DFP-222
Democratic Freedom Party

Table of contents

 
  Tashkent pact
  Delhi Agreement
  Simla Pact
  Lahore declaration
  UN & Kashmir

We have been vilified, denounced, condemned, tortured, beaten, jailed and even murdered.......but never defeated..Shabir Ahmed Shah

News Papers of Jammu and Kashmir

  •  
Greater Kashmir
  •  
Kashmir Times
  •  
Kashmir Observer
  •  
Kashmir Media
  •  
Wadi-ki-Awaz
  •  
Daily Aftab
  •  
Daily Chattan
  •  
BBC Urdu
  •  
J&K Gov.Site
  •  
Srinagar Times
  •  
Kashmir Uzma -Epaper
  •  
The Mirror
  •  
Kashmir Images
  •  
Kashmir Despatch
  •  
Rising Kashmir

 

Rank & File

 
  M A Saghar, VP
   
 
  M A Tari, Sec. General
 

News Archive Year 2011

  Dec Nov Oct
  Sep Aug Jul
  Jun May Apr
  Mar Feb Jan
   
   
 
India has forcibly occupied our motherland but they can not enslave our hearts.......

Picture Gallery

 
   
 

Poll Boycott: Why?

 
 


Front Page

 News This Week

  

Freedom Party distances itself from 'provoking, anti-Sikh' posters in Valley Terms it handiwork of agencies’

Srinagar, Feb 27: Completely distancing itself from posters published against Sikh community across Valley, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Friday said some unknown agencies are hell bent upon maligning the ongoing freedom movement by resorting to such means" These elements can never succeed in their cheap and nefarious designs to malign the resistance movement and to create gulf between Muslims and other religions," a spokesperson of DFP in a statement issued to press said. He said some elements have attributed the messages of Democratic Freedom Party on social media which is despicable and provoking. He said the minorities are very well aware of the stand of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah in their regard and it is nothing

PICTURE OF THE DAY

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

but the handiwork of agencies and communal elements to defame the pro-freedom camp and spread communalism. Commenting on the centuries old mutual communal harmony and brotherhood in the state, the spokesperson said it has been our responsibility to secure and safeguard the lives, honor and properties of the minorities. Appealing the minority community not to fall prey to machinations of the agencies and be careful the DFP spokesperson said the party has filed an FIR in this regard. In this regard, a Sikh delegation today called on DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and apprised him of some 'provoking stuff' posted on social networking sites against the community. They also said that no one will be allowed to tarnish the image of mutual brotherhood at any cost. The delegation also applauded the position of Shabir Ahmad Shah vis-à-vis Sikh community and said the DFP leader's stand has always been commendable and affectionate. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah according to statement while terming the report of Amnesty International with regard to AFSPA and other black laws as 'obvious and apparent' appealed the human rights organization to take serious its cognizance. "These black laws give rise to numerous unfortunate incidents and has turned every home of the Valley into mourning place." Expressing satisfaction over the identification of various human rights violation incidents by Amnesty International and its inclusive report in this regard, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the world bodies should take notice of this report and play their role in putting an end to grave human rights violations taking place in Valley. Shah expressed sorrow over the fact that on one hand the world has turned into a global village and on other humans are butchered like crops under the garb of inhuman laws. "The Indian forces under the garb of AFSPA have played bloodbath with Kashmir's in the form of massacres like Kupwara, Handwara, Bijbehara, Sopore, Chattisinghpora, Michel fake encounter and various others as they are not bound by any law." Appealing international community to take cognizance of Amnesty International report, Shah said it is the responsibility of world bodies to play their role in putting an end to HR violations taking place here in the name of black laws and under the presence of 8 lakh forces. Shah said India's stubbornness and its denial of freedom to Kashmir's is the root cause of these HR violations and black laws and said until or unless the basic issue is not resolved the unfortunate and inhuman incidents of HR violations are bound to continue.

Shabir shah along with delegation visits Kerrey, Patten ; condoles demises

Srinagar, Feb 26: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party led by its Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited north Kashmir’s Kereru Patten to express condolences with the Insaf Party’s leader Ghulam Ali Gulzar on the sad demise of his mother. The delegation comprised of Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Gowhar Ahmad and other activists of the party. On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing condolences with the bereaved family extended solidarity and sympathy with them and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah telephonically condoled the demise of wife of Abdul Ghafoor in Sopore and prayed for deceased and strength to the bereaved family. Shah also condoled the demise of mother of senior journalist Fayez Bukhari.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Mujahedeen martyred in Hafshirmal Shopian.

Srinagar, Feb 25: Paying glorious tributes to Mujahedeen who were martyred in Hafshirmal Shopian Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said we are the guardians of sacrifices and mission of these martyrs. In a statement issued to press, Shah said these martyrs by laying down their precious lives for the sacred and noble cause left such an example of resistance and steadfastness for us which is worthy to follow. Terming the sacrifices of these martyrs as goal to mission of freedom, Shah said, On one hand, there are people within our ranks who for their petty materialistic gains are joining hands with butchers of humanity and on the other some people by serving as light in darkness are teaching us the lessons of sincerity and faithfulness with regards to our mission.Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing condolences with the bereaved families conveyed solidarity and sympathy with them and assured that the mission of martyrs will be taken to its logical conclusion with full sincerity.

Kunan Poshpora Incident By giving clean chit to culprits, admin showed its indifference, bias: Shabir Shah, Pays tributes to Bomai martyrs

Srinagar, Feb 21: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed his heartfelt solidarity with the families of Kunan Poshpora who fell victims to brutality and inhuman act of Indian forces 24 years ago during an Army operation in the area. Indian forces had committed mass rape in the area. Expressing his serious anguish over the unfortunate incident, Shabir Ahmad Shah said even after the passing of 24 years, the perpetrators of this inhuman crime are roaming free. Criticizing the state administration’s biased and impartial approach in dealing with the culprits of the crime, Shah said authorities are equally responsible as they are shielding the criminals of this barbaric offence which include Army officers and personnel and are taking every possible steps to ensure their safety." The state government has proven to be a safe haven for criminal forces. Instead of providing justice to affected families, the authorities are using courts to defend these criminals. As such, their so-called huge claims of being the champions of women’s rights fall flat as they are shielding rapists,” Shah said. Shah said we fully understand the plight of our mothers and sisters who fell victims to such shameful episode carried out by savage Indian forces. He also expressed strong resentment and sorrow over the silence adopted by the world bodies over incidents like Kunan Poshpora taking place in a highly militarized zone of the world. He said international community must initiate an impartial investigation against the perpetrators of these heinous crimes (the Indian forces). “The state administration by giving clean chit to culprits of unfortunate incidents like Chanapora, Jigarpora, Shopian (Asiya-Neelofar), etc showed its indifference and bias,” he said. Hailing the role played by civil society in demanding justice for victims of Kunan Poshpora and others, Shah said though we don’t expect any justice from government and its administered” judiciary, the role played by civil society contributes in highlighting the plight of these victims at global spheres. Shabir Ahmad Shah also paid tributes to those youths martyred in Bomai six years ago and said we’re indebted to them and will accomplish their goal at any cost by continuing the ongoing freedom struggle.

Indian obduracy main hurdle in Kashmir settlement: Shabir shah

Srinagar, February 19 :Senior Hurriyat leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah has welcomed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif on Kashmir terming it as encouraging for the ongoing freedom struggle. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar stressed the need for prioritizing settlement of the Kashmir dispute in likely Pak-India talks. However, he deplored that talks were held between the two countries more than 100 times over the past 68 years, but failed to yield any fruitful results due to unrealistic, insincere and stubborn attitude of India." Such obstinate approach adopted by India is main reason for the continuous confrontation between the two nuclear neighboring countries and is giving rise to uncertain political condition in the whole South Asian region,” he said. It is an acknowledged fact that Kashmir issue is a nuclear flash point, if it is not resolved at earliest the shadows of war between these nuclear powers would loom large in the South Asian region, he added. Shah said the Kashmir issue should be resolved through tripartite talks within the framework of the UN resolutions on Kashmir. Shah said that instead of making the dialogue process trade-centric, the talks should be made meaningful by taking on board the real and genuine representatives of Jammu and Kashmir. Expressing his anguish over the continuous oppression and suppressive policy adopted by authorities across the territory, the Hurriyat leader drew the attention of the world powers towards the lingering issue and said that India should be made accountable for subjecting the people of Jammu Kashmir to brute force.

Shabir Shah lauds Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s statement vis-à-vis Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, Feb 18: Hailing the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif with regard to Kashmir dispute, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah Wednesday termed it ‘encouraging’ for the ongoing freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir. He also said there is a dire need of formulating a future course of action for prioritizing the resolution of Kashmir issue in the next month Indo-Pak talks. In a statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that during the period of 68 years, the dialogue process between India and Pakistan has taken place more than 100 times but has failed to yield any fruitful results due to “unrealistic, insincere and stubborn attitude of India.” Such obstinate approach of India is main reason for the continuous confrontation between the two nuclear neighboring nations of the subcontinent and is giving rise to uncertain political condition in the whole region. It is an acknowledged fact that Kashmir issue is a nuclear flash point, if it is not resolved at earliest the shadows of war between these nuclear powers would loom large over the subcontinent,” Shah said. Terming the ‘noble’ endeavors of Pakistani Nation and its Premier Mian Nawaz Sharif vis-à-vis Kashmir issue as commendable, Shabir Ahmad Shah said this issue should be resolved as per United Nations Resolutions or through tripartite dialogue (India, Pakistan and wishes and aspirations of Kashmir's). Shah said instead of making the dialogue process trade centric (Onion-Potato Centric), the talks should be made meaningful by taking on board the real and genuine representatives of Jammu and Kashmir. “Without the involvement of real stakeholders in the talks, it is foolish to anticipate any positive outcome.” Expressing his anguish over the continuous oppression and suppressive policy adopted by authorities across the state, Shah invited the attention of the world powers towards the issue and said India should be made accountable for using brute force over the people of Jammu Kashmir through its forces. Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while expressing serious grief over the sad demise of maternal uncle of JKLF (R) general secretary Wajahat Qureshi extended its heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved family. In this connection, on the direction of DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the residence of bereaved and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul besides participating in the funeral prayers.

Freedom Party pays tributes to Shaheed Ghulam Muhammad Bulla

Srinagar, Feb 15: Remembering Shaheed Ghulam Muhammad Bulla on his 40th anniversary, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has paid glowing tributes to the martyr and said the memories and sacrifices of the martyrs are the assets of our freedom struggle. “It is the sacrifices of these martyrs that gave direction to our genuine freedom movement." According to statement, HCJK leader and DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah paid rich tributes to the martyr Ghulam Muhammad Bulla for his invaluable sacrifice and contribution to the resistance movement.“Shaheed Bulla achieved martyrdom in police custody after challenging the Indra-Abdullah Accord in 1975. He raised voice against the accord by terming it as sell-out of Jammu Kashmir, Shah said. Shah said we are indebted to their sacrifices and the nation will never forget them. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a Freedom Party delegation comprising of Nasser Ahmad, Muhammad Abraham, Riyaz Ahmad and Manzoor Ahmad today visited the graveyard of Shaheed Bulla in Sopore and prayed for the highest status in Jannah for him.

Shabir Shah felicitates KPs on Maha Shivratri.

Srinagar, Feb 14: Felicitating Kashmiri Pundits (KPs) on the festive occasion of Maha Shivratri, chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that we are working on the 'home return' of Pundits and feel their absence in valley. In a statement issued to press on Saturday, Shah said Kashmiri nation is incomplete without Pundits who are the 'second eye of a beautiful bride', Kashmir. "If one eye is excluded from the face, the whole beauty will be spoiled," he said in his statement and extended 'heartfelt request' to 'Pundit brethren' to return to their native land. Reminding the cultural proximity between two communities Shabir Shah said that Kashmiri Muslims and Pundits share common culture, tradition and civilization. Both communities used to exchange wishes, gifts and eatables with each other on festive occasions since centuries Shah further said: "As far as the right of self determination of Jammu and Kashmir is considered, every indigenous citizen is bound to follow his or her own choice. If Kashmiri people will decide their future they can turn the wave of confrontation between two nuclear neighbors into an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Meanwhile, spokesperson has expressed concern over the continuous detention of Freedom party members and other leaders of various pro-freedom organizations which include Peer Inayatullah (Kupwara), Farooq Ahmed, Ghulam Muhammad and several others from Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Sopore area.

HCJK continues relief distribution among flood victims By blocking Int’l aid, Govt of India’s double faces got exposed: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 13: Continuing its post flood relief campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) today distributed the relief material comprising of eatables, warm blankets and other essential commodities among the flood affected people of Budgam at Freedom Party headquarters here. The amalgam on the occasion said despite meagre resources, it will continue such relief campiagns.HCJK leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah despite being under house arrest talked to flood affected people and encouraged them. On the occasion, Shah was accompanied by JKLF –R chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey, Wajahat Qureshi, Muhammad Shafi (National Front),Molvi Bashir Ahmad and other activists of Freedom Party. Addressing the people, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the last year’s devastating flood wreaked havoc across the Valley the effects of which are still felt as many people continue to live their lives under harsh conditions. “Last year’s flood was a testing time for us and we should continue to extend our helping hand to those in grief and need. I also appreciate and applaud the role played by pro-freedom, religious and social organizations and many NGOs during the deluge,” Shah said. Taking a dig at administration, Shah said they completely failed to tackle the flood aftermath situation. “It is very unfortunate that India deliberately maintained silence over the plight of Kashmir's and left the flood affected people at the mercy of God. They (India) also blocked the international aid to Kashmir and showed its real face while as during the Uttarakhand floods international aid was allowed and Indian government did everything to ensure their proper rehabilitation. This shows Indian government’s double standards and biased approach with regard to Kashmir's,” Shah said. Shah also appealed well-to do families to come forward and extend every possible help to those affected with devastating floods as “it is our moral responsibility to do so.

Freedom Party issues show cause notice against Daily Excelsior

Srinagar, Feb 13: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has issued show cause notice against the editors of the Jammu bases daily Excelsior Kamal Rohmetra and Neeraj Rometra for publishing a fabricated news item on February 6. According to party spokesperson, in this connection, Valley’s renowned lawyer Mian Abdul Qayoom has issued a show cause notice to respondents and sought apology from them within a week’s time, for defaming the public image of party leaders failing which the defamation suit will be filed against them in a court of law.

Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest frustration of authorities: DFP Expresses concern over Kashmir High Court Bar Association report regarding Tihar Jail prisoners

Srinagar, Feb 12: Strongly reacting over the continuous house arrest of its Chairman, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) termed it the frustration of so-called administration. He said authorities that Shabir Ahmad Shah is under continuous detention and barred from all his political activities .Criticizing the continuous arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and other pro-freedom leaders, the spokesperson said that authorities by putting blanket ban on peaceful political activities are giving rise to uncertain situation and are exhibiting dictatorial approach. The DFP spokesperson while expressing serious concern over the Kashmir High Court Bar Association regarding political prisoners in Tihar Jail said these inmates are meting out inhuman and unconstitutional treatment due to their association with resistance movement of Kashmir. Applauding the investigative report carried by Kashmir High Court Bar Association regarding the plight of political prisoners in Tihar Jail, Freedom Party said these prisoners are the spokespersons of the freedom movement and are serving their lives within the four walls of jails for the “sacred cause". Expressing deep grief and anguish over the plight of Muzaffar Ahmad Dar (Chechloorah Magam), Mushtaq Ahmad Lone (Kanelwan Bijbehara), Muhammad Yaqoob (Narwal, Jammu), Muhammad Sidiq Ganaie (Hathi Shah Sopore), Muhammad Rafiq Shah (Alsteng Srinagar), Amir Abbad Deva (Israr Abad Kishtwar) Muhammad Latied Jeelani (Batpora Sopore), Mehmood Topiwalla (Mamar Kangan), Shafqat Ali Tagoo (Naubagh Sopore) Tariq Ahmad Dar (Solina), Muhammad Shafi Shah (Bandipora), Wasim Akram (Kishtwar), Muhammad Farooq Dagga (Kupwara), Latief Ahmad (Srinagar), Ghulam Ahmad Khawaja (Poonch), Muhammad Rafiq (Poonch), Ahtisham Farooq Malik (Sopore), Muhammad Aslam (Thana Mandi Rajouri), Tawseef Ahmad Peer (Sopore), Muhammad Hussain Fazili (Srinagar), Talib Hussein (Bandipora), Ghulam Muhammad Bhat (Bandipora), the spokesperson expressed solidarity with the families of these prisoners and said the nation will never forget their sacrifices. Condemning the pitiable and inhuman treatment of these prisoners by Indian jail authorities, he said they (prisoners) are denied even the basic legal and medical services which has largely affected their health. “They are even denied to carry out their legal formalities and authorities are creating impediments in this way.” He said according to international law, these prisoners are considered as ‘prisoners of war’ as they belong to disputed territory and they can’t be treated as per other prisoners but have special rights. “But the jail authorities by adopting biased approach are violating these very laws and guidelines." The DFP spokesperson expressed hope that international human rights organizations like Amnesty International and International Red Cross will take cognizance of these issues and pressurize India to follow UN guidelines in this regard. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah also condoled the demise of noted businessman Saif ud Din Guna and father of senior pro-freedom leader and Tanzeem-e-Azadi head Abdul Samad Inqilabi . He expressed condolences with both the bereaved families and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.

Shabir Shah thanks people for observing shutdown on Feb 9, 10, 11, Addresses family of martyred Palhalan youth, expresses condolences, Freedom Party succeeds in reaching Palhalan

Srinagar, Feb 11: Expressing serious resentment over the continuous house arrest of Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, the party spokesperson has said that the so-called state administration is so much scared of the genuine demand of return of mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru that they have turned the whole Valley into a garrison. Criticizing authorities for imposing curfew and restrictions across the Valley, the spokesperson said the rulers are dealing every issue of the state with the might of force and on gunpoint. A delegation, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, today succeeded in reaching Palhalan despite strict restrictions and expressed condolence and solidarity with the family of Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Bhatt. The delegation comprised of Muhammad Abraham, Sabot Ahmad, Niser Ahmad and Ashiq Hussian,On the occasion, Shabir Ahmad Shah while talking with the father of Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Bhatt on phone expressed condolences and assured him that sacrifices of martyrs will not be allowed go waste. Applauding the contribution of Palhalan people towards the freedom movement, Shah said that Palhalan has always been on the forefront in resistance movement. He also thanked people for observing complete shutdown on February 9, 10 and 11 said that demanding of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru is an integral part of our resistance movement and for this we are pinning our hopes on justice loving elements of the world that they will play their role in this regard. He said we as the representatives of the nation will continue to raise our voices and the injustices met to our people and will continue to demand the return of mortal remains of these two great martyrs. Meanwhile, the spokesperson while terming the killing of Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Bhatt by forces as “inhuman” and said the forces are given excessive and unbridled powers due to which they play with the human lives here with utmost ease. He said the administration is deliberately targeting the people of Palhalan due to their consistency with the freedom movement of Kashmir.

Police foils Freedom Party’s UN Chalo programme, dozens arrested Party mails memorandum to UN secretary general, seeks interference

Srinagar, Feb 10: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, who continues to be under house arrest since last few days, was today arrested by police along with Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad Muqdam, Muhammad Amin and dozens of other activists when they tried to break the police siege to march towards UNO office Srinagar. As per programme, Democratic Freedom Party was scheduled to hold a peaceful protest at Lal Chowk against the killing of youth in Palhalan and return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad MaqboolBhatt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru. The party was also scheduled to submit a memorandum to United Nations office here at Sonawar, Srinagar. “But police foiled the whole programme,” the party spokesperson said. Meanwhile, DFP mailed the memorandum to UN Secretary General Ban K Moon seeking his interference in pressurizing India to return the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and to take serious notice of the suppressive policy adopted by the Government of India and its forces with regards to pro-freedom leadership of Jammu Kashmir. Prior to arrest, Shabir Ahmad Shah while talking to party representatives and media said, “As the representatives of nation, we were fulfilling the responsibility of demanding the mortal remains ofour beloved martyrs in order to complete their last rites but authorities didn’t even allow us to do so." Shah while terming both the martyrs as great heroes of freedom struggle said we’ll continue our demand fo return of their mortal remains. On the occasion, Shah while expressing his deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of a youth Farooq Ahmad Bhatt in Palhalan said if a beast gets killed in any part of India, the whole country starts raising hue and cry over the killing and start advocating animal rights. “But in Jammu and Kashmir, where now and then, innocent people get killed by the hands of India brutal forces, no one raises the voice against it and there are no human rights discussions as the Indian forces are not subject to any law or guidelines,” he said. Commenting on “communal and provocative” remarks made by Indian Member Parliament Yogi Adityanath at Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally and RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Indian rulers are hell bent upon hurting the emotions of Muslims by openly advocating for ‘Ghar Wapsi’ (home coming) and by making remarks of replacing Mosques with idols and other anti-Muslims provocations. “These RSS plans are matters of serious concern for the resistance leadership of Jammu Kashmir.” DFP chairman also commented on the settlement of West Pakistan Refugees in Jammu region by BJP and reiterated that the move is aimed at changing of demography and Muslim majority status of the state. “Unfortunately some Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq (black sheep) like elements are justifying such moves with vague sustentative and are trying to give ultimate shape to RSS designs. There is a dire need for unity among the resistance leadership in order to combat such RSS, anti-State and anti-Muslim onslaught,” Shabir Ahmad Shah said.

Freedom Party delegation succeeds in reaching Doabgah, Sopore Reiterates shutdown call on Feb 11.

Srinagar, Feb 10: During his house arrest, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad while telephonically talking to family members of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru on the latter’s martyrdom anniversary assured them that the sacrifices of martyrs will not be allowed go waste. Shah assured them that whole Kashmiri nation and pro-freedom leadership are aware of the greatness and sacrifice of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru which guided thousands of pro-freedom people of the state. In this connection, a delegation of Freedom Party comprising of Nasser Ahmad, Muhammad Abraham and Muhammad Amine despite police restrictions today succeeded in reaching Doabgah Sopore and expressed solidarity with the family members of Shaheed Afzal Guru. The delegation shared the message of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) and Freedom Party leaders. Shabir Ahmad Shah while thanking the people over observing complete shutdown today appealed to observe with same spirit the shutdown on February 11 on the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt.

Shabir Shah condemns Palhalan killing.

Srinagar, Feb 9: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir senior leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly condemned the killing of a youth in Police firing at Palhalan.According to party spokesperson, Shah said, “Government forces are killing our youngsters in a planned way and the killing of Palhalan youth by the government forces is an open display of state terrorism, to which the people of Kashmir are repeatedly subjected." In past, forces and there rulers have been doing the same and now nobody in Jammu and Kashmir and abroad believe in any probes and inquiries as till date no probe has been finalized and no guilty has been ever punished,” he added. Meanwhile, Shah remained under house arrest at his Sanat Nagar residence.

Shah's house arrest frustration of authorities: Spokesperson , Reiterates shutdown on Feb 9&11; will submit memorandum at UN office on Feb 10.

Srinagar, Feb 8: Strongly condemning the house arrest of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, the party spokesperson termed it the frustration of so-called administration. In a statement, the spokesperson said, "As per programme, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) was scheduled to distribute relief material among the flood hit people of some areas of Budgam and in this connection a seminar was also called in memory of martyrs which was to be attended by HCJK and Freedom Party members and activists but authorities didn't allow such activities." The spokesperson also reiterated the shutdown calls on February 9 and 11 on the martyrdom anniversaries of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt respectively. He said instead of February 11, the partywill submit memorandum to UN representatives here on February 10 in which appeal will be made to world bodies to play their role in resolving the long pending Kashmir dispute and to pressurize India to return the mortal remains of both the martyrs. The spokesperson while strongly reacting against the house arrest of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Akbar and other leaders condemned the acts of state police and said the administration is continuing its fascist and autocratic approach against the people particularly the pro-freedom leaders and have turned the whole Valley into a jail. While paying tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, the spokesperson said the nation can never forget them. Sharing the message of Shabir Ahmad Shah to people, he said that to combat the issue of mushroom growth, our endeavors with regard to ensure unity among pro-freedom leadership will continue. Meanwhile, spokesperson has severely condemned the harassment of Freedom Party activist Tawheed Ahmad and others and said such suppressive tactics by authorities will neither break our resolve nordeter us from pursuing our goal.

Daily Excelsior’s malicious propaganda against pro-freedom leadership j&k Democratic Freedom Party to take legal action against the Daily

Srinagar, Feb 7: Strongly reacting against the “false” and “malicious” news published in Jammu based Daily, The Excelsior, the spokesperson of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has alleged that the editor of the said newspaper has broken all records of spreading falsehood by “launching a propaganda against the pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir. "The said newspaper has violated all the ethics and values of journalism by publishing a false news item aimed at maligning the image of pro-freedom leadership of Jammu Kashmir,” the spokesperson said, adding, “We are in deliberations with legal experts to sue the owner and editor of the daily as they have resorted to character assassination of the resistance leadership.” Rejecting the allegations of the said newspaper that “Hurriyat Conference leaders sell MBBS, BE admissions”, the spokesperson said the seats allocated by Pakistan for kith and kin of martyrs of Kashmir are subject to open guidelines and regulations and resistance leaders do not influence its process for any material gains. Taking note of “false news item”, the DFP spokesperson said the character assassination of pro-freedom leadership will not suppress them or deter them from pursuing their mission. The publication tantamount to corrupt journalism and the said newspaper is expert in fabricating such lies just to create sensation. They can’t malign the image of resistance leadership as people of this generation very well differentiate between truth and falsehood,” the spokesperson added.

Freedom Party organizes Dua-e-Majlis in memory of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Afzal Guru, other martyrs Their sacrifices will never be forgotten: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 7: In view of Hafta-e-Shuhadaa (martyrs week), the Democratic Freedom Party Saturday held an extraordinary meeting here to pay tributes to Shaheed Maqbool Bhat, Shaheed Afzal Guru and other martyrs of Kashmir. The meeting was presided over by DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and attended by party members from all zones, districts and provinces. During the meeting, Shabir Ahmad Shah while deliberating upon the prevailing political situation in subcontinent particularly in Jammu Kashmir and ongoing freedom struggle in the state said our movement will continue till it reaches its logical conclusion. Criticizing the Indian authorities and state administration for using suppressive tactics against the people particularly the pro-freedom leadership and youth Shah said there is police raj prevailing in the state where every peaceful political activity is curbed with the might of force. Commenting on the tense political situation in the state, Shah said there are still thousands of people who are forced to languish in jails. He said there sacrifices are assets for us and appealed the international community to take note of these prisoners as majority of them are denied to carry out the legal formalities. DFP Chairman while commenting on the grave human rights violations taking place in Valley, said that Shaheed Bhat and Shaheed Guru were also the victims of grave human rights violations who were denied even to carry out legal procedures and were sent to gallows. “That was a judicial terrorism that Shaheed Afzal Guru was sentenced just to satisfy the so-called collective conscience of the nation and his family was kept uninformed.” Paying tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, Shabir Ahmad Shah said their sacrifices can never be forgotten and their name will be immortal. At the end of the meeting, Molvi Bashir Ahmad held a special supplication in favour of all martyrs including those martyred during protests against sentencing of Shaheed Afzal Guru and other incidents - Mudassir kamran (Baramulla), Hajira Begum, Abdul Rashid Beigh, Muhammad Yousuf Sofi, (Rafiabad Trehgam) Abeer Mushtaq, Zameer Ahmad and Tariq Ahmad (Batwani Ganderbal) and Nazira Begum (Chadoora Kulgam). Meanwhile ,expressing serious concern over the incessant attacks on the religious places of minorities particularly Christian community in India, HCJK leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said since BJP took power in Delhi, on one hand, there are forced conversions of Muslims and Christians in the garb of Ghar Wapsi (home coming) and on the other the religious places of these minorities are being targeted continuously which shows they (RSS/BJP) are having very wicked plans against the minorities. Commenting on the communal and provocative speech by a member parliament of a particular community/sect, Shah said the speech made it clear what they are upto vis-à-vis minorities. “International community must take strong note of these crucial issues concerning the lives, properties, honor and dignity of the minorities in India and must play their role in this regard,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah prevented from marching towards Trehgam, arrested at Patton

Srinagar, Feb 6: Police Friday prevented the Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir.HCJK) leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah from going to Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt's ancestral village Trehgam to attend the gathering called in his remembrance, by arresting him at Pattan along with his associates. However, some party members gave slip to police and succeeded in reaching Trehgam.Shah was accompanied by Freedom Party activists who were also arrested including Haroon Kashmiri of Liberation Front. The spokesperson while condemning the arrest of Shah and his associates said it has become a routine for administration and police to resort to such undemocratic means and they are suppressing every peaceful activity of the pro-freedom leaders and activists." The state administration in the garb of law and order are doing every undemocratic and autocratic acts just to suppress the freedom movement and to break the resolve of pro-freedom leadership,” he said. He said that a conference was called in memory of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and by preventing the participants to attend the event makes it clear that authorities are doing all these anti-people activities under a well planned strategy and have made it routine to tackle every issue with force.Paying glorious tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, the spokesperson said though every nook and corner of the state offered unflinching sacrifices and produced valiant warriors, but the Doabgah, Sopore and Trehgam are significant in their own way as these places produced the warriors like Shaheed Bhat and Shaheed Guru who kissed the gallows proudly. Meanwhile, HCJK and Freedom Party activists led a rally at Trehgam and condemned the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and his associates.

Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Afzal Guru icons of ongoing freedom movement: Shabir Shah
Calls for state wide shutdown on Feb 9, 11; observance of Hafta-e-Shuhadaa (Martyrs Week) from Feb 6 to 11 , Thanks Pakistan Govt, people for celebrating ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’

Srinagar, Feb 05: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah while terming the Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru as “icons of ongoing freedom struggle” has said the sacrifices of these brave martyrs infused a new spirit in the resistance movement of Kashmiris.“The sacrifices of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru gave a new direction to the ongoing freedom struggle of Kashmir's and they have emerged as the role models of resistance for the youths of Jammu Kashmir,” Shah in a statement said.Shabir Ahmad Shah while calling for state wide shutdown on February 9 and 11 said we are committed to take forward the mission of these great martyrs. Reiterating his demand for the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, Shah said, “We want to remind the Government of India that there is not a single law in the world that advocates hatred for the dead and to return the mortal remains of persons after sending them to gallows is the legal and moral responsibility of any government." Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru, Shabir Ahmad Shah said though he (Shaheed Guru) was sent to gallows in dark and without informing his family, his name has become immortal. “And today, every single soul of Jammu and Kashmir utters the names of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru with utmost pride and respect. The sentencing of Shaheed Afzal Guru was murder of law and justice," he said. Holding Indian National Congress and the then state administration responsible for the “murder” of Shaheed Afzal Guru, the HCJK leader said that to control the BJP and Sangh Parivar, the Congress with the help of their puppets in JK sent to gallows Shaheed Guru. “The same Congress suffered the historical humiliating defeat along with the then state regime (NC-Congress coalition) last year.” “The killers of former Punjab chief minister and Rajiv Gandhi by taking good use of law are safe in jails but contrary to it, Shaheed Afzal Guru’s death sentence was made in very haste for which Congress and the then state administration stand accused,” Shah said. Meanwhile, Hurriyat spokesperson, in connection with paying of tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and observing of “Hafta-e-Shuhada” (Martyrs Week) said that a “Dua-e-Majlis” will be organized at ancestral village of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat (Trehgam) on February 06 after Zuhr (noon) prayers. On Feb 07, the same “Dua-e-Majlis” will be organized at Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir headquarters here while as tributes will be paid to martyrs of Kashmir at Budgam on Feb 08 and a “Jalsa” (conference) will be organized on Feb 09 at Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru’s ancestral village. A memorandum will be submitted at UNO Office Srinagar on Feb 11 to garner the attention of this world body towards the resolution of Kashmir issue. The spokesperson also called for organizing of special supplication gatherings “Dua-e-Majaalis” across the state in remembrance of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru and all other martyrs of Kashmir. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah in his telephonic address to various gatherings and conferences organized in connection with “Kashmir Solidarity Day” in Pakistan expressed deep gratitude to the Government of Pakistan, its people, social, political, religious and student organizations for their unrelenting support and endeavors with regards to resolution of Kashmir issue. On the occasion, Shah, in his address through the medium of various communication channels, thanked the Government of Pakistan for its continuous political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause.

Pakistan’s celebrating ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ encouraging: Shabir Shah ,Kashmiri nation committed, unified in their demand of right to self-determination’

Srinagar, Feb 02: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed it ‘encouraging and praiseworthy’ the celebration of “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on February 5 by Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Pakistani people residing in other parts of the world. “The celebration of Kashmir Solidarity Day by the Government of Pakistan, its people, journalistic and literary fraternity, political, social, religious organizations and those Pakistanis and Kashmir's living in other parts of the world is encouraging and we express gratitude to them for exhibiting solidarity with their oppressed Kashmiri brethren on this day,” Shah in a statement issued to press on Sunday said. Shabir Ahmad Shah said the contribution and support of Pakistan anits people towards Kashmiri resistance movement is ‘noteworthy and magnanimous’. Applauding the role played by Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif with regards to Kashmir issue, Shah said the celebration of this day by Pakistan highlighted the Kashmir dispute at international forums. In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, Shah said the celebration of this day is aimed at spreading and highlighting the plight of oppressed Kashmir's in every nook and corner of the world. “And in this regard, the role played by Pakistanis and Kashmir's residing in different parts of the globe is commendable as they celebrate this day with zeal and vigor,” he said. HCJK leader and DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed deep appreciation to all political parties and other organizations of Pakistan for their unflinching support to Kashmir cause. “Kashmiri nation is committed and unified in their demand of birth right to self-determination from forcible occupation of India and we hope the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to us in our struggle for freedom,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah arrested at Awantipora on way to Tral Was scheduled to address condolence gathering called in memory of martyrs

Srinagar, Jan 30: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his associates was arrested by a large contingent of police at Awantipora while he was on way to Tral to address a condolence gathering called in memory of Tral martyrs. Others who were arrested along with Shabir Ahmad Shah include Freedom Party’s Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Muslim League’s Bilal Ahmad Shah, JKLF-R’s Javid Ahmad Saaznawaaz and various other Freedom Party and HCJK activists. The spokesperson while severely condemning the arrest of Shah and others said the State police has become habitual of suppressing every act of pro-freedom leaders by “force.” Preventing leaders from attending the religious event called in memory of martyrs make it clear that the administration is stuck to a well-planned policy against the people possessing a particular ideology and such policy has made the life of people miserable,” he said. Holding Indian rulers responsible for current political instability and anarchy in the subcontinent, the spokesperson said if New Delhi shuns its stubborn policy with regards to Kashmir and shows sincerity in resolving the issue, the biggest confrontation i.e. Indo-Pak hostility and apprehensions of war between the two nations can be ruled out as Kashmir issue is the bone of contention between these nuclear neighboring nations." Expressing condolence with the martyrs of Tral, the spokesperson said we are indebted to the blood of martyrs due to whom the Kashmir issue echoes at international arenas. He said we as an oppressed nation don’t make such demands that may jeopardize the security and stability of any nation. He said history is witness that Jammu and Kashmir was never a part of India and the latter by controlling the state forcibly and militarily cannot alter the historical realities. Terming the implementation of United Nations Resolutions as “objective and impartial” solution to the Kashmir dispute, the spokesperson said the resolutions provide a justified and strong base to our cause. He said India, Pakistan and Kashmiri genuine leadership should sit on table and find out a solution to this long pending issue keeping in view the UN Resolutions and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also held Indian and local rulers responsible for the bloodbath in Kashmir and said they are using brute force upon the people for demanding the right of self determination. “8 lakh forces are placed here to suppress the genuine voices of Kashmiri which gave birth to more than 500 graveyards in the Valley. India should accept the historical realities and fulfill the promises kept with Kashmir's,” he said. The spokesperson also applauded the role of youth in freedom struggle and termed them “assets’ for movement. “We are proud that well educated youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the cause of freedom,” he added

Molana Taari condemns ban on Tehreek e Hurriyat seminar, arrest of leaders.

Srinagar, Jan 29: Strongly reacting over the ban on Tehreek e Hurriyat  seminar and arrest of pro-freedom leaders, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) secretary general Molana Muhammad Abdullah Taari said that DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah was put under house arrest since Wednesday evening in order to prevent him from participating in  seminar.Tehreek e Hurriyat was scheduled to organize a seminar regarding the settlement of West Pak refugees but authorities did not allow the seminar and put to house arrest the leaders. The Freedom Party spokesperson while terming such restrictions as frustration of authorities said that on one hand they are making huge claims of democracy and on other are putting bans on political activities of pro-freedom leaders. He said the freedom movement will continue despite the so-called administration's resorting to such undemocratic means of suppression.Moulana Taari while severely condemning the arrest of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and other leaders said authorities cannot break our resolve by such undemocratic tactics. "But we'll continue our struggle for freedom in a peaceful manner." Meanwhile, on the release of Muslim League chairman Mushtaq ul Islam, a delegation of Freedom Party led by Molana Taari today visited the Batamaloo residence of ML chairman. A special supplication was also held in favor of Freedom Party member Abdul Wahid's grandfather Late Abdul Raheem Bhatt (Lang ate) on his sad demise. The delegation also prayed for strength for bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

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

Srinagar, January 28 : Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party , Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that under a well-planned conspiracy thousands of non-Kashmir's have been given state subjects and various other benefits in Jammu.Shabir Shah addressing a party meeting in Srinagar, today, said, “These benefits like voter identity cards, state subjects and others have been provided to these non-locals to change and erode the Muslim majority status of the territory which is unacceptable." He appealed pro-freedom leadership and intellectuals across the Valley to unite in countering such onslaught.Shabir Shah deliberated upon the issues like Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmir cause, settlement of non-Kashmir's and unity among pro-freedom leadership .He said Singh Parivar, RSS and other communal forces were always hell-bent upon eroding the Muslim majority status of Jammu and Kashmir." And now, when these communal elements took over the charge in New Delhi, they are giving shape to all their agendas which they were unable to fulfill and have started dividing the territory on communal and religious lines,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed sorrow over the silence adopted by the pro-India parties of the territory over these issues. Democratic Political Movement, General Secretary, Muhammad, Shafi Rishi in a statement said that efforts were on to change the demography of Muslim majority places in Jammu, where religious freedom was being curbed. He made it clear that the Kashmir dispute had nothing to do with the election politics, because thousands of Kashmir's had sacrificed their lives not for election but for their inalienable right to self-determination

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kashmiri martyrs’ sacrifices not to go waste :Shabir shah

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

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

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

HCJK continues distributing relief among flood affected people

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

Shabir Shah addressed Pakherpora mourners telephonically

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

India out to erode Muslim identity of Kashmir: Shabir Shah

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

Punjab Sikh delegation calls on Shabir Shah,

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

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

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

Shabir Shah call for shutdown in Sopore tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

Footer
 Links.......
 Head Office

150 A Rawlpora Coloney Sanat Nagar Srinagar (Indian held Kashmir)

 Information Office

Satellite Town Rawalpindi Pakistan

Copy Right 2009: JKDFP