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Custodial killing sparks protests in Sopore  Shabir put under house arrest

 

Srinagar, July 31: The killing of a youth in custody of Indian police sparked anti-India demonstrations in Sopore town, today.
The police arrested the youth Nazim Rashid at Chanikhan in Sopore, last night, and killed him in custody. As news about the killing spread people took to the streets and staged protests against the killing.
Spontaneous shutdown was observed in the town. The occupation authorities deploying hundreds of Indian troops and police personnel imposed stringent restrictions in the town to prevent further protests.
Following the custodial killing in Spore, the puppet authorities placed the Senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmed Shah under house arrest for the last ten days .
The JKDFP denouncing the Sopore killing deplored that the occupied territory had been converted into a police state. Mr. SHAH in a meeting at his residence in Srinagar with a PRESS delegation , informed it about the ground situation of the occupied territory. He said that permanent peace in South Asia was not possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

 

Shabir continues to remain under house arrest

Srinagar, July 30 :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.
 

Unresolved Kashmir root cause of tension: Shabir ahmed shah

 

Srinagar, July 29: The senior APHC leader and the President of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has reiterated that Kashmir issue can be resolved either through the implementation of UN resolutions or tripartite talks.
Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is currently under house arrest, said that the Kashmir dispute was the root cause of tension between Pakistan and India. “The biggest hurdle in the peaceful relations of the two countries is Kashmir problem. Until this dispute is not solved, peace will remain a distant dream in South Asia,” he said.
He added that either the UN resolutions or the participation of Kashmiris in dialogue process could resolve the dispute between India and Pakistan. He expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of Hurriyet leaders languishing in different jails under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).
Welcoming the release of the Chairman of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in the US, he said, “We hope America will respect the feelings of Kashmiris.”
 

Shabir  Shah remains under house arrest for the sixth consecutive day

 

Srinagar, July 27: ;The authorities continued to place APHC senior leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah under house arrest for the sixth consecutive day, today.
Shabir Ahmed Shah told media men, that I have been barred from offering Friday prayers in mosque, stopped to visit Kulgam, to address any public gatherings and prevented from going to New Delhi along with other Hurriyet leaders where I was scheduled to meet the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabani Khar.
shah said, “It is unfortunate that, on one hand, the India government claims to engage in talks with Pakistan and, on the other, Hurriyet leaders like me are being kept under house arrest and not allowed to meet the visiting Pakistan Foreign Minister.” It is an unjustified move, he added.
Pakistan has always encouraged and supported the dialogue to break the deadlock on intractable Kashmir dispute,” he said.

Shabir Shah continues to remain under house arrest

Srinagar, July 26: , The authorities continued to place senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah under house arrest, today.
Shabbir Ahmed Shah was schedule to leave for New Delhi to meet the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabani Khar. The authorities have deployed heavy contingents of Indian police outside the residence of the senior APHC leader and he is not allowed to come out. He is under house arrest since Friday.
The DFP strongly denounced the continued house arrest of the party President. and deplored that on one hand, India talked about holding negotiations with Hurriyet leaders, while on the other, it had not allowed Shabbir Shah to inform the Pakistani Foreign Minister about the ground situation of the occupied territory.

Shabir  Shah continues to remain under house arrest

Srinagar, July 25: The authorities continued to place veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Shabir Ahmed Shah under house arrest, today.
The authorities have deployed heavy contingents of Indian police outside the residence of Mr.. SHAH that do not allow him to come out. Syed shabir ahmed shah is under house arrest since Friday. The action had been taken to prevent him from visiting Kulgam to express solidarity with a woman who was abducted and gang raped by Indian troops.
The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party also denounced the continued house arrest of its President, Shabir Ahmed Shah.

Shabir Shah continues to remain under house arrest .

 

Srinagar, July 24 :The puppet authorities continued to place senior Hurriyet leader Shabir Ahmed Shah under house arrest to stop him from going to Kulgam and express solidarity with the woman. complete shutdown continued in Kulgam for the fourth consecutive day, today, against the gang rape of a woman by Indian troops.
The occupation authorities imposed curfew in Mazgam area of Kulgam to prevent people from visiting the victim.
senior Hurriyet leader Shabir Ahmed Shah castigated the occupation authorities for ordering the visiting members of Amritsar-based Sikh organization, Shirimoni Akali Dal to leave the Kashmir Valley. SHAH termed the action as frustration on the part of the puppet administration.
The authorities had issued orders, yesterday, asking the Sikh leaders to leave the Valley terming their presence as a threat to law and order.
The Shirimoni Akali Dal President, Simranjeet Singh Mann said that they had come to the occupied territory to meet the people whose relatives were martyred and injured by Indian troops and police personnel during the last year’s uprising and take cognizance of their plight. He said that strikes and protests against rapes, custodial killings and large-scale arrests in occupied Kashmir were justified and appealed to the world community and international human rights organizations to take serious notice of such atrocities.

Shabir Shah continues to remain under house arrest

 

Srinagar, July 24: The authorities continue to place senior Hurriyet leader, and JKDFP chief Syed Shabbir Ahmed Shah under house arrest.
Heavy contingents of Indian police personnel deployed outside the residences of SHAH not allowing him to come out. Syed shabir ahmed shah is under house arrest since Friday.
Meanwhile, the policemen beat up people at Nawab Bazar, Kawdara, Hawal, Barzulla, HMT and other areas of Srinagar who were protesting against the gang rape of a woman in Kulgam and the arrest of the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, in the United States. At least two protesters were inured in the police action. The demonstrators demanded release of Dr Fai and the arrest of the troops involved in the gang rape of a woman in Kulgam.
In Kulgam curfew like restrictions were imposed by the authorities to stop people from holding demonstrations against the incident.

APHC-AJK chapter convenor Mehmood Ahmed saghar Flays Fai’s arrest, demands his immediate release

 

Islamabad, July 23 :The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) Chapter convenor has strongly condemned the arrest of the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in the United States.

The APHC-AJK in a meeting held in Islamabad presided by Convenor, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar today, said that Dr Fai had been highlighting the Kashmir dispute at international level in a democratic and peaceful manner and his arrest was unjustified.

The participants of the meeting said that Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai was playing very positive role for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and demanded his immediate and unconditional release.
 

 

DFP chief Shabir Shah still remain under house arrest

 

Srinagar, July 23 :The authorities continue to place the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader and president of DFP Shabir  Shah under house arrest to prevent him to visit Kulgam where a woman was gang raped by Indian troops.

Heavy contingents of Indian police personnel have been deployed outside the residences of Mr. shah and he has been asked not to venture out.
 

Shah apprises Akali Dal chief of HR abuses in IHK

 

Srinagar, July 22 :, Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) and the President of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah apprised the President of Amritsar-based Shiromani Akali Dal, Simranjit Singh Mann of the human rights violations in the territory by the authorities.
Simranjit Singh Mann met Shabir Ahmad Shah in Srinagar, who is under house arrest, and discussed with him the political situation of the occupied territory.
Shabir Ahmad Shah informed the Akali Dal leader about the arrest of a girl student of Sopore by Indian police in a false case. He said that he had been placed under house arrest for 27th Friday and was not allowed to visit Kupwara to meet the people there.
The senior APHC leader told Simranjit Singh Mann that on Monday Indian troops abducted a woman in Kulgam and gang-raped her for two days. He also apprised the visiting leader about the illegal detention of the ailing Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi.
Simranjit Singh Mann expressed concern over the continued human rights violations in the occupied territory and assured Shabir Ahmad Shah that on return to Punjab, he would raise voice against the barbarism and cruelties in occupied Kashmir by Indian troops.
 

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

 

Srinagar, July 22: The authorities have placed the Senior APHC leader Shabir Shah, under house arrest to prevent them to visit Kulgam where a woman was gang raped by Indian troops.

Heavy contingents of Indian police personnel have been deployed outside the residences of shabir shah and he has been asked not to venture out.

Shabir shah is under house arrest for the last three days and he has given a call for protest demonstration in the vally against the gang rap of the woman and arrest of the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in the US.
 

Concern expressed over arrest of Dr GHULAM NABI FAI

 

Srinagar, July 20 : Shabir  Shah  has expressed concern over the arrest of the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in the United States.
shah maintained that the arrest could be an outcome of Indian conspiracies aimed at thwarting the on going efforts at the international level to resolve the Kashmir dispute. SHAH said that Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai’s role in projecting the Kashmir cause has been highly commendable. Shabir Ahmad Shah have appealed to the international community to help in ensuring the immediate and unconditional release of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai.
Shah has urged all the Kashmiris to hold peaceful demonstrations on Friday to protest against the arrest.

Authorities have curbed freedom of expression in IHK’Shabir shah

 

Srinagar, July 17:  Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that the authorities have imposed curbs on freedom of expression in occupied Kashmir.

Addressing a meting of party activists in Spore, Shah said that the voice of people could not be suppressed through the use of brute force. He strongly denounced the arrest of a girl student, Qurat-ul-Ain by Indian police in Spore on false charges and urged the world human rights organizations to help in her release.

Shah strongly denounced the re-arrest of Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai after his release on court orders. He also expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists including Aasiya Andrabi,
 Shah termed the recent serial blasts in Mumbai as unfortunate and expressed satisfaction over the decision of India and Pakistan to continue the ongoing dialogue process despite these attacks.

 

Shah arrested from Pakherpora

 

Srinagar, July 15 : Indian police arrested senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Shah from Pakherpora area of Budgam where he was scheduled to address a public gathering after Juma prayers.

APHC seeks intl community’s role to settle K-dispute

 

Nisar Ahmed Thokar

Islamabad, July 13: On the occasion of martyrs’ day today, the leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference staged a demonstration in front of the UNMOGIP office in Islamabad seeking international community’s role to settle the long-pending Kashmir dispute.
Led by the APHC-M convener, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, the sit-in was attended by the representatives of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference as well as the representatives of Kashmiri community settled in the twin city Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Whereas, the AJK president, Raja Zulqarnain Khan was also present on the occasion.
Addressing the participants, the speakers paid rich tributes to Kashmiri martyrs who were gunned down by Dogra soldiers outside the central jail Srinagar in 1931 and said by sacrificing their precious lives these martyrs had laid foundation of the rights movement going on in Kashmir.
Renewing their pledge to uphold the martyrs’ mission they said the struggle for right to self-determination would continue unless and until Kashmiris get their cherished goal.
Drawing parallels between the ongoing struggle and the movement against Maharaja’s autocratic rule, they said, “Kashmiris were still struggling for their basic rights.”
Highlighting the dangerous dimensions of the dispute, they said international community should come forward in a big way to help Kashmiris in shaping up their political destiny through universally accepted principle of right to self-determination. They urged the United Nations to impress upon India to implement the relevant UN resolutions on Kashmir to settle dispute peacefully.

 

Shabir Shah placed under house arrest

 

Srinagar, July 12 : The authorities have placed senior Hurriyet leader Shabir Shah, under house arrest in Srinagar.
The action has been taken to prevent SHAH to lead two marches in Srinagar, tomorrow, on the occasion of Kashmir Martyrs Day.
On the other hand, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Kashmir Martyrs Day, tomorrow, to reaffirm their commitment to continue the martyrs’ mission till its logical conclusion.
It was on July 13 in 1931 when the Dogra troops shot dead 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central Jail in Srinagar.
The day will be marked by a complete shutdown in the occupied territory and two massive marches towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where martyrs of 1931 are buried. Call for the shutdown and marches has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and other liberation organizations. Seminars and conferences will be held in Srinagar, Muzaffarabad and world capitals to highlight the Kashmir dispute.
 

Kashmiris to observe Martyrs Day on Wednesday, Shah detained

 

Srinagar, July 11 : Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Kashmir Martyrs Day on Wednesday to reaffirm their commitment to continue the martyrs’ mission till its logical conclusion.
It was on July 13 in 1931 when the Dogra troops shot dead 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central Jail in Srinagar.
The day will be marked by a complete shutdown in the occupied territory and two massive marches towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where martyrs of 1931 are buried. Call for the shutdown and marches has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and other liberation organizations. Seminars and conferences will be held in Srinagar, Muzaffarabad and world capitals to highlight the Kashmir dispute.
the APHC leader paying rich tributes to the 1931 martyrs said that they had laid down their lives for a sacred cause.
today. Indian police arrested senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah from Pulwama when he was on his way to Rajpora to express solidarity with the family of a youth recently martyred by Indian troops in the area.
Two boys were killed and a youth was injured in an explosion in Tral area of Pulwama.

India pursuing dual policy on Kashmir: Shabir Shah

 

Srinagar, July 11 : The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) senior leader, Shabir Shah has said that India has adopted dual policy on the Kashmir dispute at local and international level.
Shah addressing a public meeting at Kunnalwan in Bijbehara said that India, on one side, was curbing the political activities in the territory and, on the other, stressing dialogue process with Pakistan and the liberation leaders to hoodwink the international community. He said that New Delhi could not suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination for a long time.
shah said that the people of Kashmir had given unprecedented sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and their struggle would definitely bring positive results as they were determined to take it to its logical end. He urged India to create conducive atmosphere for tripartite dialogue so that the lingering Kashmir dispute, which was imperative for permanent peace and progress in the region, could be resolved.

Operation Blue Star was emotional attack on Sikhs : Shah

 

Srinagar, July 06 : The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) senior leader, Shabir Shah has said that the Indian government launched emotional attack on Sikhs through operation Blue Star in 1984.
Shabir Ahmad Shah, speaking at Gurdawara Chatti Padshai, said, “The rampage over Golden Temple in 1984 by Indian troops was unethical and an emotional terror. The military rampage over Akal Takhat in Golden Temple was an emotional attack on the Sikhs”, Shah added.
He said that the government of India tried to convince Sikhs to migrate from Kashmir. “To play a communal card leaders tried to disintegrate Sikhs from Kashmir so that they might give a bad name to the Kashmir freedom movement,” he maintained. “For freedom we will get the support from our Sikh and Pandit brethren,” he said.

Conducive atmosphere a must for meaningful talks : shabir shah

 

Srinagar, July 04 : Senior All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has maintained that to make talks on Kashmir meaningful and result-oriented ,India should create conducive atmosphere by withdrawal of its troops, repeal of black laws and release of detainees in occupied Kashmir.
Shabir Shah was talking at party office in Srinagar, today, to Beersmans Paul, the President of Belgian Association for Solidarity with Jammu and Kashmir. He deplored that New Delhi had never been sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations through peaceful means.

Release of Qazi Yasir was a drama : Shabir Shah

 

Srinagar, July 03 :Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DPF), Shabir Shah has said that the release of religious scholar, Qazi Yasir was a drama and his re-arrest is shameful.
Shabir Shah said, it is inhumane and undemocratic on part of the occupation authorities to arrest Qazi Yasir soon after the funeral of his uncle Qazi Aman. “Yasir was barred to attend the other religious rites, which is unfortunate,” he added.
Paying tributes to the deceased Qazi Iman, he said, Qazi Aman’s family is beacon light for all times to come. “Qazi Aman was the brother of Shaheed Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad who was the alumnus of Al-Azhar University,” he said.
Recounting Qazi Nisar’s courage, shah said that he was among the bravest freedom fighters of Kashmir

Shabir Shah continues to remain under house arrest

 

Srinagar, July 01: , Senior APHC leader and the President of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah continues to remain under house arrest for the third consecutive day, today, in Srinagar.
the frequent house arrests and detention of Shabir Shah reflected as to how much the authorities were afraid of his popularity. Shabbir Shah was jailed for three years since 2008. “Even after his release on November 5, 2010, he was placed under house arrest for 60 days and was not allowed to offer Juma prayers for 24 Friday,”
shabir shah describes as unrealistic the statement of Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh in which he had asked Pakistan to give up the Kashmir issue. He also appealed the international community to intervene into the case of illegally detained ailing Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi and help in her transfer to Kashmir prison.