Srinagar, Apr 03: Condemning the “terrorism” remarks of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday said Kashmiris no doubt want to get rid of terrorism that is unleashed upon them by the Indian occupational forces.
In a statement issued to KNS, Shah termed Modi’s speech as the pot calling the kettle black saying the Indian PM wants us to keep mum over the terrorism of the occupational forces. “We want to get rid of terrorism and that is why we demand the demilitarisation,” he said.
“Why didn’t Modi say who killed and blinded hundreds of our children last year and who are responsible for turning this paradise into a hell for the last 3 decades,” he said.
Shah said Kashmiris have been peacefully struggling for their right to self-determination for the last 70 years for which they are subjected to worst form of oppression and those believing in using military force on people are no doubt terrorists.
Shah said when all options are closed, youth are choosing the armed way to seek their right and to label them as ‘terrorists’ may mean that those who took arms during the Indian freedom movement were also terrorists.
“Instead of propagating the wrong definition of terrorism, Mr Modi should talk about the Muslims of India who are feeling aliens in their own country,” he said.
Terming the exchange of gratitude between Modi and Mehbooba as “relationship of compromise”, Shah said this alliance brought entry for BJP into J&K and power in charity for PDP. “PDP turned out to be the most opportunistic party,” he said.
Shah said if Narendra Modi is seriously concerned of taking India on the path of development, he has to resolve the Kashmir dispute. He said New Delhi must come out of ideal world and understand that tunnels and roads cannot be substitute to freedom.
Meanwhile, the DFP chairman termed the Iran’s offer to mediate on Kashmir issue as encouraging and welcomed the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Hunardost.
He said India and Pakistan must positively respond to such offer of Iran and initiate steps towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute either through the implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. (KNS)