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Shah denied travel documents

Srinagar, April 24:The puppet authorities have denied travel documents to senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah preventing him from attending the 5th Global Discourse on Kashmir to be held in Brussels, next month.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Shabir Ahmed Shah had been invited James Elles, Member of the European Parliament and the Chairman of All-Party Contact Group on Kashmir in the European Parliament to participate in the Discourse to be held in Brussels May 03 and 04

Shah arrested in IHK

Srinagar, April 22 : Indian police illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, today.

The police detained Shabir Ahmad Shah from Gulab Tanga Kellar in Shopian when he was on his way to Pehlipora to express solidarity with the victims of Indian state terrorism.

Talking to media men at the time of his arrest, Shabir Shah urged India to fulfill its promises made with the people of Kashmir to give them the right to self-determination. “On one hand, India claimed to be the biggest democracy of the world, while on the other, its troops and police were unlawfully detaining innocent Kashmiris under the draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) in the territory,” he added.

The APHC leader while quoting the recently released reports of Amnesty International and the US State department said that the Indian government was keeping a large number of Kashmiris including Hurriyet leaders Aasiya Andrabi, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi under illegal detention in different jails.

Terming the issuance of Dogra Certificate to the people of Jammu region as a conspiracy, he said that India was using myriad sinister tactics to suppress the ongoing peaceful liberation struggle of the people of Kashmir. “The sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste,” he maintained.

On the other hand, the APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the unlawful detention of Shabbir Ahmad Shah and termed it sheer vengeance on part of the occupation authorities.

‘Kashmiris’ sacrifices will not go waste’

Srinagar, April 19 : Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that the people of Kashmir have rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the cause of Kashmir and their efforts would not be allowed to go waste.

Shah, while addressing a meeting of party activists in Srinagar said that India was using every tactic to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing right to self-determination but it would never succeed in its nefarious designs.
 

Killing of religious leader evokes widespread condemnation

Islamabad, Apr 08: The Kashmiri Leaders on this side of line of control have denounced in strong terms the killing of Ahale Hadith Chief Moulana Shoukat and termed it as a great loss to Kashmiri nation as well as the Muslim Ummah.

Commenting on the tragic incident, the APHC-M convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, said that the killing of renowned religious scholar was highly condemnable. He said that the perpetrators of the awful crime were hell-bent on disrupting communal harmony in the valley.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi the convener of APHC-G termed it as great loss to the nation and to the Muslim Ummah as well. He prayed for the departed soul and expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.Describing it as a heinous crime, he said that perpetrators of the dastardly act should be brought to justice.

JKLF leader Rafique Ahmed Dar said that the killing of pro-freedom leader was an act of terrorism that has to be denounced by all and sundry. He said that it was high time that the pro-freedom leadership should take appropriate measures to thwart such attempts by anti-movement elements. He said that an independent probe was needed to expose the culprits behind the killing.

Kashmiri Diaspora’s effort for highlighting the dispute hailed

London, April 05: Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has appreciated the efforts of Kashmiri Diaspora for highlighting the plight of their brethren and advocating their legitimate cause.

Shabir Ahmad Shah, while addressing a convention of the Kashmir Centre representatives at Birmingham via phone from Jammu, reaffirmed the resolve of the Kashmir people to continue their struggle till complete success.

He welcomed the latest thaw in Indo-Pak relations but categorically declared that without the presence of actual stakeholders, the representative voices of Jammu and Kashmir, the talks would remain inconclusive. He asked the participants to strengthen Kashmir Centre.

Earlier, the Executive Director of Kashmir Centere London, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl welcomed the participants and briefed them about the work being done at the Kashmir Centre on different fronts. This is being done to keep international community and well-wishers of peace informed about the ground situation and invoking them to facilitate an honourable solution of this long lingering dispute, he maintained.

He hoped that the wisdom of the representatives assembled today would multiply these efforts by getting in touch with their respective parliamentarians in their constituencies.

The Chairman of Kashmir Centre Brussels, Barristers Abdul Majeed Tramboo on the occasion said that Kashmiri Diaspora living in Britain was a large populace outside the Jammu and Kashmir, adding that they needed to unite together and converge into a singular voice for highlighting their cause.

Irshad Malik, Secretary General of the Advisory Council, asked the participants to contribute to Kashmir struggle for freedom according to their capacity and wisdom.

Dr Khurshed Ahmed pleaded for conceptual understanding. He also asked the participants to network properly with Universities and think tanks. In this context he pleaded for Kashmir Awareness lectures for the youth who have to become the torch-bearers of the struggle in future.

Chaudhry Allah Ditta asked the participants to learn from the past and focus on the present for better results.

Chaudhry Sabir Hussian, Chief Co-Ordinator of Kashmir Centre Advisory Council thanked the participants for their intellectual inputs and asked them to continue this good work at their respective places.
Asghar Ali pleaded for widening the spectrum of debate and get united on a single point agenda of right to self determination.

Mohsin Nazir and Sajid Yousaf played an important role in managing and organizing this convention in a meticulous way.

At the end of the deliberations a decleration was unanimously adopted which reads as under

Declaration

This declaration is adopted by the UK wide representative convention of Kashmir centre London advisory council held at Birmingham UK on 3rd of April 2011.

  1.  The state of Jammu and Kashmir is a United Nations mandated disputed territory. The political future is yet to be ascertained.

  2. United Nations resolutions and the Charter of United Nations guarantee the right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, which needs to be redeemed to them under United Nations auspices.

  3. The mechanisms of UN needs to be invoked by the international community to hold the promised plebiscite or referendum in the disputed territory.

  4. We welcome India Pakistan resumption of talks and putting the peace process back on rails. This process could break the ice and could become result oriented if the basic stake holders the representatives of Kashmir are made an integral part of this process.

  5. International community particularly the G8 and P5 should facilitate the process.

  6. A conducive environment should be created in Indian occupied Kashmir where gross human rights violations are continuing as a consequence of state violence.

  7. Amnesty international’s latest disclosures should be taken seriously by the International community.

  8. The latest report of human rights situation in 26 countries released by Honourable William Hague has ignored the massive human rights violations committed by Indian state in Indian held Kashmir. We would request the APPG on Kashmir to take up the issue with the secretary of foreign Affairs.

  9. All political detainees including Mian Abdul Qayoom, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, Ghulam Nabi Sumjee and others should be released.

  10. Retired Major Avtar Singh should be brought to justice. He murdered Jalil Andrabi chairman Council of journalists in cold blood.

  11. All draconian Laws like AFSPA and PSA should be immediately withdrawn by Government of India.

  12. Government of India and Pakistan should facilitate an intra and inter dialogue between the people of Jammu and Kashmir on both sides of the ceasefire line.

All the interested parties on the issue of Kashmir will work with Kashmir Centre’s to promote and project the Kashmir cause in the united Kingdom, European Union, commonwealth, united States and others parts of the world.
Conclusion
Finally we reiterate the pledge that we will remain committed to the legitimate struggle of people of Jammu and Kashmir for self-determination and raise it at every forum and lobby support with our parliament members and policy makers.