February 23: Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference
and chairman of DFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has urged India to give
up its unrealistic approach and come forward to settle the
Kashmir dispute through meaningful and result-oriented
dialogue in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri
Shabir Ahmed Shah while addressing a press
conference in Srinagar, today, said that India should withdraw
its troops from the occupied territory, repeal all draconian
laws, release all illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders
and bring the perpetrators of human rights violations to
justice so that conducive atmosphere could be created for
resolution of the dispute.
He said that India had stepped up human
rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir to prolong its illegal
occupation of the Valley and prevent the Kashmiri people from
raising their just voice for securing right to
self-determination. He said that innocent youth and teenage
students were being arrested and were sent to jails under
draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), which was injustice
and against the democratic norms.
The senior APHC leader also praised the
people and government of Pakistan for their moral, political
and diplomatic support for the Kashmir cause and hoped that
the support would continue in the future as well. Shabbir
Ahmad Shah called upon the world human rights organisations
particularly Amnesty International and Asia Watch to take
notice of the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and
put pressure on India to stop rights violations in the
He also welcomed the resumption of talks
between Pakistan and India and demanded the inclusion of the
true leadership of Kashmiris in the dialogue process so that
permanent settlement of the dispute could be evolved.
Victims of Kunan Poshpora incident await
February 24: In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of All Parties
Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that
the victims of mass rape in Kunan Poshpora are awaiting
justice even after the lapse of 21 years of the incident.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that
the tragic and immoral event that took place in Kunan Pospora
was a blot on the so-called Indian democracy.
“Twenty years have passed but justice is
still being denied to the unfortunate women as not a single
arrest has been made in the case,” he added.