Can’t forget sacrifices of Jammu Muslims: Shabir Shah

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SRINAGAR – Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the Kashmiri nation can never forget the sacrifices offered by the Muslims of the Jammu region.

Shah said that on November 6, after the of partition, lakhs of Muslims of Jammu were killed without any reasons. “We cannot forget that day when our Muslim brothers were snatched from us and killed indiscriminately,” he said adding that the Muslims of the Jammu region have always been at the forefront in the freedom struggle. Shah held these views while interacting with his party workers. He also addressed the party workers in Seer, Islamabad.

Reiterating his stand that all the three regions of the valley have offered countless sacrifices for the freedom struggle, Shah said that the question of division in any part is never a possible solution. “We are against the division of the state. The Muslims of the Jammu have offered huge sacrifices for the freedom struggle, so they cannot be separated from the valley by any means. We will not in any manner left the pro-freedom groups of the Jammu alone in the freedom struggle. They had never deterred in offering sacrifices for the freedom movement,’ he said.

Shah in the current year had tried to visit various places like Rajouri, Doda, Kishtawar but the government had always arrested him and never allowed him to met the people. Shah further said that very soon he will visit Jammu and meet the pro-freedom groups and hold deliberations with them on the Kashmir issue and the ways and needs to address it.

He said that the sacrifices offered by the people for their nation had never gone waste and so not will be the kashmiri’s. “History is testimony to the fact that the revolutions in France and Russia or even the Indian struggle bear the fruits for their respective nations. It has been proved every time that in between a fight between the oppressor and the oppressed, at the end it is the oppressed who comes out victorious from the battle field,’ Shah said.

He said the solution to the Kashmir lies only in giving the people the right to self-determination. “The lakhs of sacrifices offered by the people had no substitute other the freedom. By offering the people something other than freedom is just putting salt on our wounds. Nothing short of freedom will be acceptable to the people who have been offering sacrifices from the last six decades for freedom,” he said.

 He said that the Kashmiri nation is much alive and much interested in the freedom and they will not rest till they get their aim, the freedom for the valley.

He also praised the both the opposition and the ruling parties of Pakistan for their extended moral, diplomatic and political support for a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.

Shah also thanked the writers and the intellectuals of both the nuclear powered neighbours who have asked the government of India to fulfill all the promises made with the Kashmiri people from time to time.

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