India can’t delay political solution to Kashmir Issue for long :
Srinagar, Dec 20 - 2013 : The
president of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir
Ahmed Shah on Saturday said that had not National Conference became the
handle for axe to curb the ongoing freedom movement, we would have achieved
freedom long ago.
Shah expressed these remarks while addressing a
huge public gathering at Kralgund in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on
Friday. Terming the NC leadership liable for subjugation of Kashmiris, Shah said,
"Our young generation is more freedom-loving and
comprehend the fact that it is the active role played by NC that strengthened India’s illegal and forcible occupation
of Kashmir. “They (NC) always gave and continue to give democratic
color to India’s forcible rule by taking part in
elections", he said.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Kupwara, 20 December
2013: DFP president Shabir Ahmed Shah while addressing a
huge public gathering at Kralgund Kupwara
Shah said that keeping in view the growing political consciousness among youth and anti-dictatorial waves emerging throughout the world,
India cannot delay the political solution to this long standing Kashmir dispute for long. “Our movements during 2008, 2009 and 2010
were referendums which made it clear to world that Kashmiris want freedom from Indian
occupation." The custodial killings, discovering of mass graves and heart wrenching tales of disappearances have forced international human
rights organizations to reprimand Indian government,” he added. Freedom Party Chairman said we have always been stressing for the
finding of political solution to Kashmir dispute despite offering invaluable sacrifices. “We find the solution to this issue in United
Nations Resolutions or through tripartite talks but India favors
bilateral dialogue which is the biggest impediment in resolving of
this dispute." The veteran pro-freedom leader said, “If India has read the writing on wall and comprehended that it the peaceful and everlasting solution to
Kashmir issue is through result-oriented talks not through “power” then we pin our good hopes on Manmohan-Nawaz dialogue.”
We also pin our hopes on Pakistan premier, Main Nawaz Sherif to continue political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris till the
peaceful solution to this longstanding dispute is not found,” Shah
added. Those accompanying Shabir Ahmad Shah were Islamic Political Party
chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and dozens of Freedom Party members. Later on, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash also addressed the gathering
Shah concerned over continuous HR violations in State , Calls for complete ‘election boycott’
Srinagar, Dec 17 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday slammed the government for what it termed as “muzzling the voices of masses” for raising protests against state highhandedness.
To protest is the political right of every citizen but the so-called democratic government only knows using force on protestors,” Shah in a statement issued to press on Tuesday
said. He said that government arrested innocent Muslims who protested against the desecration of Holy
Quran by the hands of forces on July 18, this year and exonerated those responsible for the inhuman act. “They (government) in order to cover up the heinous crimes committed by forces are continuously harassing the civilians,” he said and appealed the local administration of
Goal, Ramban to refrain from anti-people activities and release the innocent persons
forthwith. Shah also slammed government over its partial approach in dealing with the case of sectarian clashes that broke out in
Kishtawar this year. “They gave clean chit to those Hindu communalists and held our zonal president,
Maulana Abdul Qayoom and others responsible for the clashes, which is the worst example of state
terrorism." Freedom Party chairman said that if Omar Abdullah thinks the Kashmir issue will get resolved by resorting to such anti-Muslim acts, “he is living in a fool’s paradise”. “The issue of Jammu and Kashmir is the issue of the political future of its people and until it is resolved as per its people’s wishes and aspirations, Kashmiris will continue their freedom movement against the illegal occupation of
India." Commenting on the upcoming elections, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that India is repeating its drama of election right from 1947 in order to befool the world community and to give its illegal forcible occupation a “democratic color”. “We appeal the people of Jammu and Kashmir to completely boyc
Shabir shah urges India to give up intransigence on Kashmir
Srinagar, December 15 - 2013: Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah, has urged India to give up its intransigence and accept the ground realities regarding the Kashmir
dispute. Shah addressing a meeting of his party activists in Shangas
area of Islamabad district said that Kashmir was not a part of India but was an internationally
recognized disputed territory. He said that the people of Kashmir had been struggling to secure get rid of Indian bondage and they would continue their movement till complete success.
shah said that the unprecedented sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiris would not be allowed go waste and they would definitely achieve their right to self-determination one day. He said that the Indian brutalities could not prevent the people of Kashmir from continuing their just
struggle. Shah also demanded repeal of black laws and withdrawal of Indian troops from the occupied territory. He appealed to the international community to play an effective role in settling the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Hanging Shaheed Abdul Qadir an attack on Islam: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, Dec 14 - 2013 : Terming the hanging of
Jamaat-i-Islami leader, Shaheed Abdul Qadir Molla in Bangladesh as the “worst example of political vengeance”, senior resistance leader and chairman, Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the sentencing of the Islamic leader has put the whole Muslim world in great
distress. The party also while paying rich tributes to Sufi Muhammad Akbar on his anniversary said the late leader preferred resistance movement over chair in mainstream political corridors. “His example is worthy to follow.”
Meanwhile Freedom Party delegation comprising of party general secretary,
Maulana Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Muhammad Yasin Ataai led by party chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited
Saidpora, Shopian to express solidarity with family of advocate Abdul Ahad Thokar on the demise of his father Muhammad Abdullah Thokar.
Speaking on the occasion, Shah expressed deep anguish over the sad demise of advocate’s father and said the family of deceased have showed strict steadfastness with regards to freedom struggle. The chairman also prayed for the heavenly abode for the deceased.
Shah pays tributes to Shaheed Shams ul Haq on his 19th anniversary
Srinagar, Dec 13 - 2013 : Paying glowing tributes to the then resistance leader and religious scholar, Shaheed Shams ul Haq on his 19th martyrdom anniversary, senior resistance leader and chairman, Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah Friday said the late martyr is one of those few unforgettable heroes of Kashmiri freedom movement who played a commendable role in this movement.Shaheed Shams ul Haq very successfully passed through all those stages of freedom movement with which we are passing through,” Shah in a statement issued to press on Friday
said. Shah said the personality of late Shams ul Haq was multi-dimensional. “He was a successful religious orator, a political visionary and a brave soldier of resistance movement,” he said, adding that the late Shams ul Haq made his place among those very few personalities who remained steadfast in their journey of struggle for
freedom. Keep in view all such traits of Shaheed Shams ul Haq, I pay my deepest and glowing tributes to the leader and other martyrs and appeal all pro-Hurriyat people to follow the footsteps of these martyrs in taking the freedom movement to its logical conclusion,” Shah in a statement
added. Freedom Party Chairman also reiterated his stance that he will continue his political struggle for freedom till the solution to K
Shabir Shah prevented from presenting memorandum to
Srinagar, Dec 10 - 2013 : Police Wednesday
arrested senior resistance leader and Chairman, Democratic
Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah when he came out of
his party headquarters, Sanat Nagar, to present a memorandum
to United Nations Military Observer Group in India and
Pakistan (UNMOGIP) headquarters at Sonawri, Srinagar.Shah
was arrested along with Chairmen, Islamic Political
Party, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference, Shabir
Ahmad Dar, and International Forum for Justice and Human
Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and dozens of Freedom Party
representatives and activists who raised pro-freedom
and anti-state terrorism slogans. As per program, Freedom
Party Chairman was scheduled to present a detailed memorandum
based on grave human rights violation committed by Indian
occupational army and forces, to UNMOGIP office. He
was also scheduled to observe a sit-in protest outside
the UN office. Freedom Party chief spokesperson, while
condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and other
party workers said, it is the height of state oppression.
On this day, when whole world is observing Human Rights
Day without any restriction, Shabir Ahmad Shah was prevented
from doing so as he was scheduled to present a memorandum
to UNMOGIP and to hold a protest demonstration there,”
the chief spokesperson in a statement issued to press
said. The spokesperson also expressed satisfaction over
the party workers’ staunch criticism of government’s
anti-human, undemocratic and dictatorial rule. Others
who were arrested along Shah included Muhammad Yasin
Ataai, Abdul Majid, Abdul Gani, Assadullah, Mushtaq
Ahmad, Raja Muhammad, Maqsood Ahmad Bodha, Dr. Bilal,
Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Muhammad Ibrahim, Nasser Ahmad
and many others.It is worth to mention here that Freedom
Party, chief spokesperson had presented the memorandum
to UN General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon before Shabir Ahmad
Shabir shah pay rich tributes to Nelson Mandela
Srinagar, December 06 - 2013 : Senior Hurriyet leader and chairman jk democratic freedom party shabir ahmed shah has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, describing him as the great inspiration for the suppressed people across the
globe. shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Mandela was a great revolutionary of the present day world and strived throughout his life for the rights of his people. “The struggle of Mandela is a role model for the people and the leadership of the suppressed nations,” he
added. Shah said that Mandela was the great leader for his country and he rendered innumerable sacrifices for his people. “He provided inspiration to the people who are fighting for their rights in every corner of the world,” he said adding that Mandela didn’t surrender despite so many tortures inflicted on
him. shah, said Nelson Mandela was a leader of masses. and termed Mandela a great hero of the modern times. He said that Mandela served his nation with
sincerity. It is to be mentioned here that on September 2, 1998, Nelson Mandela, the then South African President, raised the Kashmir dispute during a two-day Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Durban stating that the dispute should be resolved through peaceful negotiations. He had said that NAM would extend full support for its
resolution. This was the first time that Kashmir dispute was highlighted at any NAM summit. The summit was being attended by a galaxy of world leaders including the then Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the then UN Secretary General,
Omar Abdullah’s claim that ‘everyone is free to hold gatherings’ a blatant
Srinagar, December 4 - 2013 : Expressing strong resentment over Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s claim that “everyone, be it Narendra Modi or separatists) is free to hold gatherings here, Freedom Party spokesperson on Wednesday said that Omar Abdullah has told a “blatant lie”. Omar was referring to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Prime Ministerial Candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi’s “Lalkaar Rally” held in
Jammu. Freedom Party spokesperson said that Shabir Ahmad Shah has been either put to house arrest or detained in some police station for a period of one-year, three months and 12 days since last three years of Omar Abdullah regime just to prevent him from holding public gatherings. He said that Shah has also been prevented from offering 115 congregational Friday and six Eid
prayers. Terming Omar Abdullah as helpless before his ill-statements, the spokesperson said that during the last Eid-ul-Azha, Shabir Ahmad Shah was bundled by commandos at Dargah Hazratbal when he was offering prayers. This all was done in presence of Chief Minister and Shabir Shah was again prevented from addressing people. “He (Shah) was even prevented several times to visit the affected families of
Goal Ramban and was arrested at Jawahar Tunnel several times. He was neither allowed to visit Jammu nor any place in valley to offer condolence to bereaved families. He was also prevented from visiting Kulgam,” the spokesperson
said. He said despite such, Omar Abdullah’s statement is extremely condemnable. “If Omar Abdullah would have been pro-democratic person, then Shabir Ahmad Shah would not have been arrested for the crime that he fights for right to self- determination of Kashmiris; the political parties would not have been
banned." The spokesperson further said that if Omar Abdullah will lift all restrictions on our political activities, he will come to know that Kashmiris demand nothing less than
freedom. Expressing strong resentment over the slapping of another PSA on Freedom Party zonal president,
Kishtawar, Maulana Abdul Qayoom, the spokesperson said those involved in sectarian clashes are roaming free while as innocent Muslims are booked under harsh
laws. The spokesperson has also condoled the sad demise of aunt of incarcerated Muslim League leader, Dr. Muhammad Qasim and sister of Dr. Shafee Shariati and has expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.
Kashmiris fight for freedom:Shabir Shah ,Calls for complete boycott of elections
Srinagar, December 3 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman, Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement has out rightly rejected the statements on Kashmir issue by BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate and
Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Shah said “Kashmir dispute belongs to people of Jammu and Kashmir, which can be solved by implementing UN resolutions or through tripartite talks between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri resistance leaders in a meaningful dialogue”. Accepting Syed
Salahuddin hero of Kashmir freedom struggle Shah said “Those who say Syed is militant are those who have snatched the rights of Kashmiri people. One who works for Kashmir cause is hero to Kashmir’’.
Shah said that India subjugated this nation after getting independence from British in 1947. “Since then, we are running this freedom movement against India which occupied our nation against our wishes,” Shah said, adding that, in this struggle for freedom, our two generations sacrificed their everything and third is at war with the imperial
powers. Terming the attempts of so-called “state agents” of occupational rulers to lure innocent masses in participating in election as “detrimental to freedom struggle”, Shah said that pro-India rulers have always deceived the people in one way or other. “They promise of raising the voice of people in parliament and assembly if elected to power, but forget everything after getting elected,” he
said. Lashing out at pro-India rulers, the veteran resistance leader said, they deceive everyone by claiming that people of Kashmir declared accession with India after they get elected to power, which is a blatant lie. “During election campaigns, they claim that elections are for developmental purposes like providing electricity, water and roads but present the same participation of Kashmiris in elections as “plebiscite” at international forums,” he said.
Shabir Ahmad Shah during his speech appealed people not to fall to the traps of pro-India rulers and completely boycott the elections. He said the motive behind all the elections conducted in Kashmir from time to time is to strengthen the Indian forcible occupation on Kashmir.
Freedom Party chairman said there will be no peace in subcontinent till Kashmiris will not get their right to self determination. “The Kashmir issue became the basis of four wars between India and Pakistan; if, God forbid, fifth war broke out, it will surely push the subcontinent to Stone Age,” he
warned. Terming the statement of veteran human rights activists, Gautam Navlakha that “Talks with Government of India would be meaningless and India’s freedom and security is at stake till the freedom of Kashmir” as an eye-opener for
India. Shah stressed on pro-freedom leadership to formulate ideological unity between themselves so as to take the ongoing resistance movement to its logical end. He also said that dawn of freedom is approaching. Appealing people to completely boycott the elections, Shah expressed hope that Kashmiris will
honor the sacred blood of martyrs.Expressing wonder over the reports regarding India’s plan of construction of a concrete wall along the Line of Control (LoC) on pattern of Berlin Wall Shah said, ‘’21st century is not for building political walls along borders but to dismantle them”. Expressing seriousness and concern by Freedom Party’s Spokesperson over the rejection to stay in a private hotel at New Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s chairman Yaseen Malik and his wife with their small kid. He said it is the worst incident of its kind and must be condemned.
Shabir Shah prevented from addressing people at Kulgam, arrested at Awantipora
Srinagar, Nov 29 - 2013 : As per schedule, senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah was to address a large gathering at Kulgam Chowk in South Kashmir after Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid, Simnania but was arrested along with party workers and representatives.
Chairman, Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Ataai were also
arrested. According to freedom party spokesperson, under the leadership of Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Abdul Majid, Abdul Gani Mir, Raja Aijaz, Imtiyaz Khan, Abdul Rashid, Waheed Ahmad and dozens of other party activists were arrested by a large contingent of Police at Awantipora. The party activists raised pro-freedom and election boycott slogans.
Condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah, the party spokesperson said it is sarcastic that government on one hand is busy in organizing 2014 election rallies to show the world that situation is favorable for elections in Kashmir and there is democracy in Kashmir. “But on other hand, government is preventing its political opponents from meeting with people. Shah Sahib is prevented to visit Kulgam from past two and a half years, even today, they (authorities) did the same,” the spokesperson
said. Terming the use of force for curbing the freedom movement as “useless”, the spokesperson said that Kashmir issue is a political issue which awaits the political solution. “Hence, to impose
restrictions on pro-freedom leadership, harass them and arrest them is undemocratic act which is severely condemnable,” the spokesperson added.
India uses puppets to hush up crimes in Indian occupied Kashmir: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, November 27 - 2013 : Senior [APHC] leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmir is run by India army that has changed the entire territory into a military
garrison. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that every nook and corner of the occupied territory is dotted with army camps and police
check-posts. Shah said that Jammu and Kashmir was such an area under Indian occupation where no one life and property was safe. “No day passes with
tinting the soil of the territory with the blood of an innocent civilian by the Indian army,” he
deplored. Shah noted it with concern that India had been using its puppets through farce elections to hush up its crimes against humanity in the territory. He maintained that if Omar Abdullah was a true representative of people and believed in democracy, then why he had been attempting to keep freedom leaders and activists from masses through subjecting them to illegal detention and house
arrests. Shah expressing satisfaction over the release of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in the United States hoped that he would resume his services for securing the Kashmiris’ right to
India used the same Kashmiris to cover the crimes committed on them: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, Nov 26 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and
Chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued to press has termed the Jammu and Kashmir as the “most unfortunate” territory whose people have been reeling under forcible Indian occupation since 1947.“Not a life of single person is safe and secure here,” Shah in a statement said, adding that this is the reason why since several decades we cannot find a single day when the hands of Indian forces will not get red by the blood of innocent Kashmiris. “Every nook and corner of the valley is painted with the blood of more than 5 lakh martyrs who preferred death with honor rather than living under slavery,” he added.Shabir Shah said that a large number of widows and orphans are living a life of destitute in valley and the occupational forces involved in unfortunate incidents like Kunan Poshpora and Shopian continue to roam free. “They are not tried under law
yet." He said that in order to cover such injustices that are perpetrated over Kashmiri people, it is again the people of the same soil who are used to cover up such heinous crimes. “They (India) are staging dramas of appointing the elected
representatives to deceive the world community that there is not a police or army rule but a democratic one prevalent in the State.”Targetting Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Shah said if there are elected representatives ruling the State or if they really believe in democratic norms, then, “why the need to put the pro-freedom leader behind bars or under house arrest arises.” “Why are resistance leaders kept away from the political arena,” Shah
questioned." If democracy prevails here in real terms, then why am I kept
under house arrest or in different jails for 15 months and 11 days since last three years, why I am being prevented from offering 114 congregational Friday prayers and 6 Eid prayers,” Shah
added. Stating that there is “worst kind of army rule” prevalent in the State, the Freedom Party Chairman said the whole State is filled with army camps with more than 7 lakh forces are present here. He said that BSF personnel by desecrating the Holy
Quran in July this year at Gool, Ramban did the totally opposite in its aftermath. “They opened fire on innocent protestors whose religious sentiments were extremely
hurt." Lashing out at Omar Abdullah government for not allowing him to visit the affected and bereaved families of
Geol., Ramban, the senior resistance leader said that to express solidarity with the bereaved families is crime here. “I was prevented to visit the said place
thrice." He said that the declining of participating in Omar Abdullah’s rally in Tral by pro-Hurriyat people should be an eye-opener for him. “I
applauded the courage of the people of Tral by setting an worthy example for others. We are extremely delighted over their courage.”DFP Chairman said that hearts of Kashmiri people are filled with the sentiment of freedom and they will never allow the pro-India elements succeed in their evil
designs. Expressing satisfaction over the release of Pro-Hurriyat, Kashmiri American Council, Chairman, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed hope that Fai will continue to work for the Kashmiris in getting their right to self determination. “I expressed my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai after his release and also congratulated him on behalf of Kashmiri nation,” Shah added.
Shabir Shah pays tributes to father of journalism, Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat
Srinagar, Nov 23 - 2013 : Paying glorious tributes to founding editor the Daily Aftab and “father of journalism” in Kashmir,
Khawaja Sanaullah Aftab, senior resistance leader and Chairman, Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the lateSnaullah Aftab was a unique personality in the history of journalism in
Kashmir. He was not only a journalist but a arbitrator too, which was evident through his famous column “Khazir Sochtaa
Hein Wilier Ke Kinaare”,” Shah said, adding that it was through
this column we could gauge the depthness of his ideology and vastness of his
knowledge. Shah said that apart from being a brilliant analyst,
Khawaja Sahib was also a fearless critic. “His critical analysis was the excellence of his literary works.”
Freedom Party Chairman said, since Aftab Sahib was well versed with the history of Kashmiri politics, he fulfilled his responsibility as a “voice of people’s sentiments” with utmost courage. “To analyse Kashmir politics and present it in the backdrop of subcontinent was his
routine." He said that Sanaullah Bhat was, by nature, a champion of freedom and used to hold pro-freedom leadership in well esteem.”Khwaja Sahib was not only ideologically pro-freedom personality but practically too.”Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the status of The Daily Aftab is exceptional in Kashmiri journalism. “The role played by this newspaper in highlighting the political consciousness among Kashmiris is commendable,” Shah said, adding that our hopes are pinned at present administration of this newspaper that they will uphold the high traditions of this daily newspaper.
Police arrested Shabir Shah and others on their way to
Srinagar, November 21 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah was prevented by a large
contingent of Police after crossing tunnel while he was on his way to visit
Goal, Ramban to express solidarity with the bereaved families. Shah was accompanied by Islamic Political Party chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, International Forum for Justice Chairman, Muhammad AhsanUntoo, Masood Ahmad Bohaa, Muhammad Amin, Abdul Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad,Nazir Ahmad, Abdul Majid, Abdul Gani and various other freedom party activists. Shah was arrested amid pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans by party
activists. As per programme, Shah was scheduled to visit Moza Dharam in Gool,Ramban.where BSF has desecrated the Holy
Quran on July 17 and 18 this year over which the people protested there and as a result, BSF opened fire on protesters. As a result of firing a 38-year-old lecturer,Manzoor Ahmad Shah, 38-year-old poor farmer Abdul Latief, 21-year-old Javed Ahmad and a laborer Farooq Ahmad of
Sable village got martyred. Shah Sahib had time and again tried to visit the martyrs but was prevented every time. Once he was prevented at tunnel and was put to house arrest several times. And today he was again prevented from expressing
condolences. The freedom party spokesperson while severely condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and his associates criticized the so-called democratic government. He said it is ridiculous that BSF personnel are hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims by desecrating the Holy
Quran and opening fire on protesters. Terming the arrest of freedom party chairman and his associates
as" government's frustration” the spokesperson said that the people there were complaining that even voicing in favor of oppressed is a crime
here. The spokesperson termed Shabir Ahmad Shah as the voice of people. “To curb Shah’s voice is to curb the voice of masses and to arrest him tantamount to arresting the whole nation,” he said, adding that Shah’s arrest is totally un-Islamic and undemocratic act. The spokesperson said that Shabir Ahmad Shah has spent a major portion of his life in Indian prisons because his only crime was that he was the voice of his people. He said that Shah cannot be prevented from discharging his duties to take the freedom movement to its logical end.
Shabir Shah to visit Goal, Ramban
Srinagar, November 19 -2013 : Senior resistance leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah will visit
Goal, Ramban on November 21 to 23 to express condolence and solidarity with the families whose loved ones were martyred by Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel on July 17 and 18 this year, the party spokesperson said. He said that Shah Sahib will also address public after Friday prayers at Moza, Dharam on November 22.
Shabir Shah expresses condolence to family of former Ameer-e-Jama’at
Srinagar, November 18 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited
Patton, Hammers to express solidarity with the bereaved family of former Ameer-e-Jama’at-e-Islami, Ghulam Muhammad Bhat on the sad demise of his son-in-law, Riyaz Ahmad Pandit. Shah was accompanied by party General Secretary,
Maulana Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad and other freedom party
activists. On the occasion, Shah while commenting on the philosophy of death and life said that death is from Allah Almighty which is time bound and we should lead this life which has been given by Him, according to principles laid down by Him and should spend this short life in his worship and good
India not serious in resolution of Kashmir dispute: Shabir shah
Srinagar, November 17 - 2013 : senior leader of all parties
Hurriyet conference [ APHC] and chairman of [jkdfp] Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that India is not serious and sincere in peaceful resolution of the Kashmir
dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was India that had taken the Kashmir dispute to the UN Security Council and had promised with the people of Kashmir of giving them their right to
self-determination. He deplored that the commitment was yet to be fulfilled despite the passage of over six decades. He said that Kashmir was an internationally
recognized dispute, which could be settled through tripartite talks in line with the relevant UN
resolutions. shah said that India had always tried to suppress the Kashmiris’ just liberation struggle through use of brute force. However, he said that killings, arrests, torture, molestation of women and other repressive tactics could not prevent the people of Kashmir from continuing their liberation
struggle. shah said that Hurriyet leadership had time and again demonstrated willingness for resolution of the lingering dispute through tripartite dialogue but the process could not succeed due to India’s continued stubbornness. He also condemned the imposition of restrictions by the puppet authorities to thwart Muharram processions, use of brute force against mourners and ill-treatment of illegally detained
youth. shah said that Kashmir was not an internal matter of India but the main dispute between Pakistan and India and the people of Kashmir being a basic party in the dispute should be included in dialogue
process. He said that pro-India politicians were exploiting the people of the occupied territory with slogans of development, peace and resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He urged the Kashmiris not to come into their hollow slogans.
Kashmir dispute should be resolved either through UN resolutions or through tripartite talks : Shabir Shah
Srinagar, November 16 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmed shah said our stand on Kashmir dispute is clear that it should either be resolved as per UN Resolutions or through tripartite talks as Kashmir issue was taken to United Nations Security Council by the then Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Shah Sahib said since Indian rulers breached the pledges with Kashmiri people and showed disinterest in resolving such a longstanding dispute suppressed their voice by the dint of force. “But Kashmiri people never gave up their struggle; instead more than 5 lakh people laid their lives for this cause, who were martyred by Indian occupational forces and thousands suffered illegal harassment and were subjected to illegal
detentions." Shah Sahib said that besides such a situation, we expressed satisfaction over the tripartite talks but it is unfortunate that whenever dialogue process is started India shows its stubbornness and disinterest in resolving this issue. “It is because of the fact that India declines to consider Kashmir as a dispute between Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership, India and Pakistan. It treats Kashmir as an internal
issue." Shah said we should not repeat the mistakes learnt from past and believe that tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom
leadership. Blaming mainstream parties of following the interests of News Delhi over that of Kashmir, Shah Sahib said these parties/leaders are playing a double game with Kashmiris. “They always deceived people under the garb of maintaining peace and resolving people’s issues right from 1947,” Shah said, adding that there is no chance of peace until this issue is resolved. Shah also severely condemned the use of force on
Ashore mourners, raid on house of Tariq Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad Bhat, resident of Krahama, Ganderbal who is lodged in Kupwara sub jail and harassing his family members, arresting of members of single community in
Kishtawar. He also termed the police handedness in Goal Ramban as frustration of government.
Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson said that Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah was not allowed to meet the affected people
of Gool, Ramban in past but was always detained at tunnel. “But now, Shah Sahib is scheduled to visit
Goal, Ramban next week.”
Future of Kashmiri people linked to Kashmir settlement :shabir shah
Srinagar, November 13 - 2013 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference
[APHC] and Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that future of the people of Kashmir irrespective of caste, creed, religion, language, race or region is directly linked to the settlement of the Kashmir
dispute. Shah addressing a meeting of his party in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir had been struggling to get rid of slavery and gain freedom from India. “We will continue our struggle till solution of Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of its people”, he
added. The meeting also discussed the present political situation in Kashmir and dialogue with special reference to Pak-Indo relations. He said, “Our political movement has now gained international recognition which became possible only with the sacrifices of our martyrs,” he maintained. shah said that Jammu and Kashmir was the only territory, which fell under the forcible Indian military occupation during the partition of Sub-Continent against the wishes of its
people. He appealed people to dedicate their life in supporting the truth. “You should support the oppressed Kashmiris and pro-freedom activists in their fight against tyrant Indian rulers by not falling prey to vote-bank politics of pro-Indian elements”, he
said. Commenting on various sectarian tensions ignited by communal elements that took place at different places across Kashmir, he said that the Omar Abdullah regime gave clean chit to those involved in sparking communal violence in
Kishtawar on Eid-ul-Fitr and booked the innocent and violence affected Muslims under harsh
laws. He said that Kashmir dispute should either be resolved by implementing UN resolutions or through tripartite talks by taking on board Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership, India and Pakistan.
World accepting Kashmir as political dispute: shabir shah
Srinagar, November 10- 2013 : Senior APHC leader and chairman [ jkdfp] shabir ahmed shah has said that the world is accepting Kashmir as a political dispute and negating the Indian claims that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral
part. Shah in a statement in Srinagar appreciated the US for offering its role in resolving the Kashmir dispute. He said that the interest of world powers like the US and China in Kashmir once again proved the point that the unresolved dispute was dangerous for the peace and security of South Asia. He said that ignoring the role offered by these countries in settling the conflict over Kashmir would further push the region in deep instability. He urged India to take notice of international concern and initiate measures to settle the lingering dispute, once for
all. Shah said that durable peace in South Asia was not possible without addressing the Kashmir dispute on permanent basis. He said that Pakistan had always made efforts to resolve the dispute but India’s intransigence remained the main hurdle in the way of achieving this
objective. He said that Indian troops had committed gross human rights violations including fake encounters and enforced disappearances during the last 23 years due to invoking of draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the occupied territory.
Shabir shah terms religious harmony good omen for Kashmir cause
Srinagar, November 07 - 2013 : In occupied Kashmir, terming the cordial harmony between two major sects of Muslims — Shia and Sunni—in the territory as a good omen for the freedom movement, senior APHC leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed hope that both the communities will
honor each other’s sentiments in this sacred month of Muharram-ul-Haraam.Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the both communities to jointly register protest against the tyranny and oppression of India in the
territory. He said when the Kashmiris will rise against the occupation rulers, united and as a single force the freedom will start knocking at their door. He said that the ban on 8-10th Muharram processions was aimed at preventing unity of Muslims against the tyrant and forcible rule.
Shabir Shah’s message to Muslims on Muharram-ul-Haraam
Srinagar, November 06 - 2013 : Terming the cordial Shia-Sunni ambiance in Kashmir as “good-omen” for the freedom movement, senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed hope that both the communities by honoring and respecting each other’s religious sentiments in this sacred month of Muharram-ul-Haraam will register protest against the tyranny and
oppression. Stressing on the unity between oppressed folk against oppressors, Shah Sahib said until or unless Kashmiri nation unites, the occupational rulers will continue with their ill designs. Terming the Iranian Revolution as exemplary revolution for oppressed nation, Shah Sahib said when Iranian nation united against the tyrant and just rulers and were ready to die for the sake of freedom, America could do nothing but to leave Iran. He said when Kashmiri nation will rise against the occupational rulers, united and as a single force, the freedom will be there. Shah Sahib made it clear that government’s ban on 8 and 10
Muharram-ul-Haraam is aimed at preventing unity of Muslims against the tyrant and forcible
rule. Shah Sahib made it clear that Kashmiri nation have rose above the much applied tactic “Divide and Rule” and this is the reason why there is so peaceful and cordial atmosphere between Shi-Sunni communities in Kashmir. Such atmosphere is disappointing the anti-movement elements. Accusing government of not allowing the 8 and 10 Muharram processions and use of force against other small processions, Shah Sahib said the government by committing the crime of “interference in religion” is also falsifying its own claims of democracy and secularism. Stressing on unity between various resistance and sectarian groups in freedom movement against Indian occupational rule and taking this movement to its logical conclusion, Shah urged all the political and religious leaders to play their role in this regard.
Sacrifices of Jammu Muslims not to go waste: Shabir shah
Srinagar, November 04 - 2013 : November 6 is very much significant and sorrowful day in the political history of Kashmir. On this day, the communal elements in Jammu under a well planned scheme butchered more than 2.5 lakh innocent Muslims mercilessly. Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing his deep grief and resentment over the massacre in which all men, women and children attained martyrdom expressed hope that people of Jammu and Kashmir will never allow to repeat such inhuman and beastly acts. Shah
said history keeps record of both virtues of pious and vices of vicious people but good people inherit goodness of good and keep abhorrence of vices of bad people. He said we have to maintain hatred of vices in order to become pious and
good. Commenting on the sacrificed of Muslims of Jammu, Shah said their sacrifices will not go waste. The whole nation remembers their sacrifices. He said the whole nation is aware of those who migrated from Jammu and whatever the people of Poonch, Rajouri,
Baderwah, Kishtawar, Doda and Ramban are going through. Apart from Muslims of Jammu, Shah
also commented on the religious tolerance and harmony exhibited by the non-Muslims of Jammu since 1947. He said the motive of our freedom movement is to provide right to self determination to all people of Jammu and Kashmir irrespective of caste, creed, color, religion and language.
Shabir Shah felicitates Non-Muslim community on Diwali
Srinagar, November 03 -2031 : Felicitating non-Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir on the festive occasion of
Diwali, senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiri Muslims pass on good wishes to their non-Muslim brethren from the core of their hearts. Shah
said that with the arrival of light, darkness has to vanish. “So we hope, as soon as clouds of tyranny and oppression will vanish from the political sky of Kashmir, the new wave of justice will prevail here,” he
said. Describing Kashmir as a “garden full of blossoms”, Shah
said that Hindus and Muslims have been living together here for centuries. “The blend of Hindu-Muslim culture and civilization is the identity of Kashmir,” Shah said, adding that, on this day, we are waiting for those Pandit brethren to return back to Valley who have been living the life of exile.
Shabir stresses political settlement of Kashmir dispute.
Srinagar, November 02 - 2013 : senior leader of all Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) , Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmir is a political dispute and should be resolved through political means.Shabir Ahmad Shah, accompanied by Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, talking to the bereaved family of a Kashmiri youth,
Abbass Reshi of Hoshanpora, Shopian, killed by Indian troops, said that settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations could bring peace in the
region. On the occasion, Shah, while talking to the people said, “We have been running a movement for the last over six decades and demand right to
self-determination for Kashmiris but it is unfortunate that India is suppressing our rights by the military
might. He said the peace-loving people of the world should put pressure on India to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute through peaceful dialogue which was also imperative for progress and prosperity of the South Asian region besides Pakistan and
India ,Shah has said that the Hurriyet leaders will never take part in the farcical elections in the
territory. Meanwhile Shah addressing a public meeting in Handwara said, “Our struggle is for freedom and not for elections. The whole election process is aimed at weakening the ongoing liberation
movement." He said that the Hurriyet leaders had nothing to do with the elections and they must make the people to understand that working peacefully for the settlement of Kashmir dispute was need of the
hour. He paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of the people from different walks of life for the Kashmir cause. “Our youth by laying down their lives give a new lease of life to the freedom struggle,” he
maintained. He also condemned the slapping of draconian, Public Safety Act (PSA) on Zahoor Ahmad Butt, brother of prominent martyred Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt. He said that arrest of Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders and to suppress their voices shows frustration of the authorities.
Our motive is to free Kashmir from the forced occupation of India not to strengthen its occupation by taking part in electoral politics: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, November 01-2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Friday said our main motive is to free Kashmir from the forced occupation of India not to strengthen its occupation by taking part in electoral politics. Shah expressed these words while addressing a gathering at Velgam Chowk, Handwara. Shah said our freedom movement is aimed at reminding Indian government of its kept promises its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru made in parliament and at
Srinagar Lal Chowk. He said Pandit Nehru had promised Kashmiris that they would be given the right to choose their political future but still after passing of 66 years India does not fulfill its
promises. Shah Sahib said India is strengthening its forcible occupation in Kashmir and is hell bent upon enslaving Kashmiris by the dint of force. He said since Kashmir issue has been highlighted on international level due to the sacrifices of Kashmiris, the issue is present in the records of United Nations and that is why the pressure is mounting on India from world bodies to resolve the issue so as to prevent the subcontinent from the destruction of war. Shah Sahib said that India through its paid agents is staging election dramas so as to mislead the world community that Kashmir is an integral part of India and that they have accepted and acknowledged the Indian Constitution. On the occasion, those accompanying freedom party chairman were Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Peer Inaayatullah, Abdul Waheed and
Mudassir Ahmad.Shah said we are against the occupation of India and want freedom from India. We have sacrificed more than 5 lakh lives in this struggle. He said elections are aimed at misleading world community. Shah said the nation which is at war with its occupiers can never take part in their elections. So world should be aware of the fact that since Kashmiris are running a freedom struggle against India, so they have nothing to do with the so-called electoral
process. Paying tributes to Mujahideen, Shah said our freedom struggle gained momentum due to these
Mujahideen who sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom and we’ll not let anyone play with their sacred
blood. Kashmir issue is not the issue of power and chair but solely the issue of the freedom of Kashmiris.to suppress Kashmiri pro- Hurriyat people, they (India) use force and these prisoners are subjected to extreme torture and hardships. They are even sentenced to life and death in the name of so-called
justice. Shah Sahib said now India is also using judiciary to suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris. They are applying one or other means to suppress the movement at any cost. The pro-freedom groups should be alert. Shah stressed on the need to bring uniformity in ideology among the resistance groups. Shabir Shah also assured people that resistance groups will unite very soon and take the freedom movement to its logical end.
Clashes between forces and militants will continue till Kashmir issue is resolved: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, October 31 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah
today said that if peaceful solution to Kashmir issue is not found at earliest, the clashes between militants and Indian forces cannot be stopped at any cost. As soon as the news about martyrdom of a local militant
Abbass Reshi of Hoshanpora, Nag bal of Shopian area came in newspapers, Shah along with Islamic Political Party Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, freedom party activists from Shopian,
Kulgam and Islamabad, Abdul Ahad, Nazir Ahmad,Shabir Ahmad and Feroz Sahib visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with
them. On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah while talking to those present there said that Kashmir issue is a political issue and the responsibility of finding its peaceful solution lies on Indian government. He said we have been running a freedom movement since last seven decades and demand the right to self determination for Kashmiri nation but it is
unfortunate that India is suppressing our rights by the military might. He said India’s stubbornness has made it a habitual of speaking the tongue of power which gave rise to militancy. So India is responsible for all such
situation. Shah alleged that India is inviting war by rejecting peaceful talks. He said war is not the solution but gives rise to more issues. Shah assured people that peace-loving nations will put pressure on India to resolve Kashmir issue through peaceful dialogue. Expressing concern over the ill treatment of political prisoners, arrest spree of Hurriyat leaders and reign of terror that has been unleashed by Police and forces across Valley, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the Kashmir issue will not get resolved by the dint of force or power. He said it is an international issue of which the UN Security Council is testimony as it has passed the resolutions in its favor. Till these resolution are not implemented or tripartite talks are not held, we will continue our resistance
movement. Meanwhile, Party has strongly condemned the slapping of PSA on Shaheed
Muhammad Maqbool Bat's brother Zahoor Ahmad Bhat. The party said that to arrest Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and to suppress their voices is the frustration of Indian government. Terming such arrest as worst example of political vengeance, the party said that Kashmir issue cannot be resolved by implementing such harsh laws. Expressing solidarity with the family of
Zahoor Ahmad Bhat the party hoped the family will not lose hope by such acts of government.
Right to self-determination only solution to Kashmir dispute :Shabir shah
Srinagar, October 30- 2013 : Senior APHC leader Shabir Ahmad Shah had said that any solution to the Kashmir dispute other than right to self-determination is unacceptable to the people of Jammu and
Kashmir. Shah said that the-then Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal
Lal Nehru along with Sheikh Abdullah promised with the Kashmiris on November 12, 1952 that any solution to the Kashmir issue would be based on political aspirations of the
Kashmiris, He said the United Nations passed 18 resolutions on Kashmir dispute, which stand testimony to the fact that Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved through any other way other than the right to self-determination .Shah said that the pro-India political parties of Kashmir had failed to get draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) revoked. “The Assembly of the territory couldn’t save Afzal Guru from gallows whereas killers of
Rajeev Gandhi were saved by their respective states . Shah said that Kashmir had never been a part of India. He said that more than five lakh people had sacrificed their lives for freedom “if India can achieve freedom from British, “why India can’t be expelled from Kashmir,” added. He said that Kashmiris had not offered unprecedented sacrifices to live under Indian rule but to get rid of Indian bondage.
Delegation led by Shabir Shah visit Devander Bag, Kupwara to offer condolences to family of Muhammad
Srinagar, October, 29 - 2013 : Today senior resistance leader and freedom party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah along with Muslim Conference Chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin
Ataai, Peer Inaayatullah, Abdul Waheed, Mudassir Ahmad and other freedom party activists visited Devander Bag, Lolab to offer condolences to family of Chairman, International Forum for Justice, Muhammad
Ashen Untoo on the sad demise of his young daughter. On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah while throwing light on life and death said that no one has control over life and death. He said no one come or goes on his own but the life is a chance and in this chance whoever can recognize his Creator and becomes thankful to Him he is high in morality and successful. Shah Sahib said he perceives that the way his Creator bestowed him with so many gifts, he also tries to be humble and kind to his fellow
means.Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing deep grief over the sad demise of Muhammad
Ashen Untoo’s young daughter, prayed for her heavenly abode.
Omar Abdullah unaware of Kashmir history: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, October 28 - 2013 : Expressing his strong resentment over Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement that Kashmir will never achieve freedom, senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Omar Abdullah is unaware of the reality of history and geography of Jammu and Kashmir. Shah Sahib said that Kashmir had never been a part of India nor even geographically. Expressing wonder over Omar Abdullah’s lack of knowledge and issuing statements in air, Shah Sahib urged the chief minister to go through the physical map of united India and
analyze Jammu and Kashmir well by reading its history so that he may not fall to such misconception that J&K is a natural part of India and that it will not gain
freedom. Shah Sahib said Kashmiris never accepted slavery but every time or own nation-sellers and traitors made us so by collaborating with occupiers. History is
evident that our own people paved way for Mughals to invade. Pathans, Sikhs and
Dogra were also invited by Kashmiris. Those who invited Indians were also our own
Kashmiris.They Sahib made it clear that now Kashmiris will never fall to the deceit of any nation-seller leader. More
that 5 lakh people have sacrificed their lives for freedom. He said if India can achieve freedom from British,
Vietnam can achieve freedom from America, Russia and US can be expelled from Afghanistan, why can’t India be expelled from
Kashmir. Shah Sahib said the new generation of Kashmir have waken up from centuries old deep slumber. Omar Abdullah can’t make them sleep again at any cost. He said we will continue our struggle till Indian forcible occupation ends in Kashmir. Terming Omar Abdullah’s statement as open proof of “slavery mindedness”, Shah Sahib appealed the youths of nation not to get impressed by such slavery minded ideology and continue their political freedom movement.
Police arrest Shabir Shah prior to submitting memorandum to UNMOGIP
Srinagar, October 27 - 2013 : A large contingent of Police detained and put to arrest the senior resistance leader and Chairman
Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah along with Chairman Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai,
Gilkar Sahib and dozens of other freedom party activists when they were trying to march towards UNMOGIP office,
Sonawri from Freedom Party Central office, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar.Shah Sahib was scheduled to present a memorandum to United Nations Military Observer Group of India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to seek the attention of UN General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon towards the Kashmir issue and his responsibilities towards this longstanding
issue. As soon as hundreds of freedom party activists carrying anti-government and pro-freedom placards started chanting “Hum Kya Chahte Azadi (We want freedom)” and “Islam Zindabad (Long Live Islam)” slogans and were surrounding Shah Sahib, Police started arresting leaders and all the activists
there. Strongly condemning the arrest of leaders and activists, Freedom Party spokesperson said the freedom struggle of
Kashmiris cannot be suppressed by Police force and by arrests. “Till Kashmir issue is resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people, the peaceful struggle against Indian
oppression on Kashmiris will continue.”
Resistance leaders’ delegation under Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Shah will submit memorandum to UNMOG on 27 Oct
Srinagar, October 25 - 2013 : The Kashmir dispute has been the reason for so many wars between India and Pakistan and both countries took full use of traditional war weapons. These wars yielded nothing except huge loss of lives and properties. The status of Kashmir issue is same. On one hand, Kashmiris are running a strong political resistance movement against Indian forcible armed occupation and on the other hand, Pakistan is active supporting Kashmiris on diplomatic level in its fight against Indian
subjugation. Indian government is trying every effort to suppress Kashmiris’ freedom movement and to stop Pakistan’s political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris. It is the duty of United Nations Military Observer which is located in
Sonawri, Srinagar to provide list of world disputes including ongoing situation related to Kashmir dispute to United Nations Security
Council. Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah will submit a memorandum to United Nations Military Observer at
Sonawri which will give details of Indian armed occupation on Kashmir and its atrocities on Kashmiris by army and forces. He will also appeal United Nation General Secretary Ban Ki Moon to fulfill his responsibility by resolving Kashmir issue through UN resolutions or through tripartite talks so as to prevent the South Asia from holocaust of war
Shabir Shah laments over UN’s poor performance
Srinagar, October 23 - 2013 : The United Nations came into existence to prevent world from the disasters of war. The wars take place because powerful nations want to subjugate weaker ones by the dint of force and might of which the World Wars I and II are evident. In 1947, India by annexing Kashmir with the help of forces occupied 2 thirds of its area whereas after Pakistan challenged India’s forcible occupation, India took the matter to Security Council of United Nations. Security Council passed a resolution on 21 April 1948 in which Kashmiris’ right to self determination was accepted and
acknowledged. Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has held serious concern over the failure of United Nation in implementing the resolutions even after passing of 65 years which has now resulted in the rising tensions between two nuclear neighboring countries India and Pakistan. He said if United Nations still does not take notice of India’s stubbornness approach with regard to Kashmir issue the situation will turn even worse.Kashmiris are appealing United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon to fulfill its responsibilities by resolving this longstanding issue as per its historical and political background by involving both nuclear neighboring countries and Kashmiris to find a peaceful and result-oriented solution to this burning issue which can spark war anytime.
Resistance leaders arrested at Pampore on their way to
Srinagar, October 22 - 2013 : Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, National Front Chairman Nayeem Khan, Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, International Forum for Justice Chairman
Ashen Untoo and dozens of freedom party activists were arrested by a large contingent of Police at Pampore when they were on their way to Bijbehara to pay tributes to Bijbehara
martyrs. Condemning the arrest of freedom party chairman, the party spokesperson said government will never succeed in covering up its black deeds. He said the Bijbehara massacre was such a terrorist massacre which Kashmiri nation can never forget. He said the tyranny of
Chenghiz Khan and Nazism are nowhere to be compared with terrorism of Indian forces. He said that on October 22, 1993, 25 persons laid down their lives in just 10 minutes only to protest against atrocities inflicted upon people of Hazratbal over which BSF fired indiscriminately. Many of the parents of those martyred could not bear the loss of lives of their dear ones and they also had to leave this world. This incident is such of its kind in the history of Kashmir which can never be forgotten as living nations never forget their martyrs and regard them in high
esteem. Today, as Shabir Ahmad Shah and other resistance leaders were rushing towards Bijbehara to pay tributes to those martyrs, the state Police arrested them. Resistance leaders are determined to secure the sacred blood of martyrs and to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion. Terming state governments plans of suppressing freedom movement as useless, the spokesperson said the more they will suppress our freedom struggle, the more momentum the movement will gain.
Shabir Shah refutes Salman Khurshid claim, says Kashmir belong to Kashmiris, not integral part of India.
Srinagar, October 22 - 2013 : Commenting on the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Jammu and Kashmir is one among those 565 territories which according to their wish joined either India or Pakistan but Jammu and Kashmir is the only unfortunate state which was not given the option to choose what they want. In fact, Kashmiris were subjugated by India by military might while as Pakistan termed India’s forcible occupation as undemocratic and dictatorial step. Even Indian first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had promised in parliament that Kashmiris will be given option to choose their destiny but India’s intention changed with time and that is why Kashmir issue is still the bone of contention between India and Pakistan. And it was Pandit Nehru who took Kashmir issue to UN Security
Council. Terming Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid statement that Kashmir is integral part of India as childish Shah said Kashmir is not the property of any country but is the nation of Kashmiris. Terming India’s stubbornness as the reason behind Indo-Pak rising tensions, Shah said India has been ruling Kashmir since 1947 by the dint of force and Kashmiris have never accepted Indian forcible occupation. India is suppressing the freedom movement with the help of forces. More than five lakh
Kashmiris have sacrificed their lives while fighting against this forcible occupation of India. Lakhs have been subjected to atrocities in jails and dozens were given life
sentences. Shah Sahib said if God forbid, a nuclear war breaks between two neighboring countries it will not only create destruction here but will create catastrophe in whole South Asia. Shah said it would be a great blunder to move to battle field from talks table. He said there is still time for India to admit ground realities and see Kashmir issue in its historical background and also keep in view the changing world scenario. Kashmir issue is the issue of people of Kashmir and it cannot be resolved without their aspirations. Shah Sahib reiterated that Kashmir issue should be resolved according to UN resolutions or through tripartite talks in order to prevent the subcontinent from nuclear catastrophe.
Shabir Shah call for shutdown on Oct, 27
Srinagar, October 21- 2013 : Senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmed Shah, have called for complete shutdown on the 27th October to convey a message to the world that the Kashmiris reject India’s illegal occupation of their
homeland. It was on 27th October in 1947 when Indian troops landed in Srinagar and forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir in total disregard to the partition plan of the Subcontinent and against the Kashmiris’
aspirations. Shah in a statement in Srinagar terming the 27th October 1947 as unfortunate day for the people of Kashmir said that the memories of the day when Indian Army landed here still haunted every Kashmiri. “People should observe complete shutdown and black out on 27th October (Sunday) as our freedom was snatched on that very day in 1947,” he said. Referring to the United Nation resolutions on Kashmir, shah said, “It was India that went to international community and pledged to allow Kashmiris to decide their fate. It was India which, in its parliament and before the people pledged to give people of Kashmir their right to self-determination. But as time passed India forgot its own pledges and started torturing, killing and oppressing Kashmiris.”Shah said that the world community should shun its silence and play an effective role in resolving the lingering
dispute. Shah in his statement describing the 27th October as the darkest day in the history of Kashmir appealed people to observe complete shutdown on the day. “Kashmiris will continue their struggle till Kashmir dispute is resolved as per the UN resolutions,” he
said." We are the heirs of the sacred blood of Kashmiri martyrs and will not let their blood go waste at any cost,” he added.
27th October blackest day in Kashmir history: Shabir shah
Srinagar, October 20 - 2013 : Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party , Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that the 27th October is the blackest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir as on this day in 1947, India, under a conspiracy, landed its troops in Srinagar and subjugated the people of Jammu and Kashmir.Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris would continue their struggle till Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with their aspirations. He saluted the Kashmiris who laid down their lives for the Kashmir
cause. He said that the world knew that the people of Kashmir were struggling against the Indian occupation and the holding of farce elections in the territory was an attempt to give an impression to the international community that there was democracy in the occupied territory. He said that Kashmir was an internationally recognized disputed territory and had never been a part of India. Shah urged the people of occupied Kashmir to observe complete strike on 27th October to give a message to the international community that they reject India’s illegal hold on their homeland. He thanked the leaders and people of Pakistan for extending moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause and hoped that the same would continue till settlement of the Kashmir
dispute. Meanwhile, Shah, along with a delegation visited Magarmal Bagh area of Srinagar and condoled the sad demise of the uncle of APHC-AJK leader and the Vice President of DFP, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar. Other members of the delegation were Muhammad Abdullah Tari and Muhammad Yaseen Attari.On the occasion, Shah recalled the contribution of Saghar family for the Kashmir cause. He prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with patience.
We’ll never forget our martyrs: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, October 19 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed deep anguish over the killing of innocent people on October 22, 1993 in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara area and Dargah Hazratbal by the forces over protesting against the massacre of pro-Hurriyat people. Paying rich tributes to martyrs of Bijbehara Shah Sahib also expressed solidarity with those who were injured and families who had to bear the absence of their loved
ones. Commenting on such incidents, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Indian forces have killed thousands of pro-Hurriyat people since 1947 and said that freedom struggle will never get weakened by such state sponsored terrorism and brutality. Terming both sacrifice and freedom movement necessary, Shah Sahib said we will continue our struggle till Kashmir issue is not
resolved. Shah Sahib said history is testimony to the fact that those nations who started resistance movement against occupational forces and showed steadfastness have achieved freedom. Stressing on need to be steadfast, Shah Sahib said the freedom is approaching. He said the imperialistic forces are concerned of democratic maturity of
common masses. India’s imperialistic ideology is also surrendering before the political maturity of Kashmiris. Shah Sahib said our freedom struggle has reached such level which neither Indian political designs nor its terrorist activities can stop from reaching to its logical conclusion. He said the need of the hour is to show steadfastness in our freedom struggle.
JKDFP general secretary Mulana Abdullah Tari addressed a
press conference in Srinagar
Srinagar October 18 - 2013 : Asalamualaikum Warehmatullah, ,Dear media persons It is a confirmed fact that “Kashmir dispute” is an issue that needs to be resolved. This is the reason of the political clash continuing between Kashmiri resistance leaders and pro-India rulers right from 1947 with regards to its political solution. Since it is obvious that pro-India rulers have always put the resistance leaders behind bars and implicated them in one or other cases only to keep them away from political arena, it is in search of such freedom that senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah spent a major part of his life in various interrogation centers and jails and his crime was only that he demanded
freedom. Since spending much time in jail after 2008, 2009 and 2010 anti-government mass agitation, Shabir Ahmad Shah was kept under continuous house arrest most of the time which has reached more than 1 year and 3 months. During this house detention, he was barred from offering 5 Eid prayers. But it is first of its kind that Shah Sahib was not prevented from offering Eid prayers at Dargah Hazratbal as party’s press statement regarding Shah’s Dargah programme was published in many local dailies. As per schedule, Shabir Ahmad Shah reached Dargah Hazratbal to offer Eid prayers. As soon as Shah Sahib started his prayers in ranks, Police, by violating the sanctity of Dargah and prayers trespassed between ranks and grabbed him ruthlessly. He was then moved from one police station to other and finally to Central
Jail. Dear journalist: We express our deep resentment that Shabir Ahmad Shah was barred from performing the obligation of “SUnnat-e-Ibraaheem” under such a disgusting plan. Since human rights violations and restrictions on political activities of Hurriyat activists continues in Jammu and Kashmir but such shameful and ghastly incidents is first of its kind for which the puppet chief minister Omar Abdullah is responsible as he was present there when Shabir Ahmad Shah was forcibly expelled from mosque. Dear journalist: Such incident is a clear violation of Islamic rules and regulations which is extremely
condemnable. Freedom Party wants to make it clear that freedom movement will not stop due to such nefarious designs. The party will continue to raise its voice against innocent killings of Kashmiris. It expresses serious concern and anguish over the illegal confinement of youth and pro-Hurriyat people in
jails. Dear journalist, we will continue our peaceful political struggle till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people.
Hurriyet leaders denounce Shabir Shah’ arrest
Srinagar, October 18 - 2013 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Maulana Abdullah Tari have termed the arrest of senior APHC leader,
Shabir Ahmad Shah during Eid prayers as a shameful act. Nayeem Ahmad Khan in a statement in Srinagar said that New Delhi and its local collaborators considered the Kashmiri people as their slaves and so treated
them. Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party leader, Maulana Abdullah Tari addressing a press conference in Srinagar said that pro-India rulers had put the resistance leaders behind bars on one or another charge to keep them away from political arena “It is condemnable that Shabir Ahmad Shah was stopped from offering Eid prayers, which is a religious obligation,” he
added. Police violating the sanctity of Dargah Hazrat Bal and prayers trespassed between ranks and grabbed him ruthlessly. He was then moved from one police station to other and finally to Central Jail,” he deplored. Such incident is a clear violation of Islamic rules and regulations which is extremely condemnable,” he said. The party will continue to raise its voice against innocent killings of Kashmiris,” he vowed. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement, a constituent of the APHC, in a statement in Jammu strongly condemned the house arrests and detentions of Hurriyet leaders to prevent them from offering Eid
prayers. The APHC leader and Senior Vice Chairman of the JKPM Mir Shahid Saleem said that the occupation authorities had suspended all the democratic, political and even religious rights of the people in Kashmir.
JKDFP chairman shabir shah arrested mid-way between Eid -
prayer at Dargah Hazratbal.
Srinagar October 16 - 2013 :.After a long gap of 7yrs Shah was not house arrested on Eid but when he reached Dargah Hazratbal and the moment Eid prayers started Shah was taken away by 8-10 police men in between prayers to some unknown
destination. Shame for India and Specially Shame for J&K govt.They should have
at least let him offer the Eid prayers. This depicts the complete POLICE RAJ in J&K.Freedom Party strongly protests this shameful and ruthless act of Indian
puppets. The height of shameless act is that Shah was taken barefooted- was not even allowed to wear his shoes which shows the utter
frustration of Omar govt.They moment Omar Abdullah spotted Shabir Shah at Dargah
Shareef Hazratbal he got restless and furious and immediately orderd
his arrest and 9 police personals were also suspended for the reason that how Shah was allowed to reach Dargah .Just now, Shah
booked under sec-107 and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar. Tehsil dar
gave the remand from his private residence in absence of Shah Sb,showing
the total lawlessness prevailing in the state. SHAME!!!!!!!
Kashmiris are filled with spirit of sacrifice: Shabir Shah
Srinagar October 13 - 2013 : On the eve of sacrificial Eid, as the whole Muslim world is filled with the spirit of sacrifice, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are also filled with the spirit of sacrifice. Those who by sacrificing their lives highlighted the freedom movement at world level, the nation will always remember their bravery, courage and loyalty. The purpose for which they gave their lives is to be achieved at any cost. The freedom movement continues and will continue till the mission of these martyrs is not accomplished. I appeal those well-to-do persons of nation to remember the widows, orphans and dependent people on this Eid the same way they are concerned of their own loved ones. These words were expressed by senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while commenting on Eid-ul-Zuha and responsibilities of Hurriyat representatives. According to freedom party spokesperson, Shabir Ahmad Shah will offer Eid-ul-Zuha prayers at
Dargah Hazratbal, Srinagar. Meanwhile, Shah today visited Mushtaq-ul-Islam at his
Batamalo residence where he congratulated him on his release.
Gen Singh’s revelation eye-opener for UN, EU, US: Shabir shah
Srinagar, October 12 - 2013 : In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party
(jkdfp), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that the revelations of former Indian army Chief, General V K Singh, should serve as an eye-opener for United Nations, European Union, the US and other justice-loving countries that army is ruling the territory. Shah addressing a meeting of his party in Srinagar said, “We want to convey this message to the world that Kashmir dispute is still lingering. There are more than 700,000 troops in the territory and the election drama staged here is aimed at covering up the undemocratic
practices." He said that General Singh had very openly said that Army had been playing the vital role in making and breaking the governments in Kashmir since 1947 and it had also funded people to suppress the mass uprising in 2010. “Our claims proved to be right that it is actually Army that rules Kashmir and the so-called election dramas are staged to give it a democratic
color. If our own traitors would not have supported the rulers, the Kashmir dispute would have been resolved,” he maintained.
senior APHC leader said that elections in the territory in 2014 were a non-issue for Hurriyet leaders. He said that to fight against the oppression, on one hand, and to take part in elections, on the other, was like traveling in two different directions. “We have to completely boycott the elections as to send a clear message to world that we are running a movement and we have nothing to do with the elections,” he added.Shah urged the party leaders and activists to strengthen their relations with people by sharing their grief and sorrows. He added that despite black laws and incidents like
Goal, Ramban, Markandal, Bandipora and Kishtawar, the people were determined to take the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion.
If traitors won’t have been there, Kashmir would have been ‘freed’: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, October 11 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed a meeting of all party representatives at Srinagar office who had come from various zones. Shah deliberated on India’s false claims which former Army General V.K. Singh had exposed and which were aimed at misleading world bodies that there is a democratic government in Kashmir set up through votes by the people of Kashmir and who want to accede with India. Shah Sahib while terming the statement of General V.K. Singh as the eye-opener for United Nations, European Union, United States and other pro-justice governments said that we want to convey this message to world that India has forcibly occupied Kashmir in 1947. There are more than 7 lakh forces present here and the election drama which India is staging here is aimed at covering up the un-democratic occupation. He said there prevails military rule in Kashmir and everything is under their control and they operate all the affairs of State including election
dramas. Shah Sahib said that General Singh very openly said that Army has been playing the vital role in making and breaking the governments in Kashmir since 1947 and it also funded heavily to suppress the 2010 uprising. He said our claims proved to be right that it is actually Army that rules J&K and the so-called election dramas are staged to give it the democratic
color. Shabir Sahib alleged that if our own traitors would not have supported occupational rulers, we would have achieved freedom. He said though 2014 election is a non-issue for us but we still don’t want to jeopardize our own freedom struggle. Shah Sahib said that to fight against occupational rulers on one hand and to take part in elections on other hand is like
traveling through two different directions. He stressed we have to completely boycott the elections as to send a clear message to world that we are running a resistance movement and we have nothing to do with
elections. Shah Sahib said it is very unfortunate that our house has gutted by our own lamp. Shah Sahib while stressing on responsibilities of party representatives urged them to strengthen their relations with people by accompanying them in their grief and sorrow and be alert to crush anti-movement elements. Shah said it is good that despite black laws, happening of incidents like
Goal Ramban, Markandal, Bandipora and Kishtawar, innocent killings and unjustified arrests, the people’s hopes are still high and their emotions are filled with pro-freedom spirit. Criticizing government’s dual nature Shah Sahib said that neither the culprits of Asiya Neelofar nor those of
Kishtawar and Geol., Ramban were brought to book. Those who burned innocent people in
Kishtawar were let free and instead they (Police) leveled baseless allegations against a religious person and freedom party zonal president
Maulana Sheikh Abdul Qayoom. Here everything is going in a wrong way, he
said. Commenting on growing restrictions on resistance leaders Shah said if freedom struggle will get suppressed by keeping resistance leaders under house arrest or by framing them under false cases then America, Russia, France and India would never had been free today. Terming the freedom movement of Kashmiris as “struggle of a living nation” Shah said that we have sacrificed lakhs of lives for this struggle and our lakhs of freedom fighters have been subjected to brute oppression and were kept behind bars for years among which thousands of youth have been subjected to enforced disappearance. The nook and corner of our valley is decorated with the graves of martyrs, thousands of unmarked graves have come to fore which add salt to our injuries. Despite the massacre of occupational forces our nation is glowing with freedom
spirit. Shah said Kashmir is not an integral part of India but is a political future of coming generation of Jammu and Kashmir. We believe the solution of Kashmir issue lies with the Indo-Pak friendship. India should stop its human rights violations in Kashmir and we are thankful to Pakistan for its political, diplomatic and moral support and hope they will continue to do so. We also believe that till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris Pakistan will continue its support.
Shabir Shah will join sit-ins , If Gagran CRPF camp is not replaced on time,
Srinagar, October 8 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah by expressing solidarity with the people of Shopian of staging sit-in against government’s failure of acting against the killing of five innocent civilians by CRPF of Gagran camp on October 10, has decided to join the sit-in, which will start after the deadline of October 10.It is worth mentioning here that Shabir Ahmad Shah while lauding the role of pro-Hurriyat people of Shopian in resistance movement had during his recent visit to Shopian assured the people that Freedom Party will stand by them in protest against the CRPF personnel involved in killing of five innocent civilians and will not leave them
alone. Shah reiterated that if the culprits are not arrested and Gagran camp is not replaced, it will have serious repercussions for government, for which the government will be solely responsible.
Shabir Shah visited abducted woman of Zalingam Kokernag,
Srinagar, October 7 - 2013 : The Freedom Party delegation led by its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today succeeded in reaching Zalingam, Kokernag. The delegation comprised of Chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and Freedom Party’s central representative and activists from Islamabad area. The delegation sorted out information regarding the abduction of a woman during night whose body in critical condition was later on found in forests after thorough
searches. The delegation assured the affected family that whole nation is with them in this hour of grief. The culprits of such heinous crime will be face utter disgrace. Shah Sahib expressed serious grief and anguish over the calamity the victim befell and said the tyrants will face serious doom. As soon as Shah Sahib left the house of victim, the people present there took Shah Sahib in the form of procession and followed him to gathering place where innumerous masses including women and children were waiting to welcome Shabir Ahmad Shah and raised pro-Islamic and pro-freedom slogans. He said the anger and resentment over the abduction by the people is a natural outcome but Police by arresting Ishaq Malik and Javed Ahmad Sheikh repeated the example of dishonesty and fraud. Expressing serious resentment over use of force by Police on peaceful protestors, Shah said what else can people do over such incident? Shah said Kashmiri nation is running freedom movement from several decades but today’s protest was against that barbarism which is severely condemnable. He said the woman was the mother of three children and her last child was just few days old. She was still a patient and was abducted. By protesting against such shameful act, government got frightened and resorted to use of force. Shah Sahib said that it is a major sin to tolerate oppression. We are not like those who bear oppression. He assured people that whenever oppression rises it ultimately vanishes and said the day is approaching when Kashmiris will get freedom. Shah Sahib also lauded the role of people for protesting against the dignity of a woman. Chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash also addressed the gathering
Shabir Shah expresses anguish over molestation of lady of Zalingam, Kokernag
Srinagar, October 5 - 2013 : On hearing the news of molestation of a lady of Zalingam, Kokernag by the hands of men in uniform, senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed serious anguish over the unfortunate incident. He said Indian rulers should feel ashamed that their dual nature is getting exposed after each passing day. Now whole world and Kashmiri nation is ware that if any sexual assault takes place in India, the culprit is awarded life sentence but when same incident takes place here in Kashmir by the hands of forces, the government in order to cover up the issue only orders inquiry commissions to cool down the angry masses. As soon as public anger gets cooled down, they dump up the cases, as
usual. Giving reference to Kunan Poshpora gang rapes, double murder and rape of Asiya and Neelofar of Shopian and
Kishtawar sexual assault, Shah Sahib said the culprits were neither identified nor were they punished for their crime. Shah Sahib said that subjugated life is the worst kind of life in which there is no security of lives, honor and dignity of the people. He said till Indian forcible occupation continues in Kashmir, the honor and dignity of our mothers and sisters is at stake. Shah Sahib also appealed all the pro-freedom groups to at least unite against such issues concerning violation of honor and dignity of people.
Shabir shah condemn crackdown in Qaimoh
Srinagar, October 04 - 2013 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah, have strongly condemned the crackdown, identification parades and damaging of the properties of masses in Qaimoh area of Kulgam by Indian troops and police. He termed the assault on women and arrest spree of youth as the worst for of state
terrorism. Shah in a statement while denouncing the continuous siege of Qaimoh said that the Kashmiris were facing such situation from past 24 years. “It has reminded us of identification parades held in year 1990,” he said, adding that the troops and police personnel harassed the entire population on mere pretext of presence of militants
(Mujahideen) in the area. He said that under draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Disturbed Areas Act, Indian forces were empowered to search the houses without any justification and legal order. “It has put in danger the lives,
honor and dignity of the people of territory,” he stated. Shah
urged the world human rights organizations to take serious note of the situation in occupied Kashmir and take measures to safeguard the interests, lives and
honor of the people of the territory. Shah while reacting in strong terms against the highhandedness of Indian forces in the area said that to arrest and terrorize innocent people including women and elderly persons on mere suspicion was the worst crime and was
intolerable. He also castigated the puppet administration for continuously keeping illegally detained Hurriyet leaders including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Mir
Hafizulah, Muhammad Ishaaq Itoo and Shakeel Ahmed Butt behind the bars and re-slapping of black law, Public Safety Act, on them. “The resolve of Hurriyet leaders and people cannot be suppressed by oppression,” he maintained.
Indian forces using civilians as human shield : Shabir shah
Srinagar, October 03 - 2013 : senior APHC leader and chairman of JKDFP shabir ahmed shah has said that entire occupied territory has been converted into a concentration camp where Indian troops barge into the houses at their free will with impunity, maltreat inmates and take away precious goods with
them. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, denounced the crackdown and assemblage of people for identity parade on the 1990’s pattern in the villages of Kulgam, He said that such practice was in vogue in the territory for the last over 24
years." Nothing is safe from Indian troops, who enjoying immunity under draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Disturbed Areas Act regard break into the houses, breaching the sanctity of private life and treat women immodestly and ransack households,” he
added. Shah pointed out that making thousands of people hostage on the pretext of presence of a few
Mujahideen in a village or a town was the worst form of state terrorism. Shah said that forcing people to stand in queue during the crackdowns was tantamount to using them as human shield in case of an encounter with Mujahideen and such act, he added, was a war crime under International
law. Shah called upon international human rights organizations to play their role in saving the lives of the people in the occupied
territory. Shah addressing a party meeting in Islamabad town denounced harassment of youth by Indian army and police in
Kulgam and other adjoining areas. The meeting condemned repeated invoking of draconian Public Safety Act against the illegally detained Hurriyet leaders including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Mir
Hafizulah, Muhammad Ishaq Ittu, and Shakil Ahmad Butt.
Endeavors of pro-freedom leaders and pro-Hurriyat people can’t be suppressed by suppression: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, October 2 -2013 :Jammu and Kashmir
democratic Freedom Party, under the president ship of party
Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today organized a gathering in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The gathering held serious concern over the reign of terror leashed by Police and forces and unjustified arrest spree of youth in Jammu and Kashmir. During the meeting, the members also held serious concern over the crackdown, raids, checking of houses and sabotaging the properties of the people of Kulgam Ghappabal, Kemoh and Khadoni areas by Army and forces. They said that to arrest and terrorize the innocent people including women and old-age persons on mere suspicious grounds is the worst crime and is intolelerable.The members also condemned the government policy of continuously keeping incarcerated leaders which include Masrat Alam Bhat, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Mir
Hafizulah, Muhammad Ishaaq Aitoo and Shakeel Ahmed Bhat under detention and re-slapping of PSAs on them. They said the endeavors of pro-freedom leaders and pro-Hurriyat people cannot be suppressed by suppression. The people’s pro-freedom spirit will not cool down by government’s anti-movement policies.
Kashmir is not integral part of India: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, October 1 -2013 : Remembering 22 martyrs of Handwara on who were killed by CRPF on October 1, 1990,senior resistance leader and Chairman Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today said that whole nation is paying glowing tributes to these martyrs who fell to the bullets of Indian Army and
forces. Commenting on Kashmir issue and their sacrifices, Shah Sahib said it is due to these martyrs that Kashmir issue rose to international level and the freedom movement also gained momentum due to these martyrs. “The whole nation is obliged to these martyrs and we will continue our resistance movement till the sacrifices of these martyrs will reap fruit,” he
said. Terming Indian government as murderers of Kashmiris, Shah said that Handwara incident was not the sole kind of its kind but such kind of incidents have been taking place since last six decades where forces killed innocent civilians. Commenting on
Goal, Ramban, Kishtawar and Shopian incidents Shah said it is a very recent incident that forces put to death innocent
civilians. Shah said Indian government always orders enquiries and probes after innocent killings so as to cool down the public anger and resentment but the culprits of Handwara killings that took place on 1990 and several other similar incidents of innocent killings are yet to be punished or even identified. Shah Sahib said that Indian government is not only hell bent upon ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris but is also involved in sabotaging the properties and houses of common people. Shah said we express solidarity with those who were martyred in Handwara and those who lost their properties. He said we are running a freedom movement against the forced occupation of India and we reject Indian claim that Kashmir is an integral part of India and we will continue to run our political resistance movement till any peaceful political solution to Kashmir issue is not found.
Shah lauds Main Nawaz Shareef’s ‘call for friendship with India’ to resolve Kashmir issue.
Srinagar, September 28 -2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman
Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has hailed the statement of
Pakistan Prime Minister Main Nawaz Shareef that Kashmir issue is the flashpoint which should be resolved as per the United Nations Security
Council resolutions. Shah hoped India should also respond with political maturity to
Main Nawaz Shareef’s political maturity. He said it now obvious
that whenever Pakistan calls for resolving Kashmir issue through peaceful dialogue, the anti-peace elements disrupt peace. Freedom Party Chairman expressed hope that during the coming meet
between Pakistan Prime Minister Main Nawaz Shareef and his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh at United Nations, Pakistan PM should
press for ending the oppression on Kashmiris and for resolving the long pending issue asper the wishes and aspirations of its
people. Shah also applauded the press statement of noted columnist and analyst Prem Shankar Jha by terming his statement as “courageous”.
Army rule under the garb of democracy cannot sustain for long in
Jammu and Kashmir: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, September 27- 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing at main
Chowk Bandipora today said we can never be silent over the atrocities inflicted by Army and forces on the masses. Appreciating the pro-freedom spirit and valor of the people of Bandipora, Shah said the people here have always showed strict resistance against Indian oppression. He said, now as it has come to fore that civil administration and Army are collaborating in suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris, therefore the atrocities and tyranny occur with the consent of so-called democratic rulers. Commenting on the former Army General V.K. Singh’s statement that Army is funding to stabilize the government right from 1947, Shah said it is a reality that Indian military leadership and State leadership are always united in suppressing Kashmiris by the dint of force. Shah Sahib said that since world does not like expansionist approach, so those countries who adopt such measures commit every un-democratic acts under the garb of secularism and
democracy. Shah Sahib said we have time and again made it clear that India has forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir and is trying to give it democratic color with the help of its sold agents by staging election dramas to mislead the world community that Kashmiris are enjoying the democratic rights. He said General V.K. Singh’s claims have strengthened our claims that there is Army rule, not democracy in Jammu Kashmir. He said no one can compete with the barbarism of India which it has been inflicting upon Kashmiri people since last 6 decades by claiming more than 5 lakh lives. Despite such atrocities we are resisting the forced occupation of India from last 66 years. To He said we are running a peaceful resistance movement for the right determination but India is suppressing our rights by the use of force. Shah said our youth gave so many sacrifices that this issue garnered the attention of world bodies. Kashmir issue is on top list among various issues of world and there is mounting pressure on India from world bodies to resolve Kashmir issue through dialogue so as to prevent subcontinent from destruction of war. He said now world became aware of India’s double standards regarding democratic claims, their oppression on Kashmiris has come to fore before world and there are rising voices for the support of Kashmir cause. We have to remain steadfast and victory belongs to
us. Commenting on the innocent killings and nocturnal raids in Gagran, Shopian and Bandipora, Shah said Indian forces are there in every nook and corner of Valley and are hell bent upon violating their every rights and so-called democratic rulers are not even uttering a word against such barbarism. On the other hand, they are ordering only inquiries just to cool down the anger of masses and cover up the crimes committed by the forces. These inquiries and commissions are only aimed at passing the
time. Shah said we are in favor of Indo-Pak friendship as it is important for resolving the Kashmir issue while as Indo-Pak confrontation will only pave way for war. Terming Kashmir issue as the issue of deciding the future of people of Jammu Kashmir, Shah said Kashmir issue is neither any communal, linguistic, racial or geographical issue but is an issue of right to self determination which traces its roots back to 1947. Shah
said we are against the partition whether it may be on religious, linguistic or any other grounds and we believe that the way Pakistan acknowledges and supports our cause, India too should follow the suit.
Shabir Shah visits families of Palhallan martyrs, pays tributes
Srinagar, September 26 - 2013 : A delegation comprising of Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Jammu Kashmir Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad
Yasin Ataai and other Freedom Party activists led by senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today succeeded in reaching Palhallan. Shah was previously prevented four times by Police from visiting family of
Shaheed Molvi Hilal of Palhallan but today he succeeded in making it to Palhallan despite strict
restrictions. The delegation expressed solidarity with the families of ShaheedMolviHilal Sahib,
Shaheed Shabir Sahib, Shaheed Yaqoob Sahib and Shaheed Bilal Sahib. On the occasion, Shah Sahib appreciated the people of Palhallan for their courage and pro-freedom spirit by saying it is our very mission not to bow before tyrant rulers and fight for the right to self-determination.Shabir Shah said the commendable role played by the people of Sopore and Baramulla with regards to freedom movement is an example of itself. Commenting on the atrocities inflicted upon people of Palhallan, Shah Sahib said the oppression by the hands of Army and forces is a shameful and cruel act. In the view of all pro-Hurriyat groups, people of Palhallan are subjected to severe atrocities due to their deep bonding with the freedom struggle. Our hearts beat for the people of Palhallan, Shah
said. After Palhallan, the delegation visited the family of renowned resistance leader Shaheed Ghazi Abdul Rashid in Baramulla. While paying tributes and highlighting Shaheed Ghazi’s contribution to freedom movement, Shah Sahib said Shaheed will be remembered for ever by pro-Hurriyats.Pledging that we will take the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion through peaceful political resistance movement, Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said we will strive in all ways in this regard. He said Kashmiri nation never remained back in sacrificing themselves for the freedom movement and said it is now the responsibility of political resistance leaders to take the mission of martyrs to its ultimate destination.
To undermine the great sacrifices of Kashmiris, will be big mistake of forces :Shabir Shah
Srinagar, September 24 - 2013 : If occupant forces will undermine the invaluable sacrifices rendered by people of Kashmir particularly those from Shopian, then they are living in a fool’s paradise. Kashmiris will never hesitate to sacrifice themselves in taking the mission of Hurriyat groups to its logical conclusion which is evident from the recent martyrdoms of Shopian. These words were expressed by Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing a large gathering at Shopian main Chowk. Shah was accompanied by Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar and Jammu Kashmir Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash who also addressed the gathering. After addressing, people chanted pro-freedom slogans and accompanied leaders to the families of those martyred and injured during recent clashes and expressed solidarity with the bereaved
families. Applauding the role of people of Shopian, Shah said that whole nation is with them. “Whatever they want, we are with them.” The delegation accompanying Shabir Ahmad Shah visited the bereaved families of Shaheed Towseef Ahmad Bhat of Baba Mohalla, Shopian, Shaheed Tariq Ahmad Mir of Okay, Kulgam, Shaheed
Muhammad Yusuf Sofi of Zaina Pora and Syed Rafiq Ahmad of Syedapora, Shopian. While expressing solidarity with the bereaved
families, Shah said the status of martyrdom is the greatest achievement which only special persons deserve. “Their only crime was that they were Kashmiris. The right to self determination is our birth right which Indian has usurped us. Power is not truth, truth is power and victory ultimately belongs to
truth." Shah said we are the heirs of the sacred blood of martyrs and we will never let anyone play with their blood. He said we’ll continue our movement till any political solution according to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris is not
found. Commenting on the Kashmir issue Shah said India is befooling the world community by presenting Kashmir issue as religious, terrorism and communal issue. “Kashmir issue is not related to terrorism or communalism but is a political issue that was born in 1947 when various states choose their destinies according to their wishes, either with India or with Pakistan. Only Kashmiri nation is unfortunate to fell into the trap of Indian subjugation,” Shah
said. He said the people of Jammu Kashmir have rendered more than 5 lakh sacrifices while struggling against the Indian illegal occupation with more than 10,000 disappearances and mass human rights violations taking place here. “We want good relations between India and Pakistan so that peaceful solution to Kashmir issue is found at earliest through peaceful dialogue. Is Kashmir issue is not resolved it will lead to destruction the whole subcontinent and will pave way for the nuclear
confrontation." Freedom Party Chairman said that India is staging election drama here since 1947 by the help of its puppets and agents but the sacrifices of Kashmiris pushed this issue to international level. Shah said we’ll continue our movement till any political solution according to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris is not found.
Shah addresses families of Palhallan martyrs on phone
Srinagar, September 20 -2013 : During his house arrest senior resistance leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah held a telephonic address with the bereaved families of Shaheed Muhammad Yaqoob and Shaheed Bilal who were martyred in Palhallan,
Patton on Tuesday night. Paying glowing tributes to martyrs Shah in his telephonic address said till black laws like AFSPA, PSA and Disturbed Areas Act are in use in J&K, the Indian forces are having clean chit to massacre the innocent people of Kashmir. He said the blood of martyrs will not go waste. He said more than five lakh people have been martyred till yet and our history is replete with the tales of great sacrifices. He also said that we will resist the forcible occupation of Indian till such a solution is not found to this issue which is according to the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu and
Kashmir. Strongly condemning the arrest of Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, son of GhulamMohiuddin Sheikh of Nowhatta, Srinagar who is the only brother of his seven sisters, Shah said the freedom movement cannot be suppressed through such arrests and use of force but will gain momentum. Alluding to Hitler of Nazi Germany, Mussolini of Italy and Stalin of Communist Russai, Shah said those following these dictators should be aware of their ultimate fate that oppression is oppression and when it increases it ultimately
vanishes. Expressing strong resentment over barring Freedom Party Chairman
Shabir Ahmad Shah from offering 113 congregational Friday prayers, the party spokesperson said that our secular rulers, by using the vote of Muslims are debarring the Muslim leadership from following Islam and are busy in pleasing their irreligious
masters. The spokesperson said they want to keep people enslaved by killing the pro-freedom leadership or if possible, by keeping the leaders behind bars for ever so that subjugated people can easily be controlled. He said on one hand our nation is witnessing the incidents of massacre like
Geol., Ramban, Kist war, Palhallan and on other hand the curbs and restrictions of resistance leaders. This is the worst example of subjugation, the spokesperson added.
We sent our daughters to become doctors not to bid adieu to moral traditions:
Srinagar, September 19 -2013 : Terming the government decision of allowing cultural tour of Kashmiri girls undergoing MBBS training in Government Medical College, Srinagar to New Delhi as against the Valley’s tradition, Freedom Party said that Kashmiris give utmost importance to education of their daughters and wish their offspring make their nation proud by enriching themselves with the light of education. He said Kashmiris also know the importance of safeguarding the moral traditions of their children.
Stressing on keeping on the moral education along with other educational activities of Kashmiri female students, the party spokesperson said there is no good for girls in taking them to immoral functions. It is in no way a good sign that massacres are taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and our daughters are taking part in cultural programs outside valley. He hoped that parents will not allow their children to take part in such events where mockery is made of our
traditions. Paying glowing tributes to first martyr of ongoing freedom movement Shaheed
Aijaz Ahmad Dar on his 25th anniversary, the spokesperson said the sacrifice of Ajaz Ahmad Dar is a golden chapter of our resistance movement which further strengthens the spirit and ideology of pro-freedom
groups. The spokesperson has severely criticized the government policy of keeping senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah away from meeting people since past two and a half years. According to spokesperson Shah was prevented from meeting people for a period of 1 year and 13 months by keeping him under house arrest. He said since these 15 months, Shah was barred from offering 113 congregational Friday and 5 Eid prayers. Terming Shah’s continuous house arrest a dictatorial and undemocratic policy of government, the spokesperson said the puppet rulers who are taking oath on democracy of India should be ashamed of their deeds.
State oppression continues in Shopian: Shah
Srinagar, September 18 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah responsible for the unbearable atrocities inflicted on the people of Shopian by government. He said if Omar Abdullah really is concerned of people and not power then he should immediately resign and accept the killing of innocent persons by CRPF in Shopian. Lamenting over not being able to visit the families of martyrs due to restrictions by Police and forces and continuous house arrest, Shah expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families of GahranShopian martyrs, ShaheedTawseef Ahmad Bhat of Baba Mohalla, Shaheed Tariq Ahmad Mir of Okay Kulgam, ShaheedMuhamamd Yusuf Sofi of Darahpora, ShaheedZainapora and
Shaheed Rafiq Ahmad of SyedporaShopian. Shah said as soon as restrictions from government will be lifted I will immediately visit the families of these great
martyrs. During his house arrest, Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing solidarity with all five martyrs including a non-local Bihari said though Gagran firing was not the first of its kind by Indian forces but was most shameful and barbaric as it was carried out in broad daylight shamefully. He said till Indian forces remain in Kashmir there is no security of the lives, property and honor of any
Muslim. Be it the double murder of Asiya and Neelofar, GoolRamban,
Kishtawar clashes, mysterious murder of Ghazi Abdul Rashid, killing of Muhammad
Yaqoob Sofi and Bilal Ahmad of Patton or Gagran massacre, till black laws like AFSPA, PSA, Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) are in use, Indian forces are having clean chit to kill Kashmiris.Expressing anguish over State oppression in South, North and Central Kashmir and rise of communal forces in Jammu, Shah said that Kashmir issue is an internationally accepted dispute and portraying it as law and order or communal issue is a conspiracy to mislead the world nations. He said we are running the movement to resolve Kashmir issue as per the UN resolutions and will continue to do so till the issue is not
resolved. Applauding the courage of brave people of Shopian for leading a well -organized and strong protests against Gagran incident, Shah said if our political leadership will follow the suit, CRPF will never have mustered courage to open force on innocent
people. Commenting on probes committees and commissions Shah said whenever killings took place the puppet Kashmiri rulers ordered magisterial probes which are nothing but a deception and aimed at to pacify the anger of masses. Not a single culprit has been booked so far. Shah appealed the people of Shopian to retaliate the Indian oppression by completely boycotting the upcoming elections held under the Constitution of India.
JKDFP delegation left for Baramulla to visit family of Shaheed Ghazi Abdul Rashid
Srinagar, September 14 - 2013 : Due to continuous house arrest senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah could not visit the Baramulla to express solidarity with the family of resistance leader Ghazi Abdul Rashid on his
martyrdom. Today, at central office a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Shabir Ahmad Shah on the demise of Shaheed Ghazi Abdul Rashid. In the meeting, government’s policy of keeping Shabir Ahmad Shah under continuous house arrest was severely criticized. The government’s policy of preventing Shah Sahib from visiting the bereaved families was also
condemned. In the meeting, a delegation was formulated under the leadership of party general secretary
Maulana Abdullah Tari to visit the bereaved family of Ghazi Abdul Rashid on behalf of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and other senior party workers. In the delegation, apart from
Maulana Abdullah Tari, Moulvi Bashir Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rashid Gilkar Sahib, Muhammad
Yasin Ataai, Muhammad Amin Bhat and various other party workers and activists were also present.
Putting political leaders behind bars and killing youth ‘conspiracy’ of India : JKDFP
Srinagar, September 13 - 2013 : Democratic Freedom Party spokesperson has said that putting political leaders behind bars and wiping out the youth from the pages of existence is a well-planned strategy of India on which it is operative since more than six decades. He said the wounds of four innocents killed in Shopian were fresh and oppressive forces killed one more and now innumerous people who fell victim to forces’ oppression are admitted in various
hospitals. The spokesperson said that State Government is singing to the tunes of New Delhi and to please them are playing the game of death with innocent people which cannot be tolerated at any cost. Expressing serious concern over the incessant killings of youth, the spokesperson said until or unless the whole nation gets united and raises strong protests such killings will continue. He said our movement is “right” and we don’t oppress anyone but are demanding our birth right to
self-determination. Condemning government’s policy of preventing its party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah from offering Friday prayers, the Freedom Party spokesperson said that since last two and a half years, Shabir Shah was either kept under house arrest or arrested in other ways for a period of 1 year 4months and 25 days and was prevented from offering 112 congregational Friday prayers and 5 Eid prayers.
Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson has strongly condemned the detention of Muhammad
Yasin Ataai who is detained in Humhama Police Station for past 3 days. The spokesperson also condemned the arrest of Freedom Party activists in Kulgam.
One more killing in Shopian and murder of resistance leader ,an eye-opener for divided pro-freedom leadership: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, September 12 - 2013 : Terming the incessant bloodbath in Shopian by CRPF personnel as “serious cause of concern” and “eye-opener” for alienated pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir, senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah during his house arrest said if any oversight is made in understanding the designs of Indian rulers and its State allies regarding the unjustified killing of innocent civilians in Shopian, the existence of “Kashmiri nation” would be in jeopardy in
future. Shah Sahib made it clear that our movement for freedom is to liberate Kashmiri nation from the forced occupation of India and to secure the life, honor and dignity of its people. It is worth mentioning here that Indian government and its allies in Valley are hell bent upon suppressing the freedom movement and to completely wipe out the pro-freedom leadership from existence. Terming the ideological unity among pro-freedom leadership must for securing the honor and dignity of people of Kashmir; Shah said until or unless the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir comes out from the organizational barriers and emerges as national movement, Indian forces will continue to massacre Kashmiris so that freedom movement may not reach its logical end.Shabir Ahmad Shah said till there is not “ideological unity” among resistance leaders; we should unite for some common movement issues by holding proper consultation among ourselves. He said the condemnation statements by individual parties leave no impact on Police and forces as these statements reveal the division and separation of resistance leadership. He said Indian government is well aware of the fact that divided and alienated leadership is no threat to them. DFP Chairman said the condemnation statements by separate pro-freedom organizations on terrorism by CRPF forces in which women and children received pellet injuries had no impact on them. This is obvious by the killing of renowned resistance leader of People’s League Ghazi Abdul Rashid today in Baramulla. Shah Sahib while severely condemning the unjustified killing said till how will we continue to issue condemnation statements and tyrant rulers and Indian forces will continue to murder our people.Shabir Shah warned Indian Government of serious repercussion if it will not acknowledge Kashmir as a political issue and will not endeavor to find its political solution. He also warned them of serious consequences if massacre of Kashmiri Muslims is not stopped and if they will continue to suppress the right to self determination of Kashmiris by use of force and said all the responsibility will be levied on Government.
Seeking world attention towards simmering situation of Kashmir Shah has appealed UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon to take notice of the grave human rights violations taking place in Kashmir and resolve the “bone of contention issue” between two nuclear neighboring nations i.e. Kashmir issue according to the UN resolutions in order to save the South Asia from destruction.
Anti-movement elements involved in terrorizing Sikh community in Shopian: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, September 11- 2013 : During his continuous house arrest senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed serious concern over terrorizing the only Sikh community in Shopian. He said the anti-freedom elements are involved in this gruesome crime. Terming this drama as a tool to cool down the temper of people over the innocent killings of youth Shah appealed pro-Hurriyat and politically mature people not to let any evil element succeed in playing any game with the
Sikhs. Shah Sahib while applauding the role of Sikh community in wiping out the communal elements that tried to create wedge between them and Muslims from past 24 years said the Sikh community has kept on the religious brotherhood by living shoulder by shoulder with Kashmiri Muslims. He appealed both Muslims and Sikhs to defeat such communal elements in
collaboration. Meanwhile, the party spokesperson while condemning the continuous house arrest of its Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah termed it “frustration” of government.
Shah congrates President Mamnoon Hussain on taking over the presidency of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Srinagar, September 10 - 2013 : During his house arrest senior resistance leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has congratulated Mr.
Mamnoon Hussain on taking over the presidency of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He also greeted the new President on behalf of the Kashmiri nation. Mr.
Mammon Hussain is 12 constitutional president of Pakistan. Shah Sahib in his message said that Government of Pakistan and its people have always supported the freedom movement of Kashmiris and Kashmiri nation is highly obliged to them. Shah hoped that Pakistan will continue to extend all political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris till Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its
people. DFP Chairman has expressed deep anguish over the killing of innocent people by Indian forces and has strongly condemned the use of force by Police on those protesting against the Shopian killings. He also warned government of serious repercussions if the unjustified arrest spree is not stopped at earliest and people’s demands not met.Shabir Shah has also condemned the arrest of Muhammad Yasin Ataai and dozens of Freedom Party activists and others. He said the victory ultimately belongs to people and oppressors will regret over their deeds. Shah Sahib has also expressed solidarity and sympathy with the family of People’s League
Chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and has prayed for heavenly abode for the deceased.
By killing innocents in Shopian, CRPF added one more record to its list of terrorist activities : shabir shah
Srinagar, September 9 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah during his house arrest met his party leaders and activists today. During the meet the members deliberated on State terrorism in Shopian in which TowseefAhmdBhat of Baba MohallaShopian, Tariq Ahmad Mir of
Okay, Kulgam and Muhammad Yusuf Sofi of Zanipora were martyred. The members expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in the
incident. expressing strong resentment over the firing on vehicle of innocent civilian at
Lal Chowk, Shah expressed solidarity with each and every person who got injured in various Police actions across city. Addressing the meeting, Shah while blaming Indian government of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris said that GoolRamban,
Kishtawar clashes, Bandipora incident and now Shopian massacre is a clear evidence of the fact that Indian government is hell bent upon the policy of killing innocent Muslims and changing the demography of the region.DFP Chairman also accused Indian print and electronic media of resorting to biased means. “They deliberately cover up the killing of Kashmiris by Indian forces and to mislead world community they are portraying the wrong image of Kashmir that all is well in Valley,” Shah
said. Shah stressed on pro-freedom leadership to put their best to garner attention of international organizations towards Kashmir issue and the oppression India is inflicting upon its people. He also stressed on party workers to connect to the people and fulfill their responsibilities by reaching out to State terrorism affected people.Shabir Ahmad Shah while condemning the use of force on protestors of innocent killings at GoolRamban,
Kishtawar and other areas said to protest against the Government terrorism is a sign of life. He said the slavery of a nation that struggles against its occupants is short lives and does not continue for
long. Stressing on raising voice against oppression Shah said there is always a victory of oppressed in a war between oppressors and oppressed. “Since Kashmiris are oppressed and India oppressor, therefore victory belongs to pro-freedom Kashmiris,” Shah added
By favoring Zubin Mehta India is rubbing salt to injuries of Kashmiris: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, September 7 - 2013 : During his house arrest senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while strongly condemning the collaboration of Jewish Zubin Mehta and Indian Government to suppress the ongoing movement of Kashmiris by organizing a music concert at Shalimar said if Zubin Mehta really had come to Kashmir to win hearts of people he should have visited mass graves of martyrs and should have raised his voice against the atrocities inflicted upon Kashmiris by Indian occupational forces. “But reality is that Zubin had come here to suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris not to win their hearts. He Zubin should have organized this concert in some other part of India,” Shah said.
Shabir Shah made it clear that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory which has been forcibly occupied by India in 1947. Kashmiri nation is struggling against this forcible occupation of India in which
laces of people got martyred till yet, laces are languishing in jails, thousands have died in custody who are buried in collective graves, thousands have disappeared. He said the graph of human rights violations have touched sky. The incidents of Kunan Poshpora like gang rapes and thousands of individual rapes have come to fore. Kashmir has become mourned state.
Shah said on one hand, two neighboring countries are at war with each other on
Loc due to Kashmir dispute which has made this dispute a nuclear flashpoint and on the other hand, Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror on Kashmiris from past week so that people could not register their protest against anti-movement concert.
DFp Chairman said that India, by supporting and favoring Zubin Mehta is rubbing salt to the injuries of Kashmiris. He said that to make slave nations lost in music and dance is an old concept which does not work now. The younger generation of Kashmir has waked up from slumber and it is now impossible to make them insensible. Kashmiris’ freedom movement can neither be suppressed by guns nor by organizing music concerts. Shah said that due to sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris, pressure is mounted on India to resolve this issue as per the wishes and aspirations of its people but by inviting Zubin Mehta they want to convey a message to world that all is well here. He said we will continue our anti-Indian occupational struggle till Kashmir issue is not
resolved. Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson has condemned the house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah. He said Shabir Shah has been prevented from offering 111 Friday prayers since past two and a half years which amounts to total of 1 year 2 months and 19 days of arrest since then. The spokesperson also condemned the house arrest of other pro-freedom leaders.
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Shabir Shah arrested at Patten on his way to Sopore
Srinagar September 4 - 2013 : The Democratic Freedom Party spokesperson has expressed his strong resentment over the arrest of senior resistance leader and its party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, while he was on his way to Sopore. According to spokesperson, Shah Sahib was on his way to Sopore but a large contingent of Police was waiting at
Patten to get him arrested. “It has now become the routine of government to unjustifiably arrest Shah Sahib. This is the reason that Shah Sahib, since past two and a half years, has been either put under house arrest or detained on way, for a total of one year, two months and 17 days,” the spokesperson
said. Criticizing government’s undemocratic policy, the spokesperson said that on one hand, Jammu Kashmir Police is not allowing pro-freedom leaders of Kashmir to move freely. “On the other hand, government, in order to mislead the people of Kashmir is decorating the music
concert." Expressing wonder at government’s double standards, the spokesperson said those who are enemies of people’s leaders can never be the well wishers of people.
Kashmiris know who is behind communal clashes: Shabir shah
Srinagar, September 03 -2013 : Senior APHC leader and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the people of Kashmir are “politically and intellectually mature to distinguish between the election politics and freedom struggle.”Shabir Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “India is forcibly occupying Kashmir since 1947.”
The of Kashmir know how many lives they sacrificed against forced occupation of India and how much brutalities they tolerated,” Shah said adding “They also understand that the authorities by arresting pro-freedom leaders are trying to suppress the freedom movement.”Kashmiris also understand that those parties involved in election politics are strengthening the imperialistic propagandas of India under the garb of democracy,” he said.Kashmiris also know who were behind the communal clashes that erupted in
Geol., Ram ban and Kishtawar and who targeted Muslims by adopting partial approach,” he
added. The DFP chief while applauding the political intellect of Kashmiris said “whenever situation turned worse for movement, they sacrificed everything for its
sake." Shah, while warning pro-Indian politicians, said Kashmiri people would never let the sacrifices go waste and “they will never prefer roads, parks and music concerts over freedom.
Kashmiris mature enough to distinguish between traitors and freedom
fighters : Shabir Shah
Srinagar, September 2 - 2013 : While commenting on the election campaigning by pro-Indian political parties and curbs on pro-freedom leaders, senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said the people of Kashmir are very much politically and intellectually mature to distinguish between the election politics of those dancing to the tunes of New Delhi and those pro-freedom leaders who are trying to liberate Kashmir from the forced occupation of India.
Shah Sahib said Kashmiri people know that India by the might of force made Kashmiris slave against their wishes in 1947. They also know how many lives they sacrificed against forced rule of India and how much brutalities they tolerated. They also understand that government by arresting pro-freedom leaders is trying to suppress the freedom movement. Kashmiris also understand that those parties involved in election politics are strengthening the imperialistic propagandas of India under the garb of
democracy. Shah Sahib said Kashmiris also know who were behind the communal clashes that erupted in
Goal, Ram ban and Kishtawar and how current government targeted Muslims by adopting partial
approach. Applauding the political intellect of Kashmiris, Shah said whenever situation turned worse for movement; they sacrificed their everything for its sake. While warning pro-Indian politicians, Shah said Kashmiri people will never let the sacrifices go waste and they will never prefer road developments, park developments and music concerts over freedom. He said Kashmiris neither forgot the martyrs nor those who are languishing in jails but will continue their political freedom movement against India till Kashmir issue is resolved. Meanwhile, Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has greeted Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on being re-elected as Chairman Hurriyat Conference, Jamaat-e-IslamiAmeer Muhammad Abdullah Wani on being elected Ameer-e-Jamaat and JamiatAhle Hadith President Ghulam Muhammad BhatMadni on becoming the president of Jamiat. He also hoped the leaders of all these organizations will lead the nation according to
Quran and Sunnah.Here, the party spokesperson has said Shabir Ahmad Shah will visit GoolRamban, Chenab Valley, Jammu, Rajouri and Pooch this month to remove the misconceptions and controversies that were created between various committees in recent past.
Police arrests Shah, and others at Kralpora, Pulwama,By suppressing freedom of expression, situation will not improve:
Srinagar, Aug 31- 2013 : Refuting the claims of State Government that normalcy has returned to Valley Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) said if situation in Valley would have been improved, the Government would not have been implementing harsh laws and continuing arrest spree in order to muzzle the voices of its
opposition. The Freedom Party spokesperson in a statement said that party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah along with dozens of party activists was detained by a large contingent of police at
Kralpora while he was on his way to Pulwama. Those accompanying Shah Sahib were Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Narendra Singh Khalsa, Ghulam Ahmad
Maqdam, Abdul Rashid, Raja Aijaz, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Waheed Ahmad, Jahangir Ahmad and
others. According to spokesperson, Shabir Shah was scheduled to address a public gathering at main
Chowk Pulwama. He said the arrests of political leaders are made to suppress the freedom of expression otherwise there is no justification of these
arrests. He said the difference between democracy and dictatorship is that in democracy, we can openly criticize our political opponents but in dictatorship complete ban is put on opponents. The prevention of Shabir Ahmad to address public gathering with regards to solution of Kashmir issue makes it clear that there prevails dictatorship in Kashmir. To prevent someone from making speeches, to visit people, to arrest them are anti-democratic activities. By resorting to such means government will never succeed in suppressing the freedom
movement. It does not suit the nation which claims to be the biggest champion of democracy that in order to keep its political opponents away political arena with the help of forces and police. Kashmiris are filled with the zeal and spirit of freedom and are against the anti-democratic policies of
India. The Freedom Party spokesperson said that by banning seminars and arresting, they (authorities) cannot discourage the people of Kashmir. He also condemned the anti-democratic arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah.
India stocking LoC tensions to
divert world attention from Kashmir : Shah
Indo-Pak leadership to exhibit statesmanship
Kashmir issue can trigger war between India and Pakistan
World community must play its
role to seek peaceful solution of lingering dispute
Srinagar, Aug 30:
Expressing serious concern over the prevailing security
situation along the line of control (LoC) the chairman of
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday
said that India was deliberately escalating tension on the LoC
to deflect international community’s attention from Kashmir
Addressing a press
conference at party’s central secretariat in Srinagar, Shah
said, “The escalation of tensions on ceasefire line,
directly or indirectly favors new Delhi because the mounting
tensions on the Indo-Pak boarders automatically pushes Kashmir
issue to backburner, which is interestingly the top most
priority of India”. As far as Kashmiri people are concerned,
he said that Kashmiri people on both sides of the LoC have
been the worst victims of the rising confrontation on the
borders. “Not only politically, but Kashmiris also get
affected economically and socially as well,” he maintained.
Tension on the ceasefire line (LoC)
Regarding the looming
threat of war between the two archrivals, Shah said, “We
believe that war is no solution, so it is incumbent upon the
leadership of both the nations to exhibit magnanimity and
statesmanship and try to resolve all issues amicably”.
Hailing Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement on
the issue, Shah expressed the hope that without fanning war
sentiments India would resolve all outstanding issues with
Pakistan through peaceful means.
He said, “If the
Kashmir-issue is not resolved at the earliest, it can, at
anytime, lead to yet another war between the two nuclear
states which would have serious repercussions for the entire
Regarding the killing
of five Indian soldiers Shah said the Pakistani Government had
made its stand clear and according to the statement of India
defense minister; uniform clad militants carried the attack in
the intervening night of 5 and 6 August. Regardless of the
respective governments stance on the issue he said, “We
demand an independent and impartial probe into this
incident”. He, however, maintained that it was an undeniable
fact that India, in the past, had also leveled allegations on
Pakistan and pro-freedom groups holding them responsible for
such incidents, which later on proved false.
Referring to terror
attacks carried out in Kashmir and other Indian states Shah
said, “From Chattisinghpora to Mumbai attacks and from
Malegaon to Samjhauta Express carnage, it has been proved that
these attacks were orchestrated by Indian intelligence
agencies. He suggested that an impartial probe by an
independent institution like UNMOIP could be helpful in this
regard. “If UNMOGIP is given the mandate to probe the
incident the tensions on the LoC will automatically
diffuse”, he added.
Desecration of Holy Quran and subsequent
killing of innocent civilians
Shah said, “Desecration
of Holy Qur’an in Gool by forces and killing of Muslims on
Eid-ul-Fitr in Kishtwar were the worst example of Indian state
terrorism”. Demanding UN probe in such incidents Shah said;
“As we know India since the past 20 years ordered thousands
of probes but to no avail”. To the contrary he said that the
so-called investigating teams inversely put the blame on
pro-freedom camps. “If we go through the track record of
human rights violations committed by India during the past 24
years, it is clear that India and its forces are involved in
large scale war crimes in Kashmir”, he added.
About communal clashes in Kishtwar
Shah said the government
without going through the genesis of the clashes between the
two communities unleashed a reign of terror against Muslims in
the area. “PSA was slapped on DFP’s zonal president
Moulana Abdul Qayoom Wani who has been shifted to Kot Balwal
jail for two years. Apart from him, dozens of other Muslim
youth were arrested including Abdul Rashid Hafiz, Babar
Hussain Hafiz, Irshad Sheikh, Majeed Hussain Bhat, Arif
Baagwaan, Ghulam Nabi Malik, Aamir Baagwaan, Rameez Ahmad,
Yasir Bakhshi, Aashiq Ganaie, Aarif Bhat, Zakir Baagwaan and
amongst the Saffron brigade communalists, BJP’s Sunil Sharma
and Dr Ajay (CMO) are roaming free. Sangh Parivar is hell bent
upon dividing Jammu Kashmir on religious lines with the help
of Village Defense Committees (VDCs).
In Ladakh, Kashmiri
traders are forced to leave their shops under the pretext of
road widening while as Ladakhis were let off. This is a
crucial issue which can have serious ramifications,” he
Human Rights Violations in Kashmir
Referring to the gross
human rights violations committed by Indian troops Shah said,
“Since 1990 to 2005, about 30 incidents of mass killings,
murders of innocent people have been reported in the media”.
Among all these, he said the Gowkadal massacre in which 51
innocent people were killed is the first such incident that
took place on January 21, 1990 when Kashmiri people were
peacefully protesting against the harassment of Kashmiri women
in Srinagar. “The CRPF personnel deployed in nook and corner
of City opened indiscriminate fire on peaceful protestors,
resulting in the martyrdom of more than 51 people and injuring
thousands”, he said.
On January 22, 1990, he
said Indian forces again opened fire on peaceful protestors at
Alamgiri Bazar, resulting in the martyrdom of 10 civilians and
severely injuring 16 others. “On March 1, 1990, Indian
forces, by opening fire on civilians at Zakura Crossing
martyred 30 people and severely injured 15 others. On May 21,
1990, CRPF opened indiscriminate fire on the funeral
procession of Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, which resulted in the
martyrdom of 60 people and injuring 25 at Hawal near Islamia
College, Srinagar. On May 8, 1991, Indian forces killed 25
innocent people at Chotta Bazar. On this day, in another
incident, Indian forces opened indiscriminate fire on funeral
procession at Khanyar, which resulted in the death of 19
people and injuring 59. On January 19, 1991, Indian forces
martyred 10 Kashmiris near Naaz Cinema in which 17 others also
got injured. On September 12, 1991, Indian forces (BSF), while
laying a search operation in Bandipora’s Aloosa area
martyred 15 people and injured 250 others. On January 6, 1993,
BSF personnel, by martyring 45 people in Sopore added to its
more incident of massacre.
On April 10, 1993, Indian
occupant forces set ablaze 260 houses and shops in Lal Chowk.
Due to such incident, 7 people were burned alive. On October
22, 1993, Indian forces opened fire on protestors in Bijbehara
and martyred more than 50 people. The protestors were
peacefully protesting against the Hazratbal siege. On the
intervening night of August 3 and 4, Indian forces martyred 19
members of a single family in Sailaal area of Sarankote
(Poonch). On March 20, 2000, Indian forces, under a
well-planned strategy, massacred 35 Sikhs including children
at Chattisingh-Pora village”.
Shah said that the
Massacre of Sikhs in South Kashmir took place when US
President Bill Clinton was on his visit to India. “The aim
of such shameful and brutal massacre of Sikh community was to
give a bad name to Kashmiri freedom struggle but later on, an
investigative team revealed that Indian intelligence agencies
were behind such drama”.
Shah observed that
all these incidents which came to fore through various news
reports and NGOs since past 22 years but in remote areas of
valley there were still so many cases of rights violations
which have not been reported in the media. “No one is aware
about what happened in far-flung areas of the valley during
these years. Even international organizations or news
reporters are not allowed to visit those places. This is the
reason why suddenly 3000 unmarked graves came to fore from
various places of Kashmir”, he added.
India’s track record on HR
abuses and involvement of its secret agencies
these shocking incidents, the DFP chairman pointed out that
major incidents of terrorism, which took place within India,
were perpetrated by India secret agencies by themselves. “It
has been revealed by a top official of Indian Home Ministry
recently and even leaders of Indian ruling party (Congress)
have also confessed that extremist Hindu terrorist
organizations RSS, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal are involved in
such terrorist activities”.
India by accusing Pakistan and Kashmiri pro-freedom groups of
perpetrating such attacks beat the drum of being followers of
Ahansa (non-violence) throughout the world”, Shah said
adding that it was highly condemnable that Indian judiciary by
implicating Shaheed Muhamamd Afzal Guru in a Parliament attack
case, sentenced him to death.
Shah said that Arundhati
Rai had also written in detail over such heartbreaking
incidents but Indian media remained silent on the issue. He
said that Mumbai attack incident of 2008 led to escalating
tensions between Indo-Pak and hampered the years long peace
process between the two countries.He said the only motive of India behind all such
incidents was to mislead the world community with regards to
Kashmir dispute and continuing resistance movement here but
India, despite all such endeavors, did not succeed. He said
that India initially tried to link Kashmir issue with
cross-border terrorism, then with Taliban and Al-Qaeda but
failed on all fronts.
Withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan
and US State Department official’s recent statement on
troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, he said, “As the United
States is withdrawing its troops from the country and a change
is going to happen there, we are highly optimistic that world
body particularly the US will play its role in finding a
peaceful solution to the long pending Kashmir dispute”.
Welcoming US State
Department official’s recent statement on Kashmir the DFP
chief said, “The statement vindicates resistance
leadership’s stance on Kashmir and at the same time it
rejects Indian contention with regard to Kashmiris’ ongoing
struggle for right to self-determination”.
India he said was not
contented with the changing political scenario in the region.
“If we take a cursory look of the situation in 2013, it
seems that India is deliberately trying to worsen situation on
the LoC to deflect world community’s attention from the real
issue”, he said. “The tensions along the line of control (LoC),
directly or indirectly favors India because the escalating
tension between both countries automatically pushes Kashmir
issue to backburner which is India’s top priority.
Changing regional scenario and
International community’s role
In view of the present
situation Shah said that the struggling people of Jammu and
Kashmir hope that the international community would play its
much-needed role to settle the long running dispute in line
with Kashmiris aspirations. “We believe that world bodies
should take appropriate measures to put end an immediate end
to the conflict thereby resolving Kashmir issue as per the
wishes and aspirations of its people”, he said.
General Elections in Kashmir
Responding to a question
on the forthcoming general elections, Shah said, “As far as
2014 elections are concerned, these elections are a non-issue
for us as India since 1947 is staging election drama here and
misleads world community that there is democracy in Kashmir.
We consider these elections as useless and appeal people to
refrain from such activities so as not to let India declare
that all is well in Kashmir.”
Concluding the press
conference shah said, “I announce here that I will, very
soon, visit Gool Ramban, Chenab Valley and Jammu to put an end
to the communal hatred spread by communal elements there and
to create proximity between the two communities because the
traditional Hindu-Muslim brotherhood in Jammu should not get
He said, “Kashmir
dispute is a political issue. India should compete with
Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders. Keeping pro-freedom leaders
under house detention or arresting them cannot help to resolve
“For last two and half
years, I was kept under house arrest for 14 months, 16 days
and the authorities did not allow me to offer Friday
congregational and Eid prayers during this period”, he
Shabir Shah to address press conference tomorrow
Srinagar, Aug 28 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah will address a press conference tomorrow on August 29 at his residence Freedom House
Budhsah Colony Sanat Nagar, Srinagar. The press conference will be based on prevailing political situation of Jammu and Kashmir and will start at 12 noon
sharp. All the media persons are requested to come on time.
Meanwhile, according to Freedom Party spokesperson, the party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has greeted the Hindu community on the festive occasion of Janam Astami. Shah expressed hope that this day will be helpful in keeping on the traditional Hindu-Muslim brotherhood in State of Jammu and Kashmir and will foil the evil designs of those who try to create wedge between the two communities.
Shabir Shah arrested by Police, Army at Singapore, Palhallan
Srinagar, Aug 23 -203 : A large contingent of Police and Army today arrested senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah and dozens of his associates at
Singapore on their way to Palhallan.Freedom Party spokesperson while condemning the repeated arrest of its chairman termed it “Government’s frustration”. According to spokesperson, from past two and a half years, Shabir Shah has been kept under house arrest or detention in police custody for 1 year 2 months and 16 days. During such period, Shah Sahib was preventing from offering 10 congregational Friday
prayers. Terming Shabir Shah’s repeated arrest as undemocratic and dictatorial policy of government, the spokesperson said it is against the democratic norms to keep bare the political opponents from performing their peaceful political
activities. The spokesperson made it clear that in order to cover up their undemocratic and anti-people activities; the government is preventing pro-freedom leaders from meeting people. Terming the government’s imperialistic policy as threat to democracy, the spokesperson expressed hope that pro-freedom nation will never come under the deception of these rulers and they will continue their political struggle for freedom. They will never let the government succeed in suppressing the freedom
movement. Meanwhile, on the directions of party chairman, Muhammad Yasin Ataai made it to Palhallan where he addressed at Central
Jamie Masjid. Waheed Ahmad also while addressing the public gathering condemned Shabir Shah’s arrest. He said that to keep pro-freedom leaders away from expressing solidarity with martyrs and to express sympathy with the bereaved families is totally contrary to the essence of democracy. The government’s policy of keeping its political opponents away from people will reap serious
repercussions. After Friday payers, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Waheed Ahmad, Muhammad Ibraheem, Jahangir Ahmad, Abdul Rashid, Imtiyaz Ahmad,
Nasser Ahmad and dozens other activists made it to Mazar-e-Shuhada
(martyrs’ graveyard) where they paid tributes to martyrs.
Allegations against Freedom Party zonal president Mulana
Abdul Qayoom are baseless: shabir shah
Srinagar, Aug 21 - 2013 : Expressing grief over the communal clashes that broke out at Chowgan Eidgah in
Kishtawar on Eid-Ul-Fitr due to communal elements senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said it is a sheer injustice that those communalists who massacred innocent Muslims and tried to set ablaze the Minister of Home for State are roaming free. “Instead, they arrested and slapped PSA on their political opponent and Freedom Party zonal president
Mulana Abdul Qayoom who is a well known champion of Hindu-Muslim unity by implicating him under baseless charges and sent him to Kot Balwal jail for two years , Shah said,, He said that Freedom Party is striving for the political rights of the people of all the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and acknowledges Kashmir issue as a dispute. “But we are totally against the division of people on the basis of linguistic, religious, racial and regional lines as they are against the geographical integrity of the
State." Shah said that to divide State on religious lines is the agenda of
Singh Parivar. He said that Mulana Abdul Qayoom is a renowned leader of Freedom Party and to accuse him of being communal tantamount to calling day a night. “Therefore, we condemn and term all these allegations baseless that are leveled by government agencies on him in order to preserve their services.” Shah stressed on observing the
Kishtawar clashes in that wide background which emerged in formulated Village Defense Committees in order to give confidence to the communal elements. He said the need of the hour is to disband and disarm such VDC members because it has been now proved that VDC members were singing to the tunes of communal elements.
Shabir Shah visits family of Shaheed Afzal Guru after released from house arrest
Srinagar, Aug 20 - 2013 : Soon after lifting of police contingent that were deployed outside his residence the senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah visited the family of Shaheed Afzal Guru where he paid glowing tributes to the martyr. It is worth to mention here that due to continuous house detention, Shah Sahib could not visit Guru’s family on Eid-ul-Fitr. Shaheed Guru is survived by his widow and a minor son Ghalib. Now after the lifting of curbs on Shah Sahib he immediately visited Sopore and Baramulla where he enquired the state and condition of the family of Afzal Guru and paid rich tributes to the
martyr. In this connection, Shah Sahib while commenting on the role played by Indian government and judiciary said it is now clear and without any doubt that Indian government and its judiciary are adopting a biased approach against Kashmiris with regards to political issues and they are playing double roles.Shabir Shah said we are not demanding anything wrong from India but are demanding the fulfillment of that promise which the then first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had made with Kashmiris. He said that Indian by giving bad name to Kashmiri Muslims can oppress them as much as they can, kill them with the help of their army, implicate them under black laws, order life and death sentences to them but they can’t prevent themselves from the statement of Pandit Nehru which he had made in Parliament as well as in Kashmir as a Prime Minister of India. Shah said our more than five lac people got martyred because they were patriotic Kashmiris but India perceives Kashmiri patriotism as anti-Indian sentiment. The people fail to understand how Bhagat Singh was patriotic and those who love their motherland Kashmir are traitors. Do only Indians enjoy the right to love their nation and for Kashmiris it is a crime. A Kashmiri has the same right to love its motherland as Indian have. Shah said it is in this context that Pandit Nehru declared in 1947 that Kashmiris will be given the right to choose their political future. Shah
appealed the unprejudiced and unbiased intellectuals of India to make Indian government understand that the freedom struggle started by Kashmiris is a legal movement. We will continue our struggle for right to self determination till Kashmir issue is not resolved. We will continue to press for the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat which are buried in Tihar jail. Shah Sahib also paid glowing tributes to all those who laid their lives for the right to self determination and said that we will never let anyone to play with the sacred blood of our
martyrs. Pointing towards the latest speech of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Shareef expressed serious concern over rising tensions between India and Pakistan said the root cause of conflict between two nuclear neighbors is Kashmir issue and till this longstanding is not resolved such tension will continue. He said Kashmiris are against the forced occupation of India and our
laces of people have sacrificed their lives under this forced occupation of India. Contrary to it, the government of Pakistan is continuing to provide us moral, political and diplomatic support to our political struggle and we are extremely thankful to them. Shah Sahib hoped that Nawaz Shareef government will continue to support us in the same way.
Freedom Party Chairman has expressed his anger and resentment over the highhandedness of Police in Shopian district and the arresting and use of force against civilians and shopkeepers. He said whatever Police is doing to curb the religious and freedom sentiments in Shopian is extremely condemnable. He said the people of Shopian are intellectually mature and they can’t be suppressed by use of force. The whole Valley is keeping their eye on Shopian and we are with them.
Mehmood Saghar seeks support to resolve Kashmir ,Pays Rich Tribute To Sheikh Abdul Aziz
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Aug 19 -2013 : Stressing the need for early resolution of Kashmir dispute, the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar Monday said that given the security situation along the Line of Control it is important for the world community to come forward “in a big way to help resolve the long pending dispute of Kashmir to put an end to the years-long conflict in the region.”
Saghar, the former convener of APHC-M (Pak chapter) made these assertions while speaking at a prayer-function held in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz who was killed on 11 August 2008 near Uri while he was heading a peace march against the economic blockade to Kashmir. “The decades-old dispute continues to hamper bilateral relations between the two South Asian arch rivals,” he said, adding it was high-time that world powers acknowledge the gravity of issue and use their influence to bring about an amicable solution of Kashmir imbroglio.
“It is imperative that the world community shuns its policy of indifference towards Kashmir and plays its much-needed role to settle the dispute once and for all,” he said.
Lauding the supreme sacrifices of Sheikh Aziz, Saghar said the deceased leader was a man of honesty and integrity.
Appreciating the US state department official’s recent statement on Kashmir, Saghar said the statement “vindicated the pro-freedom leaders’ long-held position on Kashmir.” “Sooner or later India will have to swallow the bitter pill, thereby accepting the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination,” he said.
Earlier Quran Khwani, Fateh and special prayer function was held at the DFP office in Islamabad.
The function was attended by Muhammad Usaman the deputy chairman of United Jihad Council, DFP activist Asrar Hussain Mir, Nazir Ahmed
Ganderbali, Advocate Mir Bashir, Muhammad Shafi, Hizbullah chief Javed Wani, Showkat Ahmed Bhat and several others.
Democracy and humanity is embarrassed at what happens in Egypt: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, Aug 19 - 2013 : Expressing his deep resentment over toppling of elected government of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt by Egyptian court and army and massacre of peaceful and pro-Islamic Muslim Brotherhood, senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said it is remorseful that a democratically elected government is rejected and there are human rights violations and use of force applied on those demanding permanence of democratic rights.
Shah Sahib said what we witness in Egypt today reminds us of the brutality and tyranny of Chenghiz Khan and Halku Khan. The memories of massacres of Hitler, Mussolini and Lenin are recollected. He said why are those champions of democracy acting as mute spectators over situation in Egypt who could not tolerate the oppression in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. It may be because the judiciary and army of Egypt are admirers of western civilization. Shah Sahib said the situation in Egypt is admonition for whole Muslim world. Both the friends and foes of Muslims are watching what is happening in Egypt, what approach the Arab, Asian and African countries are adopting against the injustices and atrocities inflicted upon Egyptians. “Will Muslims become aware of the policies of the West or not, will they take any practical stand against the double standards of West or not?” he
said. Shah Sahib while expressing his grief over the silence adopted by western powers and Muslim world said that as per the law of nature, it is mandatory that new powers have to rise against the prevailing system in Egypt. Expressing sadness over the problems suffered by people of
Kishtawar due to continuous implementation of curfew Shah Sahib said that by arresting youths from a particular community government is doing big injustice. He expressed solidarity with the oppressed people and said the days of tyranny will diminish
soon. Freedom Party Chairman also criticized the repetition of PSA’s on Masrat Alam Bhat, Mushtaq-Ul-Islam, Sajad Ahmad and various other pro-freedom leaders and continuously putting them behind bars. Shah Sahib said that government by continuously keeping pro-freedom leader behind bars cannot suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris. “No matter how much the graph of political vengeance may rise, the spirit of freedom of Kashmiris will never decrease?” he
said. Shah Sahib today visited the residence of Valley’s renowned cardiologist Dr. Jala ud Din at Pampore and
Solana where he expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. While paying rich tributes to Dr. Jalal’s medical contribution, Shah Sahib said the deceased was a “national asset” and whole nation mourns his demise. Shah Sahib also prayed for the deceased and for strength to family to bear the irreparable loss.
Omar Abdullah, instead of nabbing communal elements, is hell bent upon innocent Muslims: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, Aug 17 -2013 : During his house arrest senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while commenting on the evil machinations of communal elements in spreading violence in
Kishtawar said now it has been proved by intelligence sources that Bajrang Dal is responsible for all the mess in
Kist war. He said the statement of resigned Minister of State for Home Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo that BJP hooligans tried to set him ablaze after Eid prayers confirms the fact that they (Bajrang Dal, SanghParivar) had pre-planned to start communal violence by attacking Muslims during Eid
prayers. Shah Sahib said there is no doubt that Kishtawar violence was started by Hindu communalists. “But we wonder, why, even after that, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah holds innocent Muslims responsible for the violence, who were only praying Eid
prayers." Expressing strong resentment over slapping of PSA on Freedom Party zonal president
Mulana Abdul Qayoom and other activists who were lodged in Kot Balwal
jail Shah said Omar Abdullah, in order to prove himself as a “secular” is hell bent upon Muslims. He also expressed sorrow over the injustice met out to Muslims of Jammu due to communal
politicians. Freedom Party Chairman also condemned the atrocities inflicted upon innocent people by Village Defense Committees in
Kishtawar. “Instead of reconciling with them, they (VDCs) are rubbing salt to the injuries of oppressed people. Commenting about the double role played by State Government, Shah said that expressing sympathy with oppressors and being envious of oppressed is the policy of National Conference. “Such policy of NC can be witnessed by the fact that culprits of communal violence are roaming free while as those who were killed and whose properties were damaged are put behind bars.” Shah while expressing his sympathy with the families of martyrs and those who are arrested said the days of tyrants are “near to
end". Expressing serious concern over the fire of communalism, Freedom Party Chairman said such fire will not remain confined to Jammu and Kashmir State but can cover the whole subcontinent. “The need of the hour is to stand against those who are hell bent upon breaking universal human bonds of love and are trying to incite violence between
humans." Terming the long pending “Kashmir dispute” as the main reason for escalating border tensions between India and Pakistan, Shah said: “Till Kashmir issue is not resolved, it is impossible to put an end to such skirmishes between two neighboring countries.”Shabir Shah said that Kashmir dispute is a political issue and if it is not resolved at earliest, the uncertain situation in South Asia will
continue and as such, it will be easy for power holding forces to start violence in such uncertain political
condition. Shah said while Freedom Party wants to secure the geographical integrity of State, it also wants to secure the linguistic, religious and
civilization heritage of all those residing in Jammu and Kashmir. He said we will never tolerate the violation of moral and human values in Jammu and Kashmir. “We will always remain with those who are benefactors of such great
values." The Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned cardiologist of Valley Dr Jalal ud Din, who passed away at AIIMS, New Delhi today. Shah paid great tributes to his medical contributions and human approach. He also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for them to bear the irreparable loss.
Shabir Shah once again prevented from offering congregational Friday prayers
Srinagar, Aug 16 -2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah since past two and a half years, has been kept under house detention or arrested for 14 months and 13 days. According to Freedom Party spokesperson, Shah Sahib has been deprived from offering 109 Friday congregational
prayers. The spokesperson while condemning the restrictions put on Shah Sahib’s offering of Friday prayers said that it is a sheer “religious interference” on part of government and is severely
condemnable. Strongly criticizing government’s order of imposing curbs on Shabir Ahmad Shah’s activities, the spokesperson said that keeping political opponents away from political arena is nothing but a “dictatorial policy” and termed it “totally undemocratic”. “By doing so, they (authorities) are rubbishing the democratic norms and are giving rise to undemocratic factors,” the spokesperson added.
Shabir Shah thanked nation on observing shutdown on 15 Aug
Srinagar, Aug 15 -2013 : Without probing the prime factors of communal clashes that erupted in
Kishtawar on Eid-ul-Fitr due to attacks by communal elements senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Front Shabir Ahmad Shah criticized Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s attitude of pleasing New Delhi by slapping PSA on its zonal president. He condemned the slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on Freedom Party Zonal President
Mulana Abdul Qayoom and shifting him to Kot Balwal jail Jammu. He said Omar Abdullah doesn’t see the communalists and armed VDC hooligans but in order to avenge his political opponents he slapped PSAs on them. Those who attacked innocent people who were offering prayers are roaming free while as those who raised their voice against oppression are put behind bars. Shabir Ahmad Shah said that there will be public assessment of Omar Abdullah’s order of slapping of PSA on
Mulana Abdul Qayoom and arresting of several other youths. Freedom
Party while thanking people on observing complete shutdown on August 15 said that once again the people of Kashmir made it clear that they do not accept India’s forcible occupation on Kashmir. Expressing contentment over the people’s staying indoors on August 15 and not honoring and saluting Indian flag Shabir Ahmad Shah said the nation which sacrificed more than 5 lakh lives for getting freedom cannot be subjugated at any
cost. Shah Sahib said that people of Kashmir are striving for their right to freedom and India, with its more than 7 lakh forces and help of agents is celebrating its Independence Day. He said that world knows that Kashmiris never take part in such
functions. Shah Sahib made it clear that August 15 is the Independence Day of India not of Kashmiris as on this day, Kashmiri nation achieved freedom from Dogra regime but got subjugated into the trap of India. He said that Kashmiri nation will never give up
unity they break such chains of slavery.
Govt. arresting peaceful people instead of communal elements: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, Aug 14 - 2013 : By arresting peaceful and respectable people in Valley particularly in
Kishtawar the government is trying to shield the communal hooligans. This was stated by senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah while condemning the unjustified arrest of
Maulana Abdul Qayoom Sahib, Firdous Ahmad Bhagwan, Javed Ahmad Dar, Zakir
Bhagwan and dozens of other Freedom Party activists in Kishtawar. While commenting on the communal elements of Jammu province Shah Sahib said that communal elements by spreading communalism have always tied to create a wedge between Jammu province and Kashmir Valley but people of Jammu always disappointed them and even today, the people of Jammu turn deaf ears to their designs and
provocations. Shah Sahib said that Non-Muslim and Sikh community of Kashmir are testimony to the religious harmony of Kashmiri Muslims but communalists, in order to reach assembly, do not find any other option than than to spread communalism. Holding
Singh Parivar responsible for sowing seeds of hatred in Jammu and Kashmir, Shah Sahib appealed people to foil their every attempt of dividing the
State. Expressing concern over the highhandedness of Police and forces in Kashmir Valley, Shah Sahib condemned the arrest of youth in Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Sopore, Baramulla and Shahr-e-Khaas. He said Police by arresting
Mudassir Naiku and Muhammad Ashraf Sheikh of Patton, Palhallan have created a sense of fear among people. He also warned of serious ramification if such unjustified arrest will continue. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah, in telephonic addresses to various gatherings in Pakistan with regards to Independence Day greeted Pakistani people and rulers on Independence Day and said that Kashmiri nation is obliged and thankful to
people of Pakistan and its rulers for receiving their moral, political and diplomatic support to
freedom struggle of Kashmiris.They Freedom Party spokesperson while commenting on the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Shah Sahib’s duration under house arrest from past two and a half years has reached 14 months and 11 days. Condemning the house arrest, the spokesperson said those rulers who depend on police to keep their political opponents away from meeting people do not deserve to called as democratic rulers.
Shabir Shah greets Pakistan on Independence day
Srinagar, August 12 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah while extending heartfelt greetings on behalf of him and the people of Kashmir to Pakistan and its people on their independence day said while Pakistan secures the
civilization, culture, tradition, natural resources, geographical integrity and national identity of its people, it is also the savior and guardian of the interest of Muslim
world. While commenting on the deep Islamic bonding between Pakistan and Kashmir and its importance Shah Sahib said Pakistan, due to its being the strong hold of Islamic thought, is not only a vital country for Kashmiri Muslims but also very important for the whole Muslim world. Since the partition of subcontinent, India very disgracefully occupied Jammu and Kashmir but Kashmiri nation never accepted the slavery of India and resisted it with full might and
dedication. Apart from this, both the people and rulers of Pakistan have rendered full support to Kashmiris’ freedom movement and also at diplomatic, political and moral level. Shah Sahib also congratulated Pakistani people on being supportive to democratic system and hoped that Pakistan’s Prime Minister
Main Nawaz Shareef who has been elected to the post as third time will continue to provide moral, diplomatic and political support to
Kashmiris for their “birth right to self determination” till Kashmir is not resolved.
Indian communalists are driving whole subcontinent into communalism : Shabir Shah
Srinagar, August 11 - 2013 : Senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the extent to which communal forces are hell bent upon the lives and properties of Muslims of Jammu is extremely condemnable. They are
mercilessly became the blood thirst of Muslims of Jammu. The more heartening and condemnable is that police is continuing its policy of arresting the innocent Muslims. Shah Sahib also expressed his deep resentment over rise of communal tensions by the hands of Village
Defense Committees. Shah Sahib while lashing out at authorities over the arrest of its zonal president Abdul Qayoom and other freedom party activists said that government instead of arresting the oppressors is hell bent upon oppressed and by doing so is murdering the
justice. On the directions of Freedom Party Chairman, a delegation visited Muhammad Saleem Khan at Barzulla hospital who received 3 bullets in his leg on Eid-ul-Fitr. The delegation also donated blood to the victim. They said that whole nation is ready to give blood to brothers of
Jammu. Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson said that the residence of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has been converted into subjail because since last two and a half years, Shah Sahib was kept under house detention or arrested for 14 months and 9 days. It is also pertinent to mention here that Shah Sahib has been deprived from offering 108 Friday congregational and 5 Eid prayers.
Terming government’s policy of keeping Shabir Ahmad Shah away from meeting people as undemocratic and dictatorial policy, the spokesperson condemned such approach and said that despite restrictions and curbs by government, the youth are fast turning towards the political ideology of Shabir Ahmad Shah.
We will not let communal elements succeed in their evil designs: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, August 10 - 2013 : Expressing his strong resentment over the prevailing
communal violence in Kishtawar senior resistance leader and Chairman Democratic
Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah condemned the clashes and said such
violence is carried out under a well planned strategy. According to
reports, the support of VDC members from armed forces is hindering
the centuries old Hindu-Muslim brotherhood and communal harmony and
such communal elements are hell bent upon dividing the State.
Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under arrest said such communal violence was
carried out under well planned strategy and to give it a practical shape,
Eid-ul-Fitr was deliberately chosen. Shah Sahib while condemning VDCs
attack on innocent Muslims urged authorities to disarm them with immediate
effect. The people of Kuleed and other adjacent areas were assembled at Chowgan
Eidgah. Just as prayer was started, the miscreants started hurling abuses
on Muslims which later on led to severe clashes between the two communities
resulting in injuries to hundreds of Muslims. The communal elements also
burned down the vehicles of those who had come for prayers. In the
meantime, about more than 70 shops and 10 houses belonging to both sides
were destroyed due to rising clashes. While commenting on nefarious designs of communalists Shabir Ahmad Shah
said that we are aware of their wicked and despicable designs in Jammu
province. He said they are hell bent upon repeating the 1947 Muslim
massacre. But we will never let them succeed in their evil designs. Shah
Sahib said that majority of Muslims and Hindus of Jammu are against
partition of State and we believe that State’s geographical integrity lies
in the interest of both communities.
Freedom Party Chairman said that we will not let the peace loving people of
jammu at the mercy of communalists but will fight them with full might.
Shah Sahib alleged that government has failed to curb the hooliganism and
highhandedness. To secure lives and property of people is a far-off
thing, Government, by acting as a mute spectator has played a considerable role
in sparking communal tensions. They have given a clean chit to hooligans and
communal elements. He said we are keeping a close eye on atrocities being inflicted on
peaceful people of Chenab valley, Pir Panjal and various areas of Jammu. We
will not tolerate such brutalities and will do everything possible to stop
such menace. Shah Sahib said: Had not the puppet government adopted negative approach
over Goal, Ram ban incident. Had not Omar Abdullah government cover up the
issue and free the culprits of Goal incident, such communal tensions would
not have come to fore. If they would not have encouraged these communal
elements, today we will not be witnessing such unfortunate situation in
Shah greets Kashmiri nation on festive occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
Don't forget underprivileged
Srinagar, August 08 - 2013 : Extending his heartfelt greetings to Kashmiri nation on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, senior Hurriyat leader and the President of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmed Shah on Thursday appealed the philanthropists and charity-donors to take care of their destitute brethren who have gone through
trials and tribulation during the years’ long struggle for right to self-determination.
In his message the DFP president said, “During years’ long struggle our nation has offered matchless sacrifices, villages and towns have been destroyed, hundreds and thousands of Kashmiris have embraced martyrdom and thousands of widows and orphaned children found everywhere in the
state are craving attention and crying for help”. “And, in
this backdrop I passionately appeal to generous-donors to come forward in a big way to help out the needy and destitute brethren in their respective vicinities”, Shah
said adding that there was no dearth of good and pious people in Kashmir who
have been donating generously to help the hapless people. “It is in the best interest of we all to follow the guidance of Allah almighty and act upon the teachings of his prophet (PBWH)”, he added.
Meanwhile, the DFP spokesman while condemning in strong terms the puppet authorities’ high-handedness said that the party president Shabir Ahmed Shah has been put either under house arrest or kept under detention for a
period of 14 months and 5 days. “During this period he was prevented 107 times to offer Friday prayers and four congregational Eid Prayers”, the spokesman added.
Mehmood Saghar denounces continued house arrest of Shabir Shah
Srinagar, August 02 - 2013 : Vice-president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmad Saghar while denouncing the continued detention of Party Chairman
Shabir Ahmed Shah, has said that imposing undue restrictions on pro-freedom leadership in the holy month of Ramadan is unjustified and direct interference in the religious rights. Mehmood Ahmad Saghar in a statement said, “Baring Hurriyet leaders from offering Friday prayers and carry out other religious practices is a direct infringement on their right to religious
expression." Referring to the DFP Chief’s detention period, he said that during the past two years
Shabir Ahmad Shah had been under house arrest and detention for 13 months and 26
days. During this period, he could not even offer Friday prayers”, he added.
Political solution for Kashmir issue must for peace in South Asia: Shabir
Srinagar, Aug 2 - 2013 : Senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah while stressing for finding the peaceful political solution to Kashmir dispute said that unless the 66-year-old Kashmir issue is resolved as per its historical and
political background, any endeavor to bring peace and stability in South Asia will prove
futile. Shah Sahib said that Lakhs of Kashmiris have been martyred and were sentenced to imprisonments during their struggle for right to self determination from past 66 years. “With the backing of Indian forces and State Police, the third generation of blood thirst rulers have not bushed out from sings the songs of India. It is strange that in order to shield the culprits and
murderers of Goal incident, the so-called Chief Minister of this third generation Omar Abdullah holds an innocent Imam responsible for massacre by BSF personnel,” Shah Sahib said.Shabir Ahmad Shah said the approach adopted to shield the culprits of Shopian incident is again applied to
Goal incident. “Kashmiris’ memory is not so weak to forget the Shaheed Asia and Neelofar of Shopian, Shaheed Irfan and Shaheed Tariq of Bandipora and Shaheed Parvaiz Ahmad Teili of
Nawab Basra. People wonder at the level of lust Omar Abdullah has for power that he stands for
murderers because the slaughterers are Indian forces and he believes his chair is safe due to blessings of India,” Shabir Shah
said. The Freedom Party Chairman said that our struggle for freedom is genuine and we do not oppress anyone but demand our birth right of “right to self determination”. He said India oppresses us the same way as Israel oppresses Palestinians and America oppresses Afghanistan. “The way America is leaving Afghanistan, India has to follow the suit. The increasing pressure Israel is receiving to vacate the administered Palestine, the pressure on India will also increase and it will be forced to end its forced occupation and pack its bags from Kashmir,” he said.
The Chairman said that “Youm e Quads” is being celebrated across the
globe for the stability of “Qibla e Awl Masjid Aqusa”. He said: “On this day the whole world prays for the freedom of Palestine, Kashmir and Afghanistan, we also should pray for the freedom of Palestine and Afghanistan.” He said that India by using illegal means will never succeed in curbing our legitimate freedom movement. “Though our leaders are still languishing in jails, our youth are being continuously arrested, the human rights violations continue but the spirit of freedom among people is still at its peak. They are continuing their struggle to get rid of Indian forced occupation and will continue their struggle till
peaceful solution of Kashmir dispute is not found,” the DFP Chairman said.
Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson while commenting on the continuous house arrest of its chairman said that from past two and a half years,
Shah was kept under arrest for 14 months and was prevented 107 times from
offering congregational Friday prayers. Condemning such harsh and
retribution policy of government, the spokesperson said the curbs on Shabir
Shah exposes the real face of so-called democracy.
Shabir Shah urges people to help martyrs, prisoners’ families
Srinagar, July 29 - 2013 : On the completion of Holy month of Ramadan and the approaching of Eid-ul-Fitr, senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed all the affluent and prosperous persons to come forward in helping the families of those who were martyred during the ongoing freedom struggle and who are languishing in jails. Shah Sahib said that martyr who belongs to a poor family and was the lone bread winner of his family, it is now obvious that his family would be in poor economic condition. The freedom movement is the movement of whole nation and there are some well-informed persons, some well-to-do persons and some men of
practical. Freedom Party Chairman said that Mujahideen, generally belong to men of practical and as a part of nation, it becomes responsibility of wealthy and rich persons to look after their families. Freedom is for whole nation and whole nation should play role in its seeking. He said unless the acumen of intellectuals, wealth of well-to-do persons and golden age of youth collaborate in the struggle for freedom movement, the dream of freedom will never come true.Shabir Shah has appealed all the freedom loving people to formulate Zakat committees in every locality in order to help the families of martyrs and prisoners. He said that Ramadan ul Mubarak is the month of mercy and blessings but for those people who act upon the teachings of Messenger of Allah Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) that “He is not moomin who fills his belly while his neighbor has nothing to eat”. Shah Sahib said that we should act upon this saying of Messenger of Allah and come forward to help the deserving heirs of martyrs and prisoners. He said if we will fulfill our responsibilities, then the dawn of freedom will not be
far. Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson while condemning the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said that from past two and a half years, Shah Sahib has been put either under house arrest or is kept under detention for a total of 13 months and 26 days. As such, he is being prevented 106 times to offer congregational Friday prayers. The spokesperson while strongly condemning Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous house arrest and restrictions on his Friday prayers termed the government policy as “a great blow to the so called democracy”.
Our pious predecessors were all round successful because they were united: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, July 27 - 2013 : Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Shah during his house arrest has expressed deep grief and anguish over the death of a woman from Dadina Budgam who fell victim to police beating during recent clashes in the area. She was undergoing treatment at
Stringer's Soura Institute and succumbed to her injuries during the intervening night of July 26 and 27. Shah Sahib
severely condemned the use of brute force on masses by forces and said that Shia Sunni clashes are neither in the interest of Shia nor Sunni but it benefits only those powers, against whom both the Shia and Sunni have been fighting since decades. He said the clashes will only lead to loss of lives and properties from both sides and nothing else.
Shah Sahib has appealed to socio-religious leaders of both the communities to visit the affected areas and create awareness among people about the negative impacts of such clashes and that our fight is against those who have enslaved us. If we continue to fight within ourselves it will only benefit the occupational rulers, not us.
Shah Sahib said that the mystery behind the all round success of our predecessors of 1st century was shrouded in unity and brotherhood (milli
intifada). We also should try to follow that example and not let our communal unity and harmony get tarnished. Shah Sahib prayed for the heavenly abode for the deceased and for the bereaved family to bear the
Shabir Shah aghast over kidnapping of girl by village defense committee of
Srinagar, July 26 -2013 : Senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah during his house arrest has expressed serious anguish and resentment over the kidnapping and sexual assault of a local girl by members of village defense committee of Hadara Kantwara in
Kishtawar. Shah Sahib expressed solidarity with the family of victim and those dignified persons who registered a strong protest against such barbaric act. Shah Sahib said the record of village defense committees is filled with nothing except murders and rapes. The Chairman has warned the local administration of serious repercussions if the culprits are shielded or such inhuman incident is covered up. He insisted the administration not to ignore the genuine demands of
people. Shah Sahib said the death of freedom is preferred over the life of slavery because there is no protection of honor, dignity and respect in slavery. If Kashmiris would not have been subjugated then the incidents like
Goal Ram ban, Shopian and today Hadara Kantwara would never have taken place. It should be apparent for Kashmiri nation in this regard that the incessant violation of their respect, honor and dignity will continue without any hurdle. He said the Kantwara incident is not only the issue of
Kishtawar but is an issue related to whole valley and the venerable people of valley are deeply hurt by such sad incident. Shah Sahib expressed solidarity with the victim’s
family. Meanwhile, according to Freedom Party spokesperson, Chairman Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today was scheduled to address a gathering at Pulwama with regards to freedom movement but a large contingent of police prevented him from doing so by keeping him under house arrest. It is worth to mention here that since past two and a half years, Shah Sahib has been put either under house
arrest or is being detained in one or other police station for a total of 13 months and 22 days. This all is done to prevent him from meeting people. Shah Sahib was also able to offer only 15 Friday prayers in congregation since then and today is
101st Friday when he was prevented from offering congregational Friday prayers. The spokesperson said that freedom movement could not be suppressed by continuously keeping Shah Sahib under house arrest because every Kashmiri in general and youth in particular is filled with the spirit of
freedom. While paying rich tributes to renowned socio-religious and polical leader (Mahajir-e-Millat) Mirwaiz
Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Shah (RA) on his 46th death anniversary Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiris will never forget the religious and
political contribution of late Maulana which he did by propagating the true message of Islam and by shielding the Kashmiri nation from the hands of Indian force and tyranny. Shah Sahib said the best tribute to late Mirwaiz
Maulana Yusuf Sahib is that we act upon the teachings of Quran
and Sunnah and continue our resistance against Indian forcible
rule. On the directions of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Ataai today addressed people at
Jamie Masjid Kralpora Budgam. While addressing, he reiterated to people of
Kralpora Budgam to exhibit the same example of brotherhood and unity which they showed during ongoing freedom movement and not to harm that unity because Shia Sunni are Muslim brothers. He said some elements with vested interests are hell bent upon tarnishing this unity and brotherhood for which we have to counter in collaboration.
Shabir Shah visits Budgam, warns people of harmful impact from
Srinagar, July 25 - 2013 : Senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today led a delegation comprising of Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other Freedom Party activists and visited the Shia Sunni
in charge leaders in various areas of Budgam to encourage them to put an end to ongoing
sectarian clashes and reconcile at earliest.
The delegation after enquiring the root cause of clashes with responsible persons of both communities came to conclusion that it is the growing threat of
ruffians that led to skirmishes between the two communities.
Shabir Ahmad Shah while appealing for calm told people that they belong to the same “millat” because their God, Messenger and
Quran are one. He said that in present world scenario when anti-Islam forces are united against Islam, all the sects of Islam should rise above
sectarian differences and unite as strong cemented wall against such forces. “But it is sad and heartening that instead of uniting against enemy we Muslims are fighting among ourselves,” Shah said adding that the Shia Sunni confrontation is the handiwork of anti-Islam and anti-movement elements.
The Freedom Party Chairman said we should not harm that exemplary Shia Sunni brotherhood which we exhibited during the ongoing freedom struggle. He said the freedom struggle will not face more harm than Shia Sunni conflict.
Shabir Shah while expressing his serious anguish over the loss suffered due
to rising hooliganism, appealed the scholars of both communities to play their role in pacifying the
sectarian tensions. Otherwise, this confrontation will prove detrimental to the peace and stability in Valley and will yield negative impact on freedom struggle, Shah added.
Shabir Shah, others prevented from visiting Ram ban, arrested at Banihal
Srinagar, July 24 - 2013 : After being kept under house arrest for six days since
Goal Ram ban incident, the senior pro-freedom leader and Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today while heading towards
Geol. Ram ban to express solidarity with families of martyrs and injured was intercepted by a large contingent of Police at Banihal. The Police prevented the Chairman along with Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other Freedom Party activists from heading on.
The Freedom Party spokesperson while condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other party activists said that government is preventing those people from even expressing condolences to the families of martyrs and visiting injured, who express solidarity with
Goal incident affected people and oppose the presence of Indian forces and their tyranny.
The spokesperson said it is irony that Government allows those people to visit
Ram ban who do not have any kind of affection with those martyred and injured but are strengthening the Indian armed occupation on Kashmir. He said that government by allowing unrelated people and preventing straightforward and truthful to visit
Ram ban is repeating its policy of political vengeance.
The party spokesperson has expressed gratitude to the people of Doda,
Kishtawar, Baderwah, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur and Jammu over protesting against the desecration of Holy
Quran despite strong restrictions by authorities. He said the Jammu and Kashmir is a single body and it is impossible that people of Kashmir will remain mute when their brothers in Jammu are suppressed.
The Freedom Party spokesperson while repeating the broad vision of Chairman Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah that Kashmir and Jammu province are “two sides of the same coin” said that pro-freedom leadership will never ignore the pro-freedom people of Jammu.
Expressing solidarity with the affected people of Goal, Ram ban, the spokesperson strongly condemned the prevention of Shabir Ahmad Shah and others by government to visit
Ram ban. It is totally “undemocratic and immoral” act on part of government, the spokesperson added.
Muslims cannot tolerate desecration of Holy Quran at any cost : Shabir Shah
Srinagar, July 23 - 2013 : Terming the desecration of Holy
Quran by Border Security Forces in Ram ban as unbearable and unpardonable crime, senior pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said unless the forces involved in such heinous crime are brought to book, the wave of anger and resentment against such sacrilegious act would continue throughout the length and breadth of Jammu and
Kashmir. Commenting on the cynicism of people towards inquiry commission ordered by government against erring forces Shah said each and every time when forces were involved in massacres, government ordered probes and inquiries, but to no avail. Shah said the so called inquiries were also ordered over
Gaw Kadal massacre, Bijbehara massacre, Hazratbal massacre, Sopore massacre, Chattisinghpora massacre and Machchil fake encounter but, not a single force personal was ever punished. Calling for an independent and impartial inquiry into the
Goal Ram ban incident, Freedom Party Chairman said the culprits are well known. He said the root cause of killing of Kashmiris by the hands of forces is Kashmir dispute and unless this issue is resolved, such killings by the hands of forces will continue. Commenting on soft stand of Islamic countries over Kashmir, Shah said the OIC General Secretary Professor Ekmaluddin, as a spokesperson of the organization, should not only have raised voice against Indian forced occupation on Kashmir in strong terms but also should have initiated some concrete steps to prevent the oppression and tyranny inflicted on Kashmiris by
India. The party spokesperson has strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of its Chairman after
Goal Ram ban incident. According to spokesperson, Chairman Shabir Shah had ordered a delegation under the leadership of Jammu province president Advocate Muhammad Shafi Rangrez to express
sympathies and condolences with the families of martyrs and those injured in
Goal Ram ban incident. But authorities intercepted the delegation at
Bata to. Those present in delegation included Advocate Muhammad Shafi Rangrez Sahib, Zonal President Doda zone
Maulana Abdul Qayoom Sahib, Imam of Jamie Kishtawar Muharram Farooq Ahmad Kitchloo Sahib, Master Bashir Ahmad Dar Sahib, Syed Shabir Ahmad
Qadir Sahib, Khurshid Ahmad Bhagwan Sahib and other Freedom Party
activists. The Freedom Party spokesperson also vehemently condemned the government policy to prevent Hurriyat leadership from expressing sympathy and condolences to those injured and martyred in
Goal Ram ban massacre. Keeping in view the present uncertain situation in Jammu Kashmir, the Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Shah urged both people as well as Hurriyat leaders to remain vigilant over Shia Sunni sectarian clashes which are aimed at to weaken the ongoing freedom struggle and to divert attention from sacrifices laid down for the cause. Shah Sahib said that freedom movement will not suffer so much with bullets of Indian occupational forces or its draconian laws and sentences from Indian courts but with the Shia Sunni sectarian clashes.Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed solidarity with those martyred, injured and arrested during valley wide protests in Central, South and North Kashmir. He said till Indian forces are present in Kashmir, the life, honor and dignity of every Kashmiri is at stake. Shah Sahib said that we will continue our political freedom struggle till the occupational rule of India in Kashmir ends.
Peace in SA to remain a distant dream sans K-settlement:
Srinagar, July 21 - 2013 : While meeting Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Sikh leader and
Alkali Dhal Maan President Simran Jeet Singh condemned the Goal,
Ram ban massacre. He said unless there would be referendum in Jammu and Kashmir the peace in subcontinent would be a farfetched dream.
Alkali Dhal Maan president Simran Jet Singh along with 25 to 30 Sikh leaders was coming to visit the pro-freedom leader at Sadder Police Station Barzulla,
Bag hat to discuss the uncertain prevailing political situation in Kashmir. But, as soon as Police came to know about Simran
Jet's arrival, they immediately took the Freedom Party Chairman to his residence and placed him under house arrest.
Though, Simran Jeet Singh along with other Sikh leaders reached Freedom House where they held a meeting with Shabir Shah. During the occasion, Shabir Shah recounted each and every detail of the injustices and cruelty lashed out by Indian occupational forces in nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the details from martyrdom of Shaheed Afzal Guru to
Goal, Ramban massacre.
Shabir Ahmad Shah also mentioned about the sacrifices of various martyrs who till now have achieved martyrdom. Shah also drove attention of Simran Jeet Singh towards anti-democratic, anti-human and anti-moral policies of Indian government vis-à-vis Kashmir, which is aimed at suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris. He, however, expressed determination that the political freedom movement for right to self determination will continue till it is achieved.
The Freedom Party Chairman expressed gratitude to Sikh brethren and Sikh leadership over their unrelenting support to Kashmiris from past 66 years as against the wishes of Indian politicians by showing a unique example of Sikh-Muslim communal harmony and brotherhood. He also thanked Simran Jeet Singh for lending uncompromising support to Kashmiris’ freedom movement.
The Akali Dhal Maan president in his reply to Shabir Shah during the occasion said that Indian government has done equal injustice and oppression on both the Sikh community and Kashmiris. Elaborating the discussing, Simran
Jet Singh said that Akali Dhal Maan recognizes Kashmir issue as an international dispute and stands on the fact that unless this issue is resolved as per the United Nations’ resolutions, the peace in Subcontinent is a farfetched dream.
Both the leaders strongly condemned the use of brute force and killing of those protesting against the desecration of Holy
Quran. They also severely condemned the policy of curbing the freedom movement of Kashmiris.
Jammu and Kashmir ruled by forces, not by so-called democratic
Srinagar, July 20 - 2013 : Expressing it strong grief and anguish over the
killing and injuring of those protesting against desecration of Holy
Quran by BSF personnel in Goal Ram ban, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) made it clear
that if democracy would have been prevailing here, the use of brute force
against protesting people would not have taken place. It is so heartening to see that instead of bringing to book the personnel
involved in Goal incident, the people from Pir Panchal, Chenab Valley,Ladakh division and Kashmir Valley who demand strict action against
culprits of Ram ban incident are killed and arrested. The so-called democratic nation, instead of nabbing the force personnel
involved in incident are showering bullets on those protesting against
inhuman killings. It is extreme that pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sahab, Shabir
Ahmad Shah Sahab, Muhammad Yasin Malik Sahab, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sahab and
other pro-freedom leaders are either kept behind bars or put under house
arrest. In view of Freedom Party, the present situation arises because it is
forces hat rule the state not the so-called democratic rulers who are
nominal and puppets in the hands of New Delhi. The fact is that the
so-called democratic government is helpless and dependent before
forces. Freedom Party reiterates it stand that unless there would be complete
demilitarization from Kashmir the honor, dignity, lives and property of
Kashmiris cannot be secured. Ex-gratia is not an alternative to any
Ram ban massacre a state terrorism , jkdfp
Srinagar, July 19: Terming the desecration of Holy
Quran by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and their brute force on Imam of
Masjid and those offering prayers, a “state terrorism”, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed its deep anguish over the incident that led to killing of eight persons and injuring more than 50 others.
The party said this is the fate of nations that are subjugated. Freedom Party while terming the Gool massacre and valley wide state sponsored violence as most unfortunate said the only crime of those martyred and injured was that they were offering prayers and reading the Holy Qur’an.The party spokesman made it clear that the freedom movement cannot be suppressed by such hooliganism of India but instead the freedom movement gets a new spirit and dimension through such acts. Criticizing the tall secular and democratic claims made by India, the spokesman severely condemned the use of brute force against those offering prayers. He also condemned the unjustified arrest of Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and pro-freedom leader
Muhammad Yasin Ataai by terming it a sheer “political vengeance”.
The Freedom Party spokesman while paying glowing tributes to martyrs of
Goal, Ram ban prayed for their heavenly abode and also prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident. He also expressed his sympathy with those protesting against the desecration of Holy
Quran and massacre of innocent people. He said that authorities also opened fire on protesting youth in Ganderbal which is highly
condemnable. Meanwhile, the spokesman has also condemned the murderous attack on renowned cardiologist of valley Dr Jalal and prayed for his speedy recovery.
jkdfp calls for complete shutdown on Friday against Ram ban brutal killings
Srinagar. July 18 - 2013 : Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah while strongly condemning the opening of fire on protestors who were protesting against the desecration of Holy Qur’an by BSF personnel has called for complete shutdown on Friday. According to DFP spokesman, six persons were killed and dozens were injured in BSF firing when reports last
came. Calling for complete shutdown on Friday, Chairman Shabir Shah made it clear that more India will inflict its brutalities on Kashmiris the more passionate about freedom they (Kashmiris) will become. “The basic reason of hurting of religious sentiments and endangering of their life and dignity is their slavery because there is no reverence of the life, dignity and emotions of slave nations,” Shah
said. Condemning the arrest of pro-freedom leader and chairman Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Shah at Awantipora while he was heading towards Tral, the spokesman said that Shah Sahib was scheduled to visit Mandoora Tral,
Logjam, Dadsarah and Hari Paari Gam to express sympathies with the bereaved families of Shaheed
Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Aijaz Ahmad Laway, Shaheed Shahnawaz and Shaheed
Saifullah respectively. “Because due to continuous house arrest, Shabir Shah Sahib could not visit the bereaved families of these martyrs since then,” the spokesman
said. Meanwhile, Chairman DFP has expressed his anger and resentment over sentencing to life imprisonment the 17-year-old Kashmiri youth Sheikh Imran who has already spent ten years in Kolkata jail and another youth of Bemina Sheikh Farhat. He said neither the awarding of life imprisonments to Kashmiris nor the brutal killings of Muhammad Adil Ganaie and Parvaiz Ahmad Teili will keep them away from freedom struggle or cool down their passion of freedom.Shabir Ahmad Shah has also condemned the arrest of Muslim League (ML) General Secretary Abdul Ahad Parra and other ML activists by terming it the “political vengeance”.
Shah distributes pamphlets among tourists
Srinagar, July 16: To create awareness regarding the historical and political background of Kashmir dispute, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today distributed pamphlets among tourists and Yatris coming to Kashmir. In a statement a spokesman of DFP said a delegation led by Shabir Shah distributed the
pamphlets written in English among the tourists at various tourist destinations in Srinagar.
“The basic reason for tyranny and oppression in Kashmir is Kashmir dispute. The United Nations has also accepted to resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the wishes and aspirations of its people but India has desisted from its kept promises,” the pamphlet reads. Among others JKLF (H) Chairman Javed Ahmad Mir, Chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Chairman International Forum for Justice Muhammad Ahsan
Untoo, DFP Secretary General Moulana Muhammad Abdullah Taari, pro-freedom leaders Muhammad Yasin
Ataai, Molvi Bashir Ahmad and Narendra Singh Khalsa were present.
Freedom Party aghast over killing of Parvaiz Ahmad
Unless we unite, such killings will continue: Shabir Shah
Srinagar, July 15 -2013 : Senior Pro-Freedom leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah along with Chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar, Chairman JKLF (R) Javed Ahmad Mir and Chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash and other Freedom Party activists today expressed his sympathy and condolences with the bereaved family of Parvaiz Ahmad Teili at their residence Kalamdan
Pore, Srinagar. It is worth to mention that a 35-year-old Kashmiri businessman Parvaiz Ahmad was killed under mysterious circumstances in Mumbai while
traveling from Srinagar to Ban galore. His body while returning back to Srinagar sent shivers down everyone’s spine and evoked Valley wide protests amid strong resentment and
anger. Expressing his serious concern over the unabated deaths of Kashmiri businessmen and students residing in various parts of India, Chairman DFP Shabir Shah said unless Kashmiri nation
untimely raises strong protests against these continuing deaths of Kashmiris in India, such killings will
continue. Terming the disagreement and disunity among pro-freedom leadership the main reason behind the killings of innocent Kashmiris Shah said unless pro-freedom leadership shows “ideological unity” in resolving the Kashmir dispute and adopt a proper and well organized strategy in taking the freedom movement to its logical end, neither the sacrifices of martyrs can be secured nor will such unfortunate killings of Kashmiris come to an
end. The Freedom Party Chairman made it clear that division among leadership gives confidence and encouragement to occupational forces. “They treat Kashmiris as nothing more than cattle.”Shabir Ahmad Shah stressed that we have to prove ourselves as a “united nation”. “We have to demonstrate that the life of each and every Kashmiri is dear to us and we are aware of the value and worth of each Kashmiri,” Shah added.
India using genocide and rape as a weapon of war:
Srinagar July 14 - 2013 : Prominent pro-freedom leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party
Shabir Ahmad Shah, Chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar,Chairman Islamic Political Party(jk) Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, ChairmanJ.K.L.F (H) Javaid Ahmad Mir, General Secretary FreedomPartyMohammadAbdullah Tari and Freedom Party leader Mohammad Yaseen
Ataayi addressed huge gatherings at Yari Pora Kulgam and Bichoora
Kulgam. Shabir Ahmad Shah in his address ridiculed Indian Forces for
killing innocent Kashmiris. He said that India is using the policy of
genocide and rape as a weapon of war to break the sentiment and will of
freedom of Kashmiri people. The expansionist designs of India are bound
to fail in Kashmir as the Kashmiris have defeated Afghans, Mughals,Dogras, Britishers and Sikhs and drove them out of Kashmir.
India must see reason and logic, face the sombre political reality and leave
Kashmir without wasting any time. The collective decision of Kashmir people is complete freedom from India and nothing less than that. Theresistence leaders Shabir Shah and other
resistance leaders condemned
the brutal killing of Parvaiz Ahmad Taili of Kalam Daan Pora of NawabBazar. They said that Kashmiris are not safe in India. They
held protest demonstration at Yari Pora Kulgam against this brutal
killing and offered condolences on the sad demise of the mother of NasirGanai, the prominent journalist.
Kashmiris determent to take martyrs'
mission to its logical end: Shah
Srinagar, July 13 - 2013 : Police today once again tightened its grip on Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and prevented the party delegation led by its Chairman to visit Mazaar e
Shohola (martyr’s graveyard) Naqashband Sahib to pay tributes to martyrs of July 13, 1931. As the delegation was about to leave, a large contingent of police force led a siege outside Freedom Party office and placed its Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah under house
arrest. Meanwhile, JKLF (R) Chairman Javed Ahmad Mir, Chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar, Chairman Islamic Political Party (JK) Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad
Ashen Unto, pro-freedom leader Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other Freedom Party workers and activists left for martyr’s graveyard but police intercepted them near Residency Road and prevented them from moving ahead. Police also stopped the vehicles of Freedom Party activists in various areas who were heading towards Mazaar e
The leaders while talking to media at Pratab Park Srinagar termed July 13 as “Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad” and said that eighty years ago these honorable and dignified persons by starting a well organized political resistance against the tyrant Dogra rule laid a strong foundation for freedom movement. “And today, by remembering these martyrs, the mission to take freedom movement to its logical end gets a new zeal and
vigor." the leaders said this was the first political resistance movement against “Chengeziyat” and dictatorship which the then tyrant rulers suppressed by showering bullets on Kashmiris. They said, on that day when protestors outside Srinagar Central Jail were responded with bullets and slaughtering, the whole Jammu and Kashmir with tearful eyes pledged that dictatorship and tyranny has to end here at any cost. “The freedom movement started on that day continues till today and we will carry on this till ultimate freedom is achieved,” the leaders said. The leaders said we have continuously been offering numerous sacrifices for freedom movement and it is obligatory for us to secure and safeguard these sacrifices and not let anyone play with these great sacrifices. “The chapter of freedom movement written by these martyrs with their sacred blood demands that we should not, at any cost, refrain from showing resistance, even if the tyrant goes to any extent in inflicting atrocities on us. We should remain steadfast like a rock against their nefarious designs,” the leaders
said. They said the best tribute to these martyrs is that we should be loyal to their mission and take it to its logical end i.e. complete freedom from Indian occupation, not an inch less than
it. The pro-freedom leaders also paid rich tributes to first JKLF Chief Commander Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani who was martyred while fighting with Indian armed forces on 3rd
Ramadan ul Mubarak, 1990.Meanwhile, Freedom Party senior spokesperson termed the police action on its Chairman and preventing him from visiting Mazaar e
Shohola as extreme cowardice and condemnable. He said the mission for which the martyrs of July 13 laid down their lives deserves the tributes from the whole nation but the coward State government neither lets the people’s leaders to visit martyr’s graveyard nor the pro-freedom leaders. “They let only those people to pay tributes who have played with the blood of these martyrs,” the spokesperson
said. The spokesperson while strongly condemning the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Dar, Javed Mir,
Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Asian Unto, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other activists of Freedom Party said these leaders were to pay tributes to July 13 martyrs but government did not allow them to express their devotion to martyrs.
Political will required to settle Kashmir
Srinagar July 12 - 2013 : Democratic Freedom party chairman Shabir Ahmad shah Friday said, “All though people of Kashmir have been continuously struggling against the Indian occupation since 1947, however main stream politicians have always tried to project this illegal occupation as democracy. He also said that the concern which main stream parties are shown to the families of slain Irfan and Tariq of district Bandipora who were killed by Army is not less than crocodile
tears. Addressing a large gathering at seer Hamden Islamabad of South Kashmir shah while Castigating main stream political parties said, “They joined hands with Indian forces to curb and crush our freedom movement mere for the lust of
power,". Shah also said that unprovoked killing of Irfan Ahmad Ganai and Tariq Ahmad Lehrwal by Indian forces is an eye opener for Kashmiri people, they have to realize that they are nor safe in their own territory until and unless Indian Army leave this
place. Lashing out at Indian law system he said, “I have always been opposing the imposition of draconian laws like AFSPA and PSA by Indian law makers under which more than one lac Kashmiri youth lost their lives during the last 20 three
years,". He further said that Kashmir issue cannot be solved by killing and subjection of Kashmiri’s ,if it would had been so, 66 years of struggle would have stopped it and killing of more than 5 lac people since 1947 was enough to crush the freedom
struggle. Advising Indian government, Shah said, “Kashmir issue needs a political will to get solved according to the aspiration of Kashmiri people. India should read on the wall that the struggle for the right to self determination cannot be crushed by using force. If India sincerely wants to take steps to solve the Kashmir issue it needs to take in to consideration certain things like releasing the separatist leaders and thousand of detained youth, Revocation of black laws, withdrawing their forces so this will facilitate the process of peace and stop human right
violation. Shah said, “Kashmiri nation has been offering sacrifices for the past 22 years in their fight for freedom. “During this resistance lakhs of people have been martyred. India has been exposed before the people as cases about the custodial killings, disappearances, unknown graves are coming to surface,” he said. “Peace will continue to elude the subcontinent until the Kashmir issue remains unresolved. Kashmir has been a major cause of confrontation between the two nuclear neighboring countries. They have fought several wars on this issue. It is an issue of the right to self determination for the people of Kashmir that has to be given to them,” Shah said. Shah was accompanied by separatist leaders including Javaid Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Yusuf
Naqash. Shabir ahmed Dar,Mohmad Yousuf Attai,Narinder sing khalsa who also addressing a gathering.
NC synonymous with miseries of Kashmiris: Shabir Shah
Srinagar July 10 - 2013 : Strongly lashing out at Omar Abdullah led government over slapping of 11th PSA on senior pro-freedom and Muslim League leader Mushtaq ul Islam, the Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah today said if National Conference (NC) will continue to remain in power the pro-freedom leaders will continue to get slapped under such draconian
law." Whenever elections start approaching, Omar Abdullah and his likes start befooling people by projecting Kashmir as a “political problem” to safeguard their own chair of power,” DFP Chairman said, adding that in order to satisfy his own lust of remaining in power, Omar Abdullah finds keeping pro-freedom leaders behind the bars as the best possible
way. Shah said if Omar Abdullah would have realized that Kashmir is not a problem of law and order or granting concessions but “the issue of right to self determination of its people”, he would have opposed the continuous detention and slapping of draconian laws on leaders like Mushtaq ul Islam. “But it is the culture and routine of National Conference to fill jails with freedom loving people,” Shah
said. The DFP Chairman Shabir Shah has appealed the local, national and international human rights organizations to seriously take notice of the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of “so-called laws” and prevent the extortion of Kashmiris which is done under the garb of
democracy." Kashmir issue is about deciding the future of Kashmiris and we will continue our struggle till it is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people,” Shah added.
So-called leaders devalued sacrifices of 13 July
Srinagar July 8 - 2013 : Democratic freedom party chairman Shabir Ahmad shah today said, “The people killed on 13 July 1931 during the autocratic Dogra rule laid their lives for a special cause, but their scarifies were devalued by some power hungry so called leaders.
DFP spokesman in a statement said, Most of the Hurriyat leaders who started their struggle against the Indian occupation were right in their view that the occupation of Indian Army was more dangerous than autocratic Dogra rule for the people of
Kashmir. He said, “The junvine struggle started by Hurriyat leaders was always tried to be crushed by Indian agents with the help of Army and security forces, But Our struggle will be continued till its logical
end. Meanwhile According to spokesperson Shabir Ahmad shah today meet President Belgian Association for solidarity with Jammu and Kashmir,Assocate director international movement for
fatal union among race and peoples at his residence and informed them about the human rights violation in Kashmir and secret hanging of Afzal Guru.
Police detains Shah
Srinagar July 6 - 2013 : Police on Saturday detained the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Islamic political party chairman Mohammad
Yousuf Naqash when they were on the way to North Kashmir’s Markandal and kondbal Manasbal area to express their solidarity with the families of martyrs. According to DFP statement, Shah and Yusuf were on the way to express their solidarity with the family members of Irfan
ahmed Ganai and Tariq Ahmad lehrwal who were killed by the security forces. The spokesman said But the huge contingent of police intercepted them at
sum bal sonawri and arrested them. While condemning the police action spokesman of Democratic Freedom party said, “it is government which is responsible for the killings of Kashmiri youth and not only this they even stop separatist leaders from expressing their sympathy with the suffering families. “By arresting separatist leaders including Shah, the struggle will not lose its momentum. The struggle will be carried forward with more enthusiasm. But the arrests will have a negative bearing on the situation across the Valley,” the spokesman
cautioned. Condemning the continuous house arrest of shah spokesman said, “Shah had only gone to fulfill his reliougous duty by expressing his sympathies with the bereaved family but the government did not let it happen. Terming the government action as a mere interference in the religious duties of leaders spokesman said, “The so called democratic government have made the lives of people miserable as security forces has been give unbridled powers under the draconian law’s like AFSPA,”.The spokesman said, “From last two and a half years Shabir Ahmad shah has been either kept under house arrest or put behind the bars by the authorities which is an act of state terrorism but these tactics wouldn’t break their
resolve,". Spokesman said Omar Abdullah has already accepted the
chatty Singapore and Michel encounter as the blunders. Similarly time is not far when the so called Chief minister will term the autocratic behavior of his own government as unjustified mistake.
Shah extends greeting to Sikh community on Guru Gobind's anniversary
Srinagar July 5 -2013 : Democratic Freedom Party chairman, Shabir Ahmed Shah today expressed his heartfelt greetings to the members of Sikh community on the eve of 418th anniversary of Guru
Go bind Singh.
In a statement issued here, a DFP spokesman said the party chairman has expressed his satisfaction over the cordial relationship between members of Sikh community and
Muslims living in Kashmir. “Its not that this relationship is strong in Kashmir only but in other parts of India as well,” he said. “Sikh leaders have always supported Kashmir cause and played their part in resolving the issue. Shah sahib expresses his felicitations to members of Sikh community on the eve of 418th
anniversary." He accused the authorities of turning Shah’s home into a fortress by deploying heavy contingent of police vehicles, policemen and CRPF men outside his residence. “Unfortunately, Shah sahib was put behind the bars or either put under house arrest for 13 months and six days over the past two-and-a half years. With the result, he couldn’t offer 14 Friday congregational prayers in the
Masjid,” the spokesman said. “Such oppressive measures won’t deter his resolve to fight for the resolution of Kashmir
issue." Meanwhile, a DFP spokesman said the J&K has been turned into a police state. “We condiment the continuous arrest of DFP chairman Shabir Shah and National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan besides the house arrest of all other pro-freedom leaders,” the spokesman said. The DFP spokesman also condemned the Baltal incident wherein CRPF men had manhandled a sumo driver Ghulam Nabi terming the incident as the highhandedness of CRPF men.
shabir shah prays for the speedy recovery of Nelson Mandela
Srinagar July 4 - 2013 : Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad shah Thursday said that though the time of the freedom struggle of the black Africans and Kashmiri’s is same but the difference is that Africans have achieved freedom while Kashmiri’s are still fighting for the same. “I remember when I was serving sentence in jail during 1990’s against the Indian government, South Africa’s National Congress leader nelson Mandela was also serving jail for his fight against the apartheid government in his country. Under pressure from the international levels Nelson Mandela was released in the year 1990 after being in jail for about 27 years and negotiations were started between the apartheid government and the black resistance leaders,” he said.
The negotiations went on for four years and the government ultimately had to bow before the human values and political wisdom that Mandela had inculcated in himself. Nelson Mandela was elected president of the country with huge majority through free and fair elections. Nelson Mandela held the office from 1994 and for four years he brought a government where there was no place for any kind of discrimination between the humans on any basis whether
color, creed, language or any other basis.
“We have high regards for Nelson Mandela and accept him as a political hero. As he is suffering from serious illness, whole Kashmiri nation pays for his speedy recovery. As there are many similarities between the resistance movement of Africans and Kashmiris, I assure Indian government that after Azadi we will forget all the oppression that they have inflicted on us. We will have better relation with them on the basis of humanity. We also hope that the Indian people will impress upon their leaders to accept the right to self determination of Kashmiri’s,” Shah said.
Meanwhile spokesman of Freedom Pay has apologized to Sikh Students Federation for the inability of Freedom Party Chairman in participating in the Shimla conference for as he is under continuous house arrest. Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Irfan Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi and Abdul Ahad from freedom party were stopped by police while they were on their way to
Stoneware to express their sympathies with the family members of Shaheed Irfan and
Democracy missing from the state , jkdfp
Srinagar July 3 - 2013 : Democratic Freedom Party said that the democracy is not existing in the state as Hurriyat leaders are being under house arrest and people are being arrested. “There is no such as democracy in the state. If democracy was existing then Freedom party chairman will not have been detained or put under house arrest for 13 months and 5 days during the last two years,” spokesman said. “He is not allowed to offer Friday prayers and is not allowed to participate in any political gathering or any social gathering. Shabir Shah has been able to offer Friday prayers only 14 times during the lats two and a half years. The restrictions put on him are aimed at to suppress the freedom movement. To detain or house arrest the separatist and arrest the youth will not suppress the freedom movement,” spokesman said. Spokesman has condemned the house arrest of their chairman and said that the government is propagating highly undemocratic practices
Tari visits Tral to express sympathy with the bereaved family members of martyrs
Srinagar July 2- 2013 : A delegation Democratic Freedom Party led by party’s General secretary Maulana Abdullah Tari Tuesday reached Tral to express sympathy with the bereaved family members of the
martyrs. The delegation first reached Medora where they participated in the
nimaz-e-jinaazah of Shabir Ahmad Bhat and then reached Lorigam where they expressed sympathy with the family of Shaheed
Aijaz Ahmad and then went to Dadsara where they expressed their sympathies with the family members of martyr Shahnawaz Ahmad. Maulvi Bashir Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh, Nadeem Ahmad and Javaid Ahmad kar were in the delegation. Meanwhile spokesman said that the party Chairman Shabir Ahmad shah was put under house arrest to prevent him from moving towards Tral to participate in the
Nimaz-e-jinaazah. Shah has paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Tral and said that their martyrdom has rejuvenated the freedom movement. “We are the guardians of the freedom movement and will not let go the sacrifices waste. They have laid down their lives for the freedom movement. Though the Kashmiri’s have been fighting from 1947 but the sacrifices offered during the last two decades have brought the Kashmir to the international level,” he said. Meanwhile spokesman has strongly condemned the house arrest of their chairman and said that to prevent him from offering
nimaz-e-jinaazah, Friday prayers is the worst kind of human rights violations.
Mehmood Saghar aghast over killing of Kashmiri youth
Srinagar July 01 - 2013 : Denouncing the killing of two Kashmiri youth by Indian army in Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the vice president of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said, “Kashmir has become a killing field where innocent civilians are being killed by Indian troops without any rhyme and reason.”Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement in Islamabad said, under the protection of draconian laws like AFSPA, POTA and TADA, without any inkling of accountability the Indian troops continue to wreak havoc in the
territory. Terming black laws as major cause of human rights violations in Kashmir, he said, “Despite repeated calls from Kashmiri civil society and demands from the international human rights organizations India had failed to repeal black laws enforced in the
territory". To the contrary he said it was astonishing to note that the Indian army had declared AFSPA as a “holy book” for its trigger-happy forces deployed in the length and breadth of
Kashmir. The DFP vice president said that during the month of June Indian troops had killed 11 Kashmiris. “And killing of two innocent youth is yet another horrific incident that left the entire valley completely shell-shocked”, he added. Flaying Indian authorities for imposing undue restrictions on Hurriyet leaders he said that such tactics used by India won’t stop pro-freedom leadership from pursuing their collective
cause. Expressing his serious concern over the prevailing human rights situation in Kashmir Saghar said that it was high time that the world human rights bodies should take stock of the worsening situation in the disputed territory and exert pressure on India to stop human rights abuse perpetrated by its troops in Kashmir.
Shabir Shah congratulated people for observing shutdown to protest the state terrorism
Srinagar July 1 - 2013 : Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed his satisfaction over the strike observed by people to protest the killing of Irfan Ahmad
Ganai and Tahir Ahmad Laharwal and said that if Kashmiri nation will fight
united then India will have to change its stubborn approach. Shah
said that India is killing Kashmiri people without thinking anything because Kashmiri people are divided into many groups. Paying tributes to martyrs shah said that Kashmir is a political dispute and it has to be solved politically. “We are the guardians of the martyrs and we will not allow it to go waste,” he said. He also expressed sympathy with the bereaved family members and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. Shah said that people of Kashmir are well aware of the mission of the martyrs and will continue their fight till the Kashmir issue is resolved as per the wishes and aspiration of the martyrs for which they laid down their lives.
Meanwhile spokesman of Freedom party has strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of their chairman.