SRINAGAR: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday expressed hope that the world leaders would press for an “honourable solution” to “grave situation” in Jammu Kashmir during the 71st General Assembly session of the United Nations beginning Tuesday.
In a statement issued here, Shah hailed the statements of the UK and Norway regarding the situation in Kashmir, and expressed hope that other nations would extend their support to Kashmir.
“During the UN session, the Kashmiri people across the world must strongly raise voice against the oppression and atrocities unleashed on the people of Jammu Kashmir by India. We also have pinned hopes on Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif that he will highlight the grave crimes committed by Indian occupational forces in held Kashmir in the same session and will call for taking positive initiatives in resolution of the longstanding dispute,” he said.
Shah said the approach of New Delhi regarding Kashmir was “anti-human”, and urged the OIC to move beyond passing of resolutions and pressurize India.
In his message to ‘nation’, Shah said the “subjugated people” have no Eid until they “unite to liberate their nation from the pangs of slavery”.
“The oppression is to be resisted with steadfastness, and history is witness to the fact that the nation that exhibited steadfastness, succeeded,” he said.
Shah reiterated his appeal to people to take care of the needy and the “deserving” people in their vicinities on Eid-ul-Azha.
He asked the people to offer Eid prayers according to the programme given by the pro-freedom leadership, and also make ‘UN Chalo’ a success to remind the world body of its promises.
Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the demise of the sister of the incarcerated Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam Bhat and extended his heartfelt condolence and sympathy with the bereaved family. He also prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul.