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Shabir Shah asks Amit Shah 'Hold referendum if you believe Kashmir is a problem of three districts'
 

 Report on global investors regarding India investment an eye-opener for New Delhi
Srinagar, May 22: Terming the statement of BJP president Amit Shah that the freedom movement “was not widespread but centered around just three and a half districts” in Jammu Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said giving such “misled” statements won’t help New Delhi in any way. Shah in a statement issued to press suggested BJP president to relearn the history and geography before making such “ridiculous” remarks about Kashmir.

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Such statements are deliberately issued in order to mislead the masses about the reality of Kashmir. Amit Shah’s vain attempt has no takers in today’s era of technology where every person is aware of the happenings worldwide,” Shah said. “If Amit Shah is so sure of his claims on Jammu Kashmir, let him seek the opinion of the people of this disputed territory (through referendum) whether they want to be with India or freedom from Indian occupation." Shah said New Delhi and its collaborators are continuing with their vain attempts of terming Kashmir’s freedom movement as “5 percent” or “restricted to few districts” in order to mislead the people of India and the world community. He said people’s boycott of recently held so-called parliamentary elections is an eye-opener for the whole world that Jammu Kashmir is not part of India but its people are on streets to demand ‘Azadi’ from Indian illegal rule. “The boycott also brought home the point that not even one percent people are in favour of India,” he said. The DFP chairman asked New Delhi why it is scared of holding the referendum in the disputed territory under the auspices of the international body. “We reiterate our stand that whatever the verdict people give, that would be acceptable for us. It would also be clear whether the freedom movement is really centered around three and a half districts,” he said. Shah reiterated that the people of Jammu Kashmir have no enmity with the people of India but “it is against the international norms that a state which is against the forcible military occupation of India be forced to sing to the tunes of Delhi on gunpoint". On Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech that NDA government will resolve Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said the resolution about which the Indian leader talks is a “military solution” – the one which the people of J&K have never accepted. “Rajnath Singh should bear in mind that the solution to Kashmir dispute is possible only either through tripartite talks or by implementing the UN resolutions. ”Shabir Ahmad Shah also termed it eye-opener for India the media report that “a number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged ‘persisting religious conflicts’ and ‘Kashmir dispute’ as potential risks to their investments in India, saying such ‘tensions’ could destabilize the Indian economy"." The Indian leaders should give a thorough thought to such report whether they want to bereave their people from economic projects and benefits or lead them to dark pit. The people of India should also ask their leaders in this regard. New Delhi should think over the matter with cool mind that by resolving Kashmir in its historical context, it can do a great service to India and its people,” Shah said.

Kashmir has never remained part of India: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmir has never remained part of India. Shah , in his statement termed the statement of BJP president Amit Shah that the freedom movement “was not widespread but centered around just three and a half districts” in Kashmir, as “misled" Such statements are deliberately issued to mislead the masses about the reality of Kashmir. Amit Shah’s vain attempt has no takers in today’s era of technology where every person is aware of the happenings worldwide,” he added. Shah said that Kashmir should be settled in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people. He said that the people of Kashmir would not accept Indian hegemony or any dictation from Delhi on Kashmir. Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and they are masters of their destiny, he added. Shah ridiculed the statement of BJP President, Amit Shah and said that Indian politicians were living in an illusion and day dreaming. Let India testify its claim and seek people’s aspirations in the whole territory, he added. Shah criticized Amit Shah and said that recent boycott from parliamentary elections and students’ resentment had frustrated New Delhi.

World cannot ignore Kashmir dispute for long :Shabir Shah

Glowing tributes paid to Molvi Farooq, Khawaja Lone
Srinagar, May 20 : In occupied Kashmir, senior resistance leader and chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed Shah has said that the world cannot turn away its eyes from the Kashmir dispute and the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for long and it will have to resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Shah strongly denounced the use of brute force by Indian troops and police personnel on people during military operations in different areas of the Kashmir Valley.He paid rich tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and said that the Kashmiri people were indebted to the invaluable sacrifices of these great martyrs and no one would be allowed to play with these sacrifices. Shah said, “Remembering these martyrs rejuvenates our pro-freedom spirit and strengthens our relation with the martyrs. The path of freedom is always filled with thorns and hardships." These people are the symbols of our freedom movement and they did not hesitate to even sacrifice their lives for our pious movement,” he said. Shah also revealed that Indian forces had used another civilian as human shield on 6th May in Redwani area of Kulgam to avoid stone pelting. He said that the incident did not get any coverage in the media. He deplored that the international human rights organizations were turning a blind eye towards occupied Kashmir where the incidents of human shields were increasing

People of India should pressurize their leaders to respect the sentiments of people of J&K: Shabir Shah

Freedom Party condemns Shah’s continuous house arrest
Srinagar, May 19: Terming India responsible for the prevailing political uncertainty in Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said the policy of oppression and coercion doesn’t last long. In a statement issued to press, Shah asked the people of India to ponder why New Delhi despite utilizing all its state machinery hasn’t succeeded in changing the reality of the disputed territory till date. The people of India should realize how the Government of India keeps them in dark about the reality of Jammu Kashmir and is resorting to worst kind of human rights violations in the disputed region. The citizens of India must question their leaders as to how the country’s control on J&K is justified and why the nation’s resources are wasted to strengthen this occupation,” he said. Shah asked the people of India that the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir is the same as India launched against the British rule and the people of this state particularly the youth are on the forefront of the struggle the same way as MK Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Bag hat Singh, Ishfaq Ullah, Subash Chandra Bose, and other leaders fought for the united India." We're neither robbing India of any part nor is our fight with the people of India but we struggle for our birth right of self-determination. Like many intellectuals of India support our cause of freedom, we hope the general masses of the country follow the suit and pressurize the leadership to resolve the longstanding dispute by holding the tripartite talks or implementing the UN resolutions. The DFP chairman meanwhile strongly condemned the continuous state-sponsored oppression in south Kashmir and said the pellet and pave are ruling the roost in the area. “Worst part is that ruling class is not only shielding the culprits but also encouraging them. We strongly condemn the attack on shops and other institutions in Kulgam and Islamabad. The PDP-led government in its slavery of New Delhi has waged a war against the people of Kashmir,” he said and expressed solidarity with those injured. Shah reiterated his appeal to world human rights bodies and the international community to realize their responsibilities and play role on Kashmir. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of DFP while condemning the continuous house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah said the pro-freedom leader has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to political vengeance. He said since 2011, Shah has been either under house arrest or in police detention and has been barred from performing religious obligations. His residence has been converted into a jail. Slamming the so-called administration, the spokesperson said such undemocratic acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. “Is the right to freedom of expression enjoyed by only those in power,” the spokesperson questioned.

Shabir Shah pays tribute to Shaheed e Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed e Hurriyat   Mr. Abdul Gani Lone, and Hawal martyrs

Srinagar, May 18: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal martyrs saying we are indebted to their invaluable sacrifices." In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Kashmiri nation is indebted to the sacrifices of these great martyrs and no one will be allowed to play with these sacrifices". He said the 'best and worst times' in freedom movements is natural but history is witness that the nation which remains steadfast and committed to its goal (of freedom) eventually succeeds. Shah said the world cannot turn away its eyes from Kashmir issue and its people's legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for long but has to resolve it according to the wishes and aspirations of its people. He said remembering these martyrs rejuvenates" our pro-freedom spirit and strengthens our relation with martyrs saying the path of freedom is always filled with thorns and hardships." Reiterating his stand over freedom movement, Shah said this path is full of hardships and the goal is achieved only after passing through difficult phases. Paying glowing tributes to all the martyrs of Jammu Kashmir's freedom movement, Shah said the invaluable sacrifices of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, Shaheed Aijaz Dar, Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Dr Guru, Shaheed Dr Turabi, Shaheed Maqbool Illahi, Shaheed Nadeem Pilot, Shaheed Nasir Ul Islam, Shaheed Ja'afar Jabali, Shaheed S Hameed, Shaheed Shamsul Haq, Shaheed Prof Waheed, Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Jamal Afghani, and thousands of our martyrs will not go in vain. We have to revere the sacrifices of our martyrs and always keep ourselves ready to pursue," he said. Shah said the example of Indian occupational forces' brutality is hard to be found in history. "We have to continuously raise our voice against the barbarism of PSAs and pellets," Shah said.

Shabir Shah slams Ram Madhav's remarks, says We never begged for talks,`

Srinagar, May 17: Terming the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav's statement that talks with resistance leadership can be held under the ambit of the Constitution of India as ridiculous, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said "we never begged for talks before India ".Shah in a statement issued to press said, "We reject such offer of dialogue within Indian Constitution as the Kashmir dispute has been acknowledged by international community and backed by more than 18 IN resolutions." "Ram Madhav should bear in mind that Kashmir is not part of India that he and other Indian leaders will speak anything on this disputed territory. It is due to such stubborn attitude of New Delhi and unrealistic statements by Indian leaders that uncertainty prevails in Kashmir." Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir have never begged for talks before India nor do they believe in bilateral dialogue but are of the view that all the stakeholders of this issue, which also includes Pakistan, be present on board. He asked India that it can neither break our resolve through military might nor continue its illegal occupation for long. The DFP chairman asked India that international issues are neither resolved "secretly" nor are unilateral conditions put therein but are sort out under the well formulated international laws." Despite sacrificing lakh of lives, we never gave up hope but continue to demand third party intervention or tripartite talks under the supervision of United Nations. The statements like one issued by Ram Madhav cannot cow down our spirit," he said. Commenting on Indian Army Chief's statement, Shah said Indian forces have broken the records of inflicting tyranny and brutality on the people of Jammu Kashmir. "Now, the surgical strikers or any massive military operation can neither change the situation nor scare the people of this state," he said. Shah said India has been making its forces fight on borders for the last 70 years but that has not changed the reality of Kashmir dispute. "Indian military leadership should understand the real issue and realize that there is a dire need to improve the living standards of their country's people," he said.

India, stooges pushing Kashmiri youth to wall: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 16 : In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that India and its stooges are pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, stressing dialogue for resolution of the Kashmir dispute said that New Delhi had to agree to come on table and start a new beginning. He said that India’s policy of stubbornness and coercion was main reason behind prevailing uncertainty in the region. Terming the stand of the people of Kashmir as right, he said despite limitless oppression on them, they had remained steadfast in their demand for right to self-determination. Shah said that Zubair Ahmad Turray was a classic example of how India and its local stooges were pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall. He said that oppression unleashed against the youth was the worst kind of state terrorism. He said that from the last four years he saw this innocent young boy in Srinagar Central Jail under the charges of ‘stone pelting’. Every time his PSA was quashed by high court or got bail from judiciary he was slapped with a fresh PSA. His family was constantly terrorized and humiliated by police and other forces and he was virtually denied every legal and democratic right and hence pushed to the wall by Indian state and their local stooges. He left with no option but to join armed struggle, added shah. Shah said to divert the attention of international community and its own people from Kashmir, India is planning a major military operation in Kashmir.

India's policy of stubbornness main reason for prevailing uncertainty in region: Shabir Shah

New Delhi cannot change the reality through military might and other deceitful tactics’
Srinagar, May 15: Stressing on dialogue for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said New Delhi has to agree to come on table and start a new beginning. In a statement issued to press, Shah said India's policy of stubbornness and coercion is main reason for prevailing uncertainty in the subcontinent which is not only jeopardizing lives of people of India but also pushing world to the brink of war He said Kashmir is a world acknowledged dispute and New Delhi cannot change the reality through military might and other deceitful tactics. New Delhi should accept the reality that it couldn't change reality of Kashmir for the last 70 years. The well wishers of the nation are those who priorities the interests of its people rather than be concerned of retaining the chair of power,” he said. Shah said the world nations and bodies have acknowledged Kashmir as a dispute and have been favoring dialogue for its resolution but India's unwillingness and stubbornness has not only robbed Kashmiris of their birth right of self determination but has been carrying out worst kind of human rights violations here which has given rise to a war like situation in the region. We've no enmity with the people of India but Indian leaders by resorting to Himalayan lie (on Kashmir) are inviting trouble for the whole region. God forbid, if war breaks, it will engulf the entire subcontinent. So, the ball lies in India's court now, he said. Terming the stand of the people of Jammu Kashmir as right, Shah said despite limitless oppression on them, they have remained steadfast in their demand of right to self determination. Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his appeal to world nations including European Union, China, UK, Russia, and bodies particularly the United Nations to take steps towards the resolution of this longstanding dispute at the earliest and prevent the region from war as Kashmir is the bone of contention between two nuclear neighboring nations – India and Pakistan for the last 70 years." The tripartite dialogue or the implementation of the U.N. resolutions are inevitable for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and India cannot continue with its policy of running away from talks for long but has to come on dialogue table,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah expresses concern over LoC killings.

Srinagar May 14: In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir democratic freedom party JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed concern over the growing tension between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and called for an end to the border tension which is claiming lives on both sides of the Line of Control. Shah urged the political leadership of both the countries to immediately stop shelling and sort out the matter through dialogue. Shah said that India was resorting to provocative tactics just to divert the attention of the world community from the gross human rights violations, being committed by the Indian forces in the occupied territory. He said there can be no permanent peace in the region unless the lingering Kashmir dispute is settled in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmir people. He said that India was using brutal force in Kashmir to suppress the people’s resistance in Kashmir but would never succeed. He said the people of Kashmir were offering supreme sacrifices to take the ongoing political struggle for the right to self-determination to its logical conclusion.

India has to shun hegemonic approach towards Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 13 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and yet to be settled according to the will of Kashmiri people. Shah said India should shun its hegemonic approach and take steps for the resolution of Kashmir dispute as it is directly linked to the peace and stability of the region. He said it was India which took the Kashmir dispute to the United Nations and promised to hold plebiscite in Kashmir, however, from the last several decades the successive regimes time and again were playing delaying tactics to make millions of people hostage. Shah said people of Kashmir are not begging for talks, but it is need of the hour to address the Kashmir dispute peacefully so that harassment and human rights violations on the people of Kashmir could come to an end. He also strongly condemned the ban on social media and Internet in Kashmir and said that by such tactics India’s claim of biggest democracy has been exposed.

Shabir Shah concerned over mysterious disappearance of Shopian youth.

Srinagar, May 12 : Expressing serious concern over the mysterious disappearance of a youth Zubair Ahmad purey of Shopian ‘during police custody', the chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah today urged for his immediate recovery. “Such a type of incident is of grave concern and it is unbelievable that a person will give slip while in police lockup,” Shah, in a statement today, said, urging the human rights organizations to take cognizance of this case. Referring to ‘uncaring approach and enigmatic silence’ of police authorities, Shah said, “It is unbearable.” Shah said, “ICDS workers, SPsOs and agencies sponsored NGOs have been asked to attend public meetings being organized by PDP.”He said, The PDP led state administration stands exposed and they are desperate to show its worth. They are compelling the class forth workers to attend the public gathering. They threaten them to face consequences if they fail to attend these public meetings. These workers and employees are harassed and impressed to attend these meetings." Just like National Conference, PDP too has lost its ground and faith and their party credentials and symbol stand on the verge of extinction and as such are very desperate to revive their existence,” Shah said. He said, “Despite complete submission by PDP cadres, the Jan Sangh leadership doest trust them and they doubt their credibility and credentials. PDP is a confusing lot. They are hiring and deploying all its machinery to make its show a success. They have asked all NGOs and ICDS workers to attend the PDP public gathering.”

Yatra should be conducted on Uttarakhand pattern: Shabir Shahs

Condemns use of force on students and traders, transporters in Pulwama
Srinagar, May 11: Terming the government statements regarding the Amaranth Yatra as politically motivated, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said the people of Jammu Kashmir have since centuries upheld the tradition of communal brotherhood by taking every step to ensure the smooth conduction of Yatra.“But some elements are always hell bent on vitiating the atmosphere of mutual brotherhood by tried to create a wedge between different communities,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. He reiterated his demand for restricting the duration of annual Amaranth Yatra to minimum time period in view of the fragile environmental conditions of the mountainous region." We're not against the Yatra but the aggressive way the pilgrimage is being conducted and its duration extended is totally unacceptable to us. We also reject the point that Amaranth Yatra boosts economy of the state at a large scale. The arrival of limitless pilgrims to a mountainous region largely affects the surroundings and leaves negative effects upon the overall environment of the state,” Shah said. Terming the huge concentration of Yatris as the main reason behind the melting of glaciers in mountainous region, floods, and diseases like Hepatitis, Shah said “a war-like situation is being created here and communalism being promoted". Citing the example of Uttarakhand, Shabir Shah said, “We demand the Yatra should be conducted on the same pattern – short and limited.” “In Uttarakhand, Yatra concludes in a given timeframe and a limited number of people are allowed for pilgrimage but a volatile situation is being created by allowing lakhs of Yatris in J&K,” he said. Shah asked authorities to stop playing politics over the issue and restrict the duration of Yatra otherwise it will yield serious repercussions. He also expressed concern over the interference of non-state subjects in the Shrine Board and said only Kashmiri locals and Pandits should be tasked with the job of handling the affairs of the Board. Condemning the propaganda under the garb of Amaranth Yatra, the DFP chairman said though our labourers, trade bodies and hoteliers leave no stone unturned to provide every possible facility to Yatris, it is unfortunate that some sick-minded elements are directing the pilgrims to boycott these local service providers. “Such provocation will give rise to volatile situation,” he said. Hailing the age-old tradition of communal brotherhood of Kashmiris, Shah said last year when bullets were being showered on our people; they still ensured the safety, security, and every facility for Yatris while putting their lives in danger. “As far as hospitalization is concerned, no one in the world can match Kashmiris. Still, the elements with vested interests run propaganda against us,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah also condemned the valley wide oppression by police and forces on people and students. He said on one hand, the career of our children is being ruined and on other side hundreds of students are being put behind bars. He termed it barbaric the use of brute force against the shopkeepers, passersby, and transporters in Pulwama and said the teargas shelling on shopkeepers is the height of oppression. “If such approach against people is not stopped, the whole nation will rise against it,” he said." India has waged a war against the people and resistance leadership of Jammu Kashmir,” Shah added.

Kashmir not crown of India but an occupied territory: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 10 : In occupied Kashmir, while strongly reacting to the statement of the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, that Kashmir is the ‘crown’ of India, the JKDFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah has termed her assertions as unrealistic and ridiculous. Shah in his statement in Srinagar said, Kashmir is an occupied territory which belongs to only Kashmiris. He said Kashmir is not crown of any country but a disputed territory. The people of Kashmir, he added, were promised by Indian leaders and international community the right to self-determination and they are striving for the same right for several decades." The so-called chief minister is talking of democracy, freedom, human rights, and many other things but seems to forget about the blanket ban she and her administration has imposed on media, internet, social websites, peaceful political activities, student protests and other basic human rights in Kashmir,” Shah said. Shah said that not a single head was safe in occupied Kashmir which was coined as “crown” of India. “Such statements are issued to mislead the world opinion,” he added. Terming Mehbooba Mufti’s statement as rhetoric, he said, “The ‘crown’ is witnessing continuous bloodshed at the hands of occupational forces where people’s eyesight is snatched, women’s chastity violated, and leaders are put behind bars for years. This ‘crown’ is a slave and we’re struggling to restore its glory." If Kashmir is a ‘crown’ of India then why its media is spewing venom against it and TV channels banned in this region. Why are forces given a free hand to deal with people of this ‘crown’, every kind of freedom choked, an

Pro-freedom leadership subjected to political vengeance: Molana Abdullah Tari.

Condemns continuous detention of Masarat Alam, Asiya Andrabi, Khan Sopore, others appeals HR bodies to take notice
Srinagar, May 9: The Jammu and kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari on Tuesday strongly condemned the slapping on 35th PSA on the incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Masarat Alam Bhatt and said the pro-freedom leader is subjected to political vengeance. In a statement issued to press, Molana Tari said the champions of the so-called “battle of ideas” are hell bent on putting behind bars that every person having a different political view. He said the late Mufti Sayeed released Alam for few days just to make a show off but ultimately followed the dictates from Delhi and arrested the resistance leader .Molana said the PSA is a world acknowledged ‘black, merciless, and lawless law”. “Though this law was used against jungle smugglers but the late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah used it against his political opponents and the tradition is carried forward by Muftis,” he said.Farooq said the late Mufti’s slogan of “battle of ideas” was the “biggest joke” as this party instead of fighting its opponents in a political way chose to put resistance leadership behind bars at the behest of its Nagpur masters. The DFP chairman expressed serious concern over the continuous detention of the ailing Hurriyat and People’s League leader Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori. “Despite his deteriorating health, he is being lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail and not provided any medical facilities,” he said. Abdullah slammed authorities for the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Asiya Andrabi and other female activists saying they are being implicated in false cases. He said by shifting political prisoners to outside J&K jails, authorities are putting their lives in danger as several incidents of attacks on inmates have been recorded in past. “The political prisoners are subjected to inhuman treatment and the world human rights bodies including ICRC should take cognizance of such issues and take steps towards securing the release of the political prisoners of J&K,” he said.“ Dr Muhammad Qasim, Ghulam Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, and scores of other incarcerated leaders have completed life terms and are not released yet. Many have crossed 22 years in Jaipur and Delhi jails and their parents are not allowed to meet them. ”Moulana criticized the administration for keeping several of DFP leaders and activists which include district president Pulwama Mohammad Amin, district president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad, and others under continuous detention. “Despite court orders, they are not released,” he said.Farooq also condemned the nocturnal raids, vandalizing of properties, use of force against students and their arrests saying the lava of anger is being brewing among people which can burst anytime.

Shabir Shah asks New Delhi to ponder why Kashmiris are against India.

Expresses satisfaction that movement is transferred to ‘very safe hands’
Srinagar, May 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday asked New Delhi to ponder over why the new generation of Kashmir is up in arms against India while asserting that only those with weak stand run away from talks. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the world peace particularly that of the subcontinent is linked with Kashmir and all the stakeholders of this issue should bear in mind that without respecting the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris, all the efforts towards ensuring peace are futile. He said India through its stubbornness is not only snatching peace of its people but also endangering the world peace. “New Delhi is scared of tripartite talks. We assure of accepting the verdict of referendum,” he said. The DFP chairman termed the unabated use of brute force against students across valley as imperialist mindset and said the new generation is being pushed to the wall by subjecting them to third degree tortures in detention centers. “We’re extremely satisfied that freedom movement has been transferred to very safe hands,” he said. Shah said New Delhi’s policy of repression and stubbornness is on one hand strengthening our resolve for freedom and on other side squeezing the economy of India. “If Indian leaders won’t act with wisdom, they will throw the country into a deep mess,” he said." The issue of Jammu Kashmir is an open chapter and to term it a closed chapter is nothing but madness,” he added. Shah said while people of Jammu Kashmir and the Government of Pakistan have already expressed their willingness to resolve the longstanding dispute, it is high time India responds positively in this regard. He reiterated his appeal to world leadership to play role towards resolving Kashmir saying the key to peace in South Asia is in the resolution of this dispute. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of Mohammad Ashraf and extended condolence to the bereaved family. On his directions, Peer Inayatullah and Ab Waheed visited the deceased’s residence and expressed condolence and solidarity with them. Another delegation led by Gh Ahmad ,Riyaz Ahmad visited Khadwani and expressed condolence and solidarity with Shaheed Fayaz Ahmad. Shah also paid glowing tributes to the martyr.

Shabir Shah expresses concern over civilian killings in Qazigund.

Srinagar, May 07 : In occupied Kashmir, the JKDFP Chairman and general secretary of APHC Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed concern over civilian killings in Qazigund and extended his condolences with bereaved families. Shah denounced stubborn attitude of Indian authorities for continued bloodshed and said that people in the territory were facing war like situation. He said that situation in the occupied territory was turning appalling with each passing day and that Indian authorities were suppressing people’s aspirations. Shah while referring to awful situation in detention centers and police lock-ups, said that people particularly youth were subjected third degree torture by police. Condemning Delhi for its unrealistic approach, Shah said, “Bloodshed in the territory and consequently dead bodies of youngsters give us extreme pain." Denouncing Delhi for their obstinate approach, he said, India can play a key role in bringing peace in the region, however, bold measures are needed to resolve the lingering dispute. Denouncing the use of brute force against students in Handwara, Shah demanded stringent action against erring police officials.

Concrete steps needed for Kashmir settlement,Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 06 : In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and kashmir democratic freedom party JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that concrete steps are needed for settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir had suffered a lot during last several decades. He said that India had crossed all the limits of cruelty in occupied Kashmir and now its forces’ personnel were even torturing girl students. Shah said Indian had sent deployed over seven hundred thousand troops in occupied Kashmir to massacre the Kashmiris and the recent military operations in Shopian and Kulgam were proof of the same. He, however, maintained that the worst kind of Indian brutalities had failed to subdue the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people and they were determined to take their liberation movement to its logical conclusion at all costs.

Molana Mohammad Abdullah Tari slams admin over Shabir Shah’s continuous detention.

People will never forgive PDP for waging war against them’
Srinagar, May 5: The secretary general of JKDFP Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance." In a statement issued to press ,Molana Tari said Shah is not allowed to perform his religious obligations. Criticizing authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion' in the state”. Tari condemned the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib saying there is no constitutional or moral justification for the detention. He also expressed serious concern over the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda Asiya Andrabi and various other resistance leaders and activists saying release orders from courts are being openly violated by authorities. He said Freedom Party’s Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Amin, Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad, Muhammad Shafi, Mudassir Ahmad, and dozens of other party activists are implicated in false cases. Slamming PDP for Thursday’s massive army operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which terror was unleashed upon people, the DFP secretary general said the so-called rulers should bear in mind that people have out-rightly rejected the puppets of Delhi and that they are ruling people on gunpoint." The people will never forgive PDP for waging war against them. They still remember the dramas this party used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership." He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail and used worst kind of oppression against students.”

Massive army operation in Shopian, force on students in Sopore is the height of oppression and barbarism: Shabir Shah`

Srinagar, May 4: Strongly condemning the massive army operation against civilian population in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, use of brute force against students in north Kashmir’s Sopore, and nocturnal arrests in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed it the “height of oppression and barbarism". In a statement issued to press, Shah while condemning the launching of massive operation by army in 12 villages of Shopian district said though people of Kashmir have been facing such state-sponsored terrorism from last 7 decades but the ruling class has been frustrated after facing people’s boycott of recently held sham elections." Now, the so-called administration has waged a war against the people particularly youth. Even helicopters have been hovering over the cordoned areas. This is a declaration of war against innocent civilians,” he said. Slamming authorities for unleashing a reign of oppression on people and students in Budgam and Sopore, Shah said on one hand, army is being given a free hand to harass people and on other side, police is pushing our youth and students to the wall by arresting them. Shah warned authorities of serious repercussions if such barbarism is not stopped and termed it intolerable the ruining of career of students. On the continuous concern shown by United Nations and United States over the situation in Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah urged the world powers to rise above statements and play a practical role towards resolving the longstanding dispute. The DFP chairman said the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan have always called for resolving this issue through tripartite talks or implementation of UN resolutions but India is continuously showing stubbornness and finding excuses to run away from dialogue process." If world leadership doesn’t take immediate steps towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the region may become the reason for the third world war which will engulf the whole world,” Shah added.

Molana Abdullah Tari strongly condemns thrashing of a family in Sopore, says occupational forces venting out their frustration.

Resistance leadership should devise a strategy for release of political prisoners in outside state jails’
Srinagar, May 3: The secretary general of (JKDFP) Molana Abdullah Tari has strongly condemned the Bomai, Sopore incident in which army severely thrashed female members of a family saying Indian occupational forces are venting out their frustration by unleashing a reign of terror across the Valley. In a statement issued to press ,Molana Tari while condemning the Indian army’s thrashing of a family including a young girl said that in the name of “survey”, army is manhandling people." .The so-called state administration should answer under which law does army barge into the homes and beat the inmates. This is extremely shameful on part of the government. The occupational forces and puppet government should bear in mind that people of Jammu Kashmir take such issues very seriously and incidents like these are intolerable,” he said. Expressing full solidarity with the victimized family, Molana said the thrashing of the family of Fayez Ahmad Bhatt clearly reveals that for the lust of power, this government has not only surrendered itself before Delhi but also sold its conscience. Tari termed the statement of army as a big lie and demanded probe into the incident by any impartial investigation body as the state police is “untrustworthy” and has always shielded the culprits of such kind of cases. The DFP secretary general also condemned the inhuman attitude of authorities against the political prisoners languishing in Central Jail, Jaipur and Tihar Jail and said several prisoners have crossed 22 years of incarceration. “Latief Ahmad Waja, Abdul Gani Goni, Mirza Nisar Hussain, and Mehmood Ali Bhatt of Jaipur Central Jail were severely beaten and are often harassed under one pretext or other." Similarly in Tihar Jail, Javid Ahmad Khan and Naushad Ahmad were also beaten. This is political vengeance,” he said. Molana urged the resistance leadership to devise a strategy regarding the release of political prisoners languishing in outside J&K. “The international human rights organizations including Amnesty International, ICRC should use their good offices in this regard,” he said

India making desperate efforts to uphold occupation :Shabir Shah

Srinagar May 02 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of all parties Hurriyat conference [APHC] and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has called upon India to stop victimizing the Kashmiri youth and targeting educational institutions across the Kashmir Valley. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said, the resistance movement launched by the youth has rattled the Indian establishment and they were converting the educational institutions into battlegrounds to target the student community. He said that Indian forces were hell bent upon destroying the environment of peace in the Valley and creating fear among the youth. However, he said that these tactics of oppression and suppression would not succeed. Shah said that the whole world had started realizing that India had virtually lost ground in Kashmir and it was making desperate efforts to continue its military occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Shabir Shah welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan’s statement.

Srinagar, May 01: In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of all parties Hurriyat conference and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has welcomed the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan's in which he expressed his willingness to play a role in resolving the Kashmir dispute. Shah in his statement hoped that Tayib Erdogan's, who is on a visit to India, would make efforts to end the political uncertainly prevalent in the region since decades. “Turkey being an important Islamic country and having cordial relations with both India and Pakistan will hopefully make efforts to end the political uncertainly prevalent in the region since decades,”  Shah said, “The Turkish President is well aware that how Kashmir dispute is the main source of tension between the two nations. "He said, “Being an active member of Kashmir Contact Group at OIC, Turkey has always advocated the solution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and Ankara can play a vital role in the resolution of this issue to end the tension in this region." Shah while hailing the statements of Turkish President and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Kashmir expressed hope that the international community would break its silence on Kashmir and fulfill its responsibility in this regard. “We welcome the suggestion of Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan's. Kashmir is a longstanding dispute which is a bone of contention between two nuclear neighboring nations. India has been unleashing the state-sponsored terrorism in the disputed state,” he said. Shah termed the concern shown by Mr. Erdogan's on bloodshed in Kashmir a positive development. Shah said, “The people of Kashmir were heartened by reports that President Recep Tayib Erdogan's would try to persuade both India and Pakistan to engage in a multilateral dialogue for a just and durable settlement of the Kashmir conflict.” This is, he added, the most sensible, feasible and practical proposal put forth by the President of Turkey.

Shabir Shah denounced use of "brute" force on students and teaching staff in Kashmir’s educational institutions,

 Srinagar, April 30: The Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah on Sunday denounced use of “brute” force on students and teaching staff in Kashmir’s educational institutions, saying “we won’t tolerate this ill treatment or allow anyone to play with the future of our children." In a statement, Shah, while condemning police raids and thrashing of students of Government Polytechnic College Gogji Bagh Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian colleges, said the state authorities are “pushing our youth to the wall and compelling them to resent. It is a ploy to ruin their future." He said the students are being provoked by forces. Referring to recent “threat” statements from Jan Sangh leaders, Shah said the state affairs are “virtually run by Indian forces, and New Delhi has declared a war on people." Referring to yesterday’s Polytechnic College incident, Shah said the authorities are “hatching a conspiracy against students who are being detained and are repeating Pulwama-like events in other educational institutions." We are keeping a close vigil over the situation,” he said. “If barbarity of forces is not stopped forthwith, authorities shall have to face consequences." Commenting on the recent statements of Amit Shah and Ram Madhav ,Shah said authorities in Delhi are “turning their deaf ear to hard realities and following their arrogant thinking and repressive measures." Stubborn attitude and harsh measures neither did any good in the past nor would prove of any help in future,” he said. Taking dig at Jan Sangh ideology, Shah categorically said there is no space for “their obsessive views” in Kashmir and “they can never change historical realities about the State." As a nation, we pledge we will never budge, and will pursue our struggle till we achieve our destination,” he said.

Shabir Shah urged India to shun its intransigence on Kashmir dispute.

Srinagar, April 29 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah urged India to shun its obduracy over the Kashmir dispute and settle it in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar has strongly condemned the killing of a civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, by Indian Army in Kupwara. Expressing shock over the killing, he said that Indian men in uniform had been given full liberty to kill unarmed civilians who dared to raise their voice against the Indian occupation. The civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, was killed at Panzgam in the district on Thursday when Indian Army personnel resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against a siege and search operation in the area. Shah said that killings, arrests and torture could not force the Kashmiri people to give up their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He assured the people that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. Shah said that Indian forces had made a routine to resort to indiscriminate firing of pellets and bullets upon peaceful and innocent Kashmiris to suppress their just liberation struggle.

Shabir Shah denounce killing of civilian in Kupwara.

Srinagar, April 28 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of APHC and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has strongly condemned the killing of a civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, by Indian troops at Panzgam in Kupwara. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that direct firing on protestors by Indian forces’ personnel depicted how the people were being subjected to state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. He said that the killing of unarmed civilians had become a routine in the occupied territory and there was no accountability for such war crimes perpetrated by the Indian men in uniform. Shah said that repeated ban and gag on means of communication and information in the Valley by the puppet authorities in the hope of restoring so-called peace and normalcy was ridiculous. He said that such measures were aimed at maintaining the status quo and avoiding resolution of the Kashmir dispute that was root cause of the uncertainty in the region for the past 70 years. He also denounced the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Asiya Andrabi, and said that the action reflected the dictatorial policies of the Indian administration against the Kashmiris and their genuine leadership. Shah while condemning the target killing of the civilian said that the Indian forces under a well-hatched plan were committing genocide in occupied Kashmir to suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people. Shah said that the loss of innocent lives in occupied Kashmir on daily basis was a matter of serious concern. He deplored that India had no regards for the lives of Kashmiri people and was encouraging its forces to go on killing spree in the territory. He appealed to the world human rights bodies to impress upon New Delhi to stop its state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

Freedom Party slams authorities for continuously targeting students  , Condemns arrest of Asiya Andrabi, thrashing of Saran Barkati by police

Srinagar, April 27: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday condemned the state-sponsored terrorism on students and said the educational institutions have been turned into slaughter houses and forces given a free hand to use excessive force on children. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari during last year's anti-India uprising, the so-called government used the whole state machinery to open schools and now by deploying forces in institutions are targeting the students. He asked the police personnel to introspect as to whatever they are doing is morally and ethically right. "The students whom you are targeting are our own children and you are snatching their future," he said and slammed authorities for using excessive force against the students in Pulwama and Kupwara. Tari also condemned the thrashing of a prominent pro-freedom personality Saran Barkati by police. He said Barkati was produced before a court in Shopian following which a police party present there took him to police station where Dy SP Ashiq Tak beat him to the pulp. Condemning the beating of Barkati, Molana said such oppressive measures won’t break the resolve of pro-freedom people. He also slammed authorities for arresting the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Aman Ullah Khan  ,Says his contribution to freedom movement is invaluable

Srinagar, April 26: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to one of the great leaders of the freedom movement of Kashmir, Aman Ullah Khan, on his first anniversary. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the Late Aman Ullah Khan dedicated his whole life fighting for the freedom of Jammu Kashmir and remained steadfast on his mission till last breath. The role played by Aman Ullah Khan Sahib and Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhatt for the freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir is invaluable. The contribution of both leaders will be written in golden words," he said. Shah while recalling his meetings with both leaders said he was influenced by their ideas and impressed by their pro-freedom spirit. He also prayed for highest place in Jannah for both leaders. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation comprising secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Shah, and Er Farooq Ahmad Khan visited the residence of the former president of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu Kashmir, Shaheed Molana Showkat Ahmad Shah, whose mother passed away on Monday. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. On the occasion, Molana Tari extended the condolence message of Shabir Ahmad Shah and shed light on the philosophy of life and death.

Shabir Shah condemns use of force on students says Educational institutions turned into slaughter houses.

Party delegation visits Hayatpora, Chadoora ;pays tributes to martyr Mohammed Younis Maqbool
Srinagar, April 25: Strongly condemning the state-sponsored terrorism on students, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said educational institutions have been converted into slaughter houses and forces given a free hand to use excessive force on children. In a statement issued to press, Shah assured the student community that entire nation is on their back and expressed lament over the government's shameful action against students." During last year's anti-India uprising, the so-called government used the whole state machinery to open schools and now by deploying forces in institutions are targeting the students," he said. Shah asked the police personnel to introspect as to whatever they are doing is morally and ethically right. "The students whom you are targeting are our own children and you are snatching their future," he said. Shah said the resistance leadership is keenly observing the whole development and "we salute the pro-freedom spirit of our students and youth and are extremely satisfied over such development". Shah strongly condemned the state wide arrests of leaders, activists, and youth saying nocturnal raids have become a norm here and forces have been given a free hand to unleash a reign of terror among people. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising party's general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari, Er Farooq Ahmad, and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited Hayatpora, Chadoora and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of martyred Mujahid Mohammad Younis Maqbool. Shah talked to father of martyr by phone and assured him that the blood of martyrs won't go waste.

Continued illegal house arrest of Shabir Shah condemned

Srinagar, April 24 : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed strong resentment over the continued illegal house arrest of its Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, terming it as frustration of the puppet authorities. The DFP General Secretary, Molana Abdullah Tari, in a statement issued in Srinagar also condemned the continued house arrest of the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, saying there is no constitutional or moral justification for his detention. Giving details of Shabir Shah’s detention, Molana Tari said that from 2011 till date, he had been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 43 months and 5 days and during this period he was barred from offering 242 Friday and 12 Eid prayers. “During this period, Shabir Shah’s many close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend their last rites,” he said. He said that pro-India PDP by entering into unholy alliance with BJP had proven its regime to be the most useless and selfish one as for power it had turned the whole territory into a virtual jail. Terming the attack by Hindu fanatics on a Bakerwal family in Reasi as frustration of the communal elements, Mauling Tari said, if such attacks are not stopped and the culprits not brought to book, it will yield serious repercussions. “The Muslims of Kashmir Valley won’t remain mute spectators over the conspiracies being hatched against the Jammu Muslims. We’re with them,” he added. Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying, “the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to political vengeance.”

Indian forces never treated Kashmiris as humans : Shabir Shah

Strongly reacts to Narendra Mode's statement on Kashmir
Srinagar, April 23 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that Indian forces have always inflicted atrocities on the people of territory and never treated them as humans. Shah said this in its reaction to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Mode's assertion that Indian Army saved lives during floods in the territory. It termed the assertion of Narendra Modi as a brazen lie." Indian army personnel during 2014 deluge rescued and airlifted families of the forces, tourists and some outsiders. They didn’t show any kind of sympathy for the local people and only dropped some expired biscuit packets for them at few places. Later they grabbed a hefty amount as service charges from local administration,” he said. Shah said that a misleading statement was issued at a time when Indian police and troops were thrashing the Kashmiri youth and using them as human shields. The video clips of these atrocities are uploaded on social media to create fear psychosis, it added. Shah said that the forces’ personnel killed eight youth and injured hundreds on April 9 even when election drama was being staged in the occupied territory. Narendra Mode's assertion is a deliberate attempt to cover up war crimes committed by Indian troops and police in the occupied territory, it pointed out. Shah maintained that stone pelting was resentment against bullet and pellet policy. He said that the occupational forces created 1990s-like situation by inflicting pain on civilians in Kanelvan Bijbehara .He added that resorting to military might, assault and humiliating womenfolk were highly shameful acts. Shah said that the threat statements issued by BJP leaders were adding fuel to the fire and deteriorating the already volatile situation.

Shabir Shah condemns harassment of Kashmiris in Indian states, ‘Altaf Bukhari should listen to voice of his conscience and resign’

Srinagar, April 22: Strongly condemning the harassment and threatening of Kashmiri students in various Indian states, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said such incidents vindicate our stand that a war has been waged against Muslims in general and Kashmiris in particular since BJP came to power in New Delhi. Pertinently, Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh are feeling insecure after threatening banners appeared in the city of Meerut with a message for Kashmiri students “leave the state or face consequences”.In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed serious concern over the increasing threats to Kashmiris living in different Indian states particularly in UP saying despite such provocative acts, lakhs of Indians working and studying in Kashmir are treated in a very humane manner." We want to assure all those students and workers from Indian states that they need not worry about anything and continue with their routine as our fight is with those who have usurped our rights and have illegally occupied our state,” he said. Shah said not everyone Indian possesses “anti-Kashmir” and “anti-Muslim” mindset; but there are thousands including several intellectual groups who are objective in their approach, stand with truth and support our cause. He appealed to people of India to treat Kashmiri youth the same way as Kashmiris treat the labourers and students coming from Indian states besides impress upon their rulers to fulfill the promises they have kept with the people of Jammu Kashmir. Shah said intimidating Kashmiris in Indian states is a coward act and those involved are backed by Saffron parties. He said if any untoward happens with Kashmiris, the government of India would be responsible. The DFP chairman said the provocative statements by Rajnath Singh, Ram Madhav, Chandler Prakash Ganga are expected but the shocking part is the silence maintained by PDP leaders and members who are concerned only of their positions. “We hope PDP members, by keeping in view the prevailing situation, collectively resign from assembly,” he said. Shah suggested PDP leaders and members like Haseeb Drabu and Altaf Bukhari to listen to the voice of their conscience and separate ways from the alliance partner which is taking every step against the integrity of the state.

BJP leaders’ threats against Kashmiris unacceptable: Shabir Shah

Kashmiris cannot be scared by such intimidations; Freedom is our goal and we’ll get it’
Srinagar, April 21: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday termed it “unacceptable” the “anti-Kashmir” remarks of BJP leaders during the last few days. In a statement issued to press, Shahs termed it “imperialist mindset” the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav wherein he justified the tying of a Kashmiri youth to the bonnet of a jeep and parading him across villages. He asked the world leadership and bodies as to why Indian occupational forces are continuously playing with the lives of Kashmiri people " and at whose behest are they carrying out such grave human rights violations in the occupied region. Ram Madhav’s remarks reveal his frustration. There is another leader of the same party Subramanian Swami whose job is to spread communalism by spitting venom against Muslims. Now, one more BJP leader Chandra Prakash Ganga has joined the row by saying that Kashmiri people should be responded with bullets,” he said. “All these people of BJP are living in a fool’s paradise. They should bear in mind that the pro-freedom people of Kashmir cannot be scared or cowed down by such intimidations. Freedom is our goal and we’ll get it, at any cost,” Shah said. The pro-freedom leader said such intimidations by BJP leaders has created a sense of fear among the Kashmiri youth studying in various Indian colleges as communal elements have started harassing them. “If such actions are not stopped forthwith, it will yield serious repercussions,” he said. Shah said if world leadership doesn’t take serious note of these threatening remarks of BJP against Kashmiris, the situation may take ugly turn in the disputed territory as India is on a mission of cleansing of our younger generation.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Allama Iqbal

Srinagar April 21 : Paying glowing tributes to the great philosopher, thinker and poet of the East, Dr Sir Muhammad Allama Iqbal, on his 79th death anniversary, the Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman of democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah said, “Allama has not only a distinguished status among the poets and philosophers of his time but his poetry is of cosmic nature and full of the concept of ego (Khudi) as well as the realization of the creator of the universe. His poetry has always played a guiding role for whole Ummah." Allama was the first person to give the concept of two nation theory and idea of Pakistan. He was basically of Kashmiri origin and he always felt the pangs and pain of the pitiable condition of Kashmiris under the rule of autocracy He always raised a strong voice against the pathetic political and economic condition of Kashmiris prevailing in those days,” he said . Shah said the Muslims particularly those of the subcontinent “are indebted to this great poet for his invaluable services to Islam". Shah said, “Even today, youth enrich themselves through Iqbal’s ever-relevant works which are the essence of Islam and the voice of freedom fighters. There is guidance for the oppressed nations in his poetry which invokes a spirit of selflessness among Muslims and infuses in them an urge for regaining the lost glory of Islam.”“Allama Iqbal (RA) was a thinker of the century whose voice continues to be the voice of subjugated nations of the world,” Shah said.

Concern of UN, Amnesty Int’l on Kashmir satisfactory, encouraging: Shabir Shah

If UN wants to save our new generation from Indian barbarity, it has to rise above statements’

Srinagar, April 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed the concern expressed by the United Nations and the Amnesty International over the situation in Kashmir as “satisfactory” while expressing hope that world bodies take further steps towards the resolution of this longstanding dispute. The international human rights watchdog Amnesty International India on April 15 said that the two recent videos (on social networking sites) from Jammu and Kashmir appearing to show the use of torture and excessive force by security forces must lead to the prosecution in civilian courts of those suspected to be responsible. In a statement issued to press, Shah said New Delhi through its deceitful politics cannot mislead the world on Kashmir and has to come to terms with resolving the dispute. He said Pakistan and the people of Jammu Kashmir have been since last 70 years calling for the intervention of world bodies and nations but Indian in order to cover up its crimes in the held-territory always created hurdles in this regard. Shah said though it is encouraging that world is keenly observing the situation in Kashmir but no step has been taken to stop the Indian state-sponsored terrorism and barbarity in the region which is increasing with each passing day." New Delhi and its puppets after facing a humiliating defeat in recent so-called elections have resorted to vengeance against people who are killed, maimed, terrorized, and beaten. Even our students were not spared and excessive force was used against them. This is a matter of serious concern,” he said. The pro-freedom leader said if UN wants to save our new generation from Indian barbarity, it has to rise above the statements. Shah said Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest disputed in the UN awaiting resolution and should be resolved by implementing the resolutions passed in the Security Council of the world body." These resolutions provide a strong base to our struggle but UN has so far failed in implementing these. We still have pinned our hopes on this organization that it resolves the outstanding disputes of the world including Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, Iraq, Chechnya, and Myanmar,” Shah said.

Extremely satisfied that movement is transferred into safe hands: Shabir Shah hails students

Srinagar, April 19: Expressing deep grief over the martyrdom of Muzaffar Ahmad of Kulgam, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the government was well aware that people are not willing to participate in so-called elections but still it staged this drama in order to mislead the world community and in this process took lives of our youth. He expressed sorrow over the recent civilian killings and said the power-hungry pro-India politicians are still showing false dreams to people. Paying glorious tributes to Muzaffar Ahmad, Shah said though we are extremely grieved over the loss but his sacrifice won't go waste. He strongly denounced the reign of terror unleashed upon people including students and youth and said this all is done at the behest of Saffron brigade. Terming the protests by student community as a sign of living nations, Shah said the awakening of youth will now shake the New Delhi. "We're proud of our students and are extremely satisfied that the freedom movement has been transferred to safe hands" he said. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation comprising secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Yousuf, and Feroz Ahmad visited Sadder hospital to enquire about the well being of those injured due to forces' action during recent days. The delegation prayed for their speedy recovery.

Govt has declared war against students : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 18 (KM: In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of APHC and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah while strongly condemning the use of brute force on students have termed it the worst form of state terrorism unleashed by India against civilians and student community in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “There is simmering lava against Indian state terrorism and excesses perpetrated by Indian army and police. We won’t tolerate this and will resent if not stopped forthwith. Our students’ career is at risk and this is unbearable." Shah hailing the student community said, “It is encouraging that they in solidarity with their brethren staged peaceful protests. However, Indian forces resorted to brute force against them injuring many including female students.” He asked New Delhi to address the core issue of Kashmir and take steps for its lasting solution instead of employing repressive measures against people. Shah said that brutal raj of Indian forces and police was prevalent in Kashmir to the extent that the troops and police personnel did not even spare protesting students as they forcibly barged into their educational institutions and fired teargas canisters, showered pellets, and ruthlessly tortured them which was amply displayed in every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley’s educational institutions, as if seeking revenge from the students. He said that the anguish of the students was understandable as they were witnessing repression and barbarity around them. He cautioned that Indian forces had been given a free hand to kill and maim the Kashmiris under any pretext. He also criticized silence of Indian media over the killings in Kashmir. Shah appealed to all international human rights organizations to initiate action against all those who are responsible in the killing, maiming and blinding of Kashmiri people since 1947.

Excesses against students unacceptable : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), and general secretary of APHC Shabbier Ahmad Shah has said that the use of excessive force on students is unacceptable Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar supported the protests carried out by college and university students across Valley and condemned the teargas shelling on them which resulted in injuries to scores of students. He said Kashmiri youth are killed under a plan and asked New Delhi to bear in mind that Kashmiri youth have awakened and it can no longer succeed in its designs. “Such awakening of youth is the sign of living nations,” he said. Terming the martyrdom of Sajad Hassan of Batamaloo as thought provoking Shah said excessive use of force is being used against people demanding their just right to self-determination. Shah strongly condemned use of brute forces over peaceful students and said that forces were responsible for deteriorating situations in the territory. Shah condemning the incident in which more than hundreds students were injured, said that India could not prevent the people of Kashmir from their struggle for right to self-determination through use of brute force.

World silent over Kashmiris’ suffering : Shabir Shah ,pays tributes to S Hameed Wani

Srinagar, April 16: Expressing deep grief over the killing of a youth Sajad Ahmad Sheikh in Batamaloo, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said the forces are carrying out killings to quench their thirst for blood. In a statement issued to press, Shah questioned the silence of the world leadership over the grave situation in Kashmir saying the world powers otherwise don’t waste a moment to find out the “enemies of peace". This shows the double standards of the world leadership in dealing with those regions having Muslim majority population," Shah said and asked the international community to shun its “unsympathetic” attitude towards Kashmir. He said if world continues to maintain silence over the happenings in Kashmir, “the flames of the fire of this disputed region will spread across the globe”. “So, India needs to be held accountable for its crimes against humanity in Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah paid glowing tributes to S Hameed on his anniversary and said the ongoing freedom movement is the offshoot of the invaluable sacrifices of such great personalities. “S Hameed was a great Mujahid who dedicated his whole life for the freedom movement and showed steadfastness till his last breath. Under his guidance worked the several brave-hearts of Kashmir. He himself was a brave and fearless warrior. His contribution towards freedom struggle will always be remembered,” Shah added.

Shabir Shah slams ‘biased’ Indian media , Condemns forces’ excesses on students of Degree College Pulwama

Srinagar, April 15: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday slammed Indian media for its “biased” reporting on Kashmir while urging the international media and leaders to take serious notice of the Indian army’s excesses in the disputed territory. In a statement issued to press, Shah said a couple of days ago, a youth was tied in an unconscious state to the bonnet of an army jeep as a human shield but the “bigoted” Indian media kept mum over the incident while as the same media raised hue and cry over some youth “manhandling” the paramilitary troopers." This shows the rotten mentality of Indian media. Why didn’t it report the two CRPF troopers shooting from point-blank range at a youth and killing of eight youth on April 9?” he said." What else is this Delhi-based media doing than orchestrating the media trial? It should bear in mind that the freedom (of even thought) is dearer to us and that we can’t be slaves to materialism,” Shah added. Shah asked the international media and leaders to take serious notice of the excesses committed by the Indian occupational forces in held-Kashmir. He said people by boycotting elections gave their verdict and now people’s aspirations need to be respected." India should understand that Kashmiri youth have now awakened and that all its machinations are bound to fail,” he said. The DFP chairman hailed the role of resistance camp, youth, intellectuals, and mosque clerics in puncturing the balloon of the election drama of New Delhi and its collaborators. Terming the election boycott as referendum of freedom from India, Shabir Ahmad Shah said if New Delhi and its local partners have any doubt about it, they should agree to go for referendum in the state and the results would be acceptable for us. Meanwhile, Shah strongly condemned the use of excessive force against the students of Degree College, Pulwama saying forces have been given a free hand to unleash a reign of terror wherever they wish. Dozens of students have been injured in teargas shelling by forces." Students are our future and we won’t tolerate such attacks on our children,” Shah said. Meanwhile, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari and Molvi Bashir Ahmad led a delegation to Baramulla to express condolence with the family of Mohammad Ashraf Chalkoo's on the demise of his brother.Tari paid tributes to the deceased for his contribution to the freedom movement. The delegation also visited the residence of DFP district president Kupwara, Peer Inayatullah, and expressed condolence with him on the demise of his elder brother. The delegation hailed the contribution of the family towards the freedom struggle.

Disallowing condolence prog for Budgam martyrs frustration of authorities: JKDFP

Srinagar, April 14: The Jammu and kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has condemned the restrictions on the condolence programme called in memory of Budgam martyrs in the district and termed it frustration of the government. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molina Abdullah Tari said to disallow a purely religious programme is extremely coward act on part of authorities. The leaders had decided to offer the Friday prayers at Behest Zahra and express condolence with the families of Budgam martyrs." It seems authorities are deliberately not willing to listen to the people and only know to impose curfew-like restrictions. They have not even learned lessons from the election boycott,” he said. He strongly condemned the arrest of Anjuman Sharie Shiaan chairman Agha Syed Hassan Mosvi and other resistance leaders and activists saying authorities are resorting to same suppressive tactics without understanding the revolution the Kashmiri youth have brought and the impact it will have on the state’s political scenario. Meanwhile, Molana Tari hailed the sacrifices of martyrs and said the people by boycotting the sham polls made it clear that they will reject any such activity aimed at strengthening India’s illegal occupation of J&K. He expressed hope that people of south Kashmir will give the same befitting lesson to New Delhi and its puppets in the so-called elections.

Rajnath Singh’s intimidation: Those who brave bullets cannot be cowed down by such threats, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 13: Strongly reacting against the statement of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh wherein he warned Kashmiri youth of consequences, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said those who brave bullets cannot be cowed down by such threats. In a statement issued to press, Shah termed Rajnath’s remarks as frustration and said Kashmiris are used to such intimidations by the Indian home minister." Indian leaders have a weak case; the pro-freedom spirit and resolve of Kashmiris has unnerved New Delhi which has now started issuing intimidations,” he said. Shah said those who picked up arms to liberate India from British are described as ‘freedom fighters’ while as bullets and pellets are showered on those throwing stones in self-defense. “This is the only means of resisting the oppression of 8 lakh occupational forces,” he said. On Rajnath Singh’s remarks on Pakistan, Shah said Pakistan is a stakeholder in Kashmir dispute while as the freedom movement of Kashmir is indigenous. “The people’s reaction on the encounter sites should serve as an eye-opener for Indian leaders. Those who brave bullets and pellets cannot be cowed down by intimidations,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has hailed the people for once again boycotting the “sham” polls and urged the international community to play its role on Kashmir without further delay. “The world community must respect the sentiments of the people of Kashmir and take initiatives to resolve the issue,” he said. Shah also reiterated his appeal to people to participate in condolence gatherings scheduled to be held in Budgam on April 14 in memory of Budgam martyrs. He supported the suggestion put forward by Anjuman Sharie Shian chairman Agha Syed Hassan Al-Mosvi that Friday prayers should be offered at Behishti Zahra.Meanwhile, Freedom Party has expressed grief over the death of a lady in Tahab, Pulwama due to teargas shelling and said Indian forces want to create a reign of fear and terror among people. The party has expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Killings termed as planned genocide of Kashmiris : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of Hurriyat conference and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, has termed the killing of eight unarmed protesters in Budgam and Ganderbal districts as part of a well-planned genocide of Kashmiri people by India and its local collaborators. Shah while describing the people’s rejection of so-called parliamentary polls as referendum against India, in a statement in Srinagar said the election boycott is a slap on the face of New Delhi and its puppets. He urged the world bodies including the UN, EU, and OIC not to further delay the resolution of long-pending Kashmir dispute. Shah said, “Complete poll boycott frustrated the Indian authorities to the extent that they directed the men in uniform to shower bullets on protesters." He said that by rejecting the election drama Kashmiri people had conveyed a message to India that they did not want to live with New Delhi. Shah termed the boycott of sham elections as a referendum against Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Shah applauding people for their commitment with freedom movement in a statement said, “Complete boycott should serve as an eye-opener for India and its puppets. It was a drama staged by puppets under the shadow of gun but while observing shutdown and the way the people boycotted the election serves a powerful message that they won’t forget their innocent martyrs and will never follow the killers of their innocents." Shah expressed his deep concern over the killing. He said that despite all these inhuman acts, people of Kashmir would pursue their struggle till its logical end. Shah said that Indian government once again tried to mislead the international community through farcical elections, but Kashmiri people foiled this drama by sacrificing their lives.

Boycott of by-polls eye-opener for New Delhi : Mehmood Saghar

Srinagar, Apr 12 : Terming poll-boycott as what he termed as “referendum against India”, the DFP leader stated that “despite use of brute force, Kashmiris have expressed their anger and resentment against India and made it abundantly clear that they want nothing but freedom from subjugation." Appreciating people of central Kashmir for observing poll-boycott, the former convener of APHC PaK chapter and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Tuesday said that “historic low voter turnout in recent bye-elections was an eye-opener for India that Kashmiris want nothing but freedom from foreign domination. "Kashmiris have yet again exposed India's farcical claim on Kashmir by staying away from the farce election drama", Saghar said in a statement. Terming poll-boycott as what he termed as “referendum against India”, the DFP leader stated that “despite use of brute force, Kashmiris have expressed their anger and resentment against India and made it abundantly clear that they want nothing but freedom from subjugation." Referring to the polling-day killings, Saghar said that “targeting Kashmiri youth, showering pellets, bullets and teargas shells indiscriminately on common masses have been age-old tactics of Indian rulers to kill the voice of dissent in Kashmir. India’s lofty claim of being a civilized democracy has fallen flat in Kashmir and the ugly face of its so-called democracy stands completely exposed in the face of state-sponsored violence and gruesome killings of nearly a half dozen young Kashmiri boys.” Seeking international community's attention towards prevailing political and human rights situation in Kashmir, Saghar said that “it was high time that international community should respond to Kashmiris' clarion call for holding a referendum to let the people of the disputed territory decide their political future on the basis of universally accepted principle of right to self-determination.”

Deferring of so-called elections acknowledgement of Govt's defeat: Shabir Shah
‘People’s rejection of sham polls a slap on face of New Delhi and its puppets’

Srinagar, April 11: Terming the people’s rejection of so-called parliamentary polls as “referendum” against India, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said the election boycott was a slap on the face of New Delhi and its puppets. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the administration and other pro-India elements couldn’t bring even 2 percent of people to polling booths and couldn’t register win despite using bogus voters." The people of Jammu Kashmir by rejecting the sham polls have sent a clear message to world that they won’t accept anything less than freedom,” Shah said, adding that the pro-India elements have been given a befitting reply by people. Hailing people for their pro-freedom spirit, Shah said the election boycott proved it that the ‘2016 uprising’ was not any ordinary protest but a significant chapter of our freedom movement. Terming the government’s decision of deferring the so-called elections as the acknowledgement of its defeat, the DFP chairman said those who used to make “5 percent” remarks have suffered a big blow. The so-called government may have army and police on its side but not people who have out-rightly rejected them,” Shah said. Suggesting the pro-India politicians to apologies to people, Shah said they have only two options left – to join the ranks of people’s movement or openly declare that they are power hungry and blood-thirsty. Shah said if India claims J&K as its integral part even after suffering such a big defeat, the people of the state would teach the same befitting lesson to it too. “New Delhi needs to realize that it couldn’t succeed in legalizing its illegal occupation of J&K for the last 70 years. It should read writing on the wall and resolve the issue in an honorable way lest it sees a shameful defeat,” he said. Shah urged the world bodies including the UN, EU, and OIC to consider the election boycott as referendum against India and asked these organizations not to further delay the resolution of this longstanding dispute. “We want Kashmir resolved on the lines of East Timor, South Sudan, Croatia, and Scotland." The pro-freedom leader while slamming the government and other pro-India parties said despite caging the entire resistance camp, people still acknowledge their representation. “This should be an eye-opener for them and their masters in Delhi. It would be better for the pro-India elements to join the people’s movement,” he said.

Poll boycott should serve as an eye-opener for India : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 10 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that poll boycott in central Kashmir should serve as an eye-opener for India and is a clear message that people will never accept this forcible occupation. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the boycott of sham elections had shown people’s pro-freedom sentiments and their rage against the pro-India parties and politicians. He also called for complete boycott on Wednesday, the day south Kashmir is going to polls. Shah said that complete boycott of elections in Srinagar had once again sent a clear message to the world that people of Kashmir did not want to be a part of India. Shah said despite oppression and use of brute force by India, people of Kashmir will never accept its forcible control. Despite tremendous pressure by the authorities, maximum polling booths were empty and those who cast their vote were the workers of the pro-India parties, he added. Shah said: “The pro-resistance people of South Kashmir should take a lesson from what people in Srinagar did on Sunday. If the voter turnout was six percent in Srinagar, in south Kashmir, where these polls are scheduled on April 12, there should be zero percent voting.”

Election boycott a befitting reply to pro-India elements : Shabir Shah, appeals south Kmr to follow the suit , Calls for shutdown against civilian killings

Srinagar, April 9: Hailing the people of central Kashmir’s Srinagar, Budgam, and Ganderbal districts for boycotting the so-called elections, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday termed it a “befitting reply to pro-India elements”. He also called for complete shutdown on Monday against the civilian killings and on April 12 – the day so-called polls are scheduled to be held in south Kashmir." The boycott of sham elections has shown people’s pro-freedom sentiments and their rage against the pro-India parties and politicians,” Shah said in a statement issued to press adding the nation that remains steadfast on its mission ultimately succeed. Shah expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of six youth saying the occupational forces didn’t spare people even on this day of “dramaDespite the use of brute force against people, and arrests of resistance leadership and youth, people boycotted the so-called polls. By making police personnel, PSOs, Anganwari workers participate in elections, New Delhi cannot befool the world,” he said. Terming the poll boycott in central Kashmir as “victory and good omen” for the freedom movement, Shah appealed the people of south Kashmir to follow the suit and “send a clear message to India that nothing less than FREEDOM is acceptable for us". The DFP chairman strongly condemned the reign of terror unleashed upon people saying pellets and bullets were showered on very people from whom “these puppets of India” are begging for votes. “They are monsters in human form." Expressing deep grief over the loss of lives of “brave” youth, Shah said nowhere in the world are people killed on election day but India in order to proclaim its fake victory resorts to such “inhuman” act." I appeal to the people of south Kashmir to teach a befitting reply to New Delhi and its puppets like the people of central Kashmir did today,” Shah said

Shabir Shah urges IOK people to completely boycott sham polls

Srinagar, April 08 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmed Shah has appealed to the people to completely boycott the so-called Indian Parliamentary by-elections in the territory. Polling for the farcical Indian Parliamentary by-polls will be held in Srinagar constituency, tomorrow (Sunday), and in Islamabad constituency on Wednesday. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar reiterated the joint resistance leadership’s call for shutdown and anti-elections rallies in Central Kashmir areas, tomorrow (Sunday), and in South Kashmir on Wednesday. He said that on the one side, the puppet authorities were brutally killing people and hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and activists had been lodged in detention centers and people were facing flood-like situation, while on the other side, the pro-India politicians were busy to stage election drama in the territory. Shah said that pro-India Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference and other parties least cared about people and were instead desperate to stage the election drama and get into power corridors. He said, “We are passing through a crucial phase. It is a trial and it is pre-requisite to follow the mission with same spirit as was witnessed during the people’s uprising in 2016.” He added that people had given enormous sacrifices in the ongoing freedom movement. Shah said few people who vote in election dramas are not only committing an act of treason, but their actions are also acting as oxygen for the Indian occupation of Kashmir. “It is tantamount to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs. Any sort of participation will prolong our struggle for freedom,” he added. Shah said his personal experience is that India is a deceitful country that neither follows any ethics nor is true to its word. “Whosoever participates in sham elections provides an opportunity to Indian rulers to mislead the international community. They (Indian rulers) are exploiting people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he maintained. Shah appealed to Kashmiri people to take care of sacrifices and sacred blood of their martyrs and boycott the by-elections.

Killers of innocent children don’t deserve our votes: JKDFP

Srinagar, April 7: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday reiterated its appeal to the people of south and central Kashmir to stay away from the elections and said we cannot betray the blood of martyrs. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said, “These elections are sham. Those who used to raise hue and cry over the oppression are now joining hands with the killers of Muslims. They are political opportunists and legalize every suppressive measure after assuming power". Terming the PDP and NC as two sides of the same coin and servants of New Delhi, Tari said their lust for power only increases with each passing day. We must seriously ponder over it and boycott these elections lest we become a joke in the eyes of the international community,” Molana said vote is a precious entity and these killers don’t deserve it. “They seek votes in the name of development but after coming to power unleash a reign of terror among people; kill, maim, and blind them. If we vote the pro-India parties, our martyrs will never forgive us. Stay away from poll process and Azadi will be near, In Sha Allah,” he said. Meanwhile, Molana Tari strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib, Shabir Ahmad Shah, and other pro-freedom leaders and activists. We wonder how these people are seeking votes from people after caging the entire resistance leadership. How does their conscience allow them to resort to such shameful acts?” he said. Meanwhile, the Freedom Party activists continued distributing election boycott poster among people and urged them to stay away from elections.

Shabir Shah reiterates election boycott appeal ‘Only time will tell how much love and regard people have for martyrs’

Srinagar, April 6: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday reiterated his appeal for complete boycott of elections saying only time will tell how much love and regard people have for martyrs." These so-called elections will make everything clear; whether people love the martyrs or fall into the trap of those who kill and blind our children,” Shah said in a statement issued to press. He said the whole world is keenly observing us as whether the people of Kashmir will boycott the pro-India elements “whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people” or support them. “This is a testing time and a matter of honor for us. We have to give a befitting reply to pro-India elements and make them accountable for the blood they shed of innocents,” he said. Shah said if we committed the “blunder” by participating in elections, our goal of freedom will get prolonged. He appealed people to “give a thorough thought to such fact"." We're not against any democratic process but to support the elections conducted by the imperialists and the merchants of blood will tantamount to strengthening of the illegal and forcible occupation that has enslaved us,” he said." I also appeal to the youth of the nation to remain vigilant of the anti-movement forces and continue the freedom struggle with zeal and vigor.” .The DFP chairman termed the pro-India elections as the “biggest joke of the century” saying, nowhere in the world are people caged for conducting polls. “Only the shameless people become part of such activity,” he said. Shah directed the party activists to aware people about the “negative” consequences of participating in polls and the “deceptive” politics of NC, PDP, and other pro-India parties. Meanwhile, DFP spokesperson has strongly condemned the arrest of dozens of pro-freedom leaders and activists including Islamic Political Party chairman Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Mass Movement chairman Molvi Bashir Ahmad, and party’s Tanveer Ahmad.The is nothing but the frustration of the so-called administration. Our freedom movement will continue despite such suppressive measures,” he said. The spokesperson said the Freedom Party’s leaders and activists are continuing with their anti-election campaign in south and central Kashmir where election boycott posters are being distributed among masses

US statement on Kashmir a ‘good beginning’, the ‘most welcome step’: Shabir Shah
‘UN instead of urging both nations to maintain ceasefire should resolve Kashmir’

Srinagar, April 5: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the assertion of the United States that it would try and find its place in de-escalating Indo-Pak tensions is a “good beginning” and the “most welcome step". In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed hope that other world nations will realize their responsibilities towards Kashmir issue and play their part. The statement of US ambassador to the UN Nikki Hailey is better late than never. This is a proof that despite the negative propaganda of India and its collaborators, the cries of the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir are being heard across the world and reaping fruitful results. The world is seriously mulling to take initiatives regarding Kashmir,” he said. Shah said if US takes steps, the UK too has to come forward to mediate as Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition (of India) and the creation of Britain. We hope the world nations and bodies including UN, EU, and OIC will mediate in de-escalating the Indo-Pak tensions and resolve the Kashmir conflict. The people of Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan have long been favoring the third-party intervention but India on one hand is continuously presenting a misleading justification over its illegal occupation and on other is showing stubbornness over the issue,” he said. Shah said both India and Pakistan are on the verge of a war and the unabated border skirmishes between the two nations are jeopardizing peace in the entire South Asian region. The pro-freedom leader said the silence of UN over Kashmir amounts to injustice with the people of this state and encourages India to further its oppression in the disputed region as the same world institution has resolved the disputes like South Sudan, Croatia, and East Timor. Now time has come for the world to hold India accountable for its anti-peace activities and put end to its regional hooliganism,” Shah said. The DFP chairman also welcomed the statement of UN Secretary General’s Spokesman Stephanie Dujjaric that the world body is observing the Loc tensions and wants both nations to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue.Shah said the UN must understand that the root cause of this conflict is India’s aggressive approach which has also led to several wars and unabated border skirmishes in the region. India by escalating border tensions wants to divert world’s attention from the real issue – the Kashmir dispute. The UN instead of urging both nations to maintain ceasefire should take steps towards resolving the longstanding dispute by implementing the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue,” Shah said.

Iran’s mediation offer encouraging: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Apr 4 : Kashmiris have been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they are subjected to worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people are of course terrorists. Terming as encouraging the Iran’s offer to mediate on Kashmir issue, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today said, “India and Pakistan must respond positively to such offer of Iran and initiate steps towards the resolving Kashmir dispute either through the implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue." Meanwhile, reacting to the “terrorism” remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah, in a statement today, said, “Kashmiris no doubt want to get rid of terrorism that is unleashed upon them by the Indian forces." We want to get rid of terrorism and that is why we demand demilitarization. Why didn’t Modi say who killed and blinded hundreds of our children last year and who are responsible for turning this paradise into a hell for the last 3 decades,” he said. “Kashmiris have been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they are subjected to worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people are of course terrorists. When all options are closed, youth are choosing the armed way to seek their right and to label them as terrorists may mean that those who took arms during the Indian freedom movement were also terrorists,” Shah said, adding that “Instead of propagating the wrong definition of terrorism Modi should talk about the Muslims of India who are feeling aliens in their own country,” he said Terming the exchange of gratitude between Modi and Mehbooba as ‘relationship of compromise’, Shah said, “This alliance brought entry for BJP into J&K and power in charity for PDP. PDP turned out to be the most opportunistic party.”

Shabir condemns Mode's ‘terrorism’ remarks

Srinagar, April 03 : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, condemning the “terrorism” remarks of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said Kashmiris no doubt want to get rid of terrorism that is unleashed upon them by the Indian forces. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed Mode's speech as the pot calling the kettle black, saying the Indian PM wants us to keep mum over the terrorism of the forces. “We want to get rid of terrorism and that is why we demand the demilitarization,” he added.The said that the people of Kashmir had been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they were subjected to the worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people were no doubt terrorists." Instead of propagating the wrong definition of terrorism, Mr Modi should talk about the Muslims of India who are feeling aliens in their own country,” he said. Terming the exchange of gratitude between Modi and Mehbooba as “relationship of compromise”, Shabir Shah said this alliance brought entry for BJP into Kashmir and power in charity for PDP. “PDP turned out to be the most opportunistic party,” he maintained. He said if Narendra Modi is seriously concerned of taking India on the path of development, he has to resolve the Kashmir dispute. He said New Delhi must come out of ideal world and understand that tunnels and roads cannot be substitute to freedom.

PM Modi must act as statesman, resolve Kashmir dispute : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 02 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary Shabir Ahmed Shah and chairman of JKDFP has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act as a statesman and resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective instead of taking cosmetic measures like construction of roads and tunnels in the disputed territory. Shah in a statement in Srinagar commenting on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to occupied Kashmir and inauguration of the Chenani-Nashri tunnel in Udhampur said, “Kashmir issue is a serious and a sensitive political issue and as such, extraordinary and exemplary courage is needed to resolve it.” He said, “Construction of roads or inauguration of tunnels is of lesser importance as compared to accepting hard realities on the Kashmir issue.” He termed the last day’s shutdown as a message to the Indian rulers that Kashmir issue could not be solved or shelved through cosmetic measures.“Narendra Modi should take brave steps and act as a statesman. This will pave the way for overall development in India and peace in South Asia,” Shah said, adding “World has changed into a global village and improving connectivity through roads and tunnels is a good idea, but these no more serve any purpose to political and human issues." Referring to Chenani-Nashri tunnel, Shah said, “Taking into consideration the yearning for freedom and our struggle for the last 70 years, all these exercises will prove futile to change the course we have been pursuing for long." Responding to the present young generation and their aspirations, Shah said, “Right to self-determination granted to people in East Timor, South Sudan and Scotland has rejuvenated and infused sprits for pursuing right of freedom in Jammu and Kashmir. People and youth are very serious about right to self-determination.”“Modi has two options, either to follow his predecessors with folded eyes or as statesman make history by taking bold steps. There is nothing extraordinary in opening roads, anybody can throw open these tracks and tunnels, but realizing realities and using wisdom for resolution needs extraordinary willpower and determination,” Shah said.

Boycott elections, world is keenly watching us’ Tunnels, roads can’t lure us, freedom movement will continue: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, April 1: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said despite the expansionist and anti-Kashmir agenda of the government of India, the freedom movement will continue till it is taken to logical conclusion. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the tyranny and oppression cannot keep us away from pursuing the goal of freedom. He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got people’s mandate and he should fulfil the promises of his predecessors and resolve the longstanding dispute of Kashmir so that the people of this region live in peace." If Indian PM is really concerned of his people and their well-being, he should find a justifiable solution to the Kashmir dispute by expressing willingness to hold dialogue with all the stakeholders,” he said, adding, “Tunnels and roads cannot lure us". Terming the UN resolutions or tripartite dialogue vital for the resolution of Kashmir issue, Shah said such move won’t make anyone winner or lose but is the best way to resolve the dispute. The DFP chairman said Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition and the European countries particularly the UK should play the role of mediator as they are responsible for the partition of the subcontinent. Shah said referendum has been held in various parts of the world but the world community’s unsympathetic attitude towards Kashmir makes it clear that it is not concerned of the plight of people of regions having Muslim majority. He reminded New Delhi of the promise of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru which he made with the people of Kashmir at Lal Chowk, Srinagar. Shah asked the UN secretary general why he is incognizant towards the situation in Kashmir which is under forcible occupation since last 70 years. “The small, weak and subjugated nations of the world are losing faith in the UN due to such cold approach of the world body,” he said. Terming Pakistan as well-wisher, Shah expressed hope that the country continues its political, diplomatic and moral support to our cause. Reiterating his election boycott appeal, Shah said we have to teach a befitting lesson to New Delhi and its collaborators. “People should understand that those begging for votes are the same who killed our children in 2008, 2010 and 2016 and are mulling to bring more forces and weapons from New Delhi. The world is keenly watching us and this is a testing time for us,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed deep grief and sorrow over the bomb blast in Parochial, Pakistan saying some countries are hell bent on destabilizing Pakistan. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the families of those martyred and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest an act of ‘political vengeance’: Molana Abdullah Tari
Reiterates election boycott call

Srinagar, March 31: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance." In a statement issued to press,Moulana Abdullah Tari said ,Mr. Shah is not allowed to even offer the congregational Friday prayers.Criticising authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state". Giving details of Shah’s incarceration period, Molana said from 2011 till date, Shah has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 43 months and during this time he was barred from offering 239 Friday and 12 Eid prayers. “During this period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites,” he said. The DFP secretary general said, “People still remember the dramas this (ruling) class used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership. Now, PDP itself proved that there is not an iota of difference between the Sheikh and Mufti families as both are servants of New Delhi." Those who used to make big promises of starting the double currency, self-rule, and dialogue with the resistance leadership have forgotten everything after coming to power." He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail.”Moulana Tari also expressed concern over the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of various resistance parties saying dozens of Freedom Party leaders and activists from Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, and Chenab Valley continue to be behind bars. He said party leaders and activists including Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baagwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Mohammad Yousuf, Assadullah Shah, Abdul Rasheed, Abdul Ghaffar, Mohammad Shafi, Mohammad Younis, Mohammad Aadil Wagay, and Rouf Pasha are either in police stations or in jails. He said continuous nocturnal raids are conducted in Pulwama, Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, and Srinagar. Meanwhile, Tari while reiterating the election boycott call asked people to stay away from such exercise and express loyalty with the blood of innocent people. He also condemned the Indian propaganda against the freedom movement saying the followers of Chanakyan don’t have courage to face us politically and resort to such mean tactics of personal attacks.

J&K Police has sold out its conscience : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 30: Terming the killing of three civilians in Chadoora as “extremely sad and inhuman”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday urged the people across the world to raise voice against the unabated killings in Kashmir. He also slammed the state police for intercepting the ambulance carrying the slain youth’s body and harassing the bereaved family, saying this is the “height of tyranny and barbarity"." This force has sold out its conscience for few petty coins. Whatever is happening around is unacceptable for us and it would be impossible to stop the mass reaction to such oppressive measures,” he said. Shah expressed wonder “how still some shameless people beg for votes”. “Those believing in electoral politics are nothing but puppets. No one should fall into the trap of the deceptive slogans of such collaborators. Boycott the so-called elections, I assure you, the freedom will be near, In Sha Allah,” he said." If we participated in elections, the world will mock us,” Shah added.The DFP chairman urged the people of India to listen to the voice of their conscience and pressurize their government to stop killings in Kashmir and resolve the issue. “Your successive governments have been suppressing our genuine voices and the just freedom movement for the last 70 years but are unable to cow down our resolve and pro-freedom spirit,” he said." How ironic is it that in Indian states, special task forces are being constituted for the protection of animal rights, while as new lethal weapons are being tried on the people in Kashmir. World must come to our rescue as Indian forces and their collaborators have turned the Valley into a slaughterhouse." In his appeal to people, Shah said, “We must continue with our mission of freedom as history is witness that no nation has been enslaved for long." Paying homage to Chadoora youths, Shah said “the best tribute to these martyrs is to stay away from pro-India politics and puppets". Meanwhile, Freedom Party’s district president Shopian Tanveer Ahmad led a delegation to Nazimpora and paid tributes to Padgampora martyrs. The members also expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah urges world to raise voice against killings in IOK

Srinagar March 29 : The APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has urged the people across the world to raise voice against the unabated civilian killings at the hands of Indian forces in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing of three civilians in the firing of Indian forces’ personnel on protesters in Chadoora as extremely inhuman. He also condemned the Indian police for intercepting the ambulance carrying the martyred youth’s body and harassing the bereaved family, saying that this was the height of tyranny and barbarity. Shah expressed wonder how still some shameless pro-India politicians beg for votes in occupied Kashmir. “Those believing in electoral politics are nothing but puppets. No one should fall into the trap of the deceptive slogans of such collaborators. Boycott the so-called elections, I assure you, the freedom will be near, In Sha Allah,” he asked the Kashmiris.Shah urged the people of India to listen to the voice of their conscience and pressurize their government to stop killings in occupied Kashmir and resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. “Your successive governments have been suppressing our genuine voices and the just freedom movement for the last 70 years but are unable to cow down our resolve and pro-freedom spirit,” he told the Indians." How ironic is it that in Indian states, special task forces are being constituted for the protection of animal rights, while as new lethal weapons are being tried on the people in Kashmir. World must come to our rescue as Indian forces and their collaborators have turned the Kashmir Valley into a slaughterhouse,” he added.The APHC General Secretary urged the Kashmiri to continue their mission for freedom as history was witness that no nation had been enslaved for long. Paying homage to the youth martyred in Chadoora, he said that the best tribute to these martyrs was to stay away from pro-India politics and puppets. Meanwhile, the DFP District President for Shopian, Tanveer Ahmad, led a delegation to Nazimpora and paid tributes to Padgampora martyrs. The delegates expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Forces have become habitual of killing: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 28: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed deep grief over the killing of two youth Zahid Rasheed and Saqib Ahmad by “barbaric” occupational forces in Chadoora area of Budgam and injuring of dozens others. In a statement issued to press, Shah while condemning the incident said forces without any provocation opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed two of them." This is a war against the people of Kashmir. In the garb of AFSPA, the brutal forces are playing with the lives of people. The incident is a big slap on the face of those maintaining criminal silence over the barbaric actions of forces in Kashmir,” he said. Expressing condolence and solidarity with the families of the martyred youth, Shah reiterated that the blood of martyrs won’t be allowed go waste. He appealed to people to protest against the ongoing oppression in the Valley. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah reiterated his election boycott appeal saying the people have to give a befitting reply to collaborators and make it clear to world that Kashmiris are seriously concerned of their political future.

Molana Abdullah Tari Pays tributes to Padgampora martyrs ,says Slavery will prolong if we don’t revere martyrs’ sacrifices .

Srinagar, March 27: The general secretary of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday paid tributes to Padgampora martyrs (Shaheed Shafi Shahbaaz Wani and Farooq Ahmad Hira) and said the slavery will prolong if we don’t revere the sacrifices of our martyrs. In a statement issued to press, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said the martyrs by sacrificing their precious lives are testing us whether we uphold their mission or strengthen the hands of oppressors. “The elections are a testing time for us,” he said. Expressing condolence and solidarity with the families of martyrs, Molana said we are very proud of our brave-hearts who chose the way of Jihad rising against the tyrants. Reiterating appeal for election boycott, Molana said, “We’re resisting a system that has enslaved us. Those fighting elections are not our well-wishers as they are killing our children and have blinded them. We wonder how the champions of bullets and pellets are begging for votes in the name of peace and development even though tens of thousands of our people are languishing in jails." He challenged the authorities to compete with the resistance leadership on political front saying everything will be clear. “The continuous house detention and arrest of resistance leaders and youth, nocturnal raids, and other suppressive measures is frustration of the so-called government,” he said. The DFP general secretary asked the world leadership to stress on all the stakeholders of Kashmir dispute to resolve it through dialogue or by implementing the UN resolutions. Meanwhile, on the directions of Molana Tari, a delegation comprising of Bashir Ahmad Gattoo, Farooq Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad and others visited Padgampora and extended the incarcerated party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s condolence message to the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Adv Jaleel Andrabi, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and Shabir SadiqI ‘Best tribute to these martyrs is to completely boycott elections’

Srinagar, Mar 26: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday paid tributes to Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, and Shaheed Shabir Sidiqi.In a statement to press, Shah said, “Shaheed Ishfaq Majeed Wani in his brief lifetime made the whole Kashmir rise against the Indian forcible occupation and became inspiration for thousands in no time. He is the hero of our freedom movement whose sacrifices are invaluable. History will always remember him." Paying tributes to Shaheed Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, Shah said, “Indian rulers are responsible for his killing. He was martyred in army custody and Indian rulers instead of bringing the culprit Colonel Avtar to book left no stone unturned to protect him. As such, the human rights abuses committed by Indian forces were covered up. Shaheed Andrabi was an intellectual and a great personality who had dedicated his life to expose the human rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupational forces in Jammu and Kashmir." Shah said Shaheed Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, apart from being a renowned doctor “was a hero of our freedom movement and ultimately sacrificed his life for the noble and great cause” .“Shaheed Shabir Sidiqi belonged to a religious family and he will always be remembered for his contribution to Islam and Kashmir’s freedom struggle,” he said. Remembering all the martyrs of Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Kashmiris are committed to the martyrs’ mission “which will be accomplished at any cost”. “We are indebted to the sacrifices of our lakhs of martyrs and we will never succumb to the oppressive and suppressive policies of India and its occupational forces,” he said. Shah said the best tribute to these martyrs is to completely boycott the parliamentary elections. “We have to send a clear message to world that killers and tyrants cannot be our representatives,” Shah said.

Freedom Party starts election boycott campaign, How can we betray the blood of our martyrs? Molana Tari

Srinagar, March 25: Starting its election boycott campaign, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday distributed anti-election posters and pamphlets among people. The party workers and activists started campaign from Srinagar and Budgam areas and appealed people to stay away from the election drama. They asked people to boycott the so-called elections and protest against the sell-out of the state. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari slammed the state administration for cracking down on the resistance leadership and violating the court orders that call for release of prisoners. Appealing for election boycott, Molana Tari said such activity is aimed at misleading the world community of the Kashmir issue. “This is a unilateral drama, a puppet show. Why is this so-called coalition government scared of allowing us to meet people,” he said. Strongly condemning the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said, “For the last three and a half years, Shah Sahib was set free for only three days." Even today, Molana said, scores of party leaders and activists, including those of Jammu, continue to languish in jails. “Police raids continue on the houses of our party leaders and workers,” he said.Farooq termed the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other resistance leaders as frustration and defeat of so-called administration. The DFP general secretary made a fervent appeal to people to completely boycott the elections. “How can we forget those innocent children who were put to death, how can we vote for those who still use pellets and pava shells against us; how can we betray the blood of our martyrs? We seriously need to ponder over these facts and stay away from such activity that harms our freedom movement,” he said.

Freedom Party starts election boycott campaign How can we betray the blood of our martyrs? Molana Tari

Srinagar, March 24: Starting its election boycott campaign, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday distributed anti-election posters and pamphlets among people. The party workers and activists started campaign from Srinagar and Budgam areas and appealed people to stay away from the election drama. They asked people to boycott the so-called elections and protest against the sell-out of the state. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari slammed the state administration for cracking down on the resistance leadership and violating the court orders that call for release of prisoners. Appealing for election boycott, Molana Tari said such activity is aimed at misleading the world community of the Kashmir issue. “This is a unilateral drama, a puppet show. Why is this so-called coalition government scared of allowing us to meet people,” he said. Strongly condemning the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said, “For the last three and a half years, Shah Sahib was set free for only three days." Even today, Molana said, scores of party leaders and activists, including those of Jammu, continue to languish in jails. “Police raids continue on the houses of our party leaders and workers,” he said.Farooq termed the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani's and other resistance leaders as frustration and defeat of so-called administration. The DFP general secretary made a fervent appeal to people to completely boycott the elections. “How can we forget those innocent children who were put to death, how can we vote for those who still use pellets and pave shells against us; how can we betray the blood of our martyrs? We seriously need to ponder over these facts and stay away from such activity that harms our freedom movement,” he said.

‘India not sincere for durable resolution of Kashmir dispute; Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 24 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is not sincere in finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar reacting to the recent assertion of Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, said that Indian government was yet to accept that Kashmir was a disputed territory and not a law and order problem.Rajnath Singh had said that Indian government was ready to talk to anyone in Kashmir to resolve the problem. Shah said, “Kashmir is simply an issue for right to self-determination and the issue lists at top in all other recognized human values. Sincere steps are needed to settle the dispute. However, the egoistic and stubborn approach of Indian authorities is creating impediments." Commenting over the assertion of Rajnath Singh wherein he claimed that during his visit to the Valley, he attempted to find out a solution to the Kashmir dispute, Shah said, “It is ridiculous and illustrates their arrogance. He will never divulge reality and it is their deceit to mislead the Indian people." During people’s uprising in 2016, Rajnath Singh though visited the Valley, however, he preferred to maintain silence and didn’t dare to reveal truth about Kashmir dispute,” Shah said. “Let India take initiative and honor opinion of its people as they are craving for its honorable solution and acknowledge all its pledges with regards to settle the Kashmir dispute,” it added. Shah also demanded immediate release of illegally detained Hurriyat activists. It also strongly condemned the repeated police raids on the residence of Hurriyat leaders,

Shabir Shah hails speech of Pak President Mamnoon Hussain

Srinagar, March 23: On the occasion of Pakistan Resolution Day, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah has hailed the speech of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in which he stressed for need to resolve Kashmir issue. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir are thankful to the Pakistani political and military leadership Mr Mamnoon Hussain in his speech said Pakistan will continue its political, moral, and diplomatic support to Kashmiris. “Pakistan is our well-wisher and its support is vital for the resolution of Kashmir issue. We’re extremely thankful to this country and hope the Islamic Republic will rejuvenate its embassies across the world in order to garner the support for Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination,” he said. Shah also hailed the speech of Pakistan High Commissioner Mr Abdul Basit in New Delhi and said Pakistan enjoys a vital position in Muslim world. He said Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts can put end to bloodshed in Kashmir. The DFP chairman said on one hand India is suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris by military might and on other has cracked down on the resistance leadership by putting them behind bars. Shah thanked Pakistan for demanding release of Hurriyat leaders and said New Delhi despite turning the state into a jail is busy in staging so-called elections in order to mislead the world. On Pakistan Resolution Day, Shabir Ahmad Shah prayed for peace, prosperity, and stability of Pakistan and said the people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir working for highlighting the Kashmir issue across the world are our spokespersons. “We hope they will contain

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Baraakpora, Pathribal fake encounter victims ‘India failed to defame our movement by carrying out Chattisinghpora massacre’

Srinagar, March 22: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday paid tributes to innocent civilians killed in Pathribal and Baraakpora on their 17th anniversaries. The occupational forces killed five innocent civilians in Pathribal fake encounter and seven in Barakpora.In a statement issued to press, Shah said the memories of these gory incidents are still afresh in our minds and we can never forget such barbarism of Indian occupational forces. He said just before these killings, Indian forces carried out a heinous massacre of Sikhs in Chattisinghpora in which 35 innocent people were killed. "And those families still wait for justice." He said India made a failed attempt to defame the freedom movement of Kashmiris by perpetrating such bloody massacres on the arrival of the then US President Bill Clinton. He said though CBI confirmed that Indian forces were involved in these heinous crimes and provided evidence against them, not a single culprit has been brought to book. Indian agencies claimed of having killed militants in a gunfight but after their graves were opened, everything became crystal clear as the slain turned out to be civilians who were killed in a fake encounter,” he said. Shah expressed solidarity with the families of massacre victims and demanded fair investigation into these killings by an independent agency." To trust upon Indian government and its agencies is out of question for us. The changing of DNA of Pathribal victims should be an eye-opener in this regard," he said.

Shabir Shah felicitates Pakistanis on their National day

Srinagar, March 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah, has felicitated the people and government of Pakistan ahead of their National Day, the 23rd March. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Pakistan Resolution, passed on the 23rd March in 1940 in Lahore was a source of inspiration and guideline for the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir. He expressed the hope that Pakistan will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of uniting the Muslim Ummah. “For Kashmiris, everyday is a Pakistan Day as our hearts beat for Pakistan and we always pray for peace, progress, and stability of this nation,” he said. Shah said that since Pakistan emerged as a nuclear power, the country became the main target of enemies of Islam. “The country, prior to becoming a nuclear nation, fell victim to many internal and external conspiracies of which the ‘Fall of Dhaka’ was an open example. It’s incumbent upon Muslim nations to – instead of getting divided and disintegrated – unite under the banner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” he said. Terming Pakistan as a hope for the Muslim world, the APHC General Secretary said, “We believe a strong Pakistan can play a crucial role in bringing peace in South Asia. Millions of people have sacrificed their lives for achieving this nation. Now, the country has to rise to overcome its enemies." Commenting over the changing global political scenario, Shah said Muslim countries of the world were duty-bound to secure the interests of Pakistan and must rise to protect and secure this country keeping in view its centrality among the Muslim nations. Terming Pakistan as vision of Allama Iqbal (RA) and dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jannah (RA), he said the country always raised voice in favour of oppressed and subjugated Muslims across the world and the undeterred role it played with regard to Kashmiris’ fight for self-determination is hidden from none. “Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmiris on political, moral and diplomatic fronts is laudable and we hope the Islamic Republic will continue its support with same spirit and steadfastness. We’re proud of having a nation like Pakistan as our well-wisher,” he added.

Youm-e-Pakistan’: Shabir Shah felicitates the country  ' For Kashmiris, everyday is a Pakistan Day’

Srinagar, March 21: Felicitating the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the eve of its national day, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmed Shah, on Monday said the Pakistan Resolution, passed on this day in 1940 in Lahore, was a source of inspiration and guideline for the oppressed people of Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah while felicitating the government of Pakistan, its people, civil society, political, social, religious and military leadership expressed hope that the country will move forward keeping in view its responsibility of “uniting the Muslim Ummah”.He said for Kashmiris, everyday is a “Pakistan Day” as “our hearts beat for Pakistan and we always pray for peace, progress, and stability of this nation". Shah said since Pakistan emerged as a nuclear power, the country became the main target of the enemies. "The country, prior to becoming a nuclear nation, fell victim to many internal and external conspiracies of which the 'Fall of Dhaka' was an open example. It's imperative upon Muslim nations to, instead of getting divided and disintegrated; unite under the banner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan." Terming Pakistan as a hope for the Muslim world, Shah said, “We believe a strong Pakistan can play a crucial role in bringing peace in South Asia. Millions of people have sacrificed their lives for achieving this nation. Now, the country has to rise to overcome its enemies." Commenting over the changing global political scenario, Shah said Muslim countries of the world are "duty-bound" to secure the interests of Pakistan and must “rise to protect and secure this country keeping in view its centrality among the Muslim nations". Terming Pakistan as "vision of Allama Iqbal (RA)" and "dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (RA)", Shah said the country always raised voice in favour of oppressed and subjugated Muslims across the world and “the undeterred role it played with regard to Kashmiris' fight for self-determination is hidden from none". Pakistan's unflinching support to Kashmiris on political, moral and diplomatic fronts is laudable and we hope the Islamic Republic will continue its support with same spirit and steadfastness. We're proud of having a nation like Pakistan as our well-wisher," Shah said.

Shabir terms Indian parliamentary polls in IOK as drama

Srinagar, March 20 : In occupied Kashmir, General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed the parliamentary elections as a drama, saying pro-India National Conference and PDP are two sides of the same coin who can stoop to any low for achieving power. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar challenged the authorities to allow the resistance leadership to meet people and “we will show you that your position is not above than a Mohalla committee leader". He hailed the pro-freedom spirit of people particularly those of south Kashmir and Srinagar saying, “You have given shoulders to the coffins of your sons. Now, by observing curfew on election days, you have to show the pro-India politicians their worth." Shah said New Delhi is always in need of puppets which it finds in the likes of NC and PDP. “While NC is a confused party, PDP is a creation of agencies and both killers are imposed upon us. People must ponder that those begging for votes are the same who killed our people in 2008, 2010, and 2016,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the sad demise of the mother of Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and extended condolence and solidarity with the bereaved fa

Stoning of PDP convention' Those who killed our children and snatched their vision deserve such treatment: Shabir Shah

'Srinagar, March 19 : The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while reacting over the reports that PDP convention was stoned in Kulgam on Sunday said those who killed our children and snatched their vision deserve such treatment. Terming the people’s resentment as courageous, a DFP spokesperson said other districts should follow the suit and show the “killers” their worth. Those unleashing pellet terror upon people and collaborators of communal elements don’t deserve any respect but the same treatment which PDP workers faced in Kulgam,” he said. Meanwhile, party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah termed the parliamentary elections as drama saying National Conference and PDP are two sides of the same coin who can stoop to any low for achieving power." Till yesterday, Tariq Karra used to lash out at National Conference and today campaigns for the same party. This is the height of opportunism and to expect any good from these people is a folly,” he said. Shah challenged the government to allow the resistance leadership to meet people and “we’ll show you that your position is not above than a Mohalla committee leader". Though we know these elections are sham but we still challenge the authorities to let us meet the people and everything will be clear,” he said. Shah hailed the pro-freedom spirit of people particularly those of south Kashmir and Srinagar saying, “You have given shoulders to the coffins of your sons. Now, by observing curfew on election days, you have to show the pro-India politicians their worth." The DFP chairman said New Delhi is always in need of puppets which it finds in the likes of NC and PDP. “While NC is a confused party, PDP is a creation of agencies and both killers are imposed upon us. People must ponder that those begging for votes are the same who killed our people in 2008, 2010, and 2016,” he said Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the sad demise of the mother of Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and extended condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. On Shah’s directions, a delegation comprising Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the deceased’s residence and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

SHABIR AHMAD SHAH CHAIRMAN, JAMMU & KASHMIR DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM PARTY

Srinagar 19 - 2017.
WHY ELECTION BOYCOTT ?
The electoral politics is back- geared to exploit people in the name of Naukri,Bijli,Paani aur Sadak,and return of power projects and subsidies to bank loans, Playing vote bank politics and following diktats of Delhi masters is the job of pro-India politicians. We demand the people of Jammu Kashmir be given their right to decide their political future of which the Indian politicians have promised us besides more than 18 resolutions passed in the United Nations Security Council stand witness to the fact. It is only due to the collaboration of these puppets of New Delhi that India succeeds in reneging from its promises. Let me tell you that pro-India politicians are the biggest impediment in our way of achieving the right to self-determination. we peacefully seek our birth right and are responded with bullets and pellets.
MY DEAR NATIVE
Thousands of our people are languishing in jails. Their detention is prolonged by those seeking your votes. Hurdles are being created in way of their court procedures just to shield the culprits.
KILLERS AS REPRESENTATIVES
My dear people, I don't know how to address the nation that chooses killers are their representatives. Have you seen in any part of the world people voting and supporting the killers and looters ? Unfortunately, it has been a tradition that people very soon forget their martyrs and their sacrifices. Food for thought .Nowhere in the world, even in India, are pellet guns used against humans. It is ironical that those bringing more and more lethal weapons to Valley are seeking your vote and support. Should we make a sell-out of the invaluable sacrifices of our brave martyrs who dedicate their lives to end our slavery and prefer Naukri, Bijli, Paani aur Sadak.The world is keenly observing us. Our each and every action counts.
BOYCOTT ONLY OPTION
By boycotting the elections, we have to prove that we are the real heirs 0f our martyrs. We cannot hurt the sentiments of those children blinded and maimed by pellets. We won't make sell-out of our sacrifices just for mean material gains. Unity, sincerity and steadfastness will guarantee us freedom, In Sha Allah, We have no option but to boycott the elections.

Gligit-Baltistan row: Don’t provide India opportunity to harm our movement: Shabir Shah asks Pakistan

Srinagar, March 18: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said Pakistan’s move to declare Gligit-Baltistan as its fifth province will prove detrimental to the disputed nature of Jammu Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the future of Jammu Kashmir is yet to be decided through referendum and “such moves will harm our cause". He however made it clear that “we have no objection if people of Gligit-Baltistan want to merge with Pakistan as we respect the UN resolutions that guarantee the right to self-determination of people"." Pakistan should realize the sensitivity of the whole situation and not provide India any opportunity to exploit the freedom movement of Kashmiris,” he said. The DFP chairman said the people of Gligit-Baltistan are free to decide their political future but being part of the union of Jammu and Kashmir, they should wait until the UN resolutions are implemented in all regions of the State.Criticising New Delhi, Shah said the Government of India’s stand on the issue is like the pot calling the kettle black. “India should stop dictating terms to others and understand that its position is that of an occupier and usurper,” he said. Terming Pakistan as a “sincere advocate” of Kashmiris, Shah asked the country to “plead our case in the best possible way”. “We hope Pakistan continues championing for our cause while simultaneously remains vigilant of India’s designs to jeopardize the freedom movement of Kashmiris,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of a prominent pro-freedom personality Nazir Ahmad Wani who was among the founding members of Al-Fattah and People’s League. Shah expressed condolence with the bereaved family including the deceased’s brothers Haji Farooq Ahmad and Riyaz Ahmad. Paying tributes to deceased, Shah said even after migrating in 1976; Nazir Ahmad Wani continued serving the freedom movement of Kashmir." I had personal relations with the deceased. May his soul rest in peace,” Shah said. A party delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad visited the ancestral home of Nazir Ahmad Wani and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah addresses people in Tral ,Meets Shaheed Burhan’s father, hails ‘Jazba-e-Azadi’ of people of Tral.

Srinagar, March 17: The pro-freedom leader and chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday addressed a public gathering in Tral area of south Kashmir district. This is Shah’s first public address since he was arrested in July last year. While reaching Tral, Shah received a warm welcome from people, and in his address, the pro-freedom leader said he is “very delighted to address the people of that area which gave birth to the great martyr and son of the soil – Shaheed Burhan Wani” .“We’ll continue to nourish the freedom movement despite imposition of curbs and use of every kind of suppressive measures against us by puppet authorities. Today, we reiterate our pledge of pursuing the mission of martyrs till the goal of freedom is achieved. I have always hailed the people of Tral for their unrelenting ‘Jazba-e-Azadi’ (freedom spirit) and hope they continue with the same spirit,” he added. Commenting on sacrifices offered by people of Tral during the 2016 anti-India uprising, Shah said, “We saw each and every bit of state-sponsored terrorism unleashed upon people. The very people who perpetrated the oppression are shamelessly begging you for votes. Keeping in view the blood of our martyrs, we must boycott the parliamentary, assembly, and Panchayat elections." Shah said the sacrifices of our 2016 martyrs haven’t gone waste as the world listened to our voice. He also hailed Pakistan for its continuous “political, moral, and diplomatic support to our cause” saying the country is “our sincere friend and well-wisher”. “We thank the political, military, religious leadership of Pakistan for supporting our cause and hope they will continue to do so in future,” he said. Shah saluted the courage of political prisoners saying they are languishing for standing for a great cause. He appealed the world leadership to take notice of the plight of political prisoners of Jammu Kashmir and use offices in securing their release." The political prisoners are subjected to very inhuman treatment and there is clear violation of the UN charter that has laid guidelines of dealing with the political prisoners,” he said. In his address, Shah strongly denounced Indian agencies for “sowing the seeds of sectarianism’ in Kashmir saying “conspiracies are being hatched to divide us in the name of caste, creed, color, and religion and we need to remain vigilant of such forces"." Conspiracies to change the demography and affect the Kashmir issue are being hatched by pro-India elements under the garb of Sainik and Pandith colonies, granting domicile certificates to migrants,” he said. Shah reiterated his stand that Pandits are welcome but in their native places not in “Israeli-type” separate clusters. After addressing people, Shah led a procession to martyrs’ graveyard where he offered Fateha prayers to all martyrs including Shaheed Burhan Wani. He also met Shaheed Burhan’s family and offered condolence with them. Expressing serious concern over the continuous house detention of APHC chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “By arresting Gilani Sahib, the state administration has arrested the voice of the people of Jammu Kashmir.”
Redouble efforts to settle Kashmir’

‘Redouble efforts to settle Kashmir’
Mehmood Ahmed Saghar writes to UN Secretary General

Srinagar Mar 15 2017 : Highlighting the plight of Kashmiri people, the former convener of APHC Pak chapter and vice president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has urged the UN secretary General Antonio Gutierrez to influence upon the governments of India and Pakistan to settle the long pending dispute of Kashmir peacefully in accordance with globally accepted principle of right to self-determination. In a letter addressed to the UN secretary general Saghar appreciated Gutierrez's keenness for peace in South Asia region and his willingness to facilitate a peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute. Saghar noted with regret that “Kashmir dispute, beside consuming Kashmiris' three generations, had left behind a harrowing legacy of orphans, half widows, grief-stricken mothers and visually impaired boys and girls blinded by pellets." Seeking highest body's attention towards the prevailing political and human rights situation in Kashmir the DFP leader said, "as the macabre dance of death and devastation goes on unabated every household in Kashmir has suffered terribly and women folk, which constitute half of the state's population, continue to suffer at the hands of Indian forces" Terming Kashmir as a saga of broken promises, deceit and deception, he maintained that India had promised before the world that people of Kashmir would be given the fair chance of self determination to decide their destiny, “but despite the passage of 70 years India has been in constant denial and in contravention of the international law relevant UNSC resolutions calling for a free, fair and impartial plebiscite in Kashmir were thrown into the dustbin of history. ”Referring to New Delhi’s constant denial and traditional obduracy, the communiqué said the “Indian intransigence has led to systematic gross human  rights violations in the disputed territory. "Kashmiris demanding implementation of UN resolutions have been subjected to extrajudicial killings, rape, torture, harassment and humiliation", the communiqué said .Saghar noted that instead of creating a conducive atmosphere to hold plebiscite in Kashmir, “India has deployed over 700,000 military and paramilitary troops to suppress Kashmiris' genuine demand." The entire Kashmir has been turned into a sort of fiefdom where peoples' right to live and right to freedom of speech and expression has been compounded by exploitation and oppression carried out by Indian forces who have been calling shots on the ground", he said adding that it was high time that international community should heed the cries of distressed people of Kashmir and come forward in a big way to help resolve the dispute peacefully. Regarding the UN secretary general's willingness to mediate between Pakistan and India over the issue of Kashmir, Saghar said, "Since bilateral approach has failed to yield any positive results vis-à-vis the resolution of Kashmir dispute the highest body (UN) being the custodian of peace and justice has an important role to address the issue of Kashmir to seek a lasting solution". Urging the UN to shed its policy of indifference towards the sufferings of Kashmiri people he said that “if UN failed to address the long drawn conflict, the macabre dance of death and devastation will go unabated in the region." Rather than watching the situation as a mute spectator, the United Nations must discharge its legal and moral obligations thereby influencing upon the government of India to resolve Kashmir dispute permanently,” he added.

JKDFP concerned over escalation of Indo-Pak tensions

Srinagar Mar 14 2017 :Expressing serious concern over the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan due to the rising incidents of cross-Loc firing, JKDFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah today stressed upon the leadership of both the countries to exhibit political maturity and take the path of dialogue to solve the Kashmir and all other pending issues. Stressing that the main victims of the cross-border firing are often innocent people living along the line of divide on both sides . in a statement today, said, “Apart from the loss of lives due to firing and mortar shelling, the people living along the border suffer the worst and often have to flee from their homes to safer places." Shah said, “The main cause of tension between the two countries is the pending Kashmir dispute and it is due to this lingering dispute that both the countries have fought wars. A war like situation continues to prevail on the borders even present day. Besides, the unresolved Kashmir dispute has created insecurity and instability in the entire South Asia." He said, “The dialogue is the only way to move forward. Both the countries should take steps on priority basis to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute." Shah has expressed concern over the killing of Fayaz Ahmad in Pulwama and Shahnawaz Khan in Kralgund Langate, saying “the killing of unarmed persons is not acceptable to any civilized society.”

Freedom Party protests against inhuman treatment of prisoners, demands their immediate release, shifting of those languishing in Indian jails to Valley.

Srinagar, March 11: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday held a protest demonstration at City Centre Lal Chowk against the inhuman treatment of prisoners by the state administration and demanded their immediate release. The protests were led by advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, and Molvi Bashir Amador the occasion, advocate Sodagar while talking to media said: “The ruler class has turned the State into a virtual jail where people irrespective of their age are put behind bars. The prisoners are treated in a very inhuman manner." Those arrested while struggling for the liberation of their land from foreign aggression or occupation fall into the domain of ‘prisoners of war’ and should not be treated as criminals. Even they are not provided any medical facility,” he said. Sodagar said release orders were issued for many among those arrested during the uprising but police by openly violating the court orders re-arrested them and even booked them under PSA. Prisoners in several jails of the State particularly the Baramulla sub-jail are facing immense hardship where inmates are beaten and subjected to  mental trauma. He said many prisoners like Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Quadir Bhatt, Latief Ahmad Raja, Mirza Nisar, Mehmood Ali, Javid Ahmad Khan, Mehmood Topiwala, and others are serving life imprisonment in Tihar and Rajasthan jails." The Indian Supreme Court had itself passed the ruling that a detainee should be kept in the jail which is nearest to his home so that he can easily meet his family but what prevails here is the lawlessness of the champions of farcical slogans of ‘battle of ideas’,” he said. Advocate also condemned the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of Freedom Party, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and various resistance parties saying, “This is nothing but the frustration of the so-called government." Meanwhile, on DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s directions, advocate Sodagar led a party delegation to Telwan, Acchabal and expressed condolence with the family of Muslim League general secretary Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie whose mother passed away." It is extremely condemnable and shameful that Rafiq was not allowed to offer the Nimaz-e-Janaza of his mother. The so-called champions of democracy stand badly exposed,” Sodagar said

Participating in elections is treason with martyrs blood:' How can we vote or support the killers of our people: Shabir Shah


Srinagar, March 10: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday termed the participation in elections as “treason with the blood of martyrs". In a statement issued here, Shah said the same people who bring more pellets from Delhi to snatch the vision of our children are now begging for votes. He expressed hope that the “honorable” people of the State will not let anyone play with the blood of martyrs." Our youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the freedom of the nation. How can we vote and support their killers,” he said." These people don’t need our votes; they can still make the puppet government. Fact is that New Delhi uses these elections as a tool to legitimize its illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu Kashmir,” he added. Shah said we will be equally responsible for the killing of our people if we intentionally or unintentionally support the pro-India elements. “We have to seriously ponder over it as to how innocents like Amir Nazir Wani are killed. Any kind of participation in the pro-India electoral process is an open treason with the mission and blood of martyrs,” he said. Meanwhile, the DFP chairman issued directions to party activists to start election boycott campaigns in their respective areas and aware people about the negative consequences of participating in polls." By boycotting the elections, we have to send a clear message to India that it cannot enslave us for long and that these elections mean nothing to us,” he said. Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir and the resistance leadership are together heading towards the goal (of freedom) and “only patience and steadfastness is required". Paying tributes to martyrs of 2016, Tral, Bandipora and all Mujahedeen who sacrificed their precious lives, Shah said the best way to pay tributes to our martyrs is to completely boycott the elections.

Doesn’t suit champions of pellet guns to talk about peace: Shabir Shah
‘No struggling nation sacrifices freedom for jobs and development’

Srinagar, March 8: Terming the statement of Mehbooba Mufti as “ridiculous”, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said it doesn’t suit the champions of pellet guns to talk about peace and political processes .Mehbooba had on Tuesday asked youth to support her in bringing peace in the Valley and that she would take forward political process on Kashmir and create employment avenues for educated jobless youth .in a statement issued to press, Shah said, “The servants of Delhi before making such remarks should realize their stature. They talk about providing jobs to youth but what about those killed and maimed last year. No struggling nation has sacrificed its right of freedom for jobs and development." Those beating the drums of political process should tell us who gifted AFSPA to the people of Jammu Kashmir, who gave license to Jag Mohan to go on killing spree, who supervised the massacres like Bijbehara, Sopore and Gawkadal, who razed to ashes the Kupwara, and who brought the communal forces in the State,” he added. Shah further added, “When were Kashmiris against the peace but the peace. The ruling class should never forget that Kashmir issue is a living reality which cannot be overshadowed by jobs and development." About the talent of Kashmiri youth, Shah said they can express themselves in every field and any part of the globe but unfortunately they are suppressed and pushed to the wall." Providing jobs to youth is not any favour. India and its puppets should stop looting our resources. It’s both shocking and shameful that the so-called head of the state is speaking the tongue of that party against which she had launched a volley of tirades before joining hands with,” he said. Terming Mehbooba’s agenda of progress and development as deceit, Shah said talking about such issues after bringing more pellet guns to Valley is the height of shamelessness. He suggested the pro-India politicians to realize as to who is responsible for more than 500 graveyards in the State and feel the plight of those families whose dear ones are languishing in jails

international Women’s Day: Women worst victims in militarized zones, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 7: On the ‘International Women’s Day’, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has urged the international community to take cognizance of the injustice meted out to women-folk in world’s conflict-torn and militarized zones like Kashmir. In a statement issued to press, Shah said while world keenly champions for women’s rights, women continue to be the worst victims of injustice and in war-torn regions the suffering is even worse." In militarized zones, women continue to be victims of sexual violence which in turn leads to mental and emotional trauma,” he said. Commenting on challenges faced by women in the disputed state of Jammu Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Indian occupational forces, as part of their suppressive tactic, have victimized Kashmiri women by using rape as a war tool." Discourse should be initiated at world forums regarding the sufferings of Kashmiri women at the hands of occupational forces. The gory incidents of Kunan-Poshpora, Jigarpora, Chanapora, and thousands of similar tragedies should dominate the themes and the men in uniform involved in such shameful and heinous crimes be brought to book,” he said. "The culprits involved in rape and murder of Asiya and Neelofar are roaming free after being given clean chit by the puppet authorities. So, what’s the fun in observing the ‘International Women’s Day’ when the womankind continues to be victim of injustice." Shah said most dear to a person is his honor and any kind of assault on one’s dignity is intolerable." The world community should take notice of the sufferings of Kashmiri women who have been the worst victims of sexual violence and resolve the longstanding dispute,” Shah said.

India emerging as a fascist, imperialist state: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, March 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference & chairman JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is emerging as a fascist and imperialist state and its claim of being a largest democracy in world stands exposed. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar while reacting to the statement of Indian Minister Venkaiah Naidu wherein he said that Azadi slogans would invite action under sedition law, termed the assertion as manifestation of New Delhi’s frustration. Shah said, “Indian rulers don’t believe in democratic setup, instead they are hell-bent on muzzling the right to expression by enacting black laws and through their state power. This type of lawlessness is never justified in a civilized society,” he added.The said more and more people are supporting our movement and the intellectual class in India now understands the aspirations of the people of Kashmir. “The new tendency in reputed educational institutions like Ramjas College and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is encouraging as they are displaying their resentment against Delhi for its unrealistic Kashmir policy,” the statement said. Referring to biased Indian media, shah said though they leave no stone unturned to mislead their people but despite all this, realities about the historical background of Kashmir issue comes to fore and speaks loud. He appreciated the people of India for their sympathetic approach and support saying, “We are thankful to those who show their concern and raise voice in our favour ”.Hailing the student community for their truthful approach, Shah said they are following their rightful thinking and deny falling in the trap of the rhetoric of their leaders about the political scenario of Jammu & Kashmir"." It is better for Indian politicians to treat Kashmir issue on urgent basis. We have no animosity with the people of India but are pursuing our fundamental right,” he added

On the directions of Party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah, JKDFP delegation visits Pulwama, pays tribute to Molana Mohiuddin on death anniversary.

Srinagar March 5: On the directions of Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah, a high level delegation today visits Pulwama to pays tribute to Molana Mohiuddin Imam Khateeb Jamia Masjid, Pulwama. On the occasion, advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar addresses the gathering and pays tributes the Molana Mohiuddin Imam Khateeb. The delegation includes advocate Fayez Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Sheikh Zameer, Ghulam Rasool other party members.

Police attitude against prisoners extremely cruel: Freedom Party
‘PDP-led administration has created new records of oppression’

Srinagar, March 4: Terming the police attitude against the prisoners as extremely cruel, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday said the divisional police officer Sherbagh, Islamabad, Sameer Altaf has crossed limits in this regard. In a statement issued to press, a DFP spokesperson said the officer is treating the prisoners in a very inhuman manner and using uncivilized language against the detainees. The spokesperson while warning the said police officer said those arrested during the uprising are political prisoners and to treat them like criminals is unacceptable. “We are closely monitoring the matter and are mulling to take legal action in this regard,” he said. We have committed ourselves to the freedom movement and to backtrack is a thing unknown to us. Such intimidations by police won’t break our resolve,” he added.The spokesperson asked the police to “listen to the voice of your conscience and realize that you have to live and die in this society". He also expressed serious concern over the continuous arrest of party’s provincial president Jammu Molana Abdul Qayoom, district president Pulwama Muhammad Amin, Mushtaq Ahmad (Ganderbal), Muhammad Aadil Wagay (Islamabad), Rouf Ahmad (Islamabad), and dozens of other party members and activists.

Shabir Shah arrested in Tral  'PDP shamelessly changed its colors’

Srinagar, March 3: Police today arrested the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah along with his associates when he was about to address the people at Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah, Hazrat Ameer-e-Kabeer (RA), Tral. Raids were also conducted at party’s headquarters in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar. Party’s general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari while condemning Shah’s arrest said after serving the imprisonment of more than 3 years, the pro-freedom leader planned to visit Tral to address people and meet the family of Shaheed Burhan Wani. This arrest is nothing but the frustration of authorities. The PDP-led government has surpassed all records of tyranny and oppression and the whole state has been turned into a big jail. The party is committed to take forward the agenda of Saffron party,” Tari said." Before coming to power, the PDP used to beat the drums of ‘battle of ideas’ and ‘vision’. How shamelessly the party changed its colors and unleashed a reign of oppression upon the people by snatching their vision and putting thousands behind bars,” he jail.”Moulana Tari said the arrests and other suppressive measures won’t stop us from pursuing the struggle of freedom

Shabir Shah hails Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s speech at ECO summit
Urges world bodies to resolve Kashmir to prevent further loss of lives

Srinagar, March 2: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday termed the speech of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit at Islamabad as “based on truth and reality". The heads of state and government from Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan participated in the summit. Sharif referred to Kashmir conflict in his concluding comments, saying “peaceful settlement of longstanding disputes, like Jammu and Kashmir, and alleviating sufferings of the Kashmiri people would greatly help in advancing the goals of stability and development of the entire region". Shah in a statement issued to press said Pakistan always exhibited magnanimity by inviting India towards resolution of all disputes but the latter “drenched in arrogance, not only used to find a way-out from talks but instead made failed attempts of isolating Pakistan by launching a baseless propaganda against the neighboring country"." It is to our utmost satisfaction that despite India’s conspiracies, the world nations are consolidating their relations with Pakistan and we hope the international community intervenes in resolving the long-pending dispute of Kashmir,” Shah said. Shah also hailed the speech of Pakistan’s minister for law and justice, Zahid Hamid, at 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) wherein he highlighted the human rights violations happening in Jammu Kashmir. “The world should, without any further delay, take notice of the grave human rights violations in the held Kashmir. The reason Indian forces continue to violate the human rights in J&K is the failure of rights bodies to take cognizance. This is extremely unfortunate on their part,” he said. The pro-freedom leader termed the Indian representative’s speech in UNHRC as “big lie” while urging the UN, EU, and OIC to investigate the issue." We reiterate our appeal to world bodies to resolve the Kashmir dispute at the earliest so as to prevent the further loss of lives in this region,” Shah said.

Shabir Shah seeks global intervention for release of detainees

Srinagar, March 01 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and chairman [JKDFP] Shabir Ahmed Shah while denouncing the illegal detention of pro-freedom leaders and activists has sought intervention by international human rights organizations for their immediate release. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Hundreds of innocent youth detained under frivolous cases are languishing in jails and police stations across the Valley and most of them are detained under infamous Public Safety Act." The cases of over 500 detainees have been quashed and bailed out by court, however, they were rearrested under Public Safety Act. The reports from Baramulla jail are horrifying and it looks as if authorities have turned this jail into Abu Ghuraib,” Shah said, adding that “APHC is preparing a detailed report and will pass it on to human rights organizations for their cognizance." Shah appealed to the global human rights organizations including Amnesty International and International Committee of Red Cross to use their influence for immediate release of all detainees. Shah also called upon world human rights bodies to take notice of plight of the Kashmiri detainees. He said that different tactics were being used to prolong the detention of political prisoners.

India preparing stage for bloodshed in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 28 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that India is implementing the Doval Doctrine to prepare a stage for fresh bloodshed in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian authorities were hell-bent on making situation explosive and for this purpose they were trying to create disturbances and uncertainty in the territory. Referring to the Indian Army Chief’s statement and recent arrests, Shah said, “New Delhi and its agencies are preparing a stage for fresh bloodshed, this year. The puppet authorities are denying any political space to the pro-freedom leadership and people are not allowed to raise their voice.” He said that Indian authorities were deliberately creating disturbances to cripple Kashmir’s economy so that people won’t pursue their freedom movement. “They are in fact implementing the Doval Doctrine after they received a signal and due approval from Indian home ministry,” the statement added. Shah pointed out that the authorities would arrest more youth, implicate Hurriyat leaders in false cases and impose curbs and restrictions on media in future. “They are planning to control Masjid's and religious schools. Their strategy is to implement their nefarious designs from the onset of summer,” he added." New Delhi and its henchmen are disturbed over the growing freedom sentiments among people. In the given situation, Indian agencies have formulated short and long-term policies to destabilize our economy,” Shah said. Commenting on the policies framed by Indian policy makers he said, “They want to drag us in an arena of their choice and it is need of the hour to remain cautious and understand their devilish game." We believe that pro-India politicians and parties are power thirsty and are big hurdle in peaceful and lasting solution of Kashmir issue. It is important for our people to maintain distance from them and never lend them vote and support,” he said. Shah asked the people to follow only those programmes issued by the joint resistance leadership.

Joint Hurriyat issues new protest calendar

Srinagar, February 27 : In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has today issued fresh protest programme until March 15.Under the protest calendar, High Court Bar Association of Kashmir would hold peaceful protests on Wednesday against the non-implementation of the court orders, while Resistance Day would be observed on Thursday against the killings of innocent youths. Peaceful protests would be held throughout valley after Friday prayers.
Following is the protest program:
(From March 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017)
Date Activities
Wednesday 1 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Bar Association Protest
Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.
Thursday 2 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Friday 3 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Youme-e-Muzahamat (Against the killings of Innocent Youths)
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley;
Saturday 4 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Traders Protest
Traders will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 5 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Monday 6 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Joint Dharna by Resistance Leaders
Resistance Leaders and activists will protest on Monday after Zuhar.
Tuesday 7 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Wednesday 8 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Bar Association Protest
Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.
Thursday 9 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Friday 10 March
(No Relaxation)
Youme-e-Muzahamat
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley;
There will be no Relaxation.
Saturday 11 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Traders and Transporters Protest
Traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 12 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Monday 13 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Day Long Sit-In
Resistance Leaders and activists will observe day long Sit-In.
Tuesday 14 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation
Wednesday 15 March
(Full Day Relaxation)
Bar Association Protest
Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Zakura, Batamaloo martyrs' Nations don't choose killers as their representatives'

Srinagar, Feb 27: Paying glorious tributes to more than 50 people killed in Zakura and Batamaloo tragedies on their 27th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said we will never forget our martyrs. In a statement issued to press, Shah said we remember all our martyrs of Gawkadal, Sopore, Bijbehara, Handwara, Kupwara, Kanikadal, Mash'ali Mohalla, Wandhama, and martyrs of other massacres. "We must not disrespect the sacrifices of our martyrs by supporting the killers of our people," he said. Shah said we must not fall prey to deceitful designs of pro-India politicians who only show false dreams to people just to secure their own vested interests." The nations don't choose killers as their representatives. We have to boycott the pro-India elements who are responsible for our unending sufferings," he said. Shah said there was a Jalianwala Bagh massacre in India but Kashmiris have witnessed hundreds of Jalianwala Bagh massacres. across the valley particularly in South Kashmir areas including Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, and Kulgam. "Such oppressive measures are unacceptable and will invite serious public repercussions," he said. He also condemned the arrest of Freedom Party activists including party member Adil Ahmad Wagay saying Muhammad Amin and Mushtaq Ahmad had also been arrested.

India planning to usurp religious freedom : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 26 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of Hurriyat conference and chairman of Jammu Kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir Ahmed Shah has said that the proposal of Indian government to control mosques, madaris and media is a conspiracy to usurp religious freedom and will prove the last nail in the coffin of so-called Indian democracy. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had already unleashed a reign of terror in every part of Kashmir, it might be intensified but it could never produce the desired result. He said the resistance movement will continue its march for complete freedom from India. Shah reacting to the reports and proposed plans of the Home Ministry of India in his statement said that instead of reading writing on the wall and deliberating over the resolution of Kashmir dispute, Indian authorities are planning to control mosques, madaris and media, and this was deplorable. Shah criticized India for its new proposals. He said that such cheap tactics would neither suppress the ongoing liberation movement nor weaken the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir. He said that the struggle for liberation would be taken to its logical conclusion.

Farooq Abdullah's statement is only an election stunt : Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 25 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah while commenting on Dr Farooq Abdullah’s pro-Mujahedeen statement has said that the assertions made by the former puppet chief minister are aimed at befooling the people of Kashmir. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “It is only election stunt. He has given various statements against Mujahedeen in the past but now has changed his language. We don’t take his statements seriously.” He said that politicians like Farooq “can go to any extend in the lust of the power and by issuing such statements". Shah has said National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah is habitual of making such remarks when out of power. He said, “If Farooq Abdullah gets power, he will again speak his bombing language. We would welcome if he sticks to the stand of disputed status of Kashmir but we have seen he is frequently changing his colors like chameleon." Shah said, “It is due to politicians like Farooq Abdullah that India is succeeding in consolidating its forcible control over Jammu and Kashmir. Even though we are well aware of the major role played by the NC in strengthening India’s forcible control over Jammu and Kashmir but we still keep options open for Farooq Abdullah and his associates to quit the pro-India politics and join the freedom camp.”

Restrictions on resistance camp is interference in religion: Freedom Party

Srinagar, Feb 24: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday while expressing strong resentment over the undue restrictions on party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and other resistance leaders said to ban the religious duties like prayers is among the signs of slavery and that is why we consider the freedom struggle against India our prime obligation. Terming the authorities as dictatorial, DFP general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said this puppet regime doesn’t care about the religious freedom of people and can go to any extent in following the dictates of New Delhi. He also condemned the arrest spree across Valley saying several activists of Freedom Party were arrested during nocturnal raids in recent days. “The arrest of party’s district and provincial presidents is unconstitutional. Party’s provincial president Jammu, Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baghwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Abdul Rashid, Pulwama president Mohammad Amin, Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad (Ganderbal), Manzoor Ahmad, and dozens of others continue to languish in jails,” he said. On Shah’s directions, a delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the residence of Tariq Ahmad Dar who was recently released from Tihar Jail and congratulated him on his release. Tari also condemned the vandalizing of residential and other properties by forces in Mullu, Chattergam, saying puppet authorities are resorting to vengeance against people for their pro-resistance stand. “Such repressive acts by forces are unacceptable,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation comprising Tanveer Ahmad and others visited the residence of a lady Taja Begum who was martyred by forces. The delegation expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

Amnesty International report on Kashmir an eye-opener, says Shabir Shah
‘World must now break its silence and take practical steps in resolving Kashmir’

Srinagar, Feb 23: Terming the report released by the Amnesty International in which it highlighted the human rights violations by India in Jammu Kashmir as “eye-opener”, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said the world must now break its silence and take practical steps in this regard. In a statement issued to press, Shah while commenting on the report said the people of Jammu Kashmir have always asserted that India and its collaborators have been playing with their lives and using excessive force against them to suppress their just and genuine struggle of the right to self-determination. On the use of pellet gun mentioned in the report, Shah said this lethal weapon was deliberately used to create a sense of fear and terror among the people and is continuously used despite the fact that it snatched the vision of hundreds of people mostly teenagers. Shah termed it “unfortunate” that despite the report released by an impartial body like Amnesty International, the world continues to maintain silence over the issue which emboldens India to unleash further terrorism in Jammu Kashmir." The world community must priorities the demand of right to self-determination of the oppressed people of Jammu Kashmir over the trade relations with India. The United Nations is a party to the Kashmir issue and we welcome the world community’s intervention in resolving this long-pending dispute,” he said. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah while expressing grief over the loss of human lives in Kulgam and Mullu, Chattergam said, “On one hand, Indian forces are showering bullets on innocent people and on other, the people’s love and affection towards the brave youth has made it clear that they are not scared of bombs and bullets. This is a befitting reply to the threats by Indian army chief that people of Jammu Kashmir are ready to sacrifice everything for the freedom of their nation." Meanwhile, a party spokesperson while strongly condemning the arrest of a Kashmir University student Aaqib Malik has termed it frustration of authorities. “The puppet administration has created an atmosphere of suffocation in university where students are terrorized. Conspiracies are being hatched in university to promote communal politics,” he said. The spokesperson warned of serious repercussions if the student is not released forthwith. The spokesperson also expressed concern over the continous arrest of People’s League chief Ghulam Mohammad Khan Spoor saying the incarcerated octogenarian leader is ailing. He strongly condemned the police attitude against Soporei saying there is lawlessness prevailing in the state.

Shabir Shah expresses grief over demise of Waseem

Srinagar, February 22 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed deep grief over the demise of a boy, Waseem Mushtaq, who succumbed to pellet injuries. Wasim Mushtaq was critically injured by a volley of pellets fired by Indian forces in August 2016 and succumbed to his injuries, the other day, after battling for his life for six youths.Shabir Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said the terror unleashed by pellets was claiming lives of innocent people. He said dozens of pellets victims were in critical condition. He said that the Kashmiris would not forget the martyrs of the ongoing mass uprising. “We will continue to ask the world leadership to make India stop the use of lethal weapons like pellet guns,” he said. Talking to parents of Waseem Mushtaq over phone, Shabir Shah urged them to exhibit patience and said, “We should never forget the pain and oppression unleashed upon us by India but have to continue with our mission of freedom." On Shabir Shah’s instructions, a party delegation comprising Master Ghulam Mohiuddin, Bashir Ahmad and Ghulam Rasool visited Suchh area of Kulgam and expressed condolence and solidarity with the family of Waseem Mushtaq.

Kunan Poshpora anniversary: Indian forces showed their cheap character, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar, Feb 21: Remembering the Kunan Poshpora mass rape victims on their 26th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday said Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing such a heinous crime. In a statement issued to press, Shah said both Indian and state judiciary has failed in providing justice to victims while as culprits continue to roam scot-free. He also termed the silence maintained over the mass rape incident by state administration and pro-India politicians as “worst kind of opportunism"." It is out of question to expect any kind of action against culprits by these power hungry politicians," he said, adding, "We have to boycott such politicians who are responsible for our suffering." Shah appealed the humanists across the world to take notice of the crimes committed by Indian occupational forces in Jammu and Kashmir and how these forces use rape as a war tool in this disputed territory. Expressing solidarity with the victims, Shah said the incident was “unfortunate and horrible part of our history”. He said delaying and denying justice only boosts the morale of criminals and further subjugates the weak and victim. “Such incidents are due to our slavery. Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing many shameful crimes like Kunan Poshpora, thereby inflicting a never-ending torment to the victims,” he said. Shah reiterated his appeal to world bodies to hold Indian forces accountable for their worst crimes against the people of Jammu Kashmir. Hailing those civil society groups fighting the legal case for such victims, Shah said we don't expect any kind of justice from the so-called administration. Shabir Ahmad Shah also paid tributes to a youth martyred eight years ago in Bomai saying we are indebted to the sacrifices of our martyrs and committed to take their mission of freedom forward. Meanwhile, police has arrested Freedom Party activist Mushtaq Ahmad of Ganderbal from his residence. Earlier, they had arrested his brother in law. The party spokesperson strongly condemned the arbitrary arrests saying such repressive measures won't break our resolve." There is lawlessness prevailing in the state," the spokesperson added.

JKDFP concerned over plight of Kashmiri detainees

Srinagar, February 20 : In occupied Kashmir the chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir Ahmed Shah has expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the PDP-BJP regime had turned occupied Kashmir virtually into a big jail and more than six hundred Hurriyat leaders and activists were behind the bars. It pointed out that over a hundred detainees were granted bail by the courts but police didn’t release them and they were still kept in police lockups. Shah appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the situation and use their influence for release of the Kashmiri political prisoners. Shah said that the Kashmiri people were striving for freedom from Indian occupation for the past several decades and they would continue their struggle till complete success. Shah termed the police report submitted to the Human Rights Commission of occupied Kashmir that no one was under house arrest in the territory as a blatant lie. Shah condemned the unjustified arrest of the Imam of Masjid Bait-ul-Mubarak, Baramulla, Mufti Aijaz Ahmed, by Indian police. Shah expressed deep grief over the loss of innocent lives in the recent bomb blasts in Pakistan. They said that these incidents were handiwork of enemies of Pakistan who wanted to destabilize the country to hamper its development and progress.

India’s Kashmir stance contrary to its tall claims: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, February 19 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference [APHC] & chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah has said that India claims to be a big democracy, but its stand on Kashmir is contrary to its tall claims and therefore its aspiration for Security Council membership is inappropriate. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom & valor. Time periods can’t be fixed for freedom movements. Some nations achieve their goal within a short span of time while as for others they have struggled for quite long periods." Referring to independence movement of India, he said it commenced in 1857 and however it took 90 years for India to achieve their goal. “Those leading freedom movements in India never restored to short cuts and at last they achieved their destination,” he added. Shah while referring to freedom struggle of Kashmir, said that circumstances would force India to honor the aspiration of suppressed people of Kashmir or it will stand exposed despite its tall claims of being a democracy. “It is not proper to mention out-of-box options or solution as it will support and strengthen oppressors,” said Shah. Terming options other than UN resolutions distrustful, he asked pro-freedom leaders to desist from supporting or pleading other choices as it is impossible and won’t help to contain political uncertainty in the region. He said UN resolutions form basics and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of Kashmir dispute as per aspirations of people of Kashmir." We will pursue freedom movement till the issue is resolved as per aspirations of people." Citing the examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor, Scotland and South Sudan, Shah said, “Sensible people respect right to self-determination for suppressed nations, and there is neither any space for bullying nor justification for use of military might.”

Only UN resolutions can solve Kashmir, says Shabir Shah

Srinagar,Feb 18:Only UN resolutions can facilitate an amicable resolution of the vexed Kashmir issue and it would be according to aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party said on Saturday. He asked the resistance leaders to desist from supporting or pleading “other choices”, saying “it won’t help contain political uncertainty in the region." The Kashmir issue relates to 15 million people. Tashkent, Shimla, Lahore declaration and four-point formula are short-cuts. All these formulas have proved unrealistic, impractical and nothing is expected even in future too. It is wastage of time and will never prove fruitful,” he said. Citing examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor, Scotland Yard and South Sudan, Shah said “Sensible people respect right to self-determination for suppressed nations and there is no space for bullying or justification for use of military might." Referring to “use of brute force” by New Delhi, he said: “One day it will definitely come to an end and they can’t justify their stance for long." India claims to be a great democracy and aspires for membership of the UN Security Council, but its stand about Jammu and Kashmir is contrary to its tall claims and (therefore) its aspiration for the membership to the Security Council is inappropriate,” he said. Urging pro-freedom leadership to “show persistence with movement”, Shah said: “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom and velour. Time can’t be fixed for freedom movements; some nations achieve their goal within a short span of time while others have struggled for a long time,” he said. Referring to ‘Independence Movement’ of India, he said: “It commenced in 1857, but took India 90 years to achieve the goal. Those who led the freedom movement in India never resorted to short cuts and they achieved their destination at last.” “We are sure that circumstances will force India to honor the aspirations of suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir. Or, it will stand exposed despite its tall claims of being a democracy. It is not proper to mention ‘other out of box options’ or solutions as it will support and strengthen oppressors,” Shah said.

Democracy a farce in Jammu Kashmir’ Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest act of ‘political vengeance’:JKDFP Condemns suicide bomb blast in Sehwan,shrief SINDH PAKISTAN.

Srinagar, Feb 17: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom is not allowed to even offer the congregational Friday prayers. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari said Shah has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance." Criticizing authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state". Giving details of Shah’s incarceration period, Molana said from 2011 till date, Shah has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 41 months and during this time he was barred from offering 235 Friday and 12 Eid prayers. “During this period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites,” he said. The DFP secretary general said, “People still remember the dramas this (ruling) class used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership. Now, PDP itself proved that there is not an iota of difference between the Sheikh and Mufti families as both are servants of New Delhi." Those who used to make big promises of starting the double currency, self-rule, and dialogue with the resistance leadership have forgotten everything after coming to power." He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail.”Moulana Tari also condemned the continuous house arrest of APHC chairman Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai saying the democracy is Jammu Kashmir is nothing but a “farce". He expressed concern over the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of various resistance parties saying dozens of Freedom Party leaders and activists from Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, and Chenab Valley continue to be behind bars. He also condemned the detention of party leaders and activists including Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baagwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Abdul Rasheed, Mohammad Amin, Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal, Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad and Abdul Rehman. Meanwhile, Shabir Shah expressed deep grief over the loss of precious human lives due to bomb blast in Shawn, Karachi, Pakistan, in which nearly 100 people were killed and several injured. He said the government of Pakistan should identify the culprits and bring them to book as the country is continuously targeted. He also expressed solidarity with the bereaved families

Shabir shah condemn the Indian army chief’s threat to Kashmir's

Srinagar, February 16 : In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader and chairman of JKDFP Shabir ahmed Shah has expressed strong disapproval of the threatening statement of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, that strict action will be taken against protesters in the territory and they will be considered as over-ground workers of Mujahedeen. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced in strong terms the Indian Army Chief’s assertion threatening civilian population of dire consequences on holding protests in the territory. He advised the General to take a cue from several of his predecessors who have been very candid in expressing their helplessness in crushing the mass uprising in Kashmir, and instead have been calling for the political solution to the Kashmir dispute. He said, ever since the BJP-led government assumed office in Delhi, it has started crushing the Kashmiris’ freedom movement with the iron hand and the recent statement of the Army Chief should be seen in that light only. He said that the Narendra Modi government in India was adopting revengeful attitude to crush the collective resolve of the Kashmiris .He said that Indian forces were crushing the Kashmiris’ indigenous movement. he added that the Indian military and political leadership had no other option but to resolve the Kashmir dispute through a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue process which would help end political uncertainty in South Asia. He urged the world community, United Nations and international organizations to take cognizance of the statement which is an open threat of killing Kashmiris en masse after declaring them as militants. He said that the state terrorism as justified by the Indian Army Chief to suppress the ongoing freedom movement was unacceptable to the people of Kashmir. He said that Kashmiri people would continue their struggle for freedom in a peaceful manner without any fear.

Joint resistance leadership issues fresh protest calendar ,Yaoum-e-Mazahmat, anti-India demos to be observed on Friday

Srinagar, February 15 : In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has issued fresh protest calendar from tomorrow till 28th of February.
The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Resistance Day (Youme-e-Muzahamat) would be observed on Friday against the surge in killing of innocent youth by Indian troops. Peaceful protests will be held throughout the Valley after Friday prayers. They said that there will be no strike on this Friday.
Detailed protest calendar is as follows:
(From February 16, 2017 to February 28, 2017)
Date Activities
Thursday 16 February
(Full Day Relaxation General Relaxation
Friday 17 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Youme-e-Muzahamat (Against the killings of Innocent Youths)
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley against the innocent killings;
Keeping in view three day strike in past week, it has been decided that there will be no strike on this Friday.
Saturday 18 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Traders and Transporters Protest Traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 19 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Monday 20 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Joint Dharma by Resistance Leaders Resistance Leaders and activists will protest on Monday after Zuhar.
Tuesday 21 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Wednesday 22 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Bar Association Protest Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against the non-implementation of the Court orders.
Thursday 23 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Friday 24 February
(No Relaxation) Youme-e-Muzahamat
After Friday prayers peaceful protests will be held throughout valley; There will be no Relaxation.
Saturday 25 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Traders and Transporters Protest Traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
Sunday 26 February (Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation
Monday 27 February
(Full Day Relaxation) Joint Dharna by Resistance Leaders
Resistance Leaders and activists will protest on Monday after Zuhr.
Tuesday 28 February
(Full Day Relaxation) General Relaxation

Molana Tari condemns Masarat Alam’s incarceration, arrest of Asiya Andrabi, raids on Er Farooq’s house 'HR bodies politicized, anti-Muslim’

Srinagar,Feb 15:The Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari on Wednesday said there is no constitutional or moral justification of the continuous arrest of incarcerated chairman of Muslim League Masarat Alam Bhatt, shifting him from one jail to other, and implicating him in false cases. In a statement issued to press, Tari said Masarat Alam is kept behind bars despite several release orders issued by courts. Demanding Masarat Alam’s release, Tari said the state administration is resorting to unconstitutional means against the political prisoners. He also termed it unjustified the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi and her secretary Sofi Fehmeeda saying the so-called government’s tall claims of providing space for peaceful political activities in the state are nothing but a deceit while as reality is that the state has been converted into a virtual jail." To put undue restrictions on activities of political leaders and activists is unacceptable in a civilized society. It’s a shame that state administration is reserving the right to political freedom and expression to itself. Still, the world has come to know about the grave situation of Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary has strongly condemned the continuous raids on the house of party’s senior leader Er Farooq Ahmad Khan. “Such oppressive measures won’t break our resolve. This is nothing but dictatorship,” he jail.”Moulana also slammed authorities for disallowing the ‘Kulgam Chalo’ programme and arresting the leaders saying autocracy is ruling the roost in Jammu Kashmir. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson while expressing concern over the plight of political prisoners said there is brazen violation of jail manuals as inmates are denied every basic facility." Many ailing octogenarian prisoners are not released; even release orders by courts have been issued in favour of some detainees only to be violated by authorities,” he said." Worst part is that even human rights organizations continue to remain silent over such grave situation in Kashmir. These bodies have become politicized and are toeing the anti-Muslim

Excessive force on civilians in Kulgam condemned

Srinagar, February 14 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Shabir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders have condemned the use of excessive force by Indian army and police against civilians in Fiscal village of Kulgam district .Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that forces were always in search of an excuse to target the innocent people. He said the justice-loving people across the world should condemn such acts by Indian forces. He expressed grief over the martyrdom of Ashiq Ahmad Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo, saying that targeting civilians is a cowardly act on part of forces. Meanwhile, a delegation of Democratic Freedom Party led by Molvi Sajad Ahmad and Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the families of martyrs and paid tributes to Mudassir Ahmad Tantray, Shaheed Vakeel Ahmad Thokar, Shaheed Mohammad Younis Lone and Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Butt. The delegation comprised Adil Bashir, Nazir Ahmad and Syed Ahmad Sayeed.

Blood-thirsty forces always find excuse to target innocent people: Shabir Shah condemns excessive force on civilians in Frisal, Kulgam, pays tributes to martyrs

Srinagar, Feb 13: Condemning the use of excessive force against civilians in Frisal village of Kulgam district by Indian occupational forces, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said forces are always in search of an excuse to target the innocent people. He said the justice-loving people across the world should condemn such acts by Indian forces. In a statement issued to press, Shah expressed grief over the martyrdom of Ashiq Ahmad Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo saying that targeting civilians after facing the brave Mujahedeen in encounter is a cowardly act on part of occupational forces. Shah termed it inhuman the firing of teargas shells, pellets, and bullets on civilian population after encounter with Mujahedeen saying the blood-thirsty Indian forces are finding excuses to shed bloodshed in the valley. Urging the justice-loving people and bodies of the world to break silence over the grave situation in Kashmir, Shah said immediate action is needed to stop Indian oppression in valley." Why doesn’t the government of India reply as to why pellets and bullets are reserved for only Kashmir's, why non-lethal weapons aren’t used against civilian protesters in Indian states?” he said." Until such suppressive acts are stopped and the people of Jammu Kashmir given their right to self-determination, the just and genuine struggle will continue,” Shah added. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation led by Molvi Sajad Ahmad and Molvi Bashir Ahmad and comprising Adil Bashir, Nazir Ahmad, Syed Ahmad Sayeed visited Frisal, Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the owner of the house where encounter took place. The delegation also visited the families of martyrs and paid tributes to Shaheed Mudassir Ahmad Tantray, Shaheed Vakeel Ahmad Thokar, Shaheed Mohammad Younis Lone, and Shaheed Farooq Ahmad Bhat.He delegation while extending Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message to the families said, “The whole nation is with you at this hour of grief and we’re indebted to you. Your brave sons sacrificed their precious lives for a greater cause and sent a strong message to the oppressor. We’re committed to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.”

JKDFP supports shutdown call given by Joint resistance leaders ,Condemns civilian killings in Kulgam.

Srinagar, Feb 13:the Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has supported the shutdown call and Kulgam Chalo on February 15 by Joint Resistance leadership against the civilian killings by the Indian forces in Kulgam,. JKDFP has strongly condemned the innocent killings and termed these acts barbaric. JKDFP extended his support to both the strike call and march to Kulgam.In a statement party spokesperson said “Such merciless acts will never be tolerated and we are obliged to resent and raise our voice against the state-sponsored terrorism,” the spokesperson also strongly condemned “use of brute force” against civilians in Frisal, Kulgam and termed the forces’ action as “worst kind of state terrorism." In wake of civilian killings in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday. He also criticized the stubbornness and egoistic approach of India and urged it to come forward and settle the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspiration of Kashmiri people. Referring to Indian rulers for their blame game against Pakistan, He said it is ridiculous, adding “Ours is an indigenous movement, we have nothing to do with extremism and people in Kashmir are striving for their right to self-determination.

Shabir Shah thanks IOK people for following protest programme

Srinagar, February 12 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) general secretary and JKDFP chairman Shabir ahmed shah has thanked people of Kashmir for making the three-day protest programme given by joint resistance leadership a success. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar reiterated the demand for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru to Kashmir. It termed public response as a referendum in support of Kashmir’s freedom from Indian forcible occupation. The complete shutdown was also a clear message to Indian rulers and world community that Kashmiris had never legitimized the Indian military rule and would fight till the end of this forced rule, the spokesman added. The statement termed restrictions, crackdowns against leaders and activists and imposition of curfew like restrictions as illogical, saying: “The fact of the matter is that the authorities want to hide their dark face and weaknesses because whenever people held peaceful demonstrations they were stopped by police through violent means." Condemning the arrest of senior leaders Shah said these arbitrary arrests are unjustified and unlawful. He said: “By calling three-day programme we want to send message to the world that the mortal remains of these two leaders be returned to their families for their burial as per their religious rituals." Shah said the people of Kashmir are looking towards the world community to come to the rescue and help them so that mortal remains of the two are handed over to their families.

Shabir Shah talks to Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family over phone

Freedom Party delegation succeeds in reaching Shaheed Afzal Guru’s home
Srinagar, Feb 10: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), on the directions of its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Thursday succeeded in reaching Doabgah, Sopore, the ancestral village of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru. The delegation expressed solidarity with Shaheed Guru’s family. The Molvi Bashir Ahmad-led delegation comprised of representatives from Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, and other areas namely Muhammad Yousuf Bhatt, Ghulam Muhammad Maqdam, Muhammad Ibrahim, Zameer Ahmad, and others. The delegation extended Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message to the family and said “the nation is committed in its demand of return of mortal remains of martyrs". The delegation told the family that Shabir Ahmad Shah has been under continuous house arrest since years and despite his wish couldn’t visit them. “We’ll continue to demand the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt and Shaheed Afzal Guru and will not let their sacrifices go waste. We’re indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and will continue to pursue their mission till our last breath. The whole nation is with you,” the delegation quoted Shah as saying. Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru, they said India by hanging him sent a message to Kashmiri youths as how the ‘world’s largest democracy’ commits the grave human rights violations and implicates Kashmiri youths in false cases. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah talked to Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family over phone. “Despite my wish, it wasn’t possible for me to visit personally as authorities have put severe restrictions on my movement,” Shah told the family. He also expressed solidarity with people of Baramulla saying Allah chose Afzal for a greater cause. “May Allah reward Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family for its immense sacrifices,” he said. Shah also thanked people for observing complete shutdown and reiterated his appeal for shutdown on Feb 11 (Saturday) that marks the 33rd martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt.

IOK converted into a big jail: Syed Ali Gilani Shabir Shah condemns arbitrary arrests of youth

Srinagar, February 09 : In occupied Kashmir, the of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and General Secretary, Shabir Ahmed Shah strongly condemning the arrest of 31 youth from Natnusa area of Baramulla and shifting them to different jails have said that the puppet authorities have converted the territory into a big jail. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the action as the worst example of state terrorism. He said that this sheer lawlessness illustrated the egoistic and autocratic behavior of the puppet authorities. The APHC Chairman said that it was injustice that mourners were barred from sharing their grief for martyrs and even were not allowed to offer their last rituals. “It is shocking that police have filed cases against those who participated in a martyr’s funeral prayers,” he said. He demanded immediate release of Natnusa youth. Syed Ali Gilani expressed his anguish over thrashing of students and teaching staff at Ashpora in Pulwama by Indian troops and said that there were distressing reports from every part of occupied Kashmir that Indian forces’ personnel were creating situation horrifying like that of 1990s. He deplored that the puppet authorities have converted occupied Kashmir into a big jail and every soul in the territory feels insecure in such horrifying circumstances. The APHC Chairman said, records reveal that district Baramulla lists top where people have been slapped with draconian law, Public Safety Act, and detained in jails. “The authorities have turned Baramulla Joint Interrogation centre into a slaughter house and people are subjected to extreme torture,” he said. While referring to some top police officers, he said, “They are harassing the civilian population and taking undue advantage of their post and position” .Shabir Ahmed Shah, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement expressed strong resentment over the arbitrary arrest of youth in Nathan's. He said that the only crime of these people was that they demanded the body of martyred youth, Azaharuddin Khan, to perform his last rituals. He said that through such actions, Indian police were pushing the youth to wall .Shabir Shah said that such of police actions should stop as they would yield serious repercussions. He demanded unconditional release of all arrested youth. “Our youth are sacrificing their lives for a greater cause and people’s affection towards the martyred youth is a natural phenomena,” he said.

Shabir Shah aghast over arbitrary arrests of youth in Natnusa, Handwara . Accuses police of working at behest of political masters

Srinagar, Feb 8: Expressing strong resentment over the arbitrary arrests of youths in Natnusa village of north Kashmir’s Handwara district, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said the only crime of these people is that they demanded the body of the martyr Azaharuddin Khan to perform his last rites. In a statement issued to press, Shah termed the statement of police as misleading and concerning saying such behavior towards the people is intolerable. He strongly condemned the arrest of 31 people including minors saying police through such acts are pushing youth to the wall. Demanding unconditional release of all those picked up, Shah said police must bear in mind that it has to live and die in the same society. “Such kind of police activities should stop as it will yield serious repercussions." Shah said to return the mortal remains of martyrs for performing last rites is a religious obligation and police has not right to stop the people from making such demands. “And to intimidate or arrest is unjustified. It is intolerable,” he said. The DFP chairman said the police is doing all this at the behest of its political masters and is completely ignoring the people’s sentiments. “Our youths are sacrificing their lives for a greater cause and people’s affections towards the martyred youth is a natural phenomena,” he said.

Political prisoners ‘spokespersons of nation’: Shabir Shah
Calls for devising strategy to secure their release

Srinagar, Feb 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday called for devising a strategy and starting a campaign for the release of prisoners serving life sentence. He also urged the “justice-loving” people and organizations across the world to take cognizance of the issue. In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “We cannot remain mute spectators to such a serious issue as Indian judiciary by overlooking all the norms of justice and fair-play has resorted to sheer political vengeance against these political prisoners. All the doors of justice have been closed to them and what prevails is the judicial tyranny." Referring to UN charter, the DFP chairman observed, “Those arrested while struggling for the liberation of their land from foreign aggression or occupation fall into the domain of ‘prisoners of war’ and cannot be tried in criminal courts." Expressing solidarity with the families of political prisoners, Shah slammed the local pro-India politicians for deceiving and hijacking the sentiments of people for their “petty material gains” saying these people by acting as collaborators are largely responsible for strengthening India’s occupation of Jammu Kashmir. He also appealed the UN, international human rights bodies, ICRC to use their good offices in securing the release of these political prisoners. Shah described the political prisoners as “spokespersons of the nation” saying our hearts always remember the heroes like Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Quadir Bhatt, Muhammad Amin Dar, Javaid Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Mehmood Topiwala, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Ghulam Muhammad Bhatt, Bark at Ali Khan, Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Sadiq Gujjar, Mahindya Gujjar, Noor Muhammad Tantray, Parvez Ahmad Mir, Feroz Ahmad Bhatt, Muhammad Aslam, Sheikh Imran, Muhammad Sayeed Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Shah, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Akeel Wani

Shabir shah condemns Rajnath’s statement on Kashmir

Srinagar, February 07 : In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary and chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah has taken strong exception to the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s assertion that Jammu and Kashmir was always with India and will remain a part of it. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar terming Rajnath Singh’s remarks as egoistic approach of India said that such rhetoric and parroting could not change the reality about the Kashmir dispute. Shah ridiculing the statement of Rajnath Singh wherein he said that referendum must be conducted in Pakistan maintained that India was aware about the possible results of referendum in Jammu and Kashmir and that is the reason its leaders are resorting to such meaningless statements. Kashmir is internationally accepted issue and deferring this issue led to an uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir and proved a squabble and bone of contention between two countries. It is because of the Kashmir issue that both countries are investing a large amount of budget on arms and ammunitions, while as majority in India are living a miserable life. They even lack basic amenities to sustain their life and virtually facing starvation like situation,” it said. Shah said that Rajnath Singh was no more different than late Sardar Patel as he also used to speak same language. “However, it has not changed the ground realities nor people of Jammu and Kashmir will succumb to any pressure,” it added. Shah said that on one hand, India was aspiring for the permanent membership in the UN and on the other, was resorting to military might and smashing all basic rights in occupied Kashmir. “India instead of blaming Pakistan should realize that it is its arrogant approach that is creating impediments and hurdles in peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and Pakistan has always pleaded for its peaceful settlement. Pakistan always followed positive strategy about Kashmir issue while as India always adopted egoistic approach and talked in terms of war,” he added.

Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru immortal heroes of Kashmir: Shabir

Srinagar, February 06 : In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah terming Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru as immortal heroes of the Kashmir’s freedom movement, has said that these martyrs gave a new direction to the freedom struggle.Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people of Kashmir would observe complete shutdown on February 9 and 11, which mark the martyrdom anniversaries of these leaders." We observe the February 9 and 11 as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad’ (Reaffirmation of the pledge) and we are committed to complete the mission of our revered martyrs,” he said. Reiterating the demand of returning the mortal remains of both Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, he said, “India must bear in mind that no law in the world justifies harboring any enmity towards the martyrs and to return the mortal remains of these two martyrs to their families is a moral responsibility of the authorities." Paying tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru, APHC General Secretary said, though India hanged him without informing his family, but the martyrdom immortalized his name"." Today, each and every child of Kashmir proudly uses the names of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru,” he said and termed the hanging of Guru as “Murder of law and justice for which the Congress and National Conference are directly responsible". He said Indian Supreme Court’s judgment that Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the nation is a shame to humanity." Even his family particularly the wife and son were not entitled the right of last meeting. His hanging is an unforgettable tragedy of human history,” he remarked.

Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA), Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) ‘immortal heroes’ of freedom movement: Shabir Shah 'Appeals for complete shutdown on Feb 9 and 11

Srinagar, Feb 5: Terming the Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru (RA) as “immortal” heroes of the Kashmir’s freedom movement, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said these martyrs gave a new direction to the freedom struggle and have emerged as “heroes” for Kashmiri youths. In a statement to press, Shah also appealed for complete shutdown on February 9 and 11 which mark the martyrdom anniversaries of these leaders. “We observe the February 9 and 11 as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehad’ (Rejuvenation of the pledge) and we are committed to complete the mission of our revered martyrs,” he said. Reiterating the demand of returning the mortal remains of both martyrs, Shah said, “India must bear in mind that no law in the world justifies harboring any enmity towards the slain and to return the mortal remains of these two martyrs to families is a moral responsibility of authorities." Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA), Shah said though India hanged him without informing his family, but the martyrdom immortalized his name. “Today, each and every child of Kashmir proudly uses the names of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA).”Shah termed the hanging of Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) as “murder of law and justice for which the Congress and National Conference are directly responsible who played dirty politics". He said Indian Supreme Court’s judgment that Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the nation is a “shame” to humanity. “Even his family particularly the wife and son were not entitled the right of last meet. His hanging is an unforgettable tragedy of human history." Though these martyrs were hanged without being provided justice, their martyrdom gave rise to thousands of Maqbool and Afzal's in Kashmir. Shah said the killers of the former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, are in jails but “the so-called champions of democracy were eager to hang Afzal Guru (RA)”. “History counts these rulers and administrators among the brutes." The DFP Chairman reiterated his appeal to the world leadership, UN, and EU to “use your offices in securing the return of the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhatt (RA) and Shaheed Afzal Guru (RA) which lie buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail”.“To demand return of the mortal remains of these martyrs, we have been sending reminders and memorandum to UNO, and today, we again appeal to the world leadership and UNO to take cognizance of such human issue,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah appealed the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to use his influence to convince India to acknowledge and agree to the just and genuine demands of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, on the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation including Mohammad Ibrahim and Sabot Ahmad visited Bomai, Sopore and Natnusa, Kupwara to pay tributes to the martyred Mujahedeen Shaheed Sajad Ahmad alias Babar and Shaheed Azaharuddin alias Umar Ghazi .Shabir Ahmad Shah talked to families of both martyrs over phone.

Shabir Shah thanks Pakistan for ‘unflinching’ support for Kashmir Solidarity Day.

Srinagar, Feb 4: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Saturday said observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ on February 5, by Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, and Pakistani and Kashmiri people across the world is “encouraging and praiseworthy" In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ by the Government of Pakistan, its people, media and literary fraternity, political, social, religious bodies and the Pakistani and Kashmiri people living across the world is encouraging. We express immense gratitude to them for exhibiting solidarity with their oppressed Kashmiri brethren." He said Pakistan’s contribution and support to Kashmiris’ freedom movement is “exemplary”. “We are extremely thankful to every section of Pakistan particularly Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif for their unflinching support. Observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ makes the Kashmir issue echo at international forums,” he said. Shah said Pakistan must further its endeavors vis-à-vis resolution of Kashmir issue. In his ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ message, the DFP chairman said, “This Day is aimed at highlighting the plight of oppressed Kashmiris in every nook and corner of the world. As routine, the role the Pakistanis and Kashmiris across the globe play on this day is commendable.”“Kashmiri nation is committed and steadfast with regard to their demand of right to self-determination from Indian forcible occupation. We hope the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to our just and genuine cause,” Shah said. Meanwhile, a party spokesperson expressed grief over the martyrdom of Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen Azaharuddin, alias Ghazi Umar and Sajad Ahmed, alias Babar .who achieved martyrdom while fighting the occupational forces in Sopore .He said the nation will never forget the sacrifices of martyrs and paid glowing tribute to the martyred commander

JKDFP delegation visits ailing Syed Ali Gilani Sahib at SKIMS, prays for his speedy recovery
Condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous detention, expresses concern over plight of prisoners

Srinagar, Feb 3: On the directions of incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, a party delegation on Friday visited SKIMS to enquire about the health condition of the ailing Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib. They also prayed for his speedy recovery. A party spokesperson in a statement issued to press criticized the state authorities for placing Shabir Ahmad Shah under continuous house detention. “Shah has been under house arrest or police detention for the last 41 months. This speaks volumes about the so-called claims of democracy and freedom of expression of state administration,” he said. He challenged the so-called rulers to lift restrictions on the resistance leadership and compete with them on political front. The spokesperson also expressed concern over the plight of detainees in state jails particularly the sub-jails of Jammu and Mattan, Islamabad. He said the inhuman treatment with prisoners is unacceptable." In Matt an sub-jail, the political prisoners are kept with criminals and are provided substandard food besides disallowed the medical treatment. Jails manuals are openly violated. Even those going to meet their wards are subjected to inhuman treatment,” he said. Strongly condemning the arrest spree and vandalizing of properties during nocturnal raids across nook and corner of the valley, the spokesperson said the police and forces have become habitual of resorting to such anti-people activities. “This is extremely condemnable,” he said.

Shabir Shah appeals for protests against death sentence to Muzaffar Wani, terms verdict as ‘politically motivated' We cannot see our youth falling prey to judicial tyranny’

Srinagar, Feb 2: Appealing people to protest against the death sentence awarded by Kolkata court to Kashmiri youth Muzaffar Wani, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said “we cannot see our youth falling prey to judicial tyranny". In a statement issued to press, Shah also expressed hope that world community takes cognizance of such “terrorizing” and “vengeful” measures of India and pressurize the country to stop such activities. Terming the verdict as “politically motivated”, Shah said Indian judiciary at the behest of authorities is “murdering” the law and justice. “Now, unfortunately, the state judiciary is following the suit as it has failed to provide justice (to the victim),” he said. Shah said Muzaffar Wani and his associates are not found to have committed such a crime that entitles them to death sentence. “The verdict is obviously politically motivated and makes it clear that authorities are hell bent on the lives of innocents,” he alleged." Courts are the last hope of people but the case of judiciary working under the Indian system is contrary. It fails to provide justice to people as it has lost its independence. Impartiality there is a thing of the past. We have to give it a serious thought as to why Kashmiris are targeted like this way,” Shah said. The DFP chairman urged the resistance leadership to devise a strategy in this regard as there are hundreds of similar cases of the prisoners languishing in various jails across India. Shah also condemned the unprovoked firing on civilians by Indian army in Sambora, Pulwama and termed it “unacceptable”. “This is a naked aggression. It is extremely unfortunate that world community is acting as a mute spectator over the situation in Kashmir as it has business interests with this country.” He expressed solidarity with the injured and saluted the courage and steadfastness of the people of the area. Meanwhile, a DFP delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited Sopore to express condolence with Bashir Ahmad Bhatt on the demise of his father-in-law Late Ghulam Nabi Natrona party spokesperson hailed the deceased’s contribution to the freedom movement and prayed for his eternal peace besides forbearance to the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah stresses awareness for poll boycott in IOK

Srinagar, February 1 : In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah has stressed the need to create mass awareness about boycott of sham elections and anti-movement policies of pro-India politicians. Shah was talking to several student delegations and party representatives from Pulwama, Tral and Shopian who called on him at his Sanat Nagar residence in Srinagar, today. The DFP Chairman while strongly reacting to the so-called election preparations started by the puppet administration said, “We must start anti-election campaign and beware the people of the hidden agenda behind such an exercise. The main aim of the sham elections is to strengthen India’s illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir." Shah said, students are future and asset of Kashmir and are tasked with more responsibilities to create awareness in masses about anti-Kashmir policy of the pro-India politicians. “Students are the frontrunners of the freedom struggle. The world is supporting our cause,” he added. Shah said, “We have to honor the sacrifices of our martyrs. Our youth laid down their precious lives in 2008, 2010, and 2016 uprisings, making it clear to India that it could never enslave them through military might." He also hailed the moral, political and diplomatic support extended by Pakistan to the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

Student delegations, party representatives call on Shabir Shah ‘Need to create mass awareness about election boycott and anti-movement policies of pro-India politicians’

Srinagar, Jan 31: Several student delegations on Tuesday called on the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah at his Sanat Nagar residence here. Party representatives from Pulwama, Tral, and Shopian also visited the Freedom Party headquarters. As per a statement issued to press, Shabir Ahmad Shah while interacting with delegations stressed on the need to create mass awareness about election boycott and the anti-movement policies of pro-India politicians in the state. Shah hailed the sacrifices of the people of Pulwama, Shopian, and Tral during the ongoing Intifada. He asked delegations to spread the word that “we won’t forget those innocent children who were martyred, blinded, and maimed by the state government". Commenting on resistance leadership’s endeavors towards finding a justifiable solution to the Kashmir dispute, Shah said, “We are moving towards our goal with the support of people and need of the hour is to exhibit consistency and steadfastness". Strongly reacting against the so-called election preparations started by the puppet administration, Shah said we must start anti-election campaign and aware people of the hidden agendas behind such exercise. “The main aim of these so-called elections is to strengthen India’s illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu Kashmir,” he said. The DFP chairman added, “We have to honor the sacrifices of our martyrs. Our youth laid down their precious lives in 2008, 2010, and 2016 making it clear to India that it can never enslave us by military might. Our children were blinded in 2016 and we must realize that we have nothing to do with this sham election process and should start anti-election campaigns.”Shah said students are future and asset of the nation and are tasked with more responsibilities to aware people about each and every anti-Kashmir policy. “Students are the frontrunners of the freedom struggle. The world is supporting our cause." Hailing the political, moral, and diplomatic support of Pakistan, Shah said this country has always been our well-wisher.

Judiciary used as a tool to prolong detentions in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 30 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, and chairman JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah has said that the illegally detained Kashmiris are subjected to unlawful, undemocratic and unethical imprisonment and judicial institutions are being used as a tool to prolong their detention. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that judiciary was supposed to provide workable justice to needy but these institutions too were misused by the puppet administration. He said that virtually courts had been assigned the job to delay cases, thereby prolonging the already snail’s pace of judicial proceedings. “This well-coordinated conspiracy of the bureaucracy has jeopardized and threatened the general psyche of both inmates as well as their families,” he said. Shah said that family members of these detainees during interaction with him disclosed the woeful account about the prisoners and said that though they had filed petitions challenging their detention, but instead of providing justice, courts just for the sake of formalities, put cases on hearings. They said that after winter vacations the cases were in final stage and they were expecting release of their dear ones, however without assigning any proper reason these cases were deferred and put for next hearing, he added. Shah said that the delaying tactics adopted by the puppet administration and judiciary were painful, unjustified and unacceptable. He said that people in the occupied territory were facing the worst type of state-terrorism; thousands were languishing in jails and were approaching these judicial institutions for justice. “It is very sad and what is alternative if they won’t get any justice and respite from these courts?” he asked.

Martial law like situation prevailing in kashmir , India conspiring to break Kashmiris’ unity': Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 29 : In occupied Kashmir, the general secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, and chairman of JKDFP Shabir ahmed shah while denouncing the arrest spree unleashed by Indian police and paramilitary forces, has said that a martial law-like situation is prevailing in the territory. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, lashed out at the authorities for subjecting resistance leaders and activists to political vendetta on one pretext or another. He pointed out that all democratic ethics and norms were being trampled by Indian forces in the territory. Shah impressed upon international human rights organizations to take cognizance of serious violations of basic human rights in Kashmir. Shah said that puppet politicians at the behest of their masters in New Delhi were making last-ditched efforts to break the exemplary unity of the Kashmiri people against the Indian occupation. Meanwhile, puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while speaking in the so-called Kashmir Assembly confirmed that 8,587 people were arrested during the ongoing uprising in the Valley. The actual number of people arrested during the uprising is higher than what the puppet Chief

Settling Kashmiri Pandits in separate colonies unacceptable:Shabir Shah

Srinagar Jan 28 :The senior resistance leader and Jammu kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today welcomed return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir saying they must settle in their own houses and not separate colonies. “We have never been against their return or rehabilitation but to settle them in separate colonies is unacceptable to us." The state administration, under the garb of settling Pandits in Kashmir is conspiring against the integrity and special status of Jammu Kashmir. It is a deep rooted conspiracy of RSS and BJP to settle non-resident Kashmiris in the state under such mischievous plan which only promotes communalism in the state,” he said, appealing to the Kashmiri Pandits not to ‘fall prey to nefarious designs’ of elements who want to ‘exploit’ them and are bent upon ‘creating communal disturbance’ in the state.

Peace in subcontinent a dream without resolving Kashmir: Shabir Shah 'Pundits welcome but separate colonies unacceptable’

Srinagar, Jan 27: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said to dream of peace in the subcontinent without resolving Kashmir is ridiculous. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the world nations must mediate in Kashmir dispute and stress on all stakeholders of the issue to start a dialogue in this regard. “Otherwise, the threat of war will continue to loom over the region,” he said. Shah said Indian leaders must give it a thorough thought that if they want their country to make swift progress, then they should resolve all their disputes including Kashmir. He reiterated that people of all religions and regions of the state will be taken on board while deciding the future of Jammu Kashmir. “The people of J&K are the prime stakeholders of this dispute. When we talk of referendum, we mean the opinion of the whole population of Jammu Kashmir,’ he said. Reiterating his stand on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to valley, Shah said, “We have never been against their return or rehabilitation but to settle them in separate colonies is unacceptable for us. Shah said the state administration, under the garb of settling Pandits in valley, is conspiring against the integrity and special status of Jammu Kashmir. “It is a deep rooted conspiracy of RSS and BJP to settle non-resident Kashmiris in the state under such mischievous plan which only promotes communalism in the state,’ he said." The resistance leadership has always welcomed the Pandits by even visiting personally to their camps,” he added.The appealed Kashmiri Pandits not to “fall prey to ‘nefarious designs’ of elements who want to ‘exploit’ them and are bent upon ‘creating communal disturbance’ in the state." We have been living together since centuries and should keep our tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood intact,” he said. Commenting on the celebration of India’s Republic Day in Jammu Kashmir under the barrel of gun, Shah said New Delhi and its local collaborators are making a vain attempt to mislead the world community as “such deceptive politics don’t carry any weight in today’s age of globalization"." Reality is that the people of Jammu Kashmir have always dissociated themselves from such events and strongly protest on these days,” he said." How can a nation that rendered more than 6 lakh lives unfurl the flag of a colonial power,” Shah added.

Kashmir has been turned into military garrison: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 26 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party [JKDFP] Shabir ahmed shah has said that India has turned the entire territory into a military garrison and the people are being treated as prisoners. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said the people of Kashmir are facing hardships due to the celebration of Republic Day by India as the forces personnel are frisking and checking people in Srinagar and other main cities and towns of the territory. He expressed serious concern over the arrest and harassment of innocent Kashmiri youth and added that even they were booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). He said that India was suppressing the voice of Kashmiris they were raising for their democratic right to self-determination but would never succeed in its nefarious designs. Shah said that the settlement of lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of Kashmiri people was imperative for bringing permanent peace in the region., Shah said that the puppet authorities have put the entire occupied Kashmir especially Srinagar and Jammu under siege. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in every nook and corner of the occupied territory causing huge inconvenience to the people. The forces’ personnel are conducting frisking and checking of vehicles and passengers in Srinagar and other major towns besides carrying out surprise raids in different areas. Shah also paid glowing tributes to the victims of Handwara massacre, and demanded probe into all such massacres in the territory.

Shabir shah pays tributes to Handwara & Kupwara massacre victims.

Srinagar, January 25 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party [ [ JKDFP ] Shabir ahmed shah has paid tributes to victims of Handwara and Kupwara massacres on their martyrdom anniversaries and demanded a thorough probe into the bloodshed. Shah in a statement in Srinagar said that despite the passage of over 27 years families of the victims were still awaiting for justice. He said that Kashmiris had rendered priceless sacrifices and they would not deter from offering more for achieving freedom from Indian bondage. Shah condemned the nocturnal raids, restrictions, frisking of civilians on roads and detention of innocent youth ahead of January 26, the Indian Republic Day. He said that dozens of party leaders and activists had been asked to report to different police stations which showed frustration of the authorities. He termed the massacres a glaring proof of hollowness of Indian democracy. He said that killing hundreds of innocents could only be termed as act of savagery and the massacres were a reminder of the fact that India had acted as a brutal country and suppressed the peaceful voices of Kashmiris by its military might. Meanwhile in a statement issued in Srinagar Shabir Shah has called upon the international community to play its role in granting the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination said, “It becomes the responsibility of the world community to come forward and discharge their duties in providing justice to the unarmed and innocent Kashmiris,” he said. Shah thanked the people of Handwara for observing shutdown against the brutal and cruel act of army and demanded impartial investigation into the massacre.

Shabir Shah expresses solidarity with Muzaffar Rather, condolence with Mushtaq Zargar

Srinagar, Jan 24: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the family of Muzaffar Ahmad Rather who has been sentenced to death by a Kolkata court. As per a statement issued to press, on Shah’s directions, a party delegation led by district president Kulgam Bashir Ahmad Wani visited the family of Muzaffar and assured them that “whole nation is on your back". The Freedom Party also termed the awarding of death sentence to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather and two others as “murder of justice and law". Meanwhile, a delegation of pellet victims visited Shabir Ahmad Shah at his residence. During the meeting, Shah told the victims that they will not be left at the mercy of the so-called government and that steps will be taken to rehabilitate them. Even the APHC chairman Syed Ali Gilani Sahib, who is under continuous house arrest, is extremely concerned about the issue (of pellet victims). We have also appealed the affluent families to come forward in this regard,” Shah told the delegation and assured them of every possible support. Meanwhile, on the demise of brother in law of Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, a party delegation led by Molvi Sajad Ahmad visited Acchabal, Islamabad to express condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul. The party also that its member Ishfaq Kotwal of Islamabad was a couple of days ago arrested by police and taken to undisclosed location. “Despite such unabated arrest spree, the freedom movement will be taken to its logical end,” the spokesperson said, adding, “People are feeling suffocated by the reign of oppression unleashed by the state.”

Jammu & Kashmir turned into virtual jail: Shabir Shah

Srinagar Jan 23 :The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday said Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a virtual jail ahead of Republic-day. “While New Delhi is busy in its Republic Day preparations, JK has been turned into a virtual jail. The innocent civilians are harassed and humiliated through frequent frisking,” Shah said in a statement. Shah said that India had no constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in the internationally-recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He maintained that the Kashmiri people particularly students of schools and colleges would not participate in any of India’s Republic Day functions in the occupied territory. He said, democracy means accepting the rights of poor nations and doing justice to them but instead of this India is trampling Kashmiris’ rights with its military might. He said that it was India and its leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru who pledged before the international community to give the Kashmiris the right to self-determination but now Kashmiris were being killed and brutalized by India for demanding the same right. He said that if the history of only last five months was taken into account, hundreds of innocent Kashmiris were killed, thousands injured and many had been blinded. Shah appealed people particularly the students not to participate in any of the function related to January 26.On the other hand, Indian police and paramilitary forces have started massive frisking across Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar and Jammu, days ahead of Indian Republic Day on January 26. Commuters are subjected to vigorous checking and asked to show their identity cards.

India has no right to observe Republic Day in IOK: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, January 22 : The illegally detained Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, has said that India has no constitutional right to observe its Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir as the state has never been its part. Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also asserted that given the brutal and oppressive attitude of Indian forces towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir, “It is totally unjustified that India celebrates this day in Kashmir". He appealed people particularly the students of schools and colleges not to participate in any of the function related to India’s Republic Day. “It doesn’t befit us to share our presence with those whose hands are smeared with the blood of our people." The DFP Chairman said, “We don’t have any issue with the people of India nor are we against the integrity of this country but given the India’s position as an occupier in Jammu and Kashmir, we, without giving any second thought, declare this day as a ‘Black Day’ for us." How shameful it is that on one hand, India is busy in its Republic Day preparations and on the other side, has turned the territory into a virtual jail. The innocent civilians are harassed and humiliated through frequent frisking. Be it India’s Republic Day or the Independence Day; for Kashmiris, these days are no less than any trouble and nuisance for Kashmiris.“The said January 26 may be a significant day for India but for the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir, the day is a reminder of the atrocities, brutalities, and massacres committed by Indian state and its forces in this territory. "This day reminds us of all those loved ones who laid their lives while fighting the Indian oppression. We will never forget the terrorism unleashed by Indian forces in Kashmir since 1947. The wounds of 2008, 2010, and 2016 are still afresh. Every kind of activity related to India’s Republic Day should be boycotted,” he said. He said India, by observing this day in J&K by the dint of 8 lakh forces, is perhaps trying to give world the impression that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part but the reality is that every soul of this territory is demanding freedom from the clutches of Indian occupation." It would be better for India to conform to the changing world political scenario and respect the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir by conducting the referendum in the territory,” he said. Hailing the spirit and steadfastness of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “Unless Indian forcible occupation of Kashmir ends, we will continue to observe the January 26 as Black Day.”

Shabir shah hails spirits, passion of IOK people during uprising

Srinagar, January 21 : In occupied Kashmir, the senior resistance leader and chairman of jkdfp Shabir ahmed shah has hailed high spirits and passion exhibited by people during the current uprising. Shah in Srinagar, said that the ongoing people’s uprising had once again conveyed a strong and powerful message to India and its stooges that they could not break the Kashmiris’ resolve for right to self-determination. He warned against the deceitful tactics being played by Delhi and its local stooges to weaken the freedom movement. Shah appealed to the international human bodies to take cognizance of the pitiable plight of Kashmiri detainees and use their influence for their release. Shah said the tactics adopted by Indian rulers will never mislead international community. Sooner or later India shall have to respect the aspirations of people. He said the changes are eminent and history stands testimony to the fact that once two great empires like USSR and Great Britain were no more on map and were confined to annals of history only. While referring to “stubborn and egoistic approach of Indian rulers, he said, “It is temporary phase & this country won’t suppress & trample our basic rights till long and I am sure that we will accomplish our destination and goal." Shah said that the puppet administration was playing a foul and their claims about the detainees were either misleading or deliberately concealing the facts. “On one hand the people at the helm of affairs are claiming that those bailed out by court won’t be re-arrested and contrary to this they are re-arrested and lodged in detention centers. More and more people and resistance activists are slapped with draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and lodged in jails, he deplored.

Shabir Shah again disallowed to offer Friday prayers, Freedom of religion’ non-existent in J&K: Molana Tari

Srinagar, Jan 20: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah was again disallowed to offer the congregational Friday prayers and this has been continuing since 2011.In a statement issued to press, party’s general secretary Molana Abdullah Tari said through such actions, the administration has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state. He criticized authorities over Shabir Ahmad Shah’s continuous house arrest saying the democracy is Jammu Kashmir is nothing but a “farce"." The attitude of the state government towards the resistance leadership and people is totally uncalled-for,” he said. Even though authorities would justify their illegal actions in the name of maintaining law and order; but the reality is that government is incapable of facing the resistance leadership on a political platform.” Tari said the so-called government rules the roost in the state just by the dint of military power. Meanwhile, DFP general secretary paid glorious tributes to Lashkar-e-Toyiba commander Abu Musaib saying “we’re indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and committed to fulfill their mission”. He expressed condolence and solidarity with martyr’s family. Molana Tari also condemned the Valley-wide nocturnal raids and arrests by police saying the parents of the detainees are not allowed to meet them. “Every just and genuine voice is choked,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a DFP delegation visited Islamabad to express condolence and solidarity with Mohammad Ayoub Bhatt over the demise of his sister. The delegation also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres , Appeals int’l rights bodies, OIC to pressurize Indian to stop HR violations in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 19: Paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres on their 26th, 27th and 23rd anniversaries respectively, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah said the nation will never forget the martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. In a statement issued to press, Shah said, "Our hearts are filled with the memories of these martyrs and we are committed to fulfill their mission." He appealed people to organize prayer meetings these days in favour of the martyrs. Remembering the martyrs of all these massacres, Shah said, "The example of such brutal massacres is hard to find. The then Governor Jag Mohan spread bloodshed which according to him was to teach Kashmiris a lesson by conferring unbridled powers to forces." The DFP Chairman said the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed go waste. Terming these massacres as "holocaust", Shah said the world rises up against such barbaric actions except if these are carried out in Kashmir.Praying in favour of all the martyrs, Shah said we remember the victims of each and every massacre including the Bijbehara, Kupwara, Hawal, Mash'ali Mohalla, Kanikadal, Sopore, Hazratbal, Chattergam, etc. He also took a dig at Indian media for resorting to biased approach vis-à-vis the massacres and killings in Kashmir. "During its fight with British Empire, India only saw Jalianwala Bagh massacre but in Kashmir, there are hundreds of Jalianwala Bagh massacres carried out by its 8 lakh forces." There is no doubt that the officer involved in Gawkadal massacre had a spirit of General Dyer (who carried out Jalianwala Bagh) in him. The massacres of Handwara and Kupwara were planned under a well thought out strategy - killed 27 innocent people on 27 January (Kupwara) and 17 on 25 January (Handwara)," he said. Shah appealed the human rights bodies working under the United Nations including Amnesty International and OIC to utilize their offices in bringing to book the perpetrators of these deadly massacres in Kashmir.

Kashmir dispute unresolved despite UN resolutions: Shabir shah

Srinagar, January 18 : In occupied Kashmir, senior resistance leader and chairman JKDFP has deplored that the Kashmir dispute remains unresolved despite the fact that the UN has passed several resolutions for its settlement. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that many lives had been lost since 1947 and the bloodshed was not going to stop, besides, the peace in South Asia was a distant dream due to the non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Shah reiterated that it was responsibility of the UN to help resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmir people. “It is its duty to settle issues of subjugated people. It is imperative for it to help the people of Kashmir get out of the subjugation," he added. Shah hailed the role being played by Pakistan in highlighting the Kashmir dispute at international forums and said, “Pakistan has always been at our back particularly during the ongoing mass uprising." Shah appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, to brief the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutters, about the Kashmir dispute in its historical context and reiterate to the UN chief that the Kashmir was not an issue about human rights violations but the internationally recognized dispute.

Shabir Shah deplores CM Mehbooba mufti's statement

Srinagar, January 17 : In occupied Kashmir, the resistance leader and chairman of Jammu kashmir democratic freedom party Shabir ahmed shah has deplored the statement of puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti that tens of thousands of Indian troops, stationed in Kashmir, will continue to enjoy immunity from any accountability for their actions “till peace is achieved”, enforced calm cannot be termed as peace. Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “It is the same lady who once would stage protests and sit-ins with banners in her hands, vehemently opposing black law Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and demanding its immediate revocation." He said, “Peace that is dependent on the barrel of the forces’ gun and not on people’s faith in the system is not peace but enforced calm of subjugation which completely depends on instilling fear among the occupied and that is what is being practiced in Kashmir"." So basically what is being conveyed to people of Kashmir is that AFSPA and such draconian laws will stay till Kashmiris keep demanding justice and political resolution of their disputed status and that they will keep getting killed and neutralized so that ‘peace and normalcy’ is restored and Mehbooba and New Delhi can control and rule the occupied territory of Kashmir even if the entire population of the land has to be wiped out for that and turned into a graveyard,” .Shah said observing the martyrdom anniversaries of these people every year not only reminds people of the atrocities carried by the Indian forces but also gives people the strength and makes them more determined to carry forward the resistance movement to its logical conclusion and make the mission of these martyrs a national mission and mission for every Muslim.

Shabir Shah address public gathering telephonically pays tributes to Awoora, Pahalgam martyrs, expresses condolence with adv Bashir Ahmad Bhatt

Srinagar, Jan 16:The resistance leader and chairman of JKDFP Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed a huge public gathering telephonically, wherein he said," “It is due to these sacrifices of our martyrs that brought the nation and resistance leadership on a single platform and need of the hour is to take forward the movement in a unified manner. The nation is rendering invaluable sacrifices and we need to stand like a rock against the anti-movement forces. Shah paid glorious tributes to Mujahedeen who achieved martyrdom while fighting Indian forces in south Kashmir’s Awoora village of Pahalgam area. In a statement issued to press, Shah said though the martyrdom of our Mujahedeen grieves us but we have firm belief that the freedom of Jammu Kashmir will be written with their pious blood. A party's delegation led by Molana Sajad visited the residences of Shaheed Adil Ahmad Reshi, Shaheed Abid Ahmad Sheikh, Shaheed Masood Ahmad and paid tributes to them. They expressed solidarity with the families of all Mujahedeen and told them that whole nation of Jammu Kashmir equally shares the grief. Extending the message of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah to the bereaved families, the delegation told them that the nation is indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs. Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah has expressed condolence with JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhatt on the demise of his brother Akbar Nazir Bhatt. Expressing grief over the demise, Shah said this family has rendered innumerous sacrifices for the freedom movement of Jammu and Kashmir. A delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the bereaved family and expressed condolence and solidarity with them besides prayed for heavenly abode for the deceased. One more delegation led by Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and Abdul Razzaq visited the residence of Hurriyat leader Desh Raj Sharma in Jammu who passed away a couple of days ago. They extended Shabir Ahmad Shah's condolence message to the bereaved family.

JKDFP remembers Martyr Master Shakeel Ahmad on his 2nd anniversary

Srinagar, Jan 15: The Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chairman Shabir ahmed shah on Sunday paid glorious tributes to Martyr Master Shakeel Ahmad on his 2nd anniversary saying the deceased has rendered invaluable sacrifices for the freedom movement. Party's Abdul Gani of central Kashmir’s Budgam district visited the Pakherpora residence of martyr Shakeel Ahmad and expressed solidarity with his family. The delegation including Abdul Gani, Jahangir Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad, and Bashir Ahmad extended party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s message of solidarity to the family. In his message, Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “The sacrifices of Shaheed Master Shakeel Ahmad will always be remembered." He also remembered all martyrs

Freedom Party condemns Shabir Shah’s continuous house arrest
Says such ‘undemocratic’ acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’

Srinagar, Jan 13: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah who was released recently after six months. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari said Shah has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the “puppet” administration by incarcerating him are resorting to political vengeance. He said since Shah was released from jail two weeks ago, authorities have continuously put him under house arrest and didn’t allow him to offer congregational Friday prayers.Criticising authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He questioned whether the ‘freedom of expression’ is the right enjoyed only by those in power? Giving details of party chairman’s incarceration period, Molana said from 2011 till date, Shabir Ahmad Shah has been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 40 months and 13 days and during this time he was barred from offering 230 Friday and 12 Eid prayers." During the incarceration period, many of Shah Sahib’s close relatives passed away but he wasn’t allowed to attend the last rites,” he said. Slamming those at helm of affairs, the DFP secretary general said people still remember the dramas this (ruling) class used to enact before receiving the power in charity from New Delhi. “People still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticize the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership. Now, PDP itself proved that there is not an iota of difference between the Sheikh and Mufti families as both are servants of New Delhi,” he said. Coming down heavily on the ruling class, Tari said those who used to make big promises of starting the double currency, self-rule, and dialogue with the resistance leadership have forgotten everything after coming to power. He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish” one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail. Meanwhile, Molana Abdullah Tari expressed concern over the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of various resistance parties saying dozens of Freedom Party leaders and activists from Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, and Chenab Valley continue to be behind bars. He also condemned the “unjustified” prolonging of the detention of Freedom Party’s leaders and activists among which the provincial president Jammu Molana Abdul Qayoom, Khurshid Ahmad Baagwan, Ghulam Mohammad, Abdul Rashid, district president Pulwama Mohammad Amin, district president Kupwara Peer Inayatullah, Abdul Rashid, Ashiq Ahmad, Mohammad Shafi, Bashir Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Abdul Rehman, and various pro-freedom leaders and activists. He said many of these are booked under black laws like PSA. “This is nothing but the frustration of the so-called government which should instead compete with us on a political platform,” Molana sai

Shabir Shah expresses condolence with Molana Tari on demise of Molana Abdul Hye Shopian

Srinagar, Jan 12: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday expressed deep grief over the sad demise of prominent religious scholar Molana Abdul Hye Shopiani who was the brother of Molana Abdul Qayoom Shopian and cousin of party’s secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari.Expressing condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and Molana Tari, Shah said this family has rendered great services in the religious and literary fields besides contributed a lot in upholding the values of Tawheed and Sunni in the State of Jammu Kashmir. A party delegation led by Molana Bashir Ahmad visited the bereaved family and extended Shabir Ahmad Shah’s condolence and solidarity with them.

No nation chooses the killers as its representatives’: Shabir Shah calls for boycott of Parliamentary elections

Srinagar, Jan 11: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is under house arrest, on Wednesday appealed people to boycott the so-called upcoming Parliamentary elections saying “we have to make it clear that we have not forgotten the killers of our children". In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Those dealing with pellets and bullets are killers not our representatives. The whole world is keenly observing us as whether the people of Kashmir will boycott those pro-India elements whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people or collaborate with them." No nation chooses the killers as its representatives nor supports them in any way. The upcoming Parliamentary elections are a test for the people of Jammu Kashmir in general and those of south and central Kashmir in particular. We have to keep in view the martyrdom of all those killed and blinded during last year. Who can vote in favour of those who justify killings of innocent children by making ‘toffee’ remarks against them,” he said. Shah said if the killers of more than 100 people don’t shy from demanding votes, but at least we should distinguish between right and wrong. “We should recognize the killers who still beat the drums of ‘battle of ideas’. Even the killers of 2008 and 2010 will beg you for votes but we must understand that the pro-India elements are two sides of the same coin,” he said." We must realize as to how these power-hungry people are selling each and every inch of the State to outsiders, how they hatch conspiracies like settling the West Pakistan Refugees and granting them domicile certificates in order to change the demography and Muslim majority status of the State, how they are hell bent on implementing the RSS agenda in Jammu Kashmir,” he said.Shabir Ahmad Shah added, “We are aware of the invaluable sacrifices rendered by the people of this nation. We are guardians of those sacrifices. So we need to boycott the upcoming Parliamentary elections at any cost in order to safeguard our sacrifices. I hope the people will very consciously fulfill their responsibilities and give a befitting reply to the pro-India elements by completely boycotting the elections.”

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno, other martyrs
‘Those crying over such horrible incidents spearheaded killings this year’

Srinagar, Jan 8: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday paid tributes to Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Kenu on his 21st martyrdom anniversary saying “we’re indebted to the sacrifices of our martyrs and committed to take their mission forward". In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “Our martyrs sacrificed their lives for the honor of Islam and to liberate Jammu Kashmir from the forcible occupation of India. These sacrifices are enough to awake the conscience of the world leadership but unfortunately the international community doesn’t pressure India much to resolve the Kashmir issue which ultimately boosts the morale of India and its collaborators to continue playing with the lives of innocent people." He also paid tributes to 2016 martyrs saying their sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste. He said those who used to raise hue and cry over such “horrible” incident themselves spearheaded hundreds of innocent killings this year. Strongly condemning the continuous and human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir by India and its collaborators, Shah express lament that despite increasing political uncertainty in the South Asia, the world community continues to sideline the “human” issue “just for business interests”. “We still hope that world leadership takes cognizance of the grave situation in Kashmir,” he said. Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson criticized authorities for re-arresting Sarjan Barkati saying the government is scared of the pro-freedom personality. “The democracy and freedom of speech of which the pro-India elements are beating the drums is nothing but a deception,” he said. On the directions of Shabir Ahmad Shah, a delegation led by Nasser Ahmad flew to Sopore where they participated in the funeral prayers of Shaheed Muzaffar Ahmad Naikoo alias Muzze Molvi. They also visited the martyr’s residence and paid tributes to him. Another delegation led by Molvi Mudassir Ahmad visited the residence of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno and expressed solidarity and sympathy with his family. The delegation also visited the graveyard of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Keno and paid glowing tributes to him and all martyrs. The delegation included Molvi Sajad Ahmad, Mohammad Aadil Wagay, Shabir Ahmad Baba, Ghulam Rasool, and Nazir Ahmad.Party’s senior leaders Er Farooq Ahmad Khan and Sheikh Zameer visited the residence of Democratic Political Movement chairman Yaar Mohammad Khan whose mother passed away a couple of days ago. They expressed condolence and solidarity with Yaar Mohammad Khan and the bereaved family besides prayed for her heavenly abode.

Freedom Party delegation visits South Kashmir, offer condolences

Srinagar January 7: On the directions of Democratic Freedom Party President Shabir Ahmed Shah, a delegation headed by Mohd Adil Wagay, Shabir Ahmed Baba, Nazir Ahmed Tinda, Sajad Ahmed and others today visited the residence of two noted personality of South Kashmir's Islamabad district, Faiz Ahmad Khan resident of New Qazi Bagh and Mohd Akbar Chicken resident of Kadipora and offered condolence to the bereaved families.

Shabir Shah pays tributes to Sopore massacre martyrs

Srinagar, Jan 5: The Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday paid tributes to Sopore martyrs on their 24th anniversary saying “we can never forget them”.55 civilians were massacred by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Sopore town on 6 January 1993.In a statement issued to press, Shah said we can never forget those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this nation. Remembering the martyrs of Sopore massacre, Shah said, “Indian occupational forces used indiscriminate firing on innocent civilians. The whole locality was burned in vengeance and properties worth billions were destroyed by occupational forces." Shah expressed lament that despite passing of 24 years, the killers are roaming free. He said authorities by shielding the culprits of the massacre made it clear that they have no regard for human lives but are only concerned of their chairs." We must very well recognize our friends and foes. The killers and their allies can never be our well-wishers,” he said. Praying in favour of Sopore martyrs, Shabir Ahmad Shah said Indian occupational forces by carrying out the worst massacres in Kashmir like Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Kanikadal, Hawal, Shopian, Mash’ali Mohalla, Bijbehara, Hazratbal, Markandal, and hundreds of other killings, made it clear that they are neither bound by any rule of law nor accountable to anyone for their crimes against humanity. He appealed the human rights bodies working under the United Nations including Amnesty International and OIC to utilize their offices in bringing to book the perpetrators of these deadly massacres in Kashmir. Shah reiterated his pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs till the achievement of Azadi.

Full text of the press conference by Shabir Ahmad Shah

Jan 4, 2017
Bismillah ir Rehman ir Raheem
Asalamualaikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakatahu
Today, in this press conference, I want to bring to your notice which you yourself witnessed during the last five months. You witnessed, through the nook and corner of the State, as to what people demanded and how they were treated. The dissent, expressed in a peaceful way, was responded with brute force; the innocent children were blinded. I wonder why the perpetrators of such barbarism still claim to be the well-wishers of the people. It’s shameful. We can only lament on the mindset of those making “toffee” remarks about the innocent children who were killed, maimed, and blinded by those beating the drums of the so-called VISION. Can this VISION bring back the eyes of Insha?What about the media fraternity; journalists were beaten, cameras were broken, newspapers banned for reporting the truth. The press was targeted for “puncturing the balloon of their so-called VISION and BATTLE OF IDEAS”. We were in jails but our hearts were beating for you. I hail the media fraternity and congratulate it for reporting the facts in a very objective manner. You highlighted the state terrorism for which you were targeted; media gag was imposed.
WON’T FORGET, WON’T FORGIVE What was the crime of a lecturer Shabir Ahmad Monga who was ruthlessly beaten to death by the occupational forces? Can the so-called chief minister tell us what VISION is in her store for the lecturer’s widow? The year 2016 was extremely horrible as the PDP created a record of snatching eyesight of people following the footsteps of its predecessor National Conference which killed blooming buds. What is more depressing is the attitude of PDP which at the behest of BJP and RSS unleashed a reign of terror on our people and blinded the children. Nowhere in the world is pellet and PAVA used against people but the credit goes to PDP. I have a strong belief that the champions of so-called VISION, have to appear before the court of Allah and people, for their crimes against humanity. When will we recognize the real face of these power-hungry puppets of New Delhi? Reality is that every pro-India party – PDP, NC, Congress or others – are servants of New Delhi and working on its agenda.
If authorities think we have a short memory, they are living in a fool’s paradise. We remember everything. We will never forgive the killers. We were in jail but aware of the stiff resistance shown by the people from nook and corner of the State. We’re extremely thankful to the people of Kargil, Chenab Valley, Banihal, Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, and Doda who by standing with us at these hard times made it clear to world that “we’re united against the forcible and illegal occupation of India.” I assure the people of these regions of the State that we’re always with them.
MY GRATITUDE TO NATION also express my condolences with the respected parents of Shaheed Burhan Wani and congratulate them for the martyrdom of their son which rejuvenated the Kashmir issue across the world and infused a new lease of life in the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir. With heavy heart, I salute those families whose loved ones felt victims to Indian barbarism. I assure them that these sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste. We’re duty-bound to take forward the mission of martyrs. Though every section of the society rendered sacrifice during the last five months but the example set by the transport community is praiseworthy. I salute them. Those associated with medical profession also deserve all hail and appreciation for their exemplary social welfare. They braved all odds and threats while carrying out the noble work. I salute the religious organizations of the State including Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Karvaan-e-Islami, Umat-e-Islami, Suwat-ul-Awlia, Anjuman Shari-e-Shian, and all NGOs who served the society during those hard times.I express my gratitude to all pro-freedom parties of the State. The role played by our women organizations particularly the Dukhtaran-e-Millat and Muslim Khawateen Markaz is noteworthy.
The fate of the children who were injured and maimed by bullets and pellets during recent months is our mutual concern and we cannot leave them at the mercy of the situation. As such, we should work towards their rehabilitation in a unified manner and assure them of full support. I also appeal to the nation and the (resistance) leadership to take care of these victims of the state-sponsored oppression by adopting them. Our educational institutions should also come forward in this regard.
PRISONERS ARE OUR SPOKESPERSONS Those languishing in jails are our spokespersons. The so-called state government’s attitude towards these prisoners is in violation of the United Nations’ charter as they are denied all basic amenities. What is more concerning is the illegal detention of minors. They aren’t referred to Juvenile homes. The condition of prisoners is alarming and we demand an end to such unsympathetic and inhuman attitude of authorities.
UNABATED LoC SKIRMISHES A MATTER OF GREAT CONCERN
We’re very much concerned about the loss of human lives, mostly innocent civilians and school going children, due to unabated firing at the Line of Control (LoC). We recently saw how firing by Indian forces martyred several children in Azad Kashmir; another school van was targeted. This is extremely unfortunate and human rights bodies should take serious cognizance of the heartening incident.
MY VIEW ON UNITY AMONG RESISTANCE CAMP
It has been my long cherished dream to see the whole resistance leadership on a single platform under a single leader. We have rendered innumerous sacrifices which need to be safeguarded by resisting the Indian occupational rule in a unified manner. Almighty Allah has given us a golden chance of forging unity.
PAKISTAN ACHIEVED DIPLOMATIC VICTORY
Pakistan played a very effective role during the ongoing Intifada as the way it highlighted Kashmir issue at United Nations is commendable. It has been due to the diplomatic efforts of Pakistan that China, Turkey, European countries, and OIC slammed India over the unabated human rights violations it commits in Jammu Kashmir. We also express our gratitude to UN for offering mediation vis-à-vis resolving Kashmir. The whole world expressed concern over the grave situation in this disputed region. This all happened due to strenuous diplomatic efforts of Pakistan and we hope the country’s embassies across the world set up special cell for Kashmir which will work towards its early resolution. The country also needs to rejuvenate its Kashmir committee. For our cause, we have to utilize all our efforts to win the favour of the permanent member countries of the UN.
PDP MAKING SELL OUT OF J&K
The PDP is on an agenda to make a complete sell-out of Jammu Kashmir. As such, the process of issuing the domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) has been started. I reiterate that we’re not against the rehabilitation of these refugees but it should be carried out as per the formula of the Partition of India which implies that these WPRs be settled in any part of India not in the disputed territory of J&K. We won’t allow anyone to erode the special status of the State and will resist tooth and nail every anti-Kashmir attempt.
MY CHALLENGE TO INDIAN PM NARENDRA MODI
THROUGH THIS PRESS CONFERENCE, I want to send a clear message to the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi that if he wants his country to progress and make it a SHINING INDIA and play a crucial role in the international relations by becoming a permanent UNSC member, he has to shun the baseless rhetoric of Kashmir being its integral part and resolve this vexed dispute while bearing in mind that no country can be subjugated through military might.I challenge Mr Modi to lift curbs on our free movement and see whose side the people of Jammu Kashmir are. Let India choose its candidate in the upcoming elections, we will choose any lesser-known person but under the auspices of any international impartial body; whatever the verdict the people give should be acceptable to all. That will be the final verdict of this dispute. I also want to make it clear that whenever we talk of referendum in the State, we mean the whole population of Jammu Kashmir. People from all faiths and regions are entitled to this right of self-determination.
WILL HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN DELHI have decided to hold a press conference in New Delhi wherein I would stress upon India and Pakistan to resolve their mutual differences that stem out from the Kashmir dispute. Such move would be in the better interest of both the nations. During the presser, I will pose some questions to Indian Prime Minister and see how he will convince me on his rhetorical stand on Kashmir dispute. It has been our age-old stand that unresolved Kashmir poses a big threat to the South Asia and is hindering peace in the region. WILL START KASHMIR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ACROSS INDIA We have decided to launch an awareness campaign, regarding our just stand and political thought, across India. We will get in contact with intellectuals in India and try to garner their support as we hope there are thousands of justice-loving people in that country who will raise their voices in our favour. We will bring to them the point that India is facing several human challenges including poverty, unemployment, and malnutrition still it spends major portion of its budget on defense purposes thereby hindering its development. Sooner or later, India will have to shun its ego and resolve the dispute that has long been its biggest impediment in way of achieving the overall progress. AN Appear the end, I make a fervent appeal to the world community, UN, and all the international human rights bodies to take serious note of the grave situation in Kashmir. We demand an immediate action by all world organizations including the United Nations and Red Cross to deal with the prevailing situation in the disputed region. I also appeal to the newly appointed UN Secretary General to initiate measures towards the establishment of peace in the South Asia. As Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged dispute and backed by several UN resolutions which are in continuation of the resolution passed on January 5, 1949. We believe the viable solution to this longstanding dispute lies in the implementation of these resolutions. We hope the world community, by keeping in view the demands of truth and justice, put in efforts in ending the Indo-Pak rivalry by resolving their bone of contention – the Kashmir.

India can not mislead world for long through its deceptive policies, says Shabir Shah
'UN resolutions provide strong base for Kashmir'

Srinagar, Jan 3: The Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said India cannot mislead the world for long through its deceptive policies but has to express its willingness to resolve the (Kashmir) issue keeping in view the changing global political scenario. In a statement issued to press, Shah said on January 5, 1949, a resolution regarding the political future of Jammu Kashmir was passed in the United Nations and till date 18 further resolutions were passed in this regard. He said the Kashmir dispute is high among agendas of the United Nations and world nations including India and Pakistan are signatories to the said resolution but India has reneged from its pledges and covenants and wants to maintain hegemony in the region. Shah said the UN resolutions provide a strong base for the resolution of the vexed dispute of Jammu Kashmir but on one hand, the world institution has failed to implement these and on other India by exhibiting stubbornness continues to commit grave human rights violations in the occupied territory. Stressing on the United Nations Organization to play its role in resolving the long pending disputes of the world including Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Chechnya, and Myanmar. The DFP chairman made it clear that Jammu Kashmir was never part of India but annexed by the latter through military invasion during the time of partition and since then continues to commit the worst human rights violations in the region. Shah said if United Nations won't resolve the pending disputes of the world at this crucial juncture, the world will plunge into further chaos and uncertainty and will push it to the brink of third world war. He also urged the world leadership to play role in granting rights to the subjugated nations of the world. Shah reiterated that "we are not against talks between India and Pakistan (to resolve Kashmir) but the prime party to the dispute i.e. Kashmiris cannot be sidelined as without them the issue cannot be resolved".

Freedom Party condemns Masarat Alam’s re-arrest
Shabir Shah once again prevented from offering Friday prayers: Molana Tari

Srinagar, January 2 : The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday slammed the state administration for re-arresting Masarat Alam Bhatt saying by doing so, the authorities once again validated our point that there is no political space for the resistance leadership in the State. In a statement issued to press, DFP secretary general Molana Abdullah Tari while criticizing authorities said, “The so-called government is scared of the resistance leadership. The attitude towards Masarat Alam Bhatt is dictatorial and barbaric. There is no legal or constitutional justification of prolonging his incarceration. Slapping another PSA against Alam reveals nothing but frustration of the state administration.”Moulana Tari also expressed strong resentment over the arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat provincial president Abdul Gani Bhatt, representatives and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, Umat-e-Islami, JKLF, and other pro-freedom parties saying the thousands of arbitrary arrests has punctured the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said there is no doubt that PDP is just fulfilling the agenda of RSS in Jammu Kashmir. He also condemned the continuous arrest of district presidents, representatives, and activists of Freedom Party saying, “Though these arrests are not new for us but it has been once again proved that there is no such thing as democracy or freedom of expression prevailing in the State." The DFP secretary general criticized authorities for their inhuman treatment against the thousands of prisoners in State and outside jails saying these prisoners are languishing from last 20 years and no step is taken to shift them to State. “Even their families are suffering the worst,” Tari said, and expressed solidarity with these families. Meanwhile, as per DFP spokesperson, Shabir Ahmad Shah has been placed under house arrest since he was released from jail on Wednesday after six months. “Shah Sahib was once again barred from offering Friday prayers. This is a direct interference in the religious affairs. By placing Shah Sahib under continuous detention, authorities want to create a gulf between leadership and people. Such acts are extremely condemnable,” he said.

Tyranny always succumbs to sacrifices: Shabir Shah
Says world institutions yet to play any proactive role on Kashmir

Srinagar, January 1-2017 : The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday saluted the people for exhibiting patience and steadfastness saying history is witness that tyranny and oppression have always succumbed to sacrifices of people. In a statement issued to press, Shah said the nation that consistently struggles against the pangs of oppression is destined to emerge victorious. He paid tributes to those martyred during the ongoing 'Intifada' saying no one can get disappointed from the freedom movement. Assuring that the sacrifices of the nation won't be allowed to go waste, Shah said, "We must realize that we are the guardians of the sacrifices of our martyrs. The sacrifices of the movements of 2008, 2010, and the ongoing Intifada made our plight to be heard in the international forums but it is a bitter reality that the world institutions are yet to play any proactive role regarding Kashmir." Terming the stand maintained by United Nations and other world institutions vis-à-vis Kashmir as "very disappointing", the DFP chairman said the business interests have swayed the mindset and approach of world nations while as human concern is entirely sidelined. Shah said, "How can intellectuals across world particularly in India maintain silence over the reign of terror and oppression prevailing in Kashmir where pellet guns have wreaked havoc by blinding and maiming hundreds. Where is their consciousness?" Shah lashed out at "Mir-eJafars" (collaborators) of occupiers saying these people have always acted as a stumbling block to our path to victory (of freedom). "The fate of these people will be same as we have read in history of nations," he said. Urging the attention of world leadership towards Kashmir dispute, Shabir Ahmad Shah said to expect the world peace by sidelining Kashmir is a big folly. He termed it "unfortunate" the silence maintained by world leadership over the grave situation in Syria, Palestine, Rohingya, Kashmir, and other countries saying positive initiatives are direly needed to put an end to such bloodshed th. has engulfed the globe.

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