Srinagar, May 01: Hailing the statements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday expressed hope that the international community breaks its silence (on Kashmir) and fulfills its responsibility (in this regard).
In a statement issued to KNS, Shah said the statement of Mr Erdogan that India and Pakistan must talk to resolve Kashmir is “encouraging” and gives us satisfaction that the world leadership is keenly observing the developments in Kashmir.
“We welcome the suggestion of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Kashmir is a longstanding dispute which is a bone of contention between two nuclear neigbouring nations. India has been unleashing the state-sponsored terrorism in the disputed state,” he said.
Shah termed it “a positive development” the concern shown by Mr Erdogan and said, “The people of Jammu Kashmir and Pakistan have always been favouring the resolution of this dispute through tripartite talks or by implementing the UN resolutions but India not only finds excuses to run away from talks but also uses worst kind of suppressive measures against Kashmiris particularly the youth of the state.”
Appealing Turkish president to use his good office to stress upon India to resolve the Kashmir, the DFP chairman said, “We don’t struggle to rob India of any of its part but are seeking help from the international community in our movement of the right to self-determination.”
Shabir Ahmad Shah while thanking Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for pledging support to Kashmir cause said the people of Jammu Kashmir view Pakistan as their sincere and well-wisher nation. “We hope Pakistan’s political and military leadership continues its political, moral, and diplomatic support to our cause,” he said.
He expressed gratitude to Pakistan’s political, military, religious, and social organisations for their continuous support and expressed hope that the Islamic Republic continues highlighting India’s state-sponsored oppression in occupied Jammu Kashmir on world forums.
Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah paid glowing tributes to founder and editor of the daily Kashmir Times, Late Ved Bhasin on his 88th birth anniversary.
“Late Ved Bhasin was honest, sincere, and fearless journalist who had to simultaneously face suppression from government and problems created by numerous enemies but he remained steadfast on his stand. We salute his courage. His name will be written in golden words in the history of Jammu Kashmir,” Shah said. (KNS)