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Will not allow composite townships for return, rehabilitation of Pundits: Shabir Shah

shah Will leave for 3-day tour to Jammu on 25th April to meet Pundits; to address public gathering in Pulwama on 24th April (Friday)
Srinagar, April 20: While presiding over an important meeting, the Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said we’re eagerly waiting for our Pandit brethren to return to Valley but was quick to add that no such step will be allowed or encouraged that is aimed at hindering or tarnishing the traditional harmony and brotherhood of the State nor will anyone be allowed to play with the basic identity of the State in the garb of such rehabilitation plan. He said communal elements have wicked plans, including that of dividing the State on communal lines, which they want to implement in the garb of such rehabilitation plan of Kashmiri Pundits.

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Doda, April 10 2015: DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing people at Doda on the occasion of Rasm-e-Chalum of party vice-president late Muhammad Shafi Rangrez

If these folks (communal elements) exhibit stubbornness in this regard, we’ll be left with no option but to launch a string resistance against the same.”He said it is unfortunate that some elements in political circles are playing the role of agencies by projecting the situation of Valley in a gruesome manner thereby trying to malign the resistance movement. Shah said Pandits are the indigenous inhabitants of Kashmir and they’re not bound to any time frame or any permission from anyone." Whenever they wish, they’re welcome." As per the decision taken in the meeting, Shabir Ahmad Shah will leave for 3-day visit to Jammu to meet the Pandit community there and to assure his full support for their return. It was also decided that on 24th April (Friday), Shah will address a public gathering at Pulwama after offering Friday prayers at Central Mosque there. Meanwhile, during a significant meeting, Moulana Abdul Qayoom was declared as party’s Provincial President (Jammu) and Shamim Ahmad Tak as Zonal President (Punjab region). The members while paying glorious tributes to the Late Muhammad Shafi Rangrez said the gap left by him cannot be filled with but reposed faith in newly elected leaders that they’ll fulfill their duties in a responsible manner. They also highlighted his utmost contri bution to the freedom movement.

Resistance leadership must find a way out' Mufti Sayeed fulfilling RSS/BJP agenda of ethnic cleansing in JK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 18: Holding the state administration responsible for the killing of another youth Suhail Ahmad Sofi of Narbal by forces, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah condemned it severely and said that Mufti Muhammad Sayeed is fulfilling the agenda of RSS/BJP of ethnic cleansing in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah while expressing serious concern over the massacre of youth and state oppression upon the people said every human right is violated to the core in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. “There is no value of human lives in Jammu Kashmir as every law related to protection of human rights is violatedto the core. Mufti Sayeed by giving a clean chit to forces for such massacres is following the footsteps of his predecessors – of dancing to the tunes of New Delhi,” Shah said while severely condemning the killing of a 16-year-old boy. Expressing serious grief and anguish over the loss of another life, Shabir Ahmad Shah said this is the high time for resistance leadership to exhibit unity and devise strategy to put an end to such bloodshed by Indian forces. While extending his condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family of martyred youth, Shah said this is intolerable for us and we can’t be the mute spectators to this gruesome situation of losing our youth to bullets of Indian occupational and inhuman forces. Rejecting the probes ordered by authorities in this regard, Shah said these investigations are nothing but an eye-wash – to pacify the public anger and mislead the common masses. “Such probes give enough breaks for killers to commit another murder. As such, the so-called puppet government implements the diktats from its Delhi masters and ultimately shields the culprits,” he said. Terming Mufti Sayeed led government as ‘extreme weak’ and ‘puppet’ of New Delhi, Shah said he (Mufti) has taken assurance of his rule from BJP and has given clean chit to forces to commit open crimes in the Valley. “All his (Mufti’s) claims and assurances turned out to be hollow and deceptive. He ultimately showed his real face." Meanwhile, on the directions of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising of Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi and Engineer Farooq Ahmad today visited Mazar-e-Shuhada (martyrs’ graveyard) to pay tributes to Shaheed S Hameed on his 17th anniversary and held special prayers in favour of the deceased.

Killings can’t stop Kashmir's from freedom goal: Shabir shah

Srinagar, April 17: During his house arrest, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued to press said that oppression, suppression, grave right violations and killings cannot stop us from pursuing the goal of freedom. “Such situation is totally unacceptable to us. With the support of people and by keeping in view their sentiments, we’ll strongly resist such situation,” Shah said. Terming the public resistance and protests against the unfortunate and unabated killings of youth as compulsory and inevitable, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we cannot be mute spectators over the killings of our youth at the behest of India and its collaborators. “We salute the spirit of our people and together we’ll strongly resist such policy of oppressors. We’ve to send a clear message to conscienceless rulers that we’ll not allow them to continue with such oppressive policies,” he said. Terming the role of Pakistan vis-à-vis ongoing freedom movement of Kashmir as ‘imperative’, Shah said the Islamic Republic has always supported us politically, morally and diplomatically in our cause. He also challenged Indian authorities to hold a referendum in Jammu Kashmir without any worry and said whatever the decision may be, will be acceptable to all stakeholders. Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Khalid Muzaffar Wani, Shah strongly condemned the restrictions by authorities saying, on one hand, they shower bullets on the innocent youth and on other, have turned the whole Valley into a jail. “The beating of Bashir Ahmad Bukhari in Baramulla sub jail by jail authorities and Ikhwanis speaks volumes about the condition of political prisoners in jails. If any action is not taken against the culprits, it’ll have serious repercussions." Meanwhile, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) spokesperson while criticizing the state administration over the house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah termed it the frustration of rulers. “By imposing such restrictions on gunpoint over the activities of political leaders and preventing them from participating in condolence meetings of martyrs, authorities cannot break our resolve. "As per program, Shabir Ahmad Shah was scheduled to address a condolence gathering at Tral and to pay tributes to martyrs but police put him under house arrest. The spokesperson while condemning the house arrest said, “As such, Shah was put under house arrest for a period of more than 22 months and during last three and half years, he was prevented from offering 146 Friday prayers and seven Eid prayers. He also condemned the house arrest of Syed Ali Gilani and arrest of Masrat Alam Bhatt and said the waiving of green flag is not any offense as Jammu Kashmir is a disputed territory awaiting political solution. Freedom Party while remembering Shaheed S Hameed Lone on his 17th anniversary said his role and contribution with regards to freedom struggle can never be forgotten. “Late S Hameed had served and strengthened the People’s League and rendered invaluable sacrifices till he breathed his last." On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Muhammad Yasin Ataai which comprised of Dr Bilal Ahmad, Aijaz Ahmad (JKLF-R) and Sajad Ahmad visited the residence of Ghulam Ahmad Kaarwah and condoled the bereaved family on sad demise of their young son Javid Ahmad. Expressing condolence, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the deceased was valiant fighter of freedom movement who lived a life of immigration. He also prayed for strength to bereaved family.
 

Shah appeals people to pledge to take the freedom movement forward in a condolence gathering to be organized at Tral on Friday

Shah warned that if police and army are not restricted or killings won’t stop, the people will turn to streets.
Srinagar, April 15: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah in his appeal to freedom loving people of Jammu Kashmir urged them to pledge to take the freedom movement forward in a condolence gathering, to be organized at Tral on Friday and said we’ll never let the precious sacrifices of our martyrs go waste. According to program, Shabir Ahmad Shah will offer Friday prayers at Tral and will address the condolence gathering there. In a statement issued to press, Shah while appealing people to raise strong protests against the inhuman killings said, Mufti led government, as routine, like his fellow politicians, is at war with the people. “He follows the same agenda as his predecessors." Terming the ordering of investigation by government as eye-wash and deception, Shah said there is not an iota of difference between those sitting at opposition in so-called assembly and those who are the helm of affairs. “They all exploit the sentiments of people of Jammu Kashmir and are responsible for turning the whole Valley into a slaughter house. “Shah said the Tral incident has given us another chance of rejuvenating our spirit of freedom and we’ve to pledge to take the movement to its logical end. He also warned that if police and army are not restricted or killings won’t stop, the people will turn to streets. “We’ll rise on streets and prove to world that tyranny has to vanish. If government will not learn any lessons it will have to face serious repercussions in the form of public outrage." Hailing the contribution of Tral, Shah said the region has rendered unflinching sacrifices with regards to freedom movement of Kashmir. Taking a dig at Indian media, DFP chairman termed it the worst and most hypocrite media of the world. “They, as usual, resorted to subjectivity and prejudice and maintained silence over the Tral incident.”Shabir Ahmad Shah said we can’t see our young generation vanishing. “It’s our responsibility to rise against the killings of our children. I once again appeal the resistance camp to unite in combating such onslaught by occupational regimes and forces and to foil all their anti-movement conspiracies in a unified manner." Shah while expressing grief and sorrow over the criminal silence adopted by OIC, international human rights organizations and world bodies with regards to unabated killings in Kashmir said it is their responsibility to play role in this regard and pressurize India to stop such inhuman killings and massacres in occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Shabir Shah calls for shutdown tomorrow against custodial killing of a student in Tral .

Shah, others arrested at Boh Awantipora on way to Tral
Srinagar, April 14: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for a protest cum shutdown in Tral in view of a custodial killing of a student Khalid Hussein Wani.In this connection, a delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah left for Tral to participate in the funeral prayers of the martyrs but was intercepted by police at Boh Awantipora and arrested Shah along with his associates including Freedom Party general secretary Molana Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi and dozens of party activists. In his statement to press, Shah while paying heartfelt tributes to Shaheed Khalid and Shaheed Muhammad Younis, Shah said we’re extremely indebted to these valiant souls and by offering precious blood they have doubled our responsibility to take the martyrs’ mission to its logical goal. Terming the death of Shaheed Khalid as one more tragedy, Shabir Ahmad Shah rejected the statement of Police chief and said it has become a routine for them (police) to issue such statements or term them militants after killing the innocent people of Kashmir. Shah while terming the police statement as misleading said Shaheed Khalid Muzaffar Wani was a student whose only mistake was that he was a brother of renowned freedom fighter Mujahid Burhan Wani. “He(Shaheed Khalid) was targeted out of vengeance. Police and forces tortured him to death in custody. It was an open and cold blooded murder.” Expressing his deep grief over the loss of lives, DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah conveyed his heartfelt condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families. In his message Shah while consoling the bereaved families said the people of whole Jammu and Kashmir equally share this pain and grief. Shabir Ahmad Shah said there is no doubt that every single child of Kashmir is being targeted by Indian occupational forces and the people of Valley are made to live a miserable life. Criticizing the so-called government, Shah said these rulers are responsible for such gruesome situation of Valley. “They are the real collaborators of the occupational regimes just for safeguarding their own chairs. Both ruling government and opposition are habitual of beating the drums of revoking AFSPA and Disturbed Areas Act while as the reality is they never wish the same but continue to play politics with the innocent lives of Kashmir's.” Shah once again appealed people to recognize the ‘killers’ of their youth. Urging youth to lead the freedom movement and playing a crucial role in this regard, Shah said these incidents should be an eye-opener for us that India takes Kashmir as an annexed colony and doesn’t hesitate in showering bullets to our chests or violating our basic rights.

Separate townships for Kashmiri pundit's a big conspiracy: Shabir shah

Srinagar, April 11: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while terming the protests by Kashmir's against allocating of separate townships to Pundith community as “timely” said it is a very good sign of a “living nation” who “foil the conspiracies being hatched against them, in a unified manner." In a statement issued to press, Shah while terming unity as the key to success said those communal elements who are hell bent upon eroding the special status of the State are united in their mission. “So, there is a dire need of the hour for us to get united in combating such anti-Kashmir onslaught. We’ve exhibit unity at any cost." Reiterating his stand regarding Kashmiri Pandits, Shah said, “How can we oppose or halt the return of Pandits to Valley while as the fact is that they are the indigenous residents of Kashmir who’ve been living with us since centuries. However, some vested interests, in the garb of resettling the Kashmiri Pandits, want to settle those who are not the state subjects or residents of this State, thereby trying to change the demography of Jammu Kashmir." Clearing the stand of resistance camps with regards to return of Pandits, Shabir Ahmad Shah said they (Pandits) are not bound to anyone’s dictation and are free to homecoming, to their respective localities. “I once again request Pandit brethren not to fall prey to machinations of any communal elements and to understand the well planned conspiracies being hatched in this regard." While thanking the student organizations, trade and transport associations and general public for observing shutdown, Shah said it was a collective issue for all of us and we’ve to rise against such conspiracies .Meanwhile ,DFP Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah after participating in a condolence gathering called in memory of party’s vice-chairman (Jammu) Muhammad Shafi Rangrez, at Doda, visited the residence of Al Umar Mujahedeen commander Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar and expressed condolence with the bereaved family on the sad demise of his mother. In this connection, Shah led a delegation accompanied by Freedom Party general secretary Molana Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh ,Engineer Farooq ,Manzoor Ahmad and dozens of party activists. Shah on the occasion prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased and paid rich tributes to her. “The deceased was subjected to so many hardships due to her son’s association with freedom movement but she braving all odds exhibited steadfastness.” Shah in his message to Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar also expressed heartfelt condolence with him.

Shabir Shah addresses condolence gathering in Doda, pays tributes to Late M Shafi Rangrez Reiterates shutdown call on Saturday

Srinagar, April 10: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing a condolence gathering called in memory of party vice-president (Jammu) Late Muhammad Shafi Rangrez, at Doda today, paid paying glowing tributes to him and said the deceased dedicated his whole life to the freedom movement of Kashmir and despite facing so many hardships, never compromised with the demand of right to self determination. Among the delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah that visited Doda included National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, DFP general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi and dozens of party activists and representatives. The delegation expressed heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family and later on, the leaders addressed the condolence gathering called in memory of Late Muhammad Shafi Rangrez.Terming the deceased as an exemplary personality, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, with his (Rangrez's) demise, we lost a sincere leader of freedom struggle. He said the deceased strengthened the 'ideology of freedom' in Chenab Valley and spent major portion of his life in Jammu and outside State jails. Shah said, "We're struggling for our birth right of self-determination and some elements are busy in making conspiracies to divide the State which we categorically reject. We will never let these conspirators succeed in their nefarious anti-Kashmir and anti-movement designs but will resist it tooth and nail as we used to." Highlighting the sacrifices of people of Jammu towards freedom movement, Shabir Ahmad Shah said they should never feel isolated as people of Kashmir are with them in every step of life. He said India should know that we're not struggling for any particular community but are fighting for freedom for all the people residing in Jammu and Kashmir. He also reiterated his pledge of exhibiting sincerity with the freedom movement and said the mission of martyrs and all those who dedicated their lives to the movement will be accomplished at any cost. Terming the grating of "separate townships" to Pundit community as a "big conspiracy", Shah said this all is aimed to sow the seeds of hatred between various communities living in the State. "We'll not allow another Israeli type state here as it's the game plan of communal elements. We welcome our Pundit brethren and wish they return to their respective places they used to. We'll not let anyone tarnish the image of centuries-old brotherhood between Muslims and Pundits in Kashmir." Giving reference to historical realities, Shah said even the writer Balraj Puri in his book testifies that the Pundit community was displaced by the then Governor of Jammu Kashmir Jagmohan.National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan in his address paid rich tributes to Late Rangrez and said the deceased, till his last breadth remained steadfast and sincere with the freedom movement. "Late Rangrez Sahab's role as a freedom fighter and a velour leader was exemplary," Khan said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his shutdown call on Saturday against the allocating of "composite townships" to Kashmiri Pundits in the Valley and said there is no place for communal elements. He also expressed grief over the sad demise of mother of Al-Umar Mujahedeen commander and prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased. He also expressed condolence with the bereaved family of Mushtaq ul Islam and prayed for highest status in Jannah for all the deceased.

Dividing State on communal lines unacceptable:Shabir Shah,Calls for protests after Friday prayers, complete shutdown on Saturday against granting of separate townships to minorities

Srinagar, April 8: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has called for protests after Friday prayers and complete shutdown on Saturday against the state government’s decision of allotting separate townships to minorities of the state. In a statement issued to press on Wednesday, Shah categorically rejected the state government's allocation of separate homeland to Kashmiri Pundits and termed it detrimental for the integrity of the state and a ploy to divide the state on communal lines." We've to rise against such machinations of communal elements and have to defeat their designs at any cost,” Shah said. Sternly criticizing the Mufti Sayeed-led government, Shah said such initiative tantamount to creating a state within a state and would be unacceptable to the people of Jammu Kashmir. “They (government) are following the footsteps of Israel and want to make JK another Israel type state which is totally unacceptable to us." Holding Mufti government responsible for creating such situation, Shah said he (Mufti) had pre-planned, under a well-planned strategy, to introduce the saffron politics into the State, “just for the lust of power.” “And in the garb of settling Kashmiri Pundits, he (Mufti) is planning to permanently settle the non-state subjects here, thereby fulfilling the agenda of Indian government, to change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.”Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “We’ve time and again welcomed our Pundit community to return to Valley and live in peace and harmony among their Muslim brethren and, in this connection, have visited their temporary settlement in Jammu. We once again request them (Kashmiri Pundits) to return to Valley and live here as they used to, before they left. The government’s providing of separate homeland to them will only multiple their problems. There are still lakhs of people from minority community living peacefully in Jammu and Kashmiri have no issues with them but fact that the then Governor Jag Mohan compelled the Pundits to leave the Valley, cannot be ignored at all.”DFP Chairman said whenever we talk of right to self-determination, we keep in view all the communities and everyone will be entitled to express his/her viewpoint, during the referendum. Calling for united and prompt action by resistance leadership against the issue, Shabir Ahmad Shah said there is a dire need to take strong note of such anti-Kashmir machinations by India. “If we fail to deliver now, we’ll lose our future generations to Indian forcible and illegal occupation." Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed serious grief over the sad demise of the Hizbul Mujahedeen associate Abdul Ahad Kashmiri of Rawalpindi, Pakistan and paid rich tributes to the deceased. Shah also expressed heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family and prayed for strength to them to bear the irreparable loss. He also prayed for highest status in Jannah for the deceased

Jammu and Kashmir democratic freedom party condoles demise of provincial president Mohamed Shafi Rangrez.

Islamabad, April 8: The Democratic Freedom Party (Pak chapter) at a condolence meeting here on Wednesday expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of DFP Provincial president Muhammad Shafi Rangrez who passed away a couple of days back at his native town Doda (Jammu). Presided over by DFP vice president Mehmood Ahmed Saghar the condolence meeting was attend by the leaders of segregated factions of Hurriyat Conference including Molana Ghulam Nabi Nowsheri, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Faiz Naqshbandi, Muhammad Usman the deputy Chairman of UJC and others whereas office bearers of DFP were present on the occasion .Meanwhile, Quran Khwani function was also held wherein participants offered Fateh for the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. Speaking briefly on the occasion Mehmood Ahmed Saghar paid rich tributes to the deceased leader for his contribution in Kashmir's' ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. Rangrez he said was one amongst the proud sons of the soil who served the movement selflessly over last several years.

Freedom from Indian occupation impossible without unity among resistance leadership; Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 7: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday said the freedom from Indian forcible occupation is impossible without unity among the resistance leadership and said there is a dire need to take such initiative in order to take the inherited mission of martyrs to its logical end. Shah, according to statement issued to press, Shah said keeping in view the changing global scenario and problems faced by Muslim world, the Muslims all over the world have to get united in countering the anti-Islam conspiracies. “The same is expected at our level and we’ve to unite in foiling the designs of pro-India and anti-Muslim schemes. When pro-India elements can unite despite having ideological differences why can’t we? Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed condolence with the bereaved families of Nazir Ahmad Kotwal (Lal Chowk Islamabad), Manzoor Ahmad Yatoo's brother in law (Lazbal) and Sheikh Ghulam Rasool (Kadipora) on demise of his young son and prayed for their highest status in Jannah.Amid this connection, a delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah which included National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, DFP general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Mushtaq Ahmad, Engineer Farooq, Muhammad Shafi and Dr Farooq, today visited the bereaved families. Shah on the occasion highlighted the contribution of Kotwal family and said their young and brave son Shaheed Javid Ahmad Kotwal by sacrificing his life for the freedom of his nation kept alive the tradition of this noble family. “Another son of this great family Muhammad Usman Kotwal is living his life in immigration in Azad Kashmir and is serving the Jihad Council as Deputy Chief,” he said.

Shabir Shah prevented from participating in party VP’s funeral prayers Authorities interfering in religious matters: Spokesperson

Srinagar, April 6: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) led by Shabir Ahmad Shah was today intercepted by police at Lormandah National Highway and was not allowed to proceed further. The delegation which also included National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, DFP general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Manzoor Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad, Dr Bilal, Engineer Farooq Ahmad, Feroz Ahmad and other party members and activists, were on way to attend the last rites of DFP vice president (Jammu) Muhammad Shafi Rangrez at Doda party spokesperson while condemning the police act  ermed it a sheer interference in religious affairs of the people. Such acts reveal the mindset of Mufti Sayeed led government that they don’t want anyone to live peacefully and are baring the leaders from even performing the pure religious obligations. ”Hesiad such repressive tactics by government makes it clear that India also considers Kashmir as a ‘disputed colony’. “But the sad part is that state government in order to please its Delhi masters are resorting to such cheap and undemocratic tactics." Criticizing authorities for not allowing the delegation to attend the funeral prayers of Muhammad Shafi Rangrez, the spokesperson said, “On one hand we are grieved over the demise of our close friend and comrade of freedom movement and on the other, barring us from attending his last rites added to our grief and sorrow." The DFP spokesperson while expressing solidarity and sympathy with the well-wishers and family of Muhammad Shafi Rangrez said we equally share the grief with them and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. Meanwhile, the funeral prayers of Muhammad Shafi Rangrez was attended by thousands amid tearful eyes and on the occasion the speakers paid glowing tributes to the late leader. DFP provincial president Molana Abdul Qayoom addressed the funeral gathering and highlighted the contribution of Late Rangrez.

Democratic Freedom Party Vice-Chairman (Jammu) Muhammad Shafi Rangrez passes away; Shabir Shah pays glorious tributes.

Srinagar, April 5: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of party's vice-president (Jammu), Muhammad Shafi Rangrez. The deceased was hospitalized in Ludhiana for last few days. In this connection, a condolence meeting was organized here at JKDFP headquarters in which special prayers were held in favour of the deceased and glorious tributes were paid to him besides highlighting his contribution to the freedom movement. The meeting apart from Shabir Ahmad Shah was attended by DFP general secretary Muhammad Abdullah Taari, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi, Manzoor Ahmad and other party representatives and activists .Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing the condolence meeting termed Muhammad Shafi Rangrez as a "sincere and valour leader" of freedom movement and said the deceased dedicated his life to freedom struggle since his very childhood and passed through various hardships." Since 1960, he dedicated his life to Kashmir struggle and spent major portion of his life in Jammu and outside jails and never compromised with his stand. Today we've lost our beloved friend, brother and comrade as I was greatly attached to this son of soil. I'm very much proud of him. We pray to Almighty to grant him the highest place in heaven," Shah said. Expressing solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family, Shah prayed for strength to them to bear the irreparable loss. The meeting also unanimously decided that a delegation will visit the deceased's residence as soon as highway reopens.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over loss of lives due to landslides, avalanches ‘Will reach out to affected people very soon’

Srinagar, April 4: Expressing his serious grief and sorrow over the loss of lives and properties due to landslides and avalanches in Doda, Poonch and other areas, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah extended his heartfelt solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for strength to them to bear the losses. He also assured of reaching out to the affected families very soon. In a statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that during these hard times we have to reach out to our affected brethren and extend every possible support to them so that they may not feel lonely and dejected. He also reiterated his appeal to well-to-do-families and local Bait-ul-Maul committees to come forward in helping those who suffered a lot due to the damage caused by incessant rains, landslides and avalanches. “We should pay special attention to our non-Muslim brethren who suffered heavily during these days. Expressing solidarity with the affected families, Shabir Ahmad Shah said as soon as routes will reopen, we will waste no time in reaching out to them and will extent every possible support to the affectees.Commenting on the invaluable sacrifices of the people of Chenab Valley, Shabir Ahmad Shah said we equally share their grief. He once again called for repentance of sins and exhibiting of generosity among each other in these times of grief.

Flood like situation admonition for us: Shabir Shah , Calls for special supplications during Friday prayers

Srinagar, April 2: Terming the current flood like situation across the Valley as admonition to the people of Kashmir, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed the religious preachers (Imams) and general public to hold special prayers in this regard. In a statement to press, Shah said the situation has given rise to various issues and has appealed to well-to-do people to dedicate themselves and extend every possible support to their flood affected brethren. Appealing Imams (preachers) of Masjid and people to hold special supplications after Friday prayers Shah said we’ve to repent for our sins and pray to Almighty to save us from natural calamities. He also expressed serious grief over the loss of lives and properties due to landslides and incessant rains Shah said the supplication (dua) is our only means to protect ourselves from such divine punishment. Lauding the role of local committees in flood affected areas, DFP chairman said we’ve to unite irrespective of religion, caste and creed in this hour of grief. The Mohalla committees and Bait-ul-Mall have much responsibility in this regard.Shabir Ahmad Shah also expressed serious grief over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners who are languishing in outside Valley jails and said jail authorities are treating these prisoners in an inhuman way.The health of these prisoners is deteriorating with each passing day and authorities are not paying any heed to the issue." Shah also expressed anguish over the reports about beating of some prisoners and appealed international community, Amnesty International and human rights organizations to use their good offices in shifting them to Valley jails. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah prayed for speedy recovery of Freedom Party provincial president Jammu Muhammad Shafi Rangrez who is currently admitted in Ludhiana hospital and also prayed for recovery of ailing mother of Al-Umar Mujahedeen Chief Commander Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar.

Shabir Shah visits laden Charar-e-Shareef, meets affected people Distributes essentials, extended financial support

Srinagar, April 1: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday visited Laden Charar-e-Shareef and expressed his heartfelt grief over the loss of lives due to landslide and incessant rains. He said we must give priority to rehabilitate them. In this connection, apart from Shah, the Freedom Party representatives comprising of Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, JKLF-R’s Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Rafiq Bhatt, Muhammad Sajju, Javid Ahmad and dozens of party activists visited the affected villages. Shabir Ahmad Shah on the occasion distributed blankets, rice and other essential commodities among the affected families besides extended financial support. He said we must pray to Allah for best and help each other in this hour of grief. Expressing solidarity and sympathy with bereaved families, Shah said we also share their pain and sorrow and prayed for strength to them to bear the irreparable loss .Hailing the valor and spirit showed by the locals, Shah said the people tried their best to support each other despite heavy rains. He also appealed the well-to-do families to come forward and help the needy and affected people and also assured that Freedom Party will continue to extend helping hand to the affected families.

Shabir Shah expresses concern over flood like situation due to incessant rains.

Srinagar, March 30: Expressing serious concern over the flood like situation emerging due to incessant rains in Valley, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah stressed upon people to exhibit a spirit of generosity and brotherhood among themselves and should lend helping hand to each other in this time of grief. Shah appealed Freedom Party activists and people of flood affected areas to show a sense of unity and brotherhood as they did during last year floods. He also directed the Freedom Party's local level committees to turn into relief committees. "Apart from freedom struggle we have to fulfill our moral responsibilities to help our affected brethren. Expressing solidarity with the affected people Shah said we'll continue our relief campaign and by the grace of Almighty we'll do our best to help our brethren in grief and will never let them down in any case," Shah added.

Shabir Shah addresses gathering at Naidkhai, Hagen ‘Resolving Kashmir issue in better interest of India’.

Srinagar, March 27: Terming the UN resolutions or tripartite dialogues the only solutions to the long pending dispute of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Friday said the resolution of this issue is in better interest of India." In order to establish the peace in South Asia and to make both nations (India and Pakistan) progress in every respect, the solution to the crucial dispute of Kashmir is inevitable. Both nations spend billions of rupees in defense budget and are unable to curb the issues like poverty and improving the healthcare besides making advancements in other spheres of life,” Shabir Ahmad Shah while addressing a public gathering organized at Naidkhai, Hagen on Friday said. Shah was accompanied by Molvi Bashir Ahmad Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Gh Mohammad Muqdam ,Ab Rashid and dozens of Freedom Party activists. In his speech, Shah said during the united India before 1947, the Jammu and Kashmir enjoyed a status of an independent territory but following the partition of subcontinent, India annexed our nation through military might and since then is perpetrating unflinching atrocities upon us and is involved in worst kind of human rights violations. Briefing about the brutalities inflicted by Indian forces here, Shah said more than 6 lakh people have been martyred by occupational forces, properties worth trillions of rupees damaged and thousands continue to languish in jails. Lauding the spirit showed by people against forcible occupation, Shah said those who remained steadfast in their resistance against the oppression are the real patriots. Commenting on the prevailing situation with regard to freedom struggle, ongoing Indo-Pak dialogue, present political scenario of the state and plight of political prisoners, Shah reiterated that Kashmir was never a part of India and that it still remains an occupied territory." We neither snatch any part from the union of India nor do we harbor any grudge against its people. The reality is that Kashmir never was apart of India. We only demand that India fulfills its promise of letting Kashmir's decide their political future as 18 resolutions passed in the United Nations stand witness to the fact,” he said. Lauding the role played by Pakistan vis-à-vis resolution of Kashmir issue, Shah said the Islamic Republic always supported our cause and initiated steps to resolve the dispute but India on the other hand, in the garb of dialogue, always tried to run away from resolving the core issue and continues to maintain status quo on the issue. Shah also lashed out at Indian media for its “biased and communal" ideology and for launching the so-called media trial over political issues. He said the political prisoners languishing in jails are the ambassadors of our freedom movement and according to UN charter they are prisoners of war and deserve to be treated well. “But India, by resorting to political vengeance, treats these political prisoners badly. ”Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated that if India is desirous of peace in the subcontinent and wants to be among the most progressive nations of the world, it has to resolve the Kashmir dispute. During his speech, Shah once again made appeal to world community, Muslim countries and OIC to play their role in resolving the Kashmir issue.

JKDFP condemns registering case against Asiya Andrabi.

Srinagar, March 26: Coming down heavily upon state authorities for registering case against Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Chairperson Mohtarma Asiya Andrabi, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Thursday criticized the move saying Kashmir is a disputed territory and its people are not bound to any restrictions in celebrating the National Day of their well-wisher nation Pakistan." Participating in celebrations of our devoted nation Pakistan’s National Day or unfurling its flag is in no way unconstitutional or seditious. Pakistan has been our benefactor, our advocate and our well-wisher and no one can prevent us from joining the celebrations of the Pakistan Day,” DFP spokesperson in a statement issued to press said." Such action by authorities is unconstitutional and immoral and reveals their biased and narrow mindset,” the spokesperson said, adding India has illegally occupied the territory of Jammu Kashmir against the wishes of its people and is inflicting worst kind of brutality and cruelty upon them. He said Jammu Kashmir is not part of India and the latter’s position will always be that of usurper, expansionist and brute annexationist which has no right to prevent anyone from unfurling the flag of any nation." On one hand, India with its military might, is forcing Kashmir's to celebrate its Republic Day and on other is trying to initiate unconstitutional actions against Hurriyat people through media,” he said. The spokesperson said it is not the first time that Pakistani flag was hoisted on Pakistan Day in Kashmir but the same has been taking place since last 68 years. “Asiya sister repeated the same tradition of expressing solidarity with Pakistan and it gave sleepless nights to India and its collaborators and frustrated the police. Pakistan, since day one, has been supporting the cause of Kashmir's and is playing a vital role in highlighting at international forums the grave human rights violations taking place here by the hands of Indian forces,” he said. Terming the flag hoisting and other protests as right of Kashmir's, the DFP spokesperson said Indian media has always resorted to subjectivity and has left aside the values and ethics of journalism. “No judiciary exists in India and in state and the government dances to the tunes of media where every political issue get discussed and decided on air" Instead of getting frustrated over the flag hoisted issue, India should introspect as to why they cannot remove the freedom sentiments from the hearts of Kashmir's during 68 years of occupation. “If they (India) think the current situation is in their favour, they should without any worry hold referendum in the state to know the aspirations and future of its people.”
 

UN resolutions entitle  people of Jammu & Kashmir  as main stakeholders: Shabir Shah.

Expresses satisfaction over Pak President’s K-issue statement Pays tributes to Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Jaleel Andrabi, Shaheed Abdul Ahad Guru
Srinagar, March 24: Expressing satisfaction over the statement of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussein on Pakistan National Day regarding Kashmir issue, the Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said the role of Pakistan vis-à-vis the justifiable resolution of Kashmir issue is appreciating and noteworthy and Pakistan’s political and diplomatic support to people of Jammu Kashmir is a valuable asset. In a statement issued to press on Tuesday, Shah reiterated that UN resolutions or tripartite dialogue is the only solution to the Kashmir dispute. Commenting on the role played by UN, European Union, US, China and other world powers with regards to self-determination of countries like South Sudan and East Timor, Shah said the same role (third party role) is expected from these bodies by the people of Jammu Kashmir who demand their right of self-determination. DFP chairman said that according to resolutions passed in United Nations (unanimously by world community), the people of Jammu Kashmir enjoy the status of being the prime party or stakeholders to the Kashmir dispute. “It is the United Nations itself made the people of Kashmiri the prime party to the dispute and the UN resolutions provide a strong base to our cause. No one will be allowed to interference in this way." Applauding Pakistan of supporting Kashmir cause at political, diplomatic and moral levels, Shah expressed hope that Pakistan will remain steadfast on its stand till the justifiable solution is found to Kashmir dispute. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Jaleel Andrabi on his 19th anniversary, Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed on his 25th anniversary and Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru on his 22nd anniversary. remembering Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani’s unflinching contribution to freedom movement, Shah said Shaheed Wani during his brief span of life became inspiration to thousands of people who rose against Indian forcible occupation and history remembers him as a great hero for his great sacrifice. Holding Indian rulers responsible for custodial murder of Jaleel Andrabi, Shah said instead of bringing to book the culprit Colonel Avtar, the government shielded him thereby deliberately put cover on human rights violations. “Shaheed Jaleel Andrabi was a wise legal luminary and courageous soul who stood against human rights violations and ultimately had to give his life." Commenting on Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, Shah said despite being the renowned doctor, he had great attachment with the freedom movement and sacrificed his life in this way. Shabir Ahmad Shah said Kashmir's have rendered more than 6 lakh lives and its people cannot be suppressed by the tyranny of Indian forces. “The freedom is our destiny and we’ll have it at any cost.” He also termed the prisoners languishing in jails in and outside state as spokespersons of freedom movement and demanded their release.

Shabir Shah greets Pakistan on ‘Youm-e Qarardad-e-Pakistan’

Srinagar, March 22: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while greeting the Pakistani people, its government, Army, social, religious and political organizations on the occasion of Pakistan Resolution Day expressed hope that the nation will continue with the visionary draft passed on March 23, 1940 for the creation of Pakistan. In a statement issued to press, Shah said Pakistan being the atomic power is victim of the conspiracies which are hatched against it at both internal and external levels to destabilize it and to undermine its significance among the 57 Muslim countries of the world. Referring to history and Fall of Dhaka, Shah said various elements are still hell bent upon destabilizing the nation and want to prove wrong the idea and resolution of Pakistan. He said the resolution passed on March 23, 1940 even today acts as voice for oppressed nations. Lakhs of people have sacrificed their precious blood in the struggle for creation of Pakistan and still millions pray for the strong and prosperous Pakistan." Pakistan has to unite in defeating the evil designs of its enemies so as to emerge as the savior of oppressed Muslim nations of the world. Pakistan's position in Muslim world is of critical importance and the Pakistan Resolution is the guideline for all the freedom fighting nations of the world. The stability of this nation is vital for the stability of the whole Muslim world,” DFP chairman said. Shah also remembered the architect of Pakistan Allama Iqbal (RA), the leader and founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jannah (RA) and Liyaqat Ali Khan (RA) and paid tributes to them for leading the Muslims of the subcontinent. He also prayed for the peace, prosperity and stability of the nation and thanked its leadership, Army and people for their unflinching support to Kashmir cause.

Freedom Party condoles demise of wife of Muhammad Shafi Dar.

Srinagar, March 21: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and party general secretary Molana Muhammad Abdullah Taari have expressed heartfelt condolences with Muhammad Shafi Dar on sad demise of his wife and have prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased. In his condolence message, Shabir Ahmad Shah while commenting on pious character of the deceased said she was a noble soul. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. In this connection, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising of Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Mukhtar Ahmad and Ashiq Hussein visited the deceased's ancestral house Drabgam Pulwama and expressed condolence with the family on behalf of Shabir Ahmad Shah.

Shabir Shah condoles demise of Dr. Mujahid - ul - Islam

Srinagar, March 19: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing deep grief over the demise of former Ameer-e-Jamaat-e-Islami Late Hakeem Gulam Nabi’s son Dr Mujahid ul Islam paid glowing tributes to the deceased. He said the deceased belonged to the family that rendered innumerous sacrifices with regard to ongoing freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir. To express condolence with the bereaved family, a delegation led by Shabir Ahmad Shah which included Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and Mukhtar Ahmad today visited Shopian. On the occasion, Shah highlighted the contribution of the family towards freedom struggle and Islam. Shah also urged the bereaved family to have patience and held special prayers in favor of deceased. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah condoled the demise of sister of chief coordinator Voice of Victims Rouf Ahmad Khan and visited their residence and expressed condolence with the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to victims of Chattisinghpora, Pathribal, Baraakpora Reiterates demand for impartial probe into these cases by int'l investigating agency.

Srinagar, March 18: Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying glowing tributes to victims of Chattisinghpora in which 36 Sikh brethren were killed, Pathribal victims in which 5 civilians were killed and Baraakpora in which 7 civilians were killed, on their 15th anniversary said we can never forget these innocent people and our hearts will always remember them. Expressing solidarity with the families of victims, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, That time, on the visit of the then US president Bill Clinton, India by hatching such a nefarious conspiracy could not succeed in defaming or suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmir's. Though the Indian investigating agency CBI held Indian forces responsible for the killing and provided evidence against them, the culprits continue to roam free till date." Terming these incidents as eye-opener for international community, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Indian forces by perpetrating such heinous and heart wrenching massacres always tried to tarnish the centuries old bonding of brotherhood and religious amity here but Sikh brethren never fell prey to Indian machinations and they continue to live peacefully with their Muslim brethren. He said it is unfortunate that despite proper evidence India is yet to bring to book the culprit Army personnel. Rejecting the probe by Indian agencies into these incidents, Shah said that after few days of Chattisinghpora massacre, Indian forces carried out Pathribal fake encounter which also exposed them after graves were dig out, proving that the slain were civilians nor foreign militants. These civilians were arrested by forces to carry out a fake encounter. Shah said these incidents should be investigated by international impartial agency as "Indian agencies are puppets of their governments and are not trustworthy. They even changed the DNA of Pathribal victims."

J&k Democratic Freedom Party condoles demise of Gh Mohiuddin Salati .

Srinagar March-17 : j&k Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while condoling the sad demise of renowned businessman and social activist of Islamabad Ghulam Mohiuddin Salati expressed heartfelt solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad today visited the maternal house of party activist Aijaz Ahmad Gulloo at Qamarwari to express condolence with him and on demise of his maternal grandmother. They also held prayers in favour of deceased. Later on, the delegation visited the ailing mother of renowned commander Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar at hospital and enquired about her health. On the occasion, the delegation prayed for her speedy recovery and said the lady remained contented and steadfast and stood firm against the hardships the family faced in freedom movement. The delegation included Feroz Ahmad, Zameer Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad and Javid Ahmad

j&k democratic Freedom Party assists more than 140 flood affected families of Islamabad Srinagar

Srinagar ,March 15: Continuing its relief distribution among flood affect people, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today distributed relief material including beddings among more than 140 families from Islamabad and financially assisted them in buying other essential commodities. The party on the occasion pledged to continue the campaign despite limited resources. Apart from DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, others who were present on the occasion included JKLF-R general secretary Wajahat Qureshi, Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Muhammad Shafi of National Front, Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh,Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi Engineer Farooq Ahmad and dozens of Freedom Party activists. While talking to flood victims, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the last year flood wreaked havoc and its after effects are still felt where affected people are forced to live a life of miserable life. While expressing solidarity and sympathy with flood victims, Shah said we'll continue to lend every possible help to our brethren in grief as "floods caused large-scaled damage." Shah said though we started our relief campaign right from September 2014, th state administration's response to disaster proved to be a failure and they thrust elections over people and kept us behind bars. DFP chairman said that Indian government in order to keep the world unaware of reality adopted criminal silence over the damage caused by deluge and blocked international aid to Valley. "If Indian Govt would have allowed international aid to JK, the situation would not be worse as it is now where many families still live under open sky," Shah said, adding that blockade of international aid is another way to push Kashmir's to further slavery and India did this all as Kashmir's run a freedom movement against them. While talking to people present on the occasion, Shah urged them to dedicate themselves for The welfare of others including Non-Muslim brethren. He also thanked those well to do people who held relief campaigns and appealed them to continue their relief work via local committees in their respective areas.

Media trial against political prisoners undermines law in India: Shabir Shah

Modi led Govt must express its willingness to hold referendum in JK’ World leaders must intervene in finding justifiable resolution of K issue’
Srinagar, March 12: Terming the approach adopted by India media regarding the release of political prisoners as ‘immoral’ and ‘unconstitutional’, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday said that by doing so Indian media is raising questions over its own judiciary and is undermining law in India. By forcibly starting media trial of political prisoners, India media makes it clear that ‘law is not above all’ in India,” Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued to media said, adding, “The Government of India must answer as to who has to decide the issue of political prisoners the government, the media or the judiciary? –The reality is that Indian government is so weak that it easily succumbs to media dictation and its propaganda despite the court orders/directions.” He said Kashmir's have rendered innumerous sacrifices in their freedom struggle and such biased and prejudicial media trial will not deter them from pursuing their path of resistance. He also demanded the release of political prisoners and shifting of those languishing in outside state jails to Valley. Shah said Narendra Modi led BJP government is in majority in Indian and they must, without any worry, hold plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir and whatever decision its people will come with, will be acceptable to all stakeholders. “If they (BJP) are hopeful after the recent elections in Jammu Kashmir that situation is in their favour, they should, without waiting too long, express willingness to hold referendum here. We respect the people’s democratic thought and approach and whatever mandate they’ll give, would be acceptable to us." He said India should come out from sticking to rhetoric of ‘integral part’ and must acknowledge the historical and ground realities of Kashmir issue. “We’re always ready for tripartite talks. The party with weak stand always finds a way out from dialogue." Shah also termed the Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement regarding Kashmir issue as ‘encouraging’. “Mr Sharif’s statement regarding the crucial dispute of Kashmir is based on reality and we hope that Pakistan will put Kashmir issue on priority in its talks with India. We’re extremely grateful to Pakistan for all its support and encouragement.”DFP Chairman while terming the UN resolutions and tripartite talks as the basis of K-issue resolution said the world bodies must keep in mind that without finding a peaceful solution to this issue, the peace in south Asia is a distant dream. “We’re a peace loving and peace seeking nation and world bodies must respect our genuine demands and play their role in this regard. The way the world bodies expressed their interest and willingness in resolving the disputes of Scotland, East Timur and South Sudan in a short span of time, they should reiterate the same vis-à-vis tha Kashmir dispute.”

Shabir Shah pays tributes to KH. Khurshid

Srinagar, March 11: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while paying glorious tributes to KH Khurshid on his 27thanniversary said the late leader was a true patriot of nation. In a statement issued to press, Shah while remembering the late KH Khurshid termed him a great son of soil and a selfless political leader. "Late KH Khurshid dedicated his whole life to the cause of oppressed nation of Kashmir and Muslim Ummah and had served as senior member in the Muslim League along with Quaid-e-Azam MA Jannah Sahib (RA)." Highlighting the political role of KH Khurshid, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the late leader was active with the freedom movement since his education days and in year 1944 as a general secretary to Quaid-e-Azam (RA), he played a great role in the freedom movement in the subcontinent. "During that period he (KH Khurshid) laid foundation of Kashmir Students Federation and in collaboration with the like-minded youth started working for the freedom cause. Even Quaid-e-Azam (RA) confessed it that he achieved the nation of Pakistan with the utmost and selfless help of KH Khurshid. For his contribution to Kashmir freedom movement, KH Khurshid Sahib was chosen as President of Azad Kashmir in 1960 and during his tenure he contributed a lot towards the freedom struggle of Kashmir's which history will remember forever," Shabir Ahmad Shah in his tribute to Late KH Khurshid said and prayed for his highest status in heaven.

Pro-freedom leadership delighted over Masrat Alam’s release

Srinagar, March 10: Pro-freedom leadership including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey while expressing pleasure over the release of Muslim League chairman Masrat Alam Bhatt termed it a ‘good omen’ for freedom movement. In a joint statement, the leaders while welcoming the Alam’s release demanded immediate release of thousands of other political prisoners who are languishing in jails. A delegation led by these leaders which included Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Wajahat Qureshi and Molvi Bashir Ahmad today visited the residence of Masrat Ataai.The leaders in a joint statement while terming the noise created by Indian media with regards to Alam’s release as futile exercise. “The Indian media by starting media trial vis-à-vis pro-freedom prisoners showed their biased and prejudicial mindset. The same biased media by initiating trial against Shaheed Afzal Guru sent him to gallows." The leaders said the Indian politicians and media have always adopted a unrealistic approach in dealing with political prisoners related to freedom movement of Kashmir, “which is extremely sorrowful and shameful." They said Masrat Alam’s release was a simple development and court had time and again directed for his release but he (Alam) was still kept behind bars and same treatment is being meted out to other prisoners who are languishing in jails. Demanding release of all the political prisoners, the leaders said these prisoners belong to disputed territory and fall under the category of ‘war prisoners’. “There cannot be any media trial against them or they cannot be tried under any criminal law." The leaders made it clear that the people of Jammu Kashmir are continuing their struggle for right to self-determination from Indian forcible occupation and that India cannot mislead the world community for long. They also appealed the Amnesty International, European Union, OIC and world community to take cognizance of plight of political prisoners of Jammu Kashmir and use their good offices for their release. The delegation also visited the residence of Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yousf Naqash to condole the demise of his elder brother. They expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation of Freedom Party visited Kadipora Islamabad to condole the demise of Habibullah Bhatt and to express solidarity with the bereaved family. Shah also condoled the demise of father-in-law of Freedom Party member Ghulam Nabi Peer and prayed for his heavenly abode.

Resolution of Kashmir issue vital for nuclear war free world' People must remain vigilant against machinations of anti-movement elements:Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 7: A high level meeting of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) was held today at party’s headquarters here in which all central representatives participated. The meeting deliberated on the developments taking place with regard to freedom movement in JK ,Indo-Pak talks, political situation of state and plight of political prisoners languishing in jails. The members also discussed and formulated the future course of action (program) and also the party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s resumption of political activities at all district and provincial levels from May this year. During the meeting, Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing satisfaction over the Indo-Pak dialogue said though we’re not against the talks but we believe that all stakeholders should show sincerity by expressing their willingness in resolving all the disputes. Shah however was quick to add that India under the garb of such talks is trying to buy time and wants to push the Kashmir issue to backburner (as always). He reiterated his stand that implementation of UN resolutions or tripartite talks are the only two means to solve the long pending dispute of Kashmir and hoped the current Indo-Pak proximity will result in a meaningful dialogue between the two nations instead of ‘traditional time consuming’ process. DFP chairman said the way the United Nations and European Union played its role in resolving the similar issues of the world, same is expected from them by about 13 million people of this part of globe. He also lauded the role played by Pakistan in resolving the Kashmir issue and accused India of resorting to tricky designs in order to find a way out from these ‘talks aimed at resolving Kashmir dispute'. Shah stressed upon world bodies, Muslim nations, OIC and China to play a significant role in resolving the Kashmir issue as “the solution to this issue is imperative for peaceful and nuclear war free world’. Shabir Shah also accused pro-India parties of Jammu Kashmir of playing ‘stooges’ of New Delhi and said it is due to the role played by these parties our goal of freedom gets prolonged as they (pro-India) elements are the biggest impediment in our way of freedom. “These parties are playing petty roles to jeopardize our freedom movement and our future. They have plunged our nation to slavery and misery." The meeting also maintained that authorities are putting undue restrictions over the movements of Shabir Ahmad Shah and since last three years he has frequently been put under arrest. The meeting also decided that Shabir Ahmad Shah will continue his political activities at every district and provincial levels and will meet people. The meeting also took strong note of plight of political prisoners and said that under UN charter, these prisoners are not criminals but ‘the prisoners of war’ and that they should be dealt with differently from other prisoners. Shabir Ahmad Shah while concluding his address pledged to take the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion and said the martyrs are priceless assets of our freedom movement.

JKDFP delegation expresses condolence with Molana Khurshid Ahmad Qanungo .

Srinagar, March 5: A delegation of Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party led by its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today visited the residence of President Anjuman Himayat ul Islam Molana Khurshid Ahmad Qanungo to express condolence and solidarity with the family on the sad demise of his uncle. The delegation apart from Shabir Ahmad Shah comprised of Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Feroz Ahmad and Zameer Ahmad Shah on the occasion expressed solidarity with the bereaved family prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased. Shah also expressed condolence with the family of Javid Ahmad, who is residing in Azad Kashmir, over the sad demise of his father. He also yesterday visited Kadipora, Islamabad and condoled the demise of Gull Muhammad on his sudden demise, expressed grief over accidental death of a lady and his son in Chandigarh and over the demise of new born daughter of Muhammad Abraham (Sopore). He prayed for strength to bereaved families and for the deceased.

Kashmir issue must be resolved as per wishes of kashmiri, India violating the UNO Charter of human values : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 4: Stressing on the resolution of Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of people of Kashmir and United Nations Resolutions, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Wednesday said the dialogue is the only way out for putting an end to uncertainty in the subcontinent and resolving the Kashmir issue. He also welcomed the secretary level talks between India and Pakistan and said the rivalry between the two nations can give rise to war anytime. According to statement, Shabir Ahmad Shah was addressing party leadership in Islamabad today. On the occasion, Shah said the talks between India and Pakistan is a welcome step and that the resolution of Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of its people should be given priority in order to ensure peace in the subcontinent. He said the Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership always favored dialogue between the two nations and Pakistan since day one has played a pivotal role in making the talks result-oriented but India never showed any sincerity in this regard. Shah said that in year 2014, Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif exhibited positive approach by initiating the dialogue process with India but New Delhi cancelled the talks by citing excuses of Pakistani High Commissioner’s talks with pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir. “That was a lame excuse on part of India to find a way out from the talks. Such cold approach by New Delhi led to the failure of mutual dialogues and as a result more than 100 talks proved futile since last 68 years and gave rise to political uncertainty in the subcontinent,” he said .DFP Chairman directed party representatives and workers to remain vigilant and active keeping in view the changing political condition in the state. He also stressed upon them to fulfill their responsibilities with utmost dedication. Terming the statement of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru as ‘sorrowful’ and ‘inhuman’, Shah said India is negating the values of human society and is violating the United Nations Charter. He also took dig at opposition in Indian parliament and said though Baint Singh and killers of Indira Gandhi are serving jail terms by taking advantage of judicial process, the Congress sentenced Shaheed Afzal Guru just to keep BJP at bay and that he was a Kashmiri. “The return of Shaheed Guru’s return mortals is not a political issue but purely a religious one the denial of which is a sheer inhuman and immoral act. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah while terming the protest by Kashmir Traders Federation as justified said if Jammu and Kashmir would have been declared a disaster keeping in view the large scale destruction caused by floods, the international aid would have reached here and proper rehabilitation would have taken place here. “But the callous attitude and political vengeance exhibited by Indian administration didn’t let such thing happen here but left grief stricken Kashmir's at the mercy of God." Shah also expressed condolence with the family of Javid Ahmad, who is residing in Azad Kashmir, over the sad demise of his father. He also visited Kadipora, Islamabad and condoled the demise of Gul Muhammad on his sudden demise, expressed grief over accidental death of a lady and his son in Chandigarh and over the demise of new born daughter of Muhammad Abraham (Sopore). He prayed for strength to bereaved families and for the deceased.
 

Mufti's statement far from reality'Pro-freedom leadership always condemned the sham elections: Democratic Freedom party

Srinagar, March 3: Terming the statement of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed as 'far from reality', the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Tuesday said the PDP patron by issuing such statements is trying to create confusion with regard to freedom movement of Kashmir's. "He (Mufti) is playing Machiavellian politics and is deliberately issuing such statements which are pre-planned. Actually he (Mufti) is doing so at the behest of his Delhi masters," the DFP spokesperson said in a statement issued to press. He said the pro-freedom leadership of Jammu and Kashmir since day one have rejected the so-called elections under the constitution of India "which were carried out under the shadow of gun"." These sham elections conducted here within the ambit of Indian Constitution have always evoked controversies with even many leaders of India having raised questions over their credibility," he said. Elaborating the stand of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah vis-à-vis elections in JK, the DFP spokesperson said the pro-freedom leader has spent most part of his life in prisons for raising voice against the elections conducted under the constitution of India and has vehemently criticized such so-called democratic process. "Mufti Sayeed must know that during the last year elections, the whole pro-freedom leadership was caged in prisons and were not allowed to express their viewpoint before the people. These elections provided nothing except miseries to the people of Jammu Kashmir," he said. Terming the elections as drama of agencies, the spokesperson said," The pro-freedom leadership can never even think of collaborating with that process (elections) which India exploits at international forums and considers as in their favour. Now by issuing such intriguing statements, the so-called rulers want to repeat the Divide and Rule policy. We want to remind the pro-freedom people and youth that our first and foresmost objective is to achieve freedom and whoever wins or loses the ruling seat provided by New Delhi is of no concern to us."

Tral a land of martyrs: Shabir Shah Pays tributes to martyrs of Zakura, Batamaloo, Dadsara, Noorpura, Hindoora, Origandi

Srinagar, March 1: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while visiting Dadsara, Tral today said, "Tral is a land of martyrs and we're indebted to their sacrifices." Shah was addressing a condolence gathering organized in view of martyred youth Shabir Ahmad Dar (Dadsara) and Idrees Ahmad Shah (Noorpura) where he paid tributes to them and other martyrs. "Albeit being highly educated, these brave martyrs sacrificed their lives for precious cause instead of chasing material gains thereby left a heap of responsibilities upon our shoulders," Shah on the occasion said. He also visited Hindoora and Origandi where two Mujahedeen Abid Ahmad and Shiraz Ahmad Dar were martyred recently Shah was accompanied by Muhammad Yasin Ataai, Raja Aijaz Ahmad, Javid Ahmad Saznawaz (JKLF-R) and other party activists. Shah also paid heartfelt and glowing tributes to martyrs of Zakura and Batamaloo said our hearts can never forget these brave hearts of nation. In a statement issued to press, Shah said we'll continue the sacred mission for which these martyrs laid down their lives. He expressed deep grief over the massacre of human lives during the Jag Mohan rule in 1990 and held all the parties (NC, Congress and PDP) responsible for the killings of Kashmir's. Lashing out at pro-India parties' anti-Kashmir role and their lust for power, Shabir Ahmad Shah said these parties always played role of Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq by plunging Kashmir into Indian slavery instead of resisting the forcible occupation and fighting for the aspirations of people. Paying tributes to 26 martyred people including 5 women in Zakura and 27 people in Tengpora, Shah prayed for their highest status in heaven and said we'll safeguard their sacrifices at any cost.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Palhalan, Tral martyrs Welcomes Pakistan Foreign Secretary's statement.

Srinagar, Feb 28: While meeting the family members of martyred youth of Palhalan Farooq Ahmad Bhatt, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed condolences with them and said we are bound to take the mission of our martyrs to its logical conclusion. Shah was accompanied by a delegation of Freedom Party comprising of Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Nasser Ahmad and Waheed Ahmad .Altaf Ahmad On the occasion, Shah while addressing the condolence meeting held in this regard said these martyrs by laying down their precious lives highlighted the Kashmir issue at global arenas and that the whole nation is indebted to their invaluable sacrifices. He said no solution to this issue will be acceptable if it does not fall in line with the aspirations of the people of Jammu Kashmir. Shah also paid glowing tributes to youths martyred in Tral - Shabir Ahmad Mir and Idrees Ahmad Lone and said, "Though we're grieved over the demise of these budding blossoms, we salute their spirit of freedom and our hearts will always remember them." Meanwhile, terming the ongoing secretary level talks between India and Pakistan as welcome step, Shabir Ahmad Shah said there is a dire need to priorities the Kashmir issue in talks and said the statement of Pakistan Foreign Secretary, in this regard, is encouraging. He said Pakistani leadership and all its politico-religious organizations, since day one, have been sincerely coming forward to find a justifiable solution to the Kashmir issue, however, India always resorted to lame excuses on one pretext or other. Holding Indian leadership responsible for killings and human rights violations in JK, Shabir Shah said India is trying to run away from UN resolutions vis-à-vis Kashmir dispute and is committing worst human rights violations in the state with the help of 8 lakh forces.

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 nothingbut 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).
 

 

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