DFP News Archive 2011



Shah condemned Arrest of youth and use of force on protesters


Srinagar, November 27 : Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad shah in a statement in Srinagar warned that massive protests would be launched if the authorities didn’t stop victimizing the peaceful protesters and journalists
Shah said that several innocent school children who were either coming from or going to the examination centers were roughed up by the police and taken into custody without any reason. He deplored that on one hand, the puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah was talking about repeal of black law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, while on the other, he had given a freehand to police to perpetrate atrocities on civilians.
Shah also denounced in strong terms the use of force on peaceful protesters and journalists. He said that the people of Kashmir would continue their peaceful struggle till they achieved their inalienable right to self-determination.


Shabir put under house arrest in Srinagar


Srinagar, November 25 : The authorities placed senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah under house arrest in Srinagar, today.
Shah was to visit and address a public gathering in Charar-e-Sharif. He was not even allowed to offer Juma prayers.
Pertinently, the authorities have prevented the senior APHC leader from offering Juma prayers 38th time this year either by arresting or placing him under house arrest.
Shah talking to media persons in srinagar, said that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till just resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. He said that the arrest of innocent Kashmiris and subjecting them to brute force could not suppress the liberation movement. He said that the Kashmir liberation movement had entered a decisive phase and the international community was also putting pressure on India for finding out an amicable settlement of the dispute. He said that Kashmir dispute could be settled through meaningful and result-oriented dialogue.


Recent steps to boost Pak-India dialogue process, shabir shah


Srinagar, November 23 : Senior APHC leader, and DFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah has emphasized that the recent steps towards creating a friendly environment between Pakistan and India will boost the process of resolving the Kashmir dispute, once and for all.
In a media interview in Srinagar, today, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the people of Kashmir had welcomed confidence-building measures between the two neighboring countries. He maintained that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for a durable peace in the region and guarantee to a lasting friendship between Pakistan and India.
Shah also appealed to the international community to impress upon India to resolve the longstanding Kashmir dispute.
Shah urged India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute through peaceful means in accordance with the United Nations resolutions.


Kashmiris to continue martyrs’ mission: Shabir Shah


Srinagar, November 20 : Senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that the mission of Kashmiri martyrs will be accomplished at all costs.
Shabir Ahmed Shah addressing a meeting of his party office bearers in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the Aali Kadal martyrs who were shot dead by Indian troops on 19th November in 1992. He said that the unparalleled sacrifices of the Kashmiris, which had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level, would not be allowed to go waste.
Shah demanded release of all political prisoners, end to harassment of youth and demilitarization of Jammu and Kashmir for creation of a conducive environment for final settlement of the Kashmir dispute.


Shah maintained that the occupation authorities had imposed undue restrictions on the movement and speech of the Hurriyet leaders.
Shah said that the people of Kashmir were striving for the same cause, the liberation from India, and the leadership should forge greater unity among its ranks to take the ongoing movement to its logical end.
Shah pointed out that the arrests, torture and killing of Kashmiri youth was going on unabated, adding that India had been trying to suppress the pro-freedom voices through use of brute force. “However, we have been fighting against the suppression generation after generation and we will keep on doing so until the goal of freedom is achieved.. Reiterating the APHC’s stand on the need for implementing the United Nations resolutions, Shah stated that nobody could impose a solution on Kashmiris. “Only Kashmiris should decide their future and the best way forward is the implementation of the UN resolutions,” he said, adding that the Kashmir had become a focal point in the international politics.


MFN status to India detrimental for Kashmir cause
Pak government urged to revisit its wisdom


Islamabad, Nov 16: Speakers at a seminar hosted by Hurriyat Conference (M) Pak Chapter on Wednesday urged the Gilani led coalition government of Pakistan to review its decision of granting Most Favoured Nation status to India.
The seminar titled “Kashmiris’ freedom movement and responsibilities” was attended by the leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control including the Prime Minister of AJK Chudhary Abdul Majeed, president Sardar Yaqoob Khan, PPP—(AJK) president Khalid Ibraheem Khan, newly elected legislator Farzana Yaqoob, Sageer Chughtai of MC, JI Secretary General Mehmood ul Hassan, APHC convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Majid Malik and others.

Expressing their resentment over the PPP government’s decision, speakers said that the decision was not only harmful for Kashmir cause but it was against the Pakistan’s vital national interest. They said that the incumbent regime should revisit its wisdom and reassert its traditional policy on the issue by lending all support to Kashmiris’ ongoing peaceful struggle for right to self-determination.
The AJK premier Abdul Majeed Chudhary while reiterating his party’s stance on Kashmir, said that PPP was committed to Kashmir cause. He said that he won’t betray the people of Kashmir and the Kashmiri martyrs’ mission. He made it clear that PPP would stick to Zulfikar Ali Bhutoo’s political philosophy who he said had announced to “fight a thousand year war on Kashmir with India.” Regarding the Kashmiri leaders reservations and apprehensions over the issue of granting MFN status to India Chudhary assured the selected gathering that he would take up the matter with central leadership and would accordingly convey apprehensions of Kashmiri people to the central government.
The AJK president Sardar Yaqoob Khan while paying eulogizing tributes to martyrs’ of Jammu and Kashmir said that there would be no compromise on Kashmir whatsoever.
Newly elected legislator Farzana Yaqoob said that there was dire need that Kashmiris on both sides of LOC should evolve a joint strategy to take their struggle to its logical conclusion. She said that the disarray among Kashmiris give wrong impression at international level. “Let us unite and form our own strategy”, she added.
President PPP- (AJK) Sardar Khalid Ibraheem Khan flayed government’s decision and said that the incumbent regime was not sincere with Kashmiris’ just cause. “You talk about Kashmir, they (rulers) are not even sincere to Pakistan”, he said adding that the current ruling elite of Pakistan knows nothing about Kashmir.Convener of Hurriyat (M) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar said that there was a dire need to have broader consensus on Kashmir issue. He said that dissenting voices emanating from the base camp were a matter of concern. He said that while talking about converting LOC into a line of commerce or into an economic hub we will have no moral justification whatsoever to stop other people.
He said that until yesterday we were demanding OIC to impose sanctions on India. “After granting MFN status to India, does the leadership of Kashmir or for that matter the government of Pakistan have any moral justification to ask OIC to impose economic sanctions on India”, he said adding that there were some important questions we should think upon seriously.
Convener APHC-G, Ghulam Muhammad Safi said that the policy of appeasement had seriously dented the Kashmir cause in the past and if this policy of appeasement continued in future it would adversely affect the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. He said that Kashmiri issue should not be viewed through the prism of territorial dispute between India and Pakistan but it should be projected as an issue of inalienable right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. PFL, chief Muhammad Farooq Rehmani highlighting the humanitarian dimension of the Massacre of Kashmiri Muslims in 1947 said that it was very unfortunate that Kashmiri don’t know what happened to the remainings of hundreds and thousands of Muslims who were martyred in Jammu while on their way to Pakistan. Terming right to self-determination as the viable solution of long pending Kashmir dispute, Rehamani said that it was not only fruitful and beneficial for both the people of Kashmir and the people of Pakistan.
The others who spoke on the occasion included, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Mehmood-ul-Hassan, Muzafar Shah, Altaf Wani, Sageer Chugtai and others”