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Mutilation of dead bodies amounts to war crime: Mehmood Saghar

Voices serious concern over Shah's falling health at Tihar jail
Islamabad September 15: Denouncing in strong terms the mutilation of martyred youth's dead body by Indian troops in Reasi district the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that the barbaric act was a sign of degradation and debasement, which amounts to a serious war crime. In a statement issued here on Saturday Saghar urged the world human rights defenders to take strong notice of what he called the inhuman face of the occupation forces in the territory. "The so-called Indian security forces have crossed all limits of cruelty and barbarism in Kashmir. Dragging dead body of youth by chains tied to his legs speaks volumes about lack of discipline and moral degradation in Indian Army",

 

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Saghar said adding that "rogue army" was too small a word to condemn this inhuman act. He said that instead of holding accountable all such criminal minded officials/soldiers for their barbaric conduct they were being conferred awards by the government of India. He also denounced the stepped up human rights violations and recent spate of youth killing by Indian forces in length and breadth of the troubled valley.Saghar also voiced serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Shah who has fainted during an ongoing trial conducted via video conferencing from Tihar Jail. Seeking international human rights bodies' help for the early release of the ailing leader he said that Shah's health had deteriorated to an alarming proportion. Quoting his family he said, "Shah Sahib is not even able to stand on his legs. The jail authorities are not providing him the basic medical care". He said that despite repeated requests for his medical check up the Tihar jail authorities were playing with his life and not providing him due medical cases. The former convener of APHC-Pak chapter also hailed the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet'S remarks on Kashmir. " It is heartening to see that the UNHCR chief and her predecessor have issued strong statements in favour of oppressed people of Kashmir and have urged the government of India to respect their fundamental rights but for any positive change to take place in the troubled region, there is a dire need that New Delhi should be pressurized to reverse its current course, allow an unhindered access to international human rights organizations to in

JKDFP welcomes UNHRC chief Michelle Bachelet'S statement on Kashmir

Srinagar September 12 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Kashmiri people need something beyond statements and condemnations so that they are saved from the continuous tyranny. In a statement  JKDFP Spokesperson said that the rights abuses in Kashmir at government level can be stopped when the world bodies like UN take concrete steps to resolve the long pending dispute which has so far claimed countless lives. He said that Kashmiri people are thankful to the UN Human Rights chief for her bold statement but they feel that mere statements can’t help. Kashmir is the world’s most militarized zone with highest concentration of forces. This has turned the whole region into a garrison. We appeal to the world forums to compel India to decrease the government forces presence in the region so that a conducive atmosphere to implement the UNSC resolutions in created. Kashmir dispute is as old as UN itself so practical measures are needed to resolve one of the oldest political disputes of the world. The JKDFP Spokesperson said that India is using all sorts of arbitrary measures to crush the legitimate struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It has jailed the genuine voices like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah so that people are left leaderless and voiceless. This has added to the chaos and confusion on the ground level so there is desperate need to look into the issue of political prisoners of Kashmir who along with Shabir Shah are facing toughest times in different jails and are even denied suitable medical treatment despite suffering from serious ailments. JKDFP Spokesperson stressed upon the UN to wake up from the deep and long slumber and take practical steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the people

India, Pakistan urged to address Kashmir dispute : JKDFP

Srinagar, September 09 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has urged India and Pakistan to make history by addressing the Kashmir issue in its right perspective. The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the people of Kashmir desperately want that sincere steps are taken towards the resolution process and for this all have to contribute. He said New Delhi and Islamabad must concentrate on well-being of the people living in the south Asian region and join hands to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute. He praised the people of Kashmir for their commitment and steadfastness and assured them that their sacrifices and efforts will bear fruit. People of Kashmir want to know that despite 18 resolutions accepted and passed in the UN but were not implemented in letter and spirit, he added. Terming the current situation of the disputed region as volcanic, he said that heavy presence of Indian forces in populated areas has turned the condition dangerous and hazardous

FB Page of Shabir shah’s party blocked amid crackdowns

Srinagar, September 05 : In occupied Kashmir, ahead of the so-called upcoming local bodies’ elections, the authorities have started a fresh crackdown on Hurriyat leaders, detaining several activists and leaders under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).
At least five Hurriyat activists were arrested over the past few days, while raids were conducted at a dozen places for more arrests. Authorities have also started an e-crackdown on social media accounts of Hurriyat organizations. The Face book pages of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and its Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, have been blocked. The DFP in a statement said that the Face book page of Shabir Shah had been blocked. “He is undergoing illegal detention at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. DFP’s telephone connections and website have also been snapped or blocked since the day Shabir Shah was arrested by India’s National Investigation Agency on July 25, 2017,” it added. The spokesman told media that the authorities detained several leaders and booked them under the PSA. “They have been shifted to Jammu jails,” he added. Among those who have been detained under the PSA include Farooq Ahmed Shah, Feroz Ahmed Khan, Ramzan Sheikh and Muhammad Amin. Amin, a resident of Kulgam, 

Arrest of Salahuddin's sons vengeful act: JKDFP 

Srinagar August 31 : Demands rejection of anti Art 35A pleas, holds protest at Darigam Strongly condemning the arrest of the second son of the United Jihad Council (UJC) chief, Syed Salahuddin's, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that such cowardice acts cannot break the resolve of the resistance leadership. Terming the arrest of Syed Shakeel Yousuf as vengeful act of NIA, the JKDFP Spokesperson said that Indian agencies like ED and NIA have been tasked to break the will of the resistance leadership so these agencies have intensified their willful campaign of character assassination against the leadership. The resistance leaders including JKDFP incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah have been targeted time and again using made-up cases however they are strongly holding their just political stance on the internationally recognized Kashmir dispute. JKDFP Spokesperson strongly condemned the arrest of Syed Shakeel Yousuf after his brother Syed Shahid Yousuf in fabricated cases and termed it as a revengeful act of India on behest of its local agents. Meanwhile, the party organized a protest at Darigam Budgam against attempts of tinkering of Article 35-A. The protesters strongly demanded Supreme Court of India to reject all pleas submitted against the Article 35A. They said that New Delhi is in fact aiming at changing the demography of Jammu Kashmir but the people living in the disputed region are aware enough to fight every imperialistic measure of India.

JKDFP pays tributes to Anantnag martyrs, condoles demises of Syed Javaid

Srinagar August 29 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich tributes to brave hearts martyred in Muniward area of Anantnag. Shaheed Altaf Ahmad Dar, a resident of Havoora Kulgam and Shaheed Umar Rashid, a resident of Redwani Kulgam, achieved martyrdom while fighting the Indian forces. The party Spokesperson said in a statement that it is because of the supreme sacrifices of these brave hearts that Kashmir dispute is being raised and heard on international levels. These martyrs in fact increase our responsibility to secure and safeguard their sacrifices. Every living among us has an obligation to take the freedom struggle forward and make it clear that there cannot be any compromise on the mission of the martyrs. The Spokesperson hailed the common people of Kashmisaying they are steadfastly holding the path of resistance against the illogical and illegal occupation. People’s aspirations are salute worthy as they are managing their day to day lives on one hand and holding the torch of resistance on the other. The Spokesperson hoped that patience, steadfastness and valued sacrifices will yield results in near future as the world has woken up and started to hear the voices of the oppressed. The Spokesperson exhibited solidarity with the families of Shaheed Altaf Dar and Shaheed Umar Rashid and assured them that their contribution towards the freedom struggle and their ward’s great sacrifices will be safeguarded at any cost. Meanwhile, the JKDFP condoled the demise of front runner of Kashmir’s freedom struggle, Syed Javaid Ahmed who died in Rawalpindi, Pakistan after a brief spell of illness. Syed Javaid originally hailed from Rainawari area of Srinagar.Paying rich tributes to the deceased and termed him a great sympathizer of Kashmir, a freedom party delegation visited his ancestral house to exhibit solidarity with the bereaved. The delegation members termed the deceased as the real supporter of Kashmir cause.

Honor and respect of people is at stake : JKDFP

Srinagar August 28 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the harassing of militant families by the men in uniform and said that such cowardly acts are enough to prove the brutal and unethical attitude of the government forces in Kashmir. The party strongly condemned the recent raids on militant families and damaging of their properties. A party spokesperson said in a statement that Indian forces and their collaborators like SOG should fight militants directly instead of their families. He appealed human rights forums to take strong note of the recent force’s raids on militant families especially in south Kashmir so that innocent people are saved from the wrath of occupied forces and their collaborators. Meanwhile, the JKDFP spokesperson expressed concern over the acute and volatile situation the people are facing in the disputed region. At one hand people’s honor is at stake and on the other their economy and demography is under attack. Stating that any sort of tempering with the hereditary State Subject Law of the State will invite serious repercussions and the people of entire State, JKDFP Spokesperson said that such ploys only clarify the evil designs of New Delhi towards the people of Jammu Kashmir. We must rise to the occasion against the Indian constitutional, judicial and political aggression brought about in the wake of abrogating article 35-A, the JKDFP Spokesperson said. Terming Kashmir as an internationally accepted dispute, JKDFP Spokesperson strongly castigated the India stubbornness and illogical rhetoric. JKDFP congratulated Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz for being elected as new chief of Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir. In a message the JKDFP Spokesperson hoped that Jama’at will reach new heights under the leadership of Dr Hameed Fayaz as he has both religious and academic qualifications.

Provide suitable medical treatment to ailing Shabir Shah or face protests : JKDFP to Govt, of India

Srinagar August 24 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has warned the Government of Indian (GoI) of street protests if it failed to provide suitable medical aid to its ailing chairman, Shabir Shah who is languishing in Tihar jail Delhi since July 2017 after booked under a fabricated case. The family of ailing leader Shabir Shah had gone to Delhi to meet him. The visiting family members found the incarcerated leader very ill in Tihar jail. The party Spokesperson said in a statement that the family had time and again stressed that Shabir Shah is suffering from many serious ailments which need immediate treatment however their repeated pleas were not even heard at judicial level. Now the health situation of Shabir Shah has deteriorated to the extent that every party member and activist has started showing concern , So the JKDFP has warned the Govt, of India to take immediate and practical measures about providing suitable treatment to the ailing leader otherwise the party will come on streets and hold protests. The Party has also strongly appealed the human rights bodes active on international level to intervene so that the life of the “prisoner of conscience” is saved. Meanwhile, JKDFP has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of veteran journalist and human rights defender Kuldeep Nayar who breathed his last some days back in Delhi. Terming Kuldeep Nayar as friend and well wisher of its incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah the JKDFP Spokesperson said that demise of Kuldeep Nayar has saddened the whole party.

JKDFP congrats people on eve of Eid-ul-Azha

Srinagar August 19:Congratulating the people on eve of Eid-ul-Azha, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has appealed to remember the families of martyrs, those who are in jails and all other victims of the occupation. The party Spokespersons said in a statement that People of Jammu Kashmir are facing worst kind of oppression at the hands of India, only because they are demanding their political rights accepted at international level. India is using every arbitrary means to crush the just and genuine movement of the people of Jammu Kashmir. They are being killed, jailed, insulted and intimidated on one pretext or the other. It is our foremost duty to take care of the families who have suffered by one or the other way by Indian occupational forces. We need to visit the families of martyrs and spent some time with their parents and other nears and dears. We are highly indebted to our martyrs so we should not leave their families all alone on Eid-ul-Azha. We also must pay visit to families whose members are languishing in different jails for demanding freedom for their people. We as Muslims are also duty bound to take care of the needs of the needy including orphans, widows and other destitute.JKDFP congrats Imran Khan for assuming office as Pak PM Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has congratulated Imran Khan Niazi, for becoming 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. The JKDFP Spokesperson said in a statement that people of Pakistan have great expectations with Imran Khan and we hope that Imran Khan will work for development and prosperity of the people of Pakistan. The Spokesperson added that Imran Khan has emerged as a big hope and people of Pakistan are expecting a lot from him. Praying for the success of Imran Khan in fulfilling the expectations of his people, JKDFP Spokesperson said that Pakistani people need peace and good governance so that the country can become Mumlikat-e-Khudadad in real sense.The JKDFP Spokesperson hoped that Pakistan will advocate for the resolution of Kashmir dispute more forcefully at international level under the leadership of Imran Khan. He also said that people of Jammu Kashmir are expecting a more vibrant diplomatic campaign in favour of Kashmiri people who are fighting for their Right to Self Determination since decades together.

Mode's Kashmir remarks mere eye-wash: Mehmood Saghar

Islamabad August 17:Terming Indian Premier Narendar Mode's recent remarks on Kashmir as a mere eyewash the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that the blood of innocent Kashmiris being spilt on the streets in every high and low of the valley exposes the BJP government's so-called mantra of resolving Kashmir through peaceful means. Responding to Mode's independence day speech wherein he reiterated the former Indian premier's much touted political recipe for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the DFP leader said that it was quite astonishing to note that a macabre game of death and destruction is being staged in Kashmir under the pretext of this slogan 'Insaaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhuriyat'. He said that Indian Prime Minister must stop the bloodbath of innocent civilians in the disputed region if he was really serious in resolving the lingering dispute through peaceful means. “The disputed nature of the State is well established by the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Kashmiris have never accepted India’s forcible control. Indian rulers must realize the bitter reality that there are no takers of their so-called development mantra in Kashmir. Kashmir is a political issue that needs a political solution. New Delhi can't woo Kashmiri people by extending financial packages and economic concessions,” Saghar said adding it was high time that Indian should realise the ground reality that its bullet and abuse policy has failed to subdue Kashmiris' struggle for right to self-determination. Kashmiris he said demand nothing less or more than holding a referendum under the auspicious of the UN to determine their own political future. Instead of weaving cobwebs of confusion around the Kashmir dispute Saghar said that India should come forward with a positive state of mind and fulfill its commitments made with the people of Kashmir. "This is what the people of Kashmir have been demanding from India", he said adding that if Indians really understand and believe in what they call 'Insaniyat and Jamhoriat' they must not shy away from granting the fundamental rights the people of the region have been fighting for last several decades. So for as the peace is concerned he reminded the rulers in New Delhi that a durable peace in the region will remain a distant dream unless and until the dispute of Kashmir is resolved in accordance with the wishes and will of Kashmiri people who he said have rendered matchless sacrifices for their inalienable right, the right to self-determination. Urging India to create a conducive atmosphere for the peaceful resolution of dispute, Saghar said that India should stop human rights violations in Kashmir, repeal all black laws and release all political leaders including Shabir Ahmed Shah and others who have been languishing in jails in and outside the valley. Meanwhile, DFP vice president expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the demise of pro-freedom leader Riyaz Ahmad Dar. Dar, 61, passed away in Azad Kashmir following a cardiac arrest.

Demise of Riyaz Dar my personal loss: Shabir Shah

Srinagar August 16:Incarcerated chief of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Shabir Shah has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the passing away of his companion and friend, Riyaz Ahmad Dar in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. In his condolence message from Tihar jail, Delhi Shabir Shah has said that he was shocked to know about the demise of Riyaz Ahmad Dar. He said that Riyaz Dar from Azad Kashmir, was an enthusiastic freedom lover. Shabir Shah remembered the long days he had spent with Riyaz Dar in different jails.Shabir Shah said that Riyaz Dar was a small boy when he was arrested in Kashmir along with his associate Abdul Hamid Bhat. Shabir Shah said that he has spent a long time with the two in different jails and found them passionate freedom loving persons. He added that he had a good friendly relation with Riyaz Dar and his demise is his personal loss.

Meanwhile, JKDFP has paid rich tributes to Riyaz Dar, a long time friend and associate of its jailed chairman, Shabir Shah. The party spokesperson said that Shabir Shah always used to name Riyaz Dar eagerly. The spokesperson prayed for the departed soul who passed away due to a heart attack some days back.

JKDFP condoles its Budgam district president on his father’s demise

Srinagar August 15 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled its Budgam district President, Ghulam Mohammad Muqdam, on sad demise of his father Ghulam Hassan Wani, resident of Putwan village.Ghulam Hassan passed away early today after prolonged illness. A JKDFP delegation led by Er Farooq went to Putwan village in Budgam district to condole and exhibit sympathy with the senior party member. The delegation also included Altaf Ahmad, Mohammad Yousuf, Feroz Ahmad, Fida Ahmad and others. The JKDFP delegation assured Ghulam Mohammad that whole party is with him on this testing time. The party delegation prayed for the deceased soul and exhibited sympathy with the bereaved. Meanwhile, JKDFP also condoled Irfan Ahmad Khan, a senior pro-freedom companion from Lazbal Anantnag, on the passing away of his father Bashir Ahmad Khan. Bashir Ahmad Khan suffered a heart attack at Pahalgam today and passed away. Freedom Party prayed for the deceased and the bereaved especially Irfan Ahmad Khan.

August 15 Black Day for Jammu Kashmir People: JKDFP

Srinagar August 13 : The people of Jammu Kashmir are not opposed to the independence of India nor they have any enmity with it, they only want that their political rights should be accepted. They observe August 15 every year as black day to protest against India which has stolen their freedom. This was stated by the Spokesperson of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) ahead of the Indian Independence Day.The JKDFP Spokesperson said in a statement that incarcerated chief of the party Shabir Shah always used to say that Jammu Kashmir People respect the freedom of every country but India has deceitfully curbed the freedom of Jammu Kashmir people so they must protest on every August 15 to stress upon New Delhi and the world that they cannot surrender their rights before Indian military might. JKDFP Spokesperson remembered India how it fought against Britain for her freedom. The irony is that same India has now curbed the freedom of Jammu Kashmir people using deceitful politics. The Jammu Kashmir people are fighting for their freedom the same way as India was fighting against British. The Spokesperson strongly condemned the arrests and curbs throughout the disputed region and said that August 15 comes with fresh oppression and suppression for the people of Kashmir. Common people are being asked about their identity in their own homeland by those who do not belong to the region and our houses are being searched and ransacked. This all is done in the name of so called security and people are made to remain caged for the whole day till the Indian agents complete their formalities on fixed venues. This shameful military operation in Kashmir is called as “Independence Day”.

JKDFP delegation attends prayers meeting at Mazar-e-Shuhada

Srinagar August 11:A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today attended the prayers function at Mazar-e-Shuhada which was organized to remember Shaheed-e-Azimat Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his tenth martyrdom anniversary. The delegation was led by Er Farooq and it included Ghulam Rasool Nawaz, Mohammad Amin rather, Mohammad Yousuf Mir and others. The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party delegation took part in the joint prayers offered for Shaheed-e-Azimat Sheikh Abdul Aziz and all the martyrs of Kashmir. The participants remembering Shaheed-e-Azimat Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his tenth martyrdom anniversary said that Shaheed-e-Azimat and his role in the ongoing freedom struggle will always be remembered. Pertinently, Shaheed-e-Azimat and incarcerated JKDFP chief Shabir Shah have spent lot of time together and faced hardships jointly in the way of freedom. Both the leaders led historical ‘Uri Challo’ march during 2008 Intifada in which Shaheed-e-Azimat was martyred by the men in uniform near Chahel Uri on August 11, 2008.The participants said Shaheed-e-Azimat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz had dedicated his life to the great cause of Freedom. He lived for the cause of freedom and laid down his life for the same. Reiterating that the sacred mission of Shaheed-e-Azimat and all other martyrs will be taken forward at any cost, the participants said that nation is indebted to Shaheed-e-Azimat who are the real assets and torch bearers of the ongoing freedom struggle.

JKDFP remembers Shaheed-e-Azimat, an asset of ongoing movement 

Srinagar August 09 : Remembering Shaheed-e-Azimat Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his tenth martyrdom anniversary, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that Shaheed-e-Azimat is an asset of the ongoing resistance movement. He was a long time friend and well wisher of JKDFP incarcerated chief Shabir Shah. The Spokesperson of Freedom Party said in a statement that Shaheed-e-Azimat and JKDFP chief Shabir Shah have spent lot of time together and faced hardships jointly in the way of freedom. Both the leaders led historical ‘Uri Challo’ march during 2008 Intifada in which Shaheed-e-Azimat was martyred by the men in uniform near Chahel Uri on August 11, 2008.Quoting witnesses the Spokesperson said that even after hit by bullets, Shaheed-e-Azimat talked to his friend Shabir Shah about the ‘Uri Challo’ march. Shaheed-e-Azimat was later shifted to a Srinagar hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Spokesperson while paying tributes to Shaheed-e-Azimat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz said that he had dedicated his life to the great cause of Freedom. He was an enthusiastic freedom loving youth who played an active role in forming pro-freedom groups and parties. He did not hesitate in leading the brave hearts on forefront and when his services were needed at political front, Shaheed-e-Azimat proved his worth. Reiterating that the sacred mission of Shaheed-e-Azimat like martyrs will be taken forward at any cost, the JKDFP Spokesperson said that nation is indebted to Shaheed-e-Azimat and all other martyrs who lived for a cause and finally laid down their lives for the same. The Spokesperson said that martyrs like Shaheed-e-Azimat are the real assets and torch bearers of the ongoing freedom struggle the sole aim of which is to achieve those rights which are accepted on the international front but are refused by India on military might.

Omar’s party responsible for diluting special status of J&K: JKDFP

Srinagar August 07 : Reacting very sharply to the remarks of Omar Abdullah about the protests in favour of Article 35-A by the pro-freedom leaders and people, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said pro-freedom people want to safeguard the parts of the Indian Constitution which prove the specialty- in other words the disputed nature and the identity of the people - of the state. Terming Omar Abdullah’s party historically responsible for diluting the special status of the state from time to time for mere political power, the JKDFP spokesperson said that protest favoring Article 35-A is not any “tacit acceptance” of Indian Constitution but part of the resistance to safeguard the disputed nature of the region. Terming the two day shutdown as historic, the JKDFP Spokesperson said ,it showed that the people of Jammu Kashmir can go to any extent to safeguard their peculiar identity which has been time and again damaged by all the pro-India parties like National Conference .JKDFP  Spokesperson also reminded Omar about infamous India-Abdullah accord which was a shameless effort to dilute the Special Status of Jammu Kashmir for mere political power. “If Omar Abdullah and other likeminded politicians are so sure that majority people of Jammu Kashmir feel comfort with Indian they all must support the Right to Self Determination so that they are proved right and their political opponents are proved wrong once for all,” the JKDFP Spokesperson said and added “but these power hungry politicians only know one thing and that is political power for which they at times beg for votes and use Kashmir issue to exploit people’s political sentiments." The JKDFP Spokesperson said that Article 35A grants special privileges and rights to the permanent residents of Jammu Kashmir and debars non-residents from buying land or property and getting jobs in the disputed region, so this Article of Indian Constitution is protecting and safeguarding the disputed nature of the region and identity of the people living here. It is our utmost responsibility to rise to defend our special status which is guaranteed by none other than some Articles of the Indian Constitution like Article 35-A.

Setting next hearing date on 35-A petition another ploy: JKDFP

Srinagar August 06 : Commenting on the adjournment of the hearing of petition regarding Article 35-A by the Supreme Court of India, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that majority people of the state are ready to react anytime against any move which can harm the disputed status of the region. Terming the fixing of next hearing date on petition against 35-A yet another ploy, JKDFP said that New Delhi and its institutions want Kashmiri people to suffer at all levels and these institutions feel pleasure in troubling Kashmiri people. Congratulating the people for exhibiting strong resentment against the evil designs of vested interests who are hell bent to damage the peculiar specialty of Jammu Kashmir by observing historic shutdown, a Freedom Party Spokesperson said that Supreme Court of India should have rejected the petition out rightly instead of fixing another date for another hearing. The JKDFP spokesperson said that India is interested in keeping Kashmir on boil that is why the matter is being prolonged and the Supreme Court has fixed another hearing of the petition. The highest court of India must understand the sensitivity of the matter and people related to it and reject all the petitions aiming at damaging the special status of Jammu Kashmir. The spokesperson said that people will not let the matter go and will certainly exhibit their anger on every court hearing unless the petition is rejected. The spokesperson strongly condemned the arresting of dozens of pro-freedom activists and common youth in last two days by police in nook and corner of the valley. He said that without caring for arrests and other oppressive measures, the people will react against any evil designs aimed at damaging their identity anytime. Meanwhile, JKDFP strongly condemned the killing of a cattle trader by Indian army in Goole area of Ramban district. 28-year-old cattle trader, Mohammad Shafi Gujjar was killed and another civilian, Shakeel Ahmad was injured after Indian army opened fire on them in Kohli village of Dharmgund area of Ramban district. The brutal Murder of cattle trader, Mohammad Shafi is the latest example of Indian brutalities in the disputed region. The party expressed solidarity and sympathy with the family of slain Mohammad Shafi.

Martyrdoms of 9 brave hearts and civilian in 48 hours shocking : JKDFP

Srinagar August 04 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed shock over the martyrdom of nine brave hearts by Indian forces in just 48 hours. The party has also expressed anguish over army firing on mourners in Shopian and is grieved on the death of a young mourner and injuring of many by Indian forces. While expressing sorrow over the fresh killings, JKDFP has paid rich and glowing tributes to nine martyrs of Shopian, Lolab and Sopore who were martyred by Indian forces in last forty eight hours. The party paid tributes to Shaheed Umar Nazir Malik son of Nazir Ahmad Malik of Malikgund Shopian, Shaheed Waqar Aslam Sheikh of Malikgund, Shaheed Aijaz Ahmad Paul of Lossdenow, Shaheed Arshid Ahmad Khan of Ganowpora and Shaheed Arif Ahmad of Pahalgam who were martyred by Indian forces at Kiloora village of Shopian.The party also paid rich tributes to Shaheed Zahoor Ahmad Mir of Thayan Kalaroos and Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Shah of Shotmuqam Kupwara who were martyred by Indian forces in Kandhar village of Kupwara on Thursday. The Spokesperson also remembered Shaheed Reyaz Ahmad Dar of Naseerabad, Chinkipora, Sopore and Shaheed Khursheed Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik of Nikas, Pulwama who were martyred at Drusoo Sopore. Shaheed Khursheed had completed his B. Tech Degree. The spokesperson strongly condemned the army firing on unarmed people at Ganowpora village who had assembled to attend funeral prayers of a brave heart. He said that showering bullets on civilians is nothing but barbarism of Indian forces which has resulted in the death of 22 year old Bilal Ahmad Khan and injuring of others. The party spokesperson expressed solidarity with the families of all martyrs and prayed for those who were injured in Indian forces firing. He said that freedom struggle is become more precious after every passing day as our youngsters are rendering priceless sacrifices in the way of freedom.

JKDFP pays tributes to martyrs of Lolab, Sopore Pledges to face conspiracies with determination

Srinagar August 03 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to martyrs of Lolab and Sopore who were martyred by Indian forces in two different gunfights. The JKDFP Spokesperson paid tributes to Shaheed Zahoor Ahmad Mir of Thayan Kalaroos and Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Shah of Shotmuqam village of Kupwara. Both of them were martyred by Indian forces in Kandhar village of Kupwara on Thursday. The spokesperson said that our freedom struggle is become more precious after every passing day as our brave hearts are rendering their priceless sacrifices. We as a nation are indebted to the great sacrifices of our youngsters and cannot afford to forget them. He said that conspiracies are being hatched at the highest levels against our struggle and attempts are on to damage the disputed status of Jammu Kashmir. However, the majority people living in the disputed region have time and again exhibited steadfastness against all odds so any newer conspiracies will also be faced with velour and determination. The Spokesperson strongly condemned the authorities for unleashing a reign of terror in the disputed region by arresting youth in nook and corner and booking them in fabricated cases like our political leadership including our incarcerated chief Shabir Shah.

Freedom Party expresses solidarity with Shaheed Mudassir's family

Srinagar August 01 : Expressing solidarity with the family of Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad Bhat of Barzulla, Srinagar whose mortal remains were laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard after more than a month of his martyrdom at the hands of Indian forces, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that the family of Shaheed Mudassir suffered a lot in attaining his body. The JKDFP Spokesperson said in a statement that our brave hearts continuously lay down their lives for a sacred cause hence increasing our responsibilities to safeguard their mission. It is the utmost responsibility of those living among us to uphold the great sacrifices of our martyrs. We as a nation cannot afford to forget our martyrs who script history by challenging a big military power. The spokesperson while paying rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Mudassir, expressed solidarity with Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, father of Shaheed Mudassir, and assured him that his son’s sacrifice would be protected at any cost. “We are indebted to the families of all martyrs because it is because of their kith and kin that the torch of resistance is continuously burning,” the JKDFP Spokesperson said. Meanwhile, the JKDFP Spokesperson pledged to safeguard the disputed status of Jammu Kashmir. The party said that nobody will be allowed to even touch with it any attempt to damage the demography of the disputed territory will be opposed tooth and nail. He appealed the world forums to take timely measures to stop any damage to the disputed status of Jammu Kashmir because all these forums like the UN are responsible to do that. He said that India is desperately trying to bring changes in certain laws so that it can achieve its evil and wicked goals in Jammu Kashmir. It is even trying to crush the common voices by amending laws and making them crueler.

JKDFP warns against touching article 35A

Srinagar July 30 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has pleaded justice loving people across globe to raise their voice against the Indian attempts to change the demography of Jammu Kashmir and damage its disputed nature by taking judiciary route. JKDFP Secretary General, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that challenging article 35A of Indian Constitution is an open assault on the people living in the disputed region which is aimed at changing its demography. Moulana Tari said that article 35A is related to the State Subject Laws and once these laws are done away with it will be a disaster for the whole state the people of which can never afford. He said that people of Jammu Kashmir are very sensitive about such laws which protect their identity so New Delhi must not allow anybody to play with the sentiments of the people living here. Moulana Tari warned New Delhi to be ready for the dire consequences if article 35A is even touched by its any institutions including judiciary. He appealed the sane voices in and outside India to understand the issue and come forward so that Jammu Kashmir is saved and the political sentiments of the people living here are respected who are fully aware of one more serious assault launched against them by challenging article 35A in Indian Supreme Court.

Statement of Imran Khan about Kashmir is welcome : JKDFP 

Srinagar July 28 : Welcoming the statement of Pak PM elect Imran Khan about Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that Kashmiris have always supported and advocated peaceful resolution of their issue so that the people of the whole region can enjoy fruits of peace and stability. A JKDFP Spokesperson said in his statement that Kashmiris have always been in favour of a meaningful dialogue process so as to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute. The people living in the disputed region are struggling for their Right to Self Determination since decades together which has been accepted by the world community. Hailing the statement of Imran Khan, the JKDFP spokesperson hoped that Islamabad will advocate the case of Kashmir more strongly. He also congratulated Imran Khan and other leaders of his party for achieving success in the recently conducted elections.. Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party has expressed its deep concern over the acts of day today intimidating common people by launching CASOs in nook and corner. A JKDFP Spokesperson said in his statement that so called search operations have returned to the region after so many years and the sole aim of the government forces is to create a situation where people could only think about their survival and leave raising voice about their rights. The Spokesperson said that New Delhi is implementing its plan to silent everybody in Kashmir and it has adopted a policy of tyranny, dictatorship and domination. It is using CASOs, arrests, registering of fabricated cases and other such things to threaten the peace loving people of Kashmir whose only crime is that they demand for their political rights. To create silence of graveyard across the disputed region, New Delhi is leaving no stone unturned to create an atmosphere of intimidation. Asking for identity cards from people on roads, checking vehicles and wasting time of the common people is just part of a policy to harass people.

JKDFP expresses solidarity with victims of Mehman Mohalla 

Srinagar July 26 ; Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today paid rich tributes to those martyred in Anantnag and expressed solidarity with those whose residential houses were damaged by Indian forces in the garb of a gunfight. A JKDFP delegation led by advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar went to Mehman Mohalla to express sympathy with Nazir Ahmad Khan whose house was damaged. Fayaz Sodagar while praising the pro-freedom sentiment of Mehman Mohalla people and said that incarcerated JKDFP chief Shabir Shah had started anti-liquor campaign from the same Mohalla and the locals had made the campaign a success. He said that by jailing leaders, damaging properties of people and caging them every now and then cannot deter people of Kashmir from raising their voice in favour of their political rights. He expressed solidarity with Nazir Ahmad Khan, Nisar Ahmad Khan and other members of Khan Dynasty. Fayaz Sodagar paid rich tributes to Shaheed Binyan Yousuf Dar alias Bilal Molvi, a resident of Khodwani and Abid Hussain Bhat, son of Wali Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Suzan village in Doda, who achieved martyrdom in Mehman Mohalla gunfight. The same JKDFP delegation also went to Chini Chowk to condole the passing away of mother of Javed Ahmad Sodagar. The mother of Javed Sodagar passed away yesterday. The delegation met and condoled the brother of Javed Sodagar who himself is living a migrant life since years together. The delegation prayed for the deceased soul.

JKDFP hails Sehrai’s statement about unity

Srinagar July 25 : Welcoming the statement of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai regarding the unity of resistance camp, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that the statement is welcome as broader unity is the basis of our success .JKDFP Secretary General, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that incarcerated leader Shabir Ahmad Shah had repeatedly emphasized the need to restore the 1993 constitution of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and unite all resistance parties under it. Our party has always advocated the need to broaden the unity among the resistance leaders so that unity is felt at national level. Hailing the statement of Sehrai sahib, Moulana Tari said that Freedom Party welcomes the statement of Sehrai that unity limited to few leaders and parties cannot yield any results. The policy of our incarcerated leader from day one has been that unity can minimize our sufferings and our goal will come closer. Terming the statement of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai as timely, Moulana Tari said that unity was and is a necessity and to restore the1993 APHC constitution is the only way out for a broader unity among the resistance parties. The time is ripe to forge a unity among all so that the nation feels empowered, Moulana Tari said. Meanwhile, JKDFP spokesperson paid rich and glowing tributes to Anantnag martyrs who achieved martyrdom while fighting Indian forces in the south Kashmir town. The spokesperson while paying tributes to Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Dar alias Bin Yamin Dar son of Mohammad Yousuf Dar of Sofi Mohalla Khudwani Kulgam and his associate, said that scarifices of martyrs will safeguarded at any cost.

Shabir Shah completes one year of incarceration in Tihar jail 

Srinagar July 24 : Incarcerated chief of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), Shabir Shah has completed one year of his continuous imprisonment in infamous Tihar jail, Delhi. Shabir Shah was arrested by ED last year on the same day and was shifted to Delhi where he was questioned in a fabricated and old case for some days before lodging him in Tihar jail where he is continuously scripting a new history of resistance. Freedoms Party Spokesperson said in a statement that India is a signatory of international convention about the prisoners which makes it duty bound to follow the international norms about the prisoners. However, New Delhi does not follow the same especially about political prisoners of Kashmir who are languishing in different jails of J&K or outside.The latest example of it is the illogic and undemocratic imprisonment of JKDFP chief Shabir Shah. Shah Sahab has been booked in an old case by ED which has already been decided on judiciary level. Fact of the matter is that one year has passed since ED filed its so called charge sheet against Shabir Shah however it has not succeeded in proving even a single allegation against Shabir Shah. Yes, the only one charge against Shabir Shah which is true is that he advocates for Right to Self Determination for his people and firmly believes that unless and until Kashmir dispute is resolved according to the wishes of the people living in the disputed region there neither can be peace in the region nor stability in South Asia. This is the only “crime” of Shabir Shah that he strongly pleads the case of his people and has spent 31 years in different jails so far for it. In the meantime New Delhi tried its best to break the political will of Shabir Shah and started a well planned campaign of character assassination against him however he continuously and steadfastly remained on his political path and did not deviate even an inch. He is being denied fair judicial trail, he is being denied bail, he is being denied his rights as a political prisoners but even then he is firmly holding his political ideology based on principle of justice.We at JKDFP salute the political will of our leader and pledge to take his mission forward. Every activist of the party has time and again made it clear that the mission of Shabir Shah will be taken forward at any cost. Shabir Shah has now become voice of the whole nation and people are only worried about his falling health. He is suffering from many serious ailments in the jail for which he needs suitable treatment. We at JKDFP appeal in strongest words to the Human Rights forums at international level to intervene and make sure that the life of the “prisoner of Conscience” is saved.

Incarcerated Shabir Shah Bereaved, JKDFP expresses condolence and solidarity

Srinagar July 22 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the passing away of uncle of its incarcerated Chairman, Shabir Shah. Mohammad Shafi Shah, of Anantnag breathed his last at his ancestral home early today. He was the younger uncle of Shabir Shah. While expressing solidarity with the bereaved family and its chairman, Shabir Shah, JKDFP Secretary General, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that Shabir Shah lost his one more close relative when he is in jail and could not attend his funeral prayers. When the wife of Mohammad Shafi Shah passed away some years back, Shabir Shah was in jail and could not even attend her last rites. ‘The Prisoner of Conscience’ has spent 31 years of his life in different jails nourishing his political ideology and the irony is that he was never provided an opportunity to participate in his relative’s last rites who passed away whenever Shabir Shah was behind bars .Moulana Tari said that this is yet another tactic to break the political will of Shabir Shah who advocates right to self determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir and has been imprisoned in infamous Tihar jail, Delhi from last one year. Moulana Tari prayed for the deceased soul and expressed sympathy with the close relatives of Shabir Shah who all missed him.

JKDFP condemns ban on 30 TV channels, pays tributes to Haji Habibullah

Srinagar July 20 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the banning of more than 30 cable TV channels by authorities. Terming the decision as fascist, the JKDFP spokesperson said that this indicates the evil designs of authorities towards Muslims because all the banned channels belonged to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and are known among Muslims of the world as most of them used to telecast religious stuff only. Strongly condemning the act, JKDFP Spokesperson said that such authoritarian measures only add fuel to the fire. The Indian authorities through their agents in the disputed region are busy in implementing a policy which aims at silencing everybody. The irony is that people are even denied their basic rights and they are now directed to watch selective TV channels. However, people of Jammu Kashmir have always faced such dictatorial measures with patience and steadfastness which has been a key to their continuous resistance. The spokesperson hailed the people for their determination on the path of resistance which has frustrated the occupiers. Meanwhile, the JKDFP spokesperson expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of Haji Habibullah Khan who was maintaining the Martyrs graveyard Eidgah Srinagar from a long time. While paying tributes to the deceased JKDFP spokesperson said that he had buried around 2000 martyrs in his life and will always be remembered for his role in maintaining the Martyrs graveyard. The spokesperson prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased and extended his condolences to the grieved family.

JKDFP condoles Zaffar Shah, Khursheed Wani.

Srinagar July 19:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled senior lawyer, advocate Zaffar Ahmad Shah on sad demise of his sister. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved especially Zaffar Shah, Freedom Party spokesperson prayed for forgiveness of the deceased soul and patience of the bereaved. The JKDFP spokesperson also condoled senior Journalist Khursheed Wani on passing away of his father. The spokesperson in his condolence message prayed for the deceased. He expressed solidarity and sympathy with Khursheed Wani and other bereaved.

Mehmood Saghar welcomes UN chief's statement on Kashmir

Islamabad, July 18:The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pak chapter and vice-president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has appreciated the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recent statement in which he had voiced his support for international investigation into the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.The statement of UN Chief is a positive development, which speaks volumes about growing concerns and realization at global level vis-à-vis the peaceful settlement of lingering Kashmir dispute that as a matter of fact is the major cause and the consequence of rights violations in the region", Saghar said in a e-mailed statement. “Now that the UN chief has taken a bold and clear cut stand on the matter international community must realize the gravity of the situationand come forward in a big way to impress upon New Delhi to accept the UNHCR demand for establishment of Commission of Inquiry to conduct comprehensive independent international investigation into the human rights violations committed by the forces in J&K,” he added. Regarding the mediation offers from the United Nations the DFP leader said that Kashmiris have always supported and welcomed such kind of offers but New Delhi rejects the idea. "Rather than weaving cobwebs of confusion it is time for New Delhi to accept this bitter reality that a political solution to the Kashmir problem was the only way forward", Saghar said.Voicing grave concern over Shabir Shah's declining health condition he said that the incarcerated leader is suffering from multiple ailments. “He is even denied suitable medical treatment", Saghar added.

JKDFP shocked over passing away of incarcerated Noor Khan, cautions about other prisoner’s health condition 

Srinagar July 17 : Expressing deep shock over the passing away of 66 year old pro-freedom activist, Ghulam Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan of Uri during incarceration in Kot Balwal jail Jammu under Public Safety Act (PSA), Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) said in a statement that had jail authorities provided suitable medical aid to him in time, Noor Khan would not have died without seeing his nears and dears. The party spokesperson while paying tributes to the departed soul said that his contribution in the resistance movement will always be remembered. He said that passing away of Noor Khan during incarceration has vindicated that majority of Kashmiri prisoners are ailing in different jails and are suffering from life threatening ailments and need immediate and suitable medical treatment. The spokesperson expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of late Ghulam Hassan Malik who was resident of Pehlipora area in Uri. The JKDFP spokesperson condemned authorities for not releasing or at least shifting Noor Khan despite his deteriorating health condition. He was neither provided adequate medical facility at Jammu indicating how non serious the jail authorities are towards the Kashmiri political prisoners. The JKDFP spokesperson said that its chief Shabir Shah is continuously ill in Tihar jail since he was arrested a year ago. His family time and again cautioned jail authorities about his serious illness and impressed for his immediate and suitable treatment but all their pleas are neither taken seriously at jail authority level nor at judicial level. Same is the case with other Kashmiri political prisoners whose lives are at risk due to their ailments and can meet the same fate as Noor Khan if ignored. JKDFP hence appeals the rights bodies at international level to pay their attention towards the Kashmiri prisoners who are lodged in different jails of the state and India including Tihar jail Delhi so that at least their medical treatment is arranged.

India on war with Kashmiri people at institutional level : JKDFP 

Srinagar July 16 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has again expressed concern over the prevailing situation of the disputed region and said that India is using its institutions to intimidate Kashmiri people. JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that Kashmir as a nation is facing all sorts of tyranny by New Delhi and the later is using its men in uniform, investigating agencies and other institutions to silence Kashmiri people. First India started intimidating genuine political leaders of Kashmiri people like JKDFP incarcerated chairman, Shabir Shah by invoking fabricated and old decided cases against them. Then a campaign of character assassination was started against the leaders like Shabir Shah. And now every section of Kashmiri society is being targeted one by one and an onslaught on Kashmiri Journalists is the latest.JKDFP spokesperson said that New Delhi only wants to implement its own agenda in Kashmir aiming at silencing everybody so that it can carry its long term Kashmir policy. Strongly condemning the dictatorial actions of Indian institutions, JKDFP spokesperson said that ED and NIA are being used to frighten the freedom loving Kashmiri people. The JKDFP spokesperson expressed grave concern over the overall situation of Kashmir where even Journalists are not being spared and they too are being harassed and frightened. The killing spree and the unending arrests have added to the unleashing of terror by the men in uniform in nook and corner of the disputed region especially Kashmir valley. The spokesperson made a fervent appeal to justice loving nations and people of the world to come to the rescue of Kashmiri people.

JKDFP condoles, Sofi, Bilal

Srinagar July 14 ;Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled senior resistance leader Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi on demise of his father in Malakhnag Anantnag. Paying tributes to the deceased soul JKDFP spokesperson hailed his role in the ongoing resistance movement. He said that the deceased always loved pro-freedom people and he always stood like a rock when his son Mukhtar Sofi was ever arrested for his resistance politics. The JKDFP spokesperson prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased soul and patience of Mukhtar Sofi and other bereaved. The spokesperson also condoled, senior JKDFP activist Bilal Ahmad Wagay of Malakhnag Anantnag on demise of his mother. He prayed for her forgiveness and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family especially Bilal Ahmad Wagay. JKDFP delegations led by advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar and Er Farooq Khan attended Nimaz-e-Jinaza of both the deceased and met the bereaved to condole them. The delegations expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved.

JKDFP thanks UN chief Guterres for backing international probe into rights situation in Kashmir 

Appeals to take cognizance about Kashmiri political prisoner’s plight
Srinagar July 13 : Welcoming the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, backing Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's call for an international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that the UN Chief’s much needed statement has come at a time when butchering of Kashmiri youth by Indian forces has reached new heights. Antonio Guterres has supported an international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir saying that it represents the “voice of the UN”.Human Rights High Commissioner had recently issued a report about Kashmir and called for a probe into the human rights abuses."The statement of UN Chief is welcome and now is the time for the international forum to impress upon New Delhi to accept the demand of Jammu Kashmir people for a free and fair plebiscite to entertain their political future,” JKDFP Secretary General, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement adding “several resolutions in this regard have been passed by the Security Council of the same UN.” Moulana Tari also thanked UN chief Antonio Guterres for denying India's assertions that Human Rights High Commissioner’s report overstepped his mandate and that Commissioner had no mandate for it. While thanking UN Chief, Moulana Tari said that Kashmiri people are facing countless rights violations at the hands of New Delhi and its agents. He added that a large number of people including common people, political activists and leaders including JKDFP chief Shabir Shah are facing worst kind of state terrorism by remaining lodged in different jails on fabricated charges. Shabir Shah in particular, whom Human Rights bodies have termed “prisoner of conscience” for spending half of his life in different jails for his political faith, is facing worst situation in Tihar jail. He is even denied suitable medical treatment though suffering from many serious ailments. He appealed and stressed upon UN chief Antonio Guterres and Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein to take cognizance of the situation of Kashmiri prisoners and issue directions for India who is a signatory to almost all the International Treaties, to respect the treaty abut political prisoners.

One more innocent killing shocks JKDFP, terms situation disturbing 

Srinagar July 12 ; The killing of yet another unarmed and innocent youth by Indian forces at Trehgam in Kupwara district has shocked the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP). The party has termed the situation, arisen out of the unabated killings as alarming. Expressing solidarity and sympathy with the broken parents of Khalid Ahmad Malik, son of Abdul Gafar Malik, of Trehgam, a JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that only parents of the slain know the pain of the deaths taking place in nook and corner of the disputed region as they are the prime victims of the ongoing bloodshed. The spokesperson said government forces are on a killing spree and our society is in a complete mourning state due to day today killings. The JKDFP spokesperson said that government forces resort to firing on smaller issues resulting in the carnage and it has very badly affected the very nature of the people living in the disputed territory. A huge population is undergoing psychological trauma and if the situation remains the same the result will be more dangerous. He said that Kashmiri people have to bury their youngsters almost on daily basis and the situation is disturbing. The JKDFP spokesperson stressed upon human rights organizations and justice loving people across the globe to come to the rescue of Jammu Kashmir people who are being massacred only because they demand for their political rights.

JKDFP terms killings as part of genocide plan, pays tributes to 1931 martyrs

Srinagar July 11:The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has termed the continuous killings by Indian forces in Kashmir as part of a well planned genocide. The party has said that struggle of Kashmiri people for their political rights is going on since 1931.In a statement, the Secretary General of JKDFP, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari expressed deep concern over the brutal killing of one more unarmed civilian namely Tamsheel Ahmad Khan in Shopian by government forces and injuring of around 150 protesters by firing bullets and pellets on them. Such type of a situation is enough to understand the policy of New Delhi which is to wipe out the whole pro-freedom generation. This genocide which is part of a long term Indian policy is aimed at crushing the political sentiments in the disputed region. He said that our youth are being massacred on one pretext or the other on daily basis which is a matter of concern and every justice loving person living in or outside India must talk against it so that Indian political leadership is made to understand that Kashmir issue cannot be resolved militarily instead New Delhi as to take practical political measures to sort out the issue. Moulana Tari paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Sameer Ahmad Sheikh of Rawalpora, Shopian and his associate who achieved martyrdom at Kundalan Shopian while fighting the Indian forces. He prayed for the speedy recovery for those who were made victims of brute force by the men in uniform at Kundalan. He also prayed for the forgiveness of Muhammad Ishaq Naikoo of Meminder Shopian who passed away of a cardiac arrest after hearing that his son was trapped at Kundalan village, though it later proved wrong. He said that Kashmiri people are going through a situation where parents are worried about their wards because the whole Indian system has been activated against our youth some of whom have chosen to gun only to live with honour and die with dignity. Moulana Tari also expressed grief over the succumbing of another youth, Ubaid Manzoor Lone, of Nadihal village in Rafiabad Baramulla, who was critically injured on June 25 when Indian forces fired at a group of youths near Nadihal. While referring to a gruesome incident in Sonawari, Hajin, wherein a lady was brutally stabbed to death by some criminals, Moulana Tari termed it the handiwork of those who have full support of the government forces because the inhuman act has taken place under the very noose of government forces. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.He paid rich tributes to all martyrs f Kashmir including of 1931 and said that they provided the basis of the resistance movement which is going on since then. The struggle to attain right to self determination will continue until the people of Jammu Kashmir are asked about their political will in an atmosphere without fear. He appealed people to safeguard the sacrifices of the martyrs of Kashmir by remaining steadfast.

Government forces have terrified Kashmir masses : JKDFP

Srinagar July 08 ; Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has vehemently denounced the civilian killings by government forces throughout the valley which has created a panic among the masses and a sense of insecurity. The spokesperson of JKDFP said in a statement that only two days back the brutal killings of Shakir Ahmad, Irshad Ahmad and a minor girl Andleeb at Havora, Redwani area of Kulgam district by government forces speaks volumes of the alarming situation in the disputed region. These gruesome incidents which are a routine in the Kashmir valley in particular have frightened the general masses as they feel their lives, property and honor at risk because the Indian forces and other men in uniform have spread a reign of terror in nook and corner. The men in uniform have been given free hand to scuttle people’s basic freedoms and it aims only to suppress the genuine freedom struggle.People are being massacred, their properties are being damaged, long queues are being witnessed outside police stations and people’s voices like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah have been jailed. Instead of resolving the basic issue of Kashmir, the government of India has resorted to harassing and intimidating the hapless people whenever they try to raise any voice against the state-sponsored atrocities. New Delhi has a one point policy to silence the people of Kashmir who demand and fight for their right of self-determination accomplished at international level. Expressing solidarity with the families of the three Havora, Redwani families, JKDFP strongly condemned the brutal murder of three innocent civilians and using force against unarmed protesters resulting in the injuries to many. JKDFP appealed the International Human Rights Organizations to take cognizance of the sordid situation of Kashmir and exert their influence to get it stopped.

JKDFP aghast over civilian killings in Kulgam, reacts sharply against shifting of Asia and others to Delhi by NIA

Srinagar  July 07 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed deep shock and anguish over the killing of three youth including a girl in Redwani area of south Kashmir by Indian forces. A party spokesperson while condemning the killings said in a statement that trigger happy Indian forces feel pleasure in killing innocent and unarmed Kashmiris that is why they always indulge in so called search operations and use brute force in the garb of such operations. Expressing deep shock over the brutal killing of Shakir Ahmad, Irshad Majeed and Andleeba, the JKDFP spokesperson said that firing on unarmed civilians has become a routine in the disputed region where men in uniform are the real rulers who enjoy all powers. Reacting sharply against the arresting of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi and her two associates by NIA, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that after men, the Indian investigating Agencies have started abducting Kashmiri women in the garb of the so called investigations of fabricated cases. The Freedom Party Spokesperson said in a statement that first Enforcement Directorate (ED) abducted its chief Shabir Shah in the garb of an old and already decided case and now NIA has abducted Asiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi of DeM. Shabir Shah was taken to Delhi in an ailing sate and Asiya Andrabi has also been shifted while she was ill and suffering from many ailments. Strongly condemning the Indian investigating agencies Freedom Party Spokesperson termed the arresting of resistance leaders as worst form of political vengeance and vendetta. The party reiterated that its ailing chief Shabir Shah should be provided suitable medical treatment who is suffering from serious ailments in Tihar jail. The Spokesperson again appealed the human rights bodies to come to the rescue of Kashmiri prisoners who are facing worst situation in different jails of the state and outside

Shaheed Burhan is the founder of new age resistance: JKDFP

Srinagar July 05 : Terming Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani, as the pride of Kashmir and the founder of new age resistance, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to all those martyred in 2016 uprising .JKDFP in a statement remembered and paid glowing tr ibutes to the charismatic militant commander and young leader, Shaheed Burhan Wani, on eve of his second martyrdom anniversary. Indian troops had killed Burhan Wani along with his two associates in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016. Burhan’s martyrdom had triggered mass uprising against the Indian occupation in Kashmir and the men in uniform had killed around 120 civilians to crush the uprising. Government forces also maimed thousands of youngsters and made scores of them blind by firing pellets. The JKDFP spokesperson said that Burhan Wani is yet another golden page of the history of the ongoing freedom movement who will always be remembered as the pride and honor of Kashmir as he successfully represented the sentiments of the youth of Kashmir. Shaheed Burhan was an appealing young leader who founded the new age resistance. He will always be remembered like all other martyrs who lived for a cause and laid down their lives for it. Shaheed Burhan has become the icon of our youngsters who want an end to the Indian occupation. The JKDFP spokesperson denounced the Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh’s recent statement about Kashmir and said that Kashmir is neither an issue of development nor administration nor it could be resolved through military might. He said that the Kashmir dispute pertained to the future of millions of Kashmiris and it could only be resolved by giving them their inalienable right to self-determination.

Lack of accountability leads to open aggression from forces: JKDFP

Srinagar July 04: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly criticized the ongoing open aggression of Indian forces against the common people of Kashmir and condemned the use of indiscriminate force on people in nook and corner of the disputed region. Secretary General of Freedom Party Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that it is because of the unbridled powers given to the government forces and the lack of accountability that every day innocent civilians are brutally killed and wounded besides properties are vandalized and people especially youth are arrested every now and then. Moulana Tari said that brutal use of force and unleashing the reign of terror by killing innocents, blinding and maiming youth, vandalizing properties of people, torching orchards, harassing the elderly lot and arresting people in nocturnal raids has become a routine affair in Kashmir and the government forces continue to harass People at their will and wish. Moulana Tari expressed sympathies with the victim families especially the parents of Faizan Ahmad of Ladhoo, Khrew who was mercilessly killed in indiscriminate firing by forces in Pulwama last week. Moulana Tari termed the demand for returning of mortal remains of slain Mudasir Ahmed Bhat of old Barzulla who was martyred in an encounter with army on June 29 at Kupwara as genuine and based on logic and stating that the delay in returning the mortal remains of a martyr to his family is condemnable and inhuman.

Handover the body of Barzulla youth to family: JKDFP 

Srinagar July 03 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly stressed upon the so called administration to feel the pain of the family of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat of Barzulla and hand over them the body of their son Mudasir Ahmad Bhat who according to family was martyred in Kupwara by Indian occupied forces. Expressing solidarity with the family JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that Mudasir Ahmad Bhat is believed to be martyred by Indian forces in Kupwara earlier last month but the authorities are not taking measures of handing his body to the grieved family. The party spokesperson said that Kashmiri people are considered a cheap commodity by the occupational forces but the irony is that local authorities do not pay any heed to oppressed voices, which is more hurting.The JKDFP spokesperson said that Mudasir Ahmad had left his home in Old Barzulla Srinagar in December 2016 for some work. He stayed in touch with family members on phone, but in January his phone became switched off. On June 29, the family heard that Mudasir has been killed in an encounter in Kupwara. They went to Kralpora Kupwara police station where they were told that the slain was a foreigner and had been buried.Terming the role of police authorities as criminal for not photographing the dead body before its silent and secret burial, the JKDFP spokespersons said that Kashmiris are being taken for-granted and at times not considered as human beings.The spokesperson expressed deep shock over the continuous bloodshed in the disputed region and said that only India is holding the key to stop the carnage. He said that New Delhi needs to accept the hard but historic realities of the Kashmir dispute so that it can be resolved according to the wishes of the people. This only can assure the security of the people of Kashmir and peace in the whole South Asian Region.

JKDFP expresses solidarity with grieved Barzulla family

Srinagar July 02 ;Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed solidarity and sympathy with the family of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, of Barzulla, Srinagar, whose son, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat is believed to be martyred by Indian forces in Kupwara earlier last month but the authorities are not taking measures of handing his body to the grieved family. The party spokesperson said in a statement that Kashmiri people are considered a cheap commodity by the occupational forces but the irony is that local authorities do not pay any heed to oppressed voices, which is more hurting. Quoting his father, the JKDFP spokesperson said that Mudasir Ahmad had left his home in Old Barzulla Srinagar in December 2016 for some work. He stayed in touch with family members on phone, but in January his phone became switched off. On June 29, the family heard that Mudasir has been killed in an encounter in Kupwara. .They went to Kralpora Kupwara police station where they were told that the slain was a foreigner and had been buried. Terming the role of police authorities as criminal for not photographing the dead body before its silent and secret burial, the JKDFP spokespersons said that Kashmir's are being taken for-granted and at times not considered as human beings. The spokesperson expressed deep shock over the continuous bloodshed in the disputed region and said that only India is holding the key to stop the carnage. He said that New Delhi needs to accept the hard but historic realities of the Kashmir dispute so that it can be resolved according to the wishes of the people. This only can assure the security of the people of Kashmir and peace in the whole South Asian Region

JKDFP concerned over police raids and arrests of youth 

Srinagar June 27 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the arresting of six youths, three each from Kakapora and Samboora areas of Pulwama district by police during night raids.A JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that night raids have become a nuisance in the valley Kashmir in particular where the men in uniform barge into any residential houses and arrest youths, disrespect elders and women and even beat them. The spokesperson said that such a situation will only lead to violence as the youth found no alternative to such acts of state terrorism. The JKDFP spokesperson strongly condemned the men in uniform for arresting and harassing youth in nook and corner and said that parents are worried about their wards because Indian forces and local police have started a full-fledged war against the unarmed youth who seldom raise their voice against the atrocities and in favour of their political rights. The spokesperson said that dozens of youths have been lodged in different police stations and efforts are on to book them in fabricated cases. This policy, the JKDFP spokesperson said has already demolished the educational career of hundreds of Kashmiri youths and police are trying to add more and more to the long list. Strongly condemning the atrocities at the hands of government forces, the JKDFP spokesperson appealed the High Commissioner of Human Rights Council of United Nations to implement his recommendations put forth in the recent report about Kashmir so that the ongoing human rights violations are stopped. Meanwhile, Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar led a party delegation to Sopat, in Qazigund to exhibit solidarity with the family of Shaheed Shakoor Ahmad Dar who was martyred at Cheddar area of Kulgam by Indian occupied forces during a gunfight. The delegation was told that brother of Shaheed Shakoor Ahmad is undergoing detention since long and is suffering from a dreaded disease. The delegation expressed solidarity with the family of Shaheed Shakoor Ahmad and assured that their sacrifice will be safeguarded at any cost.

Mehmood Saghar seeks early resolution of Kashmir dispute.

Terms lingering dispute as main cause and consequence of HR violations”
Islamabad June 26 : The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pak chapter and senior vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has made a passionate appeal to the UN and OIC secretary generals urging them to play their role in resolving the long-running Kashmir dispute, which he said was the main cause and the consequence of rights violations in the region." Since the non-resolution of the dispute is the cause and the consequence of all human rights violations and the cruel uncertainty suffered by the people it is imperative that the UN should redouble its efforts to resolve the long pending dispute to put an immediate end to HR violations in the region”, the DFP leader said this in a joint communiqué sent to the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights here on Tuesday. Appreciating the UNHCR report he said, “The first ever report produced by the world body must serve as eye-opener for all as it takes lid off the cauldron of the gory crimes, which India has been hiding from the world since a long time”. He observed that the historic report carries a special significance because it discusses in detail not only the political dimension of the deadly conflict but also divulges the details about human rights violations, systematic violence and highlights a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by Indian occupation forces. Terming it a landmark the communiqué said, “It is an eye-opener for the world particularly for those who despite knowing the facts had turned a blind eye towards the Kashmir's’ unending sufferings and had maintained criminal silence for the sake of protecting their so-called strategic and economic interests". Extending gratitude to UNHCR commissioner and his team for presenting a comprehensive report of the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir the memo stated that the report had generated new wave of optimism in Kashmir making people of the region believe that justice would be done. “It gives them (Kashmir's) the hope for peace and justice, the hope to see an end to all the miseries. It has generated a feeling of trust and confidence amongst the victims that those who wreaked havoc in their lives would be held accountable for the crimes they have committed". Stressing the need for follow up of the report Saghar urged the UN and OIC secretary generals to use the landmark report in alleviating the Kashmir's’ sufferings. “The follow up of the landmark report is essentially important to make sure that Indian forces are held accountable for the crimes they have committed against innocent and unarmed Kashmir's who are struggling for their legitimate cause of right to self-determination”, Saghar said adding that the UN chief should use the report in sensitizing influential governments and the policy makers of member countries of the UN to solve age old conflict that happens to be main cause and consequence of human rights violations in the region. Meanwhile, the DFP leader has expressed grave concern over the continuous detention of incarcerated Party Chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah in Tihar jail. Seeking release of the ailing leader he said. “Shah Sahib is being punished for championing the Kashmir's’ cause of right to self-determination ”.Saghar also voiced his grave concern over the recent spate of killings in Kashmir. He appealed the world human rights organizations to take notice of what he called non stop killing of innocent and unarmed civilians by Indian military and paramilitary forces in the region.

Change of guard in Jammu Kashmir does not matter: Shabir Shah

Srinagar June 25 : The incarcerated chief of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Shabir Shah though very ill in Tihar jail, has said that the change of guard in Jammu Kashmir does not matter because faces are being changed by New Delhi after intervals however the fact on ground is that the people of the disputed territory are continuously deprived of their right to self determination as guaranteed to them by the world community. He said that New Delhi has been using Sheikhs, Bakhshis, Sadiqs, Qasims, Abdullahs and Muftis to hoodwink people so if some new face emerges in future that should not surprise the people nor should they get trapped in any political gimmicks. The family members, after visiting Shabir Shah at Tihar jail, are seriously worried about his drastic weight loss. The better half of Shabir Shah had gone to meet him along with her two daughters. She informed the party that for the first time they were allowed to meet Shah sahib face to face in a room and on seeing him after a long gap she and her both the daughters were shocked to see Shah sahib as he has gone very weak. Shah sahib has lost more than 15kgs wait and gone pale and could not even walk and stand properly. Both the daughters started crying on seeing the condition of their jailed father and it became very difficult even for the jail authorities to console them. As the environment became so gloomy that they could not even talk to each other, the family left within 10 minutes. On their second meeting a day after, they met Shah sahib again as per routine through the glass window. The family informed the party that Shabir Shah’s health has drastically worsened which has really disturbed them. They said that Shah sahib has been suffering from serious life threatening ailments and authorities are playing with his life. However, the wife of the incarcerated leader said that despite severe ill health the morale of Shabir Shah is very high. “Shah sahib said that might is never right.” Meanwhile, the JKDFP spokesperson strongly condemned the killing of yet another civilian at Cheddar Kulgam. He also expressed sorrow on the succumbing of Srigufwara youth who was injured in government forces action. Paying tributes to slain, the JKDFP spokesperson said that New Delhi is on path of genocide in Kashmir because it has people like Lal Singh as its advisors who shamelessly even threaten journalists, however the freedom struggle cannot be crushed nor can be the pro-freedom people made to surrender. The spokesperson exhibited solidarity with the victim families and paid tributes to martyrs.

JKDFP concerned over unabated killings in Kashmir

Srinagar June 23 : Expressing serious concern over the unabated killings in Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that killing of unarmed Mohammad Yousuf Rather at Khiram, Srigufwara and injuring his wife Rafeeqa Bano has put a question mark on the so called state authorities. Killings in the Kashmir valley on day to day basis is a matter of grave worry, the JKDFP spokesperson said and added that these killings are the direct result of the heavy miniaturization of the region. He said that cruel Indian forces did not allow Sayar Ahmad, to attend the funeral of his slain father which speaks volumes about the rights violations taking place in the disputed region. Paying rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Dawood Ahmad Sofi of Srinagar, Shaheed Majid Manzoor Dar of Pulwama, Shaheed Aadil Rehman Bhat of Anantnag and Shaheed Mohammad Ashraf Itoo of Anantnag, the JKDFP spokesperson said that human blood is very precious and needs to be saved. The JKDFP spokesperson pledged that sacrifices of the martyrs of Kashmir will be protected at all costs and nobody will be allowed to derail the struggle for the right to self determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir.

JKDFP reacts against booking of its provincial president in Kishtwar 

Srinagar June 21:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the booking of its provincial president Abdul Qayoom Matto and eight others in fake cases to shield those who exhibited hooliganism in Kishtwar on Eid day. JKDFP spokesperson said that a few anti-social elements tried to provoke Muslims before and after Eid prayers in Kishtwar however the timely intervention of Abdul Qayoom and others prevented the situation from turning to worse. It was Abdul Qayoom who controlled Muslims and convinced them not to react. It is unfortunate that police have registered case against him and left the hooligans unaccountable which is shameful.JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that policy of subjugation and repression against the pro-freedom people in nook and corner has touched new heights the rule of law is something not made for the disputed region. Terming the registration of cases against Abdul Qayoom Matto and other as unjustified and worst form of vengeance, JKDFP spokesperson said that authorities should instead arrest those elements who tried to provoke Muslims of the area.

JKDFP pays tributes to Tral martyrs

Srinagar June 19 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid glowing tributes to three youth who were martyred by Indian forces and their local collaborators in Nazneenpora area of Tral in south Kashmir. Danish Khaliq Dar of Pinglish Tral, Adil Akram Lone of Midoora Tral and a guest were martyred during a gunfight. A JKDFP spokesperson while paying tributes to the brave hearts said that Indian stubbornness and complete silence of international brethren has compelled some youth to take to militancy and hence are scripting a new history of resistance by challenging the largest and mightiest military power of the region. He expressed solidarity with the families of the martyred youth and assured them that their sacrifices will be safeguarded at any cost.JKDFP spokesperson strongly condemned the razing of the residential house in the garb of gunfight. He said that they way the blasting of the house was filmed and later made viral, speaks volumes of the brutality of government forces. Such kinds of acts are aimed at damaging the economics of the pro-freedom people and terrorizing the common masses.

Incarcerated Shabir Shah shocked over Shujaat Burkhari's inhuman murder

Srinagar June 17:Expressing shock over the inhuman murder of veteran journalist, Syed Shujaat Bukhari, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that brutal killing of Shujaat Bukhari is an irreparable loss to Kashmir. A JKDFP delegation went to Kreeri, and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. The delegation was led by Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar who told the audience that jailed JKDFP chief Shabir Shah has expressed shock over the brutal murder of Shujaat Bukhari. He said that Shabir Shah in his condolence message from Tihar jail, Delhi has termed the killing of Shujaat Bukhari as his personal loss. Shujaat Bukhari was an asset and to eliminate such a man of great intellect is undoubtedly the result of some conspiracy, Fayaz Sodagar said while quoting his incarcerated party chief, Shabir Shah. JKDFP delegation while paying tributes to the noted journalist of sub-continent said that his role as a professional will always be remembered. Those who killed Shujaat Bukhari had an aim to damage the Kashmiri society on intellectual front. Shujaat Bukhari’s killing has proved that unknown gunmen are enemies to Kashmir and Kashmiri cause so their activities should be condemned in one voice. Had the vicious activities of unknown gunmen been checked initially they would not have gather courage to kill the most prominent person of journalism in Kashmir. But it is unfortunate that unknown gunmen are being secured at government level since last three decades. JKDFP prayed for the deceased soul and expressed solidarity and condolences with the bereaved family especially Shujaat Bukhari’s father. 

JKDFP remembers martyr Qazi Nissar, pays tributes

Srinagar June 16 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP has paid rich and glowing tributes to Islamic Scholar and Ummat-E-Islami Chief, Dr Qazi Nissar Ahmad on his 24th death anniversary .Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad, one of the founders of Muslim United Front (MUF) was martyred by unidentified gunmen in Dialgam village of Anantnag on June 19, 1994. Paying glowing tributes to the slain leader, a JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that Dr Qazi Nisar was a great religious scholar and a patriot who always laid emphasis on unity of Ummah. He said that the contribution of Qazi Nisar in the freedom movement is unparallel. He was among few who brought different political and religious parties, though sharing different ideologies but fighting for the cause of Muslims in the state on a single platform and the result was the creation of MUF. The JKDFP spokesperson vowed to take the mission of all martyrs to its logical conclusion. While paying rich tributes to late Qazi Nisar, he described him as a great leader who strived for safeguarding the Muslim identity of Kashmir. Qazi Nisar’s struggle and sacrifices cannot be ignored by anyone and today we express our gratitude and love for the noble soul. Meanwhile, JKDFP expressed deep grief and sorrow over the killing of Brakpora Anantnag, youth Shiraz Ahmad by the government forces on Eid. The party said that government forces are on a mission to implement the agenda of New Delhi and its local agents which is to terrorize the people of Kashmir so that they will not raise their voice.

JKDFP shocked over Shujaat Bukhari’s inhuman murder

Srinagar June 15 :Expressing shock over the inhuman murder of veteran journalist, Syed Shujaat Bukhari, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that brutal killing of Shujaat Bukhari is an irreparable loss to Kashmir.JKDFP Secretary General Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari while paying tributes to the noted journalist of sub-continent said that his role as a professional will always be remembered.He said those who killed Shujaat Bukhari had an aim to damage the Kashmiri society on intellectual front. Moulana Tari said that Shujaat Bukhari’s killing has proved that unknown gunmen are enemies to Kashmir and Kashmiri cause so their activities should be condemned in one voice.Moulana Tari said had the brutal activities of unknown gunmen been checked initially they would not have gather courage to kill the most prominent person of journalism in Kashmir.He prayed for the deceased soul and expressed solidarity and condolences with the bereaved family especially Shujaat Bukhari’s father.

UN Report on Kashmir is welcome : JKDFP

Srinagar June 14 : Welcoming the United Nations Report on rights violations in Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that the report was long overdue." It is a welcome report and people of Jammu Kashmir thank the authorities at the UN human rights office in Geneva for producing such a report for the first time,” JKDFP Secretary General, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement .Moulana Tari especially thanked UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein for finally vindicating the stand of resistance leadership about the human rights abuses in the disputed region. Moulana Tari said that United Nation's Report on Kashmir has rightly called for a final political solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue. He further said that the United Nations (UN) has a key role to play in the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

JKDFP condoles Wajahat Qureshi , Ishfaq Zargar and Riyaz Bukhari

Srinagar June 13 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled senior Journalist Ishfaq Gowhar, on the sad demise of his father Khawja Abdul Rashid Zargar of Hyderpora Srinagar. Paying tributes to the departed soul, a JKDFP spokesperson said that his role as a social worker will be remembered for long. He prayed for his eternal peace and patience of the bereaved especially Ishfaq Gowhar.Freedom Party has expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of Jibran Qureshi s/o Tabassum Qureshi, the nephew of JKLF leader Wajahat Qureshi.In its condolence message to Qureshi family, JKDFP expressed deep grief and said that passing away of young budding soul Jibran Qureshi is saddening. Extending condolences to Wajahat and other bereaved, JKDFP prayed for the deceased soul and grieved family.The party also condoled the demise of Molvi Syed Abdul Majid, of Soibugh Budgam, the maternal uncle of Shaheed Shabir Sediqui and Molvi Riyaz Bukhari. The deceased has played an unforgettable role as a Khateeb.

JKDFP asks India-Pak to follow US-N Korea summit

Srinagar June 12 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has asked India and Pakistan to follow the Singapore summit between the US and North Korea and resume talks to ensure peaceful region and resolution of all issues. The party said that the Singapore summit should set precedence for both the bickering neighbors to follow." If the United States and North Korea can return from the brink of a nuclear flashpoint, there is no reason why India and Pakistan cannot do the same,” JKDFP Secretary General Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement. He said that India-Pakistan talks have assumed importance because Kashmir dispute is very badly affecting their relations so both New Delhi and Islamabad should begin dialogue on Kashmir as soon as possible and include its true representatives into the process at a proper time. Dialogue between Indian and Pakistan over Kashmir should resume at earliest so that the long-festering Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the wishes of the people, Moulana Tari said." The US and North Korea talks should be a model for India and Pakistan. If they can return from their previous hostile positions of attacking each other, India and Pakistan can also resume composite dialogue,” Tari said.Moulana Tari said that building confidence among the people of the region is possible only when New Delhi and Islamabad will come closer and pledge to work for the betterment of the people. As for as the confidence building of the people of Jammu Kashmir is concerned, it can be done through a number of measures and it can be started by releasing all political prisoners.

Kashmiri prisoners are scripting new history of resistance: JKDFP

Srinagar June 11 :Expressing serious concern over the plight of prisoners including its incarcerated chief Shabir Shah, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has reiterated that Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved keeping in view its historical perspective to end all mayhem and bloodshed in Kashmir. JKDFP Secretary General Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that resolution of Kashmir dispute is a guarantee to the secure, peaceful and prosperous south Asia. Moulana Tari expressed dismay over the current human rights situation in the disputed region and said that negative tendencies lead to the ruining of human values. He urged the need to understand the value of human lives, dignity and honor. Moulana Tari said that negative tendencies have made the Indian leadership to prolong their illegal occupation of Jammu Kashmir and it is leading to a situation where youth find no way out than to take the path of gun.It is because of the same negative attitude that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP DP Vats has said “those pelting stones in Kashmir should be shot dead.” Strongly condemning the BJP leader, Moulana Tari said that such people have dominated the Indian political leadership that is why they think and act against any resolution process. However, Moulana Tari said that people like DP Vats should not be given any heed. JKDFP Secretary General said that Kashmiri people are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr in a situation where human rights violations at the hands of the men in uniform are at its highest. We have lost hundreds of our youngsters in recent past and the occupational forces have damaged properties worth cores. Hundreds of people including JKDFP chief Shabir Shah are languishing in different jails only for advocating right to self determination. Moulana Tari appealed people of Kashmir to held special prayers for those languishing in jails including Shabir Shah and do whatever they can for kith and kin of the martyrs prior to Eid so that they can also celebrate Eid though without their loved ones. Moulana Tari again expressed deep concern over the plight of detainees languishing in different jails in and outside the valley. He said that the prisoners are ill-treated for their affiliation with freedom struggle and subjected to revenge. He added that those in jails including Shabir Shah are scripting a new history of resistance.

Indian denial mode can only worsen the situation: JKDFP

 Srinagar june 09 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has reiterated that people of the disputed region are pursuing for right to self-determination as promised to them by the international community however they are facing continuous denial from India which claims to be the largest democracy of the world. It is unfortunate that Indian political leadership continuously believes and practices deceptive politics about Kashmir affecting not only the Kashmiri people but peace and security of the whole region.
Spokesperson JKDFP said in a statement that New Delhi is continuously practising the policy of obduracy and it does not try to read the writing on the wall. Ironically, the pro-India politicians of the disputed region are also not having such guts to show New Delhi its right place. These power thirsty people only want to prolong and strengthen their power by hook or by crook. New Delhi and its local agents must not forget the fact that people of Jammu Kashmir have rendered priceless sacrifices for their acclaimed political rights. So the continuous denial mode on their part will only aggravate the situation because people of Jammu Kashmir will never surrender their rights come what may.It is better to listen to the political demands of the people of Jammu Kashmir and accept the reality that the political dispute of Kashmir cannot be resolved by economic means and measures rather it needs political steps to address it. Neither Indian political leadership nor its local breed can make Kashmiri people to give up their just struggle for freedom. Expressing its deep concern over worst kind of human rights violations in Kashmir, JKDFP spokesperson said that unabated killings and brutalities by Indian forces can only worsen the situation. In his appeal to UNO, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Red Cross and other international organisations for human rights, the JKDFP spokesperson urged to take cognizance of rights violations in the disputed region of Jammu Kashmir.

Listen to political leaders & stop bloodshed : JKDFP to India

Srinagar June 06 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today exhibited solidarity with the families of Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad and Shaheed Sheeraz Ahmad of Parigam Kulgam and Lajoora Pulwama respectively. The families had to face a lot of trouble in attaining the dead bodies of the slain as they were made to wait for days together by the so called administration. The duo was martyred in Tanghdar Sector by Indian Army mast month along with three more unknown youth. While paying tributes to the martyrs JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that unabated bloodshed is a matter of concern for every justice loving person and JKDFP incarcerated chief Shabir Shah had time and again warned New Delhi that it must adopt political ways and measures to resolve the political dispute of Kashmir according to the wishes of the people living here. Had New Delhi listen to the politics of resistance leaders like Shabir Shahthere would not have been bloodshed in the disputed region. The irony is that leaders like Shabir Shah have been pushed behind the bars on fake, fabricated, old and already decided case which has made the atmosphere more suffocated. If India sincerely wants to stop the ongoing bloodshed in the disputed region, it must immediately give heed to the political leadership and accept the historical perspective of the Kashmir dispute. JKDFP spokesperson said that people of Jammu Kashmir pursuing their right to self-determination are facing worst type of state sponsored terrorism in the disputed region especially Kashmir valley. He said that unabated killings and brutalities at the hands of the men in uniform in nook and corner are worst form of state terrorism and oppressed people are made to shoulder the dead bodies every now and then. JKDFP in its appeal to UNO, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Red Cross and other international organizations of human rights urged to take cognizance of rights violations and added that Kashmir's are worst sufferers

Delhi Court fixes new date in Shabir Shah’s case without proceedings: JKDFP 

Srinagar June 05 : After a time gap of about two and a half months, when the trial of the case against incarcerated Freedom Party chairman, Shabir Shah resumed yesterday the Special Court of Delhi without any proceedings informed that the Judge has been transferred so the next date of the case has been set on August 7.Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party spokesperson said in a statement that after waiting for hours together Shabir Shah’s lawyer was informed that the new judge wants to study the case first. Judges either remain on leave, they are being transferred or the prosecutor remains absent, this has been the practice of Delhi Special Court ever since the so called charge sheet was submitted by ED against Shabir Shah in an old, fabricated and already decided case. The spokesperson said that the latest move of the Special Delhi Court has clearly exposed the fact that political leadership of India wants to keep Shabir Shah behind bars and the judiciary is making it possible for it by delaying the trail. Otherwise there is no reason to keep Shabir Shah in jail because nothing goes against him and the Indian government fully knows it that is why it has started using its judiciary same as it used ED first. The irony is that JKDFP jailed chairman, Shabir Shah is seriously ill and suffering from many ailments but since then he is not being provided any suitable medical assistance by the Tihar jail authorities. In fact government of India is trying to defeat the just politics of Shabir Shah by other means after getting defeated by it.

Anyone can be killed in militancy, infiltration name: JKDFP

Srinagar June 04 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed sympathy and solidarity with the families whose relatives were martyred in so-called Tangdar encounter after being dubbed as ‘foreign infiltrators’ by the Indian forces. The JKDFP in a statement issued in Srinagar called upon the authorities to identify the bodies of the martyrs to lessen the grievances of the victim families. The party expressed anguish over dubbing of local youth as foreign infiltrators by the Indian army. The statement said that the party had always raised doubt about those killed around the Line of Control after being dubbed as ‘foreign infiltrators' Pertinently, the Indian troops had claimed that some foreign infiltrators were killed in gunfight on May 25. Later, these youth turned out to be locals of Pulwama and Kulgam districts, as their families identified them through their photographs. The martyred youth were buried somewhere in south Kashmir .JKDFP said that Indian forces were on a killing spree and could kill anybody, anywhere in the name of militancy and infiltration.

JKDFP anguished over dubbing local martyred youth as ‘foreign infiltrators’

Srinagar June 03 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed sympathy and solidarity with the families whose kin have been martyred in so called Tangdar gunfight and were dubbed as foreign infiltrators by Indian forces and buried somewhere in north Kashmir. JKDFP has stressed upon authorities to identify the bodies of martyrs as soon as possible so that the concerned family’s troubles are minimized to some level. The party expressed anguish over dubbing of local youth as foreign infiltrators by Indian army. The party spokesperson said in a statement that the party has always raised doubt about those killed around the Loc and dubbed as foreign infiltrators. Pertinently, Tangdar gunfight happened on May 25 and Indian forces claimed they killed five foreign infiltrators.The deceased were later buried in south Kashmir. Now after around ten days, two families in south Kashmir have claimed that the deceased include their kin. The families hail from Parigam village of Kulgam district and Lajoora village of Pulwama district.JKDFP spokespersons said that Indian forces are on a killing spree and can kill anybody, anywhere in the garb of militancy, infiltration etc. It is the duty of human rights forums to keep a close vigil on the gunfights especially taking place around the LoC.

Rowdy Indian forces made us weep again: JKDFP 

Srinagar June 02 : Terming the mowing down of Kaiser Amin of Fateh Kadal to death as absolute brutality of Indian forces, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that men in uniform have again made us weep. The party expressed deep sorrow and anguish over the fact that rowdy Indian forces are inventing new ways to kill and injure our youth and get pleasure out of it. The party said that the people who are at the helm of affairs in New Delhi and Srinagar are completely unmoved by the killings of innocent Kashmir's every now and then which is a matter of grave concern. The JKDFP Spokesperson said in a statement that had the killer forces personnel been brought to law, other men in uniform would not have get encouraged. These forces are backed by the black laws like AFSPA and hence are enjoying complete impunity. They (Indian forces) think to kill and injure freedom loving Kashmir's is in their ‘National interest’ and since they are being awarded and honored for killing Kashmiri people, the Indian forces perform accordingly.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing human rights violations by the men in uniform in nook and corner of the disputed region, JKDFP Spokesperson said that running vehicles over peaceful protesters clearly indicates that men in uniform are not accountable anywhere. The party Spokesperson expressed shock over the fact that Kaiser Amin was the lonely brother of two sisters who have already lost their parents. He said that Kashmir has become the land of tragedies and Indian forces have turned it into a real hell by killing, maiming and disrespecting the people of the disputed region whose only sin is that they demand the same right to self determination which is promised and accepted by the international community. So, the same international community is morally duty bound to use its good offices to stop India from performing like a cruel imperialist against the people of Jammu Kashmir.

Kashmir's are victims of unruly government forces : JKDFP 

the Srinagar June 01 : Expressing serious concern over the ongoing human rights violations by the men in uniform in nook and corner of the disputed region, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that trying to set ablaze residential houses during nights clearly indicates that men in uniform are not accountable anywhere .JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that the incident which took place in Gandbugh Kakapora is not only highly condemnable but the concerned human rights organizations should take serious note of it. Vandalizing of graves by Indian forces is also a new edition to the ongoing oppression in the region. The government forces have in fact let loose a reign of terror by violating every human right throughout the valley turning the life of the common people into a hell. The men in uniform are also on an arrest spree throughout valley even hundreds of innocent people mostly youth are languishing in different jails, police stations and torture centers. The arrests are being made on fictitious allegations which forces fail to prove before courts. However, when courts pass bail orders they are not honored by the police authorities making a joke of the whole judicial system. Democratic Freedom Party expresses its deep anguish over the ongoing rights violations and oppressive measures at the government level. Terming the disputed region as a lawless land where the men in uniform work on their own choice, Freedom Party said that mere statements of so called rulers are only proving salt on the wounds of oppressors. Democratic Freedom Party statement appealed the international and local human rights bodies, forums and individuals to take serious cognizance of the worst situation of the disputed region so that unruly forces and authorities are tamed.

JKDFP remembers Asia, Neelofar; condemns forces hooliganism at Sugan

Srinagar MAY 30: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today remembered Shaheedah Asia and Shaheedah Neelofar, two young women of Shopian who were raped and murdered by the men in uniform in 2009.Paying tributes to the slain duo, a JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that India has been using rape as a war weapon against the oppressed Kashmir's who have been struggling for their right to self determination since decades together. Strongly condemning the Indian probe agencies for not delivering justice to the people of Kashmir, the JKDFP spokesperson demanded an international probe into all the killings in Kashmir including the dual rape and murder of Asia and Neelofar. He said it is very important to punish the culprits behind rapes and killings and only this can prove a powerful confidence building measure. It is also the responsibility of the justice loving people in and outside Kashmir to remain fighting for the victims like Asia and Neelofar. San people in India should also raise their voice in favour of an international probe into the heinous crimes like that of the murdering of Asia and Neelofar because Indian agencies have miserably failed and proved mere puppets. Exhibiting solidarity and sympathy with the family of Asia and Neelofar, the JKDFP spokesperson said that whole nation stands united against the killers of two young ladies whose souls are still searching for justice. Meanwhile, the JKDFP spokesperson strongly condemned the hooliganism of Indian forces exhibited in Sugan village of Shopian district. He said that the way Indian forces ransacked and vandalized residential houses and Apple orchards at Sugan it proves that these forces think Kashmiri people as their conquered slaves. Expressing solidarity and sympathy with those who suffered losses at the hands of Indian forces, the JKDFP spokesperson said that damaging public property by government forces is the sheer example of state sponsored terrorism.

If India is serious in talks it must engage all parties of dispute: JKDFP

Srinagar May 29 ; Reacting to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement about talks, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Kashmir's have always maintained that all disputes are to be resolved through dialogue however the dialogue process has its necessities which are a must to complete so as to make the process result oriented. JKDFP secretary general, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that New Delhi must not use the term ‘talks’ only before media but it should use dialogue as an institution to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute. The principal party of the Kashmir dispute, Kashmiri people, are looking for peace as they are the main sufferers of the dispute so it is our firm belief that dialogue should not be a mere photo session but it must lead to the resolution .Moulana Tari said that dialogue is the only effective tool to resolve issues however it must be held only to find a solution rather adding to the problem. If Indian Home Minister is serious in his statement he must order his forces to barracks, engage all the parties of the dispute and release all political prisoners so that a conducive atmosphere is made which can lead to a result oriented dialogue, Moulana Tari said and added that these are not any conditions to dialogue but its necessities.

Mehmood Saghar condemns attack on Jamia Masjid , Congratulates Sama Shabir Shah for securing 98% marks”

Islamabad May 28:The former convener All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak chapter) and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar had condemned in strong terms the use of brute force and teargas shelling at Jamia Masjid on Friday.
Terming the shelling on historic Jamia Majid as a brazen attack on religious freedom Saghar said that use of pellets and teargas shelling at the grand mosque was worst form of state oppression. He said that sacrilege of sacred places by Indian troops have become a new norm in Kashmir. He said that it was unfortunate that places of worship were not safe for Kashmir is. “The blood thirsty Indian army soldiers have not even spared the worshippers”, he said adding that Indian troops have fired dozens of teargas shells at its minarets and walls besides leaving scores of worshippers and the shopkeepers grievously injured. Urging India to adopt a realistic approach to resolve Kashmir problem Saghar said that years’ long repressive policies stand witness to the fact that genuine movement can’t be muzzled by military might or firing of bullets and pellets. Meanwhile, the DFP leader extended his heartfelt congratulations to Sama Shabir Shah on passing class 12 examinations with highest marks. Sama the daughter of veteran Hurriyat leader and president of Democratic Freedom Party had topped the CBSE Class 12 results in Jammu and Kashmir." Hearty congratulations dear Sama, you have made us all proud. Your hard work, passion and perseverance is really admirable. You have not only presented a unique gift to your great father by securing the highest grade in class 12 Examinations but your success at this critical point in time is indeed a precious gift for entire nation”, the message of felicitation read as.“At this moment of joy and happiness, I wish to extend to you and the entire family many, many congratulations. Particularly, I would like to congratulate my brother Jinab Shabir Ahmed Shah Sahib as we always share our grief together and we rejoice together at our success”, Saghar said.

Geelani calls Sama Shabir role model for Kashmir’s student generation

The octogenarian leader saluted the courage and steadfastness of Sama Shabir who against all odds and his father’s absence topped the state in CBSE class 12 results.
Srinagar May 28 : Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday called Sama Shabir a role model for student generation of Kashmir. The octogenarian leader saluted the courage and steadfastness of Sama Shabir who against all odds and his father’s absence topped the state in CBSE class 12 results. Her father Shabir Ahmad Shah is undergoing detention at Tihar jail in New Delhi. “Geelani nominated a high-level delegation comprising Hakim Ab Rashid, Syed M Shafi and Syed Imtiaz to felicitate Sama,” said a statement.“Syed Ali Geelani unable to forward his felicitations in person because of undeclared incarceration at his jail-turned-residence congratulated this young daughter of subjugated nation on telephone.”

If India is serious in talks it must engage all parties of dispute : JKDFP

Srinagar May 27 : Reacting to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement about talks, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Kashmir's have always maintained that all disputes are to be resolved through dialogue however the dialogue process has its necessities which are a must to complete so as to make the process result oriented. JKDFP secretary general, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that New Delhi must not use the term ‘talks’ only before media but it should use dialogue as an institution to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute. The principal party of the Kashmir dispute, Kashmiri people, are looking for peace as they are the main sufferers of the dispute so it is our firm belief that dialogue should not be a mere photo session but it must lead to the resolution. Moulana Tari said that dialogue is the only effective tool to resolve issues however it must be held only to find a solution rather adding to the problem. If Indian Home Minister is serious in his statement he must order his forces to barracks, engage all the parties of the dispute and release all political prisoners so that a conducive atmosphere is made which can lead to a result oriented dialogue, Moulana Tari said and added that these are not any conditions to dialogue but its necessities.

CONGRATULATIONS

Srinagar May 26 : So proud of Sama Shabir Shah, the elder daughter of Shabir Shah, incarcerated chairman Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, on her great success in 12th class examination! Sama secured 98% marks in a situation which is proving testing for her and other family members after her father was arrested in an old and fabricated case in 2017. Congratulations to Sama for her tremendous success! Her patience and persistence which she has obviously learned from her great father has finally paid off.
May Almighty Allah bless Sama and other family members of Shabir Shah saheb, the great advocate of Right to Self Determination for the people of Jammu Kashmir.

Tihar jail is Guantanamo for Kashmiri prisoners : JKDFP

Srinagar May 25 : Reiterating its concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that those languishing in Tihar jail, Delhi including its chief Shabir Shah are facing toughest times of their lives as they are being targeted psychologically by either confining them to small cells or large wards along with other criminals. Tihar jail is proving Guantanamo Bay for Kashmiri prisoners. Referring to a letter written by Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar jail, JKDFP spokesperson stressed upon Director General Prisons, Delhi to take immediate and appropriate measures to safeguard the lives of Kashmiri inmates including Shabir Shah who has been booked in an old fabricated case of 2005.As per media reports, the Kashmir's arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) and lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail have moved a joint application before the Director General Prisons, Delhi to lodge them together in a single compartment, or at least separate them from other prisoners who are in jail for different criminal cases as they feel insecure with them. Pertinently, JKDFP chief Shabir Shah has been lodged in a small cell with open commode in solitary confinement which has added to his miseries. Shabir Shah is suffering from many ailments and jail authorities are fully aware of his worst health conditions. It is high time for Director General Prisons, Delhi t act according to the application moved by the Kashmiri prisoners. The JKDFP spokesperson said that it is not proper for jail authorities to fell prey to the politics being played with Kashmiri prisoners including Shabir Shah. Indian judiciary has already succumbed before the political leadership of its country. It is evident by the fact that it is not passing a single bail order in favour of the Kashmiri prisoners despite the fact that ED or NIA has completely failed in proving any charges against the accused including Shabir Shah. Even the legal experts are surprised by the behavior of Judiciary against the Kashmiri prisoners. Meanwhile, Freedom Party spokesperson strongly condemned the pellet firing inside the Srinagar Jamia Masjid premises injuring at least two dozen people. This has again proved that men in uniform are indulging in gross human rights violations are they are not interested in peace. The spokespersons prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Let UNMOGIP play its role to end Indo-Pak border skirmishes : JKDFP 

Srinagar May 23 : Expressing serious concern over the fresh border skirmishes between India and Pakistan and the killings on both sides, Jammu Kashmir democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today appealed the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role in ending the border clashes between the two countries. JKDFP secretary general, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari expressed deep and serious concern over the plight of the people living near the Line of Control (Loc) and International Border (IB) due to the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan. He made it clear that the basic fissure between the two countries is because of the long pending Kashmir dispute. Molana Tari said that the tension between the two countries can engulf the entire region. He appealed to the international community to play its role and ensure that both the nuclear powers shun the confrontational approach and start a process to resolve the long pending dispute of Kashmir. He urged upon both the countries to start a meaningful process so that loss of precious lives on both sides of the LoC and IB is stopped forthwith. Moulana Tari said that the ongoing skirmishes between India and Pakistan have compelled hundreds of families to migrate to safer places while as they are facing loss of human lives and property. Molana Tari stressed that incarcerated JKDFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah has time and again warned that if the Kashmir dispute is not resolved according to the wishes of the people, the situation between Indian and Pakistan can take an ugly turn anytime which can engulf the entire region and lead to a full-fledged war.

JKDFP condemns Army firing on Shopian villagers.

Srinagar May 22 : Condemning Indian Army for opening fire on unarmed civilians at the time of ‘Iftaar’ in DK Pora village of Shopian, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that such incidents vindicate that India does not need Kashmiri people but it is only interested in the land of Kashmir. A JKDFP spokesperson while condemning the Army action said that people of DK Pora Shopian have set an example by refusing ‘Iftaar’ of the occupied forces and this has once again proved that Kashmiri people cannot be lured by mere gestures. This also should act as writing on the wall for New Delhi and it must now understand the fact that unless and until Kashmir's are given right to self determination they cannot be silenced even by using brute forces against them. Praying for the speedy recovery of injured girls, the JKDFP spokesperson said that it is shameless to open fire on women after people politely rejected Army’s ‘Iftaar’. This proves that Indian Army has not any goodwill for Kashmiri people and it can kill them even at the time of ‘Iftaar’. Terming the so called gestures like ‘iftaar’ parties as futile, JKDFP spokesperson said that Jammu Kashmir people are fighting for their right to self determination, as promised to them by international community. If India accepts this right only, the Kashmiri people will accept every gesture of India.

Kashmir's want resolution not cosmetic measures : JKDFP

Party remembers Shaheed-e-Millat, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat and Martyrs of Hawal
Srinagar MAY 20 : Asserting that Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved through so called development or mere cosmetic measures, but by practical political steps, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that Kashmiri people are fighting for their right to self determination, as promised to them by international community through various United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement, had political issues been settled through deceptive politics, India would have still been under the British occupation. It was the political will of then Indian leadership, and the resolve of the people that British imperialistic state had to vacate the country. Same is the case with Kashmir today and ironically New Delhi is playing the role of British now. The people of Jammu Kashmir have time and again resolved that they want an end to their miseries which is only possible when they are allowed to enjoy their right to self determination. For this, Kashmiri people have rendered precious sacrifices and their freedom struggle has become costlier than that of India. JKDFP while remembering all the martyrs of Kashmir, paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Millat Maulana Muhammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Martyrs of Hawal on their anniversaries. JKDFP spokesperson while paying tributes to Shaheed-e-Millat Maulana Muhammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat, Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Martyrs of Hawal, said that the whole Kashmiri nation is indebted to their sacrifices and are morally bound to take the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion. The spokesperson said that the sacrifices offered by the great martyrs of Kashmir are the real assets of the freedom struggle and these sacrifices have and will always act as our inspiration and motivation.

Mode and company has waged war against Kashmiri people : JKDFP

Srinagar May 17 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that Indian government under the leadership of Narendra Mode and his local agents have turned the disputed territory into a slaughter field where people are being killed and maimed for their different political ideologies. Expressing serious concern over the recent killings by Indian forces and strongly reacting to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Mode's visit to Jammu Kashmir, a JKDFP spokesperson said that the architect of the killings in Kashmir is visiting the disputed territory only to deceive the world community about the situation in Kashmir. It is the same Indian Prime Minister who has directed its forces and local agents to kill each and every freedom loving Kashmiri and the same Mode is staging drama of visiting the disputed region as if nothing wrong was going here. The same Indian Prime Minister has jailed not only the genuine leadership of Kashmiri people like Shabir Shah in old and fake cases but also a large number of common people only because of their love for freedom. The irony is that judiciary of India has been turned into a mere joke which is not even able to pass a mere bail order or even quash a detention order of any ailing prisoner. The same Modi government is also responsible for waging war against the freedom loving Kashmiri people at institutional level for which the local institutions have also been transformed either into propaganda tools or stooges. The JKDFP said that Narendra Mode's visit to the disputed territory is nothing but an exhibition of arrogance. It is the same arrogance which is taking toll of Kashmiri people. JKDFP stresses upon Indian PM, to accept the historical and ground realities of Kashmir dispute and announce on the disputed territory to resolve the dispute according to the wishes and aspirations of the people. If Modi does so, he is sure to be known as a leader with vision otherwise the disputed nature of Jammu Kashmir will continue to harm the Kashmiri people and no developmental package or project can bring them the peace for which they are even sacrificing their future generation.

Shabir Shah’s message from Tihar jail.

Srinagar May 16 : in Tihar jail, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Incarcerated chief Shabir Shah has expressed satisfaction over the fact that freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir has successfully transferred to the new generation. He has said that it is proved by the fact that our youth have taken charge of the struggle and are sacrificing everything in its way. Shabir Shah’s family members recently met and found him very much aggrieved over the ongoing bloodshed in the disputed region. Shabir shah has sent the following message from Tihar jail." I am badly hurt by the killings of our youth almost on daily basis. I can understand that killing of the youth breaks the back of their parents. I am firm believer of some thinker’s saying “if you kill one rebel, 999 new rebels are produced by his blood.” Today when I am in an 8 by 6 feet cell of Tihar jail, I find myself very small in front of the youth who are facing every sort of oppression and suppression at the hands of imperialistic elements but are steadfast. I salute the great sacrifices of youth. I just ask those elements who are on a killing spree in Kashmir, how many and how long you will kill? Tyranny has finally to end. I salute the mothers who nourish the freedom loving sons." I want to tell New Delhi it is you who has made the Kashmir dispute bloody otherwise we firmly believe it is a political issue and can be resolved politically. But you closed every political door and started the bloody game. It is high time to accept the right to self determination of people of Jammu Kashmir which has been guaranteed by the United Nations as well. We Kashmir's want to determine our political future and once it happens, the whole world will see that we believe in peace and development. You jailed us and thought that Kashmir's will adopt silence but our younger generation has taken charge and pledged to take the mission to logical conclusion. “I request my people, especially to youth to remember that truth is power. We all are on a sacred mission and so must not accept defeat. I promise to safeguard your great sacrifices till my last breath. I am not tired, nor am I afraid of the hardships I am going through. Be assured that 31 years of jail has only strengthened my will of freedom. I firmly believe that freedom is our fate. I stress upon New Delhi to shun the unrealistic approach towards the Kashmir issue because it can prove costly on the peace and stability of the whole region. Kashmir's want an end to their troubles by determining their political future once for all so New Delhi must shun its stubbornness and pave way for the final resolution of the issue.

Shun rigidity and adopt resolution process : JKDFP to New Delhi

Srinagar May 13:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has warned that the unrealistic approach of India towards the long pending Kashmir dispute can prove costly on the peace and stability of the region where world powers are busy in securing their interests.JKDFP Secretary General, Molina Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that Kashmir's want end of their troubles by determining their political future once for all however the Indian stubbornness and rigidity increases their plight by not only refusing their internationally accepted right to self determination but also targeting them on one pretext or the other. India is claiming to be largest democracy of the world however it has miserably failed in listening to the democratic vices of Kashmiri people. New Delhi jailed political voices like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah and thought Kashmir will be silenced but the youth who are representing the resistance movement in their own way have proved that nations like Kashmir cannot be defeated easily. Molina Tari said now the issue in front of New Delhi is to tackle a large number of youth who dare to face Indian bullets on their chests. No doubt Kashmiri parents are losing one after other sons but fact of the matter is that India is also vanishing from the ground in Kashmir. New Delhi will succeed in killing more and more Kashmir's but it cannot crush the freedom sentiment of Kashmiri people. It is high time for India to shun the stubbornness and rigid approach and hear the real voices of Kashmiri people who are resisting on many fronts. By exhibiting inflexible approach, New Delhi is also risking lives of its forces personnel who have to face a testing situation which has already affected their psyche. New Delhi must realize that killing Kashmiri freedom lovers, jailing their genuine voices like Shabir Shah and using cruel laws against them has yielded nothing, so it must adopt the resolution process to help a peaceful and stabilized south Asian region.

Jammu and Kashmir democratic Freedom party conducts joint meeting of resistance parties

Srinagar May 12 : A joint meeting of several resistance parties and leaders was held today at Freedom House Sanat Nagar, Srinagar which was attended by many party representatives or leaders including Mushtaq ul Islam of Muslim League, Hakeemn Abdul Rashid of Muslim Political Praty, Molvi Bashir of Mass Movement, Mohammad Yasin Attai of People’s League, Javed Ahmad Mir of JKLF (H), Mohammad Yousuf Naqash of Islamic Political Party, Javed Ahmad of Salvation Movement, Syed Mohammad Shafi of People’s League (Khan Sopori), Imtiyaz Ahmad of Freedom League, Yasmeen Raja of Khawteen Markaz, Zamroda Habib of Kashmir Khawateen Markaz and Ghulam Mohammad Nago of Anjuman-e- Shari Shiyan.The meeting was conducted by Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) and it was presided over by Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar.The participants hailed the steadfastness of incarcerated JKDFP chief Shabir Shah who completed 31 years of incarceration. They praised Shabir Shah for his steadfastness and courage which he is exhibiting since he was first arrested in 1968. The participants said that the whole life of Shabir Shah is a glaring example of sacrifices and he is strictly stickled to the cause of freedom since his youth. Shabir Shah was tortured in interrogation centres, his father was martyred in custody and recently a powerful campaign was launched against him to malign his politics of freedom but all went adverse and Shabir Shah is holding the torch of freedom as always. The current political situation was discussed thread bear in the joint meeting and it was unanimously agreed upon to have a fresh and updated strategy which can meet the current political scenario. The participants emphasized that the freedom struggle is becoming more and more precious after every passing day as our brave hearts lay down their lives for the sacred cause.The participants in strongest words condemned the ongoing bloodshed in the disputed region and said that men in uniform have spread a reign of terror in nook and corner. While condemning the use of brute forces on unarmed people almost on daily basis, the participants emphasized upon New Delhi to give up rigidity and adopt a policy of reconciliation. They said that disputes are always resolved through a meaningful process of resolution and not by using military on every step.The participants expressed their concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners in different jails including Shabir Shah and stressed upon their immediate and unconditional release.

Mehmood Saghar urges OIC to move beyond political rhetoric on Kashmir

Islamabad May 10 : Appreciating the recent statement of Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on human rights violations in Kashmir, the former convener of All Parties Hurriyat conference Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that the worsening situation in Kashmir demands that the OIC must move beyond the rhetoric and redouble its efforts to put an immediate end to bloodshed and violence in the region. Voicing his serious concerns over the fresh wave of violence and use of excessive force against innocent and unarmed civilians Saghar said,” The international community in particular the OIC member states must take effective cognizance of the ongoing bloodshed and impress upon New Delhi to stop the unabated human rights violations in troubled valley".He regrettably noted that Kashmir's demanding their legitimate right to self-determination were being subjected to worst kind of oppression and suppression. “Peaceful protesters are being killed, maimed and blinded by use of excessive and disproportionate force”, he said adding that people have been deprived of fundamental rights. On one hand India talks high about democracy and its so-called democratic credentials while on the other it has clamped down all the fundamental human rights of the people including the right to life, right to freedom of expression, right to peaceful protest and assembly." The disproportionate force exercised by the Indian troops has turned Kashmir into a hell for its residents”, Saghar said adding that entire valley was virtually under a state of siege and international human rights groups have no access to the region. New Delhi he said had chosen violence as a preferred course to kill the voice of dissent in Kashmir. “On one hand India has been using its military muscle to crush the Kashmir's’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination while on the other it has been denying access to international human rights watch-dogs to Kashmir”, he maintained. Given the volatile situation in the region Saghar said that it was high time that the OIC should move beyond rhetoric and member countries of the second largest organization should pool in their efforts to mount pressure on government of India to allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the OIC to visit Kashmir to asses on ground situation in region. Meanwhile, in a joint letter addressed to world leaders, human rights bodies as well as the Secretary Generals of the UN and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) the DFP leaders sought early release of incarcerated party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah whose life he said was at risk in Tihar jail owing to jail authorities’ criminal negligence.

Tourist’s death unfortunate : JKDFP

Expresses grief over another civilian’s passing away 
Srinagar May 08 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today expressed dismay over the death of a Tamil Nadu Tourist , Thirumani at Narbal area and said that whole Kashmiri nation is grieved over the incident even we are being mercilessly killed and maimed by the Indian forces. A JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that tourists are being targeted by elements who are hell bent to give the ongoing freedom movement a bad name. These elements have in future also tried to damage the freedom struggle of Kashmiri people but have failed so we firmly believe that anti-movement elements will fail again in their efforts. The party termed the Narbal incident as unfosssrtunate and expressed solidarity with the bereaved Chennai family. JKDFP also expressed grief and sorrow over the passing away of another Shopian youth, Sufail Ahmad Bhat at SMHS. Sufail was injured by Indian forces and he succumbed today. The party prayed for the speedy recovery of all the injured who are undergoing treatment. A JKDFP spokesperson expressed solidarity with the parents of Sufail Ahmad, a resident of Dachoo Shopian. Meanwhile, JKDFP delegations visited south Kashmir areas and expressed solidarity with the families of those martyred or injured by the men in uniform in Shopian. A delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan visited Dooru and Kulgam, another delegation led by Tanveer Ahmad reached Nagbal Shopian, delegation led by Mohammad Amin went to Rohmu Pulwama and the fourth delegation led by Majid Ahmad visited Ganderbal.While paying rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Saddam Paddar, Shaheed Bilal Ahmad, Shaheed Dr Rafi Ahmad, Shaheed Adil Malik and Shaheed Touseef Ahmad and six slain civilians, JKDFP said that whole Kashmir is in mourning after the unfortunate killings and injuring of people at Shopian. India and its local agents are busy in a well planned genocide of Kashmiri people so that people living in this part of the world will be terrorised. However the freedom loving Kashmiris have time and again proved that they are a mature nation and cannot surrender their political rights despite Indian oppression and suppression.

Azadi is our fate; wait and watch : JKDFP to Gen Rawat 

Srinagar May 07 ; Terming the statement of Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat about Kashmir as provocative, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed displeasure on the confrontational statement issued by General Rawat at a time when even pro-India political parties have started understanding the sensitivity of Kashmir issue. A JKDFP spokesperson said that General Rawat’s present statement is in contrast to his last one where he had said that issues must be resolved mutually. JKDFP said that arrogant people like General Rawat will see the success of Kashmiri people with their eyes.Strongly contesting the statement of General Rawat, a JKDFP spokesperson said that history bears witness to the fact that just movements have always achieved success against mightiest military powers of the world and General Rawat must read the freedom struggle of its own country for a glaring example of that. The British were adamant to stick in India but the steadfastness of then leaders compelled them to leave the subcontinent even after the fact that people were dependent on them. The freedom loving people of the subcontinent did not surrender and finally achieved their much cherished and deserved goal of freedom.The JKDFP spokesperson said however the British left a spark in the subcontinent in the shape of unresolved Kashmir dispute which has now become a massive flame and has every capacity to engulf the whole region. The people like General Rawat do not understand the realities of the issues and issue statements only to prolong their service by making their bosses happy however General Rawat must understand that his bosses have also started to comprehend sensitivities of a dispute like Kashmir.Freedom Party strongly believes that day is not far when India has to accept the ground realities of the Kashmir dispute and come forward with a political resolution. Kashmiris, who have sacrificed a lot to achieve their goal, cannot even think to surrender before Indian military might however they believe in resolving issues politically and politely. Kashmiri people assure the world that despite provocative attitude of India they will not leave the path of patience. We firmly believe that Azadi is our fate and people like General Rawat and the whole world will see it. Just wait and watch.

India interested only in land of Kashmir not Kashmiri people: JKDFP

Srinagar May 06 : While paying rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Saddam Paddar, Shaheed Bilal Ahmad, Shaheed Dr Rafi Ahmad, Shaheed Adil Malik and Shaheed Touseef Ahmad and five slain civilians, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that India is interested only in Kashmir land without Kashmiri people. A Freedom Party delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan visited the areas where brave hearts and innocent civilians were laid to rest and exhibited solidarity with the bereaved families.JKDFP said that New Delhi is busy in a well planned genocide of Kashmiri people because it is interested in Kashmir without Kashmiri people who fight for their political rights since last seven decades. The party warned that if the killing spree is not stopped immediately and people are not heard, the situation would turn uglier and beyond any body’s control.The party expressed shock and grief over the fresh killings by the occupied forces and their collaborators in Shopian including brave hearts and unarmed civilians. Terming the killings as unfortunate, a Freedom Party spokesperson said in a statement that Kashmiri people are being killed only for their pro-freedom sentiment. The only aim of this ongoing genocide is only to terrify the freedom loving Kashmiri people.The Freedom Party spokesperson said that Kashmiris are being massacred by the so called largest democracy of the world and irony is that the whole world is watching as mute spectator. Freedom Party reiterated its appeal to the international community to act before Kashmiris are wiped out by India.

Shabir Shah suffering from serious ailments, needs immediate treatment : JKDFP

31 years of imprisonment can’t break my resolve’
Srinagar May 04:Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Thursday said its ailing and incarcerated chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah even after completing 31 years of imprisonment, is as strong as he was in 1968.Addressing a presser here, DFP leaders said that Shah’s wife accompanied by her elder daughter succeeded in meeting DFP chairman for 18 minutes only after waiting for at least five hours on the jail gate and going through intense frisking. The leaders said that the Shah during the meeting with his wife and daughter said that “31 years of jail could not break or weaken my resolve for freedom of Kashmir. I am as strong as I was in 1968 when I was first imprisoned at the age of 12.”The family as per the leaders also said that Shah is seriously unwell but his morale is very high." Shah's daughter who after seeing the condition of her jailed father fell down and was brought out of the jail premises,” they said. “Shabir Shah has lost tremendous weight in his 6 by 8 cell, and has visible dark circles around his eyes. He is not able to stand properly because of weakness and backache. He gets frequent fainting attacks. As per the medical records he has been diagnosed with severe block in arteries,” the leaders said during the presser." Irony is that as Shabir Shah was already having multiple ailments and we repeatedly pressed hard for his treatment but all went to deaf ears and Shabir Shah was not even allowed to take his regular medicines, now as his health started deteriorating further it still took jail authorities around 5 months to make the diagnoses,” they added. DFP leaders said: “Shah has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, severe heart ailments at Safderjung Hospital. He has multiple Heart Blocks for which he will require angiographies followed by angioplasty. But nothing has been done till date in this regard. All these tests and diagnosis took the jail authorities months together, though all ailments were of emergency nature. Medical reports provided by Shah clearly say that expert doctors have advised immediate treatment of the jailed leader." We had time and again warned the authorities in New Delhi and the local government here that Shabir Shah needs immediate treatment. He was already suffering from many ailments when he was kidnapped from Srinagar to Delhi,” they said. The leaders said that though Shah is a firm believer of political resistance however he is being “punished by the political leadership of India"." Now when his health condition has further deteriorated which has endangered his life, we stress upon the human rights organizations to come to the rescue of the ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ before it is too late. We further warn New Delhi and its local agents of dire consequences if anything happened to our beloved leader,” they added. Meanwhile, DFP leaders said that they are saddened by the killing of a minor boy, Umar Kumhar, son of Abdullah Kumhar by forces in Turkewangam Shopian.“We also condemn the use of brute force against unarmed protesters and injuring of dozens. We pray for their speedy recovery,” they said. 

Shabir Shah’s health worsening in Tihar: JKDFP

Respected Journalists 
Srinagar May 03 : We are grateful of you for reaching here at a short notice. It is a sort of emergency which has arisen after we received the details about the falling health of our incarcerated chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah from his wife who had gone to meet him in Tihar jail. She succeeded in meeting her husband for 18 minutes only after waiting for at least five hours on the jail gate and going through intense frisking.Shabir Shah’s wife was accompanied by her elder daughter who after seeing the condition of her jailed father fell down and was hardly brought out of the jail premises. Shabir Shah has lost tremendous weight while in his 6 by 8 cell having visible dark circles around his eyes. He is not able to stand properly because of weakness and Back ache. He gets frequent fainting attacks. As per the medical records he has been diagnosed with severe Heart ailment Block in arteries. Irony is that as Shabir Shah was already having multiple ailments and we were again and again pressing hard for his treatment but all went to deaf ears and Shabir Shah was not even allowed to take his regular medicines and now as his health started deteriorating further it still took jail authorities around 5 months to make the diagnoses. He has been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus/ Hypertension/with Severe Heart ailment as diagnosed by undergoing various Tests like HUTT/ Holter/ Stress Thalium Scan at Safderjung Hospital. Shabir Shah has multiple Heart Blocks for which he will require Angiographies followed by Angioplasty. But nothing has been done till date. All these tests and diagnosis took the jail authorities months together though all tests were supposed to be of emergency nature. Medical reports provided by Shabir Shah clearly say that expert doctors have advised immediate treatment of the jailed leader. Though Shabir Shah  is seriously unwell but the family said his morale is very high. As per the family Shabir Shah said “31 years of jail could not break or weaken my resolve for freedom of Kashmir. I am as strong as I was in 1968 when I was first imprisoned at the age of 12.”We had time and again warned the authorities in New Delhi and their puppets here that Shabir Shah needs immediate treatment. Shabir Shah was already suffering from many ailments when he was kidnapped from Srinagar to Delhi. Though Shabir Shah is a firm believer of political resistance however he is being punished by the political leadership of India. Now when his health condition has further deteriorated and has endangered his life, we stress upon the human rights organizations to come to the rescue of the “Prisoner of Conscience” before it is too late. We further warn New Delhi and its local agents of dire consequences if anything happened to our beloved leader. 
Last but not the least Freedom Party is saddened by the killing of a minor boy, Umar Kumhar son of Abdullah Kumhar by Indian forces in Turkewangam Shopian. We also condemn the use of brute force against unarmed protesters and injuring of dozens. We pray for their speedy recovery.
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Shabir Shah’s struggle a source of inspiration for young Kashmiris : PaK premier

Concerned over his ‘failing health’ in Tihar jail; appeals HR organizations to take note
Islamabad May 02 : Voicing serious concern over the “deteriorating health” of DFP president Shabir Ahmad Shah languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has asked the international community to take effective cognizance of the" illegal detention” of Shah and “threat” to his life in the prison." The world human rights organizations must understand and realize the dangers faced by Shabir Shah in jail and take necessary measures to ensure full protection and early release of the ailing leader”, the PaK premier said this while talking to APHC convener Syed Faiz Naqashbandi and former APHC convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar who called on him here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion Khan said that Shah and other Hurriyat leaders in Indian administered Kashmir were being subjected to “systematic persecution” for spearheading the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. Appreciating the DFP chief’s peerless contribution in the ongoing struggle, Khan said that Shah has spent a major portion of his life (31 years) in different jails for advocating the cause of Kashmir. Paying tributes to his decades’ long peaceful political struggle for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the PaK primer said that Shah’s undying spirit, passion and perseverance were a great source of inspiration for the young Kashmiris.Khan observed that New Delhi cannot “suppress the ongoing struggle by killing innocent, unarmed and defenseless Kashmiris or by caging Hurriyat leaders." He also denounced in strong terms the frequent arrests and house detention of pro-freedom leaders such as Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others. Paying tributes to Kashmiri martyrs Khan said that the day was not far when Kashmiris will achieve their cherished goal for which they have rendered matchless sacrifices. Meanwhile, the APHC leaders briefed the PaK premier about the prevailing political and human rights situation in Kashmir. 

JKDFP delegations visit families of martyrs in Pulwama.

Srinagar May 01 : A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) led by Engineer Farooq Khan today visited Drubgam Pulwama and attended the funeral prayers of Hizb Commander Shaheed Sameer Tiger. The delegation also visited Rajsssssspora and exhibited solidarity with the parents of another brave heart Shaheed Aqib Khan. JKDFP later visited Arihal village to meet the broken parents of minor Shahid Ahmad who was brutally killed by the men in uniform at Drubgam. JKDFP paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Sameer Tiger and Shaheed Aqib Khan, the two Hizbul Mujahideen commanders who were martyred in Drubgam area of Pulwama by Indian forces during a gunfight. Both the brave hearts were very known faces of the area and everybody is praising their velour and zeal for freedom. JKDFP assured the parents of Shaheed Sameer Tiger and Shaheed Aqib Khan that the sacrifices of their brave sons will be safeguarded at any cost. The brave hearts like Sameer Tiger and Aqib Khan are the real assets of the ongoing resistance movement whose sacrifices keep the torch of resistance burning. The party also expressed grief and sorrow over the cold blooded murder of Shahid Ahmad, a boy of Arihal by the men in uniform. The delegation went to see the father of Shahid and expressed sympathy and solidarity with him.

Martyrdom of Sameer Tiger, Aqib Khan great loss to armed resistance : JKDFP

Srinagar April 30 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Sameer Tiger and Shaheed Aqib Khan, the two Hizbul Mujahideen commanders who were martyred in Drubgam area of Pulwama by Indian forces during a gunfight. The party also expressed grief and sorrow over the cold blooded murder of Shahid Ahmad, a boy of Arihal by the men in uniform. A JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that Sameer Tiger and Aqib Khan were known faces of armed resistance whose sacrifices will be remembered for years to come. Terming the martyrdom of Sameer Tiger and Aqib Khan, great loss to the armed resistance, the spokesperson said that day to day martyrdoms of brave hearts is a matter of concern. He also condemned the using of brute force against protesting civilians and injuring of at least 20 unarmed persons at the hands of the men in uniform and prayed for their speedy recovery. The spokesperson expressed solidarity with the families of Sameer Taiger, Aqib Khan and civilian Shahid Ahmad.

Shabir Shah completes 31 years of incarceration ''An ideology is identified by the persons it’s being followed and preached by''. 

Srinagar April 29 :Incarcerated chief of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Shabir Shah has become icon of the ongoing freedom struggle for fearlessly advocating Right to Self Determination of the people of the disputed region. This was stated by the participants of an event organized to mark the completion of 31 years of incarceration (from time to time) of Shabir Shah. The event was presided over by JKDFP Secretary General Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari.The participants said that the ideology of freedom which was adopted by Shabir Shah in his youthful days is being honestly followed by him till date when he is 64. The result is that imperialistic powers always find an excuse to put him behind bars. , The man, who has chosen the path of struggle as his way of living, is steadfastly writing a new history of political resistance. Presently when Shabir Shah has completed 31 years of incarceration, he is undergoing in solitary confinement in a small cell of Tihar jail Delhi with an open commode in it. The office bearers, members and activists of JKDFP and a large number of his admirers across the religious and regional lines reiterate to take the political ideology of Shabir Shah forward and will leave no stone unturned in completion of his mission of freedom. We fully support the political stance of our incarcerated leader that Kashmir is a political and humanitarian dispute which must be resolved taking into consideration its political and historic aspects and the will of its people. This is the only way out to end the ongoing bloodshed in the disputed region and confrontation between the two nuclear neighbors of the region. We are not frightened or terrified of the illegal and illogical imprisonment of our leader but in fact are concerned about his falling health. The frontline leader of the freedom struggle is suffering from many serious ailments in the jail. We repeatedly cautioned the authorities in New Delhi and their local agents to provide suitable medical facilities to our leader whose life is otherwise in danger due to the ailments. The irony is that despite repeated directions from the judiciary as well, the jail authorities did not provide him the necessary medical facilities which Shabir Shah needs urgently. This attitude of authorities has not only diminished the Indian judiciary but also revealed the ill intentions of New Delhi and its local collaborators about Shabir Shah. We feel it is human rights organizations to act now. The seriousness of his ailments can be understood by the fact that Shabir Shah is not able to remain standing for more than five minutes. A team of doctors recently, conducted a test of Shabir Shah which was related to neurology. The test and monitoring was conducted for 14 hours inside the jail. His Holter and other heart related tests with negative results were also repeated recently. Taking into consideration the falling health of Shabir Shah and concern shown by the people of all walks of life, JKDFP has decided to issue health bulletins about Shabir Shah twice in a month. On this occasion JKDFP salutes all those incarcerated leaders along with Shabir Shah, activists and common people who are languishing in different jails since long only for their political stance about Kashmir dispute. Since, none of the allegations against them including Shahbir Shah has been proved so far, so we call their continuous incarceration as political vendetta. JKDFP also salutes the unmatched resistance and sacrifices of our brave hearts who are sacrificing their lives in the way of freedom. It is because of their great sacrifices that Kashmir dispute is being discussed internationally. We firmly believe that our martyrs are our heroes who keep the torch of the struggle burning by their precious and sacred blood. We are indebted to the strong will of our youth who are taking the freedom struggle forward in their peculiar way. We are satisfied that the freedom struggle has passed on to our new generation successfully.

JKDFP pays tributes to Tral martyrs

Srinagar April 24 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich tributes to martyrs of Tral. Abid Ahmad of Khargund and Ishfaq Ahmad of Handoora Tral were martyred along with two non local brave hearts in Laam area during a gunfight. While paying glowing tributes to the martyrs, JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement that martyrdoms of brave hearts is a matter of concern but it proves the commitment of Kashmiri people towards the cause of freedom. The peaceful protests of people are also writing on wall for India. The spokesperson expressed grief over the day to day loss of lives in Kashmir and said that Kashmiri people have sacrificed their everything in the way of the noble cause, so it is high time for India to accept the ground realities about Kashmir dispute and take practical steps to resolve it. Kashmiri people are committed with the cause and no proportion of force  or coercion can break their resolve, the spokesperson added.The JKDFP expressed solidarity with the families of the martyrs and assured them that their sacrifices will be safeguarded and the mission of martyrs will be taken forward at any cost. Meanwhile, the JKDFP spokesperson condoled the Convener of Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir chapter, Ghulam Mohammad Safi on the demise of his wife. The party expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise and exhibited solidarity with Ghulam Mohammad Safi. The party expressed heartfelt condolences and solidarity with other members of the bereaved family of Ghulam Mohammad Safi.

JKDFP criticizes Dulat's statement says Kashmir's know the meaning of Azadi

Srinagar April 23 : Reacting very sharply to the fresh utterance of former RAW chief A S Dulat in which he has said that ‘freedom Kashmiri people want actually means an accommodation within India’, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that Dulat is in fact upset ever since his retirement. He was expecting a re-engagement from the government of India however when his expectations did not come true he started issuing statements only to remain in news. The former Indian spy clearly knows what Kashmiri people mean by saying ‘Azadi’ but playing cleverly and giving a message as if he alone knows the psyche of Kashmiri people, Dulat is trying to befool the government of India to get a job from it.Dulat and company well know the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed region and the people living in it demand for the Right to Self Determination as promised by India and endorsed by the whole world so that they can determine their political future. This is the only “crime” for which the country of Dulat has made the lives of Kashmiri people hell. We are being massacred, raped, jailed, maimed, thrashed, dishonored and what not. But, despite every oppression of Dulat’s India, Kashmiris well know the meaning of Azadi and are well aware of the fact that how people like Dulat used to divide Kashmiris when they were assigned to do so. The irony is that these elements have not stopped to try to break the Kashmiri people but a lot of water has come down the Jhelum and people in our part of the world have become aware of each and every imperialistic tactic.
Dulat has rightly stated that ‘Kashmiris want honor, dignity and most of all, justice’ and we want to make it clear that all this can be possible only by means of accepting the Right to Self Determination of the people living in the disputed region. JKDFP has made clear upon the former Indian officer that the time of making promises with Kashmiri people has really gone. Now Kashmiri people do not want any ‘accommodation’ but Right to Self Determination, so no more deceptive politics please

Closing Schools, Colleges every now and then unfortunate : JKDFP

Srinagar April 22 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that closing educational institutions every now and then in the garb of stopping Student protests is a new imperialistic tactic to damage the educational future of the Kashmiri youth. JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari while expressing anguish over the closing of Schools and Colleges frequently said in a statement that non seriousness towards education sector at administrative level is sure to have negative impact on the future of Kashmir. Molana Tari said that raising voice over burning and sensitive issues is a right of the Students and if this community keeps mum over issues it means that our future would be in the hands of insensitive people. Molana Tari said that every civilized society and government has always accepted and honored the student voices but it is utmost unfortunate that even students are being harassed and treated as criminals in Kashmir. Molana Tari said that threatening Students will yield nothing but disaster. He said that using police against the youth at every step has injured the self respect of the Students so whenever they get any chance they try to give vent to their anger and political aspirations. He expressed dismay over the injuring of many students recently and prayed for their speedy recovery .Molana Tari however stressed upon the Students to take their education very seriously and achieve a place where they can advocate their right to self determination more strongly and vigorously. The Student community is our future and we cannot remain insensitive regarding their education. We strongly stress upon the administration not to spoil the future of our nation by placing curbs on Schools and Colleges. Our Students are fully aware of their responsibilities and cannot remain mute spectators to the day today happenings in the disputed region. Molana Tari however appealed the Students to empower themselves with knowledge so that our freedom struggle passes on to the educated citizens.

JKDFP Anguished over fresh arrest spree in Pulwama says India to Engage in resolution and shun confrontation : 

Srinagar April 21: Expressing anguish over the fresh arrests of youth in Pulwama, Jammu Kashmir democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) said that such tactics are imperialistic in nature and sure to fail before the velour of people. The party impressed upon New Delhi to follow the path of reconciliation instead of provocation. Eleven youths have been arrested by police in last week in Pulwama on charges of taking part in protests. A JKDFP statement while condemning the arrests said that to protest is a democratic right of every citizen and snatching this right would further push the youth to wall. The arrests also impact the educational career of the youth as police always book them under fake charges hence pave the way for extreme steps from the disgruntled youngsters. JKDFP while reiterating the policy of its incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah stressed upon India to engage in resolution and reconciliation and shun confrontation for all times to come. Instead of taking steps of reconciliation New Delhi is on path of confrontation which has already polluted the political environment of the disputed region. To clear the atmosphere of mistrust and hate it is of utmost importance to take some practical measures in order to build confidence of the people which can lead to the resolution process. We Kashmiris, as the basic party to the dispute, firmly believe that confrontation never bear positive fruits and has always consumed resources. We all are living in an age which demands settlement of disputes so that people can enjoy their lives as they wish. Political ladder is must to be followed to resolve the political disputes like Kashmir so arresting people, ignoring their rights, denying basic principles of democracy to them and speaking militarily always suffocates the air thus closes the doors of resolution.

JKDFP paid Tribute to Shaheed S Hameed Wani on his martyrdom anniversary.

 condemns use of force on students,
Srinagar April 18 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed S Hamid on his martyrdom anniversary. Shaheed S Hamid, an associate of the JKDFP incarcerated chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah, was arrested by government forces and killed in custody in Soura area of Srinagar on April 18, 1998.Remembering the great politician and intellectual, JKDFP said in a statement that Shaheed S Hamid was an icon of the freedom struggle and among the founders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Time has proved that by the sacrifices of our great martyrs like S Hamid, the freedom movement has become so strong. Despite the dirty designs of the occupying forces the ideological heirs of the martyrs are still on path of resistance and freedom. Terming Shaheed S Hamid as a leader with vision, Freedom Party spokesperson said  always be remembered for his dedication, sincerity and love for freedom. Strongly condemning the use of force against the students across Kashmir, JKDFP spokesperson said that New Delhi and its local stooges should realize that Kashmiris are united and demand freedom from India in one voice. He praised the student community for their velour and resolve. He said that freedom is not so far when young generation is so determined. Recent student protests against the atrocities is a clear message to India that freedom struggle has transferred successfully to the younger generation that will not accept any kind of atrocities. JKDFP spokesperson said that India should read writing on wall and desist from its illogical stance about Kashmir dispute. He added that heckling of youth, tear gassing peaceful protesters and baton charging them is not acceptable to Kashmiris.

JKDFP pays Glowing tribute to martyr Amir Lone.

Srinagar April 16 : Expressing solidarity and sympathy with the parents of Mohammad Amir Lone, of Chatturgul Kangan who succumbed to his injuries after hit by government force’s bullets, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that using brutal force against unarmed protesters is the worst kind of state terrorism Kashmiris are facing at the hands of India and its local agents. Paying his heartfelt tributes to slain Amir a JKDFP spokesperson said that whenever Kashmiris try to raise their voice, they are being targeted by bullets and pellets at the behest of those politicians who used to be so called champions of civil liberty when out of power. It is these power thirsty so called politicians who have jailed the leaders like JKDFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah only to create political vacuum among Kashmiri people. It is again these so called rulers who have booked our youth in fake cases and have destroyed their future.JKDFP stressed upon people to remain vigilant against these anti-Kashmir power thirsty elements at every point of time. The people living in the disputed territory are fighting for right to self-determination and they cannot be satisfied with mere slogans or. People of all sorts have rendered tremendous sacrifices to achieve their right and every one among us is duty bound to safeguard these cherished sacrifices. The party paid tributes to Mohammad Amir saying that his killing was a cold blooded by the men in uniform. The party spokesperson assured the parents of Mohammad Amir to safeguard the sacrifice of their son at any cost. He extended his condolences and sympathies to all the grieved families whose members were killed recently by Indian forces or their collaborators.

India, PAK Army chiefs on same page about peace, political leadership to come forward : JKDFP

Srinagar April 15 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has welcomed the Indian and Pakistani Army chiefs for advocating peace and resolution of Kashmir dispute. The party Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that two Army chiefs are on the same page and now it is the turn of the political leadership of the two countries to come across the table and exhibit maturity. Pertinently, Pak Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said in a statement that that peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue. His Indian counterpart Bipin Rawat also stated same kind of opinion. He said “We have to get our act together, sit down together, work together and make sure that we all get united and bring about peace.”Molana Tari said that time has come for the final settlement of Kashmir dispute as it has badly hit the economies of India and Pakistan resulting in countless issues in both the neighboring  countries. At a time when both the Armies are advocating peace their respective political leaderships should also follow and accept the facts about a political dispute which is endangering stability of the whole region. 

Kashmir resolution inevitable for peaceful, stable south Asia : JKDFP

Negative tendencies lead to ruining of human values
Srinagar April 14 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has again reiterated that Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved keeping in view its historical perspective to end all mayhem and bloodshed in Kashmir. JKDFP Secretary General Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that resolution of Kashmir dispute is a guarantee to the secure, peaceful and prosperous south Asia. Molana Tari expressed dismay over the current human rights situation in the disputed region and said that negative tendencies lead to the ruining of human values. He urged the need to understand the value of human lives, dignity and honor. Molana Tari said that negative tendencies have made the Indian leadership to prolong their illegal occupation of Jammu Kashmir . and it is leading to a situation where youth find no way out than to take the path of gun . JKDFP Secretary General expressed shock over the shameful incident of Kathua and said that even police charge sheet has vindicated that Muslims of Jammu region are living under a constant threat from the fanatic elements. Advocating stringent punishment for the perpetrators of the shocking crime in Kathua, Molana Tari said that chastity, honor and dignity of every woman and girl is of utmost value, may it be our daughters in Kunan Poshpora, Shopian or little angel of Kathua. Molana Tari strongly condemned the naked dance of death and destruction going on in nook and corner of the disputed region and said that Kashmiri’s minds and hearts are badly maimed by the continuous killings that take place every now and then. The only reason for the ongoing bloodshed is that New Delhi is not ready to change its illogical stance about Kashmir dispute. Expressing concern over the border skirmishes along the LoC or International Border, Molana Tari said that unresolved Kashmir dispute adds fuel to the fire between India and Pakistan which also affects Kashmiris the most. He said that both the countries must understand the fact that unless Kashmir is resolved according to the wishes of the people, there can be no peace and stability between them.

India should Accept the demand of plebiscite and win hearts of Kashmiris : JKDFP 

Srinagar April 13 : Jammu Kashmir Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to unarmed civilians who were mercilessly shoot and killed by the men in uniform at Khudwani Kulgam on Wednesday. A party delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan went to south Kashmir and exhibited solidarity with the bereaved families especially with the parents of the deceased. Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh of Khudwani , Bilal Ahmad Tan tray of Frisal ,Faisal Ellahi of Melhoora Shopian and Aijaz Ahmad Pala of Bijbehara were killed in cold blood by the men in uniform when they tried to raise their voice against the force’s atrocities in the garb of search operation. The JKDFP delegation hailed the courage and velour of the people of district Kulgam particularly Khudwani for displaying their political will and wish candidly. The people of Kulgam have time and again showed that Indian atrocities cannot stop them from taking forward the mission of martyrs. It is the firm determination and steadfastness of the people which is keeping the freedom movement going on and on and it is the precious blood of our great martyrs which has kept the torch of resistance burning even in toughest times. The way Kashmiris are being pushed to the wall through merciless spree of brutal killings it is our utmost responsibility to remain steadfast and raise our voices more forcefully. India and its local collaborators can go to any extent to kill and crush the freedom sentiment of the people of Jammu Kashmir however their every effort will fail as in past. The only way to win the hearts and minds of the people of Kashmir is to accept their long pending demand of plebiscite so that they can determine their political future in a free and fair atmosphere.

Cousin Brother of incarcerated chairman JKDFP Shabir Shah passes away

Srinagar April 12 : Jammu Kashmir Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled the demise of cousin brother of its incarcerated chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah. Jalil Ahmad Haqani son of Saiful din Haqani, resident of Ashajipora Anantnag (Islamabad) passed away some days back. Deceased was the cousin brother of Shabir Shah who is languishing in Tihar jail Delhi. The Secretary General JKDFP Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari while condoling the passing away of Jalil Haqani said that deceased was a noble soul with a vision. Molana Tari prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased and patience of the bereaved. He said that the continuous incarceration of Shabir Shah is also badly affecting his close relatives because badly miss his company at testing times.

Mehmood Saghar seeks end to bloodbath in Kashmir

Islamabad APRIL 12: Voicing his serious concern over the continued bloodbath and mayhem in Kashmir the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has urged the influential world governments to impress upon the government of India to put an immediate end to what he called the ceaseless slaughter of civilians by Indian forces in the valley. Denouncing the killing of innocent civilians in Khudwani area of district Kulgam the DFP leader said, “Every inch of Kashmir’s soil has been drenched with innocent blood, this reckless violence and ceaseless slaughter of innocent civilians must come to an end”. He said It was quite disheartening to see that this macabre game of bloodbath goes on without any end in sight. He observed that there was nothing more appalling than the world community’s indifference towards the sufferings of Kashmiri people. Ruing international community’s silence on the issue he said “Barring a few condemnation statements no concerted effort is being made to stop this ceaseless slaughter of youths in the troubled valley or to hold India accountable for its crimes”.Saghar said that it was incomprehensible as to why the civilized world and so-called human rights defenders remain unmoved by the sufferings of Kashmiris.Urging the global community to heed the clarion call for a peaceful settlement of lingering dispute he said, ” Kashmiris are a peaceful nation; they want peace but peace with dignity and honour”. He said that India talks much of returning peace and normalcy in the state but the problem with the Indian state was that it wants peace of graveyard in Kashmir, the kind of peace when everyone who resists its illegal and forcible control over the territory is dead and buried.“War is no solution to Kashmir issue, it is a bitter reality that India is trying to run away from but sooner or later the New Delhi will have to accept this ground reality that the genuine freedom movements could not be suppressed by the use of force, killing and maiming people and snatching their eyesight”, he said adding that India must bear in mind the fact that every bullet fired at Kashmiris and every drop of blood shed on the streets of the valley further cements the resolve masses of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the DFP office bearers meeting was held here on Thursday, which was chaired by vice president Mehmood Ahmed Saghar. The meeting expressed serious concern over the continued detention and deteriorating health condition of incarcerated Party Chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah.

Genocide of Kashmiris must stop : JKDFP

Srinagar April 11:Terming the fresh killings by Indian forces in south Kashmir as part of the ongoing genocide of Kashmiri people, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) said in a statement that India and its local collaborators have decided to kill each and every freedom loving Kashmiri. This is the reason that every time unarmed protesters are being showed with bullets and pellets. The injuries of Shopian tragedy were still afresh in the minds of people the men in uniform massacred more youth in Khudwani Kulgam. The Indian forces also maimed more than 50 protesters injuring the souls of Kashmiri people. Firing bullets and pellets on protesters is sheer arrogance of power of India however New Delhi must have some lessons from the situation. The way unarmed people hit the streets and take bullets and pellets on their chests in order to save their brave hearts at gunfights sites is writing on wall for India and its local collaborators. They must know that they can kill Kashmiris but not their freedom aspirations. If New Delhi and its agents sincerely want an end to the bloodshed they must accept that Jammu Kashmir is a disputed territory whose people are yet to decide their political future. This only can satisfy the people of Kashmir and pave way for a final resolution of the long pending dispute. JKDFP expressed concern and said that international community is not bothered over the killings and other human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir. It expressed shock over the cold blooded murder of Sharjeel Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad, Fazil Illahi and Aijaz Ahmad Pala by the men in uniform. The party also expressed solidarity and sympathy with the families of the slain youth. JKDFP paid rich and glowing tributes to those killed in Khudwani and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Favoring rapists is shocking: JKDFP

Srinagar April 10 : Stating that people favoring rapists enjoy political patronage, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that it was alarming how these political forces attempted to deny justice to innocent Asifa who was raped and murdered in Kathua. JKDFP said in a statement it was alarming how some lawyers backed by the communal forces, who are enjoying power in the State as well, tried to prevent the Crime Branch from filing a charge sheet against the criminals. The attempts to encourage rapists were first made at ministerial level by invoking religion of the victim and now by lawyers by raising voice in favour of the rapists. Some criminal and communal lawyers were also raising slogans like ‘Jai Shree Ram’ clearly indicating their political inclination. This is how the communal forces are spreading venom and hatred for mere political benefits. While condemning strongly the shameful act of some lawyers, Democratic  Freedom Party said that rapists and murderers were first shielded in Asifa-Neelofar case in Shopian and today attempts are being made to repeat the same. Had the murders and rapists of Aasia and Neelofar been punished the communal forces would not have gather courage to protest in favour of Asia's rapists and murders.

JKDFP remembers Budgam massacre victims, hails people for their freedom sentiment

Srinagar April 09 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to unarmed civilians who lost their lives in central Kashmir’s Dudgam district the same day last year when the men in uniform opened fire on protesters for boycotting the Indian elections. The party also remembered the shameful act of using Farooq Ahmad Dar as human shield by Indian Army in the same district and said that Kashmiri people are being insulted and punished collectively for their outlook of freedom. JKDFP reiterated that sacrifices of the people like of Budgam will be safeguarded at any cost.Adil Faroq Dar, resident of Kawoosa; Nissar Ahmad Mir, resident of Rathsun; Aamir Ahmad, resident of Dadonpora; Shabir Ahmad Bhat, resident of Dawlatpora; Abbas Jahangir and Faizan Fayaz, both residents of Dalwan Chrar-e-Sharief;and Aqil Ahmad Wani of Churmujroo were killed by Indian forces in Budgam district on April 9, 2017. The party also remembered 20-year-old Umer Farooq Ganie of Baroosa Gander bal, who was mercilessly killed by Indian forces on the same day. A Freedom Party spokesman said that killing spree which started three decades before in Kashmir has not ended and India is on path of genocide in the disputed region to kill and crush the freedom struggle of the people of Kashmir. The party stressed upon human rights organizations on international level to come to the rescue of Kashmiri people who are being massacred only for demanding their political rights. The JKDFP spokesman hailed the people of central Kashmir for exhibiting their freedom sentiment by observing complete boycott of last year’s so called elections and showing the world that Kashmiris cannot be befooled any more in the name of elections and so. The party said that atrocities and tyranny cannot resolve the long pending dispute of Kashmir so New Delhi must come forward with a political package which can create an atmosphere to hold a free and fare plebiscite in the disputed region as promised by the United Nations and endorsed by India.

Fresh arrest spree will make youth further angry : JKDFP

Srinagar April 07: Strongly condemning the latest arrest spree in nook and corner of the valley, especially in district Budgam, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that on one hand the men in uniform are killing our youth on one pretext or the other and on the other hand they are being arrested for raising their voice against the ongoing Indian tyranny. A JKDFP spokesperson vehemently denounced the night raids in Budgam district especially Ompora area where several youths have been arrested. The spokesman said that the fresh arrest spree has been started to crush the rising voices and such acts are sure to push the youth further to wall and will have negative impressions. Condemning repression and despotism against the youth, the JKDFP spokesman said it only proves India’s deceptive politics. Expressing serious concern over the increasing rights violations by the men in uniform in nook and corner of KashmirJKDFP said that methods of oppression and suppression only increase the intensity of anger among the suppressed people. He said that arrests can not deter people from demanding their birth right accepted and endorsed by international forums like UNSC.The JKDFP spokesman stated that New Delhi must shun the path of unscrupulous strategy about Kashmir and adopt a policy which can pave way for the resolution of this long pending Kashmir issue. The resolution of the Kashmir dispute is sure to assure a flourishing subcontinent and a stable south Asia. Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Mussavir Ahmad Wani of Delipora, Pulwama, the JKDFP spokesman said that our heroes will be remembered for their velour and valuable sacrifices for freedom from India. He said that Shaheed Mussavir and other martyrs have in fact increased our responsibilities to safeguard the precious freedom movement from being derailed. It is our utmost obligation to secure the great sacrifices of our martyrs like Shaheed Mussavir Ahmad. The party spokesman also exhibited solidarity with the martyr’s family members specially parents.

Jammu Kashmir turned into police state : JKDFP 

Party aghast over restrictions, beating, arresting students
Srinagar April 06 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the imposition of restrictions, beating and arresting of students and over all atrocities by the men in uniform on Kashmiri people." Indian atrocities in Kashmir can never suppress a just indigenous political struggle for self-determination,” the JKDFP spokesperson said in a statement. “Brutalities of Indian forces and their collaborators against innocent civilians in Kashmir are highly condemnable,” the statement said and added that stopping Kashmiri people from performing their religious obligations and confine their movement has become order of the day. The people are not being allowed to raise their voice democratically and even students are not allowed to protest. The spokesperson condemned in strongest words the beating of students in Srinagar and other parts of the valley only because they wanted to raise their voice against the recent killings. The men in uniform have also arrested many protesting students and other people showing that the disputed region has been turned into a police state in real terms.

UNSG should appoint Special Envoy for J&K with a mandate to implement UNSC resolutions :JKDFP

Srinagar April 04 : Expressing shock and grief over the killing of yet another youth, Gowhar Ahmad Rather, of Kangan, by the men in uniform, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has called upon the High Commissioner for the Human Rights to send a fact finding mission to Kashmir. The party secretary general, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari reiterated his party stand and stressed upon the UN Secretary General to appoint a Special Envoy for Jammu Kashmir with a mandate to implement UN Security Council resolutions. Molana Tari said that our youth are being massacred every now and then so the world body must not confine to mere lip service. Molana Tari again expressed deep shock and grief on the indiscriminate and vicious killing of Kashmiri youth by the Indian forces and their local collaborators. He said that forces even attacked the mourners and protesters resulting in injuries to over 200 civilians among whom many were reported to be in a critical condition. Molana Tari emphasized that Indian attempts to label the legitimate Kashmir struggle as terrorism cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu Kashmir from exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations (UN) resolutions. He called on the international community to urge India to allow access to UN observers to lead fact-finding missions to Jammu Kashmir. Molana Tari also condemned the Indian brutalities in the occupied region. Indian atrocities in occupied region can never suppress a just and indigenous political struggle for self-determination, the party spokesman said. He said that the brutalities committed by the Indian forces against innocent civilians in nook and corner are highly condemnable and world community must take strong note of i

JKDFP condemns silence of world community over Kashmir, party delegation visits martyr’s homes .

Srinagar April 03 : A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today visited houses of various martyrs in Shopian district who were martyred by Indian occupied forces recently. The delegation led by Engineer Farooq expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and assured them that sacrifices of their youth will be safeguarded at any cost. The delegation while talking to the present people at Shopian, Trenz, Safnagri, Pinjura, nagebal, Sugan, Worepora and other places emphasized upon people to strictly adhere to the mission of the martyrs who lay down their precious lives to achieve freedom from the clutches of Indian slavery. The delegation said that though Kashmiri people are on path of a political struggle but few of our youth have opted for gun only because New Delhi’s undemocratic attitude and the continuous silence of the international community. The delegation expressed its dismay over the fact that New Delhi is busy in gross human rights violations in the occupied territory but the world community is only concerned about its economic benefits. Unless and until the international community shuns its economic attitude and looks into the issues humanly, the disputes like Kashmir will continue to spill the blood of human beings. So it is the call of the time to address the Kashmir dispute politically so that it is resolved according to the wishes of the people.

Red hot blood being spilt in streets of Kashmir won’t go in vain : Mehmood Sagharssss

Islamabad April 02 :Voicing his deep concern over the recent killing spree in Kashmir the former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak Chapter) and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Monday urged the international community particularly the united nations to resolve lingering Kashmir dispute, which he said was the main cause of rights violations and tension in the region." The people specially the youth of Kashmir are being killed day in and day out by unbridled trigger-happy Indian forces but it is quite unfortunate that the world community is watching this macabre game of bloodbath in Kashmir like that of a bystander”, the DFP leader said adding that it was high time that the global community must shun its policy of indifference towards the miseries of Kashmir and come forward in a big way to help resolve this long outstanding issue. that has taken a heavy toll on the people of the state in terms of death and destruction Referring to the devastating impact of the conflict on the society Saghar said that the deadly conflict on one hand had consumed three consecutive generations of Kashmir while on the other the state sponsored terrorism has torn apart the social fabric besides inflicting massive economic, academic and other losses to Kashmiri people. While denouncing use of brute force and cold-blooded murder of 17 Kashmiris by Indian troops Saghar said that the massacre of youth in South Kashmir must serve as eye-opener to the world community. “It is time that the international community must wakeup and see how a country that portrays itself as the largest democracy of the contemporary world is killing, maiming and blinding Kashmiris for demanding their birthright”, he said adding that Kashmiris were fighting for a just and legitimate cause that has been guaranteed to them by no less and authority than united nations, which, he said, was ratified by both the countries (India and Pakistan). Lauding the sacrifices of Kashmiri youth the DFP leader said that the brave sons of the soil have been rewriting the history of resistance in Kashmir by their blood and this red hot blood being spilt on the streets won’t go in vain. He said that the day was not far when people of Kashmir will achieve their long cherished goal

JKDFP expresses shock over fresh killings, injuries, Situation if not addressed properly can prove disastrous

Srinagar April 01 : Expressing deep shock and grief over the fresh killings and maiming at the hands of occupied forces in Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today warned that if the situation was left undressed it can prove disastrous as nobody can control it then. JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari in a statement said that hearts of every Kashmiri are bleeding as our youth are being continuously killed on one pretext or the other. He expressed shock over the martyrdom of brave hearts in Dragged and Kachdora areas of Shopian. He also strongly condemned the killing of an unarmed youth and injuring of dozens at the hands of the men in uniform." If the Kashmir situation is not addressed properly it has every potential to go out of control of everybody,” Molana Tari said adding if the killing spree does not end immediately the circumstances can go anybody’s beyond control. One wonders how the situation can improve in Kashmir, Molana Tari said and added on one hand genuine leaders like Shabir Ahmad Shah are continuously behind bars facing fabricated charges and on the other claims are being made that dialogue process has been initiated in Kashmir. Unless and until leaders like Shabir Shah are allowed to reach the people, there can be no change on ground because leaders like Shabir Shah have the mandate of the people of all religions, regions and sects. Molana Tari said that addressing Kashmir issue politically is need of the hour so that the ongoing killing spree is stopped. He added that releasing leaders like Shabir Shah is a requirement of every political process. Paying rich and glowing tributes to those martyred in Shopian and Anantnag districts, MolanaS Tari said that youth are rendering matchless sacrifices to achieve the goal of freedom and it is the foremost duty of every citizen of the disputed region to secure the great sacrifices by advocating a meaningful political process. Molana Tari said that rising graph of killings and other human rights violations in Kashmir should serve as an eye-opener for the world human rights bodies. He impressed upon the world community to use their good offices to stop India from killing and maiming Kashmiri people.

JKDFP expresses concern over day to day CASOs in nook and corner

Srinagar March 31 : Expressing serious concern over the unabated human rights violations including harassment and detention of youth and the frequent search operations carried out by Indian forces in every nook and corner of the disputed territory, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Partry (JKDFP) today said that every oppressive measure is destined to fail before people’s aspirations and valor.JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari in a statement urged the world human rights bodies to take strong notice of these human rights violations committed by the Indian forces in the Kashmir valley in particular." We strongly condemn the harassment of people and vandalizing of properties in the name of cordon and search operations (CASOs) in length and breadth of Kashmir," Molana Tari said. He maintained that justice continued to elude the residents of the disputed region even after the passage of seven decades .Molana Tari said that rising graph of human rights violations in Kashmir should serve as an eye-opener for the world human rights bodies. He impressed upon the world community to use their good offices to stop India from harassing the youth of Kashmir, insulting even the old and women and arresting everyone who tries to raise voice against the continuous Indian tyranny. He said that our party leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah and hundreds of others have been placed behind bars to suppress the voices of oppressed Kashmiris. Shabir Shah and other political prisoners are facing fabricated charges and they are deprived of their basic rights in different jails. On the other hand the whole nation is suffering at the hands of Indian forces and their collaborators, Molana Tari said, and added that militarization has turned the whole disputed region into a garrison.

UN resolutions are foundation of our freedom struggle: JKDFP

Pays glowing tributes to martyrs Ishfaq Majeed, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, Shabir Sidiqi
Srinagar March 29 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and Shaheed Shabir Ahmad Sidiqi on their martyrdom anniversaries. A party spokesman said in a statement that Indian forces are on a killing spree in Kashmir from last three decades however they have not succeeded in wiping out the pro-freedom people of Kashmir nor they have killed and crushed the freedom movement. Whilesssss paying tributes to the said martyrs and the four killed in Sunderland area of Rajouri during a gunfight, JKDFP said that our martyrs are spilling out their blood to break the chains of slavery so it is our utmost responsibility to safeguard the sacrifices of these martyrs.JKDFP said that Kashmir is purely a political dispute,and every effort to crush the genuine struggle of the Kashmiris is destined to fail. The United Nations Resolutions are foundation of our freedom struggle and India is under moral, political and international obligation to resolve the Kashmir issue by holding a free, fair and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions. Strongly rejecting the Indian propaganda against the people’s movement, JKDFP statement said that neither the paucity of time nor state repression can change the situation in Jammu Kashmir or overpower the will of the people of the region fighting for their birth right and ending the occupation. Kashmir freedom struggle is an indigenous movement in nature and substance and it cannot be linked to any kind of terrorism. The Indian propaganda across the globe against the Kashmir freedom struggle is roguish and based on falsehood.

Sehrai’s statement endorsement of Shabir Shah: JKDFP

Srinagar March 28 ; Welcoming the statement of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai's regarding the unity of resistance camp in light of the 1993 All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) constitution, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that the statement is the endorsement of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah.JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that incarcerated leader Shabir Ahmad Shah had repeatedly emphasized the need to restore the 1993 constitution of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and unite all resistance parties under it. When Shabir Ahmad Shah decided to join one of the Hurriyat factions in recent past he had set it a condition that the efforts to restore the 1993 constitution will be increased and all the resistance parties will be made part of it. The policy of our incarcerated leader from day one has been that unity can minimize our sufferings and our goal will come closer. Terming the statement of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai's a support of Shabir Shah’s policy, Molana Tari said that unity was and is a necessity and to reinstate the1993 APHC constitution is the only way out for a broader unity among the resistance parties.He said that the unity within the resistance camp worked and had a positive impact for so many years in the beginning however unfortunately some issues damaged it later. The time is ripe to forge a unity among all in light of the 1993 All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) constitution so that the nation feels empowered, Molana Tari said.

JKDFP remembers Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi

Srinagar March 27 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) while paying tributes to Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi on his martyrdom anniversary said that Indian forces killed the legend mercilessly only because he was a great advocate of rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir. Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi was a great human rights activists and a strong supporter of the freedom movement so the occupied forces kidnapped and later killed him in cold blood. JKDFP said in a statement that Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi laid his precious life for a sacred cause and it is now our responsibility to take his mission forward. JKDFP statement said that nation is indebted to the great martyrs like Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi. We will leave no stone unturned in order to fulfill their sacred mission of freedom, JKDFP said. The party said that role of Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi will always be written in golden words. He was a great professional and was martyred only for being a freedom loving person. The body of forty-two-year-old Jalil Andrabi, a human rights lawyer and pro-freedom activist, was found in the Kursu Rajbagh area of Srinagar on the banks of the Jhelum River on the morning of March 27, 1996. He was kidnapped on March 8, 1996 by Indian forces when he was travelling in his car near Rambagh area of Srinagar. He was tortured for days together by Indian forces and later martyred. Meanwhile, JKDFP strongly condemned the nocturnal forces raids in Sopore and Tahab. The party also condemned the arrests and use of force against protesters.

JKDFP pays tributes to Shaheed Shafat Hussain 

Srinagar March 25 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich tributes to Shaheed Shafat Hussain Wani of Wagoora Baramulla who achieved martyrdom in Arizal area of Budgam district. The party also remembered the martyrs of Pathribal etc on their anniversary. JKDFP said in a statement that youngsters are rendering tremendous sacrifices to achieve freedom from the clutches of Indian slavery and everybody among us is duty bound to secure and safeguard these great sacrifices. Paying tributes to Shaheed Shafat Hussain Wani, JKDFP said that the natural outcome of repression is rebellion and resistance and the more New Delhi decides to deal with the situation on ground through repression the more people of Kashmir especially the youth will be forced to resist and rebel. JKDFP stressed upon New Delhi that Kashmir is a political and human issue which needs to be addressed politically and the best way to resolve it is to implement the UN resolutions passed from time to time.

Rigid policy of New Delhi forcing youth to choose gun : JKDFP

Srinagar March 24 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich tributes to two brave hearts who achieved martyrdom in Dooru area of Anantnag (Islamabad) district. Two brave hearts were martyred early today at the hands of Indian occupied forces during a gunfight in Shastargam village of Dooru. Expressing concern over the day to day martyrdoms of brave hearts, JKDFP said in a statement that our youngsters are rendering tremendous sacrifices to achieve freedom from India and everybody among us is duty bound to secure and safeguard these great sacrifices. Paying tributes to the departed brave hearts, JKDFP said that the natural outcome of repression is rebellion and resistance and the more New Delhi decides to deal with the situation on ground through repression the more people of Kashmir especially the youth will be forced to resist and rebel.JKDFP reiterated its stand and said that Kashmir is a political and human issue which needs a political and humanistic approach in dealing with it and that the best way to resolve it is to implement the UN resolutions passed from time to time. The stiff policy of New Delhi is pushing Kashmir’s educated youth to wall and forcing them to choose armed means as a form of resistance against the forcible occupation. It is only because of the prolonging of the Kashmir dispute our youth are being killed, JKDFP said and stressed on its immediate resolution according to the wishes of the people.

Kashmir turned into a big jail : JKDFP

Srinagar March 22 : Strongly condemning the arrest of fifteen persons by police in Arihal Pulwama during nocturnal raids, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that men in uniform are harassing and intimidating the people of Kashmir only to make them surrender. The Indian forces have turned Kashmir into a big jail where they barge into residential houses hence violating ones privacy rights. Police and other forces have started a new intimidating process in the valley particularly and common people are being harassed on one pretext or the other. Police and forces have started calling people at their camps like it was in nineties and people are being asking unrelated and unnecessary questions thereby causing harassment among the common masses. This is a blatant violation of the fundamental rights of the people guaranteed by every civilized ideology of the world. Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has strongly condemned the ongoing rights violations in the disputed region and appealed the international organizations to take immediate and concrete steps to stop the men in uniform from intimidating the freedom loving Kashmiris. JKDFP said that the repressive measures taken by the government against people and the resistance leaders is a sheer political vendetta. Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of the Kashmiri political prisoners including its incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah, JKDFP said that the common charge leveled against the Kashmiri prisoners has been being part of Kashmir’s freedom struggle which is political in nature and nothing else has been proved against them. Despite the fact that prisoners like Shabir Shah are representing aspirations of the majority people of the disputed region, they are denied suitable medical aid in jails. This, the JKDFP said will not deter leaders like Shabir Shah to propagate their political faith so New Delhi must think and act sensibly so that a way out comes out to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the people.

Pakistan a worldly hope for Muslim world : JKDFP

Srinagar March 21 : Felicitating Pakistan on the eve of its national day, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said the Pakistan Resolution, passed on this day in 1940 in Lahore, was a source of inspiration and guideline for the Muslims of Indian subcontinent. While felicitating the government of Pakistan, its people, civil society, political, social, religious and military leadership JKDFP expressed hope that the country will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of uniting the Muslim Ummah .Every day of every Kashmiri is a Pakistan Day as our hearts beat for Pakistan and we always pray for peace, progress, and stability of Pakistan, JKDFP said. Since Pakistan emerged as a nuclear power, the country became the main target of the enemies. The country, prior to becoming a nuclear nation, fell victim to many internal and external conspiracies of which the Fall of Dhaka was an open example. Terming Pakistan as a worldly hope for the Muslim world, JKDFP statement said that we believe a strong Pakistan can play a crucial role in bringing peace in South Asia. Millions of people have sacrificed their lives for achieving Pakistan and the country has to rise to overcome its problems. Muslim countries of the world are duty-bound to secure the interests of Pakistan and rise to protect and secure this country keeping in view its strategic importance. Pakistan is the vision of Allama Iqbal (RA), and dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA), the country always raised voice in favour of oppressed and subjugated Muslims across the world and the undeterred role it played with regard to Kashmiris’ fight for self-determination is hidden from none.

Death of Maqbool Sahil an intellectual loss: JKDFP 

Srinagar March 20 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of writer, poet and Journalist, Maqbool Sahil. The party condoled his passing away and said that his death is a great intellectual loss. The party said that Maqbool Sahil had interviewed incarcerated Freedom Party chief Shabir Shah some time before his arrest. Shabir Shah used to talk about Maqbool Sahil’s person and his professional abilities. The party has prayed for the eternal peace of the soul of Maqbool Sahil and patience of his nears and dears.

JKDFP remembers tragedies of Chatty Singpore, Pathribal, Brakepora

Srinagar March 19 : Remembering the victims of Chattisinghpora massacre on their 18th anniversary, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today demanded an impartial probe into the killings of 36 innocent Sikhs in March 2000. The party said that Kashmir has become a land of tragedies only because of the illegitimate Indian military occupation. Remembering the massacred Sikhs and those who lost their lives while protesting against the killings, JKDFP said in a statement that Chatty Singpore and Pathribal like tragedies are an eye-opener for international community to imagine the situation of Kashmir which has witnessed countless massacres over the years. JKDFP paid rich tributes to the people killed in Chatty Singpore and Pathribal eighteen years before and said that victims of the said massacres are waiting for the international community to act humanly. Pertinently, the innocent Sikhs were killed in Chattisinghpora area of Anantnag district when the then US President, Bill Clinton was in India. Occupational forces killed five more innocent persons in Pathribal area of the same district after some days claiming that they were foreign militants involved in Chatty singhpora massacre. However, later investigations revealed that the deceased persons were ordinary civilians who were killed by the Indian army personnel in a fake encounter. Later though the Indian investigating agency CBI held Indian forces responsible for the Pathribal killings however, the culprits continue to roam free. JKDFP said that Kashmiris are being killed, massacred, humiliated and tortured so that they are compelled to surrender their political rights. The Indian political leadership is adamant to break the will of the people of Kashmir by killing them every now and then under different pretext and jailing them like JKDFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah. The party said that international community should take notice of the human rights violations committed by the occupational forces in Kashmir. The tragic incidents like Chatty singhpora which took place in last three decades have shattered the Kashmiri people however they have not given up their demand of freedom. JKDFP paid homage to all the martyrs of Kashmir including Brakepora, martyred by the occupational forces and their collaborators. The party demanded investigation of all the massacres by any impartial international agency as Indian agencies are puppets and are not trustworthy.

New Delhi following Tel Aviv in Kashmir: JKDFP

Srinagar March 18 :Lashing out at Indian forces for destroying residential houses in Balhama in the garb of an encounter with three brave hearts, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that India is directly taking lessons from Israel to deal with Kashmiri freedom loving people. A high level party delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan today visited Balhama to express solidarity with those whose residential houses were raised to ground by Indian forces in the garb of an encounter with Mujahideen. The delegation while expressing sympathy with the affected families including that of Madhosh Balhami also paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Rasiq Nabi (Owais) of Tral, Shaheed Shabir Ahmad of Awantipora and their companion who were martyred at Balhama. The delegation members said that India is strictly following Israeli path to kill and crush the freedom movement of Kashmir by targeting our residential houses and damaging us economically. Another JKDFP delegation led by Ghulam Rasool Nawaz went to Awantipora to express solidarity with the family of Shaheed Shabir Ahmad.The JKDFP again reiterated if India is interested in ending the ongoing bloodshed in the region, it must acknowledge that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute whose people are yet to decide about their political future. One after another, 18 resolutions passed by the UNSC in this regard stand legal witness to the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir. The party said that due to lingering of the Kashmir dispute, the people living across the bloody line of control are facing every sort of oppression and they suffer due to day to day border skirmishes as well. JKDFP expressed deep shock over the latest killings of five members of a family in Poonch and said that unless and until India shuns its unethical stance about Kashmir dispute there can be no ending to such innocent killings as Kashmir dispute is the only reason of India-Pakistan enmity. Lashing out at Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh for terming Jammu Kashmir as “integral part” of India, the JKDFP said that it is Indian political leadership whose immature policies are directing its forces to crush and kill freedom loving Kashmiri people. And for this purpose political actors like Rajnath Singh issue such childish statements. Advising Rajnath Singh to go through the pages of history, JKDFP said that continuous refusal of historical facts will surely lead to destruction in the south Asian region. The Indian stubbornness could prove very costly for the common people living in the region. So the international community must stress upon New Delhi not to take dictates from Tel Aviv and rather act sensibly by taking concrete steps to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute taking its historical perspective into consideration.

Ideological patron of BJP and its coalition partner needs psychiatric consultation : JKDFP 

Srinagar March 17 : Reacting to the latest utterances of Hindu extremist party RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, about the disputed region, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that people like Bhagwat only spread hatred and divide people so as to achieve their interests. It is people like Bahgwat who think negative and don’t like or acknowledge things attributed to Muslims due to their mental sickness and hence need a psychiatric consultation. Stressing that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed region which is being occupied by India only through its military might JKDFP said that history bears witness to the fact that majority of Kashmiris have never accepted Indian occupation nor have accepted India as their country. JKDFP said in a statement that Mohan Bhagwat has openly threatened Kashmiri people by advocating usage of “strength”. The statement said that India is using the same “strength” against Kashmiri people since seven decades especially last thirty years however it has desperately failed to kill the freedom aspirations of Kashmiris. The ideologues of the present government at New Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir like Bhagwat must know that Kashmiri people don’t give heed to their utterance which are provocative and hateful in nature's is the ideological patron of Hindu rightwing organizations, including BJP, which is in power in New Delhi and shares power with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. Pertinently, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for “using strength” against the people of Jammu and Kashmir and said “Kashmir is an integral part of India" Rejecting Baghwat's statement as trash, JKDFP said that RSS chief must go through history and learn some lessons from it. Rejecting Bhagwat’s remarks of “Akhand Bharat” JKDFP statement said that mental disability of such person is evident who considers Kabul, Sri Lanka and Tibet as parts of “Akhand Bharat”. The statement stressed upon world community to look into the Indian expansionist mindset and take measures to save the people living in the region. Meanwhile, a JKDFP spokesperson has expressed satisfaction over the release of photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf from Tihar Jail Delhi. The party has said that Kamran and his family members spent stressful six months after he was arrested on fabricated charges by NIA. The spokesperson said that truth prevails at the end and time is not far when all the Kashmiri prisoners including JKDFP incarcerated chief Shabir Shah will come out of jails honorably. The party congratulated Kamran Yousuf and prayed for his better future. The party also condemned the Indian probe agency, NIA for intimidating the sons of Syed Salahudin. Such tactics are cheap attempts to silence the political opponents.

JKDFP pays tributes to martyrs of Balhama.

Srinagar March 16 : Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Balhama, Khunmoh Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that the sacrifices of Shaheed Rasiq Nabi Bhat (Owais) of Tral and Shaheed Shabir Ahmad Dar of Awantipora, have added to the precious freedom movement. While expressing concern over the spurt in the ongoing bloodshed, the JKDFP said in a statement that Mujahideen are on path of sacrifice but their day to day martyrdoms is a matter of grave worry. The party paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Rasiq Nabi Bhat (Owais) and Shaheed Shabir Ahmad Dar who achieved martyrdom while fighting the occupied forces .JKDFP reiterated that if New Delhi is serious in ending the bloodshed in the disputed region, it must immediately come forward with some political measures so that the long pending Kashmir dispute is resolved according to the wishes of the people .Nothing can prove fruitful unless India leaves its stubbornness and callous approach towards Kashmir and takes concrete steps to resolve the issue. Every justice loving person and institution is worried about the ongoing bloodshed but their mere worries cannot work unless they stress upon India to accept the hard historic realities of Kashmir dispute. India cannot succeed in crushing and killing the freedom aspiration of the Kashmiri people by killing youth and jailing leaders like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah. So it is high time for India to read the writing on the wall so that the people living in South Asia can enjoy stability and long lasting peace

Kashmiris hold protest in Britain on Common Wealth Day, Stress upon stopping of bloodshed,& release of Shabir Shah 

Srinagar March 14 : Kashmiri Diaspora in Britain held peaceful protest on the eve of Common Wealth Day and stressed upon stopping of bloodshed in Kashmir and releasing of political prisoners of Kashmir, especially Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah. Pertinently, the Queen of Britain every year hosts dinner for all the Common Wealth Members representatives, Diplomats in Britain representing different countries, Parliamentarians and other dignitaries on March 12, and talks to them on various issues. The Government of Britain this year had allowed only six Kashmiris to hold their protest near the inner gate through which all the dignitaries and the Queen of Britain passes. The protesters were holding placards and banners depicting slogans like “Stop genocide of Kashmiris”,We want freedom” and “Free Shabir Shah” etc. At the end of the protest demonstration, the solicitor of the Kashmiri Diaspora in Britain, Irshad Malik told media that “Common Wealth member countries, especially Britain has the moral responsibility to find a solution to the long pending Kashmir dispute.” He informed that youths are being killed on daily basis in Kashmir and Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders as well as common people are being jailed every now and then. While expressing concern over the continuous incarceration of JKDFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah, Irshad Malik told media that two decades back the human rights watch dog, Amnesty International termed Shabir Shah as “Prisoner of Conscience” and unfortunately the same “Prisoner of Conscience” is going to complete his 31 years in jails. Shabir Shah’s continuous incarceration is political vendetta as he is being targeted only for advocating for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. “Shabir Shah has been jailed in the infamous Tihar jail, Delhi after a fabricated case was registered against him last year,” Irshad Malik told media in Britain. He impressed upon the justice and freedom loving people to break their silence on the continuous incarceration of Shabir Shah.

Our brave hearts are scripting new history of resistance : JKDFP

Party pays rich tributes to martyrs of Hakura Anantnag
Srinagar March 13 : Paying rich and glowing tributes to the martyrs of Hakura Anantnag, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) reiterated that the mission of the martyrs will be safeguarded at any cost. The party delegations today visited Soura and Wailoo to express solidarity with the families of Shaheed Eisa Fazli and Shaheed Syed Owais Shafi.Three brave hearts including Eisa Fazli and Syed Owais Shafi were martyred by Indian forces at Hakura in Anantnag district two days back. A JKDFP delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan visited Ahmadnagar Soura, while as another delegation led by Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar visited Wailoo Kokernag to express solidarity with the bereaved families. Talking to the present audience at both the places the JKDFP delegations said that Shaheed Eisa Fazli and Shaheed Syed Owais spilled their precious blood for the great and sacred cause of Kashmir and the entire nation is indebted to these martyrs for their ultimate sacrifices. It is the collective responsibility of the people of Kashmir and the leadership to take the ongoing movement to its ultimate realization and achieve the goal of the martyrs. The delegation members said that although Kashmiri people are peace loving and want the dispute be resolved peacefully but the unethical and illogic approach of the Indian state has compelled some youths to take the way of gun. These brave hearts are in fact scripting a new history of resistance by challenging the huge military might of India. India is not considering our political rights and the people living in the disputed region have been deprived of their right to self determination that is why some of our youth have taken the extreme step only to end the Indian slavery. The sacrifices of these youths are putting huge responsibilities on our shoulders to protect the ongoing struggle and to take it to its logical end.

Drabu playing the role of Nang-e-Qaum, Nag-e-Millet: JKDFP

Pays tributes to Shaheed Eesa and Shaheed Owais
Srinagar March 11 : On one hand the youth like Easa Fazli and Syed Owais are laying down their precious lives to achieve freedom from the clutches of Indian slavery and on the other, the Indian agents like Haseeb Drabu are busy in maligning these sacrifices by refusing the very historical facts about the Kashmir dispute. This was stated by Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) in a statement while paying tributes to Shaheed Eesa Fazli of Soura Srinagar, Shaheed Syed Owais of Kokernag and their companion. Both Eesa and Owais were martyred by Indian forces in Anantnag.Expressing concern over the day to day martyrdoms of the brave hearts, JKDFP said that this may be pleasing for the elements like Haseeb Drabu but the ongoing bloodshed bleeds every pro-freedom and justice loving citizenThe sacrifices of Shaheed Eesa and Shaheed Owais have in fact increased the responsibility of the whole nation manifold to safeguard the enormous sacrifices from the activities of elements like Haseeb Drabu. It is the day when we have to reiterate the pledge to take the ongoing freedom struggle to its logical conclusion without taking the people like Drabu into consideration. May it be Haseeb Drabu or any other such element of the pro-India camp, their one point agenda is to malign the huge sacrifices of the nation as they are being paid by Delhi for their anti-movement utterances. The people like Drabu are in fact playing the role of Nang-e-Qaum and Nag-e-Millet and in fact are the basic hurdles in the way of resolution of the Kashmir dispute because they provide India the basis to propagate against the people’s movement of Kashmir. Irony of the whole matter is that when people like Drabu had to seek votes they use Kashmir issue to befool the common masses and as soon as they reach the so called throne they start vetoing the majority aspirations only to please their masters in New Delhi. They simply ignore everything even the historical facts. The people like Haseeb Drabu are hell bent to play the role of RSS agents but should remember that they cannot hoodwink people anymore. The people like Haseeb Drabu have not only filled jails and interrogation centers but are busy in slaughtering unarmed people and brave hearts. By their negative approach, the people like Haseeb Drabu want to change the historical facts about the Kashmir dispute but they must keep in mind that they cannot deceive and cheat the world.

JKDFP remembers great Lassa Khan, the father of four martyred sons 

Srinagar March 8 : Remembering Lassa Khan, on his death anniversary, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that 87 years old man had shouldered coffins of four sons and two nephews martyred by Indian troops before he passed away on March 6, 2016. A resident of Kokernag area in Anantnag (Islamabad) district late Lassa Khan is and will remain a torch bearer of the resistance movement. Lassa Khan and his brave wife suffered a lot after their sons were martyred one by one however they did not give up their freedom aspirations. Despite all odds, great Lassa Khan never felt dejected. He always used to feel proud of being father of four sons who laid their lives for the cause of freedom. Paying homage to the great soul, JKDFP said that such citizens are always gifted from the creator and do not need any appreciation from people as they get rewards from Almighty Allah.JKDFP said that Kashmiri people are spilling blood only to achieve their cherished goal of freedom for which people like Lassa Khan have sacrificed tremendously and leaders like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah are jailed.

Mehmood Saghar aghast over civilian killings in Shopian

Seeks UNHR commissioner's help in release of political prisoners
Islamabad March 7: While voicing his serious concern over the recent spate of violence in Kashmir former convener All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak Chapter) and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that massacre of youth in South Kashmir's Shopian district must serve an eye-opener to world human rights organizations and so-called human rights champions." The gory death dance by Indian forces in the valley goes on unabated, the blood of innocent youth is being shed in every high and low of the valley but it is quite astonishing to see that the so-called civilized world and rights defenders have maintained complete silence on the issue" the DFP leader said this in a statement issued here on Wednesday. "how long will the world remain silent on the gruesome killing and mass murder of innocent Kashmiri youth" he asked. Expressing deep shock and grief over the latest killings Saghar said that Indian military and its paramilitary forces have waged a war against the Kashmiri people. Referring to sweeping impunity granted to Indian army under black laws, Saghar said, " Widespread death and destruction in Kashmir is the result of this pervasive culture of impunity that allows killing, torture and forced disappearances by armed forces to go unchecked in the region". Urging the International Human Rights groups to take concrete steps to save the oppressed people of Kashmir from what he called the worst kind of state-terrorism at the hands of the men in uniform, he said that India should be held accountable for its crimes committed against Kashmiris .Meanwhile, the former Hurriyat convener had sought the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein's support in early release of incarcerated party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah from Indian jail. In a letter addressed to Hussein Saghar said that Shah who was declared as prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International for his peaceful political struggle for Kashmiris' rights was being subjected to vengeance. He said that Shah who had already endured an imprisonment of more than 31 years was being victimized for his political beliefs. "Despite knowing that Shah is suffering from various acute ailments jail authorities have been denying him proper medicine and health care facilities, which happen to be the fundamental right of a political prisoner", he said adding that on one hand jail authorities were shamelessly playing with his life while on the other Indian judiciary was being used as a tool to prolong his detention, which amounts to slow poisoning and endangering his life. Calling for early release of the incarcerated party chairman he asked the UN commissioner for human rights to impress upon the government of India to ensure safety and early release of Shabir Ahmed Shah and other prisoners. 

JKDFP condoles Masood Boda on his wife’s demise

Srinagar March 6 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled its Tehsil President Duru Shah a bad Anantnag, Masood Ahmad Boda on the sad demise of his young wife. Boda’s wife passed away after a brief illness. Local party workers and central office bearers including Engineer Farooq Khan, Khalid Ahmad and Manzoor Ahmad Yatoo participated in the Nimaz-e-Jinaza of the deceased and condoled the bereaved family especially Masood Ahmad, who has been a well wisher and close associate of the incarcerated party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah. Today a party delegation led by Mohammad Amen went to Duru and met Masood Ahmad. The delegation exhibited solidarity with Masood Ahmad and other bereaved family members. Meanwhile, JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari,Deputy Chairman, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar and Jammu provincial president Molana Abdul Qayoom also condoled Masood Ahmad. In their condolence message, the leaders prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased soul and patience of the bereaved

Indian forces at war with Kashmiri people : Molana Tari

Srinagar March 5 : Expressing deep shock and grief over the latest killings in Shopian at the hands of Indian army, and terming the situation in Kashmir as war like, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) secretary general Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari today said that Indian forces have become habitual of killing innocent Kashmiris on one pretext or the other. Molana  Tari said in a statement that Indian army and other forces have waged a war against the Kashmiri people and they see all Kashmiri people as conquered and think to kill every Kashmiri is their right. That is why our sons and brothers are butchered at the hands of Indian forces every now and then. Indian army brutally killed four unarmed civilians namely Suhail Ahmad Wagay (22) son Khalid Ahmad Wagay of Pinjora, Shahid Khan (21) son of Bashir Ahmad Khan of Malik Gund,Shahnawaz Wagay (23) son of Ali Mohammad of Langandora Trenze, and Gowhar Ahmad Mir (24) of Molu Dangerpora apart from martyring two militants Amir Ahmed Malik son of Bashir Ahmed Malik of Harmain and Ashiq Ahmad of Rakpora in Shopian .Molana Tari said that Indian armed forces have once again demonstrated that in fact they are at war with Kashmiri people and are here to kill every freedom loving Kashmiri. The killings in Shopian at the hands of Indian forces are condemnable, shameful and against the principles of humanity. In fact Indian forces have been told by the masters staying in New Delhi to kill Kashmiris whenever they get a chance, so the trigger happy men in uniform out-rightly open the mouths of their guns on every incident. They launch operations and establish nakas only to get a chance to kill people. While strongly condemning the Shopian killings, JKDFP secretary general said this ruthless and barbaric act of Indian army is the latest example of Indian imperialism which is beating the drum of democracy world over. Molana Tari appealed the International Human Rights groups to come forward and take concrete steps to save the oppressed people of Kashmir from the worst form of state-terrorism at the hands of the men in uniform. Meanwhile, JKDFP has strongly condemned the shifting of incarcerated resistance leaders Dr Mohammad Qasim Faktoo and Dr Mohammad Shafi Shariati to jails outside the valley. The party said that in fact our leaders including JKDFP incarcerated chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah are being punished for their pro-freedom stance. The party stressed that the decision to shift Dr Mohammad Qasim Faktoo ,Dr Mohammad Shafi Shariati and other political prisoners should immediately be revoked.

JKDFP paid glowing tributes to late Mirwaiz Pulwama Molana Ghulam Mohi ud din Azim. 

Srinagar March 4 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party paid glowing tributes to late Mirwaiz Pulwama, Molana Ghulam Mohi din Azim on his death anniversary. A delegation led by senior party leader advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar went to Pulwama and participated in a simple program held in the jamia msjid Pulwama. Mohammad Amin was also part of the party delegation. Freedom party while paying tributes to late Azim sb said that he was a great religious scholar who always supported the freedom struggle by core if his heart. The freedom party leader advocate Fayaz Sodagar appealed people to follow the footprints of late Molana. He also met son of the late Molana Bashir Azim.

JKDFP condoles Engineer Farooq Khan

Srinagar March 3 : Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled party leader Engineer Farooq Khan on the sad demise of his two close relatives. Mohammad Akram Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Sathu, both residents of Anantnag (Islamabad) district passed away. They were close relatives of Er Farooq. JKDFP also condoled Ajaz Ahmad Rah of Natipora, Srinagar on the sad demise of his mother, Fazi w/o late Ghulam Mohammad Rah. Condoling its well wishers and acquaintances, JKDFP said that death is an ultimate reality. The party prayed for the deceased souls and the bereaved families.

JKDFP concerned on unabated bloodshed in Kashmir.

Srinagar March 01: The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the killing of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan during custody at Police Station Tral. The party has also paid tributes to two guest militants killed in Hajin at the hands of occupied forces. While condemning the killing of Mushtaq in police custody, JKDFP demanded an impartial probe in the incident so that reality comes to fore. The party appealed International Human Rights Organization to come forward and play their role to stop unabated killings, bloodshed, torture and rights violations in Kashmir. JKDFP said that such killings have occurred in past also where inmates were killed and tortured by the government forces in custody but they had been given a different color. The party condemned the ongoing rights violations in nook and corner of the valley. JKDFP said that youth are being summoned to police stations and army camps which have created fear among the masses. Dozens of youth have migrated to other places to avoid their arrest hence spoiling their educational career. The party paid tributes to two guest militants martyred in Hajin at the hands of Indian forces. The party also expressed concern over the disappearance of Kashmiri MBBS student Suhail Ajaz in Odisha.

JKDFP decries authorities’ attitude towards Shabir Shah

Srinagar Feb 28 : The incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Shah has revealed before the Patiala House Court, Delhi, that the medical staff in Delhi mocked him for his stand on Kashmir issue, according to DFP statement condemning the incident. “Shabir Shah was brought to a court in Delhi yesterday where he told JKDFP decries authorities’ attitude towards Shabir Shah he judge that whenever he is taken to any hospital for checkup, the health authorities ask him sarcastic questions that he is the person who wants Azadi, he wants freedom from India etc,” a spokesman of the DFP, in a statement today, said, adding that “Shabir Shah urged the court that he may be provided medical facilities as he is suffering from multiple life risking ailments.”

Medical staff mocks Shabir Shah for advocating freedom of Kashmir, Jailed leader reveals before the Court

Srinagar February 26 : The incarcerated chief of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Shabir Shah has revealed before the Patiala House Court Delhi that medical staff in Delhi mocks him for demanding freedom from India putting his life in danger. Shabir Shah was brought to a court in Delhi yesterday where he told the judge, Sidharth Sherma “whenever I am taken to any hospital for checkup, the health authorities ask me sarcastic questions that I am the person who wants Azadi, I want freedom from India etc.” Shabir Shah stressed the court that he may be provided medical facilities as he is suffering from multiple life risking ailments. Expressing deep and serious concern over the continuously deteriorating health of Shabir Shah, his family has stressed the governments in New Delhi and Jammu Kashmir to take practical measures for providing suitable medical facilities to the ailing leader. “Instead of treating him, the doctors are passing objectionable remarks against him which is totally against medical ethics,” the family of the ailing leader said. The family of Shabir Shah has been continuously filing applications in the Patiala court regarding his medical care as he is suffering from multiple life risking ailments. The medicines which Shah has been prescribed by the super specialists of Fortis Delhi and SKIMS Soura Srinagar are not available in the Tihar jail hospital dispensary .Shabir Shah's case was heard at Patiala House court on Monday after a gap of one and half month. As usual no witness appeared in the court and so the case was once again listed for another date on 16th march 2018. Pertinently, there is absolutely no progress in the case since the so called charge sheet was filed against Shabir Shah some five months back. Since then only dates are being fixed by the court just because the witnesses of ED do not appear in the court thereby prolonging the illegal detention of Shabir Shah. These tactics are being repeated only to break the political will of Shabir Shah who has spent more than half of his life in different jails for advocating just cause of freedom. New Delhi could not break the will of Shabir Shah nor could it crush the ongoing freedom struggle of Kashmiris so it is better for India to read the writing on wall and take concrete measures to resolve the long standing Kashmir dispute.

UNMOGIP should play vital role in ending Indo-Pak tension : Molana Tari

Srinagar February 25 : Stressing upon the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role in ending the border skirmishes between India and Pakistan, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) secretary general Molana Muhammad Abdullah Tar today said that Kashmir dispute can best be resolved as per the UN Security Council resolutions.Moulana Tari expressed deep and serious concern over the plight of the people living near the Line of Control (Loc) or International Border (IB) due to the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan. He made it clear that the basic fissure between the two countries is because of the long pending Kashmir dispute. Molana Tari said that the tension between the two countries can engulf the entire region. He appealed to the international community to play its role and ensure that both the nuclear powers shun the confrontational approach and start a process to resolve the long pending dispute of Kashmir. He urged upon both the countries to start a meaningful process so that loss of precious lives on both sides of the Loc and IB is stopped forthwith. Molana Tari said that the ongoing skirmishes between India and Pakistan have compelled hundreds of families to migrate to safer places while as they are facing loss of human lives and property. Molana Tari stressed that incarcerated JKDFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah has time and again warned that if the Kashmir dispute is not resolved according to the wishes of the people, the situation between Indian and Pakistan can take an ugly turn anytime which can engulf the entire region and lead to a full-fledged war.Moulana Tari appealed the United Nations and all influential countries to play their part in diffusing the present crisis on the borders of Kashmir and stress upon New Delhi to shun the path of stubbornness and take concrete measure to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute.

Shifting Kashmiri prisoners to Jammu poses risk to their lives :Mehmood Saghar

Islamabad February  22 : Voicing his serious concern over the authorities’ move to shift Kashmiri prisoners to Jammu, the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party and former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak chapter) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has termed it as a “deliberate attempt to penalize them further." Shifting political prisoners and lifers from Srinagar central jail to outside jails reflects government authorities’ bias and prejudice against Kashmiris”, Saghar said in a statement issued here on Thursday. “The move is a pressure tactic aimed at inflicting miseries to pro-freedom activist and their families. Indian authorities were using all its oppressive measures to suppress the voice of dissent in Kashmir,”hah and all other political prisoners. he said. Referring to incidents of thrashing of Kashmiri inmates in Tihar jail, Saghar said that “notwithstanding the constant threats meted out to Kashmiri prisoners the Indian authorities seem hell bent on to shift political prisoners from central jail Srinagar to Jammu. This tantamount to putting their lives at serious risk." The notorious Kotbalwal, Kathua and Tihar Jails have become death traps for Kashmiris”, he said adding that “ruthless thrashing of Kashmiri prisoner by jail authorities and life threat to the DFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah in Tihar jail speak volumes about the vulnerable situation Kashmiri prisoners were going through." Terming it as a “deliberate attempt to play with the lives of Kashmiris,” the DFP leader said, “It is a clear manifestation of Indian authorities’ deep-rooted bias and prejudice against Kashmiris”,Voicing his concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different jails outside the state he said that the international human rights organizations must come forward and pressurize the government of India to ensure safety and security of Shabir Ahmed S

Rape victims from Kunan Poshpora to Shopian want justice: JKDFP

Srinagar February 21 ; Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed concern over the fact that mass rape victims of Kunan Poshpora are continuously denied justice on the institutional level and the culprit army soldiers are rooming free even after 27 years of the shame incident. The party said that had the criminals of Kunan Poshpora been brought to book, the criminal elements would have not gathered courage to raise tri-color in favour of rapists in Kathua. Describing the Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident as a proof of war crimes committed by Indian forces in Jammu Kashmir, JKDFP secretary general, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari asked international bodies to probe it so that the culprits are penalized and justice is done. The Kunan Poshpora incident occurred on February 23, 1991, when units of Indian occupational forces raped scores of women in the garb of search operation.Molana Tari said that the Human Rights organizations including Human Rights Watch have reported that the number of raped women could be as high as 100.Moulana Tari said that the J&K High Court has stayed re-investigation in the incident which speaks volumes about the justice denial mood of the government institutions. Even after 27 years of the inhuman and beastly act in Kunan-Poshpora, the involved army officer or personnel have not been brought to book. This case is deliberately hushed up and the successive state regimes have played a criminal role in this regard as till date they never made any sincere attempt against the culprits. He said that India has been using rape as a war weapon against the freedom loving Kashmiris and irony is that New Delhi is successfully deceiving international brethren about the facts in Kashmir. It has become possible only because of the criminal role of the pro-India politicians of Kashmir who act as collaborators. Molana Tari appealed the local Human rights organizations to raise the issue more vibrantly so that rape victims from Kunan Poshpora to Shopian could get justice.

JKDFP remembers Shaheed pilot Nadeem Khateeb

Srinagar February 20 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has remembered Shaheed pilot Nadeem Khateeb on his 19th martyrdom anniversary .Shaheed Nadeem Khateeb opted for sacrificing his life for freedom despite being a pilot who could have enjoyed life in countries like US. Nadeem Khateeb belonged to Chanab valley. His family has the distinction of always supporting the cause of people’s Right to Self Determination because of which it constantly suffered victimization. After pursuing his education from Tyndale Biscoe School, Srinagar along with some pioneers of the ongoing movement, including Shaheed Ashfaq Majid Wani, Shaheed Nadeem left Kashmir and joined a flying school in Georgia, US. After obtaining his flying license, he was taken as Flying Instructor in the same flying school. Finally Nadeem Khateeb opted to serve the ongoing freedom struggle and attained martyrdom in 1999 fighting Indian occupational forces in Gool, Gulab Garh area of Udhampur.

65 year old man’s killing result of brutal occupation: JKDFP 

Srinagar February 19 : Terming the killing of 65 year old person, Syed Habib-ullah of Soibug, Budgam at the hands of Indian forces the result of brutal occupation; Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that heavy militarization has made Kashmir a place where living has become very difficult. This was stated by a JKDFP delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan who visited Soibug to exhibit solidarity with the bereaved family of late Syed Habib-ullah. While terming the killing of Syed Habib-ullah as inhuman, the JKDFP delegation said that there can be no worse a concept of human rights violation than his killing. The Indian forces have been provided license to kill each and every Kashmiri whenever they like, the delegation said. Irony is that human rights activists and defenders in New Delhi are mere spectators to the plight faced by innocent freedom loving Kashmiri people. The silence of Indian media is also criminal which is defending the atrocious acts of Indian forces in Kashmir. While strongly denouncing this dastardly act of killing Syed Habib-ullah by trigger happy Indian forces, JKDFP expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.

Kashmir settlement imperative for regional peace : JKDFP

Srinagar, February 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that settlement of the Kashmir dispute is imperative for peace and development in the region. The DFP General Secretary, Muhammad Abdullah Tari in a statement in Srinagar said that hostility had to be avoided if New Delhi was interested in resolving the dispute. He maintained that the Kashmiri people are peace-loving and the stability of the entire region is linked to peace in Kashmir. He urged New Delhi to change its stance on Kashmir so that an atmosphere is created which can lead to prosperity. He said that jailing political leaders like Shabir Ahmed Shah had yielded nothing in the past and it was sure to prove failure even in future. He said curbs and restrictions on the movement of Hurriyat leaders and activists every now and then speak volumes about the frustration of the puppet authorities.

If disputes are to be resolved animosity has to be shun : Molana Tari

Srinagar February 15:The secretary general of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Molana Muhammad Abdullah Tari again reiterated that resolution of long pending Kashmir dispute is imperative to end the hostilities between Indian and Pakistan and ensure the stability of South Asian region. Molana Tari said in a statement that Party’s incarcerated chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has been advocating throughout his political career that if disputes are to be resolved animosity has to be shun. “Hostility has to be avoided if New Delhi is interested in resolving the dispute,” Molana Tari said adding “that will create an atmosphere to start a purposeful dialogue to resolve the dispute.” He stressed that Kashmiri people are peace loving and the stability of the whole subcontinent is linked to peace in Kashmir .JKDFP secretary general impressed upon New Delhi to change its stance vis-à-vis Kashmir so that an atmosphere is created which can lead to prosperity. He said that jailing political leaders like Shabir Ahmad Shah has yielded nothing in past and it is sure to prove a failure even today. So India must release political leaders and allow their activities to pave way for a political resolution. Stubbornness has impacted negatively and will continue to harm not only Kashmiri people but Indian nation as well which is desperately fighting for a regular membership at UNSC.

JKDFP delegation visits Yousuf Nadeem’s house, pays tributes

Srinagar February 14 : A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) headed by Er Farooq Khan today visited the residence of late Hurriyat leader and senior resistance activist, Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem in Budgam district and paid rich tributes to him. Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem was brutally killed by unknown gunmen in central Kashmir. Terming the murder of Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem as barbaric, the JKDFP delegation said that late Yousuf Nadeem’s cold blooded murder has shocked every freedom loving person. Paying rich and glowing tributes to Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem, the JKDFP delegation said that the inhuman murder of a sincere resistance activist Yousuf Nadeem is unforgivable. The delegation expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of late Yousuf Nadeem.

JKDFP remembers Shaheed Ghulam Muhammad Bulla

Srinagar February 13 : The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has paid rich and glowing tributes to the great sacrifice of Shaheed Ghulam Muhammad Bulla, who was tortured to death in the Central Jail Srinagar on 15 February, 1975 for braving the Indra-Abdullah Accord 1975 and to uphold the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people. On February 11, Bulla registered strong protest against the infamous Indra-Abdullah accord in Sopore Chowk. On the same day he was arrested and severely tortured. He was immediately shifted to Srinagar Central jail. Bulla’s woes did not end in the jail as well. The torture continued and Bulla fell seriously ill. Instead of providing Medicare to him, the jail authorities perpetually tortured him. Finally, the incessant torture proved fatal and Bulla succumbed on February 15. A JKDFP statement said that Shaheed Bulla was a brave young Kashmiri, and remained committed to the cause of Kashmir’s freedom to the end of his short life. It was after his martyrdom that the youths of Kashmir ventured their indigenous enduring, which bore fruits in the next two decades. His day of martyrdom is remembered every year and people pay tribute to the martyr of freedom proving that people of Kashmir have not given up their demand for political rights. A native of north Kashmir’s Sopore, Ghulam Muhammad Bulla has a credit to resent what he called the occupation of Kashmir by Indian troops soon after 1947. Besides many frontline pro-freedom leaders, Shaheed Bulla had associations with Shaheed S Hamid and incarcerated JKDFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah.

JKDFP shocked over barbaric murder of Yousuf Nadeem

Srinagar February 12 : Terming the murder of senior resistance leader and Hurriyat activist, Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem at the hands of unknown gunman as barbaric, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Yousuf Nadeem’s cold blooded murder has shocked every freedom loving person. Paying rich and glowing tributes to Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem, JKDFP said that the unethical murder of a great freedom loving person like Yousuf Nadeem is unforgivable. The deceased was a sincere and committed resistance activist who pleaded the freedom struggle at every point of his life. Terming his cruel murder as a great loss to the resistance movement JKDFP expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of late Yousuf Nadeem. The party stressed that the murderers of Yousuf Nadeem should be identified immediately and brought to book.

Molana Tari urges resolution of Kashmir dispute to avert death and destruction

Srinagar February 11 : Reiterating its stance to resolve the Kashmir dispute, secretary general of Jammu& Kashmir democratic freedom party Molana Muhammad Abdullah Tari has said that it is the only way out to stop the ongoing bloodshed in the disputed region. Molana Tari urged upon India and the international community to take concrete steps for the resolution of Kashmir issue. While expressing his deepest grief and sorrow over the passing away of a young girl, Saima Wani of Shopian district who was injured in Indian force’s firing, Molana Tari said that heavy miniaturization is taking toll on innocent Kashmiris. He said that recent civilian killings in Shopian district has shaken the conscience of every justice loving person however Indian judiciary has come in rescue of its forces by staying the FIR against them who are already enjoying laws of impunity. Molana Tari said that Indian judiciary has already failed in delivering justice to JKDFP incarcerated chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah, languishing in Tihar jail on a fabricated case. Expressing deep concern over the border skirmishes between India and Pakistan and human losses from both sides of LoC and international border, Molana Tari said, “The uncertainty and the confrontation between India and Pakistan so far has consumed numerous precious lives and destruction of worth millions of properties.” He said that if tangible steps are not taken on priority bases to resolve Kashmir dispute, there can be more destruction in South Asian region. Meanwhile Molana Tari paid rich and glowing tributes to those martyred in recent gunfights with Indian forces. He said that brave hearts are sacrificing their lives in the way to achieve freedom so it is our collective responsibility to safeguard their great sacrifices.

JKDFP delegations visit Anantnag

Srinagar February 10 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has condoled the well wisher of the freedom struggle, Riyaz Ahmad Kattro of Harnag Anantnag on the sad demise of his minor son. The six years boy lost his life in an accident in Jammu. A Freedom Party delegation led by advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar visited the residence of Riyaz Ahmad and expressed solidarity with him. He prayed for the patience of Riyaz Ahmad and other bereaved. Meanwhile, another JKDFP delegation led by Masood Ahmad visited Manzoor Ahmad Rather R/O Gurri Anantnag whose mother and daughter in law passed away recently. The delegation expressed heartfelt condolences to Manzoor Ahmad and other bereaved. At both the places the JKDFP delegations prayed for highest places in Jannah for the deceased souls

Mehmood Saghar pays tribute to Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru

Islamabad February 9: Senior Vice president of Democratic Freedom Party and former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Pak chapter) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has paid eulogizing tributes to Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru. "Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru were the torch bearers of the ongoing movement and their peerless contribution and indomitable role in the freedom movement would be remembered for a long time in the history of Kashmir", Saghar said in press statement issued here on Friday. Terming Guru's hanging as blot in the face of Indian judiciary Saghar said, "It was a clear case of miscarriage of justice". Referring to JKLF co-founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat the DFP leaders said that it was no secret that his trial was also shrouded in controversy. He said that both the cases have amply exposed Indian judiciary’s partiality and prejudice against Kashmiri people. He said that it was quite ironic that after committing judicial murder both were executed and buried in the premises of Tihar Jail. He said that India denied the last rites to be performed by their families by not returning the mortal remains to them which amounts to a brazen violation of the basic human rights .Saghar also expressed his gratitude to the government as well as the people of Pakistan for expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir. He expressed the optimism that Pakistan will continue to raise voice for Kashmiris at all national, regional and international forums.

JKDFP organizes function at Sopore, Shaheed Guru, Shaheed Bhat remembered 

Srinagar February 8: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today organized a function at Sopore in Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru’s ancestral home to exhibit solidarity with the family and to remember Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru and Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat on their martyrdom anniversaries. The party said that those who laid down their lives for the sacred cause of freedom are the real national and Milli heroes of Kashmiri people. The Freedom Party delegation which participated in the function despite strict government restrictions at the residence of Shaheed Afzal Guru was led by Engineer Farooq also included Peer Anayatullah, Mohammad Amin, Rameez Ahmad, Ashiq Hussein and Ghulam Mohammad Muqdam. The delegation members while deliberating paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru on his fifth martyrdom anniversary. The JKDFP delegation members while addressing the present gathering at Boabgah, Sopore said that Shaheed Afzal Guru was hanged secretly only, “to satisfy the collective conscience of India” hence dishonoring the principles of humanity and justice. The delegation members said that JKDFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah is currently imprisoned in the same infamous Tihar jail for advocating the just cause of martyrs where Shaheed Afzal Guru and Shaheed Maqbool Bhat were hanged and buried. This has proved beyond doubt that Kashmiri people have not given up their political demand rather it has become more and more vibrant after the sacrifices of Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat. India has been killing our freedom loving brethren ever since 1947 but New Delhi crossed all moral limits when it jailed even the remains of Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru in Tihar .We stress upon the justice loving people and organizations of the world to help the families of Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat to attain the remains of their martyrs, JKDFP delegation members said. We will never give up our demand that the remains of our beloved martyrs should be handed over to us, they added. Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat laid down their lives for the cause of freedom and they provided us a lesson not to surrender before oppression and suppression. We pledge to take the mission of Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat to its logical conclusion, they said. India martyred Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat to crush the freedom aspiration of Kashmiri people but failed because our struggle got momentum by their precious blood. So it is high time for New Delhi to read writing on the wall and understand that Kashmiris are not going to surrender their just political demand.

Observe shutdown on Feb 9th and 11th : JKDFP.

J&K people have not forgotten their martyrs 
Srinagar February 6 : Terming Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru, Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and all the martyrs the national and Milli heroes, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) appealed for complete shutdown on February 9th and 11th to observe the martyrdom anniversaries of Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru and Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat on their 5th and 34th martyrdom anniversaries respectively, JKDFP said that these ideological martyrs are the torch bearers of the resistance movement. Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru were hanged and buried in the infamous Tihar jail Delhi in 1984 and 2013 respectively. Pertinently, JKDFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah is currently imprisoned in the same jail for advocating the just cause of martyrs. India has been killing our freedom loving brethren ever since 1947 but New Delhi crossed all moral limits when it jailed even the remains of Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru in Tihar. “We appeal to the justice loving people and organizations of the world to help the families of Shaheed Bhat and Shaheed Guru to attain the remains of their martyrs,” JKDFP said in a statement adding “we will never give up our demand that the remains of our beloved martyrs should be handed over to us.”Shaheed Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Afzal Guru laid down their lives for the cause of freedom and they provided us a lesson not to surrender before oppression and suppression. “We pledge to take the mission of Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat to its logical conclusion,” JKDFP said. India martyred Shaheed Bhat to crush the freedom aspiration of Kashmiri people but failed because after the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhat our struggle got momentum by his precious blood. Five years before India murdered Shaheed Guru to “satisfy” its “national conscience” but Kashmiris still demand freedom from India, so New Delhi should read writing on the wall and know once for all that Kashmiris are not going to surrender their just political demand. Paying rich tributes to all the martyrs JKDFP said that people will never ever forget their sacrifices because we are a living nation.

JKDFP thanks Pakistan for observing ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’

Srinagar February 5:Thanking Pakistan for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day, and reiterating its full support to the oppressed Kashmiris, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that Pakistan is the only country which supports Kashmiri people unconditionally .JKDFP in a statement said that party’s incarcerated chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has always appreciated the support of Pakistan towards the freedom struggle of Kashmiri people at diplomatic, political and moral fronts. For the past seven decades, despite difficult and testing times for the country itself, Pakistan is continuously trying its best to advocate the case of oppressed Kashmiris on international forums. The JKDFP tanked the Government of Pakistan and people who have always extended all possible support to the political movement of Jammu Kashmir and for the resolution of Kashmir dispute .The JKDFP said that not only the political rights but religious rights of the people of Kashmir are being curtailed by the use of naked force by Indian forces and their collaborators since last seven decades. In such a situation, Pakistan is the only worldly support for Kashmiri people which raises the human rights issues at relevant quarters and tries to convince the international community to address the Kashmir dispute which has become a nuclear flashpoint and has endangered the peace and stability of the south Asian region. Reiterating the political stance of its ailing and jailed chief, Shabir Shah, the JKDFP said that unless Kashmir dispute is addressed in its historical perspective the ongoing bloodshed will continue. The Kashmiri people are not only attacked and targeted in their homeland but the Indian states only because they want the fulfillment of the promises made to them by India. Even Kashmiri prisoners are denied suitable medical aid in prisons.

Adv. Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar president Bar Association Anantnag leads the protest against Shopian killings 

Srinagar February 4:Bar Association Islamabad/Anantnag today protested against the killings of Shopian ,lynching of students in Haryana,,,and rape, murder of minor girl Asifa in kathua,,,,,,The protest was lead by Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar Advocate president Bar,,,All the lawyers of Islamabad participated in the protest march from District court complex to Lal chowk and back, The lawyers were chanting slogans againstgovt.machinery,,armed forces and in favour of Azadi The president of Bar Association Mr.Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar demanded that army personals involved in the killing of innocent boys in Shopian and injuries to scores of people be arrested at earliest,,,and also demanded a judicial probe by a sitting high court judge,,,Mr.Sodagar also demanded the arrest of real culprits of kathua minor girl rape murder case and lynching of students in Haryana....The calk for protest by lawyers was given by High court Bar Association,,,

Maternal aunt of incarcerated Shabir Shah passes away, JKDFP pays tributes

Srinagar February 3: The maternal aunt of incarcerated leader Shabir Ahmad Shah passed away this morning. Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has paid rich and glowing tributes to the deceased soul. A party delegation led by Advocate Fayaz Sod agar visited the residence of the deceased, Saleema Khaki wife of late Ghulam Ahmad Khaki at Nayee Basti Anantnag (Islamabad) and attended her funeral prayers (Nimaz-e-Jinaza). Later the delegation met the close relatives of the deceased and expressed their condolence and solidarity with them. The delegation members said that Shabir Shah should have himself present at Anantnag but he is undergoing incarceration in the infamous Tihar jail, Delhi for demanding right to self determination for his nation and he is being punished for his genuine political stance. The delegation members while praying for the forgiveness of the deceased soul appealed the present people to pray for the safety and release of Shabir Shah

Killings, arrests, restrictions cannot resolve Kashmir tangle : Molana Tari

Srinagar February 2 : Terming the heavy miniaturization as the main reason behind the killing of five innocent youths including two minors at the hands of Indian forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district during last one week, secretary general of Jammu & Kashmir democratic freedom party Molana Muhammad Abdullah Tari has said that stopping people from performing their religious obligations by imposing restrictions has become a norm in the disputed region. Molana Tari said in a statement that first a 17 year old minor, Shakir Ahmad was murdered by Indian forces in Changed village of Shopian where two brave hearts, Firdous Ahmad and Sameer Ahmad were martyred by Indian forces during a gunfight. The people of nearby Ganowpora village were still in mourning and the Indian army fired upon the mourners killing three youths including Javed Ahmad, Suhail Lone and Reyes Ahmad. Two young women were also fired and injured who are battling for their lives. Another minor, 10 years old Musharraf Fayaz, who had sustained injuries at Chaigund encounter site succumbed to his injuries taking the death toll of civilians to five. Molana Tari said that when people decided to raise their voice against this genocide, the administration imposed strict restrictions only to vindicate that Kashmir has practically become a military state where anybody can be killed or arrested at the will of the men in uniform and nobody is allowed to raise his voice in a democratic way. It has also proved that the men in uniform are the real rulers of the disputed territory.This attitude is the result of the rigid and illogic policy of New Delhi towards the Kashmir dispute. The result of such rigidity is nothing but bloodshed. Since Kashmir dispute is political in nature, so it needs political measures to resolve this dispute as per the wishes of the people. Neither killings nor arrests can produce positive results nor can such atrocities change the historical facts about Kashmir. If the dream of peace in the south Asian region is to be fulfilled India must shun the path of inflexibility and come forward with political measures. This has been the basis of DFP incarcerated chief Shabir Shah’s politics as well, Molana Tari said.

Delhi court rejects bail plea of Shabir Shah.

New Delhi, February 01 : A Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah, in a false case of money laundering registered against him in 2007.Additional Sessions Judge, Justice Sidharth Sharma, who had in August last year denied the relief to Shabir Shah citing the ongoing probe, dismissed his fresh bail plea.In his bail application filed through Advocate M S Khan, the APHC leader had told the court that investigation into the case was complete as the Indian investigating agency, Enforcement Directorate, had filed its charge sheet and there was no possibility of hampering the probe by him. The court had on 22 August last year rejected Shabir Shah’s earlier bail plea after the ED stated that it was probing the case.

Summoning a woman repeatedly has become intolerable : Molana Tari 

Srinagar February 1:Terming the repeated so called questioning of Dr Bilquees, wife of its incarcerated chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah at the hands of ED as highly condemnable, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that continuously summoning a reputed woman has become intolerable now. JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari has asked Indian authorities the reasons behind summoning of Dr Bilquees repeatedly when ED has already submitted a so called charge sheet against Shabir Shah languishing in Tihar jail. Molana Tari said that government is playing delaying tactics just to prolong the illegal detention of Shabir Shah and summoning his wife every now and then is nothing but a policy to hoodwink. Molana Tari strongly condemned the grilling of a woman for hours together at the hands of ED officials. Tari said that when nothing has come out against the senior resistance leader, Shabir Shah ED is upset and in the process has even forgotten moral values. The Indian agency is targeting close relatives of Shabir Shah only to prolong his illegal detention. Asking the same questions again and again proves that ED has nothing against either Shabir Shah or his wife but the Indian agency on the directions of the rulers is hell bent to trouble Shabir Shah and his close relatives. The repeated trauma Dr Bilquees is compelled to pass through is paining not only JKDFP but the whole Kashmiri nation. Instead of issuing bail to Shabir Shah who has been put behind bars for no reasons, Indian authorities are using shameless attempts to somehow prolong his detention. Terming not bailing out the incarcerated leader by court, as unfortunate, Molana Tari said that justice loving people of India should ponder on their judicial system .Meanwhile, Molana Tari has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the passing away of Reyes Ahmad, a Shopian youth who was hit by bullets fired by Indian army on January 27.JKDFP said that on one hand India is hell to put the political leadership behind bars and on the other forces have been given free hand to kill Kashmiri youth. The whole nation is saddened by first murdering of Shakir Mir and then Javed Bhat, Suhail Lone and Reyes Ganai. 

ED officer asks Shabir Shah’s wife all old questions.

New Delhi, January 31 : The Indian Enforcement Directorate (ED) has once again summoned the wife of senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmed Shah, who is lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail for the past several months Shabir Shah’s wife, Dr Bilquees, in a media interview said that she was grilled for seven hours by the ED for questions that she had answered many times earlier. “Today I was made to reply to all those old questions about my job, livelihood, education of my children, bank details, earnings, property, etc,” she added .Dr Bilquees said that she objected to answering questions whose answers she had already given in writing many times, and added that Shabir Shah’s nephew was also questioned for 10-12 hours." Nothing has been found against Shabir Shah till date. It has made the ED officers more frustrated, because of which they also grilled his nephew. And today I was made to reply to all those oldquestions " She added. It is to mention here that the Indian authorities have illegally detained Shabir Ahmed Shah in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail in a fake case registered against him. A charge-sheet has been filed against him by the ED.

Shabir Shah getting only dates of hearings from Court:JKDFP

Srinagar January 30:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the use of delay tactics in issuing a bail to its incarcerated chief Shabir Ahmad Shah in a fabricated case. Shabir Shah’s bail application was not even heard today and the next date was fixed on January 31.JKDFP said that the case against Shabir Shah sahib is not even argued and they issue long dates of new hearings. Once the date comes nearer the case is postponed for no reasons. Terming it a fixed match, the JKDFP said that the Judge left the court room for some time and he conveyed about the next date of hearing through someone there. Terming not bailing out the incarcerated leader by Court, as delaying tactics just to prolong the illegal detention of Shabir Shah, the DFP said that justice loving people of India should ponder on what is going on with Shabir Shah in a Delhi court. During the last hearing of the case which was 10 days back Shabir Shah’s wife had appealed through an application about the deteriorating health conditions of Shah Sb. The jail authorities were ordered by the court to submit the health status report of Shabir Shah but till date nothing has been done so for. Till date not even a single court order regarding the health of Shabir Shah has been honored by the Tihar jail authorities. The ailing leader has not been provided any medical aid despite multiple Court orders. The Tihar jail authorities are hence endangering the life of Shabir Shah.

Mehmood Saghar aghast over civilian killings

Islamabad January 30 : Voicing serious concern over killing of youths by government forces in Kashmir, senior vice president of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that “Kashmir has been turned into hell for its inhabitants." Recent killing spree of youth in south Kashmir has proved it beyond doubt that New Delhi wants to choke every dissenting voice in Kashmir by the dint of force,” Saghar said in a statement. Expressing solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families of youth who were killed by Army in Shopian, Saghar said “every single bullet fired by Indian army fortifies the resolve of Kashmiris and every drop of blood being shed on the streets of Kashmir nourishes the cause for which hundreds and thousands of Kashmiris have sacrificed their precious lives"." New Delhi must bear in mind the fact that Kashmiris have rendered tremendous sacrifices for achieving right to self determination and they cannot be silenced by bullets and pellets,” he said.

JKDFP lashes out at MLA Ravinder Raina for justifying Shopian killings

·Srinagar January 29:Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has lashed out at BJP’s communal MLA, Ravinder Raina for justifying the innocent killings at the hands of Indian army in Shopian.  JKDFP said in a statement that only a sick minded like Ravinder Raina can say “army did the right thing by opening fire”. Raina and company must note that Kashmiri people cannot give up their legitimate political demand because of the statements of communal forces of India. It is better for people like Ravinder Raina to consult any psychiatrist rather than barking in the so called assembly. The DFP said that elements like Ravinder Raina are responsible for the bloodshed at the hands of Indian forces because the men in uniform get encouraged by these goons who get pleasure out of killings of human beings. The JKDFP statement said that Ravinder Rain's mental sickness has in fact exposed the so called rulers who for deceiving common people shed crocodile tears on civilian killings. But the people know that those who shed crocodile tears enjoy power by the support of the elements like Ravinder Riana. The communal elements like Ravinder Raina must remember that Kashmiri people have never forgotten the human values even after facing at the hands of the Indian forces. We stress upon India to exhibit maturity and accept the historical facts about Kashmir dispute and shun the policy of stubbornness so that precious lives are saved. Arrogance of power, stubborn and inflexible approach of India is the basic cause of the ongoing bloodshed in Kashmir. Meanwhile, the JKDFP has condoled senior Hurriyat leader Agha Syed Hassan Budgami Al-Moosavi Al- Safvi on the passing away of his maternal uncle, Agha Syed Mohammad Fazlullah. Paying tributes to the deceased soul, the DFP said that he was a known religious scholar. The party prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased and patience of the bereaved.

JKDFP aghast over Shopian innocent killings

Srinagar January 28:The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly reacted to the killing of two unarmed civilians and injuries to many others in indiscriminate firing by Indian forces at Ganowpora village of Shopian district. Condemning the student’s killings, the secretary general of the DFP, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that our young sons are being killed with impunity but no one among international community seems to bother. Praying for the slain youth, Javed Ahmad and Suhail Ahmad, Moulana Tari expressed sympathies and solidarity with their families. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in Indian force’s unjustified firing. This is a war against the people of Kashmir. The incident is a big slap on the face of those maintaining criminal silence over the barbaric actions of the men in uniform in Kashmir. In fact the so- called rulers have given the forces a license to kill Kashmiri youth. Terming the Shopian killings as cold blooded murder, Moulana Tari said, the blood hungry men in uniform only implement the orders of the rulers who in order to please their masters in New Delhi are on a killing spree in Kashmir. Showering bullets on unarmed protesters has become a tag to the so-called rulers who have turned Kashmir into a death valley. While denouncing the civilian killings, Moulana Tari said, the Indian forces are showering bullets and pellets over the peaceful protestors who even try to raise voice for right to self-determination and it has become a routine now. After every such innocent killing a so called probe is ordered to deceive the people and the process goes on unabated.

JKDFP delegation meets family of innocent Shakir, expresses solidarity

Srinagar January 27:Terming the killing of 17 year old Shakir Ahmad Mir at the hands of government forces as a glaring example of colonial attitude of India towards Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) delegation toady visited Qalampora to express solidarity with the bereaved family of innocent Shakir Ahmad. The delegation was led by district president Pulwama Mohammad Amin. Shakir was brutally killed by Indian forces at Chaigund village. Two brave hearts, Shaheed Sameer Ahmad of Chaigund-Adoo village and Shaheed Firdous Ahmad Lone resident of Ganowpora Shopian also achieved martyrdom in the village while fighting the Indian troops. The delegation also visited the residence of Shaheed Sameer Ahmad at Chaigund-Adoo and paid him and his colleague Shaheed Firdous Ahmad rich tributes. The delegation members assured the bereaved family of innocent Shakir Ahmad Mir that whole nation is with them in this time of grief and sorrow. While condemning the brutal killing of Shakir and injuring dozens other unarmed civilians the DFP delegation members said that Indian forces are deployed in Kashmir to kill the pro-freedom people on one pretext or the other. The DFP delegation later visited the residence of editor daily Kashmir Uzma, Hamid Hameed and condoled him on the sad demise of his mother. The delegation expressed solidarity with Hamid Hameed and prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased soul.

JKDFP thanks people for observing Indian R-Day as Black Day

Srinagar January 26:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today thanked people of Kashmir for observing shutdown on Indian Republic Day and observing it as Black Day. The party said that today’s shutdown must open the eyes of New Delhi which claims of being the largest democracy and it must confess that people of Jammu Kashmir want a resolution to the oldest political dispute. The DFP strongly condemned the imposing of curfew in Srinagar areas and not allowing people to offer Friday prayers. The local administration on the behest of its master in New Delhi is intervening in the religious matters of Kashmiri people every now and then which if not stopped can have dangerous consequences. The DFP appealed people to keep the torch of resistance burning until the goal of freedom is achieved.

Trigger happy Indian forces take pleasure out of killings :  JKDFP

Srinagar January 24:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the murder of a 17 year old boy Shakir Ahmad Mir at the hands of government forces in Chaigund area of Shopian. The party has strongly condemned the showering of bullets on civilians resulting in the martyrdom of Shakir and injuring of many including two young ladies Sabreena Jan and Sumi Jan.jkDFP has said that trigger happy forces take pleasure out of killing innocent Kashmiris and feel free to kill and injure them as they are being awarded for these acts. There is no accountability of forces and they are not being asked anything after such incidents so civilian killings are taking place in Kashmir every now and then. DFP expressed solidarity with the parents of Shakir Ahmad. The party also prayed for speedy recovery of all injured including Sabreena Jan and Sumi Jan.The party paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Sameer Ahmad of Chaigund-Adoo and Shaheed Firdous Ahmad of Ganowpora Shopian who achieved martyrdom while fighting the Indian forces. The party said that nothing can be achieved by the Indian policy of suppression and oppression, nor the killings can achieve any results. It is high time for New Delhi to shun the policy of stubbornness and accept the realities about Kashmir dispute so that it is resolved according to the wishes of the people. Meanwhile, DFP condoled the editor of daily Kashmir Uzma, Hamid Hameed on the sad demise of his mother. The party secretary general Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari while condoling Hamid Hameed and other bereaved prayed for the deceased soul.

JKDFP calls to observe Jan 26 as Black Day, remembers martyrs of Handwara, Kupwara

Srinagar January 23:Calling for observing the Indian Republic Day as Black Day, and remembering the martyrs of Handwara and Kupwara on their death anniversaries, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that the carnages at Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara remind us of Indian brutal occupation and oppression. Around two hundred civilians were butchered by the Indian forces from Jan 21 to Jan 27 in 1990 in Srinagar, Handwara and Kupwara.The massacre of Gawkadal on Jan 21, 1990 was followed by massacres at Handwara and Kupwara on Jan 25 and Jan 27, respectively where around one hundred and fifty unarmed Kashmiris were gunned down by Indian forces without any provocation. Remembering the martyrs of Kashmir the DFP said that days like 21st Jan, 25th Jan and 27th Jan 1990remind us of sacrifices rendered by our loved ones. These are the days for renewal and reiteration of our commitments and today while recalling these great sacrifices we reiterate our pledge to take forward the mission of martyrs till the achievement of the desired goal. The nation is indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for freedom so we all must pledge to continue the peaceful struggle till the achievement of the goal of freedom. Calling to observe the 26th Jan as Black Day, by complete shutdown, DFP said that India has no right to celebrate the day as it is busy in brutally crushing a democratic movement of Kashmiri people and it is using every undemocratic means to crush and kill the people of Kashmir. India is also silencing the voices of Kashmiris by jailing their genuine leadership like Shabir Ahmad Shah and it has been using its all institutions against the unarmed and peace loving Kashmiri people who are only demanding for the fulfillment of the promises made to them at local and international levels.

JKDFP appeals UNMOGIP to implement ceasefire and save human lives

Srinagar January 21 : Expressing serious concern over the LoC and border skirmishes of India and Pakistan and the loss of lives on both sides, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that Kashmir dispute is the only reason of prevailing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad. Expressing deep concern over the loss of precious lives on both sides of the LoC and border, DFP secretary general Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that unless Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of people, the clouds of war and border skirmishes between the two nuclear powers will remain. He said that Kashmiri people living on both sides of the de-facto border have never accepted the bloody line so it is high time to accept the historical facts about the Kashmir dispute and address it so as to resolve it once for all. This only can put an end to the India-Pakistan enmity and save precious human lives weather of armed force’s or civilians. He said that by shelling and firing along the LoC and international border human lives are lost. Properties are also damaged and people are compelled to flee from their native places hence putting them under severe psychological and physical stress. Appealing UNMOGIP to perform its duty, Molana Tari said that it must look into the day to day firing incidents along the LoC and inform the United Nations about the real situation of the line which divides Kashmir. The UNMOGIP is solely responsible to have a close vigil on the LoC and implement the ceasefire of 1949. The institution must impress upon India to address the political aspirations of the people of Kashmir and implement the resolutions passed in the UNSC from time to time. The addressing to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute could end the border tension between India and Pakistan, Molana Tari said.

Perpetrators of Gawkadal massacre are rooming free: JKDFP

Srinagar January 20 : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Gawkadal on eve of their martyrdom anniversary. A senior party leader Er Farooq Khan said in a statement that Kashmir is a land of tragedies where Indian forces have committed massacres on every nook and corner. The Irony is that the killers involved in these massacres have not been dealt with as per law instead they have been promoted for killing Kashmiri Muslims. He said that more than 50 innocent people were killed in Gawkadal area of Srinagar on January 21 in 1990 when Indian forces resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against the molestation of several women by troops in Chota bazaar area of Srinagar, the previous night. During the last around three decades Indian troops and police personnel have killed more than one lakh Kashmiri people for demanding for right to self determination. The party appealed the international human rights organizations to play their role in conducting impartial investigation into the incidents of all massacres in the territory to punish the perpetrators. In January 1990 only after the Gawkadal massacre, the Indian forces killed more than two hundred Muslims in Kupwara and Islamabad districts proving the fact that New Delhi had adopted its killing policy in early nineties. While paying tributes to all those killed in January 1990, Freedom Party leader said that Kashmir is a land of tragedies and the Irony is that the killers involved in massacres like Gawkadal have been promoted instead. The party appealed the international human rights organizations to probe all the massacres in Kashmir.

Mehmood Saghar condemns ED’s summon to Dr. Bilquees Shah

Islamabad January 19: The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pak chapter and senior vice president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Friday condemned the ED authorities for summoning Dr. Bilquees to its office in New Delhi and termed the move as a scare tactic to pressurize and terrorize the incarcerated party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and his family. In a press statement the DFP leader said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) were working on the whims and fantasies of BJP government to pressurize resistance leadership. “The scare-tactics is being used as a tool to force him (Shah) into submission”, he said adding that Shabir Ahmed Shah who had devoted his entire life for Kashmir cause and endured imprisonment of more than 30 years won’t be cowed down by such bullying tactics. The resistance leadership he said would never be deterred by such mean tactics. Expressing grave concern over the latest ED summon to Dr Bilquees he said that it was a politically motivated move, devoid of any legal and moral justification. “The only motive behind dragging Dr. Bilquees in such a fabricated and baseless case, which was actually settled by an Indian court way back in 2005, is nothing but to make matters worse so as to pro-long the detention of Shabir Ahmed Shah”, Saghar said .Saghar also voiced serious concern over the declining health condition of Shabir Ahmed Shah in Tihar Jail and demanded the international human righ ts organization to take effective notice of the miserable plight of Shah and other Kashmiri prisoners languishing different Indian jails.

JKDFP condemns ED for summoning Shabir Shah’s wife again

Srinagar January 18 : The Enforcement Directorate has again summoned the wife of incarcerated resistance leader, Shabir Shah. Condemning the latest ED summon to Shabir Shah’s wife, Dr Bilquees Shah, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that on one hand ED has produced a so called charge sheet against Shabir Shah and on the other it has summoned his wife to its Delhi office. This shows that ED is trying to prolong the detention of Shabir Shah and is creating hurdles in his bail. A bail application of Shabir Shah is under the consideration of a Court which is scheduled to be heard on Jan 29 but ED has summoned Shabir Shah’s wife on Jan 30 clearly indicating its sinister designs against Shabir Shah. Freedom Party wants to make it clear that Shabir Shah is the name of an ideology which cannot be silenced by unethical, inhuman and illogical meanslike dragging a political leader’s wife in concocted cases. JKDFP castigates Indian army chief’s assertions, calls for political measures Strongly denouncing and castigating the assertions made by the Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that it seems New Delhi has deliberately allowed its army chief to make statements on Kashmir every now and then to create fear among the freedom loving Kashmiri people. JKDFP Secretary General, Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that Indian army chief’s day to day statements about Kashmir prove that New Delhi is only interested in military approach to address the long pending Kashmir dispute. “India has closed all political and diplomatic ways to address the Kashmir issue,” Molana Tari said adding it seems that India is herself interested in military solutions only which can lead to more bloodshed and destruction .Molana Tari made it clear that the issue of Jammu Kashmir is political in nature and its people are struggling to achieve justice but New Delhi is continuously creating hurdles in the way of its resolution. It has historically ignored the sentiments of the people of Kashmir and it is time and again resorting to the military means. Molana Tari also made it clear that people of Kashmir have not tired in the way of their seeking justice and it has been proven to the world time and again. The people of Kashmir exhibited utmost political maturity in 2008, 2010 and recently in 2016 by massive uprisings, the world stands witness to the fact that Kashmiri people believe in resolution. New Delhi is trying to terrify the peace loving Kashmiri people by resorting to civilian killings, arrests and crackdowns and using its army chief but fact of the matter is that unless Kashmir issue remains unresolved there can be no peace, neither in Kashmir nor in the south Asian region. Indian political leadership needs to understand that resolution of Kashmir dispute does not lay in the hands of army but leaders with statesmanship. New Delhi has been using its military might against Kashmiri people since decades together but of no result so it is high time to shun the bloody path and take practical political measures to address the long standing dispute

Indian judiciary denying justice to Shabir Shah by delaying it  : JKDFP

Srinagar January 17:Reacting sharply to fixing of April 26 as the next day of hearing to the bail application of its incarcerated chairman, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that though Shabir Ahmad Shah is not needed for any questioning yet he is kept behind bars only to punish him for his political stance over Kashmir dispute. The party said that Indian judiciary is indulging in denying justice to Shabir Shah by delaying it. To discuss the continuous imprisonment of Shabir Shah and the concocted case against him, the DFP convened an executive meeting which was presided over by party Secretary General Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari. While addressing the meeting Molana Tari said that a Delhi court on Tuesday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file its reply to a fresh bail plea of Shabir Shah by February 26. The so called investigation by ED has been completed and the court is yet to decide about the so called charges against Shabir Shah however the senior resistance leader is behind the bars even without proving any allegation against him. The court was informed that earlier his bail was rejected on the ground that he can hamper the probe but when it is over there was no chance for Shabir Shah to hamper the probe. DFP meeting while strongly condemned the continuous incarceration of its chief, said that his better half who met him recently has expressed serious concerns over his deteriorating health conditions. DFP reiterated its demand of providing suitable medical aid to the ailing leader who is suffering from many and serious ailments in the infamous Tihar jail. Shabir Shah’s falling health has not only caused worries to his family but to party and his admirers as well.

Shabir Shah moves court for bail, as wife alleges slow poisoning.

New Delhi January 16 : A Delhi court Tuesday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file its reply to a fresh bail plea of Kashmiri resistance leader Shabir Shah in a 2007 money laundering case related to alleged terror financing, even as his wife claimed he was being “slow poisoned” in the prison. Additional Sessions Judge Siddhartha Sharma, who had in August last year denied the relief to Shah citing ongoing probe, directed Enforcement Directorate’s (Ed) special public prosecutor N K Matta to file a reply to the fresh bail plea by February 26.In his bail application, the accused told the court that investigation in the case has been completed since the agency has filed its charge sheet and there was no chance for Shah to hamper the probe. Advocate M S Khan, appearing for Shah, told the court that no purpose will be served by keeping him in custody. Shah, who appeared before the court through video conference, also said he was lacking treatment inside the jail. “Trial is only going on because I am alive. If there is no Shah, there will be no trial,” 62-year old Shah said. Meanwhile, Shah’s wife Bilquees Shah, also moved an application before the court through the Defence lawyer and claimed that her husband was suffering from various ailments and was on regular medicine for last six years. She alleged that Shah was facing difficulty in getting those medicines inside the jail and was now also suffering from sudden loss of consciousness" My husband had similar fainting attacks in Tihar Jail. Repeated requests were made to the jail authorities but no steps were taken in this regard. This is a clear indication of slow poisoning of my husband by the jail authorities,” she told the court in her application. The court, meanwhile, initiated the trial and started recording the statement of the prosecution witnesses. It posted the matter for further hearing on February 26.The court had on August 22 last year rejected Shah’s bail plea after the ED said it was probing the case. On November 15, the court had framed money laundering charges against Shah and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani in the case. Both the accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The ED had on September 23 filed the charge sheet against Shah, accusing him being in touch with Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Sayeed. It had also named Wani, who is in judicial custody along with Shah.

JKDFP rejects Indian army chief’s, Mehbooba’s assertions

Srinagar January 15 : The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Party (JKDFP) has said that the statement of Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat is highly condemnable and unjustified. Senior party leader Er Farooq Khan said in a statement that General Rawat’s remark clearly proves that New Delhi is tackling Kashmir and Kashmiris only through its military might and there is nothing political in its kitty regarding Kashmir dispute. He said that Indian army chief General Rawat only wants the Hindu extremist’s prescription on resolution of the Kashmir problem which is not acceptable. Indian Army Chief General Rawat’s remarks about Kashmir and Kashmiris demonstrated his anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir mindset. The statement has proved that the real control of India is lying in the hands of Indian armed forces. However, Kashmiris are rendering valuable sacrifices for the freedom cause and India can never defeat their aspirations by military means. Meanwhile, the DFP denounced the assertions made by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and said that she had resorted to blatant lies for her lust to remain in power. Mehbooba Mufti had said that making Kashmir a part of India was the bold and historic decision of Sheikh Abdullah and Maharaja Hari Singh. The DFP maintained that such negative statements would not change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. Lashing at Mehbooba Mufti for her negative rhetoric, DFP said that she has no mandate to represent aspirations of people nor is she authorized to decide or say about political destiny of Kashmir. The present government has filled the jails of Jammu Kashmir and it will be known for its oppressive measures, the DFP said. The present regime will also be known for crackdowns in nook and corner of the valley.

Distorting facts a hall-mark of Pro-Indian Kashmiri politicians: Mehmood Saghar

Islamabad January 14:The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pak chapter and senior vice president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that distortion and misrepresentation of facts has become hallmark of pro-Indian Kashmiri politicians who he said can go to any extent to appease their masters in New Delhi. Reacting to puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s recent statement regarding the number of persons wounded in Kashmir due to bullets, pellets, PAVA shells fired upon them by Indian forces during the 2016 and 2017 mass uprising, the DFP leader said, “The numbers of injured persons were much higher than what Ms Mufti had revealed before the “so-called legislative assembly” a day before yesterday”. “More than twenty thousand people mostly youth have been wounded in Kashmir by Indian military and Para-military troops by resorting to excessive use of force during 2016 and 2017 mass uprising, among them 8353 received pellet injuries as a result 73 lost their eye sight completely, whereas, nearly 200 lost their vision partially ”Saghar said. Taking a jibe at mainstream political parties for distorting facts Saghar said that distortion of facts and historic realities has been hallmark of so called leaders who instead of representing their own people have always tried to appease their masters just to stay in power. “These political hacks who love to call themselves as public representatives have inflicted huge damage to Kashmir cause through deceit and deception”, he said adding that time has come that the Kashmiri masses should identify these political mercenaries who were hand in glove with Indian authorities. Regarding Mehbooba Mufti’s recent tirade against Hurriyat leaders for not holding dialogue with New Delhi’s point man for Kashmir, the DFP leader said that Ms Mufti was perhaps somewhere in political hibernation when Hurriyat leaders held dialogue with India but history bears witness to the fact that New Delhi used dialogue as an instrument to dilute the intensity of resistance movement in Kashmir. He said that pro-freedom leadership has never been averse to talks but what they want is that the talks should be all inclusive, Kashmir centric, time-bound and result-oriented. Saghar said that New Delhi’s call for a sustainable dialogue is nothing but a hoax. “On one hand they talk of dialogue while on the other they have been chocking every dissenting voice in Kashmir”, he said adding that a sizeable number of prominent Kashmiri leaders including Shabir Ahmed Shah have been thrown behind the bars on the pretext of trumped up charges. “The ill-treatment meted out to Shah Sahib and other Kashmiri prisoners at Tihar Jail is a matter of grave concern”, the DFP leader said adding that recent incidents of thrashing of prisoners in Tihar jail had put the lives of all Kashmiri political prisoners at risk. Demanding release of Kashmiri prisoners, he said, ” Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Indian jails are being harassed. They should not only be shifted to Kashmir but also be released without any further delay”

JKDFP delegation congratulates daughter of incarcerated party chairman Shabir shah

Srinagar January 13:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Friday congratulated Insha, the third daughter of its incarcerated chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah on her tremendous success in tenth class examination. A party delegation led by senior leader Er Farooq Khan visited Sedow, Shopian and met Insha. District president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad and Mohammad Amin were also among the delegation members. Insha lost her eyesight during 2016 Intifada at the hands of government forces. She was immediately adopted by DFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah as his third daughter. Since then Insha is living her life as daughter of Shabir Shah. While express satisfaction over the performance of Insha, the DFP delegation told her that her better education is a dream of Shah sahib so she should work further hard to accomplish her father’s dream. The delegation told Insha that she is the daughter of a pro-freedom leader who never gives up despite hundreds of hardships so she too must muster same courage to get rid of every trouble. While praising Insha for her fabulous performance, the delegation said that whole nation is feeling proud of her. Despite many hardships, indifferent and odd situations, Insha braved courageously and set a praising precedence.

JKDFP congratulates Ghalib for fabulous performance in class 12th exam

Srinagar January 12:Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Friday congratulated Ghalib Afzal, the son of Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru on his tremendous success in twelfth class e xams. A party delegation led by senior leader Er Farooq Khan visited Baramulla, home town of Shaheed Afzal Guru and spent some time with Ghalib. While express satisfaction over the performance of Ghalib, the DFP delegation told him that his better education was a dream of his Shaheed father so he should work further hard to accomplish his father’s dream. The delegation told Ghalib that the nation will never forget the unparalleled sacrifice of his father who was hanged and buried in Tihar jail in 2013.While praising Ghalib for his fabulous performance, the delegation said that whole nation is feeling proud of him. Despite many hardships, indifferent and odd situations, Ghalib braved courageously and set a standard and a worth praising precedence

JKDFP delegation visits Shaheed Farheen’s residence 

Srinagar January 11; A Jammu & kashmir Democratic Freedom Party's (JKDFP) delegation today visited the residence of Shaheed Farheen Ahmad in Khadwani area of district Kulgam and expressed solidarity with his parents and other relatives. The delegation head, senior party leader, advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar while addressing the present people paid rich tributes to Shaheed Farheen. He said that the whole nation is indebted to the great sacrifices of youth like Shaheed Farheen who lay down their everything for the future of the nation. He said that Shaheed Farheen Ahmad Wani was a talented youth who achieved martyrdom while fighting the Indian forces in Kokernag area hence pledging on part of the whole nation that we will not rest unless we achieve our goal .DFP leader said that Indian stubborn policy about Kashmir is responsible for the ongoing bloodshed. If New Delhi wants to end the bloodbath in Kashmir it must accept and realize the realities about this long pending issue. DFP leader, Fayez Ahmad Sodagar said that Kashmiri youth are paying priceless sacrifices for a great cause and their sacrifices are the assets of the Kashmir struggle. It is our collective responsibility to safeguard the great sacrifices of our brave hearts like Shaheed Farheen Ahmad.

DFP pays tributes to Shaheed Khalid and Shaheed Farheen 

Srinagar January 10:Jammu & kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the gruesome act of murdering Khalid Ahmad Dar of Khadwani Kulgam at the hands of Indian forces. The party also paid rich and glowing tributes to Shaheed Farheen Ahmad Wani of Wanigund Khadwani who achieved martyrdom during a gunfight in Kokernag area. JKDFP said the bloodbath of Kashmiri youth continues unabated under one pretext or other by the men in uniform who are not being asked questions about using blind forces against the unarmed protesters. This unaccountability has encouraged the armed forces who have spread a reign of terror across the valley. JKDFP also paid glowing tributes to those martyred in Chadoora Budgam recently and Larnoo, Kokernag on Tuesday.The party said that Kashmiri youth are paying priceless sacrifices for a great cause and their sacrifices are the assets of the Kashmir struggle. It is our collective responsibility to safeguard the great sacrifices of the brave hearts .JKDFP also condemned the use of brute force on the peaceful protestors at Chadoora some days back and Larnoo, Kokernag only yesterday. The party said that showering pellets and bullets on unarmed protesters only proves that men in uniform have been given full freedom to crush the people of Kashmir and their voice. The DFP statement said that instead of resolving Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of people of Kashmir, New Delhi has adopted an oppressive and stubborn approach by use military might and chocking all space for peaceful means. This situation has pushed the Kashmiri youth to the wall and they are taking the path of gun.

Pellet blinded Insha passes board exams

Srinagar, January 9 : In occupied Kashmir, Insha Mushtaq, the girl completely blinded by pellets fired by Indian troops while she was inside her home in Shopian during the 2016 uprising, has passed her Class 10 board exams. Before her eyesight was taken away by pellets, Insha had 85 percent marks in Class 8 exams. She was watching street protests from the window of her home in Sedow village of Shopian on July 12, 2016, when pellets fired by the troops hit her right on the face, blinding her in both eyes. The teenage girl wanted to become a doctor and even after she was blinded, she said she would try her best to fulfill her dream. Insha told media that she could have done far better in the exams if she had not been blinded by the pellets. “I was expecting more, having worked hard for the exams, but you know what pellets did to me. After the injuries I was not able to study. I was allowed to have a writer in the exams and she did her best. She wrote faster than I dictated,” Insha said .Mushtaq Ahmad, father of Insha, said his family was happy that Insha had cleared her exams. The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in a statement in Srinagar congratulated the pellet-blinded Insha for passing her 10th class exam, calling her resilience an example. JKDFP said, “Despite going through the trauma of losing her eyesight due to pellets, she has managed an amazing feat. Her determination and resilience is an example for everyone. May Allah bless her, always.” JKDFP feels proud and expresses joy over the success of its incarcerated chief Shabir Shah’s third daughter Insha in tenth class examination. Insha lost her eyesight at the hands of Indian forces in 2016 but she did not give up. May Allah bless Insha!

DFP serves legal notice to ETV Urdu for telecasting baseless news against shah

Srinagar January 8:Jammu & kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has served a legal notice to ETV Urdu TV channel for telecasting baseless news about its incarcerated chief Shabir Ahmad Shah. The notice issued through advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar said that Shabir Shah, who is presently lodged in Central Jail Tihar, New Delhi is a prominent and frontline pro freedom political leader of Jammu and Kashmir right from 1968, fighting for Right to Self Determination. The ETV Urdu on Dec 3, 2018 at 1900 hours (7:00 PM) telecasted a caption in Urdu saying “Rs 62.00 lakh amount was recovered from Shabir Ahmad Shah by Enforcement. Directorate.” The news is false and frivolous and has been deliberately aired. Even the charge sheet filed by ED New Delhi against Shabir Shah does not reveal anywhere that Rs Sixty lac have been recovered or seized from him. The notice said that Shabir Shah is a reputed political leader/figure of Jammu and Kashmir, and has earned a good fame and respect among the masses of Jammu and Kashmir in general and people of Kashmir in particular. Besides, he has a good repute, respect and fair name among people of several countries outside India, as he has been named as “Prisoner of Conscience” by Amnesty International in 1994.In consequence of the fake news item of ETV Urdu, the said TV channel have committed breach of fundamental and personal rights of Shabir Shah, the notice said. The notice has called upon ETV Urdu to take note of and pay an amount of Rs 5 crore (Rupees five crore) to Shabir Shah for inflicting harm to Shabir Shah.

DFP grieved over death of sister of Shaheed-e-Azimuth Sheikh Abdul Aziz

Srinagar January 7:Jammu & kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of the sister of Shaheed-e-Azimuth Sheikh Abdul Aziz .The sister of Shaheed-e-Azimuth passed away in her house at old Srinagar area. The JKDFP while paying tributes to the deceased said that she too had suffered a lot for being the sister of Shaheed-e-Azimuth, Sheikh Abdul Aziz who laid his life while leading Muzaffarabad Chalo rally in 2008. DFP expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the deceased soul. Meanwhile the DFP has paid tributes to Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno of Islamabad (Anantnag) on his 22nd martyrdom anniversary and said that people are indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and committed to take their mission forward. In a statement DFP said our martyrs sacrificed their lives to liberate Jammu Kashmir from the forcible occupation of India. These sacrifices are enough to awake the conscience of the world leadership but unfortunately the international community doesn’t pressure India much to resolve the Kashmir issue which ultimately boosts the morale of India and its collaborators to continue playing with the lives of innocent peopled paid tributes to Kashmir martyrs saying their sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste.

Success of truthfulness of Shabir Shah is certain :DFP

Srinagar January 6 : An extra ordinary meeting of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party district Islamabad (Anantnag) was held which was presided over by the district president advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar. The meeting strongly condemned not producing the incarcerated party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah before court. The participants said that Shabir Shah is the name of an ideology which cannot be crushed by jailing the resistance leader. Rather the said ideology flourishes after every passing day. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Tehsil Dooru, Kokernag, Shan gas, Bijbehara, Pahalgam and Islamabad who in one voice expressed their solidarity with person and politics of Shabir Ahmad Shah. The participants said that Indian agencies cannot prove anything against Shabir Shah ,because he has followed truthfulness throughout his life and transparency has been his way of life. But India wants to prolong his incarceration and deny medical facilities only to defeat his politics. But fact of the matter is that Shah sahib has spent half of his life in jails with steadfastness. His enemies many a times tried to tarnish his personality by using baseless accusations but he always came out clean. The participants said that success of truthfulness of Shabir Shah is certain.

DFP remembers Sopore massacre, victims on 25th anniversary.

Srinagar January 5 :Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that justice continues to elude the victim families of gory Sopore massacre for the past 25 years whose near and dear ones lost their lives at the hands of Indian forces in the Apple town of Sopore on January 6, 1993.Remembering the victims of Sopore massacre on their 25th anniversary Freedom Party said that 57 innocent civilians were massacred by the BSF men however, such massacres and bloodshed have failed to kill the freedom sentiment of Kashmiri people. While saluting the pro-freedom stance of Zinda Dilan-e-Sopore, Freedom Party said BSF troops tried their best to eradicate the emotions of people but people of the apple town are still firm on the way of resistance. The statement said that BSF men sprayed gun powder, petrol and kerosene on the buildings in Sopore and torched them after killing 57 innocent people. Around 400 commercial establishments and 75 residential houses were set ablaze in five localities of Sopore by Indian forces who went on a rampage only because people of Sopore are known for their pro-freedom political stance. Freedom Party condemned the closing of Sopore case file citing “lack of evidence”. There are countless cases like Sopore massacre where New Delhi has practically exhibited that it treats Kashmir as its colony. Freedom Party appealed the rights organizations active on international level to come forward for the rescue of Kashmiri people who are facing all sorts of violations at the hands of the Indian forces.

Stop interfering in religious matters of Muslims: DFP to India

Srinagar, January 04 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that India is interfering in the religious matters of Muslims and recent decisions about triple Talaq and Hajj are glaring examples of it.DFP Secretary General, Muhammad Abdullah Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the decisions of Indian government had hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims on the whole. He said that New Delhi was provoking 300 million Indian Muslims by taking anti-Islam measures." If India is sincere in changing the overall situation of its Muslims, it must accept the recommendations of its own experts which they have put forth time and again,” he added. Muhammad Abdullah Tari said that by interfering in the religious matters of Muslims, India is in fact encouraging communalism and hatred which is very harmful in any way. Meanwhile, a DFP delegation went to Drabgam and Tral areas of Pulwama to pay tributes to Manzoor Ahmed Baba and Fardeen Ahmed, who were martyred by Indian troops on Monday. Addressing mourners on the occasion, the DFP leaders said that the Indian authorities were leaving no stone unturned to intimidate and suppress the people of Kashmir. They, however, maintained that all Indian oppressive measures had failed to crush the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment and they were determined to take their liberation struggle to its logical conclusion.

DFP demands implementation of UNSC resolutions

Srinagar Jan 3:Jammu & kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said in a statement that Enforcement Directorate has nothing to prove against the incarcerated Freedom Party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah that is he was not produced before a Delhi Court yesterday. The judge of Patiala House Court Delhi waited for the whole day but ED did not produce Shabir Shah only to skip the wrath of the court. For hours ED told the court that Shabir Shah will be produced through video conferencing but finally the agency came with an excuse of faulty camera. Hence ED not only made a joke of justice but also of the judiciary of India. Justice demands that Shabir Shah should be released forthwith till the accusations against him are proved but New Delhi is not only prolonging his detention but also skips courts. These tactics are to keep Shabir Shah away from the court and prolong his incarceration. New Delhi has used such tactics in past as well to break the political will of Shabir Shah but it has failed each time before the steadfastness, truthfulness and straightforwardness of Shabir Shah. Meanwhile, JKDFP has said in a statement that New Delhi has become habitual of ignoring promises made with Kashmiri people at international levels. These promises have been made through various resolutions at UNSC of which the resolution of January 5, 1949 is of utmost importance. India has not only ignored the said resolutions but the promises of its first Prime Minister, Pandith Nehru. JKDFP has said that India cannot deny the legitimacy and authenticity of the UN resolution which stand witness that political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided. The people of Jammu Kashmir have time and again pledged that they won’t take rest unless their political demands are fulfilled. They have rendered tremendous sacrifices and demand that international brethren should pressurize India to fulfill its promises made vis-à-vis Kashmir dispute.

DFP pays rich tributes to Lethpora martyrs

Srinagar Jan 2;A high level delegation of Jammu Kashmir Freedom Party went to Drabgam and Hayena Tral to pay tributes to Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Baba and Shaheed Fardeen Ahmad.The delegation was led by senior party leader Engineer Farooq Khan. Besides others, district president Pulwama Mohammad Amin was also part of the delegation. Addressing the present people the delegation members said that the freedom struggle of Kashmir is becoming more precious after every martyrdom of our brave hearts who render tremendous sacrifices to break the chains of oppression. They said that it is because of these sacrifices that Kashmir issue is being talked at international forums. These brave hearts are in fact keeping the torch of resistance burning by using their precious blood. The whole nation is indebted to these heroes who lay down their lives for a noble cause. The DFP delegation said that Indian stubborn attitude towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute is responsible for the bloodshed. If New Delhi is sincere about the peace and stability of the south Asian region, it should accept the historic facts related to Kashmir dispute without any further delay. They said that sacrifices of those like Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Baba and Shaheed Fardeen Ahmad have increased the responsibilities of the nation manifold. Both the martyrs along with a guest brave heart achieved martyrdom at Lethpora Pulwama during a gunfight. The DFP delegation expressed solidarity with the families of the martyrs and assured them that the sacrifices of their sons will be protected at any cast. The Indian authorities are leaving no stone unturned to intimidate and suppress the people of Kashmir using arbitrary measures. However, people exhibit their attachment with the freedom movement whenever they get a chance. This only indicates that all oppressive measures have failed to crush the freedom sentiment in the disputed region. Stop interfering in religious matters of Muslims: DFP to India Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that India is interfering in the religious matters of Muslims and recent decisions about Talaq and Haj are glaring examples of it .DFP secretary general Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that recent decisions of New Delhi have hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims on the whole. He said that New Delhi is provoking 30 crore Muslims in the garb of changing them. If New Delhi is sincere in changing the overall situation of its Muslims, it must accept the recommendations of its own experts which they have put forth time and again. The situation of Muslims can be changed by implementing reservations for them and especially Muslim women, Molana Tari said adding however New Delhi is trying to prove Muslims as uncivilized which can only produce negative results. He said that by interfering in the religious matters of Muslims India is in fact encouraging cSommunalism and hatred which is very harmful in any way.

India responsible for ongoing bloodshed in Kashmir: JKDFP

Srinagar 1st January 2018 : Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Baba of Drabgam, Pulwama and Shaheed Fardeen Ahmad of Hayena Tral, Democratic Freedom Party has said that Indian stubborn attitude towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute is responsible for the bloodshed in the region. A Freedom Party statement said that sacrifices of those like Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Baba and Shaheed Fardeen Ahmad have increased the responsibilities of the nation manifold. Both the brave hearts achieved martyrdom at Lethpora Pulwama during a gunfight. Terming New Delhi responsible for ghastly situations in the region, the statement said that there was no let-up in the human rights violations like harassing civilians and restrictions on political activities. Referring to year 2017, the DFP statement said that human rights violations marked most horrible as killings and arrests have touched its highest level. The authorities have in fact waged war on people of Kashmir. Indian forces have killed 206 freedom fighters in last one year. At least 80 civilians were also brutally killed by forces while as hundreds of civilians sustained injuries at the hands of the men in uniform and properties worth corers was destroyed. The genuine political leaders like DFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah continued to remain behind bars which have created a huge political gape resulting in chaos and confusion. Political leaders and activists are subjected to vengeance and agencies like NIA and ED have been activated to silent the political opponents. The Indian authorities are leaving no stone unturned to intimidate and suppress the people of Kashmir using arbitrary measures. However, the DFP statement hailed the people for their commitment towards the freedom struggle and said that spirit of people will fail each and every sinister design of India and its forces.

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