Strongly condemning the unleashing of brute force by police upon the people of Pulwama, the incarcerated Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday extended his full support to campaign demanding erecting of a martyrs’ memorial in the area. In a statement to KNS on Sunday, Shabir Ahmad Shah while hailing the spirit of Pulwama youths said, “To erect a board in memory of martyrs is not against law but is aimed at remembering the beloved martyrs which is a natural act on part of people. To refuse to such public demand and to suppress the people will be futile.” Hailing the courage and steadfastness of Pulwama youths, Shah said the great nations always remember their martyrs who sacrificed their lives for a great and noble cause. Shah also demanded immediate release of the youths arrested by police and strongly condemned the use of pellet guns and pepper gas against the people. He extended full support to such campaigns of erecting the martyrs’ memorial in Pulwama and adjoining areas. The DFP Chairman also paid glowing tributes to Hizbul Mujahedeen Commander, Shaheed Muhammad Yaseen Yatoo alias Mansoor ul Islam. He said the way the Shaheed Yaseen fought during his 19 year period is praiseworthy. He also expressed condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family.
2015 Kashmir Despatch