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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.

 

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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, Jaleel Andrabi, Dr. Guru & 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 SadiqI .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 SadiqI 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 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 continue

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 Baraakpora .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 ‘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 Jannah (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.

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

Srinagar, March 20: 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.

Upcoming parliamentary by-polls in Kashmir drama: Shabir Shah

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 family.

SHABIR AHMAD SHAH CHAIRMAN, JAMMU & KASHMIR DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM PARTY

WHY ELECTION BOYCOTT ?
Srinagar 19 - 2017.
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 NATIVES
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 Added.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 Kashmiri 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. Criticizing 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 Gilani, 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’
Mehmood 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 Shanawaz Khan in Kralgund Langate, saying “the killing of unarmed persons is not acceptable to any civilized society.”

UP win has given Modi a golden opportunity to resolve Kashmir: Shabir Shah, Condemns Indian PM’s ‘unrealistic’ speech

Srinagar, March 13: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said the UP win has provided the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a golden opportunity to resolve Kashmir issue. He also suggested Modi-led government to stop creating instability in neighboring countries. In a statement issued to press, Shah termed Mode's remarks about Kashmir in his speech as “unrealistic” saying the reality (of Kashmir dispute) won’t change by intimidating those associated with freedom movement. Modi has once again shown his arrogance which is aimed at justifying the state-sponsored bloodshed in Kashmir. Instead of issuing such statements, Modi should resolve the core issue as people of Jammu Kashmir will never give up their struggle for freedom,” he said. The DFP chairman said people of Jammu Kashmir never take seriously such unrealistic points mentioned by Indian PM. “We have born and grown up under the shadow of Indian barbarity and are not scared of prisons and gallows. Fear is a thing alien to us and backtracking from freedom movement the blasphemy,” he said. Commenting on elections in India, Shah said Kashmiris have nothing to do with that as the State is not part of the country. “What we demand from India is to give Kashmiris the same democratic opportunity to express their verdict through the process they deem best,” he said. Shah also suggested Modi-led government to “stop meddling” in affairs of neighboring countries and “creating instability on their soil”. “We’ve always been favoring friendly relations between India and Pakistan and want the whole region prosper with the resolution of longstanding Kashmir dispute,” he said. He reiterated that people of Jammu Kashmir have no animosity with those of India but with the government of “that country which rules us by the dint of military might and unleashes a reign of terror through use of lethal weapons". On the elections conducted in the State, Shah termed the process as “farce” and “sham” saying even the world hasn’t yet acknowledged the legitimacy of Indian-sponsored elections in Jammu Kashmir “which are done under the shadow of gun”.“The reality will only be known to all when elections will be carried out under the auspices of any impartial observer body,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah leaving APHC, DFP refute rumors

Srinagar March 12: Rejecting out-rightly the rumors that Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmed Shah has quit the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), DFP leader Er Farooq Ahmed Khan has termed these rumors baseless, fabricated and misleading. He said that Shabir Ahmed Shah is striving hard for unification among the resistance leadership to achieve the goal of Freedom from the occupation. Er Farooq has warned these unscrupulous elements of dire consequences who are spreading this falsehood without any bit of truth. He also criticized authorities over Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous house arrest saying the democracy in 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.  He 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.

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 Ahmad .On 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

Participating in elections is treason with martyr's 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 Shahon 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 “honourable” 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.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to KH Khurshid, Padgampora martyrs

Srinagar, March 9: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman on Thursday Shabir Ahmad Shah paid glorious tributes to KH Khurshid on his 28th anniversary saying the late leader was a real patriot and real son the soil. In a statement issued here, Shah said, “Late K H Khurshid was a real patriot and a real son of soil. He was a selfless leader who dedicated his life to fight for his oppressed nation." Highlighting the role of KH Khurshid, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the late leader was active with freedom movement since his education days and in year 1944 as a general secretary to Quaid-e-Azam (RA), he played an active role in the freedom movement in the subcontinent." During that period he (KH Khurshid) laid foundation of Kashmir Students Federation and in collaboration with the like-minded youth started working for the freedom cause. Even Quaid-e-Azam (RA) testified it that he achieved Pakistan with the utmost and selfless and unrelenting role played by KH Khurshid,” he said. For his contribution to Kashmir freedom movement, KH Khurshid Sahib was chosen as President of Azad Kashmir in 1960 and during his tenure he contributed a lot towards the freedom struggle of Kashmiris which history will always remember,” Shah said and prayed for highest place in Jannah for the late leader. Meanwhile, paying tributes to martyrs of Padgampora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Shah said it seems that since last few months, some hypocrites, present in our ranks, are providing information to anti-movement forces. Such collaborators of India cannot be true to their faith. Mujahedeen are our shining stars,” he said. Shah also expressed grief over the martyrdom of a teenager Amir Nazir Wani who was killed in forces’ firing on civilian population. He expressed solidarity with the families of those martyred.

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.

Shabir Shah again under house arrest 'Pays tributes to Tral martyrs, Lt Gh Mohiuddin Azam, Babri Majid crusader Syed Shahabuddin

Srinagar, March 7: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah was on Monday once again placed under house arrest. A large contingent of police force early morning laid a siege outside Freedom House and ordered house arrest. A party spokesperson while condemning Shah’s house arrest said the pro-freedom leader was few days ago released after more than three years following which he thronged Tral to address people and visit families of martyrs but was arrested by police near Jamia Masjid of the area. Slamming the ruling PDP, the spokesperson said the party is considering Jammu Kashmir as its property and has reserved all rights to itself. He said in the garb of farcical slogans like ‘battle of ideas’, the state is converted into the Abu Gharib jail while suggesting the party to learn lessons from history as to how even the super powers of the time perished. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying glorious tributes to martyrs of Huffu, Tral said the best way to pay homage to Mujahedeen is to remain sincere with the mission for which they laid down their lives. He also paid tribute to the martyred guest Mujahid. On Shah’s directions, a party delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad visited Huffu, Tral and paid tributes to martyrs. He also conveyed Shabir Ahmad Shah’s condolence message in his address to the people. The delegation included Mohammad Yousuf Mir ,Ghulam Mohiuddin Lone Mador, Showkat Ahmad Rather, Aaqib Afzal and others. Shabir Ahmad Shah paid tributes to Late Ghulam Mohiuddin Azam on his 6th anniversary saying he will always be remembered for his contribution towards freedom movement of Kashmir and Islam. Shah said the deceased dedicated his life for the freedom struggle and for a long time rendered services as Imam and Khateeb of the central Jamia Masjid. He expressed hope that the deceased’s family continues to follow his footsteps. Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed grief over the demise of the Babri Masjid crusader Syed Shahabuddin saying, “During my several meetings with him, I realized he had positive and sympathetic approach towards the resolution of Kashmir issue. He was a sincere leader of Muslims and always concerned of the well-being of this community. I pray to Almighty Allah to reward him for his services.”

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

Police attitude against political detainees denounced

Srinagar, March 05: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has condemned the inhuman attitude of police with the political detainees in a police station in Islamabad district. The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Divisional Police Officer of Sherbagh, Islamabad, had let loose tyranny on the inmates. He said, the officer treats the prisoners in a very inhuman manner and uses uncivilized language against them. The spokesman said that all those arrested during the ongoing mass uprising were political prisoners and treating them like criminals was unacceptable. “We are closely monitoring the matter and are mulling to take legal action in this regard,” he added.The also expressed serious concern over the continued detention of party leaders, Molana Abdul Qayoom, Muhammad Amin, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Aadil Wagay, Rouf Ahmad and dozens of other party members and activists. Meanwhile 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 Fayez 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 :JKDFP ‘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 03 : In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, in Tral town, today. The police took Shabir Ahmed Shah into custody when he was going to visit the parents of martyred popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, in the town .Burhan Wani was killed by Indian troops in a fake encounter on July 8, last year. His killing triggered massive uprising in the occupied territory. Meanwhile, the DFP General Secretary, Molana Abdullah Tari, in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah. He said that the arrest was nothing but the frustration of authorities. “The PDP-led administration has surpassed all records of tyranny and oppression and the whole territory has been turned into a big jail,” he added. He 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 the bars, he deplored. Molana Tari said that arrests and other suppressive measures could not prevent the people of Kashmir from pursuing the freedom struggle. He also expressed grief over the demise of brother-in-law of the illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Quadir Butt (Gachhipora) who has been languishing in jails for the last more than 20 years. He said that many of the close relatives of Ghulam Quadir Butt including his wife passed away in these last 23 years. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah hails  PAK PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at ECO summit, asks world to settle Kashmir dispute

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.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Zakura, Batamaloo martyrs'

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: JKDFP

Srinagar, Feb 24: The Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) 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 Ahmad,Muhammad 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: Shabir Shah

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 Sopore saying the incarcerated octogenarian leader is ailing. He strongly condemned the police attitude against Sopori saying there is lawlessness prevailing in the state.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over demise of Waseem, says World leadership should pressurize India to stop using pellet guns’

Srinagar, Feb 22: Expressing deep grief over the martyrdom of Waseem Mushtaq who succumbed to pellet injuries, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the terror unleashed by pellets still claim people’s lives. In a statement issued to press, Shah said dozens of pellets victims are in critical condition. He said the last year’s wounds are still afresh in our hearts and minds and we can never forget the 2016 martyrs." We will continue to ask the world leadership to make India stop the use of lethal weapons like pellet guns,” he said. Shah said people need to realize that there is a need to ostracize the killer rulers. Talking to parents of Shaheed Waseem over phone, 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." He prayed for heavenly abode for the martyr and forbearance to the bereaved family. On Shah’s directions, a party delegation comprising Master Ghulam Mohiuddin, Bashir Ahmad, and Ghulam Rasool visited Suchh, Kulgam, and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. Another delegation comprising Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Mohammad Yousuf visited the homes of recently released. The delegation congratulated them and hailed their spirit, courage, and steadfastness.

Shabir Shah expressed Solidarity with victims of Kunanposhpora incident.

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-Mukarram, 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.

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

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 Kashmiris .

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.

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 said.  Molana 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

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.

                                              Date Activities                                         
Detailed protest calendar is as follows: From February 16, 2017 to February 28, 2017)
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

Shabir Shah expresses grief over Lahore suicide attack, sympathizes with Pakistan, Pays tribute to Abu Musa, condemns arrest spree across valley

Srinagar, Feb 14: The incarcerated chairman of Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed deep grief over suicide attack in Lahore in which 13 people were killed and 85 injured saying we our thoughts and prayers are with the nation of Pakistan. In a statement issued here, Shah said the heart-wrenching incident has once again proved that the country continues to be worst target of terrorism. “The anti-Pakistan elements are hell bent on destabilizing the country and are continuously hatching conspiracies against it,” he said." The nation of Pakistan must exhibit patience and counter the nefarious designs of forces inimical to peace, prosperity, and progress,” he said. the DFP chairman also paid tributes to Lashkar Commander Abu Musa who achieved martyrdom in an encounter with Indian forces in Bandipora. He said the sacrifices of martyrs will be written in golden words in the history of Jammu Kashmir. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson strongly condemned the arrest spree during nocturnal raids across the nook and corner of the valley saying youth are pushed to the wall. “Police has unleashed a reign of terror among masses and are committing inhuman acts by vandalizing residential properties,” he said. He said police also raided the house of Freedom Party’s Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and vandalised the property. He warned of serious repercussion if such acts are not stopped immediately.

Excessive force on civilians in Kulgam condemned

Srinagar, February 13 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah  has  condemned the use of excessive force by Indian army and police against civilians in Frisal 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 Akeel Ahmad Thokar, Shaheed Mohammad Younis Lone and Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Butt. The delegation comprised Adil Bashir, Nazir Ahmad and Syed Ahmad Sayeed.

shah says Blood-thirsty forces always find excuse to target innocent people ,condemns excessive force on civilians in Frisal, Kulgam, pays tributes to martyr

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 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 Akeel 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.

JKDFP expressed Solidarity with Maqbool Butt’s family

Srinagar, February 11 : In occupied Kashmir, a A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), on the instructions of party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, visited the area and participated in a function held to pay tributes to Maqbool Butt. The delegation included Ghulam Mohammad, Mohammad Ibrahim, Abdul Waheed and other activists. On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah, while talking to the family members of Shaheed Maqbool Butt over phone, assured them that the people of Kashmir were with them and the great sacrifice of the martyred leader would not be allowed to go waste. Shah in a statement in Srinagar eulogized the contribution of Maqbool Butt in the ongoing Kashmir freedom movement. He said that the hanging of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru and denial of their mortal remains to the bereaved families exposed India claims of being the largest democracy of the world. JKDFP delegation today attended the protest at Trehgam in Kupwara in connection with joint resistance programme to demand mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru. JKDFP delegation in their statement issued in Srinagar paid rich tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Butt. They said that the martyred leader was the hero of Kashmir freedom movement who laid down his precious life for a great cause and the Kashmiris would never forget such personalities.

Solidarity expressed with Afzal Guru’s family ,Shabir Shah talks to Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family over phone.

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.

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

Srinagar, Feb 9: 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.

We’re indebted to prisoners 'sacrifice' : 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, Javid Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Mehmood Topiwala, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Ghulam Muhammad Bhatt, Barkat Ali Khan, Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Sadiq Gujjar, Mahindya Gujjar, Noor Muhammad Tantray, Parvez Ahmad Mir, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Aslam, Sheikh Imran, Muhammad Sayeed Bhatt, Fayez Ahmad Shah, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Akeel Wani

Rich tributes paid to Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru

Srinagar, February 07 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders terming Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru as immortal heroes of Kashmir’s freedom movement, have 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. He reiterated the demand of returning the mortal remains of both Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru and 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 Indian authorities." The APHC General Secretary paying tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru said that 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” .Shabir Shah said that Indian Supreme Court’s judgment that Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the nation is a shame to humanity. “Even Afzal Guru’s family particularly his wife and son were denied the last meeting. His hanging is an unforgettable tragedy of human history,” he added. Meanwhile, the JKLF-R during a meeting at its office in Srinagar remembered the sacrifices of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru. The meeting, presided over by the party Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar, was also addressed by Barrister Abdul Majeed Trumbo telephonically.Hurriyet leader, Abdul Aziz Dar alias General Musa, in his statement also hailed the sacrifices of the two prominent martyrs. India had hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th February in 1984 and Muhammad Afzal Guru in the same jail on 9th February 2013. Dead bodies of both the leaders remain buried in the premises of the jail

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 Freedom Movement : Shabir shah

Appeals for complete shutdown on Feb 9 and 11
Srinagar, Feb 6: 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 Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA).“Though 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

Pakistanis observing Kashmir Solidarity Day.

Islamabad, February 05 : Pakistanis are observing Day of Solidarity with Kashmiris, today, to highlight their cause and the need for resolution of the longstanding dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. On a public holiday, the day dawned with special prayers at mosques for the freedom of Kashmiri people and their emancipation from Indian subjugation. One minute silence was observed at 10.00 a.m. to pay tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs. Human chains at Kohala Bridge, Mangla Bridge and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir were formed. Rallies, public meetings, functions and seminars are being held in the length and breadth of the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to highlight the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir and different aspects of the Kashmir dispute. These events are also aimed at drawing attention of the world community towards the plight of the people of the occupied territory. Joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Jammu and Kashmir Council was held in Muzaffarabad.Television channels and Radio stations are airing special programmes to highlight the Kashmir dispute and Indian brutalities against innocent Kashmiris.

'Shabir Shah thanks Pakistan for ‘unflinching’ support '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  at SKIMS, prays for his speedy recovery.

Condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous detention, expresses concern over plight of prisoner
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 Mattan 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-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 Par ties 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 Minister said which is 10,329.

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 issue : 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. He 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 Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party 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. Shah said in a statement.  The innocent civilians are harassed and humiliated through frequent frisking," He 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, Jan 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, Jan 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 affaires 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 martyrs of Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres.

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, Jan 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 Kashmiri 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 Gutierrez, 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, Jan 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the resistance leader and Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party chairman 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,

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 Rag 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 Martyr  Master Shakeel Ahmad will always be remembered." He also remembered all martyrs of Jammu Kashmir saying their mission will be accomplished at all costs.

Concern expressed over Shabir Shah's continued house arrest.

Srinagar, Jan 14: 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. Criticizing 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 Baghwan, 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 said.

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

Srinagar, Jan 13: 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 Shopian 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 Sunnah 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.

Concern expressed over Kathua situation, detainees’ plight.

Srinagar, Jan 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader and the Jammu and Kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Chairman ,Shabir ahmed Shah has expressed grave concern over the recent attacks on Muslims in Kathua at the behest of Hindu extremist forces like RSS. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Muslims in Jammu region are being attacked and assaulted every now and then and the purpose of such attacks is to terrorize the Muslim community in the region. The government and its administration must understand that these kind of attacks on Muslims, if continue, will have serious repercussions across the territory." He said that the authorities were harassing the people of Kashmir especially the youth by one way or the other. They said that false cases were registered against the innocent youth. Shah appealed to the world community to take notice of the Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory and help settle the lingering Kashmir dispute so that permanent peace could be established in the region.

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

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.”

All party Hurriyat Conference executive body denounces curbs in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Srinagar, Jan 11 : In Indian occupied Kashmir, the executive body of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has denounced curbs and restrictions imposed by the puppet authorities on free movement of resistance leaders in the territory. The APHC executive council at a meeting presided over by its General Secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah at Sanat Nagar in Srinagar took a stock of the events took place during the ongoing uprising. The meeting was attended by leaders and representatives of the APHC constituents. A statement issued at the end of the meeting said that the participants hailed the sacrifices of the people, and expressed their sympathies with the families of martyrs and with those who were maimed and blinded by Indian forces and police during the uprising. meeting deplored that the constituents of All Parties Hurriyat Conference were not being allowed to meet APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani. They said that such deceptive tactics won’t deter them from pursuing their cherished mission. The leaders who participated in meeting included Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Shafi Reshi, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Yousf Naqash, Raja Merajud Din, Mohammad Yasin Ataai, Zamruda Habib, Yaseen Raja, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Bilal Siddique, Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem, Ghulam Mohammad Nagoo, Mohammad Shafi Lone, Devider Singh, Mohammad Ramzan Khan, Syed Mohammad Shafi and Hakeem Abdul Rasheed.

Hurriyat (G) hails people’s sacrifices ‘Amalgam constituents not allowed to meet Gilani’

Srinagar, Jan 10 : Hurriyat Conference (G), at a meeting of its executive body chaired by its general secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah held today at Sanat Nagar here, hailed the sacrifices being offered by the people and expressed their sympathy “for the martyred and those maimed and blinded by state forces and police.” Condemning the curbs and restrictions allegedly imposed by the by state administration, the members said, “It is highly deplorable that Hurriyat constituents are not allowed to meet their chairman Syed Ali Gilani. Such deceptive tactics of administration won’t deter us from pursuing the cherished mission.Shabir Ahmad Shah on the occasion sought opinions and observations from all constituent members and it was decided that meeting will continue on January 10 as well. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat spokesman has strongly condemned the slapping of PSA on Tanveer Ahmad, a handicapped youth from Baramulla .“This is the height of shame and disgrace of the so-called of highly qualified bureaucrats who blindly follow dictates of rulers to put a big question mark on their education. It is ironical that district magistrate has accused the person, with an amputated leg using his tricycle to disrupt peace. One can only laugh and feel pity on the mental acumen and intellect of these white-collar officials of the state administration. Detaining a handicapped person, who can’t even walk without the support of crutches, is a glaring example of the so-called democracy,” the spokesman said.

Shabir shah criticizes world’s silence over state terrorism in IOK.

Srinagar, Jan 09 : The chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir ahmed shah has criticized the world community for its criminal silence over the state terrorism unleashed by India in Kashmir. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the insensitivity and unconcern shown by the global community was the sole reason for the unabated bloodshed in the territory. He paid glowing tributes to Muzaffar Ahmad Naikoo alias Muzze Molvi, saying: “Our youth sacrifice their lives for Kashmir cause and are putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honor these sacrifices and take the movement to its logical end." Shah said, The world forums, which stand witness to our dispute, act as mute spectators, thereby legitimizing and legalizing the brutalities unleashed in the territory for the last 70 years. Had these super powers acted to their tall claims, India could not have dared to continue its repression and peace would have been ensured since long,” he maintained. He said the people of Kashmir have used every democratic and peaceful means for about 40 years to fight this aggression but India has responded ruthlessly and without giving an ear to the aspirations and just voices, is negating the historical legitimacy of this dispute." This arrogance, haughtiness and persistent denial can’t hold water for long and India has to come to terms with the writing on the wall lest this unresolved and unaddressed volcano can erupt and burst anytime engulfing millions of people in this region,” he added. Shah strongly condemns the sexual assault on a Ladakh teenager in Jammu. It said that culprits of the shameful act should be exposed and brought to book to ensure the sense of safety amongst womenfolk of the territory.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Kenue & 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 Kenue 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 Keanu and expressed solidarity and sympathy with his family. The delegation also visited the graveyard of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Kenue 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.

Shabir shah pay tributes to martyred youth.

Srinagar, Jan 07 : In occupied Kashmir, the resistance leader and Chairman of Jammu & kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir ahmed shah has paid glorious tributes to martyred youth, Muzaffar Ahmed Naikoo , was killed by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Machwa area of Budgam district, on Thursday night. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri youth were arrested, tortured and then shot dead, but later Indian forces presented it as an encounter. He said that the occupational forces were notoriously known as masters of fake encounters and whenever they arrest a freedom-fighter, they eliminate him through such executions. He said that local population of Machwa rejected the forces’ claim of encounter and said that at about 11.25 pm they heard a few gun shots after which they found the dead body of Muzaffar Ahmed. Shah said that the Kashmiri youth were writing a history by their blood, which put a huge responsibility on the people to safeguard these sacrifices and never to compromise with the mission of the martyrs. “We in no way can forget the sacred blood of our loved ones and we will protect and honor each drop of the blood of our martyrs, as it is a moral binding on us to do so, to get rid of the forcible Indian occupation,” he added. while paying homage to Muzaffar Ahmed Naikoo Shah said that the Kashmiri youth were sacrificing their lives for a sacred cause of setting their people free from the clutches of oppression and suppression. He also remembered the victims of Sopore massacre of 6th January, 1993, and said that on the fateful day Indian troops had set the north Kashmir’s township ablaze, killing over 60 innocent civilians and gutting 350 structures including shops and residential houses. He said that the Kashmiris had continuously been at the receiving end of such brutalities. He deplored that the Government of India had shielded the culprits of such massacres rather than punishing them and it was a glaring example of how the Indian State had operated ruthlessly in Kashmir for the past 30 years.

India trying to malign Kashmiris’ struggle: Shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) general secretary Shabir ahmed shah has ridiculed the statement of a senior Indian army officer, Lt General Subrata Saha, wherein he has said that freedom struggle in Kashmir is shifting from Azadi to the radicalization. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said after committing the heinous crimes against the unarmed oppressed people, Indian establishment especially its army tries to malign Kashmiris’ struggle in the name of religion and radicalization." We are not extremists or war-mongers and we have been living in religious harmony for decades. We are not like the fanatic people who proudly say that if law didn’t restrict, we could have slaughtered thousands of Muslims. We are not the people who in the name of religion brazenly ask Muslims to slaughter their own kids on the Eid Festival,” he added. Shah said like the politicians of Hindutva Parch racks (preachers), other Indian institutions are voicing in the same tune and when its seven hundred thousand troops failed to contain the echo of freedom in occupied Kashmir, they maliciously started this propaganda through their hired mouth pieces. He said that Kashmir was globally-recognized dispute awaiting the final settlement for the last seven decades and it had never challenged the communal harmony and every religion, every sect and every tribe were enjoying equality in occupied Kashmir. “We are demanding right to self-determination, which is for everybody, from every religion and for every region,” he added.

Time to adopt martyrs’ kin, pellet victims : Shabir Shah

Srinagar Jan 05 - 2017: Senior resistance leader and the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmed Shah Wednesday said that scars inflicted on people during five month long agitation have put huge responsibilities on pro-freedom leaders and that it’s time to adopt the children of “martyrs and those blinded by pellets." Addressing media men at his residence here, Shah, who was recently released from jail and placed under house arrest, said: “We can’t forget the oppression unleashed by forces on the people. Everybody suffered. Our children were blinded by pellets while young boys were killed during peaceful protests across Kashmir. The uprising has left huge responsibilities on our shoulders. It’s high time we must play collective role by adopting children of those killed and those who were blinded by the pellets." To a query whether his appeal was for pro-freedom leadership for adopting pellet victims and children of martyrs, Shah said that there is a need for a collective approach where everybody must chip in. “My intention is that victims should feel that they have someone to look after. People with wealth can play an important role. I also appeal doctors to treat pellet victims in a friendly way,” he said. Shah has adopted 14-year-old pellet victim Insha from Shopian district of South Kashmir. Insha lost vision after police fired dozens of pellets in her eyes while she was sitting at the window of her house in July last year. He said Kashmiri children including the victims of oppression are intelligent as proved by the son of Muhammad Afzal Guru. Around 1100 youth were hit by pellets in their eyes while over 100 have lost their eyesight fully or partially. Asked whether there is need for long term measures and to go beyond hartals as suggested by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the DFP chairman said that hartals were a means to resist oppression. “We have not been able to sit together. I continue to be under house arrest. We can sit together and find alternatives vis-à-vis long term modes of protests,” he said. Shah said that he will launch Kashmir issue awareness campaign across India after addressing media men in New Delhi soon. Kashmir issue can only be resolved through implementation of UN resolutions or through tri-partite talks." Accusing the PDP-BJP government of “unleashing terror on the streets of Kashmir since July last year,” Shah said the year 2016 was horrible by all means. “PDP at the behest of RSS and BJP killed young boys, maimed hundreds and damaged property worth corers through its forces,” he alleged. Asked about the issue of West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs), he said that PDP is all set to go for sell-out of J&K. “If we go by partition, refugees can be settled in any part of India. They can’t be settled in J&K as this state is a disputed territory." On unity among the freedom leadership, Shah said it has been his dream to see the whole resistance leadership on a single platform under a single leader.

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.

DFP to launch Kashmir awareness campaign in India.

Srinagar, Jan 05 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah, has said that his party will launch an awareness campaign across India to inform its people about the Kashmir dispute nature of Jammu and Kashmir.”Shabir Ahmed Shah talking to media men in Srinagar said, “We have decided to launch an awareness campaign regarding our just stand and political thought across India. We will get in contact with Indian intellectuals 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.” He said, sooner or later India will have to shun its ego to resolve the Kashmir dispute that has long been the biggest impediment in its way of achieving overall progress. Shabir Shah said, part of the proposed awareness campaign would be organizing a press conference in New Delhi, where he would stress upon India and Pakistan to resolve their differences arising out of unresolved Kashmir dispute. “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 South Asia and is hindering peace in the region,” he said. The APHC leader also dared Modi to lift curbs on the movement of Hurriyat leadership and see whose side the people of Jammu and Kashmir are. “Let India choose its candidate in the elections, we will choose any lesser-known person but under the auspices of any international impartial body. People’s verdict would be acceptable to all. That will be the final verdict of this dispute,” he said. He however added, “I also want to make it clear that whenever we talk of referendum in Jammu and Kashmir, we mean the entire population of Jammu and Kashmir. People from all faiths and regions are entitled to this right of self-determination. Urging the world human rights organizations to take notice of firing along the Line of Control, Shabir Shah said that the resistance leaders were concerned about the loss of human lives, mostly innocent civilians and school going children, due to unabated firing at the LoC. “We recently saw how firing by Indian forces martyred several children in Azad Kashmir. A school van was targeted. This is extremely unfortunate and human rights bodies should take serious cognizance of these incidents,” he added.

India responded with brute force to people’s demand: Shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 04 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that India responded with brute force to the people of Kashmir’s demand for their legitimate right to self-determination .Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today, said that the dissent expressed in a peaceful way was met with brute force and the innocent children were killed, maimed and blinded by those beating the drums of so-called largest democracy in the world. He said that even journalists were not spared, cameras were broken and newspapers were banned for reporting truth. What was the crime of lecturer Shabir Ahmad Monga who was ruthlessly beaten to death by the occupational forces,” he asked. The year 2016 was extremely horrible as the PDP created a record of snatching eyesight of people, he said, and added, “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.” Reality is that, he added, every pro-India party – PDP, NC, Congress or others – are servants of New Delhi and working on its agenda .Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed condolences with the parents of martyrs including those of Burhan Wani. “I assure them that these sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste. We’re duty-bound to take forward the mission of martyrs,” he said. He also hailed the role of religious organizations and NGOs including Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Karvaan-e-Islami, Umat-e-Islami, Suwat-ul-Awlia and Anjuman Shari-e-Shian for their exemplary social welfare during the past six months. He expressed his gratitude to all pro-freedom parties and women organizations particularly Dukhtaran-e-Millat and Muslim Khawateen Markaz for their active participation in the freedom rallies. The APHC leader said that those languishing in jails were their spokespersons. The puppet regime’s attitude towards these prisoners was in violation of the UN charter as they were denied all basic amenities, he added. “What is more concerning is the illegal detention of minors. They aren’t referred to Juvenile homes,” he said.Shabir Shah maintained that Pakistan played a very effective role during the ongoing Intifada as the way it highlighted Kashmir issue at United Nations was commendable. It has been due to the diplomatic efforts of Pakistan that China, Turkey, European countries, and OIC slammed India over its unabated human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, he added. The APHC General Secretary appealed to the world community, UN, and all the international human rights bodies to take serious note of the grave situation in occupied Kashmir. “We demand an immediate action by all world organizations including the United Nations and International Committee of 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,” he said. 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, he added.

India cannot mislead world for long: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Jan 04: In occupied Kashmir, the Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that India cannot mislead the world for long through its deceptive tactics but will have to resolve the Kashmir dispute keeping in view the changing global political scenario. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said on January 5, 1949, a resolution regarding the political future of Jammu and Kashmir was passed by the United Nations and till date 18 further resolutions were passed in this regard. He said the Kashmir dispute is top on agenda of the United Nations and world nations including India and Pakistan are signatories to the said resolutions but India has reneged from its pledges and covenants and wants to maintain hegemony in the region. He maintained that the UN resolutions provided a strong base for the resolution of the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir but deplored that the world institution had failed to implement these resolutions. Due to failure in settlement of the issue, he added, India continues to commit grave human rights violations in the occupied territory. Shah stressed the United Nations to play its role in resolving the long pending dispute Kashmir dispute to save the world from plunging into further chaos and uncertainty.

Full text of the press conference by Shabir Ahmad Shah

4th January  2017
Bismizllah 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
I 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&KThe 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
I 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 APPEAL
At 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.
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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

Javed Mir, Reshi visit resistance leaders’ houses in IOK

Srinagar, Jan 02 : In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Javid Ahmad Mir and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi today visited the residences of resistance leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Jammu Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt.Javaid Ahmad Mir and Imtiyaz Reshi when reached the residence of Syed Ali Gilani, police did not allow them to meet Gilani. Mir and Reshi strongly condemned the high-handiness of forces against pro-freedom camp as Syed Ali Gilani has been kept continuously under house arrest. Later on Mir and Reshi visited Sanat Nagar at the residence of Shabir Ahmad Shah as he was released after six months and has been kept under house arrest soon after his release from jail.Javaid Mir and Imtiyaz Reshi welcomed release of Shabir Shah and warmly welcomed him. On this occasion, Shabir Shah discussed with both leaders the recent political situation of Kashmir. They strongly condemned the continued house arrests of Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Ahmad Shah and detention of JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League Chairman, Masrat Alam Butt and termed it frustration of the authorities.

APHC  leaders welcomed the release of legendary freedom leader, Shabir Ahmed Shah

Srinagar, Jan 01 : In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Ahmad Siddique and Hakeem Abdul Rashid today welcomed the release of legendary freedom leader, Shabir Ahmed Shah and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails and interrogation centers. visited the residences of martyrs Sameer Wani of Khan Sahib, Javid Ahmad Dar of Wadwan and Javid Ahmad Mir of Nasrullah Pora, Budgam district, and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. The leaders on the occasion reiterated to continue the mission of martyrs and said that their sacrifices would not go waste. They urged the parents of the martyrs to exhibit patience and assured them that the mission for which their loved ones laid down their lives would be accomplished at any cost. They said the world community is duty-bound to help settle the lingering Kashmir dispute so that peace could be established in the region .Hurriyat leaders also condemned the arrest of JKLF Chairman, Mohammed Yasin Malik and senior Hurriyat leader, Masarat Aalam Butt and said that the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir could not be weakened by such cheap tactics.

Different delegations meet Shabir Shah at his residence

Srinagar, December 31 : In occupied Kashmir, the delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement (JKEM), and Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Muzahmat visited the residence of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, and greeted him on his release from illegal detention. According to Kashmir Media Service, the JKEM Chairman, Muhammad Shafi Lone, along with party members and Hurriyat leader, Khawaja Firdous Ahmed Wani, met Shabir Shah and discussed with him the issue of granting domicile certificates to the Hindu refuges by the puppet authorities. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Muzahmat, Bilal Siddique, along with a party delegation visited the residence of Shabir Ahmad Shah and greeted him on his release from illegal detention. Criticizing the puppet administration for its unlawful and unconstitutional approach against the political detainees, Bilal Siddique, in a statement said that the arbitrary measures could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people. He said that the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion against all odds.Bilal Siddique also expressed anguish over the arrest of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and termed it frustration of the authorities.

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

Srinagar, Dec 30-2016 : 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.” Molana 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.

shah appeals for valley-wide protests on Friday & condemns regime’ repressive measures in IOK

Srinagar, December 29-2016: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu & kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir ahmed shah while condemning  the highhandedness of Indian police has said that oppressive measures are the main cause of growing human rights violations in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar while ridiculing the puppet rulers’ rhetoric for ‘Battle of Ideas’ said that these Indian stooges while ignoring human values were parroting about their slogan of so-called development just to befoul media and international community. Shah said that disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be brushed aside by any judicial device.

Appealing all the sects of the society including Ulmah, Imam’s, religious scholars, intellectuals, civil society, youth, traders and transporters to remain vigilant against these butchery and devastating tactics of India and their paroled stooges. Shah appealed them to hold peaceful protests after Friday prayers on 30 December 2016 to convey a clear message to our oppressor and their local collaborators. Shah also appealed people in general and transporters & traders in particular to observe a complete shutdown on Friday and Saturday as mention in protest program and make it success. He expressed his deep concern over the growing incidents of human rights violations by Indian police and forces, and said that these men in uniform were suffering from power of arrogance and “forget that youth are sacrificing their lives for the future of Kashmiri people.”

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