Shabir Shah Detained Near Pulwama

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SRINAGAR – The Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah along with other Hurriyat leaders was today intercepted and arrested  by police at Arihal in Sangam area to prevent him from addressing people at Pulwama.

“A high drama unfolded in Arihal in Sangam area when a large contingent of police and task forces intercepted the Democratic Freedom Party Cahirman and his accomplices and asked them to get down their vehicle. The DFP Chairman along with others was to address people in Pulwama district”, said the DFP spokesperson in a statement here.

“When the leaders resisted the move of the police forces the authorities threatened them of dire consequences. The task forces laid a siege to the vehicle in which the leaders were travelling and pointed their guns at them and warned to fire on us at point blank range if we did not follow the orders,” DFP said. 

Chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar, Liberation Front Chairman Javaid Ahmad Mir, islamoc political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, and Wasim Ahmad lone were accompanying Shah while they were on their way to Pulwama.

“As the confrontation was going on between the party leaders and the police the commuters from other vehicles got down and raised pro-freedom slogans which continued for about half an hour. This threw the traffic out of gear for a while as the people from the area come out on the streets raising slogans”, the statement added.  

“Police took the party leaders and lodged them in nearby police station while the party workers and the local populace tried to resist but could not face the large police forces”.

Condemning the move of the authorities DFP said that the authorities have failed in facing the leaders at the political level and are indulging in the political terrorism. “This is complete political terrorism as the authorities are not allowing the party chairman to carry out the political activities,” DPF said.

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