Waving flags ‘can’t make’ Kashmir part of India: Shah

Srinagar: Reacting to unfurling of Indian flag at Lal Chowk by two Jammu youth, the Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said Kashmir “cannot become” part of India by these acts.
“These people are trying to test our patience. They should bear in mind that waving Indian flag can neither make Kashmir a part of India nor can it change the disputed status of Kashmir,” Shah said in a statement.
He said the then BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had also hoisted the Indian flag in Srinagar in 1993, but the Kashmir issue still went to the United Nations.
Shah, while expressing concern over the “growing communal activities” of RSS and BJP in the state, said if these parties are not controlled on time, the situation may go out of control in the state.
“The BJP and RSS under a well planned conspiracy are hell bent to divide the state,” he said.
Reacting against what he termed as “RSS hooliganism” in Reasi, Udhampur and Rajouri, Shah said that to harass anyone in the garb of “cow slaughtering” is intolerable. “Kashmiris will not remain silent over the reign of terror unleashed upon the Muslims of Jammu.”
He warned of “serious repercussions” if any untoward happens with Jammu Muslims.”Unfortunately some people sold their honour and dignity for the sake of power but we will not leave Jammu Muslims alone,” he said.
Meanwhile, the party spokesperson has condemned the continuous house arrest of Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and other pro-freedom leaders.
“Mufti Sayeed is answerable as to why despite his ‘battle of ideas’, the resistance leadership is prevented from meeting the people. The administration should compete the pro-freedom camp on a political platform,” he said.