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Non-Kashmir's given citizenship rights in IOK: Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 28 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party , Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that under a well-planned conspiracy thousands of non-Kashmir's have been given state subjects and various other benefits in Jammu.Shabir Shah addressing a party meeting in Srinagar, today, said, “These benefits like voter identity cards, state subjects and others have been provided to these non-locals to change and erode the Muslim majority status of the territory which is unacceptable." He appealed pro-freedom leadership and intellectuals across the Valley to unite in countering such onslaught.Shabir Shah deliberated upon the issues like Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmir cause, settlement of non-Kashmir's and unity among

 

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Srinagar, 18, Jan 2015:  Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a public gathering at Keller in South Kashmir where Indian troops martyred 5 innocent Kashmiri youth

pro-freedom leadership .He said Singh Parivar, RSS and other communal forces were always hell-bent upon eroding the Muslim majority status of Jammu and Kashmir." And now, when these communal elements took over the charge in New Delhi, they are giving shape to all their agendas which they were unable to fulfill and have started dividing the territory on communal and religious lines,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed sorrow over the silence adopted by the pro-India parties of the territory over these issues. Democratic Political Movement, General Secretary, Muhammad, Shafi Rishi in a statement said that efforts were on to change the demography of Muslim majority places in Jammu, where religious freedom was being curbed. He made it clear that the Kashmir dispute had nothing to do with the election politics, because thousands of Kashmir's had sacrificed their lives not for election but for their inalienable right to self-determination

Non-Resident Kashmir's given citizenship rights, other benefits: Shabir Shah ,, Addresses party representatives

Srinagar, Jan 27: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday said that under a well-planned conspiracy thousands of non-resident Kashmir's have received state subjects and various other benefits in Jammu." These benefits like voter identity cards, state subjects and others have been provided to these refugees to change and erode the Muslim majority status of the State which is unacceptable,” Shah while addressing Freedom Party representatives and workers from various districts here said and appealed pro-freedom leadership and intellectuals across Valley to unite in countering such onslaught. While addressing party members, Shah deliberated upon the issues like Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmir cause, settlement of West Pakistan refugees and unity among pro-freedom leadership. He said Singh Parivar, RSS and other communal forces were always hell bent upon eroding the Muslim majority status of Jammu and Kashmir. “And now, when these communal elements took over the charge at Centre, they are giving shape to all their agendas which they were unable to fulfill and have started dividing the state on communal and religious lines,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed sorrow over the silence adopted by the pro-India parties of the State with regards to these issues. “Their (pro-India parties’) only aim is to grab power and nothing else. They don’t care about the issues concerning the honor and identity of the State." Stressing upon party workers to spread awareness among masses about the negative consequences vis-à-vis settlement of West Pak refugees, DFP chairman said we have to fully resist such anti-Kashmir moves and would not allow the communal elements to succeed in their nefarious designs. Terming the Parliamentary recommendations as game-plan of Hindutva forces, Shah said, “On one hand, they are hell bent upon changing the demography of the State and on other the communal forces have consolidated their strongholds in Jammu. We are not against the settlement of these refugees but according to the accepted terms during partition they are to be settled in other parts of India." Challenging India of such one-sided decision, Shah said they (New Delhi) before taking such unilateral decision should have been concerned about those lakhs of Muslims who were forced to live the life of exile after partition and their rights under the sham conspiracies of Maharaja Hari Singh, Sardar Patel, Maher Chand Mahajan. “New Delhi is exploiting the issue of refugees’ settlement for their petty gains." Rejecting the division of State under religious or other lines, Shah said Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are a single entity and no one will be allowed to play politics with its geography. He also warned of serious repercussions in the form of political uprising if such ‘anti-State’ steps are given shape. Inviting attention of resistance powers towards the issue, Shabir Shah urged them to devise a proper strategy to counter the ‘communal onslaught.” “The time has come to unite against these anti-State conspiracies." Shah made it clear that the solution to these controversial issues cannot be found until or unless United Nations resolutions are implemented and by taking all the stakeholders on board. Applauding the Government of Pakistan and its people for their continuous support to Kashmir cause, Shah said the country has always offered its every possible support at all levels, be it political, diplomatic or moral. “We are the well wishers of the nation of Pakistan and pray for its stability and strength. Shah also highlighted the role of journalists and intellectual class with regards to freedom movement and termed it significant and important. He said if we fail to stop the current onslaught by communal forces, the history will never forgive us.

Shah thanks people for observing shutdown ,Reiterates shutdown call for Kupwara on Jan 27

Srinagar, Jan 26: Hurriyat Conference leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has thanked people for observing a complete shutdown on the occasion of India's Republic Day and termed it eye-opener for pro-India leadership. In a statement, while terming complete shutdown observed by people as referendum Shah said, celebrating Republic Day under gun shadow and in presence of eight lakh forces is meaningless. Expressing serious concern over holding people in seize and turned whole Kashmir Valley into army garrison Shah said, “Common men and in particular patients were across Kashmir were not allowed to move on January 26 and have faced hardships due to these cordons and frisking counters." Shah while condemning intense frisking and restrictions said, “Kashmir has been turned into a big jail and it has now quit clear that this day is adding hardships and miseries to common people and nothing more than that. He has also said that Indian atrocities and torture is has gone into the eyes of International community. Shah has paid glorious tributes to martyrs of Kupwara massacre and has appealed people of Kupwara town to observe complete shutdown on January 27 on the occasion of 21st anniversary of massacre there in 1994He said a programme would be held in this regard on January 27 to pay for tributes to them and to remember their sacrifices for the sacred cause. Shah has thanked all those people who are associated with the movement and urged people to work for the cause.

Obama should stress upon India to resolve Kashmir issue: Shabir Shah
'Lingering of this dispute detrimental for peace in subcontinent'

Srinagar, Jan 24: On the proposed visit of US President to India on latter's Republic Day, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has reminded Barrack Obama of his promise kept with Kashmir's residing in United States during presidential elections that he'll play role in resolving the Kashmir issue very soon."Obama during his India visit should stress upon India to resolve the long pending dispute of Kashmir which poses a threat to peace and stability in subcontinent as it is a bone of contention between two nuclear neighboring nations India and Pakistan," Shah in a statement issued to press on Saturday said. Terming India's 'arrogance and stubbornness' as impediment in establishing peace in South Asia, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Pakistan as a prime party to Kashmir dispute is always coming forward to resolve the issue but India never showed sincerity or responded to it in positive manner." We hope US president, by keeping in view the aspirations of the people of Kashmir, would stress upon Government of India to resolve the issue, and fulfill his promise kept in regard," Shah said. He also expressed serious concern over the escalating border tensions between India and Pakistan and said the loss of civilians in frontier areas could only be saved if Kashmir issue gets resolved. "Otherwise, such skirmishes would continue." Meanwhile, criticizing authorities over harassing general public in view of Indian Republic Day, party spokesman said by subjecting people to severe humiliation through frequent frisking it has been clear that despite the might of 8 lakh forces India is not able to win trust of Kashmir's who still demand freedom from its forcible occupation. He also condemned the use of brute force by forces and STF in Pakherpora. He said the traders groups have observed shutdown in solidarity with people there and forces and STF have unleashed a reign of terror among people.
The spokesperson warned forces of severe protests if it does not stop harrasing people.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest.

Srinagar, Jan 22: Ahead of Friday’s protest programme over blasphemous caricature of Prophet (PBUH), senior leader Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah was placed under house arrest and was not allowed to move outside his house from Thursday evening, the party spokesperson said. While criticizing the house arrest of senior leader, spokesperson of HCJK said, “Authorities are using undemocratic and cruel tactics to curb the political activities of senior leaders." Party spokesperson termed the restrictions of senior leaders as illegal and unjustified. He also said, “These are the worst kind of human rights violations occurring continuously.”

Blasphemous sketches intolerable: Shabir Shah, Calls for protests on Friday against it

Srinagar, Jan 21: Terming the worldwide protests against the blasphemous caricatures against the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) as obligation of every Muslim, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir ahmed shah said that no Muslim can bear any kind of disrespect to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He also called for strong valley wide protests against it on Friday. Shah said that in the garb of freedom of expression, the Zionists will never succeed in their Anti-Islam conspiracies. Terming the 'waywardness of Muslims from Islamic values' as sole reason for their miseries, Shah said, "As such, Jews very easily dare to hatch conspiracies against Muslims and play with our emotions," he said. Urging Muslims to follow the teachings of Islam,Shabir Ahmad Shah said following the way of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would be the best reply to these anti-Islam elements. "Our Prophet is our honor and we are ready to sacrifice our lives and everything for His sake," Shah added and urged people to protest against blasphemous sketches on Friday.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs of Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara Reiterates shutdown calls on 21, 25, 27 January in Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara respectively

Srinagar, Jan 20: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying glowing tributes to Gawkadal martyrs on their 24th anniversary ,Handwara martyrs on their 25th anniversary and Kupwara martyrs on their 21st anniversary said the nation can never forget these great souls and other martyrs who offered their precious lives during the freedom struggle of Kashmir. Reiterating his shutdown appeal on January 21, 2 and 27 in Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara respectively and their adjacent areas, Shabir Ahmad Shah said our hearts are alive with the remembrance of these martyrs and we are committed to taking their mission forward. He also urged people to organize special prayers in remembrance of martyrs along with other martyrs of Bijbehara, Hawal, Mashali Mohalla, Kani Kadal, Sopore, Hazratbal and Chattergam. Remembering the martyrs, Shah said nowhere in the history of world can the example of such worst massacres be found where indiscriminate firing was opened on innocent people. “But, in our valley, the then Governor Jag Mohan, soon after taking reigns, gave forces the license to freely massacre the people, to teach them lesson. Not only that, the killer officer Allah Bakhsh was bestowed with awards and promotions for carrying such inhuman act,” he said. Shah assured the families of Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara martyrs that the sacrifices of their kith and kin will never be allowed to go waste. Terming the massacres by Indian forces as “Holocaust”, Shah said the whole world rises against such massacres in other parts of the globe but no one takes serious notice of these barbaric and inhuman massacres taking place in Kashmir by the hands of barbaric occupational Indian forces. Criticizing India media over ‘subjectivity’ with regards to highlighting these issues, Shah said, “They (Indian media) violate every ethics and values of journalism by adopting criminal silence over these massacres, thereby distorting the realities. They still continue with the Jalianwala Bagh massacre and cannot see the thousands of Jalianwala Bagh massacres taking place in Kashmir,” Shah said. Terming Gawkadal massacre as ‘milestone’ in the freedom movement of Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the forces and officers of this massacre were no less than General Dyer who carried out Jalianwala Bagh. Commenting on Handwara and Kupwara massacre, Shah said it was pre-planned by Indian forces. “And on that fateful morning of January 27, forces by opening indiscriminate firing killed 27 civilians in Kupwara. Similarly, on January 25, forces fired on peaceful procession in Handwara and killed 17 persons.” Appealing UN’s human rights organization - Amnesty International and OIC to take serious note of these massacres and play their role in stopping human rights violations taking place in Jammu Kashmir and initiating inquiries at international level against the culprits of these inhuman crimes. Shah also reiterated the pledge of taking the mission of martyrs to its logical end.

Shabir Shah calls for shutdown on 26 January Says India has no right to celebrate Republic Day in J&K.

Srinagar, Jan 19: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for complete shutdown on January 26 against the Republic Day of India and said India has no constitutional right to celebrate the day in the state of Jammu Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir is neither the part of India nor does the barbarism of its forces here justify the celebrating of this day," Shah in a statement issued to media said. Appealing people from all walks of life particularly students of colleges and schools to stay away from all Republic Day activities, Shah said it does not behave us to celebrate the day alongside those whose hands are smeared with the blood of our people. He said Kashmir's have no personal enmity towards the people of India or the country's integrity but keeping in view the illegal and forcible occupation of India over JK, we have every right to say that January 26 is the black day for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.HCJK leader said that on one hand India is making big claims of being a democratic nation but on the eve of republic day, its forces make the life of Kashmir's hell by subjecting them to frequent frisks and humiliation. "Celebrating this day in such a gruesome situation is no less than a joke," he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah said the republic day may be a celebrating day for India but for us, it reminds us of those who were killed and massacred by Indian occupational forces. "By forcing people to celebrate this day, India wants to give impression that Kashmir is its integral part." Shah made it clear that every soul in Kashmir is against the forcible and illegal occupation of India. He said India should keep in view the changing global political scenario and respect the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir by conducting a referendum here. Shah also reiterated that Kashmir's will continue their struggle for freedom.

Shabir Shah visits Pakharpora, Batamarn and Aglar to pay express solidarity with martyrs’ families

Srinagar, Jan 18: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday visited the residences of martyrs who were slain in Keller gunfight with Indian Army on Thursday and expressed solidarity with the families of Master Shakeel Ahmad Wani (Pakharpora), Tahir Ahmad Dar (Aglarkandi), Parvez Ahmad Shah (Batwani, Shadi Marg).Shah was accompanied by JKLF-R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey, Muslim League’s Fayez Ahmad Kaloo, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Haroon Kashmiri, Farooq Ahmad and HCJK and Freedom Party activists. During the Pakharpora visit, the leaders took out the condolence procession to martyr’s graveyard where Shabir Ahmad Shah prayed for their highest status in Jannah.Amid pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans on the occasion,Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing the gathering said these martyrs fulfilled their great responsibilities with regards to freedom movement. “Now, it is our responsibility to take forward their mission as we are the guardians of their precious sacrifices and we’ll not rest till we take their mission to logical conclusion." Lashing out at pro-India politicians, Shah said they are following the politics of deceit which comes from New Delhi. He also termed the endeavors of local Hindu parties of Jammu vis-à-vis settling the West Pakistan refugees there as ‘shameful’ and said these parties are playing the role of right arm for New Delhi and are hell bent upon auctioning our identity and status. Shah made it clear that as far as settling West Pak refugees in JK is concerned, it has been decided that at international level and according to partition guidelines, these refugees cannot be settled here in Jammu Kashmir. “The BJP regime in New Delhi had already planned it to settle these refugees here and now they want to give shape to their designs but we’ll never allow them to succeed in their conspiracies of eroding the Muslim majority status of the state. We’ll unite in combating their onslaught,” Shah said.Farooq Ahmad Dar also addressed the gathering and paid tributes to martyrs. Later on, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Farooq Ahmad Dar took the procession to Batamarn and Aglar and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Kashmiri martyrs’ sacrifices not to go waste :Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 17 : In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK), Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed solidarity with the families of five youth, who were martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Shopian, yesterday. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri youth were sacrificing their lives for a great cause. “We will continue our struggle for achieving the martyrs’ mission”, he said, adding that people from every section were playing their role for the cause of freedom. Shah addressing people at Arampora in Sopore paying homage to the martyred youth he  said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would bring positive results soon and the Kashmir's would get freedom from the Indian bondage Shah condemned the occupation authorities for arresting Hurriyat leaders and activists in fake cases to keep them away from the ongoing liberation movement. He deplored that Hurriyat leaders and activists including Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarrat Alam Butt, Zahoor Ahmed Butt, Nazir Ahmed Sheikh were languishing in different jails since years and were not being released despite court orders. shah said that Kashmir's would fight all the forces wanted to change demography of Kashmir and turn Muslim majority into minority.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Mujahedeen martyred in Keller Shopian , Says Kashmir's are indebted to sacrifices of martyrs.

Srinagar, Jan 16: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday paid glowing tributes to Mujahedeen of Jaish-e-Muhammad and Hizbul Mujahedeen - Master Shekel Ahmad Wani (Pakharpora), Showkat Ahmad Malik (Arwani Shopian), Tahir Ahmad Dar (Aglarkandi), Abu Tayib (guest Mujahid), Parvez Ahmad Shah (Batwani, Shadi Marg) and a guest Mujahid of Chanakyan, Sopore. Expressing heartfelt condolence with the families of these Mujahedeen, Shabir Ahmad Shah said these warriors are sacrificing their precious lives for the great cause. We are indebted to their sacrifices and we’ll continue to struggle to achieve that mission for which these martyrs laid down their lives," he said and prayed for highest status for these martyrs. Shah said we are proud that for the freedom cause, people from every section are playing their role. “The participation of highly educated persons in resistance movement nullifies the propaganda of India that only few people are associated with freedom struggle, that too for material gains. This fact is crystal clear that every section of society has played and is playing its role with regards to freedom movement.” He said Master Shekel, despite highly qualified and a settled person, chose the path of resistance and kept the example for us. Paying tributes to guest Mujahedeen, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that by sacrificing their lives here, these martyrs vindicated the stand of Islam that Muslims are a single entity and an ‘Ummah’. Shah also addressed the bereaved family of Master Shakeel, telephonically and paid rich tributes to martyrs.

HCJK continues distributing relief among flood affected people

Srinagar, Jan 15: Continuing its relief campaign Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) has organized one more camp here and distributed essential items including blankets and eatables among the flood affected people of district Srinagar. On the occasion, HCJK leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey, Wajahat Qureshi ,Tasduq Hussein laway ,Mohammad Shafi and others were present and distributed relief material among the flood hit people from different localities of District Srinagar. Expressing solidarity with the flood affected people HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah said since devastating floods hit the valley in September last year, the people are still craving for relief and rehabilitation. Expressing deep regret over the failure of administration in rehabilitating the flood victims, Shabir Ahmad Shah said though it was the prime responsibility of authorities to rehabilitate the people but so far they have only done lip service and nothing practical was done on ground. “They were only concerned of elections rather taking people out of this crisis.” Shah expressed deep concern over the fact that even during the harsh winters; authorities are still busy in their political activities and have left the people at the mercy of God. “They haven’t provided proper shelter to those who lost their dwellings and now live in tents.” HCJK leader further said, “Had Hurriyat leadership undertaken this relief activity in a joint manner, the results would have been different altogether. HCJK is trying its best to continue the campaign. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah thanked those well-to-do individuals/groups who did their best to extend every possible help to flood hit brethren.

Shabir Shah addressed Pakherpora mourners telephonically

Srinagar Jan 14 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) senior leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed telephonically mourners of Pakharpora who were mourning Shekel Ahmed Wani who was killed in Kellar, Shopian encounter said that sacrifices laid down by youth like Shekel have always infused new spirit and life in the ongoing movement. Shah extended his condolence to the bereaved families and paid glowing tributes to the slain militant. He said, “For these unprecedented sacrifices all of us owe a debt to these slain militants." He said that the sacrifices offered by our youth demand our commitment to the movement that it would be taken to its logical end. Though the Government of India is employing the arbitrary measures to muzzle our voices and the people in spite of all this are striving to achieve freedom from New Delhi’s control,” said Shah adding that India is propagating waywardness and immorality to deviate youth from the ongoing freedom movement.

Shabir Shah condemns continuous slapping of PSA on Mushtaq ul Islam Condoles demise of mother in law of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai

Srinagar, Jan 13: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Wednesday said that slapping PSA one after another on Muslim League chairman Mushtaq ul Islam and shifting him again to Baramulla jail is totally undemocratic and unconstitutional." We vehemently condemn such act on part of authorities. The way Mushtaq ul Islam is treated is extremely despotic and authoritative," Shah in a statement said." Authorities are openly violating law and judicial norms. In fact, they want to give impression that whoever raises his genuine voice against them will be put behind bars without any justification," Shah added. He said there is a limit of tyranny and oppression and when oppression crosses limits, it has to vanish. "This despotic rule will come to end very soon. By continuously keeping pro freedom leaders like Mushtaq ul Islam, Masrat Alam Bhat and other leaders, the authorities can't break the resolve of resistance leadership but our resolve becomes more strong," he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed deep condolence with Tehreek e Hurriyat leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on the sad demise of his mother in law and prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased and strength for family to bear the irreparable loss.

West Pakistan Refugees settlement,Shabir Shah visits Jammu, holds meeting with party representatives

Srinagar, Jan 12: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah who is on a one-day tour to Jammu held a detailed deliberation with the party representatives who had come from Kishtwar, Ramban, Doda, Rajouri, Udhampur, Bhaderwah and Poonch, regarding the prevailing political situation in the state. After going through the viewpoints of participants of the meeting,Shabir Ahmad Shah said that recommendations of Parliamentary Committee regarding the settlement of West Pakistan refugees reiterated that such conspiracies are aimed at spreading communalism and tarnishing the image of goodwill among the people, besides eroding the demography and Muslim majority status of the state. He said BJP government is playing a “religion card” in fulfilling its wicked agenda here for which we have to unite to counter their “anti-Kashmir” designs. “All sections of society have to unite in this regard to combat such RSS onslaught." The recommendations of Parliamentary Committee vis-à-vis West Pakistan refugees’ settlement are unacceptable. We would never allow any injustice or discrimination between Hindus and Muslims in Jammu province. People from different religions have been living here for centuries with peace and harmony and we’ll surely counter any conspiracy hatched to tarnish such image of the people of this province,” Shabir Ahmad Shah said. Appealing intellectuals and political analysts across India to stress upon New Delhi to reconsider the decision and adopt the same policy with these refugees, as was adopted with Bangladeshi and Sri-Lankan refugees. Addressing the participants, Shah while commenting on Pakistan’s overall support and endeavors about resolution of Kashmir issue, said the Kashmir dispute is a human issue, which has to be resolved as per UN resolutions rather than seeing it through the prism of war. Shah also said that whenever we talk about Jammu Kashmir, we mean the pre-1947 position and want its resolution. He said we did not offer sacrifices for roads, flyovers, jobs and development but for our birthright of self-determination. Meanwhile, during the tour, Shabir Ahmad Shah condoled the demise of Balraj Puri, Surindar Singh’s father Sukhdev Singh and Bharat Jee of Gandhi Nagar on the demise of his brother. He visited their residence and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. He also visited the residence of Kashmir Times editor Ved Bhasin and condoled the demise of his brother Yash Bhasin. He also expressed grief over the loss of properties due to floods in various areas of Poonch and directed Freedom Party activists to try their best to reach out to flood affected people.

Non-Kashmir's’ settlement in IOK India’s conspiracy: Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 11 :Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) leader and the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the settlement of non-Kashmir's is aimed at spreading communalism besides eroding the demography of the territory.Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is on a one-day tour of Jammu, was speaking to party representatives who had come from Kishtwar, Ram ban, Doda, Rajouri, Udhampur, Bhaderwah and Poonch regarding the prevailing political situation in the territory. He said that the BJP government was playing a religion card in fulfilling its wicked agenda and the people of Kashmir should resist it. “The recommendations of Parliamentary Committee regarding settlement are unacceptable. We would never allow any injustice or discrimination between Hindus and Muslims in Jammu." Appealing intellectuals and political analysts across India to stress upon New Delhi to reconsider the decision. He said that Kashmir dispute was a human issue, which had to be resolved as per UN resolutions. He said: “Whenever we talk about Jammu Kashmir, we mean the pre-1947 position and want its resolution.” He said that Kashmir's did not offer sacrifices for roads, flyovers, jobs and development but for birthright of self-determination.

Pro-freedom parties main stakeholders of Kashmir issue: Shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 9 : Strongly reacting to the statement of National Conference leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamal that ‘separatists shouldn’t interfere in affairs of government formation’, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir senior leader and chairman Jammu Kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir ahmed shah Thursday said that to attain ‘power’ is not the aim of pro-freedom parties and was quick to add that we’ll never allow those elements with ‘communal and anti-Muslim agendas’ to mark their imprints in Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, shah said the communal forces are hell bent upon to hit bad pro-freedom movement and Kashmiri nation. “And for this, they can go to any extent but pro-freedom people of Kashmir will fights these elements tooth and nail and will never allow them succeed in their nefarious designs,” he said. shah said the communal forces, in the name of ‘Peace and Development’ want to give shape to their secret wicked plans and anti-Muslim agendas. He warned people to remain vigilant and not to fall prey to their machinations. Rejecting the statement of Mustafa Kamal, shah said that National Conference along with all other pro-India parties have looted Kashmir in every respect. “The hands of all these pro-India parties are smeared with the blood of innocent people of Kashmir and none of them are the well-wishers of people,” he said. He further said that these communal forces are trying to change demography and Muslim majority status of Jammu Kashmir. shah made it clear that pro-freedom leadership are the main stakeholders of the Kashmir issue who represent the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu Kashmir. “They (pro-freedom leadership) cannot adopt silence over the any anti-Kashmir policy,” Naqash added.

India out to erode Muslim identity of Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Jan 8: Rejecting the intervention of Parliamentary committee with regards to immigrants, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday said that every attempt to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir state will be fought tooth and nail. Terming such intervention as ‘game plan’ of Hindutva, Shah said that rulers in New Delhi, since last six decades, were planning to erode the Muslim majority status of Jammu Kashmir. “Now, as communal forces have replaced those in Jammu who migrated to Azad Kashmir, thousands of non-state subjects were settled there under a well-planned conspiracy,” he said. Rejecting the provision of voter cards and state subjects in favour of migrants, Shah said all these attempts are aimed at changing the demography and Muslim majority status of the state. “Such attempts will give rise to a never ending political uprising." Drawing attention of resistance powers, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we have to chart out an active counter strategy to curb all those attempts that pose threat to the very existence of our identity of the state. “Before taking any such unconstitutional decision, the government should have thought of those who were forced to live a life of exile during partition and all the property rights of those Muslims who were massacred under a nefarious policy of Maharaja Hari Singh and Sardar Patel,” Shah said. Expressing wonder over the sick-mindedness of Indian rulers, Shah said that in the name of progress and development, they are exploiting these migrants for their petty political gains. Rejecting the division of state under communal lines, Shah said that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are a single entity and we will never allow anyone to interfere in the geographical position of these regions." The pro-freedom leadership has to adopt a firm position in this regard and have to rise united against such communal designs of these elements. If we’ll not act immediately to stop this onslaught, the history will never forgive us. So the need of the hour is to act as a stumbling block to these communal elements and defeat their every policy,” Shabir Ahmad Shah added.

Punjab Sikh delegation calls on Shabir Shah,

Srinagar, Jan 7: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing solidarity with the Sikh leadership of Punjab said we fully support their movement against the violation of prisoners’ rights in different jails of India. “Our full support goes to Punjab movement and their demands. We hope the justice loving people and leaders across the globe play their role in releasing the ‘innocent’ prisoners who have been confined to four dark walls of jails across India,” Shah, according to statement, while talking to Sikh delegation who called him at his Sanat Nagar office on Wednesday said. Shah assured the delegation that he will extend every possible support to them in their ‘genuine’ mission. “We can very well understand the pain of prisoners as jail has always been our second home," He said. Terming the endeavors of Mr. Garbaksh Singh with regards to Sikh prisoners in Punjab jails as “genuine” and “justified”, Shahs said despite the fact that their hunger strike entered 51st day, Indian government doesn’t seem to be concerned at all. “We fully support the demands of Brother Garbaksh Singh and his associates who are on hunger strike. There are hundreds of political prisoners who despite completing their jail term, continue to languish in jails as authorities deliberately keep them behind bars despite court orders of their release,” he said, adding that majority of these prisoners are fabricated in false cases. Talking about the continuous detention of Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masrat Alam Bhatt, Dr Qasim Faktoo, Dr Shafi Shariati, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Muhammad Ayoub Mir and hundreds of political prisoners, Shah said New Delhi is deliberately playing with the lives of these prisoners. “These prisoners are not even allowed to fulfill their judicial formalities and their every right is violated in jails,” he said. Appealing international human rights organizations including Amnesty International and world bodies to fulfill their moral responsibilities by taking cognizance of these issues, Shah said we demand that the prisoners who are kept in jails outside valley should be shifted back to valley and allow these prisoners to carry out all their legal formalities to plead their cases. “We are not disconnected from the prisoners who are languishing in outside valley jails and we will continue our best to ensure their early release,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah arrested at Mirgund on way to Sopore, Thanked people of Sopore for observing shutdown.

Srinagar, Jan 6: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah was arrested today at Mirgund while he was on his way to Sopore. Shah was detained along with JKLF-R general secretary Wajahat Qureshi, Javid Ahmad, Islamic Political Party general secretary Mohammad Yousf Mir and Freedom Party activists. Shah, according to statement, on the occasion said we will continue to pursue the path of our martyrs and thanked people of Sopore over observing complete shutdown in memory of 1993 Sopore Martyrs. However, as per programme, HCJK senior leader and chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar along with others succeeded in reaching Sopore where they addressed the public gathering. In his speech, Shabir Ahmad Dar said that this day is a black chapter of our history. "This gruesome massacre punctured the balloon of India's claims of so-called world's largest democracy," he said. Dar said the fact that perpetrators of this massacre are still roaming free makes it clear that India doesn't care for the loss of innocent human lives by the hands of its forces. "They don't even care or feel guilt over such inhuman acts. About 350 houses were put on fire by Indian Army on this very day in 1993." Shabir Dar said that by carrying out such massacres Indian forces want to break our resolve but "they are unaware that such incidents only embolden our spirits and our resolve to fight against illegal occupation of India." Remembering Sopore martyrs, Dar said, "Today, we pledge to take the mission of our martyrs to its logical conclusion. It is the responsibility of all pro-freedom leaders to exhibit uniformity in charting out strategy to take the mission of martyrs forward." Meanwhile, the spokesperson of HCJK while condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah said the freedom loving people of Sopore were eagerly waiting for Shabir Ahmad Shah but the so- called administration, as routine, arrested him on his way along with associates. "This is extremely condemnable," he said.
 

Shabir Shah call for shutdown in Sopore tomorrow.

Srinagar, Jan 05 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah have called for complete shutdown in Sopore town, tomorrow, to mark the 22nd anniversary of the massacre in the Apple Town. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said, “We share grief and pain of the bereaved families. I appeal the international human rights organizations to initiate probe into Sopore massacre and similar other incidents and punish the troops for committing heinous war crimes." Shah asked people of Sopore to assemble outside the Jamia Masjid Sopore after Zuhr prayers and participate in a prayers session victims and renew their pledge to take Kashmir movement to its logical conclusion." We can never forget those 55 innocent people who were massacred on this fateful day. They sacrificed their precious lives for the cause of freedom and our hearts will always remember them,” Shah said in a statement. while paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of Sopore said that these martyrs laid their lives for the freedom of their nation. They laid their lives while struggling for the right to self-determination. On January 6, 1993, Indian troops massacred 55 innocent civilians in the town.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Sopore martyrs, Calls for shutdown in Sopore on Jan 6

Srinagar, Jan 4: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Sopore Massacre and has called for shutdown in Sopore on January 6 in this regard." We can never forget those 55 innocent people who were massacred by Indian forces on January 6, 1993. They sacrificed their precious lives for the cause of freedom and our hearts will always remember them," Shah in a statement issued to press said. Praying for Sopore martyrs, Shah said Indian forces by perpetrating the massacres like Sopore, Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Hawal, Shopian, Mashali Mohalla, Bihbehara, Hazratbal and others said they (forces) make it clear that they are not bound by any law and are not accountable to their crimes. Appealing international human rights organizations and United Nations to initiate probes in such massacres, Shah said UN should hold India accountable for its grave human rights violations in Kashmir and should pressurize it to let the people of Kashmir decide their political future. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed condolence with Sheikh Zameer on the sad demise of his mother in law. Shah, yesterday, along with general secretary Molana Mohammad Abdullah Taari, Altaf Ahmad Raja, Feroz Ahmad and others visited the residence of deceased and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. They also prayed for heavenly abode of deceased and strength for family to bear the irreparable loss

Democratic Freedom Party meet, UN should fulfill its obligations vis-à-vis Kashmir issue: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Jan 3: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah Saturday said India cannot mislead the world community, with regards to Kashmir issue, for long and it has to resolve this long pending issue of the subcontinent sooner or later.Shabir Ahmad Shah was addressing a meeting here at Freedom Party headquarters which was attended by all party representatives and activists. The meeting was called in connection with the resolution passed in United Nations on January 5, 1949.Shah said the United Nations resolutions provide a strong base for the solution of Kashmir dispute but despite the passing of 18 resolutions till date, the issue continues to remain unresolved “due to the stubborn approach of India." He said that Kashmir stands on top of United Nations’ agendas and the resolutions passed in this regard have been signed by all the world nations including the prime parties – India and Pakistan. “It’s India which reneged from its promises and exhibits obdurate attitude with regards to resolving the long standing dispute of the world." Stressing upon United Nations to fulfill its responsibility by providing justice to oppressed nations of the world including Kashmir, Palestine, Chechnya and other nations, Shah said all the oppressed and subjugated nations have pinned their good hopes on this institution that it may provide justice to them." Now, UN should pace up its endeavors in this regard and fulfill its responsibility and moral obligation towards its subjects. If UN will not act now, the already disintegrated and hostile world will get pushed to further chaos, confusion and hostility,” Shah said. Shah said that Kashmir never was a part of India which “annexed this territory through military invasion soon after the partition of the subcontinent”. “Since then, it (India) has been violating our basic rights under the arrogance of power." Commenting on the Indo-Pak dialogue process, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we never were against the talks to resolve the Kashmir issue but “sidelining the basic party to this dispute i.e. Kashmir's, is unacceptable and without their participation the issue can never be resolved.” “The issue can only be resolved through tripartite dialogue or UN resolutions. India should respond positively to the dialogue process initiated time and again by Pakistan, to resolve the Kashmir issue, for the better interest of the peace in subcontinent,” Shah said. Shah also commented on the recently concluded elections in the state and said the “so-called elections which were conducted under the presence of 8 lakh forces is the biggest joke of the century.” “India should conduct free and fair referendum in the state and whatever the results will be, we’ll accept that wholeheartedly,” Shah said and reiterated his pledge that the struggle for freedom will continue.

All pro-India parties are same' Not concerned which party comes to power: HCJK

Srinagar Jan 2:Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir spokesperson while clarifying the statement published in newspapers on January 2nd said we want to make it clear that we are not concerned as to who will make government." Some sections had misrepresented our statement. We want to make it clear that whoever sits on ruling chair be it Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Omar Abdullah or others, they are the different faces of the same coin and we have nothing to do with their so-called government formation," the spokesperson said. He said all pro-India parties are responsible for killing of innocent people of Kashmir and their hands are smeared with the blood of our youth. On behalf of HCJK leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, the spokesperson said the pro-India parties are on the pay rolls of New Delhi. "They neither are the well wishers of people nor do they hold any positive stand or role with regards to Kashmir issue," he said. He said that during the recently concluded so-called election drama which were conducted under the shadow of gun, we had clearly put our position of boycotting the polls and those who participated are nothing but agents of New Delhi. He said though all pro-India parties are exhibiting stubborn policy with regards to Kashmir issue, the BJP has much more wicked plans in this regard. "They have serious anti-Muslim agenda and want to fulfill those plans by coming to power," he said, adding, "We had urged people not to support any of these parties during elections. For us all these parties are same and there is not an iota of difference between them."

It's for lust of power Mufti is thinking to tie with BJP, Kashmir's reject such double standard politics'.shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 1: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday said that during the recently concluded so-called elections, people didn't vote PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to tie up with Singh Parivar."He (Mufti) is deliberating upon tying with communal and anti-Kashmir party BJP for the government formation just for the lust of power," Shah in a statement issued to press said. He said Kashmir's reject all such double standard politics and will fight tooth and nail against any such communal attempt aimed at eroding the special status of Jammu Kashmir or its demographic change. Shah made it clear that India, from time to time, stages election dramas here and as a result, through the puppet administration is planning to fulfill its nefarious designs here. He reiterated that PDP, NC, Congress and all independent members are different faces of the same coin. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of HCJK informed that Shabir Ahmad Shah will return to Srinagar from Islamabad on January 3 (Saturday).

Shah prevented from addressing gathering in Sopore, arrested half-way

Srinagar, Jan 4 - 2014 : A large contingent of Police today prevented senior Kashmiri resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah from visiting North Kashmir’s Sopore by arresting him at Mirgund. Shah was scheduled to address a gathering at Sopore.Another delegation of Freedom Party activists, led by Muhammad Yasin Ataai were also arrested in Patton. It is to mention that Islamic Political Party Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam and Abdul Rashid were also arrested at Mirgund along with Shah. Soon as the news of Shah’s arrest reached Sopore, the pro-Hurriyat people staged strong protests over the arrest and raised pro-freedom slogans. Expressing strong resentment over the arrest of Freedom Party Chairman, the party spokesperson said the so-called champions of democracy should be ashamed over their acts as Shabir Shah was kept under house arrest or arrested for a period of 15 months and 14 days since his release in 2010. “It amounts to 115 Fridays and 6 Eid prayers in which Shah could not participate." He said such tactics would not suppress the freedom movement. “The freedom loving people are witness to the huge gap between the claims and actions of present government.”

UN should investigate every ‘crime’ committed by Indian forces in Kashmir: Shah

Srinagar, Jan 2 - 2014 : Lashing out at Indian government over its autocratic rule in Jammu and Kashmir, senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the whole state has been turned into jail where Police and forces enjoy “unlimited” powers to curb the freedom of speech and expression of pro-freedom groups." There are mass human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and government is nowhere concerned at all,” Shah in a statement issued to press on Thursday said. Shah said the Kashmiri freedom movement gained momentum due to two basic reasons. First, India does not believe in democratic values and claims to be the largest democracy of the world. “Though it claims to be the biggest champion of democracy but its interior is filled with the spirit of dictatorship and expansionist ideology.” Second, India got assistance from “traitors” of Kashmir in their expansionist mission. “Kashmiris are aware of those agents and it would be now impossible to suppress the freedom movement for long." Commenting on January 6, 1993, Sopore Massacre in which more than 50 civilians were killed Shah said the day is the most unfortunate day in our history." On that fateful day, forces and Army burnt down the houses of pro-Hurriyat people and several shops were also gutted. Dozens of civilians were burnt alive by the forces of so-called largest democratic nation.”
Paying tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, the senior resistance leader said the hanging of Afzal Guru was the “worst example” of political vengeance. “His (Afzal) family is yet to recover from the trauma they faced by not meeting him before martyrdom,” Shah said, adding that it is the limit of oppression that even his (Afzal) mortal remains are not returned. Freedom Party Chairman said it is due to the pressure from international bodies that Machill encounter turned out to be fake in which innocent people were killed. “We demand that Bijbehara Massacre, Gowkadal Massacre, Kunan Poshpora mass rape and other likely unfortunate incidents be investigated by War Crime Tribunal of United Nations.” UN should investigate every ‘crime’ committed by Indian forces in Kashmir: Shah' Jan 6 most unfortunate day in our history’ .

It's for lust of power Mufti is thinking to tie with BJP, Kashmir's reject such double standard politics'.shabir shah

Srinagar, Jan 1: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday said that during the recently concluded so-called elections, people didn't vote PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to tie up with Singh Parivar."He (Mufti) is deliberating upon tying with communal and anti-Kashmir party BJP for the government formation just for the lust of power," Shah in a statement issued to press said. He said Kashmir's reject all such double standard politics and will fight tooth and nail against any such communal attempt aimed at eroding the special status of Jammu Kashmir or its demographic change. Shah made it clear that India, from time to time, stages election dramas here and as a result, through the puppet administration is planning to fulfill its nefarious designs here. He reiterated that PDP, NC, Congress and all independent members are different faces of the same coin. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of HCJK informed that Shabir Ahmad Shah will return to Srinagar from Islamabad on January 3 (Saturday).
 

 

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