Shabir Shah Condemns ‘Threatening of Some Muslims in Jammu’, Pays Tribute to Irshad Ganaie



Expressing resentment over the distribution of “intimidating letters” at various places in Jammu, Hurriyat (g) leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairperson Shabir Ahmad Shah Sunday afternoon said, “a serious notice is being taken in this regard.”

Appealing Jammu Muslims not to feel “threatened”, Shah assured them “full support to overcome the situation”.

“The Muslims of Jammu should not feel alone. We’ve taken serious note of the issue and will teach the communal elements a lesson,” Shabir Ahmad Shah, who continues to be under house arrest, said in a party statement.

He warned of “dire consequences if such anti-Muslim activities aren’t stopped and appealed Muslims not to take any retaliatory step which will peril the communal harmony in the province”.

“The communal zealots should refrain from such provocative actions against Muslims as it’s intolerable and can yield serious repercussions,” Shah maintained.

He further added, “we all are fighting the illegal and forcible occupation of Jammu Kashmir by India. The movement doesn’t belong to any particular community but it’s the struggle of all the people of the State who seek their inalienable right of self-determination.”

The senior Hurriyat (g) leader also paid glowing tributes to Lashkar-i-Toiba slain militant Irshad Ahmad Ganaie who was killed yesterday in a gun fight with forces in Kakpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The DFP statement said that Shah condemned the use of force by police and army against the mourners terming the action as “barbaric”.

“The Mujahedeen are sacrificing their precious lives for the sake of Islam and our freedom from oppressive powers. We’re always indebted to their invaluable sacrifices,” Shah added.

Meanwhile, the party spokesperson has severely condemned the house detention of Shabir Ahmad Shah and other leaders. He said, “by doing so, the authorities are trying to create a rift between leaders.”


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