DFP News Archive 2011


War and peace can't go together

Srinagar, 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 people.

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 territory.

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 justice: Shabir

Srinagar, 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.

India cannot suppress Kashmiris’ struggle by force: Shabbir

Srinagar, February 14:  Senior APHC leader and the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Sahabir Ahmad Shah, has said that India and its agents in the territory will not suppress the Kashmiris' struggle by using brute force against Kashmiris strgulling in a just and legitimate struggle for right to self-determination.

Addressing a public gathering at Logripora in Baramulla the DFP chief termed the Egyptian revolution as a turning point for oppressive nations of the world and said that the repressive regime in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir would  meet the same fate of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt.

The APHC leader said that the Egyptian revolution should serve as an eye opener for the occupation authorities in the territory. “After 30 years of suppression, when the patience of Egyptians ran out, they toppled the cruel regime in just 18 days,” he added.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah also visited Wodoora, Anthipora and several other areas of Baramulla to express solidarity with the families of the youth martyred by Indian police and troops during last year’s uprising.

He assured the families of the killed youth that the mission of Kashmiri martyrs would be taken to its logical end and their sacrifices would not be allowed to go waste.

Eulogizing tributes paid to Maqbool Bhat

Shah detained at Mir-Gund police station

Shah expressing solidarity with the families whose near and dear ones were martyred by Indian troops during the mass uprising Srinagar, February 11: Crippling strike was observed in Kashmir on Friday to mark the 27th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri liberation leader and founder member of JKNLF Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

All business establishments, government and private institutions remained closed and transport was off the road. The call for the strike was given by veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Syed Ali Gilani, ,the High Court Bar Association and other leaders.

Pertinently, Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged to death by indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on the 11th of February in 1984 for his leading role in Kashmir liberation movement and his body was buried in the jail premises.

The occupation authorities had imposed restrictions and deployed thousands of police and paramilitary personnel in Srinagar and other cities and towns to prevent people from taking out processions. Despite restrictions, people took to the streets in Srinagar and staged protest demonstrations. Several protestors chanting, pro-freedom slogans were arrested and many were injured when the paramilitary forces resorted to violence.

DFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah was arested by police and CRPF personnel and detained him at Mirgund police station along with his dozens of Party workers.Shah was schdulad to visit trehgam to pay tributes to Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool bhat. Shah was proceeding towards Trehgam, the ancestral village of Mohammad Maqbool Butt.

Meanwhile, convener of APHC-M Pak chapter Mehmood Ahmed Saghar paid rich tributes to the JKLF leader and said that the deceased leader’s indomitable role and peerless contribution would be remembered for a long time in the history of Kashmir.