SRINAGAR: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Sunday termed the remarks of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh as “showoff” and “far from reality”, saying the “dirty game” played with Kashmiris in the name of “love” is known to everyone.
Singh said on Saturday that India loves Kashmiris, not just the land of Kashmir.
In a statement issued to press, Shah said the “love” Singh talked about “has put to death Kashmiris from a 3-year-old to an 80-year-old, and has injured more than 5000 people”.
“Indian rulers don’t feel ashamed of calling the brutalities committed by its forces in Jammu Kashmir as ‘love’. The killings and reign of oppression unleashed by the Indian State upon the people of this State is known to everyone,” he said.
On Indian home minister’s remarks that he doesn’t “want to see stones, bricks and firearms in their hands but pen, computers and jobs”, said that Singh must first reply to why a lecturer was beaten to death by the army.
“Why aren’t his murderers brought to book?” Shah questioned.
“People of other Indian states also protest for their demands, but bullets and pellets are not showered upon them,” he said.
The DFP chairman also rejected New Delhi’s assertion that Kashmir was India’s internal matter, saying: “Kashmir was never a part of India which annexed this territory through military aggression.”
Shah also welcomed the statement of OIC secretary general about Kashmir.
Shah said: “We have high hopes on the Muslim nations and expect them to use their good offices in putting an end to the grave human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir and pressurise India to grant the people of this State the right to self-determination. OIC has a big role to play.”
Shabir Ahmad Shah also hailed the people of Kashmir for their steadfastness and also of Chenab Valley, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Banihal, Bhaderwah, Rajouri, and various regions of Jammu for standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Kashmiris.