SRINAGAR: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP has termed the Enforcement Directorate charge-sheet against its chairman Shabir Shah as fabricated and based on “concocted lies”.
In a statement the party has said that in Delhi, neither the judiciary nor the media is ready to listen to Shah.
“The motive behind maligning the image of Shabir Ahmad Shah by Indian media, the registering of false cases against him in Delhi court, and subsequently subjecting him to physical and mental torture, is nothing but to create a wedge between the people of Jammu Kashmir and the pro-freedom leadership.”
The statement said that Shah comes from a well off family, owns inherited properties, but was mischievously being accused of amassing huge wealth.
“A perception is being created among masses as if Shabir Shah was not a resistance leader but the one whose one and only motive was to accumulate wealth.”
“Even today, one can find dozens of such persons in Islamabad (Anantnag) district who can testify how much land and property Shabir Ahmad Shah’s grandfather possessed. Shah Sahah’s father Ghulam Mohammad Shah after retiring as a Block Development Officer (BDO) took charge of family business and till his martyrdom on April 4, 1989 lived with Shabir Ahmad Shah.
After being released in October 1994, Shabir Ahmad Shah sold his personal inherited property and purchased a house at Budshah Colony, Sanat Nagar which continues as the head office of the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP).” The statement said giving further details on the Shah’s inheritance.
Responding to the charge of talking to Hafiz Saeed on phone, the party said Shah was a humble leader and talking to someone was not a bid issue.
“Indian media doesn’t even understand that Shabir Ahmad Shah is not an ordinary person but a respected spokesperson of the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir. As a political leader, anyone from anywhere talks to him on phone, seeking his opinions.”