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India must learn ‘Ekta and Mamata’ from Kashmiris, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 29: Terming the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mode's invoking of “Ekta and Mamata” in his message to the people of Kashmir in ‘Man Ki Baat’ as “play on words”, the incarcerated chairman of DFP Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said to talk of peace and tranquility without addressing the “real issue” is “a folly” .Modi had on Sunday said that “Ekta” (unity) and “Mamata” (love) are the basic mantras for addressing Kashmir problem. He also said “those pushing innocent children to violence will be held answerable". In a statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah said instead of addressing the actual demand of the people of the State, Modi has resorted to blame-game and tried to cover up the real issue. “By doing so, Modi and his government will achieve nothing. It is beyond anyone’s comprehension as to why would anyone put his life at risk at someone’s instigation. Reality is that the present anti-India uprising in Jammu

 

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Srinagar, July 14: DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah being taken into police custody

 
Kashmir is the outcome of the brutalities and oppression unleashed by Indian occupational forces on the people of the State,” he said. Of what ‘Ekta and Mamata’ is Narendra Modi talking about? How can he expect people of this State to maintain calm when Indian forces barge into the houses; harass, intimidate, terrorize the inmates, and arrest the youth? To talk about ‘Ekta and Mamata’ after blinding a five-year-old and beating to death a scholar is an insult to these terms,” Shah added .Shabir Ahmad Shah said Indian forces are Mode's own people and he is free to express his 'Mann Ki Baat' but isn't ready to listen the 'Mann Ki Baat' of the people of Jammu Kashmir." Can Mr. Modi tell where was the 'Mamata' when more than 5 lakh Kashmiri people were killed for the last 69 years and thousands subjected to enforced disappearance and for what crime were these people killed, tortured, or made disappear? All these injuries cannot be healed by 'Mann Ki Baat. Modi must reply to these questions before invoking 'Ekta and Mamata''," he said. Shah said it is Indian rulers and leaders who need to learn the lessons of "Ekta and Mamata" from the people of Kashmir. "Our hospitality and generosity is known the world over. Our Hindu brethren who have come for Amaranth Yatra may be aware of our trait; even during curfew, how we took utmost care of the food, safety and security of Yatris. In return, our traders and students are attacked in Indian states. Hundreds of Kashmiri youth continue to languish in Indian jails from last 20 to 25 years," he said. The DFP chairman said: We don't want to rob India of any State but demand our right to self-determination of which the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has promised to us. The Kashmir is also an internationally accepted dispute regarding which several resolutions stand passed in the Security Council of the United Nations. If India is so sure of Kashmir being its integral part, what stops it from holding a referendum here. Everything would be clear then and the longstanding dispute be resolved once for all." Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has castigated authorities over arresting and booking under PSA advocate Babar Islam of Doda "who is not only a religious scholar but an active lawyer and a political activist"

JKDFP concerned over Shabir Shah’s deteriorating health in custody.

Srinagar, Aug 28: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Sunday expressed concern over the continuous imprisonment of party’s incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah who is languishing in Ragbag police station from last 50 days. In a statement issued to press, Tari said prior to arrest, Shah has been under police detention or house arrest since last two years and during that period he was not even allowed to offer Friday prayers." Shah Sahib’s health has been deteriorated a lot and the phone and internet connections of his house and office have also been disconnected since last month. His family particularly two young daughters are very much concerned due to the communication gag. Given the situation, the puppet State government should bear in mind that by resorting to cheap tactics of suppression, it cannot break the resolve of Shabir Ahmad Shah Sahib who has spent much of his life in jails,” Tari said.Moulana while condemning the cruel tactics adopted by police and forces against the resistance leadership and people said the state agencies by making arrests during nocturnal raids have made the life of people a hell. “As per reports, even minors and elderly people are being arrested. At many places, brothers and fathers are arrested and families are harassed. This is shameful and condemnable,” he said. The DFP general secretary said most of the party workers have been arrested. “The residence of Freedom Party’s Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal in Islamabad was raided and his brother was arrested. Party’s Rouf Ahmad has been shifted to Kathua jail. Muhammad Akbar and Yawar Ahmad have also been arrested,” he said. Castigating authorities over unleashing a reign of terror across the State, Tari said people are left so scared that a youth Shahbaz Ahmad Khatana jumped into the river near Sangam to save himself from wrath of forces which led to his death. The J&K Police and Indian forces are directly responsible for his death,” Molana Tari said.

Current anti-India uprising indigenous not instigated by anyone, Pakistan just extending political, moral, and diplomatic support: Shabir Shah
Hails role of religious, trade bodies; condemns arrest of EJAC leaders

Srinagar, Aug 27: Reiterating his appeal to people to continue the peaceful protests and follow the programme issued by the resistance leadership in letter and spirit, the incarcerated chairman of DFP Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said sacrifices are inevitable for the achievement of a “great cause". In a statement issued to press, Shah termed it “misleading” the remarks of Mehbooba Mufti in New Delhi wherein she blamed Pakistan for “instigating unrest” in Jammu and Kashmir." Pakistan is an important stakeholder of the Kashmir dispute and as such is expressing its viewpoint in this regard. And it should be clear to everyone that current uprising isn’t instigated by anyone but is indigenous. One shouldn’t make false claims in order to cover up his/her shortcomings,” Shah said. Shah said Mehbooba before raising fingers on the political understanding of the people of Jammu Kashmir should bear in mind that no one receives bullets at anyone’s behest. “We harbor own emotions and sentiments, however, no one should get disturbed over the political, moral, and diplomatic support to us by Pakistan,” he said. The DFP chairman expressed satisfaction over the steadfastness of people of Jammu Kashmir despite the reign of state-sponsored oppression being unleashed upon them. “The whole State is burning but people are exhibiting utmost patience and steadfastness. This is satisfactory,” he said. Reacting against the reports of further arrests and slapping of PSAs on youth, Shah said such tactics of suppression won’t break our resolve but will give impetus to our pro-freedom sentiments. “Even if the whole population of J&K is caged, we will still demand Azadi. This nation has rendered invaluable sacrifices. Now, Azadi slogans are reverberating from nook and corner of the State,” he said. Hailing the role of pro-freedom political parties, trade union leaders, and religious parties during the ongoing anti-India uprising, Shah said by remaining sincere with the freedom movement, we will achieve the goal for which we have rendered invaluable sacrifices since last 7 decades.We appreciate the role played by religious bodies and trade and employees fraternity. They have set an example for the general public of the State. Our religious leaders, scholars and preachers have a big role to play and we hope they would fulfill their obligations,” he said and strongly condemned the arrest of EJAC leaders. Condemning the “state-sponsored oppression” in Pulwama, Shah said “it reminds one of the Jalianwala Bagh massacre”. He expressed grief over the martyrdom of a teenager Amir Ali Gul who was killed by Indian forces saying the “oppressors will be answerable to the crimes committed by them”.

Puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti only misleading world opinion: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 25: Reacting against the assertions made by Indian home minister Rajnath Singh and J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in a joint press conference on Thursday, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said Mehbooba by resorting to rhetoric of her “5 percent and 95 percent” remark is only “misleading the world opinion". In a statement issued to press, Shah said if Mehbooba is sure that 95 percent people are with her then what is the fun of putting the resistance leadership behind bars and placing a blanket ban on their activities." If there is any self-respect remained of Mehbooba and her likes, they should, in their constituencies, prove their mettle without any military assistance and allow the resistance leadership to organize public gatherings. Everything will be crystal clear,” he said. He condemned Mehbooba remarks that by “banishing” the infamous ‘Task Force’ in J&K,she did a great service to people. Contrary to her claims, the PDP turned every police station of the State into a Task Force centre and by doing so it did a great disservice to the people and even inflicted deep wounds on them,” he said.“Mehbooba’s remarks only reveal her ignorance and lack of common sense. Ever since she achieved power, she has been uttering whatever non-sense she could, and is living in a fool’s paradise that people of Jammu Kashmir cannot differentiate between truth and falsehood. Or she is doing all this to protect the chair bestowed upon her by New Delhi and Nagpur,” Shah added. Suggesting Mufti not to “scare or intimidate us”, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “The people of Jammu Kashmir won’t succumb now. Mehbooba must read the history as she is bereft of any knowledge regarding the Kashmir issue. At least, she must be cognizant of the fact that to suppress the resolve and freedom sentiments of Kashmiris is impossible. The world is keenly observing the Kashmir situation and the reign of oppression and state-sponsored terrorism unleashed by Indian occupational forces upon the people. This is a blot on the face of PDP.”The DFP chairman said Mehbooba has “crossed all limits” in “deceiving” people while reminding her not to forget that she is “just another servant of New Delhi”. “Now instead of commenting on Kashmir issue, she must realize her worth and be concerned of her party the roots of which are shaking,” he said. Commenting on Rajnath Singh’s remarks wherein he hailed Indian forces for “saving lives “ of Kashmiri people during 2014 floods, Shah termed it “misleading”. “The show of unity and generosity exhibited by the people of Kashmir during 2104 floods is hidden from none. Kashmiris helped themselves. The people from rural areas supported those in Srinagar with whatever means possible. Indian forces were nowhere in sight,” he said. Shah reiterated that pellets or jobs are not issues for Kashmiris who only demand the right to decide their political future. “Nothing less than freedom is acceptable for us,” Shah said. “Aur haa, Kashmir ke har ghar me computer jaise khilone bikhre pade hai; apne computer aur laptop apne pass hi rehne do,” Shah reacted to Rajnath Singh’s “reiterated” remarks.

India’s ‘coercive’ polices against Kashmiris are bound to fail, UN, EU, OIC, world bodies must act now to prevent subcontinent from destruction: Mehmood Saghar

Srinagar, Aug 24: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) senior Vice-President Mehmood Ahmad Saghar on Wednesday while condemning the reign of oppression and terror unleashed upon Kashmiris by India and its collaborators said to suppress the pro-freedom sentiments of the people of Jammu Kashmir is impossible for New Delhi. In a statement issued to press, Saghar said history is witness to the fact that use of suppressive measures to curb the genuine voices and pro-freedom sentiments of people has not only failed but has given a new impetus to the people’s will and resolve to fight for their rights. Saghar said Jammu Kashmir is the only territory in the world where there is a one soldier for every 15 people (for terrorizing). He termed the statement of the State’s puppet chief minister as “frustration” saying if only 5%[ percent] people “disturb” the situation, then “what is the need of stationing forces in nook and corner of the Valley including in schools and offices, and booking thousands of people under AFSPA". Saghar urged the “justice-loving” nations and organizations of the world to “ponder how much human rights violations would be taking place in this world’s largest militarized territory". Expressing strong resentment over puppet J&K government’s decision of calling further troops from other Indian states, the DFP vice-president said those who used to raise slogans of “Goli Ke Badly Boli (No Bullets But Talks)” turned out to be only power-hungry and should be bear in mind that their fortunes are falling. Mehmood Saghar said India and its collaborators must read writing on the wall that coercive methods won’t help them and instead they should accept the ground realities and give people of Jammu Kashmir their right to decide their political future. He also expressed deep grief over the loss of 73 innocent lives and maiming and blinding of hundreds of people by Indian occupational forces during the last few weeks of anti-India uprising. He said that after rendering such invaluable sacrifices, it is beyond one’s comprehension to “surrender” before the state-sponsored oppression. “We have rendered sacrifices of more than 5 lakh human lives for Azadi not for any material gain or praising anyone’s so-called ‘vision’,” he said. Mehmood Saghar appealed the UN, EU, OIC, and world leaders to “take cognizance of the grave situation in Jammu Kashmir where people demand Azadi from Indian occupational rule"." The world bodies must act at the earliest over Kashmir lest it becomes too late as the dispute can trigger war in subcontinent anytime. We demand resolving this issue as were resolved the disputes of South Sudan and Croatia,” Saghar said.

No talks within framework of Indian Constitution, Resistance movement will continue till freedom: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 22: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday rejected the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mode's statement that there is a “need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the (Kashmir) problem within the framework of the Constitution". In a statement issued to press, Shah said J&K is not a part of India and that the people of the State demand resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. “India has usurped the territory of J&K and is controlling it with military might besides it is denying the people of this State their right to decide their political future,” he said. Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir aren’t sacrificing their lives for any development or employment but for the achievement of that right which has been acknowledged by the international community. Even there are 18 resolutions passed in the UN Security Council regarding the dispute which too are acknowledged by the world nations. So there is no point resolving this issue within the framework of Indian Constitution,” he said. Terming the remarks of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as “provocative”, Shah said despite using worst kind of oppression against Kashmiris for the last 70 years, Indian rulers are yet to comprehend that the people of Jammu Kashmir never succumbed to such state-sponsored brutalities but continued fighting against the forcible rule of India with utmost steadfastness. The DFP chairman also condemned Jaitley’s statement wherein he pointed towards strict action against the religious leaders and scholars saying that in freedom movements of the world, the religious class has always played a pivotal role. On Dr Jitendra Singh’s assertions, Shah said Gligit or Balochistan “isn’t any issue but Kashmir definitely is". Shah reiterated his appeal to people to exhibit steadfastness and continue struggling with the hope that we will succeed in our mission. He also condemned the unleashing of atrocities upon people by the government forces in the nook and corner of the State saying the so-called authorities must bear in mind that they cannot break the resolve of the people who have firmly resolved to take the movement to its logical conclusion. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson has expressed grief over the martyrdom of a youth of Nowhatta Irfan Fayez Wani saying in Kashmir, people are killed over registering peaceful protests while as the puppet government continues to dance to the tunes of New Delhi. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. Meanwhile, Freedom Party organized a public protest in Dialgam, Islamabad in which Ishfaq Ahmad, Aadil Wagay, and other party activists took part. DFP leader Er Farooq Ahmad Khan while addressing a huge public gathering said we will not rest till we take the freedom movement to its logical end.

Shabir Shah reacts against Rajnath Singh’s remarks says everyone knows the dirty game India plays with Kashmiris in the garb of ‘love’:

Srinagar, Aug 21: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday termed the remarks of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh as “showoff” and far from reality saying the dirty game Indian leaders play with Kashmiris in the garb of “love” is known to everyone. Rajnath had said, "I want to tell the people of Kashmir that we not only love the land of Kashmir but also its people. I would like to appeal to the Kashmiris that we do not want to see stones, bricks and firearms in their hands but pen, computers and jobs. We want to see you employed." In a statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the “love” of which Rajnath is talking about has put to death Kashmiris from a 3-year-old to an 80-year-old, and has injured more than 5000 people." Indian rulers don’t feel ashamed of calling the brutalities committed by its forces in Jammu Kashmir as ‘love’. The killings and reign of oppression unleashed by the Indian State upon the people of this State is known to everyone,” he said. On Indian home minister’s remarks that he doesn’t “want to see stones, bricks and firearms in their hands but pen, computers and jobs”, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Rajnath before issuing such statement must reply as to why a lecturer was beaten to death by its forces. “Why aren’t his murderers brought to book,” Shah questioned." People of other Indian states too protest for their demands but bullets are not showered only into their chests neither are pellet guns used against them. Mr Rajnath must be cognizant of the fact that Kashmiris don’t fight for any development or jobs but for that right which has been usurped by India and for which they struggle for the last 69 years,” Shah said. The DFP chairman also rejected Indian leader's assertion that Kashmir is India’s internal matter saying Kashmir was never part of India which annexed this territory through military aggression. Shah also hailed the pro-freedom spirit and steadfastness of the people of Jammu Kashmir saying the 43 day military siege hasn’t deterred them from pursuing the freedom struggle. Welcoming the statement of OIC Secretary General about Kashmir, Shah said: “We have high hopes on the Muslim nations and expect them to use their good offices in putting an end to the grave human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir and pressurize India to grant the people of this State the right to self-determination. OIC has a big role to play.” Shabir Ahmad Shah also hailed the people of Chenab Valley, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Banihal, Bhaderwah, Rajouri, and various regions of Jammu for standing shoulder to shoulder with their Kashmiri brethren in such hard times.

Nawaz Sharif must highlight Kashmir issue in his UN speech & UN chief must take practical steps vis-à-vis Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 20: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday urged the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to initiate practical steps to prevent the loss of human lives in Kashmir. Shah was reacting over the UN chief’s statement about Kashmir issue. Ban Ki-moon has decried the deaths in Kashmir and also offered UN office to facilitate dialogue between India and Pakistan to achieve a negotiated settlement on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said though UN chief’s statement in response to Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s letter is encouraging and a welcome step, but lamented that the world body is only making assurances and not taking any practical steps in this regard." Such lip-service emboldens India to continue its oppression in Jammu Kashmir where people are massacred,” he said.“UN is duty-bound to play role vis-à-vis Kashmir issue and despite 18 resolutions standing passed in the security council of the world body, India has reneged from its promises and has turned this heaven on earth a hell,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed hope that Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif will vehemently highlight Indian barbarism in Kashmir in upcoming speech in UN in September and will call for right to self-determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir. Condemning the unleashing on reign of terror upon the people, Shah said, “I’m proud of the spirit and steadfastness of the youth of my nation. If we will continue with the same spirit, we will achieve our goal of freedom very soon. The development and ban on use of pellet guns is not our target but to achieve complete independence from India’s forcible rule is our goal." Reiterating his appeal to people to follow the protest programme issue by the resistance leadership, Shah said the world is keenly observing us and we have to continue our peaceful protests. Meanwhile, as per party spokesperson, on Friday night, government forces unleashed atrocities on the peaceful protesters in Khanabal, Islamabad in which dozens were seriously injured and several arrested. Among those arrested include Abdul Rouf Ganaie, Muhammad Akbar, Majid Yousuf Wani, and others. Also, as per reports, Muzaffar Ahmad Wagay who was arrested by police has been slapped PSA and shifted to Kathua jail.

Shabir Shah appeals pro-India politicians, activists to Resign and join people’s freedom movement, Slams forces for killing a lecturer in Khrew

Srinagar, Aug 18: Keeping in view the state-sponsored terrorism in Jammu Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday appealed the pro-India politicians and activists to resign and join people in the freedom movement. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the present situation in the State is a testing time for pro-India politicians and activists who should resign from government offices and assemblies to join the people’s caravan. In his message to pro-India elements of the State, Shah said those killed by government forces are “your own people and part of the society you belong to"." This is a testing time for Omar Abdullah and his likes whether he will act responsibly by siding with people or be part of forces that unleash brutalities over the people. . f conspiracies are being hatched to root out Kashmiris through killings and other oppressive measures and you people are feeling helpless, better is to resign,” he said." If assembly members continue to maintain silence over the grave situation in Kashmir, the nation will never forgive them,” Shah added. In his message to the youth, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “You are the assets of this nation and are duty-bound to play a responsible role in taking forward the freedom movement." The DFP chairman castigated the “military government” over carrying out nocturnal crackdowns and arrests while asserting that people have to remain steadfast and counter such suppressive measures. The pro-freedom leader strongly condemned the beating to death of a lecturer Shabir Ahmad Monga in Khrew, Pulwama. “The so-called puppet administration has imposed night curfew so as to carry out nocturnal raids and suppress each and every voice raised against the state-sponsored terrorism,” he said, adding, “Mehbooba Mufti by turning the State into a virtually jail has taken over the charge of a martial law administrator." He slammed the international community over its silence over the happenings in Jammu Kashmir. Shah also hailed the people of Pir Panchal, Chenab Valley, Doda, Kishtwar, Banihal, Udhampur, Rajouri, and other regions of the State for expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir Valley

Observing Independence Day after turning the State into a military garrison a big joke: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 17: Terming the August 15 as a “Day of Bloodbath”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday lashed out at the so-called rulers for proving themselves innocent and justifying the civilian killings. In a statement issued to press, Shah said people’s reaction to the August 15 is an eye-opener for India and its puppets who are yet to digest the bitter reality of Kashmir. He termed it a joke to observe the Independence Day after turning the whole State into a military garrison. “What Independence Day can it be called when bullets are showered into the chests of civilians and people caged into their homes? Indian puppets should bear in mind that the people of Jammu Kashmir were/are never interested in the India’s Independence Day. Every subjugated nation considers it treason with the blood of martyrs to be part of the celebrations of the colonial power,” he said. Rejecting the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mode's remark that Kashmir is an integral part of India, Shah challenged him to hold a plebiscite in order to know the referendum of the people of Jammu Kashmir. Commenting over the killing of a teenager Muhammad Yasir Sheikh in Batamaloo, Shah said: “What was the crime of this innocent boy? Is it done in order to please the masters in Delhi?" Castigating Mehbooba Mufti for covering up the crimes of forces by providing wrong figures, the DFP chairman said the martyrdom of more than 72 civilians clearly nullifies the so-called chief minister’s claims that present uprising is sponsored by a handful of people. Shah termed it a blot on the face of government the killing of four people Muhammad Ashraf Wani, Javid Ahmad Nagar, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Javid Ahmad Sheikh in Beerwah, Budgam and Aamir Ganaie of Larkipora, Islamabad, by forces. “Despite the unabated killings, the government doesn’t feel a bit remorseful but has given a free license to its forces to kill and unleash a reign of terror,” he said. Shah termed it ridiculous the statement of Mehbooba Mufti that people are scared of children (youth) not forces saying, “Who massacred the innocent civilians, maimed and blinded hundreds of children, attacked ambulances and harassed medicos, arrested thousands of youth. We challenge Mehbooba Mufti and all pro-India elements to allow people to assemble peacefully and see whose side they are." Shah strongly condemned the use of brute force and atrocities unleashed by forces upon the people on August 15 saying on one hand crocodile tears are being shed and drama of ordering probe into the killings is being staged. Reacting against the government’s defying of a police officer involved in the killing of a Tengpora youth recently, Shah said killers are being deliberately shielded while as the ordering of probes is just an eye-wash. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson expressed grief over the martyrdom of a youth Ishfaq Ahmad Bhatt of Tangmarg.He and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family while reiterating pledge of taking the mission of martyrs forward.

 

Indian forces given license to kill in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, August 16 : In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the way people of Jammu and Kashmir reacted to the Indian Independence Day on August 15 is an eye-opener for India and its stooges in the territory.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed it a joke on part of India to observe the day after turning the whole territory into a military garrison." How can it be called Independence Day when bullets are pumped into the chests of civilians and people caged inside their homes? Stooges of Indian government in Kashmir should bear in mind that the people of Kashmir have never been interested in India’s Independence Day,” he said. Every subjugated nation considered it treason with the blood of martyrs to be part of the celebrations of the colonial power, he said. Rejecting Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Mode's remarks on Kashmir, Shabir Shah challenged him to hold plebiscite to know the verdict of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Denouncing the killing of teenager, Muhammad Yasir Sheikh of Batamaloo, the APHC leader said, “What was the crime of this innocent boy? Was it done to appease the masters in Delhi?” Shah said, “The martyrdom of over 80 civilians clearly nullifies the puppet Chief Minister’s claims that present uprising is supported by a handful of people." He termed the killing of four people in Beerwah area of Budgam and a youth at Larkipora in Islamabad by occupational forces as a blot on the face of Indian democracy." Despite unabated killings, the regime doesn’t feel a bit remorseful but has given a free license to the forces to kill and unleash a reign of terror,” he deplored.

Indian forces continue to commit HR violations in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, August 15 :Secretary General of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Indian armed forces continue to commit the worst kind of human rights violations in the territory.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “New Delhi should read writing on the wall that its hegemony won’t work within the territory of Kashmir. Despite celebrating the Independence Day in presence of over 8 lakh forces in Kashmir for the last 69 years, the people of the territory continue to demand freedom from India and as such, every soul is steadfast. New Delhi should bear in mind that this movement isn’t run by a handful of people but has a backing of 10.25 million people." Shah said, “We will continue to observe this day as Black Day till the Kashmir issue is resolved as per the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. India cannot prolong the dispute for long but has to resolve it Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar expressed grief over the demise of Suhail Ahmad Wani of Lethpora, saying the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has let loose the reign of terror across the Valley. He slammed the authorities for maintaining criminal silence over the killings of innocent civilians. He also lamented over the death of a woman in Nundresh Colony, Bemina, who died of heart attack due to threatening by forces. The spokesperson called for setting up of community education centers in the Valley and appealed the teachers and educated people to voluntarily contribute in this regard so that the needy students benefit from such initiative.

Shabir Shah Calls for setting up of community education centers in Valley and says ''Observe August 15 as Black Day''

Srinagar, Aug 14: Supporting the shutdown call on August 15 as per Hurriyat Conference programme, Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said the Day is the ‘Black Day’ for the people of Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said: “While two nations of the subcontinent celebrate their independence days, the people of Jammu Kashmir continue to suffer from the Indian state-sponsored oppression. This Day is the most unfortunate and darkest day for us as India has occupied Jammu Kashmir forcibly and illegally." Shah said Kashmiris don't harbor any grudge against the people of India but are their well-wishers. “Our movement is against the government of India and we demand our birth right of self-determination. As Indian people celebrate Independence Day on August 15, its forces continue to commit worst kind of human rights violations here and have unleashed a reign of terror in every nook and corner of the Valley. The killings, arrests, nocturnal raids, maiming and blinding our children have become a routine here,” he said." New Delhi should read writing on the wall that its hegemony won’t work within the territory of Jammu Kashmir. Despite celebrating the Independence Day in presence of 8 lakh forces in Jammu Kashmir since last 69 years, the people of the State continue to demand Azadi from India and as such, every soul is steadfast. New Delhi should bear in mind that this movement isn’t run by a handful of people but has a backing of 1 crore 25 lakh people,” Shah said. Shah said, “We will continue to observe this Day as Black Day till the Kashmir issue is resolved as per the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. India cannot prolong the dispute for long but has to resolve it." Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson expressed grief over the martyrdom of Suhail Ahmad Wani of Lethpora saying the AFSPA has let loose the reign of terror across Valley. He slammed those at helm in affairs for maintaining criminal silence over the killing saying the fear of losing chair is preventing them to make any comment over it. He also lamented over the death of a lady in Nundresh Colony, Bemina, who died of heart attack due to terror unleashed by forces. The spokesperson while keeping in view the present situation called for the setting up of community education centers in Valley while appealing the educated people and teachers to voluntarily contribute in this regard so that the needy students benefit out of such initiative.

Pakistan 'backbone’ of Muslim World, says Shabir Shah while felicitating the Islamic Republic on Independence Day

Srinagar, Aug 13: Felicitating Pakistan on the Independence Day, Jammu Kashmir's incarcerated pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Islamic Republic of Pakistan enjoys a greater significant position in the Muslim World and is the "backbone of Muslim Ummah”.Felicitating the Government of Pakistan, its people, civil society, political, social, religious and military leadership on Pakistan Day, Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is languishing in police station, said, “Pakistan is the lasting hope" of Muslim Ummah and a caretaker for all the oppressed and subjugated Muslims of the world." Commenting over the changing global political scenario, Shah said the Muslim countries of the world are "duty-bound" to "secure the interests of Pakistan" and "rise to the protection and security of this nation", keeping in view its centrality and vital role it is playing as a Muslim nation." Due to its stand on truth, the country fell to so many internal and external conspiracies of which 'Fall of Dhaka' was an open example. It is imperative upon Muslim nations to, instead of getting divided and disintegrated, unite under the banner of Islamic Republic of Pakistan," Shah said. Terming Pakistan as "vision of Allama Iqbal" and "dream of Quaid-e-Azam Jannah", Shabir Ahmad Shah said the nation 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 that it will continue to support us with same spirit and steadfastness. We are proud of having a nation like nuclear Pakistan as our well-wisher," he said, adding, “We hope Pakistan will always priorities Kashmir in talks with India." Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah criticized the “puppet” state administration for imposing continuous curfew and banning of Friday prayers at various places in the Valley saying such approach exposed the so-called government’s claims of providing religious freedom to people." Such situation is intolerable. Now the puppet government is dictating terms to religious clerics and speakers. This is a direct interference in the religious affairs. The Imams and Khateeb have always played a vital role in the freedom movement and they shouldn’t succumb to such pressures of authorities but should discharge their duties without any hesitation,” Shah said.

Freedom Party general secretary Molana Tari arrested, party condemns Forces responsible for Bemina woman’s death

Srinagar, Aug 12: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari was arrested during a night raid on Thursday. The party has strongly condemned the police action. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said that police by arresting an 80-year-old person and a religious scholar has made it clear that there is no age bar in arresting the people." Such tactics won’t break our resolve but we will continue our struggle for freedom,” he said, and condemned the arrest spree across the State saying, “The so-called champions of democracy by resorting to such mean acts exposed themselves"." What happened to PDP’s slogans of ‘Goli Ke Badle Boli (Talks for bullets)’ and ‘Khayalaat Ki Jung (Ideological war) through which the party mislead the masses,” he said. Terming PDP as “opportunistic”, the spokesperson said the party’s claims of democracy and humanity are the biggest lies of this century. He also lamented the “unsympathetic” attitude of world organizations towards the grave situation in Kashmir where there forces rule the roost. The spokesperson said forces are responsible for the death of a woman in Undershirt Colony, Bemina saying the black acts of black laws like AFSPA are hidden from none. He expressed grief over the loss of life.

Strictly follow pro-freedom leadership’s programme: Freedom Party appeals people

Srinagar, Aug 11: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday reiterated appeal to people to strictly follow the programme issued by the pro-freedom leadership while assuring them that the freedom struggle will yield results. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said the people of Jammu Kashmir in general and youth in particular must realize their responsibilities and play utmost role towards the freedom movement with a firm belief that their struggle will yield results. He said people must participate in the protest congregations saying the sacrifices are inevitable for the achievement of freedom of any nation. He also paid tributes to those martyred during the ongoing anti-India uprising. “History is witness that the struggling nations ultimately achieve the goal,” he said. In his appeal to the Government of Pakistan ,Molana Tari said Pakistan as a stakeholder to the Kashmir dispute and a significant Muslim nation has double responsibility. He termed the administration’s pro-people claims as false and deceptive saying those who murder their own people, blind the children, and attack the patients and ambulances cannot be termed as humans. He reiterated his appeal to employees to keep in view the sacrifices of other sections of society including trade bodies, labourers, youths, women, medicos, and many other volunteers, and play their role towards the ongoing movement. Meanwhile, Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of renowned religious scholar and spiritual leader of the Valley Molana Muhammad Ashraf Andrabi and extended condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. "The deceased dedicated his life for the services of Islam,” he said. Shah also expressed grief over the sad demise of the mother of Abdul Gani Gani who is languishing in Jaipur Central jail since last 21 years. He expressed condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for forbearance to them. He also expressed grief over the demise of Shafqat Hussain, who is the son of late Muhammad Yousuf Qadri, and expressed condolence with the bereaved family.

Mode's remarks on Kashmir a 'joke’, Kashmiris fighting for freedom not for development Ram Madhav’s statement reveals his ‘frustration : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 10: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday termed the remarks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a joke saying the ongoing uprising in Jammu Kashmir is a freedom movement against India’s illegal and forcible subjugation. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the ongoing movement in Jammu Kashmir is not for the development but it is the issue of future of 1 crore 25 lakh people of the State. He said Indian rulers are responsible for turning Jammu Kashmir into a hell and that the Indian prime minister’s statement of ‘Insaniyat and Jamahiriya’ added salt to the injuries of the people of the State." We want to tell Modi as to who will return the eye-sight to a 15-year-old Insha, what was her fault. Insha, Asif, Firdous, Zahid, Junaid, and hundreds of others have been blinded by the forces. What was the fault of a 5-year-old child into whose eyes forces inserted a needle? Every Kashmiri including women, elders, and children were targeted and you talk about democracy and humanity. Are you making a joke of yourself?” Shah questioned. Shah said Modi cannot mislead the world by saying that the uprising in Kashmir is run by a handful of elements. “If Modi has courage, let him announce a referendum in Jammu Kashmir and whatever results, would be acceptable to us,” he said. Terming the pro-India politicians of State as power-hungry, Shah said they don’t even feel ashamed of labeling the ongoing freedom movement as “halla gulla”. “These politicians broke all the records in fulfilling the agenda of India in J&K and now separated 65 families from their loved ones. These are shameless people,” he said. The DFP chairman also expressed strong resentment over the Indian Supreme Court’s staying of proceedings against the police officers involved in the killing of Tengpora youth, Shabir Ahmad saying this institution always showed its bias towards the matters related to Kashmir. “This is a murder of justice and a green signal to the forces to play bloodbath in Kashmir,” he said. Reacting against the remarks of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav's that government should act tough against resistance leaders, Shah termed it frustration of the BJP leader. India has already unleashed a reign of terror among the people of Kashmir. Now it seems there is no option left for New Delhi than to bombard the whole Valley. It has been proved that no power on earth can suppress our sentiments,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Sheikh Abdul Aziz  says J&K already under military rule from 69 years

Srinagar, Aug 8: Reacting over the reports of handing over the State to Indian Army, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday said there is nothing shocking about the move as the whole Jammu Kashmir is already under the military rule from last 69 years. In a statement issued to press, Shah said to enforce a martial law in Kashmir is nothing new for the people of Jammu Kashmir but “India should be cognizant of the fact that no power in this world can overcome the sentiments of freedom and sacrifice". Hailing the people for their pro-freedom spirit, Shah said though everyone knows there is military ruling the roost in Kashmir, authorities didn’t declare it openly in order to prevent themselves from further disgrace before people. Shah appealed to people to remain steadfast and not get disillusioned by the suppressive measures of the authorities. He also reiterated his appeal to the world community to play role vis-à-vis Kashmir where forces have been given a license to kill people. Meanwhile, remembering the Shaheed-e-Azimuth Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 8th martyrdom anniversary, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Sheikh was among the pioneers of Kashmir movement and a legendary martyr whose contribution will be written with golden ink. Shah said the day of Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Aziz’s martyrdom will always be remembered when a boundless and massive peaceful caravan of people marched towards Muzaffarabad." Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Aziz will always be remembered for his unflinching contribution to the struggle of Kashmir,” Shah said and paid tributes to all those martyred by forces in Sangrama and Sopore areas during ‘Muzaffarabad Chalo’ call in 2008.“We express solidarity with all the bereaved families. Today, we reiterate our pledge of sincerely taking the mission of Sheikh Abdul Aziz and thousands of martyrs (from 1931 to 2016) forward. His martyrdom day will be commemorated as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ahad’ and the caravan of freedom struggle will continue despite all odds,” Shah said.

Pro-India politicians must forget past, join pro-freedom camp: JKDFP

Srinagar, Aug 7: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday extended invitation to all pro-India politicians to join the ranks of pro-freedom camp and work shoulder-to-shoulder with people against the oppressive rule of India. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari in his message to pro-India politicians said: “There is no late in repenting before Allah. We invite you to join the freedom movement and we are sure the killings and the reign of oppression unleashed by the Indian forces is enough to change your hearts.”Tari said India succeeds in strengthening its occupation in Jammu Kashmir due to the reason that few collaborators mislead and exploit the masses for their material gains. “You should join the freedom movement and forget the past. Let’s make a new beginning,” he said.Molana Tari reiterated his appeal to people to follow the programme of pro-freedom leadership in letter and spirit saying to move forward in a unified manner is the key to success." In the better interest of the movement, this programme is to be followed by one and all. There shouldn’t be any violation. The nation has to remain steadfast and united at this crucial time,” Tari said. The DFP general secretary said hailed the people of Chenab Valley, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, and other regions of the State for organizing continuous protests against the Indian oppression in Kashmir. “The Muslims of Jammu must never feel alone. We have to face the colonial powers united,” he said. Hailing the people for exhibiting steadfastness, Molana Tari said though we all are the target of bullets and shells, but our resolve is so strong that we will achieve our goal of freedom, Insha Allah.

Those who massacre own people can’t be called as humans: Shabir Shah
Condemns atrocities on women in Islamabad, expresses grief over martyrdom of 3 youth

Srinagar, Aug 6: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday appealed the international community not to wait for further tragedy in Jammu Kashmir and play role in this regard on humanitarian grounds. In a statement issued to press, Shah castigated the state puppet administration over the atrocities unleashed upon people at Khanabal where police personnel Tauseef Ahmad Mir and others fired pellets on women’s private parts. “This is the worst kind of state-sponsored terrorism,” he said. The DFP chairman rejected the claims of so-called administration that it is people-friendly saying that to include these people among humans is insult to humanity. “How can such people be regarded as humans who massacre their own people, attack the injured persons and ambulances, and unleash a reign of terror among masses,” he said. Terming the state rulers as killers, Shah said they have converted the State into a slaughter house. “These people must remember that they will be held accountable for their crimes very soon,” he said. He strongly condemned the use of brute force against the people across the Valley on Friday and expressed grief over the martyrdom of youth in Sopore, Chadoora, and Beerwah. “Though we are caged by the puppet government but our hearts go with the bereaved families and we equally Saluting the steadfastness of the people of Jammu Kashmir, Shah appealed the employees to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with trade bodies, labourers, students, medicos, volunteers, and youths in taking the freedom movement to its logical conclusion." People must not get disappointed. The pro-freedom parties must break the organizational barriers and work for the cause in a unified manner. We salute those rendering selfless services in hospitals and are indebted to them,” Shah said. Shah reiterated his appeal to people of making mosques the centers of movement, utilizing the Bait-ul-Maal committees, and following the protest calendar in letter and spirit.

Nawaz Sharif spoke the voice of hearts of Kashmiris : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Aug 4: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday hailed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Kashmir is a vital and main dispute between India and Pakistan. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Kashmiris are proud to have Pakistan as a well-wisher and advocate and the role played by the country vis-à-vis Kashmir is noteworthy. He said Mr. Sharif’s remarks that Kashmir is the main pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy are “the voice of the hearts of Kashmiri people". Shah also expressed gratitude to Pak Premier on calling upon the country’s diplomatic corps to “canvass opinion in world capitals on J&K and to tell them that the Kashmir issue is not the internal matter of India".“Mr Nawaz Sharif’s remarks epitomized the pain and suffering the Islamic Republic of Pakistan feels for the oppressed people of Kashmir. We had time and again urged the country’s leadership to direct its envoys to highlight the plight of Kashmiris worldwide; now we are satisfied over the country’s endeavors,” Shah said. We hope Pakistan continues such efforts till Kashmir issue is not resolved as UN resolutions or through trilateral talks (between India, Pakistan, and genuine representatives of Kashmir),” he added. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson while expressing grief over the killing of two persons in Lethpora and Chattabal by forces said Indian occupational forces are not to maintain peace in Kashmir but to play a bloodbath here." We are extremely grieved over the martyrdom of Farooq Ahmad Kuchhay and Riyaz Ahmad Shah. No one is safe till Indian forces rule the roost in Jammu Kashmir,” he said. The spokesperson lamented over the cold and unsympathetic approach shown by the international community on Kashmir situation saying if a single killing takes place in Europe, the whole West and UN raises hue and cry whereas the blood of Kashmiris is cheap before their eyes. The spokesperson reiterated his appeal to people of following the programme issued by the Hurriyat leadership while thanking the people of Chenab Valley for taking out mass protests in support of Kashmir people.

Pak Parliament resolutions good omen for our resistance: Shabir Shah

Srinagar August 3 : Incarcerated chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while reacting on the assertions and made by the United Nations said if they (UN) are monitoring the situation of Kashmir still Indian forces are violating all human rights and in the past 69 years Indian forces have made Jammu and Kashmir slaughter house. In a statement issued to press on Wednesday, Shah expressed satisfaction that If the spokesperson of UN chief admits that Bann Ki Moon is himself monitoring the Kashmir situation and asking for both the countries to find solution to the issue. Shah said, the fact remain evident that both the countries have fought three wars over the disputed territory because United Nations didn’t implement resolutions passed by them to give right of self determination to people of Jammu and Kashmir. While calling upon the members and representatives of United Nations Shah said that Kashmir is not an border issue but this disputed territory needs tripartite talks and to solve this issue UN has to take steps in resolving like they take in East Timor, South Sudan and Krushia DFP chairman said, UN is responsible of our human rights and in this regard UN has to come forward make negotiations between three parties to find long lasting solution to this disputed Nation. While highlighting the atrocities made by occupational forces, Shah said, India is using lethal weapons to kill innocent Kashmiris and are ignoring UN observations and guidelines. He appealed members of United Nations especially Baan Ki Moon to make use of post and to play vital role in stopping human right violations instead of giving only statements. While declaring good omen resolutions made by the Parliament of Pakistan regarding the ongoing freedom struggle Shah said, Pakistan has made its diplomatic channels active and should involve all its allies to highlight the plight of Kashmiris and to find solution to the issue. Shah has paid respect to the youth of Kashmir who are taking this resistance forward and they should continue this movement till the dawn of freedom is sighted. He appealed bureaucrats, doctors, engineers, employees, businessmen, transporters, labors and students to carry forward the ongoing movement which has seen innocent bloodshed. Meanwhile, spokesperson has received information from various areas about damaging ambulances and urged pro-freedom youth to make it sure health services and employees of medicals services are nor barred are harmed at this juncture. Spokesperson has expressed grief and sorrow over the lethpora incident where PSO of ADC Ramban has fired upon civilians which resulted into killing of youth namely Farooq Ahmad Kuchay and three others critically injured. He has also extended sympathy to the bereaved family.

Indian defense min’s remarks ‘provocative’, reveal ‘dictatorial’ mindset: Molana Tari

Srinagar, Aug 1: Terming the remarks of Indian defense minister Manohar Parrikar that ‘Army will have to fire weapons and can't just use lathes’ as “provocative”, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday said it reveals the “dictatorial” mindset of the Indian minister. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said Parrikar by justifying the use of brute force and weapons against the innocent civilians in conflict-ridden areas made it clear that India anyhow wants to suppress the subjugated people of Kashmir by dint of force. Drawing attention of the world community towards Indian defense minister’s remarks, Tari said the country that believes in using weapons against the civilians cannot be expected to play any positive role vis-à-vis international politics/relations. He said Indian forces, due to inflicting of ruthless tyranny and brutality on people, are having a very bad record in Jammu Kashmir. “The use of lethal weapons and bullets on our people is nothing new; what India needs to be cognizant of is that the freedom struggle has been passed over to our 4th generation who won’t succumb to the suppressive and repressive measures,” he said. Extending support to ‘Dargah Hazratbal Chalo’ programme issued by joint resistance leadership, Molana Tari appealed people to march peacefully while stressing on maintaining utmost discipline throughout the course. The DFP general secretary condemned in strong words the arrests carried out by J&K Police during nocturnal raids and vandalizing of properties saying these very police personnel have to ultimately live in this society and that they don’t need to prove themselves more loyal than the king but should instead sympathies with their own people.Moulana Abdullah Tari hailed the people for organizing massive gatherings across the Valley and reiterated appeal of utilizing the Bait-ul-Maal committees of Mohalla for the poor and needy people. “The religious, social, and welfare organizations must continue their selfless job of serving humanity,” Tari said.

Shabir shah urges bureaucrats not to damage freedom struggle, play positive role’

Srinagar, July 31: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday appealed the bureaucrats not to inflict any damage to the ongoing freedom struggle and play positive role in this regard. Asking people to stand like a solid wall during the ongoing movement, Shah said the day is not far when Kashmir will be resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the need of the hour is to rise above the sectarian differences and unite for a greater cause of freedom from Indian forcible rule. He said the roads, Masjid, and shrines should be made centers of movement and that women should participate in the peaceful protests." To achieve Azadi, the sacrifice of lives and properties is inevitable and the only way to achieve our goal is to take the movement forward in a way prescribed by Allah Almighty,” he said. Commenting on the invaluable sacrifices of Mujahedeen, Shah said: “We are indebted to those mothers, sisters, and daughters whose loved ones laid down their lives for the freedom of the nation. We assure these sacrifices won’t go waste but will yield results very soon, Insha Allah." Expressing satisfaction regarding the ongoing freedom movement, the DFP chairman said the world is listening to our voice. “There are worldwide protests against the Indian barbarism in Kashmir and support to our struggle for freedom. The world leadership and people should campaign against the Indian oppression and pressurize India to give the people of Jammu Kashmir their inalienable right of self-determination as Kashmir is the nuclear flashpoint,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah also appealed the people of Pakistan and its rulers to adopt a stand on Kashmir and enhance efforts in their political, moral, and diplomatic support to their Kashmiri brethren. “The Government of Pakistan must start a campaign on Kashmir through its embassies across the world shah said

Our movement not for repealing AFSPA, PSA but to attain freedom from India, Appeals pro-India politicians to join resistance camp: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 29: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said just repealing of black laws like AFSPA and PSA is not the reason of our movement but to attain complete independence from India’s forcible and illegal occupation is our mission. Shah also appealed the pro-India politicians to join the ranks of resistance camp to “liberate the nation from India’s clutches" In a statement issued to press, Shah said: “We are passing through a very sensitive period of our freedom struggle and the need of the hour is to move forward with steadfastness. Every section of the society is duty-bound to play role vis-à-vis the ongoing movement. The employees must take the lead and set example for all. The medicos, as always, must continue their selfless efforts. This has been enough now. The whole world must read writing on the wall that the big powers cannot subjugate for long the weak nations. Our nation has rendered sacrifice of more than 5 lakh human lives. The black laws like AFSPA and PSA are just off-shoots; the real issue is the freedom from Indian forcible rule." The DFP chairman said to suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris, India tried every single measure including killing of our youth and using rape as a war tool but to no avail. “Still, our nation demands Azadi from a usurper country, India,” he said. Shah appealed the pro-India politicians not to act as mute spectators over the killing of innocent youth and “join the ranks of resistance camp to liberate the nation from India’s clutches". The pro-freedom leader appealed the Pakistani government, politicians, and political parties to rejuvenate the Kashmir Committee and work tirelessly to highlight the Kashmir issue at every possible forum besides organize seminars through this Committee and utilize its embassies in highlighting the plight of the oppressed Kashmiris . Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of patron Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Kargil, Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Zakiri and extended condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family." I had a personal relation with Late Zakiri Sahib. Whenever I visited Kargil, he expressed his utmost love and affection with me besides exhibited the utmost generosity and hospitality. He was a staunch supporter of the freedom movement,” Shah said.

Won’t surrender before New Delhi’ oppression: Freedom Party Appeals people to make ‘Jamia Chalo’ call successful

Srinagar, July 27: Asserting that peaceful struggle will continue till India acknowledges Kashmir as a dispute, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Wednesday said the people of Kashmir won’t surrender before New Delhi’ oppression at any cost. In a statement issued to press, a party spokesperson while declaring full support to the programme issued by Hurriyat Conference appealed people to make successful the ‘Jamia Chalo’ call on Friday. He strongly condemned the use of brute force on people in Srinagar by forces on Tuesday saying to suppress the people’s sentiments through might won’t help New Delhi in any way. “In fact, New Delhi and its collaborators must change their approach to analyze the people’s sentiments," he said. The spokesperson lashed out at administration for imposing undue restrictions and unleashing a reign of terror across Valley particularly in south Kashmir and Srinagar areas. He said the puppet administration is living in a fool’s paradise if its thinks it can suppress the people’s pro-freedom sentiments. The people of the state have been struggling for last 69 years and are moving forward with a new zeal and vigor,” he said. He criticized the Indian rulers for deviating the focus from real issue to the ‘alternative to pellet guns’ saying it has been clear that New Delhi just wants to change the killing machines while sidelining the real issue by terming it a mere law and order problem. Terming the worldwide support to Kashmiris as good-omen for the ongoing freedom movement, the DFP spokesperson said Indian won’t be able to mislead the international community for long. “We assure our people that the resistance leadership won’t disappoint them nor should people get dismayed over the stubborn and rigid approach of India. We must continue our struggle in a unified manner; this is the mission of our martyrs,” he said. The spokesperson reiterated the appeal of taking care of the poor and affected families and utilizing of the Bait-ul-Maal committees.

State admin responsible for grave situation in south Kashmir: Molana Tari ,DFP representatives visit south Kashmir areas

Srinagar, July 26: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday lashed out at the state government for unleashing a reign of terror and atrocities upon the people in south Kashmir areas particularly in Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, and Kulgam.In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Taro said the state-sponsored oppression upon the civilian population is only increasing with each passing day and there is no let-up in the bloodbath by forces and arrest of youth in the district.Tari said due to curfew, people are unable to visit the families of martyrs and those injured during these days .Molana criticized the state administration for dictating autocratic terms to employees saying “the employees are part of our society and we are united in our demand of freedom from Indian occupational rule". Giving reference to House Rent Allowance (HRA), Tari said by this way, the employees are pushed away from partaking in the freedom movement but Kashmiri people won’t surrender just for petty material gains." People must become shield for each other during such hard times and shouldn’t get swayed by any fear or greed on part of the administration,” he said. Meanwhile, as per DFP spokesperson, party district presidents and activists of Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, and Pulwama are visiting the families of martyrs and injured people and consoled them. A delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad Khan comprising Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, Molvi Sajad Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal, Shabir Ahmad Baba, Muhammad Aadil Wagay.District president Pulwama, Muhammad Amin led a delegation comprising Tanveer Ahmad, Shiraz Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad, Muhammad Abbas, and Gulzar Ahmad addressed various public gatherings and visited Hellar, Sheikh Takiya, Kharam, Sof Shalipora, Kachhpora, Kaahgam, Shopian, Rajpora, Pulwama, Tranj, Malangpora, Chattergam, Niklorah, Chedas Pulwama, Maharajpora, Waawpora, Magraypora,, Brandjan, and dozens of other areas.

Shabir Shah, says asking Kashmiris to surrender is ‘foolishness,Pakistan stakeholder to dispute, Rajnath remarks ‘intimidating,India’s claims contrary to UN resolutions’

Srinagar, July 25: Terming the statement of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh as “hollow” and “meaningless”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said Kashmir issue is a “living reality” and to associate it with the issues like law and order or unemployment is nothing but “self-deception". In a statement issued to press, Shah termed Rajnath remarks as “intimidating” saying that to ask the nation that has rendered sacrifice of more than 5 lakh lives to surrender is “foolishness". Reacting against Singh’s assertion that no third-party intervention would be acceptable, Shah said Pakistan is the stakeholder of the dispute and talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir have taken place more than 100 times and the issue is acknowledged by 18 UN resolutions." The efforts India is making to legalize its illegal occupation of Jammu Kashmir are contrary to the UN resolutions acknowledged by the international community. Now, refusing to accept Kashmir as a dispute would only be termed as stubbornness,” he said. The pro-freedom leader said Indian home minister must shun “obstinacy” and bear in mind that Kashmir is not like other Indian states and has never been a part of this country. “This fact is vehemently supported by thousands of Indian intellectuals like Gautam Navlakha, Arundhati Roy,” he said. He also termed Singh’s remarks over the killing of 58 civilians as “misleading” saying the current unrest is not any law and order issue but a movement of freedom from Indian illegal occupation. Even the statement of Indian minister regarding the treatment of the injured people is an eye-wash,” he said. Shah hailed the traders federation of the state for taking the responsibility of treatment of the injured saying the move is “praiseworthy” and an act of “extreme generosity”. “The well-to-do families must follow the suit,” he said. The DFP chairman accused the pro-India politicians of converting the ‘Paradise on Earth’ Kashmir into a hell saying the New Delhi’s “collaborators” inflicted huge damage on the freedom movement of Kashmiris.In his message to people, Shabir Ahmad Shah said: “We are struggling for the freedom of our nation and the need of the hour is to exhibit steadfastness besides we must take utmost care of each other." Shah also condemned the arrests of political leaders and youth during the anti-India uprising

Indian rulers hatching conspiracies to divert direction of ongoing movement: Freedom Party Make Islamabad Chalo call a success: Molana Tari

Srinagar, July 24: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday said Indian rulers are hatching conspiracies to divert the direction of the ongoing freedom movement of the people of Jammu Kashmir and appealed to people to make the pro-freedom leadership’s Islamabad Chalo call a success. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said the need of the hour is to remain cautious and not let any conspiracy against the movement succeed. He stressed on taking utmost care of the weaker sections of the society during such hard times by constituting the Bait-ul-Maal committees in every Mohalla while reiterating his appeal to people to follow the pro-freedom leadership’s programme in letter and spirit .Molana Tari said the people of Jammu Kashmir must consolidate their ranks against the oppressors and exhibit unity in such crucial time. “Our movement is not only against putting end to the use of pellet guns but we are struggling for the achievement of a greater goal (of freedom). India by resorting to extreme suppressive and repressive measures and the use of lethal weapons has proven that it is not among the civilized nations,” he said. Hailing the traders fraternity and civil society for refusing to meet the Indian home Minster Rajnath Singh, Tari said the move has emboldened our spirits. “The employees should follow the suit and not fall into the trap of anti-movement elements,” he said. The DFP general secretary also appealed the Government of Pakistan to implement the suggestions put forward by Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the Kashmir Committee should first be rejuvenated and made effective He thanked the Pakistani authorities, people, political, social, religious, trade and student organizations for their support to the oppressed Kashmiris with hope that they will continue to do so in future.

World has rejected India’s propaganda and acknowledged Kashmiri people’s demand, This is a golden opportunity, Our voices are heard and supported worldwide : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 23: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said world has rejected India’s propaganda that present uprising in Kashmir is a law and order issue and has acknowledged the demand of the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed satisfaction over the growing support for Kashmir cause from various parts of the world. “Even the justice-loving people in various Indian states are questioning as to why Kashmiri children are killed and maimed. This is a golden opportunity. Our voices are heard and supported by Indian intellectual class,” he said. Shah said killing of more than 55 people, injuring of more than 3000, and maiming of hundreds of youth, has grieved us and has levied upon us great responsibility. “In such hard times, we are left with no option but to walk together shoulder to shoulder,” he said and hailed the efforts of civil societies across the world, Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, Indian intellectuals, Kargil students, Dal Khalsa, Sikh community, the people of Pir Panchal, Chenab Valley and the human rights bodies who raised voice in favour of the oppressed Kashmiris.He said the people of Kashmir neither struggle for any material gains nor is their movement aimed at overthrowing any government but “we are rendering sacrifices of our precious lives for a greater and noble cause”. He reiterated his appeal to people to continue the protests in an organized and peaceful manner. The DFP chairman appealed every section of the society to play role during the ongoing freedom movement while assuring them that the dawn of freedom will rise very soon, God Willing (Insha Allah)." The journey of freedom is filled with thorns and we have to pass such trail and tribulation and must take utmost care of the weaker sections of the society in such hard times,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah has urged the international community to take notice of the massacre of Kashmiris by Indian forces.

Srinagar, July 22 :The illegally detained Secretary General of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged the international community to take notice of the massacre of Kashmiris by Indian forces. Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar questioned the international community’s insensitive approach towards the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination, saying that if other nations are entitled to this right why not the disputed territory of Kashmir. He said that the people of Kashmir had been struggling for their birthright to self-determination for last several decades. “We have sacrificed more than five lakh lives. Today, we want to know as to why there is such double standard regarding Kashmir. Aren’t we humans? The United Nations, OIC, European Union, and other world bodies are duty-bound to take cognizance of the grave situation in occupied Kashmir where there is no value of human lives,” he said.Shabir Shah said that if the international community was true to its claims of humanity and democracy than it had to come to the rescue of the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir. “The UN must conduct plebiscite in Kashmir and whatever decision the people of the territory will give would be accepted by all the stakeholders of the dispute,” he said." Though we are encouraged by the support from people across the globe, but the criminal silence maintained by the world leadership is condemnable. The Indian forces are ruling the roost in the territory as they continue to massacre our people particularly the youth and maim our children through lethal weapons. Is our blood so cheap that it doesn’t qualify the attention of world bodies and nations?” Shabir Shah asked. The APHC leader reiterated his appeal to the Kashmiri people to exhibit unity during these hard times, continue the struggle for freedom, and follow the Hurriyat programmes in letter and spirit. “I assure you that our struggle will not go in vain and the dawn of freedom will rise very soon,” he said.

Shabir Shah questions int’l community’s double standards over Kashmir' If other nations are entitled right of freedom why not J&K’

Srinagar, July 21: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday questioned the international community's “insensitive” approach towards the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination saying if other nations are entitled to this right why not the disputed state of Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir have been struggling for their birth right since last 69 years which the international community has sidelined till date. “We have sacrificed more than 5 lakh lives. Today, we want to know as to why there is such double standard regarding Kashmir. Aren’t we humans? The United Nations, OIC, European Union, and other world bodies are duty-bound to take cognizance of the grave situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir where there is no value of human lives,” he said. Shah said if the international community is true to its claims of humanity and democracy, it has to come to rescue of the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir. The UN must conduct plebiscite in Jammu Kashmir and whatever referendum the people of this state will give would be accepted by all the stakeholders of this dispute,” he said." Though we’re encouraged by the support from people across the globe, but the criminal silence maintained by the world leadership is condemnable. The Indian occupational forces are ruling the roost in the state as they continue to massacre our people particularly the youth and maim our children through lethal weapons. Is our blood so cheap that it doesn’t qualify the attention of world bodies and nations?” Shah questioned. The DFP chairman reiterated his appeal to the people to exhibit unity during these hard times, continue the struggle for freedom, and follow the Hurriyat programme in letter and spirit. “I assure you that our struggle won’t go waste and the dawn of freedom will rise very soon, Insha Allah (God Willing,” he said. Meanwhile, party general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari while condemning the detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah said authorities created hurdles in even dispatching of medicine to the ailing pro-freedom leader.

Freedom Party thanks Pakistan for observing ‘Black Day’

Srinagar, July 20: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, its people, military leadership, political and opposition parties, religious, student and trade organizations for observing the July 20 as “Black Day” in solidarity with the oppressed people of Kashmir. In a statement issued here, a Freedom Party spokesperson expressed hope that Pakistan continues to extend such political, diplomatic, and moral support to people of Jammu Kashmir. “As a well-wisher nation, we hope Pakistan continues to highlight our plight at the international forums and bat for our cause,” he said. The spokesperson said the speech of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has “emboldened our spirit” and hoped the country’s endeavors regarding Kashmir will yield positive results very soon. He also hailed the people of Kashmir particularly its youth for showing steadfastness in the hard times. The DFP spokesperson urged the world leadership to break the “criminal” silence over the grave situation in Kashmir where Indian forces have “unleashed a reign of terror among the people”. “We expect the world powers to take notice of the civilian killings in Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupational forces,” he said. Meanwhile, the spokesperson expressed grief over the killing of Ghulam Muhammad Mir by the hands of forces and has expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

JKDFP hails people’s steadfastness

Srinagar July 19: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party while hailing the people for their commitment and steadfastness has said that despite all oppressive and repressive measures unleashed by India and its stooges in the territory the Kashmiris will continue their struggle till the objective of freedom is achieved. The JKDFP in a statement appealed to follow the protest programme for tomorrow and day after against the killing of 45 unarmed youth by brute Indian forces. Referring to callous and inhuman approach of puppet administration the party said that they had in practice declared an emergency against unarmed and innocent civilians. Lashing out at the administration for strangulating the media and genuine voices, the freedom party said that the struggle would continue till achievement of right to self determination promised to them by international community. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesman expressed his anguish over atrocities being inflicted on innocent people and and molestation by brutal forces.

Follow Hurriyat Conference in Letter and spirit ,Family members not allowed to meet Shabir Shah

Srinagar July 18:Freedom party in his appeal has reiterated people to follow program on 19th and 20th July .Sunday in a press release ,Freedom Party while hailing the people for their commitment and steadfastness ,said that despite all oppressive and repressive measures of state and Delhi ,people won't succumb and will continue their struggle till the objective of freedom is achieved .Praying for 43 unarmed youth ,that fell to bullets of brutal forces ,freedom party said that all these brutalities won't break our resolve for our struggle and despite all curbs, arbitrary measures ,bullets and pellets the movement will be carried to its logical end .Referring to callous and inhuman approach of state administration ,freedom party said that they have in practice declared an emergency against unarmed and innocent civilians, Lashing at state administration for strangulating the media and genuine voice freedom party said that so called claims for being a democratic state proved to be hoax and said that unless and until the just political demands of Kashmiris are heard ,the struggle will continue and people will continue to seek their right to self determination promised to them by international community. Freedom party expressed its concern over the deteriorating health status of its incarcerated leader and said that police on the orders of their higher ups is not allowing his family members to meet him .He suffering from multiple ailments and needs medicines and other care but the brutal administration is not even allowing the necessary medicine for him .Meanwhile spokesman has expressed his anguish over the reports of atrocities being inflicted on innocent people and said that there are various reports about the eve teasing and molestation by brutal forces ,Citing the precedence spokesman said that in Sangam Islamabad area an ailing and elderly woman was stopped ,dragged and his teen aged daughter molested by brutal forces .it is highly condemnable, said spokesman ,Appealing people to show full resentment against all this and follow program of Hurriyat conference in letter and spirit .Meanwhile Freedom Party in its appeal has asked Muslim world, international community and UNO to break their silence and come to the rescue of suppressed and subjugated people in Jammu and Kashmir .

JKDFP appeals people to follow program on 19th and 20th July2016

Srinagar July 18:Freedom party in his appeal reiterated people to follow program on 19th and 20th July .Monday in a press release ,Freedom Party while hailing the people for their commitment and steadfastness ,said that despite all odds like continuous curfew, restrictions and curbs people won’t succumb and will pursue their objective till its logical conclusion .while slamming the finance minister of India Arum Jaitley for his absurd statement ,Freedom party said that it is no more a battle between a section of Hurriyat , and Delhi instead it is the whole Jammu and Kashmir that are on war path with the oppressors sitting in Delhi and with their stooges installed in state. Referring to the statement of Finance minister. Stating over the free hand to forces in state, freedom party said that it is not a law and order problem, nor India can mislead international community over the mere pretext of being a local disturbance, Freedom party said that political destiny with regards to Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided. Freedom party advised finance minister to revisit annals of history and refrain from ostrich like stand towards the core issue of Kashmir. Denouncing the state authorities for their brutal approach and continuous curfew freedom party said, one hand they are showering the bullets and on the other they are declaring restrictions and curbs over public movement. Appealing people to show full resentment against all this and follow program of Hurriyat conference in letter and spirit. Meanwhile Freedom Party in its appeal has asked Muslim world, international community and UNO to break their silence and come to the rescue of suppressed and subjugated people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Freedom Party appeals for mass protests on ‘Black Day’, hails efforts of Pakistan, expresses concern over whereabouts of Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 17: Hailing the efforts of Pakistan regarding the present grave situation in Kashmir, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday expressed hope that Pakistan will continue such efforts in future. In a statement issued to press, party general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said the steps taken by Pakistan has emboldened the spirit of our youth and the people of Kashmir now feel they have a nation on their back which will highlight their plight across the world. He expressed hope that on July 19, people across the world particularly the people of Kashmir residing in various parts of the world will raise their voice in favour of the oppressed Kashmiris.Moulana Tari appealed the youth to follow the programme issued by the pro-freedom leadership in letter and spirit and continue the protests. He also appealed the local Bait-ul-Maal committees to enhance their efforts towards providing relief to the needy and deserving people during these days. The DFP chairman also thanked the Pakistan’s Kashmir Committee including its chairman Molana Fazl-ur-Rahman and other representatives and hoped they will continue their role towards Kashmir. Tari also lashed out at Indian media for spreading lies and propaganda saying this media should feel ashamed for murdering the principles and ethics of journalism. Expressing concern over the arrest of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said the pro-freedom leader’s health condition is not good and his family well-wishers are also concerned over his whereabouts. He strongly condemned the imposition of continuous curfew by the so-called administration and the unleashing the reign of oppression upon the people. He said on one hand, people are killed and on other side, they are pushed towards starvation.

Molana Tari appeals people to continue protests, thanks Pakistan for its support

Srinagar, July 16: Reiterating his appeal to people to continue the protest, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday said we are highly thankful to people of Pakistan for its moral, political, and diplomatic support. In a statement issued to press, Tari said we are being killed ruthlessly. Pellets and bullets are showered upon our youth and Indian forces are free to kill anybody without any provocation or justification. It is high time to show resistance. If we succumb this time Indian brutal forces will turn the State into a graveyard. He in his statement urged the people of government of Pakistan, its people, and all political parties to come on one page and extend political support and exhibit solidarity with the subjugated people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said since last 69 years we are rendering valuable sacrifices for the ongoing freedom movement and the need of the hour is to continue our struggle as we  for a prolonged but definite phase now. are indebted to our martyrs and duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical conclusion.Tari hailed Pakistan’s policy regarding present gruesome situation in Kashmir and urged the country’s leadership to enhance its efforts towards highlighting the plight of oppressed Kashmiris. He in his statement appealed all political, religious, social parties and people of Pakistan to come to the rescue of their subjugated brethren in Kashmir and register mass protests and impress international community to intervene to resolve the long pending issue.Criticising the puppet administration for their callous and brutal approach, Molana Tari said that incarcerated leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was under house detention since last 15 months and on Thursday a large contingent of police raided his house and took him to unknown destination and all his contacts including the network services were snapped. It depicts the frustration of puppet regime. The DFP general secretary appealed people not to fall prey to the nefarious designs of the Indian propaganda or their local stooges and follow the unanimous programme of resistance camp in letter and spirit. He urged to show steadfastness to thwart any of the ill-intentions of the enemy and remain cautious that no one is allowed to derail our struggle and asked to be prepared

Shabir shah urges people of kashmir to continue protests against killings

Srinagar, July 15 :The illegally detained Secretary General of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has urged the Kashmiri people to continue protests against the innocent killings by Indian troops and police in the territory.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, at a time when our children are murdered, their eyesight snatched, the honor and dignity of our people put at stake, need of the hour is to continue the protests against the oppression. “If we succumb this time, Indian forces will turn the territory into a graveyard,” he said. The APHC leader said that the United Nations should reformulate its policy regarding the Kashmir dispute and direct the UNMOGIP to take notice of the crimes being committed by Indian forces against the people of Kashmir. He appealed to the International Red Cross, and UNICEF to take stock of the situation in Kashmir and play role in this regard.Shabir Shah also appealed tothe Pakistani leadership to further enhance its efforts to highlight the plight of the oppressed Kashmiris. People of Pakistan should register mass protests in solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren, he added. Meanwhile, the APHC leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Siddique and Hakeem Abdul Rashid in a joints statement also appealed to the Kashmiri people to continue protests against Indian brutalities. “People should not let the protest against the oppression go down but continue it to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end,” they said. Meanwhile, wearing masks and faces covered, a group of youth has asked the people to remain steadfast in the ongoing movement. Addressing a press conference at an undisclosed location, the youth said that they had lost many brothers during this freedom movement and they would continue their struggle till they got freedom from Indian yoke." We want to send a message to the Government of India, who are on a killing spree in Kashmir, that Jammu and Kashmir is not a part of India. It never was and it never will be. Now the forces of India are killing our brothers, who lead the freedom struggle. We will never stop this movement until freedom will come to Kashmir,” they said. Terming Hurriyat leadership as an important part of freedom struggle, the group said that they were their leaders. “They know better, how to put forward freedom struggle movement. We respect them,” they added. The group said that the use of pellet guns by the Indian forces was a crime against humanity. They said that in other parts of the world forces use water cannons to disperse the protesters but here in Kashmir they use pellets and even bullets not to disperse the crowd but to kill the people.

DFP Chairman Shabir Shah arrested

Srinagar, July 14: Police on Thursday evening arrested the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party spokesperson said. It is worth mentioning that since February 2016, Shah continues to be under house arrest and was even lodged in police station Ragbag for about two months earlier this year. Condemning the Shah’s arrest, the spokesperson said the pro-freedom leader’s life is an open book and he has always struggled for the freedom of his nation.

Shah urges Pakistan and justice-loving nations to come to rescue of oppressed Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 14: Keeping in view the grave situation in Jammu Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed the justice-loving nations, organizations, and leaders to come to rescue of the people of the State who are being butchered by the Indian occupational forces. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Kashmiris have been subjected to worst kind of state-sponsored terrorism and if the justice-loving nations, organizations, and leaders won’t take notice of the present situation, then India would eliminate the entire generation through killings. Shah said Pakistan as a stakeholder of the Kashmir dispute is duty-bound to take steps to prevent Kashmiris from the Indian state-sponsored terrorism. “Though the role of the Government of Pakistan vis-à-vis Kashmir issue is commendable, it must enhance its efforts in this regard. The Kashmir Committee must be rejuvenated and the representatives from Jammu Kashmir must be included in it,” he said.Shah urged Pakistan to highlight the present grave situation of Kashmir through its embassies across the world with a message that Kashmiris are suffering worst at the hands of India and that the Kashmir dispute needs an immediate resolution." I also appeal the people of Pakistan, the country’s opposition, religious, social, and student organizations to raise voice in favour of their oppressed Kashmiri brethren,” he said. The DFP Chairman said even though Indian State has waged a war against the people of Jammu Kashmir to crush their legitimate voice (of freedom), the country’s intellectual class understands the plight of the people of this State and hopefully will convey our just message to the Indian people besides aware them about the historical and ground realities of Kashmir. Trashing the statement of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Shah said our movement is not for material gains or employments but for the achievement of that goal (of freedom) for which we have sacrificed since last 69 years. Shah said the pro-India elements who are contented with the life of slavery and aren’t moved by the killing of our children should feel ashamed as they have sold their conscience just for petty material gains. “These people have no right to call themselves as people’s representatives,” he said.

Shabir shah urges world HR activists to raise voice for Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 13 :The Secretary General of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed to the human rights activists across the globe to raise their voice in favour of the oppressed people of Kashmir whose basic human rights have been snatched by India. Shabir Ahmad Shah strongly condemning the firing by Indian occupational forces on the civilians, appealed the Kashmiri youth to continue mass protests to draw attention of the world community towards the stepped up Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory." Our children are murdered before us, their eyesight snatched, and our properties destroyed, and as such, it is our collective responsibility to consolidate our ranks and rise together against the reign of oppression unleashed upon us by the Indian State,” he added. He said, the Kashmiri masses look towards the youth whose pro-freedom spirit and steadfastness is praiseworthy .Shabir Ahmad Shah said that civilian killings were intolerable and expressed regret over the criminal silence maintained by the world leadership and even by the justice-loving people saying, “This silence amounts to rubbing salt tour injuries". Lashing out at the puppet administration, he said that on one hand, women and children were targeted with bullets and on other, more troops were called to kill people. “This is intolerable for us,” he said. He directed the activists of his party, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, to continue conducting medical camp to help the injured people.

Nation looks forward to youth, says Shabir Shah while asking people to continue protests against Indian State’s oppression

Srinagar, July 12: Appealing people to continue the protests against the innocent civilian killings, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday the nation looks forward to youth whose pro-freedom spirit and steadfastness towards the movement is praiseworthy. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the civilian killings are intolerable and the situation demands that people particularly the youth consolidate their ranks against the oppression." Our children are murdered before us, their eyesight snatched, and our properties destroyed, and as such, it is our collective responsibility to consolidate our ranks and rise together against the reign of oppression unleashed upon us by the Indian State,” he said. Strongly reacting against the firing by Indian occupational forces upon the civilians, Shah said, “We must continue to aware the world about the Indian State’s oppression in Kashmir through mass protests and shouldn’t let this occasion slip from our hands." Shah expressed lament over the “criminal silence” maintained by the world leadership and the justice-loving people saying “this amounts to rubbing salt to our injuries”. He appealed the humanitarians across the globe to raise their voice in favour of the oppressed people of Kashmir where there is no value of human lives. Lashing out at the puppet administration of the State, Shah said on one hand, women and children are targeted through bullets and on other side, more forces are sought to kill people. “This is intolerable for us,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has directed the party activists of south Kashmir to continue the medical camp in the district and explore the possibilities of starting the same camps at Srinagar’s SMHS, SKIMS, and Bone & Joints Hospital.

Power-hungry politicians have no right to commemorate martyrs’ day: Shah

Terms Naeem Akhtar’s remarks as ‘absurd’
Srinagar, July 11: Terming the present situation as sensitive, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said “we must move forward together in a unified approach”. He also supported the shutdown call given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference on July 12 and 13According to party spokesman, Shah talked to father of Shaheed Burhan Wani on phone and expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family. Lauding the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs he reiterated his pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs to logical conclusion. It may be recalled here that a team of Freedom Party activists is already in Tral since last two days. The DFP chairman took strong notice of firing of teargas shells by police inside hospitals and beating of the injured persons and their families and termed it as the worst example of “police terrorism”. He warned police to mend its ways and stop resorting to vengeful and anti-people measures. He also appealed people to donate blood for the needy in hospitals while expressing concern over the increasing toll of the injured. Terming the statement of the government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar as “absurd”, Shah said if Indian forces would have targeted the pro-India minister’s son, he wouldn’t have made such remarks. “Whatever he said was aimed at pleasing his masters in New Delhi,” he said. Describing July 13 as a milestone for the ongoing freedom movement, Shah said the ‘power hungry pro-India’ politicians have no right to commemorate the day. “The July 13 martyrs didn’t sacrifice their precious lives for any material gains but for liberating the nation from the clutches of oppressed regime,” he said and paid tributes to martyrs. “The future of Jammu Kashmir is yet to be decided and the mission of July 13 martyrs would remain unaccomplished unless the people of the state are given the right to decide their future,” Shah said. Coming down heavily on pro-India politicians, Shah said, “Those who are hand in glove with New Delhi in inflicting brutalities and tyranny on the innocent people of Kashmir and have incarcerated the resistance leadership of the state have no right to express their affiliation with the July 13 martyrs and presenting garlands on their graves. "The July 13 martyrs sacrificed their lives to wipe out the shadows of oppression which the present rulers are inflicting upon the people of the stat”, he said while urging people to march towards the martyrs’ graveyard on July 13 to pay tributes to and offer Fateha prayers in favour of all the martyrs of Jammu Kashmir.

Shabir Shah calls for Tral chalo on July 11 to express solidarity with bereaved families

Srinagar, July 10: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of 18 innocent lives by the hands of occupational forces and strongly condemned the brutal attitude of the state administration. He also appealed people to march towards Tral to pay tributes to and express solidarity with the families of martyrs. In a statement issued to press, Shah said following the martyrdom of Shaheed Burhan and his associates, the Indian forces turned the whole valley particularly the south Kashmir into a slaughter house by firing indiscriminately on the innocent people. Shah condemned the harassment of people, vandalizing of public properties by forces, and arrest of pro-freedom leaders saying the innocent civilians were deliberately targeted by the occupational forces. Holding the local rulers responsible for turning the whole valley into a slaughter house, Shah said these people have given a free hand to killer forces to shower bullets on civilians just to save their chair and are hell bent on repeating the 2008 and 2010. Terming the people’s affection towards Shaheed Burhan as a referendum, Shah said this proved India’s stubbornness, negative propaganda against Kashmiris’ freedom movement, repressive policies against pro-freedom leadership couldn’t change the ground reality of Jammu Kashmir but every soul here demands Azadi from Indian occupation. In his message to youth, Shah said the need is to understand that those people who beg for votes are the same who supervise the innocent killings. He said the present situation of Kashmir has nothing to do with law and order situation but it is the issue of the future of 13 million people of the state which needs to be addressed; till then Kashmiris will continue their on-going freedom struggle. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed people to march towards Tral to pay tributes to and express solidarity with the families of martyrs. He expressed solidarity with the families whose dear ones were martyred during last few days saying we’re equally grieved over the loss of lives. He also prayed for speedy recovery of more than 200 injured persons and urged youth to be available for blood donation for the injured.

Shabir Shah grieved over martyrdom of Shaheed Burhan Wani, pays tributes; appeals people to offer funeral prayers in absentia for martyrs

Srinagar, July 9: Expressing grief over the martyrdom of commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen Shaheed Burhan Wani and his two associates Shaheed Sartaj Ahmad, and Shaheed Parvez Ahmad, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday appealed people to participate in the funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs. Shah also expressed extreme grief over the demise of a renowned social activist and philanthropist of Pakistan Jenab Abdul Sattar Eidhi. As per a statement issued to press, Shah in his condolence message said Shaheed Burhan will always be alive in our hearts. “He is a role model for our youth. In his brief lifespan, he rendered immense contribution to the ongoing freedom struggle. He would be an inspiration for generations to come,” he said. Shah said people’s participation in funeral prayers of these martyrs is a referendum and an eye-opener for world. He condemned the imposing of curfew across valley and arrests by the puppet administration saying such repressive measures won’t be able to suppress our pro-freedom sentiments.Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed condolence with the parents of Shaheed Burhan Wani saying, “They gave birth to such a velour who made us proud,” he said and hailed the people of Tral for their immense sacrifices towards the freedom struggle. He appealed people of all regions of the state including Pir Panchal, Chenab Valley, and Doda to offer the funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs. Expressing grief over the demise of the internationally acclaimed social activist and philanthropist of Pakistan Jenab Abdul Sattar Eidhi, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the example set up by the deceased is hard to find anywhere in the world. “Late Abdul Sattar Edhi dedicated his life for the welfare of poor and downtrodden,” he said and paid rich tributes to him.

Shah calls for shutdown against Burhan’s killing, Urges people to attend his funeral procession at Tral

Srinagar, July 08:Asking people to attend the funeral procession of Slain Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani, Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah called for complete shutdown on Saturday." With each passing day, the Kashmir issue gains attention at world forums due to the sacrifices rendered by our martyrs. No one will be allowed to play with the sacred blood of martyrs and I assure those families whose dear ones gave their lives that we will continue our freedom struggle up we achieve the desired goal," a statement from DFP quoted Shah said." The martyrs sacrificed their lives for the resolution of Kashmir issue, the right to self-determination and impressed upon the world leadership to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to Kashmir issue” Shah said.

APHC expresses satisfaction over Pakistan’s support

Srinagar, July 07 :The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Secretary General, Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under house detention in Srinagar, has expressed satisfaction over Pakistan’s continued support to the Kashmir cause. The Secretary General in a statement in Srinagar, while hailing the recent remarks of Pakistan’s advisor on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz on Kashmir hoped that Pakistan would continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris’ struggle. Mr. Sartaj Aziz had urged the international community to take notice of the human rights violations in Kashmir being committed by Indian troops. Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference  have condemned the police action on the worshippers in Islamabad town on Eid day and termed it as interference in religious affairs. The APHC strongly denounced the house arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists on the Eid day. It deplored that even the leaders were not allowed to offer Eid prayers. The   Secretary General, Shabir Ahmad Shah, expressed grief and shock over recent terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia. He said that the international community should take cognizance of the fact that India had unleashed worst type state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. shah announced that Kashmiri Hurriyat leadership would  observe the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day on 13th July Insha Allah. On the other hand, clashes erupted amid a shutdown in Janglat Mandy area of Islamabad town, today, after youth staged demonstrations against the arrest of innocent civilians. Most of the shops and business establishments remained closed in the town.

J&K's celebration of Eid with Pakistan, Muslim World a referendum against India: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, July 6: Expressing delight over the celebration of Eid by Pakistan, Muslim World, and Jammu Kashmir together, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the people of Jammu Kashmir proved that their bond of brotherhood and affection with the Muslim World particularly its religious, political and geographical relation with Pakistan is hidden from none. He said India must consider this as referendum by the people of Jammu Kashmir. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson condemned the police action against the people during Eid prayers at various areas of Valley including Islamabad, Eidgah Srinagar, Hyderpora, and Tangmarg.He saying the so-called administration doesn't even spare the people on such occasions.

Remember affected families on Eid: Shabir Shah appeals Muslims

Srinagar, July 5: On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed the Muslims to remember the affected families of Kashmir's freedom movement and involve them in the Eid celebrations. In a statement issued to press, Shah in his Eid message said that during the ongoing freedom movement, thousands of families lost their loved ones and thousands subjected to enforced disappearances. He said it is our responsibility to have concern for the lakhs of widows and orphans who are living a life of misery." We must remember all such families on the occasion of Eid who have sacrificed for the freedom of the nation," he said, adding, we have great respect and regard for these families. Shah reiterated his appeal to people to show sincerity with the freedom movement saying we must be optimistic regarding the freedom of our nation. On the occasion, Shah expressed solidarity with the political prisoners who are languishing in jails and condemned the administration's attitude towards them. He appealed the international human rights bodies to take cognizance of the plight of these prisoners saying many of them continue to languish in jails despite serving the term. The DFP chairman appealed people to pray for the martyrs of Kashmir and Muslim Ummah. "Our real Eid will be on that day when we achieve the freedom from Indian forcible and illegal occupation," Shah said.Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by party's general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited Islamabad to express condolence and solidarity with Muhammad Ayoub on the sad demise of his elder brother Nazir Ahmad. The delegation prayed for the heavenly abode for the deceased.

Shabir Shah dispatches Eid message to OIC Secretary General, ambassadors; urges them to beef up efforts towards resolving Kashmir dispute

SRINAGAR, July 4: On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah dispatched an Eid message to the OIC Secretary General Iyad bin Amin Madani and ambassadors of Muslim countries in India and expressed hope that they will continue to support Kashmiris in their just freedom movement and stress upon the Indian leadership to resolve this longstanding dispute. Shah urged the OIC member nations to beef up their efforts towards resolving the Kashmir dispute .Shabir Ahmad Shah’s Eid message:
Excellency,
In a changing world order where self-determination is fast becoming an accepted reality rather than an idealist’s dream. Kashmiris cannot be denied this inalienable right for long. I, on behalf of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir, would like to extend you very happy Eid Mubarak. While celebrating the blissful moments of the day, please don’t forget the hapless people of Kashmir who have been reeling under the yoke of Indian imperialism.

Shabir Shah rejects dialogue under Indian constitution, says solution to Kashmir issue lies in UN resolutions, tripartite talks j&K not India’s internal matter,

Srinagar, July 3:The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday reiterated that Jammu Kashmir was never an integral part of India. Shah was reacting to the statement made by Indian minister Ram Vilas Paswan that J&K is India’s integral part. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Paswan’s remarks are far from reality and contrary to the stand of the international community which has acknowledged Kashmir as a dispute.“J&K is not like any other state of India but is a disputed territory which is present in the UN agenda and supported with 18 resolutions at the Security Council. By resorting to the rhetoric of ‘integral part’, India cannot change the reality,” Shah said. Shah said Indian leaders make such irresponsible remarks just to show their country’s hegemony in the subcontinent. Rejecting the dialogue under the ambit of Indian constitution, Shah said such suggestion is put only by those who are bereft of any historical knowledge or are deliberately trying to distort the facts. Ram Vilas Paswan must read the history of Jammu Kashmir and go through the promises made by Indian leaders regarding the Kashmir dispute in the United Nations,” he said. Shah lamented over the “prejudiced” mindset and approach of Indian leaders vis-à-vis Jammu Kashmir saying India possesses a “war-ideology". The pro-freedom leader said no doubt India can find its few puppets in Jammu Kashmir who always sing to its tunes but the historical reality cannot be changed." We once again make it clear to India that there is no question of holding talks within the Constitution of India. Only possibility is to resolve the issue as per UN resolutions or through the tripartite talks for which we will continue our struggle. The Hurriyat leadership and the people of Jammu Kashmir have pledged not to accept the Indian supremacy but to continue the struggle for freedom from Indian illegal and forcible occupation,” Shah said

 

Indian army’s hooliganism in Kulgam: Democratic Freedom Party aghast, asks people to keep a close vigil on suspicious persons in their areas

Srinagar, July 1: Strongly reacting against the beating of entire village in Kulgam by Indian army at the behest of a non-local person, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday appealed people to keep a close vigil on such suspicious persons in their respective areas. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari termed the hooliganism by Indian army as provocative and said people must unite and rise against the unleashing of such reign of terror and oppression upon them Expressing strong resentment over the complaint made by the non-local before Indian army, Tari said on one hand, Kashmiri people treat these non-locals in a very hospitable manner but on the other side, these people showed their true colors by resorting to such mean acts. He appealed the people to keep a close vigil on the activities of such suspicious person in their respective areas." The beating of people including women and children, ransacking the houses and Masjid sharief by Indian army is extremely despicable. The so-called administration has failed to rein in the savage Indian forces. If such acts aren’t stopped, the situation may take an ugly turn,” he said.Moulana Tari while condemning the continuous house detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said all the claims and slogans of ‘freedom of speech and expression’ have turned out to be farce." This is nothing but a practical defeat of the so-called puppet government which doesn’t have courage to face the resistance leadership on a political platform. As a puppet, this government has turned the whole State into a virtual jail on the dictations of its masters in New Delhi,” he said.Molana Tari strongly condemned the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Jenab Syed Ali Gilani Sahib saying those who used to create hue and cry over the restrictions on resistance leadership are adopting same measures when in power. Giving details of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said since the pro-freedom leader’s release in 2011, Shah has been either detained in jails or kept under house arrest for a period of 33 months and 27 days. “He has been barred from offering 202 Friday and 9 Eid prayers and continues to be under detention this year,” he said. Meanwhile, a Freedom Party spokesperson has termed the state-wide arrest spree on the occasion of Youm-ul-Quds as vengeful and said the crackdown on resistance leadership won’t help the state administration in any way. He said many party activists have been arrested during nocturnal raids which include district Pulwama president Muhammad Amin, Bashir Ahmad; Ishfaq Kotwal, Shabir Ahmad Baba, Adil Wagay in Islamabad; Abdul Gaffar in Sopore and dozens of other across the valley. “It is impossible to break our resolve through such suppressive measures,” the spokesperson said.

 We won’t leave Jammu Muslims at the mercy of communal forces’ State using VDCs for a particular purpose: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 30: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday slammed the state administration over the patronizing the Village Defense Committees (VDCs) in Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley saying this force is involved in serious crimes like killing, raping, looting, kidnapping, and intimidating. In a statement issued to press, Shah said though serious cases have been registered against most of the VDC members, this force enjoys the patronage of a particular party and no action is taken against them. Demanding disbanding of this communal force, Shah said VDCs are targeting the Muslim community there. “As per reports reaching here, these VDC goons are kidnapping the people and demanding ransoms. This is shameful that no action is being taken against these goons. This is intolerable,” he said. Shah said the Muslims of Jammu shouldn’t worry as Kashmiris are on their back. “We won’t leave our Muslim brethren of Jammu at the mercy of communal forces. We won’t act as mute spectators,” he said." It has become clear that the state machinery is patronizing the communal politics and the VDCs are being used for a particular purpose,” he said. Expressing concern over the increasing activities of communal forces in Jammu Shah said we won’t let anyone repeat the 1947. “The communal elements, under a well-planned conspiracy, are hell bent on dividing the State but we are upholding our tradition of communal harmony as we are struggling for the right to self-determination for the people of all religions and regions of Jammu Kashmir,” he said. The DFP chairman said New Delhi by running away from finding solution to issues is proving that it lacks courage to face the reality. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed condolence and solidarity with the family of Shaheed Samir Ahmad of Sopore and reiterated his pledge of taking the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion. On Shah’s directions, a party delegation visited the residence of Shaheed Samir Ahmad and expressed solidarity with the family. In a statement, a Freedom Party spokesperson expressed grief over the loss of lives of two Mujahedeen during gunfight in Newah, Pulwama and paid tributes to the martyrs.

Shabir Shah urges UN & world leadership to See Kashmir through the prism of humanity,

Srinagar, June 28: Welcoming the concern expressed by United Nations and US over the ongoing bloody struggle in Jammu Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday urged the world body and leadership to “rise above the rhetorical statements on Kashmir and take practical steps to resolve the long-pending dispute". In a statement issued to press, Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir have time and again pleaded their case (of right to self-determination) before the world bodies and leadership but India’s stubborn and unsympathetic attitude created hurdles all the time." Among the three stakeholders of this dispute, the Pakistan and the people of Jammu Kashmir have been pinning hopes on the world powers to play role in finding the resolution to Kashmir issue while as India despite being a usurper of this territory sabotages every positive endeavor in this regard," he said. Shah reiterated that Kashmir dispute involves three stakeholders: Pakistan, India, and the people of Jammu Kashmir. He said while Pakistan and Kashmiris welcome the third-party intervention (by world leadership) in resolving the dispute, India’s approach is negative in this regard. This way, India is endangering the peaceful atmosphere in the South Asia,” he said. Shah said time has come for UN and world leadership to rise above the business interests and see the Kashmir dispute through the prism of humanity. “To prevent the South Asia from destruction and bloodshed, the world powers have to play a constructive role and question India’s reluctance in accepting the third-party intervention to resolve the Kashmir issue,” he said." We hope the issue of Jammu Kashmir will be resolved on the lines of Croatia, East Timor, and South Sudan,” Shah said, adding, “India’s stand vis-à-vis Jammu Kashmir and its neighbor is weak. Kashmir is not its internal matter but a long-pending dispute at United Nations awaiting the resolution." Meanwhile, a Freedom Party spokesperson has paid tributes to martyrs of SK Colony, Islamabad; Shaheed Ishfaq Ahmad Khan day, Shujaat-ul-Islam, and Isthmian Ahmad Itoo, on their 7th martyrdom anniversary. They were brutally killed by occupational forces in 2010. “Our hearts are filled with the remembrance of our revered martyrs and we’re indebted to them,” he said. The spokesperson also paid heartfelt tributes to martyrs of Kupwara and Pampore and reiterated pledge of taking the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion.

APHC condemns house detention of Syed Ali Gilani & Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 25 :The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has strongly condemned the continued illegal house detention of its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and General Secretary, Shabir Ahmad Shah and termed it the authorities’ frustration. The APHC spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was not only a sheer injustice and grave human rights violation but also a great sin to stop a person from taking part in prayers and other religious duties or to deny his freedom rights. The spokesman terming the imprisonment of JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and Hurriyat leaders Bilal SadiqI, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed and Showkat Ahmad Bakshi in Srinagar central jail and the continuous house imprisonment of Hurriyat deputy Secretary General Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji as state terrorism and unjustified, said that the leaders have been kept under the illegal imprisonment in the name of preventive detention. Demanding the release of all the political prisoners of Kashmir including Masarat Alam Butt, Ameer Hamza Shah, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Mir Hafizullah, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Abdullah Nasir, Hakeem Showkat Ahmad, Molvi Abdul Ahad Sopore, Mohammad Amin Parry, Assadullah Parry, Mehraj-ud-din Nandah, Fayez Ahmad Dass, Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Ishfaq Ahmad Quotwal, Adil Ahmad Wagay, Danyal Ismail And Zubair Ahmad Turray before the Eid, he said that the RSS-backed PDP regime has converted the state into a major jail and the Mehbooba Mufti headed unit had started a war against the pro-freedom people. The spokesman reminded that in Omer Abdullah-led regime, Mehbooba Mufti used to condemn the continued house detention of Syed Ali Gilani and was displaying sympathy for the pro-freedom leaders but now when she came into power, she broke all the previous records of cruelty and oppression and instead of setting Syed Ali Gilani free, she increased the police force around his residence.

JKDFP condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest Elections drama a failure, says Molana Tari, hails people of Islamabad

Srinagar, June 24: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday strongly condemned the continuous house detention of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the rulers have accepted defeat before the resistance leadership. In a statement issued to press, the DFP general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari while lashing out at state administration over Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous house detention said it has become clear that the rulers instead of facing the resistance leadership on political front are resorting to coercive measures against the latter." This clearly shows the rulers have accepted defeat,” he said, adding the present regime has surpassed the records of the previous one and has turned the whole state into a virtual jail through arbitrary arrests. Giving details of Shah’s detention, Tari said since 2011, Shah has been under detention for a period of 33 months and 20 days during which he has been barred from offering 201 Friday and 9 Eid prayers. “This year, Shah Sahib continues to be under detention and there is complete ban on his political, religious, and social activities,” he said.Farooq said the “illegal” measures adopted by the rulers against the resistance leadership are the outcome of their “frustration”. He said the people of Islamabad by boycotting the polls showed the so-called government its worth even though the resistance leadership wasn’t allowed to express their viewpoint before the masses. “We salute the people of Islamabad for rejecting the election drama. It has become clear that the repressive measures against people couldn’t suppress their pro-freedom sentiments,” he said. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson has paid tributes to Mujahedeen martyred in Drugmulla and Lolab gunfights and reiterated the pledge of taking the martyrs’ mission to its logical conclusion.

Sushma Swaraj's Kashmir statement far from reality: Shabir Shah

Says Kashmir internationally acknowledged dispute
Srinagar, June 23: The incarcerated chairman of a Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed the statement of Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj regarding the disputed status of Kashmir as far from reality. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Kashmir issue lies pending in the agenda of UN and there is a proof of the third party intervention in this dispute. "Not only this, the 18 resolutions passed in the Security Council are a clear proof that Kashmir is not an integral part of India but an internationally acknowledged dispute," he said. Asking Sushma Swaraj to reread the history, Shah said Kashmir was never part of India but the latter annexed it through military might on October 27, 1947 soon after the partition of the subcontinent.Sushma Swaraj must be aware of the record in UN as to how the Indian first prime minister Pandits Jawaharlal Nehru promised to give the people of Jammu Kashmir the right to decide their future. Later on, India reneged from its promises and continued the forcible and illegal occupation over Jammu Kashmir," he said. Shah made it clear that Kashmir issue has three stakeholders and the world nations have offered so many suggestions in this regard. "Indian leaders must shun the stubborn attitude. If they are true to their claims, they should without any hesitation conduct the referendum in the state and whatever the results would be acceptable to us," he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of brother of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat member in Islamabad Sheikh Ghulam Mohiuddin and Muhammad Younis Tak's close relative Prof Ghulam Quadir Sheikh. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, party general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari led a delegation to the bereaved families and expressed condolence and solidarity with them. Advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, and others were among the delegation. The delegation also visited the family of Mr. Basoo Sahib in Islamabad whose mother passed away. They expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Authorities exaggerating poll turnout: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 23 :The Secretary General of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed the turnout claimed by the puppet authorities in so-called assembly elections in Islamabad town as exaggerated .Shabir Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “To make celebrations over the participation of a handful of people in poll process after caging the whole resistance leadership is shameful and doesn’t carry any moral or legal weight." Commenting on the low voting turnout, he said if resistance leadership would have been allowed to express their viewpoint before the people, the so-called rulers would have seen their youths.Shabir Shah said: “Our stand on these elections is clear. Nowhere in the world can we find such example of conducting the elections under the shadow of gun and after suspending the law and order. We call it a." Terming the crackdown on pro-freedom leadership as defeat of India, he challenged the authorities to keep a referendum and see the results.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Mahajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molana Yousuf Shah on his 49th anniversary

Srinagar, June 22: On the 49th anniversary of Mahajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molana Yousuf Shah (RA), the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to the late Mirwaiz for his immense religious, social and political contribution. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Mahajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molana Yousuf Shah dedicated his life for the freedom of his nation and remained steadfast on his mission till the last breath." The contribution of Mirwaiz Yousuf Sahib (RA) towards creating religious and political awareness and his social and religious reform initiatives are hidden from none. He was a multi-dimensional personality who raised his voice against the autocratic rule," Shah said. Shah said the late Mirwaiz in order to spread education far and wife set up numerous educational institutions and madrassas across the valley and gave us the precious gift in the form of Tafseer-e-Qur'an.On political front, Shah said, the Mahajir-e-Millat fought for the freedom and the rights of people of Jammu Kashmir till his last breath. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson condemned the arbitrary arrests in Islamabad district in view ofso-called elections saying these elections conducted under the shadow of gun and after caging the resistance leadership, have no meaning. "By doing so, the ruling class has accepted defeat," he said. Also, party's Advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar and Er Farooq Ahmad Khan will represent the Freedom Party in the iftaar party called by Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi.

Shabir Shah condemns ransacking of office of Alsafa, Precious Kashmir by SMC

Srinagar, June 21: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday condemned the ransacking of the office of the daily Alsafa and Precious Kashmir by municipal committee. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the incident is a clear proof that the government has no regard for the freedom of press. He expressed solidarity with the editor-in-chief.

Shabir Shah appeals people: 'Remember poor, needy, and martyrs' families in this blessed month'

Srinagar, June 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday appealed people to remember the poor, needy, destitute, and the families of martyrs in this blessed month of Ramadan and help them in every possible way. In a statement issued to press, Shah said people should collect the charity and zakaat in local Bait-ul-Maal committees and distribute it among the deserving. He made a special appeal to financially sound families to avail the reward from Almighty Allah by showing more generosity in this month. Shah said the holy month of Ramadan also makes us introspect and realize the hunger of those who don't get a single meal a day and are unable to express their sad plight. "We must not forget these people but help them so that they too may join the Eid celebrations," he said. Making a particular mention of martyrs' families, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Shuhuda sacrificed their precious lives for our future and made us indebted to them. "How can we celebrate the Eid without remembering these families. Every family who sacrificed for the movement should not feel alone as the whole Kashmiri nation iswith them," he said. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson has strongly condemned the arrest spree by the puppet administration and police in Islamabad in view of the upcoming so-called assembly elections. "Dozens of Freedom Party activists have been arrested and taken to undisclosed locations. Those arrested include Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Adil Ahmad Wagay, Ishfaq Kotwal, Bashir Ahmad Bashir, and others," he said." We have seen this election drama since last 69 years," the spokesperson said.

Shaheed-e-Ummat Qazi Nisar 22nd anniversary: Shabir Shah pays tributes Tributes to martyrs of Bomai Sopore.

Srinagar, June 18: Remembering the Shaheed-e-Ummat Dr Qazi Nisar on his 22nd anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday hailed his religious, social, and political contribution. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Shaheed Qazi Nisar will always be remembered for the role he played towards creating political awareness among masses and for his social welfare. “He was an acknowledged religious scholar and a firebrand orator,” he said. Highlighting his role in the resistance movement, Shah said Shaheed Qazi Nisar launched numerous campaigns among masses to aware them about their political rights.“Shaheed dedicated his whole life for the service of Islam and his nation and ultimately achieved the martyrdom while pursuing his mission,” Shah said and paid tributes to him. Meanwhile on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah a deputation including Mohammad Ibrahim ,Mohammad Shafi and Bashir Ahmad visited Brath Kalan Sopore and Wusan Patton and expressed condolence and sympathy with the families of Shaheed Altaf Ahmad Mir and Shaheed Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone .Shabir Ahmad Shah while talking to bereaved families on telephone said that we are indebted to these martyrs and are sure that their sacrifices won’t go waste .Paying his glorious tributes to Sopore martyrs Shabir Ahmad Shah pledged to carry their mission to its logical conclusion .

Arrest of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir is frustration of Mehbooba-led Govt: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 16: Strongly reacting against the arrest of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir in Islamabad as frustration of the Mehbooba Mufti-led government, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said this is done to please the Delhi masters. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the arrest of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir during a press conference is an interference in the religious matters. He said Mirwaiz had called a press conference to announce the programme in connection with the anniversary of Shaheed-e-Ummat Mirwaiz Qazi Nisar.Terming the arrest as unjustified Shah said the puppet rulers in order to please their masters in Delhi and Nagpur have on one hand turned the whole state into a slaughter house and on other side is interfering into the religious affairs of the people. He reminded Mehbooba of making hue and cry over the restrictions on the resistance leadership when she was in opposition. "Now, after receiving power in charity from Delhi, she (Mehbooba) has forgot everything," Shah said.

Killing of Shaheed Tanveer yet another gift of Mehbooba-led Govt: Shabir Shah

Are these killings part of Mufti’s vision?’
Srinagar, June 15: Terming the killing of a youth Tanveer Sultan by forces in Kud area of Jammu as another gift of Mehbooba Mufti-led government, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said that Mehbooba must now confess that these killings are part of her father’s vision. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Mehbooba Mufti must not shy away from admitting that the killing of Kashmiri youth is part of her father’s vision of which she is repeatedly talking about. He said Mehbooba is pleasing her masters in Delhi in the same way as her predecessors." The worst part is that to please the Delhi masters, the puppet rulers are justifying the innocent killings in every way. If Mehbooba would have been out of power, she would have made much noise and shed crocodile tears over the killing. Now, the justifying of the killing by her Minster in assembly reveals his mental illness,” he said. Shah said the people of Islamabad must remain vigilant and not fall into the trap of few elements with vested interest. “They must stay away from the sham elections and not strengthen the hands of killers. They must ponder over the fact that if they support the killers, they would be the only nation in the world to do so. The people of Islamabad must teach a befitting lesson to these collaborators of New Delhi,” he said. The pro-freedom leader termed every probe by any government agency as joke saying this amounts to rub salt to the injuries of the victims. He reiterated his appeal to the world human rights bodies to take cognizance of the grave situation in Kashmir where killings by occupational rulers have become a routine. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising of Bashir Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, and Ghulam Muhammad Khan participated in the funeral prayers of Shaheed Tanveer. Another delegation led by Muhammad Amin Bhatt visited the family of Ghulam Hassan Bhatt in Sopore whose two sons were martyred recently. The delegation expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. As per DFP spokesperson, in view of the so-called assembly elections in Islamabad, dozens of Freedom Party activists in the district have been arrested and police is continuing the nocturnal raids. “Party’s district president Pulwama Muhammad Amin has also been arrested along with many in the district Shopian,” he said. Ahead of the joint programme of pro-freedom leadership against the Pundit and Sainik colonies, many Freedom Party leaders and activists have been arrested during nocturnal raids.

International Sikh Federation president Paramjeet Khalsa meets Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 13: The International Sikh Federation president Paramjeet Sigh Khalsa and his secretary Bikram Singh on Monday called on the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah at party's central office. The leaders held a detailed meeting. Pertinently, a Sikh delegation from Punjab and Kashmir led by Paramjeet Singh Khalsa had come to Srinagar in connection with the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star in which Sikhs were massacred. The delegation has assembled at a local Gurudwara and had invited Shabir Ahmad Shah to participate in the programme but due to his continuous house arrest, the pro-freedom leader couldn't participate. As such, Paramjeet Singh Khalsa and Bikram Singh met Shabir Ahmad Shah at his office .Shabir Ahmad Shah while welcoming the Sikh delegation said Kashmiri people have great respect and regard for the Sikh community as they foiled all the conspiracies of various agencies who wanted them to leave the Valley. "In best and worst times, Sikh brethren supported Kashmiri Muslims," Shah said. Hailing and saluting the farsightedness and velour of the Sikh community, Shah said Kashmiri nation is against the brutal and oppressive policies of India towards the Sikhs in Punjab. "We are against the injustices met out to Muslims, Sikhs and other weaker sections in India," he said. Commenting on the Operation Blue Star, Shah said Kashmiri people very well understand the pain and agony as they themselves have experienced the worst kind of India's state terrorism which has claimed more than 5 lakh lives, has given rise to above 25000 widows, more than one lakh orphans, and above 10000 people have been subjected to enforced disappearances." Apart from sending our people to gallows, there are hundreds who continue to languish in jails since more than 20 years," he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah made it clear that Kashmiris' struggle is not of any particular community, but "we fight for the right to self determination of all communities and regions of Jammu Kashmir". He said only an oppressed understands the plight of oppressed. Paramjeet Singh Khalsa on the occasion condemned the oppression on the people of Kashmir by the Indian State and supported Kashmiris' right to self determination. The Sikh leader also gifted a sword to Shabir Ahmad Shah which he accepted wholeheartedly.

Shabir Shah Reiterates election boycott appeal to people of Islamabad says Participating in elections only harms our freedom struggle, campaign continues

Srinagar, June 12:Reiterating his appeal to the people of Islamabad to boycott the so-called assembly elections in the district, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday expressed hope that people will reject those who “made a sell-out of martyrs’ blood and are hell bent on eroding the special status of the State". In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed hope that people of Islamabad will reject the elements that always played role in strengthening the Indian occupational rule in Kashmir." It doesn’t befit us to vote for those who are bent to attack our identity in the garb of Sainik and Pundit colonies. Those who begged for votes to keep the communal forces at bay are now in alliance with the same forces and are unleashing a reign of terror upon us. People must realize how the administration is keeping the real leadership under detention and putting thousands of pro-freedom youth behind bars. Still, these shameful people are begging for votes. This is because they have lost conscience,” Shah said. Shah said those fighting elections are the very people who are massacring our youth and using lethal weapons like pellet guns and pepper gas against the people. “People must realize why the resistance leadership is targeted and put behind bars or under house detention; why the so-called champions of democracy have waged a war against us. We challenge the government to compete with us on a political platform and see the results,” he said. Shah in his message to people of Islamabad said: “I hope you will revere the sacrifices of our great martyrs by boycotting the so-called deceptive elections. We can safeguard our sacrifices only by staying away from that every activity which proves detrimental to our cause of freedom from Indian forcible occupation. Participation in the so-called elections only harms our freedom struggle.”Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, the election boycott campaign continues with posters being distributed among the masses. As per a party spokesperson, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and its constituents have charted out unanimous strategy in this regard and despite arrests and restrictions, endeavors are made to reach out to people. “In this connection, dozens of Freedom Party activists have been arrested in Islamabad during night raids. Still, the election boycott campaign continues,” he said.

Freedom Party condemns Shabir  Shah’s continuous detention ‘The present Govt surpassed records of its predecessors’

Srinagar, June 10: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday condemned the continuous house detention of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said the party which used to champion for the ‘battle of ideas’ and ‘freedom of expression’ after coming to power chose the same path as its predecessors. “This party (PDP) used to make hue and cry over the restrictions on resistance leadership and after receiving power in charity from New Delhi surpassed the records of its predecessors,” he said. The spokesperson strongly criticized the administration for converting the state into a virtual jail and said the government instead of facing the resistance leadership on political front is resorting to anti-people acts with the might of police and forces." It is shameful and cowardice that the election drama is being staged here while the resistance leadership is caged and prevented from expressing their views before the people. This clearly implies that the government has accepted defeat before the resistance leadership of the state,” he said. Giving details of Shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention, the spokesperson said, “Since Shah Sahib was released from jail in 2011, he has been under arrest or house detention for a period of 33 months and 6 days. During this time, he has been barred from offering 199 Friday and 9 Eid prayers. During 2015, he was detained for 361 days and prevented from offering 48 Eid prayers. Similarly, he continues to be under house detention this year and was lodged in police station Ragbag for about two months." The Freedom Party spokesperson termed the unjustified detention of resistance leadership and use of black laws upon them as “frustration” of rulers. “The continuous house detention of Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Ahmad Shah is unjustified. This is lawlessness,” he said.

Abhinavgupta Sheshadri Semite a communal group, hell-bent on creating communal disharmony in JK: Shabir Shah

Hails Kupwara Pundit family; warns state Govt of mass protests
Srinagar, June 9: Terming the New Delhi-based group Abhinavgupta Sheshadri Semite's stubbornness with regard to organizing a yatra to a cave in Beerwah as “communal mindset”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the group is hell bent on creating communal disharmony in the state. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the communal forces like Abhinavgupta Sheshadri Semite, in the garb of starting the so-called yatra, want to turn J&K into a battlefield between the two communities." In J&K, there are hundreds of caves. This doesn’t give anyone right to conduct yatra in the name of religion. We are not against any religion but such moves are obviously aimed at giving rise to new controversies which we won’t allow at any cost,” he said. Shah said history is witness to the fact that a saint Hazrat Mayan Shah (RA) used to stay in the said cave and there is not a single evidence of the so-called Abhinavgupta.The pro-freedom leader warned of strong valley-wide public protests if the state government allows the communal group to conduct a yatra to the said cave. “It is disturbing to see that after clear rejection by judiciary, this group is stuck to its stubbornness,” he said. Terming the separate composite townships or transit camps for migrant Kashmiri Pundits as attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the state, Shabir Ahmad Shah said despite opposition from the Pundit brethren, it is now clear that the state government has agreed for the J&K’s sell-out in lieu of power from New Delhi. “But the people of J&K won’t allow such conspiracies of creating a rift between Muslims and Pundits,” he said. Hailing the Pundits living in the state, Shah said they are living happily and peacefully with their Muslim brethren. He cited the example of a Kupwara Pundit family which opposed the separate colonies and preferred to live with their Muslim brethren. “This is an eye-opener for the communal elements,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over demise of father of Nayeem Ahmad Khan; expresses condolence

Srinagar, June 8: Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the father of senior pro-freedom leader and chairman National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed his condolence and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the deceased has spent some time with him in jail and exhibited steadfastness during that period.\Hailing the contribution of the deceased towards the freedom struggle of Kashmir, Shah expressed solidarity with the family of Nayeem Ahmad Khan. Meanwhile, a Freedom Party delegation led by its general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited Patton and participated in the Nimaaz-e-Jinaaza of the deceased. The delegation also included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Sheikh Zameer, and others.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Srinagar, June 7: The veteran Kashmiri resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has paid tributes to the boxing legend Muhammad Ali who passed away on June 3 (Friday). Shah said the deceased’s famous quote ‘Allah is the greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer’ has inspired millions like me. Shah expressed grief over the boxing star’s demise and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. “After reverting to Islam, Muhammad Ali showed extreme steadfastness. He was not only a boxing champion but the whole world has acknowledged his services to Islam,” he said." This boxing legend lost all his awards and honors for not participating in the Vietnam war. This way, he didn’t bow down before the American state’s dictations,” Shah said.

Rajnath Singh’s remarks misleading, ridiculous: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 6: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday termed the Indian home minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks about Kashmir as “misleading” and “ridiculous”. He also suggested him to revisit the history. Rajnath Singh recently said, “Kashmir as a whole has never been an issue, it is Pakistani Kashmir which needs to be addressed soon." In a statement issued to press, Shah said when India was under British colonial rule; Jammu Kashmir was present on the world map as an independent state. “Even when Pakistan and India emerged as two nations on August 14 and 15, 1947, Kashmir was still an independent state but unfortunately India, under a deep-rooted conspiracy, launched a military expedition on this territory,” he said. Shah said as far as the accession to India is concerned; numerous questions have been raised over the validity and authenticity of the so-called ‘Instrument of Accession’. “Rajnath Singh must go through the speeches of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru about Kashmir particularly his historic address at Lal Chowk in presence of Late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah where he promised that the people of this state will be given the right to decide their future,” he said. The pro-freedom leader said Rajnath Singh’s statement makes it clear that he is bereft of any historical knowledge regarding Kashmir issue. Reacting against the Indian home minister’s remarks about Azad Kashmir, Shah said, “When we talk of the implementation of the UN resolutions on Jammu Kashmir, we mean the pre-1947 position of the state. Commenting on the so-called elections scheduled to be held in the Islamabad district of south Kashmir, Shah said many intellectuals in India have already expressed their opinions that these elections have no legal or constitutional validity as these polls are held under the shadow of gun. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah while condemning the state-wide arrest spree termed it the “frustration “of the ruling class. He said while Mehbooba Mufti was in opposition, she staged enough dramas against the then government’s curbs on the freedom of speech and expression but after receiving the chair (of power) in charity from New Delhi surpassed the records of her predecessors. Strongly condemning the re-arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shah said PDP’s has been exposed before people. Shah also condemned the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, and dozens of other leaders and activists, saying, “The Mufti-led government’s crackdown on the resistance camp proved that the party has accepted defeat and its slogans like ‘No Bullets but Talks’ have proven hollow”.

Boycott assembly elections, it is a treason with the blood of martyrs, Shabir Shah appeals people of Islamabad

Srinagar, June 5: Appealing the people of Islamabad to boycott the upcoming assembly elections, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said “those fighting elections are the very people who are massacring our youth and using lethal weapons like pellet guns and pepper gas against the people". In a statement issued to press, Shah said it doesn’t befit us to vote for those who are bent to attack our identity in the garb of Sainik and Pundit colonies. He challenged the government to compete the resistance leadership on a political platform and “see the results". Shah asked people to realized how the administration is keeping the real leadership under detention and putting thousands of pro-freedom youth behind bars. “Still, these shameful people are begging for votes. This is because they have lost conscience,” he said. Shah in his message to people of Islamabad said: “I hope you will revere the sacrifices of our great martyrs by boycotting the so-called deceptive elections. Go and seek answers from these people about the massacres like Bijbehara, Handwara. Ask them about the crocodile tears they used to shed over the funeral of martyrs and during the hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru. Ask them why Kashmiri businessmen are attacked outside state; seek answers about the anti-Kashmir policies and conspiracies. Reality is that they are only misleading the general masses." The pro-freedom leader said no nation of the world puts itself in destruction by supporting the killers. “We just want to remind our people that participating in the electoral politics amounts to treason with the blood of our revered martyrs and it strengthens the India’s illegal and forcible occupation on the state of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.

Shabir Shah reacts against Abhinav Gupta group’s demand of starting yatra to cave in Beerwah: Says communal forces bent to add fuel to fire in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 3: Reacting against the Abhibav Gupta Sheshadri named organization's demand of starting a yatra to a local cave in Beerwah, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said some communal forces are bent to add fuel to fire in Kashmir. In a statement issue to press, Shah said there is no historical significance of the said cave as claimed by the so-called group. “The move by communal elements is obviously aimed at creating yet another controversy in the already burning state,” he said. Citing the court judgment in this regard, Shah said the court after going through all the proofs and witnesses has rejected the petition of the appellant by declaring there is no historical or religious significance of the cave." A saint Hazrat Mayan Shah Sahib (RA) used to pray in this cave. His grave is an open proof. Now, it is clear that the demand to declare the cave for yatra is aimed at launching yet another cultural and religious aggression,” he said. The DFP chairman made it clear that Kashmiris, as in past, will never let the communal elements succeed in their wicked plans. He warned the state government of serious repercussions if any approval is granted to the demand of the so-called organization. “The situation will go out of control then,” Shah warned. Shah said history is witness that Kashmiris have always favored communal harmony and brotherhood but “to give rise to new controversies in the garb of such baseless stories is intolerable for us". The pro-freedom leader accused the state government of giving an open deal to communal forces saying the innocent peaceful protestors, on the other hand, are showered bullets. “This only shows how coward this government is,’ he said." Also, if government continues with its policy of establishing the Sainik colony, Pundit colony, and the Industrial Policy, it would be responsible for the aftermath,” Shah warned.

Kashmir main cause of Kashmiris’ sufferings, instability in S. Asia: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, June 02 :The General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmed Shah, has said that unresolved Kashmir dispute is the main cause of sufferings of the Kashmiri people and continues threat to the South Asian peace and security. Shabir Ahmed Shah said this in a paper distributed during the two-day International Kashmir Seminar organized by the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) at Jannah Convention Center in Islamabad. He stated that Kashmir was not a border or territorial dispute between Pakistan and India but an issue pertaining to the right to self-determination of more than 15 million Kashmiris. Full text of the paper is as follows; His Excellency, Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman and other esteemed guests
Aslam u Alikum Warahmat ul Lah
May I, at the outset, express my profound gratitude to the organizers for arranging this conference; I hope this conference would be instrumental in analyzing different dynamics of the dispute that has now assumed a shape of a deadly conflict with far reaching consequences.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Kashmir dispute is primarily the issue of right to self-determination of more than 15 million people of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiris, as I mentioned earlier, are the worst victims of this deadly conflict; however, the issue involves life and future of billions of people of South Asia as it continues to bedevil relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals, besides posing a serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development in the region. The decades-old dispute had led to three full-fledged wars between the two South Asian neighbors. The conflict in the highly volatile region could not be just ignored as it has the potential to trigger a nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan that will not only have far reaching consequences on South Asia but it will jeopardize the prospects of peace and security in the entire world.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The denial of the inalienable right to Kashmiri people by India has actually led to war hysteria and conflicting situation in the region that has pushed the entire South Asia into a quagmire of insecurity and uncertainty. Had this issue been resolved in line with the UN proposed road map there would have been no crisis whatsoever in the region today and South Asian, home to one fifth of humanity, should have been absolutely safe and secure. Like European Union, SAARC nations would have ushered in an era of peace, prosperity and economic stability and there would have been no bloodshed in Kashmir.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Kashmiris are a peaceful nation and we have supported every diplomatic initiative to find out solution of the dispute through peaceful means. So far as the issue of Kashmir and its solution is concerned it has a legal international dimension and needs to be addressed accordingly bearing in mind the historical context of the dispute. It is neither a religious issue nor an issue of internal security. It is an internationally recognized political dispute and has to be resolved on the basis of universally acknowledged principle of right to self-determination. However, the issue has been hanging around there for last 68 years and it is very unfortunate that the world community failed to settle this long outstanding issue, whereas, it provided all out support to the people of East Timor and Darfor (South Sudan) to get their cherished goal. The world powers’ lopsided approach and their policy of indifference towards the core issue of Kashmir is indeed a matter of great concern for the struggling people of Jammu and Kashmir who have rendered unprecedented sacrifices during the ongoing liberation struggle against India’s illegal occupation. Since the outset of freedom movement in Kashmir, thousands of innocent people were mercilessly killed by Indian occupation forces. Massive human rights violations, extrajudicial killings, molestation of women, and discovery of thousands of mass graves in Kashmir are a harsh reminder of extremely brutal Indian state terrorism.
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Kashmir dispute has been occupying the attention of the world occasionally but ironically the sufferings of Kashmiri people continue unabated, there has been no let up, no respite in the agony, pain and sufferings of innocent Kashmiris and the bloodbath of civilians continues even today order to suppress Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle and to strengthen its illegal occupation India had deployed over 700,000 military and paramilitary troops in the occupied territory that makes it the largest military concentration anywhere in the world. The ground situation in the region is exactly what the EU delegation very rightly said that Kashmir is the most beautiful prison in the world.
Ladies and Gentlemen
As far as our struggle for the realization of UN pledged right to self-determination is concerned, it is based on truth and justice and this movement has been nourished by the Kashmiri martyrs with their blood. As per the international covenants Kashmiris have every right to fight for their inalienable right which was guaranteed to them by no less important institution than the United Nations. I would like to make it very clear that our movement is an indigenous peoples’ movement, our demand is simple and that is the implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir. We want that the dispute be resolved on the basis of universally accepted principle of right to self-determination.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Rather than creating a conducive atmosphere to implement the relevant UN resolutions on Kashmir India always tried to suppress Kashmiris’ voice by using its military might. The respective governments of India imposed draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Public Safety Act (PSA), TADA and other black laws that provide a license to occupation forces to kill Kashmiri people.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Human rights violations in occupied Kashmir ranging from forced disappearances, killing of innocent and unarmed civilians, torture to political repression and electoral fraud and suppression of freedom of speech is a matter of grave concern. India on one hand tries to suppress the people’s movement by using brute force while on the other it has been trying to change the demography of Kashmir by settling non-Kashmiris in the Valley. India’s plan to settle the retired armed personnel and non-state subjects in the territory is in fact a big conspiracy against Kashmiris with far reaching social and political implications. I would like to make it clear that such Israeli-type settlements will be opposed tooth and nail by the people of Kashmir.
Ladies and Gentleman
As I mentioned earlier, Kashmiri leadership is not against talks, we do believe that dialogue is the civilized way to resolve disputes; However bearing the chequered history of South Asia in mind we believe that the UN proposed road map to settle the issue of Kashmir is the most feasible and viable solution of Kashmir dispute. Other than this Kashmiri leadership has suggested a tripartite dialogue involving all the key stakeholders to resolve this dispute but the dialogue has to be meaningful, time-bound and result-oriented. We believe that tripartite talks would lead to a just, equitable and honorable solution of the lingering dispute, which will be acceptable to all parties to the dispute. In this context, governments of India and Pakistan will have to empower people of Jammu and Kashmir thereby including Kashmiris’ genuine representatives in the talks process to make it a credible and result-oriented exercise. Secondly India must bring an end to all cycles of violence in Kashmir, release political prisoners and revoke the draconian laws enforced in the territory. India should also restore the right of peaceful association, assembly and demonstrations and let Kashmiri leadership travel abroad without any hindrance. On this occasion, I appeal to the peace-loving nations to come forward in a big way to help resolve the Kashmir dispute to ensure peace and stability in South Asia.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I would like to conclude my talk with Martin Luther’s famous quote “The tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad but silence over that by the good people”. With this I, once again, offer my brotherly thanks to all of you!

With regards
Shabir Shah

Shabir Shah hails president Mammon's remarks on Kashmir

Srinagar, June 1: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday welcomed the statement of Pakistan President Mr Mamnoon Hussain in which he reiterated country's support to Kashmir cause. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain while addressing the joint parliamentary meeting on Wednesday made it clear that until Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people and through the implementation of the UN resolutions, the efforts towards peace will be futile. He also expressed hope that Pakistan will continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination till they achieve their desired goal.

Shabir Shah wishes Pak PM Nawaz Sharif the speedy recovery

Srinagar, May 31: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday prayed for the speedy recovery of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif .In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Kashmiri nation wishes the Pak PM speedy recovery as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its government mean a lot to the oppressed people of Kashmir. He said the Pakistan’s political, diplomatic, and moral support to Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination is praiseworthy and expressed hope that the country will continue such support in future.

Kashmiri pro-freedom groups in UK concerned over Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous house arrest, submit memorandum to Amnesty International, other world bodies

Srinagar, May 31: Concerned about the continuous house arrest of the veteran resistance leader of Jammu Kashmir and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, the heads of Kashmiri pro-freedom organizations and representatives of the British Kashmiri Diaspora on Tuesday organized a meeting at Birmingham, UK.Among those who participated in the meeting include: Dr Misfar Hassan (President Jammu Kashmir Liberation League), Abdul Jabbar Bhatt (Founder President JKLF, UK), Mr. SabirGul (President JKLF UK), Ershad Malik (Democratic Freedom Party representative), JavidIqbalKakroo(Secretary general Kashmir Art & Cultural Association), MsRanaShamaNazir (Chairperson British Kashmiri Women’s Council), MrInam-ul-Haq (President JK People’s National Party),Mr Bashir Ratvi (President JK Muslim Conference), Barrister Ashraf (Secretary general JK Liberation League), Professor Zafar Khan (Chairman Foreign Affairs & Human Rights JKLF), Tehseen (Secretary general JKLF, UK), NajeebAfsar (Chairman Kashmir Liberation Council), Professor Liaqat (), Professor Azmat Khan, M LateefSani (JK Liberation League), Munsif Dad Mirza (JK Liberation League), M Amin Sani, Abid Khan, and others. The leaders had come from various cities of the United Kingdom like London, Nottingham, Manchester, Wolver Hampton, Lutton, Burnley, and Watford. the meeting, a memorandum was drafted which was later on sent to all human rights organizations/ heads of political parties of the UK, European Union, and chairman of All Parties Parliamentary Group on Kashmir in Britain. At the end, the Democratic Freedom Party representative Ershad Malik thanked the participants.

Wullar tragedy : Shabir Shah remembers 22 martyred students of Burning Candle School

Srinagar, May 30: Remembering the 22 students of Burning Candle School, Handwara who were drowned in Wullar Lake in 2006, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said our hearts are still grieved over such a big loss of our children In a statement issued to press, Shah said on that fateful day, the Indian forces deliberately played with the lives of those innocent children and gave an everlasting pain to the dozens of families. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, Shah said, “We are equally grieved at the loss of innocent children. The world silence over such tragedies of Kashmir is extremely unfortunate." Shah also prayed for eternal peace to the martyred children.

Shabir Shah says Mehbooba's ‘pigeon and cat’ remarks ‘insulting’, asks her to apologies to people

Srinagar, May 29:The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said Mehbooba Mufti should apologies to Kashmiri people for what he termed as “insulting” remarks against them .Mehbooba on Saturday while commenting on the return of Kashmiri Pundits to Valley said she will not throw them (Pundits) like pigeons before the cat (Kashmiris). In a statement issued to press, Shah said such remarks by Mehbooba are aimed at creating a divide between the two communities of the state. “Mehbooba should apologies to the people for such distasteful remarks,” he said, adding, ““To symbolize humans with cats depicts the mentality of Mehbooba Mufti. We can only express sorrow over it". Shah said if there is a threat to any community in J&K that is Muslims. “On one hand, we are intimidated of 1947-like massacre and on other side are projected as predators. This is disgraceful. Why Mehbooba maintained silence over the ‘1947 remarks’ of Lal Singh or does it simply mean she seconds the BJP minister,” he said. The pro-freedom leader while questioning Mehbooba said: “What would you call those who started the Operation Tiger, Operation Catch and Kill, and black laws like AFSPA and POTA in Kashmir? At least, those people cannot be termed as saviors but may be called with the same name which you mentioned for the people of Kashmir. Even those who grabbed people’s votes by shedding crocodile tears over the funerals of the Mujahedeen also fall into that domain (of cats).”“It is an acknowledged fact that the then governor Jag Mohan was responsible for the exodus of Kashmiri Pundits. So, if anyone still makes Mehbooba Mufti-like remarks, that can only be termed as lack of knowledge,” he said. Shah reiterated that any conspiracy hatched in the garb of return of Kashmiri Pundits will be foiled. “Not a single non-resident Kashmiri will be allowed to settle in the state. Pundits are our own people as they are indigenous citizens of this land and don’t need anyone’s permission. We welcome them wholeheartedly but they have to live in their native places,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed the families of Mujahedeen martyred in Tangmarg.He and expressed condolence and solidarity with them.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Asiya Neelofar on anniversary Appeals Azadi camp, people to observe the day as ‘Women’s Security Day’

Srinagar, May 28: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday paid tributes to Shaheed Asiya and Shaheed Neelofar on their 7th anniversary and termed the heart-wrenching Shopian incident as a “national tragedy". In a statement issued to press, Shah said the honorable and dignified nation can never tolerate the disrespect or attack on the chastity of their daughters and sisters. Shah hailed the people of Kashmir particularly those of Shopian for strongly protesting against the dastardly act and demanding punishment for the rapists involved. Lashing out at the then rulers of the state, Shah said they did everything to protect the culprits involved in the shameful act .Criticizing Mehbooba Mufti for shedding crocodile tears over the incident and expressing fake sympathy with the victims’ families during opposition, Shah said after coming to power, she (Mehbooba) has maintained a complete silence on the incident thereby proving that she is just another servant of New Delhi. Connecting Asiya-Neelofar incident with Tabinda Gani, Kunan Poshpora, and other similar incidents, Shah appealed to the people to observe May 30 as ‘Women’s Security Day’ in memory of Asiya and Neelofar of Shopian.“ People should take part in public gatherings and organize prayers on May 30, to recollect the unfortunate incident of rape and murder of Asiya and Neelofar ,”he said." Till we live under Indian occupation, unfortunately such shameful and dastardly incidents are bound to happen,” Shah said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah paid tributes to Mujahedeen who were martyred in Kupwara and Kunzer, Tangmarg.He and reiterated that “we are committed to take their mission to its logical conclusion”.

Shabir Shah reacts to Indian Defense Minister's remarks, says our mission is to liberate Kashmir

Srinagar May 27: Freedom Party’s incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly reacted to the assertions made by the Defense Minister Manohar Parkar on AFSPA and said our stand on these draconian laws is ample clear. In a press statement issued here on Friday, Shah said, “Our mission is freedom of Jammu and Kashmir and apart from AFSPA there are other black laws enforced in Kashmir just to ensure extend forcible occupation and to kill innocents of the valley." It was alright if Manohar Parikar would said we have imposed AFSPA and other blacks to make Kashmir valley a slaughter house and it is not hidden from last 69 years, he said adding that apart from this uncertainty prevailing in Kashmir our youth have lighten up ray of hope and laid sacrifices for the noble cause and will continue until Kashmir will achieve its target." Shah said, “Statement made by Manohar Parkar should be eye opener for state government and after these remarks by Defense Minister they (pro-Indians) are yet accept the reality that they are ‘need based daily wager’ for New Delhi." While terming pro India leaders are servants to New Delhi, Shah said, “There is no other way other than for these politicians to say ‘Yes my lord’ and to bend down before them. They are forced to lie their own people and to show them dreams, he added. While lashing out at state government, Shah said, they don’t have that much courage to speak a bit about the statement made by Parrikar. They are afraid of losing their power corridors which they got by deceiving people and they are not able to utter a word before New Delhi over innocent killing, DFP chairman added. Meanwhile, spokesperson has condemned the raids and arrest spree of pro-freedom leaders and activists to break their will. According to reports, yesterday district president Pulwama Mohamed Amin was arrested and was shifted to undisclosed location. Javid Ahmed and Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal were also arrested by police and according to spokesperson police has raided several houses of DFP activists to arrest them.

Shabir Shah says Mehbooba praising same police she used to spit venom against & Suggests her to ‘stay within limits’ and not comment on int’l issues

Srinagar, May 25: Terming the remarks of Mehbooba Mufti during the police pass-out parade as “fabricated and far from reality”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said when Mehbooba was out of power she used to criticize the same police force upon which she is showering praises now. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the lust of power has made Mehbooba Mufti so much helpless that she began to sing praises for the same police force against which she used to spit venom when in opposition. “She (Mehbooba) even forgot the dramas and crocodile tears she used to shed over the innocent killings in order to gain sympathies of people,” he said. Shah said Kashmiris will never forget the politics of “deception and deceit” which Mehbooba Mufti played during opposition. “Taking out protests against the AFSPA and innocent killings by police was only aimed at misleading masses and gaining power. Now showering angelic praises upon forces has exposed her. This is the worst kind of dishonesty with the people of Jammu Kashmir on her part,” he said. “Mehbooba must answer as for what deeds she hailed the forces. Was it for recent killings in Handwara, Kupwara fake encounter, or innocent killings in Sarai Bala,” Shah questioned. Commenting on Mehbooba remarks regarding Pakistan, Syria, and Iraq, Shabir Ahmad Shah suggested her to “stay within bounds” and not comment on issues that are above her caliber. “By commenting on the international issues, Mehbooba Mufti has put her foot in mouth. She must comment as per her stature otherwise by doing so she only makes a joke of herself,” he said. The DFP chairman said by making “irresponsible” remarks against Pakistan, Mehbooba Mufti obviously was putting a cover on the conspiracies India has been hatching against its neighbor in order to weaken it." There is no doubt that India is bent to destabilize Pakistan but it is an open reality that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will continue to emerge strong and be a fortress of the Muslims of the world,” Shah said. Shah said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is not like Syria or Iraq but there is a movement running against the “illegal and forcible” occupation of a “usurper” country, India .Shabir Ahmad Shah also termed the killing of two youth in Sarai Bala area of Srinagar as “doubtful” and demanded an impartial probe into the incident by an international investigating agency. He said such “fake encounters” have become a norm in Kashmir with culprits enjoying complete impunity. Meanwhile, a Freedom Party delegation, including Bashir Aazim, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Molvi Sajad Ahmad ,Molvi Bashir Ahmad and other party activists visited the residence of late Muhammad Shafi Dar who passed away. The deceased happens to be a close relative of party general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. Another delegation led by Master Gh Mohiuddin visited the ailing Molana Syed Muhammad Ashraf in, Pulwama. Party’s district president Kulgam visited the residence of Muhammad Yousuf at Hablish to condole the demise of his brother.

Division of Kashmir unacceptable : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 23: The division of Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable for us and our struggle is not for any particular section but we demand the right to self-determination for all regions and religions of the state. These words were expressed by the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah while interacting with a delegation of Akali Dal Man on Monday at party’s Sanat Nagar headquarters. The delegation was led by Gurdeep Singh Man. In a statement issued to press, Shah while interacting with the Akali Dal members said, “We will never allow the RSS plans of division of J&K succeed at any cost and are committed to secure and safeguard the interests of all the communities of the state." Shah also termed the remarks of BJP leader Lal Singh as “frustration” saying Kashmiris will never leave Jammu Muslims at the mercy of communal forces. Hailing the stand of Sikh community vis-à-vis Kashmir dispute, d solidarity with them. The delegation also included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Feroz Ahmad, and others. Shah said though conspiracies were hatched to make Sikhs migrate from the state, but this community didn’t fall into anyone’s trap and preferred to live amongst their Muslim brethren here. Similarly, Shah said, Kashmiri Pundits were made to leave Valley under a well-planned conspiracy. “We have been making efforts to bring Kashmiri Pundits back to Valley but some elements are running their political shops by exploiting their return. These people are not interested in the rehabilitation of Pundits but are exploiting them for their personal gains. We wish our Pundit brethren return to their native places instead of living in the separate colonies,” he said. Shah told the Sikh delegation that New Delhi is bent to change the Muslim majority character of the state for which it continues to hatch conspiracies in the garb of Sainik Colonies, settling of non-Kashmiri residents, shelters for homeless, and Industrial Policy, etc. “But we will never let them succeed,” he said. On minorities, Shah made it clear that “we demand the right to self-determination for all religions. Until Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the UN resolutions or through tripartite talks, the peace in the region is a distant dream". During the interaction, both parties agreed to deliberate on the issues to create mutual trust and understanding and to support each other. The recent killings in Handwara were also discussed on the ocassion.Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the martyrdom of five Jaish-e-Muhammad Mujahedeen in Drugmulla, Kupwara and paid tributes to them. Shah also condoled the demise of mother of renowned journalist Yousuf Jameel and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. As such, a party delegation led by its general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited the bereaved family and expressed

Lal Singh’s remarks reveal his mental disturbance, fascist mindset Molana ABDULLAH Tari

Srinagar, May 22:Terming the threatening remarks of BJP minister Ch Lal Singh against the Jammu Muslims as his “mental disturbance”, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday said the Muslims of Jammu Kashmir are not scared by such “hooliganism” of the minister. In a statement issued to press, Freedom Party general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said Lal Singh’s intimidating remarks against reveal his frustration. He assured Jammu Muslims not to feel alone as the people of all the regions of the state are on their back." People like Lal Singh must bear in mind that state is not anyone’s property. The greed of power has made this BJP minister change so many parties till date, and now through such provocative and non-sense remarks he has badly exposed his cheap nature, ”Tari said.Farooq said the same “coward” and “fascist mindset” people made a history in 1947 by massacring 4 lakh Muslims in Jammu." We have not forgotten that holocaust but the wounds are still afresh. We also assure our Muslim brethren in Jammu that Kashmiri people are always with them and that they need not worry about anything,” he said. The DFP general secretary said any untoward incident against the Jammu Muslims will ignite a fire that “will engulf the whole state”.MoulanaTari Tari reiterated that Kashmir issue awaits its peaceful resolution as per the wishes and aspirations of the people of all regions and religions of the state.

DFP launches awareness progm, in Kulgam about Sainik Colonies, separate townships for KPs

Srinagar may 21 : In order to aware general public about the nefarious designs and evil policies by RSS and its Kashmir based Indian stooges, a delegation led by district vice president Kulgam Master Ghulam Mohiuddin on the directions of chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah visited Jamia Masjid Ahmed Abad, Kulgam in which Molvi Sajad Ahmad cautioned people about the conspiracies being hatched by Sang Parivar and its allied partners to change demography of Jammu and Kashmir. He said people should be aware of policies and developments going on these days to change Muslim majority status of Kashmir to minority by settling non state subject holders.

Shabir shah opposes construction of separate townships in IOK

Srinagar, May 21 : The APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has reiterated that any move by India to change the demography of the territory will never be resisted with full force. Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under continued house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement said that the people of the territory had always desired the return of Kashmiri Pundits to their native places but to set up separate colonies for them was unacceptable. He said that such move would create a rift between the two communities and would only serve the interests of communal forces who wanted to change the Muslim majority status of the territory." We will never allow any anti-Kashmir policy like setting up of separate colonies for retired Indian soldiers and clusters for non-Kashmiri homeless people,” he said, adding that Kashmir was a disputed territory and the Indian rulers were bent to change its geographical and demographical nature through such ploys. Shabir Shah asked the Pundits to return to their native places and not to fall into the trap of the communal elements. He warned that the Kashmiris would have no option but to come on roads if the occupation authorities went ahead with their anti-Kashmir moves. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said that the authorities had made Shabir Ahmad Shah’s residence a virtual jail where close vigil was being kept on every visitor. He condemned the restrictions and said that such measures by the authorities had failed in past and could never break the resolve of Hurriyat leadership. Meanwhile, APHC leader, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, in a statement in Srinagar said that illegal and forced occupation of Kashmir was the main cause of all troubles and sufferings of the people of the territory. He said that construction of separate colonies for retired Indian soldiers and Kashmiri Pundits was were part of India’s plans to strengthen its illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Kashmiri people would frustrate such moves at all costs.

Shabir Shah asks Kashmiri Pundits, Don’t fall into the trap of communal forces & Welcomes pro-freedom camp’s ‘timely’ reaction against ‘anti-Kashmir’ ploys

Srinagar, May 20: Reiterating that the pro-freedom camp has time and again clarified its stand on the issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pundits, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said any move aimed at changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir will never be allowed at any cost. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Kashmiris have always welcomed their Pundit brethren to their native places but to allot separate colonies for them is “unacceptable” as “that would create a rift between the two communities and will only serve the interests of communal forces who want to change the Muslim majority status of the state”. Shah welcomed the “timely” reaction of the resistance camp over the issue saying, “We will never allow any anti-Kashmir policy like setting up of Sainik colony, clusters for non-Kashmiri homeless, NEET, settlement of West Pakistan refugees, or Industrial Policy, succeed in any way. The reason for this is obvious; Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and the Indian rulers are bent to change its geographical and demographical nature through such ploys." Welcoming the Kashmiri Pundits to Valley, Shah said, “We have many a time held meetings with them in this regard. We again request them to return to their native places as live as they used to before migrating. They are the indigenous citizens of this land but they shouldn’t fall into the trap of the communal elements. Reality is that those claiming to be champions of Kashmiri Pundits have no sympathy with them but are only exploiting them for their vested interests like vote banks and communal politics'.  Shabir Ahmad Shah warned that Kashmiris will be left with no option but to come on roads if authorities go with such “anti-Kashmir” moves. He said media reports in this regard are crystal clear and that the people don’t have any reason to believe the government spokesperson’s statements. Meanwhile, a Freedom Party spokesperson said that authorities have made Shabir Ahmad Shah’s residence into a virtual jail where close vigil is being kept on every visitor. Condemning the restrictions, the spokesperson said such measures by so-called government have failed in past and can never break the resolve of pro-freedom leadership." Since Shah Sahib was released in 2011, he has been either detained or put under house arrest for a period of 32 months and 11 days. He was barred from offering 195 Friday and 9 Eid prayers since then,” the spokesperson said.

Shabir Shah urges unity to foil Indian conspiracies

Srinagar, May 19 : In occupied Kashmir, the Secretary General of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah has reiterated the Kashmiris’ pledge to take the martyrs’ mission to its logical conclusion. The APHC leader while telephonically addressing a gathering organized to pay tributes to Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, who was martyred by Indian troops in Nazneenpora, Pulwama said the sacred blood of martyrs would never go waste. He said the entire Kashmiri population is indebted to the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs and that no one will be allowed to play with their precious blood. Shabir Shah also talked to father of the martyr and hailed the people for their pro-freedom stance. “In the battle of truth and falsehood, truth always prevail and falsehood is destined to perish,” he said. Terming the unity among people and pro-freedom camp as vital to take the ongoing resistance movement to its logical conclusion, Shabir Shah said, “We are facing numerous challenges at the hands of India and its local collaborators and we need to tackle untidily. ”He also expressed grief over the martyrdom of martyr, Bilal Ahmad Butt alias Molvi of Tangmarg.He and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. Meanwhile, a delegation led by Democratic Freedom Party Shopian President Tanveer Ahmad visited Nazneenpora and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family .Meanwhil a delegation led by Democratic Freedom Party today went to Kunzar, Batapora to express solidarity with the family of martyr, Bilal Ahmad. Paying tributes to Bilal Ahmad who achieved martyrdom three days back, spokesperson DFP said that our brave-hearts were giving very tough time to the Indian occupational forces and were scripting a new history of resistance.

Shabir Shah makes a telephonic address to condolence meeting of martyr  Farooq Ahmad Sheikh

Srinagar, May 18: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday telephonically addressed a condolence meeting organized in favour of Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Sheikh who was martyred in Nazneenpora, Pulwama  In a statement issued to press, Shah paid tributes to the martyr and said their sacred blood will yield results very soon .DFP district president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad led a delegation to Nazneenpora and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. In his telephonic address, Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying homage to Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Sheikh reiterated the pledge of taking the martyrs’ mission forward. He said the whole nation is indebted to their sacrifices and that no one will be allowed to play with their precious blood. He also talked to father of the martyr and hailed the people for their pro-freedom stance. “In the battle of truth and falsehood, truth always prevailed and falsehood is destined to perish,” he said in his address. Terming the unity among people and pro-freedom camp as “vital” to take the ongoing resistance movement to its logical conclusion, Shah said, “We are facing numerous challenges from India and its local collaborators and we need to tackle these in a unified manner.” Shah also expressed grief over the martyrdom of Mujahid Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Bhatt alias Molvi of Tangmarg.He and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah condoles demise of prominent pro-freedom activist Altaf Hussain Mattoo, pays tributes to him

Srinagar, May 17: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of a prominent pro-freedom activist Altaf Hussain Mattoo who passed away on Monday. He also paid tributes to him for his services to the ongoing freedom struggle. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the deceased was associated with the freedom movement since his early life and remained steadfast in this journey. “He faced many hardships and spent much of his life in jails and torture centers. We salute this brave person,” he said. On Shah’s directions, a Freedom Party delegation led by party general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited the deceased’s residence and addressed a condolence gathering there. Molana Tari on the occasion paid tributes to Altaf Hussain and highlighted his contribution to the freedom struggle of Kashmir. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Shaheed-e-Millet Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal martyrs

Srinagar, May 16: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday paid tributes to Shaheed-e-Millet Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal martyrs saying we are indebted to their invaluable sacrifices. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Kashmiri nation is indebted to the sacrifices of these great martyrs and "no one will be allowed to play with these sacrifices". He said the 'best and worst times' in freedom movements is natural but history is witness that the nation which remains steadfast and committed to its goal (of freedom) eventually succeeds. Shah said the world cannot turn away its eyes from Kashmir issue and its people's legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for long but has to resolve it according to the wishes and aspirations of its people. He said remembering these martyrs rejuvenates our pro-freedom spirit and strengthens our relation with martyrs saying the path of freedom is always filled with thorns and hardships. The pro-freedom leader paid tributes to all martyrs including Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Afzal Guru, Shaheed Aijaz Dar, Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Dr Guru, Shaheed Dr Turabi, Dr Shaheed Maqbool Ilaahi, Shaheed Nadeem Pilot, Shaheed Nasir-ul-Islam, Shaheed Jafar Jabali, Shaheed Shamsul Haq, Shaheed S Hameed, Shaheed Professor Waheed, Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Jamal Afghani, and thousands of others. Shah said if we have to fulfill the dream of our martyrs, we have to commit fully to the freedom movement and be ready to bear all the hardships in this regard. Paying homage to Hawal martyrs, Shabir Ahmad Shah said such sacrifices are hard to be seen in history.

Shabir Shah paid glowing tribute to Altaf Hussain Mattoo

Srinagar May 15:Incarcerated Chairman of JK Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Quaid Shabir Shah paid glowing tribute to founder member of Kashmir freedom movement and Peoples League leader Altaf Hussain Mattoo who passed away in Srinagar. Quaid Shah sab said Matto's role and contribution towards kashmiri freedom struggle is highly commendable and remarkable, and Mattoo will be always remembered in the ongoing resistance movement of kashmir. Shah sb paid reach tributes to the slain leader who play his vital role since 1968 in the freedom struggle of Kashmir and were spend half of his life in Indian jails."

JKDFP condemns Shabir Shah’s house detention, Says Mehbooba Mufti-led Govt surpassed records of her predecessors

Srinagar, May 13: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday condemned the continuous house detention of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the present political dispensation of the state surpassed the records (of tyranny and brutality) of its predecessors. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press lashed out at the Mehbooba Mufti-led government saying she and her party while in Opposition used to raise hue and cry against the then government over the restrictions on the resistance leadership and the freedom of speech and expression. “After receiving power in charity from New Delhi, her government left no stone unturned to break the records of suppression and oppression of her predecessors." The spokesperson said the reality is that the so-called rulers lack courage to facethe resistance leadership on political front and rule the state through military might. Giving details of Shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention, the spokesperson said since the pro-freedom leader was released in 2011, he was placed either under house arrest or in police detention for a period of 32 months and 3 days. “During this period, Shah Sahib was barred from offering 194 Friday and nine Eid payers prayers. Also many of his close relatives passed away but he was not allowed to take part in their last rites." The spokesperson also condemned the continuous arrest of party’s several members and activists and the use of black laws against them saying this is shameful act and frustration of the so-called government." To keep Syed Ali Gilani Sahib and Shabir Ahmad Shah Sahib under continuous house detention is unjustifiable and clearly reveals that there is lawlessness prevailing in the state,” the spokesperson said.

Freedom Party condemns ban on APHC seminar, arrest of Molana Abdullah Tari

Srinagar, May 12: Condemning the restrictions on the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) seminar and the arrest of several leaders of the amalgam, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday termed it the “frustration” of the state government. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press while condemning the “autocratic” approach of the state administration said, “These people before coming to power make huge claims of democracy and freedom of speech and expression but after assuming power show their real face by resorting to worst kind of suppressive and undemocratic means." The spokesperson said that by curbing the freedom of speech, the so-called administration cannot break our resolve to fight for our rights.We will continue our struggle for freedom at any cost. The so-called rulers eventually have to appear before the public court and answerable to their misdeeds,” he said. Meanwhile, the spokesperson condemned the arrest of DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari by police. Tari had gone to participate in the APHC seminar at Hyderpora. “This arrest is unjustified,” he said.

Shabir Shah reacts to Justice T S Thakur's statement

Srinagar, May 11: Terming the statement of chief justice of India, Justice T S Thakur regarding Jammu Kashmir as "half truth", the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said though the chief justice openly talked about various facets of the Kashmir issue, he has sidelined many aspects by making some unambiguous remarks. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the statement of Justice T S Thakur is an attempt to misinterpret the J&K's history and said the so-called 'Instrument of Accession' signed by the Maharaja of Kashmir has no relevance as questions have been raised over its authenticity. He rejected the justice's assertion that by winning the hearts of the people of Kashmir, India can fill the void that exists between it and Kashmir. "Is it possible for us to forget the tyranny she brutality inflicted by Indian state upon us. Can we forget our lakhs of martyrs, and the plight of our widows and orphans. Azadi from Indian illegal and forcible occupation is our one end final demand," he said. Shah said the open reality is that before 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was an independent state which India occupied through military might. "Justice Sahib instead of making such remarks should start a campaign for persuading the Indian state to fulfill the promises kept by its first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru with Kashmiris," he said. Commenting on the return of Kashmiri Pundits to valley, Shah reiterated that they are welcome to their land. On the Two-Nation theory, he said Justice Thakur may be well aware of the relevance of this theory after witnessing the BJP's anti-Muslim policy. Terming the justice's remarks regarding elections in J&K as eye-opener, Shah said it vindicates our viewpoint that the rulers in the state are installed by the secret agencies. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah while reacting against the statement of BJP member parliament Tarun Vijay rejecting regarding Sainik colony, said Kashmiris will never allow such move. He condemned the blame game started by state's pro-India politicians over the issue saying these people even sell their conscience for remaining in power. Shah also condemned the execution of Jamat-e- Islami leader of Bangladesh Sheikh Mateeur Rehman said the Islamic leaders are hanged under a well planned conspiracy. He appealed the OIC and Muslim countries to interfere otherwise the Islamic identity would be at stake in that country. He also paid tributes to the martyr and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

After returning from New Delhi, Shabir Shah placed under house arrest, Spokesperson condemns Mehbooba accession remarks

Srinagar, May 9: After returning from New a Delhi on Sunday, authorities again placed the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press on Monday severely criticized the state administration for placing Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest and said the so-called state government must not forget that people still remember the drama being staged before getting power in charity from New Delhi." People still remember how those singing the songs of democracy used to shed crocodile tears and condemn their predecessors for placing restrictions on resistance leadership, when they were in opposition," he said. The spokesperson said there is no difference between PDP and NC and that both Sheikh and Mufti families are installed by New Delhi to serve their interests inJ&K.He said Shabir Ahmad Shah is continuously placed under house detention since last 31 months. "The police forces outside his residence were removed only for few days when Shah Sahib's health condition deteriorated severely. The PDP-led government has turned the whole state info a virtual jail," he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah was on Monday scheduled to visit various places in Islamabad to express condolence with many bereaved families including some relatives but police didn't allow him to move out from his residence. "Shah Sahib had to visit the families of Abdul Majeed Khan, Muhammad Usman Kotwal, Mukhtar Ahmad Sheikh, Javaid Ahmad Khan, and Irshad Vaid," he said. Meanwhile, the party spokesperson while condemning the statement of Mehbooba Mufti regarding accession with India termed it a white lie saying Kashmiris never acceded with India. "It is nothing but a forcible occupation," he said. Reacting against the Mehbooba Mufti's Pakistan bashing, the spokesperson asked her to go through the so-called democracy of India. "At least, Pakistan doesn't hang anyone to satisfy the collective conscience of a nation. The democracy upon which Mehbooba Mufti showers praises has Godhra, Muzaffar Nagar, and Meerut like Muslim massacres," he said.On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad which included Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi and Muhammad Yousuf were detained by police at Awantipora while they were on way to Islamabad to visit bereaved families.

OIC Supports Kashmiris' just cause: Abdul Rehman Al-Alam

Nisar Ahmed Thokar
Islamabad, May 09: The special envoy of OIC secretary General on Jammu and Kashmir Ambassador Abdul Rehman Al-Alam while assuring the Muslim body's continued support to Kashmir cause has stated that the OIC fully supports Kashmiris' legitimate struggle for right to self-determination.Alam the head of OIC delegation, currently on an official visit to Pakistani administered Kashmir, made these assertions while talking to a seven member delegation of Kashmiri leaders who called on him at PM House Muzaffarabad on Monday. Divulging details of the meeting Altaf Hussain Wani told this correspondent that the OIC secretary general's special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir assured the Muslim body's all out support to Kashmir cause. He said that during an hour long meeting Alam while talking on various issues confronting the Ummah with particular reference to Kashmir said, "The OIC during its recent summit at Istanbul had passed a unanimous resolution in support of Kashmiris' right to self-determination". "We not only support the just cause of Kashmiri people but the OIC has raised serious concerns over the deteriorating human rights and condemned in strong terms the rights violations by Indian troops in the region", Wani quoted Alam as saying. He said that the special envoy stated that the OIC was keenly monitoring the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the Kashmiri delegates comprised of Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Tahir Masood, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Syed Yousuf Naseem and Abdul Majeed Malik briefed the special envoy about the present political and human rights situation in Kashmir. The Kashmiri leaders on the occasion thanked the OIC for adopting a unanimous resolution on Kashmir. It is pertinent to note here that the OIC in its resolution reaffirmed its principled support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their legitimate right to self-determination, in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The resolution further stated that Jammu and Kashmir is the core dispute between Pakistan and India and its resolution is indispensable for bringing peace in South Asia.
 

Shabir Shah returns from New Delhi after medical check-up was placed under house arrest again

Srinagar 8: The ailing chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday returned from New Delhi after being admitted in Fortes Hospital there. As per a DFP spokesperson, Shah returned to Valley after a thorough medical check-up at New Delhi hospital. He was accompanied by a team of doctors from Kashmir who are keenly monitoring his health condition, the spokesperson said." We thank Almighty Allah. Shah Sahib’s health is improving. We also thank all those who prayed for his good health,” Meanwhile the spokesperson said. Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah was placed under house arrest on Monday again after returned from New Delhi. Shah was scheduled to visit Islamabad to express condolences with various bereaved families. Shah at this juncture thanks to all people of the valley in particular for their prayers and well wishes which he also expected in future as well." Remember Shah today landed back to valley of destitute.

Sainik colony unacceptable, says Shabir Shah; warns of public protests if move implemented Pays tributes to Panzgam, Pulwama martyrs

Srinagar, May 8: Strongly reacting against the state government’s proposed plan of setting up a Sainik colony in the state and identifying of land in this regard, the ailing chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday warned of public protests if such move is implemented. In a statement issued to press, Shah who is admitted in Fortis hospital, New Delhi, said the people of Jammu and Kashmir will never allow the government of India’s conspiracy to settle the retired armed personnel and non-state subjects in the state under the garb of Sainik colony, succeed at any cost." Such Israeli type settlements will be opposed tooth and nail,” he said. Expressing concern over the authorities’ directions to DCs to identify land in Srinagar and Budgam, Shah said the Mehbooba Mufti-led government has surrendered itself before BJP. Shah said if Mehbooba Mufti lets BJP-RSS fulfill their agendas in J&K, “it would be a political death for her and end of PDP in the state”. “Mehbooba Mufti’s ambiguous stand over the issue is raising questions and she has to clear her stand otherwise her silence would be taken as affirmation,” he said. Meanwhile, on hearing the news of martyrdom of Mujahedeen in Panzgam, Pulwama of south Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the loss of precious lives of youth. He reiterated of taking the martyrs’ mission to its desired goal. Paying tributes to Shaheed Ishfaq Ahmad Baba, Shaheed Haseeb Ahmad Palla, and Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, Shah expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for their forbearance. A Freedom Party’s delegation led by its district president Pulwama, Muhammad Amin, participated in the funeral prayers of martyred Mujahedeen. They also visited the families of martyrs and expressed solidarity with them. Another delegation led by DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari which included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad Ghazi, Shabir Ahmad Baba, Sajad ul Haq, Nazir Ahmad Tinda, and Ghulam Rasool, visited the residence of Abdul Majeed Khan in Islamabad who passed away on Thursday. The delegation prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner visits ailing Shabir Shah at Fortes hospital

Delhi, May 7: Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner Syed Hyder Shah Sahib on Saturday visited the ailing chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah at Fortes hospital in New Delhi and enquired about his health. The Pak envoy on the occasion held a brief discussion with Shah and prayed for his speedy recovery.“DFP president while thanking Hyder Shah said that the political, moral, and diplomatic support of Pakistani leadership to oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir is encouraging. He also expressed the hope that Pakistan will continue its all out support to Kashmiris' legitimate struggle in future.

Health update of chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah

Srinagar, May 7:Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah is recovering in Fortes Hospital, and is under the continuous supervision in Cardiology department .Jenab Shah Sahib was referred to Forts hospital by doctors in SKIMS after he suffered minor heart attack heart during a party meeting at party headquarters.

Special prayers organized for speedy recovery of ailing Shabir Ahmad Shahs

Srinagar, May 6: Special prayers were organized at various district centers of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) after Friday congregation prayers for the well-being and speedy recovery of its ailing chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah. Shah on Thursday morning left for New Delhi for further treatment. He was accompanied by a team of doctors. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press said doctors advised Shabir Ahmad Shah to undergo further treatment after which he was admitted in Fortes hospital in New Delhi. Shah on Sunday experienced a chest pain and was admitted in a private hospital wherefrom he was referred to SKIMS, Soura. He was kept in ICCU for a day and discharged on Tuesday.

Shabir Shah leaves for New Delhi for treatment

Srinagar, May 5: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday morning left for New Delhi for further treatment. He was accompanied by a team of doctors. A DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press said doctors advised Shabir Ahmad Shah to undergo further treatment in New Delhi. Shah on Sunday experienced a chest pain and was admitted in a private hospital wherefrom he was referred to SKIMS, Soura. He was kept in ICU for a day and discharged on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a Freedom Party team led by its general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited Islamabad to condole the demise of Abdul Majeed Khan. The delegation including Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Feroz Ahmad, and other party workers expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. Another team led by Maqsood Ahmad Boda visited Doda to condole the demise of Bashir Ahmad, father of Shaheed Muhammad Iqbal. The delegation expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for their forbearance.

Separate colonies for Kashmiri Pundits unacceptable: Shabir Shah ,PDP would be responsible if it lets RSS-BJP fulfill their agendas

Srinagar, May 3: Terming the separate colonies for Kashmiri Pundits as conspiracy against the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday strongly condemned the move saying this is unacceptable. In a statement issued to press, Shah said we are not against the return of Kashmiri Pundits as they are the indigenous residents of this land but we want them to return to their respective places in the valley like they used to be in past." It is deep rooted conspiracy of RSS and BJP to settle the non-resident Kashmiris in the state under the garb of these separate colonies for Pundits. Such Israeli type settlements in J&K won’t be tolerated,” he said. Terming the statement of Indian minister for internal affairs in Parliament as mischievous, Shah said we won’t let any conspiracy against the integrity and security of J&K, succeed at any cost .DFP chairman appealed the Kashmiri Pundits not to fall prey to the nefarious designs of the elements who want to exploit them and are bent to create communal disturbance in the state .“Kashmiri history is witness that this place is an abode of communal harmony. There are some mischievous elements who want to harm this mutual brotherhood,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah said PDP government would be wholly responsible if it lets BJP-RSS masters fulfill their agendas in J&K.“Kashmiri people have to rise against such kind of conspiracies hatched against the state,” Shah said.

Kashmiris not Indian citizens' VK Singh’s statement illogical, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 2: Terming the statement of VK Singh that Hurriyat leaders are Indian citizens as “illogical”, the chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said neither the people of Jammu Kashmir nor the resistance leaders are Indian citizens. Shah is currently admitted in SKIMS Soura after he suffered a minor cardiac arrest on Sunday. In a statement issued to press, he said VK Singh’s remarks are misleading and suggested him to go through the history." The statement is far from reality and is a deliberate attempt to mislead masses,” he said." In all the dialogues between India and Pakistan, it has become clear that besides other mutual issues, the Kashmir has been a core issue between the two nations. The same issue triggered three wars between the neighboring nations and continues to be reason for border skirmishes," he said. Shah said the people of the disputed state of Jammu Kashmir are yet to decide their political future. “So, the forged definition regarding the citizenship of Kashmiris put forth by VK Singh is unacceptable for the people of J&K,” he said .DFP chairman said there are three parties to the Kashmir dispute in which India is a usurper. “VK Singh must know that Kashmir is not Delhi or UP but has its own identity and has never been part of India. He must answer what is the relevance of Lahore or Shimla agreements before the 18 resolutions that stand passed in the United Nations Security Council,” he said. Shah said India by adopting a stubborn approach vis-à-vis Kashmir will yield nothing as people of Kashmir won’t compromise over the lakhs of sacrifices rendered for the freedom of their nation. “Also, Indian state must bear in mind that the oppressive and suppressive measures can’t break the resolve of Kashmiris ,” he said.

Shabir Shah hospitalized, currently in ICU, SKIMS

Srinagar, May 1: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday experienced a chest pain and fell unconscious when he was addressing the party’s meet at Sanat Nagar headquarters here. A DFP spokesperson, in a statement issued to press said Shah was immediately taken to Ahmad’s hospital where from he was referred to SKIMS, Soura. “Doctors are monitoring Shah’s health and he is kept in ICU ward of the hospital,” he said .incarcerated chairman of Freedom Party  Shabir Ahmad Shah sahib continuously, yet admitted in lCU at SKIMS Soura. Everyone is requested to pray for his speedy normal health recovery.

Gilani, Shabir criticize UN official’s Kashmir remarks

Respecting Kashmiris’ wishes vital in Kashmir settlement’
Srinagar, April 30 :The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and General Secretary, Shabir Ahmad Shah, have said that the Kashmir dispute should be resolved in its historical perspective keeping in view the aspirations of the Kashmiri people .Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Ahmad Shah criticized the recent statement of UN Peace Building Commission Chairman, Macharia Kamau, that the Kashmir dispute “will be resolved in the context of the local domestic political environment between Pakistan and India". The APHC Chairman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed Kamau’s remarks as ambiguous, saying that respecting the wishes and sacrifices of Kashmiri people was more important than the political and local situations. Ignoring the views of Kashmiris will be the murder of justice, he said .Syed Ali Gilani said that instead of finding any solution in context of the local, domestic, and political environment between India and Pakistan, Kashmir dispute should be resolved in its historical perspective and in context of its ground situation.“ Kamau’s statement reflects double standard of the UN and also negates the basic purpose and responsibilities of this world institution. Kashmir is the oldest-pending dispute in the UN waiting resolution for the last seven decades. He should know that Kashmir dispute is the biggest hurdle in establishing peace in South Asia and has caused huge loss of precious human lives in India and Pakistan due to the wars fought by the two countries,” he added. The APHC Chairman said that if UN failed in playing any significant role vis-à-vis Kashmir, it would put a big question mark over the credibility and importance of this World Body .Shabir Ahmed Shah in a statement in Srinagar termed the assertion of Macharia Kamau as unrealistic. He said that Kashmir was not a bilateral or a border dispute between Pakistan and India but an issue pertaining to the right to self-determination of more than 13 million Kashmiris. The APHC General Secretary said, “Macharia Kamau must read the history of Jammu and Kashmir and the resolutions that lie pending in the UN Security Council. He must initiate sincere efforts in finding resolution to the issues concerning the freedom of subjugated nations,” he added.

Shabir shah criticize UN official’s Kashmir remarks, DFP Demos in Kulgam against house detention of Gilani, Shabir

Srinagar, April 29: Terming the 3-point formula of UN peace building commission chairman Macharia Kamau as unrealistic, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said that Kashmir is not a bilateral or a border issue between India and Pakistan but the issue concerning the right and freedom of more than 13 million people. In a statement issued to press, Shah while reacting to Macharia’sremarks said if a local issue like South Sudan was resolved through UN interference and East Timor got divided with the interference of world powers, then how come India decide the future of 13 million people without taking them on board. Shah made it clear that Jammu Kashmir has its separate history and identity and was a free nation even when India and Pakistan were under British imperialist rule. He said the 18 resolutions pending in UN Security Council is a proof that Kashmir is neither an internal matter of any country nor a border dispute between India and Pakistan. He said Macharia Kamau must read the history of Jammu Kashmir and the resolutions that lie pending in the world body while urging him to initiate sincere efforts in finding solution to the issues concerning the freedom of subjugated nations. Shah also hailed the statements of Pakistan PM’s advisor Sartaj Aziz and Barjees Tahir in which they said that Kashmir issue will be resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party activists held protests in Kulgam against the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Ahmad Shah. After Friday prayers, Freedom Party representatives Molvi Sajad and Bashir Ahmad Wani led the protest demonstrations which were participated by party activists and hundreds of people. Terming the detention of pro-freedom leaders as based on political vengeance, the protestors demanded end to the house arrests of Gilani Sahib and Shah Sahib. They criticized the state government of following the footsteps of its predecessors and reminded it of making hue and cry and shedding the crocodile tears over the same matters when in opposition. They also condemned the continuous detention of Handwara girl in a police station and termed it autocratic saying this is done to cover up the realities. The protestors also condemned the arrests and slapping of PSAs on various pro-freedom activists and leaders, restrictions on the funeral prayers of late Aman Ullah Khan and termed it the worst kind of state terrorism and a direct interference in the religious matters. A DFP spokesperson condemned the arrest of Muhammad Adil Wagay in Islamabad and Muhammad Amin in Pulwama and demanded their immediate

Aman Ullah Khan was a towering figure of freedom movement Chairman JKDFP Shabir Shah

Srinagar April 26: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of Aman Ullah Khan saying we got deprived of a great leader of the freedom movement. In a statement issued to press, Shah while paying tributes to the deceased said Aman Ullah Khan throughout his life fought for the freedom and honor and dignity of his nation and remained steadfast on his mission till his last breath." The nation of Kashmir will never forget the role of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Late Aman Ullah Khan towards the freedom movement as both have rendered invaluable sacrifices. The contribution of Late Aman Ullah Khan will be written in golden words in the history of Kashmir,” he said. Shah prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family besides strength to them to bear the irreparable loss.Shah also condoled the demise of a pro-movement youth Nisar Ahmad of Chandra, Islamabad and expressed condolence with the bereaved family besides prayed for their forbearance. On Shah’s directions, a delegation led by Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them.

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FROM SHABIR AHMAD SHAH

Srinagar April 26:Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed his deep sorrow over sad demise of great resistant leader Jenab Aman Ullah Khan .Today in a statement Shabir Ahmad Said that Aman Ullah Khan rendered meritorious service for freedom cause and his services will be written in golden letters .He expressed heartfelt sympathy and condolence with bereaved family .May Allah rest his Soul in Jannah .

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FROM MEHMOOD AHMAD SAGHAR

Islamabad April 26:Vice president of Jammu and kashmir democratic Freedom Party Mehmood ahmed Saghar expressed his deep sorrow over sad demise of great resistant leader Jenab Aman Ullah Khan .Today in a statement Mehmood Saghar Said that Aman Ullah Khan rendered meritorious service for freedom cause and his services will be written in golden letters .He expressed heartfelt sympathy and condolence with bereaved family .May Allah rest his Soul in Jannah .

Shabir Shah seeks EU, OIC role to address Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, April 26 : The Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged Pakistan to pursue European Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other world forums to play their role in securing Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Pakistan must seek the assistance of European Union, OIC, and other world powers to pressurize India to stop grave human rights violations being perpetrated by its forces and resolve the longstanding Kashmir dispute." He appealed to the people to strengthen the Hurriyat Conference and said that freedom movement could be taken to its logical conclusion with unity. He maintained that people of Jammu Kashmir had not sacrificed their lives for material gains but for the right to self-determination. Hailing Pakistan for its political, moral, and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed hope that Islamabad would continue its support to the Kashmir cause." When we talk of ongoing freedom movement, we mean the pre-1947 position of the state and demand the right to self-determination to all regions and religions of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added. He condemned the recent civilian killings in Kupwara district saying that killing civilians had become a pastime for Indian occupational forces.

Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gligit, Azad Kashmir a single entity: Shabir Shah '' Welcomes Pakistani leadership’s Kashmir statement''

Srinagar, April 25: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday expressed satisfaction over the statement of Pakistani President, foreign minister, and country’s envoy Abdul Basit regarding Kashmir. He also urged the Pakistani leadership to increase its endeavors for winning the confidence of European Union, OIC, and world nations in this regard. In a statement issued to press, Shah appealed people to strengthen the Hurriyat Conference saying only a strong platform can take the freedom movement to its logical end. He said the people of Jammu Kashmir have not sacrificed their lives for material gains but for the right to self-determination. “We are not concerned of who is in power but are committed to our struggle for freedom,” he said. Hailing Pakistan for its political, moral, and diplomatic support, Shah expressed hope that the country continues such efforts till Kashmir issue reaches its logical conclusion. “Pakistan must seek the assistance of European Union, OIC, and other world powers in pressurizing India to stop the grave human rights violations taking place in the occupied state and resolve the longstanding Kashmir dispute,” he said .DFP chairman said, “When we talk of ongoing freedom movement, we mean the pre-1947 position of the state and demand the right to self-determination to all regions and religions of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gligit, and Azad Kashmir are a single entity and we will never allow the division of state in the name of region, religion, and language." Shah also condemned the recent civilian killings in north Kashmir saying that to kill Kashmiri youth has become a pastime for Indian occupational forces. He also rejected the so-called probe announced by government into the killings which he said “is done only to shield the killers". Commenting on the political prisoners languishing in state and Indian jails, Shah said they are the “ambassadors of our freedom movement and we are indebted to their sacrifices". Shah appealed the world human rights organizations to visit the Kashmiri political prisoners in jails and take note of their plight. He also paid tributes to youth who are sacrificing their lives for the freedom of nation.

Released from detention, Shabir Shah put under house arrest

Srinagar, April 24 : In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed the APHC Secretary General and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, under house arrest immediately after his release from two months illegal detention, today. The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Shabir Shah was arrested on February 24 during a night raid and lodged in Ragbag Police Station. “The puppet administration didn’t even provide any reason for his arrest and now, after two months, instead of releasing him again placed him under house detention,” he deplored. The spokesman said that Shabir Shah had spent most part of his life in jails and interrogation centers but this could not deter him from pursuing his mission and he remained committed to his stand. “Shah Shah since his release from jail in 2011 has been under house arrest or in police detention for a period of 31 months and 21 days. During this period, he was barred from offering 192 Friday and 9 Eid prayers,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement expressed grief over the demise of renowned religious scholar of the Kashmir Valley, Molana Bashir Ahmad Shopian, who is also the cousin of DFP General Secretary, Molana Abdullah Tari. On his instructions, a delegation comprising party leaders and activists including Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf, Feroz Ahmad and Muhammad Shafi Khan visited the residence of the bereaved family in Shopian and expressed condolence and solidarity with them.

After 2 month police detention, Shabir Shah again placed under house arrest

Srinagar, April 23: Authorities on Saturday placed the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah again under house arrest after keeping him under “illegal” police detention for two months. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said Shah was arrested on February 24 during a night raid and lodged in Ragbag police station. “The administration didn’t even provide any reason for his arrest and now, after two months, instead of releasing him again placed the pro-freedom leader under house detention." Through such actions, the democratic claims of the so-called government have proven hollow. Its attitude towards the resistance leadership and people is condemnable. There is police and military rule prevailing in the state,” he said. The spokesperson said Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent most part of his life in jails and interrogation centers but “this didn’t deter him from pursuing his mission and he remained committed to his stand". Since Shah Sahib was released from jail in 2011, he has been under house arrest or in police detention for a period of 31 months and 21 days. During this period, he was barred from offering 192 Friday and 9 Eid prayers,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday expressed grief over the demise of renowned religious scholar of valley and the illustrious son of Shopian family, Molana Bashir Ahmad Shopian Sahib who is also the cousin of DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari. Shah paid tributes to deceased for his invaluable services for Islam in Kashmir. On Shah's directions, a delegation comprising of Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf, Feroz Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi Khan, and party activists visited the residence of the bereaved family in Shopian and expressed condolence and solidarity with them.

JKDFP protests in Shopian against continuous police detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah, house imprisonment of Syed Ali Gilani

Srinagar, April 22:Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) organized public protests after Friday prayers against the continuous detention of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah who is lodged in police station Ragbag here and also the house arrest of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib. As per party spokesperson, the protests were led by district president Tanveer Ahmad and Sajad Ahmad. Holding banners, they demanded immediate release of Shah who was arrested on February 24 during a night raid. Terming Shah's detention as based on political vengeance, Tanveer Ahmad in his address said Since Shabir Ahmad Shah was released in 2011, he has been in and out of jails and under frequent house detention. The state government has no justification for keeping him behind bars. This is nothing but an illegal detention. "Sajad Ahmad while addressing the people said the resistance leaders are incarcerated to prevent them from carrying out their political activities and to create a gulf between them and people. "And for all this, the administration is resorting to use of black laws, arbitrary arrests, and intimidations," he said. Condemning the continuous house imprisonment of Syed Ali Gilani Sahib, the speakers termed it "a blot on the face of state government" saying the ailing octogenarian leader is facing lot of difficulties related to medical condition. They also condemned the house arrests of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, members of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Freedom Party. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson has paid tributes to three Mujahedeen martyred in Lolab .

Shabir Shah pays tributes to ‘Poet of the East’ Allama Iqbal (RA)

Srinagar, April 21: Paying tributes to ‘Poet of the East’ Allama Iqbal (RA) on his 76th death anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said the Muslims particularly those of the subcontinent are indebted to this great poet for his invaluable services to Islam." Even today, youth enrich themselves through his ever-relevant works,” Shah said in a statement issued to press." llama Iqbal’s works are the essence of Islam and is the voice of freedom fighters. There is guidance for the oppressed nations in his poetry which invokes a spirit of selflessness among Muslims and infuses in them an urge for regaining the lost glory of Islam,” Shah said. Terming Allama Iqbal (RA) as “ideologue of Pakistan”, Shah said Allama (RA) envisioned the dream of a Muslim state in the subcontinent which is the last hope of Muslims.“Allama Iqbal (RA) was a thinker of the century whose voice continues to be the voice of subjugated nations of the world,” he said.

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PM Mode's remarks ridiculous, says Shabir Shah ,Kashmir was never part of India'

Srinagar, April 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday rejected the Indian prime minister Narendra Mode's remarks that Kashmir is a 'mini Kashmir' saying these remarks are "ridiculous". In a statement issued to press, Shah said Kashmir was never a part of a India and its history is completely different from that of India's. He said the development cannot compensate the pain and suffering of Kashmiris and "India must fulfill its promises kept with us". Shah said the removal of army bunkers area not the solution to the dispute and state cannot divert the attention of real issue by undertaking such moves." The people of Jammu Kashmir cannot befooled by the sweet slogans and they will continue their struggle for freedom at any cost," he said. The DFP chairman said Kashmir issue is not dependent upon anyone's dictations but is an internationally acknowledged dispute pending in the UN's agenda. India should read a writing on the wall that it cannot mislead the world community by imposing its military occupation in Kashmir. India's crimes of human rights violations will get exposed before world very soon ," he said. Terming the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti's speech before Modi as "joke", Shah said the ongoing freedom movement is neither related to posts nor is it an economical problem but a mission for which Kashmiris laid down their lives since last 7 decades ara and Kupwara killings saying the last three decades are ample proof for us that these investigations are nothing but eye-wash. He said the oppressive and suppressive measures by authorities, killings and detentions cannot break our resolve and we will continue our movement at any cost Shah said the sexual harassment of a minor girl of Handwara is a shameful act. "How can anyone rely on her statement when she wasn't given freedom to express so as she was in police custody. We demand the case be investigated by any independent international organization as there is no point of trusting the Indian state," he said.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over demise of UJC vice chairman Usman Sahib’s mother , Party delegations visit bereaved families of Sheikh Abdul Khaliq of Rafiabad

Srinagar, April 19: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of mother of United Jihad Council (UJC) vice chairman Muhammad Usman.In a condolence message, Shah expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul. Shah paid tributes to the deceased for her contribution to the freedom movement. “Her son’s efforts towards the Kashmir freedom struggle are praiseworthy. She has exhibited utmost patience throughout her life,” he said. Freedom Party’s general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari, central team and all leaders visited the bereaved family at their Islamabad residence in south Kashmir and participated in the deceased’s funeral prayers. They also expressed solidarity with them. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, another team led by Muhammad Ibrahim and Bashir Ahmad Khan visited Watergaam, Rafiabad, to expressed condolence with the bereaved family of Late Sheikh Abdul Khaliq whose wife passed away. The delegation expressed solidarity with the grieved family and prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased.

JKDFP participates in prayer meeting in favour of Shaheed S Hameed, condoles demise of GM Nagoo's mother

Srinagar, April 18: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday expressed grief over the demise of mother of Anjuman Sharie Shiaan leader, Ghulam Muhammad Nagoo's per a statement issued to press, on the directions of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation led by its general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited the bereaved family and expressed condolence and solidarity with them. Molana Tari prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased and forbearance to the bereaved family. Another delegation comprising of Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf, and others participated in the prayer meeting organized in memory of Shaheed S Hameed on his anniversary at Mazar e Shuhuda, Eidgah, Srinagar.

If world continues its silence on Kashmir, India will turn valley into a graveyard,  JKDFP

Srinagar, April 16: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday said if world continues to adopt silence over the civilian killings in Kashmir, India would turn the whole valley into a graveyard. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari while expressing grief over the killing of one more youth Arif Hussain Dar in Handwara said, “When will we see the killers of our youth getting punished. Can the state government tell us whose blessings it is seeking by committing such massacres? Can they tell us how many forces involved in civilian killings in Kashmir were brought to book till date?" The reality is that the puppet rulers of J&K are unleashing a reign of terror in the state just to please their masters in New Delhi They are equally responsible for the bloodshed in Kashmir,” he said. Expressing condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family, Molana Tari said “the whole nation shares the grief and pain with the grieved family". He also slammed the administration for converting the valley into a military garrison and putting the whole resistance leadership under detention. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while paying tribute to Shaheed S Hameed on his 16th anniversary said his contribution to Kashmir’s freedom movement will always be remembered. “Shaheed S Hameed fought on both political as well as armed front and was associated with the movement from early stage of his life,” he said. Also, on the directions of the incarcerated pro-freedom leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, a Freedom Party delegation visited the Bandipora residence of a renowned resistance leader Muhammad Farooq Rehmani whose brother Ashiq Hussain passed away. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and also visited the bereaved family of Muslim League spokesperson Rafiq Ganaie whose uncle passed away and expressed solidarity with them.

Freedom Party’s Sheikh Zameer arrested; spokesperson condemns

Srinagar, April 14: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday condemned the arrest of its senior member Sheikh Zameer and other party workers. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said the state government on one hand is hell bent upon massacring the innocent civilians and on other side has started a crackdown on the resistance leaders. He also condemned the fresh arrest spree started across the state saying, “Instead of sympathizing with the bereaved families, the so-called government by resorting to such suppressive measures is adding salt to their injuries,” he said. “Mehbooba Mufti is only concerned of her chair for which she can go to any extent,” the spokesperson said.

Molana Tari condemns arrest of party members & Unabated killings in Kupwara ,says  Govt has to appear before public court,

Srinagar, April 13: Expressing strong resentment over the killing of one more youth in forces' firing in Kupwara on Wednesday, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) said the government "has to appear before public court as it is directly responsible for the killings". In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari while expressing grief over the killing of one more youth Jahangir Ahmad Wani said this "killing spree is part of the loyalty the state collaborators have to exhibit to New Delhi masters ".Tari also condemned the arrest of party's Peer Inayatullah (Kupwara), Aadil Ahmad Wagay (Islamabad), Nisar Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi, Ashiq Ahmad, and others saying the police is unnecessarily harassing the Freedom Party members.Criticising administration over the detention of resistance leadership,Tari said on one hand, the blood of our youth of spilled like water and on other side, forces are given an open deal to unleash the reign of terror upon people. Condemning the restrictions following the brutal killing of youth and a woman in Handwara, the DFP general secretary said the authorities aren't even allowing the people to mourn and condole the loss of lives. He also termed the probe announced by the government as fraud and deception saying, "This has become a routine for the puppet administration ."Molana Tari expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for their patience. He also lashed out at Indian media for its biased approach saying the NIT issue was given unnecessary hype as that was part of its propaganda. "But this so-called media never reported on the massacres perpetrated by its forces in Kashmir," he said.

Mehmood Saghar aghast over killing of innocent Kashmiris Demands an impartial probe to bring culprits to justice"

Islamabad, April 13: Demanding an impartial probe into killings of innocent Kashmiris, the Freedom Party vice president Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that use of brute force and indiscriminate firing upon peaceful protesters by Indian troops at Handwara Town was a naked aggression against unarmed civilians." The gruesome killings, heart-wrenching acts of violence and disgracing of womenfolk in Kashmir by occupation forces is a blot on the so-called secular face of India", Saghar said this in a statement issued here today. The atrocious incidents of violence he said serve as an eye-opener for those so-called public representatives who play the role of a collaborator. These faceless collaborators don't feel an iota of shame while issuing silly statements and glorifying the role of killer forces who continue to kill Kashmiris day in and day out", the DFP leader said adding that it was ironic that Kashmiris were being subjected to oppression and suppression at home by Indian troops deployed in every nook and cranny of the state. While on the other hand Saghar pointed out that hapless Kashmiris were being harassed, targeted and vandalized by extremist elements everywhere in India on one pretext or the other. Lambasting Indian media for its biased reporting and lopsided approach Saghar said, “The Indian media that blew NIT episode out of its proportions remained silent and did not utter even a single word over the bloodbath of Kashmiris and rampant violations of human rights by Indian troops in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir". Calling for an impartial probe to bring culprits to justice the DFP vice president was of the view that world human rights organizations should take immediate notice of the deteriorating human rights situation in held Kashmir and impress upon India to end the terrible cycle of violence in the region. Expressing deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives Saghar extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah Condemns the brutal killing in Handwara, says Indian Army have made killing as their hobby in Kashmir,

Srinagar, April 12: Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday condemned the killing of two youth by Indian Army in north Kashmir’s Handwara district. In a statement issued to press, Shah while condemning the brutal killing said the people were protesting against the molestation attempt by Army which in turn opened fire on them. “This is the brutal face of these occupational forces who have made the killing as their hobby in Kashmir,” he said. Shah said the unbridled powers in the garb of AFSPA are only emboldening the Indian Army that they can go away from any killings in Jammu Kashmir. The grieved Shah expressed condolence and solidarity with the families of martyred youth Nayeem Ahmad Bhatt and Mohammad Iqbal .Meanwhile, the DFP spokesperson has supported the shutdown call given by Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib for April 13.

Freedom Party delegation visits Syed Ali Gilani Sahib

Srinagar, April 11: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday visited the incarcerated Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib at his Hyderpora residence. As per a statement, the delegation was led by party's general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari. Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Sheikh Zameer also accompanied him. The delegation enquired about the health condition of the octogenarian leader. The people of Jammu Kashmir have great expectations from the undeterred veteran resistance leader and are praying for his speedy recovery," Tari said in his interaction with Syed Ali Gilani Sahib. He also extended good wishes to Hurriyat chairman on behalf of Shabir Ahmad Shah. Meanwhile another delegation on the directions of chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Shah on Sunday led by Manzoor Ahmed Gazi, Maqsood Ahmed Boda, Shabir Ahmed Baba and other party members and activists visited Kapran and expressed condolences to thebereaved family. The delegation termed the killing of Abdul Gani Naikoo subjected to torture and grave concern. These search operations are only meant to terrorize people. The delegation condemned the highhandedness of Army and demanded impartial probe into the incident.

Desecration of martyrs’ graveyard ‘intolerable ,Freedom Party Condemns murderous assaults on Kashmiri students in Indian states

Srinagar, April 10: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday condemned the desecration of martyrs’ graveyard at Kareem bad, Pulwama and termed it “intolerable”. The party also warned Indian administration of “dire consequences” if the harassment and expulsion of Kashmiri students from Indian educational institutions is not stopped. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson while supporting the demand of Pulwama people that strict action must be taken against the forces who desecrated the martyrs’ graveyard said, “The martyrs’ graves are the symbols of our freedom movement and any kind of disrespect to these is intolerable. We can’t remain silent on such acts by the inhuman occupational forces. ”He said Indian forces are frustrated by seeing the respect and regard people have for martyrs and “they vented out their frustration by resorting to such cheap acts”.The spokesperson also warned the Indian administration of “dire consequences” if the harassment, police action, and expulsion of Kashmiri students from various Indian educational institutions is not stopped. Condemning the murderous assault of Kashmiri students in Jodhpur Dental College, the spokesperson said even the college administration is spewing venom against the Kashmiri students thereby adding fuel to communal fire. Meanwhile, a DFP delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad Khan which included district Pulwama president Muhammad Amin and district president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad visit Wahil Shopian to express solidarity with the families of Mujahedeen who recently achieved martyrdom. On the occasion, tributes were paid to all martyrs and fresh arrest spree in Shopian was condemned. Meanwhile, the DFP spokesperson has supported the shutdown call given by Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib for April 12.
 

Freedom Party protests in Kupwara against Shabir Shah’s continuous detention

Srinagar, April 9 : A public protest against the continuous detention of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, erupted in Kupwara district of north Kashmir soon after the Friday prayers. According to DFP spokesperson, party’s representative in Kupwara, Peer Inayatullah addressed the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Kupwara. He also led the protests against Shah’s continuous detention.Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to be lodged in police station Ragbag since February 24 when he was arrested during a night raid. Among those who participated in protests include Feroz Ahmad, Nasser Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad, Muhammad Sayeed, Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Ibrahim, and hundreds of people who were holding banners and chanting pro-freedom slogans while demanding the release of Shabir Ahmad Shah. Muhammad Amin while addressing the public gathering terming Shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention as "based on political vengeance ".Shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention as "based on political vengeance". He said government has no justification for keeping Shabir Ahmad Shah under detention and by banning the political activities of pro-freedom leaders; it only complicates the already tense situation of the valley." Due to continuous illegal detention, Shah Sahib’s health has been deteriorated,” he said, adding, “There is lawlessness prevailing in the state with military and police ruling the roost. Shah Sahib’s detention is unlawful and the justice-loving people of the world must take notice of how rights of people and leaders are violated in this oppressed state.”Amin said since last 30 months, Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to be either under house arrest or in police detention and "authorities don't provide any legal justification for such unconstitutional detentions". Peer Inayatullah also condemned the curbs on the peaceful political activities in the state and arrest of youth in nocturnal raids, saying, the career of our children is deliberately ruined by such oppressive acts. Meanwhile, the party spokesperson while condemning the arrest of Mirwaiz south Kashmir, Qazi Yasir demanded his immediate release. “The arrest of Qazi Sahib is interference in the religious activities,” he said.

Freedom Party pays tribute to martyrs of Wahil Shopian, Dardpora & Kupwara

Srinagar, April 8 : Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday paid tribute to two Hizbul Mujahedeen commanders martyred in Wahil, Shopian gunfight, and a Lashkar-e-Toyiba Mujahid martyred in Dardpora, Kupwara.In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson while paying tribute to Hizb Commander Shaheed Waseem Ahmad Malla and Shaheed Nasser Ahmad Pundit said words fall short to hail their sacrifices. luxuries to choose the path of martyrdom," he said, adding, "Even the mighty 8 lakh Indian forces mean nothing before our brave martyrs." The spokesperson expressed solidarity with the families of all martyrs. As such, Democratic Freedom Party representative from Shopian, Tanveer Ahmad visited the martyrs' families and extended condolence and solidarity on behalf of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah. Party's district Pulwama president Muhammad Amin visited the family of Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Bhatt and extended Shabir Ahmad Shah's condolence and solidarity. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while remembering former President of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu Kashmir, Molana Showkat Ahmad Shah, paid tributes to him."Moulana Showkat Sahib has a great contribution to Islam and in forging unity among communities. He will always be remembered for his invaluable services," the spokesperson said.

JKDFP pays tribute to Shaheed Bilal Ahmad, expresses concern over harassment of Kashmiri students in NIT, Shabir Shah and his bereaved family thank people for expressing solidarity

Srinagar, April 7 : Paying tribute to Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Bhatt who achieved martyrdom while fighting Indian occupational forces in Gadoora, Pulwama, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said the Mujahid sacrificed his life for a great cause. In a statement issued to press, Tari while shedding light on the martyr’s life said though he had small children but still laid down his precious life for a great cause and achieved martyrdom. He also expressed concern over the harassment of Kashmiri students by non-locals in NIT Srinagar and criticized the Indian media for its biased reporting regarding the episode. The attitude and demands of non-local students is part of a great conspiracy. Similarly treatment is meted out to Kashmiri students studying in various Indian states This all is aimed at ruining their career,” he said. Molana Tari said if the hooliganism and harassment of Kashmiri students in Rajasthan and Bhopal is not stopped, it will yield serious repercussions. He said police is adding fuel to fire in the NIT episode and is not taking any action against the non-local students who were involved in harassment of their Kashmiri counterparts. “Instead, police is bent to book Kashmiri students in false cases,” he said. Meanwhile, Molana Abdullah Tari addressed a condolence meeting held at DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s ancestral residence, Kadipora, Islamabad. On behalf of Ghulam Nabi Shah, Muhammad Shafi Shah, Muhammad Sayeed Shah, and Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari thanked people who had come to offer condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family on the demise of Shabir Ahmad Shah’s aunt. During the meeting, the leaders and bereaved family also thanked all those personalities who had expressed condolence through telephone and email. The participants criticized the state administration for not allowing Shabir Ahmad Shah participate in his aunt’s funeral prayers. “Even in 1989, Shah Sahib was not allowed to offer funeral prayers of his beloved father who was martyred in police custody,” the leaders said.

Incarcerated Shabir Shah pays tribute to late advocate Muhammad Shafi Rangrez on first anniversary

Srinagar, April 6: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday paid tributes to late Advocate Muhammad Shafi Rangrez on his first death anniversary. He was party's district president Jammu. As such, DFP organized a condolence meeting at its Bud shah Colony, Sanat Nagar headquarters. Remembering late Rangrez, the party members said the deceased has a great contribution towards the freedom struggle of Kashmir and has spent much time of his life in jails." Late advocate Rangrez was closely associated with Shabir Ahmad Shah Sahib," they said. During the meeting, the contribution of pro-freedom leaders of Jammu province particularly Chenab and Pier Panjaal was also hailed. The members offered prayers in favour of late Rangrez.It was also decided that as per the wish of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a high level delegation will visit the deceased's residence in Doda and express solidarity with the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah not allowed to participate in his aunt’s funeral prayers

Srinagar, April 5: The aunt of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah passed away on Monday morning. However, Shah, who continues to be lodged in police station Ragbag, Srinagar, since February 24, was not allowed to participate in her funeral prayers. As Shabir Shah not allowed to participate in his aunt’s funeral prayers per party’s spokesperson, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari led a delegation comprising of Molvi Bashir Ahmad and others visited the bereaved family at Kadipora, Islamabad of south Kashmir. They also participated in the deceased’s funeral prayers and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family besides prayed for the deceased soul. Reacting against the authorities’ disallowing of Shah to partake in last rites of his aunt, the spokesperson said, “Such attitude on the first day of the so-called new government in the State makes it clear that in reality, J&K is ruled by a clerk in Indian prime minister’s office who follows the dictates from Nagpur.”Terming the situation as “unfortunate”, the spokesperson said such attitude of administration nullifies its own claim that people in Jammu and Kashmir enjoy their religious rights.

Kashmiri pro-freedom parties in UK to approach World Human Rights Forum ,Other forums against continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah

Srinagar, April 4: The representatives of various Kashmiri pro-freedom parties in United Kingdom (UK) on Monday condemned the continuous detention of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah. They also decided to approach the World Human Rights Forum to seek Shah’s release. As per DFP spokesperson, the pro-freedom Kashmiri leaders organized a meeting in Lutton, UK, wherein they expressed concern over Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous detention in police station after already serving long time under house arrest. The leaders paid tribute to Shabir Ahmad Shah for his efforts, dedication and determination towards Kashmir’s freedom struggle. “It was decided that a committee comprising of Advocate Irshad Malik, Dr Misfar Hassan, and Haji Hussain will approach international organizations particularly the World Human Rights Forum to seek cognizance of Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous detention. Also a joint letter will be written to Amnesty International and other human rights organizations in this regard,” the spokesperson said. Democratic Freedom Party representative in UK, Advocate Dr Irshad Malik, on the occasion shed light on Shabir Ahmad Shah’s life and sacrifices towards the freedom movement of Kashmir. “Shabir Ahmad Shah, known as the ‘jail bird’ was first arrested when he was just 14, since then he has proven his mettle. He also rejected highest offers by the government of India,” he said. President Jammu Kashmir Liberation League, Dr Misfar Hussain said he is a great admirer of Shabir Ahmad Shah.Dr Zulfikar Ali while addressing the meeting said, “It is astonishing that a leader of international reputation is lodged in a police station by Indian authorities without being showing cause of arrest. Professor Liyaqat of Watford in his address demanded release of Shabir Ahmad Shah saying, the pro-freedom leader’s health condition is deteriorating. “We must approach the human rights forum in this regard,” he said. Those who addressed the meeting and paid tribute to Shabir Ahmad Shah include JKLF UK president Shabir Gul, JKLF general secretary Taqdeer Gilani, Jammu Kashmir Freedom Movement vice-president, Councilor Waheed Akbar of Lutton, Ex-Mayor of Lutton Riyaz Bhatt, National Awami Party ex-president Advocate Sadiq Subhani, JK Liberation League general secretary Barrister Ashraf Mogul, Chowdhary Tufail Khosa, Gul Bahar, Najeeb Ansari, Chowdhary Zaffar Iqbal, Liaqat Lone, Saood Hussain Selah, Riyaz Raza, and Shahrukh Ali of Gligit.

The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah's aunt passes away

Srinagar: April-3;The aunt of senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah passed away on Monday morning at her residence in Kadipora, Islamabad in south Kashmir. Shah, however, continues to be under "illegal" police detention since February 24 when he was arrested in a night raid.

DFP Islamabad unit remembers; Mohammad llayas Wani, Farat Abdul Rashid Bangru on 26 death anniversary

Srinagar: April-2; Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) unit Islamabad remembers and paid glorious tributes to Mohammad llayas wani, Farat Jan alias King ji, Abdul Rashid Bangru on 26 death anniversary who were martyred in April-2, 1990 at Chicken Mohulla Sernal Islamabad in a gun-fight with CRPF. A delegation of DFP activists led by Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh visited the graveyard at Islamabad and prayed to for these martyrs who achieved martyrdom on the same day in 1990. On the occasion the others who where present in delegation includes, Mohammad Adil wagay, lshfaq Ahmad Kotwal, Shabir Ahmad Baba and others.

Freedom Party protests in Pulwama against Shabir Shah’s continuous detention

Srinagar, April 1: A public protest against the continuous detention of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, erupted in Pulwama area of south Kashmir soon after the Friday prayers. According to DFP spokesperson, party’s district president Pulwama ,Muhammad Amin addressed the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Pulwama. He also led the protests against Shah’s continuous detention .Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to be lodged in police station Ragbag since February 24 when he was arrested during a night raid. Among those who participated in protests include Tanveer Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Gattoo, Ghulam Muhammad, and hundreds of people who were holding banners and chanting pro-freedom slogans while demanding the release of Shabir Ahmad Shah. Muhammad Amin while addressing the public gathering terming Shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention as "based on political vengeance". He said government has no justification for keeping Shabir Ahmad Shah under detention and by banning the political activities of pro-freedom leaders; it only complicates the already tense situation of the valley. He said there is lawlessness prevailing in the state with military and police ruling the roost. “Shah Sahib’s detention is unlawful and the justice-loving people of the world must take notice of how rights of people and leaders are violated in this oppressed state. ”Amin said since last 30 months, Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to be either under house arrest or in police detention and "authorities don't provide any legal justification for such unconstitutional detentions". He also condemned the curbs on the peaceful political activities in the state and arrest of youth in nocturnal raids, saying, the career of our children is deliberately ruined by such oppressive acts. Condemning the “unjustified” arrest of a youth Kifyat Ahmad of Bijbehara, he said the state has become nothing less than a jail for youths who feel suffocated. He also termed it “unconstitutional” the PSA on party’s Abdul Waheed, against whom authorities have cooked false charges and has been shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over Lahore attack, terms it ‘barbaric, anti-human’

Srinagar, March 28: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday expressed grief over the “brutal” killing of civilians mostly women and children in a bomb blast that took place outside Lahore Park in Punjab, Pakistan, on Sunday late evening and left more than 60 dead and hundreds injured. In a statement issued here, Shah termed the attack as “extreme of brutality and barbarism, which is extremely condemnable”. “The people of Jammu and Kashmir express their condolence and sympathy with the families whose kith and kin were martyred in the attack. Who better than Kashmiris can understand the plight of the affected families?” Terming the attack as a crime and challenge to humanity, Shah said such the perpetrators “can in no way be called as humans” and such acts are unacceptable. He said Pakistan government must rise to evict the terrorism that has plagued the country and teach a befitting lesson to the enemies. Shah expressed solidarity with the families of the victims and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured persons. He also sympathized with the government of Pakistan and its people and prayed for security of the nation.

Shabir shah condemn Lahore suicide attack

Srinagar, March 27: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has condemned the bomb blast that took place outside Lahore Park in Punjab, Pakistan on Sunday late evening "Targeting innocent people and children is barbaric. Whosoever is behind Lahore explosion doesn't deserve to be called as human. They have no religion," he said.. Shah said such attacks are extremely condemnable and killing of innocent civilians is a major crime. "Islam vehemently condemns such anti-human acts." He said Pakistan government must rise to evict the terrorism in the country and teach a befitting lesson to its enemies. Shah expressed condolence with the families of the victims and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured. He also sympathized with the government of Pakistan and its people. It is worth mentioning here that at least 69 people including 29 children were killed and over 300 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a park in a densely populated area in Lahore on Sunday.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to martyrs, Adv Andrabi, Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Dr Guru,and Shabir Siddique

Srinagar, March 26: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Saturday paid tributes to Shaheed Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, and Shaheed Shabir Sidiqi.In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani in his brief lifetime made the whole Kashmir rise against the Indian forcible occupation and became the inspiration for thousands, in no time. He is a hero of our freedom movement whose sacrifices are invaluable. History remembers him in golden words." 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, did everything 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 Siddique 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. Meanwhile, Shah termed the arrest of a 10-year-old boy of Nowhatta and registering of FIR against him as “extreme of the brutality and state terrorism” and demanded the minor’s immediate release. He appealed the Amnesty International and human rights organizations to take cognizance of the minor boy’s arrest and use their influence in securing his release. He also expressed concern over the missing of two children in Seer Hamdan, Mutton of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, saying, “The situation has taken a worse turn.”

DFP Protest in Budgam against continuous detention of Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 25: A public protest against the continuous detention of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, erupted in Budgam area of central Kashmir soon after the Friday prayers. According to DFP spokesperson, the protests were led by party's district president, Abdul Gani, and several party activists including Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Abdul Rashid, Altaf Ahmad Bhatt participated in it. Holding banners and chanting pro-freedom slogans, the protestors demanded release of Shabir Ahmad Shah while terming his detention as "based on political vengeance". Abdul Gani also addressed the public gathering and said, Government has no justification for keeping Shabir Ahmad Shah under detention and by banning the political activities of pro-freedom leaders, it only complicates the already tense situation of the valley." The spokesperson said since last 30 months, "Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to be either under house arrest or in police detention and "authorities don't provide any legal justification for such unconstitutional detentions". Meanwhile, on the directions of DFP general secretary, Molana Abdullah Tari, a delegation led by party's senior leader, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, visited the martyrs' graveyard of Pathribal and Baraakpora massacre victims at Brari Aangan in south Kashmir. The delegation included Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal, Manzoor Ahmad Ghazi, Nazir Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad Baba, Muhammad Adil Wagah, Majid Khan, and dozens of others. Paying tributes to martyrs, the participants demanded punishment to the culprits of these massacres.

Shah pays tribute to Baraakpora, Pathribal fake encounter victims,

Srinagar, March 24: The incarcerated chairman of a Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday paid tributes to civilians killed in Pathribal fake encounter and Baraakpora, Islamabad on their 16 th anniversaries. Five innocent civilians were killed in Pathribal and seven in Baraakpora, by Indian forces. In a statement issued to press, Shah, who continues to be in police detention, said the memories of these gory incidents are still afresh in our minds and we can never forget such barbarism of Indian occupational forces. Just before these killings, Indian forces carried out a heinous massacre of Sikhs in Chattisinghpora in such 35 innocent persons were killed. "And those families still wait for justice." He said India made a failed attempt to defame the Kashmiris' freedom movement 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 our to be the civilians who were killed in a fake encounter Shah expressed solidarity with the families of the victims of these massacres 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 has termed the arrest of Kashmiri students inside India as political vendetta.

Srinagar, March 23: Terming the arrest of Kashmiri students studying outside state and keeping a close vigil over their activities by police as vengeful, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said the issue is sensitive as it seems a deliberate attempt to push the career of Kashmiri youths into darkness. In a statement issued to press, Shah said this all is done at the behest of RSS and Hindutva .Shah termed it unfortunate that after JNU, Aligarh Muslim University ave Jamia Millia Islamia are made new target and false cases are being slapped against students particularly the Kashmiris .He severely criticized the Indian media which is being sponsored by rulers and RSS, saying, a vicious propaganda has been started against the students and intellectuals and Kashmiri students. He also condemned the threatening of Kashmiri businessmen outside state, saying, this is nothing but a fascist mindset. Shah said Indian media, since last few months, is hell bent to harass the student community. Shabir Ahmad Shah while saluting those intellectuals who support the oppressed Kashmiris in their cause expressed hope they will continue to do so without succumbing to any political pressure

Saghar expressed serious concern  over Shabir Shah’s continued detention

Islamabad, March 22 : The Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention the party Chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah despite his deteriorating health. The demand was made by Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a communiqué jointly addressed to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, OIC Secretary General and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and representatives of renowned human rights organizations. He urged them to impress upon India to ensure early release of Shabir Shah and other political activists languishing in various jails in and outside the territory. Highlighting the plight of Kashmiri leader, Saghar said, “Shabir Shah has been declared as the Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International in early 90s and had spent more than 27 years in jails just for his political ideologies" He maintained that since 2011 to March 2016, Shabir Shah was either detained or placed under house detention for a period of 40 months and 20 days. During this period of detention he pointed out that Indian authorities neither allowed him (Shah) to offer Friday prayers nor Eid prayers. He said that Indian authorities in Kashmir had been using arbitrary detentions and house arrests against pro-freedom leaders as a potent tool to stifle the voice of dissent in the disputed territory. Terming repressive measures and restrictions on peoples’ right to freedom and speech as flagrant violations of international law, he said that in view of the simmering situation world bodies should come forward in a big way to alleviate the sufferings of Kashmiris who had been fighting for their just cause .Saghar said that an amicable and early solution of the lingering dispute was imperative to bring an immediate end to the unending sufferings of Kashmiris.

Molana Tari-led delegation to participate in ‘Pakistan Day’ event at Pak High Commission, New Delhi Freedom Party condemns false cases lodged against Muslim League members

Srinagar, March 21: As per the decision taken in a meeting held at Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) headquarters here, a delegation led by party’s general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari will participate in the ‘Pakistan Day’ function to be held at Pak High Commission in New Delhi on March 23.In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said it was decided that Molana Tari will felicitate Pak High Commissioner Mr. Abdul Basit on the occasion and convey party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s special message vis-à-vis Kashmir issue besides thank him on behalf of the people of Kashmir. “Moulana Tari sahib will also thank the Pakistani leadership, its people, military, and religious and political organizations for their unrelenting support to Kashmir cause. He will also convey his good hopes that Pakistan will continue its political, moral, and diplomatic support to Kashmiris besides meet the ailing Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani sahib to enquire about his health condition,” he said. Meanwhile, Molana Abdullah Tari condemned the slapping of “fabricated” charges by the so-called administration against the members of Muslim League Jammu Kashmir including Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-din, Manzoor Ahmad, and Muhammad Younis .“To book those believing in peaceful political activism under such baseless charges reveals that state administration is hell bent to put a blanket ban on the political activities of pro-freedom leaders in the state and deny them any political space,” he said.Farooq said nowhere in the world is political voice suppressed by military might but “India is openly using black laws to suppress the voices based on justice, which is unconstitutional"." It is unfortunate that world watches as mute spectator over the reign of oppression and terror unleashed upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir by India. The world leadership must break its criminal silence and fulfill its responsibility of stopping India from committing atrocities in Kashmir,” DFP general secretary said.

Shah felicitates Pakistan on its ‘National Day’ Says, ‘We're proud of having Pakistan as our well-wisher’

Srinagar, March 20: 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 Sunday 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 on ‘Pakistan Day’ expressed hope that the country will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of “uniting the Muslim Ummah ”Shah said Pakistan’s being a nuclear power has resulted in hatching of many conspiracies against the country. "This country 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 Islamic Republic of Pakistan." Terming Pakistan as hope for the Muslims 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 expose the enemies." Commenting over the changing global political scenario, Shah said the 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" and "dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jannah", 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.

Freedom Party protests in Sopore against continuous detention of Shabir Shah, SAR Gilani Pays tributes to martyrs of Handwara, condoles demise of Omar Sadat

Srinagar, March 18: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) workers and activists protested in Sopore after Friday prayers against the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and SAR Gilani According to party spokesperson, soon after the Friday prayers, Freedom Party district president Kupwara, Peer Inayatullah addressed a huge public gathering at Khanqah-e-Sopore and led protests against the continuous detentions of Shabir Ahmad Shah and SAR Gilani .Among the Freedom Party activists who protested include Raja Muhammad Ibrahim, Nasser Ahmad, Sanaullah, Muhammad Ashraf, Shahjahan, Feroz Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad and others. The protestors, carrying banners raised pro-freedom slogans and demanded the release of Shah and Gilani. Shah was arrested on February 25 in a night raid and since then continues to be lodged in Rajbagh police station The spokesperson while criticizing the state administration said every peaceful political activity has been banned and the career of youths destroyed by arresting them'shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention is unlawful and unjustified as authorities have no court orders for his arrest. Similarly, SAR Gilani is booked under false charges and is being subjected to political vengeance. The spokesperson also paid tributes to Mujahedeen martyred in a gunfight with Indian forces at Rajwar, Handwara saying “We are committed to take their mission forward". Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation led by DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari visited the bereaved family of Sadat Sahib whose son Omar Sadat passed away on Wednesday in New Delhi after a brief illness. The delegation expressed condolence with the bereaved family particularly Sadat Sahab and Advocate Zafar Shah, who is the uncle of deceased, and prayed for strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

Seeking details of Kashmiri students studying outside state is dictatorial, mental harassment :Shabir Shah , Spokesperson criticizes admin over Shah's continuous detention

Srinagar, March 16: Reacting against the reports of Indian authorities seeking details of Kashmiri students studying in its various colleges and universities and keeping a close vigil over them, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the move is aimed at harassing the students mentally. In a statement issued to press, Shah while criticizing Indian authorities warned of serious repercussions if anything untoward happens with Kashmiri students." Students are our future and we will not let anyone play with their career. This approach by Indian government, particularly after the JNU row, is dictatorial, inhuman and unlawful and is aimed at ruining the career of these students and making them feel insecure," he said. Shah said on one hand, Kashmiri youths are subjected to suppressive policies with lethal weapons being used against them at home, and on other side, our students studying outside state are also targeted under various pretexts. He also termed it "biased" the reports of harassing of Kashmiri students by Rajasthan police and communal elements there and demanded immediate end to such anti-Kashmir activities. Shah also commented on the illegal detention of SAR Gilani saying his only crime is that he belongs to Jammu and Kashmir .Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson while criticizing the state administration over continuous detention of party chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, said the pro-freedom leader is imprisoned to prevent him from carrying out his political activities and to create a gulf between him and the people." This detention is unjustified. Shah Sahib continues to be lodged in Rajbagh police station since February 25 without any orders. Since his release in 2011, Shah Sahib has been detained for a period of about 30 months including 186 Friday and 9 Eid prayers. This year, he continues to be imprisoned for 76 days, the spokesperson said.

Freedom Party protests against Shabir Shah’s continuous detention, dozens arrested

Srinagar, March 10: Dozens of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) activists including Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Peer Inayatullah and Muhammad Yousuf were arrested in Srinagar while they were protesting against the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah.A DFP spokesperson while condemning the arrests said the real leadership of state is deliberately put behind bars and their political activities banned. He said police by arresting the youths through continuous nocturnal raids is pushing them to the wall and playing with their career. “There is nothing like democracy in J&K and people are suffocated by the gun rule.” In a statement issued to press, the spokesperson while terming the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah as unjustified said authorities have turned the whole state into a virtual jail. Giving details of Shabir Ahmad Shah’s detention, the spokesperson said, “In 2016, Shah Sahib was kept under house arrest for 56 days and since February 24 continues to be lodged in Ragbag police station. The state administration has no justification for such illegal detention.” Meanwhile, the party’s district and provincial presidents and activists on Thursday held strong protest demonstrations demanding the release of Shabir Ahmad Shah. On the occasion, DFP’s senior leader, Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar while talking to media termed Shah’s arrest as undemocratic saying authorities cannot yield anything by such arrests but the freedom movement will continue." Such suppressive measures don’t scare us. People are committed to the freedom movement and our youths are sacrificing their lives for the cause,” he said.He also condemned the continuous house arrest of National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan terming it injustice. He said several pro-freedom leaders and activists continue to languish in various state and outside jails including Tihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Jaipur. “Masarat Alam Bhat, Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir, Feroz Ahmad, Noor Muhammad continue to be behind bars. In Jaipur jail, Abdul Gani Goni, Latief Ahmad Waja, Mehmood Topiwala, Mirza Nisar are serving imprisonment for last 21 years and are fabricated in false cases. In Tihar jail, Javaid Ahmad Khan, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Rafiq and in UP jail, Gulzar Ahmad is serving detention since 16 years. All these political prisoners are the ambassadors of our movement,” he said. Expressing resentment over the continuous detention of SAR Geelani, the spokesperson said India wants to suppress the voices of intellectuals who raise their voice against Indian forcible occupation of Kashmir. He also said that police has launched a crackdown on DFP members and activists through nocturnal raids. “PSA has been slapped on DFP’s Abdul Waheed (Langate) who has been shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail.”The spokesperson also paid tributes to Mujahedeen of Awantipora who achieved martyrdom while fighting Indian occupational forces on Wednesday.

UK foreign secretary’s statement ‘unrealistic’, says Shabir Shah, 'Britain is responsible for Kashmir dispute’

Srinagar, March 9:Strongly reacting against the statement of UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, that ‘Kashmir issue shouldn’t be pre-condition for Indo-Pak talks’, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday termed it “unrealistic”, saying, “It is Britain who is responsible for the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir." In a statement from jail, Shah said Mr. Hammond’s remarks either reveal his lack of knowledge on the issue or he has “deliberately” made such comments “to sideline a well-established fact". Holding the Britain responsible for present political uncertainty in Kashmir, Shah said, “What stops this country (UK) to contribute to the resolution of Kashmir issue when it played role with regard to East Timor and South Sudan.  How come Mr. Hammond priorities the ‘onion-potato trade’ over the future of 15 million people of Jammu and Kashmir. Reality is that West and UK have adopted a biased approach vis-à-vis Kashmir issue which is backed by 18 resolutions in the United Nations and is signed by both India and Pakistan." Asking Muhammad to revisit the history of J&K, Shah said the UK foreign secretary must not shy away from acknowledging the responsibility over the longstanding dispute of the subcontinent. “Mr Hammond must understand that several wars between India and Pakistan were not over the trade issues but the political one. His statement made it clear that democratic principles apply to only Europe where as the oppressed nations are entirely sidelined and their issues pushed to backburner." Shah said during the partition of the subcontinent, more than 500 states of the united India were given the right to accede to either India or Pakistan but the former with its military might annexed the territory of Jammu and Kashmir and “continues its illegal occupation here"." The people of Kashmir, since last 69 years, continue to sacrifice their lives for the liberation of their land from Indian forcible occupation,” he said. Welcoming the talks between India and Pakistan, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we want Kashmir issue to be prioritized in the dialogue process. “It is an established fact that the relation between India and Pakistan will never improve until the Kashmir issue is resolved,” Shah said.

Late Lassa Khan’s family rendered invaluable sacrifices for movement: Shah

Srinagar, March 7: The incarcerated Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday expressed grief over the demise of Late Lassa Khan and paid tributes to him. In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Late Lassa Khan and his family have contributed a lot to freedom struggle. He has shouldered the coffins of his four sons and two nephews who sacrificed their lives for the movement." Shah also prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. A delegation including Nazir Ahmad Tanda, Sajad ul Haq, and Shabir Ahmad Baba visited Kokernag, Islamabad to express condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family of Late Lassa Khan. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson while paying tributes to Shaheed Dawood Sheikh who achieved martyrdom on Sunday evening said though the martyrdom of Mujahedeen is a great loss for us but we can never forget the mission for which these brave-hearts sacrifice their lives. The spokesperson expressed condolence with the family of the martyr and reiterated the pledge of taking the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion.DFP’s district president Kulgam, Bashir Ahmad led a delegation which included Master Ghulam Mohiuddin, Muhammad Aazam ud Din, Riyaz Ahmad and Rafiq Ahmad visited Bichroo, Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

India failed to subdue Kashmiri people: DFP

Srinagar, March 6: India has surpassed the records of tyranny and brutality which it is inflicting upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir but the people of this disputed territory continue to offer invaluable sacrifices for the freedom of their nation. These words were expressed by a senior leader of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar, while addressing the party’s district presidents and representatives at DFP headquarters in Sanat Nagar here. Advocate Sodagar deliberated upon the prevailing political situation of the state and the continuous detention of party chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah besides reminded the party workers of their responsibilities towards the freedom movement. He also condemned the continuous detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah who was arrested on the intervening night of February 24 and 25 and is lodged in police station Ragbag, Srinagar .Putting the pro-freedom leadership under house arrest or detaining them in police stations bars is aimed at keeping the people away from the real leadership and to create a gulf between the two,” Sodagar said, adding, “Such oppressive and suppressive measures won’t break our resolve to fight or deter us from pursuing the path of seeking freedom from Indian forcible occupation”. Conveying the message of the incarcerated leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, Fayez Ahmad Sodagar said, “India has let loose the reign of terror and oppression upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Killings and arrests have become a routine and people feel suffocated as the whole state has been turned into a virtual jail.” He lamented over the unsympathetic and cold attitude shown by world leadership towards the grave situation in the state, saying, “This criminal silence is encouraging India to further strengthen its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and boosts the morale of its troops to go berserk and kill people mercilessly.” During the meeting, which was attended by DFP representatives and district presidents including Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Zahoor Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Amin, Abdul Gani, Masood Ahmad Bodah, Gilkaar Sahib, Peer Inauatullah, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Ibrahim, Sajad ul Haq and Tanveer Ahmad, Adv Fayez urged all the participants to strengthen the party at grassroots level and consolidate public relations. Quoting Shabir Ahmad Shah, Adv Sodagar said the world leadership has no choice but to play its role in settling the longstanding dispute of Kashmir in order to ensure a peaceful South Asia.

DFP condemns Shah's continuous detention, arrest spree of youths

 
Srinagar, March 4: Strongly condemning the continuous detention of its Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is lodged in police station Ragbag, and arrest spree of youths, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday said such measures won't break our resolve. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson while criticizing the state administration said what justification can the so-called champions of democracy provide with regard to detention of pro-freedom leadership. He said the youths of the valley are, under a well planned strategy, pushed to the wall and that the whole state has been converted into a practical jail. Giving details of incarcerated Shabir Ahmad Shah's detention, the spokesperson said, "This year, Shah Sahib has been kept under imprisonment for 56 days and barred from offering 10 Friday prayers. He was arrested on 25th February during a night raid and continues to be lodged in police station Rajbagh."The spokesperson said the main motive behind keeping the pro-freedom leaders under imprisonment is to keep them away from the people. "As such, the government's pro-democracy slogans are proving hollow. Authorities must realize that we won't deter from pursuing our mission." The spokesperson also condemned the threatening of DFP workers by police and crackdown on party activists. He said party's Abdul Waheed (Langate) has been shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail and several others are arrested and lodged in police stations. He also criticized authorities over placing National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan under continuous house arrest and arrest of ailing Tehreek e Hurriyat leader Raja Mehraj-ud-din who is lodged in police station Nowgam."This all is nothing but a political vengeance on part of so-called government," he said.

Shabir Shah welcomes Pak-US strategic dialogue meet, says Indian stubbornness only impediment to resolve issues.

Srinagar, March 3: Welcoming the strategic dialogue meeting between Pakistan and US foreign secretaries at the State Department in Washington, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Thursday said though all issues are bound to get resolved through dialogue, it is India's stubborn attitude that proves impediment in resolving issues. In a statement issued to press, Shah said India fakes to show concern over resolving of issues while in reality, it is always in search of findinga way-out from dialogue process by resorting to different pretexts. He held India responsible for conflict and political uncertainty in the subcontinent, saying, ndia was never sincere in dialogue process. Shah also reminded United Nations and the world community of their responsibilities towards Kashmir issue, saying, the long-standing dispute should be resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people which is to implement the UN resolutions that are pending in the Security Council of this world body. Expressing satisfaction over the growing pro-Kashmir voices across Indian universities, Shabir Ahmad Shah said this should serve as an Eye-opener for India that justice-loving people are supporting the genuine cause of Kashmiris. "India must read a writing on the wall that pro-justice, pro-Afzal and pro-Kashmir voices are rising  from its nook and corner as they have realized India has usurped the rights of Kashmiris and is spending much of its budget on defense purposes while the country continues to fight poverty. This awakening across India is a good omen for us and our freedom movement," Shah said. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson paid tributes to martyrs of Dadsara, Tral, Asif Yousuf, Muhammad Ishaaq Parry, and Muhammad Ashiq Hussain. A party delegation led by Javid Ahmad and Manzoor Ahmad Tantray participated in the funeral prayers of martyrs.

JKDFP condemns continuous arrest of Shabir Shah & other leaders, says Parveen Togadia's remarks reveal his mental illness:

Srinagar, Feb 29: Terming the recent statement of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Parveen Togadia's, as "provocative", the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday said due to the presence of such people, the minorities of India are unsafe. The presence of people like Togadia's is endangering the safety and security of minorities living in India. His remarks clearly reveal that he is a mentally disturbed person," a DFP spokesperson said in a statement issued to press.Togadia had said that cow slaughterers and JNU students should be hanged." This reveals nothing but a fascist mindset of these people. It is because of Togadia's like elements that minorities are feeling unsafe in India," he said. Asking Indian government to rein in killers like Parveen Togadia's, the spokesperson said the VHP leader should needs some psychiatric treatment. He also condemned Togadia's remarks against Shaheed Afzal Guru saying Afzal sacrificed his life for a greater cause and his sacrifice is exemplary." Also the RSS and VHP must bear in mind that spitting venom against the JNU students won't be tolerated. Now voices in favour of Kashmiris' fight for justice are rising," he said. The spokesperson also condemned the anti-Muslim incident that took place in Jammu. "Threatening the employees and then silence of authorities over it reveals the communal elements are given a free hand there. Such incidents should stop forthwith." The DFP spokesperson severely condemned the continuous house arrest of its Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, and other leaders saying, "Shabir Ahmad Shah has been kept under house imprisonment for last eight months. Currently, he continues to be lodged in Raj Bagh police station and is not released. This is the frustration of so-called administration ."

Shabir shah thanks people for observing complete strike in Jammu&kashmir

Srinagar, February 27 :The General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday thanked the people of kashmir for observing protest sit-ins vowing struggle for freedom will continue till complete success. Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, while hailing the pro-freedom spirit of people, said the way the protests against the crackdown on JNU students were organized should serve as eye-opener for Indian authorities. He said the oppressive attitude of Delhi police against Kashmiri intellectual, SAR Gilani, JNU students, its union leader, Kanhaiya Kumar, and Kashmiri students studying outside the territory was biased and based on political vengeance. He said, “By standing united, we can achieve our goal very soon." He also condemned the arrest spree launched by authorities across the territory. Shah appreciated the people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown against the arrest of JNU students and Prof SAR Gilani.He said people of Kashmir also held protest demonstrations against human rights violations, repeal of black laws and release of all Kashmiri political prisoners. He also condemned the use of brute force on the peaceful demonstrators.

Saghar denounces arrest of Hurriyat leaders

Islamabad, Feb 25: The senior vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar while deploring the arrest of the party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and other leaders has termed the police crackdown on Hurriyat leaders as an outrageous assault on people's right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. Imposing undue restrictions on right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly is a serious violation of the universal declaration of human rights", Saghar said in a press statement issued here today. "Indian authorities have been violating international covenants time and again",he said adding that the recent arrest spree and crackdown on profreedom leaders was part of its nefarious design to quell Kashmiris' ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. He, however, observed that by resorting to oppressive measures Indians won't be able to stop Hurriyat leaders and other political activists from participating in demonstrations being held against the harassments of Kashmiri students. Terming it as a sheer frustration on the part of the government of India the DFP leader said that such mean tactics by puppet authorities won't deter freedom loving people of Kashmir from raising their voice against oppression and excesses being committed against them. Regarding police authorities' high-handedness Saghar said that it was very unfortunate that the police personnel who raided Shah's residence ransacked the household goods and harassed inmates. Seeking world human rights bodies' attention towards the unlawful detention of Hurriyat leaders the DFP vice president maintained that the renewed onslaught against voice of dissent, right to freedom of speech and expression and peaceful assembly by the government of India in the disputed territory of Kashmir was a flagrant violation of international law. Meanwhile, Saghar expressed deep shock and sorrow over the demise of Muhammad Yousuf Khan the elder brother of veteran Hurriyat leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, While praying for the departed soul he conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Muslim community deliberately targeted ’Samba incident reveals fascist mindset: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 24: Strongly condemning the targeting of Gujjar locality in Samba by the action of police and communal forces, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said such actions against the Muslim localities reveal the fascist mindset. In a statement issued to press, Shah while expressing grief over the killing of a person, Muhammad Yaqoob, in firing by police and communal forces termed it “brutal and inhuman” saying, “The Muslims of Jammu province continue to be the target of communal elements"." It is sorrowful that police, in order to target a particular community, razed the whole locality to ashes. This is a sheer communal mindset. The communal and saffron brigade forces also exploited the situation and it seemed a well-thought out plan to expel the Muslim Gujjar clans from the region who have been there since last 40 years,” he said. Shah said the state administration and police are responsible for the act as “they are promoting communal politics by shielding the elements associated with a particular political ideology"." To destroy the whole locality was an act of political vengeance against a particular community. There are hundreds of families in Jammu who achieved the permanent citizenship by fraudulent means. The conspiracy against changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir continues,” he said. Terming the government-ordered probe in the killing as “eye-wash”, Shah said this is done only to shield the killers. Shah expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family saying the whole nation shares their grief and pain.

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

Srinagar, Feb 23: Remembering the Kunan Poshpora mass rape victims on their 25th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Tuesday said Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing such 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 by state administration and pro-India politicians as “worst kind of opportunism” saying, “It is out of question to anticipate any kind of action against culprits by these power hungry politicians. “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 eluding 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 attribute to Pampore Mujahedeen Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) spokesperson has saluted the ‘Jazba-e-Jihad’ (fighting spirit) of Pampore Mujahedeen and paid tributes to them." The way these Mujahedeen brought shame to Indian army will be written with golden words in the history. The martyrs are the great warriors of our freedom movement. We salute their bravery from the bottom of our heart,” he said. The spokesperson also hailed the people of Pampore for boosting the morale of Mujahedeen during the gunfight. Support to Hurriyat protest, shutdown callThe spokesperson has supported the post-Friday protest and shutdown call on Saturday issued by the Hurriyat Conference on Monday. He appealed the people to participate in sit-in protests after Friday prayers and observe Kashmir-bandh on Saturday to demand cancellation of sedition charges of SAR Gilani and JNU students besides their released condoles demise of MA Sehrai’s brother, MY Fulani's father On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a DFP delegation including Peer Inayatullah, Ghulam Muhammad and Mudassir Ahmad visited Takipora, Lolab, to condole the demise of elder brother of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat general secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai.Another delegation including Tanveer Ahmad and Bashir Ahmad visited residence of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yousuf Falahi to condole the demise of his father. The delegations expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased besides strength to both families to bear the irreparable losses.

Hurriyat denounces actions against SAR Gilani and Kashmiri students

Srinagar, February 22 : The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) General Secretary, Shabir Ahmad Shah has condemned the arrest of Kashmiri intellectual, Professor Syed Abdul Rehman Gilani and police crackdown against Kashmiri students in Indian states describing the actions by Indian authorities as the worst type of state terrorism .Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today called for protest sit-ins at all district headquarters in the occupied territory on Friday after Juma prayers and total shutdown on Saturday. Shabir Ahmad Shah also denounced the life threat given to Syed Ali Gilani by an underground don Ravi Pujari. He said that India was Brahman imperialist country and any harm to Syed Ali Gilani would create a dangerous situation in the occupied territory. The APHC (G) General Secretary expressing satisfaction maintained that students in Indian universities were realizing truth about the Kashmir dispute that was a healthy sign. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has also called for shutdown on Saturday against the arrest of SAR Gilani.Meanwhile, Indian military authorities claimed today that three Mujahedeen were killed during the long-drawn gunfight that started at Pampore in Pulwama on Saturday. Besides the Mujahedeen, five Indian Army men including two captains were killed in the encounter. More than dozen Indian soldiers were also injured in the gunfight. Eyewitnesses said that the army used tanks and gunship helicopters in the operation. Thousands of people including women and children defying curfew-like restrictions came out to the streets and held anti-India protest demonstrations in the area. Dozens of civilians were injured when Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesters. They chanted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Songs praising and supporting Mujahedeen were also played on loudspeakers. On the other hand, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed solidarity with the victims of the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape incident. Indian troops had gang-raped around 100 women in the intervening night of February 22 and 23 in 1991 in Kunan-Poshpora village of Kupwara district. The authorities placed APHC (G) General Secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest in Srinagar, today.

APHC (G) fully lauds sacrifices of daring Kashmiri youth

Srinagar, February 21 :The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) has said that daring Kashmiri youth paying sacrifice their present for our future and they put a heavy responsibility on us. The executive body of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) held a meeting which was chaired by its Secretary General Shabir Ahmad Shah at Sanat Nagar in Srinagar, today, said that the armed struggle is an important front of the freedom movement of Kashmir and Kashmiri nation is indebted to the sacrifices of its brave hearts. The Kashmiri youth while sacrificing their present for our future put a heavy responsibility on us, the advisory council said. They also paid glowing tributes to the youths martyred in the clashes with the Indian occupational forces. We are bound not to indulge in any such activity which can harm the martyrs’ mission for which thousands of people have sacrificed their lives so far,” the statement issued by the Hurriyat in Srinagar said.The members of the advisory council also said that New Delhi is responsible for the bloodshed in Kashmir." Had India not snatched the freedom rights of the Kashmiris, our beloved children would not had agreed to pickup gun when it was their school and college life. We are purely a peace loving people and we are struggling for our right to self determination,” the Hurriyat statement said." Until and unless the Kashmiri people are asked their wishes and those wishes are respected, the struggle will continue at every level and at any cost and no power in the world can motivate Kashmiris to compromise on the slavery of India,” said the participants. India should shun their rigid ness and stubbornness and accept the ground realities, the statement said, adding that Kashmir is a disputed territory and the people of Kashmir will never accept and tolerate the Indian forced military occupation. Besides Democratic Freedom Party Jammu Kashmir, the other parties who attended the meeting include Employees Movement, National Front, Parivan-i-Walliyat, Tehreek-e-Khawateen Kashmir, Muslim Conference, Insaf Party, Mass Movement, People’s Freedom League, Tehreek-e-Wahdat Islamic, People’s Political League, People’s League, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Tehreek-e-Mazahamat and Muslim League.
 

Shabir Shah condemns attack on Molana Ghulam Rasool Hemi Extends support to anti-alcohol campaign.

Srinagar, Feb 20: Strongly condemning the attack on Molana Ghulam Rasool Hemi by some miscreants, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday termed it "intolerable". In a statement issued to press, Shah said the hooliganism and highhandedness by elements promoting alcohol and the attack on that honorable personality who wants to put an end to such filthy thing, cannot be tolerated in any way." I want to make it clear that while we are struggling for political rights in the State, we want to free the 'Valley of Saints' from things like alcohol," he said. Terming the campaign against alcoholism as justified, Shah extended full support to it and warned the elements promoting this "evil" to refrain from resorting to cheap tactics of attacking the respectable personalities and destroying our youths.

Students are our future, any vengeful action against them will invite strong protests, Shabir Shah reacts to crackdown on Kashmiri, other students in Delhi

Srinagar, Feb 19: Strongly condemning the nocturnal raids and crackdown on Kashmiri students in Delhi and those of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Friday said Indian government, under a well thought-out plan, is pushing the students to the wall. He also expressed strong resentment over the registering of sedition charges on JNUSU leader, Kanhaiya Kumar and ex-Delhi University lecturer, SAR Gilani, saying, Indian rulers are suppressing every voice raised in favour of the oppressed people of Kashmir, by force." Students are our future and any kind of vengeful action against them will yield serious repercussions,” he said. Terming the protests by justice-loving students of Indian universities as justified, Shah said Indian rulers and media instead of taking lessons from these students are resorting to stubbornness and lawless attitude." Indian rulers are media want to run the educational institutes as per their wishes. Now, if crackdown on students is not stopped, the protests would be the only option left for us,” he said. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson while commenting over the continuous house arrest of party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “Today again, he (Shah) was not allowed to offer Friday prayers. What justification can these so-called champions provide with regard to continuous house imprisonment of Hurriyat leaders? "Giving details of Shah’s detention, the spokesperson said: “This year Shah Sahib was barred from offering 8 Friday prayers and kept under detention for 50 days." Such detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah clearly implies that administration is not willing to allow the resistance leadership to carry out its political activities and is reneging from its promises of providing space to its political opponents. A close vigil is maintained on every person who comes to visit Shah at his residence. Despite all this, the resistance leadership will continue to carry the freedom movement forward,” the spokesperson said.

Sedition cases against SAR Gilani, JNUSU leader reveals ‘fascist mindset’ of Indian government, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 17: Strongly condemning the arrest and registering of sedition charges against the former Delhi University lecturer, Prof Syed Abdul Rehman Gilani and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said Indian government, by doing so, cannot cover up the truth." To register sedition case against SAR Gilani and JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar for speaking up the truth only reveals the fascist mindset of Indian government,” Shah said in a statement issued to press." Indian government must read writing on the wall that it cannot suppress for long the genuine voices of the university students, justice-loving journalists and those advocating for human rights. Very soon, whole India will chant pro-justice slogans." Terming the pro-Kashmir slogans by students of JNU and Jadavpur University of Kolkata as “based on truth”, Shah said “it is an eye-opener for Indian authorities to fulfill the promises kept with Kashmiris without any delay”. “Otherwise, they should slap sedition charges on every Indian." Condemning the sedition charges against SAR Gilani, Shah said that to raise voice against the merciless hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru in university doesn’t tantamount to sedition." Hitherto, India used to keep its people in dark vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir but now masses are aware that Kashmiris are showered bullets for raising genuine voices and that the hanging of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru was unjust,” he said. Shah also hailed the students of Indian universities for raising “justified” voices and expressed hope they support Kashmiris’ genuine demands by upholding the spirit of human relations. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed heartfelt grief over the sad demise of Zakira Begum, the widow of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat saying she undertook extreme hardships throughout her life. Praying in favour of the deceased, Shah said Zakira Begum was an embodiment of patience and steadfastness. Shah talked on phone with the brother of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and expressed condolence with him. A party delegation led by Peer Inayatullah visited Trehgam, Kupwara, and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.
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Time has come to launch full-fledged resistance against occupation, Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 15: Strongly reacting against the unabated killings of Kashmiris by Indian forces, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday said time has come to show full-fledged resistance against the Indian occupation “in order to prevent further loss of lives of our youths". Shah also appealed the Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and other pro-freedom leadership to jointly devise a strategy against such killing incidents." The unabated killings of our youths have converted the Valley into a slaughter house and to witness funerals on daily basis is painful. This is enough. The resistance leadership has to chart out a full-fledged strategy in this regard even at the cost of their lives. After all, martyrdom is a blessing for everyone,” Shah said in a statement issued to press." The resistance leadership has to decide and act now at any cost as we can’t wait for another youth to fall to bullets. India is hell bent to cleanse our new generation through bullets,” he said. Expressing concern over the worsening situation in the State, Shah said Indian occupational forces, in their arrogance of the unbridled powers bestowed upon them by government, are playing a game of blood here." With same AFSPA, these brutal forces carried out numerous heart-wrenching massacres here. AFSPA is their tool to carry out the generation cleansing in J&K and the biggest joke is they order an enquiry after such deliberate killings. Now time has come for people as well as pro-freedom leadership to launch a stiff resistance against the occupation,” he said. The DFP chairman said he is extremely grieved at Pulwama killings saying, “Our hearts weep and blood boils”. “What was the crime of innocent Danish and our daughter Shasta, why were they robbed of their lives? I have no words to pay tributes to the people of Pulwama. “Paying tributes and extending solidarity with Shaheed Shasta Hameed, Shaheed Danish Farooq and a Mujahid Shaheed Aadil alias Abu Baker, Shah prayed for patience to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss. “Due to the sacrifices of the Mujahedeen like Shaheed Aadil, we will see the dawn of freedom of our nation very soon, In Sha Allah,” Shah said. Meanwhile, on Shabir Ahmad Shah’s directions, party’s district president Pulwama, Muhammad Amin and other members visited the residences of all the martyrs and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. The delegation also paid tributes to them and prayed in their favour.

At global level, Kashmir issue witnessing a paradigm shift, says Shabir Shah
Party inaugurates office in Shopian

Srinagar, Feb 14:Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said with changing word political scenario the Kashmir issue is gaining momentum while maintaining there is a dire need of resolving this vexed issue." Keeping in view the major political changes taking place across the globe, there seem to be positive changes happening with regard to Kashmir issue as world leadership has realized the vitality of resolving this dispute to ensure a peaceful world,” Shabir Ahmad Shah said in his telephonic conversation with the party representatives and workers on the inauguration of DFP office in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Terming Jammu and Kashmir as the “unfinished agenda of the partition of India”, Shah said, “Until the people of this state are not given the right of deciding their future or the Kashmir issue resolved as per UN resolutions, the subcontinent will continue to loom under political anarchy and threat of war." Addressing the party members, which included senior leaders, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Shah, district president Tanveer Ahmad and others, the DFP chairman called for strengthening the party base at grassroots level and consolidating the public contacts." We must generate hope among the people that they are not alone in the freedom movement but the justice-loving people of the world are assuring their support to our cause. At global level, the Kashmir issue is witnessing a paradigm shift with world leadership mulling to seek resolution to the dispute,” Shah said. Shah said Kashmiris living across the world are “ambassadors of our freedom movement” who are bound to create awareness about the Kashmir issue at their respective political forums. Urging party members to work with full dedication, Shah said “the brave people of Shopian have rendered immense sacrifices for the freedom movement”. “We have to honor the sacrifices of Asiya and Neelofar and must differentiate between truth and falsehood. To achieve power is not our goal but to secure the mission for which our people laid down their precious lives since last 69 years." On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah also hailed Pakistan for its “unwavering” support to the Kashmir cause saying Kashmiris are indebted to the government and people of this nation. “We hope Pakistan continues playing its role with regard to Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom." Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson paid tributes to Mujahedeen martyred in Chowkibal gunfight in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “The sacrifices of our martyrs will not go waste as we are committed to take forward their pious mission." Spokesperson strongly condemned death threats issued to Syed Ali Gilani Sahib by a notorious gangster Ravi Pujari and said that it depicts the growing intolerance in India .He warned of dire consequences and said that despite all odds our leadership and people will pursue the freedom struggle and Indian government will be sole responsible if any untoward happens to Gilani Sahib. While paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Gh Muhammad Bulla on his 40th anniversary, spokesperson described him pioneer leader of freedom movement that can’t be ignored or underestimated.

Delhi’s JNU students protest eye-opener for India: Shabir shah

Srinagar, Feb 12: Terming the peaceful protests by the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as “eye-opener” for India, the incarcerated Chairman, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Friday said this proves that freedom of nations cannot be suppressed for long. The way the justice-loving people of India and its intellectual class are raising voice in favour of the oppressed Kashmiris and are supporting our stand makes it clear that the political freedom of nations cannot be suppressed for long,” Shah said in a statement issued to press." The protest by JNU students demanding the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru and in favour of Kashmiris’ freedom struggle, is a good-omen for our freedom movement. The justice-loving people of India raised the voice on the very day Shaheed Afzal Guru was sent to gallows and the intellectual class expressed grief over the move."Shah said Indian government must accept the reality that it cannot continue its colonial approach, with regard to Kashmir, for long and has to fulfill the promises kept by its leadership with the people of Kashmir. Terming the use of force by police upon the university students as “barbaric” and unconstitutional”, Shah said time has come for India to acknowledge the reality and shun its unapologetic approach. “India cannot keep its people in dark." Lashing out at Indian media over “biased cries”, Shah said Indian rulers actually dance to the tunes of its subjective media and take decisions at its behest. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while condemning the continuous house imprisonment of Shabir Ahmad Shah termed it “unconstitutional"." On one hand, the whole Valley has been turned into a virtual jail and on other side, undue restrictions have been imposed upon the movement of resistance leaders. Giving details of Shah’s detention, the spokesperson said: “Till date, since 2015, he (Shah) was kept under house arrest for a period of 260 days during which he was barred from offering 46 Friday and 2 Eid prayers. This amounts a total of 30 months of house detention with restrictions on 182 Friday and 9 Eid prayers since his release in 2011. This year he was barred from offering 7 Friday prayers." Such detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah clearly implies that administration is not willing to allow the resistance leadership to carry out its political activities and is reneging from its promises of providing space to its political opponents. A close vigil is maintained on every person who comes to visit Shah at his residence. Despite all this, the resistance leadership will continue to carry the freedom movement forward.”

Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) anniversary: Shabir Shah pays tributes, Appeals pro-freedom leadership to devise strategy vis-à-vis demanding mortal remains of martyrs

Srinagar, Feb 11: Paying tributes to Shaheed Maqbool Bhat (RA) on his 32nd martyrdom anniversary, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday appealed the pro-freedom leadership to devise a joint strategy vis-à-vis demanding the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA).“Though we have been demanding the return of mortal remains of these two martyrs and have time and again appealed the world bodies and human rights organizations, the Government of India continues to be unmoved. So, we feel time has come to devise a joint strategy in this regard,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. To demand the return of our martyrs’ mortal remains is part of our greater cause. The resistance camp must formulate a strategy in this regard." Shah said he feels honored to have met Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt in 1976.“Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) was an exemplary patriot who dedicated his life for raising voice for the freedom of his nation. He even sacrificed his life for the nation,” he said. Condemning the “undue” restrictions imposed by authorities on Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt's (RA) anniversary, Shah said such “oppressive” means cannot break our resolve as “remembering and following the martyrs’ mission is part of our faith". On Shah’s directions, a DFP delegation comprising of Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Peer Inayatullah, Muhammad Yousuf and Ghulam Muhammad Bhat succeeded in reaching Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt's (RA) ancestral village at Trehgam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where participated in Dua-e-Majlis (prayer meeting) organized in his favour. The delegation also met Shaheed Bhatt's mother. Thanking people for observing complete shutdown, Shah said such days are meant for ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad’ (Rejuvenation of the Pledge Day), “which is indispensable part of our struggle and vital for infusing a new spirit in the minds and hearts of our new generation". Shah also paid tributes to those martyred while protesting against the hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA), on their 3rd anniversary. “Those martyrs include Mudasir Kamran (Parigam, Pulwama), Hajira Begum, Abdul Rasheed Beige, Muhammad Yousuf Sofi (Rafiabad, Trehgam), Ubair Mushtaq, Zameer Ahmad, Tariq Ahmad (Batwani, Ganderbal) and Nazira Begum (Zadora, Kulgam).” He also prayed for these martyrs. Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed condolence over the demise of nephew of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat general secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and also the brother-in-law of a journalist, Qayoom Khan. He expressed condolence with both families and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.

Democratic Freedom Party visits Shaheed Afzal Guru’s ancestral home, express solidarity with family, convey incarcerated Shabir Shah’s message to them

Srinagar, Feb 9: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday visited Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru’s ancestral home at Doabgah, Sopore in north Kashmir while meeting his family members and expressing solidarity with them on Shaheed Guru’s 3rd martyrdom anniversary." On the directions of party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf Bhatt, Muhammad Ibrahim, Feroz Ahmad and others, succeeded in reaching Shaheed Afzal Guru’s residence despite stiff police restrictions,” a spokesperson of DFP said in a statement issued to press. The delegation also conveyed Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message to family members and assured them that demand of returning Shaheed Afzal Guru’s mortal remains will continue. They also maintained that Shabir Ahmad Shah couldn’t come due to continuous house imprisonment. Expressing solidarity with Shaheed Afza Guru’s family and paying tributes to him, the delegation said Afzal’s hanging exposed how the so-called world’s largest democracy violated the basic human rights and how it consolidates its illegal occupation of a ‘once free state’ at the cost of fabricating the innocent in false cases." We will continue our fight of demanding back the mortal remains of Shaheed Afzal Guru and Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt. We are indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and will continue our struggle till their mission reaches the logical conclusion,” they said.Shabir Ahmad Shah while thanking people for observing a complete shutdown Shaheed Afzal Guru’s anniversary said same must be observed on February on the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat.Meanwhile, in connection with 37th anniversary of Iranian revolution, Shabir Ahmad Shah in his message to the leaders and scholars of that nation expressed hope that Iran, as a well-wisher nation, will continue its support to Kashmiris in their freedom movement.

DFp's UN Chalo foiled, dozens arrested; party sends memorandum to Ban Ki Moon demanding return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Afzal Guru

Srinagar, Feb 8: Police on Monday arrested dozens of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) activists outside party’s Sanat Nagar headquarters while they tried to march towards the UN office, Sonawar, to present a memorandum demanding the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) .The delegation, which comprised of hundreds of party activists and workers, were led by Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Manzoor Ahmad Ghazi and Molvi Bashir Ahmad. They were also scheduled to stage protest demonstrations at City Centre, Lal Chowk, Srinagar. Those arrested included Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad Muqdam, Abdul Gani, Muhammad Yousuf Mir and others. Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) mailed a memorandum to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to seek his interference in facilitating the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) who lie buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The memorandum was also aimed at garnering Mr Ban Ki Moon’s attention towards the situation in Kashmir where Indian state and its forces have unleashed a reign of terror and oppression among the masses and pro-freedom leadership. Excerpts from the memorandum: Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Muhammad Afzal Guru are our national heroes and their mortal remains lay buried within the fortified walls of Tihar Jail in New Delhi. We feel it is a blot on our collective conscience." Your Excellency is expected to use your good office and stress upon the Government of India to return the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Muhammad Afzal Guru so that Kashmiris are allowed to perform the last rites of their beloved martyrs." We have always pinned our hopes on UN and its efficacy in resolving the long pending dispute of Kashmir. As a representative of the oppressed and subjugated people of Kashmir, I (Shabir Ahmad Shah), consider UN as a sacred body to which our case be referred for peaceful resolution." Prior to arrest and mailing the memorandum, DFP senior leader, Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, while talking to media and party workers, said, “To fulfill our national responsibility, we are demanding the return of mortal remains of our two great martyrs so that their families may perform their last religious rites. Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru are our national heroes and we will continue our demand till their mortal remains are not returned." He severely condemned the oppressive and suppressive policies adopted by India in Kashmir, saying there is no regard for human lives in the state. “The occupational forces enjoy complete impunity over their crimes and they are not held accountable in any way." Nowhere in the world is such enmity harbored against the slain but Indian authorities, by caging the mortal remains of our two martyrs, disrespected all levels of humanity,” Sodagar said. A DFP spokesperson, in a statement, also paid tributes to Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen Raqib Bashir of Zadora, Pulwama, who achieved martyrdom while fighting Indian occupational forces on Saturday evening.“The huge participation of people in his funeral prayers is an eye-opener for India and its local collaborators,” he said.

Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) ‘immortal’ heroes of Kashmiris: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 5 :Terming Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru (RA) as “immortal” heroes of the Kashmir’s freedom movement, the incarcerated Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said these martyrs gave a new direction to the freedom struggle and rose up as heroes for the Kashmiri youths.Shabir Ahmad Shah, in a statement issued to press, also supported the shutdown call given by the pro-freedom leadership 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,” Shah said. Reiterating the demand of return of 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 to families is a moral responsibility levied upon it." conclusion. Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA), Shah said though he (Afzal) was hanged without his family being informed about the same his martyrdom made him eternal. “Today, each and every child of Kashmir takes the names of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) with utmost pride.” Shah said the hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) was the “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 he was hanged without being provided justice, his martyrdom gave rise to thousands of Maqbool and Afzal in Kashmir." Shah said the killers of the former Indian Prime Minister, Rajeev 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 said the world leadership, UN, EU must use their 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 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 KiMoon, 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, the DFP spokesperson paid tribute to three Lashkar –e-Tayib Mujahedeen who were martyred in Hajin gunfight with Indian forces while reiterating his pledge to continue the freedom movement to its logical

Dr Qasim Faktoo epitome of patience, steadfastness: Shabir Shah' Successive regimes subjected him to political vengeance’

Srinagar, Feb 4: Terming the Ameer, Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo as “epitome of patience and steadfastness”, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said the MDM chief was made victim of “political vengeance” by the successive governments of the State. He also appealed the international human rights organizations to use their good offices in securing the release of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different Indian and State jails." The courage, patience and steadfastness exhibited by Dr Qasim Faktoo despite spending 23 precious years of his life in jails, is exemplary,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. Terming Dr Qasim as a great religious scholar, Shah said all successive governments of Jammu and Kashmir subjected him to worst kind of suppression. “On one hand, his case was deliberately prolonged and on other side, the state administration also showed cold approach towards his case thereby leaving him to languish in prisons." His family is targeted time and again for harboring a different political ideology. While Dr Qasim himself serves incarceration, his wife, Mohtarma Syeda Asiya Andrabi is also made victim of political suppression. She has suffered heavily by the state terrorism inflicted upon her." Hailing Dr Qasim for his contribution towards the freedom movement and Islam, Shabir Ahmad Shah appealed the human rights bodies to break their silence over the plight of those prisoners who have been sentenced for life and use their good offices in securing their release. Demanding the release of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in state and Indian jails from last 25 years, the DFP chairman said the families of these prisoners are suffering heavily. “They are waiting for the return of their wards. These prisoners are political ones not the criminals who are punished only for harboring a different political ideology. These prisoners are also meting out the worst treatment from jail authorities. It is intolerable that our heroes are treated badly. The world human rights bodies must wake up now." Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation including Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Dr Bilal visited the residence of senior journalist, Shah Abbas to express condolence with him on the demise of his father. Shah also talked with Shah Abbas on phone and conveyed his condolence and solidarity with him and the bereaved family. He also prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased.

Shabir Shah grieved over demise of Abdul Haiy Khateeb

Srinagar, Feb 3: The incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of former President, Anjuman Islamabad, Abdul Haiy Khateeb.Expressing condolence, Shah said the deceased was a person full of virtuous qualities and the void created by his demise is hard to fill." Abdul Haiy Khateeb was not only a religious and political personality but a also a firebrand orator. His contribution to freedom movement, as a political leader, will always be remembered," Shah said in a statement issued to press. Shah said the deceased's son, Muhammad Hussain, is living a life of migration. Paying tributes to deceased, Shah said Late Khateeb played a great role with regard to freedom movement in Chenab Valley, and "we equally share grief with the people of Chenab Valley particularly the Doda and Kishtwar, on this sad occasion". Shah also expressed condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for heavenly abode of Late Abdul Haiy Khateeb.On Shabir Ahmad Shah's directions, a delegation led by DFP Jammu president, Molana Abdul Qayoom l, which included Khurshid Ahmad and Ghulam Ahmad, participate in the funeral prayers of the deceased. They also addressed the condolence gathering and conveyed condolence on behalf of Shabir Ahmad Shah.

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

Srinagar, Feb 2: The incarcerated pro-freedom leader of Jammu Kashmir and Chairman, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Tuesday 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"." 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,” Shah said in a statement issued to press." Pakistan's contribution and support to Kashmir's’ freedom movement is exemplary. We are extremely thankful to every section of Pakistan particularly Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the military leadership 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, by taking on board the world leadership including UN, EU and OIC, “to devise a fresh strategy in this regard". In his ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ message, the DFP chairman said, “This Day is aimed at highlighting the plight of oppressed Kashmir's in every nook and corner of the world. As routine, the role played by Pakistanis and Kashmir's across the globe, 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.

Shabir Shah expresses grief, condoles demise of Aafaq Bhatt's grandfather's demise

Srinagar, Feb 1: The incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has expressed grief over the sad demise of the grandfather of Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Precious Kashmir, Aafaq Ahmad Bhat.In his condolence message, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed solidarity with the bereaved family particularly Aafaq Ahmad Bhat.He also prayed for eternal peace and heavenly abode for the departed soul and strength to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.[12/15/15, 3:57 PM] Shabir Shah (freedomparty22@gmail.com): With Regards
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UN's silence encourages Indian forces to continue human rights violations in JK: Shah

Srinagar, Jan 31: The incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said the silence of United Nations and world leadership encourages Indian occupational forces to continue its grave human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah while terming the resolution of Kashmir issue as vital for world peace, said, "On one hand, Kashmiri people continue to offer immense sacrifices for the freedom from India and on other side, the silence of UN and world leadership over the issue and situation in Kashmir boosts and encourages the occupational forces to continue the human rights violations in the state." It's extremely unfortunate that world leadership and UN are claiming to resolve the ongoing conflicts across the world but are ignoring the situation in Jammu Kashmir. Such silence reveals the dubious nature of the world body and leadership. It also is a contempt on this world institution. Until the weaker nations are not given the right to self determination, to find the world peace is impossible." Shah said UN cannot get away from its responsibilities towards  Kashmir issue and has to resolve it played it's role vis-à-vis nations like East Timor and South Sudan. "We reiterate that if Kashmir issue is prolonged further, it will prove detrimental to peace in South Said.Shabir Ahmad Shah paid tributes to Wamiq Farooq and martyrs of 2010 on their 6th anniversary, saying, "We can never forget them. "The 2010 martyrs are the assets and heroes of our freedom movement. We continue to feel the pain over the loss of those young ones and can very well understand the plight of their families. It is very shameful that the culprits, instead of getting tried in the court of justice, were awarded promotions. That was the murder of law and justice. On Shah's directions, a delegation led by DFp's Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, visited the family of Wamiq Farooq and expressed solidarity with them. The delegation also participated in the prayer meeting "Dua e Majlis" on the occasion and prayed for all the martyrs of Kashmir. The delegation included Imtiyaz Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf and Raja Aijaz.Shah also paid tribute to 3 Lashkar e Toiba Mujahedeen, who were martyred in gunfight with Indian forces at Dardpora, Lolab in north Kashmir. He reiterated the pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs.

Shabir Shah continues to be under house arrest Completes 229 days of detention since 2015: Spokesperson

Srinagar, Jan 29: Terming the continuous detention of the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, as “unconstitutional”, a party spokesperson on Friday said apart from converting the whole valley into a virtual jail, Indian authorities have imposed a blanket ban on the movement of resistance leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, the spokesperson while giving details of DFP Chairman’s detention period, said, “Since 2015 till date, Shabir Ahmad Shah has been kept under house arrest for a period of 229 days during which he was barred from offering 46 Friday and 2 Eid prayers. This amounts to a total of 30 months of house detention with restrictions of 180 Friday and 9 Eid prayers since his release in 2011. Even today, he continues to be under house arrest and was not allowed to offer 5 Friday prayers this year.” He said authorities have turned Shah’s residence into a sub-jail and close vigil is maintained on every person who comes there. Terming such attitude of administration as “autocratic”, the spokesperson said despite the repressive and suppressive measures, the people will continue, with full zeal and vigor, the freedom movement. By keeping the resistance leadership under continuous house arrest, authorities actually want to create a gulf between us and people,” he said The spokesperson said the silence of human rights bodies over the situation in Kashmir is a tragedy for us. “Such criminal silence on part of HR bodies encourages India to crush the genuine voices of Kashmiri people. Such attitude cannot be termed as people friendly. Our struggle is just and genuine and we will continue our mission by braving all odds. No power in this world can crush our movement." According to spokesperson, authorities have slapped PSA on Freedom Party’s member, Abdul Waheed (Handwara) and he has been shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail. Police also arrested various DFP activists from
Islamabad, Shopian, Baramulla, Pulwama and other parts of the valley. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, three delegations today visited Tujjar Sharif Sopore, Kupwara and Khanabal. Molvi Bashir Ahmad led delegation to Tujjar Sharif to express condolence with the People's League member, Bashir Ahmad Makhdoomi on the sad demise of his father. Ghazi Manzoor Ahmad led a delegation, which included Molvi Sajad, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Shabir Ahmad Baba and others, to Khanabal, Islamabad to express condolence and solidarity with the family of Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad. In Kupwara, Peer Inayatullah paid tributes to martyrs of Kupwara massacre and addressed people there.

Shabir Shah says No justification for Indian Republic Day in J&k, This is the Black Day for us’

Srinagar, Jan 22: The incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Wednesday said India had no constitutional right to observe the Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir as the state had never been its part" And also, given the brutal and oppressive attitude of its forces with the people of Jammu Kashmir, it is totally unjustified that India celebrates this day in the state,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. Shah also appealed people particularly the students of schools and colleges not to participate in any of the function organisedwith regard to India’s R-Day celebration. “It doesn’t befit us to partake or share our presence with those whose hands are smeared with the blood of our people." Clarifying, the DFP Chairman said, “We don’t have any issue with the people of India nor are we against the integrity of the country but given the occupational status of India vis-à-vis Jammu Kashmir, we, without any hesitation, declare this day is the ‘Black Day’ for the people of J&K.”“How shameful it is that on one hand, India is busy in 26 January preparations but on the other side, is turning this state 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 Kashmir's, these events are no less than any trouble and nuisance,” Shah added. Shah said 26 January may be a significant day for India but for the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir, the day is a reminder of the atrocities, brutalities and massacres committed by Indian state and its forces with them. “This day reminds us of all those beloved who laid their lives while fighting the Indian oppression." He said India, by observing this day in J&K with the might of 8 lakh forces, is perhaps trying to give world the impression that Jammu Kashmir is its integral part but the reality is that every soul of this state is demanding freedom from the clutches of India." It would be better for India to conform to the changing world political scenario and respect the wishes and aspirations of the people of J&K by conducting the referendum in the state,” he said. Saluting the spirit and steadfastness of the people of Jammu Kashmir, Shah said, “Until Indian forcible occupation of J&K ends, we will continue to observe the 26 January as the ‘Black Day'." Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson has supported the shutdown call on 26 January given by the Hurriyat Conference. The spokesperson also severely criticized the state administration for keeping the Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Ahmad Shah under continuous house arrest. Even today, both leaders were not allowed to offer the Friday congregational prayers and their residences have been turned into virtual jails. This all is aimed at creating a distance between the pro-freedom leadership and people,” he said.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Naina, Pulwama martyrs; condemns Peshawar attack, expresses solidarity with Pakistan

Srinagar, Jan 21: Expressing grief over killing of a youth, Parvez Ahmad Guru of Pulwama Naina, Batapora by the forces, the incarcerated Chairman of a Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said the killing of an innocent made it clear that Indian forces have no regard for the human lives in Jammu Kashmir." It is amply clear that these forces have been given an open deal to play with the lives of people and if such unabated killings are not stopped, it will give rise to grave situation in the region," Shah said in a statement issued to press. Terming the public protest during the encounter as justified, Shah said to shower bullets on peaceful and unarmed people is extremely condemnable. He expressed solidarity with those who were injured during the protests and prayed for their speedy recovery. Paying tribute to martyred Hizb ul Mujahedeen warrior, Shakir Ahmad, Shah said these Mujahedeen are sacrificing their lives for a noble cause.Shabir Ahmad Shah also talked with the family of Shaheed Parvez Ahmad Guru on telephone and expressed his condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. On Shah's directions, party's district Pulwama President, Muhammad Amin, Bashir Ahmad Gattoo, Nisar Ahmad, Mudassir Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad and Arif Ahmad visited the martyrs' family in Naina, Pulwama and expressed condolence with the family. Expressing heartfelt grief and anguish over the attack on Bacha Khan University in Peshawar Pakistan in which students were killed, Shah said the attack proves the conspiracies continue to be hatched against the country by the elements who are hell bent upon destabilizing Pakistan. The way the innocent students were killed only proves the barbaric mindset of the attackers. The attack also makes it clear that some agencies deliberately want to push Pakistan to the chaos and uncertainty. We hope the Islamic Republic overcomes this threat of terrorism," he said and expressed solidarity and sympathy with Pakistan and the affected families besides praying for their patience. The DFP Chairman also expressed concern over the continuous disappearance of Sirajuddin Farooq who is the brother in law of Al-Umar Mujahedeen Chief, Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar."He was arrested in broad daylight. 24 years have passed since then and no one knows about his whereabouts. We can very well understand the pain and agony of such families. It is extremely unfortunate that human rights organizations are turning blind eye towards such situation in Jammu Kashmir," Shah said.
 

Freedom Party delegation visits Gilani Sahib; participate in funeral prayers of Shaheed Manzoor Dar

Srinagar, Jan 19: On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday participated in the funeral in absentia of Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Rawalpora. he delegation was led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad In his statement, Shah while expressing condolence and sympathy with the bereaved family said, "I can very well feel the pain and plight of the family and thousands of those families whose dear ones have been subjected to enforced disappearances." Praying in favour of the Shaheed, Shabir Ahmad Shah said thousands of families in Jammu and Kashmir have to have such situation as they are not told the whereabouts of their near and dear ones. Commenting on the police report regarding Shaheed Manzoor Dar, Shah said he was picked up by forces Commander Major Kishore in broad daylight and was killed. "Even nobody knows where his body was taken. no one knows anything about him. There are thousands of such examples where forces picked up people and didn't return their bodies. The human rights bodies should now stop acting as mute spectators and make these forces accountable for their crimes," he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah also prayed for speedy recovery of the ailing Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani .As such, a delegating led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited Gilani Sahib's residence she enquired about his health. The delegation also visited Batamaloo to express condolence with Muslim League's Bilal Ahmad Khan on the sad demise of his brother, Farooq Ahmad Khan and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara martyrs Appeals int'l HR bodies ,OIC to interfere in stopping rights violations in J&K.

Srinagar,17Jan: Paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres on their 25th, 26th and 22nd anniversaries, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah said the nation will never forget the martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. Our hearts are filled with the memories of these martyrs and we are committed to fulfill their mission," Shah said in a statement issued to press and 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 Kashmir's 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, etched 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.

Continued house detention of Shabir Shah denounced

Srinagar, January 15:The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly denounced the continued house arrest of its Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, describing it as frustration of the authorities. The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that Shabir Ahmad Shah was not allowed to offer the Friday congregation prayers, today. He said that senior Hurriyat leader was kept under detention for 215 days since January 2015 till date. The authorities have turned Shabir Ahmad Shah’s residence into a sub-jail and close vigil is being maintained on every person who comes there, he said. Giving details of Shabir Shah’s detention, the spokesman said, “Since January till date, he was kept under house arrest for a period of 215 days during which he was barred from offering 44 Friday and 2 Eid prayer she said, this amounts to a total of 29 months of house detention with restrictions of 178 Friday and 9 Eid prayers since his release in 2011.“Such detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah clearly implies that administration is not willing to allow the Hurriyat leadership to carry out its political activities and is reneging from its promises of providing political space to its opponents,” he added. The spokesman said that despite the repressive and suppressive measures, the Kashmiri people would continue, with full zeal and vigor, the freedom movement. He also made it clear that there was no difference between any of the pro-India parties and politicians and they all were the same. “These people are committed servants of New Delhi who are concerned about only power. Once they achieve it, they forget all the promises made with the people,” he maintained. Meanwhile, the DFP spokesman, criticizing the stubborn and dictatorial attitude of administration with regard to erection of the Martyrs’ Memorial in Pulwama, said that the authorities were giving unnecessary hype to the issue and had showed their real face. Terming the people’s demand as justified, the spokesman said, “Martyrs are our beloved and to give succumb to pressures by administration is out of question for us.” He also expressed his resentment over the atrocities unleashed by Indian police upon the people and arrest of youth in Pulwama.

Remembering martyrs is people’s right: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 13 : Senior Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the Kashmiri people have every right to remember their martyrs. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the occupation authorities were complicating the issue of installation of martyrs’ memorial in Pulwama. Complete shutdown was observed for several days in the town over the denial by the authorities of the erection of the memorial at Shaheed Park." Such attitude on part of authorities is against the law,” he said, adding, “People have every right to remember their beloved ones who sacrificed their lives while fighting the tyranny and oppression." Reiterating his support to the martyrs’ memorial campaign, Shabir Shah extended support to the call given by the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, for peaceful protests on Friday. The DFP Chairman also condemned the use of brute force by Indian police on the peaceful demonstrators who were protesting in Zewan area of Srinagar against the killing of a youth by Indian troops. He said that such repressive tactics could not weaken the liberation sentiment of the Kashmiri people rather they would make their resolve towards the ongoing freedom movement more strong.

Shaheed Sajad great Mujahid,set example for others: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Jan 12: Terming the Commander Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Bhatt as a great Mujahid, the incarcerated Chairman of a Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to the martyr. In a statement issued to press, Shah while remembering Shaheed Sajad for his contribution to the freedom movement, said the Shaheed Commander through his velour and bravery on battlefield set an example for others. Hailing Shaheed Sajad as an exemplary Mujahid, Shah said the Commander braved all odds and continued his struggle for freedom with full zeal and vigour.Paying tributes to martyr, Shah severely condemned the atrocities unleashed by police and administration upon the people of Zewan saying such measures will not help authorities in any way."By resorting to such repressive measures, authorities cannot break the pro-freedom sentiments of people rather it makes the people's resolve towards freedom struggle much stronger," he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by district Pulwama President, Muhammad Amin visited the martyrs' family in Zewan and expressed solidarity and sympathy with them. Meanwhile, the DFP Chairman while condemning the administration for "complicating" the issue of martyrs' memorial in Pulwama said authorities are actually arresting youths on various pretexts. He said such attitude on part of authorities is against law while maintaining that people have every right to remember their beloved ones who sacrificed their lives while fighting the tyranny and oppression.Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his support to the martyrs' memorial campaign. The Democratic Freedom Party also supports the post Friday protest call given by APHC.

Shah congratulates Ghalib Afzal Guru; condoles demise of Shaheed M Yasin Yatoo'

Srinagar, Jan 11: Expressing heartfelt congratulations to Ghalib Afzal Guru on successfully passing the matriculation exam, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday wished him best of luck for future. He expressed hope that Ghalib will continue to show such wonderful performance in future. Congratulating Ghalib's mother, Shah said, "We are fully aware that despite all odds, sister Tabassum raised her son with such great love and care and today we all feel proud of both mother and son. We have no words to express our delight on this proud moment. Our wishes and prayers are always with them." Remembering Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, Shah said the whole Kashmiri nation has great regard and affection for beloved Ghalib.This family took so much hardships and the way they braved all difficulties is exemplary. We would always be there for the family of a great soul, Shaheed Afzal Guru," he said. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and comprising of Manzoor Ahmad Ghazi, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf, Zahoor Ahmad visited the family of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Kenue to express condolence on the sad demise of his mother. Sajad himself passed away last week. The delegation also expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family of Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi's brother in law at south Kashmir's Islamabad district.

Shah extends full support to martyrs' memorial campaign

Condemns use of force against people
Srinagar, Jan 10: Strongly condemning the unleashing of brute force by police upon the people of Pulwama, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday extended his full support to campaign demanding erecting of a martyrs' memorial in the area. In a statement issued to press Shah while hailing the spirit of Pulwama youths said, "To erect a board in memory of martyrs is not against law but is aimed at remembering the beloved martyrs which is a natural act on part of people. To refuse to such public demand and to suppress the peoples' will be futile." Hailing the courage and steadfastness of Pulwama youths, Shah said the great nations always remember their martyrs who sacrificed their lives for a great and noble cause. Shah also demanded immediate release of the youths arrested by police and strongly condemned the use of pellet guns and pepper gas against the people. He extended full support to such campaigns of erecting the martyrs' memorial in Pulwama and adjoining areas. The DFP Chairman also paid glowing tributes to Hizbul Mujahedeen Commander, Shaheed Muhammad Yasin Yatoo alias Manzoor ul Islam. He said the way the Shaheed Yaseen fought during his 19 year period is praiseworthy. He also expressed condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family.

DFP leaders arrested, not allowed to present memorandum at UN Office

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Sopore martyrs, supports APHC shutdown call

Srinagar, Jan 6: Police on Tuesday arrested dozens of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) leaders and activists at Press Enclave here when they tried to march towards the UNMOGIP office to submit a memorandum. Prior to arrest, the leaders who were led by Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar while talking to media briefly elaborated the basic points of memorandum which was to be submitted to the UN Secretary General through which they apprised him about the suppressive and repressive policies adopted by the government against the pro-freedom leadership and people of Jammu and Kashmir. Those arrested included Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Muhammad Yousuf, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Farooq Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi, Aijaz Ahmad, Basit Ahmad and others. Meanwhile, the DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying tributes to 55 martyrs of 1993 Sopore Massacre said those who rendered sacrifices against the forcible occupation of India will always be remembered. The Indian forces, through indiscriminate firing in Sopore on that fateful day, turned the whole region into slaughter house where innocent civilians were massacred. Thereafter, the area was razed to ashes and causing loss to properties billions of rupees,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. He said the other massacres like Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Kanikadal, Hawal, Shopian, Mash’ali Mohalla, Bijbehara, Markandal and others are testimony to the fact that Indian forces are not bound to any law and that playing with human lives is not a big deal for them. Praying in favour of Sopore martyrs, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that giving clean chit to forces involved in such massacres makes it clear that the Government of India is neither ashamed of its inhuman activities nor has it any regret over the killing of Kashmiris.Appealing the world organizations particularly the United Nations representatives to take cognizance of the numerous massacres perpetrated by brutal Indian occupational forces, Shah demanded investigation by the international court saying Indian forces should be held accountable for their crimes committed against the people of Kashmir.The DFP spokesperson also supported the shutdown call given by the APHC leadership in Sopore on January 6.On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a DFP delegation led by Molana Tari visited the residence of Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain to express condolence with him on the sad demise of his mother. The delegation also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Text of the Memorandum

His Excellency,
Mr. Ban Ki Moon
Secretary General,
United Nations Organization
New York, NY, 10017 (USA)
Subject: Kashmir Seeks Attention
Dear Sir,
While people of Jammu and Kashmir observe Right to Self-Determination Day today, let me refresh your Excellency’s memory that on this day in 1949 no less an authority than the United Nations adopted a historic resolution calling for a referendum in Kashmir. Instead of creating a conducive atmosphere to implement the UN resolutions and its proposed roadman to settle Kashmir issue, the Indian state, unfortunately, refused to behave and act like a genuine democratic country. It resorted to oppression and suppression and with a view to subjugate Kashmir's and muzzle their legitimated demand for right to self-determination, India deployed over 700, 000 military and paramilitary troops in the disputed territory that makes it the largest military concentration anywhere in the world. The Indian role in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir over the years has resulted in the death of a hundred thousand plus Kashmir's. Whereas, thousands of un-marked mass graves, enforced disappearances; custodial and extra-judicial killings are glaring examples of Indian state terrorism. The India’s neo-colonial approach also led to widespread death and destruction and escalation of violence at an unprecedented scale in the region. Excellency, the non-implementation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir is travesty of justice and international law whereas India’s denial to Kashmiri of their inalienable right, in the clearest possible terms, is a flagrant violation of the UN charter. The India’s intransigence and colonial approach is also contrary to the UN’s agenda of decolonization and the universally acknowledged principle of political and economic freedom for all peoples. At this time of multiple crises, the UN has a legal and moral responsibility to settle this highly vulnerable issue that has now assumed dangerous political and military dimensions. We the people of Jammu and Kashmir look towards the United Nations and more particularly to your Excellency’s pro-active role to seek an amicable solution of Kashmir conflict. In view of the vast spreading structures of violence and the terrible role of Indian state in occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir we appeal your Excellency to exert pressure on India to bring an end to all cycles of violence in Kashmir, release political prisoners and revoke the draconian laws enforced in the state. Restore the right of peaceful association, assembly and demonstrations and let Kashmiri leadership travel abroad without any hindrance.
With profound regards

Shabir Ahmed Shah

President JKDFP

In 2015, Shabir Shah served 201 days in detention: DFP

‘Mufti-led Govt deceived people; PDP’s slogans proved farce’

Srinagar, Jan 1-2016 : During the year 2015, the incarcerated Chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah was kept under detention for 201 days. Even today, he was not allowed to offer the Friday congregational prayers, a party spokesperson said. In a statement issued to press on Friday, a DFP spokesperson said authorities have turned Shah’s residence into a sub-jail and close vigil is maintained on every person who comes there. Giving details of Shah’s detention, the spokesperson said: “Till the end of 2015, he (Shah) was kept under house arrest for a period of 201 days during which he was barred from offering 42 Friday and 2 Eid prayers. This amounts a total of 28 months of house detention with restrictions on 176 Friday and 9 Eid prayers since his release in 2011.Such detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah clearly implies that administration is not willing to allow the resistance leadership to carry out its political activities and is reneging from its promises of providing space to its political opponents." The spokesperson said the “arbitrary” restriction on pro-freedom leadership is actually the incapability (sic) of the Mufti-led government whose party PDP, during its period in opposition, used to thump chest against the same activities which it is carrying out now, in power." We want to remind the PDP as to how it used to make hue and cry over the curbs on pro-freedom leadership during the Omar Abdullah’s rule and made it the election issue. No sooner did this party assumed power, it forgot all its farce slogans of ‘Battle of Ideas’ and ‘Goli Nahi Boli’ and surpassed its predecessors in imposing restrictions on people and political opponents,” he said." It is so unfortunate and shameful on part of this government that it didn’t allow Shabir Ahmad Shah to participate in the last rites of his close relatives who passed when he was under detention. Such curbs are unconstitutional and the democratic claims of Indian and state authorities are nothing but fraud and deception." Meanwhile, authorities on Thursday night placed a senior DFP leader, Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan under house arrest. Other party leaders and activists were also put behind bars and everywhere there is ‘Police Raj’ prevailing. A DFP delegation led by district president, Muhammad Amin on Friday visited the residence of martyred Mujahid Manzoor Ahmad Bhatt in Sambora, Pulwama and expressed condolence with the bereaved family. Another delegation led by Abdul Waheed and Bashir Ahmad visited Sopore to condole the demise of sister of pro-freedom leader Ghulam Ahmad Khan Sopore and DFP activist Muhammad Abraham's grandfather. They expressed solidarity with the bereaved families .DFP leaders Molvi Sajad Ahmad and Ghazi Manzoor addressed Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Patton in north Kashmir wherein they shed light on the latest political developments with regard to Kashmir issue. Similarly, at Jamia Masjid Trehgam in north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district, Peer Inayatullah addressed the congregation and threw light on prevailing political situation with regard to ongoing freedom movement.

 

 

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