Shah’s house ar­rest con­demned

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

Jammu and Kash­mir and the fu­ture of around 1.3 mil­lion Kash­miris is to be de­cided through right to self-de­ter­mi­na­tion.

Syed Ali Gi­lani and other Hur­riyet lead­ers in­clud­ing Aasiya Andrabi, Bashir Ahmad Butt and Mir Shahid Saleem made these re­marks while re­act­ing to the re­cent as­ser­tions made by pup­pet Chief Min­is­ter Me­hbooba Mufti. She had said that the fu­ture of Kash­mir was safe with In­dia and that peo­ple protest­ing were not good Mus­lims.

The lead­ers said that proIn­dia politi­cians like Me­hbooba Mufti had no in­ter­est in se­cur­ing the fu­ture of Kash­mir youth, but were do­ing po­lit­i­cal gim­micks to se­cure In­dia’s fu­ture in Kash­mir.

The Hur­riyet fo­rum led by Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq in a state­ment is­sued in Sri­na­gar paid rich trib­utes to Khan­yar mar­tyrs and re­it­er­ated the Kash­miris’ re­solve to safe­guard sac­ri­fices of the mar­tyrs, at all costs.—KMS SRI­NA­GAR—The Jammu and Kash­mir Demo­cratic Free­dom Party (DFP) has con­demned the house ar­rest of party Chair­man and the APHC Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Shab­bir Ahmad Shah on re­turn­ing from New Delhi.

A party spokesper­son in a state­ment is­sued in Sri­na­gar said there is no dif­fer­ence between PDP and NC and that both Sheikh and Mufti fam­i­lies are in­stalled by New Delhi to serve their in­ter­ests in the ter­ri­tory.He said Shab­bir Ahmad Shah is con­tin­u­ously placed un­der house de­ten­tion for last 31 months. “The po­lice forces out­side his res­i­dence were re­moved only for few days when his health con­di­tion de­te­ri­o­rated. The PDP-led regime has turned the whole state info a vir­tual jail,” he said.

Shab­bir Ahmad Shah was on Mon­day sched­uled to visit var­i­ous places in Is­lam­abad to ex­press con­do­lences with many be­reaved fam­i­lies in­clud­ing some rel­a­tives but po­lice didn’t al­low him to move out from his res­i­dence. “Shah Sahib had to visit the fam­i­lies of Ab­dul Ma­jeed Khan, Muham­mad Us­man Kot­wal, Mukhtar Ahmad Sheikh, Javaid Ahmad Khan, and Ir­shad Bed,” he said. Mean­while, the party spokesper­son while con­demn­ing the state­ment of Me­hbooba Mufti re­gard­ing ac­ces­sion with In­dia termed it a white lie, say­ing Kash­miris never ac­ceded with In­dia. “It is noth­ing but a forcible oc­cu­pa­tion,” he said.

On the di­rec­tive of Shab­bir Ahmad Shah, a del­e­ga­tion led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad which in­cluded Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi and Muham­mad Yousuf were de­tained by po­lice at Awan­tipora while they were on way to Is­lam­abad to visit the be­reaved fam­i­lies.—RK

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