Award-winning people should return awards: Shah

Srinagar :Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday appealed the conscious class and government award winning persons to return their honours in protest over the continuous state-sponsored oppression on people.

In a statement ,Shah appealed the conscious class which includes writers, columnists, journalists, social activists, doctors, engineers, and others to return their honours as a mark of protest against the civilian killings and blinding of youth during the ongoing anti-India uprising.

“Wherever such state-sponsored oppression takes place in the world, the intellectual and conscious class doesn’t act as mute spectators but register their protest by returning the awards the respective states have conferred upon them. By doing so, a strong message will be given to India,” he said.

“The award winning persons must realize that the right of self-determination for which we are struggling guarantees a bright future for even their children. Every section of the society has contributed to the freedom movement; the conscious class is duty-bound to fulfill its responsibility,” he added.

Shah said the award-winning personalities in India can lead the way in this regard by pressurizing its government to put an end to bloodshed in the region, stop arms race, and strive for eradicating poverty. “Only in a peaceful atmosphere can we find solutions to issues like poverty and unemployment,” he said.

Shabir Ahmad Shah appealed the Opposition leaders in State Assembly including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Mohammad Mir, Hakeem Yasin, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, Er Rasheed and others to resign from the Assembly in order to pressurize the Indian government.

“If Opposition leaders too think that Kashmir issue needs to be resolved then what stops them to join the people’s movement. If they are really grieved over the recent killings and maiming of people, then why not pressurize the government of India together,” he said.


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