DFP News Archive 2011



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 Pakistan.
“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 movement.

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.

Shabir Ahmed 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 Kashmir dispute.

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 resolutions.

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 dispute.

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 resolutions

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.

The JKDFP  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 anniversary.

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 Fazlur-Rehman

KC to hold a national conference on Kashmir
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 House here.
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 Kashmiris.
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


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 with India.
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 and others.
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 India.”
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

Police arrested JKDFP chief Shabir A Shah while he was on his way to KellerSrinagar, 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", he said.

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.