam on April 14 in memory of Budgam martyrs. He supported the suggestion put forward by Anjuman Sharie Shian chairman Agha Syed Hassan Al-Mosvi that Friday prayers should be offered at Behest Zahra. Meanwhile, Freedom Party has expressed grief over the death of a lady in Tahab, Pulwama due to teargas shelling and said Indian forces want to create a reign of fear and terror among people. The party has expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Killings termed as planned genocide of Kashmiris : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of Hurriyat conference and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, has termed the killing of eight unarmed protesters in Budgam and Ganderbal districts as part of a well-planned genocide of Kashmiri people by India and its local collaborators. Shah while describing the people’s rejection of so-called parliamentary polls as referendum against India, in a statement in Srinagar said the election boycott is a slap on the face of New Delhi and its puppets. He urged the world bodies including the UN, EU, and OIC not to further delay the resolution of long-pending Kashmir dispute. Shah said, “Complete poll boycott frustrated the Indian authorities to the extent that they directed the men in uniform to shower bullets on protesters." He said that by rejecting the election drama Kashmiri people had conveyed a message to India that they did not want to live with New Delhi. Shah termed the boycott of sham elections as a referendum against Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Shah applauding people for their commitment with freedom movement in a statement said, “Complete boycott should serve as an eye-opener for India and its puppets. It was a drama staged by puppets under the shadow of gun but while observing shutdown and the way the people boycotted the election serves a powerful message that they won’t forget their innocent martyrs and will never follow the killers of their innocents." Shah expressed his deep concern over the killing. He said that despite all these inhuman acts, people of Kashmir would pursue their struggle till its logical end. Shah said that Indian government once again tried to mislead the international community through farcical elections, but Kashmiri people foiled this drama by sacrificing their lives.

Boycott of by-polls eye-opener for New Delhi : Mehmood Saghar

Srinagar, Apr 12 : Terming poll-boycott as what he termed as “referendum against India”, the DFP leader stated that “despite use of brute force, Kashmiris have expressed their anger and resentment against India and made it abundantly clear that they want nothing but freedom from subjugation." Appreciating people of central Kashmir for observing poll-boycott, the former convener of APHC PaK chapter and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Tuesday said that “historic low voter turnout in recent bye-elections was an eye-opener for India that Kashmiris want nothing but freedom from foreign domination. "Kashmiris have yet again exposed India's farcical claim on Kashmir by staying away from the farce election drama", Saghar said in a statement. Terming poll-boycott as what he termed as “referendum against India”, the DFP leader stated that “despite use of brute force, Kashmiris have expressed their anger and resentment against India and made it abundantly clear that they want nothing but freedom from subjugation." Referring to the polling-day killings, Saghar said that “targeting Kashmiri youth, showering pellets, bullets and teargas shells indiscriminately on common masses have been age-old tactics of Indian rulers to kill the voice of dissent in Kashmir. India’s lofty claim of being a civilized democracy has fallen flat in Kashmir and the ugly face of its so-called democracy stands completely exposed in the face of state-sponsored violence and gruesome killings of nearly a half dozen young Kashmiri boys.” Seeking international community's attention towards prevailing political and human rights situation in Kashmir, Saghar said that “it was high time that international community should respond to Kashmiris' clarion call for holding a referendum to let the people of the disputed territory decide their political future on the basis of universally accepted principle of right to self-determination.”

Deferring of so-called elections acknowledgement of Govt's defeat: Shabir Shah
‘People’s rejection of sham polls a slap on face of New Delhi and its puppets’

Srinagar, April 11: Terming the people’s rejection of so-called parliamentary polls as “referendum” against India, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said the election boycott was a slap on the face of New Delhi and its puppets. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the administration and other pro-India elements couldn’t bring even 2 percent of people to polling booths and couldn’t register win despite using bogus voters." The people of Jammu Kashmir by rejecting the sham polls have sent a clear message to world that they won’t accept anything less than freedom,” Shah said, adding that the pro-India elements have been given a befitting reply by people. Hailing people for their pro-freedom spirit, Shah said the election boycott proved it that the ‘2016 uprising’ was not any ordinary protest but a significant chapter of our freedom movement. Terming the government’s decision of deferring the so-called elections as the acknowledgement of its defeat, the DFP chairman said those who used to make “5 percent” remarks have suffered a big blow. The so-called government may have army and police on its side but not people who have out-rightly rejected them,” Shah said. Suggesting the pro-India politicians to apologies to people, Shah said they have only two options left – to join the ranks of people’s movement or openly declare that they are power hungry and blood-thirsty. Shah said if India claims J&K as its integral part even after suffering such a big defeat, the people of the state would teach the same befitting lesson to it too. “New Delhi needs to realize that it couldn’t succeed in legalizing its illegal occupation of J&K for the last 70 years. It should read writing on the wall and resolve the issue in an honorable way lest it sees a shameful defeat,” he said. Shah urged the world bodies including the UN, EU, and OIC to consider the election boycott as referendum against India and asked these organizations not to further delay the resolution of this longstanding dispute. “We want Kashmir resolved on the lines of East Timor, South Sudan, Croatia, and Scotland." The pro-freedom leader while slamming the government and other pro-India parties said despite caging the entire resistance camp, people still acknowledge their representation. “This should be an eye-opener for them and their masters in Delhi. It would be better for the pro-India elements to join the people’s movement,” he said.

Poll boycott should serve as an eye-opener for India : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 10 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that poll boycott in central Kashmir should serve as an eye-opener for India and is a clear message that people will never accept this forcible occupation. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the boycott of sham elections had shown people’s pro-freedom sentiments and their rage against the pro-India parties and politicians. He also called for complete boycott on Wednesday, the day south Kashmir is going to polls. Shah said that complete boycott of elections in Srinagar had once again sent a clear message to the world that people of Kashmir did not want to be a part of India. Shah said despite oppression and use of brute force by India, people of Kashmir will never accept its forcible control. Despite tremendous pressure by the authorities, maximum polling booths were empty and those who cast their vote were the workers of the pro-India parties, he added. Shah said: “The pro-resistance people of South Kashmir should take a lesson from what people in Srinagar did on Sunday. If the voter turnout was six percent in Srinagar, in south Kashmir, where these polls are scheduled on April 12, there should be zero percent voting.”

Election boycott a befitting reply to pro-India elements : Shabir Shah, appeals south Kmr to follow the suit , Calls for shutdown against civilian killings

Srinagar, April 9: Hailing the people of central Kashmir’s Srinagar, Budgam, and Ganderbal districts for boycotting the so-called elections, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday termed it a “befitting reply to pro-India elements”. He also called for complete shutdown on Monday against the civilian killings and on April 12 – the day so-called polls are scheduled to be held in south Kashmir." The boycott of sham elections has shown people’s pro-freedom sentiments and their rage against the pro-India parties and politicians,” Shah said in a statement issued to press adding the nation that remains steadfast on its mission ultimately succeed. Shah expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of six youth saying the occupational forces didn’t spare people even on this day of “dramaDespite the use of brute force against people, and arrests of resistance leadership and youth, people boycotted the so-called polls. By making police personnel, PSOs, Anganwari workers participate in elections, New Delhi cannot befool the world,” he said. Terming the poll boycott in central Kashmir as “victory and good omen” for the freedom movement, Shah appealed the people of south Kashmir to follow the suit and “send a clear message to India that nothing less than FREEDOM is acceptable for us". The DFP chairman strongly condemned the reign of terror unleashed upon people saying pellets and bullets were showered on very people from whom “these puppets of India” are begging for votes. “They are monsters in human form." Expressing deep grief over the loss of lives of “brave” youth, Shah said nowhere in the world are people killed on election day but India in order to proclaim its fake victory resorts to such “inhuman” act." I appeal to the people of south Kashmir to teach a befitting reply to New Delhi and its puppets like the people of central Kashmir did today,” Shah said

Shabir Shah urges IOK people to completely boycott sham polls

Srinagar, April 08 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah has appealed to the people to completely boycott the so-called Indian Parliamentary by-elections in the territory. Polling for the farcical Indian Parliamentary by-polls will be held in Srinagar constituency, tomorrow (Sunday), and in Islamabad constituency on Wednesday. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar reiterated the joint resistance leadership’s call for shutdown and anti-elections rallies in Central Kashmir areas, tomorrow (Sunday), and in South Kashmir on Wednesday. He said that on the one side, the puppet authorities were brutally killing people and hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and activists had been lodged in detention centers and people were facing flood-like situation, while on the other side, the pro-India politicians were busy to stage election drama in the territory. Shah said that pro-India Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference and other parties least cared about people and were instead desperate to stage the election drama and get into power corridors. He said, “We are passing through a crucial phase. It is a trial and it is pre-requisite to follow the mission with same spirit as was witnessed during the people’s uprising in 2016.” He added that people had given enormous sacrifices in the ongoing freedom movement. Shah said few people who vote in election dramas are not only committing an act of treason, but their actions are also acting as oxygen for the Indian occupation of Kashmir. “It is tantamount to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs. Any sort of participation will prolong our struggle for freedom,” he added. Shah said his personal experience is that India is a deceitful country that neither follows any ethics nor is true to its word. “Whosoever participates in sham elections provides an opportunity to Indian rulers to mislead the international community. They (Indian rulers) are exploiting people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he maintained. Shah appealed to Kashmiri people to take care of sacrifices and sacred blood of their martyrs and boycott the by-elections.

Killers of innocent children don’t deserve our votes: JKDFP

Srinagar, April 7: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday reiterated its appeal to the people of south and central Kashmir to stay away from the elections and said we cannot betray the blood of martyrs. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said, “These elections are sham. Those who used to raise hue and cry over the oppression are now joining hands with the killers of Muslims. They are political opportunists and legalize every suppressive measure after assuming power". Terming the PDP and NC as two sides of the same coin and servants of New Delhi, Tari said their lust for power only increases with each passing day. We must seriously ponder over it and boycott these elections lest we become a joke in the eyes of the international community,” Molana said vote is a precious entity and these killers don’t deserve it. “They seek votes in the name of development but after coming to power unleash a reign of terror among people; kill, maim, and blind them. If we vote the pro-India parties, our martyrs will never forgive us. Stay away from poll process and Azadi will be near, In Sha Allah,” he said. Meanwhile, Molana Tari strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib, Shabir Ahmad Shah, and other pro-freedom leaders and activists. We wonder how these people are seeking votes from people after caging the entire resistance leadership. How does their conscience allow them to resort to such shameful acts?” he said. Meanwhile, the Freedom Party activists continued distributing election boycott poster among people and urged them to stay away from elections.

Shabir Shah reiterates election boycott appeal ‘Only time will tell how much love and regard people have for martyrs’

Srinagar, April 6: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday reiterated his appeal for complete boycott of elections saying only time will tell how much love and regard people have for martyrs." These so-called elections will make everything clear; whether people love the martyrs or fall into the trap of those who kill and blind our children,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. He said the whole world is keenly observing us as whether the people of Kashmir will boycott the pro-India elements “whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people” or support them. “This is a testing time and a matter of honor for us. We have to give a befitting reply to pro-India elements and make them accountable for the blood they shed of innocents,” he said. Shah said if we committed the “blunder” by participating in elections, our goal of freedom will get prolonged. He appealed people to “give a thorough thought to such fact"." We're not against any democratic process but to support the elections conducted by the imperialists and the merchants of blood will tantamount to strengthening of the illegal and forcible occupation that has enslaved us,” he said." I also appeal to the youth of the nation to remain vigilant of the anti-movement forces and continue the freedom struggle with zeal and vigor.” .The DFP chairman termed the pro-India elections as the “biggest joke of the century” saying, nowhere in the world are people caged for conducting polls. “Only the shameless people become part of such activity,” he said. Shah directed the party activists to aware people about the “negative” consequences of participating in polls and the “deceptive” politics of NC, PDP, and other pro-India parties. Meanwhile, DFP spokesperson has strongly condemned the arrest of dozens of pro-freedom leaders and activists including Islamic Political Party chairman Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Mass Movement chairman Molvi Bashir Ahmad, and party’s Tanveer Ahmad.The is nothing but the frustration of the so-called administration. Our freedom movement will continue despite such suppressive measures,” he said. The spokesperson said the Freedom Party’s leaders and activists are continuing with their anti-election campaign in south and central Kashmir where election boycott posters are being distributed among masses

US statement on Kashmir a ‘good beginning’, the ‘most welcome step’: Shabir Shah
‘UN instead of urging both nations to maintain ceasefire should resolve Kashmir’

Srinagar, April 5: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the assertion of the United States that it would try and find its place in de-escalating Indo-Pak tensions is a “good beginning” and the “most welcome step". In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed hope that other world nations will realize their responsibilities towards Kashmir issue and play their part. The statement of US ambassador to the UN Nikki Hailey is better late than never. This is a proof that despite the negative propaganda of India and its collaborators, the cries of the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir are being heard across the world and reaping fruitful results. The world is seriously mulling to take initiatives regarding Kashmir,” he said. Shah said if US takes steps, the UK too has to come forward to mediate as Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition (of India) and the creation of Britain. We hope the world nations and bodies including UN, EU, and OIC will mediate in de-escalating the Indo-Pak tensions and resolve the Kashmir conflict. The people of Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan have long been favoring the third-party intervention but India on one hand is continuously presenting a misleading justification over its illegal occupation and on other is showing stubbornness over the issue,” he said. Shah said both India and Pakistan are on the verge of a war and the unabated border skirmishes between the two nations are jeopardizing peace in the entire South Asian region. The pro-freedom leader said the silence of UN over Kashmir amounts to injustice with the people of this state and encourages India to further its oppression in the disputed region as the same world institution has resolved the disputes like South Sudan, Croatia, and East Timor. Now time has come for the world to hold India accountable for its anti-peace activities and put end to its regional hooliganism,” Shah said. The DFP chairman also welcomed the statement of UN Secretary General’s Spokesman Stephanie Dujjaric that the world body is observing the Loc tensions and wants both nations to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue.Shah said the UN must understand that the root cause of this conflict is India’s aggressive approach which has also led to several wars and unabated border skirmishes in the region. India by escalating border tensions wants to divert world’s attention from the real issue – the Kashmir dispute. The UN instead of urging both nations to maintain ceasefire should take steps towards resolving the longstanding dispute by implementing the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue,” Shah said.

Iran’s mediation offer encouraging: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Apr 4 : Kashmiris have been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they are subjected to worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people are of course terrorists. Terming as encouraging the Iran’s offer to mediate on Kashmir issue, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today said, “India and Pakistan must respond positively to such offer of Iran and initiate steps towards the resolving Kashmir dispute either through the implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue." Meanwhile, reacting to the “terrorism” remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah, in a statement today, said, “Kashmiris no doubt want to get rid of terrorism that is unleashed upon them by the Indian forces." We want to get rid of terrorism and that is why we demand demilitarization. Why didn’t Modi say who killed and blinded hundreds of our children last year and who are responsible for turning this paradise into a hell for the last 3 decades,” he said. “Kashmiris have been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they are subjected to worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people are of course terrorists. When all options are closed, youth are choosing the armed way to seek their right and to label them as terrorists may mean that those who took arms during the Indian freedom movement were also terrorists,” Shah said, adding that “Instead of propagating the wrong definition of terrorism Modi should talk about the Muslims of India who are feeling aliens in their own country,” he said Terming the exchange of gratitude between Modi and Mehbooba as ‘relationship of compromise’, Shah said, “This alliance brought entry for BJP into J&K and power in charity for PDP. PDP turned out to be the most opportunistic party.”

Shabir condemns Mode's ‘terrorism’ remarks

Srinagar, April 03 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, condemning the “terrorism” remarks of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said Kashmiris no doubt want to get rid of terrorism that is unleashed upon them by the Indian forces. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed Mode's speech as the pot calling the kettle black, saying the Indian PM wants us to keep mum over the terrorism of the forces. “We want to get rid of terrorism and that is why we demand the demilitarization,” he added.The said that the people of Kashmir had been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they were subjected to the worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people were no doubt terrorists." Instead of propagating the wrong definition of terrorism, Mr Modi should talk about the Muslims of India who are feeling aliens in their own country,” he said. Terming the exchange of gratitude between Modi and Mehbooba as “relationship of compromise”, Shabir Shah said this alliance brought entry for BJP into Kashmir and power in charity for PDP. “PDP turned out to be the most opportunistic party,” he maintained. He said if Narendra Modi is seriously concerned of taking India on the path of development, he has to resolve the Kashmir dispute. He said New Delhi must come out of ideal world and understand that tunnels and roads cannot be substitute to freedom.

PM Modi must act as statesman, resolve Kashmir dispute : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 02 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary Shabir Ahmed Shah and chairman of JKDFP has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act as a statesman and resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective instead of taking cosmetic measures like construction of roads and tunnels in the disputed territory. Shah in a statement in Srinagar commenting on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to occupied Kashmir and inauguration of the Chenani-Nashri tunnel in Udhampur said, “Kashmir issue is a serious and a sensitive political issue and as such, extraordinary and exemplary courage is needed to resolve it.” He said, “Construction of roads or inauguration of tunnels is of lesser importance as compared to accepting hard realities on the Kashmir issue.” He termed the last day’s shutdown as a message to the Indian rulers that Kashmir issue could not be solved or shelved through cosmetic measures.“Narendra Modi should take brave steps and act as a statesman. This will pave the way for overall development in India and peace in South Asia,” Shah said, adding “World has changed into a global village and improving connectivity through roads and tunnels is a good idea, but these no more serve any purpose to political and human issues." Referring to Chenani-Nashri tunnel, Shah said, “Taking into consideration the yearning for freedom and our struggle for the last 70 years, all these exercises will prove futile to change the course we have been pursuing for long." Responding to the present young generation and their aspirations, Shah said, “Right to self-determination granted to people in East Timor, South Sudan and Scotland has rejuvenated and infused sprits for pursuing right of freedom in Jammu and Kashmir. People and youth are very serious about right to self-determination.”“Modi has two options, either to follow his predecessors with folded eyes or as statesman make history by taking bold steps. There is nothing extraordinary in opening roads, anybody can throw open these tracks and tunnels, but realizing realities and using wisdom for resolution needs extraordinary willpower and determination,” Shah said.

Boycott elections, world is keenly watching us’ Tunnels, roads can’t lure us, freedom movement will continue: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 1: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said despite the expansionist and anti-Kashmir agenda of the government of India, the freedom movement will continue till it is taken to logical conclusion. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the tyranny and oppression cannot keep us away from pursuing the goal of freedom. He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got people’s mandate and he should fulfil the promises of his predecessors and resolve the longstanding dispute of Kashmir so that the people of this region live in peace." If Indian PM is really concerned of his people and their well-being, he should find a justifiable solution to the Kashmir dispute by expressing willingness to hold dialogue with all the stakeholders,” he said, adding, “Tunnels and roads cannot lure us". Terming the UN resolutions or tripartite dialogue vital for the resolution of Kashmir issue, Shah said such move won’t make anyone winner or lose but is the best way to resolve the dispute. The DFP chairman said Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition and the European countries particularly the UK should play the role of mediator as they are responsible for the partition of the subcontinent. Shah said referendum has been held in various parts of the world but the world community’s unsympathetic attitude towards Kashmir makes it clear that it is not concerned of the plight of people of regions having Muslim majority. He reminded New Delhi of the promise of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru which he made with the people of Kashmir at Lal Chowk, Srinagar. Shah asked the UN secretary general why he is incognizant towards the situation in Kashmir which is under forcible occupation since last 70 years. “The small, weak and subjugated nations of the world are losing faith in the UN due to such cold approach of the world body,” he said. Terming Pakistan as well-wisher, Shah expressed hope that the country continues its political, diplomatic and moral support to our cause. Reiterating his election boycott appeal, Shah said we have to teach a befitting lesson to New Delhi and its collaborators. “People should understand that those begging for votes are the same who killed our children in 2008, 2010 and 2016 and are mulling to bring more forces and weapons from New Delhi. The world is keenly watching us and this is a testing time for us,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed deep grief and sorrow over the bomb blast in Parochial, Pakistan saying some countries are hell bent on destabilizing Pakistan. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the families of those martyred and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest an act of ‘political vengeance’: Molana Abdullah Tari
Reiterates election boycott call

Srinagar, March 31: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance." In a statement issued to press,Moulana Abdullah Tari said ,Mr. Shah is not allowed to even offer the congregational Friday prayers.Criticising authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state". Giving details of Shah’s incarceration period, Molana said from 2011 till date, Shah has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 43 months and during this time he was barred from offering 239 Friday and 12 Eid prayers. “During this period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites,” he said. The DFP secretary general said, “People still remember the dramas this (ruling) class used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership. Now, PDP itself proved that there is not an iota of difference between the Sheikh and Mufti families as both are servants of New Delhi." Those who used to make big promises of starting the double currency, self-rule, and dialogue with the resistance leadership have forgotten everything after coming to power." He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail.”Moulana Tari also expressed concern over the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of various resistance parties saying dozens of Freedom Party leaders and activists from Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, and Chenab Valley continue to be behind bars. He said party leaders and activists including Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baagwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Mohammad Yousuf, Assadullah Shah, Abdul Rasheed, Abdul Ghaffar, Mohammad Shafi, Mohammad Younis, Mohammad Aadil Wagay, and Rouf Pasha are either in police stations or in jails. He said continuous nocturnal raids are conducted in Pulwama, Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, and Srinagar. Meanwhile, Tari while reiterating the election boycott call asked people to stay away from such exercise and express loyalty with the blood of innocent people. He also condemned the Indian propaganda against the freedom movement saying the followers of Chanakyan don’t have courage to face us politically and resort to such mean tactics of personal attacks.

J&K Police has sold out its conscience : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 30: Terming the killing of three civilians in Chadoora as “extremely sad and inhuman”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday urged the people across the world to raise voice against the unabated killings in Kashmir. He also slammed the state police for intercepting the ambulance carrying the slain youth’s body and harassing the bereaved family, saying this is the “height of tyranny and barbarity"." This force has sold out its conscience for few petty coins. Whatever is happening around is unacceptable for us and it would be impossible to stop the mass reaction to such oppressive measures,” he said. Shah expressed wonder “how still some shameless people beg for votes”. “Those believing in electoral politics are nothing but puppets. No one should fall into the trap of the deceptive slogans of such collaborators. Boycott the so-called elections, I assure you, the freedom will be near, In Sha Allah,” he said." If we participated in elections, the world will mock us,” Shah added.The DFP chairman urged the people of India to listen to the voice of their conscience and pressurize their government to stop killings in Kashmir and resolve the issue. “Your successive governments have been suppressing our genuine voices and the just freedom movement for the last 70 years but are unable to cow down our resolve and pro-freedom spirit,” he said." How ironic is it that in Indian states, special task forces are being constituted for the protection of animal rights, while as new lethal weapons are being tried on the people in Kashmir. World must come to our rescue as Indian forces and their collaborators have turned the Valley into a slaughterhouse." In his appeal to people, Shah said, “We must continue with our mission of freedom as history is witness that no nation has been enslaved for long." Paying homage to Chadoora youths, Shah said “the best tribute to these martyrs is to stay away from pro-India politics and puppets". Meanwhile, Freedom Party’s district president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad led a delegation to Nazimpora and paid tributes to Padgampora martyrs. The members also expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah urges world to raise voice against killings in IOK

Srinagar March 29 : The APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has urged the people across the world to raise voice against the unabated civilian killings at the hands of Indian forces in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing of three civilians in the firing of Indian forces’ personnel on protesters in Chadoora as extremely inhuman. He also condemned the Indian police for intercepting the ambulance carrying the martyred youth’s body and harassing the bereaved family, saying that this was the height of tyranny and barbarity. Shah expressed wonder how still some shameless pro-India politicians beg for votes in occupied Kashmir. “Those believing in electoral politics are nothing but puppets. No one should fall into the trap of the deceptive slogans of such collaborators. Boycott the so-called elections, I assure you, the freedom will be near, In Sha Allah,” he asked the Kashmiris.Shah urged the people of India to listen to the voice of their conscience and pressurize their government to stop killings in occupied Kashmir and resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. “Your successive governments have been suppressing our genuine voices and the just freedom movement for the last 70 years but are unable to cow down our resolve and pro-freedom spirit,” he told the Indians." How ironic is it that in Indian states, special task forces are being constituted for the protection of animal rights, while as new lethal weapons are being tried on the people in Kashmir. World must come to our rescue as Indian forces and their collaborators have turned the Kashmir Valley into a slaughterhouse,” he added.The APHC General Secretary urged the Kashmiri to continue their mission for freedom as history was witness that no nation had been enslaved for long. Paying homage to the youth martyred in Chadoora, he said that the best tribute to these martyrs was to stay away from pro-India politics and puppets. Meanwhile, the DFP District President for Shopian, Tanveer Ahmad, led a delegation to Nazimpora and paid tributes to Padgampora martyrs. The delegates expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Forces have become habitual of killing: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 28: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed deep grief over the killing of two youth Zahid Rasheed and Saqib Ahmad by “barbaric” occupational forces in Chadoora area of Budgam and injuring of dozens others. In a statement issued to press, Shah while condemning the incident said forces without any provocation opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed two of them." This is a war against the people of Kashmir. In the garb of AFSPA, the brutal forces are playing with the lives of people. The incident is a big slap on the face of those maintaining criminal silence over the barbaric actions of forces in Kashmir,” he said. Expressing condolence and solidarity with the families of the martyred youth, Shah reiterated that the blood of martyrs won’t be allowed go waste. He appealed to people to protest against the ongoing oppression in the Valley. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his election boycott appeal saying the people have to give a befitting reply to collaborators and make it clear to world that Kashmiris are seriously concerned of their political future.

Molana Abdullah Tari Pays tributes to Padgampora martyrs ,says Slavery will prolong if we don’t revere martyrs’ sacrifices .

Srinagar, March 27: The general secretary of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday paid tributes to Padgampora martyrs (Shaheed Shafi Shahbaaz Wani and Farooq Ahmad Hira) and said the slavery will prolong if we don’t revere the sacrifices of our martyrs. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said the martyrs by sacrificing their precious lives are testing us whether we uphold their mission or strengthen the hands of oppressors. “The elections are a testing time for us,” he said. Expressing condolence and solidarity with the families of martyrs, Molana said we are very proud of our brave-hearts who chose the way of Jihad rising against the tyrants. Reiterating appeal for election boycott, Molana said, “We’re resisting a system that has enslaved us. Those fighting elections are not our well-wishers as they are killing our children and have blinded them. We wonder how the champions of bullets and pellets are begging for votes in the name of peace and development even though tens of thousands of our people are languishing in jails." He challenged the authorities to compete with the resistance leadership on political front saying everything will be clear. “The continuous house detention and arrest of resistance leaders and youth, nocturnal raids, and other suppressive measures is frustration of the so-called government,” he said. The DFP general secretary asked the world leadership to stress on all the stakeholders of Kashmir dispute to resolve it through dialogue or by implementing the UN resolutions. Meanwhile, on the directions of Molana Tari, a delegation comprising of Bashir Ahmad Gattoo, Farooq Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad and others visited Padgampora and extended the incarcerated party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s condolence message to the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Adv Jaleel Andrabi, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and Shabir SadiqI ‘Best tribute to these martyrs is to completely boycott elections’

Srinagar, Mar 26: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday paid tributes to Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, and Shaheed Shabir Sidiqi.In a statement to press, Shah said, “Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani in his brief lifetime made the whole Kashmir rise against the Indian forcible occupation and became inspiration for thousands in no time. He is the hero of our freedom movement whose sacrifices are invaluable. History will always remember him." Paying tributes to Shaheed Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, Shah said, “Indian rulers are responsible for his killing. He was martyred in army custody and Indian rulers instead of bringing the culprit Colonel Avtar to book left no stone unturned to protect him. As such, the human rights abuses committed by Indian forces were covered up. Shaheed Andrabi was an intellectual and a great personality who had dedicated his life to expose the human rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupational forces in Jammu and Kashmir." Shah said Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, apart from being a renowned doctor “was a hero of our freedom movement and ultimately sacrificed his life for the noble and great cause” .“Shaheed Shabir Sidiqi belonged to a religious family and he will always be remembered for his contribution to Islam and Kashmir’s freedom struggle,” he said. Remembering all the martyrs of Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Kashmiris are committed to the martyrs’ mission “which will be accomplished at any cost”. “We are indebted to the sacrifices of our lakhs of martyrs and we will never succumb to the oppressive and suppressive policies of India and its occupational forces,” he said. Shah said the best tribute to these martyrs is to completely boycott the parliamentary elections. “We have to send a clear message to world that killers and tyrants cannot be our representatives,” Shah said.

Freedom Party starts election boycott campaign, How can we betray the blood of our martyrs? Molana Tari

Srinagar, March 25: Starting its election boycott campaign, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday distributed anti-election posters and pamphlets among people. The party workers and activists started campaign from Srinagar and Budgam areas and appealed people to stay away from the election drama. They asked people to boycott the so-called elections and protest against the sell-out of the state. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari slammed the state administration for cracking down on the resistance leadership and violating the court orders that call for release of prisoners. Appealing for election boycott, Molana Tari said such activity is aimed at misleading the world community of the Kashmir issue. “This is a unilateral drama, a puppet show. Why is this so-called coalition government scared of allowing us to meet people,” he said. Strongly condemning the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said, “For the last three and a half years, Shah Sahib was set free for only three days." Even today, Molana said, scores of party leaders and activists, including those of Jammu, continue to languish in jails. “Police raids continue on the houses of our party leaders and workers,” he said.Farooq termed the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other resistance leaders as frustration and defeat of so-called administration. The DFP general secretary made a fervent appeal to people to completely boycott the elections. “How can we forget those innocent children who were put to death, how can we vote for those who still use pellets and pava shells against us; how can we betray the blood of our martyrs? We seriously need to ponder over these facts and stay away from such activity that harms our freedom movement,” he said.

Freedom Party starts election boycott campaign How can we betray the blood of our martyrs? Molana Tari

Srinagar, March 24: Starting its election boycott campaign, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday distributed anti-election posters and pamphlets among people. The party workers and activists started campaign from Srinagar and Budgam areas and appealed people to stay away from the election drama. They asked people to boycott the so-called elections and protest against the sell-out of the state. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari slammed the state administration for cracking down on the resistance leadership and violating the court orders that call for release of prisoners. Appealing for election boycott, Molana Tari said such activity is aimed at misleading the world community of the Kashmir issue. “This is a unilateral drama, a puppet show. Why is this so-called coalition government scared of allowing us to meet people,” he said. Strongly condemning the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said, “For the last three and a half years, Shah Sahib was set free for only three days." Even today, Molana said, scores of party leaders and activists, including those of Jammu, continue to languish in jails. “Police raids continue on the houses of our party leaders and workers,” he said.Farooq termed the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani's and other resistance leaders as frustration and defeat of so-called administration. The DFP general secretary made a fervent appeal to people to completely boycott the elections. “How can we forget those innocent children who were put to death, how can we vote for those who still use pellets and pave shells against us; how can we betray the blood of our martyrs? We seriously need to ponder over these facts and stay away from such activity that harms our freedom movement,” he said.

‘India not sincere for durable resolution of Kashmir dispute; Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 24 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is not sincere in finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar reacting to the recent assertion of Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, said that Indian government was yet to accept that Kashmir was a disputed territory and not a law and order problem.Rajnath Singh had said that Indian government was ready to talk to anyone in Kashmir to resolve the problem. Shah said, “Kashmir is simply an issue for right to self-determination and the issue lists at top in all other recognized human values. Sincere steps are needed to settle the dispute. However, the egoistic and stubborn approach of Indian authorities is creating impediments." Commenting over the assertion of Rajnath Singh wherein he claimed that during his visit to the Valley, he attempted to find out a solution to the Kashmir dispute, Shah said, “It is ridiculous and illustrates their arrogance. He will never divulge reality and it is their deceit to mislead the Indian people." During people’s uprising in 2016, Rajnath Singh though visited the Valley, however, he preferred to maintain silence and didn’t dare to reveal truth about Kashmir dispute,” Shah said. “Let India take initiative and honor opinion of its people as they are craving for its honorable solution and acknowledge all its pledges with regards to settle the Kashmir dispute,” it added. Shah also demanded immediate release of illegally detained Hurriyat activists. It also strongly condemned the repeated police raids on the residence of Hurriyat leaders,

Shabir Shah hails speech of Pak President Mamnoon Hussain

Srinagar, March 23: On the occasion of Pakistan Resolution Day, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has hailed the speech of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in which he stressed for need to resolve Kashmir issue. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir are thankful to the Pakistani political and military leadership Mr Mamnoon Hussain in his speech said Pakistan will continue its political, moral, and diplomatic support to Kashmiris. “Pakistan is our well-wisher and its support is vital for the resolution of Kashmir issue. We’re extremely thankful to this country and hope the Islamic Republic will rejuvenate its embassies across the world in order to garner the support for Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination,” he said. Shah also hailed the speech of Pakistan High Commissioner Mr Abdul Basit in New Delhi and said Pakistan enjoys a vital position in Muslim world. He said Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts can put end to bloodshed in Kashmir. The DFP chairman said on one hand India is suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris by military might and on other has cracked down on the resistance leadership by putting them behind bars. Shah thanked Pakistan for demanding release of Hurriyat leaders and said New Delhi despite turning the state into a jail is busy in staging so-called elections in order to mislead the world. On Pakistan Resolution Day, Shabir Ahmad Shah prayed for peace, prosperity, and stability of Pakistan and said the people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir working for highlighting the Kashmir issue across the world are our spokespersons. “We hope they will contain

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Baraakpora, Pathribal fake encounter victims ‘India failed to defame our movement by carrying out Chattisinghpora massacre’

Srinagar, March 22: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid tributes to innocent civilians killed in Pathribal and Baraakpora on their 17th anniversaries. The occupational forces killed five innocent civilians in Pathribal fake encounter and seven in Barakpora.In a statement issued to press, Shah said the memories of these gory incidents are still afresh in our minds and we can never forget such barbarism of Indian occupational forces. He said just before these killings, Indian forces carried out a heinous massacre of Sikhs in Chattisinghpora in which 35 innocent people were killed. "And those families still wait for justice." He said India made a failed attempt to defame the freedom movement of Kashmiris by perpetrating such bloody massacres on the arrival of the then US President Bill Clinton. He said though CBI confirmed that Indian forces were involved in these heinous crimes and provided evidence against them, not a single culprit has been brought to book. Indian agencies claimed of having killed militants in a gunfight but after their graves were opened, everything became crystal clear as the slain turned out to be civilians who were killed in a fake encounter,” he said. Shah expressed solidarity with the families of massacre victims and demanded fair investigation into these killings by an independent agency." To trust upon Indian government and its agencies is out of question for us. The changing of DNA of Pathribal victims should be an eye-opener in this regard," he said.

Shabir Shah felicitates Pakistanis on their National day

Srinagar, March 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah, has felicitated the people and government of Pakistan ahead of their National Day, the 23rd March. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Pakistan Resolution, passed on the 23rd March in 1940 in Lahore was a source of inspiration and guideline for the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir. He expressed the hope that Pakistan will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of uniting the Muslim Ummah. “For Kashmiris, everyday is a Pakistan Day as our hearts beat for Pakistan and we always pray for peace, progress, and stability of this nation,” he said. Shah said that since Pakistan emerged as a nuclear power, the country became the main target of enemies of Islam. “The country, prior to becoming a nuclear nation, fell victim to many internal and external conspiracies of which the ‘Fall of Dhaka’ was an open example. It’s incumbent upon Muslim nations to – instead of getting divided and disintegrated – unite under the banner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” he said. Terming Pakistan as a hope for the Muslim world, the APHC General Secretary said, “We believe a strong Pakistan can play a crucial role in bringing peace in South Asia. Millions of people have sacrificed their lives for achieving this nation. Now, the country has to rise to overcome its enemies." Commenting over the changing global political scenario, Shah said Muslim countries of the world were duty-bound to secure the interests of Pakistan and must rise to protect and secure this country keeping in view its centrality among the Muslim nations. Terming Pakistan as vision of Allama Iqbal (RA) and dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jannah (RA), he said the country always raised voice in favour of oppressed and subjugated Muslims across the world and the undeterred role it played with regard to Kashmiris’ fight for self-determination is hidden from none. “Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmiris on political, moral and diplomatic fronts is laudable and we hope the Islamic Republic will continue its support with same spirit and steadfastness. We’re proud of having a nation like Pakistan as our well-wisher,” he added.

Youm-e-Pakistan’: Shabir Shah felicitates the country  ' For Kashmiris, everyday is a Pakistan Day’

Srinagar, March 21: Felicitating the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the eve of its national day, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah, on Monday said the Pakistan Resolution, passed on this day in 1940 in Lahore, was a source of inspiration and guideline for the oppressed people of Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah while felicitating the government of Pakistan, its people, civil society, political, social, religious and military leadership expressed hope that the country will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of “uniting the Muslim Ummah”.He said for Kashmiris, everyday is a “Pakistan Day” as “our hearts beat for Pakistan and we always pray for peace, progress, and stability of this nation". Shah said since Pakistan emerged as a nuclear power, the country became the main target of the enemies. "The country, prior to becoming a nuclear nation, fell victim to many internal and external conspiracies of which the 'Fall of Dhaka' was an open example. It's imperative upon Muslim nations to, instead of getting divided and disintegrated; unite under the banner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan." Terming Pakistan as a hope for the Muslim world, Shah said, “We believe a strong Pakistan can play a crucial role in bringing peace in South Asia. Millions of people have sacrificed their lives for achieving this nation. Now, the country has to rise to overcome its enemies." Commenting over the changing global political scenario, Shah said Muslim countries of the world are "duty-bound" to secure the interests of Pakistan and must “rise to protect and secure this country keeping in view its centrality among the Muslim nations". Terming Pakistan as "vision of Allama Iqbal (RA)" and "dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA)", Shah said the country always raised voice in favour of oppressed and subjugated Muslims across the world and “the undeterred role it played with regard to Kashmiris' fight for self-determination is hidden from none". Pakistan's unflinching support to Kashmiris on political, moral and diplomatic fronts is laudable and we hope the Islamic Republic will continue its support with same spirit and steadfastness. We're proud of having a nation like Pakistan as our well-wisher," Shah said.

Shabir terms Indian parliamentary polls in IOK as drama

Srinagar, March 20 : In occupied Kashmir, General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed the parliamentary elections as a drama, saying pro-India National Conference and PDP are two sides of the same coin who can stoop to any low for achieving power. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar challenged the authorities to allow the resistance leadership to meet people and “we will show you that your position is not above than a Mohalla committee leader". He hailed the pro-freedom spirit of people particularly those of south Kashmir and Srinagar saying, “You have given shoulders to the coffins of your sons. Now, by observing curfew on election days, you have to show the pro-India politicians their worth." Shah said New Delhi is always in need of puppets which it finds in the likes of NC and PDP. “While NC is a confused party, PDP is a creation of agencies and both killers are imposed upon us. People must ponder that those begging for votes are the same who killed our people in 2008, 2010, and 2016,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the sad demise of the mother of Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and extended condolence and solidarity with the bereaved fa

Stoning of PDP convention' Those who killed our children and snatched their vision deserve such treatment: Shabir Shah

'Srinagar, March 19 : The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while reacting over the reports that PDP convention was stoned in Kulgam on Sunday said those who killed our children and snatched their vision deserve such treatment. Terming the people’s resentment as courageous, a DFP spokesperson said other districts should follow the suit and show the “killers” their worth. Those unleashing pellet terror upon people and collaborators of communal elements don’t deserve any respect but the same treatment which PDP workers faced in Kulgam,” he said. Meanwhile, party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah termed the parliamentary elections as drama saying National Conference and PDP are two sides of the same coin who can stoop to any low for achieving power." Till yesterday, Tariq Karra used to lash out at National Conference and today campaigns for the same party. This is the height of opportunism and to expect any good from these people is a folly,” he said. Shah challenged the government to allow the resistance leadership to meet people and “we’ll show you that your position is not above than a Mohalla committee leader". Though we know these elections are sham but we still challenge the authorities to let us meet the people and everything will be clear,” he said. Shah hailed the pro-freedom spirit of people particularly those of south Kashmir and Srinagar saying, “You have given shoulders to the coffins of your sons. Now, by observing curfew on election days, you have to show the pro-India politicians their worth." The DFP chairman said New Delhi is always in need of puppets which it finds in the likes of NC and PDP. “While NC is a confused party, PDP is a creation of agencies and both killers are imposed upon us. People must ponder that those begging for votes are the same who killed our people in 2008, 2010, and 2016,” he said Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the sad demise of the mother of Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and extended condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. On Shah’s directions, a delegation comprising Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the deceased’s residence and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

SHABIR AHMAD SHAH CHAIRMAN, JAMMU & KASHMIR DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM PARTY

Srinagar 19 - 2017.
WHY ELECTION BOYCOTT ?
The electoral politics is back- geared to exploit people in the name of Naukri,Bijli,Paani aur Sadak,and return of power projects and subsidies to bank loans, Playing vote bank politics and following diktats of Delhi masters is the job of pro-India politicians. We demand the people of Jammu Kashmir be given their right to decide their political future of which the Indian politicians have promised us besides more than 18 resolutions passed in the United Nations Security Council stand witness to the fact. It is only due to the collaboration of these puppets of New Delhi that India succeeds in reneging from its promises. Let me tell you that pro-India politicians are the biggest impediment in our way of achieving the right to self-determination. we peacefully seek our birth right and are responded with bullets and pellets.
MY DEAR NATIVE
Thousands of our people are languishing in jails. Their detention is prolonged by those seeking your votes. Hurdles are being created in way of their court procedures just to shield the culprits.
KILLERS AS REPRESENTATIVES
My dear people, I don't know how to address the nation that chooses killers are their representatives. Have you seen in any part of the world people voting and supporting the killers and looters ? Unfortunately, it has been a tradition that people very soon forget their martyrs and their sacrifices. Food for thought .Nowhere in the world, even in India, are pellet guns used against humans. It is ironical that those bringing more and more lethal weapons to Valley are seeking your vote and support. Should we make a sell-out of the invaluable sacrifices of our brave martyrs who dedicate their lives to end our slavery and prefer Naukri, Bijli, Paani aur Sadak.The world is keenly observing us. Our each and every action counts.
BOYCOTT ONLY OPTION
By boycotting the elections, we have to prove that we are the real heirs 0f our martyrs. We cannot hurt the sentiments of those children blinded and maimed by pellets. We won't make sell-out of our sacrifices just for mean material gains. Unity, sincerity and steadfastness will guarantee us freedom, In Sha Allah, We have no option but to boycott the elections.

Gligit-Baltistan row: Don’t provide India opportunity to harm our movement: Shabir Shah asks Pakistan

Srinagar, March 18: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said Pakistan’s move to declare Gligit-Baltistan as its fifth province will prove detrimental to the disputed nature of Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the future of Jammu Kashmir is yet to be decided through referendum and “such moves will harm our cause". He however made it clear that “we have no objection if people of Gligit-Baltistan want to merge with Pakistan as we respect the UN resolutions that guarantee the right to self-determination of people"." Pakistan should realize the sensitivity of the whole situation and not provide India any opportunity to exploit the freedom movement of Kashmiris,” he said. The DFP chairman said the people of Gligit-Baltistan are free to decide their political future but being part of the union of Jammu and Kashmir, they should wait until the UN resolutions are implemented in all regions of the State.Criticising New Delhi, Shah said the Government of India’s stand on the issue is like the pot calling the kettle black. “India should stop dictating terms to others and understand that its position is that of an occupier and usurper,” he said. Terming Pakistan as a “sincere advocate” of Kashmiris, Shah asked the country to “plead our case in the best possible way”. “We hope Pakistan continues championing for our cause while simultaneously remains vigilant of India’s designs to jeopardize the freedom movement of Kashmiris,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of a prominent pro-freedom personality Nazir Ahmad Wani who was among the founding members of Al-Fattah and People’s League. Shah expressed condolence with the bereaved family including the deceased’s brothers Haji Farooq Ahmad and Riyaz Ahmad. Paying tributes to deceased, Shah said even after migrating in 1976; Nazir Ahmad Wani continued serving the freedom movement of Kashmir." I had personal relations with the deceased. May his soul rest in peace,” Shah said. A party delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad visited the ancestral home of Nazir Ahmad Wani and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah addresses people in Tral ,Meets Shaheed Burhan’s father, hails ‘Jazba-e-Azadi’ of people of Tral.

Srinagar, March 17: The pro-freedom leader and chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday addressed a public gathering in Tral area of south Kashmir district. This is Shah’s first public address since he was arrested in July last year. While reaching Tral, Shah received a warm welcome from people, and in his address, the pro-freedom leader said he is “very delighted to address the people of that area which gave birth to the great martyr and son of the soil – Shaheed Burhan Wani” .“We’ll continue to nourish the freedom movement despite imposition of curbs and use of every kind of suppressive measures against us by puppet authorities. Today, we reiterate our pledge of pursuing the mission of martyrs till the goal of freedom is achieved. I have always hailed the people of Tral for their unrelenting ‘Jazba-e-Azadi’ (freedom spirit) and hope they continue with the same spirit,” he added. Commenting on sacrifices offered by people of Tral during the 2016 anti-India uprising, Shah said, “We saw each and every bit of state-sponsored terrorism unleashed upon people. The very people who perpetrated the oppression are shamelessly begging you for votes. Keeping in view the blood of our martyrs, we must boycott the parliamentary, assembly, and Panchayat elections." Shah said the sacrifices of our 2016 martyrs haven’t gone waste as the world listened to our voice. He also hailed Pakistan for its continuous “political, moral, and diplomatic support to our cause” saying the country is “our sincere friend and well-wisher”. “We thank the political, military, religious leadership of Pakistan for supporting our cause and hope they will continue to do so in future,” he said. Shah saluted the courage of political prisoners saying they are languishing for standing for a great cause. He appealed the world leadership to take notice of the plight of political prisoners of Jammu Kashmir and use offices in securing their release." The political prisoners are subjected to very inhuman treatment and there is clear violation of the UN charter that has laid guidelines of dealing with the political prisoners,” he said. In his address, Shah strongly denounced Indian agencies for “sowing the seeds of sectarianism’ in Kashmir saying “conspiracies are being hatched to divide us in the name of caste, creed, color, and religion and we need to remain vigilant of such forces"." Conspiracies to change the demography and affect the Kashmir issue are being hatched by pro-India elements under the garb of Sainik and Pandith colonies, granting domicile certificates to migrants,” he said. Shah reiterated his stand that Pandits are welcome but in their native places not in “Israeli-type” separate clusters. After addressing people, Shah led a procession to martyrs’ graveyard where he offered Fateha prayers to all martyrs including Shaheed Burhan Wani. He also met Shaheed Burhan’s family and offered condolence with them. Expressing serious concern over the continuous house detention of APHC chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “By arresting Gilani Sahib, the state administration has arrested the voice of the people of Jammu Kashmir.”
Redouble efforts to settle Kashmir’

‘Redouble efforts to settle Kashmir’
Mehmood Ahmed Saghar writes to UN Secretary General

Srinagar Mar 15 2017 : Highlighting the plight of Kashmiri people, the former convener of APHC Pak chapter and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has urged the UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez to influence upon the governments of India and Pakistan to settle the long pending dispute of Kashmir peacefully in accordance with globally accepted principle of right to self-determination. In a letter addressed to the UN secretary general Saghar appreciated Gutierrez's keenness for peace in South Asia region and his willingness to facilitate a peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute. Saghar noted with regret that “Kashmir dispute, beside consuming Kashmiris' three generations, had left behind a harrowing legacy of orphans, half widows, grief-stricken mothers and visually impaired boys and girls blinded by pellets." Seeking highest body's attention towards the prevailing political and human rights situation in Kashmir the DFP leader said, "as the macabre dance of death and devastation goes on unabated every household in Kashmir has suffered terribly and women folk, which constitute half of the state's population, continue to suffer at the hands of Indian forces" Terming Kashmir as a saga of broken promises, deceit and deception, he maintained that India had promised before the world that people of Kashmir would be given the fair chance of self determination to decide their destiny, “but despite the passage of 70 years India has been in constant denial and in contravention of the international law relevant UNSC resolutions calling for a free, fair and impartial plebiscite in Kashmir were thrown into the dustbin of history. ”Referring to New Delhi’s constant denial and traditional obduracy, the communiqué said the “Indian intransigence has led to systematic gross human  rights violations in the disputed territory. "Kashmiris demanding implementation of UN resolutions have been subjected to extrajudicial killings, rape, torture, harassment and humiliation", the communiqué said .Saghar noted that instead of creating a conducive atmosphere to hold plebiscite in Kashmir, “India has deployed over 700,000 military and paramilitary troops to suppress Kashmiris' genuine demand." The entire Kashmir has been turned into a sort of fiefdom where peoples' right to live and right to freedom of speech and expression has been compounded by exploitation and oppression carried out by Indian forces who have been calling shots on the ground", he said adding that it was high time that international community should heed the cries of distressed people of Kashmir and come forward in a big way to help resolve the dispute peacefully. Regarding the UN secretary general's willingness to mediate between Pakistan and India over the issue of Kashmir, Saghar said, "Since bilateral approach has failed to yield any positive results vis-à-vis the resolution of Kashmir dispute the highest body (UN) being the custodian of peace and justice has an important role to address the issue of Kashmir to seek a lasting solution". Urging the UN to shed its policy of indifference towards the sufferings of Kashmiri people he said that “if UN failed to address the long drawn conflict, the macabre dance of death and devastation will go unabated in the region." Rather than watching the situation as a mute spectator, the United Nations must discharge its legal and moral obligations thereby influencing upon the government of India to resolve Kashmir dispute permanently,” he added.

JKDFP concerned over escalation of Indo-Pak tensions

Srinagar Mar 14 2017 :Expressing serious concern over the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan due to the rising incidents of cross-Loc firing, JKDFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah today stressed upon the leadership of both the countries to exhibit political maturity and take the path of dialogue to solve the Kashmir and all other pending issues. Stressing that the main victims of the cross-border firing are often innocent people living along the line of divide on both sides . in a statement today, said, “Apart from the loss of lives due to firing and mortar shelling, the people living along the border suffer the worst and often have to flee from their homes to safer places." Shah said, “The main cause of tension between the two countries is the pending Kashmir dispute and it is due to this lingering dispute that both the countries have fought wars. A war like situation continues to prevail on the borders even present day. Besides, the unresolved Kashmir dispute has created insecurity and instability in the entire South Asia." He said, “The dialogue is the only way to move forward. Both the countries should take steps on priority basis to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute." Shah has expressed concern over the killing of Fayaz Ahmad in Pulwama and Shahnawaz Khan in Kralgund Langate, saying “the killing of unarmed persons is not acceptable to any civilized society.”

Freedom Party protests against inhuman treatment of prisoners, demands their immediate release, shifting of those languishing in Indian jails to Valley.

Srinagar, March 11: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday held a protest demonstration at City Centre Lal Chowk against the inhuman treatment of prisoners by the state administration and demanded their immediate release. The protests were led by advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, and Molvi Bashir Amador the occasion, advocate Sodagar while talking to media said: “The ruler class has turned the State into a virtual jail where people irrespective of their age are put behind bars. The prisoners are treated in a very inhuman manner." Those arrested while struggling for the liberation of their land from foreign aggression or occupation fall into the domain of ‘prisoners of war’ and should not be treated as criminals. Even they are not provided any medical facility,” he said. Sodagar said release orders were issued for many among those arrested during the uprising but police by openly violating the court orders re-arrested them and even booked them under PSA. Prisoners in several jails of the State particularly the Baramulla sub-jail are facing immense hardship where inmates are beaten and subjected to  mental trauma. He said many prisoners like Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Quadir Bhatt, Latief Ahmad Raja, Mirza Nisar, Mehmood Ali, Javid Ahmad Khan, Mehmood Topiwala, and others are serving life imprisonment in Tihar and Rajasthan jails." The Indian Supreme Court had itself passed the ruling that a detainee should be kept in the jail which is nearest to his home so that he can easily meet his family but what prevails here is the lawlessness of the champions of farcical slogans of ‘battle of ideas’,” he said. Advocate also condemned the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of Freedom Party, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and various resistance parties saying, “This is nothing but the frustration of the so-called government." Meanwhile, on DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s directions, advocate Sodagar led a party delegation to Telwan, Acchabal and expressed condolence with the family of Muslim League general secretary Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie whose mother passed away." It is extremely condemnable and shameful that Rafiq was not allowed to offer the Nimaz-e-Janaza of his mother. The so-called champions of democracy stand badly exposed,” Sodagar said

Participating in elections is treason with martyrs blood:' How can we vote or support the killers of our people: Shabir Shah


Srinagar, March 10: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday termed the participation in elections as “treason with the blood of martyrs". In a statement issued here, Shah said the same people who bring more pellets from Delhi to snatch the vision of our children are now begging for votes. He expressed hope that the “honorable” people of the State will not let anyone play with the blood of martyrs." Our youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the freedom of the nation. How can we vote and support their killers,” he said." These people don’t need our votes; they can still make the puppet government. Fact is that New Delhi uses these elections as a tool to legitimize its illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu Kashmir,” he added. Shah said we will be equally responsible for the killing of our people if we intentionally or unintentionally support the pro-India elements. “We have to seriously ponder over it as to how innocents like Amir Nazir Wani are killed. Any kind of participation in the pro-India electoral process is an open treason with the mission and blood of martyrs,” he said. Meanwhile, the DFP chairman issued directions to party activists to start election boycott campaigns in their respective areas and aware people about the negative consequences of participating in polls." By boycotting the elections, we have to send a clear message to India that it cannot enslave us for long and that these elections mean nothing to us,” he said. Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir and the resistance leadership are together heading towards the goal (of freedom) and “only patience and steadfastness is required". Paying tributes to martyrs of 2016, Tral, Bandipora and all Mujahedeen who sacrificed their precious lives, Shah said the best way to pay tributes to our martyrs is to completely boycott the elections.

Doesn’t suit champions of pellet guns to talk about peace: Shabir Shah
‘No struggling nation sacrifices freedom for jobs and development’

Srinagar, March 8: Terming the statement of Mehbooba Mufti as “ridiculous”, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said it doesn’t suit the champions of pellet guns to talk about peace and political processes .Mehbooba had on Tuesday asked youth to support her in bringing peace in the Valley and that she would take forward political process on Kashmir and create employment avenues for educated jobless youth .in a statement issued to press, Shah said, “The servants of Delhi before making such remarks should realize their stature. They talk about providing jobs to youth but what about those killed and maimed last year. No struggling nation has sacrificed its right of freedom for jobs and development." Those beating the drums of political process should tell us who gifted AFSPA to the people of Jammu Kashmir, who gave license to Jag Mohan to go on killing spree, who supervised the massacres like Bijbehara, Sopore and Gawkadal, who razed to ashes the Kupwara, and who brought the communal forces in the State,” he added. Shah further added, “When were Kashmiris against the peace but the peace. The ruling class should never forget that Kashmir issue is a living reality which cannot be overshadowed by jobs and development." About the talent of Kashmiri youth, Shah said they can express themselves in every field and any part of the globe but unfortunately they are suppressed and pushed to the wall." Providing jobs to youth is not any favour. India and its puppets should stop looting our resources. It’s both shocking and shameful that the so-called head of the state is speaking the tongue of that party against which she had launched a volley of tirades before joining hands with,” he said. Terming Mehbooba’s agenda of progress and development as deceit, Shah said talking about such issues after bringing more pellet guns to Valley is the height of shamelessness. He suggested the pro-India politicians to realize as to who is responsible for more than 500 graveyards in the State and feel the plight of those families whose dear ones are languishing in jails

international Women’s Day: Women worst victims in militarized zones, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 7: On the ‘International Women’s Day’, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged the international community to take cognizance of the injustice meted out to women-folk in world’s conflict-torn and militarized zones like Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said while world keenly champions for women’s rights, women continue to be the worst victims of injustice and in war-torn regions the suffering is even worse." In militarized zones, women continue to be victims of sexual violence which in turn leads to mental and emotional trauma,” he said. Commenting on challenges faced by women in the disputed state of Jammu Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Indian occupational forces, as part of their suppressive tactic, have victimized Kashmiri women by using rape as a war tool." Discourse should be initiated at world forums regarding the sufferings of Kashmiri women at the hands of occupational forces. The gory incidents of Kunan-Poshpora, Jigarpora, Chanapora, and thousands of similar tragedies should dominate the themes and the men in uniform involved in such shameful and heinous crimes be brought to book,” he said. "The culprits involved in rape and murder of Asiya and Neelofar are roaming free after being given clean chit by the puppet authorities. So, what’s the fun in observing the ‘International Women’s Day’ when the womankind continues to be victim of injustice." Shah said most dear to a person is his honor and any kind of assault on one’s dignity is intolerable." The world community should take notice of the sufferings of Kashmiri women who have been the worst victims of sexual violence and resolve the longstanding dispute,” Shah said.

India emerging as a fascist, imperialist state: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference & chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is emerging as a fascist and imperialist state and its claim of being a largest democracy in world stands exposed. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar while reacting to the statement of Indian Minister Venkaiah Naidu wherein he said that Azadi slogans would invite action under sedition law, termed the assertion as manifestation of New Delhi’s frustration. Shah said, “Indian rulers don’t believe in democratic setup, instead they are hell-bent on muzzling the right to expression by enacting black laws and through their state power. This type of lawlessness is never justified in a civilized society,” he added.The said more and more people are supporting our movement and the intellectual class in India now understands the aspirations of the people of Kashmir. “The new tendency in reputed educational institutions like Ramjas College and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is encouraging as they are displaying their resentment against Delhi for its unrealistic Kashmir policy,” the statement said. Referring to biased Indian media, shah said though they leave no stone unturned to mislead their people but despite all this, realities about the historical background of Kashmir issue comes to fore and speaks loud. He appreciated the people of India for their sympathetic approach and support saying, “We are thankful to those who show their concern and raise voice in our favour ”.Hailing the student community for their truthful approach, Shah said they are following their rightful thinking and deny falling in the trap of the rhetoric of their leaders about the political scenario of Jammu & Kashmir"." It is better for Indian politicians to treat Kashmir issue on urgent basis. We have no animosity with the people of India but are pursuing our fundamental right,” he added

On the directions of Party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah, JKDFP delegation visits Pulwama, pays tribute to Molana Mohiuddin on death anniversary.

Srinagar March 5: On the directions of Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah, a high level delegation today visits Pulwama to pays tribute to Molana Mohiuddin Imam Khateeb Jamia Masjid, Pulwama. On the occasion, advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar addresses the gathering and pays tributes the Molana Mohiuddin Imam Khateeb. The delegation includes advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Sheikh Zameer, Ghulam Rasool other party members.

Police attitude against prisoners extremely cruel: Freedom Party
‘PDP-led administration has created new records of oppression’

Srinagar, March 4: Terming the police attitude against the prisoners as extremely cruel, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday said the divisional police officer Sherbagh, Islamabad, Sameer Altaf has crossed limits in this regard. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said the officer is treating the prisoners in a very inhuman manner and using uncivilized language against the detainees. The spokesperson while warning the said police officer said those arrested during the uprising are political prisoners and to treat them like criminals is unacceptable. “We are closely monitoring the matter and are mulling to take legal action in this regard,” he said. We have committed ourselves to the freedom movement and to backtrack is a thing unknown to us. Such intimidations by police won’t break our resolve,” he added.The spokesperson asked the police to “listen to the voice of your conscience and realize that you have to live and die in this society". He also expressed serious concern over the continuous arrest of party’s provincial president Jammu Molana Abdul Qayoom, district president Pulwama Muhammad Amin, Mushtaq Ahmad (Ganderbal), Muhammad Aadil Wagay (Islamabad), Rouf Ahmad (Islamabad), and dozens of other party members and activists.

Shabir Shah arrested in Tral  'PDP shamelessly changed its colors’

Srinagar, March 3: Police today arrested the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his associates when he was about to address the people at Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah, Hazrat Ameer-e-Kabeer (RA), Tral. Raids were also conducted at party’s headquarters in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar. Party’s general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari while condemning Shah’s arrest said after serving the imprisonment of more than 3 years, the pro-freedom leader planned to visit Tral to address people and meet the family of Shaheed Burhan Wani. This arrest is nothing but the frustration of authorities. The PDP-led government has surpassed all records of tyranny and oppression and the whole state has been turned into a big jail. The party is committed to take forward the agenda of Saffron party,” Tari said." Before coming to power, the PDP used to beat the drums of ‘battle of ideas’ and ‘vision’. How shamelessly the party changed its colors and unleashed a reign of oppression upon the people by snatching their vision and putting thousands behind bars,” he jail.”Moulana Tari said the arrests and other suppressive measures won’t stop us from pursuing the struggle of freedom

Shabir Shah hails Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at ECO summit
Urges world bodies to resolve Kashmir to prevent further loss of lives

Srinagar, March 2: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed the speech of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit at Islamabad as “based on truth and reality". The heads of state and government from Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan participated in the summit. Sharif referred to Kashmir conflict in his concluding comments, saying “peaceful settlement of longstanding disputes, like Jammu and Kashmir, and alleviating sufferings of the Kashmiri people would greatly help in advancing the goals of stability and development of the entire region". Shah in a statement issued to press said Pakistan always exhibited magnanimity by inviting India towards resolution of all disputes but the latter “drenched in arrogance, not only used to find a way-out from talks but instead made failed attempts of isolating Pakistan by launching a baseless propaganda against the neighboring country"." It is to our utmost satisfaction that despite India’s conspiracies, the world nations are consolidating their relations with Pakistan and we hope the international community intervenes in resolving the long-pending dispute of Kashmir,” Shah said. Shah also hailed the speech of Pakistan’s minister for law and justice, Zahid Hamid, at 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) wherein he highlighted the human rights violations happening in Jammu Kashmir. “The world should, without any further delay, take notice of the grave human rights violations in the held Kashmir. The reason Indian forces continue to violate the human rights in J&K is the failure of rights bodies to take cognizance. This is extremely unfortunate on their part,” he said. The pro-freedom leader termed the Indian representative’s speech in UNHRC as “big lie” while urging the UN, EU, and OIC to investigate the issue." We reiterate our appeal to world bodies to resolve the Kashmir dispute at the earliest so as to prevent the further loss of lives in this region,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah seeks global intervention for release of detainees

Srinagar, March 01 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and chairman [JKDFP] Shabir Ahmed Shah while denouncing the illegal detention of pro-freedom leaders and activists has sought intervention by international human rights organizations for their immediate release. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Hundreds of innocent youth detained under frivolous cases are languishing in jails and police stations across the Valley and most of them are detained under infamous Public Safety Act." The cases of over 500 detainees have been quashed and bailed out by court, however, they were rearrested under Public Safety Act. The reports from Baramulla jail are horrifying and it looks as if authorities have turned this jail into Abu Ghuraib,” Shah said, adding that “APHC is preparing a detailed report and will pass it on to human rights organizations for their cognizance." Shah appealed to the global human rights organizations including Amnesty International and International Committee of Red Cross to use their influence for immediate release of all detainees. Shah also called upon world human rights bodies to take notice of plight of the Kashmiri detainees. He said that different tactics were being used to prolong the detention of political prisoners.

India preparing stage for bloodshed in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 28 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is implementing the Doval Doctrine to prepare a stage for fresh bloodshed in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian authorities were hell-bent on making situation explosive and for this purpose they were trying to create disturbances and uncertainty in the territory. Referring to the Indian Army Chief’s statement and recent arrests, Shah said, “New Delhi and its agencies are preparing a stage for fresh bloodshed, this year. The puppet authorities are denying any political space to the pro-freedom leadership and people are not allowed to raise their voice.” He said that Indian authorities were deliberately creating disturbances to cripple Kashmir’s economy so that people won’t pursue their freedom movement. “They are in fact implementing the Doval Doctrine after they received a signal and due approval from Indian home ministry,” the statement added. Shah pointed out that the authorities would arrest more youth, implicate Hurriyat leaders in false cases and impose curbs and restrictions on media in future. “They are planning to control Masjid's and religious schools. Their strategy is to implement their nefarious designs from the onset of summer,” he added." New Delhi and its henchmen are disturbed over the growing freedom sentiments among people. In the given situation, Indian agencies have formulated short and long-term policies to destabilize our economy,” Shah said. Commenting on the policies framed by Indian policy makers he said, “They want to drag us in an arena of their choice and it is need of the hour to remain cautious and understand their devilish game." We believe that pro-India politicians and parties are power thirsty and are big hurdle in peaceful and lasting solution of Kashmir issue. It is important for our people to maintain distance from them and never lend them vote and support,” he said. Shah asked the people to follow only those programmes issued by the joint resistance leadership.

Joint Hurriyat issues new protest calendar

Srinagar, February 27 : In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has today issued fresh protest programme until March 15.Under the protest calendar, High Court Bar Association of Kashmir would hold peaceful protests on Wednesday against the non-implementation of the court orders, while Resistance Day would be observed on Thursday against the killings of innocent youths. Peaceful protests would be held throughout valley after Friday prayers.
Following is the protest program:
(From March 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017)
Date Activities
Wednesday 1 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Bar Association Protest
Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.
Thursday 2 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Friday 3 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Youme-e-Muzahamat (Against the killings of Innocent Youths)
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley;
Saturday 4 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Traders Protest
Traders will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 5 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Monday 6 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Joint Dharna by Resistance Leaders
Resistance Leaders and activists will protest on Monday after Zuhar.
Tuesday 7 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Wednesday 8 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Bar Association Protest
Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.
Thursday 9 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Friday 10 March
(No Relaxation)
Youme-e-Muzahamat
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley;
There will be no Relaxation.
Saturday 11 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Traders and Transporters Protest
Traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 12 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Monday 13 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Day Long Sit-In
Resistance Leaders and activists will observe day long Sit-In.
Tuesday 14 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Wednesday 15 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Bar Association Protest
Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Zakura, Batamaloo martyrs' Nations don't choose killers as their representatives'

Srinagar, Feb 27: Paying glorious tributes to more than 50 people killed in Zakura and Batamaloo tragedies on their 27th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said we will never forget our martyrs. In a statement issued to press, Shah said we remember all our martyrs of Gawkadal, Sopore, Bijbehara, Handwara, Kupwara, Kanikadal, Mash'ali Mohalla, Wandhama, and martyrs of other massacres. "We must not disrespect the sacrifices of our martyrs by supporting the killers of our people," he said. Shah said we must not fall prey to deceitful designs of pro-India politicians who only show false dreams to people just to secure their own vested interests." The nations don't choose killers as their representatives. We have to boycott the pro-India elements who are responsible for our unending sufferings," he said. Shah said there was a Jalianwala Bagh massacre in India but Kashmiris have witnessed hundreds of Jalianwala Bagh massacres. across the valley particularly in South Kashmir areas including Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, and Kulgam. "Such oppressive measures are unacceptable and will invite serious public repercussions," he said. He also condemned the arrest of Freedom Party activists including party member Adil Ahmad Wagay saying Muhammad Amin and Mushtaq Ahmad had also been arrested.

India planning to usurp religious freedom : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 26 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of Hurriyat conference and chairman of Jammu Kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that the proposal of Indian government to control mosques, madaris and media is a conspiracy to usurp religious freedom and will prove the last nail in the coffin of so-called Indian democracy. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had already unleashed a reign of terror in every part of Kashmir, it might be intensified but it could never produce the desired result. He said the resistance movement will continue its march for complete freedom from India. Shah reacting to the reports and proposed plans of the Home Ministry of India in his statement said that instead of reading writing on the wall and deliberating over the resolution of Kashmir dispute, Indian authorities are planning to control mosques, madaris and media, and this was deplorable. Shah criticized India for its new proposals. He said that such cheap tactics would neither suppress the ongoing liberation movement nor weaken the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir. He said that the struggle for liberation would be taken to its logical conclusion.

Farooq Abdullah's statement is only an election stunt : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 25 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah while commenting on Dr Farooq Abdullah’s pro-Mujahedeen statement has said that the assertions made by the former puppet chief minister are aimed at befooling the people of Kashmir. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “It is only election stunt. He has given various statements against Mujahedeen in the past but now has changed his language. We don’t take his statements seriously.” He said that politicians like Farooq “can go to any extend in the lust of the power and by issuing such statements". Shah has said National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah is habitual of making such remarks when out of power. He said, “If Farooq Abdullah gets power, he will again speak his bombing language. We would welcome if he sticks to the stand of disputed status of Kashmir but we have seen he is frequently changing his colors like chameleon." Shah said, “It is due to politicians like Farooq Abdullah that India is succeeding in consolidating its forcible control over Jammu and Kashmir. Even though we are well aware of the major role played by the NC in strengthening India’s forcible control over Jammu and Kashmir but we still keep options open for Farooq Abdullah and his associates to quit the pro-India politics and join the freedom camp.”

Restrictions on resistance camp is interference in religion: Freedom Party

Srinagar, Feb 24: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday while expressing strong resentment over the undue restrictions on party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and other resistance leaders said to ban the religious duties like prayers is among the signs of slavery and that is why we consider the freedom struggle against India our prime obligation. Terming the authorities as dictatorial, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said this puppet regime doesn’t care about the religious freedom of people and can go to any extent in following the dictates of New Delhi. He also condemned the arrest spree across Valley saying several activists of Freedom Party were arrested during nocturnal raids in recent days. “The arrest of party’s district and provincial presidents is unconstitutional. Party’s provincial president Jammu, Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baghwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Abdul Rashid, Pulwama president Mohammad Amin, Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad (Ganderbal), Manzoor Ahmad, and dozens of others continue to languish in jails,” he said. On Shah’s directions, a delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the residence of Tariq Ahmad Dar who was recently released from Tihar Jail and congratulated him on his release. Tari also condemned the vandalizing of residential and other properties by forces in Mullu, Chattergam, saying puppet authorities are resorting to vengeance against people for their pro-resistance stand. “Such repressive acts by forces are unacceptable,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation comprising Tanveer Ahmad and others visited the residence of a lady Taja Begum who was martyred by forces. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Amnesty International report on Kashmir an eye-opener, says Shabir Shah
‘World must now break its silence and take practical steps in resolving Kashmir’

Srinagar, Feb 23: Terming the report released by the Amnesty International in which it highlighted the human rights violations by India in Jammu Kashmir as “eye-opener”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said the world must now break its silence and take practical steps in this regard. In a statement issued to press, Shah while commenting on the report said the people of Jammu Kashmir have always asserted that India and its collaborators have been playing with their lives and using excessive force against them to suppress their just and genuine struggle of the right to self-determination. On the use of pellet gun mentioned in the report, Shah said this lethal weapon was deliberately used to create a sense of fear and terror among the people and is continuously used despite the fact that it snatched the vision of hundreds of people mostly teenagers. Shah termed it “unfortunate” that despite the report released by an impartial body like Amnesty International, the world continues to maintain silence over the issue which emboldens India to unleash further terrorism in Jammu Kashmir." The world community must priorities the demand of right to self-determination of the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir over the trade relations with India. The United Nations is a party to the Kashmir issue and we welcome the world community’s intervention in resolving this long-pending dispute,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing grief over the loss of human lives in Kulgam and Mullu, Chattergam said, “On one hand, Indian forces are showering bullets on innocent people and on other, the people’s love and affection towards the brave youth has made it clear that they are not scared of bombs and bullets. This is a befitting reply to the threats by Indian army chief that people of Jammu Kashmir are ready to sacrifice everything for the freedom of their nation." Meanwhile, a party spokesperson while strongly condemning the arrest of a Kashmir University student Aaqib Malik has termed it frustration of authorities. “The puppet administration has created an atmosphere of suffocation in university where students are terrorized. Conspiracies are being hatched in university to promote communal politics,” he said. The spokesperson warned of serious repercussions if the student is not released forthwith. The spokesperson also expressed concern over the continous arrest of People’s League chief Ghulam Mohammad Khan Spoor saying the incarcerated octogenarian leader is ailing. He strongly condemned the police attitude against Soporei saying there is lawlessness prevailing in the state.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over demise of Waseem

Srinagar, February 22 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed deep grief over the demise of a boy, Waseem Mushtaq, who succumbed to pellet injuries. Wasim Mushtaq was critically injured by a volley of pellets fired by Indian forces in August 2016 and succumbed to his injuries, the other day, after battling for his life for six youths.Shabir Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said the terror unleashed by pellets was claiming lives of innocent people. He said dozens of pellets victims were in critical condition. He said that the Kashmiris would not forget the martyrs of the ongoing mass uprising. “We will continue to ask the world leadership to make India stop the use of lethal weapons like pellet guns,” he said. Talking to parents of Waseem Mushtaq over phone, Shabir Shah urged them to exhibit patience and said, “We should never forget the pain and oppression unleashed upon us by India but have to continue with our mission of freedom." On Shabir Shah’s instructions, a party delegation comprising Master Ghulam Mohiuddin, Bashir Ahmad and Ghulam Rasool visited Suchh area of Kulgam and expressed condolence and solidarity with the family of Waseem Mushtaq.

Kunan Poshpora anniversary: Indian forces showed their cheap character, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 21: Remembering the Kunan Poshpora mass rape victims on their 26th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday said Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing such a heinous crime. In a statement issued to press, Shah said both Indian and state judiciary has failed in providing justice to victims while as culprits continue to roam scot-free. He also termed the silence maintained over the mass rape incident by state administration and pro-India politicians as “worst kind of opportunism"." It is out of question to expect any kind of action against culprits by these power hungry politicians," he said, adding, "We have to boycott such politicians who are responsible for our suffering." Shah appealed the humanists across the world to take notice of the crimes committed by Indian occupational forces in Jammu and Kashmir and how these forces use rape as a war tool in this disputed territory. Expressing solidarity with the victims, Shah said the incident was “unfortunate and horrible part of our history”. He said delaying and denying justice only boosts the morale of criminals and further subjugates the weak and victim. “Such incidents are due to our slavery. Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing many shameful crimes like Kunan Poshpora, thereby inflicting a never-ending torment to the victims,” he said. Shah reiterated his appeal to world bodies to hold Indian forces accountable for their worst crimes against the people of Jammu Kashmir. Hailing those civil society groups fighting the legal case for such victims, Shah said we don't expect any kind of justice from the so-called administration. Shabir Ahmad Shah also paid tributes to a youth martyred eight years ago in Bomai saying we are indebted to the sacrifices of our martyrs and committed to take their mission of freedom forward. Meanwhile, police has arrested Freedom Party activist Mushtaq Ahmad of Ganderbal from his residence. Earlier, they had arrested his brother in law. The party spokesperson strongly condemned the arbitrary arrests saying such repressive measures won't break our resolve." There is lawlessness prevailing in the state," the spokesperson added.

JKDFP concerned over plight of Kashmiri detainees

Srinagar, February 20 : In occupied Kashmir the chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the PDP-BJP regime had turned occupied Kashmir virtually into a big jail and more than six hundred Hurriyat leaders and activists were behind the bars. It pointed out that over a hundred detainees were granted bail by the courts but police didn’t release them and they were still kept in police lockups. Shah appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the situation and use their influence for release of the Kashmiri political prisoners. Shah said that the Kashmiri people were striving for freedom from Indian occupation for the past several decades and they would continue their struggle till complete success. Shah termed the police report submitted to the Human Rights Commission of occupied Kashmir that no one was under house arrest in the territory as a blatant lie. Shah condemned the unjustified arrest of the Imam of Masjid Bait-ul-Mubarak, Baramulla, Mufti Aijaz Ahmed, by Indian police. Shah expressed deep grief over the loss of innocent lives in the recent bomb blasts in Pakistan. They said that these incidents were handiwork of enemies of Pakistan who wanted to destabilize the country to hamper its development and progress.

India’s Kashmir stance contrary to its tall claims: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 19 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference [APHC] & chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that India claims to be a big democracy, but its stand on Kashmir is contrary to its tall claims and therefore its aspiration for Security Council membership is inappropriate. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom & valor. Time periods can’t be fixed for freedom movements. Some nations achieve their goal within a short span of time while as for others they have struggled for quite long periods." Referring to independence movement of India, he said it commenced in 1857 and however it took 90 years for India to achieve their goal. “Those leading freedom movements in India never restored to short cuts and at last they achieved their destination,” he added. Shah while referring to freedom struggle of Kashmir, said that circumstances would force India to honor the aspiration of suppressed people of Kashmir or it will stand exposed despite its tall claims of being a democracy. “It is not proper to mention out-of-box options or solution as it will support and strengthen oppressors,” said Shah. Terming options other than UN resolutions distrustful, he asked pro-freedom leaders to desist from supporting or pleading other choices as it is impossible and won’t help to contain political uncertainty in the region. He said UN resolutions form basics and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of Kashmir dispute as per aspirations of people of Kashmir." We will pursue freedom movement till the issue is resolved as per aspirations of people." Citing the examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor, Scotland and South Sudan, Shah said, “Sensible people respect right to self-determination for suppressed nations, and there is neither any space for bullying nor justification for use of military might.”

Only UN resolutions can solve Kashmir, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar,Feb 18:Only UN resolutions can facilitate an amicable resolution of the vexed Kashmir issue and it would be according to aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party said on Saturday. He asked the resistance leaders to desist from supporting or pleading “other choices”, saying “it won’t help contain political uncertainty in the region." The Kashmir issue relates to 15 million people. Tashkent, Shimla, Lahore declaration and four-point formula are short-cuts. All these formulas have proved unrealistic, impractical and nothing is expected even in future too. It is wastage of time and will never prove fruitful,” he said. Citing examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor, Scotland Yard and South Sudan, Shah said “Sensible people respect right to self-determination for suppressed nations and there is no space for bullying or justification for use of military might." Referring to “use of brute force” by New Delhi, he said: “One day it will definitely come to an end and they can’t justify their stance for long." India claims to be a great democracy and aspires for membership of the UN Security Council, but its stand about Jammu and Kashmir is contrary to its tall claims and (therefore) its aspiration for the membership to the Security Council is inappropriate,” he said. Urging pro-freedom leadership to “show persistence with movement”, Shah said: “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom and velour. Time can’t be fixed for freedom movements; some nations achieve their goal within a short span of time while others have struggled for a long time,” he said. Referring to ‘Independence Movement’ of India, he said: “It commenced in 1857, but took India 90 years to achieve the goal. Those who led the freedom movement in India never resorted to short cuts and they achieved their destination at last.” “We are sure that circumstances will force India to honor the aspirations of suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir. Or, it will stand exposed despite its tall claims of being a democracy. It is not proper to mention ‘other out of box options’ or solutions as it will support and strengthen oppressors,” Shah said.

Democracy a farce in Jammu Kashmir’ Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest act of ‘political vengeance’:JKDFP Condemns suicide bomb blast in Sehwan,shrief SINDH PAKISTAN.

Srinagar, Feb 17: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom is not allowed to even offer the congregational Friday prayers. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari said Shah has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance." Criticizing authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state". Giving details of Shah’s incarceration period, Molana said from 2011 till date, Shah has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 41 months and during this time he was barred from offering 235 Friday and 12 Eid prayers. “During this period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites,” he said. The DFP secretary general said, “People still remember the dramas this (ruling) class used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership. Now, PDP itself proved that there is not an iota of difference between the Sheikh and Mufti families as both are servants of New Delhi." Those who used to make big promises of starting the double currency, self-rule, and dialogue with the resistance leadership have forgotten everything after coming to power." He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail.”Moulana Tari also condemned the continuous house arrest of APHC chairman Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai saying the democracy is Jammu Kashmir is nothing but a “farce". He expressed concern over the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of various resistance parties saying dozens of Freedom Party leaders and activists from Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, and Chenab Valley continue to be behind bars. He also condemned the detention of party leaders and activists including Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baagwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Abdul Rasheed, Mohammad Amin, Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal, Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad and Abdul Rehman. Meanwhile, Shabir Shah expressed deep grief over the loss of precious human lives due to bomb blast in Shawn, Karachi, Pakistan, in which nearly 100 people were killed and several injured. He said the government of Pakistan should identify the culprits and bring them to book as the country is continuously targeted. He also expressed solidarity with the bereaved families

Shabir shah condemn the Indian army chief’s threat to Kashmir's

Srinagar, February 16 : In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and chairman of JKDFP Shabir ahmed Shah has expressed strong disapproval of the threatening statement of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, that strict action will be taken against protesters in the territory and they will be considered as over-ground workers of Mujahedeen. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced in strong terms the Indian Army Chief’s assertion threatening civilian population of dire consequences on holding protests in the territory. He advised the General to take a cue from several of his predecessors who have been very candid in expressing their helplessness in crushing the mass uprising in Kashmir, and instead have been calling for the political solution to the Kashmir dispute. He said, ever since the BJP-led government assumed office in Delhi, it has started crushing the Kashmiris’ freedom movement with the iron hand and the recent statement of the Army Chief should be seen in that light only. He said that the Narendra Modi government in India was adopting revengeful attitude to crush the collective resolve of the Kashmiris .He said that Indian forces were crushing the Kashmiris’ indigenous movement. he added that the Indian military and political leadership had no other option but to resolve the Kashmir dispute through a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue process which would help end political uncertainty in South Asia. He urged the world community, United Nations and international organizations to take cognizance of the statement which is an open threat of killing Kashmiris en masse after declaring them as militants. He said that the state terrorism as justified by the Indian Army Chief to suppress the ongoing freedom movement was unacceptable to the people of Kashmir. He said that Kashmiri people would continue their struggle for freedom in a peaceful manner without any fear.

Joint resistance leadership issues fresh protest calendar ,Yaoum-e-Mazahmat, anti-India demos to be observed on Friday

Srinagar, February 15 : In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has issued fresh protest calendar from tomorrow till 28th of February.
The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Resistance Day (Youme-e-Muzahamat) would be observed on Friday against the surge in killing of innocent youth by Indian troops. Peaceful protests will be held throughout the Valley after Friday prayers. They said that there will be no strike on this Friday.
Detailed protest calendar is as follows:
(From February 16, 2017 to February 28, 2017)
Date Activities
Thursday 16 February
(Full Day Relaxation General Relaxation
Friday 17 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Youme-e-Muzahamat (Against the killings of Innocent Youths)
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley against the innocent killings;
Keeping in view three day strike in past week, it has been decided that there will be no strike on this Friday.
Saturday 18 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Traders and Transporters Protest Traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 19 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Monday 20 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Joint Dharma by Resistance Leaders Resistance Leaders and activists will protest on Monday after Zuhar.
Tuesday 21 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Wednesday 22 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Bar Association Protest Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.
Thursday 23 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Friday 24 February
(No Relaxation) Youme-e-Muzahamat
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley; There will be no Relaxation.
Saturday 25 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Traders and Transporters Protest Traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 26 February (Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Monday 27 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Joint Dharna by Resistance Leaders
Resistance Leaders and activists will protest on Monday after Zuhr.
Tuesday 28 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation

Molana Tari condemns Masarat Alam’s incarceration, arrest of Asiya Andrabi, raids on Er Farooq’s house 'HR bodies politicized, anti-Muslim’

Srinagar,Feb 15:The Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Wednesday said there is no constitutional or moral justification of the continuous arrest of incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Masarat Alam Bhatt, shifting him from one jail to other, and implicating him in false cases. In a statement issued to press, Tari said Masarat Alam is kept behind bars despite several release orders issued by courts. Demanding Masarat Alam’s release, Tari said the state administration is resorting to unconstitutional means against the political prisoners. He also termed it unjustified the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi and her secretary Sofi Fehmeeda saying the so-called government’s tall claims of providing space for peaceful political activities in the state are nothing but a deceit while as reality is that the state has been converted into a virtual jail." To put undue restrictions on activities of political leaders and activists is unacceptable in a civilized society. It’s a shame that state administration is reserving the right to political freedom and expression to itself. Still, the world has come to know about the grave situation of Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary has strongly condemned the continuous raids on the house of party’s senior leader Er Farooq Ahmad Khan. “Such oppressive measures won’t break our resolve. This is nothing but dictatorship,” he jail.”Moulana also slammed authorities for disallowing the ‘Kulgam Chalo’ programme and arresting the leaders saying autocracy is ruling the roost in Jammu Kashmir. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson while expressing concern over the plight of political prisoners said there is brazen violation of jail manuals as inmates are denied every basic facility." Many ailing octogenarian prisoners are not released; even release orders by courts have been issued in favour of some detainees only to be violated by authorities,” he said." Worst part is that even human rights organizations continue to remain silent over such grave situation in Kashmir. These bodies have become politicized and are toeing the anti-Muslim

Excessive force on civilians in Kulgam condemned

Srinagar, February 14 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders have condemned the use of excessive force by Indian army and police against civilians in Fiscal village of Kulgam district .Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that forces were always in search of an excuse to target the innocent people. He said the justice-loving people across the world should condemn such acts by Indian forces. He expressed grief over the martyrdom of Ashiq Ahmad Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo, saying that targeting civilians is a cowardly act on part of forces. Meanwhile, a delegation of Democratic Freedom Party led by Molvi Sajad Ahmad and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the families of martyrs and paid tributes to Mudassir Ahmad Tantray, Shaheed Vakeel Ahmad Thokar, Shaheed Mohammad Younis Lone and Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Butt. The delegation comprised Adil Bashir, Nazir Ahmad and Syed Ahmad Sayeed.

Blood-thirsty forces always find excuse to target innocent people: Shabir Shah condemns excessive force on civilians in Frisal, Kulgam, pays tributes to martyrs

Srinagar, Feb 13: Condemning the use of excessive force against civilians in Frisal village of Kulgam district by Indian occupational forces, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said forces are always in search of an excuse to target the innocent people. He said the justice-loving people across the world should condemn such acts by Indian forces. In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed grief over the martyrdom of Ashiq Ahmad Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo saying that targeting civilians after facing the brave Mujahedeen in encounter is a cowardly act on part of occupational forces. Shah termed it inhuman the firing of teargas shells, pellets, and bullets on civilian population after encounter with Mujahedeen saying the blood-thirsty Indian forces are finding excuses to shed bloodshed in the valley. Urging the justice-loving people and bodies of the world to break silence over the grave situation in Kashmir, Shah said immediate action is needed to stop Indian oppression in valley." Why doesn’t the government of India reply as to why pellets and bullets are reserved for only Kashmir's, why non-lethal weapons aren’t used against civilian protesters in Indian states?” he said." Until such suppressive acts are stopped and the people of Jammu Kashmir given their right to self-determination, the just and genuine struggle will continue,” Shah added. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation led by Molvi Sajad Ahmad and Molvi Bashir Ahmad and comprising Adil Bashir, Nazir Ahmad, Syed Ahmad Sayeed visited Frisal, Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the owner of the house where encounter took place. The delegation also visited the families of martyrs and paid tributes to Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad Tantray, Shaheed Vakeel Ahmad Thokar, Shaheed Mohammad Younis Lone, and Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Bhat.He delegation while extending Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message to the families said, “The whole nation is with you at this hour of grief and we’re indebted to you. Your brave sons sacrificed their precious lives for a greater cause and sent a strong message to the oppressor. We’re committed to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.”

JKDFP supports shutdown call given by Joint resistance leaders ,Condemns civilian killings in Kulgam.

Srinagar, Feb 13:the Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has supported the shutdown call and Kulgam Chalo on February 15 by Joint Resistance leadership against the civilian killings by the Indian forces in Kulgam,. JKDFP has strongly condemned the innocent killings and termed these acts barbaric. JKDFP extended his support to both the strike call and march to Kulgam.In a statement party spokesperson said “Such merciless acts will never be tolerated and we are obliged to resent and raise our voice against the state-sponsored terrorism,” the spokesperson also strongly condemned “use of brute force” against civilians in Frisal, Kulgam and termed the forces’ action as “worst kind of state terrorism." In wake of civilian killings in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday. He also criticized the stubbornness and egoistic approach of India and urged it to come forward and settle the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspiration of Kashmiri people. Referring to Indian rulers for their blame game against Pakistan, He said it is ridiculous, adding “Ours is an indigenous movement, we have nothing to do with extremism and people in Kashmir are striving for their right to self-determination.

Shabir Shah thanks IOK people for following protest programme

Srinagar, February 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) general secretary and JKDFP chairman Shabir ahmed shah has thanked people of Kashmir for making the three-day protest programme given by joint resistance leadership a success. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar reiterated the demand for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru to Kashmir. It termed public response as a referendum in support of Kashmir’s freedom from Indian forcible occupation. The complete shutdown was also a clear message to Indian rulers and world community that Kashmiris had never legitimized the Indian military rule and would fight till the end of this forced rule, the spokesman added. The statement termed restrictions, crackdowns against leaders and activists and imposition of curfew like restrictions as illogical, saying: “The fact of the matter is that the authorities want to hide their dark face and weaknesses because whenever people held peaceful demonstrations they were stopped by police through violent means." Condemning the arrest of senior leaders Shah said these arbitrary arrests are unjustified and unlawful. He said: “By calling three-day programme we want to send message to the world that the mortal remains of these two leaders be returned to their families for their burial as per their religious rituals." Shah said the people of Kashmir are looking towards the world community to come to the rescue and help them so that mortal remains of the two are handed over to their families.

Shabir Shah talks to Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family over phone

Freedom Party delegation succeeds in reaching Shaheed Afzal Guru’s home
Srinagar, Feb 10: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), on the directions of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Thursday succeeded in reaching Doabgah, Sopore, the ancestral village of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru. The delegation expressed solidarity with Shaheed Guru’s family. The Molvi Bashir Ahmad-led delegation comprised of representatives from Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, and other areas namely Muhammad Yousuf Bhatt, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Muhammad Ibrahim, Zameer Ahmad, and others. The delegation extended Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message to the family and said “the nation is committed in its demand of return of mortal remains of martyrs". The delegation told the family that Shabir Ahmad Shah has been under continuous house arrest since years and despite his wish couldn’t visit them. “We’ll continue to demand the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru and will not let their sacrifices go waste. We’re indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and will continue to pursue their mission till our last breath. The whole nation is with you,” the delegation quoted Shah as saying. Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru, they said India by hanging him sent a message to Kashmiri youths as how the ‘world’s largest democracy’ commits the grave human rights violations and implicates Kashmiri youths in false cases. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah talked to Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family over phone. “Despite my wish, it wasn’t possible for me to visit personally as authorities have put severe restrictions on my movement,” Shah told the family. He also expressed solidarity with people of Baramulla saying Allah chose Afzal for a greater cause. “May Allah reward Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family for its immense sacrifices,” he said. Shah also thanked people for observing complete shutdown and reiterated his appeal for shutdown on Feb 11 (Saturday) that marks the 33rd martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt.

IOK converted into a big jail: Syed Ali Gilani Shabir Shah condemns arbitrary arrests of youth

Srinagar, February 09 : In occupied Kashmir, the of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and General Secretary, Shabir Ahmed Shah strongly condemning the arrest of 31 youth from Natnusa area of Baramulla and shifting them to different jails have said that the puppet authorities have converted the territory into a big jail. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the action as the worst example of state terrorism. He said that this sheer lawlessness illustrated the egoistic and autocratic behavior of the puppet authorities. The APHC Chairman said that it was injustice that mourners were barred from sharing their grief for martyrs and even were not allowed to offer their last rituals. “It is shocking that police have filed cases against those who participated in a martyr’s funeral prayers,” he said. He demanded immediate release of Natnusa youth. Syed Ali Gilani expressed his anguish over thrashing of students and teaching staff at Ashpora in Pulwama by Indian troops and said that there were distressing reports from every part of occupied Kashmir that Indian forces’ personnel were creating situation horrifying like that of 1990s. He deplored that the puppet authorities have converted occupied Kashmir into a big jail and every soul in the territory feels insecure in such horrifying circumstances. The APHC Chairman said, records reveal that district Baramulla lists top where people have been slapped with draconian law, Public Safety Act, and detained in jails. “The authorities have turned Baramulla Joint Interrogation centre into a slaughter house and people are subjected to extreme torture,” he said. While referring to some top police officers, he said, “They are harassing the civilian population and taking undue advantage of their post and position” .Shabir Ahmed Shah, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement expressed strong resentment over the arbitrary arrest of youth in Nathan's. He said that the only crime of these people was that they demanded the body of martyred youth, Azaharuddin Khan, to perform his last rituals. He said that through such actions, Indian police were pushing the youth to wall .Shabir Shah said that such of police actions should stop as they would yield serious repercussions. He demanded unconditional release of all arrested youth. “Our youth are sacrificing their lives for a greater cause and people’s affection towards the martyred youth is a natural phenomena,” he said.

Shabir Shah aghast over arbitrary arrests of youth in Natnusa, Handwara . Accuses police of working at behest of political masters

Srinagar, Feb 8: Expressing strong resentment over the arbitrary arrests of youths in Natnusa village of north Kashmir’s Handwara district, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the only crime of these people is that they demanded the body of the martyr Azaharuddin Khan to perform his last rites. In a statement issued to press, Shah termed the statement of police as misleading and concerning saying such behavior towards the people is intolerable. He strongly condemned the arrest of 31 people including minors saying police through such acts are pushing youth to the wall. Demanding unconditional release of all those picked up, Shah said police must bear in mind that it has to live and die in the same society. “Such kind of police activities should stop as it will yield serious repercussions." Shah said to return the mortal remains of martyrs for performing last rites is a religious obligation and police has not right to stop the people from making such demands. “And to intimidate or arrest is unjustified. It is intolerable,” he said. The DFP chairman said the police is doing all this at the behest of its political masters and is completely ignoring the people’s sentiments. “Our youths are sacrificing their lives for a greater cause and people’s affections towards the martyred youth is a natural phenomena,” he said.

Political prisoners ‘spokespersons of nation’: Shabir Shah
Calls for devising strategy to secure their release

Srinagar, Feb 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday called for devising a strategy and starting a campaign for the release of prisoners serving life sentence. He also urged the “justice-loving” people and organizations across the world to take cognizance of the issue. In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “We cannot remain mute spectators to such a serious issue as Indian judiciary by overlooking all the norms of justice and fair-play has resorted to sheer political vengeance against these political prisoners. All the doors of justice have been closed to them and what prevails is the judicial tyranny." Referring to UN charter, the DFP chairman observed, “Those arrested while struggling for the liberation of their land from foreign aggression or occupation fall into the domain of ‘prisoners of war’ and cannot be tried in criminal courts." Expressing solidarity with the families of political prisoners, Shah slammed the local pro-India politicians for deceiving and hijacking the sentiments of people for their “petty material gains” saying these people by acting as collaborators are largely responsible for strengthening India’s occupation of Jammu Kashmir. He also appealed the UN, international human rights bodies, ICRC to use their good offices in securing the release of these political prisoners. Shah described the political prisoners as “spokespersons of the nation” saying our hearts always remember the heroes like Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Quadir Bhatt, Muhammad Amin Dar, Javaid Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Mehmood Topiwala, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Ghulam Muhammad Bhatt, Bark at Ali Khan, Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Sadiq Gujjar, Mahindya Gujjar, Noor Muhammad Tantray, Parvez Ahmad Mir, Feroz Ahmad Bhatt, Muhammad Aslam, Sheikh Imran, Muhammad Sayeed Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Shah, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Akeel Wani

Shabir shah condemns Rajnath’s statement on Kashmir

Srinagar, February 07 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah has taken strong exception to the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s assertion that Jammu and Kashmir was always with India and will remain a part of it. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar terming Rajnath Singh’s remarks as egoistic approach of India said that such rhetoric and parroting could not change the reality about the Kashmir dispute. Shah ridiculing the statement of Rajnath Singh wherein he said that referendum must be conducted in Pakistan maintained that India was aware about the possible results of referendum in Jammu and Kashmir and that is the reason its leaders are resorting to such meaningless statements. Kashmir is internationally accepted issue and deferring this issue led to an uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir and proved a squabble and bone of contention between two countries. It is because of the Kashmir issue that both countries are investing a large amount of budget on arms and ammunitions, while as majority in India are living a miserable life. They even lack basic amenities to sustain their life and virtually facing starvation like situation,” it said. Shah said that Rajnath Singh was no more different than late Sardar Patel as he also used to speak same language. “However, it has not changed the ground realities nor people of Jammu and Kashmir will succumb to any pressure,” it added. Shah said that on one hand, India was aspiring for the permanent membership in the UN and on the other, was resorting to military might and smashing all basic rights in occupied Kashmir. “India instead of blaming Pakistan should realize that it is its arrogant approach that is creating impediments and hurdles in peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and Pakistan has always pleaded for its peaceful settlement. Pakistan always followed positive strategy about Kashmir issue while as India always adopted egoistic approach and talked in terms of war,” he added.

Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru immortal heroes of Kashmir: Shabir

Srinagar, February 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah terming Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru as immortal heroes of the Kashmir’s freedom movement, has said that these martyrs gave a new direction to the freedom struggle.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people of Kashmir would observe complete shutdown on February 9 and 11, which mark the martyrdom anniversaries of these leaders." We observe the February 9 and 11 as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad’ (Reaffirmation of the pledge) and we are committed to complete the mission of our revered martyrs,” he said. Reiterating the demand of returning the mortal remains of both Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, he said, “India must bear in mind that no law in the world justifies harboring any enmity towards the martyrs and to return the mortal remains of these two martyrs to their families is a moral responsibility of the authorities." Paying tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru, APHC General Secretary said, though India hanged him without informing his family, but the martyrdom immortalized his name"." Today, each and every child of Kashmir proudly uses the names of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru,” he said and termed the hanging of Guru as “Murder of law and justice for which the Congress and National Conference are directly responsible". He said Indian Supreme Court’s judgment that Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the nation is a shame to humanity." Even his family particularly the wife and son were not entitled the right of last meeting. His hanging is an unforgettable tragedy of human history,” he remarked.

Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA), Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) ‘immortal heroes’ of freedom movement: Shabir Shah 'Appeals for complete shutdown on Feb 9 and 11

Srinagar, Feb 5: Terming the Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru (RA) as “immortal” heroes of the Kashmir’s freedom movement, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said these martyrs gave a new direction to the freedom struggle and have emerged as “heroes” for Kashmiri youths. In a statement to press, Shah also appealed for complete shutdown on February 9 and 11 which mark the martyrdom anniversaries of these leaders. “We observe the February 9 and 11 as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad’ (Rejuvenation of the pledge) and we are committed to complete the mission of our revered martyrs,” he said. Reiterating the demand of returning the mortal remains of both martyrs, Shah said, “India must bear in mind that no law in the world justifies harboring any enmity towards the slain and to return the mortal remains of these two martyrs to families is a moral responsibility of authorities." Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA), Shah said though India hanged him without informing his family, but the martyrdom immortalized his name. “Today, each and every child of Kashmir proudly uses the names of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA).”Shah termed the hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) as “murder of law and justice for which the Congress and National Conference are directly responsible who played dirty politics". He said Indian Supreme Court’s judgment that Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the nation is a “shame” to humanity. “Even his family particularly the wife and son were not entitled the right of last meet. His hanging is an unforgettable tragedy of human history." Though these martyrs were hanged without being provided justice, their martyrdom gave rise to thousands of Maqbool and Afzal's in Kashmir. Shah said the killers of the former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, are in jails but “the so-called champions of democracy were eager to hang Afzal Guru (RA)”. “History counts these rulers and administrators among the brutes." The DFP Chairman reiterated his appeal to the world leadership, UN, and EU to “use your offices in securing the return of the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) which lie buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail”.“To demand return of the mortal remains of these martyrs, we have been sending reminders and memorandum to UNO, and today, we again appeal to the world leadership and UNO to take cognizance of such human issue,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah appealed the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to use his influence to convince India to acknowledge and agree to the just and genuine demands of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation including Mohammad Ibrahim and Sabot Ahmad visited Bomai, Sopore and Natnusa, Kupwara to pay tributes to the martyred Mujahedeen Shaheed Sajad Ahmad alias Babar and Shaheed Azaharuddin alias Umar Ghazi .Shabir Ahmad Shah talked to families of both martyrs over phone.

Shabir Shah thanks Pakistan for ‘unflinching’ support for Kashmir Solidarity Day.

Srinagar, Feb 4: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Saturday said observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ on February 5, by Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, and Pakistani and Kashmiri people across the world is “encouraging and praiseworthy" In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ by the Government of Pakistan, its people, media and literary fraternity, political, social, religious bodies and the Pakistani and Kashmiri people living across the world is encouraging. We express immense gratitude to them for exhibiting solidarity with their oppressed Kashmiri brethren." He said Pakistan’s contribution and support to Kashmiris’ freedom movement is “exemplary”. “We are extremely thankful to every section of Pakistan particularly Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif for their unflinching support. Observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ makes the Kashmir issue echo at international forums,” he said. Shah said Pakistan must further its endeavors vis-à-vis resolution of Kashmir issue. In his ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ message, the DFP chairman said, “This Day is aimed at highlighting the plight of oppressed Kashmiris in every nook and corner of the world. As routine, the role the Pakistanis and Kashmiris across the globe play on this day is commendable.”“Kashmiri nation is committed and steadfast with regard to their demand of right to self-determination from Indian forcible occupation. We hope the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to our just and genuine cause,” Shah said. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson expressed grief over the martyrdom of Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen Azaharuddin, alias Ghazi Umar and Sajad Ahmed, alias Babar .who achieved martyrdom while fighting the occupational forces in Sopore .He said the nation will never forget the sacrifices of martyrs and paid glowing tribute to the martyred commander

JKDFP delegation visits ailing Syed Ali Gilani Sahib at SKIMS, prays for his speedy recovery
Condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous detention, expresses concern over plight of prisoners

Srinagar, Feb 3: On the directions of incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation on Friday visited SKIMS to enquire about the health condition of the ailing Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib. They also prayed for his speedy recovery. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press criticized the state authorities for placing Shabir Ahmad Shah under continuous house detention. “Shah has been under house arrest or police detention for the last 41 months. This speaks volumes about the so-called claims of democracy and freedom of expression of state administration,” he said. He challenged the so-called rulers to lift restrictions on the resistance leadership and compete with them on political front. The spokesperson also expressed concern over the plight of detainees in state jails particularly the sub-jails of Jammu and Mattan, Islamabad. He said the inhuman treatment with prisoners is unacceptable." In Matt an sub-jail, the political prisoners are kept with criminals and are provided substandard food besides disallowed the medical treatment. Jails manuals are openly violated. Even those going to meet their wards are subjected to inhuman treatment,” he said. Strongly condemning the arrest spree and vandalizing of properties during nocturnal raids across nook and corner of the valley, the spokesperson said the police and forces have become habitual of resorting to such anti-people activities. “This is extremely condemnable,” he said.

Shabir Shah appeals for protests against death sentence to Muzaffar Wani, terms verdict as ‘politically motivated' We cannot see our youth falling prey to judicial tyranny’

Srinagar, Feb 2: Appealing people to protest against the death sentence awarded by Kolkata court to Kashmiri youth Muzaffar Wani, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said “we cannot see our youth falling prey to judicial tyranny". In a statement issued to press, Shah also expressed hope that world community takes cognizance of such “terrorizing” and “vengeful” measures of India and pressurize the country to stop such activities. Terming the verdict as “politically motivated”, Shah said Indian judiciary at the behest of authorities is “murdering” the law and justice. “Now, unfortunately, the state judiciary is following the suit as it has failed to provide justice (to the victim),” he said. Shah said Muzaffar Wani and his associates are not found to have committed such a crime that entitles them to death sentence. “The verdict is obviously politically motivated and makes it clear that authorities are hell bent on the lives of innocents,” he alleged." Courts are the last hope of people but the case of judiciary working under the Indian system is contrary. It fails to provide justice to people as it has lost its independence. Impartiality there is a thing of the past. We have to give it a serious thought as to why Kashmiris are targeted like this way,” Shah said. The DFP chairman urged the resistance leadership to devise a strategy in this regard as there are hundreds of similar cases of the prisoners languishing in various jails across India. Shah also condemned the unprovoked firing on civilians by Indian army in Sambora, Pulwama and termed it “unacceptable”. “This is a naked aggression. It is extremely unfortunate that world community is acting as a mute spectator over the situation in Kashmir as it has business interests with this country.” He expressed solidarity with the injured and saluted the courage and steadfastness of the people of the area. Meanwhile, a DFP delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited Sopore to express condolence with Bashir Ahmad Bhatt on the demise of his father-in-law Late Ghulam Nabi Natrona party spokesperson hailed the deceased’s contribution to the freedom movement and prayed for his eternal peace besides forbearance to the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah stresses awareness for poll boycott in IOK

Srinagar, February 1 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has stressed the need to create mass awareness about boycott of sham elections and anti-movement policies of pro-India politicians. Shah was talking to several student delegations and party representatives from Pulwama, Tral and Shopian who called on him at his Sanat Nagar residence in Srinagar, today. The DFP Chairman while strongly reacting to the so-called election preparations started by the puppet administration said, “We must start anti-election campaign and beware the people of the hidden agenda behind such an exercise. The main aim of the sham elections is to strengthen India’s illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir." Shah said, students are future and asset of Kashmir and are tasked with more responsibilities to create awareness in masses about anti-Kashmir policy of the pro-India politicians. “Students are the frontrunners of the freedom struggle. The world is supporting our cause,” he added. Shah said, “We have to honor the sacrifices of our martyrs. Our youth laid down their precious lives in 2008, 2010, and 2016 uprisings, making it clear to India that it could never enslave them through military might." He also hailed the moral, political and diplomatic support extended by Pakistan to the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

Student delegations, party representatives call on Shabir Shah ‘Need to create mass awareness about election boycott and anti-movement policies of pro-India politicians’

Srinagar, Jan 31: Several student delegations on Tuesday called on the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah at his Sanat Nagar residence here. Party representatives from Pulwama, Tral, and Shopian also visited the Freedom Party headquarters. As per a statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah while interacting with delegations stressed on the need to create mass awareness about election boycott and the anti-movement policies of pro-India politicians in the state. Shah hailed the sacrifices of the people of Pulwama, Shopian, and Tral during the ongoing Intifada. He asked delegations to spread the word that “we won’t forget those innocent children who were martyred, blinded, and maimed by the state government". Commenting on resistance leadership’s endeavors towards finding a justifiable solution to the Kashmir dispute, Shah said, “We are moving towards our goal with the support of people and need of the hour is to exhibit consistency and steadfastness". Strongly reacting against the so-called election preparations started by the puppet administration, Shah said we must start anti-election campaign and aware people of the hidden agendas behind such exercise. “The main aim of these so-called elections is to strengthen India’s illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu Kashmir,” he said. The DFP chairman added, “We have to honor the sacrifices of our martyrs. Our youth laid down their precious lives in 2008, 2010, and 2016 making it clear to India that it can never enslave us by military might. Our children were blinded in 2016 and we must realize that we have nothing to do with this sham election process and should start anti-election campaigns.”Shah said students are future and asset of the nation and are tasked with more responsibilities to aware people about each and every anti-Kashmir policy. “Students are the frontrunners of the freedom struggle. The world is supporting our cause." Hailing the political, moral, and diplomatic support of Pakistan, Shah said this country has always been our well-wisher.

Judiciary used as a tool to prolong detentions in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 30 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, and chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah has said that the illegally detained Kashmiris are subjected to unlawful, undemocratic and unethical imprisonment and judicial institutions are being used as a tool to prolong their detention. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that judiciary was supposed to provide workable justice to needy but these institutions too were misused by the puppet administration. He said that virtually courts had been assigned the job to delay cases, thereby prolonging the already snail’s pace of judicial proceedings. “This well-coordinated conspiracy of the bureaucracy has jeopardized and threatened the general psyche of both inmates as well as their families,” he said. Shah said that family members of these detainees during interaction with him disclosed the woeful account about the prisoners and said that though they had filed petitions challenging their detention, but instead of providing justice, courts just for the sake of formalities, put cases on hearings. They said that after winter vacations the cases were in final stage and they were expecting release of their dear ones, however without assigning any proper reason these cases were deferred and put for next hearing, he added. Shah said that the delaying tactics adopted by the puppet administration and judiciary were painful, unjustified and unacceptable. He said that people in the occupied territory were facing the worst type of state-terrorism; thousands were languishing in jails and were approaching these judicial institutions for justice. “It is very sad and what is alternative if they won’t get any justice and respite from these courts?” he asked.

Martial law like situation prevailing in kashmir , India conspiring to break Kashmiris’ unity': Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 29 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, and chairman of JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah while denouncing the arrest spree unleashed by Indian police and paramilitary forces, has said that a martial law-like situation is prevailing in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, lashed out at the authorities for subjecting resistance leaders and activists to political vendetta on one pretext or another. He pointed out that all democratic ethics and norms were being trampled by Indian forces in the territory. Shah impressed upon international human rights organizations to take cognizance of serious violations of basic human rights in Kashmir. Shah said that puppet politicians at the behest of their masters in New Delhi were making last-ditched efforts to break the exemplary unity of the Kashmiri people against the Indian occupation. Meanwhile, puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while speaking in the so-called Kashmir Assembly confirmed that 8,587 people were arrested during the ongoing uprising in the Valley. The actual number of people arrested during the uprising is higher than what the puppet Chief

Settling Kashmiri Pandits in separate colonies unacceptable:Shabir Shah

Srinagar Jan 28 :The senior resistance leader and Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today welcomed return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir saying they must settle in their own houses and not separate colonies. “We have never been against their return or rehabilitation but to settle them in separate colonies is unacceptable to us." The state administration, under the garb of settling Pandits in Kashmir is conspiring against the integrity and special status of Jammu Kashmir. It is a deep rooted conspiracy of RSS and BJP to settle non-resident Kashmiris in the state under such mischievous plan which only promotes communalism in the state,” he said, appealing to the Kashmiri Pandits not to ‘fall prey to nefarious designs’ of elements who want to ‘exploit’ them and are bent upon ‘creating communal disturbance’ in the state.

Peace in subcontinent a dream without resolving Kashmir: Shabir Shah 'Pundits welcome but separate colonies unacceptable’

Srinagar, Jan 27: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said to dream of peace in the subcontinent without resolving Kashmir is ridiculous. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the world nations must mediate in Kashmir dispute and stress on all stakeholders of the issue to start a dialogue in this regard. “Otherwise, the threat of war will continue to loom over the region,” he said. Shah said Indian leaders must give it a thorough thought that if they want their country to make swift progress, then they should resolve all their disputes including Kashmir. He reiterated that people of all religions and regions of the state will be taken on board while deciding the future of Jammu Kashmir. “The people of J&K are the prime stakeholders of this dispute. When we talk of referendum, we mean the opinion of the whole population of Jammu Kashmir,’ he said. Reiterating his stand on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to valley, Shah said, “We have never been against their return or rehabilitation but to settle them in separate colonies is unacceptable for us. Shah said the state administration, under the garb of settling Pandits in valley, is conspiring against the integrity and special status of Jammu Kashmir. “It is a deep rooted conspiracy of RSS and BJP to settle non-resident Kashmiris in the state under such mischievous plan which only promotes communalism in the state,’ he said." The resistance leadership has always welcomed the Pandits by even visiting personally to their camps,” he added.The appealed Kashmiri Pandits not to “fall prey to ‘nefarious designs’ of elements who want to ‘exploit’ them and are bent upon ‘creating communal disturbance’ in the state." We have been living together since centuries and should keep our tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood intact,” he said. Commenting on the celebration of India’s Republic Day in Jammu Kashmir under the barrel of gun, Shah said New Delhi and its local collaborators are making a vain attempt to mislead the world community as “such deceptive politics don’t carry any weight in today’s age of globalization"." Reality is that the people of Jammu Kashmir have always dissociated themselves from such events and strongly protest on these days,” he said." How can a nation that rendered more than 6 lakh lives unfurl the flag of a colonial power,” Shah added.

Kashmir has been turned into military garrison: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 26 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir ahmed shah has said that India has turned the entire territory into a military garrison and the people are being treated as prisoners. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said the people of Kashmir are facing hardships due to the celebration of Republic Day by India as the forces personnel are frisking and checking people in Srinagar and other main cities and towns of the territory. He expressed serious concern over the arrest and harassment of innocent Kashmiri youth and added that even they were booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). He said that India was suppressing the voice of Kashmiris they were raising for their democratic right to self-determination but would never succeed in its nefarious designs. Shah said that the settlement of lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of Kashmiri people was imperative for bringing permanent peace in the region., Shah said that the puppet authorities have put the entire occupied Kashmir especially Srinagar and Jammu under siege. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in every nook and corner of the occupied territory causing huge inconvenience to the people. The forces’ personnel are conducting frisking and checking of vehicles and passengers in Srinagar and other major towns besides carrying out surprise raids in different areas. Shah also paid glowing tributes to the victims of Handwara massacre, and demanded probe into all such massacres in the territory.

Shabir shah pays tributes to Handwara & Kupwara massacre victims.

Srinagar, January 25 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party [ [ JKDFP ] Shabir ahmed shah has paid tributes to victims of Handwara and Kupwara massacres on their martyrdom anniversaries and demanded a thorough probe into the bloodshed. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said that despite the passage of over 27 years families of the victims were still awaiting for justice. He said that Kashmiris had rendered priceless sacrifices and they would not deter from offering more for achieving freedom from Indian bondage. Shah condemned the nocturnal raids, restrictions, frisking of civilians on roads and detention of innocent youth ahead of January 26, the Indian Republic Day. He said that dozens of party leaders and activists had been asked to report to different police stations which showed frustration of the authorities. He termed the massacres a glaring proof of hollowness of Indian democracy. He said that killing hundreds of innocents could only be termed as act of savagery and the massacres were a reminder of the fact that India had acted as a brutal country and suppressed the peaceful voices of Kashmiris by its military might. Meanwhile in a statement issued in Srinagar Shabir Shah has called upon the international community to play its role in granting the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination said, “It becomes the responsibility of the world community to come forward and discharge their duties in providing justice to the unarmed and innocent Kashmiris,” he said. Shah thanked the people of Handwara for observing shutdown against the brutal and cruel act of army and demanded impartial investigation into the massacre.

Shabir Shah expresses solidarity with Muzaffar Rather, condolence with Mushtaq Zargar

Srinagar, Jan 24: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the family of Muzaffar Ahmad Rather who has been sentenced to death by a Kolkata court. As per a statement issued to press, on Shah’s directions, a party delegation led by district president Kulgam Bashir Ahmad Wani visited the family of Muzaffar and assured them that “whole nation is on your back". The Freedom Party also termed the awarding of death sentence to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather and two others as “murder of justice and law". Meanwhile, a delegation of pellet victims visited Shabir Ahmad Shah at his residence. During the meeting, Shah told the victims that they will not be left at the mercy of the so-called government and that steps will be taken to rehabilitate them. Even the APHC chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib, who is under continuous house arrest, is extremely concerned about the issue (of pellet victims). We have also appealed the affluent families to come forward in this regard,” Shah told the delegation and assured them of every possible support. Meanwhile, on the demise of brother in law of Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, a party delegation led by Molvi Sajad Ahmad visited Acchabal, Islamabad to express condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul. The party also that its member Ishfaq Kotwal of Islamabad was a couple of days ago arrested by police and taken to undisclosed location. “Despite such unabated arrest spree, the freedom movement will be taken to its logical end,” the spokesperson said, adding, “People are feeling suffocated by the reign of oppression unleashed by the state.”

Jammu & Kashmir turned into virtual jail: Shabir Shah

Srinagar Jan 23 :The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday said Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a virtual jail ahead of Republic-day. “While New Delhi is busy in its Republic Day preparations, JK has been turned into a virtual jail. The innocent civilians are harassed and humiliated through frequent frisking,” Shah said in a statement. Shah said that India had no constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in the internationally-recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He maintained that the Kashmiri people particularly students of schools and colleges would not participate in any of India’s Republic Day functions in the occupied territory. He said, democracy means accepting the rights of poor nations and doing justice to them but instead of this India is trampling Kashmiris’ rights with its military might. He said that it was India and its leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru who pledged before the international community to give the Kashmiris the right to self-determination but now Kashmiris were being killed and brutalized by India for demanding the same right. He said that if the history of only last five months was taken into account, hundreds of innocent Kashmiris were killed, thousands injured and many had been blinded. Shah appealed people particularly the students not to participate in any of the function related to January 26.On the other hand, Indian police and paramilitary forces have started massive frisking across Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar and Jammu, days ahead of Indian Republic Day on January 26. Commuters are subjected to vigorous checking and asked to show their identity cards.

India has no right to observe Republic Day in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 22 : The illegally detained Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that India has no constitutional right to observe its Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir as the state has never been its part. Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also asserted that given the brutal and oppressive attitude of Indian forces towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir, “It is totally unjustified that India celebrates this day in Kashmir". He appealed people particularly the students of schools and colleges not to participate in any of the function related to India’s Republic Day. “It doesn’t befit us to share our presence with those whose hands are smeared with the blood of our people." The DFP Chairman said, “We don’t have any issue with the people of India nor are we against the integrity of this country but given the India’s position as an occupier in Jammu and Kashmir, we, without giving any second thought, declare this day as a ‘Black Day’ for us." How shameful it is that on one hand, India is busy in its Republic Day preparations and on the other side, has turned the territory into a virtual jail. The innocent civilians are harassed and humiliated through frequent frisking. Be it India’s Republic Day or the Independence Day; for Kashmiris, these days are no less than any trouble and nuisance for Kashmiris.“The said January 26 may be a significant day for India but for the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir, the day is a reminder of the atrocities, brutalities, and massacres committed by Indian state and its forces in this territory. "This day reminds us of all those loved ones who laid their lives while fighting the Indian oppression. We will never forget the terrorism unleashed by Indian forces in Kashmir since 1947. The wounds of 2008, 2010, and 2016 are still afresh. Every kind of activity related to India’s Republic Day should be boycotted,” he said. He said India, by observing this day in J&K by the dint of 8 lakh forces, is perhaps trying to give world the impression that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part but the reality is that every soul of this territory is demanding freedom from the clutches of Indian occupation." It would be better for India to conform to the changing world political scenario and respect the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir by conducting the referendum in the territory,” he said. Hailing the spirit and steadfastness of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “Unless Indian forcible occupation of Kashmir ends, we will continue to observe the January 26 as Black Day.”

Shabir shah hails spirits, passion of IOK people during uprising

Srinagar, January 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman of jkdfp Shabir ahmed shah has hailed high spirits and passion exhibited by people during the current uprising. Shah in Srinagar, said that the ongoing people’s uprising had once again conveyed a strong and powerful message to India and its stooges that they could not break the Kashmiris’ resolve for right to self-determination. He warned against the deceitful tactics being played by Delhi and its local stooges to weaken the freedom movement. Shah appealed to the international human bodies to take cognizance of the pitiable plight of Kashmiri detainees and use their influence for their release. Shah said the tactics adopted by Indian rulers will never mislead international community. Sooner or later India shall have to respect the aspirations of people. He said the changes are eminent and history stands testimony to the fact that once two great empires like USSR and Great Britain were no more on map and were confined to annals of history only. While referring to “stubborn and egoistic approach of Indian rulers, he said, “It is temporary phase & this country won’t suppress & trample our basic rights till long and I am sure that we will accomplish our destination and goal." Shah said that the puppet administration was playing a foul and their claims about the detainees were either misleading or deliberately concealing the facts. “On one hand the people at the helm of affairs are claiming that those bailed out by court won’t be re-arrested and contrary to this they are re-arrested and lodged in detention centers. More and more people and resistance activists are slapped with draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and lodged in jails, he deplored.

Shabir Shah again disallowed to offer Friday prayers, Freedom of religion’ non-existent in J&K: Molana Tari

Srinagar, Jan 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah was again disallowed to offer the congregational Friday prayers and this has been continuing since 2011.In a statement issued to press, party’s general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said through such actions, the administration has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state. He criticized authorities over Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous house arrest saying the democracy is Jammu Kashmir is nothing but a “farce"." The attitude of the state government towards the resistance leadership and people is totally uncalled-for,” he said. Even though authorities would justify their illegal actions in the name of maintaining law and order; but the reality is that government is incapable of facing the resistance leadership on a political platform.” Tari said the so-called government rules the roost in the state just by the dint of military power. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary paid glorious tributes to Lashkar-e-Toyiba commander Abu Musaib saying “we’re indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and committed to fulfill their mission”. He expressed condolence and solidarity with martyr’s family. Molana Tari also condemned the Valley-wide nocturnal raids and arrests by police saying the parents of the detainees are not allowed to meet them. “Every just and genuine voice is choked,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a DFP delegation visited Islamabad to express condolence and solidarity with Mohammad Ayoub Bhatt over the demise of his sister. The delegation also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres , Appeals int’l rights bodies, OIC to pressurize Indian to stop HR violations in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 19: Paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres on their 26th, 27th and 23rd anniversaries respectively, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah said the nation will never forget the martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. In a statement issued to press, Shah said, "Our hearts are filled with the memories of these martyrs and we are committed to fulfill their mission." He appealed people to organize prayer meetings these days in favour of the martyrs. Remembering the martyrs of all these massacres, Shah said, "The example of such brutal massacres is hard to find. The then Governor Jag Mohan spread bloodshed which according to him was to teach Kashmiris a lesson by conferring unbridled powers to forces." The DFP Chairman said the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed go waste. Terming these massacres as "holocaust", Shah said the world rises up against such barbaric actions except if these are carried out in Kashmir.Praying in favour of all the martyrs, Shah said we remember the victims of each and every massacre including the Bijbehara, Kupwara, Hawal, Mash'ali Mohalla, Kanikadal, Sopore, Hazratbal, Chattergam, etc. He also took a dig at Indian media for resorting to biased approach vis-à-vis the massacres and killings in Kashmir. "During its fight with British Empire, India only saw Jalianwala Bagh massacre but in Kashmir, there are hundreds of Jalianwala Bagh massacres carried out by its 8 lakh forces." There is no doubt that the officer involved in Gawkadal massacre had a spirit of General Dyer (who carried out Jalianwala Bagh) in him. The massacres of Handwara and Kupwara were planned under a well thought out strategy - killed 27 innocent people on 27 January (Kupwara) and 17 on 25 January (Handwara)," he said. Shah appealed the human rights bodies working under the United Nations including Amnesty International and OIC to utilize their offices in bringing to book the perpetrators of these deadly massacres in Kashmir.

Kashmir dispute unresolved despite UN resolutions: Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 18 : In occupied Kashmir, senior resistance leader and chairman JKDFP has deplored that the Kashmir dispute remains unresolved despite the fact that the UN has passed several resolutions for its settlement. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that many lives had been lost since 1947 and the bloodshed was not going to stop, besides, the peace in South Asia was a distant dream due to the non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Shah reiterated that it was responsibility of the UN to help resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmir people. “It is its duty to settle issues of subjugated people. It is imperative for it to help the people of Kashmir get out of the subjugation," he added. Shah hailed the role being played by Pakistan in highlighting the Kashmir dispute at international forums and said, “Pakistan has always been at our back particularly during the ongoing mass uprising." Shah appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, to brief the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutters, about the Kashmir dispute in its historical context and reiterate to the UN chief that the Kashmir was not an issue about human rights violations but the internationally recognized dispute.

Shabir Shah deplores CM Mehbooba mufti's statement

Srinagar, January 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the resistance leader and chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir ahmed shah has deplored the statement of puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti that tens of thousands of Indian troops, stationed in Kashmir, will continue to enjoy immunity from any accountability for their actions “till peace is achieved”, enforced calm cannot be termed as peace. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “It is the same lady who once would stage protests and sit-ins with banners in her hands, vehemently opposing black law Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and demanding its immediate revocation." He said, “Peace that is dependent on the barrel of the forces’ gun and not on people’s faith in the system is not peace but enforced calm of subjugation which completely depends on instilling fear among the occupied and that is what is being practiced in Kashmir"." So basically what is being conveyed to people of Kashmir is that AFSPA and such draconian laws will stay till Kashmiris keep demanding justice and political resolution of their disputed status and that they will keep getting killed and neutralized so that ‘peace and normalcy’ is restored and Mehbooba and New Delhi can control and rule the occupied territory of Kashmir even if the entire population of the land has to be wiped out for that and turned into a graveyard,” .Shah said observing the martyrdom anniversaries of these people every year not only reminds people of the atrocities carried by the Indian forces but also gives people the strength and makes them more determined to carry forward the resistance movement to its logical conclusion and make the mission of these martyrs a national mission and mission for every Muslim.

Shabir Shah address public gathering telephonically pays tributes to Awoora, Pahalgam martyrs, expresses condolence with adv Bashir Ahmad Bhatt

Srinagar, Jan 16:The resistance leader and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed a huge public gathering telephonically, wherein he said," “It is due to these sacrifices of our martyrs that brought the nation and resistance leadership on a single platform and need of the hour is to take forward the movement in a unified manner. The nation is rendering invaluable sacrifices and we need to stand like a rock against the anti-movement forces. Shah paid glorious tributes to Mujahedeen who achieved martyrdom while fighting Indian forces in south Kashmir’s Awoora village of Pahalgam area. In a statement issued to press, Shah said though the martyrdom of our Mujahedeen grieves us but we have firm belief that the freedom of Jammu Kashmir will be written with their pious blood. A party's delegation led by Molana Sajad visited the residences of Shaheed Adil Ahmad Reshi, Shaheed Abid Ahmad Sheikh, Shaheed Masood Ahmad and paid tributes to them. They expressed solidarity with the families of all Mujahedeen and told them that whole nation of Jammu Kashmir equally shares the grief. Extending the message of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah to the bereaved families, the delegation told them that the nation is indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed condolence with JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhatt on the demise of his brother Akbar Nazir Bhatt. Expressing grief over the demise, Shah said this family has rendered innumerous sacrifices for the freedom movement of Jammu and Kashmir. A delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the bereaved family and expressed condolence and solidarity with them besides prayed for heavenly abode for the deceased. One more delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and Abdul Razzaq visited the residence of Hurriyat leader Desh Raj Sharma in Jammu who passed away a couple of days ago. They extended Shabir Ahmad Shah's condolence message to the bereaved family.

JKDFP remembers Martyr Master Shakeel Ahmad on his 2nd anniversary

Srinagar, Jan 15: The Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir ahmed shah on Sunday paid glorious tributes to Martyr Master Shakeel Ahmad on his 2nd anniversary saying the deceased has rendered invaluable sacrifices for the freedom movement. Party's Abdul Gani of central Kashmir’s Budgam district visited the Pakherpora residence of martyr Shakeel Ahmad and expressed solidarity with his family. The delegation including Abdul Gani, Jahangir Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad, and Bashir Ahmad extended party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message of solidarity to the family. In his message, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “The sacrifices of Shaheed Master Shakeel Ahmad will always be remembered." He also remembered all martyrs

Freedom Party condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest
Says such ‘undemocratic’ acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’

Srinagar, Jan 13: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah who was released recently after six months. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari said Shah has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the “puppet” administration by incarcerating him are resorting to political vengeance. He said since Shah was released from jail two weeks ago, authorities have continuously put him under house arrest and didn’t allow him to offer congregational Friday prayers.Criticising authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He questioned whether the ‘freedom of expression’ is the right enjoyed only by those in power? Giving details of party chairman’s incarceration period, Molana said from 2011 till date, Shabir Ahmad Shah has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 40 months and 13 days and during this time he was barred from offering 230 Friday and 12 Eid prayers." During the incarceration period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites,” he said. Slamming those at helm of affairs, the DFP secretary general said people still remember the dramas this (ruling) class used to enact before receiving the power in charity from New Delhi. “People still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership. Now, PDP itself proved that there is not an iota of difference between the Sheikh and Mufti families as both are servants of New Delhi,” he said. Coming down heavily on the ruling class, Tari said those who used to make big promises of starting the double currency, self-rule, and dialogue with the resistance leadership have forgotten everything after coming to power. He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish” one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail. Meanwhile, Molana Abdullah Tari expressed concern over the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of various resistance parties saying dozens of Freedom Party leaders and activists from Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, and Chenab Valley continue to be behind bars. He also condemned the “unjustified” prolonging of the detention of Freedom Party’s leaders and activists among which the provincial president Jammu Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baagwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Abdul Rashid, district president Pulwama Mohammad Amin, district president Kupwara Peer Inayatullah, Abdul Rashid, Ashiq Ahmad, Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Abdul Rehman, and various pro-freedom leaders and activists. He said many of these are booked under black laws like PSA. “This is nothing but the frustration of the so-called government which should instead compete with us on a political platform,” Molana sai

Shabir Shah expresses condolence with Molana Tari on demise of Molana Abdul Hye Shopian

Srinagar, Jan 12: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday expressed deep grief over the sad demise of prominent religious scholar Molana Abdul Hye Shopiani who was the brother of Molana Abdul Qayoom Shopian and cousin of party’s secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari.Expressing condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and Molana Tari, Shah said this family has rendered great services in the religious and literary fields besides contributed a lot in upholding the values of Tawheed and Sunni in the State of Jammu Kashmir. A party delegation led by Molana Bashir Ahmad visited the bereaved family and extended Shabir Ahmad Shah’s condolence and solidarity with them.

No nation chooses the killers as its representatives’: Shabir Shah calls for boycott of Parliamentary elections

Srinagar, Jan 11: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under house arrest, on Wednesday appealed people to boycott the so-called upcoming Parliamentary elections saying “we have to make it clear that we have not forgotten the killers of our children". In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Those dealing with pellets and bullets are killers not our representatives. The whole world is keenly observing us as whether the people of Kashmir will boycott those pro-India elements whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people or collaborate with them." No nation chooses the killers as its representatives nor supports them in any way. The upcoming Parliamentary elections are a test for the people of Jammu Kashmir in general and those of south and central Kashmir in particular. We have to keep in view the martyrdom of all those killed and blinded during last year. Who can vote in favour of those who justify killings of innocent children by making ‘toffee’ remarks against them,” he said. Shah said if the killers of more than 100 people don’t shy from demanding votes, but at least we should distinguish between right and wrong. “We should recognize the killers who still beat the drums of ‘battle of ideas’. Even the killers of 2008 and 2010 will beg you for votes but we must understand that the pro-India elements are two sides of the same coin,” he said." We must realize as to how these power-hungry people are selling each and every inch of the State to outsiders, how they hatch conspiracies like settling the West Pakistan Refugees and granting them domicile certificates in order to change the demography and Muslim majority status of the State, how they are hell bent on implementing the RSS agenda in Jammu Kashmir,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah added, “We are aware of the invaluable sacrifices rendered by the people of this nation. We are guardians of those sacrifices. So we need to boycott the upcoming Parliamentary elections at any cost in order to safeguard our sacrifices. I hope the people will very consciously fulfill their responsibilities and give a befitting reply to the pro-India elements by completely boycotting the elections.”

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno, other martyrs
‘Those crying over such horrible incidents spearheaded killings this year’

Srinagar, Jan 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday paid tributes to Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Kenu on his 21st martyrdom anniversary saying “we’re indebted to the sacrifices of our martyrs and committed to take their mission forward". In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Our martyrs sacrificed their lives for the honor of Islam and to liberate Jammu Kashmir from the forcible occupation of India. These sacrifices are enough to awake the conscience of the world leadership but unfortunately the international community doesn’t pressure India much to resolve the Kashmir issue which ultimately boosts the morale of India and its collaborators to continue playing with the lives of innocent people." He also paid tributes to 2016 martyrs saying their sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste. He said those who used to raise hue and cry over such “horrible” incident themselves spearheaded hundreds of innocent killings this year. Strongly condemning the continuous and human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir by India and its collaborators, Shah express lament that despite increasing political uncertainty in the South Asia, the world community continues to sideline the “human” issue “just for business interests”. “We still hope that world leadership takes cognizance of the grave situation in Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson criticized authorities for re-arresting Sarjan Barkati saying the government is scared of the pro-freedom personality. “The democracy and freedom of speech of which the pro-India elements are beating the drums is nothing but a deception,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Nasser Ahmad flew to Sopore where they participated in the funeral prayers of Shaheed Muzaffar Ahmad Naikoo alias Muzze Molvi. They also visited the martyr’s residence and paid tributes to him. Another delegation led by Molvi Mudassir Ahmad visited the residence of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno and expressed solidarity and sympathy with his family. The delegation also visited the graveyard of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno and paid glowing tributes to him and all martyrs. The delegation included Molvi Sajad Ahmad, Mohammad Aadil Wagay, Shabir Ahmad Baba, Ghulam Rasool, and Nazir Ahmad.Party’s senior leaders Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and Sheikh Zameer visited the residence of Democratic Political Movement chairman Yaar Mohammad Khan whose mother passed away a couple of days ago. They expressed condolence and solidarity with Yaar Mohammad Khan and the bereaved family besides prayed for her heavenly abode.

Freedom Party delegation visits South Kashmir, offer condolences

Srinagar January 7: On the directions of Democratic Freedom Party President Shabir Ahmed Shah, a delegation headed by Mohd Adil Wagay, Shabir Ahmed Baba, Nazir Ahmed Tinda, Sajad Ahmed and others today visited the residence of two noted personality of South Kashmir's Islamabad district, Faiz Ahmad Khan resident of New Qazi Bagh and Mohd Akbar Chicken resident of Kadipora and offered condolence to the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Sopore massacre martyrs

Srinagar, Jan 5: The Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday paid tributes to Sopore martyrs on their 24th anniversary saying “we can never forget them”.55 civilians were massacred by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Sopore town on 6 January 1993.In a statement issued to press, Shah said we can never forget those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this nation. Remembering the martyrs of Sopore massacre, Shah said, “Indian occupational forces used indiscriminate firing on innocent civilians. The whole locality was burned in vengeance and properties worth billions were destroyed by occupational forces." Shah expressed lament that despite passing of 24 years, the killers are roaming free. He said authorities by shielding the culprits of the massacre made it clear that they have no regard for human lives but are only concerned of their chairs." We must very well recognize our friends and foes. The killers and their allies can never be our well-wishers,” he said. Praying in favour of Sopore martyrs, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Indian occupational forces by carrying out the worst massacres in Kashmir like Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Kanikadal, Hawal, Shopian, Mash’ali Mohalla, Bijbehara, Hazratbal, Markandal, and hundreds of other killings, made it clear that they are neither bound by any rule of law nor accountable to anyone for their crimes against humanity. He appealed the human rights bodies working under the United Nations including Amnesty International and OIC to utilize their offices in bringing to book the perpetrators of these deadly massacres in Kashmir. Shah reiterated his pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs till the achievement of Azadi.

Full text of the press conference by Shabir Ahmad Shah

Jan 4, 2017
Bismillah ir Rehman ir Raheem
Asalamualaikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakatahu
Today, in this press conference, I want to bring to your notice which you yourself witnessed during the last five months. You witnessed, through the nook and corner of the State, as to what people demanded and how they were treated. The dissent, expressed in a peaceful way, was responded with brute force; the innocent children were blinded. I wonder why the perpetrators of such barbarism still claim to be the well-wishers of the people. It’s shameful. We can only lament on the mindset of those making “toffee” remarks about the innocent children who were killed, maimed, and blinded by those beating the drums of the so-called VISION. Can this VISION bring back the eyes of Insha?What about the media fraternity; journalists were beaten, cameras were broken, newspapers banned for reporting the truth. The press was targeted for “puncturing the balloon of their so-called VISION and BATTLE OF IDEAS”. We were in jails but our hearts were beating for you. I hail the media fraternity and congratulate it for reporting the facts in a very objective manner. You highlighted the state terrorism for which you were targeted; media gag was imposed.
WON’T FORGET, WON’T FORGIVE What was the crime of a lecturer Shabir Ahmad Monga who was ruthlessly beaten to death by the occupational forces? Can the so-called chief minister tell us what VISION is in her store for the lecturer’s widow? The year 2016 was extremely horrible as the PDP created a record of snatching eyesight of people following the footsteps of its predecessor National Conference which killed blooming buds. What is more depressing is the attitude of PDP which at the behest of BJP and RSS unleashed a reign of terror on our people and blinded the children. Nowhere in the world is pellet and PAVA used against people but the credit goes to PDP. I have a strong belief that the champions of so-called VISION, have to appear before the court of Allah and people, for their crimes against humanity. When will we recognize the real face of these power-hungry puppets of New Delhi? Reality is that every pro-India party – PDP, NC, Congress or others – are servants of New Delhi and working on its agenda.
If authorities think we have a short memory, they are living in a fool’s paradise. We remember everything. We will never forgive the killers. We were in jail but aware of the stiff resistance shown by the people from nook and corner of the State. We’re extremely thankful to the people of Kargil, Chenab Valley, Banihal, Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, and Doda who by standing with us at these hard times made it clear to world that “we’re united against the forcible and illegal occupation of India.” I assure the people of these regions of the State that we’re always with them.
MY GRATITUDE TO NATION also express my condolences with the respected parents of Shaheed Burhan Wani and congratulate them for the martyrdom of their son which rejuvenated the Kashmir issue across the world and infused a new lease of life in the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir. With heavy heart, I salute those families whose loved ones felt victims to Indian barbarism. I assure them that these sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste. We’re duty-bound to take forward the mission of martyrs. Though every section of the society rendered sacrifice during the last five months but the example set by the transport community is praiseworthy. I salute them. Those associated with medical profession also deserve all hail and appreciation for their exemplary social welfare. They braved all odds and threats while carrying out the noble work. I salute the religious organizations of the State including Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Karvaan-e-Islami, Umat-e-Islami, Suwat-ul-Awlia, Anjuman Shari-e-Shian, and all NGOs who served the society during those hard times.I express my gratitude to all pro-freedom parties of the State. The role played by our women organizations particularly the Dukhtaran-e-Millat and Muslim Khawateen Markaz is noteworthy.
The fate of the children who were injured and maimed by bullets and pellets during recent months is our mutual concern and we cannot leave them at the mercy of the situation. As such, we should work towards their rehabilitation in a unified manner and assure them of full support. I also appeal to the nation and the (resistance) leadership to take care of these victims of the state-sponsored oppression by adopting them. Our educational institutions should also come forward in this regard.
PRISONERS ARE OUR SPOKESPERSONS Those languishing in jails are our spokespersons. The so-called state government’s attitude towards these prisoners is in violation of the United Nations’ charter as they are denied all basic amenities. What is more concerning is the illegal detention of minors. They aren’t referred to Juvenile homes. The condition of prisoners is alarming and we demand an end to such unsympathetic and inhuman attitude of authorities.
UNABATED LoC SKIRMISHES A MATTER OF GREAT CONCERN
We’re very much concerned about the loss of human lives, mostly innocent civilians and school going children, due to unabated firing at the Line of Control (LoC). We recently saw how firing by Indian forces martyred several children in Azad Kashmir; another school van was targeted. This is extremely unfortunate and human rights bodies should take serious cognizance of the heartening incident.
MY VIEW ON UNITY AMONG RESISTANCE CAMP
It has been my long cherished dream to see the whole resistance leadership on a single platform under a single leader. We have rendered innumerous sacrifices which need to be safeguarded by resisting the Indian occupational rule in a unified manner. Almighty Allah has given us a golden chance of forging unity.
PAKISTAN ACHIEVED DIPLOMATIC VICTORY
Pakistan played a very effective role during the ongoing Intifada as the way it highlighted Kashmir issue at United Nations is commendable. It has been due to the diplomatic efforts of Pakistan that China, Turkey, European countries, and OIC slammed India over the unabated human rights violations it commits in Jammu Kashmir. We also express our gratitude to UN for offering mediation vis-à-vis resolving Kashmir. The whole world expressed concern over the grave situation in this disputed region. This all happened due to strenuous diplomatic efforts of Pakistan and we hope the country’s embassies across the world set up special cell for Kashmir which will work towards its early resolution. The country also needs to rejuvenate its Kashmir committee. For our cause, we have to utilize all our efforts to win the favour of the permanent member countries of the UN.
PDP MAKING SELL OUT OF J&K
The PDP is on an agenda to make a complete sell-out of Jammu Kashmir. As such, the process of issuing the domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) has been started. I reiterate that we’re not against the rehabilitation of these refugees but it should be carried out as per the formula of the Partition of India which implies that these WPRs be settled in any part of India not in the disputed territory of J&K. We won’t allow anyone to erode the special status of the State and will resist tooth and nail every anti-Kashmir attempt.
MY CHALLENGE TO INDIAN PM NARENDRA MODI
THROUGH THIS PRESS CONFERENCE, I want to send a clear message to the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi that if he wants his country to progress and make it a SHINING INDIA and play a crucial role in the international relations by becoming a permanent UNSC member, he has to shun the baseless rhetoric of Kashmir being its integral part and resolve this vexed dispute while bearing in mind that no country can be subjugated through military might.I challenge Mr Modi to lift curbs on our free movement and see whose side the people of Jammu Kashmir are. Let India choose its candidate in the upcoming elections, we will choose any lesser-known person but under the auspices of any international impartial body; whatever the verdict the people give should be acceptable to all. That will be the final verdict of this dispute. I also want to make it clear that whenever we talk of referendum in the State, we mean the whole population of Jammu Kashmir. People from all faiths and regions are entitled to this right of self-determination.
WILL HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN DELHI have decided to hold a press conference in New Delhi wherein I would stress upon India and Pakistan to resolve their mutual differences that stem out from the Kashmir dispute. Such move would be in the better interest of both the nations. During the presser, I will pose some questions to Indian Prime Minister and see how he will convince me on his rhetorical stand on Kashmir dispute. It has been our age-old stand that unresolved Kashmir poses a big threat to the South Asia and is hindering peace in the region. WILL START KASHMIR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ACROSS INDIA We have decided to launch an awareness campaign, regarding our just stand and political thought, across India. We will get in contact with intellectuals in India and try to garner their support as we hope there are thousands of justice-loving people in that country who will raise their voices in our favour. We will bring to them the point that India is facing several human challenges including poverty, unemployment, and malnutrition still it spends major portion of its budget on defense purposes thereby hindering its development. Sooner or later, India will have to shun its ego and resolve the dispute that has long been its biggest impediment in way of achieving the overall progress. AN Appear the end, I make a fervent appeal to the world community, UN, and all the international human rights bodies to take serious note of the grave situation in Kashmir. We demand an immediate action by all world organizations including the United Nations and Red Cross to deal with the prevailing situation in the disputed region. I also appeal to the newly appointed UN Secretary General to initiate measures towards the establishment of peace in the South Asia. As Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged dispute and backed by several UN resolutions which are in continuation of the resolution passed on January 5, 1949. We believe the viable solution to this longstanding dispute lies in the implementation of these resolutions. We hope the world community, by keeping in view the demands of truth and justice, put in efforts in ending the Indo-Pak rivalry by resolving their bone of contention – the Kashmir.

India can not mislead world for long through its deceptive policies, says Shabir Shah
'UN resolutions provide strong base for Kashmir'

Srinagar, Jan 3: The Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said India cannot mislead the world for long through its deceptive policies but has to express its willingness to resolve the (Kashmir) issue keeping in view the changing global political scenario. In a statement issued to press, Shah said on January 5, 1949, a resolution regarding the political future of Jammu Kashmir was passed in the United Nations and till date 18 further resolutions were passed in this regard. He said the Kashmir dispute is high among agendas of the United Nations and world nations including India and Pakistan are signatories to the said resolution but India has reneged from its pledges and covenants and wants to maintain hegemony in the region. Shah said the UN resolutions provide a strong base for the resolution of the vexed dispute of Jammu Kashmir but on one hand, the world institution has failed to implement these and on other India by exhibiting stubbornness continues to commit grave human rights violations in the occupied territory. Stressing on the United Nations Organization to play its role in resolving the long pending disputes of the world including Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Chechnya, and Myanmar. The DFP chairman made it clear that Jammu Kashmir was never part of India but annexed by the latter through military invasion during the time of partition and since then continues to commit the worst human rights violations in the region. Shah said if United Nations won't resolve the pending disputes of the world at this crucial juncture, the world will plunge into further chaos and uncertainty and will push it to the brink of third world war. He also urged the world leadership to play role in granting rights to the subjugated nations of the world. Shah reiterated that "we are not against talks between India and Pakistan (to resolve Kashmir) but the prime party to the dispute i.e. Kashmiris cannot be sidelined as without them the issue cannot be resolved".

Freedom Party condemns Masarat Alam’s re-arrest
Shabir Shah once again prevented from offering Friday prayers: Molana Tari

Srinagar, January 2 : The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday slammed the state administration for re-arresting Masarat Alam Bhatt saying by doing so, the authorities once again validated our point that there is no political space for the resistance leadership in the State. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari while criticizing authorities said, “The so-called government is scared of the resistance leadership. The attitude towards Masarat Alam Bhatt is dictatorial and barbaric. There is no legal or constitutional justification of prolonging his incarceration. Slapping another PSA against Alam reveals nothing but frustration of the state administration.”Moulana Tari also expressed strong resentment over the arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat provincial president Abdul Gani Bhatt, representatives and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, Umat-e-Islami, JKLF, and other pro-freedom parties saying the thousands of arbitrary arrests has punctured the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said there is no doubt that PDP is just fulfilling the agenda of RSS in Jammu Kashmir. He also condemned the continuous arrest of district presidents, representatives, and activists of Freedom Party saying, “Though these arrests are not new for us but it has been once again proved that there is no such thing as democracy or freedom of expression prevailing in the State." The DFP secretary general criticized authorities for their inhuman treatment against the thousands of prisoners in State and outside jails saying these prisoners are languishing from last 20 years and no step is taken to shift them to State. “Even their families are suffering the worst,” Tari said, and expressed solidarity with these families. Meanwhile, as per DFP spokesperson, Shabir Ahmad Shah has been placed under house arrest since he was released from jail on Wednesday after six months. “Shah Sahib was once again barred from offering Friday prayers. This is a direct interference in the religious affairs. By placing Shah Sahib under continuous detention, authorities want to create a gulf between leadership and people. Such acts are extremely condemnable,” he said.

Tyranny always succumbs to sacrifices: Shabir Shah
Says world institutions yet to play any proactive role on Kashmir

Srinagar, January 1-2017 : The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday saluted the people for exhibiting patience and steadfastness saying history is witness that tyranny and oppression have always succumbed to sacrifices of people. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the nation that consistently struggles against the pangs of oppression is destined to emerge victorious. He paid tributes to those martyred during the ongoing 'Intifada' saying no one can get disappointed from the freedom movement. Assuring that the sacrifices of the nation won't be allowed to go waste, Shah said, "We must realize that we are the guardians of the sacrifices of our martyrs. The sacrifices of the movements of 2008, 2010, and the ongoing Intifada made our plight to be heard in the international forums but it is a bitter reality that the world institutions are yet to play any proactive role regarding Kashmir." Terming the stand maintained by United Nations and other world institutions vis-à-vis Kashmir as "very disappointing", the DFP chairman said the business interests have swayed the mindset and approach of world nations while as human concern is entirely sidelined. Shah said, "How can intellectuals across world particularly in India maintain silence over the reign of terror and oppression prevailing in Kashmir where pellet guns have wreaked havoc by blinding and maiming hundreds. Where is their consciousness?" Shah lashed out at "Mir-eJafars" (collaborators) of occupiers saying these people have always acted as a stumbling block to our path to victory (of freedom). "The fate of these people will be same as we have read in history of nations," he said. Urging the attention of world leadership towards Kashmir dispute, Shabir Ahmad Shah said to expect the world peace by sidelining Kashmir is a big folly. He termed it "unfortunate" the silence maintained by world leadership over the grave situation in Syria, Palestine, Rohingya, Kashmir, and other countries saying positive initiatives are direly needed to put an end to such bloodshed th. has engulfed the globe.

Footer
 Links.......
 Head Office

150 A Rawlpora Coloney Sanat Nagar Srinagar (Indian held Kashmir)

 Information Office

Satellite Town Rawalpindi Pakistan

Copy Right 2009: JKDFP