Srinagar, May 05: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday expressed strong resentment over the continuous house arrest of its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah saying the pro-freedom has spent 30 years of his life in jails and the administration by incarcerating him is resorting to “political vengeance.”
In a statement issued to KNS, DFP secretary general Moulana Abdullah Tari said Shah is not allowed to perform his religious obligations.
Criticising authorities, Tari said such “undemocratic” acts puncture the balloon of the so-called ‘battle of ideas’. He said through such actions, the administration “has validated our point that there is no such thing as ‘freedom of religion’ in the state”.
Tari condemned the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sahib saying there is no constitutional or moral justification for the detention. He also expressed serious concern over the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and various other resistance leaders and activists saying release orders from courts are being openly violated by authorities.
He said Freedom Party’s Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Amin, Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad, Muhammad Shafi, Mudassir Ahmad, and dozens of other party activists are implicated in false cases.
Slamming PDP for Thursday’s massive army operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which terror was unleashed upon people, the DFP secretary general said the so-called rulers should bear in mind that people have out-rightly rejected the puppets of Delhi and that they are ruling people on gunpoint.
“The people will never forgive PDP for waging war against them. They still remember the dramas this party used to enact before it received power in charity from New Delhi. They still remember how these people used to visit door-to-door, shed crocodile tears, and vehemently criticise the then rulers for launching crackdown on the resistance leadership.”
He said PDP by entering into “unholy” alliance with BJP has proven its government to be the most “useless” and “selfish one as for power it turned the whole State into a virtual jail and used worst kind of oppression against students.” (KNS)