Srinagar: Asserting that Kashmir issue is gaining momentum with changing word political scenario, Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said there is a dire need to resolve the vexed issue.
“Keeping in view the major political changes taking place across the globe, positive changes are happening with regard to Kashmir issue. The world leadership has realised the vitality of resolving this dispute to ensure a peaceful world,” Shah said in a statement issued here.
Terming Jammu and Kashmir as the “unfinished agenda of the partition of India”, Shah said, “Until the people of this state are not given the right of deciding their future or the Kashmir issue is resolved as per UN resolutions, the subcontinent will continue to loom under political anarchy and threat of war.”
Shah, according to statement, made these remarks in his telephonic conversation with the party representatives and workers on the inauguration of DFP office in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Addressing the party members, which included senior leaders, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Shah, district president Tanveer Ahmad and others, DFP chairman urged them to strengthen the party base at grassroots level and consolidate the public contacts.
“We must generate hope among the people that they are not alone in the freedom movement but the justice-loving people of the world are assuring their support to our cause. At global level, the Kashmir issue is witnessing a paradigm shift with world leadership mulling to seek resolution to the dispute,” he said.
Shah said Kashmiris living across the world are “ambassadors of our freedom movement and they are bound to create awareness about the Kashmir issue at their respective political forums”.
Urging party members to work with full dedication, Shah said “the brave people of Shopian have rendered immense sacrifices for the freedom movement”. “We have to honour the sacrifices of Aasiya and Neelofar and must differentiate between truth and falsehood. Our goal is not to achieve power but to secure the mission for which our people laid down their precious lives since last 69 years.”
Shah also hailed Pakistan for its “unwavering” support to Kashmir cause, saying Kashmiris are indebted to Pakistan government and its people. “We hope Pakistan continues its support to Kashmiris.”
Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson paid tribute to Ghulam Muhammad Bulla on his 40th anniversary. “He was a pioneer leader of freedom movement whose contribution cannot be ignored,” he said.