December 2011

 

Shabir Shah arrested in Pulwama

 

Srinagar, December 30 : Indian police personnel arrested senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah at Pulwama.
Shah was on way to Shopian to address a public meeting after Friday prayers when a heavy contingent of police stopped his vehicle and took him into custody at Neaw Khanda in Pulwama.
The DFP spokesman condemned Shabir Shah’s arrest and said that India would never succeed in its efforts to weaken the liberation movement by keeping Shabir Shah away from the people
He said that India was playing delaying tactics with regard to resolving the dispute. “Pakistan, in past and the recent times, has expressed willingness to resolve the Kashmir issue. However, India has always backed off. New Delhi has a military approach to deal with the issue,” he added. He stressed the need for resolving the dispute through tripartite talks and said, “No bilateral solution will be acceptable to the people here. We are the main party to the conflict and our participation is a must in bringing about a resolution to this long pending issue.”

 

Kashmir is purely political issue: Shabir Shah

 

Srinagar, December 28 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmir is purely a political issue that can only be resolved politically after taking its people on board.
Shah speaking at a meeting of his party activists in Srinagar pointed out that to ease the international pressure, India was trying to dub the Kashmir dispute as a problem, which could be resolved by giving economic benefits to its people. “But the fact remains that Kashmir is neither an economic issue nor a law and order problem. It is a political problem for which millions of people have so far offered the supreme sacrifice of their life,” he added.
Shah paying rich tributes to the martyrs reiterated the pledge to take their mission to its logical conclusion at all costs. He urged the people to foil the nefarious designs of those who wanted to harm the sectarian harmony in the Kashmir Valley.

 

Kashmiris’ sacrifices not to go waste: Shabir Shah

 

Srinagar, December 27:Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that the unparalleled sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people for resolution of the Kashmir dispute will not go waste.
Shah was addressing a delegate session of his party activists in Srinagar. He maintained that the world community had realized that the people of Jammu and Kashmir were engaged in a just liberation struggle for the past sixty-four years and pressure was increasing on India to settle the lingering dispute. The DFP chief stated that Hurriyet Conference was custodian of the Kashmiri martyrs and wanted settlement of the dispute over Kashmir in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations through the relevant UN resolutions.
Shah deplored that on one hand, India claimed to be the largest democracy of the world and on the other, it was victimizing the Kashmiri people for challenging its rule and demanding their inalienable right to self-determination.

 

Pressure mounting on India for Kashmir resolution: Shabir shah

 

Srinagar, December 26 : Senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people for political settlement of the Kashmir dispute will not be allowed to go waste.
Shah addressing party activists in Srinagar said that the entire world knew that the people of Kashmir had been struggling for last 64 years to get rid of Indian bondage. “Pressure is mounting on India for evolving a political solution to the dispute,” he said.
He said that New Delhi had been trying to present Kashmir as an issue of law and order before the international community but it would never succeed in its nefarious designs. He said that Kashmir was the matter pertaining to the future of millions of Kashmiris.
Shah said that Kashmir dispute could be resolved by implementing the relevant UN resolutions. He said that the Kashmir dispute had been internationalized due to sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs and vowed that the people of Kashmir would take the liberation movement to its logical conclusion at all costs.

 

Shabir, condole Kochak’s demise

 

Srinagar, December 25 : Senior Hurriyet leader, and DFP chief shabir Ahmed shah have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of noted Kashmiri leader, Ghulam Rasool Kochak
Shah in a statement in Srinagar expressed solidarity and sympathies with the bereaved family.
Shah during his visit to the bereaved family in Islamabad termed late Kochak as an active leader of Mahaze-e-Raishumari and great social figure who also wished for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Shah expressing grief over the death of Ghulam Rasool Kochak said that the deceased spent several years with prominent Kashmiri writer, Pandit Prem Nath Bazaz, during freedom struggle in Kashmir.
Meanwhile DFP chief shabir shah including APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar farooq and other religious scholars attend the condolence meeting for renowned spiritual personality and religious scholar, Faqir-i-Milat Allama Pir Mohammad Yasin at Harwan in Srinagar and paid rich tributes to him.

 

Shabir , urges India to show seriousness on Kashmir dispute

 

Srinagar, December 24 : senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmir is not a territorial dispute between Pakistan and India but an issue pertaining to the political future of millions of Kashmiris.
Shah while addressing a public gathering in Ganderbal urged India to show seriousness to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people. “Brutal and cruel regimes are crumbling in the world and soon the Kashmiris will also see the dawn of freedom,” he added. Shah maintained that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had been rendering enormous sacrifices for liberation of their soil from Indian subjugation. He paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the district Ganderbal who laid down their lives for the righteous cause and stated that their sacrifices would not be allowed to go waste. Shah pointed out that durable peace in South Asia was not possible without settling the dispute over Kashmir. Shah urged India to stop arrest and harassment of the Kashmiri people and resolve the Kashmir dispute without any further delay. The participants of the rally chanted ‘go India go’ slogans during the rally.

 

Beware of anti-movement element ,, Shabir Shah

 

Srinagar, December 17 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah have urged the Kashmiris to remain cautious about the elements who want to sabotage the ongoing liberation movement. Shah talking to media men in Budgam said that the Kashmiris should frustrate with unity the conspiracies aimed at dividing them on sectarian lines. He said that the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion against all odds.
Later, Indian police stopped shah at Takipora and not allowed him to proceed towards Nasrallahpora area of Budgam, where he was going to take stock of the situation that arose due to a video containing objectionable content. Shah talking to reporters at his residence in Srinagar said that the puppet administration was stoking sectarianism in the occupied territory. Shah said that the occupation authorities were using repressive measures to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He said that Kashmir was not a border dispute but an issue pertaining to the future of millions of Kashmiris and without its settlement durable peace in South Asia is not possible.
Shah visited the residence of a youth, Tariq Ahmed Butt, who was recently killed by some miscreants in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, and participated in his Rasm-e-Chaharam.

 

Shabir Shah arrested from Mirgund

 

Srinagar, December 16 : The Indian police arrested senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) and the President of Democratic Freedom party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah from Mirgund, today.
Shah was going to Baramulla to address a public gathering after Juma prayers. When he reached Mirgund, the Indian police personnel arrested him.
Earlier, in a statement issued in Srinagar,the senior APHC leader demanded revocation of all draconian laws from the territory, release of all illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders and activists and withdrawal of Indian troops from the territory.
The DFP spokesman  while denouncing the arrest of party leader, said that the authorities had prevented the senior APHC leader from offering Juma prayers 40th time this year either by arresting or placing him under house arrest. He said that stopping of Shabir Ahmad Shah from offering Juma prayers and addressing public gathering had exposed the real face of India that claimed to be the biggest democracy.

 

High Court asks authorities to clarify Shabir Shah’s detention

 

Srinagar, December 14 : The High Court of occupied Kashmir has directed the authorities to file an affidavit explaining whether it requires the detention of senior leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah..

Shah was released from Kotbhalwal Jail, Jammu, in November last year by the puppet administration without quashing his detention under the black law, Public Safety Act .in other separate decisions, the High Court has also quashed detentions of three persons booked by the authorities under the draconian law PSA..The authorities booked Shabir  Shah on July 01, 2010. Subsequently, he was shifted to Kotbhalwal Jail. In the meanwhile he challenged his detention through his counsel Advocate Mir Shafqat Hussain before the High Court. However, he was released on November 03, 2010 from Kotbhalwal Jail. Earlier, the senior APHC leader and DFP chief had refused to come out of jail after the authorities ordered his release on parole with certain conditions. Though he was released, however, his detention order is still alive and is pending before the High Court", counsel Shafqat said. As the case came up for hearing before Justice J.P. Singh, the counsel, representing the puppet administration in the matter, was directed to file an affidavit that whether the administration really required the detention of  shabir shah. The judge gave authorities two weeks time to respond.

 

Shah paid Rich tributes to Sofi Muhammad Akbar,

 

Srinagar, December 13 : Senior APHC leader Shabir Ahmed Shah has paid rich tributes to prominent Kashmiri liberation leader and founder of Mahaz-e-Azadi, Sofi Muhammad Akbar, on the eve of his death anniversary, falling on Wednesday.
in a statement issued in Srinagar, Shah said that the personality of Sofi Sahib was a role model for the pro-freedom leaders. He said that steadfastness of leaders was imperative for any movement to reach its logical conclusion. Shah said it was Sofi Akbar who kept the morale of the Kashmiri people intact during and after Indra-Abdullah Accord.
Meanwhile, the Chief Patron of Mahaz-e-Azadi, Azam Inqilabi has released his new book namely Beacon Light on the eve of 24th death anniversary of founding leader of the organization, Sofi Muhammad Akbar.
Shah said that he in his book had urged India and Pakistan to peacefully settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

 

India a usurper: Shabir Shah

 

Srinagar, December 04: Senior APHC leader and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah, addressing a public gathering at Naeen in Sangham said that the people of Kashmir had been offering unparalleled sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and they were determined to take the liberation movement to its logical end.
Shah said that the Kashmiris would continue their righteous struggle following the footprints of Hazarat Imam Hussain (RA).
Shah deplored that India had usurped the political and religious rights of the people in the occupied territory.
Later, Indian police took Shah into custody when he was returning to Srinagar and shifted him to undisclosed destination.

 

Shabir Shah arrested from Awantipura

 

Srinagar, December 02 : The Indian police arrested senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC),and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah from Awantipora, today.
Shah was going to Doroshahabad to address a public gathering after Juma prayers. When he reached Awantipora, the Indian police personnel arrested him.
Earlier, in a statement issued in Srinagar, Shah demanded revocation of all draconian laws from the territory. He warned if any amendment was brought in the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), it would be strongly resisted. He said that the authorities wanted to grant more powers to the Indian forces by bringing amendments in the CrPC.
Shah deplored that the occupation authorities had unleashed a reign of terror in Jammu and Kashmir and India was trying to suppress the freedom movement through its military might and youth, even minors, were being harassed and booked under draconian law  he pointed out that not a single FIR was registered against the Indian troops and police personnel responsible for the killing of over 122 innocent people during the last year’s uprising while a commission was appointed to probe the death of a worker of pro-India National Conference. He termed the Army-sponsored tour to India for the Kashmiri children as a conspiracy. “The exercise is aimed at giving the people particularly those in remote areas the impression that Army is for the welfare of the people and thus legitimize their presence.
Shah said that the people of Kashmir should be given their right self-determination so that they could decide their fate by themselves. He also reiterated that the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion against all odds

 

Shabir put under house arrest in Srinagar

 

Srinagar, November 11 : The authorities have placed senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest in Srinagar.
Shah was to address a public gathering in Bandipore after Juma prayers, today.
Pertinently, the authorities have prevented the senior APHC leader from offering Juma prayers 35 times this year either by arresting or placing him under house arrest.
Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah in statement said that India had utilized every tactic to suppress the liberation movement but did not succeed in its nefarious designs. He said that the people of Kashmir had rendered unprecedented sacrifices for securing their right to self-determination and the struggle would be taken to its logical end, despite all odds.He also expressed serious concern over the Indian planning to change the demographic status of Jammu and Kashmir by settling non-Kashmiris in the territory. He said that the people of Kashmir would resist the Indian conspiracy and would never allow converting Muslim majority into minority.
He said that the Kashmiris’ sacrifices had internationalized the Kashmir dispute due to which the world community had also realized the urgency of its resolution.

 

Kashmiris want to live with dignity and respect: Shabir

 

Srinagar, November 8 : Senior All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader and DFP chief shabir shah has said that it can no longer suppress the voices and will of the people of Kashmir through the use of brute force and military might. Shah addressing an Eid ul Azha gathering in Srinagar maintained that the Kashmiris wanted a solution of the Kashmir that would reflect their wishes and aspirations. He said that the time had come to make a new beginning and formulate a way to resolve the dispute in a friendly and amicable manner. SHAH emphasized that the Kashmiri people did not strive for relief packages, jobs or subsidies from India but for living a life of dignity and respect.
Meanwhile, Wali Mohammad Gilani, the brother of Syed Ali Gilani passed away after a brief illness in Sopore. Besides Syed Ali Gilani thousands of people including Hurriyet leaders, Shabir Ahmad Shah, attended the funeral prayers. Hurriyet leader in his statement expressed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.

 

Shah placed under house arrest

 

Srinagar, November 7 : The puppet authorities placed the senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest on Eid day, today. The shah could not offer Eid prayers as the authorities did not allow him to come out.
People held pro-liberation and anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar, Sopore, Pattan, Islamabad and other areas of occupied Kashmir. Dozens people were injured when Indian paramilitary forces used brute force and teargas shells against the protestors in Sopore and Islamabad areas.
Shah has warned India that it can no longer suppress the voices and will of the people of Kashmir through the use of brute force and military might.
Shah maintained that the Kashmiris wanted a solution of the Kashmir that would reflect their wishes and aspirations.
He said that the time had come to make a new beginning and formulate a way to resolve the dispute in a friendly and amicable manner. Shah emphasized that the Kashmiri people did not strive for relief packages, jobs or subsidies from India but for living a life of dignity and respect.

 

Shah arrested in Keller

 

Srinagar, November 04 : Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah was arrested by police on Friday while he was on his way to Keller.
Shah was going to Keller to express solidarity with the families of youth arrested and martyred by Indian police and troops in the area. The police intercepted the senior APHC leader at New Khanda and took him into custody.
The party's general secretary Molana Abdulah Tari adressing party workers at the party head office in sirinagar condemned the arrest of Shabir Shah saying that such tactics could not keep the Hurriyet leadership away from the people.
Meanwhile Molana Tari has paid rich tributes to Mir Syed Ali Hamdani for his contribution in spreading Islam. He described Shah-e-Hamdan as true, conversant and truthful personality and said that it was his true greatness that in only three of his visits, he lit the light of Islam in the entire Kashmir..Meanwhile, the annual urs of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety as thousands of devotees thronged the shrine of the Sufi saint in Khanqah-e-Mualla in Srinagar..Congregational prayers were offered by several thousands people, who had come from different parts of the Kashmir Valley to the shrine. Head cleric of the shrine threw light on the contribution of the saint in spreading Islam in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Shah seeks Inl. community's to resolve Kashmir dispute

 

Srinagar, November 02 : senior All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, which needs to be resolved through tripartite dialogue between Pakistan, India and true representatives of the Kashmiri people.
Addressing media men after meeting people hailing from various walks of life at Mattan in Islamabad, Shah sought the world community’s help to resolve the decades old dispute.Shah in a media interview expressed sympathies with the family of the boy who was abducted and killed in Pampore.Meanwhile at least six civilians including a woman were injured in a grenade blast near an army bunker at General Bus Stand in Kupwara.An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his own service rifle at Jammu Railway Station, today, raising the number of such deaths among the Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory to 224 since January 2007.
Indian police used brute force on students who were protesting against the anti-people policies of the puppet authorities in Jammu.

 

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