DFP News Archive 2011



Anti-India demos rock IHK on Eid-ul-Fitr,Shabir shah vow to continue struggle


Srinagar, August 31 : Eid-ul-Fitr, today, was marked with massive anti-India protests and clashes between Indian paramilitary forces and demonstrators in Srinagar, Sopore and Islamabad areas.High pitched slogans like, We Want Freedom, and Go India Go reverberated the towns.
Anti-India processions were also held in Baramulla, Kupwara, Handwara, Bandipore, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and other towns and cities. On the other hand, the largest congregations of Eid prayers were held at Eidgah,TRC ground and Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar. Eid prayers were also offered in all major mosques and Eidgahs in other districts of Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Ladakh regions.The people on the occasion prayed for the early liberation of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian bondage.
The authorities had placed senior APHC leader,and DFP chief  Shabir Ahmad Shah  under house arrest and huge contingents of police and paramilitary troopers had cordoned off his residence.The All Parties Hurriyet Conference castigated Indian authorities for disallowing the Hurriyet leader to offer Eid prayers.


Shah  barred from offering Friday prayers

Srinagar,August 26 : Freedom Party Chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has been arrested in his organizational headquarter Budshah Colony Sanatnagar.It is Thirty Ist (31)Friday when Shah has not been allowed to have Fariday Prayers in Darga Hazratbal.The nember of the days shah has been under house arrest including Fridays reaches now to eighty two (82)in number.

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

Srinagar, August 26 : Senior APHC leader and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has placed under house arrest, today. Shah has been placed under house arrest at his Sant Nagar residence in the city. A huge contingent of police personnel cordoned off the residences of the DFP chief and informed him that he cannot move out. Veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader,shabir shah was scheduled to offer congregation prayers at Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar on Jumat-ul-Widah, the last Friday of Ramazan.

Shabir Shah condemns arbitrary detention of youth


Srinagar, August 24 : Senior APHC leader and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly condemned the arbitrary detention of Kashmiri youth by Indian police.
Shabbir Shah said that since 2008 Kashmir was witnessing a peaceful uprising but hundreds of Kashmiri youth were killed and thousands had been put in different jails.
Shah urged the people to celebrate Eid-ul Fitr with austerity. “Slaves that are not free economically, socially and politically can’t celebrate Eid like the way it is celebrated elsewhere. On Eid, the nation whose cultural identity is under the influence of oppressor should remember the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the Kashmir cause.”
He called upon the people to include all the orphans and needy people in their Eid celebrations.


Shabir shah urges India to take steps for Kashmir settlement


Srinagar, August 22 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged India to read the writing on wall and work for settlement of the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan and Kashmiris.
Shabir Ahmed Shah addressing a public gathering at Dogarpora in Pulwama said, the Kashmir issue is about the political future of millions of Kashmiris, which could not be compensated by financial packages of widening of roads. “People do not have any objection against development works but they are against the presence of Indian troops here and the black laws,” he said.
Meanwhile Shabir Ahmed Shah in a media interview in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the grave issue. “The persons buried in these graves may also include those persons, who are missing in Kashmir.
This time around it is authorities’ own commission, which has exposed these mass graves across the Valley. Now it is high time for the world to take a serious note of such grave human rights violations,” he added.
Shah appealed to the United Nations and international human rights organizations to probe the issue of mass graves and bring facts to fore. Shah maintained that the Kashmiris wanted resolution of the dispute in accordance with their aspirations. He asked the people to pray for the release of prisoners on Eid.


Kashmiris are determined to continue struggle: Shabir Shah


Srinagar, August 21 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference,and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah, has said that India should recognise the reality that the Kashmiri people are offering sacrifices for a supreme cause and they are determined to take their struggle to its logical end.
Shabir Ahmed Shah addressing a public gathering at Dooripora in Islamabad, today, said that New Delhi would not succeed in suppressing the Kashmiris’ just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. He urged the government of India to come forward in a serious manner to resolve the Kashmir dispute through a dialogue process involving Pakistan and the genuine Kashmiri leadership.
Shah maintained that permanent peace in South Asia was not possible without settling the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. He also appealed the US to lift the restrictions imposed on the movement of the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, so that he could carry on his efforts for resolution of the lingering dispute.


Shah under house arrest


Srinagar, Aug 20 : Senior Hurriyat Conference leader and Democratic Freedom Party president, Shabir Ahmad Shah, was again placed under house arrest on Friday.
Shabir Shah was scheduled to address public meeting at Kulgam today. But the police placed him under house for 30th Friday, thereby preventing him from proceeding to Kulgam,” jkdfp accusing the government of putting curbs on his political activities and terming it its ( govt’s) frustration.


Shabir Shah placed under house arrest


Srinagar, August 19 : The authorities placed Senior APHC leader and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah under house arrest to prevent him from leading protest demonstrations against the human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory.
Heavy contingents of Indian police personnel have been deployed outside the residences of the Hurriyet leader and he had been asked not to venture out.


Dozens arrested in Srinagar including shabir ahmed shah


Srinagar, Aug 17 : All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) senior leader,  Shabir Ahmad Shah and 25 other Hurriyet activists were arrested as they tried to stage a peaceful protest rally in Srinagar.
They were demanding release of illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders and activists, end to Indian state terrorism and fake encounters in the territory.
Indian police swung into action and arrested 25 persons, including Shabir Ahmad Shah, while others were chased away when Shabir Ahmad Shah along with hundreds of Hurriyet activists gathered near Pratab Park in Srinagar and tried to march towards Maulana Azad Road. They were carrying placards and photographs of the detained political prisoners.
The arrested persons were lodged at Kothi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar.


Shutdown is an eye-opener to Indian rulers,, shabir shah


Srinagar, August 15 :The senior APHC leader and DFP chief shabir ahmed shah said that the shutdown should serve as an eye-opener to Indian rulers who should understand that the Kashmiri people were determined to continue their liberation struggle, against all odds.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the India’s Independence Day, today, as Black Day to convey the message to the international community that India had usurped the Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination.
The day was marked by complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir, call for which had been given by APHC.
The occupation authorities had put in place stringent restrictions in Srinagar and other towns to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations.
A three-tier security blanket had been thrown around Bakhshi Stadium, the main venue of the 15th August celebrations. CCTV cameras and sniffer dogs had also been pressed into service for surveillance purposes. The police had laid concertina wires and erected barricades on roads running parallel to the Bakhshi Stadium. The authorities had also jammed the mobile phone services in the occupied territory causing inconvenience to the people.
The APHC-AJK chapter held a peaceful protest sit-in outside the United Nations Observers’ Office in Islamabad, today, to mark the Indian Independence Day as Black Day.


Shabir Shah denounces murders, custodial killings


Srinagar, August 12 : The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) senior leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah has strongly condemned the murders and custodial killings of Kashmiri youth.
Shah, addressing a public gathering at Krankshivan in Sopore, said that India could not suppress the ongoing liberation movement through the use of brute force.
He said that the people of Kashmir had been rendering unprecedented sacrifices for securing their right to self-determination and the day was not away when they would get rid of Indian bondage.
Shah urged India to realise the ground reality and come forward for peaceful and amicable settlement of the Kashmir dispute, which, he said, was imperative for progress and prosperity of the region besides restoration of normal relations between Pakistan and India.
shah also led a big pro-freedom procession in the area. People on the occasion raised slogans against Indian and in favour of freedom.


Shah arrested along with dozens of party workers


Srinagar, August 11: The authorities imposed restrictions in Eidgah area of Srinagar and arrested senior APHC leader Shabir Ahmad Shah  kept under house arrest in Srinagar to thwart the Hurriyet programme on the 3rd martyrdom anniversary of APHC leader and Peoples League Chairman, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, today.
Shabir Ahmad Shah along with party activist was arrested when he attempted to lead a procession towards Mazar-e-Shuda Eidgah in Srinagar and was shifted to Rajbagh Police Station.
On the other hand, Central Reserve Police Force and police personnel were deployed at Nala Mar Road and Eidgah areas and roads towards the Martyrs Graveyard were sealed. Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Pampore.


Shabir Ahmed Shah arrested in Pattan


Srinagar, August 09 : Indian police arrested senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah in Pattan, today.
Shabir Shah along with his associates was on his way to Sopore to express solidarity with the family of a youth, Nazim Rashid, who was recently killed in custody by Indian police. After arrest, he was detained in Mirghund police station.
The DFP strongly condemned the illegal detention of Shabir Shah and described it as frustration of the occupation authorities.


Shabir Shah continues to remain under house arrest


Srinagar, August 08 : Senior hurriyet leader and DFP chief, Syed shabir ahmed shah has called for complete shutdown on August 15, the Independence Day of India.
in Srinagar he said, India has no moral right to celebrate Independence Day unless it ends its forced military occupation over Jammu and Kashmir. “The day should be observed as black day and we must remember our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Kashmir,
Terming the use of force by Indian police and troops against peaceful protesters in Srinagar as the worst form of state terrorism, he said that the action showed frustration of the occupation authorities after they failed to muzzle down the people’s freedom sentiment.


Shabir Shah urged to observe Indian I5th August as Black Day


Srinagar, August 07 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah has urged the people to observe 15th August, India’s Independence Day, as a black day.
Shah, who is under house arrest for the past several day, in Srinagar said that in 1947 nearly 650 princely states in the subcontinent were given a chance to decide their future resulting in the formation of two independent countries Pakistan and India.
The senior APHC leader said that India illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir against the will of Kashmiri people and later the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders promised to give the Kashmiris an opportunity to decide their fate by themselves. He said that the people of Kashmir had been reminding New Delhi to fulfill these commitments but instead of paying heed to them it had killed laces of Kashmiris, subjected thousands to disappearance and put hundreds behind the bars. He said that forcing the people of the occupied territory to observe Indian Independence Day was tantamount to rubbing salt on their wounds.
Shah said that the Kashmiris had been continuing their struggle to get rid of illegal occupation of India for the past six decades. He said that Kashmir was an internationally recognized disputed territory, which had caused wars between Pakistan and India. He maintained that the Kashmiri people would continue their struggle till the Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with their aspirations.


Forceful anti-India demos in IHKTroops martyr two more Kashmiris


Srinagar, August 05 : Forceful anti-India demonstrations rocked Srinagar, Islamabad, Pulwama, Tray, Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipore and other cities and towns, today.
Call for the protests was given by veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, against gross human rights violations by Indian troops. Clashes were witnessed between the demonstrators and Indian police at various places. The police resorted to heavy baton charge and excessive teargas shelling to break up the demonstrations.
The occupation authorities placed the APHC leader and dfp chief Shabbir Ahmed Shah, under house arrest to prevent him from leading the demonstrations. He was not even allowed to offer Juma prayer.JKDFP strongly denounced the use of force by Indian police on the peaceful protesters.
The APHC in a meeting in Srinagar took strong exception to the house arrest of Hurriyet leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah,
.On the other hand, Indian troops during a siege and search operation martyred a youth at Nagnigard Kashwan in Kishtwar. Dead body of another youth was recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the heavy firing and mortar by the troops. Hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth.


Indian troops martyr two more youth in Kashmir valley, shabir still under house arrest


srinager,agust 05 : The authorities continue to place veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, and JKDFP CHIEF Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest in Srinagar.The DFP strongly denounced the continued house arrest of the party President
Heavy contingents of Indian police personnel have been deployed outside the residences of Mr. shah and he has been asked not to venture out.
The Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Kishtwar and Pulwama districts.
During siege and search operations the personnel of 11-Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) killed Habib Gujjar at Nagnigard Ashcan in Kishtwar district. Earlier, in the operation one Rica Ahmed Kholi was also killed in the same area.
In another operation dead body of one Shakoor Ahmad Teli was recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the heavy firing and mortar shelling of 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group at Kari Mohalla in Puchul area of Pulwama.
Hundreds of people took to the streets and demanding body of the martyred youth. However, as paramilitary forces refused to hand over the body to them, the people chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans clashed with police, the eyewitness said.
The policemen fired bullets and teargas shells to disperse the angry protesters causing injuries to several of them. Some of the victims reportedly received bullet injuries. The seriously injured were shifted to Srinagar for further treatment.
The angry mob torched a police vehicle and allegedly thrashed Deputy Superintendent of Police and SHO Kakapora.


Syed shabir ahmed Shah, under house arrest


Srinagar, August 03 : The authorities continued to place the aphc leader and DFP chief Shabir Ahmed Shah, under house arrest. Kashmiris observed shutdown against the custodial killing of a Sopore youth.
Contingents of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and police personnel were deployed around the residences of Hurriyet leader Mr.. shah to keep a close watch on his activities, a police officer said.
Meanwhile, Srinagar and other cities and towns observed a complete shutdown while the roads wore a deserted look. Schools, shops, business establishments, private offices and banks remained closed in the Valley due to the strike, a police official said.


Shabir Shah pays tributes to Sheikh Aziz


Srinagar, August 02 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah has paid rich tributes to the martyred APHC leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, who was martyred by Indian troops during an anti-India rally in 2008.

Shabir Ahmad Shah, while talking to delegations at his residence where he is under house arrest, said that the real tributes to Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other Kashmiri martyrs was to take their mission to its logical end.

He said that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till the resolution of lingering dispute in accordance with their aspirations. “The use of brute force cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ resolve to get freedom from Indian oppression,” he maintained.


Shutdown in Sopore, Baramulla against custodial killing ,shabir Shah continuously under house arrest for 13 days.

Srinagar, August 01: complete shutdown was observed in Sopore and Baramulla towns, today, against the custodial killing of a youth in Sopore.Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in these towns while traffic was off the road. Hundreds of paramilitary troopers and police personnel were deployed in Sopore to prevent people from holding demonstrations against the incident.
The occupation authorities continued to place Shabir Ahmed Shah under house arrest to prevent them from going to Sopore to express solidarity with the family of the martyred youth.
The DFP chief shabir shah in Srinagar taking strong exception to the custodial killing in Sopore described it as the worst form of Indian state terrorism. shah called for a complete shutdown in the occupied territory on Wednesday to protest against the gruesome act.
Hurriyet leader Shabir Ahmed Shah, also denounced the killing.. dfp delegation also visited Sopore and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, the JKDFP today, revealed that Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred 24 innocent Kashmiris including 2 children during the last month of July. Of those martyred, 2 were killed in custody. These killings rendered 1 woman widowed and 3 children orphaned. 10 women were molested by the troops during the month.