In JK ‘dissent’ is silenced by pellets, bullets: Shah tells Kamal Morarka

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Shabir Ahmad Shah (KL Image- Bilal Bahadur)

In his meeting with former union minister of India Kamal Morarka at Raj Bagh police station, the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah made it clear that the people of Jammu Kashmir are not struggling to change the political dispensations of the state but for the achievement of that right of which the then Indian leaders have promised and acknowledged, a party statement issued here read.

During the meeting, the participants while terming the prevailing situation in Valley as gruesome admitted the need for finding a justified solution to the vexed issue, the statement said.

“Shabir Ahmad Shah apprised Kamal Morarka of the use of worst form of oppression against the people of Kashmir by those harbouring a particular ideological mindset. He gave them an account of the victims of pellet firing and those who were maimed and lost their eyes,” the statement added.

“Even if properties worth billions are destroyed in India during some protest, not even lathi is used against the dissenters but in Jammu Kashmir, the dissent is silenced by bullets and pellets; people are butchered mercilessly. Those weapons are used which are banned by the world community,” Shah according to the statement said.

He said, “India is setting the situation in Jammu Kashmir as mere law and order problem and is suppressing the people through military might. Our fight is not against the people of India but we simply demand our right of self-determination which has been acknowledged by the international community.”

The DFP chairman told Morarka that during the last five months, 105 people were killed, hundreds maimed and blinded by proper guns, and thousands injured.

Shah told Kamal that if India wants to progress, it has to resolve the long-standing dispute of Kashmir as per the UN resolutions or through trilateral talks. “India’s stubbornness (in resolving the Kashmir issue) is the reason for political uncertainty in the South Asian region. Similarly, it can play a great role towards establishing peace in the region,” he said.

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