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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.

 

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Srinagar, Jan 10, 2017: A meeting of APHC Majlis Shura presided over by General Secretary, Shabir Ahmad Shah in Srinagar.

 

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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