London: Daughter of the incarcerated Kashmiri resistance
leader, Shabir Shah has started an online campaign seeking
release of her father who has spent more than 33 years in
different jails so far only for demanding a resolution of
the Kashmir dispute.
A 1st year college student, 19 years young Sehar Shabir Shah
is also seeking release of other Kashmiri prisoners through
her #FreeShabirShah and #freepoliticalprisoners campaign.
She is tagging not only world human rights organizations like UN Human Rights
Council but also office of the PM of India and the Rashtrapati
Bhavan. Due to continuous imprisonment of her father, Sehar
Shabir has developed psychological problems.
Having spent more time in jails than any other political prisoner
of the world "I felt always on meeting my father Shabir Shah
that his resolve for Kashmir has risen as it ever was," says
Sehar adding "despite hardships of a notorious jail inflicted
on him he is a hard nut to crack standing all alone for a cause
he started at the age of 14 and for the fact that the world
around him is fast changing to suit its own interests."
The current Covid-19 spread has increased the worries of Shabir
Shah's and other prisoner's families because there are reports
that many inmates have already developed symptoms.
Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chief, Shabir
Shah is undergoing imprisonment at Tihar jail, Delhi since July
2017 after he was abducted by the Indian investigating agency
NIA from Srinagar.
Shabir Shah is among the front run resistance leaders of Kashmir
who always stood for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute.
For his different political opinion India has always put Shabir
Shah behind bars to silence his political voice. He was termed
"prisoner of Conscience" by human rights watchdog Amnesty International,
in May 1995.
Lodged in Tihar jail, Delhi, Shabir Shah is presently suffering
from many ailments and his health is deteriorating after every
passing day. Reports suggest that dozens of other Kashmiri prisoners
languishing in different jails of India are also suffering from
ailments and are not being treated properly.
Dr. Bilquis seeks early release
of Shah, other prisoners
Srinagar, April 24: As the
situation created by COVID-19 worsens in India, Dr Bilquies Shah,
the wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader,
Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has demanded release of all Kashmiri prisoners
including her husband languishing in different Indian jails.
Dr Bilquies, who herself is a reputed doctor, wrote on her facebook
page "High time to release my husband Shabbir Shah and all
other Kashmiri prisoners lodged at Tihar and different jails across
India. If not release at least shift them to J&K."Senior
APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom
Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmed Shah, is undergoing detention at New
Delhi's infamous Tihar Jail since 2017 following his arrest by
the India's Enforcement Directorate from Srinagar in connection
with a false case registered against him. Besides Shabbir Shah,
other Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and activists like Muhammad Yasin
Malik, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Naheeda Nasreen, Fehmeeda
Sufi, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saifullah, Merajuddin
Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar,
Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Yousuf and Zahoor Ahmed Watali
are also lodged in Tihar Jail.
The appeal of Dr Bilquies Shah has come at a time when reports
suggest that lacs of people are getting affected by COVID-19 in
India on daily basis. The sharp increase in corona cases in India
has put the lives of Kashmiri prisoners in high risk because of
the fact that they remain far off from their homeland and are
being denied the basic facilities.
Shabbir Shah, who has spent more than 33 years of his life in
different Indian jails so far only because of his peculiar political
ideology, is suffering from various ailments and his health is
deteriorating after every passing day. Reports suggest that dozens
of other Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different jails of
India are also suffering from different ailments and are not being
Meanwhile, the DFP in a statement in Srinagar urged the world
human rights organisations to play their role in the release of
all Kashmiri prisoners including Shabbir Shah or their shifting
to their homeland.
DFP seeks HR bodies' role in early release
of Shah, other prisoners
Condemns arrest spree of
Kashmiri youth by Indian authorities
Islamabad/Srinagar Aprl 17: Condemning in strong terms the
continued and illegal detention of party Chairman and Hurriyat
leaders the Acting Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom
Party has sought world human rights bodies' role in the early
release of Shabir Ahmed Shah who has been languishing in Tihar
Jail for over past three years.
Terming the illegal imprisonment of Shah and others as a deep
rooted conspiracy to suppress voice of dissent in Kashmir Saghar
in a statement issued here on Monday said that the ailing Hurriyat
leader was being deliberately punished for his unprecedented
and indomitable role in the Kashmiris' ongoing freedom struggle
against the Indian illegal occupation.
Urging world human rights organizations to take effective notice
of the fast deteriorating health condition of Shah and other
Hurriyat leaders Saghar stated that Mr. Shah who has been suffering
from multiple ailments was not receiving proper medical treatment
in the highly congested jail, which he said has been declared
as a hotbed of the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the DFP spokesman in a separate statement condemned
in strong terms the arrest and torture of Kashmir youth said
that it was shocking to see that innocent youth were being detained
under notorious laws and subjected to third degree torture in
jails and interrogation centers. Terming it as flagrant violations
of the Geneva Convention and other world covenants the spokesman
said that Children in Kashmir have been worst victims of the
Indian state terrorism. "Children and youth have always
been at the receiving end; they are being arrested, tortured,
humiliated and harassed by the Indian forces deployed in length
and breadth of the valley" , he said adding that the Indian
army had a history of killing Kashmiri youth in fake-encounters.
DFP pays tribute to martyred youth, seeks
end to HR violations in IoK
Srinagar Apr 11: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic
Freedom Party has paid eulogizing tributes to Kashmiri youth
who were brutally martyred by the Indian army in Shopian
In a statement issued here on Sunday, the DFP spokesman while
condemning in strong terms the killing of youth and desecration
of Mosque and the Holy Quran by Indian occupation forces said
that such atrocious assaults were meant to hurt the religious
sentiments of Kashmiris, which he said would not be tolerated
at any cost.
Expressing his grave concern over the alarming situation in
the valley the DFP spokesman said that attacks on places of
worship constitute a serious crime under international law.
Urging international community to take notice of the simmering
situation in the disputed territory he said that it was high
time that world must shun its policy of indifference towards
the sufferings of Kashmiri people and immediate end to unabated
human rights violations committed by the Indian troops against
Meanwhile, the spokesman also extended his party's full support
to the strike call given by the All Parties Hurriat Conference
Saghar seeks world leaders' role to address
simmering situation in IoK
Islamabad Apr 7: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic
Freedom Party (DFP) has sought world leaders' pro-active role
to address the dire political and human rights situation in
the Indian occupied Kashmir.
In a joint communiqué addressed to the leaders of P5
countries, Secretary General OIC and the UN chief Mr. António
Guterres, the DFP acting chairman Mehmood Ahmed Saghar said
that the blood of innocent Kashmiris was being spilled over
with impunity by the trigger happy Indian forces. "Life
for the people in Kashmir is getting tougher and tougher with
each passing day. Innocent civillians in particular the educated
youth are being killed ruthlessly by the Indian forces during
fake encounters, cordons and search operations that go unabated
amidst the fresh tide of corona-virus, which is considered even
deadlier than the previous waves" , he said adding that
Indian government's antagonistic approach and senseless targeting
of Kashmiri youth amounts to systematic genocide.
Referring to settler-colonialism policies of the Indian state,
he said, "Enactment of a series of anti-Kashmiri laws has
instilled a fear of insecurity amongst the Kashmiris" .
These laws, he said, were meant to change the region's demography
and to deprive natives of their resources, jobs, identity, cultural,
land and above all the right of self-determination guaranteed
to them by no less an authority than the United Nations
Terming these laws as a serious violation of the UN resolutions
Saghar urged the P-5 countries to take effective notice of India's
settler colonialism drive intended to replace the indigenous
population with a new society of settlers in the occupied Kashmir.
Referring to the 5th August 2019 move by the Indian state he
said that the contentious move was an act of aggression and
an outrageous assault on the rights of the people of the state.
"It was a deep-rooted conspiracy to erase the Kashmiris'
political, cultural and national identity", the communiqué
said adding that the attempted annexation of Jammu and Kashmir
has pushed the region into a quagmire of uncertainty.
Expressing deep concern over the lack of freedom of the press
and expression in the IoK, he said, "Coercion, intimidation
and harassment of political activists, journalists, rights groups
and civil society activists, has been a hallmark of the BJP
government's Kashmir policy" .
The continued and illegal detention of political activists,
he said, was a matter of serious concern. Highlighting the plight
of detainees the joint communiqué said, "Thousands
of Kashmiris including pro-freedom leaders, social activists,
lawyers and businessmen who have been arrested before and after
5th August 2019 continue to rot in highly congested Indian jails
that have been declared as COVID-19 hotbeds" .
"It is high time that the world must take effective notice
of the stepped-up human rights violations in the troubled region
and influence the government of India to resolve the lingering
dispute of Kashmir that happens to be the mother of all disputes
pending between India and Pakistan" , he concluded.
DFP denounces killing of youth in IOK,
seeks release of Kashmiri prisoners
Srinagar Apr 3: Jammu Kashmir Democratic
Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the killing of three
Kashmiri youth by the Indian occupation forces youth in Pulwama
district and termed it as worst kind state terrorism.
In a statement issued here on Saturday the DFP spokesman while
expressing serious concern over the unabated bloodbath of Kashmiri
youth at the hands of the Indian occupation forces said that
the systematic killing of youth was a part of Indian government's
deep rooted conspiracy to change the demography of Kashmir.
He said that the trigger happy Indian troops deployed in the
length and breadth of the valley have unleashed a reign of terror
in the region. "Innocent and educated youth are deliberately
targeted and killed mercilessly by the occupation force during
cordon and search operation" , the spokesman said adding
that on one hand the Indian troops were killing people without
any rhyme and reason while on the other blowing up residential
houses and public properties has become new norm for the troops
in Indian occupied Kashmir. The spokesman also denounced the
use of brute force against civilians and harassment of journalists
by the Indian forces. He said that the world should take a serious
note of Indian brutalities and play its much needed role to
resolve the Kashmir dispute that has been the cause and consequence
of continued bloodshed in the region.
Meanwhile, the DFP acting chairman voiced his serious concern
over the continued detention of the party chairman Shabir Ahmed
Shah and other Hurriyat leaders who have been languishing in
different jails in and outside Kashmir. Urging the world human
rights organisations to play their role to ensure early release
of all the detainees he said that the third wave of COVID-19
which is being seen as deadlier than the first two waves pose
a serious threat to Kashmir prisoners who have been kept in
highly congested prisons that have been declared as COVID-19
Saghar welcomes Gen. Bajawa's
statement on Kashmir
Urges India to
shun its policy of intransigence to resolve K-dispute
Islamabad Mar 19: Acting Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Democratic
Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar while welcoming Pakistan
Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's recent statement
on Kashmir has asked the government of India to accept the ground
reality and resume dialogue to settle the long-running dispute
of Kashmir to ensure durable peace and prosperity in the entire
south Asian region.
In a statement issued here on Friday Saghar said that Gen.
Bajwa's statement provides a window of opportunity for India
and Pakistan to resolve all outstanding disputes, in particular
the unresolved Kashmir dispute that has been the biggest hurdle
in the way of peace and prosperity in the region and beyond.
Gen. Bajwa, he said, has rightly said that without resolution
of Kashmir dispute through peaceful means, the process of sub
continental rapprochement will always remain susceptible to
derailment due to politically motivated bellicosity. Saghar
said that it was high time that Indian leadership must realize
this ground reality and come forward with a positive state of
mind to engage with Pakistan and the leadership of Kashmir to
bring about a lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute to ensure
peace and stability in the region.
Terming Kashmir as key to regional peace the DFP leader said
that history bears testimony to the fact that there could be
no peace unless the Kashmir dispute was resolved in its true
He said that Kashmiris have always rendered full support to
the dialogue process aimed at resolving the core issue of Kashmir
but India's stubborn attitude and its policy of intransigence
has always been a stumbling block in resolving the dispute peacefully.
Terming dialogue as the only civilized way to resolve disputes
Saghar said that it was high time that the Indian leaders should
recognize the fact that Kashmir is a political issue that needs
to be resolved politically in accordance with the universally
accepted principle of right to self-determination.
DFP welcomes India-Pakistan
fresh agreement to maintain ceasefire along LoC
Islamabad, Feb 26: Jammu and
Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has welcomed the India-Pakistan
fresh agreement to maintain ceasefire along the Line of Control
In a statement issued here on Friday, the DFP acting chairman
Mehmood Ahmed Saghar while terming it as a step in the right direction
said that there was dire need to acknowledge the fact that dialogue
was the only civilized way to resolve the dispute. He said that
the agreement would go a long way to maintain peace on the LoC
where people have suffered enormously due to the persisting tensions
between the two countries. He said that the agreement would certainly
help people on both sides of the dividing line.
Terming LoC as an offshoot of the lingering Kashmir dispute Saghar,
however, maintained that sustainable peace in the region was inescapably
linked to the resolution Kashmir conflict that needs to be settled
in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people.
Referring to deteriorating political and human rights situation
in the occupied Kashmir, he said that time has come that the government
of India should realize the ground reality that there was no military
solution to Kashmir dispute. "Kashmir is a political issue
that needs to be resolve in accordance with the UN resolutions"
, he said adding that it was high time that India should stop
bloodshed of innocent civilians, release all illegally detained
political leaders and activists and rescind all actions it had
taken since 5th August 2019 so as to pave a way for the peaceful
resolution of Kashmir conflict" , he said.
DFP aghast over killing spree,
calls for complete shutdown on Modi's visit to IoK
Srinagar, Feb 23: While voicing
serious concern over the prevailing political and human rights
situation in the occupied Kashmir, Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP)
has said that the occupation forces who were on a killing spree
has turned the valley into a living hell where people are scared
even expressing their feelings.
The DFP spokesman in a statement issued here on Tuesday, said,
"The men in uniform have been set free to arrest Kashmir
youth and kill them in fake encounters". Terming it as a
worst kind of state terrorism the spokesman said that Indian forces
were hell bent to kill every Kashmiri who has a different political
About the ongoing raids and military operations in the valley
the spokesman said nocturnal raids, cordon and search operations
and killings of innocent civilians in fake encounters speak volumes
about the normalcy being peddled by the government of India. Ahead
of the Indian Prime Minister's visit to the valley, he said that
the entire Kashmir has been turned into a military garrison. "On
one hand house to house searches have made people's lives miserable
while on the other the Indian forces standing at every nook and
corner of the valley forcibly stop vehicles and subject passengers
to inhuman frisking" . "The cordon and search operations
carried out by Indian troops in the length and breadth of the
valley has created an environment of fear among people in the
valley" , he said adding that the disputed territory has
been turned into a big jail where people are treated as slaves.
Meanwhile, the spokesman while citing the heart-wrenching mass-rape
incident by the Indian forces said that shameless incident was
a big blot in the face of Indian state. "Despite the passage
of several years the victims are still wondering from pillar to
the post" , he said adding that it was high time that the
international community should play its role to hold India accountable
for the crimes it had committed against Kashmiris.
The DFP spokesman while reiterating his party's full support to
APHC's call for shutdown on Modi's visit appealed to the people
of Jammu and Kashmir urging them to observe complete shutdown
on the proposed visit of Narendra Modi. He urged the people to
hoist black flags as a mark of strong protest against Narendra
Modi to convey to the world that India's illegal and forcible
occupation of their motherland was not acceptable to them.
EU parliamentary group visit
to IoK, an attempt to hoodwink world community: DFP
Srinagar, Feb 16: Jammu and Kashmir
Democratic Freedom Party has appealed to the Kashmiri masses to
observe complete strike on EU parliamentarians visit to the occupied
territory to remind the world of its legal and moral responsibilities
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the DFP spokesman said
that the EU parliamentarians arranged visit was a ploy to hoodwink
the international community. Indian government, he said, has conducted
these kinds of sponsored visits in the past too but it has miserably
failed in its attempts to mislead the international community.
"The Indian government's aim of projecting its so-called
normalcy narrative by arranging the visits of selected EU parliamentarians
has utterly as New Delhi's false narrative on Jammu and Kashmir
finds no takers at international level" , the spokesman said
adding that the civilized world knows full well as how brazenly
the BJP government has violated the international humanitarian
laws by holding millions of Kashmir hostage for several months.
Terming these state sponsored visits of foreigners as a futile
exercise, the spokesman said that instead of acting at the Indian
ruler's whims and fancies the EU parliamentarians should visit
the region independently to take a holistic review of the prevailing
political and human rights situation in the region that as a matter
of fact has been highly precarious. The spokesman said that the
EU parliamentarians' visit is taking place at the moment when
entire political leadership has been put behind the bars.
Reiterating his party's full support to the strike call given
by the APHC the DFP spokesman urged the masses to observe a complete
strike to convey to the world that India's forcible occupation
of their motherland was not acceptable to them.
DFP remembers Shaheed Maqbool
Islamabad/Srinagar, Feb 10: The
acting chairman Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood
Ahmed Saghar has paid rich tributes to Kashmiri liberation leaders,
Muhammad Maqbool Bhat who on this day in 1984 was hanged to death
in New Delhi's Tihar Jail.
In a statement issued here on Thursday Saghar while paying tributes
to JKLF ideologue Muhammad Maqbool Bhat said that Bhat was an
icon of resistance movement who sacrificed his life for the noble
cause of freedom from Indian occupation.
The DFP leader termed the execution of Maqbool Bhat as a judicial
murder saying that so-called democratic state violated the fundamentals
of justice system by denying him the right to fair trial. Highlighting
the supreme sacrifices of the JKLF leader he said that Bhat was
a man of integrity and honesty who devoted his entire life for
the collective cause, went through trials and tribulations and
ultimately sacrificed his precious life in pursuit of long cherished
Bhat's supreme sacrifices for the noble cause he said have inspired
a new generation of Kashmiri youth who continue to strive and
struggle to achieve the ultimate goal for which the martyrs had
laid down their precious lives. He expressed the hope that the
day was not far when subjugated but determined masses of Kashmir
will see the dawn of freedom.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement from Srinagar, the DFP spokesman
voiced serious concern over the fast deteriorating political and
human rights situation in Kashmir. He said that the Indian occupation
authorities were hell bent on enforcing a graveyard silence in
the region under the garb of newly enforced black laws such as
UAPA. "Under this law innocent people are being arrested
and thrown behind the bars without any rhyme and reason"
, he said adding that now the occupation authorities have shamelessly
booked Mushataq Wani the father of one of the victims who were
killed by the Indian army in a fake encounter last month. Terming
it as highly condemnable the spokesman said that the enforced
silence won't suppress Kashmiris aspiration and their political
will to pursue the noble cause.
Afzal Guru's hanging: a clear
case of judicial murder: DFP
Srinagar, Feb 8: Jammu Kashmir
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has paid glowing tributes to Shaheed
Muhammad Afzal Guru on his martyrdom anniversary on Tuesday.
In a statement issued here from Srinagar DFP spokesman said that
Afzal Guru was hanged to death without being given a fair trial.
Terming it as a clear case of judicial murder the spokesman said,
"The execution was carried out just to terrify the people
of Kashmir by sending them a message that to what extent Indian
state can go to crush the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris"
, he said. "But with all its brutality and cruelty India
could not suppress the sentiment of Azadi from the hearts and
minds of the people of Kashmir" , he said adding that Indian
tyranny has only strengthened the resolve and commitment of the
Kashmiris towards the freedom struggle of Kashmir.
Paying eulogizing tributes to Kashmiri martyrs the DFP spokesman
the peerless sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri youth has brought
Kashmir at the center stage at world level.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, the DFP acting Chairman Mehmood
Ahmed Saghar welcomed the resolution adopted by New York Legislative
Assembly relating to observance of 5th February as Kashmir American
Day. Terming it as a significant development he said that it was
also a great diplomatic success of Pakistan. He also praised efforts
made by the American-Pakistani Advocacy Group and Pakistani missions
across the United States of America in highlighting Kashmir issue
in the USA.
Saghar expressed the hope that this fast changing global scenario
and growing realization about Kashmir at the world level would
be instrumental in bringing an end to human rights violations
in IoK besides sensitizing the global community about the early
resolution of the Kashmir conflict.
Saghar thanks Pakistan for
expressing solidarity with Kashmiris
Islamabad, Feb 6: Acting
chairman Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Mehmood
Ahmed Saghar has thanked the government and particularly the
people of Pakistan for expressing complete solidarity with the
struggling people of occupied Kashmir.
In a statement issued on the occasion of Kashmir Day the DFP
leader extended his heartfelt gratitude to the government and
particularly the people of Pakistan for their wholehearted support
to Kashmiris' ongoing struggle for right to self-determination.
The observance of Kashmir day he said amply demonstrated the
Pakistan's consistent policy, its unwavering commitment and
allegiance towards the cause of Kashmir. "We hope than
Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic
support till we achieve our cherished goal of freedom from India's
unlawful and forcible occupation", Saghar said.
Lauding Pakistan's role for championing the cause of Kashmir
at world level Saghar said that Pakistan has always played a
very pivotal role in providing every possible support at regional
and international level to the ongoing liberation struggle of
the Kashmiri people.
Seeking peace, prosperity and economic stability for the people
of Pakistan the DFP leader said, "A politically stable
and economically strong Pakistan was guarantor to the success
of Kashmiris' freedom struggle".
DFP condemns genocide of
Kashmiri youth in IOK
Srinagar, Jan 30: while condemning
the continued bloodshed and systematic genocide of Kashmiri youth
by the Indian occupation forces the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic
Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday paid rich tributes to three Kashmiri
youth who embraced martyrdom during CASO in Tral area of Pulawama
In a press statement the DFP spokesman said that Indian forces
deployed in length and breadth of the valley have been engaged
in brutal genocide of the Kashmiri youth who he said were being
mercilessly murdered during search operations and fake encounters
by the occupation forces. "Cordon and search operations,
arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings and forced disappearance
and killing spree of young boys is part of this grand conspiracy
aimed at changing the demography of the Muslim majority state",
the spokesman said adding that massive troops concentration in
the region on the other hand continues to threaten the lives of
people particularly the youth who were being harassed and humiliated
by the occupation forces day in and day out.
Voicing serious concerns over the deteriorating situation in the
region the DFP spokesman urged the international community to
impress upon the Indian government to stop the reckless violence
and bloodshed and grant the people of Jammu and Kashmir their
inalienable right to self-determination.
DFP calls for observing India's
Republic Day as black day
Srinagar, Jan 23: Calling for
observing the Indian Republic Day as Black Day, Jammu and Kashmir
Democratic Freedom Party (DF) has said that India has no justification
to celebrate its republic day as its occupational forces are engaged
in trampling basic rights of Kashmiri people for the past seven
In a statement issued from Srinagar a spokesman of the party (DFP)
while condemning India's illegal and forcible control over the
territory said, "Notwithstanding their commitments of holding
a free, fair and impartial plebiscite to let the people of Jammu
and Kashmir to decide their political fate, the Indian rulers
resorted to brute force and with its military might are desperate
to silence the voices of dissent in the region" .
He said that the country that has deprived millions of Kashmiris
of their fundamental rights have no right whatsoever to celebrate
republic day. The spokesman appealed to the masses to observe
a complete strike on the day to express their resentment against
the illegal occupation of their motherland by India.
Saghar bereaved over demise
of senior journalist Ghulam Nabi Shaida
Islamabad, Jan 19: Acting chairman
Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed
Saghar has expressed deep sense of shock over the sad demise of
editor and owner of Urdu daily 'Wadi ki Awaaz' Ghulam Nabi Shaida
who breathed his last at his Srinagar residence last night.
In his condolence message the DFP leader while highlighting his
peerless contribution in the field of journalism said that Shaida
Sahib was one of the pioneering journalists who didn't hesitate
to call a spade a spade. "True to its name Wadi-ki-Awaz is
widely recognized in Kashmir as one of the most credible and true
voice of the society" , Saghar said adding that Shaida Sahib
was a man of principle who never compromised his ideals. His demise
has created a void that can never be filled" , he added.
Extending his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family Saghar
prayed to Allah almighty to grant him the highest place in Jannah.
DFP pays rich tributes to
Hails APPKG chief
for raising concerns over HR violations in IoK
Srinagar, Jan 18: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has on
Tuesday paid eulogizing tributes to the martyrs of Gawkadal who
were mercilessly killed by the Indian occupation forces on 21
In a statement a spokesman of the party (DFP) said that the massacre
goes down in the history of Kashmir as one of the most terrific
incidents of mass-killings that will continue to bruise the hearts
and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Terming it as worst
kind of state-terrorism he said on that fateful day, a crackdown
was also held at Chota-bazaar, Kani-kadal areas where thousands
of men women, children and elderly were subjected to severe torture,
torment and humiliation" . The spokesman while loading the
supreme sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs said, "We are
indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for freedom"
The spokesman reiterated Kashmiris' pledge to take the ongoing
liberation struggle to its logical end despite all odds.
Meanwhile, the DFP spokesman in a separate statement thanked MP
Debbie Abrahams Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group
(APPKG) for raising concerns about the grave Human Rights Violations,
Revocation of Special Status, illegal and arbitrary detention
of Kashmiri leaders, in IOK.
The spokesman said that the international community must take
effective cognizance of the rights situation in Kashmir and play
its role in holding the Indian government accountable for the
crimes its troops have committed against Kashmiris.