Srinagar, May 30 : Indian police on Sunday
arrested senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference,
Shabir Ahmed Shah along with his associates while he was on
his way to Kellar to condole killing of the youth recently
martyred by Indian troops in the area.
Later, he was scheduled to visit the families of two women who
were molested and murdered by men in uniform in Shopian two
years ago. However, when the APHC leader and his associates
reached Kellar, the police took them into custody and shifted
them to unknown destination.
Srinagar, May 27 : Senior APHC leader,
Shabir Ahmad Shah who was unlawfully detained by the
authorities last night from Thathri in Kishtwar, has been
shifted to Joint Interrogation Centre Jammu.
It may be recalled here that DFP Chief's tour to the region
was a part of the public awareness campaign intended to
educate the masses regarding the socio-political, humanitarian
as well as the economic impact of the unresolved Kashmir
Unity key to success
Nisar A Thokar
Islamabad, May 21: While paying eulogizing tributes to Mirwaiz
Muhammad Farooq and Khwaja Abdul Gilani Lone, Kashmiri leaders
at a seminar organized by APHC-M here on Saturday stated that
the slain leaders’ indomitable role and peerless contribution
to the ongoing struggle would be remembered for a long time in
the history of Kashmir.
Chaired by the amalgam’s convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, the
seminar was attended by Hurriyat leaders, as well as the
representatives of Kashmiri community based in the twin city
Rawalpindi/Islamabad, whereas Executive Directors of Kashmir
Centre in London and Washington, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl
and Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai were the chief guests on the occasion.
Speakers on the occasion highlighted the supreme sacrifices of
the Kashmiri martyrs renewed their pledge to uphold the
mission of martyrs who they said “have sacrificed their today
for our better tomorrow”. They also denounced the unabated
human rights violations in Kashmir and appealed the
international community to impress upon India to put an end to
rights violations in the territory.
Terming unity as key to success they said that it was high
time that Kashmiri leadership should burry their hatchet and
forge a broad based unity so as to take the people out from
the dark prospects of despondency and chaos.
Describing dialogue as a civilized way to resolve dispute they
said that Kashmiris were not averse to dialogue, however, they
maintained that bilateralism had miserably failed to resolve
Kashmir dispute and emphasized the need for associating
genuine Kashmiri leadership with the dialogue process to
settle Kashmir dispute once and for all.
They urged the Indian government to withdraw its troops,
revoke draconian laws, and release all illegally detained
pro-liberation leaders and activists to create a conducive
atmosphere for talks to settle long-outstanding issue of
Referring to the changes sweeping across the world KAC chief
Dr. G Nabi Fai and Professor Nazir Shawl said that owing to
the unprecedented sacrifices of Kashmiri people the
long-pending issue was now echoing all around the diplomatic
corridors of Washington, Europe and other power centres of the
Referring to an article published in the New York Times on
Sunday last Dr. Fai said that the article unfolded some of the
private views expressed by Late Richard Holbrooke, the Obama’s
point-man on south Asia, which he said were an eye-opener for
the entire world. The NYT article he said that Holbrooke
believed that the resolution of Kashmir dispute was must to
reduce radicalism in Pakistan.
“The views of Holbrooke are indeed acknowledgment by an
acclaimed diplomat that resolution of Kashmir dispute is must
for success of the US-led war against terrorism in this
region,” professor Shawl said.
Of those who addressed the gathering included Mehmood Ahmed
Saghar, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai the Executive Director Kashmiri
American Council, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl Executive
Director Justice Foundation London, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Faiz
Naqshbandi, Ghulam Nabi Nowshehri, Tahir Masood, Altaf Wani,
Abdul Majeed Malik, Manzoor-ul-Haq, JKLF leader Rafiq Ahmad
Dar and Sheikh Waleed Rasool.