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Delhi court sends Shah, Masarrat, Aasiya to judicial custody

Saghar concerned over continued detention of Hurriyat leaders

New Delhi, June 14: A Delhi court has sent illegally detained Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Alam Butt and Aasiya Andrabi, to judicial custody till July 12.

Delhi's Patiala House Court remanded Shabbir Shah, Masarrat Alam and Aasiya Andrabi to judicial custody till 12th July.

The leaders are facing illegal detention in fake cases registered against them by India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) and are presently lodged in infamous Tihar Jail New Delhi.

Meanwhile, DFP vice president expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and urged the international human rights bodies to play their due role to help release the Kashmiri prisoners who he said were subjected to retribution and political vengeance.



Srinagar: DFP Secretary General M A Tari and spokesman Bashir Aziz during a press conference here on Sunday express party's grave concern over the well being of Shah following the disturbing rumours about his health.


JKDFP condemns summoning of Shabir Shah's daughter by ED

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has condemned the issuance of ED summon to Sama Shabir, the daughter of incarcerated chairman of party Shabir Ahmed Shah.

Pertinently, Sama Shabir topped CBSE class 12th examination in May last year. ED has issued summon to Sama Shabir directing her to appear before it.The party leader Muhammad Abdullah Tari during a presser said that ED summoning Sama Shabir amply proves that New Delhi is intimidating Shabir Shah by using unethical means.

Summoning of Sama Shabir is a sheer example of harassing Shabir Shah's family. New Delhi is continuously using its institutions to silent the people and harass its political opponents,Tari said.It is beyond understanding what ED wants from a girl who is ignorant about matters like these. This is only to pressurize senior resistance leader Shabir Shah who is already facing worst kind of political vendetta at the hands of Indian state and is languishing in infamous Tihar jail Delhi, despite his serious ailments,he said.

"ED notices to Shah's daughters unethical": DFP

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Wednesday condemned in strong terms the issuance of notices by Enforcement Directorate (ED) to the daughters of its incarcerated chairman, Shabir Ahmed Shah.
The JKDFP spokesperson said that ED out of frustration has sent separate notices to even to minor daughters of Shabir Shah which is an evident example that New Delhi is intimidating Shabir Shah by using even unethical means.
Terming the attaching of the house of Shabir Shah as a sheer example of harassing his family, the JKDFP said that New Delhi is continuously using its institutions to silent the people and harass its political opponents. Reacting sharply against the ED order, the JKDFP said that the inhuman approach of New Delhi towards Shabir Shah and other resistance leaders and activists of Kashmir, is an ample proof that India is least bothered about the people of Kashmir and instead it is interested in the land only.

To issue a notice of attachment of the house of Shabir Shah is nothing but inhuman face of the Indian democracy, JKDFP added.
The ED has issued separate notices of attachment of their residential house to Dr Bilquies Shah, Shabir Shah and their two daughters.

Not a single voice rising in support of the oppressed Kashmiris: JKDFP

Srinagar: Kashmiri people are being targeted on all fronts by New Delhi leading to a forced silence all around. The irony is that not a single voice is rising in support of the oppressed people of Kashmir, said Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) in a statement whose chairman, Shabir Shah is facing political vendetta at the hands of the political leadership of India and is languishing in Tihar jail along with other resistance leaders and activists.

DFP Spokesman said that Indian political leadership has stooped to the lowest level of moral and ethical bankruptcy by invoking investigating agencies like NIA and ED against the suppressed Kashmiris to make them silently because they used to raise their voice in favour of their internationally acknowledged political rights.

Political leadership has been caged and it is being intimidated and no political activity is allowed in the disputed region. Whoever tries to raise his voice by democratic means is being put in jails. The irony is that close relatives of political leaders are being harassed by booking them in fake cases and by attaching their legal properties as was done by Nazi rulers, he said. Spokesman said sarcastically, the occupiers now decide for people on what day they should come out of their homes and travel by imposing two days road block in a weak. This is only to add to the sufferings of the common people including patients, businessmen, students and daily commuters.

In fact New Delhi and its agencies harass and intimidate people in Kashmir just to pressurize them so that they surrender their rights and remain silent. It is unfortunate that ghost of NIA and ED is threatening every freedom loving person, their families and businessman. Pro-freedom people are facing atrocities, curbs, jails, interrogation at the hands of India from decades, however New Delhi can yield nothing out of such coercive measures, he added

Killing political opponents is the worst kind of state-terrorism: DFP

Srinagar: Terming the custodial killing of Rizwan Pandit of Awnatipora a barbaric act, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that killing political opponents is the worst kind of state terrorism.
The JKDFP Spokesperson said in a statement that Kashmiri people are facing such tyranny from last three decades and the irony is that the culprits are being given promotions instead of taking them to book. This has made the situation so worst that now police are arresting an innocent school teacher and kill him in custody.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, JKDFP Spokesperson appealed the human rights activists to come forward and take this serious issue to the international court of justice so that the culprits are given exemplary punishment.

DFP concerned over arrest spree in IoK

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed concern over the raids and arrests in nook and corner of the valley.
The party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said arresting hundreds of people for their political ideologies has turned the territory into a big jail where people are scared even expressing their feelings.
He said the men in uniform have been set free to arrest each and every Kashmiri who has a different political ideology. The irony is that these undemocratic arrests are being made just before the so-called parliamentary elections, he said, adding caging people before elections is a mockery in the name of democracy.

DFP concerned over well being of Shabir Shah

Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party on Sunday expressed serious concern over the well being of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah presently lodged in New Delhi's notorious Tihar Jail.
Addressing a press conference, DFP, spokesman Bashir Aziz expressed the party's concern over the well being of Shah following the disturbing rumours about his health. "The criminal silence of authorities is adding deep suspicion over the well being of our leader", the spokesman said adding that Shah's lawyer and above all his family, well wishers and his supporters were concerned over his well being.The spokesman also condemned the government's order wherein it had claimed that Shah's security cover was withdrawn. "There is no security cover for Shah as he has been languishing in jail for last two years", the spokesman said adding that no security whatsoever was ever sought in the past nor did he (Shah ) need it in future. The DFP spokesman appealed people to remain steadfast at this hour as New Delhi has employed psychological warfare against Kashmiris by issuing advisories from past two days".

Islamabad seminar calls for early settlement of K-dispute

Lauds Shah for his role in advancing cause of right to self-determination

Nisar Ahmed Thakur
Islamabad: Seeking an early and peaceful settlement of lingering Kashmir dispute the speakers at a seminar hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party here on Tuesday urged the world community to play its due role in resolving the long drawn conflict, which they said was the main cause and consequence of rights violations in the region.
The seminar titled "The Freedom Struggle of Kashmir and role of Shabir Ahmed Shah" was presided over by Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman the former chairman Parliamentary Kashmir Committee and addressed by JI-AJK Chief Dr. Khalid Mehmood, JUI-AJK leader Moulana M Yousuf, Sardar Usman Attique Khan, Moulana Ab. Aziz Alvi, senior vice president Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Shaikh Tajamulul Islam Executive Director Kashmir Media Service, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi convener APHC-Pak chapter, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Moulana Ghulam Nabi Nowshahri, Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani, Syed Abdullah Gilani convener APHC-Pak chapter, Altaf Hussain Wani, Altaf Bhat, Prof. Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Rafique Ahmed Dar, Aslam Malik, Abdul Mateen and several others.

The speakers on the occasion paid eulogizing tributes to the subjugated but determined masses of Jammu and Kashmir for their resilience, courage and determination in the face of "Indian brutality and state-repression". They also paid homage to Kashmiri martyrs who have laid down their precious lives in pursuit of the noble cause of freedom from Indian subjugation. The seminar also appreciated veteran Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmed Shah for his unwavering commitment, indomitable role and peerless contribution towards the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. Terming Shah as symbol of courage and perseverance they said that the incarcerated leader has spent half of his life in Indian jails, detention and interrogation centers in and outside Kashmir valley. The speakers termed the arrest of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and others by the official of Indian Enforcement Directorate as ultra-vires saying that the ED had no legal authority to arrest Kashmiri leaders.

The speakers denounced in strong terms what they called the stepped up Indian state terrorism, genocide of Kashmiri youth and use of excessive force against civilians by Indian forces, arrest of minors under notorious Public Safety Act (PSA) and the recent spate of violence that had resulted in widespread destruction and death of over 500 Kashmiris during year 2018. They also lambasted the government of India for using National Investigation Agency as a tool to harass and humiliate Hurriyat leaders and their families.

Voicing their serious concern over the Indian naked aggression, unprovoked shelling on civilian population by Indian forces on the line of control (LoC) the speakers observed that the Indian government's policy of deceit and deception and its hegemonic designs was as a direct threat to peace and stability in South Asia.

The seminar further acknowledges the fact that the right of self-determination was an inalienable and non-negotiable right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, guaranteed to them by no less an authority than the United Nations. They stated that a just settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions is imperative for a lasting peace and stability in the South Asian region. Decrying India's muscular policy on Kashmir the speakers made it clear that Kashmiris' ongoing legitimate and indigenous political struggle for right to self-determination could not be suppressed in the guise of so-called terrorism mantra being paddled by India saying that India's policy of intransigence was the biggest hurdle in peaceful settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Highlighting the legitimacy of Kashmiris' struggle they said that Kashmir dispute was fundamentally a political and legal issue that needs to be addressed in its true legal and historical perspective. They realised that for any positive change to take place in Kashmir, India needs to reverse its current course, allow an unhindered access to international human rights organizations to investigate ongoing human rights violations in the region. 

Stressing the need for peace settlement of Kashmir dispute they said, "Tripartite dialogue involving Kashmiris, Pakistan and India is the best way forward to address the long-running dispute of Jammu and Kashmir".

Ruling out a military solution to the Kashmir issue they said that India must acknowledge the ground reality and sit across the table with Pakistan and genuine representatives of the Kashmiri people to work out modalities for a peaceful settlement of the festering dispute.

Welcoming the first-ever report issued by the Office of United Nations Human Rights Commission and the All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group of the UK parliament report on the situation in occupied Jammu & Kashmir the participants of the seminar termed these reports as eye-opener for International Community and an indictment of New Delhi's destructive & dodgy role in Kashmir.

Hailing Pakistan's continued political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmir cause and its commitment to peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute they urged the incumbent democratic dispensation of Pakistan to launch a vigorous campaign at the international level to sensitize the world about the appalling situation of human rights in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. 

The speakers observed that for an effective Kashmir awareness campaign at International level the government and foreign office of Pakistan must identify articulate voices with an in-depth knowledge on the subject. 

Urging New Delhi to fully respect the right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir as protected under international law the seminar demanded establishment of commission of inquiry (CoI) as recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in his report dated June 14 2018.

Voicing their serious concerns over the massive troops' concentration in Kashmir the speakers maintained that the UN Secretary General must ensure that Indian security forces are brought under three restraints i.e. behaviour, number and location as envisaged in the UNSC resolution of 21 April 1948.

The participants of the seminar called on international community particularly the UN to pressurize India to put an immediate halt to continued bloodshed, systematic violence and flagrant human rights violations in Kashmir, stop the blatant use of chemical weapons and pellet-firing shotguns, which they said have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing people in Kashmir.

A declaration issued at the end of seminar also urged upon the UN secretary general to influence India to allow a fact finding mission to visit Kashmir to investigate the grave situation in the disputed territory in line with recommendations of the UNHRC report.

The declaration sought revocation of all black laws granting sweeping impunity to Indian forces, restrictions on media, internet and social network and restoration of fundamental freedoms i.e. freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of belief, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association in Kashmir.

Through another resolution the seminar sought safety and early release of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in jails, detention and interrogation centers in and outside occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Curbs after killings add to brutalities: JKDFP

Srinagar December 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that curbs and restrictions after killing add to brutalities. The JKDFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the imposition of curfew in Srinagar and south Kashmir areas and said Indian authorities and their local agents donít allow people even to mourn. He said caging people after every brutal killing has become a norm in Kashmir and ironically the Indian authorities are posing as if nothing is wrong in the disputed region. Unfortunately, the whole world is deceived by the Indian propaganda and there is not a single voice in the whole world to condemn the Indian brutalities in Kashmir, the spokesman added. He said the men in uniform have been set free to kill and injure whosoever tries to raise voice against the ongoing state terrorism in Kashmir. The killing of unarmed civilians has become a norm in the disputed region and this all is done by a country which claims to be the largest democracy. The party, however, pledged to take the cause of freedom forward at any cost. The spokesman hailed the steadfastness of the people of Kashmir against the brutal and inhuman approach of India. He said people of Kashmir have burnt down their boats and they have decided to keep the journey on until they are granted an opportunity to decide about their political future. Expressing solidarity with the people, whose nears and dears were massacred by the Indian forces at Kharepora area of Pulwama, the spokesman said blood of innocent youth will soon destroy the castles of oppression.

Saghar concerned over HR violations in Kashmir

Islamabad December 10 : The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak chapter) and senior vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar while voicing his serious concern over the worsening human rights situation in Kashmir has urged the international community to help resolving Kashmir dispute, which he said was the cause and consequence of rights violations in the region. In a press statement issued here on Monday, the DFP leader said that world community's silence over the grim situation of Kashmir had given a sense of impunity to India and its forces to commit more human rights violations in the region. Referring to a report released by International Forum for Justice Human Rights JK (IFJHRJK), he said that in 2018 as many as 103 civilians were killed by Indian troops in Kashmir. Seeking an end to continued bloodshed in Kashmir Saghar regrettably noted that innocent people were being arrested on frivolous charges and detained in different jails while the youth are being pushed to the wall. Calling for a peaceful and early settlement of long running dispute he said, "While the world is observing International Human Rights Day, today, I call upon International human rights agencies to take serious notice of human rights violations committed by Indian troops in the region and force India to stop the violations". Terming India as a violator of international covenants Saghar said that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which became the global standard for defending and promoting human rights all over the world, was being trampled down by India in Kashmir where fundamental rights of the Kashmiris are not protected. "Innocent civilians particularly youth are being killed day in and day out, people are being thrashed, harassed and humiliated, whereas the political leadership has been thrown behind the bars", he said adding that Kashmir has been turned into a virtual jail where no one has right to speak. Terming Indian hegemony as a biggest threat to peace in the region he said that it was high time that the world community should come forward in a big way to help resolve this dispute that has brought death and destruction in the region.



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