Srinagar: The Democratic Freedom Party Sunday asserted that world leadership must “seriously take the speech delivered by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in UN” which “represents the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris”. It also welcomed the statement of Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Shareef that ‘Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition’.
According to statement, the party’s Secretary General Moulana Abdullah Tari while inaugurating the DFP’s Pulwama office on Sunday said the stand of Pakistan vis-à-vis Kashmir is “positive and based on reality”.
“The points raised by Pak PM in UNGA represent the sentiments of Kashmiris and time has come for world leadership to take initiatives to resolve the long-pending dispute of Kashmir,” he said.
Tari while welcoming the statement of Pak Army Chief General Raheel Sharif that ‘Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the partition’ said: “Till the people of Jammu Kashmir are not given the right of choosing their political future and UN resolutions not implemented in the state, the whole subcontinent will continue to be victim of anarchy and uncertainty and the threat of war will be there.”
He stressed upon party workers to strengthen the public relations at grassroots level and assure people to remain “optimistic” regarding the freedom movement. “We have to assure people that Kashmir issue is inviting global attention and is emerging as a concern for world community.”
Abdullah while hailing the role of Pulwama towards the freedom movement said the region has a record contribution in this regard. He urged them to “differentiate between truth and falsehood and remain vigilant of forces inimical to peace and movement”. “Our mission is not of any material gain but the one for which our martyrs laid down their lives for the last 68 years.”
The DFP Secretary General castigated the New Delhi and state administration for keeping the party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani under continuous house arrest terming it “unjustifiable acts”.
“The so-called government must recall how they used to make hue and cry and thumped their chests over the same curbs on resistance leadership when it was in opposition,” he said.
Meanwhile, the party spokesperson condemned the alleged harassment of political prisoners in Baramulla sub-jail. “If any untoward happens with the prisoners, the jail authorities would be responsible.”
He also condemned the “murderous” assault on a police officer in Rajouri over carrying of a bovine animal and warned the “communal forces of dire consequences” if they continue with such attacks.