KL NEWS NETWORK
Reacting to the reports of handing over the State to Indian Army, the incarcerated Hurriyat Conference (g) leader and chairperson of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Monday said there is nothing “shocking” about the move as the whole Jammu Kashmir is already “under the military rule from last 69 years”.
In a statement issued to press, Shah said, “to enforce a martial law in Kashmir is nothing new for the people of Jammu Kashmir but India should be cognizant of the fact that no power in this world can overcome the sentiments of freedom and sacrifice.”
Hailing the people for their pro-freedom spirit, Shah said, “though everyone knows there is military ruling the roost in Kashmir, authorities didn’t declare it openly in order to prevent themselves from further disgrace before people.”
Shah appealed to people to “remain steadfast and not get disillusioned by the suppressive measures” of the authorities.
He also reiterated his appeal to the world community to play role vis-à-vis Kashmir where forces have been given a license to kill people.
Meanwhile, remembering the Shaheed-e-Azeemat Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 8th “martyrdom” anniversary, Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Sheikh was among the pioneers of “Kashmir movement and a legendary martyr whose contribution will be written with golden ink”.
Shah said the day of slain Sheikh Abdul Aziz’s “martyrdom” will always be remembered when a boundless and massive peaceful caravan of people marched towards Muzaffarabad.
“Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Aziz will always be remembered for his unflinching contribution to the struggle of Kashmir,” Shah said and paid tributes to all those “martyred” by forces in Sangrama and Sopore areas during ‘Muzaffarabad Chalo’ call in 2008.
“We express solidarity with all the bereaved families. Today, we reiterate our pledge of sincerely taking the mission of Sheikh Abdul Aziz and thousands of martyrs (from 1931 to 2016) forward. His martyrdom day will be commemorated as ‘Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ahad’ and the caravan of freedom struggle will continue despite all odds,” Shah said.