Kashmir no territorial dispute: Saghar
Islamabad, June 30: The convener of Hurriyat Conference
(M)—Pak chapter---Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Thursday said that
Kashmir is not a territorial dispute between India and
“India and Pakistan are parties to the dispute, however as a
principal party to the issue Kashmiris have the right to
decide their fate through free, fair and impartial plebiscite
guaranteed to them by the international community and the
leadership of India as well. Kashmir issue cannot be resolved
bilaterally,” Saghar said in a statement.
“Instead of issuing statements India should accept the ground
realities and resolve the core issue of Kashmir peacefully in
accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris,” he said.
APHC pays tributes to
martyred youth, condemns arrest of Shabir Shah
Srinagar, June 29 : ,The All Parties Hurriyet Conference has
paid glowing tributes to the youth killed by Indian troops at
Shikar Gah, Tral on Monday and also condemned the arrest of
senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah.
In a statement, APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that
Shabbir Ahmad Shah was on his way to participate in the
funeral procession of the martyred youth and to express
sympathy with the families who lost their residential houses
in the military operation.
On the other hand, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Jammu and
Kashmir National Front Chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muslim
Khawateen Markaz Chairperson, Yasmeen Raja, Jammu and Kashmir
Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt and Jammu and
Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi in their separate statements, paying
tributes to the martyred youth, also condemned the arrest of
Shabir Ahmad Shah. The statements reiterated that the mission
of the martyrs would continue till complete success of the
Shabir Shah arrested in AWANTIPORA PULWAMA
Srinagar, June 28 , The authorities arrested senior leader of
the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and the President of
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah from
Awantipora area of Pulwama, today.
Shabir Ahmad Shah was going to Tral to express solidarity with
the families of two Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops.
He was detained at Awantipora police station.
the DFP strongly denounced the arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah and
termed it against the democratic norms. Kashmir is a political
dispute that should be resolved politically.
The sacrifices of martyers had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the
international level. and their sacrifices would not be
allowed to go waste and the liberation movement would be taken
to its logical conclusion, despite all odds.
Permanent peace in S. Asia linked to Kashmir settlement,
Thousands of Kashmiris subjected to torture since 1989
Srinagar, June 26 : senior leader of the
All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah has said
that permanent peace in South Asia is possible only after the
Kashmir dispute is resolved on durable basis.
Shah addressing public gatherings in Shopian maintained that
the international community was cognisant of the fact that the
people of Kashmir were engaged in a peaceful struggle to
secure their inalienable right to self-determination. He said
that no one would be allowed to sabotage the liberation
movement, which would be taken to its logical conclusion
despite all odds.
Indian police subjected to brute force the students who
were protesting against the atrocities of Indian troops in
Kupwara and in Islamabad areas.
War is no solution to
Kashmir dispute: Shabir shah
Srinagar, June 25 : The senior APHC leader
and the President of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad
Shah, welcoming the foreign secretary level talks between
Pakistan and India, has said that war is no solution to the
while addressing a public gathering in
Langate shah said that both the countries had fought wars in
past but apart from death and destruction nothing was
achieved. He said that there had been many rounds of talks
between the Pakistan and India in the past but unfortunately
they were proven futile exercises.
Shabbir Shah pointed out that the Kashmiris
were not fed up and hopeless in their liberation struggle
although the Kashmir dispute had been lingering since many
decades. “But the fact is that it has made their intentions
for the cause stronger,” he added.
APHC-AJK demands Kashmir resolution under UN formula
Islamabad, June 22: The All Parties
Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Azad Jammu Kashmir Chapter in a
meeting held with its Convenor, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar in chair,
demanded resolution of Kashmir dispute according to the
aspirations of Kashmiri people in the light of the UN
The participants of the meeting also stressed the inclusion of
genuine leadership of Kashmiris in the Pak-India dialogue
process. The meeting said the Hurriyet Conference supports the
foreign secretaries level talks between Pakistan and India,
however, they stressed meaningful talks on the Kashmir
The meeting also appealed the United Nations and the
international human rights organisations to take notice of
rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory.
The participants of the meeting welcomed the report of Human
Rights Council of the United Nations regarding Kashmir, adding
that the report had proved that India was committing state
terrorism in the territory.
Shabir for Kashmir solution through UN
Sacrifices are the asset of liberation movement
Srinagar, June 21 : The senior leader of the All Parties
Hurriyet Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah has reiterated that
the Kashmir dispute should be resolved in line with the
relevant United Nations resolutions through tripartite talks.
Shabir Ahmed Shah addressing a big gathering at Khan Sahib in
Budgam, today, urged India to withdraw its troops, repeal
black laws in the occupied territory and release all illegally
detained Kashmiris so that a conducive atmosphere could be
created for the settlement of the dispute. He pointed out that
the international community was advocating peaceful settlement
of the Kashmir dispute but New Delhi was responding with use
of brute force against the Kashmiris to suppress their
peaceful liberation struggle.
Shabir Shah arrested in islamabad town
Shabir Shah arrested in in islamabad town
Srinagar, June 19 :Indian police personnel arrested senior
leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmad
Shah, today, when he was on his way to Islamabad town to
participate in a function to commemorate the 17th martyrdom
anniversary of prominent Kashmiri scholar, Qazi Nisar Ahmad.
The policemen intercepted Shabbir Ahmed Shah at Bijbehara and
took him into custody along with three Hurriyet activists.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown is being observed in Islamabad
town to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad.
Shabir Shah’s illegal detention condemned
Srinagar, June 17 :
Indian police unlawfully detained senior APHC leader and the
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP),
Shabir Ahmad Shah, on the 24th consecutive Friday near Mansbal
while he was on his way to Safapura.
condemned the illegal detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah and
termed it undemocratic.
He flayed the occupation authorities for preventing the
pro-freedom leaders to interact with the Kashmiri people by
putting restrictions on their movement and detaining them.
Shah pays homage to martyred Qazi Nisar
Srinagar, June 16: Senior APHC leader,
Shabir Ahmad Shah, has paid glowing tributes to martyred
Hurriyet leader, Dr. Qazi Nisar, on his 17th death
Shah said that the sacrifices of the Kahsmiri martyrs would
always be remembered. “The Martyred Hurriyet leader had always
raised his voice for the Kashmir cause,” he added.
He said that the occupation authorities could not deter
Kashmiris’ resolve to get freedom from illegal Indian
occupation through use of brute force. He said that the
authorities had unlawfully detained large numbers of Kashmiris
who were languishing in different jails of the territory.
Resolution of K-dispute must for peace in SA: Maulana
KC to hold a national conference on
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad June 16: Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on
Kashmir Maulana Fazlur-Rehman on Thursday said that the
resolution of the long-pending Kashmir dispute was must to
ensure greater peace and prosperity in South Asia.
Fazl made these assertions while talking to the Convener of
APHC (M) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar who called on him at Parliament
While briefing the APHC leader about the recent visit of the
KC delegation, led by him to the European countries Fazl said
that the committee had highlighted “agonies of Kashmiris.”
About the upcoming secretary level talks the KC chief was of
the view that the incumbent regime should take up Kashmir
issue effectively in the talks with India. He maintained that
there should be no trade with India unless Kashmir issue is
resolved in accordance with aspirations and wishes of
Both the leaders resolved that there should be result oriented
and time bound talks to settle the dispute once and for all.
They also hailed the European Parliament’s recent resolution
on Kashmir and termed it as a step towards right direction.
Kashmir Committee chairman said that the Committee would host
a national conference on Kashmir in July wherein the top
leadership of Pakistan and PaK would participate.
The APHC convener apprised him of the prevailing political
situation in Kashmir and stressed on the need for early
resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Kashmir on agenda: Salman Bashir
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, June 15: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir
on Wednesday assured Kashmiri leaders that Pakistan would take
up the Kashmir issue effectively and discuss it in a
purposeful manner in the forthcoming secretary-level dialogue
Bashir made these remarks while talking to a delegation of
Kashmiri leaders comprising of APHC (M) convener Mehmood Ahmed
Saghar, APHC (G) convener Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Syed Yousuf
Naseem, Sheikh Yaqoob, Manzoor-ul-Haq Bhat, Dr. Abdul Aala,
Mir Tahir Masood, Majeed Malik, JKLF leader Rafique Ahmed Dar
In a bid to take Kashmiri representatives into confidence, the
Foreign Secretary held consultations with the Kashmiri leaders
and sought their opinion vis-à-vis Indo-Pak secretary-level
talks scheduled to be held at the end of this month.
According to a Foreign Office statement, “In-depth
consultations on all aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir issue
were held with a consensus that Jammu and Kashmir is the core
issue. It was stressed to address the issue effectively and in
a purposeful manner during the forthcoming dialogue with
Talking to Greater Kashmir, JKLF leader Rafique Ahmed Dar said
that Salman Bashir reiterated his country’s desire to resolve
the Kashmir dispute in line with the UN resolutions and as per
the Kashmiris’ aspirations. He quoted the Foreign Secretary as
saying that Pakistan fully supports inclusion of Kashmiris’
genuine representatives in the talks process.
He said that Kashmiri delegates while giving an insight of the
prevailing political situation in Kashmir stressed the need
for bringing an end to the human rights violations in the
valley. He said that Kashmiri leaders made it clear that
bilateralism had miserably failed to bring about solution to
the festering dispute and emphasized that Kashmiris’
representatives should be made part of the dialogue process to
make it a result-oriented exercise.
Regarding CBMs, Dar said that Kashmiri delegates suggested
some Kashmir-centric steps which, he said, were important to
create a conducive atmosphere for talks.
Resolve Kashmir dispute: Shah
June 03: The president of Democratic Freedom Party , Shabir
Ahmed Shah has stressed the need for resolving Kashmir issue
in accordance with UN resolutions.
“If the referendum was carried in South Sudan and East Timor,
why it cannot be held here? If the resolutions of UN are not
practicable, then tripartite talks between Kashmiris, India
and Pakistan should be initiated for resolving the issue,”
Shah told the Kashmir Committee delegation led by Ram
Jaitmalani here on Friday .
Shah told them that civil society groups of India, Pakistan
could build pressure on their respective governments to
resolve the dispute in sync with the sentiments of people. He
told the delegates that hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris
have laid their precious lives to achieve the cherished goal.
Rejecting the Indian contention he made it clear that Kashmir
issue was primarily the issue of right to self-determination,
which he said involves the life of billions of people of South
Asia. "Kashmir is not a law and order problem, it is not an
issue relating to the transition of power or seeking
concessions rather it is an issue of right to
self-determination of more than 15-million people of Kashmir",
While thanking the delegates Shah said that
KC can play an important role by paving a way for a peaceful
settlement of K-dispute. He, however, maintained that
Kashmiris were not averse to talks but dialogue should
meaningful, result oriented and Kashmir centric.